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Old Rectory Cottages

Aberhafesp near Newtown, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 903548)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic letting of 2 x 3 bedroom cottages with modern facilities and magnificent large heated indoor pool."

    Stuart , the owner was great…. Nothing was too much trouble. This was our 4th visit!

    Reviewed by RaymondJul 2022

  • "Brilliant very clean inside and out."

    The pool is brilliant the Hot tub is spot on really enjoyed the week we stayed. 3 generations we all enjoyed the week we spent. Thank you we enjoyed all aspects of the property.

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2022

  • "We have had an amazing time at the old rectory barn."

    As this is my third stay I would highly recommend this beautiful cottage to anyone looking for a tranquil and peaceful time. I spent this week celebrating my 30th with friends but i would love to return with my son for a family holiday. The owners are very friendly and we look forward to seeing you again. Thankyou so much for making my birthday trip the best! X

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2022

  • "The owner was brilliant, a real nice guy and very helpfull"

    Reviewed by KeithMay 2022

  • "What an amazing find ."

    This place is truly bliss and the photos do not do it justice. Surrounded by stunning scenery it’s a slice of heaven with amazing walks from the door . From the lovely areas upstairs to eat, drink and relax in with plenty of space for all , to the very comfy beds and showers with plentiful hot water . The huge heated pool was a winner for the children and adults alike. What makes this all extra special is the owner Stuart - so helpful and his impromptu outdoor concert gave us all memories we will treasure . Thank you Stuart for allowing us share the magic .

    Thank you for your kind words and for staying at the cottage it was such a privilege meeting you all and It was very special to me spending time with yourselves. Take care Kindest regards Stuart Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2022

  • "We had an absolutely fabulous time at the old rectory."

    It's in such a beautiful spot with fantastic views. It was spotless and the owner Stuart was so helpful and couldn't have done enough to make sure we had a great time. Would highly recommend. Thank you so much and we can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Ann-marieMar 2022

  • "The property is absolutely amazing."

    The facilities are second to none with not only a a heated swimming pool but a great hot tub too. Stuart, the property owner, may well just be the most friendly person we’ve met. He was very attentive to us, showed up around and nothing was too much hassle. Would highly recommend The Old Rectory!

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2022

  • "Despite Storms Dudly, Eunice & Franklin we all managed to arrive safely."

    First impressions are always important and we could not fault the appearance, cleanliness and layout of Old Rectory Cottage. Pretty well everything is provided and previous renters had left behind useful bits and pieces. The quality of the bed linen, towels and tea towels is of a high standard. We were a party of 8 adults and 6 children and found the accomodation spacious. The Cottage has kitchen and lounges upstairs and bedrooms downstairs. Hence you can hear the young ones running about having got upo earlier than the rest of us. The swimming pool and hot tub were a blessing bearing in mind our first two and a half days we were under the cosh opf the storms so unable to leave the cottage. Needless to say having exclusive use makes life a lot easier when you have youngsters desperate to burn off some energy. There's everything you need in Newtown in respect of shops and major supermarkets.We had a Tesco delivery but others deliver as well. Well done to Stuart Jones and his team for making our stay memorable. If you book you will not be disappointed but get in quick it's very popular.

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2022

  • "This is a stunning cottage in an equally beautiful location."

    The cottage was clean and Stuart the owner went above and beyond to make our experience unforgettable. He even decorated for Christmas including a Christmas tree Would definitely return!

    Many thanks indeed for staying at the cottage we are so grateful. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Kindest regards Stuart and the Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NikishaDec 2021

  • "Well what can I say?"

    WOW, this place was incredible and more! The photos do not do this property justice at all, the photos look amazing but being there is person is even better! They have literally thought of everything you might need! We are already looking at booking again!

    Reviewed by ColeenNov 2021

  • "What a fabulous place."

    The owner Stuart was helpful from start to finish. Although we were a large group, the accommodation was very spacious and felt we had our own space. The kids loved being able to run from one living room to the other. The biggest hit for us was the pool, hard get the kids out!! Everything you could want and need when cooking. Def recommend and book again in the future.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2021

  • "Fabulous cottages, we had 12 family members celebrating my 60th birthday."

    The cottages were very well equipped and super comfortable. The hot tub and indoor swimming pool were just perfect. We made good use of them both. Stuart was a perfect host, nothing was too much trouble. I left a couple of things there and he has posted them to me. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by DeborahNov 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing property, loved staying there!"

    Will definitely be returning. Stuart, the owner was so helpful and friendly too.

    Reviewed by PatriciaNov 2021

  • "When we arrived at The Old Rectory, Aberhafesp."

    We all knew that we had made the right choice for all 13 of us we rented the whole cottage with 6 bedrooms two lounges, two kitchens, two of the bedrooms are en-suite and it also has two family bathrooms. The seperate indoor heated swimming pool was amazing and all the family used it every day and at various times, my 5 grandchildren ranging from 2 to 12 loved every minute in there and didn't want to leave it. There are lots of things that you can do from it's location eg Powys castle is a must and we went in October so we went pumpkin picking which was 6 miles away, it was a hidden gem and I would recommend anyone to book it and enjoy it as much as we did. Regards Sue Rothwell. Rochdale, Lancashire.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "We had the best time!"

    Stuart the owner was very friendly and gave us a great service. The house is amazing and has everything you need. The pool is huge and the hot tub is perfect. I will be coming back soon! Thank you for a great time

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Stuart The host was really helpful and the cottage was amazing"

    Reviewed by KarlJun 2021

  • "Amazing property, panoramic views."

    the hot tub and pool were the wow factor

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2021

  • "Fabulous property and we especially enjoyed the swimming pool."

    Having sole use was perfect as we had 3 toddlers in our group. Stuart, our host, couldn't have been more helpful. He even treated us to a modern music recital

    Reviewed by VeronicaSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at the Old Rectory Cottage."

    The house was kept very clean and the pool and hot tub were amazing! Stuart the host was also extremely helpful and very friendly! Already recommended to other friends and we will hopeufly be booking it again soon!

    Reviewed by ChloeAug 2020

  • "Our holiday at the Old Rectory House was a welcome break to spend time with our family during the current uncertain times."

    Our children range in age from 3 to teenagers and they all thoroughly enjoyed the pool, hot tub and large gardens to play in. The walks around the property are beautiful and there are plenty of places to explore with nobody else encountered on the way. Stuart was welcoming and very prompt if we experienced any difficulties. We will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by TrudyAug 2020

  • "We have had a great holiday."

    the cottage is perfect for a large family gathering. Kitchens well equipped, furniture good quality, beds very comfortable and the whole cottage exceptionally clean. The pool and hot tubs turn a great cottage into a fabulous one. The pool is huge and facilities good. It is indoor which is perfect if it rains but if it is hot there are double doors so you feel outdoor. The hot tub is new, clean and a great way to wind down after a busy day and look at the stars. Good location, quiet and yet easy to get access to supermarkets and about 40mins to seaside. Without doubt the key selling point is the owner Stuart. Thoughtful and wanted to ensure all was good and we were happy. He was a wonderful host and the attention to detail on the cottage is credit to him and his much loved and missed mother. We will be going back.

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2020

  • "A lovely Stunning spacious property,quality throughout and a large private swimming pool too,If your looking to have a family break you will not be disappointed."

    The property is a short drive from Newtown and surrounded by countryside and woodland,we visited in February and filled are time going for walks and swimming in the large warm pool along with a hot tub looking out over the fields and river. The local town has everything you need plus a tenpin bowling alley which was fun. The owner Mr Jones is only a phone call away if and is very helpful.

    Reviewed by GregoryFeb 2020

  • "We spent a week here at Christmas for our family with included 4 children, 3 of them toddlers."

    The house was of high specification and we did have to put some of the household decorations away from toddler reach, which Stuart the owner had no problem with. We received a key for the pool and could use it anytime of day or night which we did. The pool was amazing and really warm. The pool room also had showers, toilet and changing area so we could spend plenty of time in there. The hot tub was a great added feature too. The house was decorated lovely at Christmas with a tree and additional decorations. We received a Tesco home delivery of groceries when we arrived, which was perfect. The house had pretty much everything we needed for a great family get together. We paid quite a high price for the whole property over the Christmas period but it did not disappoint. Stuart was a lovely gentleman who we saw everyday check the pool and hot tub area. Highly recommended and we are extremely fussy.

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2019

  • "Omg where do I start well here goes Firstly I have got to say the pictures DO NOT do this cottage justice It has the wow factor everything you needed in the kitchens x 2 apart from a pizza cutter lol."

    We loved the upside down house the children loved the space and especially the pool we couldn’t get them out helped them sleep of a night and when they did the adults took advantage of the hot tub. Stuart the guy that owns it very helpful always at the end of the phone the views were spectacular we enjoyed it so much we have booked to go back again next year.if you get the chance to go there take it I can will imagine in the summer it would be even better if you get the weather I truly chilled and recharged my batteries

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2019

  • "Was a wonderful house with wonderful owners, Mr jones and Ryan went above and beyond with anything we needed help with."

    Very friendly people! We don't get to have many hoildays so it's so important everything is prefect when we do and especially with having two babies as well and I can honestly say we had a wonderful experience. The only feedback I would suggest is to change the steps that lead into the pool for those that are mobility restricted, would be better to have steps that lead into the pool gradually rather then the metal step that go straight down. Thank you Sykes cottages and Mr Jones for a wonderful time!

    Reviewed by CassandraSep 2019

  • "We had a lovely time there celebrating husband 60th birthday with family and friends ."

    everyone enjoyed swimming pool and hot tub. views were lovely. this holiday was planned year ago and it was touch a go if we were all gonna make it. due to grandson cancer and mothers stroke. so this was just what we needed after 6 months of hell. would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2019

  • "Property was extremely comfortable and well appointed."

    Both owner and manager were friendly and informative about both the property and the local area. It was the largest pool we have found so far,sparkling and clean and it was checked over every day of our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to mid-Wales and are all keen to return in the future.

    Reviewed by RaymondJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, very well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    Well decorated and the upside down nature of the property means that you can enjoy the views at all times. There were eight of us and so it felt very spacious. Having two kitchens and living rooms meant that there was plenty of room for everyone - and with a TV in both living rooms and in every bedroom there was no arguing over what to watch in the evenings and a good WiFi signal also kept our teenagers happy. The pool is lovely and clean - and warm too! It was a great treat having it all to ourselves - having an indoor pool means you can enjoy it regardless of the weather. The hot tub is a generous size and is cleaned regularly, we made use of it every day. The large gardens are very well kept and a pleasure to walk around. The property is within easy reach of Newtown, which is very handy for popping to Tesco or Morrison's for groceries and the tiny cinema there is also a treat. We had a wonderful time and fully intend to return. Many thanks to Stuart and his team for a lovely family holiday with many happy memories!

    Reviewed by JennyJul 2019

  • "The grounds and property were wonderful and great views."

    Stuart the owner is a lovely man and always listens to anything you tell him and sorts any problems straight ,if there are any .had some lovely chats with him each time he called in to do the pool and hot tub

    Reviewed by HayleyJun 2019

  • "This is a fantastic cottage with a delightful and helpful host."

    We were very comfortable and wanted for nothing, including plenty of wood & equipment to light the cosy wood stoves. The swimming pool and hot tub were very clean, warm and available at all times. A great venue and we enjoyed exploring the local area and countryside.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2019

  • "What a brilliant new year break we had!"

    The cottage was immaculate and had all of the facilities you could possibly need. the highlights were the huge swimming pool we had all to ourselves and the hot tub! Stuart the owner was very helpful and was on hand if there was anything we needed. we had a few children with us and they were well catered for and they loved running around in the huge space. The area and surroundings are beautiful and handy to have a supermarket close by (approx 10 mins away). Bedrooms were clean, comfy and spacious and the cottage was lovely and warm. Would definitely recommend and would love to come back again!

    Reviewed by SuzanneDec 2018

  • "We have just returned from spending our family Christmas at Rectory Cottage."

    When we arrived, the cottage was lovely and warm and tastefully decorated to welcome us all. The cottage definitely has a Wow factor. Everything, both inside and out has been finished on a very high standard. No expense has been spared. A lot of thought has gone into it. It felt very homely and comfortable. Having the lounge, and kitchen diner on the first floor was a brilliant move, as it gave you access to the stunning views. There is everything you could possibly want inside the kitchen. Lots of crockery, cutlery, glasses, and dishes and pans of all sizes. There were six adults and three youngsters aged 15, 12 and 8 yrs of age, The pool was well used, as was the hot tub.. Always warm and inviting. The water in both the pool and the hot tub were checked daily, even Christmas day by the friendly owner, Stuart Jones. Sitting in the Hot Tub and admiring the beautiful views was just wonderful. Made even more special by celebrating Christmas with a glass of champagne, in the hot tub! We went into Newtown to the cinema and watched the new Mary Poppins film, and took a trip to the Elan valley dams on Boxing Day. Newtown has two good supermarkets, Tesco and Morrisons, and the local shops are varied, just about everything you should need. . I would recommend anyone to go and enjoy this cottage and its hospitality as much as we all did.

    Reviewed by RonaldDec 2018

  • "The pool is excellent,the kids loved it."

    The owner is available if needed but otherwise he leaves you to enjoy your holiday in peace.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2018

  • "Had a lovely time and Stuart was a very friendly and welcoming host."

    Great facilities for the kids and the swimming pool was great with the kids. Heartily recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "The cleanest most well equipped cottage we have ever had, and definitely the most friendly accommodating owner ever."

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2018

  • "As always easy booking process."

    Wonderful place to stay we were a party of 11. Very clean and extremely well equipped with quality fittings. Stunning. views good outside space and wonderful swimming pool. Owner Stuart very helpful. Would reccomend for those that want to spend quality family time and get away from it.

    Reviewed by DarrellSep 2017

  • "Fabulous! Everything you would need in a cottage."

    Beds and chairs extremely comfortable. Kitchens well equipped. Lovely well tended gardens with BBQ. Great to have the swimming pool and hot tub to use. Left fitter than when I arrived! Everything was immaculately clean. Close to Newtown for shops, pubs ,restaurants, art gallery. Powis Castle nearby. Owners were lovely, friendly & helpful.

    Reviewed by JoyAug 2017

  • "A fantastic week away."

    12 adults in a stunning property with everything you could need. Full size heated pool, with showers and change rooms, hot tub to gaze at the stars in a peaceful private setting. The cottage had so much space, with us spending most of our time in the large kitchen diner or around the BBQ!! Stuart the owner could not have done anymore for us, even supplying a new gas canister at short notice for the BBQ when the other one ran out. The property was spotless with stunning views and grounds to relax on. Short drive into Newtown and only an hour from the coast. If we are loooking to stop around this area again we will definitely look at this place!!! Cheers

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2017

  • "We booked Old Rectory Cottage, Wales to accommodate our large party aged from 2 to 65 yrs and for the swimming pool and hot tub."

    We were amazed with the facilities and cleanliness. The cottage is most tastefully decorated and wow, those amazing views. The owner was very friendly and maintained the pool and hot tub every day. Loved it and hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2017

  • "The old rectory was out of this world ."

    Enough room for everyone without being on top of each other . High standards of cleanliness, beautiful designed . Huge heated indoor swimming pool. Hot tub, scenery is amazing.

    Reviewed by BarryNov 2016

  • "Fantastic location and house has been converted to an excellent standard!"

    Stuart the owner was very welcoming and made us feel at home and was also only a phone call away if we needed anything! Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by NicoleNov 2016

  • "The property was clean well stocked kitchens and had everything we needed ."

    The owners were friendly and it was perfect for us as a family. The pool and hot tub were kept to a very high standard and we had a wonderful time .

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2016

  • "We had an amazing holiday and were greeted by Stuart's Mum, Cynthia who was so welcoming and gave us a guided detailed tour of the property and answered any questions we had."

    The property itself was everything you could ask for and there was nothing else that we could need. We spent every day in the pool at all different times and having it to ourselves just made the holiday perfect. I do hope Stuart reconsiders sharing the pool as it is such a special part of the whole holiday experience. We would certainly recommend it as it was a lovely place to spend a family holiday, with plenty of room for everyone to have their own space.

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2016

  • "Stuart and Cynthia are lovely people and made us very welcome."

    THe house provided all our needs age ranging 2 -72 years plus to die for views. Swimming pool, hot tub beautiful grounds,tranquillity, what more do you want?

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2016

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  • Six ground floor bedrooms with TV: 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 2 x twin (one zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Two ground floor bathrooms with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Two first floor basin and WC
  • Two kitchens with dining areas (one seats 6, one seats 12)
  • Two sitting rooms (one seats 6, one seats 7 with sofa bed) with woodburners
  • Separate indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms, basin and WC.
  • Eco-friendly central heating from biomass boiler with woodburners
  • Two double electric ovens and hobs, microwaves, fridge/freezers, washing machines, dishwashers, 8 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and fuel for woodburners inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cots, highchairs and stairgates on request
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Private lawned garden with patio, furniture, BBQ and hot tub
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (40’x20’)
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Sofa bed sleeping 2
  • PLEASE NOTE, Old Rectory Cottages sleeps 7 people per self-contained house or can be used as one larger holiday let sleeping up to 14
  • House 1: 1 x King, 1 x Double, 1 x twin, 1 x ensuite bathroom and 1 x family bathroom, sitting room, kitchen/diner plus games room
  • House 2: 1 x King, 1 x Double, 1 x (zip & link) twin OR double, 1 x ensuite bathroom and 1 x family bathroom, sitting room, kitchen/diner

The property

A beautifully-presented, detached barn conversion situated in the grounds of the owner's home, in a tranquil setting in the rural hamlet of Aberhafesp.

With luxury upside down accommodation designed to take advantage of the wonderful view stretching across the Severn Valley, along with impressive features including a large pool and a hot tub, these cottages offers exclusive accommodation for a special getaway with friends and family.

These contemporary cottages offer a unique holiday base, with two identical accommodation areas incorporating living areas, bedrooms and bathrooms, separated by an inter-connecting door, creating wonderfully flexible accommodation, perfect for two groups wishing to enjoy a holiday together but still retreat to their own space at the end of each day.

There are six bedrooms set on the ground floor, two benefiting from en-suites and French doors opening out to the garden, as well as two quality family bathrooms.

The two kitchens, with dining areas and comfy seating, are extremely well equipped, whilst the charming sitting rooms are each complete with a woodburner, which you can nestle beside after an evening's peaceful soak in the hot tub under the wide starry sky.

The spacious south-facing garden also offers a pretty patio area, perfect for dining alfresco after a refreshing morning swim in the large pool, which is housed in a separate building just a few seconds' stroll from the property.

The whole area surrounding these beautiful cottages in Wales is a wonderland for adventure, with walking, cycling, fishing, clay pigeon shooting and quad biking opportunities within very easy reach.

Discover the romantic ruins of the ancient Motte-and-Bailey castles situated in the nearby old county town of Montgomery, and in the hills set above the village of Abermule.

Visit grand Powis Castle and Gardens, the delightful medieval town of Ludlow in nearby Shropshire, or the attractive coastal village of Aberdovey on the stunning Cardigan Bay Coast, a paradise for watersports enthusiasts.

These excellent cottages provide a rare opportunity for groups to spend quality time together and still appreciate some private moments after exciting days enjoying the superb on-site facilities and stunning surrounding area.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 930301, together sleeping up to 30 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Newtown 4 miles.

The tiny hamlet of Aberhafesp lies at the heart of the beautiful Montgomeryshire countryside, surrounded by lush farmland and enchanting woodland. The hamlet has a cluster of black and white dwellings, a quaint church and a pretty footbridge spanning the River Severn. Just four miles away, nestling on the banks of the River Severn, lies the bustling market town of Newtown, with its art gallery, museums and array of attractive shops and pubs. The area also boasts excellent walking, cycling, fishing, clay pigeon shooting and quad biking opportunities. Visitors can explore the ruins of the ancient Motte and Bailey castles situated close by in the beautiful old county town of Montgomery, and in the hills above the village of Abermule. Visit the world-famous Powis Castle and Garden, often frequented by Prince Charles, or Aberdovey on the stunning Cardigan Bay coastline, a paradise for watersport enthusiasts, both within an hour’s drive. A superb location for exploring this beautiful part of Wales.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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  • Christmas