Duck Egg Cottage

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 931172)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Jane S
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    “Warm welcome”

    Warm welcome . Great location .It was rearly a home from home .Just the perfect place to relax after a long day out site seeing.

    Warm welcome . Great location .It was rearly a home from home .Just the perfect place to relax after a long day out site seeing.

Carreg Llywd Place

A cluster of cottages converted from the historic Brynafon Country House, offering cosy and comfortable accommodation each with its own character, set adjacent to the owner’s home just a short walk from the bustling market town of Rhayader. Surrounded by the Cambrian Mountains with various walks emanating from the town and the River Wye, these delightful cottages are ideal for family, friends or small groups looking to get away for riverside walks, wildlife spotting or fishing. In addition the magnificent 72 acres of the Elan Valley Estate with its lakes and Victorian dams open up wonderful days out, and you may take the opportunity to enjoy one of the special events celebrating their International Dark Sky Park status. Alternatively enjoy one of the many great places to eat in the popular market town of Rhayader, just a short walk from the cottages. There is fabulous walking with a myriad of circular walks, cycling, fishing and horse riding all nearby. These characterful cottages are comfortably furnished with modern interiors with well-appointed kitchens, electric oven and hobs, dining areas, comfy seating to help you relax and enjoy the open plan living areas, plus they have TVs and WiFi. All properties have access to a shared courtyard patio, perfect to relax after a busy day exploring. These country house cottages benefit from being surrounded by undulating, varied and unspoilt countryside, yet are close to a variety of nature reserves, riverside walks and pretty rural towns providing an ideal base explore the amazing local countryside or enjoy the stunning daily acrobatics of the truly magnificent Red Kites. Slightly further afield, to the south you will find the market town of Builth Wells, that not only offers a fabulous gold course but is also the home of the Royal Welsh Showground, home to various annual events and less than a 20 minute drive away. Llandrindod Wells, a Victorian Spa town, 10.5 miles away, is a popular centre for cyclists, boasts a popular golf course and is ideal for those looking to soak up the ambience of a bygone era with its lovely formal parks and the chance to ‘take the waters’. Just an hour’s drive to the north, you can spend the day exploring a piece of the past in the magnificent National Trust’s Powis Castle. These delightful countryside cottages offer a comfortable stay whatever you decide to do.

The property

A cosy single-storey cottage a short walk from Rhayader in Mid Wales.

This lovely cottage is the perfect base for families or couples looking to take advantage of all that this area has to offer.

Upon entering this delightful holiday home you will find two comfortable bedrooms, a bathroom and a compact kitchen leading into a relaxing sitting room with a warming woodburner.

Outside, you can sit and unwind on the patio which is tucked away behind the impressive country house, and whilst enjoying a morning cup of tea or coffee look up and you may see the famous red kites flying overhead.

A perfect base with plenty to see and do nearby.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 931163, 931170, 931171, 931174 and 931175, together they sleep 18.


  • 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/Smoke-free Smoke-free
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2’ 6’’ twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen leading to sitting room with dining area and woodburner.


  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 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 1 car with additional parking in main car park
  • Front, enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Property is adjacent to the A470, so some road noise may be experienced.

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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.

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