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The Old House

The Old House, Llanidloes, Powys

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £361.00

This country cottage on a working farm near Llanidloes sleeps six people in three bedrooms.

The Old House is a charming cottage on a working livestock farm three miles from Llanidloes. The cottage has a king-size double bed, a double room with an en-suite and a twin room. There is also a family bathroom and downstairs, a cloakroom, kitchen with breakfast area, sitting room with dining area and woodburner, and a study with sofa bed.

Outside is off road parking, a sloping lawn and a patio with furniture. The Old House is ideally placed for relaxing in the countryside, with walks round lakes and through lanes easily accessed.


A perfect place to enjoy beautiful countryside in great comfort
Thoroughly recommend. Start and end your days enjoying the stunning views over the valley from the outdoor seating areas at the Old House. It is spotlessly clean, spacious and well equipped. Very comfy beds! The hosts are very hospitable and helpful but never intrusive. Llanidloes is a charming town with a surprising number of good food shops and an impressive number of welcoming pubs. I love the mid Wales countryside and there are plenty of day trips and things to do as well as walks.

An excellent holiday property in a truly magnificent location!
We have just returned from our second visit to the Old House Holiday Cottage which for us was a first as we have never before returned to a cottage we have previously rented. So many aspects make this an exceptional property to rent for a holiday. Firstly, the location is perfect with magnificent views across the valley, the imposing Llyn Clywedog dam and is ideally situated for a peaceful relaxing time. The cottage is located on a working Welsh Hill Farm, and we were there towards the end of the lambing season. Our granddaughter spent early mornings watching the lambs skipping in the surrounding fields, actually the adults did as well! Secondly, and just as important, the owners, Kayleigh and Stuart, are extremely welcoming and pleased to help with nothing being too much trouble. The property is of a very high standard, there is plenty of space, the beds are very comfortable and the large galley kitchen is well equipped. All aspects of the Old House reflect Kayleigh's attention to detail and perfection. Thirdly, there are plenty of outdoor places and activities to pursue. Llyn Clywedog, Hafren Forest trails, the Red Kite feeding station at Bwlch Nant yr Arian, the Vale of Rheidol Railway and the Elan Valley were particularly enjoyable and are all within an hour's driving from the house. We would thoroughly recommend this as a rental property and holiday location.
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Everything you could wish for in a holiday home and more.
This holiday " cottage" is exceptional. It is more like a home that has been made available to you by a friend. Immaculately clean, 2 bathrooms plus downstairs toilet, enormous kitchen with loads of seating and comfortable beds. The views from the house are superb.....watching the red kites soaring over the hills. Lots to do and see in the vicinity we visited Aberystwyth with it's amazing views, Dolgellau, the Devil's Bridge and waterfall is a must ...as long as you have strong knees. Machynlleth is a thriving little town, with so many interesting shops and great on market day.The hill road from Machynleth to Llanidloes is an absolute must, the vistas are amazing. Cader Idris and the nature reserve are beautiful and those younger than us can climb to to the top.So much to see and do we only scratched the surface. Kayleigh and Stuart are kind and friendly hosts. Lovely relaxed peaceful holiday.
Sue L

The Old House was very spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The location is exceptional with views across to the Clywedog Dam and down the valley towards Llanidloes. Being located on a working sheep and beef farm provided additional interest, as the sheep were being sheared during our stay. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay there again. There is plenty to do and see in the area, with forest trails, reservoirs and dams, narrow gauge railways and spectacular scenery. We highly recommend this property and the local area.
Mr Carter

The cottage was beautiful and we really enjoyed the log fire. The view from the cottage was breathtaking and definitely needs to be made more of in the cottage details! We had everything that we needed and the owner was more than helpful. I will be recommending the cottage to everyone.
Mrs Andrews



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil underfloor heating throughout with woodburner and electric fire
Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
Fuel, power and logs for woodburner inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair on request
Ample off road parking
Lockable shed for bikes
Sloping lawned garden and patio with furniture
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shop and pub 3 miles
Note: Water supply from local spring

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Nearest Attractions

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

Bryntail Lead Mine Buildings - 0.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Llyn Clywedog Reservoir - 0.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Llanidloes, St Idloes Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Llanidloes Old Market Hall - 2.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Llanidloes Museum - 2.6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Cae Gaer Roman Fort - 6.2 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Caersws Roman Forts - 8 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Rhayader, St Clement's Church - 11.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Rhayader Castle - 11.5 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Cwmdauddwr, St Bride's Church - 11.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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