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The Old House

(Ref. 924875)

Llanidloes, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely owners very friendly and helpful."

    great cottage

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage in a fantastic location, views are breathtaking."

    Spotlessly clean, home from home cottage, had all you needed and more! Although it has the remote feel it is only 3 miles / hour walk (longer on the way back as uphill) from the local town. We wished we could have stayed longer & will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views."

    Peaceful and quiet location but lots to see in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.4Oct 2023

  • "We had a great holiday at The Old House."

    It is comfortable and spacious, quite well equipped. Beautiful peaceful surroundings with plenty to see and do nearby. Friendly helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have enjoyed a wonderful stay at The Old House."

    Everything was clean, tidy and well presented. The owners are kind and thoughtful, ready to help with advice and tips in order to make the most of your stay. We wouldn't hesitate to book this beautiful property again. We already miss the stunning views!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous week."

    Lovely cottage in a great location. Views to die for. Loved watching the birds, house martins and red kites. Visited the dam, Afron forest, Aber and Devils Bridge, all close by. All in all a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property, extremely comfortable and well-stocked."

    Fabulous views and good walking close by. Very friendly hosts, unobtrusive but readily available if needed. We were very lucky with the weather but it didn’t stop us lightning the fire in the evening, so cosy!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at the old house."

    Couldn't fault it, everything was spotless, comfortable and cosy. Very reasonably priced and no hidden costs. Being shown round the farm, seeing the animals in springtime and learning about the farm was an added bonus. Kayleigh and Stuart were beyond helpful and happy to help where needed.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, with everything you need."

    We were lucky to have sunny weather in November so enjoyed the stunning views even more. Nice linen and towels. Its on our 'to return' to list for the summer to enjoy G&T's on the patio. Some saucepans were in need of replacing, and we reported this to the owner.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Nov 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage with great views."

    Excellent cleanliness and well equipped. Woodburner made it very cosy in the evenings Kayleigh was friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a fab holiday at The Old House."

    When we arrived we were amazed by the stunning views and as we got out of the car a Red Kite flew over, which was a highlight for me. The views from the house is stunning, rolling hills everywhere. The Old House is very spacious with lovely furnishings, a fab wood burner and the bed was very comfy. All rooms have stunning, far reaching views. Kayleigh and Stuart were very friendly and welcoming

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thoroughly comfortable cottage, wonderful location and in a great part of Wales."

    Host was very pleasant and informative. Would love to go agian.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "An amazing holiday cottage in a beautiful location which is even better than the pictures in real life."

    We had the most wonderful fortnight staying here and did not want to leave. The house was incredibly spacious and clean and contained everything you could need for a relaxing self-catering holiday. The views were incredible both during the day and at night- we were even lucky enough to see some ospreys flying overhead. Kayleigh, the owner was wonderfully welcoming and our children were fascinated to learn more about the farm and the animals. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone and will return!

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old House."

    The house was fantastic with outstanding views. The hosts were superb, very friendly and on hand if we needed anything. We would certainly consider booking again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property, warm and very comfortable, well equipped and loads of space."

    The bedroom with the en-suite is the other end of the upstairs landing with the other 2 bedroom adjacent to the other bathroom, this worked perfectly for us as myself and kids where one end and grandparents that came with us the other. Quality of the furniture is great and it is well thought out. Great central location to explore central wales. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kirsten5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning views and the house was fabulous, clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Kayleigh was very welcoming and left some delicious Welsh treats for when we arrived. We visited the dams and the red kites was well worth a visit. All in all a relaxing break away

    Reviewed by Irene Pamela5.0Feb 2022

  • "An absolutely amazing property, making our New Year family get together the most special time!"

    The cleanliness of the accommodation was superb, making us feel extra safe with Covid still being a concern. The property had absolutely everything we could have needed, and more! Lastly, the host Kayleigh was the most welcoming lady and made sure we had everything we needed. I would 100% recommend this property in any season, as it is super cosy with the log burner in the winter, and has gorgeous views outside and a lovely area to enjoy outside in the summer.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is our second visit to The Old House in less than a year."

    We have never revisited a self-catering place, which speaks volumes for this place. Outstanding views. Lovely location. Spacious.

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful, spacious cottage, in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2021

  • "The property is amazing."

    Very spacious, comfortable beds, the whole place is exceptionally clean and the views are just incredible. The owners are fabulous, very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Kayleigh came to see us just after we got there and before we left. She was genuinely interested in how we had found the place and pleased that we liked it so much. Thanks for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful, cosy and spacious, with a good amount of kitchenware, and loo roll / soap etc."

    The views are stunning and there’s plenty to explore with a short or longer trip out in the car. Kayleigh and Stuart were really welcoming and friendly, with good tips about the local area. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a very quiet location, perfect"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful views from house."

    Felt very relaxed as soon as we arrived. Great to be able to leave the car behind and walk direct from the house. The first self-catering place we have stayed in that my husband would like to revisit. High praise indeed!

    Reviewed by June5.0Oct 2020

  • "I was sharing with Kayleigh (owner) as we were leaving that a sign of a good stay is that if you end the week having not needed anything it has to be good."

    Previous reviews say it all really, the only thing that is hard to describe is the overall feel of the place, the views are not done justice by any photo and you need to climb one of the local hills to get the full picture of how isolated the location is. I cannot see how anyone would be disappointed by the Old House. The house is great in all aspects, location is great etc etc.

    Reviewed by Austin5.0Sep 2020

  • "The setting of the cottage is stunning; very peaceful with no light pollution for stargazing on clear nights."

    All that will disturb your sleep will be the odd owl. Directions from Llanidloes should be followed to the letter and satnav ignored - then it is easy to find trhe cottage. Kayleigh made us very welcome and we were sorry to have to leave.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved our stay at The Old House."

    We received an extremely warm welcome from Kayleigh, who together with her husband, made sure throughout the week that we had everything we needed. The old farmhouse was really well equipped and an extremely comfortable and relaxing place to stay in - we really felt at home. We loved collapsing in front of the blazing log burner at the end of each day. The views from the house are stunning and the attractive nearby town of Llanidloes has a great variety of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. There are so many places to walk in the area - Llyn Clywedog is beautiful, with lots of walks, and the walk to the source of the River Severn was stunning (but strenuous), the Hafren Forest has so many trails. A short drive away from the house there are also small, attractive ruined castles and small towns to explore There is so much to do in the area and we couldn’t have had a better base from which to explore.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Sep 2020

  • "The property and location were beautiful."

    Mr and Mrs Evans were very welcoming and helpful. We had everything we needed for a comfortable relaxing time.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Aug 2020

  • "Although the pictures and description are very good the property and surroundings will take your breath away."

    We were there in the midst of a storm so couldn't really venture out but the children still enjoyed as did the adults. Felt totally at home as soon as we arrived. Spacious, beautiful and loved the photo album of the renovations. I did try to discover a bit more information on the history of the house itself-so if i could make any suggestions it would be that-a little historical information on who lived there, what their lives were like etc The view is breathtaking and loads of outdoor space for children to play. Id certainly return.

    Reviewed by Janis5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great house with stunning views."

    Very comfortable beds, cosy wood burner. Hosts are friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by J5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic views over a valley towards a dam."

    Owner very pleasant and helpful.Narrow road leading to property,so take care.Elan Valley wonderful,weather just couldn't have been better so consider ourselves very fortunate. Visit Devils Bridge, almost 700 steps but ,(in my oplnion)worth the effort. Finally, yes I would stay at this property again.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2019

  • "Thanks for amazing clean cottage with everything we needed & best of all the amazing views."

    We will definitely reccomend & love to return in the near future all the best Aron, Deborah & Kids (Salford)

    Reviewed by Aron5.0Aug 2019

  • "Myself and family spent a week in the old house, the cottage is beautiful and spotlessly clean and very spacious and well presented."

    It was very well equipped and had everyhing we needed.The views around the cottage are amazing and it is a very peaceful place to stay. The hosts Kayleigh and Stuart were very helpful and could not do enough for us.We Definitely would go back again.Thankyou Kayleigh and Stuart for making our stay very pleasent and memorable.Mrs and Mrs Casement.

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2019

  • "The peace and quiet and the lovely views from the cottage"

    Reviewed by Karl5.0May 2019

  • "Very, very happy to recommend the Old House."

    The owners are welcoming, helpful and on hand if you have any questions or problems but certainly not intrusive. The Old House itself is very tastefully done and spotlessly clean. Thought and effort have obviously gone into making this a lovely home. It’s also very comfortable and spacious and well equipped. With a large living/dinning area (with wood burning stove) separate television room, large kitchen with table and a comfy sofa in the sunny entrance area there’s plenty of space for all guests to socialise together or to find their own space. There’s also plenty of outside seating where you will certainly want to sit and spend time admiring the stunning views over the valley. The location on a workingfarm in the beautiful mid Wales countryside is hard to better if you want to unwind and refresh. You will need a car. The charming town of Llanidloes is a short drive away - it has a surprising number of very good food shops (grocers, butchers, bakery, deli and fishmongers) and far too many pubs to have tried all of them in a week. The welcome was always warm and we also had good food, especially in the Angel. There’s plenty to do in the surrounding area in addition to the obvious walking. Our unexpected bonus was a trip to the Mid Wales Shooting Centre where some of us (but not all) discovered a talent for clay pigeon shooting. A very enjoyable week.

    5.0Apr 2019

  • "Beautiful spacious cottage furnished to a high standard with a stunning view."

    Very friendly hosts but not intrusive. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Nanette5.0Mar 2019

  • "The location, the views, so peaceful."

    The cottage has all you need except a butler. The hosts are very helpful. Only regret is we should have booked 2 weeks instead of 1. Fabulous place with plenty to do out & about or relax at the cottage.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2019

  • "Loved our stay at The Old House!"

    Very clean & cosy! Fantastic views all around! Lots of days out to be had around the area at the Dam & nearby forest. Thank you so much Kayleigh for our New Year goodies of champagne & chocolates, very lovely of you.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2018

  • "An amazing place."

    Lovely owners. Very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very enjoyable two weeks ,plenty of relaxing with beautiful views , lovely site ..."

    Very enjoyable two weeks ,plenty of relaxing with beautiful views , lovely site on working farm owners very nice and caring

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2018

  • "A comfortable, well equipped and sparkling clean cottage with hosts that made us feel welcomed like friends."

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Aug 2018

  • "Kayleigh is the perfect host."

    Remote but beautiful house and location. Old feel with every mod con you could wish for. Cosy house, welcome tray (all Welsh, which was lovely!). Highly recommend this house as a rental holiday option. Thanks for everything, Kayleigh

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Old House Cottage was perfect for what we needed, peace and quite and everything you could possibly want from a holiday cottage, the scenery was pure bliss, and the owners couldn't do enough to help make the holiday perfect."

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2018

  • "If you are reading this review my advice is just book it ."’s a little piece of heaven.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2018

  • "Absolutely Wonderful house, the owners, Kayleigh and Stuart were very accommodating and helpful."

    The house itself was immaculate and by far the cleanest holiday rental we have ever stayed in. The setting was very peaceful and picturesque. We had some brilliant days out, such as Devils Bridge, Aberystwyth, Powis Castle and Gardens, the amazing sight of the Red Kites feeding, the lead mine buildings underneath the Llyn Clywedog reservoir and dam and by far the best beach is at Aberdovey , well worth the drive, coming back every night to the stunning wood burning fire just made the days. I can highly recommend this house and the area.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had a wonderful 5 day stay here."

    The hosts were wonderful and took my boys out to feed the lambs. Stunning views, excellent facilities and wonderful location. Cannot say enough good things about this cottage and the owners. Thanks for the wonderful memories!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2018

  • "10/10 Beautiful clean cottage,stunning scenery,perfect location for a quiet break for walking and cycling with attractions and beaches within reach."

    The owners are really warm and welcoming and very helpful nothing is to much trouble we didn’t want to go home. Thank you for having us we will be returning in the near future.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Feb 2018

  • "Lovely property, lovely owners lovely location."

    Would return in a heartbeat. Book this place if you want a great holiday

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was in a really lovely setting, with beautiful views across the valley."

    The owners were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.8Aug 2017

  • "Fantastic location, excellent cottage & lovely family."

    Will definitely return. Recommend the Yamaha off-road experience, for an exciting day out.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Apr 2017

  • "This is a fabulous property in a wonderful location."

    It's on a working farm and we were made to feel so welcome. Absolutely everything was provided...better equipped than my own home! The owners are a beautiful, hardworking family and they came to check on us over the week we there, just to see if we had settled ok etc. Wonderful property...spotless and good sized to suit 6 people. If we weren't moving to the area later this month, I would be looking to book all my holidays at The Old House. Peace and quiet, amazing views, fabulous house and lambs. Perfect x

    Reviewed by Wendi5.0Mar 2017

  • "The cottage was exceptional with a fantastic log fire and spacious kitchen."

    ...very safe for infants and children. If i was being very picky, I would recommend more shelving for the two bathrooms.

    Reviewed by Alexander4.8Dec 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast area (seats 4)
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner
  • Study (seats 5) and electric fire.
  • Oil underfloor heating throughout with woodburner and electric fire
  • Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and logs for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable shed for bikes
  • Sloping lawned garden and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Water supply from local spring
  • Please note - this property does not accept Stag, hen or similar parties

The property

Llanidloes 3 miles.

A beautifully converted property nestled in an elevated position, surrounded by the owner's working livestock farmland, with views over a sweeping valley across to the breathtaking Llyn Clywedog dam, 3 miles from the pretty market town of Llanidloes, and within easy driving distance of Llandrindod Wells.

There are three bedrooms in this charming cottage, including a double with an en-suite.

On the ground floor is a large well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area.

This leads into a striking beamed sitting room with dining area, which has fantastic views across the valley where you can sit, relax and just soak up the scenery, or settle by the attractive woodburner, which heats the cottage during winter, whilst during the summer, solar panels help to reduce the carbon footprint of the cottage.

If you are looking for some quiet time, why not curl up with a good book on the sofa in the large entrance hall, or in the study adjacent to the sitting room?

Outside, you can enjoy amazing sights from the patio and the tranquillity of the valley view.

The area is surrounded by stunning views and walks.

At Llyn Clywedog Reservoir there are handfuls of walks for a stroll or the keen walker, also a Sailing Club & one of the top UK Trout Fisheries.

The nearby Hafren Forest, that is home to the source of the River Severn.

An amazing walk to the start off the famous River that is known as the longest in the UK & it starts in the hills above Llanidloes.

Machynlleth and the coastal town of Aberystwyth are a short drive away.

Alternatively, walk along the River Severn in Hafren Forest or explore the Cambrian Mountains.

You are ideally placed to explore a wonderful variety of countryside; within 30 miles you can be enjoying the beaches of Cardigan Bay, exploring the Snowdonia Mountain Range, visiting the stunning Elan Valley or walking the undulating hills and visiting the historic towns in the Shropshire Hills AONB.

Powis Castle is just 30 miles away, an imposing National Trust property near Welshpool.

This is a perfect property for a celebration or quality time with family and friends, all whilst enjoying a stunning house in a glorious location, close to historic market towns.

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About the location


Newtown 15.4 miles; Llandrindod Wells 22.6 miles; Aberystwyth 30 miles.

The market town of Llanidloes nestles on the eastern slopes of the Cambrian Mountains, with access to some of the most unspoilt and undiscovered scenery both Wales and the Welsh/Shropshire Borders have to offer. Locally, there are plenty of activities to enjoy, with walking, cycling, riding, fishing, tennis, golf, swimming and shooting all available within 10 miles. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance, are a host of attractions: Powis Castle (National Trust), with its world famous gardens, is just 20 miles away; the Welsh Coast, with its fine beaches, is less than an hour’s drive; Rhayader and the Elan Valley are 40 minutes away; the Shropshire towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are within easy reach, as are the popular North Wales destinations of Llangollen and Snowdonia. A picturesque region, ideal for an action packed holiday or a relaxing break.

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Please note - this property does not accept Stag, hen or similar parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas