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The Old Cobblers Shop

(Ref. 1022947)

Llanbister near Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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  • tub (20)
  • hot tub (20)
  • lovely (17)
  • stay (16)
  • outside (15)

38 Customer Reviews

  • "It was everything we hoped for and more!"

    Lovely and cosy and a perfect getaway. Despite the Welsh weather we spent more time outdoors than in! The view from the hot tub - beautiful Welsh countryside in the day and an astonishing view of the stars at night - is a particular highlight for us, coming from living in the city. The bits and bobs left in the cottage by Geoff were a lovely touch also. Thank you so much and we’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic cottage and facilities in the garden were amazing, we enjoyed our stay enormously and there were some lovely touches from the owner."

    You should visit, we will again!!!! J @ C

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a fabulous cottage couldn't pick any fault with it at all give it a go you won't be disappointed geoff the owner has the place well equipped the hot tub was fab even in winter we sat in it in the rain lol the rest of the outside space was fantastic summerhouse barbecue firepit pizza oven whats not to like."

    .. husband had a sauna everyday I could go on forever but I won't.. go see for yourself oh I must say thanks to Liz the flowers were appreciated x

    Thank you Glad you enjoyed it Would be pleasure to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jan 2024

  • "The welcome was very warm and friendly."

    We stayed here two years ago and it is now apparent that wear and tear has not been fully addressed. The bathroom extraction fan was dirty. Since it takes 15 minutes to clean there is no excuse. The jacuzzi cover is tatty, a new one would make a world of difference. The sauna door was warped and did not close. I would still recommend the place and we really enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Lucie3.4Dec 2023

  • "Wonderful stay, everything was lovely & clean, outside area superb, the only things i would recommend you need is instructions booklet on how things work, sauna, hot tub, etc, also couldn't get the sauna door to close properly, would definitely recommend & would love to come back."

    Reviewed by Loraine5.0Dec 2023

  • "The terraced decking outside is an inventive use of space and turns this cosy renovation into something truly memorable."

    Even in mid winter we made full use of the hot tub and sauna and thoroughly enjoyed trying our hand at baking homemade pizzas in the wood fired oven. We had to tear ourselves away to enjoy the beautiful rolling hills and pleasant walks right on the doorstep. Ample outdoor storage space for muddy boots and wet coats, utility room with all amenities (washing machine, tumble dryer, additional fridge and freezer space) and thoughtful outdoor lighting means that it is perfectly possible to keep the little open plan cottage warm and clean even in the harshest of Welsh winter weather. Contrary to other reviews, I found the kitchenette well stocked with quality utensils and the microwave functions as an oven too. I would thoroughly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Tina3.4Dec 2023

  • "Lovely place with good outdoor space, Hot tub & a Sauna was good too."

    Could do with a small coffee table as there was nowhere to place your drinks whilst sitting on the settee and maybe swing the settee around so that your facing the TV rather than on the side, however it is a great place for short break. Owner was very helpful too.

    Reviewed by Navin4.1Sep 2023

  • "Great little cottage, great for few nights."

    We'll equipped except very little storage space for longer stays. Nice welcome pack

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2023

  • "The old cobblers was beautiful and in a great setting."

    Driving up to the cottage was great and seeing it had us excited for or stay. On entering it was what we expected cosy and modern with small rustic touches. Outside areas were amazing and clean. Hot tub was great and the sauna was amazing after working out how it works. Few small negative points, no welcome book to say how things work e.g sauna, microwave oven, induction hob. No sauspans for cooking food, Also found popcorn in the side dresser, floor was dirty. The biggest issue and there is not much you can do about the weather but it was so hot in the accommodation because of the heatwave there was no way to cool the place down because if you opened the windows and doors you would have a room full of flies.also no shelter from the sun outside if you wanted a shaded area. Bed was comfortable shower room great. Sofa cosy and in the evening plenty of areas to sit outside but the lighting did not let you play cards or read outside.overall we would book again but knowing what we needed we would take them along. Winter time would be lovely with the firepit and log burner.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Sep 2023

  • "Outside barbecue area was covered in cobwebs, no instructions for anything inside /outside provided, There is a keysafe on the shed as instructed but the one with lodge key in is on the garden wall so wasted 30mins trying to open the wrong safe, on arrival, NO WI-FI ?"

    ?. But Hot tub, Sauna, garden area and views where brilliant,

    Reviewed by Jason3.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place ,outside facilities perfect could not ask for more only criticism is a little small inside ok for a couple of nights but anymore i think would of been an issue for us as the bathroom is very small , having said that its well equipped and they have certainly used the space that was available very well."

    Reviewed by Kay4.1Aug 2023

  • "The little shop itself was very nice clean, supplied with a goody box aswell which was a nice touch."

    We enjoyed the cider and wine in the hot tub, which was one of the best parts of stay. Logs and fire starters weren’t stocked, had to purchase own. Advertised WiFi but no WiFi worked, cleaners and staff on last day extremely rude

    Reviewed by Zephaniah3.4Jul 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage for a brief stay."

    Beautifully kitted out with amazing facilities. Welcome basket a lovely touch. Wonderful views .

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Cobblers shop but there were a few areas that we feel could be improved."

    One issue we had was that there seemed to be a bit of a fly problem, there were lots of flies in the accommodation that we could not get rid of and it was not very nice having to eat in there with flies flying around. We did have to go out and buy some fly spray from a supermarket but even with this there was still lots of flies. When we arrived the dishcloth was wet and had clearly been used and left in the sink. I would have preferred no dishcloth as opposed to a dirty one. There was rubbish in bins which had also not been emptied around the accommodation and the outside area which suggests it hadn’t been cleaned properly. There also seemed to be no wifi in the accommodation despite it being advertised to have wifi, this wasn’t a massive problem but when wanting to watch a film at night we couldn’t use Netflix or the internet to find a film. A slight recommendation would be for there to be a welcome book with information about how to use the facilities and any important information in. For example, people may not use a pizza oven, hot tub or sauna regularly so it would be good to have some top tips or information about how to use them. The bins are also different in local councils so we were unsure what to do regarding recycling and general waste. It may also be worth mentioning when booking the local shop opening hours, it closes at 3pm on a Saturday so if checking in on a Saturday it will already be closed when you arrive so at least if made aware prior to arrive we could have planned to stop at a shop further away. Like I said we really enjoyed our stay and these were only minor problems which hopefully will be addressed in the future and despite these we would definitely recommend the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Lucy4.4Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic place, cosy little cottage with ample outdoor space, fenomenal view from the hot tub, as well as peace and quiet, and beautiful starry nights."

    The little welcome basket with cakes, cider and some fresh eggs was a great and much enjoyed little touch. As much as I appreciate it's a romantic getaway, I can wholeheartedly recommend it for a relaxing girly weekend away too as we loved it

    Reviewed by Katarzyna5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very beautiful little place, we really enjoyed our break away."

    Great views from the hot tub in the evening. Ran into the owner a few times who provided us with kindling and logs for the fire pit and pizza oven. Not much to do in the area apart from the local pub (The lion hotel) but they're really friendly and nice food. The lodge itself was small but nice and what was expected and was left a nice little hamper of eggs cider and wine which was much appreciated. Would definitely go again thank you.

    Reviewed by Liam5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really nice spot."

    Away from the hustle and bustle of big city life.

    Reviewed by Robert3.8Jun 2023

  • "The property is stunning and well kept."

    The bed was really comfy. We spent our 2 full days there relaxing. Couldn't log onto WiFi but it wasn't a problem. Didn't use sauna as it was so hot but the hot tub was well used. We ate outside on the patio. The views are lovely and you're not overlooked by nearby house's, it's totally private. Would have liked to use the fire pit but there was no supplies. We had a little welcome pack of eggs, Welsh cakes, wine and cider which was much appreciated. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Leah4.7Jun 2023

  • "Amazing stay beautiful place first time in Wales and we."

    Love it we will be back.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed here for 3 nights in may such a cute cottage excellent facilities if you want a get away from it all , chill and do nothing holiday this place is for you ."

    We were really lucky and had lovely weather so really enjoyed the outside space which was also excellent .

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2023

  • "We stayed here for 3 night and it didn’t disappoint, was very clean and lots to keep busy with at the cottage."

    Hot tub and sauna kept us busy relaxing.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a gorgeous spot."

    Perfect for a quiet get away. Inside small and compact with all basic kitchen requirements, lovely fire and big TV. Bed very comfy, pillows could be better though. I would have liked there to be a hair dryer and extra towels for the hot tub. Tumble dryer outside though and extra small fridge very helpful. Gardens lovely. Very private, beautiful views. Fantastic to have a hot tub and sauna. Remember to take some slippers to walk to them though. Tried using the pizza oven but unfortunately couldn't get it going with wood. Apparently needs coals. Really enjoyed our stay. Owners very helpful and quick responses. Would definitely recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Sarah-jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "Couldn't of asked for more everything was spot on!"

    Lovely place very clean and well looked after

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really cosy stay for a little get away, everything was really clean and all the amenities were good."

    The little welcome basket was lovely!

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.7Mar 2023

  • "Very clean and maintained."

    Nice and quirky just how we liked it.nice little welcome package aswell and amenities very good.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very well presented & maintained property, with careful thought given to facilities provided."

    The outdoor areas are finished to a very high standard. We had a great relaxing stay & will hopefully be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jan 2023

  • "Thank you so much for a fantastic stay in the Cobbler’s shop, we absolutely loved it."

    Great facilities - fully functioning jacuzzi and sauna, underfloor heating, instant hot water, comfortable bed, coziness, all essentials in the kitchen corner plus great facilities to both sit and dine outside. I would highly recommend the Cobbler’s shop, surrounded by stunning views, privacy respected and friendly neighbours in the village. It would be beneficial to have instructions regarding departure to assist with littler disposal and also instructions how to operate heating system on arrival. Once again many thanks, we surely will aim to return in near future.

    Reviewed by Lucie5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cobblers is a great little property, coming with a hot tub, fire pit, and sauna, plus plenty of outdoor space."

    It's been built to a really high standard, and is very cosy! We found the bed to be comfortable, but extremely limited on storage for bags. The sofa or a random corner as used and took up a lot of the cosy space. The shower was fantastic, always hot and quite powerful!! We enjoyed the welcome basket, which has eggs, cider, wine and Welsh cakes. This was a great treat! Having stayed at a few similar places, we would've liked an instruction manual/welcome pack just so we had an idea of how to work the hot tub, sauna, and heating system within the property. Also adding in what's nearby etc (we know there were leaflets, but more or a better range for longer stays would be good :) and gives the customer a better idea of the area, maybe a map? The owner Geoff was very welcoming and did offer some advice on where to go. There was a slight issue with the hot tub, but was sorted within the day.

    Reviewed by Britt4.4Nov 2022

  • "The cottage is amazing."

    It is beautiful inside and so cosy. The outside areas are lovely with amazing views. Such a relaxed and romantic weekend away. The hot tub and sauna are superb.

    Reviewed by Carys5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had an absolutely amazing time, everything was perfect."

    Felt so warm and cosy when walking in and the facilities were great. We will definitely be coming back! I would highly recommend anyone to stay here! (Just a tiny side note if you are booking to bring your hairdryer as I forgot mine, lol!)

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property itself was amazing, you could tell everything was new and still in brilliant conditions."

    You could see country views, and star gaze in the hot tub. It is a little in the middle of nowhere but I think both me and my partner really needed that escape. The only negative, is that there weren’t many facilities in the kitchen that we could work with (but can be done). There’s also not many resturants around so if you don’t mind cooking then this is the place for you. We would definitely be back in a heartbeat and would come back next week if we could.

    Reviewed by Liam4.7Oct 2022

  • "Perfect holiday property, everything you need for a relaxing stay."

    Great walks nearby and a short car journey. We would definitely visit again. Property is clean,well maintained, the outside space is amazing, just what you need, after your walks,hot tub, sauna, amazing view's, thanks Geoff (host) . Little touches like welcome pack,and there if you need anything.. 5 star .

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Hi, this property was lovely in everyway."

    Comfortable, clean and cozy. Lots to do outside within the gardens that are very cleverly stepped on levels and designed very well. Beautiful views from nearly every level. Hot tub was fab and summer house relaxing. Cottage internally was lovely and done to a high standard. Host was on hand and knowledgeable about the area, which has some off the most attractive countryside, I would say in the country. We completely enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Sep 2022

  • "What a beautiful little place, in a great location with fantastic facilities."

    Lovely welcome pack. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners who are close by. A hot tub with a view, or a beautiful sky full of stars who could ask for more...

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2022

  • "The outside fascilities were exelent and as advertised, however the inside discription of the property was to say the least not accurate."

    There was no broadband, no functional shower, the bed was a double not a king size as advertised, the microwave was a cheap simple microwave not a comby as promised, the fridge was so small that by the time you put in some milk and wine that was it, luckily we didn,t intend to do any cooking but we would have struggled. to say the least a complete letdown.

    Reviewed by Don2.2Sep 2022

  • "Lovely host and super accommodating!"

    Great amenities! Me and my partner thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would gladly stay here again. Great base to explore wales ! Thanks to the host for having us !

    Reviewed by Aimee4.1Aug 2022

  • "Wonderfully cottage, had everything you needed."

    We had a lovely week, perfect place to re-charge and explore. Thank you for the offer of the fan during the heat wave. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jul 2022

  • "Immaculate facilities."

    Enjoyed our stay very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2022

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • External utility/shed
  • Electric central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Microwave, hob, small fridge with ice box, kettle, toaster, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed, multi-level garden with lawn, patio, furniture and fire pit
  • Terrace with patio, furniture and pizza oven
  • Terrace with sauna, hot tub and furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The garden is multi-level and features multiple terraces with stone steps, please take care

The property

Llandrindod Wells 9.9 miles.

Nestled in the small village of Llanbister near Llandrindod Wells, Powys is this historic, single-storey cottage, The Old Cobblers Shop.

This Grade II listed building was once a cobblers shop and now invites two guests for a romantic escape, complete with a hot tub, sauna and beautiful countryside views.

Park up in the off-road parking area and be wowed by the stone exterior of this quaint little cottage.

Step inside to warm your feet on the underfloor heating and discover a studio-style layout, well-equipped and furnished to suit two guests seeking a basic home-from-home to explore the wilds of Wales.

Prepare a meal for your loved one in the kitchen area with microwave and hob, small fridge with ice box, before snuggling up in the sitting area by the warmth of the woodburning stove.

Curl up under the sheets of the double bed and catch your rest ready for the next day's adventures, which begins with a hot rinse in the separate shower room.

Throw muddy walking gear straight into the handy, external utility with a washing machine and tumble dryer, as well as space for boots and bikes to keep The Old Cobblers Shop clutter-free.

The outdoor areas of the cottage are sure to please anyone seeking a rural retreat; dine alfresco and toast to your holiday in the enclosed garden with furniture and a fire pit for added comfort.

Take the steps up to the first terrace and cook up a storm in the pizza oven to enjoy freshly baked slices and fabulous views.

Grab your towels and head to a second terrace; sink into the hot tub and let any stress roll off your shoulders, whilst hard-working muscles can be rejuvenated in the sauna.

Take a break from cooking and dine at The Lion Hotel, less than a mile away from the cottage, passing Llanbister Church and admiring the peaceful little village.

Llandrindod Wells is a short journey away for a variety of shops and eateries; marvel at the Victorian and Edwardian architecture, visit the National Cycle Museum or take a romantic stroll around Llandrindod Lake.

A walker's paradise, The Old Cobblers Shop is nearby to the vibrant landscapes of the Shropshire Hills AONB and the renowned Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park), with gentle hills and moorlands scattered with market towns and heritage sites.

Wildlife lovers can head to Rhayader for riverside walks and observe the Red Kite Feeding Station, whilst the picturesque town of Builth Wells is a lovely stop off for lunch after exploring Cors y Llyn National Nature Reserve.

Soak up local heritage and culture at Brecon at Y Gaer Museum, The Royal Welsh Regimental Museum and Brecon Cathedral with noteworthy stained glass windows.

There's so much to discover with a stay at The Old Cobblers Shop.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

LLANDRINDOD WELLS

Builth Wells 7.6 miles; Hereford 41.3 miles

Llandrindod Wells is a lighthearted, friendly town situated in the county of Powys, within the historic boundaries of Radnorshire, Wales. There are some notable landmarks within the town, including architectural buildings in ornate styles dating from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival, known locally as 'Victorian Week', takes place at the end of August, bringing many tourists to the lively town. Some people like to go-all-out and look the part in Victorian, Edwardian or other antique costumes, and many of the high-street shops dress their windows, in spirit of the event. There is a wide range of entertainment available in the town each year; hosted at The Albert Hall Theatre, Pavilion Mid Wales, which brings Live Music, Comedy and Theatre and Radnor Fringe Festival which is held within the Rock Park. The lake in Llandrindod Wells is part of the town's Victorian history and still remains a popular attraction today, it is a lovely location to bring a picnic with the family. For all you bowling enthusiasts there is The Radnor Indoor Bowls Centre along with the Outdoor Bowling Club for an afternoon of local sports. If you fancy exploring some of the history around the town there is The Radnorshire Museum, The Rock Park & Heritage Centre and The National Cycle Museum, all for your discovery. The Thomas Jones Statue on Temple Gardens is also worth a visit as you stroll across the gardens. The town is situated in a very rural spot so there are lots of scenic walking opportunities; Beacon Hill is a nice 4 mile long trail whilst The Spa Walk offers gentle slopes and opportunity to try the waters at the Chalybeate Spring in Rock Park. Llandrindod Wells provides something for everyone and is a great place for a healthy break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas