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The Stable

Llanwrthwl near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 943113)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent compact cottage, everything you need for a brilliant break away."

    The owners and their family were so helpful, the cottage was spotlessly clean and there was a lovely welcome package including flowers on our arrival. There are lots of small and thoughtful details that make your stay ‘home away from home’ e.g. extra food compost bags, spare hand soap and enough dishwasher tablets for a week, such a rare find in a holiday let! We did lots of walks from the door or from a short drive away. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by OdetteSep 2021

  • "Quaint cottage in beautiful country surroundings."

    Very peaceful ideal place to get away from it all. Very clean & welcoming with fresh flowers on arrival, enjoyed our stay at The Stable.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2021

  • "Bed was excellent."

    No tea towels to do the drying up yet fresh flowers on the table. TV package would be significantly improved with an upgrade. But a good quality package altogether.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2021

  • "Really enjoyed the tranquility and peacefulness of this property."

    Beautiful walks right on the doorstep. Lovely Welsh tea cakes, milk and fresh flowers on arrival. Thank you

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "The Stable is a beautiful cottage."

    Small but beautifully designed and furnished. Gorgeous bedroom with armchairs where I could sit and read overlooking the hills when my husband watched the football. The small garden area is a sun trap and a lovely place to have a leisurely breakfast. Due to Covid there were no instructions/information leaflets in the cottage so I had to ring the owner to find out how to use the induction hob! Owners were very helpful and welcoming and there was milk in the fridge when we arrived. Lovely walks in the surrounding area. A peaceful and comfortable place to unwind which was just what we needed.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "This was just what we wanted."

    .... a compact and comfortable base from which to walk and explore the local area. The owners who lived nearby were extremely helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by DianaMay 2021

  • "This is a lovely rural retreat and an excellent base for exploring the Welsh hills."

    The cottage is very cosy and has lots of character.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2020

  • "This is a small but attractive cottage situated in a beautiful area, with walking and cycling possible from the door."

    Since local pubs/restaurants are just emerging from lockdown we did a lot of cooking at the cottage. The facilities are of a good standard and worked well, though the range of implements and cutlery isn't huge. As part of the COVID measures no paper materials were provided on site (though extensive notes were provided by email beforehand). The owner's father-in-law (?) lives in the adjoining cottage and has an extensive knowledge of the area - particularly if you want to walk in less frequented areas.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Stable, Dyffryn Farm."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, comfortable and superbly equipped we really couldn't have asked for more. We went for the walking and to get away from our urban life and felt really lucky to have found such a beautiful and unspoilt area. The host, Alinda, was super helpful. We have no hesitation in recommending this holiday let.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2020

  • "We had fabulous stay, everything you needed was there."

    Very comfortable accommodation. Beautiful views from the bedroom. Not far to the shops, cycle tracks or walks. Many thanks to the Tyler family.

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2020

  • "The Stable is situated on a quite country lane, which makes it idea for walking the dogs."

    On arrival the property was immaculately clean, the owners had even supplied additional cleaning products as well as a small welcome pack of Welsh cakes, teabag's and coffee. The small garden has wonderful views of the Welsh country side. Rhayader and the Elan valley are a short drive away and is a wonderful part of Wales, the coast is about a hours drive so within easy reach. The Red Kite feeding station is well worth a visiting, we spend a wonderful week at The Stable. A plus point is that the owners live in the adjoining property so if you have a problem they are on site to help, our stay was problem free and I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by TimMar 2020

  • "This cottage was very clean and very well stocked."

    I tend to fill a box with items like sharp knives, tin opener, peeler and many other items just to be sure I can cook a basic meal. I had no need to use my equipment in this cottage. First time ever and i’ Retired!

    Reviewed by EdmundSep 2019

  • "The Stable was the perfect holiday cottage for us."

    It was spotless and equipped with everything you could need and the decor and furnishings were excellent. There was also a little garden where we could sit for breakfast when the sun came out, and relax in the evening outside with our dog. The owner, Alinda, and her family were very friendly and told us of lots of walks in the area and to the beautiful Elan Valley... and the eggs from Alinda’s chickens were a real breakfast treat. We would highly recommend The Stable and hope to make a return trip soon.

    Reviewed by HellenSep 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at The Stable in Llanwrthwl."

    We knew we had chosen the perfect location on our very first evening. Due to extremely bad weather and terrible road conditions we arrived in Llanwrthwl after dark and got lost. (The Stable is in a very rural location). We really were lost and in desperation rang Alindra - it was 9.40pm. Without any hesitation she asked us to look for a landmark and she came to find us! We were so grateful. Imagine our delight then when she lead us in to The Stable when we found milk in the fridge, a pack of Welsh cakes and a cosy welcoming 'stable'. It was extremely well equipped and very clean. Lovely. The accommodation itself was perfect. Just big enough for two and a dog....the garden is extremely secure. We enjoyed especially the easy chairs in the bedroom overlooking the Cambrian Hills, perfect for relaxing after a day out and about. The only thing to mention (and this is not a criticism just a warning!). There are a couple of low beams to look out for - they add to the charm of the property of course but just remember to 'duck!' I really cannot recommend this converted stable enough. We left with a heavy heart but with half a dozen freshly laid eggs and some homemade apple juice. Perfect.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2019

  • "This cottage exceeded our expectations by far, it is so well equipped for a holiday cottage it was like being at home."

    When we arrived there was milk in the fridge and a lovely pack of welsh cakes waiting for us. The hosts and their family were extremely welcoming and very knowledgeable about the area and mid Wales generally, we had some great days out based on their recommendations. The Hafod Estate and Borth are a must but are about 32 miles away nearer Aberystwyth. The cottage is situated just outside Rhayader , a few miles from the Elan Valley with amazing views and good local walks. There are plenty of places to eat in Rhayader, the Mirchi Indian is particularly good, the Lamb and Flag does good food and happy hour! Most pubs in the area welcome dogs which was great. On the whole, an excellent holiday.We will definitely be returning - thank you for the gift when we left, we will be enjoying the home pressed apple juice with our breakfast on Sunday morning whilst talking about what a wonderful time we had . Thank you

    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage and beautifully presented."

    Bedroom was stunning. Hosts very welcoming and looked after us perfectly.

    Reviewed by GlynJul 2019

  • "I was delighted with the property and the warm welcome given"

    Reviewed by CarlApr 2019

  • "This was our third visit back to the stable and really cannot fault it."

    Host is lovely, very warm and welcoming. You are left to enjoy the holiday whilst knowing should you need anything you can just ask without feeling like its any bother. Ideal if you have a dog as the garden is enclosed. I would recommend to anyone looking for a nice break in an ideal location.

    Reviewed by LouisaApr 2019

  • "Beautiful quaint relaxing place, looking out onto open countryside and indeed you are in the middle of the countryside, but only 2 minutes from life again, a perfect balance, lively warm comfortable stay."

    Perfect hosts and family on call as and when you need them, so you can be as private as you like. Lovely walk into Rhayader through the countryside over the river takes about an hour and there you are greeted with lovely pubs, Cafe's and little shops and of course friendly locals . Couldn't ask for a better stay. And if you like you are a 10 minute walk from the bus stop which gets you out and about

    Reviewed by BobNov 2018

  • "This was my 2nd visit to the stable this year, and was just as good as the first time round."

    You couldn't ask for a better setting/location. You have ample walks right on your door step and Rhayader is only a short 5 minute drive away. It's literally a home from home- just in a different country. Am looking forward to visiting again hopefully in the next year.

    Reviewed by LouisaOct 2018

  • "A beautiful little cottage hidden away in the back of beyond."

    Absolutely perfect for a quiet relaxing few days away.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2018

  • "Great location."

    Very clean,cosy and comfortable. Very helpful, friendly owners. Interesting wildlife. Many beautiful walks. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2018

  • "The owners are friendly and helpful, the surroundings beautiful and peaceful, everything as we would have wished!"

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2018

  • "If all you want are peaceful surroundings,with red kites circling overhead, then this is the place for you!"

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2018

  • "This was a lovely quaint little cottage, you are left to your own devices but you also know should you need anything you only have to ask."

    You are made to feel very welcome and have everything you need there. I look forward to staying there again! :-)

    Reviewed by LouisaMar 2018

  • "Beautiful little cottage with amazing views."

    Reviewed by SallyJan 2018

  • "The Stable was a dream cottage that came true."

    The owners were lovely and friendly and the stable left us so relaxed. It as left a high standard for other cottages we may book to follow.thank you for a lovely experience.....

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2017

  • "A cosy cottage with the helpful, friendly owners next door."

    Very quiet, walks on the doorstep and nearby the red kite feeding centre which is a must

    Reviewed by JayneSep 2017

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The property

Rhayader 4.5 miles.

A rustic, comforting converted stable, next to the owners' home, on a working farm, near Rhayader in Mid Wales.

This warming cottage in such a beautiful location is perfect for a romantic getaway in the Welsh country.

This stone-built property bears an open plan ground floor with all of the fixtures and fittings you could need, along with exposed stone and wooden beams, as well as a woodburning stove to combine the traditional and the modern in a charming, romantic way.

The upstairs of The Stable bares low wooden beams under a sloping ceiling in a calming, bright and airy room accompanied with some exceptional views of the Cambrian Mountains.

The back garden is delightful and well-maintained with a charming patio area as well as a pleasant lawn area to make it the ideal spot to chill out.

Rhayader is a short drive away, a delightful little town boasting charming little tea rooms, shops and restaurants, as well as a leisure centre and plenty of watersport opportunities due to the neighbouring River Wye.

There is a range of must-visit places in Mid Wales within easy reach.

Lanndrindod Wells is around 10 miles away, a popular Welsh destination offering great beauty and so many activities.

Also within reach are Builth Wells, the coastal town of Aberystwyth, Newtown, Hereford, Ludow and Hay-on-Wye.

A romantic cottage in a beautiful location.


  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric storage heater and electric panel heater with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Rear enclosed garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.5 miles
  • Note: WiFi is suitable for browsing only, not downloading or streaming
  • Note: Low beams into bedroom and shower room
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only due to open stairs
  • Note: Due to the nature of this property it may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility.

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About the location


Llandrindod Wells 10 miles; Aberystwyth 34 miles.

Rhayader is a small Welsh market town with a selection of tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, amenities and unique little boutiques, including local antiques. An added bonus of a leisure centre with a large swimming pool and a weekly livestock market. The Red Kite Feeding Station, on the outskirts of the town is a great attraction not to be missed. Rhayader is the first town on the River Wye and is home to the spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. The Elan Valley offers a variety of walks and cycle trails (cycle hire is available in Rhayader), as well as a visitor’s centre with café and children's play area. This area is known as the Wildlife Centre of Wales, with its amazing variety of nature reserves open for visitors to enjoy. There is also pony trekking available in the area. Visit Builth Wells, where the Spring Festival, Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and Winter Fair are all held annually. Alternatively, a scenic drive will take you to the Welsh coast 34 miles away.

Note: Babes-in-arms only due to open stairs. Also only one small dog allowed

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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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