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Cosy, Traditional Farm Cottage Set High In The Hills Of Powys

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Cottage in Abermule, Newtown, Powys, Wales - Remote, Rural Retreat With Exhilarating Views, Ideal For Walkers And Those Wanting Peace And Quiet

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.

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About Jenny

We are two sisters whose family originate from this part of the world. We 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 have a lovely time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“We had a really memorable time, the cottage was wonderful, even better than the photos and description suggested. The weather was lovely and we enjoyed hills, waterfalls, lakes, peace and quiet.” - AUG‘13

"We all agreed that the cottage was a terrific place, the views, the birds, the rabbits – and the wonderful cottage itself: the fire place (it was cold and we used it both evenings), the remarkably comfy chairs, the WiFi (great service!) and the whole feel of the cottage." - JUNE ‘13

"We had a fantastic week, the positioning and surroundings were just spectacular. We packed in quite a lot during our week. We hired a canal boat for a day down from Abergavenny, wobbled our way through Go Ape at Coed-y-Brenin, painting china in Stoke and walked to the Lion at Berriew for Sunday lunch. We had a lovely time in Ludlow and Powis Castle and finished off climbing Snowdon. Tim and I had some lovely runs across the top and it was just lovely being up there soaking in the views." – JUNE‘13
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bettws in Powys

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower is hand shower over bath
  • Upstairs bathroom: bath with shower over, wash-basin, toilet and airing cupboard. Water from a well, so 'shower' pressure more suitable for hand showering.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Cottage style bedrooms. Double bedroom with double bed, dressing table, small wardrobe and drawers. Single bedroom with large single bed, dressing table, wardrobe and cot. Twin room with 2 single beds, dressing table and drawers. Electric radiators.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Notes on accommodation: The house itself is reached via a steep farm track which can be icy in the winter. It is cosy, traditionally furnished, and of half-timbered wood construction. This is not five star luxury, but simple country comfort. Water is supplied from its own well, and rather than central heating there is a log burning stove to warm up the evenings. For people who enjoy the simple things in life, and love peace, quiet and nature, it's an absolute treat. Outside: There is a small patio on the southerly aspect with garden furniture available in adjacent former pigsty. There is plenty of parking in a gated grassed yard. There is a large old barn across the yard, part used for storage of wood/coal for the cottage and part used occasionally by the farmer. The farm land is good for walking with dogs (on leads please when there are sheep nearby). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage will be cleaned before you arrive. 2 Tea towels provided. Bed linen and towels provided. Other: Spacious entrance hall, ideal for storing coats, wellies, fishing rods, kites etc. and wet dogs.


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Cosy, Traditional Farm Cottage Set High In The Hills Of Powys
average rating of 4.869565 based on 24 reviews

Panoramic views of the Welsh Marches, great walks, cozy cottage, everything terrific

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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An unspoilt idyll.

  • 5 of 5

The quiet isolation and breathtaking views make this a stunning holiday destination.

The cottage is basic but comfortable and unspoilt. The views truly panoramic.

Nearby Powis Castle has enough to keep any visitor enthralled but I love its gardens and the grandest topiary. The recently reopened and restored Glansevern Gardens are also a surprise and worth a visit.

The walk down to Bettws gives one a feel for how the land is managed and the uphill walk back works off any indulgence at the pub.

Nearby Montgomery is straight from an Austen film set and boasts the unique Bunners ironmongers and the best pint around at the Dragon Hotel,also a good place to eat.

There are endless other ways to entertain yourself. For walkers, bird watching and exploring

castle ruins it is perfect.

Really enjoyed my stays at Penc; each different and each lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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March 2018

  • 5 of 5

Another lovely break at Penc - even snowed in for a couple of days.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful rural retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cosy cottage, isolated and perfect for a quiet getaway. Someone with limited mobility would struggle with the stairs and steps down into the kitchen, and we struggled to get to the cottage missing our first day/ due to icy weather on the very steep narrow country lanes leading to the cottage. The owners were very helpful in this situation. The cleaners couldn't make it due to weather either however we found the cottage was left clean by the previous occupants.

Would definitely return- the log burner had plenty of fuel provided to keep us cosy!

Thanks for a lovely new year stay!

The Bennett family

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Little Slice of Heaven in God's Country!

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to escape the madness of a usual Christmas. Pencaenion is so peaceful, with only sheep and birds to welcome you up the track to the farmhouse.

Organising the stay was easy, and the house "team" provided everything anyone could need (except food and towels) for their break. Loads of firewood and coal available - The fire was even set, ready to go. Beds were clean and comfortable. Heaters did a wonderful job - especially after muddy Winter walks.

The views from the house and fields were amazing, and stretched for miles around.

Most reviews sing Pencaenion's praises, for good reason! The odd one might grumble about updating certain things, but, as it is a dog-friendly place, it's possibly better that the furniture isn't in pristine condition.

Pots, pans, crockery, and cutlery are all provided, along with a good selection of glasses. The well water in the kitchen is UV filtered - It tastes lovely!

Overall, a fabulous time was had by all!


  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a magic place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this lovely old cottage. The location is stunning with beautiful views in the hills of powys. Cottage is very cosy and comfortable and you really enter a little hidden quiet paradies where you get lovely walks and wildlife and a break from the fast daily life.

We loved it and hope we`ll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.

Newtown: 5.5mls.

Welshpool and Powys Castle: 11mls.

Shrewsbury: 32mls.

Llandrindod Wells 32mls.

Ludlow: 32mls

Snowdonia National Park: 58mls.

Coast at Barmouth:55mls

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bettws, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 15
15 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Rate 16
9 Sep 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

linen/towels perperson £10
Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £75

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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