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Cregrina near Builth Wells, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect for our group of 10."

    We sought somewhere dog friendly with a hot tub, a big kitchen table, space for everyone to communally lounge, plenty of parking, a good amount of oven space and a mix of single/double beds. Few places ticked as many boxes as here. We were delighted to find this place which and had a fabulous weekend. The owner was prompt and welcoming too. The building has been wonderfully modernised but it’s very old. The beams give it character but it’s worth noting from the pictures how low the entrance to the bedroom that sleeps 4 is - only about 1.3m so everyone is going to have to duck. There’s another beam leading to it at 1.6m so be sure to leave a light on nearby whenever it starts to get dark. As shown on the map, the property is very slightly north of Cregrina so, if approaching from the north, you’ve gone too far if you pass the sign showing that you’ve entered Cregrina (satnav took us into Cregrina). If you’re approaching from the south, drive through and out the other side of Cregrina (the hamlet is tiny).

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2024

  • "It was nice to stay at a lovely place that was priced at a reasonable cost."

    The cottage has a very traditional feel, and the garden is a lovely place to enjoy nature. The hot tub, pool table and table football were great for entertainment. The hosts were lovely and very accommodating. The main suggestions I'd make is providing bigger towels for everyone, and personally I kept hitting my head on the low ceilings and beams several times. I know there are signs saying mind your head, but if there's any way you can remove the low beams, I think future guests would probably really appreciate it. But other than that, a really great stay, so thank you

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2024

  • "Outstanding cottage host very friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful house in beautiful surroundings, pictures dont quite do it justice!"

    The hot tub was great after a day of hiking! Marie was always quick to reply and help if needed We will deffo have to come back again!

    Reviewed by Calum5.0Mar 2024

  • "We loved everything about it!"

    Especially playing hide and seek in this big quirky farm house!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2024

  • "Loved every minute of the stay despite catching the flu from the weather, my own fault for walking in shorts and a tee shirt!"

    Fantastic location with some lovely walks surrounding the property. Hot tub was an added bonus and the open fire is fantastic. We stayed with friends and partners and we all loved it. Great pub nearby called the hundred house highly recommend and definitely take advantage of the logs you can purchase on sight! Will definitely be coming back soon. The dogs loved it also :)

    Reviewed by Billy5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Kitchen was well equipped and we all loved the hot tub. We hope to come back again!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent 3 night break at Penarth Farmhouse to celebrate the wife's 60th birthday with the family."

    It's a very old farmhouse and has been modernised where needed but still retains many of the original features. Huge kitchen with all you need, cosy living room with an excellent log burner, all the bedrooms are good and the beds are so comfy. Decent hot tub a lovely bonus and enjoyed by all. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed this place. Thanks to the host Marie who met us on arrival and showed us around. One of the best rentals we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2023

  • "Perfectly positioned in rolling hills, up a farm lane but only 7 miles from Builth and LLandridrod."

    Local pub just over a mile away. Would book again.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Oct 2023

  • "The property was fantastic Really well equipped and in a beautiful location."

    The beds were really comfy and the bathrooms really clean. Marie and Viv were really attentive hosts and helped us find things we thought we missing! Would definitely recommend and are considering coming back again in the future

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have stayed with family at Penarth for 4 nights."

    Hosts are very welcoming showed us everything inside and outside of the house. Place was great, quiet, load of space for kids to play around. Hot tube was amazing and we regret we use it only twice. I would definitely recommend Penarth to anyone and we'll be back for sure. Big thanks to the hosts Marrie and Viv, see you soon. Kris with family..

    Reviewed by Krystian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay, it has all you need to relax."

    Surroundings and garden made it for us

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite cloakroom, 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with super-king-size and two singles with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, double basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with Smart TV
  • Utility/porch
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Games room with Smart TV
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating
  • AGA range cooker, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • EV charging point included in the rental cost
  • Enclosed gardens with lawn, decking, furniture, and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.8 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Low beams/ceilings throughout property, please take care
  • Note: Additional fuel can be purchased for the woodburner at £5 per basket
  • Please note: pets are only allowed downstairs

The property

Builth Wells 7.4 miles.

Nestled just outside of the sleepy village of Cregrina, just a short drive east of neighbouring Builth Wells in Powys, you will discover the fantastic, four-bedroom holiday home of Penarth.

Brimming with character, a bright white exterior set within lush green woodland, boasting off-road parking and superb living spaces with exposed beams and well-preserved features throughout, this charming home makes a perfect base for a large family or group of sharing friends who are seeking a relaxing, self-catered escape just north of the beautiful Bannau Brycheiniog National Park.

Park up outside your wonderful new home-from-home and take a moment to breathe in your tranquil new surroundings.

Step inside the property and discover a collection of well-appointed living spaces, starting with a tastefully presented kitchen/diner featuring an impressive AGA range cooker and a dining table seating up to ten people.

Here, you and your loved ones can prepare and enjoy delicious dinners whilst you enjoy some light entertainment on the wall-mounted Smart TV.

When it’s time to relax and unwind, you can head into the conservatory to catch up on the day’s events at the breakfast bar whilst you gaze out upon your brilliant countryside setting; challenge someone to a game of pool in the games room, which also has a Smart TV; or kick back on the corner sofa in the sitting room to enjoy a film or two on the Smart TV whilst you’re kept warm and toasty by a woodburning stove set within a historic, inglenook fireplace.

As day rolls into night, refresh with a soak in the bath or a rejuvenating shower before you hunker down for a well-earned rest in one of the home’s four bedrooms, two of which are accompanied by their very own en-suites.

Awake with a coffee that you can savour outside in the enclosed garden before you set out to explore your local surroundings.(Bryn) Penardd, as it was known in the Middle Ages, has a long and proud history.

The house is referred to in poems by the renowned Welsh poet Lewis Glyn Cothi from Carmarthenshire, who was born around 1420 in the remote village of Rhydcymerau.

He composed his poems between 1447 and 1489.

One of his last poems is addressed to Henry Tudor (the Father of Henry VIII) after he was crowned king Henry VII.

In another poem addressed to Bedo Chwith we learn that Lewis Glyn Cothi received a warm welcome at Penarth and was given three silver coins with an inscription of a plough on them.

The house is therefore at least 800 years old!

Jump in the car and head west into nearby Builth Wells, where you can load up on homely essentials at one of the many convenience stores in town, before you treat the whole group to a hearty pub lunch at The White Horse or The Barley Mow Public House.

The local Pub in Hundred House village is now open which is 1.5 mile from the accommodation.

The property is a prime position for access to the Royal Welsh Showground with its many events hosted throughout the year.

Penarth Castle Mound, dating back to the medieval period, is a short walk away and is well worth a visit, whilst the property also has open access to common land and open hillside, ideal for an afternoon stroll or a picnic.

When you’re ready, set off to discover the nearby landmarks of the Llywelyn Monument, the National Trust nature reserve of Abergwesyn Common, and the scenic point of Water Break-Its-Neck before you head south into the breath-taking setting of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park.

This property is perfect for exploring Mid Wales and is 30 minutes drive from the Elan Valley dams and half an hour drive from Hay on Wye, which is world famous for its second-hand and antiquarian bookshops.

All of this and more is yours to enjoy when you book Penarth.

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

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About the location


Llandrindod Wells 8 miles; Hay-on-Wye 10 miles; Brecon Beacons 22 miles; Elan Valley 22 miles

The market town of Builth Wells (Welsh spelling: Llanfair-ym-Muallt) is located in beautiful, unspoilt countryside and makes an interesting base for a Mid-Wales break. Home to interesting craft stores and many collectors’ fairs, this is also the ideal location for walking, pony trekking and mountain biking. The town offers a challenging 18 hole golf course, a sports centre, and the Wyeside Arts Centre, which includes a cinema as well as many live shows. Across the River Wye lies the Royal Welsh Showground, home to the famous Royal Welsh Show, which brings an explosion of colour to the town every July, along with many other events taking place throughout the year. The local Pub in Hundred House village is now open which is 1.5 miles from the property. The spa town of Llandrindod Wells just 8 miles away, and the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park and spectacular Black Mountains within easy reach, this wonderful location is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts or those just wishing to relax amidst wonderful scenery. Builth Wells is an excellent base offering a gateway into Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas