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Cottage in the woods Cefn Waun

from £57 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

from £57 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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The cottage set in 200 acres of private woodland and stunning mountain views

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Nestled at the foot of the Black Mountains, this charming stone holiday cottage provides the perfect base for exploring some of the most stunning countryside on the Wales/England borders.

Whether you are looking for a secluded, romantic getaway or an active walking holiday, Cefn Waun offers everything you need.

With spectacular views from every window, the cottage offers the comfort and convenience of a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable dining room and Sky TV whilst retaining its original charm with flagstone floors, a log burning stove and exposed beams. The accommodation sleeps four adults.

Cefn Waun really is far from the madding crowd! 'Cefn Waun' translates to the Back of the Heath – describing exactly its rural location on the ridge of the Hay Forest. Peace and quiet is guaranteed as the cottage is located in our privately owned 200 acre woodland, through which guests have the freedom to wander. The Black Mountains are at your doorstep, offering fantastic walking country with breath-taking views across the Brecon Beacons, Radnorshire hills and across to the English borders. Explore the local town of Hay on Wye, famous for its individual boutiques and countless bookshops. Choose from a great range of pubs or restaurants to dine before making your way back to Cefn Waun to relax in the deep bathtub or in the cosy lounge in front of the wood burning stove, maybe with a glass of wine.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Hereford or Abergavenny 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, DVD player
General Central heating, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Powys region

The foothills of the black mountains are the place for walking, cycling, fishing, climbing - in fact any outdoor pursuits


Set in the foothills of the black mountains near the small village of Felindre about 7 miles from Hay on Wye. Felindre benefits from a local pub and there are larger towns nearby - Talgarth ( 3 miles) and Hay on Wye ( 7 miles).

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12 Jan 2015


"Location fantastic .. but cottage a disappointment"

The location in the Hay Forest is beautiful with views to die for. Unfortunately the road in and marked path to the village have not been maintained. The road was really only suitable for a 4WD vehi… More

Thank you for your review on Cefn Y Waun although I have to say I am disappointed that you decided to wait until you had returned from your weeks holiday to voice your opinion on Trip Advisor rather than raise any issues you may have had directly with me during your stay.
There are two justified complaints here. The cooker knob icons have worn off and should have been replaced and the salt and rinse aid should have been topped up in the dishwasher rather than expecting our guests to do this. For these issues I am genuinely sorry.
The fire was emptied before your arrival. Cobwebs are a persistent problem with any old cottage in the middle of a woodland, I can assure you that the cobwebs are cleared before everyone's arrival only to return within hours.
There are no stains on the walls as the whole cottage was repainted the week before Christmas ! The information pack has everything you need to know including my phone number should you require an answer to something not in there or to report an issue! The fridge was clean, I checked this myself after the housekeeper left when I left a pint of milk for your arrival. The sink I can assure you is clean, you may be mistaking very small hairline cracks for dirt, this is common in old Belfast sinks. The track is easily passable in a normal saloon car.
I am confused about your comment about the logs, you chose not to order logs so I can't see how you would know how many logs you would get for £30. I can tell you it is considerably more than a weeks worth and we haven't had any complaints about this, especially from someone that hasn't even ordered any! You may have been referring to the small amount of wood that was left in the garage from the previous guests and you then decided to make an assumption.

6 Jan 2015


"cosy retreat with mountains on the doorstep"

a lovely warm place for a winter visit - log burner as well as very effective central heating. incredibly quiet at night and with very comfortable beds and bed linen it meant we got some much-needed s… More

4 Sep 2014


"Fantastic time"

Think Snow White's cottage and you will have an idea of the setting, beautiful cottage, wonderful surroundings and a chance to enjoy the nature. Perfect place to take the kids and have some good… More

25 Jul 2014


"A very special place"

Like the title says, it's a very special place. The best weeks holiday for many years. Completely switched off. Ate some wonderful food. Met fantastic locals and browsed the local towns and shop… More

22 Jun 2014



I can't quite describe how wonderful we found staying at Cefn Y Waun. For us, and our interests, it's near enough the perfect place. Marvellous views, great countryside to explore, super w… More

31 May 2014


"Beautiful and relaxing"

This place is on it's own on the edge of a woodland. It is so quiet and has excellent walking to the black mountains. If you love bird watching it really is a brilliant place to stay.The cottage … More

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    Calendar last updated:25 May 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

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