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Llanfyllin near Lake Vyrnwy, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "It didn’t feel private as the owners came into the house a number of times during our stay which made us feel uncomfortable."

    The house however was wonderful and clean.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are always there to welcome our guests when they arrive and most people find that helpful. We only know of one occasion when we visited and you allowed us in after we knocked on the door. On the last day, the cleaning team did come in at the 10 o'clock leaving time as you had not yet left. We had a tight schedule before the next visitors arrived. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Buddug4.4May 2024

  • "An absolutely five star holiday accommodation run by friendly and helpful owners."

    Really can’t say more about this comfortable and well maintained property - highly recommended for any family wanting to visit mid Wales and Lake Vyrnwy area.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very spacious, well equipped and comfortable cottage with friendly hosts on hand."

    We were six adults with four babies and fitted in fine. What a beautiful area, we loved Lake Vyrnwy. Cooking on the woodburning stove was fine as the weather wasn't great - maybe not so good in hot weather. I would recommend an induction plate as a back up rather than the solid electric rings though, as these are difficult to control and must use lots of electricity. Also, the lack of a kitchen waste bin meant we had to use a carrier bag on the back door handle! Small things which didn't detract from a lovely week with the family.

    Thank you for your comments – they are very welcome. When preparing the cottage for new visitors we aim to ensure that everything is to the highest standards of cleanliness and that every item of equipment is working correctly and as described in the information. We would have welcomed any comments where you thought we might have fallen short. We provide a waste bin just outside the back door which others visitors have found to be quite adequate. We acknowledge that this might have been a challenge with a very large group with so many youngsters. We tried hard to help you as much as we could during the week. Maybe that was not enough. When the barn as converted into a holiday cottage in 2012, we strove to make it as eco-friendly as possible with the technologies available at the time. Installing the wood-burning range using fuel we have grown on our own land was part of that package. We did provide a microwave cooker with its own grill and an electric hob for those occasions when it was not convenient to light the range. We did not feel it appropriate to install a further hob. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Jul 2023

  • "A very relaxing and peaceful holiday."

    Keith and Decia were very helpful particularly providing aids for my wife’s limited mobility. It was great watching the birds, including woodpeckers, at the regularly topped up bird feeder. Enjoyed using the log fired Esse cooker although it did offer a few challenges. In the cooler months and given proper control of it I imagine it would be an interesting experience. It has to said however that we do ‘self cater’, cooking most of our meals at the cottage. On that note for future visitors - the local butcher provides really good local produce and roasts on the Esse are delicious. Thank you Keith and Decia for a very relaxing holiday - just what we needed.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "OMG, the best cottage we've stayed in by far."

    The owners (Keith and Decia) really make you feel welcome and make sure everything is perfect. The wood stove in the kitchen is amazing.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Mar 2023

  • "Perfect holiday for us."

    Well done Sykes. Well done Decia and Keith.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Cilfach."

    It's an amazing barn conversion with all the mod cons & home comforts you'd ever need. There were only three of us including a 1 year old, but I'd happily stay here with 6 people as a there is so much space. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and friendly owners."

    Great to have 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. We did find that having an aga in the kitchen was impractical for a weeks stay especially as we've never used one before, we would have preferred a standard oven. We were unable to keep our windows open at night in the front bedroom, due to the amount of noise coming up the valley from the town, barking dogs, reversing lorries etc. which meant we had to choose between either a hot room or a noisy one - either way we did not sleep well in this cottage. Family members in the other 2 bedrooms were fine, as they are situated at the back of the cottage.

    Thank you for your comments. When we designed the cottage, we chose to make it as eco-friendly as possible with solar hot water, solar electric generation and wood-based central heating and cooking using logs from our own wood. Having a modern, wood-burning range in the kitchen may be a novelty, but we are always on hand to show visitors how to use it. The cottage is situated in a very quiet area where unusual sounds are accentuated. The incident with the dog was unfortunate and has been resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2022

  • "We would highly recommend this cottage, well appointed and equipped with plenty of space and in a beautiful setting."

    The downstairs bedroom and bathroom were particularly useful for our needs. The hosts were most welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous week ,and a great welcome from a lovely couple ,we were given plenty of information about the surrounding area , A lovely high street was 5 minutes walk ,with shops ,pub,coffee house ,a great butchers ,,plus a great fish and chip shop ,everything you could need was provided in the property ,couldn't be better ."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2022

  • "This cottage is very nice,quiet,comfortable and has all the facilities you require."

    It was our second visit which tell you how good it is.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, very comfortable and an enjoyable stay, our hosts,Decia and Kieth, were very welcoming and friendly."

    Would highly recommend a stay in their beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage aga was a lot easier to use than we thought ."

    Local s really friendly. Cottage perfectly located to explore

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday at the cottage very clean and comfortable the only thing we would criticise is the Aga in the kitchen there’s a lot of Rigmarole to light it ."

    It would be far more convenient to have a conventional cooker.

    Reviewed by Janice4.4Oct 2021

  • "A part of North Wales we'd not discovered to date, and such a peaceful location close to plenty of activities for the whole family."

    Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very warm welcome by host even we reached very late, as host house is near by(few steps away) any issue you have could be resolved stright way."

    What you see in pictures you will find excatly same. No stress for big family as Big size 3bedrooms with three shower/bathrooms make you life easy. All amenities are close by. I am happy as my kids and my wife was very happy staying over there.

    Reviewed by Shahzad4.7Jul 2021

  • "The owners were really keen to help and provided us with invaluable information throughout our stay."

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jul 2021

  • "One of the best places that we have stayed."

    The cottage was comfortable, extremely clean and the attention to detail really made our stay feel that extra special - fresh chicken eggs, fresh fruit, milk in the fridge and a warm welcome where the owners made the effort to learn our names before we arrived, addressing our children with a friendly and warm hello. A great location for visiting the local area. During our weekend we had a Fantastic bike ride along the mawddach trail and a climb to rodneys pillar. We shall definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2021

  • "Greta location, accommodation ticked all the boxes and the hosts were very helpful and welcoming."

    Reviewed by Cameron5.0Apr 2021

  • "Hosts of this cottage were great and helped cook our dinner one night but."

    ........ We feel AGA cooking is difficult in the summer, when you are out most of the day and the AGA takes hours to be ready for cooking. The same at breakfast, not ideal getting up at 7am to 'fire up the AGA'. I'm sure it's great for cosy autumn/winter breaks, better to install a small electric oven for convenience, a microwave doesn't suffice.

    Reviewed by Astrid4.7Jul 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and the owners very welcoming."

    The town is close and the locals are very friendly. The area is beautiful lots to see and walking in the area is rewarding but map skills are required as way markers are not always in evidence. But having said that one can’t get too lost and the views are spectacular. The facilities in the cottage are excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Caroline Ann5.0Oct 2019

  • "Very pleased with cottage extremely friendly hosts."

    Accommodation was beautiful and spotless. Was a little hot in cottage at times at night especially but not a major problem. Had fun using log burning stove but not sure would want use all the time myself! Would recommend to family and friends.very nice gesture if milk, home made biscuits and bowl of fruit and eggs on arrival.lots to see and do in area beautiful place and having to cross a Ford to get there was fun, especially for our two children . They also loved the tyre swing and collecting the eggs and feeding the chickens!

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4May 2019

  • "On arrival at the cottage we were met by the owners who kindly explained about the cottage and facilities within."

    We and 2 other couples enjoyed a fabulous weekend taking in the local surroundings on short walks with shops and restaurants no more than five minutes away. The cottage had all the facilities you need for a cosy relaxing weekend however cold it was outside. It is located in a very quaint little village with lovely views when out walking and areas of natural beauty on it's doorstep. We drove home via Lake Vyrnwy which is only 10 mile from the village. This is one cottage we will return to with family and friends. Thank you Keith & Decia

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2019

  • "Thoroughly recommend this location to any one wanting to stay in a charming, friendly place with excellent hosts for a relaxing time in beautiful countryside."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a lovely restful holiday and our hosts were perfect."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2018

  • "Such a lovely home, with comfortable furniture and even a conservatory!"

    Was sparkling clean as well. Hosts left their own hens' eggs, milk, fruit and more for us to have while staying at this unique and outstanding cottage. We'd definitely recommend to a family wanting lots of rooms and a countryside experience. Thanks again, Mary, Sharel and Pati

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was in a ideal location for exploring the area and the facilities were excellent."

    Our hosts, Keith and Decia were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2018

  • "Owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had an amazing time at the cottage."

    The facilities are perfect and offer everything you might need. We also had 2 little ones on our group and the cottage is 100% kids friendly. There was also a lot of information available at the cottage from local walks to places to eat. I highly recommend the cottage and would love to come back!

    Reviewed by Leticia5.0May 2018

  • "I have always found the property's you advertise which we have stayed at to be of a very good standard but this property exceeded expectations also the owners were extremely helpful and welcoming."

    If ever there was a perfect stay this was it. Well done.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2018

  • "The welcome from the owners was warm and friendly, the cottage was immaculate, and the location and facilities nearby were perfect for exploring a delightful and peaceful area of Wales."

    Reviewed by Ann4.8Sep 2017

  • "Just spent a lovely family weekend at Cilfach Cottage."

    Wel worth 5 stars , exelant layout, twin bedroom and shower downstairs , just what we wanted for my less able aunt. Everything was high spec!!! Will defiantly be returning.

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Jun 2017

  • "Cilfach was fabulous, very well presented and with everything we needed."

    Keith and Decia were very welcoming and explained the operation of the wood burning stove although there was also a step by step pictorial guide. There were the makings of a pot of tea on arrival along with a container of biscuits, just what you need after a journey. Many Thanks, Andy

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was lovely, it was finished to a really high standard and was immaculately clean."

    The smallest details had been considered including a box of toys for the kids which they loved. I would definitely consider staying again.

    Reviewed by Liza5.0Oct 2016

  • "An outstanding location and an extremely warm welcome from the owners ."

    We loved the eco aspects of the property and the lovely garden .

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2016

  • "The owners were very welcoming and helpful."

    4.6Sep 2016

  • "Beautiful well kept cottage with much appreciated little extras."

    Loved the wood burning fire.

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Conservatory.
  • Eco-friendly heating with wood-fired central heating (operated by the owner), solar panels (All fuel and power inc. in rent)
  • Esse woodburning cooking range, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • South-facing patio with small lawn area, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: This property maybe suitable for a wheelchair user
  • Note; the owner of the property provides all logs for the woodburning fire
  • Note; the main access to the property is through a shallow ford, if there is any difficulties the owner will happily help with getting through the ford

The property

A stone-built, detached barn conversion standing in the grounds of the owners' home just five minutes' walk from the centre of the Welsh town of Llanfyllin.

Much care has been taken to produce a highly efficient eco-friendly Llanfyllin holiday cottage which provides quality, well-equipped accommodation.

At this Llanfyllin cottage there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, all with walk-in showers.

The handmade oak kitchen will delight all budding chefs, and the sitting room contains a warming woodburner, plus there is a conservatory and a pleasant south-facing patio, ideal for dining alfresco on those balmy summer evenings.

From this Llanfyllin cottage there is an abundance of scenic walking and cycling trails into the Montgomeryshire hills, while the whole area is alive with interesting birdlife.

Explore the nearby Berwyn Mountains, Powis Castle and the enchanting Lake Vyrnwy, all within easy reach.

Visit the bustling market town of Welshpool with its host of shops, bars and restaurants, the spectacular Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall and lovely Lake Bala with exciting whitewater rafting close by.

An excellent Llanfyllin holiday cottage, perfect for an all-year-round break.

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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 offers a good selection of shops where you can buy all of your essentials. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural 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 and its celebrated gardens, and explore breathtaking Llanrhaeadr Waterfall, with its 240' drop, which is encased in bewitching woods and sheer cliffs, both within easy reach. A wonderful location for exploring beautiful Mid Wales and the Shropshire Borders.