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Nantmel near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely week."

    Beautiful farmhouse with everything you need. Wonderful big hot tub which we took full advantage of. Area is beautiful watching red kites from the hot tub

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage had everything you needed and was like home from home."

    It was warm, comfortable and peaceful. We had easy access to go to places to walk and loved coming back to the hot tub - in fact it was used morning and evening, it was that great! :-). The welcome pack was fabulous and really appreciated, as it started our holiday on a good impression. We had a lovely stay with wonderful views which really relaxed us. We would stay again.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. Delighted to hear you felt like it was home from home. Cant beat it. Glad the welcome pack went down well and that you loved the Jacuzzi Spa xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Mar 2024

  • "It is clear a lot of time, energy and of course money, has been exerted and used in making this Cottage a delightful family retreat."

    We have no complaints at all. As a family, we have not been away for a while and this is exactly what we needed. Everyone what thoroughly enjoyed the privacy, tranquility, quiet and of course the hot tub! Thanks to the host for the refreshments, much welcome after arriving from a long drive.

    thank you for the lovely comments and its great to hear you enjoyed the peace and quiet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aurangzeb5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our Experience was Amazing."

    Excellent location. The property was amazing. Every convenience was available at the property. Sian was extremely helpful and very professional. Our only complaint was were only had a week!

    Such a lovely couple. So glad you had a lovely week to re-charge. Next time 2 weeks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2024

  • "Excellent quality, quiet and peaceful, everything is provided especially kitchen items and cleaning items."

    Comfy beds

    Thank you so much for the very kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you, and you felt the kitchen was well equipped and comfy beds to get you a god nights sleep. xx Sian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chantelle5.0Nov 2023

  • "The most comfortable beds we have ever slept in."

    Charming property & very quiet. Loved looking out at the sheep & rabbits every day. The surrounding area is beautiful with so many great walks.

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback. It was lovely to meet you. Im glad you enjoyed the livestock and peace and quiet. xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property with a delightful view."

    All of the home comforts you need on a a stay. Very well placed for visiting the surrounding area. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Sep 2023

  • "Really nice place and would definitely recommend this to anyone, Mid Wales is a lovely places to stay as well."

    Thank you for your wonderful comments and breakdown. It was a real pleasure to meet you xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2023

  • "Hidden Treasure!"

    Our family have had one week holiday, and we loved every second. The farmhouse has everything you need. The cottage is spotless, extremely well equipped with the comfortable beds, and it’s been very relaxing time sitting on the patio with glass of cold drinks and watching beautiful views and later jump in the hot tub. Many thanks to Sian and family for making our stay comfortable and in our arrival we have been spoiled with bottle of wine, coffee, tea, and local Welsh biscuits and chocolate cake! Thank you very much for your hospitality, and we will back soon! With kind regards Gunta and family

    Thank you for your wonderful comments. it is much appreciated. Great to meet you all and glad you had a fantastic stay xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gunta5.0Jun 2023

  • "The farmhouse was of the highest standard and was surrounded by superb views with Red Kite's flying over on a regular basis."

    There was a fabulous large hot tub enjoyed by all especially the kids. Would definitely visit again

    Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. It is much appreciated. Loved to hear the kids had a fab time in the Hot Tub. Hope to see you all again one day x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "The standard of presentation and cleanliness of the property are excellent, with everything we could possibly need having been thought of and catered for."

    The location is remote and tranquil, yet convenient for visiting the attractions in the local area, and the stunning views were breathtaking. The garden area, swings and slide were a big hit with the little ones and really added to the enjoyment of the holiday, as did the hot tub. Sian was an excellent host, the Welsh treats and advice were really appreciated. We had a wonderful week and would certainly stay here again.

    Thank you for the wonderful comments, it is much appreciated ,it was a pleasure to meet you all. xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property and area are perfect very peaceful and beautiful."

    Lovely inside and out and the sheltered hot tub is grand. We had the perfect week here and didn't want to leave. We'll definitely be returning.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback, it is much appreciated. So glad you had a wonderful stay. xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely place ."

    Great privacy .

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and hot tub."

    Beautiful scenery with added lambs and rabbits. Ev charging point a definite advantage .

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback it is much appreciated. So glad you loved the lambs and scenery and made use of the Charging point. x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely well maintained property."

    Had everything you could have needed. Sian was fantastic, really helpful. Location is beautiful. Nice and secluded. Saw red kites most days at the property flying over to the local feeding station. Would definitely go back.

    Thank you for the wonderful feed back it is much appreciate x Hopefully see you again one day x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay at this lovely holiday cottage, situated on a working sheep farm."

    Sian, the host/owner, was clearly deeply invested in doing everything she possibly could to ensure that we had a good holiday. We received a welcome pack on arrival, complimentary toiletries, and the hot tub was ready to jump into. There was a lot of attention to detail. We particularly liked that there was bird food provided to top up the garden feeders; the very tame robins liked that very much too! The views from the cottage are beautiful and looked magical after snow fell for two days. We couldn't have wished for a better place to hunker down. Sian reached out to ensure we were ok when it turned wintery and to let us know that we only needed to reach out to her if we needed anything. The local red kite feeding station at Rhayader was a fantastic experience, and the Elan Valley walks start within a 10-minute drive of the property. It is a fantastic base for exploring that area of Wales. We look forward to returning.

    thank you for the wonderful comments much appreciated, looking forward to seeing you again xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jan 2023

  • "Wow! what can I say this place is a little gem!"

    We met Sian at the property who is lovely and showed us around the place. The cottage is beautiful it has absolutely everything you need and was spotlessly clean. The beds are so comfy did not want to get out of it in the morning, views amazing, hot tub was amazing, we had two BBQs during our time there even though it was December it was fab! and my boys were delighted there was a football goal in the garden. Shops/restaurants/cafes are a five minutes drive away loads to things to do locally. We will definitely return to this place this year at some point and are really looking forward to it.

    it was a pleasure to meet you and so glad you had a wonderful stay xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property is well equipped in the kitchen even cleaning products etc."

    Beautiful cosy homely feel. There was a bbq outside, play area for the children. Hot tub was a plus after our day trips out. Warmly welcome by the owner. Already recommended to family & friends.

    Reviewed by Robert4.1Aug 2022

  • "Stayed over 4 nights, was absolutely perfect."

    thank you and so glad you had a perfect stay xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jul 2022

  • "Brilliant stay at the property."

    house was very comfortable and well thought out. we had everything we could possibly need to hand. Really comfy beds and super hot tub. Real bonus for us was an electric car charging point as there are very few in the local area. definitely recommend.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. Much appreciated. Hope to see you all again one day x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and location."

    Owner Sian was very welcoming.

    thank you for comments much appreciated x Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Brilliant location and absolutely gem of a find."

    Loved it so much. Kids didn't want to come back home.

    thank you so much an absolute pleasure to have you all xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Manisha5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous long weekend and can’t recommend enough."

    Sian was just so lovely and the house is amazing in the most beautiful location. A perfect base for exploring the area. Then coming back to the fab hot tub. We can’t wait to book again soon.

    thank you so much for the wonderful feedback x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very warm welcome from the host Sian."

    Explained everything fully about the house so we knew how to use things straight away. Well equipped kitchen and lovely local products in the welcome pack. As a group of 6 adults I think the house would be more suited to 4/5 adults or a family with children. Great base for nearby nature attractions. The hot tub was the best I've used so far. Overall a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.4Dec 2021

  • "We had an amazing stay (Nov 2021) at Cwmcelyn - location is stunning and Sian is a fabulous host!"

    Property was spotless, views were incredible and location was great. We came for a break away as a couple and enjoyed cycling - Elan Valley is a must! Sian gives great recommendations for cycling and walking routes, as well things to see and places to go. Hot tub was brilliant! Couldn’t recommend more, thank you Sian and family!

    thank you for the wonderful feedback xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Nov 2021

  • "Spotless, well equipped, comfortable beds and very very CLEAN."

    Beautiful location and well worth the stay. Would definitely recommend

    thank you for the wonderful feedback much appreciated and so glad you had a wonderful stay xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house and views are beautiful."

    The bed we stayed in was so comfortable, the perfect holiday. Already booked to return!

    thank you for wonderful feedback. looking forward ro greeting you again xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a private setting and with stunning views."

    We couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "Sian, the cottage owner was lovely and extremely helpful."

    Have stayed at cottage before and always had a lovely experience. Only one minor issue - I and my sister found the pillows on our beds very firm and not very comfortable but that is a matter of personal taste.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2021

  • "Had a fantastic holiday at Cwmcelyn."

    The cottage was beautiful, very remote but still only a ten minute drive to Rhayader, the nearest town. There are no neighbours. Apart from one farm building, the cottage is surrounded only by rolling hills, fields and woodland so there is an abundance of wildlife. We saw squirrels and bats as well as a family of rabbits with lots of babies who liked to play on the lawn each day. Cwmcelyn is perfect for families, the owner has supplied a selection of toys and games as well as plenty of books and DVDs. My children loved it. The garden is great for kids, there's lots of space for running around or the all important football game. The owner was kind enough to bring a goal down which my boys really enjoyed. As well as the fully fenced lawn and little play area, at the side of the garden, there is also a little gate which opens onto a wooded area, where they enjoyed making a den. For adults, the hot tub is the icing on the cake. It's been great relaxing after a day exploring the area. We have also enjoyed sitting on the patio at night listening to a very vocal owl whilst star gazing with a glass of wine. There is very little light pollution and we were lucky there wasn't much cloud so the sky looked amazing at night. Inside the cottage is super clean and decorated to a high standard. It was very cosy and the beds also very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped with an awesome double oven although I didn't do much cooking as within a short drive there are lots of pubs serving great locally sourced food and real ales. We highly recommend this cottage, Sian, the owner clearly puts a lot of hard work in to make sure everyone has a great holiday. We would definitely book this property again although sadly, it won't be with Sykes at the moment due to the unacceptable way the prices have gone up.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a really relaxing stay at this well equipped farm house."

    Had everything we needed and waking to the sound of the sheep was perfect. Would definitely return if looking to return to the same part of the country.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was fantastic; clean, modern and well equipped."

    We were there for a week as a family. Our young children could play outside all day, safely in a large fenced garden. For us having the swings and slide was really useful. The views are amazing and so was having private use of the hot tub. Great views of the stars at night too! We spent most of our time just relaxing around the cottage as it was so peaceful, with just sheep in adjacent fields. Sian, our host, was always available if we contacted her and was lovely and helpful. We will certainly return!

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2021

  • "House was beautiful and had everything you could ever need."

    Hot tub was lovely and the views are stunning. Would definately return and have already been recomending to family and friends. Owner is so warm and welcoming :-)

    Reviewed by Sasha5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic property and the owner was very helpful"

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was wonderful and had everything you needed to make your stay perfect."

    My only disappointment was that there didn’t appear to be any public footpaths/walking trails directly from the cottage. We did go through the fields but not really sure that was allowed as it is private land.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2019

  • "Absolutely enjoyed our mini break here and it was just as needed."

    The Lodge was fantastic and had everything and more that we needed and was in such a quiet and peaceful location. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    Very well equipped and plenty of information about the local area. The views are lovely and the hot tub is perfect for relaxing after a busy day of exploring. We all really enjoyed our week in this cottage.

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Oct 2019

  • "Furniture in the lounge was so soft it was actually uncomfortable, especially for anyone with back problems"

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Sep 2019

  • "We stayed at this holiday cottage for a week from 31st August with our 2 boys (aged 7"

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Aug 2019

  • "We have just got back from a wonderful stay here at Cwmcelyn, truly the most peaceful and beautiful place I have yet to stay in Wales."

    The Cottage was immaculate and exceeded our expectations 100%. Some lovely walks just on the door step also. Hot Tub was just a brilliant added bonus, nothing better than sitting relaxing in there watching the sun go down! Sian was a wonderful host, her homemade Bara Brith was certainly a lovely welcome. We hope to be back again!

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house was perfect, all the facilities and appliances are in top condition."

    The most beautiful views and lovely remote location.

    Reviewed by Shannon5.0Dec 2018

  • "Great location, beautiful views, cottage is best equipped we have stayed in so far."

    The Jacuzzi was great, for the views and back massaging powers. Wet room was good showers in both bathrooms were very good and powerful. Beds super comfy. Owners left a lovely homemade Bara brith, and we're very welcoming. We all had a lovely relaxing, although we walked miles in the Elan valley, time. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2018

  • "Beautiful property, stunning views and we loved the hot tub!"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful home and views."

    Reviewed by Michaela4.7Oct 2018

  • "Three visits and we will be visiting again."

    Beautiful place and our host Sian is wonderful.

    Reviewed by Sandie5.0Jun 2018

  • "Wonderful getaway where you can truely relax"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had an amazing holiday again."

    We will definitely be booking with Sykes again for our family holiday next year. Cwmcelyn was the perfect holiday cottage for us. The secure garden with play frame and hot tub were a huge hit with the kids! Sian the owner was great and even baked us a cake and even dropped by to tell us she had dropped some two day old lambs in the field surrounding the house if we wanted to take a walk to see them. We’ve had two perfect holidays in nantmel now, thank you Sykes!!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, everything we needed and more."

    The owner couldn't be more helpful. Clean, comfy beds and amazing views. We enjoyed watching the Red Kites in the garden.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2018

  • "Was a beautiful property in a perfect location!"

    ! We had the peace and quiet we wanted but were also close enough to the town for lunch.

    Reviewed by Kristen5.0Dec 2017

  • "What a find, such a lovely little cottage and in the middle of no where."

    The hot tub was great and we made full use of it was a great getaway and we will definitely go back. Thanks to the hosts as well

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Oct 2017

  • "This cottage was fantastic and the owners were great too."

    Very relaxing week even with a seven month old and a three year old. The outside area is so safe and my boy could play for hours. The fresh air definitely made them sleep. The hot tub was an added bonus. The kitchen equipment was amazing and having the washer dryer really helped with the babies clothes/bibs etc. We explored the area - red kites, elan valley, drove to the coast, train trip at Devils Bridge. All fantastic days out and worth doing. We even took the boys swimming at the local leisure centre on a wet day which has a fab warm pool. Thanks Sian for a great week in mid Wales. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2017

  • "What an absolutely amazing cottage this is!"

    The cottage is situated down it's own private drive where the only thing you can see or hear is the birds in the trees, sheep in the fields or the rabbits and squirrels that pop by the bottom of the garden! The cottage itself has everything you could ever need and more, beautifully decorated throughout and thoroughly clean! The hot tub is fantastic to sit and relax with a glass of wine looking over the valley and the garden is ideal for families with its large lawn area and climbing frame!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2017

  • "The setting for this cottage is superb."

    Peaceful with lots of wildlife. Wonderful cottage with excellent facilities. Hot tub WOW. So many places to visit. Our second visit and will be back. Special mention for Sian a wonderful host.

    Reviewed by Sandie5.0Jul 2017

  • "Luxury cottage in rural setting,great base in which to explore the elan valley and coast,cottage had everything we needed and more ,the hot tub was bliss."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2017

  • "A little slice of Welsh countryside heaven."

    We've never been so disappointed to leave at the end of a holiday! The cottage is beautifully kept and the children just loved the garden and play equipment. Mum and Dad were very pleased with the Hot Tub too. Just the perfect getaway and the area is packed with things to do, young or old. It's impossible to overstate just what a wonderful time we had and we will be back before very long! Thanks Sian, lovely to meet you.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2017

  • "It was not the best time of year to holiday as a lot of places do not open until April."

    Area good. Owners very good and very helpful even in full lambing season.

    Reviewed by Jeffery4.8Mar 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage in a lovely peaceful location."

    The cottage is equipped with everything you could ever need and the owners are so friendly, nothing is too much trouble. Would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline Ann5.0Oct 2016

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  • Three bedrooms with TV: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x 4ft double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with P-shaped bath, rainfall shower over, basin and WC
  • Wet room with rainfall shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric woodburner-effect fire. New for 2021 Property now boasts an electric car charger
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric range oven with 5-ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and three bath robes inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Bike storage on request
  • Enclosed decked area and front lawned garden with furniture and hot tub, Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Note: Owner is a florist and flowers can be arranged on request.

The property

Rhayader 5 miles.

Outstanding luxury and modern detached farmhouse, is located up a short private lane, surrounded by a working sheep farm, five miles from Rhayader in the heart of Mid Wales.

The farmhouse has has a 5-star Visit Wales tourist board rating and the Cyclist and Walkers Welcome Award.

Boasting stunning views overlooking a valley, with fields that border the meandering Dulais stream, this outstanding farmhouse has been luxuriously furnished and is the perfect base for families and friends to soak up peace and tranquillity.

Set over two floors, this farmhouse has three comfortable bedrooms, two of which have valley views.

The kitchen is extremely well equipped, and includes a dining area, which offers the chance for you and your loved ones to enjoy a meal together whilst admiring the wildlife and countryside views.

Leading from the kitchen is a superb sitting room, where you can relax on the leather sofas and enjoy the flickering light of the cast-iron deluxe electric woodburner-effect fire after a busy day exploring the area.

Via French doors, step outside onto the decked area where you can relax in the soothing 7-seater Jacuzzi Spa hot tub, whilst soaking up the peace and quiet that comes as standard at this luxury farmhouse.

Rhayader is ideally placed to explore the popular Cambrian Mountains of Mid Wales, which stretch south to the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons).

Walking, cycling, horse riding and bird watching can be enjoyed in the area, plus the Elan Valley is a short drive.

Or why not watch the red kites at local feeding stations?

There are many pretty country villages surrounding this luxury farmhouse, including Abbey-cwm-hir, St Harmon and Pant-y-dwr, where local agricultural shows are held annually.

The spa town of Llandrindod Wells is 5 miles away, as is the market town of Builth Wells, home of the Royal Welsh Show.

This luxury modern family farmhouse is perfect for a country getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas