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Mawr Cottage

Builth Wells (7mls SE), Mid Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Working farm
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A cosy barn conversion located within a remote farmstead sleeping 2/3 people, in the beautiful Cambrian Mountains
  • Perfect for walkers looking to escape the hustle and bustle, with endless routes to follow through the surrounding wilderness
  • Close to the fabulous Elan Valley with its many picturesque reservoirs and scenic hikes
Property code: BN237

Delightful, secluded cottage, providing a perfect base for small families or couples looking to explore the mid Wales countryside, with long walks and cycle routes on the doorstep.

This homely cottage for up to three people is one of two converted barns in a peaceful location, making it a truly rural hideaway. It’s a fantastic base for exploring the area on foot or on two wheels, with miles of countryside to be discovered. Visit the market town of Builth Wells (6.5 miles), which is steeped in history and has some lovely places to eat as well as some interesting independent shops. The Elan Valley (14 miles) is a must-see while staying here, with its many dams and reservoirs. It’s a beautiful area stretching across 72 square miles, with vast landscapes and an abundance of wildlife.

This pretty home offers a comfortable and relaxing base for your holiday. The cottage-style kitchen is equipped with all you’ll need for whipping up tasty snacks and meals during your stay, and has an electric cooker and hob, microwave and fridge. A freezer and washing machine can also be found in the handy shared laundry room, which is a useful space for storing coats and boots or wiping off muddy paws. From the kitchen, a couple of steps lead up to the inviting sitting room, with a comfortable sofa bed and chairs which provide a welcoming spot to unwind after a busy day, with your favourite film. A dining area with a table and chairs completes the main living area. A couple of steps lead up to the two restful bedrooms, a double and a single, where you’ll be drifting off into a peaceful sleep in no time. There is also a shower room with a WC.

Stepping outside, you’ll find a patio area which is the ideal spot for a little al fresco dining while you sit back and take in the lovely views across the valley. The property also benefits from its own garage, along with ample parking in the yard.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 single
  • Cot and Highchair available
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric cooker and hob, microwave and fridge
  • Shared laundry room with freezer and washing machine
  • TV with SkyTV, DVD and video
  • Wi-Fi not included – there is no mobile reception at the cottage, however there is a telephone in the farmhouse for emergencies
  • Outside patio space
  • Off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome but sheep all around – please be aware, especially during lambing season
  • Nearest pub 4 miles at Beulah or Newbridge on Wye
  • Complex of two properties
  • Secure garage storage for bikes and canoes in shared utility room, with separate wet room
     
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Ceri James

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 17th June 2022

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Lovely cottage in a very quiet location with a forestry site a short walk away, down a v quiet lane, where dogs can be walked off lead. Lots of other lovely walks nearby but number of sheep mean dogs need to be on leads. No mobile signal in cottage but again a short walk down the lane and up the forestry track and we could get one. Cottage clean anRead mored well appointed with a wonderful host. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 10th June 2022

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Lovely clean and tidy cottage. Well equipped kitchen, everything we needed and more. The extra touches by the owner were really appreciated: tea, coffee, sugar and cake waiting for us on arrival. Even milk in the fridge and treats for the dog. Fresh flowers on the sidebosrd. It made us feel really welcome. Great location for walking and biking holiRead moredays. Beautiful scenery all around. We had a lovely holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Baljender 27th May 2022

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Lovely and spacious, very clean and well equipped. Great location to explore, either the local Irfron forest or 20 minutes into the Brecon Beacons or to Cardigan Bay or the Elan valley. The phone/Wi-fi signal is dead for about a mile from the cottage but we didnt have time for tech, lovely views, a warm Welsh welcome and the owner is lovely, includRead moreing the welcome gift of cake on arrival. Id be happy to recommend and will book to go back. Hide

Reviewed by Marlene 13th May 2022

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Very good cottage and would stay there again and recommend it as well.g

Reviewed by Keith 22nd April 2022

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Well appointed and comfy cottage in a quiet rural spot. Good walks for dogs. Garage was useful, particularly if you have to unload/load car in the rain. Ideal position for day trips.

Reviewed by Julie 20th March 2022

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Reviewed by Neil 1st October 2021

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A beautiful cottage in magnificent surroundings and so central for hiking in the Elan valley We loved our temporary home and hope to return one day

Reviewed by SARAH 6th August 2021

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We had a wonderful family holiday at Mawr Cottage. The location is beautiful, quiet, perfect for getting away from the daily hustle and bustle, including a break from the digital world as there is no phone or wifi signal. There are great walks and places to cycle nearby. We enjoyed visiting the Elan valley, Gilfach nature reserve and the towns of BRead moreuilth Wells and Llandrindod Wells. Both towns had good parks for our six year old son and places to walk our dog. We'll definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Simon 30th July 2021

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This is a lovely cottage with a lot of space for three people. It is well equipped and in a remote beautiful location, with great views of the Cambrian mountains. The host was very good. The nearby areas are also lovely included the Eden Valley dams and reservoirs, and Llandridrod Wells and Rhayader

Reviewed by Anupama 10th July 2021

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the cottage was perfect - very clean. I loved the location - quiet and peaceful. Mary was very kind - left us a lovely cake.

Reviewed by Darren 2nd July 2021

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Nice place ..quiet remote..be prepared to do some travelling if you want to see some sites but if your happy just relaxing and reading then its all good the owner made us a nice cake and provided us with towels ...bed was comfy would of been nice with a few dvd s but general it was good value for money

Reviewed by Margaret 11th June 2021

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A very relaxing place to stay in beautiful countryside.

Reviewed by Linda 26th April 2021

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Loved the sheep and lambs.

Reviewed by Janice 18th April 2021

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We had a short break at Cottage Mawr, we were met by Mary the owner of the cottage who gave us a warm welcome. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped for the duration of the holiday.. The cottage was ideally located for nearby attractions. We had a supply of essential item which were left in the cottage and to top it off was a freshly mRead moreade victoria sandwich which was delicious. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Barber September 2020

The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable with COVID precautions in place. It was well provided with all necessities and everything worked. Difficult to suggest areas that could be improved but a tea cosy would be nice. The laminated information pages were excellent but they would be even better in a ring binder. If the front of the farRead moremhouse could be tidied up it would improve the first impression for new arrivals. Thinning out the hazel and hedgerow at the back of the cottage would allow more sunlight onto the patio. Nearest pub the Red Lion is closed, but the Trout Inn at Beulah is very good. Hide

Reviewed by Mr. Weare September 2020

We took Mawr and Bach cottages together for our family which worked brilliantly. Both cottages are very well equipped and were spotlessly clean throughout. The welcome goodies were well very welcome and a lovely touch. This area is so quiet and beautiful and the walks were breathtaking. We will definitely be revisiting some time soon.

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Location

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