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Halfen Granary

Llanfyllin near Lake Vyrnwy, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 15200)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great time at Halfen Granary, so comfy & so warm."

    Lovely and quiet and remote, great place to spend quality family time. Owners were lovely and friendly. The only downside was, the road to get to place was very steep and bumpy which was a bit of a nightmare in the dark, when we first got there

    Reviewed by DonnaDec 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing."

    So comfortable and cosy. The hosts couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful but still unobtrusive. The location was absolutely stunning . Simply perfect

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2021

  • "This was our fifth stay at Halfen and we really enjoyed ourselves again."

    The granary makes a good base for visiting the local area and provides the peace and quiet which we enjoyed.

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2021

  • "Cottage is lovely and homely, had everything you would need, fabulous views."

    Owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by NikkiSep 2021

  • "A lovely, clean and comfortable barn conversion on a working sheep farm."

    Stunning views over the Welsh countryside from the windows. The owners were very friendly and nothing was to much trouble. We loved how remote it was and loved the tranquillity. Jac our border collie made full use of the enclosed garden area. The farm yard itself is very clean under foot. We were blessed with great weather whilst we were there and Enjoyed exploring the local area. All in all a lovely, peaceful week away in a lovely barn conversion. Thanks , Jack, Edith and Shirley We will return Kobe.

    Reviewed by KobeSep 2021

  • "Beautiful granary barn."

    Such a comfortable stay, hosts were truly amazing nothing too much trouble.

    Reviewed by CeriAug 2021

  • "Halfen Granary is a lovely place to stay."

    It was fully equipped and immaculately kept. The owners are so welcoming and easy to reach should there be a problem. The surrounding area is beautiful.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2021

  • "Halfen Granary is a lovely holiday property on a working sheep farm."

    The house itself is very comfortable and spacious, has all of the equipment and facilities you could possibly need, and was absolutely spotless when we arrived. There is a small detached garden with stone table and benches, with a stunning view over the valley below. There are nice walks directly from the property along well marked trails (although be careful of some of the paths on the OS maps, as they have clearly not been updated for a very long time!) The host family gave us complete privacy, but are super friendly and helpful, and made us (a couple with four pets) feel very welcome. We greatly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend Halfen.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

  • "This cottage is home from home."

    The owners have thought of everything. Underfloor heating was lovely. Location was brilliant for us to escape and enjoy some downtime. Little garden is separate to the cottage but only a stones throw away. Great to sit in while pets mooch and children play. Benches and barbecue in the garden to have your own outdoor dining. Location is quite a car ride from main shops, so would advise to take breakfast and food supplies with you if you plan to do your own cooking. Pubs to eat are a car journey away. Cupboard in kitchen is stocked with basics - salt, pepper, gravy granules, oil, stock cubes - all for use. You just need to take your main ingredients. Pots, pans, crockery, baking utensils all provided. The owners and caretaker are very welcoming and accommodating, nothing is too much trouble. Great base if you are a walker with plenty of information provided with suggested walking routes. You have to stay here to appreciate what is offered. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and welcoming and excellently equipped."

    The big surprises were the underfloor heating and the spa bath. Although we were were there in October and it was a bit chilly outside the cottage was lovely and warm. The views are spectacular. Will probably go again for another visit.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "This was our 4th stay at Halfen Granary and we would like to thank Edith, Jack & Shirley for making us feel so welcome."

    The cottage provided us with a very comfortable stay and a good base for sightseeing in the local area. We couldn't have asked for more and will no doubt return again in the future.

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2020

  • "My third visit to halfen granary and i`m sure I will visit many more times the cottage is wonderful and has everything you could possibly need the views are breath taking it`s a great place to explore Mid Wales from and the fact you are on a working sheep farm enhances the experience."

    The owners Edith Jack & Shirley are wonderful hosts always on hand if you need them friendly and helpful they are great people I can highly recommend Halfen Granery It`s the best place we have ever stayed in the uk.

    Reviewed by RoySep 2020

  • "If you're looking for a quiet and very comfortable place amidst the rolling hills of mid-Wales, do book the Halfen Granary -- you won't be disappointed."

    We (two adults and two children) had a lovely stay here, just after lockdown ended and holiday cottages like this reopened. The lodge itself is nicely appointed, with a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable furniture, etc. But the real pleasure is the setting: near enough to villages that getting groceries isn't too annoying, but far from any major roads or towns, situated in beautiful farmland. Each evening, we would sit on the balcony attached to the master bedroom and look out over the hills and pastures; at night, there was no road noise at all, just the bleating of sheep and an occasional cow. The sky was pitch-dark. Our kids also loved running around in the enclosed garden (which adjoins the fields). The hosts were very pleasant and accomodating, and have adapted well to the "new normal" -- e.g., although they had removed all the loose-paper handouts (maps, tourist brochures, etc) that would have been there before, they had laminated a selection of these and cleaned them prior to our arrival. Similarly, though they had removed many of the books and games that would have been in the house before Covid-19, they gave us a complete list of what was available on request (and had a smaller, rotating selection of books, movies, etc stocked for us). During the days, we typically lounged around the house in the morning and did little excursions -- Powis castle, the Llanfair Caereninion railway, etc -- in the afternoon. Overall, we had a fantastic time and would return in an instant.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2020

  • "If you want peace and quiet this is the place for you."

    The house is very well equipped everything you could need in the kitchen including a slow cooker. The beds were comfortable and having an upstairs loo as well as a bathroom downstairs was very useful. The views from the garden are spectacular. A really good selection of dvds which were changed between rentals due to covid. Unfortunately due to covid leaflets have been removed, so do some research before you go. Also be aware if coming from welshpool that the road is very narrow and steep.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at the Granary."

    It is set is such wonderful countryside, with some amazing views from the private garden area. The facilities inside were excellent, my daughter loved the whirlpool bath! Very comfortable sitting room with plenty of room for us all, we were a party of 6 with 2 border terriers. The dogs were so welcome to which was really nice. Lots of bowls and towels for them. Would definitely go back for another break without a doubt. Highly recommend for anyone looking to escape for a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2020

  • "A most relaxing holiday with very helpful, friendly and welcoming hosts, the Granary cottage is set in a beautiful area and it contains everything that you could ever need to enjoy your holiday, very comfortable and pet friendly, and lots of family board games too."

    Plenty of local and area information, and on arrival, there was tea coffee sugar and milk and choccy biscuits very kindly supplied for us, very much appreciated!

    Reviewed by JanetFeb 2020

  • "We were looking for a place to stay that was off the beaten track and somewhere beautiful."

    This ticked all the boxes. Couldn't be anymore thankful to the hosts!!

    Reviewed by DwynwenFeb 2020

  • "We were here for a wedding over the weekend ."

    The owners were helpful and the property was gorgeous . We wish we had booked longer but we will be back

    Reviewed by HazelSep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage extremely well equipped and welcoming."

    Fabulous views over surrounding countryside. Peaceful location. Car essential as nearest shops,pub,restaurants too far away to walk to, along narrow lanes with high hedges.

    Reviewed by John StanleyAug 2019

  • "Cottage was described well and photos were great."

    The cottage was isolated but was ideal for what we wanted it for. The owners & housekeeper Shirley were extremely helpful

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2019

  • "Halfen Granary is set on a working sheep farm and in a remote part of beautiful countryside."

    The peaceful and tranquil setting of this holiday cottage was perfect for a really relaxing break. After a long journey it was great to find milk and biscuits provided along with plenty of supplies of tea and coffee. The cottage was really well equipped with a everything needed for a self catering stay, everything the doggies could need had been thought of. There was loads of local information provided, from things to do to maps of local walks. The owners were lovely and on hand to ensure we had all we needed to enjoy our stay. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2019

  • "A superb well laid out property, excellent facilities and very helpful owners."

    Magnificent views from the cottage and garden. Peacefully situated yet still close to places to visit.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2019

  • "The owners were so lovely and friendly, the cottage was so clean and calm and quiet."

    Really relaxing week away. Couldn't fault it at all.

    Reviewed by KimberleyFeb 2019

  • "Halfen Granary was one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    It was very well equipped and the welcome from the owners surpassed our expectations. The views from the front of the cottage were extensive and spectacular. We will definately visit this property again

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "Jack and Edith were very helpful hosts, nothing was too much trouble, we felt at home the minute we arrived, Shirley was very helpful and knowledgeable of the area excellent cottage home from home the best equipped holiday cottage ever, a little gem in a perfect setting peace and tranquillity."

    magic can't wait to return. lots and lots of places to visit within a reasonable distance thank you Jack and Edith.

    Reviewed by VSep 2018

  • "The access road to the granary is really steep in places."

    we drove most of it in first gear some sort of advisory would be helpful.Also the garden is not attached to the cottage the cottage is extremely well equipped and one of the best one we have stayed in.The views are wonderful.The hosts were very welcoming and a mine of local knowledge

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2018

  • "The friendliest and most thoughtful welcome with milk, tea, coffee and even biscuits provided."

    A very hardworking farmer who was still more than happy to take time to explain the workings of his sheep farm. Genuine animal lovers who really do WELCOME all pets (not always easy to find with 3 dogs including a springer spaniel). A secure, enclosed garden with stunning views to relax in safely with our dogs. A balcony with beautiful views. A superbly equipped kitchen and the cottage finished generally to a very high and standard. The neatest and cleanest farmyard decorated with flowers. On a clear night the stars in the sky are literally beyond compare. Halfen Granary really is a little slice of heaven! From a very relaxed Galvin family :)

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2018

  • "Internetspeed is low due to the distance to the living world."

    Everything else was superb. We had a wonderfull time.

    Reviewed by J MJul 2018

  • "Amazing more than we ever imagined, Hilary and the owners were great."

    Can’t wait to return, 10/10 . If you want a relaxing break away from it all come here. The Hughes Family.

    Reviewed by LeeJun 2018

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Halfen and we will be going again the cottage has everything you could need located in a peacefull location with a view to die for the owners are very friendly and very helpfull they can`t do enough for you if you fancy a quiet peacefull holiday on a working sheep farm this is for you the owner has worked this farm all his life so if you want to know anything about the area he can tell you all in all a great place to stay."

    Reviewed by RoyMay 2018

  • "The cottage and surrounding areas were beautiful."

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2017

  • "We wanted for nothing I always pack things we might need but everything was ..."

    We wanted for nothing I always pack things we might need but everything was there I was concerned because I was taking my elderly mother it might not be warm enough as the booking was late November not a problem we were greeted with a lovely welcome given milk and biscuits tea coffee even a few dishwasher tablets etc even matches and fire lighters ,everything was explained with books on local attractions eating places etc we will definitely return Thankyou to Shirley for her help

    Reviewed by GaryNov 2017

  • "Very nice cottage in a pretty and remote location."

    Good facilities and comfortable accommodation.

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2017

  • "This is a very good place to go if you want to unwind and relax."

    The cottage was very pleasant and the owners approachable and friendly. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2017

  • "Our second stay at Halfen Granary in three years and just as perfect as our previous stay."

    New Year away from it all, well equipped cosy cottage, wood burner, whirlpool bath, four-poster bed, perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2016

  • "Beautiful place, it is in the middle of nowhere which is exactly where I wanted to be!"

    Everything we could of wished for, really lucky to have good weather, wonderful views and wow the stars at night (as there's no artificial lighting) were amazing on their own. The cottage was lovely and clean very traditional decoration and everything good quality. The Jacuzzi bath was to die for. Everything you could possibly want/need is there already there, loads of books, dvd's and games if the weather wasn't so good. Kids enjoyed being away from all the technology, there is wifi but not the same as at home (it's a blessing). Some quality family time and the dog enjoyed it too! Lovely helpful people who are more than happy to help answer any queries.

    Reviewed by CeliaAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin which can by prior arrangement be linked to provided king size double, a Ground floor bathroom with whirlpool bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner
  • Electric underfloor heating with solar panel to heat water and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave,slow-cooker, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and supply of logs for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and plentiful supply of towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair, sundry baby items and two stairgates
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage suitable for motorcycles and bicycles
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Well behaved pets welcome – dogs, cats, budgies – all have enjoyed a holiday at The Granary
  • Pet bowls and towels provided
  • Sorry, no smoking indoors but there is a sheltered ‘smokers corner’ in an adjacent open fronted outbuilding
  • Shops 7 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: Due to the property being on a sheep farm please keep dogs on the lead
  • Note: Stables, paddocks and bridal paths are available if guests wish to bring a horse, please arrange this with the owner
  • Note: The owner runs a taxi service and guests can use the service to local pubs/restaurants
  • Note: Due to the rural location of the property, mobile reception can be limited and WiFi speed/bandwith is limited, but adequate for emails, online shopping

The property

Llanfyllin 7 miles.

A detached, stone-built barn conversion, situated next to the owners' home on a 60-acre, working sheep farm.

It is set in a lovely rural location on the slopes of the beautiful Vyrnwy Valley, 2.2 miles from the village of Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa and close to the 6,000-acre Dyfnant Forest.

This Llanfyllin holiday cottage provides comfortable, traditional accommodation; ideal for families or couples who wish to be in a beautiful countryside location, perfect for walking, cycling and birdwatching and just eight miles from the renowned beauty spot of Lake Vyrnwy.

Overlooking the scenic Vyrnwy Valley and surrounded by rolling countryside and forestry, this Llanfyllin cottage has a cosy sitting room with a dining area and a woodburner; perfect for curling up in front of with a good book or for warming up after a bracing walk in this beautiful area.

For even more relaxation, the whirlpool bath is wonderful for unwinding in after a fun-filled day out exploring the area.

The enclosed, lawned garden at this Llanfyllin cottage is ideal for dining alfresco and taking in the lovely views over the Vyrnwy Valley.

Enjoy excellent walking, cycling, horse riding and birdwatching in the surrounding countryside, including in the Dyfnant Forest, with its slopes leading down to the magnificent Lake Vyrnwy.

This beautiful and popular retreat is a National Nature Reserve, SSSI and RSPB reserve and the views will help provide wonderful holiday memories.

This attractive Llanfyllin cottage is perfect for an all year round holiday in a lovely rural location, ideal for outdoor pursuits and touring into Mid Wales and The Snowdonia National Park.

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About the location


Lake Vyrnwy 12 miles; Welshpool 14 miles.

The charming town of Llanfyllin nestles deep in the scenic Cain Valley, surrounded by rolling hills and the Berwyn Mountains and has a good selection of shops where you can buy all of your essentials. An area of outstanding beauty, with considerable architectural variety, it is home to “Y Dolydd”, an early 19th Century workhouse, once featured on the BBC Restoration Programme. Enjoy fantastic walking and cycling opportunities around the hills of Llangynog and through the Berwyn Mountains. Spectacular Lake Vyrnwy with its impressive mountainous backdrop of contrasting colours, and fascinating nature reserve, is within easy reach and the bustling market town of Welshpool, with an array of shops, arts and crafts centres and quality pubs and restaurants, is only 14 miles away. Visit magnificent Powys Castle with its celebrated gardens, and explore breathtaking Llanrhaeadr Waterfall, with its 240' drop, surrounded by bewitching woods and sheer cliffs, both within easy reach. A wonderful location for exploring beautiful Mid Wales and the Shropshire Borders.

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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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