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Pen Y Banc

(Ref. 1118794)

Llanfaredd near Builth Wells, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic views from the house and the cottage itself is beautifully set up."

    Steve was incredibly helpful during our stay as well. I'd happily recommend the cottage to anyone staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Pen-y-Banc is exceptional."

    Spacious, well equipped, with effective heating and showers and a good selection of beds that should suit most parties. This the first cottage I have stayed in for some time in which I have not had to sleep on the floor thanks to my need for a firm and zero-sag mattress: one of the beds met this need. This place also boasts perhaps the finest view I have ever seen from a cottage in forty years of UK self catering holidays. The only point I would flag to newcomers is that the best way to find it is to use the precise map reference given in the key collection email, because the drive is easily missed.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous place and views, couldn't fault our stay and the owner was very accommodating which made us feel at home, we will be back next year for sure."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic property in a great location, the views are marvellous."

    We had a fabulous week and visited many great places, all within an hours drive. It was a pity the weather was not better, too cold to use the hot tub most evenings and to many clouds to appreciate the night sky. The property itself is very well laid out, well appointed and very comfortable. My wife loved the wall colour and took the name of the paint. Will look to come back some time next year. Great food at the seven stars, shame about the parking at the pub. Many thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Aug 2023

  • "Steve was brilliant throughout."

    He was the perfect host! The property was exactly as described and more than met our expectations. Beds were extremely comfortable. Spacious living and dining areas. Outside seating was stunning and the hot tub was gorgeous! The whole family loved our holiday and nobody wanted to leave! THANK YOU

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very nice house with very friendly and accommodating owner Steve."

    We really enjoyed our stay there and would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Estelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "The holiday home has the most incredible view !"

    The home too is so comfortable, spacious and everything is of a very high standard. We had the most amazing week - I can honestly say that it was our best family holiday. We enjoyed star-gazing in the hot tub in the evenings and in the day, we explored the stunning countryside. There is so much to see and do. This property is ideally located to visit the mountains, or to visit the beaches.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Do not hesitate to book Pen-Y-Banc!"

    As well as being set above the most beautiful valley with a stunning view, and it’s own resident Buzzard who visited us daily, it is a fabulous bungalow, with all home comforts (the mattresses in all 4 rooms are the most comfortable!). There is everything you need in the kitchen for self catering, as well as loads of storage and cupboard space, a pantry and utility room, the list goes on. The hot tub is lovely and again enjoys the beautiful view down the valley. Book it!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2023

  • "This place is absolutely amazing!"

    Inside it is spacious and immaculately clean, the photos do not show how well finished and big it is. The views are stunning, and the hosts are very friendly and approachable and they made our stay very enjoyable. We will 100% book this again!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house is beautyful."

    The view is very nice. The whole house is very nicely furnished.

    Reviewed by Gabriele4.7Jun 2023

  • "We have just arrived back from the most incredible stay here."

    The photos do not do this beautiful cottage justice! The property is kept to a very high standard, and the spacious rooms were such a treat. The highlight of the location is by far the hot tub looking out over the gorgeous views. We will definitely be back again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The photos and description of this listing doesn’t do it justice."

    The house is stunning, comfortable, homely, well equipped and the views are incredible. The homeowner Steve was brilliant, making sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely be back, we had the most wonderful weekend away!!

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Apr 2023

  • "The photos don’t do this property justice it is stunning."

    All finished to a high standard and comfortable. Everything in this property is of high quality. We came as a group of 5 and we were spoilt for space. The location is beautiful with fantastic views. We all had a great time and would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely."

    Everything we could of needed, really clean, beautiful interior and lots of space. The hot tub was a bonus and the views were to die for. The weather wasn't great bit the cottage meant that this didn't matter. We would happily come again.

    Reviewed by Sadie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful space with amazing views."

    Home was very clean and spacious with all the basic supplies you need. Owner was very helpful and polite. Even told us not to worry about rushing out on our last day. The weekend was amazing, me and my friends couldn't be more greatful.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic home with amazing views of the River Wye."

    The house was immaculately clean and very well set out. There seemed to be everything we needed for our stay. We will definitely be returning. The owners were lovely and really helpful.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had the most amazing twixmas away at pen y banc was an amazing place to stay very comfortable with amazing views Steve was an amazing host who always went out of his way to make this experience even better would highly recommend a stay at pen y banc best holiday will definitely be coming back in the summer."

    Reviewed by Saima5.0Dec 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with imitation woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 43" TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private driveway with off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed garden with patio, lawn, furniture, and hot tub
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2.2 miles, River Wye 0.2 miles
  • Note: Parts of the garden are sloped and open, unsuitable for dogs, children, and those with limited mobility; the enclosed area is much more suitable
  • Note: No hen and stag dos
  • Note: Hot tub is drained and fully cleaned prior to every booking, so will not be to full temperature for arrival

The property

Builth Wells 2.9 miles.

Resting at an elevated position, overlooking the beautiful landscape of Wye Valley in Llanfaredd near Builth Wells is Pen Y Banc, a wonderful single-storey dwelling.

Enjoying far-reaching countryside views, a private hot tub and enclosed garden, and a mix of contemporary and traditional features, the cottage welcomes eight guests and one well-behaved dog for an escape to Powys.

Benefit from a well-equipped kitchen and utility, where you'll find state-of-the-art appliances to help ease your stay, including a washing machine, dishwasher, and an electric oven, offering the ideal space to prepare meals and keep on top of your laundry.

To dine, travel into the open-plan living/dining room, boasting direct views of the surrounding mountains, where you can gather as a group, and enjoy a film night in on 43" TV.

If you'd prefer to feel at one with nature, dine alfresco in the enclosed garden, also home to a babbling hot tub; the perfect place to soak after a day of adventure.

When sleep calls, head to one of four well-presented bedrooms, including two super-king-size (zip/link) with en-suites, a double, and a twin (zip/link), all serviced by a sleek bathroom.

Grab your walking boots and travel towards Builth Wells for all the essentials, before kickstarting your itinerary, where you can visit the National Cycle Museum, the stunning Llandrindod Lake, and Fronserth Farm Alpacas for an immersive trek.

Nearby the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park), enjoy arriving at an array of hidden gems nestled within the Welsh countryside, where you can stroll around Brecon Canal Basin or hike across Brecon Walkway.

Further popular attractions within the area also include Rhayader Riverside Walk, Garreg Ddu Dam, and E & C Falconry Experiences, all helping you take advantage of your tranquil environment.

Take to the countryside with Pen Y Banc as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Llandrindod Wells 8 miles; Hay-on-Wye 10 miles; Brecon Beacons 22 miles; Elan Valley 22 miles

The market town of Builth Wells (Welsh spelling: Llanfair-ym-Muallt) is located in beautiful, unspoilt countryside and makes an interesting base for a Mid-Wales break. Home to interesting craft stores and many collectors’ fairs, this is also the ideal location for walking, pony trekking and mountain biking. The town offers a challenging 18 hole golf course, a sports centre, and the Wyeside Arts Centre, which includes a cinema as well as many live shows. Across the River Wye lies the Royal Welsh Showground, home to the famous Royal Welsh Show, which brings an explosion of colour to the town every July, along with many other events taking place throughout the year. With the spa town of Llandrindod Wells just 8 miles away, and the beautiful Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park) and spectacular Black Mountains within easy reach, this wonderful location is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts or those just wishing to relax amidst wonderful scenery. Builth Wells is an excellent base offering a gateway into Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas