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The Old House

Llanidloes, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 924875)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JuneSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by SusanAug 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 NeilJul 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 RachaelJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by MarkJun 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 JuneOct 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 AustinSep 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 PamelaSep 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 AmandaSep 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 TheresaAug 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 JanisFeb 2020

  • "Great house with stunning views."

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

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 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 RogerSep 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 AronAug 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 WilliamAug 2019

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

    Reviewed by KarlMay 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.

    Mrs MoyleApr 2019

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

    Very friendly hosts but not intrusive. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by NanetteMar 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 PaulFeb 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 LucyDec 2018

  • "An amazing place."

    Lovely owners. Very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by MarieSep 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 PaulSep 2018

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

    Reviewed by SaraAug 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 DeniseAug 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 PamelaJul 2018

  • "If you are reading this review my advice is just book it ."

    ....it’s a little piece of heaven.

    Reviewed by JayneJun 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 SarahApr 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 SimonMar 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 JuliaFeb 2018

  • "Lovely property, lovely owners lovely location."

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

    Reviewed by IanOct 2017

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

    The owners were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2017

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

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

    Reviewed by PhilApr 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 WendiMar 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 AlexanderDec 2016

  • "The Old House was very spacious, comfortable and well equipped."

    The location is exceptional with views across to the Clywedog Dam and down the valley towards Llanidloes. Being located on a working sheep and beef farm provided additional interest, as the sheep were being sheared during our stay. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again. There is plenty to do and see in the area, with forest trails, reservoirs and dams, narrow gauge railways and spectacular scenery. We highly recommend this property and the local area.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2016

  • "The cottage was beautiful and we really enjoyed the log fire."

    The view from the cottage was breathtaking and definitely needs to be made more of in the cottage details! We had everything that we needed and the owner was more than helpful. I will be recommending the cottage to everyone.

    Reviewed by KirstyApr 2016

  • "We had a great time at the cottage."

    The owner was very friendly. An excellent place to recommend to people.

    Reviewed by GeraldineApr 2016

  • "A lovely house finished to a top specification in a stunning setting."

    I would visit again.

    Reviewed by JaimieDec 2015

  • "This cottage was excellent."

    The location was ideal for walking or just relaxing. You couldn't ask for anything else. Fabulous. .

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2015

  • "The House is located in a beautiful, peaceful and tranquil location."

    The House is tastefully decorated throughout and very well appointed, so we had everything we needed. Our hosts were warm and friendly and we are looking forward to another visit in due course. Our family awards an A star to this property!

    Ms FloodAug 2015

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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.


  • 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

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About the location


Newtown 13 miles; Llandrindod Wells 29 miles; Aberystwyth 36 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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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