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White Walls

Llanbister, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 18800)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "White Walls is in an amazing location and has fantastic facilities in the stables, air hockey, table tennis, hot tub, pool table etc."

    However, it was let down by the basics, e.g. the mattresses were very uncomfortable and gave us back ache, the showers didn’t really work and both had signs saying don’t move the temperature dial as they would go freezing then scalding, the oven burying food at the back and didn’t cook it at the front. The location was amazing, very peaceful and beautiful scenery, very central to get to lots of places of interest within an hour and a half’s drive (we went to the coast, Snowdownia and the Brecons).

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2021

  • "Fantastic location, but the property is in dire need of some tlc, the showers were appalling, only trickled out, place was not clean, I see somebody put about the showers in September 2020 and they have done nothing about it."

    The hot was water was scalding, no warning signs in the kitchen very dangerous. It was expensive and definitely not worth the money, you really need to inspect the properties you are renting out we will be reluctant to use you again. I would definitely not recommend this property.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "White Walls is a lovely property and the only thing that prevented it getting five stars is the need for some TLC and updating."

    Debbie the owner, is lovely and on the end of the phone for any questions. An ideal base for touring around mid Wales and lovely to return to the hot tub and peace and quiet. We would definitely book again in the future.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2021

  • "I have emailed you"

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2021

  • "Cottage is fantastic for a quiet stay away from all internet appliances which does mean you have to talk to one another instead of being glued to phones, be prepared for long walks with lots of hills."

    Views are lovely to wake up to with the wildlife all around us we had everything we needed for our stay a fantastic hot tub and kids loved playing air hockey table tennis and pool. It really was a lovely stay you were provided with washing tablets dish washer tablets tea coffee etc and the cottage was equipped with games and books really was a enjoyable experience and look forward to coming back in future.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2021

  • "We did enjoy our stay but would of been perfect if The many sealed units weren’t blown."

    The Family bathroom shower only trickled out literally. Tried to soak it which made it much better.. Not to impressed with no towels at all. We can understand not supplying hot tub towels with the chemicals. But bathroom towels.. We were left cleaning items, bin bags, dishwasher tablets & washing pods. We brought lots of our own due to the present situation.. Views amazing, saw the kites most days from the garden. Set in the middle of nowhere literally perfect for us all to totally relax. The good experiences definitely out weighed the bad.

    Reviewed by GlendaMay 2021

  • "Great place I would definitely return it would be amazing if there was WiFi ..."

    Great place I would definitely return it would be amazing if there was WiFi included even if it was chargeable as all of our phones had no service but other than that great place

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "Perfect quiet weekend away for my birthday with my partner and our 2 dogs."

    Quiet, secluded and quite frankly beautiful area. We didn't want to come home! The dogs especially loved the garden space to run around in while we relaxed in the hot tub. Definitely will be booking again!

    Reviewed by JessicaNov 2020

  • "Wonderful, peaceful tranquillity with stunning scenery."

    We had a wonderful week and didn't want to leave! Great garden for the dogs and excellent facilities for all the family. We would not hesitate to recommend White Walls and will hopefully visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "We are still awaiting a response from what we have already emailed you"

    Reviewed by SophieSep 2020

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at white walls."

    The cottage is in a lovely location, surrounded by beautiful scenery, and picturesque walks.The cottage is lovely inside, and has everything you need. The hot tub and games rooms are a wonderful bonus, which we all enjoyed, especially the children! Nice garden to sit out and relax and enjoy the stunning views.Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2020

  • "White wall Barn was perfect for what we wanted, Dogs enjoyed the big enclosed garden, hot tub was lovely, was nice to come back to a nice warm place after being out walking all day."

    Really enjoyed it, will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2020

  • "We had a fabulous time with our 10 year old, 12 year old and border collie."

    There were a few minor niggles, such as the interior of the outbuildings being a bit scruffy and under the beds needing a good clean. However, these things did not stop us enjoying ourselves and the positives far outweighed any negatives. The peace and tranquillity was a welcome relief; the wildlife was fabulous, as were the stars. We had lots of fun with table tennis and the hot tub. The owner was very friendly and we definitely hope to return.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2019

  • "Listed was a games room in was a pool table which simply is not fit for purpose."

    The table tennis table was filthy and in one of the bathrooms had no toilet paper on arrival, though all bathrooms were nice and clean. Great selection of board games and books for the winter evenings. The view was amazing,bedding and bedrooms were clean. Kitchen was brilliantly stocked with everything you could need. Lounge was lovely we purchased additional logs for the fire which was beautiful when lit in the evening. Hot tub was outstanding we used it every day of our stay. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would recommend to friends and family but it would make all the difference by addressing the small things I mentioned at the start.

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2019

  • "Love this place, been back three times."

    It’s perfect for a disconnected getaway!

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2019

  • "Bit disappointed on our arrival that we could not use the hot tub as the water was cold."

    We had to wait till the following day when the water was hot.. We struggled to get the hob to work as there are no instructions for any of the appliances.It would be helpful if there were laminated instructions in a folder on how to use the appliances. The games rooms were very dusty and could do with a good clean.It would be a good idea if a payphone was installed in the property for emergencies ,as there is no way to contact anybody because there is no mobile phone signal.

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2019

  • "Beautiful hide away woke to the sound of cows mooing in the field,a good relaxing chilled out holiday ."

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage nicely secluded."

    We had a great 4 days walking with 3 dogs on the farm land of the cottages owner, thank you for permission. We will be back next year.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "The cottage is quite remote, as advertised."

    In terms of facilities for six people, the bedrooms were lovely with good beds for up to 6 adults. The dining table and chairs were great for the four of us but would be a bit of a squeeze for six adults. And we felt a little short on pots, pans and crockery, especially for six. We did some lovely walks but needed to buy a book and drive to them as the most local paths marked on the Ordnance Survey, which we tried, were either poorly marked or completely obstructed. I hope this is useful information. We had a lovely holiday and, because it was remote, we didn't go out any evening but instead enjoyed the hot tub, pool table, cooking, eating and playing board games.

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2018

  • "Update your photos for this cottage as they don’t do it justice!"

    The cottage and grounds you get are amazing! We will be booking again!

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2018

  • "The holiday was everything we expected."

    Peach and quiet. The location was perfect. The facilities was brilliant. The house was perfect too. Would we do recommend it

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2018

  • "There were no logs ,matches ,kindling ,fire lighters or anything for the wood burner it was 8 c outside and the store heater had not been put on so we were very cold ."

    . plus all the windows to the property had been left open . The cottage is remote but non of the neighbours could help us .. there is no mobile signal so we could not contact the owners . Obviously when you first arrive you have no idea where you are we ended up driving for over an hour in all to get logs , an electric heater and refuel our car. The hot tub was very disappointing as the owners put a note saying they had to reduce the amount of jets because of the electric tripping out .. in fact there was only one jet in one corner that was working .. so pointless ! The address given for contacting the owners was "3 miles up the road "?? didn't say which way or which road ?? Luckily the weather improved and the cottage proved perfect for our needs .

    Reviewed by AntoniaMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and location."

    Excellent service. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by TariqApr 2018

  • "The location of this property offers a complete sanctuary from the bustle of everyday life."

    Standing alone with nothing but the sheep and birdsong for company. There is no mobile phone signal and no WiFi which means you actually have to think about entertaining yourself!!!!! The house has everything you need for a comfortable holiday and the hot tub which is great. It would really make sense to give clear instructions about how to turn the bubbles on I’m sure people would not need to press any buttons unnecessarily then!! The local pub the red lion about a half an hour walk away is friendly and does great curries, however the kitchen is well equipped if you want to cater for yourself. The surrounding area offers lots of things to see and do we would highly recommend this property!

    Reviewed by ChristopherMar 2018

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage for our short break."

    We were told that someone would call on the day of our arrival to go through things with us, but we never saw anyone. The way things worked was quite straight forward and common sense anyway, so it was no great loss that no body called. The only thing we had issue with was the operation of the Hot Tub. It took us some time to get it all working on a proper cycle, but once it was, it was very good indeed. The cottage is situated in a beautiful part of Wales and is quite remote from anywhere, giving a very secluded and quiet stay. The nearest shop I found was the garage at Crossgates which is a good few miles away, and further on is the lovely town of Llandrindod Wells, which has all the required facilities and shops. All in all, we enjoyed our stay at White Walls and we are looking forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage really cosy I did not want to come home, I loved that we had no WiFi as it made the experience so much more with natural conversation."

    The only few things I would criticise are the shower and sink in the ensuite shower blew hot and cold scalding at some point so that needs updating and the sink the plug does not lift up so had to scoop water out of bowl. If traveling in the dark on your arrival the sign could be more noticeable as we drive passed it twice, if travelling in day this would not be an issue.

    Reviewed by RachelNov 2017

  • "This was our second visit to White Walls as a family."

    We love this property and it is so suitable for an adult with severe autism.

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2017

  • "Utterly beautiful setting."

    Lovely cottage, we had a wonderful time!

    Reviewed by SianiMar 2017

  • "Amazing facilities , everything you could ask for!"

    Reviewed by BeckyJan 2017

  • "Really lovely cottage in very isolated position, a real escape."

    Great facilities in cottage tho so plenty to do even if snowed in! Cottage nice and warm

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2017

  • "Fantastic loved are stay loved the location cottage was beautiful."

    Dogs loved every minute and the walks and wildlife were fantastic loved seeing the red kite so close. And hot tub was lovely just the relaxing break I we needed.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2016

  • "Perhaps draw attention to the stars on a clear night and the birdlife that is around the property"

    Reviewed by ErnestSep 2016

  • "Our holiday at White Walls was perfect and we will definitely be recommending it to our friends and family."

    We found it so quiet and relaxing and the cottage was beautiful. Only one little downfall which we found, nothing to do with the cottage, was the lack of mobile phone signal there just incase of emergencies. Would like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by GillAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • External sun room
  • External utility
  • Games room with small pool table & table tennis table.
  • Wall-mounted electric heaters with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Further logs available to purchase from the owner at £5 per bag
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage and table tennis in garage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture and hot tub
  • Towels for hot tub not provided
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 7 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Private water supply at this property
  • Note: All dogs must be on a lead whilst outside due to this being a working farm
  • No dogs to be left in the property when guests are out
  • Please note: This property sleeps 5 max including infants.Towels are not provided, please bring your own

The property

Llanbister 1.5 miles.

A delightful, detached 18th century barn conversion standing in a peaceful location on the owner's 600-acre livestock farm, just over a mile from Llanbister village in the scenic Camddwr Valley in Mid Wales.

This light and airy cottage provides quality, open plan accommodation with contemporary fixtures and fittings which all create a welcoming and cosy atmosphere throughout.

Three bedrooms offer flexibility with the sleeping arrangements so that all members of the group can enjoy some peace and quiet.

The patio garden is perfect for enjoying a relaxing drink while the children are playing table tennis.

Guests can retire to the soothing hot tub after a busy day out in the surrounding area.

The cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside perfect for long walks and cycle rides including Glyndwr's Way National Trail, plus the clear skies are ideal for birdwatching during the day and stargazing at night.

All around is an abundance of wildlife with red kites flying overhead.

There are many different birds visiting the garden such as goldfinches, blue tits, housemartins, sparrowhawks and robins with wild geese nesting on the nearby fields.

A short drive away are the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, which provide even the most experienced hikers with a challenge.

Enjoy a ride through breathtaking scenery on the Brecon Mountain Railway, the beautiful lakes of the Elan Valley or the Red Kite Feeding Station at Rhayader.

This cottage is ideal for an all-year-round family break.

Note: This cottage is 1.4 miles from Ref. 22074 and 1 mile from Ref. 29851, both of which are also situated on the farm, and together they sleep 25.

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About the location


Llandrindod Wells 10 miles.

Llanbister is a tiny Welsh village which nestles in the scenic Powys countryside and is ideally located between the market towns of Llandrindod Wells and Newtown, as well as being just a short distance from the English counties of Herefordshire and Shropshire. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, this area is perfect for excellent walking, cycling and birdwatching with the Radnorshire Hills and Forest and the Glyndwr’s Way national walking trail both in easy reach. The pretty village of Abbeycwmhir is 5 miles away 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. 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 or a romantic break in a truly tranquil location.

Towels are not provided, please bring your own.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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