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Glan Wye

Rhayader, Powys
Grade 4 Star rating
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Pets 2
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This property is part of our Welsh Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above..


This pet friendly family property offers an ideal base to explore Powys, the Wye Valley, Elan Valley and magnificent scenery.

Nestled among lush countryside in an idyllic location, Glan Wye is a homely barn conversion offering an ideal base to explore the delights on offer in the surrounding area. Rhayader lies in the very heart of Wales, situated 700ft above sea level in the beautiful Upper Wye Valley, and is sheltered by the Cambrian Mountains and cupped by hills rising to over 1500ft. Rhyader is also the first town of the River Wye, and the river is renowned as being the canoeing capital of Europe. Water has always played an important role in the town, and today it is known for the spectacular beauty of the flooded Elan Valley, where Victorian engineers created a series of magnificent dams and reservoirs as a water supply for the city of Birmingham, some 70 miles away. It’s truly a walker’s haven with The Wye Valley Trail running alongside the property and splendid cycling opportunities are available. The area is home to the majestic red kite, and with a bird feeding station within walking distance, it can be a popular sight. Guests are welcome to roam the owner’s 270-acre farm. Excellent fishing, riding and golfing can all be found locally. Today, the population of the local villages and countryside surrounding Rhayader is only a fraction of what it used to be a couple of hundred years ago, but the village communities are still very strong, with a variety of rural shows and events throughout the year. The larger spa town of Llandrindodd Wells is within an easy drive. Shops ½ mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove and doors to patio. Fitted kitchen/dining area. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms with wash basins, one with en-suite toilet. Two single bedrooms, one with wash basin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – logs included
  • Oil central heating included (£25per week September - May)
  • Electricity and bed linen included
  • Welcome pack
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2019
    Lovely cottage in the middle of the countryside. Clean and welcoming. Everything you need to enjoy a week away - nothing has been missed. I think the only thing that would be needed would be a large oven roasting dish. Fire very warm and homely. Bedrooms are a good size and it was great to have a sink unit in each bedroom. The owner couldn't be any more helpful or friendly and was on call if you need anything. She has lots of information about the local area so its well worth a visit. The local pub, The Triangle, serves amazing food and the lamb is locally produced by the owner's family. I'd definitely recommend a visit there - we managed 3! The cottage sits overlooking the village of Rhayader and as such has incredible views. The cottage is close to a Red Kite feeding centre and so will often be seen flying overhead. It is in the Elan Valley which is a dedicated dark sky area so the views of the stars are amazing.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    A lovely cottage, in a perfect location. A short drive from Elan Valley and some beautiful walks and in walking distance of local pubs and shops. Highly recommended

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2018
    We had a lovely stay at Glan Wye. I prefer to choose cottages with character and Glan Wye abundantly fitted this description for me with it's comfortable vintage furniture and beautiful surroundings. My favourite area in the cottage were the chairs by the french windows because you both watch the bird feeders frequented by many little birds, see Red Kites flying overhead, and view the scenery over hills and the town. The cottages consisted of two major rooms downstairs - the kitchen/diner and the lounge. There was also a separate utility area and a downstairs toilet including a shower. Upstairs there was bathroom and four bedrooms - a double bedroom with an ensuite washbasin and toilet, a double bedroom with a washbasin, a single bedroom with a washbasin and another single bedroom (no washbasin). Note you may wish to consider bringing at least 5 towels with you if you want one of each of the washbasins in the house - we hadn't registered that there were so many! Also, there is no hairdryer and I felt the need to buy slippers as my feet were cold - but to be fair the weather wasn't as warm as we would hope for in August. On positive side, this gave us a reason to use the wood burning stove which we enjoyed. Though there is mention of roaming the owner's farm on the cottage details (which the kind owner reaffirmed), the cottage isn't directly on the working part of the farm as we had assumed. I would suggest the location is quieter as a result. Happily you could still see a few animals from the cottage windows which was nice for the children - they were just owned by the people in the nearest house, not the cottage owner. The village is a 15-20 minute walk away and has some convenient and pleasant shops and we found the location convenient for the Elan Valley and an enjoyable drive down to the Brecon Beacons.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2018
    Lovely cottage in a rural setting, yet only half a mile from the town centre of Rhayader.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2018
    The property is in a fantastic location with fabulous views and lots of birds to see. The owner had also put out bird feeders so we had blue tits great tits coal tits nuthatch woodpeckers and many others as well as the numerous red kites which are around all the time

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