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Powys Self Catering cottage, Glanyrafon, Rhayader, sleeps 10

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Glanyrafon, Rhayader, Powys

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Sleeps a maximum of: 10

Pricing From: £625.00

Sleeping ten people in four bedrooms, this spacious detached barn conversion is on a working farm a few miles from Rhayader.

Glanyrafon is a spacious welcoming detached barn conversion on a working farm a few miles from Rhayader. It has two family rooms (each with king-size double and single) and two rooms which can be offered either as king-size doubles or as twins. There is a family bathroom.

Downstairs is a kitchen with dining area, a utility, and a sitting room with gas fire. Outside is ample off road parking and a front lawned garden with furniture and Jacuzzi. Glanyrafon makes a cosy family base for groups looking to enjoy the mountain biking, walking, market towns and pretty villages of the area.


No water at all!!! A very bad experience - you won't get your money back
When we first arrive at the holiday house, we had NO WATER in the showers or in the toilets. We have called the owner, and he first says that they have run out of water supply, and they are working to get water for tomorrow. After 24 hours there was still no water in the house. We were 2 families with small kids, we couldn?t bath them, we didn?t have water to wash ourselves. We have called the owner again and they say ?it's the whether ? we can?t do anything about it? So, we have asked them nicely to find us a solution to use shower nearby (they could easily rent us a b&b nearby just for showers or to give us some other solutions) but they IGNORED us. as we saw we can?t continue like that our holidays anymore, we have asked them nicely to refund us the money and so we can go somewhere else. They refused the give us back the money and they start shouting at us over the phone. 5 days after we arrived they found out that they have a problem with the boiler. They said they have sent someone to fix it so we waited another day. A day later, we left the premises as we had no other choice, we didn?t have normal showers for 6 days, and the kids were crying that they want to go back to a normal house with water.
Sam m

Just spent 4 days here the cottage is lovley very spacious a lot more bigger than it looks on the photos very clean.wasnt disturbed by the farmers doing their work around the farm the only issue was probably the flies which is understandable due to the location but the cottage provide fly strips and zippers would definitely come back again

A real farm...
It's in the middle of a farm and as an animal lover I expected to love this however, as a real working farm, you are going to see sheep thrown about onto trucks outside your kitchen window, you are going to see dead sheep if you walk around the farm. The barn itself was nice, could've been cleaner but was alright, simple things were broken like the chain on the bath plug had been replaced with a bobby pin, upstairs toilet flush had something wrong with it, it also lacked some basic items like a scissors ect... The hotub was lovely, stayed clean all week with 11 people jumping in and out. All in all, it was alright.

Glanyrafon house
Just returned from a weeks stay at this holiday let... as a party of 11 of us we found this location to be a good base for surrounding activities and sight seeing. When we first saw the reviews we were sceptical and slightly worried at what we may have booked altho on arrival had no problems with the owners infact we saw a few workers who all seemed pleasant. Work on the farm did start around 8:30 but we are all early birds anyway and quite enjoyed watching all the activity from the house.. House/barn is large and spacious and the hot tub is lovely and was maintained daily or every other day.. The property does have signs of wear and tear but most holiday lets do.. Rhayader is 3 miles away and we enjoyed a sunday carvery in the lamb and flag pub... a chippy tea and a nice Chinese, the town also has free parking and a spar supermarket. The house photos can be misleading but you are on a working farm and do have 3 other farm buildings/barns around you... we found this no issue and still had a good view of the hills.. The house inside was minimal but did have most things you need, our only issue was no tumble dryer so we had trouble drying the kids clothes and a shortage of cutlery seen as their was 11 of us. All in all we had a good time and kids loved the wifi speed and the tub... Thank you for our stay A Roberts & D Till

Not as expected
Looks great at the pictures, however, in reality this cottage is in the middle of the farm. Tractors around, farm with animals on the left hand side and piles of cow dung everywehre. House is spacious and could fit a big family or group of friends. Two cleaners came in the monring to check on the jacuzzi, we didnt like the fact that people come over to the property without any notice. Host is quite rude and we didn't feel welcome there.
Karolina G



Parking Space Parking Space
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating with gas stove
Rangemaster range with double electric oven, 5-ring gas hob and hot plate, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
Off road parking for 6 cars
Bike storage
Enclosed front lawned garden with patio, furniture, BBQ on request and Jacuzzi hot tub
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shops and restaurants 3 miles, pubs 2 miles
Note: The water is from a private water supply, water pressure can be intermittent
Note: Fly screen available on request
Please note: There is an 11 PM noise curfew at this property
Please note: Grocery shopping deliveries from local supermarkets can be delivered to reception

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

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

Rhayader, St Clement's Church - 3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Rhayader Castle - 3.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Cwmdauddwr, St Bride's Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Abbey Cwm Hir Hall - 4.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Cwmhir Abbey - 4.2 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Llanwrthwl, St Gwrthwl's Church - 5.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Llananno Church - 6.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Castell Collen Roman Fort - 7.3 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Nantgwyllt Church - 7.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Llanidloes Museum - 7.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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