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Squires Rest

(Ref. 1025106)

Llanfair Caereinion, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 22 Guests

  • 11 Bedrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "We were there as a 3 generation family group, aged from 9 to 80, with two members having reduced mobility."

    The house, cottage, separate games barn and hot tub all provided ample space for us to enjoy our time together and also find a quiet corner if necessary! We hadn't appreciated that there was a steep slope to walk down to access the property, and several steps inside and out, some inaccessible for those with reduced mobility. Extra handrails might have provided a little more confidence but we managed and it did not detract from our overall enjoyment. The owners were very friendly and dealt swiftly with a couple of minor problems. As the property is very rural, there was no concern about the teens making too m noise and they were delighted with the games room, hot tub and cellar room with TV (we took our XBox). It was nice for the adults to have a TV-free living room to relax in. The house was toasty warm throughout with plenty of hot water. Some items in the kitchen needed a wash before use but that is not uncommon in large self-catering properties. The beds were all immaculately made with unbelievably fluffy pillows and duvets - like sleeping in a big marshmallow! As regards local activities, the teens made use of the gym and swimming pool at the leisure centre in Welshpool, whilst the girls enjoyed the indoor market and looking round the shops. We also visited the excellent Big Rock cafe in Porthmadog, went ice-skating in Deesside, explored waterfalls in the area and generally appreciated the loveliness of being together in Wales.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Apr 2024

  • "Great property, excellent hot tub, great outside bbq area, fabulous games room, great views."

    Only niggle was the oven and hob space, we managed by juggling everything but it wasn't sufficient for 20 people.

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Aug 2023

  • "Cosy and spacious."

    Was perfect for the family. The location was tranquil, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. No traffic or light pollution. The rooms were all clean and airy. The view from the back of the house is just beautiful. Only one slight issue, the basement, although cosy, needed airing, it was a little stuffy there. The hot tub was very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this venue for a family staycation.

    Reviewed by Subby5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at Squires Rest."

    The house was beautiful and meant that our large group of family and friends could all stay together.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "Some private comments left to owner already."

    Lovely cottage with so much potential but needs to be better maintained. Some discrepancies with description and actual facilities. Most beds in main house doubles not king. Kitchen facilities and cooking equipment (oven and aga) need updating, hard to cater for a large group at present. The side cottage had no lock on the front door as the key had gone missing according to owner, so I feel this needs a locksmith to sort as we felt uncomfortable leaving children in an unlocked cottage at night (I appreciate crime rates are low but still that’s my personal thoughts) The grounds and hot tub were great. Beautiful working farm on the doorstep and we did still have a great time, but given the substantial cost of a three night stay, it would be nice if some of this money went back into maintaining the property or if the cost was lowered to reflect current standard.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.1May 2023

  • "Really lovely stay at a massive house surrounded by gorgeous countryside."

    Huge games room with snooker table, darts etc was used almost constantly. Would be useful to have access to the HDMI ports on big TV in games room to plug in gaming consoles/firestick etc. All in all a wonderful place to stay for a weekend

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    Hot tub and games room were great and kitchens were really good. Comfortable and warm. Wifi was spotty, which caused some difficulties with those working remotely during the holiday, but this was sorted with the owner and sykes post our stay. Would recommend, we had a great time!

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Oct 2022

  • "Squires Rest was a beautiful location, fantastic house had everything we need to suit our party of 18 ages from 8-78, the countryside views surrounding this property are breath taking."

    It’s approximately 8-10 minutes from a lovely little town with 2/3 pubs, convenience stores, tennis court, childrens park, river, railway and an handy medical centre to name a few. The kitchen was the heart of the house leading through into a dining room that can serve dinner and play hours of games in. Everywhere was clean and tidy the bed sheets were lovely and the pillows on the beds were probably the best I’ve seen in a holiday house. There are extra bath/ shower towels but also a washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility area. The cottage adjoining the house was a great addition note there isn’t a fridge in the cottage only a double fridge freezer, single tall fridge and a single tall freezer in the main house. It is situated next to a working farm but you don’t notice it. The hot tub is a fantastic addition seats 8 people and the kids loved the Bluetooth music option. The bedrooms are clean and comfortable, however the bed in bedroom 4 does need replacing the bed was incredibly creaky and noisy. The mattress was also uneven and bumpy. Other than this one recommendation the house was lovely we had the most amazing family holiday.

    Reviewed by Amy4.1Aug 2022

  • "First class --- we all thoroughly enjoyed the holiday--- and the area , which was new to all of us."

    Reviewed by Rob4.4May 2022

  • "What an amazing place to stay, the house is really great and spacious with an amazing games room and new patio BBQ, sheltered and hot tub area."

    Spent time here for my 50th with my family and we’ve said we will book again,

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Apr 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our time in your property."

    House had everything we needed and was really well maintained. Can't recommend it highly enough!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was perfect for our weekend away."

    We couldn't have been happier with the house and the facilities provided and the owner was awesome and made our stay flawless.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic weekend!"

    The only issue was the intense smell of gas/oil.

    Reviewed by David4.4Nov 2021

  • "This was genuinely one of the worst holiday homes I have ever stayed in."

    There were issues with cleanliness, the hot tubs were in a disgraceful condition and when we asked for some money back the Owner point blank refused to communicate with us. Do not stay here.

    Reviewed by Thomas1.3Oct 2021

  • "Problems not dealt with by Sykes or the owner"

    Reviewed by John2.2Sep 2021

  • "Great stay."

    Owner was very welcoming. Always a phone call away if we needed help. Can get over how big the property was. Lovely bbq area. The games room was also a place we spend a lot of our time. The only thing that we could say is that the hot tubs took a very long time to heat up with constant fire wood, so we could not enjoy the hot tubs until late evening.

    Reviewed by Lettita4.1Jun 2021

  • "We all had an absolutely fantastic holiday beautiful house would highly recommend, will definitely be returning"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Stayed here as a large family/friends groups with children ranging from under 1 to teenagers."

    Enough space to accommodate everyone. Kids loves games room. Any problems we had the owner was straight over to review. Hot tubs could do with having covers/lids to keep clean and would of been nice to have been filled and started to heat before we got there as they take a while to get to a good temperature. Overall lovely stay for 2 nights.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Aug 2020

  • "Hot tub cleanliness needed attention."

    On a working farm which was fine except the huge pile of cow manure very close to the house which meant a huge number of flies in the kitchen. Very limited pieces of cooking equipment such as oven trays/saucepans and those there were too small considering the size of the house and the number of people being catered for. Outside drain blocked Wifi went down on day 2 and was not fixed throughout our stay

    Reviewed by Tania3.8Aug 2020

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  • The main house is set over four floors
  • First floor: 1 x four-poster king-size, 1 x four-poster king-size with own staircase with en-suite shower, basin and WC, with Jack-and-Jill access connecting to 1 x twin room, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Second-floor: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower and separate basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with oil-fired stove
  • Lower-ground-floor snug
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • External games room
  • Additionally to the main house, the cottage is set over three floors
  • First Floor: 2 x doubles with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor; 1 x double
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • The main house has central heating with woodburning stove and oil-fired stove
  • Range cooker, electric oven and hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer, fridge, 2 x dishwashers, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TVs, WiFi, selection of games, full size snooker table, and dart board
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x highchairs available
  • The additional cottage has central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, small dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV and WiFi
  • Off-road parking for more than 8 cars with open/covered garage spaces
  • Rear lawned garden with patio, seating
  • 8 seater electric hot tub
  • Front patio with seating and outdoor BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 1.2 miles, pub within 1.4 miles
  • Please Note: This property is situated next to a working farm and sits in front of fields with cattle and sheep grazing
  • Please Note: This property cannot accept Friday arrivals

The property

Within the beautiful elevated countryside of Llanfair Caereinion in Wales lies this classic farmhouse property, Squires Rest, hosting eleven bedrooms it is a wonderful retreat for large groups and families, enjoying views out to the beautiful rolling fields with cattle and sheep grazing within this working farm setting.

Enter through the side entrance and into the porch area, kick off your boots opposite to the ground-floor cloakroom, coming straight into the kitchen/diner where you will be immediately drawn to the Range cooker set within the huge inglenook fireplace, a traditional feature contrasting wonderfully with the contemporary fitted kitchen and wide range of appliances.

Find some worktop space and offer a helping hand with the evening meal prep, or simply oversee the activity from the breakfast bar preferably with a glass of wine in hand!

Next door a utility room holds even more appliances to ensure your holiday is a breeze including a washing machine, tumble dryer and an extra dishwasher.

Serve up a celebratory meal within the dining room, even if you’re just celebrating being in each other’s company, with two large dining tables hosting a seat for everyone, tuck into your hearty meal as the woodburning stove roars away.

Over in the sitting room, sit back on the vibrant red corner sofa, a modern twist within this vintage abode, while you gaze out of the huge bay window to the fields beyond, relax with a book or simply gather around to catch up on what’s new.

Tucked away down a hidden staircase you will find the cellar, but unlike any cellar you’ve seen, this is a gorgeous and snug lounge room, complete with a TV mounted on the wall, plenty of seating to nestle in, and radiators to heat it, all atop classic patterned carpet and below exposed timber beams.

When you want some much-needed rest to re-energise for another fun-filled day, choose from one of the eight bedrooms in the main house, with five on the first floor including a four-poster king-size bedroom with its Jack-and-Jill access to the en-suite shower room leading to a twin room, another twin, another four-poster king-size and a king-size with an en-suite shower room, along with a large bathroom on this floor too.

Up on the second floor, there are two king-size rooms, one with an en-suite shower room, and a twin room, along with a shower room with a separate basin and WC.

All of the bedrooms enjoy wonderful and classic décor, with dressing tables, antique furniture and some rooms featuring elegant chaise lounges, this property has been brought back to life in the most authentic way possible.

Choose to relax out on the patio seating on a warm summer afternoon before taking a dip in the large 8 seater electric hot tub, a perfect way to truly relax with your loved ones.

A fantastic feature of this property is the games room, once a farm outbuilding now renovated to be a fully insulated and heated space with spotlights in the ceiling looking down on the full size snooker table, as well as a darts board, boxing bag, plush seating, wall-mounted TV and table for board games.

Within the cottage attached to the main house, you can find a charming and traditional interior, showcasing lovely features like exposed timber frames and beams, and red brick walls creating a rustic character.

A perfect spot for the older generation of the group like grandparents, or a family with little ones, who want somewhere quiet to settle away from the rest.

A woodburning stove sits within the inglenook fireplace keeping you warm on a colder evening as you settle into the leather sofa or one of the armchairs, while dinner cooks in the kitchen area which hosts its own range of appliances, even including a small dishwasher and a utility room.

Head upstairs to the first floor to find two double rooms both of which benefit from an en-suite shower room, while a third and final double room can be found on the second floor within the eaves, opposite a spacious bathroom.

For a great family day out in the area, hop onto the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, originally opened in 1903, this 2 foot 6-inch narrow gauge railway now offers a great tourist attraction offering a different way to see the lush scenery of Wales via the contours of the countryside.

Marvel at another magnificent property, Powis Castle and Garden, a medieval masterpiece rising dramatically above the wonderfully landscaped garden, it offers a fabulous day out full of exploring for any age to enjoy.

Within driving distance of many other attractions including Snowdonia National Park and Shropshire Hills AONB, Garth Llwyd has so much to offer, you and your loved ones will enjoy a wonderful holiday here, creating special memories to last a lifetime.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Welshpool 8 miles.

The town of Llanfair Caereinion is built upon the site of an old Roman fort, in the valley of the River Banwy. It is a thriving town built around The Church of St Mary, with a Post Office, two supermarkets, and a selection of three different pubs. The annual Llanfair Caereinion Carnival is very popular with locals, and proceeds through the town with a full parade of floats and dancing troupes, providing a Rio carnival atmosphere. There is a river walk along the banks of the Banwy leading to an Arboretum, containing over 25 different species of British trees, an ideal place to explore before stepping back in time and jumping on the start of the narrow gauge heritage steam railway that runs 8.5 miles west to Welshpool. Welshpool nestles into the upper reaches of the picturesque Severn Valley near the border between Wales and England. This bustling market town is surrounded by rolling hills and glorious unspoilt countryside. There's a unique blend of shops offering arts & crafts, fashion & leisure, fresh produce, and quality pubs and restaurants, as well as the town centre’s restored cock fighting pit and interesting Heritage Trail. Visit the famous 13th Century Powis Castle, and the renowned Dingle Gardens. Enjoy a cruise in the summer sun along the Montgomery Canal or glorious walks and bike rides along National walking trails and the Offa’s Dyke Pathway.

Please Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £500.
Please Note: This property cannot accept Friday arrivals.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season