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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our stay in Cwmwr it was a lovely big house with everything we needed ..."

    We loved our stay in Cwmwr it was a lovely big house with everything we needed we spent lots of time in the hot tub after a busy day out , Sarah was very accommodating and always made it clear she was on hand if we needed her

    Thanks Susan for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed staying with us and also that you ate out at some of our great local pubs and restaurant's. Its great when guests are able to support other local businesses. It was lovely to meet you and your family and really appreciate the great condition you had left our property in. Many thanks and there's a welcome for you to return any time. Sarah & Eifion xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Sarah is most definitely a super host."

    She couldn’t do enough for us and she was on hand anytime we needed her. We had a little issue with plumbing and her husband and Sarah sorted it with in a few hours. The house is amazing and we loved it for Christmas. It was big enough for us all and we never felt on top of each other. The games rooms is great fun and hot tub as well with the views it’s amazing. This was a wonderful Christmas for us to be with all the family and the home and was beautiful decorated as well on our arrival. This is definitely one of the beautiful holiday homes we have stayed in and we will be back. Thank you to Sarah and her family. But most of all thank you Sarah for all the advise before our arrival to make sure our Christmas was perfect. Xx

    Thankyou so much Kelly for such a lovely review. What a week! I'm sure Santa would have had to swap his sledge for a jet ski. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and we really appreciate when people take care of the house. We would welcome you and your family back any day of the week with pleasure and hope the sun would make an appearance. A big big thankyou. Eifion Sarah and the kids xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2023

  • "When we arrived we were so pleased and excited with the property."

    The space and facilities were amazing and catered for all our family's needs. The space and views outside were beautiful. The hot tub was the selling point for our family. We all liked relaxing in there. Sarah the property owner/manager communicated with me before, during and after our stay. She was so sweet and informative. She also gave us the option of checking out a bit later which we took advantage of. I would definitely recommend based on our stay.

    Hi Sharon. So glad you enjoyed your time with us! We also really appreciate it when guests leave the house as beautiful as you and your family have. There's a welcome for you all to return any day. Many Thanks Sarah & Eifion xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2023

  • "Total gem of a property."

    Absolutely stunning house, in gorgeous location with really helpful host. Totally recommend this to anyone. Games room was an added bonus that kept the kids entertained for hours while breathtaking multi aspect views gave adults great backdrop to relax in.

    Many Thanks for your lovely review. We would welcome you back any day of the week, are you sure you had 4 children in there!!! Its really appreciated when our home is looked after so well. Hope you enjoyed some of our local sights, sorry the weather wasn't on your side this time. Many Thanks Sarah & Eifion xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our second stay of the year at Cwmwr."

    It was great to be back. Once again we had a fantastic stay, this is a beautiful home in a stunning, quiet, secluded part of Wales. Everything you could possibly wish for is here. Sarah is a fantastic and friendly host who works hard to ensure guests have a great stay. We very much look forward to returning! x

    It was lovely to host you and your friends again! As always you cared for our home as if it was your own, which really does means the world to us. We would love to welcome you again, especially if you bring the cake maker back. That was one memorable cake!!!! Many Thanks Sarah & Eifion xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had the most amazing holiday!"

    glorious views, hot tub was loved by all!!! Sarah was so accommodating and helpful and always there for us! Kids absolutely loved feeding marshmallow sarah’s pet lamb! And of course watching the cows!! We can’t wait to come back again

    It was a pleasure to host you and your family. So glad you enjoyed staying with us, we really appreciate having lovely guests and its and added bonus when our home is looked after so well. I think Marshmallow enjoyed visiting the children, he's becoming somewhat of a celebrity!! You and your family are more than welcome to visit us again, any time. Many Thanks Sarah & Marshmallow xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tova5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time and Sarah was the most friendly and helpful host."

    Its a great pleasure hosting families like yourselves, we would welcome you back any day. We both really enjoyed our early morning chats with your grandson, such an inquisitive mind. Many thanks for staying with us. Sarah & Eifion x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at Cwmwr."

    The facilities were brilliant, everything we could ask for and more! The kids (and adults) made the most of the games room and the Hot tub was great to have to relax after a day out exploring. We were blessed with gorgeous weather during our stay so we made the most of being in spectacular surroundings visiting many of the local places mentioned. Hoping to return next year! Sarah was a wonderful host who kept in contact before and during our stay, and although we didn't need any assistance during out stay, we had no doubt that we would have been looked after if we did!! Thank you for a lovely stay x

    We are so glad that you enjoyed our house as much as we do. Luckily it looks as though you had the best of our Great British summer. Since your stay we have upgraded our outdoor seating area, ready for some sunshine. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family and really appreciate it when guests like yourselves look after our home with such care. We would welcome you all back anytime. Thankyou for staying with us. Sarah x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0May 2023

  • "Spent a week here in this beautiful house, If we could give it 10 stars we absolutely would!"

    ! everything was just perfect, The owner Sarah who owns the farm next door was lovely and friendly nothing was too much trouble for her even taking time out of her busy day to check everything was ok for us . Thank you Sarah & Effion for providing a beautiful property and making us feel more than welcome, the house is stunning and very comfortable, the hot tub was gorgeous and checked regularly & we also enjoyed the games room, We spent most days outside as we were blessed with good weather . We would love to return one day in the future. ****Thank You both ****

    Many thanks for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. You were blessed with the very best of Welsh weather, long may it continue. We look forward to greeting you again. Many Thanks Sarah & Eifion x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Cwmwr, the surroundings were breathtaking and the house was brilliant."

    When we booked it we thought we probably wouldn’t use the hot tub or the games room that much but we spent a lot of our holiday using them and they made it all the more special. There was everything we could need in the kitchen and there were games in the lounge cupboard, there was nothing our host could have done better. An amazing 25 minute walk down to the village with a great shop and a brilliant pub which did fantastic evening meals and a stroll back in the sunshine to walk it off. Situated perfectly for Lake Bala, Lake Vyrnwy and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, lots of beautiful walks. Highly recommend Little India in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant for a delicious authentic curry. Just one word for this holiday “AMAZING”.

    Hi Tracy. Many thanks for your lovely feedback , we're glad you enjoyed your time here in Penybontfawr. Sounds like you have done plenty of exploring. We are blessed to have Lake Vyrnwy and the waterfall only a short drive away and we really appreciate guests using the local pubs and takeaways. As they say every little helps. We would welcome you both back any time, we really appreciate the care you have taken whilst staying in our home. Many Thanks Sarah & Eifion xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7May 2023

  • "What an absolutely beautiful place this is!"

    As a group of friends who regularly enjoy cottage breaks in Wales we were so impressed with Sarah and Eifion’s home from home. The house is extremely spacious, tastefully furnished and has a relaxing, comfortable feel throughout. It’s well equipped, clean and has tons of natural light. The surrounding countryside is nothing short of stunning and there is so much outside space to enjoy within the grounds of the house and far beyond. We had lots of fun playing pool in the games room and relaxing in the well positioned hot tub. Sarah is a lovely, friendly host who made us feel very welcome - thank you! We couldn’t fault our week away and very much hope to return to this amazing property in a beautiful, peaceful part of Wales in the near future.

    Thankyou so much for your lovely words, you and your friends were a pleasure to have. I can now always remember who was staying with us during The Kings Coronation! I look forward to meeting you again if not in our home, perhaps in the village, ill keep my eyes peeled. Thankyou Sarah and Eifion xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2023

  • "We were x2 families getting together as we do annually- both families having x1 child aged 11 & 13ys ."

    I had clear communication from the owner about key pick up. We arrived to find a lovely welcome pack of biscuits/ milk- nice touch. The house is beautiful….. new build. Quality furnishings and fabulous facilities. Great games room which the kids made lots of use of. Hot tub was great too. We had the added luxury of newborn lambs in the fields. The weekend was fabulous! Would definitely book again….. and maybe will!

    Hi Jane. Many thanks for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us, your boys were lovely! Glad you enjoyed the ewes and lambs, even i enjoy watching them whilst having lunch in the dining room. We'd welcome you all back anytime and hope to do so in the future. Many Thanks Sarah and the sheep x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this property."

    Wonderful views all around. Cosy, clean and spacious. We all thoroughly enjoyed the private hot tub and games room, great for the kids! Having access to Disney plus, Netflix and Amazon, amongst other channels, was great too for our relaxing movie nights in together.

    Really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you and the kids enjoyed the amenities provided. Im sure the extra TV channels came in handy, given the shocking weather you had during your stay. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. Many Thanks Sarah & Eifion Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay."

    Many thanks to Sarah and Eifion who would pop by and check on all was well. The property itself was just what two family’s (4 adults and 4 kids) needed. It gave the space to be together while also offering the space for personal time. It had everything you needed including a hot tub the kids and adults made good use of. Location was perfect. It offered piece and quiet from the city Life and sounds we are so use too. But was in close distance of towns and shops if you needed anything. Highly recommend.

    Many Thanks for your lovely comments and so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was nice stopping by for a chat and i really enjoyed introducing the kids to a baby lamb. The Welsh weather was certainly on your side during your stay, hope to see you all again some time, you were a pleasure to have. Many Thanks Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Mar 2023

  • "Would definitely stay here again."

    We had a relaxing week. House is spacious and comfortable, kitchen is well equipped and the views are lovely from all directions. Hot tub is ideally situated to watch the red kites soaring above. Games room is a great addition to this property. Owner Sarah is on hand if you need anything.

    Many Thanks for your lovely feedback. Your more than welcome to return any time. Many Thanks Sarah x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Mar 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request), 1 x ground-floor bunk
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External games room with dart board, football table and pool table
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor
  • Electric double oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Firestick, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Gated private driveway for up to 5 cars
  • Wrap-around lawn with rear patio with picnic bench and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: There is limited headroom in the bathroom
  • Note: There is a working farm next door to the property

The property

Resting within the traditional village of Penybontfawr in Powys, is Cwmwr, a stone-fronted, country-style cottage.

Welcoming eight guests, the cottage enjoys a nature-filled setting enveloped by rolling hills and woodland, whilst offering both families and groups of friends a private hot tub, a contemporary living space, adorning A-framed beams, and an external games room, providing attractive features for a self-catered break.

Park up on the gated driveway before entering Cwmwr, arriving at the farmhouse kitchen, featuring all expected amenities to ease your stay, along with a neighbouring dining room, complete with a lofty eight-seater table, enjoying views to the garden.

If you'd prefer to dine alfresco, set the patio table as the hot tub warms up, before enjoying a soak as the sun sets.

Retire to the homely sitting room for a film night, with the woodburning stove alight, or locate the games room for a night of entertainment.

As sleep calls, select between four well-appointed bedrooms, including a super-king-size with en-suite, two twin bedrooms with zip/link features, and a ground-floor bunk, all serviced by a contemporary bathroom with an indulgent roll-top bath, and a ground-floor shower room.

Awaken to vistas across the extensive fields before travelling towards Llyn Vyrnwy Dam and lake, offering the ideal setting for a leisurely walk.

Those who enjoy the outdoors will also favour a visit to Pistyll Rhaeadr, enveloped by Berwyn Mountains, followed by a picnic upon Y Berwyn National Nature Reserve.

Cwmwr is well-positioned to aboard Bala Lake Railway, or to explore Snowdonia National Park, before crossing the English border, with visits to Oswestry Town Museum, the Old Oswestry Hill Fort, and Chirk Castle.

Make wonderful memories at Cwmwr.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Oswestry 15 miles.

The traditional Welsh village of Penybontfawr lies in breathtaking countryside amidst the beautiful Berwyn Mountains and surrounding wooded hills and valleys. Only 2.5 miles away is the popular walking village of Llangynog where you can find the Revolution Mountain Bike Park. The area has a history of lead, silver and slate mining dating back to the 17th century. Today it is a renowned location for climbing, birdwatching, walking and cycling, with famous mountain bike trails near Dolgellau, and a mountain bike centre at Llandegla. Penybontfawr village has its own pub, whilst Llangynog boasts two pubs, both of which serve good food and are perfect to relax in after an exciting day out. Enjoy Lake Bala, a wonderful beauty spot, with excellent fishing, a variety of watersports including white water rafting and a lakeside steam railway, or visit Lake Vyrnwy, which has a RSPB centre, bike hire and a sculpture park. Also within easy reach is Pistyll Rhaedr waterfall, the tallest single drop waterfall in England and Wales. This is a beautiful part of Wales and is perfect for touring the rest of North and Mid Wales and even Shropshire.

PLEASE NOTE: This property does not accept Stag/Hen/Party bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas