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Black Mountain View

Llanafan Fawr near Builth Wells, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 924207)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Black mountain view is a lovely property in an outstanding area."

    We were given a warm welcome on arrival and the very friendly owners were on hand with helpful information. The property was very clean, comfortable and warm, with fantastic views from the private balcony. Great walking in the area, from the door and also without travelling far in the car. We would definitely recommend this 5 star cottage, it was a pleasure to stay there.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

  • "Beautiful, quality conversion, very comfortable property."

    Great location, lovely hosts - including the 4 legged ones, (especially Patch)! Couldn't have made us more welcome. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Black Mountain View."

    The holiday cottage is wonderful with spectacular views from the living room and bedroom. On our first morning we opened our bedroom curtains to see red kite flying past our window! It's very comfortable with great facilities, a well appointed kitchen, comforting log burner, great bathroom, beautifully decorated bedroom, lots of space to hang up coats and store walking boots at the front door and the benefit of a shared utility next door with a very useful washing machine (great if you love outdoor activities to wash muddy clothes afterwards), tumble dryer and large freezer (no need to do any top up shopping during the week). There is great walking in the area and we very much enjoyed our visits to the spectacular Elan Valley, the Red Kite Feeding Centre, beautiful Llyn Brianne and running around the trail in the Irfon forest. Rob & Liz are fantastic hosts and lovely people, who have created a perfect holiday cottage. They made us feel so welcome and gave us so much information about the local area which really added to our holiday. We look forward to returning to stay at Black Mountain View again soon.

    Reviewed by JudithFeb 2022

  • "A lovely property and surroundings made our stay perfect, would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by YvonneJan 2022

  • "Beautiful place, peaceful lovely setting, friendly owners, great place to stay"

    Reviewed by JaimeDec 2021

  • "Fantastic (long) weekend trip in an excellent cottage - very clean, very complete and with a lovely fire place."

    We would love to come back.

    Reviewed by PieterDec 2021

  • "What a fantastic, beautiful place to stay!"

    We had an amazing, peaceful break from our hectic lives. Rob was so nice and welcoming upon arrival and very easy to talk to. Everything has been thought of by these wonderful people making it a comfortable stay. We will definitely be going back! Thanks, Rob and Kariba

    Reviewed by RobNov 2021

  • "Our first visit to Black Mountain View Cottage and it certainly won’t be our last."

    This beautifully appointed cottage is in a stunning location, with lovely hosts Rob and Liz who were so welcoming, as were there three well behaved dogs too. The property was immaculately clean and very well equipped meeting our every need, we couldn’t ask for more. The cottage is set in an idyllic rural location but still in driving distance to local amenities should you require them. The view from the veranda was stunning, where we watched the morning sunrise, the early morning mist and the starry night in the dark skies, we even had the pleasure on our final morning of a visit from a red kite displaying over the field. Thank you Rob and Liz for a fantastic five days and we will see you again soon.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2021

  • "Our second visit here and it lived up to our memory of the stay."

    Comfort would have had a 4 but we think very soon the mattress could do with a replacement. other than that brillant stay.

    Reviewed by CliveOct 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Beautifull views.tha actual cottage had everything you needed.the owners were Really friendly made us feel welcome.easy to find. Had a great time..would stay again beautiful.thanks

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2021

  • "The "pace" of the holiday was ideal - truly relaxing"

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage with amazing views from the lounge & bedroom."

    The owners were very friendly & helpful & the cottage had everything we needed. One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "A lovely property nestling in hills valleys in wonderful mid-Wales."

    Highly attractive interior, with lots of space for relaxing on sofas watching sky and fields in their variations. Attractive courtyard with many of colourful hanging baskets giving straightaway a strong sense of care and attention. Great location for walking from the door, and exploring almost deserted pathways and routes with spectacular views. Owners were warmly welcoming. Will certainly hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "The view is spectacular."

    It makes you just kick back and relax immediately. Fab place and lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2021

  • "Wonderful owners, the views are outstanding, this our second stay and we will be back."

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "A fabulous cottage in a wonderful location."

    Rob and Liz are perfect hosts who work hard to ensure the cottage is spotlessly clean and has everything you need. A perfect place to relax, unwind and recharge the batteries. The view and balcony are amazing, we loved watching the sheep, cows and birds. The cottage is a great base for exploring Powys and the west coast of Wales. Would highly recommend a visit to the Elan Valley, Aberdyfi and dolphin watching in New Quay.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "This place is amazing ❤️ Rob and Liz couldn’t of made us feel more welcome ..."

    This place is amazing ❤️ Rob and Liz couldn’t of made us feel more welcome , ANYTHING we wanted or needed they were there , I can’t get over the outstanding views ❤️ Would definitely go back ❤️

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely well finished and very comfortable with excellent facilities and a beautiful view."

    The balcony was definitely a bonus for the nice evenings. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly and we appreciated the welcome gifts. We would certainly recommend this cottage and would be more than happy to return at a later date.

    Reviewed by LlinosMay 2021

  • "Would highly recommend Black Mountain view, the owners were friendly and welcoming and very helpful wine and cake at arrival was much appreciated."

    ..this place is stunning the uninterrupted views are breathtaking the cottage is cosy and of a high standard...beautiful pond with summer house to enjoy as well as the resident pigs,donkey,horses,ducks and of course the owners dogs who were friendly...loved every minute of our stay even when weather was bad it didn't spoil anything sat with the log fire on watching the view...this place has been one of our favourite places to come to would highly recommend would love to return here again.

    Reviewed by ClareMay 2021

  • "Fantastic property in a very quiet and peaceful location."

    Amazing views and the owners were extremely friendly.

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and the hosts were around if needed ."

    Had two days around the elan valley walks

    Reviewed by DianeNov 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week at Black Mountain View."

    The owners had thought of everything, a really well built, decorated and thought out property, which centred on the stunning view. This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Rob and Liz were great hosts and gave us ideas for days out. The surrounding area is beautiful and we will return.

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2020

  • "Only that we received the usual personal service from yourselves and the owners of the cottage (this is our third visit to this cottage)."

    Ideal away-from-it-all accomodation with great scenery and local walks.

    Reviewed by RosemaryOct 2020

  • "This was our first holiday after shielding and we felt safe in our surroundings."

    The cottage was extremely comfortable and had a view to die for. Rob and Liz were friendly and helpful. We maybe returning in the future. We will certainly be recommending Black Mountain View to our friends.

    Reviewed by ShelaghAug 2020

  • "Honestly the best cottage that we have stayed in!"

    Travelled over 4 hours (east London) and was absolutely worth it! The view is spectacular and the interior actually makes you not want to leave! We had some sunny weather and some misty rainy weather and both were a beautiful sight sitting on the balcony or indoors on the sofa watching out through the doors. Rob and liz were amazing.. I wanted to take their dogs with me too! Can not wait to go back! Thanks

    Reviewed by AnisaJul 2020

  • "A brilliant well appointed cottage, in an excellent location with lovely views and toasty warm."

    Very tranquil.

    Reviewed by RupertFeb 2020

  • "The views are amazing, the cabin is complete luxury with all you need to relax, ..."

    The views are amazing, the cabin is complete luxury with all you need to relax, would love to stay during the summer months to make the most of the amazing location but was lovely and cosy having a log burner to relax in front of

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2019

  • "The whole experience from beginning to end was exceptional."

    Thank You! The accommodation was stunning inside and the views and location were breathtaking. We had a wonderful week and would definitely like to go back again next year. Excellent!

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage set in a really stunning part of the country."

    Cottage was imaculate and everything we could have wanted, beautiful views from the terrace, and great walks from the doorstep. The hosts are very friendly and offer a warm welcome. We will without doubt be looking to book again in the near future

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2019

  • "A lovely place to stay, fabulous views, great area, and everything we needed for a great relax."

    Reviewed by JennyNov 2019

  • "Superb rental with fantastic views and brilliant hosts would strongly recommend this property,"

    Reviewed by MandySep 2019

  • "The views. The peace."

    The solitude.

    Reviewed by NickSep 2019

  • "I can't recommend this cottage highly enough, it is in a truly beautiful setting and there is plenty to do nearby."

    The views from the balcony are breathtaking. The holiday cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break and the hosts are super friendly and welcoming. One of the very best holiday cottages I have stayed in.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "Our stay at Black mountain view was excellent with great hosts."

    The views from the balcony were amazing and the property was of high standard. A short walk down to the summer house was another place to relax in well presented garden. Very peaceful place to chill out . A short drive you could visit the Kite feeding centre and then on to the Elan valley . Lovely drive along the mountain road. Would certainly stay again . 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by PhilAug 2019

  • "A lovely airy cottage with great views."

    Everything supplied for a good holiday. Clean & comfortable.

    Reviewed by LindsayJun 2019

  • "This cottage was excellent."

    Location was stunning.Fantastic views .Owners Rob & Liz were lovely people.Very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this venue. If we visit Wales again we will definitely be going back. You won’t find a better place,so peaceful and serene.Absolutely great

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2019

  • "This was our second visit to the cottages."

    Black Mountain View was even more comfortable than Cwm Deuw was. The views are amazing over the Black Mountains and to see the Red Kites wheeling on the breeze is truly a sight to behold. Rob and Liz were as welcoming and friendly as ever. The walking around the Elan Valley and Gilfach nature reserve is really restful. It was nice to return to the cottage and just relax with a good book and a glass or two of something nice. If you don't like noisy busy places, hustle and bustle and the nightclub scene then this is definitely the place to choose, where you can hear yourself think whilst recharging the batteries.

    Reviewed by Alison KaraMay 2019

  • "Black Mountain view was everything we had hoped for."

    The owners, Rob and Liz, were very welcoming. The view from the cottage was beautiful. We felt very relaxed from the moment we arrived and would definitely go there again. It was the perfect base for touring mid Wales.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2019

  • "This was my second time here, nothing was too much trouble for Mr & Mrs Forkings who were so welcoming it now feels like a second home."

    I will be visiting again soon. Many thanks to you both.

    Reviewed by LorraineApr 2019

  • "Excellent location the cottage is 5star we will be back"

    Reviewed by ShelleyMar 2019

  • "Just arrived home from a few days at Black Mountain View,Llanafan Fawr, Mid Wales."

    We have had a absolutely fantastic time, the views are breathtaking, the accommodation is excellent and the owners are very friendly and welcoming, we wish our stay was longer, so will be definitely returning again in the future.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2018

  • "Absolutely fabulous place to stay, would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by ChristoneOct 2018

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Plenty of literature in cottage with things to do & places to visit. Really warm welcome from owners who explained everything about cottage. Will definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2018

  • "The choice of accommodation is great and the booking system is easy to use."

    The accommodation we booked was fantastic, a great location and the owners were so welcoming.

    Reviewed by AnnetteSep 2018

  • "A gem of a holiday retreat, clean, quiet and a spectacular location to boot."

    We will definitely be returning. A credit to the amiable owners.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

  • "What a fantastic holiday home - a beautiful cottage with exceptional facilities."

    The pictures on line do not do black mountain view justice, the spacious balcony with incredible views take your breath away. The welcome from the owners Was great, we really enjoyed picking Rob’s brains about the best places to visit Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2018

  • "Welcoming hosts everything was as described."

    Lovely location and amazing views.

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2018

  • "Wonderful facilities with stunning views, very nice owners, would recommend this cottage to anyone."

    Reviewed by TeresaMay 2018

  • "Stunning views and peaceful setting."

    Owners extended a warm welcome and were very helpful.

    Reviewed by WilliamMar 2018

  • "Spectacular views, cosy with the log burner and peaceful."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. Totally exceeded expectations and would love to visit again! Would definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by CharlotteDec 2017

  • "Stunning location."

    The owners, especially the dogs, were extremely welcoming. Well resourced cottage, clean and comfortable. The balcony made it the perfect property.

    Reviewed by KateApr 2017

  • "The black mountain View cottage was a great location with amazing views across the black Mountain."

    The cottage was clean and tidy and done to a very high standard. I would recommend this to any body who wants a get away. Lots of places to visit and great walking.

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2017

  • "The holiday was great."

    Lovely location and we received a very friendly welcome from the owners.

    Reviewed by MylesFeb 2017

  • "This cottage is amazing so well equipped and modern, great views and Rob and liz are the loveliest people u can imagine."

    Reviewed by DanDec 2016

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely setting."

    Finished to the highest standards and spotless throughout. The views were breathtaking and it was a real joy to sit on the balcony and watch the farmer round up his sheep whilst the Red Tailed Kites flew overhead. The log burner was ultra efficient and we had to open the door on a couple of occasions before we cooked! The kitchen was well stocked and the only thing we needed through the week was a Tupperware dish, so take your own if picnics are planned! We could not get any WIFI, although the phones would connect to something it would not let us access the Internet. Rob was a fantastic host and full of useful information. On his advice we visited some lovely places and as walkers had chance to enjoy the local area. Aberystwyth seaside and Hay on Wye were an hour away, Brecon was 45 mins. Value for money and would stay again.

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2016

  • "Location was stunning."

    The owners were very welcoming and friendly without being intrusive. The cottage was set up well with pretty much what you would need in the kitchen, from previous experience I always take a few familiar items of my own. We found the bed a bit firm but that was probably just a personal preference . On the whole it was peaceful, quite comfortable and a good base to access the areas that we wanted to visit. I would certainly use it again and recommend it to others wanting a quiet retreat

    Reviewed by LeslieOct 2016

  • "Fantastic location well kept property and very relaxing."

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2016

  • "Great accommodation."

    Very friendly and knowledgeable owners. Peaceful area. Have already rebooked for next year.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Shared utility.
  • Oil-filled electric heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer in utility, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WIFI
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Veranda with furniture plus shared use of garden with summerhouse, ornamental pond, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Due to the pond, this property accepts adults and babes-in-arms only

The property

This luxurious barn conversion, purpose built and beautifully furnished and decorated by the owners, is set just a mile from Llanafan Fawr, in one of the most romantic locations overlooking breathtaking countryside views as far as the Black Mountains.

As well as from the living area, the exquisite bedroom offers these views so you can watch the sun rise while enjoying a morning coffee in bed.

Snuggling up together in front of the woodburner on cooler evenings or venture through the patio doors to enjoy warm sunny days on the veranda; you can enjoy this cottage whatever the weather.

Discover unspoilt countryside by foot, on cycles or in the car with stunning mountains, beautiful lakes and small, friendly villages.

Returning to your superb holiday cottage to plan your next day out is a real pleasure.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 2186, together they sleep 4.

Cwm Derw Holiday Cottages

Llanafan Fawr 1 mile. Two charmingly individual cottages on the owners’ 14-acre smallholding in stunning countryside where peace is only disturbed with bleating lambs and wild birdsong. Both properties are beautifully and uniquely presented and ideal for a romantic break away. Both cottages are character properties with warming woodburners, spacious open plan living rooms and private outside seating areas plus shared gardens with a summerhouse, ornamental pond, seating and barbecue; perfect holiday properties to discover this superbly beautiful countryside. Walks, bike rides or drives take you through wondrous valleys with idyllic places to enjoy a picnic or pop into local villages for lunch, afternoon tea or an evening meal. From warm summer days to cooler months, these properties give you the chance to see the ever changing colours of the countryside.

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About the location


Builth Wells 7 miles.

The tiny, rural village of Llanafan Fawr is peacefully situated amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside and boasts an old church and Powys' oldest pub, The Red Lion, which serves fine, traditional fare. Sheltered by the slopes of the Llanafan Valley and close to the wonderful Wye Valley, the surrounding area is renowned for its walking and mountain biking opportunities, while fishing and birdwatching enthusiasts are well catered for with the Wye and Irfon Rivers close by. The picturesque market town of Builth Wells provides a variety of interesting crafts stores and hosts many collectors' fairs, while the annual Royal Welsh Show brings an explosion of colour to the town every July. With the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and the spectacular Black Mountains within easy reach, this wonderful location is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts or those just wishing to relax amidst wonderful scenery.

Note: Property accepts adults and babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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