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Farmhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car essential
  • Nearest beach 54km

Carregywen farm house is a very large four bedroom traditional farm house set in a secluded location between the Cambrian Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, three miles from Builth Wells.

The house is set within over a hundred acres of private farm land, in a large private garden with lawns, wild flower area, barbeque and terrace, and has stunning views across the valley to the South-West. The house is next to a quiet farm yard, with no neighbours for half a mile.

The house sleeps eight people comfortably in three double bedrooms and one twin, with two en suite bathrooms, a main family bathroom, large open plan lounge-kitchen-diner with a cosy log fire (with all the wood you can burn included in the price), and secondary snug lounge.

Ideal for walking, cycling, golfing, mountain biking, bird watching, day trips and more importantly relaxing! There is so much to do in the nearby area, to save you some time, we have listed over 3 weeks worth of day trips and activities you can do - there's something for everyone! Just take a look at our website (welshfarmhouse.net)

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aberystwyth 54 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Builth Wells 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Garden

The garden has a brick built barbecue which you are welcome to use , and also a round table and seating for 8. There are extra chairs available , and if you fancy a picnic, there's a picnic rug and also blankets in the front porch for you to use.

There is a small herb garden just outside the front of the farm house, do please feel free to help yourself. If you are there at the right time of year, there is also a large apple tree and lots of wild blackberry bushes in the garden and if you go for a walk then the farm has plenty of sloe bushes, the odd hazel tree and random apple trees – again, do please feel free to help yourself.

Carregywen is located on a quiet working farm, so you may see the occasional Landrover and horsebox driving through the farmyard, if you are lucky, you may get to see the farmers using the big green barn – they are really friendly and don't mind curious children (or adults!) if you want to investigate. If you are at the farm any time from mid February you will see hundreds and hundreds of beautiful spring lambs!

Wood burner, Heating and Hot Water

The farmhouse has a wood burner in the sitting room, all the wood for the burner is provided free of charge. The farmhouse doesn't have central heating, but an electric heater can be found in every room. The sitting room/dining room/kitchen is one open plan area and although there is an electric heater in there, once the log burner is going it gives out a tremendous heat and the problem can be controlling the heat once it's going! The trouble with the log burner is that you can't just turn it off! We always ensure the house is toasty warm on your arrival, so don't worry you won't be cold. Just in case you had any concerns though - we've added a hot water bottle to every bedroom to make sure you are ultra cosy at night!

Kitchen Equipment

The kitchen is well equipped and comes with a good variety of saucepans, frying pans, dishes, baking equipment, two fridges, a freezer, dishwasher (tablets are provided), a microwave and blender, tea pot, lots of tea towels, cling film, foil, plastic food bags and so on!

Wi-Fi

There is Wi-Fi at the farmhouse which you are welcome to use

Washing Machine

There is a washing machine at the farmhouse, for which tablets provided.

Bed Linen/Towels/Hairdryers

All the beds are ready made for you, and plenty of towels are available for you to use in the bedrooms/bathrooms. Each bedroom has a compact hairdryer.

Children

If you have children, do please let us know when you make your booking so that we can ensure that the following equipment is out ready for you to use: travel cot (although you will need to bring your own bedding), fire guard, highchair.

There is already a selection of plastic cups, plates, bowls and cutlery in the kitchen (which can double up as picnic items if necessary!)

TV

The TV in the sitting room in the farmhouse has a satellite free view card. The TV in the second lounge is not connected to an aerial but has a DVD player so you are very welcome to use it for games consoles, or to watch the selection of DVD movies that can be also found in the snug lounge.

Toys

We have a very good selection of indoor board games and jigsaws and plenty of outdoor games! The board games we have include Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, Rapidough, Triv for children, Full House, a large selection of jigsaws, crayons, colouring books, outdoor skittles and dominos, lego, a skateboard and any many other indoor and outdoor amusements!

Books

On the landing a selection of books can be found. Please feel free to borrow or swap these for your own books. We have also put a selection of cookery books in the kitchen in case you need any inspiration when you are cooking!

Further details outdoors

Garden

The garden has a large brick built barbecue which you are welcome to use, and also a wooden round table and seating for 8. There are extra chairs in the woodshed, and if you fancy a picnic, there's a picnic rug and also blankets for you to use.

There is a small herb garden just outside the front of the farm house, do please feel free to help yourself. If you are there at the right time of year, there is also a large apple tree and lots of wild blackberry bushes in the garden and if you go for a walk then the farm has plenty of sloe bushes, the odd hazel tree and random apple trees – again, do please feel free to help yourself.

Farm Yard

Carregywen is located on a quiet working farm, so you may see the occasional Landrover and horsebox driving through the farmyard. If you are lucky, you may get to see the farmers using the big green barn – they are really friendly and don't mind curious children (or adults!) if you want to investigate. If you are at the farm any time from mid February you will see hundreds and hundreds of beautiful spring lambs in the fields around the farmhouse!

There is plenty of secure parking for any number of cars. (2-3 within enclosed farmhose area, a further 5 spaces to the rear of the property).

The farm borders the river Chwefri which if you're looking for a pre-lunch or dinner walk is absolutely beautiful to amble along, especially as the sun goes down.

Further details

There is one pub within walking distance of the farm; the Prince Llewelyn Inn at Cilmery, it's about 30 minutes walk and we have provided copies of maps at the farmhouse so you can make your way through the fields.

The farm handbook which will be sent to you once you book contains lots more information about nearby pubs, restaurants and attractions.

Deposit is required to confirm booking.

Security Deposit of £150 required - this is refundable after your visit.

The Powys/Brecon Beacons region

The farmhouse is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Wales offering stunning mountain range landscapes, traditional market towns and a plethora of outdoor pursuits and activities.

The Brecon Beacons to the south boasts almost 500 square miles of national park and includes many walking and cycling trails. In case you need some inspiration, visit our website where we have listed over 3 weeks worth of day trips to ensure there's something for everyone! These include:

- Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells

- Welsh Royal Crystal, Rhayder

- Builth wells golf club

- Royal Welsh Show Ground, Builth Wells

- The Hall at Abbey-Cwmbran-Hir, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys

- Red Kites, Rhayader

- Brecon Mountain Railway

- Craig-y-nos Country Park, Swansea Valley

- Small Breeds Farm, Kington

- Cantref Riding Centre and Adventure Farm, Brecon

- National Botanic garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire

- Llandrindod Wells Spa Town

- Dolaucothi Gold Mines

- Penderyn Distillery

- Powys Castle and Gardens, Welshpool

- Elan Valley Dams, Rhayder

Builth Wells

Builth Wells is a beautiful market town that hosts the famous Royal Welsh Agricultural Show in July every year as well as numerous smaller shows and fairs throughout the year (Dog, Horse, Sheep, Cattle shows, Antiques Fairs and the Winter Fair).

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Review 1-10 of 11

20 Jan 2014

5/5

"It was exactly what I hoped for when booking!"

I recently stayed at this lovely farmhouse with 5 adult members of my family, 1 toddler and our excitable Labrador. This house suited us perfectly - 3 double bedrooms for the 3 couples and a cot for l… More

6 Jan 2014

5/5

"Wonderful country getaway"

Stayed here as part of a group of 8 to celebrate the New Year. Lots of helpful communication from Gary, the owner, including a information pack detailing local attractions and services. House was very… More

8 Nov 2013

5/5

"Lovely cottage, secluded location"

Spent a great weekend here, Gary was very helpful prior to, and after the holiday. Lovely cottage, good facilities, great log fire - it definitely needs it in winter. Thanks

29 Oct 2013

5/5

"Superb farmhouse with stunning views"

Stay for four nights - had terrible weather but still enjoyed the comforts of the farmhouse - comfy beds & a roaring log burner - nice big kitchen too - lovely place to stay … More

30 Aug 2013

5/5

"Great holiday cottage"

We stayed here for a week with three couples, one of whom had a 2.5 and a 4.5 -year-old. The house was ideal for our needs - there was a large kitchen / diner / living room so some people could be coo… More

12 Aug 2013

5/5

"The Great Escape!"

The house is located at the end of a well metalled track.....no 4x4's needed. It faces south and overlooks a wooded valley. Sheep graze the fields and come close to the house. Although isolated, … More

6 Oct 2012

5/5

"Very Homely"

My partner , myself & 4 friends come to the Fayre Oaks sale every year at the showground, having spent many years staying in our horseboxes we decided a change was needed, this was our 3rd year enjoyi… More

10 Aug 2012

4/5

"Peaceful location in wonderful countryside"

This is a really great farmhouse with plenty of space for everyone. The facilities are really good and it comfortably accommodated 7 family members of varying ages. Fantastic views surround this prope… More

12 Jan 2012

5/5

"Fantastic house in perfect scenery"

Me and my girlfriend were looking for a quiet weekend away without having to book flights or travel too far. The farmhouse is about 10-15 minutes drive from Builth town and 30-40 minutes from Brecon.T… More

19 Dec 2011

5/5

"Excellent base for biking"

I found this place when searching for a last minute base for a mountain biking trip.The house itself is set in a fantastic location with hardly another soul in sight, and the log fire is toasty as hel… More

Review 1-10 of 11

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