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Cross House Farm

Llyswen near Hay-on-Wye, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 941880)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
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  • Mr Ansell

    “The cottage was just lovely.”

    The owners were helpful and very welcoming. Would definitely stay again.

    The owners were helpful and very welcoming. Would definitely stay again.

The property

A delightful semi-detached farmhouse, adjoining the owners’ home, at the heart of the Powys village of Llyswen, 7.5 miles from the market town of Hay-on-Wye.

Superbly-located for exploring all that Powys has to offer, including days out within the fabulous Brecon Beacons National Park, this excellent property is perfect for a family holiday to remember.

Lovingly-restored in order to retain lots of characterful features, yet coming complete with an abundance of modern fixtures and fittings, a warm welcome is waiting for you upon arrival at this cottage.

Downstairs, you’ll find a welcoming and well-equipped farmhouse kitchen, boasting a range cooker, the ideal tool for the chef in the party to prepare a hearty meal, to be enjoyed at the long dining table which has room for all the family.

Adjoining this room is a handy utility and there’s also a convenient cloakroom.

The sitting room offers comfortable sofas and a warming woodburning stove, the perfect space for a cosy evening in discussing the day’s adventures with your favourite tipple in hand.

You’ve also got a splendid second sitting room with a sofa bed for flexible sleeping - a real hideaway for the children to enjoy.

Heading up the original stone stairs, you’ll find four tastefully furnished bedrooms, two twins and two doubles.

One of the doubles boasts en-suite shower facilities, whilst the family bathroom contains a lovely Jacuzzi spa bath, ideal for a long soak after a day out walking or cycling amongst the Brecon hills.

Pay a visit to Llyswen’s lovely little inn for a home-cooked meal and a pint of real ale, or travel a little further and visit the market town of Hay-on-Wye, world-renowned for its selection of bookshops.

The wild beauty of The Brecon Beacons National Park is great for walkers and cyclists, with its lush valleys, striking mountains and ancient monuments just waiting to be explored.

No matter what you decide to do on holiday, you can be sure that this charming farmhouse will provide the ideal base for a Powys holiday at any time of year.


  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin, 1 x single with pull-out truckle bed
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Second sitting room with sofa bed for flexibility
  • Central heating on first floor with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric oven and 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar due to quiet location
  • Note: There’s no garden at the property, but an undercover summerhouse with furniture is available to use.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Hay-on-Wye 7.5 miles; Brecon 9 miles

The small, pretty village of Llyswen is situated in Powys and is on the west bank of the River Wye. There are a couple of shops and a lovely inn serving excellent food and a variety of real ales to sample. Travel a little further to Hay-on-Wye with its numerous book shops, visit the craft and collectors’ fairs and the four day Royal Welsh Agricultural Show at Builth Wells, or explore the delightful medieval town of Abergavenny. Also nearby is the historic cathedral town of Brecon which boasts beautiful Georgian and Jacobean architecture, many museums, a theatre and cinema, individual shops, restaurants and inns serving real ales and local food. The Brecon Beacons National Park offers the avid walker and keen cyclist spectacular scenery at any time of the year, with rolling countryside and valleys and the wild beauty of waterfalls and caves. The park is home to traditional market towns, castles, ancient monuments and miles of canal where many pretty walks can be enjoyed. For the less energetic, pony trekking, canal cruising or the local Brecon Steam Railway are a must. A wonderful touring base for an all-year-round family holiday. To the south is the upper Swansea valley, Craig-y-Nos County Park,Dan-yr-Ogof and The National Show Caves of Wales. To the west are the market towns of Llandovery and Llandeilo and the north are Welshpool, Powys Castle and lake Vyrnwy.

NO stag or hen parties or similar as property is in a quiet rural area adjacent to owner's home

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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