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Penlan Granary

Hay-on-Wye (6.5Mls E), Mid Wales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Working farm
Romantic
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At a glance

  • A rural retreat set within the heart of a working farm
  • A wealth of hill-top walks from your front door
  • A great base for exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park
Property code: 81465

This traditional stone bothy set in the heart of a working farm offers a cosy base that is perfect for couples wanting to enjoy the rugged landscape and many market towns of the Brecon Beacons.

The farm is tucked away into the hillside offering access to the rugged Welsh landscape and countryside from your front door. The traditional hamlet of Painscastle is under 0.25 miles and is well served with a good village inn. For walkers, there are The Begwyns, 580 acres of National Trust hills with breathtaking views across the Brecon Beacons National Park. For the energetic, there are several adventure training providers, where you can rent a canoe, or enjoy a high rope course and gorge walking. Hay-on-Wye, which is just a short drive away, is famous for its International Book Festival, with plenty of second-hand bookshops, an art-house cinema and independent shops, as well as The Globe at Hay.

The property is set within the heart of a working farm and under 0.25 miles of the traditional hamlet of Painscastle. Climb the stone steps up to the front door and step inside, the living space is full of character and is open plan. In the cosy lounge, there is a large sofa where you can relax after a day exploring, along with a generously sized smart TV where you can enjoy a good movie. A table and chairs are set to the side of the room, perfect for a simple supper. A kitchen area that is equipped with everything you need to cook up a storm features an electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. There is a ground-floor shower room with a shower and WC. The double bedroom with Velux windows is accessed via a pull-down ladder with a rope rail.

Outside, a garden area is shared with the owner and features a table and chairs. There is off-road parking for two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 double
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Allocated off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Shared garden area with seating
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 3rd October 2021

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I stayed at The Granary with my dog. We found it a great location for lots of walks. Some 30 mins away some 50 mins but the drives were quiet and easy. The cottage was comfortable with everything I needed for the stay. The owners greeted me and were very friendly, they left a welcome basket and milk for much needed coffee. For a farm it was lovely Read moreand quiet, no early morning noises. I would stay again if they would have me perhaps in the spring. Hide

Reviewed by Jim 17th September 2021

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Really peaceful and pleasant place to stay with very friendly and helpful hosts. Facilities all very good and well kept.

Reviewed by Robert 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Cath 3rd September 2021

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Fantastic cottage in a beautiful setting, walks from the door. Owners very friendly but not invasive, furnishing and kitchen equipment a good standard, thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would recommend, many thanks

Reviewed by Jayne 13th August 2021

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Reviewed by Terry 6th August 2021

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Clean and tidy All the things you need Great location for exploring the area

Reviewed by Michelle 23rd July 2021

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The cottage is lovely and in a lovely place

Reviewed by Jim 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Barbara 18th June 2021

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Wonderful quirky cottage. Comfortable and cosy. So many stunning walks right on your doorstep. Perfect for a walking holiday.

Reviewed by Natasha 9th June 2021

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We had a fantastic stay. It was in the perfect location and the cottage was ideal for our needs. We had an amazing welcome and ongoing communication with Andrew and Sarah who made us feel like we were part of the family. Living on a working farm was amazing. We cooked at the cottage most days and the facilities were good, there wasnt anything that Read morewe felt was needed in addition to what was supplied. Just the perfect week. Hide

Reviewed by Beth 31st May 2021

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We had such a wonderful stay, we were greeted beautifully by the whole family and were made to feel at home. It was the perfect, quiet and cosy base for us to explore the surrounding areas. A lovely little hideaway to escape the pressures of London!

Reviewed by Damien 6th May 2021

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I can highly recommended this property and location. We stayed for the weekend and found the property to be of an exceptional standard (with regards to both equipment and cleanliness) as well as being located in a fantastic area for exploring. We arrived to a friendly welcome as well as an array of complimentary items for us to enjoy, which was a lRead moreovely touch; especially after a five hour journey. Would happily stay again! Hide

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Home to three national parks, three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Britain's smallest city, Wales is a wonderful destination for a staycation in the UK. Bordered by golden sands and surf-battered cliffs, and filled with dramatic peaks and valleys, this beautiful country is a real magnet for those who love the outdoors.

Climbing, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife watching are just a few of the activities on offer during holidays in Wales. And then there are the castles, over 600 to be exact, so you could visit a different one every day for a year and still not see them all! Add to this a string of award-winning beaches, cosmopolitan shopping cities like Cardiff and Swansea, as well as a host of thrilling attractions, and it's easy to see why Wales is so special.

North Wales

Surrounded on three sides by water, with the enchanting Isle of Anglesey at its rugged tip, North Wales offers an incredible base for your break. Head to the Llyn Peninsula to reveal sandy shorelines and secluded surf breaks, or enjoy a bucket and spade day out at a traditional seaside resort, such as Llandudno, Barmouth or Abersoch.

Further inland, you’ll find the Snowdonia National Park, home to one of the biggest reasons to visit North Wales, if not the highest, Mount Snowdon - easily accessible thanks to a train ride. North Wales is packed full of rich heritage too, with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Harlech, Caernarfon and Conwy Castles, and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal.

South Wales

From the lakes, waterfalls and mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park through to the winding rivers of the Wye Valley and the breathtaking beaches of the Gower Peninsula Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, South Wales is a feast for the eyes. Tread the Wales Coast Path for epic views over turquoise seas, explore the Glamorgan Heritage Coast which includes the pristine sands of Rhossili Bay, or try some water sports at Mumbles on Swansea Bay.

If you fancy a challenge, see if you can reach the summit of mighty Pen y Fan, or delve deep underground and uncover the secrets of Dan yr Ogof cave. And that’s before we even mention the beauty spots of Llangorse Lake, the Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark and Llanthony Valley.

West Wales

Encompassing the counties of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, as well as the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, West Wales is a spectacular peninsula. If you’re looking to spot dolphins, seals and puffins, and experience some of the cleanest waters in the country, then this is the place.

Wander the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, hop aboard a boat trip to the wildlife sanctuaries of Ramsey, Skomer or Skokholm Islands, or visit the Cistercian monks of Caldey Island. For a beach day, lounge on the soft sands of Barafundle Bay or stroll through the charming streets of Tenby, Laugharne or St Davids. And after all that sea air, venture inland for a hike in the Cambrian Mountains, the Brechfa Forest, or the Towy Valley.

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