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Ffos Y Ffin

Ffos Y Ffin, Llanbister, Powys

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £301.00

This secluded, detached country house, two miles from Llanbister, Mid Wales, sleeps up to seven people in four bedrooms.

Ffos Y Ffin is a remote, rural holiday home set 2 miles from Llanbister in Mid Wales. With four bedrooms including two doubles, a small twin and an adults' bunk bedroom, the cottage can sleep up to seven people. There's also a first floor bathroom, a ground floor shower room with utility area, a kitchen with dining area and comfy seating set by the woodburner, and a separate sitting room with woodburner.

Outside, there is ample off road parking and a large, lawned garden with patio and furniture, extending onto open common land and countryside. Ffos Y Ffin is a secluded rural retreat with walks from the door, a great base for friends and families.


Love this peacfull place
We have stayed here twice now, and will be booking two weeks for next year. The cottage is a Charming rustic place and has good facilities. Now its an old farm house not the ritz ok, i have read some of the reviews here which in my honest opinion are unfair. Ok you get flies in the country guys but we booght some fly papers in Rhayader and it was sorted. Now as for the mud comments you need to get a life. You get muddy walking across any countryside if its wet. But i have taken photos of the driveway and gat areas for you to see its har packed stone. As for the drive in take it slow enjoy the views. There are three gates the one from the main road goes up past the farm cottage thats a metal road as you open first gate, drive with care digs maybe and sheep. There are two more gates to the holiday cottage. Someone complained about having to open gates, i wonder does he have doors on his property. So you get parked up on the parking hard gravel patch no mud. Enjoy the cottage sit outside with a cuppa and watch the amazing display of red kites. There is loads to do in the area as the Elan dams are only 35 mins away. I would say if you want a bit of luxury take the bits you need, we took our coffee grinder and caffitier also my kitchen knives and big chopping board. I would also take a big pan if you cook bolognaise or curry etc. However there is a full set of pans provided. There is a Bath and seoerate power shower which is really good. If you do not want to cook the pub in Llanbister has a great menu we called in three times it was good quality. If you have a dog there is a dog room if you want to go out with beds and dog towels in case of mud. I would like to say how much we enjoy the tranquil surroundings yo can sit outside for hours, we never used the tv at all, but fed the birds and watched them.

Wonderfull rural retreat
Lovely country cottage in a very secluded location, the 2 gates you have to open to get to the cottage increase your feeling of solitude. With all amenities at hand you cant ask for more. Walks from the door, wildlife in the garden is amazing. Loved the place, slept well and cooking facilities were great. The flies in the kitchen were quickly dispatched with old fashioned fly papre, £1.20 for a roll of 4. Within an hour of setting them up they were all gone. Log burners brought a lovely smell and glow, and the central heating filled in for the rest of the time. Sadly the scots pine in the picture had rotted and come down in the winter, the smell of the sap was divine and the wood provided a good filler. We fed the birds on the stump and would have hapily watched them all day. Kestrels, Kites, Redstart, Coal tits, house martens and many others visited the cottege. Charming.

great if you want solitude and to get away from it all
wonderfully remote, this spacious cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished. Large garden with plenty of shade. Access would be challenging for us off season in our little cars as there is a large cattle field with sparse hardcore to cross and ground is quite uneven. Also up to 4 gates to open/close. If the hardcore was reinstated we would use this cottage year round. Cottage was clean throughout with the exception of kitchen appliances. Oven/microwave were in need of a thorough clean and freezer compartment in fridge was frozen up with previous occupants food still in there. however this cottage's location and space would draw us back especially if the garden was made more dog proof, well worth the effort for all those dog owners I would be happy to recommend the cottage to if this was done.

Mud mud mud
When first arriving at the cottage without warning you have to get in and out of your car to open gates ankle deep in mud not once but twice it's the only way to get to the property and everytime you leave or return you can't go to the shops or for a meal without getting coverd we have stayed in cottages at this time of year but never had to get out of the car into several inches of mud this needs the 80 metre drive sorted out beware .

Lovely, peaceful cottage in a remote area of Mid Wales. Highly recommended if you like the great outdoors!
Mr Barr



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating with woodburners
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, additional freezer for usage, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburners inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Ample off road parking
Lawned garden with patio and furniture, plus extended natural garden leading onto common land
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop 7 miles, pub 2 miles
Note: There is a small stream that dissects the nature garden, children and pets to be supervised
Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead on common land due to free-roaming farm animals
Note: Although the farm track is hardcore and suitable for vehicles, on occasions it can be muddy so a pair of wellies may be useful when opening/closing the gate
Note:No Hen, Stag or similar

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Llananno Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Cwmhir Abbey - 3.8 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Abbey Cwm Hir Hall - 3.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Castell y Blaidd (Wolf's Castle) - 5.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Cefnllys Castle - 6.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Llanfihangel Cefnllys Church - 6.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Castell Collen Roman Fort - 6.6 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

National Cycle Collection - 7.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Radnorshire Museum - 7.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Llandrindod Wells, Holy Trinity Church - 7.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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