This oak-framed 16th Century hilltop farmhouse, set in the midst of farm land, offers unrivalled panoramic views across the rolling hills of Powys. Perfect for a peaceful, rural getaway, the cottage couldn't be more secluded. The only neighbours here are the farm animals, sheep, lambs and some cattle who are tended to by the local farmer. The house and land is very dog friendly, as long as the dogs are sheep friendly! There are bridle paths across the land and dogs should be kept on leads while on the farm. This is wonderful walking country.. Its a 2 mile ramble to the local village and pub, and is close to the charming town of Montgomery, as well as Powys Castle, and Offas Dyke. Further afield are the peaks and valleys of Snowdonia, Plynlimon and the coast which can be easily explored by car. Being so central, it makes an ideal base to visit much of Wales, from the Brecon Beacons to Caernarfon Castle.
Cottage in Abermule, Newtown, Powys, Wales - Remote, Rural Retreat With Exhilarating Views, Ideal For Walkers And Those Wanting Peace And Quiet
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Mar 2019
My family originates in this part of Powys. My sister and I holidayed here as children with our grandparents and now our grandchildren are enjoying all that this very special place has to offer. Driving up the track to "Penc" you feel on top of the world, literally. We have many visitors who return year after year and we hope that you, too, will fall in love with Pencaenion.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Quite the most wonderful place to wind down.
I've stayed at Penc on several occasions; each time it's different and each time exquisite.
Cosy cottage in quiet spot
Great location away from it all. Walk from the door or plenty of places to visit by car. Simple cottage with cosy wood burner
Remote and beautiful. Just what we wanted.
We had the most wonderful Xmas in this delightful property.
It is a very steep track up to the cottage and we did have a little difficulty on Xmas Eve when collecting family members because in the dark, my husband was startled by a line of partridges and he briefly got wheel spin and stuck at the steepest point but with three young people on board a push got them on and up the track again!
I wish I had known beforehand that we would have a good sized fridge freezer as this was very welcome.
I purchased some more modern board games as Xmas presents for my adult family and we hardly turned on the TV. The second sitting room was a really lovely feature and very popular with my eldest son who likes to read!
The views and walks from the cottage are wonderful although the farmer has unfortunately fenced off many of the stiles that are marked on the OS map.
The fabulous route to Dolforwyn Castle is best straight past the poultry sheds but you need to go back down the track to the road as going across the fields is no longer possible despite on map being shown as feasible by footpaths.
The cottage is so much more like staying in a cosy family home not a rental property and Jenny really nice and helpful to communicate with.
This holiday company are another story. I found them impossible to contact, the website difficult to navigate and they refuse to accept unsubscribing and keep sending endless irritating promotion material.
Thank you so much Jenny for sharing your beautiful cottage which gave us a Xmas break that I absolutely treasure and for my family couldn't have been more perfect.
Never tire of visiting Penc
Another great week went by too quickly. Weather was very kind so good walking but dogs on leads as sheep had returned
Roll on our next visit in Spring
A very special, peaceful haven in breathtaking Welsh hills
This gorgeous, homely cottage is full of charm. Views are spectacular, the drive(way) up is a pleasure in itself through fields of sheep and cows with the most incredible backdrop of rolling hills. We have small children and they were in their element but I can imagine the tranquility to be found here without kids would be exceptional. There’s plenty to do and see nearby, we loved Powys Castle, Montgomery and a great bike ride around beautiful Lake Vyrnwy.
We can’t recommend this very special cottage enough for a truly memorable getaway in spectacular countryside.
Panoramic views of the Welsh Marches, great walks, cozy cottage, everything terrific
Four of us sisters stayed here for a week in early May to celebrate a birthday. We found it to be the perfect, traditional cottage we were looking for: comfortable beds, well-stocked kitchen, lots of period charm, nothing too modern, warm fireplace stocked with lots of wood and coal. Add to that the stunning views—simply incomparable—and we had a place we didn’t want to leave. We explored Montgomery and its castle, visited Bunner’s store, had a cream tea at the Joy Cafe (excellent!), toured Powis Castle, climbed the ruins of Dolforwyn Castle, and visited Devil’s Bridge and Strata Florida—all within easy driving distance. The small lane that leads to Pencaenion land is scarcely traveled, and gunning our car up the long, winding driveway to the cottage produced shrieks and cries of terror from the back seat (though on subsequent days they got very used to the steep climb). We appreciated the option to have bedding supplied, as we were coming from overseas. The property is obviously well cared for and loved. We felt it a privilege to be able to stay, and were doubly grateful for record-breaking warm, sunny weather. We would be glad to return at any time. Jenny was quick to respond to any questions and was a great hostess.
Thank you so much for your great review. I am always conscious that the cottage is old-fashioned and not five star accommodation but it is so beautiful and it’s wonderful to have guests to stay who appreciate it as much as we do. I hope you can come back one day.
Special interest holidays:
There is lots to see and do in this beautiful part of Wales including walking, cycling, golf, horse riding and fishing. There are castles to explore and pretty towns to visit.
The lovely sandy beaches of Aberdovey and Borth are about 45 miles away. Both are blue flag.
Pencaenion is off the A483 between Newtown and Welshpool. A car is essential. Further details and directions will be provided after booking.
Nearest Post office and Stores at Abermule: 2.5mls.
Bettws Cedewain: 2mls.
Welshpool and Powys Castle: 11mls.
Llandrindod Wells 32mls.
Snowdonia National Park: 58mls.
Coast at Barmouth:55mls
Newtown is the nearest town, with railway station and supermarkets, leisure centre, museums and theatre. Newtown and Welshpool both have markets. Village shops in Abermule and Montgomery. Bunners in Montgomery is worth a special visit and the Castle Kitchen is good for coffee and treats. The pubs in Berriew and Bettws Cedewain serve food. Centrally located in Wales it makes a great base for exploring. It is also remote, excellent for walkers and close to the Cambrain mountains and Elan valley cycle routes.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: We require a 25% deposit to confirm a booking and the balance 6 weeks before your holiday. We have prices for less than a week if required and if available. Payments should be made via the online payment system on this site. Bed Linen: Please let us know upon booking if bed linen is required. There is a £10 charge per bed for this which should be left in cash at the end of your stay for the cleaner. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Sunday. Guests are asked to leave by 10am to give time for a thorough cleaning before new guests arrive at 3 pm. Notes on prices: Other days or times by special arrangement.