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Great Cantal Granary


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Llanbister, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys
Grade 3 Star rating
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This holiday property is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and is full of history and charm.

Great Cantal Granary, converted to detached holiday accommodation, was built in early Victorian times as the grain store for the adjoining Great Cantal Mill, which itself dates back to the 17th century. The mill, which last operated in the late 1940s, had a wooden overshot mill wheel on its east wall, powered by water from the River Aran. The mill served as the ’court mill’ for the parish: local farmers brought their grain to Great Cantal, where it was stored in the Granary until it was milled, with the miller retaining some of the flour as payment for the milling. Most of the mill machinery had been removed by the 1980s but one of the bedstones, made of French burr stone, dating from about 1830 and weighing over a ton, was still in place when the present owners, already resident in the old farmhouse opposite, acquired the Mill and Granary a few years ago. This bedstone was carefully removed and is now on display at Talgarth Mill, which is about 30 miles away, between Hay on Wye and Brecon. Since 1989, the Granary, Mill and Farmhouse have been in separate ownership to the farm. A network of tracks crosses the farm, giving easy access to Maelienydd and Little Hill Commons. Overlooking the farm to the north is Beacon Hill Common, 5000 acres of open moorland across which runs Glyndwr’s Way, a long distance footpath running from Knighton to Machynlleth. All three commons are access land on which there is the right to roam.
The River Aran, which rises on Beacon Hill and flows down through Great Cantal to join the River Ithon near Penybont, and thence the Wye a little north of Builth Wells, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation, where a variety of wildlife can be found. The owner has fishing rights for 3½ miles on the River Ithon which is located a 25-minute drive away (£10pw, licence required). Maelienydd, itself a SSSI, is a breeding ground for redshank and curlew and Beacon Hill still hosts the rare ring ouzel, as well as red grouse. One of Radnorshire Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves, Tylcau Hill, lies about 2 miles from the Granary and is open to visitors all year round. The spa town of Llandrindod Wells is 15 miles. Shop 8 miles, pub and restaurant 4½ miles.

Open-plan, beamed living room with electric woodburner, stable door and farmhouse-style kitchen/dining area with Rayburn (for cooking/heating) and electric cooker. Utility. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Staircase from living room to first floor: Double bedroom (no door) with additional single bed (for +1).

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Electricity, partial oil radiators, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair on request
  • 32" Freesat TV
  • DVD
  • Oil Rayburn included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed front garden with furniture
  • Rear garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Natural water supply from spring
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge - to be kept on a lead, sheep country, working farm
  • No smoking
  • NB: Ford in grounds. 8 steps between gardens

Show amenities 


  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 10/03/2018
    Very well equipped little cottage, very helpful owner would recommend for a nice quiet break away from the hustle and bustle of life

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2017
    Situated in a wonderful place and I could not fault the area. Knowing is was on a working farm made it more appealing. However: The water is a problem, or lack of it .. could not get a decent fowl, low pressure, even after following the instructions. Hot water was only there for a short time and having a shower was difficult bordering on impossible. The visitors book is full of complaints about the water, so this is not a new issue. The general cleanliness of the cottage was good, but the kitchen utensils left a lot to be desired. They looked like they had been taken out of an old house and looked grubby and dirty. If they were mine i would have replaced them a long time ago. This goes for the pots, pans and bowls. considering the cost for my stay i expected more. Nice place but needs some TLC on the basics.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; I am very sorry that you had problems with the water. The situation has moved on from the earlier comments: the flow was fine on the morning of your arrival and after your departure so I don't know why a problem arose during your stay. Not that it reduces your disappointment; the guests who came a few days after you had no problems with the supply or the temperature. The situation with the spring is complicated but in future, I will ensure that all guests are shown the system rather than just relying on the written instructions and also encouraged to contact me should something go wrong. Some of the kitchen utensils, pans etc. did indeed look the worse for wear and have now been replaced. It's only by comments such as yours that owners can judge what guests expect so I am grateful to you for your comments.

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7.2 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews collected by Reevoo
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