Llanbrynmair holiday cottage accommodation with balcony/terrace, walking and rural retreat and DVD

The Old Kiln

from £55 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5

20 reviews

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kitchen diner with original beamed ceilings

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 1727110

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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Situated in the village of Pennant this deceptively spacious cottage overlooks the Fachdre stream and has a large gated parking area. The building was originally used for drying corn, it now provides luxurious split level self catering accommodation for two persons (with a sofa bed for additional guests if required at extra cost). The galleried kitchen/ diner is fitted with farmhouse style units retaining charm and character with stone walls, exposed beams and ceiling trusses. The lounge has a fully glazed gable with patio doors onto the decked terrace which overlooks the Fachdre stream and woodland beyond.

The cottage has been rated 4 star self catering accommodation by Visit Wales, it has underfloor heating with ancillary electric heaters if required.The bedroom has a double bed (bed linen provided), built in wardrobes, hair dryer, iron/ironing board/clothes airer. The large shower room has a fitted vanity unit, WC, heated towel rail and electric shaver socket. The lounge has a leather bed settee and armchair, Freeview satellite TV with DVD and radio/CD player. The kitchen is fitted with a halogen hob, electric oven/grill, extractor, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, kettle and toaster. A lockable shed in the grounds provides cycle storage and has a washing machine (April to Oct), additional fridge/freezer, barbecue and garden furniture.

For those guests who need to keep in touch with home whilst on holiday ' orange' provide the best mobile coverage in the area and if you are a BT customer you can log in to the internet as this is a BT hotspot !

Minimum letting period of 3 nights

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Access Car advised
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Powys region

Set in the beautiful mountains of mid Wales, to the north is Corris Railway and museum, Corris craft centre , King Arthurs Labyrinth, Meirion woollen mill and the Centre for Alternative Technology. Nearby to the south is Lake Clewedog offering, fishing and sailing, the Hafren forest with picnic sites, excellent cycling and walking routes including the trail to the Source of the River Severn. Further south is the market town of Llanidloes with its Saturday street market, museum and exhibition centre featuring quilting and other local crafts. Visit Aberystwyth and en route take in the Nant yr Arian Forestry Visitor centre, renowned for its cycle routes and afternoon red kite display when the birds come down over the lake to be fed. Alternatively visit the Llywernog Slate mine, museum and caverns or the Waterfalls at Devils Bridge. To the East is Newtown which has a street market on Tuesday and Saturday, Art Galleries, museum and theatre Hafren and Powis theatre. To the West is Machynlleth with its clock tower looking down the main street presiding over the lively Wednesday street market. Visit the Owen Glyndwr Centre and Parliament house and see what's on at Y Tabernacle - music and art centre. Just outside of Machynlleth is Grandma's garden and Sculpture Park. From Machynlleth following the coast North will take you to the seaside town of Aberdovey (22 miles) with its quaint picture postcard sea front or turning south will take you along the coast to the Dyfi Osprey Project, then Ynys Hir RSPB reserve both sites having been featured by the BBC and Springwatch. If its sand you're looking for then carry on to Borth (24 miles).


The cottage is located at the confluence of two river valleys - the Fachdre and the Afon Twmyn.. The site was originally a flour mill and grinding stones from the original mill are located within the woodland garden. Relax on the decked terrace with a glass of wine and listen to birds singing and the stream trickling past. Keep a watch for the red kite overhead or the dipper in the river, nuthatch, tree creepers and great spotted woodpeckers are regularly seen in the garden and pied flycatchers nest here each year.

At Llanbrynmair 3 miles away visit Machinations and see mechanical figures and toys with a café on site. There is also a pub and shop in the village.

The area is well located for sports- walking, cycling, clay shooting, fishing, sailing and golf

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14 Oct 2015


"Idyllic setting for this gem of a cottage. An absolute find!"

I hunted for weeks for the perfect cottage to stay in for our long weekend in Wales. I finally came across The Old Kiln and immediately knew it was the one. Upon arrival we were greeted by Sue and Malcom who showed us around and welcomed us to the cottage. It was perfect, everything you would need and just so warm and homely. The heated floor was pretty amazing too as it was a bit chilly! Waking up to the stream and the birds was something special, we really didn't want to go home. The cottage had loads of info of things to do nearby, we had already planned gorge walking at a nearby activity centre which was really good fun. The next adventure was Devils Bridge which we would highly recommend. Just wish we could of stayed longer as there's is so much to do and see, every corner seems to be a new beautiful landscape. Honestly it was just the perfect little get away you could ever wish for, so thankful to Sue and Malcom for letting us stay in this treasure of a cottage! Ps. Make sure you buy some of Sues homemade jam.. It's super tasty!

Thanks so much for reviewing 'The Old Kiln', we're so pleased you had a good time and look forward to welcoming you again in the future to this truly special part of Wales. PS I've just made some Bramble jelly and it tastes absolutely delicious....Regards Sue & Malcolm

14 Sep 2015


"Sooo relaxing!"

What a fabulous, relaxing bolt-hole, in such a gorgeous area. The Old Kiln is maintained to a high spec, and contains everything you need (which is very handy because there isn't a local shop!). We had a very warm welcome by the owners, who had already provided so much information about the local area in the Old Kiln. There are some beautiful walks in the surrounding area, and it was lovely to relax in the lounge, with the patio doors open, watching the wildlife and listening to the stream which is just outside. We will definitely be returning.

The Old Kiln is certainly the place to chill, relax and unwind. There are no shops in the village so we encourage guests to purchase groceries from larger towns en route as the local stores, 3 miles away, will only have a limited selection. We also provide kitchen items you might forget like sandwich bags, foil, stock cubes etc.... guests appreciate this home from home approach. Thank you for such a positive review , we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards Sue & malcolm

2 Aug 2015


"The Old Kiln is a wonderful cosy place in the centre of Wales"

Perfectly linking the charm and cosy character of a traditional cottage to the comfort of a modern home, the Old Kiln is an outstanding apartment. We felt home from the first moment. Sitting on the veranda you can watch and listen to the brook flowing in front of the house. From the maisonette living room you have a nice view through the large Window and in the second floor you find a very good equipped kitchen where you do not miss anything for cooking. The bath room has a big shower and a heater which warms your towels. The apartment was perfectly clean and decorated with love. The location in the middle of Wales is great, because all different landscape characters of Wales are nearby. We visited the Old Kiln during our honeymoon trip and truly enjoyed our stay. We like to come back at our first anniversary. Thank you for sharing this marvellous place!

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your wedding trip stay at The Old Kiln. This year we have had bookings from 4 honeymoon couples so each time we have decorated the cottage with romantic hearts and flower garlands to make your stay that little bit special. We look forward to seeing our German honeymooners for an anniversary trip next year. Best wishes from Sue & Malcolm

20 Jul 2015



If peace and tranquillity is what you want then The Old Kiln is what you are looking for. Beautiful place with the stream alongside watching the wildlife (birds and squirrels), what more could you wish for!!. The Cottage was first class, very clean and comfortable. Sue made us very welcome. Sue's homemade jam is very tasty, bought 4 jars to take home with us. We will definitely return.

The Old Kiln makes a great base for exploring this lovely part of Wales, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future. kind regards Sue & Malcolm

27 May 2014


"Loved it."

An exceptionally spacious, comfortable & well equipped cottage in a beautiful, tranquil location. Lovely furnishing & high quality appliances, every amenity thought of with care. An idyllic spot with balcony overlooking the stream.listening to birds & watching wildlife. Easy access to Llanidloes, a stunning mountain drive to Machynlleth. So much to see & do in the surrounding area. A lovely place that I have no hesitation in revisiting & would most certainly recommend to friends.

Thanks for such a positive review, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful part of Wales and hope to see you again in the near future. kind regards Sue & Malcolm

23 May 2014


"Really lovely accommodaton and location"

My daughter and I stayed for a week in The Old Kiln. The property is beautifully maintained, very comfortable and spotlessly clean. There is everything you need. The location is very peaceful and private. We had a really enjoyable stay and would not hesitate to recommend to others.

Thanks so much for your review and recommendation, we're glad you enjoyed your stay in this lovely part of Wales. Regards Malcolm & Sue

22 May 2014


"Tranquillity and plenty to explore."

The accommodation is of a high standard and fits into its surroundings beautifully. We ate breakfast on the balcony with the gentle sound of the stream below, whilst watching an amazing variety of birds. Birdwatchers hardly need leave the property. The village is quiet. Natives congregate by the phone box where they can get mobile phone reception. The surrounding countryside is well worth exploring. We explored around Llyn Clwedog including old lead mine workings, and the lovely town of Llanidloes. Machynlleth with it’s useful CoOp shop and easy parking is not far away. We visited the Alternative Technology Centre nearby, and used the railway to get to Aberystwyth. It suited us down to the ground.

Thanks for your comprehensive review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Binoculars are provided at the cottage so that you can get a good view of the varied bird species that are in the grounds. Mobile Phone reception is best if you have Orange network reception. Other networks are not obtainable in the local vicinity. Many thanks Sue & Malcolm

21 May 2014


"Lovely weekend retreat"

Stayed here last year whilst on a cycling weekend. Very homely and comfortable. Great views. Homemade jams to buy we're a nice touch.

Thanks for your review and recommendation, so glad you had a good time Regards Malcolm & Sue

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