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The Owl House

Llanfihangel, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 986697)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Couldn’t fault our stay."

    It was perfect and we had such a wonderful time for my 30th birthday. The children loved the farm and I honestly couldn’t thank sue enough. Thank you!

    Reviewed by LaurenMar 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the Owl House for New Year 2022."

    Very clean and comfortable. Stunning view from the dining room. Would have been nice to have a sofa or comfy chair in there to enjoy the scenery longer. The hosts were so helpful and friendly and made us feel very welcome on their farm. Great location to explore this beautiful part of Wales. We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by WardDec 2021

  • "Owl house is absolutely beautiful, a simply stunning house, wonderful welcoming owners and spectacular views."

    We really enjoyed our stay and could not recommend owl house enough. We are hoping to return some time next year with our children . Thank you so much Johnathon and Sue

    Reviewed by WayneDec 2021

  • "A beautiful house in a stunning location."

    Owners Sue & Jonathan are lovely and really helpful, the house is really well equipped, warm and comfortable and provides a really useful book offering plenty of information on places to visit, eat drink - perfect for families & pets. If you are looking to get away from it all in a stunning location then I highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "We had an excellent holiday, lovely cottage with beautiful surroundings."

    Kitchen was well stocked, although some of our party struggled with the spiral staircase, so sat on dining chairs for the full week. Think a downstairs tv would be useful with some comfy chairs, and maybe waterproof sheet on kids beds. Hosts were really helpful, and the kids loved seeing the goats and ducks. Recommendations of where to visit was useful. Quite a remote location which we liked, perfect for watching the stars on a clear night. Think some outdoor storage for bikes would be helpful.

    Reviewed by AndreaOct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, the owners were very welcoming and happy to help with any queries."

    Our dog really enjoyed the little stream at the bottom of the field. My daughter really enjoyed meeting the goats. Fantastic views from the dining room.

    Reviewed by NickOct 2021

  • "An amazing property in a stunning part of wales."

    Owl Barn has everything you could possibly need and more, a really special find made more special by the lovely owners that could not do enough. Thank you both for making the weekend so special.

    Reviewed by LowriSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time,a really well equipped clean cottage in a stunning location."

    Lots of local places to explore as well as access to snowdonia and the coast .

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "Such fabulous views from the house and lovely to be able to walk out around the area."

    The house was very well equipped with comfortable beds and lounge furniture. Great layout for families. Central to an area with lots of activities whether walking or wanting castles, canoeing etc. Very helpful owners on site.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "Comfortable and well-equipped house in beautiful surroundings."

    Warm and welcoming hosts. We would return at the drop of a hat- our 5 grandchildren(5 years to 12) loved the goats and ducks.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Owl House."

    The cottage was lovely and clean and there was plenty of space for our family of 10. The Owl House is in a beautiful location and not far from local amenities. We had lovely day visits to Powis Castle, British Ironwork Museum, Lake Vyrnwy, Barmouth beach and Llangollen, all within an easy drive away. Jonathan and Sue were perfect hosts, nothing was too much trouble. The homemade cake on arrival was much appreciated. The kids loved putting Jonathan and Sue's goats and ducks to bed and walking their dog. Lots of happy memories made, we woùld definitely recommend the Owl House.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2021

  • "Our stay at The Owl House far exceeded our expectation."

    The house was very comfortable, had the highest quality equipment and everything was spotlessly clean. At night we played games like Jenga, Scrabble and You be the Judge from the many games provided. There were also plenty of books to browse for useful information or just have a good read. We all loved eating on the patio, from where the views of the hills were just marvellous. We have always used self-catering accommodation for holidays for over the last 20 years and this was the very best. The location of the Owl House was idyllic and all of us were de-stressed within a day. It is very close to Lake Vyrnwy (20 minutes’ drive) and Bala is only about 45 minutes’ drive from where we climbed a mountain. The location means that it is very easy to explore north, south and central Wales. The owners were friendly, generous and very helpful.

    Reviewed by AnilJul 2021

  • "We have had the most lovely time !"

    Greeted with a beautiful cake from Susan and Johnathan ! Stunning location to chill out ! Plenty of room for all of us and 2 dogs ! Just be prepared to drive to see beautiful Wales !

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "The owl barn was incredible, it was actually better than what we expected, the photos didn’t do it justice, we all thoroughly enjoyed it, we are going to go back yearly maybe twice a year, it is the best place we have ever rented."

    Exceeded our expections.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2021

  • "A wonderful peaceful holiday home, one of the best places we have ever been too."

    The owners are fabulous and extremely helpful. The views from all around the home is out of this world, the villages near by have everything you need, fabulous country pub meals, friendly staff, very reasonable prices also. We’re definitely returning to this amazing holiday home.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2021

  • "Wow! What an absolutely amazing stay we had."

    We can’t praise sue & Jonathon enough who really went out of their way to ensure we had a fantastic stay. Beautiful cottage

    Reviewed by SabinaJun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week at The Owl House, Sue and Jonathan are the perfect hosts, they are so friendly and nothing was too much trouble, we especially enjoyed the delicious homemade cake which was waiting for us when we arrived."

    There were 11 of us, a mix of adults, teenagers and younger children and there was plenty of room for us all. The house is very well equipped and finished to a high standard and the views from the garden are amazing, it’s very tranquil, the only noise the baa of the sheep and lambs in the surrounding hills. The walk to the bench at the top of the hill is definitely well worth it, the sunset we saw up there was amazing. The highlight for the 2 youngest children in our group was definitely feeding Bracken and Bramble the goats, playing with Patsy the dog and helping Sue put the ducks to bed in the evening. A truly magical place, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JustineMay 2021

  • "We had a fabulous week at The Owl House - which was booked quite lates - so we ended up in what is a deceptively large property - though it still feels cozy inside for a family of three with two small dogs."

    The images on the website are really good, but even so we were still very pleasantly surprised when we arrived with both the location and the quality of the cottage. Everything has been finished to really high standard and we quickly settled-in for a fabulous week. There is a convenience store and local butcher in the village about a 5 minute drive away and the walking immediately around the cottage is fabulous. Sue and Jonathan the owners who live on the site opposite the cottage could not be be more helpful - though they are very happy just to leave you to enjoy the property. As we arrived - Sue brought over homemade scones and jam/clotted cream as a welcome - which was a lovely touch and really highlights the thought that they have put into the properties. There is a laundry room for guest use and there is plenty of room for hanging coats etc. in the property after walking. the whole property is provided with underfloor heating which works really well and the kitchen is really well equipped with a huge fridge/freezer and range cooker with induction hob. We even got to sample home-grown potatoes and carrots which Sue kindly offered us and they were both delicious. Most of the land is available to use when using the cottage and those parts that are private are clearly signed. If you ask, there is usually an area where dogs can be exercised off the lead - though as this is sheep country it is really important to ensure that dogs are kept on a lead most of the time. The garden to the cottage is fenced and so it was great to be able to let the dogs out here to run freely as required. We also got to see the separate smaller cottage tucked away behind Owl House when there was a changeover and it is a fabulous little space. And we did not see or hear the people staying here over the entire week - both are very private. A truly wonderful cottage with great local hosts.

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2020

  • "Owl House is a beaut !"

    Recently the subject of a full restoration.. high quality fittings throughout , comfortable beds and living areas , very well equipped kitchen. Beautiful setting so the outside sitting/dining areas have spectacular view Sue is a great hostess - attentive but not too much so ! Highly recommended ! Peter and Helen Sears

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "The Owl House is very well appointed and everything you could possibly need is there."

    Sue and Jonathan were very welcoming and the welcome homemade cake was delicious. However there was nothing more special than enjoying the wonderful and breathtaking view from the dining room window and large decking area. The Owl House is very close to the Snowdonia National Park but you don't have to travel very far to see beautiful sights such as Lake Vyrnwy, Pistyll Rhaedyr and Powis Castle.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "The weather was atrocious but Sue and Jonathen were so warm and welcoming it made up for the weather, an hours drive away from lovely beaches, steam railways, caves, waterfalls, lovely lakes with water sports available."

    The surrounding countryside next to the barn was beautifull lovely walking country the barn was large enough for our extended family of ten four of which were children 7-13 the owners allowed the children to see and touch the goats and ducks a memorable holliday for all of us we were also very spoilt with a lovely cake and scones courtesy of Sue the owner .

    Reviewed by GeoffreyAug 2020

  • "WOW WOW WOW !"

    !! Really don't know where to start, We have just returned from an amazing week at the Owl house, where we were welcomed by a homemade cake and spotlessly clean accommodation. Sue and Jonathan are the perfect host's nothing is too much trouble, with recommendations of things to do for all the family and the best times to do them to recommending the local butcher Ricky Lloyd which made our BBQs very special indeed with the quality of the meat, We all enjoyed meeting the goats, ducks and ducklings along with the many walks across the farmland. The owl house has been converted and decorated with passion and to a very high standard with the guests in mind all the way, the beds are so comfortable, laying in bed watching the stars from the Velux window was an added bonus, the showers are great and the attention to detail throughout the property is endless, everything has been thought out so well, even down to the positioning of the stone-built BBQ with its views of the valley, the location of the Owl house is close to the popular lake Vyrnwy and the Snowdonia National Park we even found Pont Llogel a 20 min drive away with its lovely walks along the river and a great little spot for swimming. Barmouth beach is just over an hours drive away as is Balma lake both of which are perfect swimming spots for young and older children alike. We really can't recommend this accommodation enough, and can't wait to go back, Sue and Jonathan are a credit to the Sykes Brand.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2020

  • "Lovely house."

    Great location. Really peaceful area. Hosts extremely helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2020

  • "We had a great family holiday and made some beautiful memories that will lasts us a lifetime and forever."

    Ever since we have come back home, we, as a family, have been reliving those memories through our photographs taken. Hosts Sue and Jonathan were very kind and hospitable, and were there to fulfil our every need as and when required. The location of the cottage was just both beautiful and breath-taking, nestled in the mountain like fields, as were the places we visited which were close by and easy to get to. The children loved playing in the fields and taking Sue's and Jonathan's dog for a walk. Nevertheless, the adults, enjoying the lovely morning and evening walks in the nearby fields every day. Overall, the family's experience of staying at The Owl House was very good. It definitely felt like home from home! We will definitely be booking to stay there again! Azad and Khan Family x

    Reviewed by AmiraJul 2020

  • "The Owl House is a lovely cozy Cottage."

    All of us thoroughly enjoyed and the kids loved the place. Thank you for the fantastic Welsh Hospitality. Sue and Jonathan are amazing hosts very friendly and helpful. On our way to the cottage about 6 miles before we got a flat tire in the night and Jonathan and the rest of the party immediately came to help us. Thanks to all of you much appreciated. Central to many attractions, great walks, stunning views, Water Falls, Aquaducts, etc. Highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by ManjaliFeb 2020

  • "Owl House is an absolute gem of a holiday cottage."

    It has been beautifully refurbished and is extremely comfortable. It is in a beautiful location - away from the most beaten paths of Snowdonia but with easy access to lots of great activities - something for everyone - great walks, good culture and retail therapy were all ticked off our list. The views from the cottage were truly beautiful - there is always something to look at. The welcome was warm and Sue could not have been more helpful. Thank you for helping us to have a great family holiday in your beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by VickyOct 2019

  • "We had an amazing time at the Owl house."

    Brilliant location and the views were absolutely stunning. The owners Sue and Johnathan couldn’t do enough for us and couldn’t have been anymore accommodating and welcoming. The kids loved exploring the area and going up the tree house. They helped Sue on a daily basis with feeding the ducks. And Sue made us an amazing Victoria sponge to have on a arrival. I would highly recommend a visit to the Owl house and we can’t wait for a return visit.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2019

  • "Loved our stay at the Owl House."

    A family of 11 with ages ranging from 1 - 72 and everyone enjoyed it! Beautiful setting, amazing views and fantastic weather. Lovely and clean, everything we needed. The Host's we're very helpful, recommended places to visit. Sue made us a lovely cake too! We had a lovely time and would love to cone again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DeanJul 2019

  • "The stay at Owl cottage couldn’t have been better."

    Very clean and hygienic. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped like home away from home . We were a group of 12 with 5 children ranging from 4 yrs to 12 yrs and the kids had a gala time walking trekking the surrounding hills and enjoying the games in the home. The hosts Sue and Jonathan were always very helpful. Highly recommend it if planning to visit north Wales. Will definitely return....

    Reviewed by SapnaMay 2019

  • "The holiday at Sue & Jonathan’s was fantastic."

    A group of us stayed here for a weekend. The facilities were excellent and the house had a great feel to it. Sue was kind enough to bake us a cake on arrival!! A very kind touch. The hosts couldn’t have been more helpful with ideas of things to do and places to go. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by PenelopeMay 2019

  • "The location was stunning (having the best of the spring weather helped!"

    ) and there was loads to do nearby. Our hosts, Sue and Jonathan, were very welcoming and gave us lots of information about things to do in the local area, plus invited the kids to help collect the duck eggs and arranged for them to feed some lambs. We're already planning to return in 2020

    Reviewed by CharlieApr 2019

  • "We had a long weekend break, celebrating two birthdays, with 12 of us between 1 yr old & 60 yrs old."

    We were blessed with lovely weather and took advantage of the immediate facilities, tree house, riverside and acres of beautiful land. Local visits to museums, lakes, dams and waterfalls were very simple to organise. The cottage was perfect for us, caters for the young toddlers with oodles of space for food preparation, eating and relaxing. Very fitting holiday cottage in the Welsh valleys but thoroughly modern and equipped for any occasion. We wished we could have spent more time here.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2019

  • "Perfect from start to finish!"

    Celebrating my mums 60th in style. The interior throughout was done beautifully and all rooms were spotless not dirt in sight. The beds in all the rooms were very comfy and spacious, which was much appricatied after a day walking in the hills. The owl house is well laid out meaning family can be all together but there is also plenty of room to have a moment of peace (when theres 6 children running around). We loved the extra touches including the built in baby gates at the top and the bottom of the stairs and all the crockery and appliances in the kitchen, the binoculars for some bird watching and the books in the snug. We also found the sensor lights extremly handy in the night for the children. The heart of the building for us was the dining room where a stunning dining table and chairs was the perfect spot to take in the incredible view, it took my breath away every morning. The children loved feeding the horse and putting the ducks to bed and the bunk room which was perfect for 4 children with a handy night light. the tree house was also an added bonus which the children and adults enjoyed. We cannot thank Sue enough for her warm, welcoming hospitality. We cannot wait to visit again next year for my birthday. See you soon x

    Reviewed by LaurenNov 2018

  • "We had an amazing time at Owl House and Sue made the perfect host."

    We enjoyed meeting the ducks, Amy the horse and seeing the sheep roaming the fields around Owl House. We went with our dogs who had an amazing time going for plenty of walks around the hills close by. The view from the dining room was amazing, watching the sunsets in the evening. My favourite thing about Owl House was the top bed room with the Velux window where I could watch the stars whilst laid in bed. We also spent time visiting the lakes and waterfalls in the surrounding area. Owl House is maintained to a very high standard and you can tell that Sue takes a lot of pride and care in the place. There aren't many places that I would visit more than once but this is definitely on the list of places to go back to. The beds are also some of the comfiest I have ever stayed in. We have come back with a shopping list of things to buy for our own home we like the place so much. We hope to see Sue again soon.

    Reviewed by CarlOct 2018

  • "Lovely house."

    Perfect for large families or groups of friends who enjoy really nice walks. The cottage was very well equipped. I've never actually stayed in a holiday home that provided so much in the way of kitchen/cooking items which was really appreciated when you've got a large, varying in age, group of people. Would love to stay in the summer to use the outside area with BBQ. The children in our group really loved seeing the ducks everyday especially in the morning with them all sat on the fence and also getting to feed them was really nice too.

    Reviewed by KateOct 2018

  • "Very friendly and helpful."

    Clean and tidy. Plenty to do in the area.

    Reviewed by LloydAug 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week at The Owl House, the property is beautifully presented with everything you need and fitted out to a very high standard."

    The location is amazing with acres of farmland to explore, wonderful views and so quiet and peaceful. Sue and Jonathan are really friendly and always available to help if you need them. Our children loved joining in with putting the ducks to bed, walking Patsy the dog and feeding Amy the horse. Wales always gives you plenty of options for days out and we packed a lot in but you could also just sit and watch the sheep go by! We are definitely planning to return to The Owl House.

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2018

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x first floor super king-size (zip/link, can be twins upon request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor super king-size (zip/link) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link), 1 x first floor twin, 1 x ground floor bunk room with 2 sets of bunks (one of the bunk beds is restricted width)
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First floor sitting room
  • First floor snug area.
  • Biomass heating, underfloor heating
  • Electric Rangemaster cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, WiFi, TV, selection of books, DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Decking and gravelled area with furniture including large stone BBQ overlooking the valley
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome with £20 charge per week for second dog
  • Sorry, no smoking or lit candles
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead in the farmyard and children must be supervised as this is a working farm
  • Note: There is a spiral staircase at this property leading to the first floor sitting area
  • NOTE: Check-in time is from 4:30pm and check-out time is by 10am.

The property

The Owl House has been marvellously converted to provide spacious and tasteful accommodation within the wondrous countryside of Powys, Mid Wales.

Close to the charming town of Llanfyllin, the popular Lake Vyrnwy and the Snowdonia National Park, this is a high-quality base for large groups of friends and family to escape and get away from it all.

Enter this tremendous, stone-built holiday home and be welcomed by the vibrant and characterful kitchen/diner, dotted with rustic wooden beams and exposed stonework which contrast beautifully with the colourful, modern kitchen appliances.

The dining area enjoys views across the valley that come with the property.

From here, step up a spiral staircase to a self-contained first floor area where you will find the heart-warming and social sitting room, the traditional exposed beams and sizeable corner leather sofa make this an ideal spot to put your feet up after an exhausting day of exploration.

Heading back down to the ground floor will present you with three wonderfully decorated bedrooms, the double bunk room houses sturdy bunks, oversized at 6'6" long and 3ft wide, ideal for both adults and children, while the two super king-size rooms boast flexible zip/link beds, one of which comes with the added luxury of a stunning en-suite shower room.

A family shower room also resides on this floor.

A wooden staircase leads to the first floor revealing two further bedrooms dressed in an equally fabulous manner, up here you will also find a peaceful snug area with a range of books to keep you occupied.

Miles of serene grounds surround The Owl House, with an excellent decking and a gravelled seating area enjoying idyllic stunning views of the undulating countryside that encompasses the property.

The farm is 42 acres encompassing ancient woodland, a tree house and a stream and should you wish to make use of the farmland the owners simply request guests to sign a separate disclaimer regarding use of the land as required by the farms' insurers.

This first-rate countryside retreat sits equidistant from the lovely town of Llanfyllin which offers a small selection of useful amenities, and the remarkable Lake Vyrnwy which offers much to do for those thrill seekers to enjoy.

Groups seeking a brilliant base for some active exploits will be delighted to find a host of activity options in the surrounding area, from fishing and shooting, mountain biking and off-road motorcycling, to mountaineering and canoeing, perfect for a group holiday to relax and refresh.

The wondrous Snowdonia National Park lies slightly further afield for those of you who appreciate breath-taking landscapes and a wealth of outdoor activities.

26 Miles away is the Pontcysyllte Viaduct, this world heritage site carries the Llangollen Canal across the River Dee, dating back to 1805 the steel and stone structure is a magnificent sight to behold.

Experience the marvels of rural Wales with your family or a group holiday from this beautifully restored farm building, The Owl House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Llanfyllin 6.5 miles; Lake Vyrnwy 6 miles; Welshpool 14 miles; Oswestry 20 miles.

The village of Llanfihangel has a tea room and parlour pub and is situated within reach of the wonderful Lake Vyrnwy. The charming nearby town of Llanfyllin nestles deep in the scenic Cain Valley, surrounded by rolling hills and the Berwyn Mountains, offering 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. Spectacular Lake Vyrnwy, with its host of activities, including walking, sailing and cycling, and impressive mountain backdrop of contrasting colours and fascinating nature reserve is well worth visiting. You can also enjoy fantastic walking and cycling opportunities around the hills of Llangynog and through the Berwyn Mountains. 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, the National Trust owned Chirk Castle and Erddig, and the breathtaking Llanrhaeadr Waterfall, with its 240' drop, which is encased in bewitching woods and sheer cliffs are within easy reach. A wonderful location for exploring beautiful Mid Wales and the Shropshire Borders, as well as Wrexham, Shrewsbury and Chester too!

Region Information

This property is cleaned using a static fogging machine at every change over.

Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead in the farm yard and children must be supervised.
Note: Dogs welcome. Note: £20 per week for second pet.
Note: Note: If you are looking to book property within 3 days of your arrival date please contact owner for availability due to owner having spinal surgery

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas