Surrounded by scenic countryside, Hafan Llewelyn is a spacious country cottage with hot tub, Wales’ second largest National Park nearby, and plenty of activities, historical landmarks and attractions on its doorstep. 2 miles from Builth Wells in Mid Wales and walking distance to the local pub at Cilmery. Enjoy walking and cycling in the Brecon Beacons, watersports and fishing on the River Wye, a day out in Hay on Wye - the second hand book capital of the world and the Showground in Builth Wells for various events throughout the year.
The large entrance leads to the kitchen containing an electric cooker, hob and extractor, fridge/freezer and microwave oven. It has a long kitchen table with chairs on a flagstone floor. Located next to the kitchen is a toilet with wash basin.
The comfortable carpeted lounge is accessed from the entrance hall and has a sizable window overlooking the garden and fields beyond. It has two settees, a gas 'coal effect' stove on a stone hearth and a TV/DVD.
A wooden staircase from the entrance hall leads to the upstairs landing and on to the four bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 has a king size bed with en-suite facilities.
Bedroom 2 and 3 are both beamed single bedrooms with a small chest of drawers each.
Bedroom 4 has a double bed and chest of drawers and free standing wardrobe.
There is also a separate shower room (inc shaving point).
Patio area at the front and garden to the rear of cottage with hot tub. BBQ set also provided. Wales' beautiful countryside surrounds the cottage with views in all directions.
All three cottages on site can be opened out into one large cottage sleeping up to 19. Ideal for large families and groups.
There is a shared laundry/drying room with washing machine, tumble dryer and sink.
Pet-friendly - maximum 2 dog (per property). There is a small charge of £12 for the week & £6 for short breaks (payable to owner on arrival).
Bed linen and towels provided.
Heating and electricity included.
Packed lunch and home made bread can be requested from the owner.
This country cottage with hot tub is available for short breaks at certain times during the year. Further details under 'Prices'.
The hot tub is available to use until 11.00pm. Please note the hot tub is not available from 9am on day of departure.
This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Wales Cottage Holidays along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead.
At a Glance
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 6
- 4 Bedrooms
- 3 Bath/shower rooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi unavailable
- Hot tub
- Towels provided
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 2 miles away
- Coast: 50 miles away
- Nearest pub: 2 miles away
Hafan Llewelyn holiday cottage is set on a scenic 60 acre farm, a short walking distance from the local pub and train station in Cilmery and 2 miles from Builth Wells. Very close to this cottage with hot tub, Wales' last native Prince of direct descent, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, was slain in a skirmish by soldiers in the service of Edward I of England, on 11 December 1282. A memorial stone to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd was erected on the site in 1956 and serves as the focal point for the annual remembrance day.
The cottage is situated close to the Royal Welsh Showground, the Elan Valley Dams and an excellent 18 hole golf course. Many other activities are catered for locally including canoeing and fishing on the River Wye, mountain biking, horse riding and walking in the Brecon Beacons. There are also numerous good eating places in the vicinity serving local produce.
Builth Wells Golf Club presents a fair challenge to golfers of all levels. It is attractively laid out in splendid surroundings and is a comfortable walk. 2 miles
There are many interesting bridal paths in the vicinity. There will also be stables on site in the near future, enabling guests to bring their own horses.
Walking & Cycling
This area is a paradise for walkers and cyclists with routes such as the Wye Valley Walk (2 miles), Epynt Way (5 miles), Brecon Beacons National Park (16 miles south) and the Elan Valley (16 miles north).
The river Wye (2 miles) is popular as a navigable river with canoeists. Llangorse Lake, Pontsticill Reservoir (Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club), the river Usk and the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal also offer opportunities for water sport.
River Wye - the 5th longest river in Britain offers plenty of fishing opportunities. 2 miles. Contact 01982553248 for permits.
Major Events in the area include:
Royal Welsh Show
The Royal Welsh Show is one of the most prestigious events of its type in Europe, and will once again be bringing together the farming industry and rural community in a celebration of the best of British Agriculture with a unique and very special 'Welsh' flavour. Be part of this exciting summer event at The Showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells. A real family event!
Other major events at the Showground include the 'Winter Fair' and the 'Small Holders & Garden Festival'.
The Guardian Hay Festival
The Hay Festival is an international festival that celebrates great writing in every medium in Britain and around the world.
Brecon Jazz Festival
For one August weekend a year, the streets of Brecon are alive with the sound of music as this small market town plays host to its annual jazz festival.
Had a great stay - owners welcoming, the cottage was lovely, comfortable and well equipped. Lots of thought gone into how to make the stay the best it could be! Lovely location a short walk along the lane to a good pub!Wendy from Mold - 22nd May 2018
Very welcoming hosts, lovely comfortable property in a peaceful setting. Would definitely recommend. Excellent food in local pub.Denise from West Midlands - 21st April 2018
Beautiful cottage, extra special with the gifts supplied by the owner, and the owners were so helpful
Recommends: Excellent Indian takeaway that delivered to property.Family from Cardiff - 26th June 2017
Quiet, relaxing, hot tub was fantastic, welcome pack was a lovely touch & the owners were very friendly, helpful & nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be going back. Food at the local pub was very good. Our stay was not long enough to see everything. Jane & Richard were more than helpful with information on places to go, which we will do next time.Family from Northamptonshire - 6th October 2016
The property was amazing, myself and five friends had the best weekend ever, It was like a home from home. We stayed at the property and chilled out in the hot tub. The owners and Best of Wales provided us with everything we needed.Friends from Caerffili - 19th September 2016
I loved it there so much I can honestly say it's the loveliest place I've been in this country. So relaxing, beautiful surroundings. Very friendly down to earth people who owned the cottage. Will definitely be going back. You don't need to go anywhere, the place itself has amazing views.Helen from Cardiff - 16th June 2016
3 night break in an area of Wales we did not know, allowing us to visit friends and to bring our dog with us. Seriously we had everything we needed. Our hosts were very friendly and the accommodation offered all it advertised, even a hot tub.
Tips - Drive over the Epynt as the view is fantastic.Couple from Warwickshire - 16th June 2016
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