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Rowan Cottage

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 931171)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Anders

    “Good located, good surrounding, easy footwalk to shops, restaurants etc.”

    Elan valley is a very nice region. Cleanliness of cottage could be better ( dishes, cutlery...)

    Elan valley is a very nice region. Cleanliness of cottage could be better ( dishes, cutlery...)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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

An historic outbuilding of Brynafon Country House with its history evident with its multiple windows, providing a light property with real personality.

This property has been tastefully converted into an idyllic couple’s cottage, close to the River Wye, the stunning Elan Valley and a short walk from a selection of eateries.

There is an open plan living area with everything you need for a relaxing getaway and an adjacent light and airy bedroom.

A quaint and characterful romantic couples retreat.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 931163, 931170, 931172, 931174 and 931175, together they sleep 18.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car to rear of property, additional parking available in front of the main house
  • Shared use of courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Main A470 runs nearby, some road noise may be heard in the garden.

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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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