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The Alders

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Llanfyllin, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • 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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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property in ideal location."

    Very cosy with log burner. Well equipped with comfortable beds. Lots of storage for bikes and outdoor gear. Utility area with shower. Secure garden with views. 5 minute walk into small town with all amenities. Would recommend.

    Thank you for your great feedback & we're glad to hear you would recommend The Alders. It was lovely to meet you & glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely accommodation, in a prime location."

    Spacious and clean. Lots of storage for outdoor clothes, bikes etc. well equipped. Lovely views. On outskirts of small town with local amenities. Selection of pubs and eateries. Spar supermarket all within 5 minutes walk. Secure garden for dog or children.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jan 2024

  • "Cottage has everything you need, it’s cosy, ideal secure garden for the dogs, some lovely walks, this was our second visit and we hope to return in 2024."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at The Alders."

    The cottage was cozy and very well equipped with everything we needed. The laminated walks were a great idea and very easy to follow - made exploring very easy. The location was perfect - a short stroll into Llanfyllin for shops, takeaways etc but gave the impression of being very remote as it was so peaceful. Would definitely recommend.

    I’m so pleased you enjoyed your week at The Alders & good to hear you found the laminated walks helpful, it’s a great area for walking & exploring! Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2023

  • "The property was very comfortable and very well equipped, the settee has got a spring coming through which was however very uncomfortable."

    It was lovely and peaceful and the garden was nice,we enjoyed our stay very much

    I’m glad you enjoyed your stay at The Alders but I am very sorry about the uncomfortable sofa. This has now been replaced with a much more comfortable suite and we’d love to welcome you back again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Oct 2023

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    Very peaceful and private but jus a few minutes walk from the village. The owner was very helpful when we had a query. There was a lovely welcome pack and lovely flowers on our arrival. For anyone with dogs the garden is secure and large. There are sheep in the field, although we only saw them in the morning. We had everything we needed for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Sep 2023

  • "A great place, loved everything about it, even the sheep as our neighbours."

    Perfectly placed to explore mid and North Wales. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely week at the Alders."

    4 adults, 2 children (aged 5 & 1) and 2 dogs. A lovely welcome with a bottle of fizz, flowers, milk & lovely welsh cakes. There was plenty of room for all of us and we didn't feel crammed in. All facilities were excellent. The private garden was great for all to play in. We did all sorts, walks from the doorstep, lakes Bala & Vyrnwy. Paddle boarding on Vyrnwy was great fun and also a beach day at Barmouth. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Alders for a lovely break away.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely getaway."

    Clean and tidy with a great enclosed garden with a nice view. Llanfyllin is a lovely little friendly place. Good for getting away from the hustle and bustle yet with enough amenities, couple of pubs, cafe etc very close by.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed the stay at the ALDERS ,clean and bright,nice large garden plenty of shade from sun as it was so hot."

    . Easy walk to village.Good outlook from windows.The only gripe from me was that the sofa and chairs were a bit to low for me,i had a job to get out of them.Otherwise had a great holiday ,would think about coming again. Mr Hickman.

    Reviewed by Robert Kenneth4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful , peaceful location."

    A few shops and pubs for the essentials and not far from Welshpool. Alders was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. We arrived to flowers , wine and Welsh cakes. Thank you to Elaine. Hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2023

  • "The house is beautiful and cute, I had a lot of difficulties because there was no tumble dryer."

    If the front garden was flat, the children could have fun more easily. other than that everything was perfect thanks for everything.

    Reviewed by Buse4.4Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the Alders."

    It had everything we needed, kitchen very well equipped, smart tv, beds very comfortable and the garden is secure which is a must for our 2 Scotty dogs. Some great walks, we went and found the lonely tree, this was such a hard walk with a steep incline but once we reached the top the views were amazing. We will definitely be returning.

    Thank you for your great comments, we're glad you had a really good time at The Alders & we look forward to welcoming you back again, hopefully to explore more wonderful views around Llanfyllin! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Alders, and appreciated the extra touches of flowers, cakes and lemonade, (as I'd said we don't drink wine!"

    ) The location was perfect for us, being near the shops, but also peacefully nestled in the countryside. We'll be back next year, same place, same time!

    Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Alders & we look forward to seeing you again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynnette5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Alders is everything a holiday home should be, spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped in a beautiful, peaceful location."

    We found the king size bed extremely comfortable. Along with unexpected treats of wine and Welsh cakes it was perfect. Can definitely recommend to all.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely but when booking it did say that it may be suitable for wheelchair users."

    However it is not appropriate for a full time wheelchair user. If someone is able to walk a few steps then it definitely would be OK. It's in a beautiful setting and very comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Oct 2022

  • "Everything was provided in the property, the one thing that could do with changing."

    Are the mattresses on all the beds wasn't very comfortable other than that the property was very good value for money

    Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad you had everything you needed for your stay but am sorry to hear you found the mattresses uncomfortable. We have recently had new mattresses but find that it is difficult to find one type to suit all requirements. We will purchase mattress toppers to increase the comfort levels for guests. Hopefully this will address the problem & we'd love to welcome you back to The Alders again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell4.4Sep 2022

  • "The Alders was ideal for our two week stay, having all the facilities we needed in a super secluded yet convenient location for Llanfyllin."

    A friendly small town with 3 grand pubs and good stores (including a top charity shop !). Elaine was very caring and friendly and made us feel so welcome. The garden, fully enclosed (as such ideal for our dog) were lovely to sit in and chill. Lots to see around the area, we only touched the surface; Local walks, Lake Vyrnwy, Llangynog, Welshpool, Oswestry and further afield Barmouth and Bala. Two weeks was too short, so we'll just have to return. Perfect !

    I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at The Alders. It was so lovely to meet you and we look forward to welcoming you again sometime, there is still so much to see in the area! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2022

  • "A fantastic property in the perfect location - quiet with a beautiful enclosed garden but within walking distance of town which has pubs, restaurants and takeaways."

    We will be booking for next summer.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful stay at a beautiful bungalow in a gorgeous setting."

    Perfect for our furbaby who loved playing ball in the garden. Excellent amenities nearby. Great base for exploring Wales.

    Thank you for your lovely comments & I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday at The Alders Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jul 2022

  • "We only stayed two nights at this property but it was lovely."

    Very clean and everything provided right down to wine and flowers. Owners emailed and texted and were so helpful.

    Thank you so much. I'm glad you had a good time & that the emailed information was useful to you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and friendly helpful owner."

    Lovely locality and village shops very well stocked with items for dietary requirements as well as a large range. Local butcher brilliant, organic shop, open Thurs to Sat excellent, wide range of vegetarian and vegan items as well as fruit, vegetables, spices and they do delicious coffee.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, I have passed these on & I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Alders Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0May 2022

  • "Great house in lovely setting - we hope to visit again."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "Already spoken to the owner directly"

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant stay."

    The property met all of our expectations. Our host was extremely helpful. We would strongly recommend this property to others.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Jan 2022

  • "We really loved our stay at The Alders and can’t wait to come back again."

    Good facilities to accommodate the whole family and personal touches made us feel at home. Kids loved watching the fire and playing darts and the dogs loved the garden. Thank you for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2021

  • "Wonderful host, very helpful and friendly before, during and after our stay."

    We weren’t sure how quiet the property would be in reality but we were not disappointed. Lovely home from home feeling. Our dog loved it too. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sonja4.7Nov 2021

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week at The Alders."

    Beautufu bungalow/cottage in a peaceful location. Spotlessly clean and very homely. Equipped with everything you could possibly need. Lovely places to visit around the area too. Would highly recommend this letting to everyone. You won’t be disappointed at all. Our grandson and furry friend loved the freedom of the garden and was totally safe as it is all enclosed. Elaine was also very very helpful and answered a message quickly if we needed to know anything. All in all fabulous holiday, fabulous cottage and would highly recommend it

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was our second visit to The Alders this year."

    It was really lovely to be back and it now seems like our second home. Elaine really provides all one needs and is always available if needed. The town of Llanfyllin was fully open this time, so we were able to enjoy eating out in very pleasant and friendly surroundings. The fact that this was our second visit and will return again speaks for itself.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "As with all our previous holiday bookings with Sykes Cottages the accommodation had been accurately described and we received very comprehensive information beforehand."

    Once again, Sykes Cottages did us proud! Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Darryl4.7Oct 2021

  • "This cottage was amazing."

    Absolutely spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need. Great size for families (we were 4 adults and 2 older children). The garden is beautiful and the location is idyllic. Will definitely recommend and look to book again

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a great week at The Alders."

    The cottage is very well equipped and in an idyllic location. Lots of great walks, as well as having Lake Vyrnwy nearby. The only sounds were the sheep in the field, birds and the church bells. The garden is beautiful and dog safe. We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Jul 2021

  • "Immaculate Bungalow, well equipped, fantastic views."

    Would definitely stay at the Alders again and would definitely recommend to anybody.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at The Alders."

    Lovely peaceful location and within walking distance to the village that has a pub, chippy, butchers and Spar which has everything you need.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2021

  • "The house was perfect."

    Lovely location, had everything you could want and the owner was great - nothing was too much trouble and she would go above and beyond to try and accommodate you. There are many places to eat just a short walk into the village and the beach was only just over an hour away. The only negative (which is our problem not the house), is if you’ve got a small dog or a dog prepared to jump a 3-4ft fence then really you need to keep a dog on a lead in the garden. Ours is naughty and tried to escape on a couple of occasions, and there are lots of lovely trees and bushes dotted around so you can’t keep an eye on them very easily.

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Jun 2021

  • "Lovely Tranquil Setting."

    A delightful bungalow, with lovely outlook. Warm, comfortable, exceptionally clean and well appointed. Very easy short walk into the small and friendly town. The owner was very helpful and close by if you needed any help. A great place to stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "What a fantastic cottage, it really ticked all the boxes and more."

    It’s quiet, comfortable, and thoroughly modern. On the doorstep of the village but without any hustle and bustle. Very cosy with the wood burner going in the evening. From the cottage there are many fantastic walks and I heartily recommend taking a hike up to the Lonely Tree and down around the river valley. The local butcher supplied us some amazing produce allowing me to cook one of the best Sunday Roasts I’ve ever managed and his prices were very good too. There’s also fresh garden produce readily available, we picked the right time of year as many local gardeners had harvested their crops and were selling or giving away excess so we had a lot of fruit and vegetables given to us. It really was a fantastic break and we are already looking to come back when time allows us.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in gorgeous location, would love to book to stay there again"

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2020

  • "Good basic accommodation, with everything you want for a break in Wales."

    Property is an easy walk into Llanfyllin, with pubs restaurants all open and adhering to Covid procedures. Weather was exceptional, not a drop of rain all week a true Indian summer. We visited Lake Vyrnwy, a must scenery is epic, Lake Bala was worth a visit, the drive there through magnificent scenery is an experience not forgotten in a while. Powys castle gardens and Welshpool were great as well. The Llanfyllin workhouse is interesting (book before) you visit. Plenty of walks round and about, take your walking boots, very scenic. We will definitely return to wales again. Owners are friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by John4.1Sep 2020

  • "Excellent location, very well equipped, good amount of space."

    Always a winner if there is a log burner!

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was so much better than we had expected, really homely and well equipped with beautiful views."

    The village itself had everything we needed during our stay, including a supermarket and a dog friendly pub.

    Reviewed by Trine5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Alders is a lovely, peaceful place to stay."

    Everything we needed had been provided. Immaculately clean. Host was very helpful. Comfortable beds. Fantastic walks right from the doorstep. Perfect quiet getaway.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely Cottage in a wonderful spot."

    Plenty to see locally and further afield. Beautifully clean with everything we needed. We had sunsets every night and the peace and quiet was just what we all needed. The village of Llanfyllin itself has everything you need for day to day shopping and Welshpool, with its larger shops, is a short scenic drive away. We found the village to be very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, over shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with corner shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen/diner/sitting room with woodburning stove and smart TV
  • Utility
  • Electric heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TVs, WiFi, selection of games, books and DVD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent (electric car charging not included)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, seating, and a shed with bike storage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.4 miles, pub within 0.3 miles
  • Note: Please request High chair prior to arrival
  • Note - This property can only accept check-in's on Monday and Fridays, please consider this before making your booking.

The property

The Alders is a wonderful dwelling located in a prime spot for a relaxing retreat away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, ideal for an artistic soul, searching for a a quiet haven where your creativity can flow.

The property is situated in a elevated position; the drive through a peaceful ford sets the scene for a magical stay ahead as you enter the gorgeous private driveway surrounded by lush green fields, mystical woodland and out onto a picturesque view of the countryside, as you listen to the babbling stream echoes along with the tranquil sounds of wildlife.

Inside the property, you will find the master bedroom at the front of the bungalow, a generous king-size with an original feature fireplace, TV and stunning views out of the dual aspect windows (binoculars are provided for some early morning bird watching).

The double bedroom boasts a built-in wardrobe and tree-themed decor, while the twin bunk room is the perfect size for adults, so can cater to a variety of groups .

Relax in the open-plan living area, featuring characterful decor with a large timber dining table, bright yellow flowers, and a contemporary kitchen.

Rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal in the attractive kitchen, equipped with all the essential amenities needed for a self-catered stay, rest your feet as you lie next to the toasty woodburning stove and get lost in a thrilling film on the TV, or spend your evening playing a competitive board game at the dining table.

Take your pick from the homely family bathroom, where you can soak in a bubble bath, or the convenient shower room situated next to back entrance, ideal for a quick wash after a muddy day outside.

At the back of the property, you'll find a utility room with a washing machine, and sufficient storage for any extra bags or shoes.

Outside, is a large enclosed garden space where your furry friends and children can run around safely, sip your morning coffee whilst you overlook the panoramic countryside views and find inspiration for a day of writing, painting, or soul-searching as well as an outdoor area with a dartboard for a bit of friendly competition.

There's also a bike shed around the back where you can store bikes or kayaks.

The town centre is just a short walk down the road, boasting a wide range of necessities including shops, pubs, cafes, and a sports/leisure centre.

Llanfyllin is a beautiful rural location, perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding with some great routes available.

However there's a lot of fun activities and attractions to go and visit; St Myllins Church is a medieval church dating back to 1706, hosting lovely views from the bell tower, it's also home to a range of fantastic string quartet shows and festivals throughout the summer months, you can also visit LLanfyllin Workhouse, a preserved workhouses offering self-guided tours and a informative History Centre.

Roomination Escape Games is very close to the property, an exciting day out where you can discover your inner detective as you embark on a unique quest.

Powys county is a spectacular base to unearth hidden gems within the heart of Wales, have a magical day out at Dan yr Ogof, a National Showcaves Centre for Wales, or discover wonder at Powis Castle and Garden, a Nation Trust site which is a mix of a medieval castle, fortress and grand country mansion.

If you're looking to ascent up the renowned Snowdon mountain, The Alders is in an easily accessible location to spend the day climbing the highest mountain in England and Wales.

Use The Alders as your artistic retreat, a true sanctuary found in the peaceful town of Llanfyllin.

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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.

Please note this property does not have electric car charging facilities.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas