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Ty Gwyn

Nant Glas near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 940757)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Very good but you must love dogs that we do."

    Well placed to get around Central Wales.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "The host's were excellent."

    Fresh flowers, eggs and milk on arrival. It was so peaceful. Lovely looking at the night sky and watching the star's We have come home feeling so relaxed.

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2021

  • "Ty Gwyn is the perfect retreat for those looking to get away from it all."

    The cottage is cosy, and well-equipped. André and Babs are wonderful hosts, most welcoming and accommodating as well as providing some wonderful jams and eggs fresh from their farm. It was lovely to be welcomed by the dogs when you return to the cottage as well as waking up to a Shetland Pony just outside the bedroom door. Set in an idyllic location with lots of beautiful areas to explore including Elan Valley and the Brecon Beacons. After a strenuous day of walking, the log fire provided a welcome relaxing evening. We are looking forward to returning in the future.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2021

  • "Wonderful weeks holiday, Andre and Babs were great hosts."

    Located in the quiet village of Nant-Glas – but close to the towns of Rhayader and Llandridod Wells the cottage is a peaceful and relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Animals on the farm are various and interesting with our twin girls (9) loving the horses especially. There are many things to see and do in the near (within an hours drive) vicinity, or just to relax on the patio enjoying the fabulous views of the welsh countryside we could not recommend this place enough.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "It was a really peaceful getaway!"

    Reviewed by RubinaJun 2021

  • "The directions are obscure." mentions a telephone box which was removed 3 years ago. This has ben reported before so why is it still in the listing.

    Reviewed by DaveMay 2021

  • "Arrived at property with about 8 large dogs jumping all over car and there nails scratching vehicle, there feet covered in dogs mess which got everywhere."

    On opening car doors dogs all fighting to get inside car with there dirty feet over our clothes and chairs inside vehicle. When we eventually got out car the dogs were jumping all over us ruining my wife’s and daughters dresses. Had to fight dogs off when opening door to property to stop them getting inside. There was no tv reception and no internet as advertised. Told owner who said she would sort it out, after 3 days of no internet and two children getting bored with no internet which was advertised we complained again to the owner who told us she will sort it out which she was doing for 3 days, we told her this was not good enough and she started shouting and told us the best thing we could do was leave which we had to do. We had to ring constantly to negotiate some kind of refund which we hardly had anything back. Dogs were very noisy when let out around 7am all barking wild outside our door. You could not go outside without dogs jumping all over you. Worst property I have ever stayed in and would not recommend to anyone. Owner very rude.

    Reviewed by JasonMar 2021

  • "Well where shall I start!"

    Ok if you would like to self isolate for a week, with no shops, pubs or any life within 5 miles, if you like an amazing country sides, forest, river, lake walks, if you like very dark nights with no signs of life except the farm animals, if you like to read a book by the cosy fire, and cook an amazing dinner, if you like the farm life which include 13 dogs, horses, sheep, goat, pigs, chickens etc..., if you like mud and get your car dirty, if you like the unpredictable weather, if you like wearing wallis boots and nothing else, if you like not to rely on the live TV reception and mobile signals (Internet ok but not for steaming), anyway if you like all of this and more, this is the PERFECT cottage for you. God what a fabulous week, we are feeling now SO relaxed. We will be back. The host is amazing and so helpful. Try to visit the Elan Valley amazing. Word of advice, plan your food ahead, and don't go shopping. No freezer, and fridge very small but use your imagination. Good oven, stove, microwave and kitchen equipment. £5 per basket of wood for the fire, but the central heating is very good. Low celling so mind your head. Highly recommended for a total relaxation and soul fixer. It is extremely difficult to find the property, and Sat Nav don't work there, the postcode takes you at least 3 minutes away from the actual property. Plus within How to get there description you mention a red telephone box, it isn't it is a small red post box. And another thing is that the host needs to be contacted 2 days ahead, to fix a time of arrival, which we didn't know.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Fantastic fortnight."

    We were given a great friendly welcome. Great location for easy reach of a variety of days out even in Covid times. Beautiful area to explore. Cosy cottage, some evenings I lit the wood burning stove. Great holiday base, scenery lovely and wonderful if you like animals. I was genuinely sad to leave and say goodbye. Very relaxing holiday, slept very well. Bliss.

    Reviewed by ColetteSep 2020

  • "Really enjoyed our short stay here over Christmas."

    Super little place with lots of unique features. Friendly hosts, rural location which suited us fine.

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Ty Gwyn."

    The cottage was perfect and the hosts could not have been friendlier. We loved having all the farm animals on our doorstep and the welcome from the owners dogs made this stay a memorable one. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend saying here if you are a dog lover and want a place to relax and unwind in the beautiful Welsh countryside.

    Reviewed by JanSep 2019

  • "Absolutely loved this holiday."

    It was so quiet and peaceful, we all came home really relaxed but sad to be leaving.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2019

  • "Lovely, well-equipped cottage which really felt like home."

    Really spacious bedroom, while the sitting room/kitchen area is cosy, yet functional. Fabulous area to explore - take in the Elan Valley with its dams and reservoirs - just stunning. We are planning a return visit!

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2019

  • "I had a wonderful time at Ty Gwyn and will look forward to returning to continue walking around Mid Wales."

    My daughter joined me for part of the time and she too enjoyed the break. Andre and Babs are kind and generous hosts and I enjoyed staying amongst their animals. As other guests have said the photos do not really convey the spaciousness of the accommodation. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MarkMar 2019

  • "We stayed at TY GWYN cottage in mid Wales had a great time we feel the photos of this cottage understates it shower room is big down stairs bedroom is big upstairs bedroom is big with a low beam in one area."

    your photos don’t show that shame Great owners great area to be in loads to do for all ages. Will go again BG DORSET

    Reviewed by BarryDec 2018

  • "We had a very warm welcome from Andre & Babs on our arrival."

    Cosy cottage. Would recommend a stay here. Enjoyable visit to the Elan Valley and the Red Kite Feeding Station. Very relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by MarleneSep 2018

  • "Very nice place to stay."

    Visited some very nice places that we didn't know about.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "Ty Gwyn is a lovely cottage ."

    It has everything you need . The owners Babs and Andre are lovely . They made sure everything was ok showed us round the cottage . They went out their way to make sure we had a lovely stay . The animals were a great joy to have round about us . Our daughter overcame her fear of horses thanks to Babs. We would really recommend this for a holiday .

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2018

  • "Lovely property, very well thought out, everything you could need, kept in very good condition, owners are very nice & approachable."

    Excellent tv and wi-fi even a DVD player Only downside was the owners have 10 dogs, who in the main are very friendly, although one did take a dislike to our small dog, the main problem was they were able to jump over the wall into the cottages patio area, some also jumped up, although not always a problem, if you had clean clothes on, it was, the owners did try & keep them away

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2018

  • "A fabulous place to stay, with the owners being the friendliest and most helpful of hosts you could imagine."

    If you like animals, particularly dogs, this is the place to be! A great location with glorious countryside in all directions.

    Reviewed by VeronicaJun 2018

  • "Ty Gwyn was perfect."

    Quirky, quiet and relaxing. Babs and Andre were perfect hosts. We were welcomed by Babs and the friendly dogs as we arrived. We were introduced to the piglets that had recently been born and an adorable lamb. To see all the wild birds especially red kit flying above the cottage was wonderful. There is so much to see and do in the area. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by MurielJun 2018

  • "What a brilliant little place!"

    We could not have asked for a nicer place in such I quiet location. At night you cannot see any street lights and no sound, apart from the odd scuffle of either a horse or a sheep. The owners were great, the kids got to go round and help with the animals. Jams and eggs for sale onsite (by the way the jam was delicious). Good to have the wood burner to dry off wet boots. The most peaceful escape to date. Thank you

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in perfect location with wonderful hosts."

    The area is vast for walking and cycling and envelops everything you could possibly imagine about Wales. We were fortunate to see both the snow and sunshine. The area's immense beauty spots make it a superb destination base to investigate the area further. The cottage is surrounded by a whole host of animals (and many dogs)

    Reviewed by JackieMar 2018

  • "Very hospitable couple."

    Comfortable and cosy cottage in beautiful surrounding.

    Reviewed by ReginaFeb 2018

  • "Everyhing"

    Reviewed by LNov 2017

  • "Would highly recommend this cottage ."

    Beautiful surroundings, warm welcome owners couldn't be more helpful. This is a animal and dog lovers dream. We will be booking again.

    Reviewed by JacquiSep 2017

  • "We have booked countless cottages, gites etc over the years but Ty Gwyn is by far the best we have ever stayed in!"

    The lovely welcoming owners have worked extremely hard to ensure that their guests want for nothing during their stay. The cottage is quite charming, furnished to a very high standard and fitted with every conceivable extra. The surrounding area is delightful and affords plenty of opportunities for walking and taking in the views and local wildlife. It's also a good base for exploring the wider area. We would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2016

  • "Fantastic location, rural enough to relax & enjoy the scenery but within driving distance to towns & the coast."

    We had a wonderful break with the dogs, they enjoyed walking by the river, the forest & the Valley. The cottage is nice & cosy with all mod cons & a wood burner stove. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners who are a lovely couple, warm & friendly & so are their dogs. Will definitely go back. A 5* + holiday to recommend to friends & family.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2016

  • "Exceptional hosts pleasure to meet them and their animals"

    Reviewed by FrankSep 2016

  • "The cottage had absolutely everything you could need, was splendidly situated in a quiet but pretty spot and the owners (Andre & Babs0 were very friendly and helpful."

    It was the perfect spot for us!

    Reviewed by HazelAug 2016

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The property

Nant Gwyn is a lovely, stone-built barn conversation, with lots of quaint and quirky charm, situated on the owners’ smallholding in a rural location, within driving distance of the pretty Powys village of Newbridge-on-Wye.

This lovely cottage is surrounded by rolling countryside, yet within driving distance of bustling market towns and rural villages, ideal for a couple or small family in need of an away-from-it-all retreat.

Upon arrival, you’re sure to receive a warm welcome from the variety of animals living on the land, including horses, pigs, sheep, turkeys, chickens, horses and dogs.

Once inside the property you can feel the stresses and pressures of modern life melt away as you step back in time into a world of low ceilings, stone walls and characterful low beams.

Downstairs there’s a rustic open plan living area with a kitchen and dining area, leading through into the sitting area with a warming woodburning stove.

There’s also a cosy double bedroom benefitting from an en-suite wet room.

Upstairs you’ll find a special little crog loft with twin beds and a sitting area, an ideal hideout for the children.

Outside, you can sit in the enclosed patio garden, with splendid views across the fields, to the rolling green hills beyond, the perfect place to enjoy a family barbecue and relax after a day adventuring.

The River Wye meanders through the valley, which opens up fantastic walking, fishing and canoeing opportunities, whilst the Cambrian Mountain uplands offer the chance to pony trek with loved ones, whilst marvelling at the majestic red kites as they soar through the sky.

There are also some fabulous towns and villages just a short drive away, including the splendid villages of Rhayader and Llandrindod Wells, a former Victorian Spa town, hugely popular with cyclists and offering pretty parks to relax in and an interesting Victorian festival.

For an excellent day out, pack a picnic, jump in the car and head for the Brecon Beacons National Park, a breathtaking natural space within which the children’s imaginations can run wild whilst you appreciate the stunning beauty of the rugged peaks and sloping valleys.

No matter what it is you decide to do on your holiday, this cosy, traditional and rustic cottage is ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway or a small family in need of a holiday to remember.


  • Mostly ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with folding double bed and mezzanine sitting area
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.5 miles
  • Note: The upstairs twin room has limited headroom and low beams
  • Note: Low beams in living area
  • Note: Children over five only
  • Note: The door in the sitting room leads to the owner's barn, this door will be locked at all times
  • Note: The only bathroom is the en-suite wet room to the downstairs double bedroom
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside, due to the property being on a smallholding with the owners’ dogs and other animals
  • Note: This property does not accept worker bookings

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About the location


Newbridge-on-Wye 5.4 miles; Rhayader 5.2 miles; Llandrindod Wells 9.6 miles; Builth Wells 10.5 miles.

Nant Glas is a village in the Elan Valley, situated on a side road between the A44 to the northeast and the A470 to the southwest. There is a small chapel at the southern end of the village and the Willow Globe Theatre us close to the village, just off the A470. Nant Glas is just a short drive from lots of little villages and market towns, including the Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells. The little rural community boasts a popular pub, village stores and butcher’s shop and is surrounded by the breathtaking Mid Wales countryside. Fabulous walking can be done in the Radnor Forest and just ten miles away are the fantastic Elan Valley reservoirs and impressive Victorian dams. Take a trip to Rhayader, a bustling Welsh market town with a selection of tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, amenities and unique little boutiques, including local antiques, as well as the added bonus of a leisure centre with a large swimming pool and a weekly livestock market. You can also visit Builth Wells, where the Spring Festival, Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and Winter Fair are all held annually.

Note: Children over five only.
Note: This property does not accept worker bookings.

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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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