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Preacher's Cottage

(Ref. 941808)

Llaithddu near Llanbadarn Fynydd, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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98 Customer Reviews

  • "It is lovely, old cottage (with Baptist church behind the wall), with thick stone walls, crackling floors, and a smell of dry wood."

    The house was clean and cosy. We've found the bed very comfortable. The wi-fi signal was very good around all property. It was great to relax in the hot tub at the evening. The garden is fully enclosed, so our 2 medium/large dogs had plenty of space to play, and we felt safe that they wouldn't run away. Local people were very friendly. There are nice places for shorter walks along Llaethdy Brook and on steep, opposite slope of the valley, with stunning views from the top. The nearest shop and petrol station (the only one in the neighbourhood) is about 10 minutes away by car. We fully recommend this house for people, who like quiet, countryside holidays.

    Reviewed by MagdalenaSep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage everything you need perfect for a very rural and peaceful retreat"

    Thanks Martin. Looking forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2023

  • "If you wish to have a quiet relaxing holiday this is the place, fantastic setting."

    Comfortable beds and sitting room. If you enjoy hot tubs you will love this one. Having stayed at many Sykes cottages we were rather disappointed with the quality of the property. It could be lovely but needs some TLC, especially the bathroom. If dogs are allowed the fencing at the top section of the garden needs to be more secure, our cocker would be able to get out. Garden chairs need some improving and the BBQ has seen better days.

    Hi Mike, thanks for your feedback, the bathroom is undergoing a makeover now it’s Autumn and the garden chairs and BBQ will be replaced with new ones, they just don’t make these things to last like they used to Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay at the cottage."

    It was absolutely beautiful. The cottage looks so much nicer with the sofas that have been replaced since the listing pictures were taken. The location is perfect, there is a lovely little dog walk nearby and the neighbours were all really lovely. If we had to be critical, the only improvement that could be made would be to the bathroom (grout between tiles) and the window frames (which are beautiful but rotting) We stayed during a heatwave but we can imagine the cottage would be wonderful in winter too.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2023

  • "The cottage was superb, just what we wanted, comfortable place to stay in a quiet secluded location."

    The Hot Tub was excellent, and was used every day. Walks over the hills are available straight from the property.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage!"

    Really enjoyed our stay, its a shame we weren't there for longer. Cottage has everything that is needed for your stay. Beds were comfortable, all towels provided. Hot tub was thoroughly enjoyed by us all.

    Reviewed by LynseyAug 2023

  • "Out stay here was very enjoyable, the beds in the property were comfortable with plenty of towels provided for the hot tub which was very spacious and hot!"

    Clear instructions were given for directions and property use. Lots of leaflets available in the property for local activities! A lovely town near by which had plenty of shops and pubs to enjoy! There were a few flies that lingered however this can be expected as it is in the countryside and near some farm animals. Property owner also ensured there was fly traps in place to reduce this which helped a lot. Would definitely recommend for a nice getaway! We will be returning!

    Reviewed by TylerJul 2023

  • "WAS DISAPOINTED IN THIS PROPERTY pictures on web site did not match furniture in cottage and garden seemed unkempt, No welcome pack no proper instructions of how things worked ,the fridge door had no inner door fittings eg for milk and butter."

    couldn't work out how to use tv as no instructions.looked at hot tub was realy hot ,couldn't get in if i wanted too .And unfortunately was infested with hundreds of flies up and down stairs even with the doors shut ,only stayed over night.came home early next morning. so for us we did not class this as value for money.

    Hi Janet, thanks for your feedback, I assure you all can be explained. We have recently fully redecorated the cottage and also replaced the sofas with new stylish fabric ones. We love them and have had great back feedback from guests so far. Apologies though, we are awaiting a photographer to update images of the new colour schemes onto the website. The welcome pack with full instructions was indeed on the kitchen table as you entered the cottage. This includes instructions for the appliances. Though most are pretty straightforward, including the TV, which is a modern smart TV with Freesat, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and most other streaming channels. The Hot Tub is recently brand-new and is set at 38°, which is standard, but can be reduced as well. The garden area is not unkempt, I mow it myself (as I did prior to your arrival). I purposely left the far corner to grow out as it contains sown wildflowers for the birds and butterflies and also it’s a lovely place to sit amongst the colours and beauty of nature. Upon your notice of departure, I entered the cottage to check on the flies, and I found two that I removed immediately. I can only apologise, as you stated, if your dog was traumatised by those flies. Kindest regards, James. Rach and the boys x Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2023

  • "It was exactly as we had expected- the middle of nowhere with a lovely garden and a delightful hot tub."

    It was especially lovely to have no phone signal!

    Reviewed by CarlaJun 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in a fantastic location."

    Nice and quiet. Perfect for walks straight from the cottage. We stumbled across one which takes you over the hills with views for miles right off the doorstep! Lots of wildlife, we've never seen so many Kites! We all loved the hot tub and kids and dog loved the garden. This is one for dog owners who need an actual enclosed garden for whatever reason - we have been on many holidays which says they have an 'enclosed garden' and didn't. This one does. For once our dog pottered freely! Great family holiday.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2023

  • "Lovely remote cottage with a hot tub that was hot was just what we needed thank ..."

    Lovely remote cottage with a hot tub that was hot was just what we needed thank you have recommended your place to all my family and friends

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2023

  • "We had a really lovely stay in preachers cottage, it was really well equipped and in a lovely location for exploring."

    We will definitely come back at some point. I’m happy for my feedback to be shared but I don’t want my name to be shared, thanks.

    Reviewed by CarmiFeb 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage & location."

    Very quiet area. hot tub brilliant to relex in at end of the day. All in all was very happy with the holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2023

  • "Perfect! Just what the Dr ordered for us to have a break away from work and the city."

    This wee beauty cottage really was perfect. Warm, cosy, well equipped with an AMAZING hot tub. Mega powerful jets with lots of hydro massage options. Truly wonderful! That’s just the hot tub! The cottage was a real step back in time and perfectly cosy. The area is also remarkable with great sights to see such as amazing waterfalls, Damns and reservoirs / I think this area is my new fave place in wales. We thought it was a bit of a trek from where we live but we was ignorant as the drive into wales through the hills and valleys is stunning and part of the trip! This now tops Devon and Cornwall by a long shot on the beauty scale! The owners are also lovely people and very accommodating should you need anything but also they are not to be seen so you have total privacy

    Reviewed by AmyJan 2023

  • "Preacher’s Cottage has a similar atmosphere to the cottage in the film “The Holiday” – same sort of cosy little old cottage with thick walls in a really quiet area – just what we wanted for Christmas."

    Lovely walks from the doorstep, then back for brunch where we chattered together in the kitchen while preparing meals, then chilled in the secluded hot tub – be it in rain or sleet – it was warm. Lovely cosy lounge with a wood burner, gloriously hot shower with instantaneous very hot water, and stunning view from the bedroom window where I could just sit and stare out at the surrounding area. In fact, everything about Preacher’s Cottage is “warm”. Most importantly, we encountered a problem on the first night, spoke to James in the morning and despite it being two days before Christmas and requiring a lot of time and effort, James sorted it the very same day – certainly made us feel that he cared about our comfort. Thank you James and family.

    Reviewed by LeoneDec 2022

  • "This is our second visit to the cottage this year, first trip in June for a quiet weekend to celebrate a birthday and this time for a full week to enjoy a festive family retreat tucked away in the Valleys!"

    On arrival the cottage was spotless, lovely and warm & the fire had been lit with plenty of additional fire wood and everything you would need to attend to the fire - extra wood also available in the shed if needed. Lovely walks on the doorstep with the dog and perfect for tiring out our busy 3 year old with scenic river walks and farm animals to spot along the way. Despite the -2 weather the cottage was toasty our entire stay and views were utterly picturesque coated in a layer of frost early mornings. We made some really special Christmas memories this week, with a scenic drive out to Aberystwyth for a frosty walk on the beach and a festive visit to Powis Castle to enjoy the magic under the twinkle of the lights, roaming reindeer and mulled wine in the courtyard - both places were really easy to get to from the cottage but what a treat it was to return to the log fire, put a film on and enjoy giant hot chocolates tucked away from the world! As far as the facilities go there was nothing we were short of, a really comfortable stay if you embrace the cottage and all it has to give. The owners, like our last visit were really helpful and went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed and feel really approachable if you do need anything at all. There's no doubt about it this lovely little cottage has stolen a place in our hearts and is our perfect retreat away from the busy way of life we are used to in the Midlands.

    Reviewed by JoshuaDec 2022

  • "We booked for 7 nights and stayed only one."

    We would have left on the day of arrival if we could have. The cottage did not meet our expectations and requires maintenance in several areas. We found it too uncomfortable with too many issues to enjoy a holiday there It was cold upon arrival with the windows wide open. There were no instructions on how to operate the heating which I ‘best guessed’. All the radiators had been set to 0. No wood starter pack was left and the fireside basket empty. I had brought my own wood and kindling and set a fire. The wood burner is in serious need of attention. It vents poorly and creates thick acrid smoke that fills the cottage when you open the door to add wood. There was no safety glove. I noticed the glass was already heavily sooted indicating poor efficiency and maybe issues with the flue??? It was not safe. The TV did not work and no channels were available. The owner offered his Netflix account as a means to have something to watch. The shower controls were stiff and my wife could not work them - once I got water flowing, it gathered in the bottom of the bath as the drain struggled to cope and to shower, you had to stand in dirty water. The lights flickered and came on and off randomly in the living room. I suspect that the cottage has had no visitors for a time before our arrival and had been mothballed - a full check should have taken place to ensure it was warm, comfortable and welcoming prior to our arrival. We left the following morning, we couldn’t stay with so many issues obviously going to effect our comfort and enjoyment. It was frustrating as the break was to celebrate a birthday and was very much anticipated. This was our first negative experience so we are not ‘serial complainers’ The cottage needs maintenance and some TLC. All the issues would have been obvious had a comfort check taken place prior to letting. Some positives were that the property was clean to an acceptable standard. The hot tub was nice and warm.

    Hi David, Thanks for your feedback. Please scroll through 6 years of positive feedback to check how passionately our young family embraces accommodating families into our loving cottage and the local area. You will be pleased to know we have taken on board all comments and have replaced the shower with a complete new shower unit and also a complete new toilet unit also. The log fire has been checked over and is fine. Had you let me known an ETA I would’ve lit the fire as normal to warmly welcome you. It appears on your attempt you closed the vent which explains the smoke escaping. The central heating is controlled by the normal, simple thermostat in the kitchen as stated in the instructions provided. The TV was remedied on my arrival in morning as a few leaves had landed on the dish, though I did give you my personal Netflix account details which you enjoyed in the meantime. Upon inspection no lights flicker and our electrician has confirmed this. Over 6 years our homely cottage has enjoyed welcoming an average of bookings over 47 weeks a year and many lifetime friends made as we love to welcome guests personally. I feel this review would have been avoided if you’d arrived earlier than the 8.30 pm when I couldn’t welcome you in person as our young family require our late weekend evenings at home, just a few miles away. In the morning, I was saddened by your message of your departure, but as you left me a positive reason for leaving, I understood the situation. However, this later negative review saddens us and we would love to welcome you back as a way of showing you what we are capable of. PS. We have also replaced the Hot Tub and invested over £12k to ensure our homely cottage welcomes guests not perturbed by one’s negative spin. Kindest regards James, Rachel and the boys x Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Preacher's Cottage."

    The food platter was very much appreciated. Location is excellent to explore mid wales.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Please free welcome to explore another season in beautiful Mid Wales with us. Kindest regards James Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days at Preachers cottage, it was very cosy and fully equipped the hot tub was lovely, the only issues we had was the toilet didn’t stop flushing, the shower dripped constantly."

    The steps down to the cottage were very slippery and covered in leaves, we slipped several times between us all. May be a handrail would improve the situation. Also may be some lights around the hot tub would be useful for the autumn/winter months because you couldn’t use it after dark. We were also disappointed about the check out time of 9am, we only found this out when we had arrived, It’s states on the Skye’s cottages website 3pm check in and 10am check out. Apart from that we had a great time and would definitely stay again. X

    Reviewed by GailOct 2022

  • "Perfect stay in Wales for my wife and I for our 3rd year wedding anniversary."

    We took our dogs with us and although the garden isn't technically securely enclosed, ours didn't escape. A wee small dog or overly inquisitive dog will definitely find its way out. The cottage is cute as pie, great, quiet location, within easy driving distance of lots of places to explore. The hot tub was perfect and what sealed the deal when we were looking for somewhere to stay. Thank you for having us, we hope to be back again next year

    Reviewed by BryonySep 2022

  • "Generally very nice and quiet area,cottage very cosy."

    Couple of things need more attention there- up stairs bed room light doesn't work, double bed mattress need replacement- bad condition, grill outside very old and rusty We been very happy with jacuzzi -good privacy!! Neighbour next door -lovely lady she give us great advice for dog walk public footpath.

    Hi. Thanks for your feedback, light bulb in bedrooom has been replaced the moment we entered for changeover, had you mentioned it during your stay, I would’ve popped a new lightbulb in immediately, whoops. Mattress and grill being replaced also. Glad you enjoyed our cosy little cottage. Always happy to help. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelaSep 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a quiet small group of houses."

    Many thanks to the owner for the platter of food. After a long journey much appreciated. Good centre for exploring mid Wales, also within an hours drive of Brecon, Snowdonia, and also the coast.

    Reviewed by ZoeSep 2022

  • "The property is beautiful and a great place as a base to access the beautiful landscape of Wales."

    We were welcomed with a spectacular platter of food which we very much appreciated. The weather was amazing, we were so lucky! A wonderful holiday had by all and lovely memories made. Thank you x

    Reviewed by RosemaryAug 2022

  • "Lovely quiet location, with an enclosed garden great for your friendly pet."

    The hot tub was a welcome feature at the end of a long walking day. Ideal location for exploring the Elan Valley & Mid Wales.

    Reviewed by CarlJul 2022

  • "We found our cottage very easy."

    I found the cottage very comfortable and very clean. I totally recommend it.

    Reviewed by SiminJul 2022

  • "A much needed break away for a few days and it didn’t disappoint."

    Beautiful peaceful location and to come back to the hot tub was perfect. We will be back. Thank you Lynda and Andy

    Reviewed by LyndaJun 2022

  • "We loved Preacher's Cottage, it was cosy, the beds and new sofas were very comfortable and James was friendly and helpful."

    We were greeted with a tasty savoury welcome platter, which was much appreciated after our late arrival. The outdoor space was lovely and we were able to enjoy breakfast on the garden bench in the sun. My personal cottage highlight watching the bats flying in and out of the roof space at dusk from the comfort of the hot tub! Magic :-)

    Wow guys, thanks for the lovely feedback and overjoyed that you appreciated and respected the local wildlife as it’s springs into life again for the summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CerysMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely time, couldn’t fault it."

    We are looking forward to going back soon! Thank you

    Reviewed by AllyMay 2022

  • "A super little hide away, suitable for a couple on their own or with a couple of children."

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2022

  • "Preachers cottage was a pleasure to stay in, easy to find."

    Excellent contact with owner who went out of his way to make sure we had what we needed. Welcome platter was a lovely touch. Cottage was comfortable and well furnished. Would highly recommend. Enjoyed the hot tub. Lovely rural setting, with walks from the door, and forestry walks a few minutes away. Eggs that were supplied by the lovely neighbouring small holder were delicious. Will definitely rebook and recommend.

    Thanks, pleasure to meet you and can’t wait to see you again. Kindest regards James and Rach Property Owner

    Reviewed by DesmondApr 2022

  • "The cottage is cosy, it is very peacful and quiet in the area surrounded by lovely and very helpful neighbours."

    The living room has a large and a small sofa including a small tv and a fireplace. The hot tub is accessible and easy to operate. The owners very helpful. Definitely recommend it!

    Thanks for your positive feedback and would love to see you guys again. Kindest regards James and Rach. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarekApr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, very quiet area, absolutely perfect for a little getaway with my 9 week old baby, labradoodle and wife."

    Hot tub was great, cottage facilities were much better than a typical holiday home, plus it was like having all of the stuff you have in your own kitchen which was great for cooking! James the owner was very friendly when he popped by to check everything was fine. Would highly recommend a weekend in this beautiful part of the country. Be careful, you might just start looking at the local property market…!

    Hi thanks for the great feedback and keep us updated on your search for properties in the local area. Would love to see you guys again. Kindest regards James and Rachel Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeeFeb 2022

  • "Great cottage, very relaxing."

    Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Emma - JaneDec 2021

  • "Super lovely cosy cottage."

    Log burner nice and plenty of logs. Kitchen superbly equipped - even able to bake a birthday cake using all their stuff - weighing scales, baking tins etc! Hot tub a luxury - lovely and warm on arrival. Surrounding mid Wales area beautiful. Owner James very friendly and chatty and easily to contact if anything needed. Myself, wife, two kids and dog had the best week. Cheers!

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2021

  • "We had a girls trip to Wales and stayed at preacher's Cottage."

    It was wonderful. Very cosy with log burning fire. Kitchen stocked well. Hottub the star attraction, wonderful. James was brilliant

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2021

  • "Just needs a few items replaced or repaired."

    Manual shower handle incredibly stiff. Sink mixer wobbles violently and fridge has all door shelves missing. But it did not spoil our holiday in anyway. Owner lovely and hot tub beautiful.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "This place is amazing, surrounded by nothing but countryside."

    Everything you would expect from a cottage, with the bonus of a hot tub in the garden.. wonderful after a day exploring! The hamlet consists of 3 other houses, friendly neighbours from a distant! As stated the community shop is around 5miles away, the local pub is now closed (sadly) with the next nearest around 7miles away. If you are looking for something quiet and of grid this is perfect. Dog friendly secure garden. Can’t wait to return!!

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2021

  • "Beautiful quaint cottage in a very peaceful hamlet."

    All the local people very friendly and not intrusive in any way. The owner easily contactable if needed and very pleasant. All facilities meet our needs for a very relaxing holiday to recharge ourselves in these difficult times.

    Reviewed by BarrySep 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage with small garden and a great undercover hot tub."

    Would highly recommend a stay here for a couple and dog friendly as well.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "Very paceful and tranquil location."

    Cottage was comfortable and homely. Hot tub was amazing!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "Historically fascinating cottage attached to mod Victorian chapel and smithy."

    Cottage group part of the Ithon estate. The owner was kind enough to show us inside the chapel and went out of his way to be informative and welcoming.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2021

  • "Excellent holiday home clean and well equiped."

    The hot tub is a great addition and really helped us relax. Great recommendations for visits with our dog. Lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect to relax and unwind after a stressful 18 months."

    James the owner was attentive but but intrusive. The hot tub was a fantastic addition after walking in the beautiful country side. Fresh eggs daily from the neighbours chickens and ducks. Will definitely book again :)

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2021

  • "A well equipped cottage in a very quiet location, lovely!"

    The hot tub was a nice treat. Had lots of chats with the lady at the farmhouse next door, very friendly and we got to bottle feed the lambs every evening. The hen and duck eggs that she sells are delicious. Elan valley is a good day out, beautiful scenery and lunch at Penbont tea rooms on the estate is a must. Also the lake at Llandrindod wells is pretty, you can walk all round it and get a light lunch,cuppa or ice cream at the tea rooms after. We took a drive to Aberystwyth and stopped at Devils bridge on the way again beautiful scenery but be prepared for the 675 steps!! All in all a good weeks holiday and everyone we met was friendly.

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2021

  • "What a lovely little place to relax and recharge :) cant wait to come back here again"

    Reviewed by RyanMay 2021

  • "Everything you need for a quiet get away from it all!"

    Literally just Preachers cottage, a lovely friendly neighbour and gorgeous country sounds, owl hooting cockerel crowing sheep bleating and a very handsome friendly ginger cat.... perrrrfect. The cottage is clean and comfortable just a couple of niggly points (in no way ruined our get away) freezer top drawer broken which I cut my thumb on and the hot water was VERY hot! We replaced the batteries in the fairy lights over the hot tub just because they looked pretty when all working (we throughly relaxed in the hot tub) As stated these little but attention to detail niggles in no way spoilt a much needed get away.... Thank you

    Reviewed by VictoriaMay 2021

  • "This particular cottage is now our bolt hole, our very own home from home."

    It is just what is needed to destress. You feel like you are in the middle of nowhere with wonderful landscape and yet close enough to all sorts of activities in the fresh air. The hot tub is a godsend and a lovely way to relax at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by FionaMay 2021

  • "We have recently stayed in this cottage."

    The cottage is beautiful and set in a really lovely location. The facilities were great, everything you needed: fully equipped kitchen from saucepans, baking trays, mugs, wine glasses, salt.... Logs, fire matches, papers were all ready for use, the cleaning equipment available too, the hot tub was a very good, perfect final touch to our evenings. The cottage is kids friendly, highchair and stairgates available too. We been greet with very personal touch. The inside and outside were very clean, well organised. The owner was extremely helpful with any question we had and made our stay extremely relaxed. There is a farm next door with all the animals, where we were lucky enough to see lambs being born and spent time feeding the animals with our children. The weekend was perfect not only relaxing but a really great experience. We have already booked this cottage for August this year, we all can not wait to come back and experience all again.

    Reviewed by AudraApr 2021

  • "Very well equipped, great hot tub"

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and so peaceful lots to do and see hot tub was perfect"

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2020

  • "A gorgeous cottage set in the countryside."

    Cottage was very well set up with plenty of amenities, including microwave, dishwasher and washing machine (including washing tablets). Good wi fi connection but have to walk up the road a bit to get phone connection. Cottage very clean on arrival and hosts clearly following all covid recommendations. Best part for our family was the hot tub - used every day and LOVED it!! Didnt meet hosts due to covid restrictions.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2020

  • "A brilliant cosy little cottage in a gorgeous location."

    The owners are extremely friendly and attentive and the hot tub is perfect after a big walk around the elan valley and the local shops. I highly recommend staying here will be returning again very soon

    Reviewed by TerryAug 2020

  • "We loved our week at the Preacher’s House."

    There were lots of lovely walks in the local area and further afield and James gave us some great recommendations. The hot tub is brilliant and the shower was incredible! James and Rachel were wonderful hosts and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by AliceJul 2020

  • "Lovely well presented cottage, just right for 2 adults and 2 children."

    Fresh flowers in the kitchen, beds made up - just lovely. The garden is a little sun trap, with the hot tub as a great addition for the evenings! Just down the lane by the cottage is the most amazing stream, my kids spent hours playing there. The friendly neighbors said we could walk the length of it too! Things to note - lots of flies when we went, cant be helped, but we had to put up fly papers to get them. The shower is great, but almost too powerful for that bathroom, the water kept going everywhere as you couldn't adjust the force. The garden isn't secure for a little dog, big gaps they could squeeze through. The host, James, was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2020

  • "We could not fault this cottage at all, despite there being a lack of wood available."

    It is very well presented, comfy and has everything you need. The hottub was such a great part of our evenings. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back for definite.

    Reviewed by FionaFeb 2020

  • "Preachers Cottage was a fantastic hidden gem."

    Perfect stay for us with the pooch. Luxury hot tub, lovely cottage and fantastic location. Will definitely be looking to return.

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2020

  • "Absolutely brilliant little cottage in a rural area."

    On arrival there was milk, coffee, tea and sugar. Fresh flowers were left in the kitchen, a starter pack of logs and firelighters. In fact everything I took was already provided, even washing liquid for the washing machine. James was a brilliant host, he told us the best places to visit, only a phone call away if we needed anymore logs or information. The hot tub was excellent. Unfortunately for us the weather wasn't great for our week but still visited the towns and shops. Would recommend to anyone who wants a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of busy cities. Enjoy.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJan 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely and the owners were lovely."

    . hot tub was fabulous

    Reviewed by TracyDec 2019

  • "Your website is the easiest to use when using the filter systems saving time and effort when searching for a let."

    Regarding preachers cottage all immediate neighbours were extremely friendly and helpful in supplying invaluable information on the local dog walking facilities. Os map available at cottage was invaluable.

    Reviewed by CoralOct 2019

  • "Lovely, peaceful and private location."

    The hot tub was fantastic. It was covered, so we were able to sit and watch the rain. Great wood burner, wifi and sky channels. Had a great 5 days and will return.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2019

  • "Lovely central location for central wales Lovely cottage and the hot tub was fab."

    Highly recommend to anyone wanting a quite Peaceful break

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2019

  • "The location is really wonderful and rural but easily accessed and not too far from Newtown for supplies."

    The garden is fully enclosed for children and pets and is a little sun trap-we ate outside nearly every morning! All you can hear are the bees, birds and sheep-heaven! There is internet connection but no phone signal which was fine as we have whatsapp. The cottage is quaint and although dark inside, the owner has put plenty of lights in so it wasn't an issue reading etc. The kitchen was well equipped and the bathroom shower pressure was amazing! The hot tub was wonderful, especially after walking all day. The bathroom could do with a brighter light bulb and the light shade in the main bedroom could do with being flush with the ceiling but they were minor details. The Powys area is beautiful and unspoiled-I can definitely recommend a visit to Elan Valley and to Hafod for walks - our 2 Labradors had a fab time!

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2019

  • "The cottage is in a nice and quiet location with all the amenities that you may need, ok mobile phone coverage is not the best, but you get high speed internet connections and even SkyQ."

    the garden is enclosed on a split level which our dachshund loved. the house is comfortable with very comfy beds and clean bedding. the hot tub is spacious and the temperature is always on point. it was without a doubt a fantastic break away for us, made even better by Hames the owner who came to greet us personally, he is also very knowledgeable about the area and can point you in the right direction. once again thank you James and family for the wonderful break from Nuno, Paula and Balthazar the dachshund. we will see you soon again.

    Reviewed by NunoMay 2019

  • "Ideal if you want to get away from towns and cities , it is quite a distance from a high street so you have to take groceries with you , but we absolutely loved it and would recommend to our friends, and a big bonus you can take your dogs."

    Reviewed by FionaMay 2019

  • "It is a very well appointed cottage."

    Comfortable enough and the owners have maximised the space. Wood burning stove good experience; CH and hot water immediately available. Well lit throughout. Plumbing a minor problem - slow drainage but that's to do with the location and the owner did point it out. Quaint little hamlet with friendly locals - including the inquisitive cat which were warned about. Very relaxing. The hot tub looked inviting. Ideal place to relax for a couple or perhaps a couple with young children. Sky broadband was a bonus - also meant I could use an app for some phone calls - no mobile signal .... but if you went up to the top of the drive it suddenly improved. Does the place need anything extra? A lift perhaps

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect in a beautiful setting with welcoming hosts would ..."

    The cottage was perfect in a beautiful setting with welcoming hosts would definitely return and recommend to family and friends

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2019

  • "Brilliant hoilday, loved the fact we were in the middle of nowhere and spent really good quality time with the kids, plus the fact you get no phone signal was an added bonus to us!"

    ! The owners of the property were brilliant, were in contact with us during our stay to make sure everything was OK and if we needed anything they also suggested places for us to visit so couldn't be any more helpful, over all very very happy experience and will be back very soon

    Reviewed by LeeApr 2019

  • "There is a petrol station close by so no need to drive to Newtown for a bottle of milk, paper etc"

    Reviewed by LeeMar 2019

  • "Just got back from a week at Preachers Cottage and it is absolutely stunning!"

    James and Rachel are the most amazing hosts and left so many thoughtful extras for us upon our arrival. They were so accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed to have a wonderful Christmas in this beautiful cottage.The cottage is so clean and well equipped and felt like home for a week. It was amazing to wake up to the beautiful views that Preachers Cottage boasts and there are so many beautiful areas to explore locally. The hot tub is absolutely wonderful and we spent many hours there listening to the birds or looking at the stars and the fact that it is covered means it can be enjoyed in any weather. We will definitely be re-booking and would recommend Preachers Cottage to anyone!

    Reviewed by ThomasDec 2018

  • "Visited this beautiful cottage twice and have booked again for the new year."

    we like to think it's our haven away from the day race , somewhere we can completely shut off and spend quality time together and the hot tub is an added bonus to relax in. James is fantastic and always available to help with anything if needed x

    Reviewed by HelenaDec 2018

  • "Very nice place nice garden I think its a bit small for 4 adults"

    Reviewed by CarlAug 2018

  • "Thankfully I was able to contact the owner as Sykes listed our party size incorrectly despite me calling to change."

    This was the only issue we had with sykes. The booking process was quick and easy. The cottage was beautiful. Even nicer than the photographs. Every little thing had been thoughtfully considered by the owners and there were sweet little surprises too, such as fresh flowers in every room, toys, books, games, dvds, nuts for toasting on the fire, logs, cider, Welsh cakes and milk on arrival. The locals were really friendly and let us feed the farm animals, walk their beautiful sheep dog and gave us fresh eggs too. The hot tub is not overlooked at all and so lovely to relax in after walking days out. We'd highly recommend a stay in this cosy little cottage. The owners were really friendly and helpful and obviously take a lot of pride in their holiday cottage and making people feel welcome. Dog friendly garden too and swing ball for the kids in the enclosed garden with sun loungers for the adults. Would recommend a visit to devil's bridge and elan valley and the walk alongside the stream right by the cottage.

    Reviewed by JJul 2018

  • "The well equipped cottage & surrounding area was lovely & the hot tub was an added bonus after afternoon/evening strolls."

    There is plenty to see & do & we as a family of 4 + 1 dog cannot wait to come back, in fact we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by CarlaJul 2018

  • "Idyllic rural retreat."

    If you want off grid then this is the place to recharge your batteries.

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need very tranquil & scenic."

    Fantastic people who live there so kind & helpful.lots of walks on your doorstep.hot tub was a brilliant extra.will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2018

  • "Great to be 'off grid ' with no reception or Wi-Fi!"

    Very quiet and peaceful. Amazing hot tub- well maintained on a daily basis. Friendly and helpful owners. Close to wonderful places to visit- spectacular Elan Valley. Only downside was that the steps in the garden were a bit much for our poor old dogs arthritis! It didn't stop him though! Looking forward to rebooking for later this year.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2018

  • "Had a beautiful few days."

    Beautiful cottage with beautiful scenery and the highlight of course was the lovely hot tub.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic!"

    All the facilities you could want for a long sunny weekend away and included the added bonus of a fabulous hot tub and wood burning stove. It was so peaceful in the middle of the countryside and had brilliant walks for all abilities.

    Reviewed by MeganMay 2018

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing break."

    We stayed for a week and really enjoyed the peace and quiet. The local neighbours at the farm are really lovely and were so talkative and friendly. We would definitely return

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Quiet and private location with amazing hot tub and log burner. Everything as described in the write up. owners very friendly and helpful, nothing to much trouble for them. fantastic scenery. Could recommend visits to The Elan valley. The Red kite centre at Rhayader. Devils bridge. Nr Aberystwyth. We had a fantastic holiday in a quaint little area of Mid Wales.

    Reviewed by WayneMar 2018

  • "This cottage is a wonderful escape from it all."

    Truly ‘off grid’ (on a winding country lane, without wifi or signal) you can leave the world behind you and avoid any distractions. My husband and I spent the week watching films and reading books by the fire in between walking the dogs and relaxing in the hot tub. James and Rachel were excellent hosts and we were especially impressed with how well the hot tub was maintained - it was regularly checked and treated. There are short walks on the door step to walk your dogs and plenty of beautiful places to visit nearby if you feel like venturing out, but equally it’s the perfect place to simply enjoy doing very little - perfectly tranquil and well equipped plus excellent value for money. We’d definitely reccomend taking a visit!

    Reviewed by LloydFeb 2018

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage and ideal setting."

    Couldn't be happier x

    Reviewed by EmmaJan 2018

  • "Excellent perfect cosy getaway !"

    We loved this petite cottage, the owners were very attentive and helpful, providing logs and maintaining the brilliant hot tub . The location is perfect for walks and a quiet escape. There is no WiFi or reception - for us this was defiantly a big plus-I took a 14yr old and 19 yr old they got on with each other brilliantly without phones and really loved the hot tub , games and walks. We cooked a Christmas dinner in the well equipped kitchen. Happy kids , happy dog, happy all!

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage well equipped and a wonderful setting, amazing views."

    Especially liked the hot tub and log burner. James could not do enough for us given the exceptional weather as we were stranded due to the snow. He came out and made sure everything was OK and made sure we had everything required. I would not hesitate to recommend this wonderful cottage. We will definitely be returning as soon as possible.

    Reviewed by StaceyDec 2017

  • "Preacher's Cottage is a beautiful, cosy haven."

    James and Rachel are commited to ensuring your stay is very comfortable and by far exceeded our expectations. The cottage is extremely well equipped. The hot tub is amazing and checked daily. The location is perfect for days out so its well worth checking the guest book and booklets for ideas. The welcome pack and fresh flowers were very much appreciated so a huge thanks for that. We go on lots of cottage holidays and this was by far the best place we have stayed. Everything about Preacher's is perfect. Huge thanks again to James and Rachel for making our stay so enjoyable. We will deginatel be back. Jules and Tony Kidderminster

    Reviewed by AntonyNov 2017

  • "Preachers cottage was the best break ever it was amazing from the time we left ..."

    Preachers cottage was the best break ever it was amazing from the time we left till the time we came home location amazing owner was fantastic couldnt wish for nicer highly recommended

    Reviewed by KimSep 2017

  • "Very relaxing james and racheal are very welcoming."

    The cottage is brilliant and homely the hot tub is a brilliant bonus and watching the bats in the evenings is a treat will most highly recommend a visit

    Reviewed by TerryJul 2017

  • "Wonderful cottage in a beautiful and tranquil setting, an amazing place to relax and unwind - and no mobile phone or internet - heaven!"

    Reviewed by JoApr 2017

  • "The owner was superb, met us on arrival even though we were late getting there."

    Nice touches to welcome us, roaring log fire already lit, a large home baked cake, fresh flowers and a bottle of cider. The owner was very friendly and helpful, plus it was nice to get to know him and his family when he visited to check on the hot tub (note: he ensures the hot tub water stays in best condition by regularly popping in to check it, but he is only there a minute or two and does not disturb residents at all). The cottage is well kept with everything you need. Great location for walkers with a nearby Forest and stream walk just a minutes walk away. Large hot tub is great for relaxing in the evening listening to the wildlife and looking at the stars at it gets dark. The New Inn pub just down the road does a lovely Sunday dinner, the best home-made we have ever had. Everyone we met in the local towns etc were all so friendly. Many thanks for a relaxing week.

    Reviewed by RickyFeb 2017

  • "This was one of the best breaks we've had."

    We generally do a 'Hot Tub' break around January/February time of year, and take the dog too, to get in some nice walks but at the same time relax. It was nice to be 'Off Grid'...there was enough selection of DVDs to watch, if that's what you wanted. It was cosy with the log burner and at £5.00 a bag in the honesty box was a nice touch. There was plenty to do places to visit, but If walking is your thing, then you are spoilt for choice. Star gazing in this area was magnificent so many too see as no light pollution. All in all 10/10 for the Cottage and all it's features.

    Reviewed by CarolineJan 2017

  • "This cottage is extremely comfortable and it has so much character."

    It's like taking a step back in time as is the location as in a very small quaint (off-grid) hamlet. The log burner was very welcoming and efficient, the owners thought of everything, the cottage was very well equipped (including a new hair-dryer). The hot tub was very well maintained, clean and spacious. It snowed while we were there, the views from the cottage and the hot tub were beautiful. The owners are very friendly and gave us good tips of the best places to visit, such as the Elan Lakes; I would definitely recommend this as place to visit and there are lots of interesting places on the border and on Glyndwr's Way. There is lots of tourist information and maps for walkers in the cottage too.

    Reviewed by NicolaJan 2017

  • "I have just came back from what can only be described as a truly amazing weekend away, the pictures of the cottage really do not do it justice, James and his family went above and beyond to ensure we have a lovely time, the welcome pack with the local products was fantastic."

    The cottage itself had everything we needed to the point we didn't have to leave. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to escape the rest of the world for a few days.... I can't wait to go back :-) 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by JordanDec 2016

  • "A very well equipped cottage where the owners have gone 'over and above' to make the house special including fresh flowers in every room, even the garden."

    The welcome pack was lovely to come in to (even a ball for the dog) and the owner was there to show us round upon arrival. Everything was spotlessly clean and there was an abundance of clean towels. The surrounding area is stunning and was especially beautiful as the leaves were changing colour. The hot tub was a real bonus after long walks. We would book the property again with no hesitation.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2016

  • "Fabulous cottage in a perfect setting!"


    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2016

  • "Very friendly and welcoming hosts and cottage was a lovely getaway."

    It was a shame we hadn't booked for longer!

    Reviewed by SusannaSep 2016

  • "The cottage was clean,comfortable and in a wonderful position."

    The owners were welcoming and could not have been more helpful,we will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2016

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Preacher's Cottage."

    Lovely welcoming hosts, lots of thoughtful touches for us to enjoy. Wonderful cosy cottage with modern decor and all mod cons/amenities needed. Lovely peaceful location and very friendly neighbours on the nearby farm who gave us lovely fresh eggs. Our son loved visiting farm and even helped to feed the animals and put them to bed. Lots of wonderful Welsh countryside to explore and the icing on the cake had to be relaxing in the hot tub after a long walk. This is by far one of the best UK breaks we have had. This is a little gem!

    Reviewed by KelliAug 2016

  • "So relaxing and tranquil."

    The owners of the cottage were a truly lovely couple who made the place feel so homely.

    Reviewed by BevAug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x adult bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WIFI ,Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed split level lawned garden with patio, furniture and covered hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles
  • Note: Parking area and upper garden accessed via 10 external steps, children to be supervised.

The property

Llanbadarn Fynydd 5 miles.

A cute semi-detached cottage attached to a church, full of character nestled in the little valley hamlet of Llaithddu, situated a short drive from the village of Llanbadarn Fynydd with its popular pub.

The cottage is a perfect place for couples or a small family to relax in peaceful surroundings and explore the fantastic local scenery or simply relax in the luxurious hot tub.

Set over two floors, there is a real feeling of stepping back in time as you enter this quaint cottage which also offers all the mod cons.

Inside, you will find two comfy bedrooms and a family bathroom set over the first floor.

There is a well-equipped, modern, galley style kitchen with intimate dining area and a comfortable sitting room with a large sofa to sink into in front of the woodburning stove after a day spent exploring the fabulous local countryside.

Outside, you can sit on the raised patio and enjoy a BBQ or just while away some time whilst relaxing in the hot tub as the evening draws in and planning your future day’s adventures.

Being surrounded by delightful countryside opens up fabulous walking in the undulating landscape of the Welsh Marches.

The Shropshire Hills AONB is just a 10 mile drive away which offers pretty villages and towns with black and white houses surrounding picture perfect squares.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities such as fabulous walks, a variety of cycle trails, fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities at local reserves or the Elan Valley lakes, including the impressive red kites.

For something a little different, perhaps take a pony trek into the mountains, a round of golf or a more sedate activity such as fishing on the River Wye.

Slightly further afield, to the north you will find the magnificent National Trust’s Powis Castle, 23 miles, a stunning property surrounded by manicured gardens, Italianate gardens and terraces or perhaps pop for an afternoon tea at the picturesque Glansevern Gardens, 18 miles.

A thirty minute drive south will take you to the Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells, a popular base for cyclists or a little further on is Builth Wells, home of the Royal Welsh Showground and its associated events calendar.

A perfect retreat in a quaint hamlet with a superb hot tub to relax in as the sun goes down.

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About the location


  • Llanbister 4 miles
  • Newtown 9 miles
  • Llandrindod Wells 17 miles

The rural village of Llanbadarn Fynydd nestles in the Powys countryside between Newtown and Llandrindod Wells. Llanbadarn Fynydd offers a community shop and a friendly pub, which serves good food, plus the Glyndwr’s Way National Trail passes through the village, as does the River Ithon before it joins the River Wye. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, this area is perfect for walking, cycling and birdwatching with the Radnorshire Hills and Forest and the Offa’s Dyke pathway both within easy reach. The pretty village of Abbeycwmhir is close by and is home to the Cistercian Abbey founded in 1176 and the Happy Union Inn, an old fashioned ale house. Enjoy day trips to the nearby Cambrian Mountains or the spectacular Brecon Beacons, and visit Llandrindod Wells, Rhayader or Builth Wells to find a variety of shops, museums, craft centres, pubs, tea rooms and restaurants. Visit the Red Kite Feeding Station at Rhayader, which offers a fantastic opportunity to see these beautiful birds at close range, take a trip to the peaceful Elan Valley Lakes, the Gilfach Nature Reserve, or test your nerve at the Phil Price Rally School or the Underhill Farm Horse Riding School. A perfect base for a family holiday at anytime of the year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas