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Pen Y Braich

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Llwydiarth, near Welshpool, Powys
Grade 2 Star rating
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Traditional cottage with exposed beams, woodburner and a large garden. Beautiful countryside to discover from the doorstep.

Quietly situated in the heart of mid Wales, close to Lake Vyrnwy, Pen Y Braich is completely detached, with its own large garden area. Surrounded by exquisite countryside, the property has many traditional features, including exposed beams and a snug living room, with a woodburner, and a piano room for additional seating. This is a very pleasant area to tour and there is a wealth of opportunities to enjoy much sightseeing. Shop within a mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with beams. Utility room. Piano room. 1 single bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, 1 single, each with beams.

Woodburner in living room (logs £2 per basket). Oil central heating and electricity included. No TV. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Natural unspoilt gardens. Private parking for 4 cars. Natural water supply from spring/well. No smoking. Please note: There is a small spring in the gardens.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Main Fuel or Power incl.
    Main Fuel or Power incl.
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Shower
  • Towel Hire - P.O.A.
    Towel Hire - P.O.A.
  • Towel Hire - P.O.A.
    Towel Hire - P.O.A.
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Wifi
  • Short Breaks All Year
    Short Breaks All Year
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 31/03/2018
    We had a great time. Cottage was warm and comfy with plenty of space and facilities for us and our 5 daughters. The layout suited us and the location was great. Felt more remote than it actually was so we were able to walk to the local shop. Would live to visit again :-)

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 07/11/2017
    Lovely time. Had a beautiful break with my family. Shame nowhere in walking distance with young children but a lovely time had by all nevertheless.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/10/2017
    Lovely cottage and location. No heating and had to keep using emersion heater for hot water. Contacted caretaker who tried to get it sorted but the owner was away so nothing could be done. Had to use log burner for heat. There were also two oil radiators but not really good enough for a party that had an 84 year old and 3 young children. Resorted to bathing children in kitchen sink. Loved where the cottage was though. Would probably stay again in the summer and when children were older

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2017
    Pen y Braich is a fantastic, spacious cottage, hidden away in the hills of Mid Wales. It's in a secluded position and has excellent views of the surrounding countryside. I've stayed here many times before, and the cottage makes for the perfect getaway for a short break or even longer. Lake Vyrnwy is the nearest local landmark. (Rowing boats can be hired from the nearby Lake Vyrnwy Hotel). But Snowdonia is but a short drive away, as is Welsh border country. On my last visit, I spent many pleasant hours rambling in the Coed y Brenin, near Dolgellau. It's also an excellent outdoor haven for mountain bikers. The cottage is close to Cardigan Bay and miles of wonderful shoreline. The cottage is certainly an ideal base for walkers and ramblers. I'm a keen walker myself. Trails of interest nearby are Glyndwr's Way, the Mawddach Trail, Wales Coastal Path, Offa's Dyke Path, the Severn Way and the Shropshire Way. There's a myriad of walking trails all over the area. Sketchmap and Ordnance Survey online should be consulted before arriving, so as to map out some good routes.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    Had a great holiday in this lovely house. The garden is fantastic but it does get a bit boggy after it's rained.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2017
    Wonderful, relaxing and a breath of fresh air.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2017
    This is a nice property in a lovely location and great for families. However considering it was the start of the holiday season there were many things that let it down. We were told that no one had been in the property the week before our stay so it should have been clean but there was mouldy bread in the bread bin. There were several things that were not up to standard. A smoke detector had the battery removed and the front cover was missing. The emergency ladder could not be found as there was no signage as advised in the welcome pack. However, when eventually found in a cupboard it could not be used as the anchor bracket was in the cupboard and not fitted to the wall. Also, there was only one in one half of the building not in the second half. A chair in the kitchen fell apart when moved. Also in the kitchen was a missing cupboard knob at knee height but the self tapper screw had not been removed and was sticking out. The garden table fell apart when moved. The toilet seat in the bathroom was broken and hanging off. There was no toilet paper. Luckily we managed to get some from the local shop. She had just shut up and re-opened for us. The shower room was grubby with broken tiles. The welcome pack lacked full instructions for the oven which was gas. We use electric so are not used to gas. We were unable to get the oven to light at all. The washing machine had no instructions it was trial and error.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner :- It’s a long list, for which I sincerely apologise. Many of the issues raised have in fact already been remedied. There is also a major rewrite of the information pack in the pipeline which will address the perceived lack of instructions for operation of appliances (they are in the cottage, but perhaps not in an obvious enough place). There are a couple of important issues which I am grateful to have had highlighted and which I will get on with sorting out.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 13/05/2017
    We absolutely loved staying here. Minor complains include extremely limited WiFi (We were on a work trip and were told Wifi would be available). We had Wifi for only moments during the day. In addition, we had to clean when we arrived to remove spider webs draped over the corners of walls over beds and two mouse droppings on one of the beds. But the location was wonderful, the company was good, and Powis Castle was stunning.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/05/2017
    I've stayed at Pen y Braich on several occasions and think the cottage's location is second to none. The views, the local scenery and all of the nearby landmarks and attractions never ever get boring, and there's always just so much to see and do. You would never have to cover the same walking trail twice, and there's plenty of shops, tearooms and pubs, and places to eat in the surrounding area that cater for a wide variety of tastes. Snowdonia is a 10 minute drive a way, the cottage is close to the Welsh Borders and lots of Shropshire towns and villages. Dolgellau, in Snowdonia, is definitely worth visiting. It always has an exciting buzz about it. The Coed-y- Brenin is a must for walks and mountain-biking and for viewing the amazing waterfalls such as the Pystyll Cain and Rhaeadr Mawddach. The Cardigan Bay coastline is within a reasonable distance and coastal towns such as Barmouth, Criccieth, Porthmadog, Fairbourne and Aberdyfi are well worth checking out. Lake Vyrnwy is just down the road from the cottage and is very pleasant to trek around. To visit some of the most exciting castles and landmarks in the area, will usually involve a relatively short drive - such as the Mary Jones' Chapel, near the Cader Idris, and the neighbouring Castell y Bere. It is a rarity in Wales, because it was one of the few fortresses actually built by the Welsh - or Llewellyn the Great in this instance - in the Middle Ages. The Montgomery Canal can be found at Welshpool, where people can trek along the towpath, more commonly known as the Severn Way. Offa's Dyke runs along the Welsh borders near Montgomery to Clun and down towards Knighton. It's surprising, that when you think you have a stretch of footpath atop some glorious rolling hills all to yourself, that a procession of walkers can often appear out of nowhere. People have now got to know all the best, quiet walking spots. Mid Wales and the Borders are now attracting a lot of attention. They're not one of the UK tourism industry's best kept secrets anymore. The word has finally got out ...

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8.5 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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