Sgrech y coed - Jay

Builth Wells, Mid Wales & the Brecon Beacons

  • Mid Wales Holiday Cottage with swimming pool , fishing lake and tennis courts.

You can book this property from:

  • £462 per week
  • £66 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Dishwasher


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 46 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 5 miles

Special Features

  • Games room
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


With great views across the lake and mountains this ground floor self catering apartment  is the ideal peace to relax and unwind. The peaceful and tranquil surroundings are magical and the small complex includes several activities such as tennis courts, children's play park,  putting green and a games room.

The family run complex includes a number of cottages that share the facilities but this is a tranquil getaway and is not a busy or a noisy resort type complex.  The spectacular natural landscape gives a feeling of space and natural beauty.

Sleeps 2 (plus an extra 2 on sofa bed if required)

Ground floor

Open plan lounge, kitchen and diner with table and chairs for 4.

Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, toaster, dishwasher, microwave, and kettle.

Lounge with great lake views, TV, Chess and games table, Comfy chairs, and a sofa bed to sleep an additional 2 guests if required.

Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom with Double bed, vanity station and patio doors opening out to great lake views.

Ensite bathroom – Shower unit with basin and WC

Master Bathroom    - bath, shower over bath, wc and basin.



Picnic bench directly outside and acres of land to enjoy and explore.

Games room (shared) includes pool table, table tennis, games console, dvd's, books and a dart board.

Additional Information

  • Welcome pack on arrival includes tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits.
  • Bed linen and towels provided.
  • Iron & ironing board available.
  • Electricity & heating included.
  • High chair and travel cot available, please request when booking. Please bring your own bed linen for the cot.
  • No Wi-fi in cottage but WIFI is available in the shared games / reading area.
  • There is a reception on the complex that is open until 5pm daily.
  • Mobile phone signal is weak, and some networks have no signal at all. There is a landline onsite in case of emergencies.
  • The following items are also provided at the cottage for your stay… Kitchen: salt and pepper, kitchen roll, washing up liquid/dishwasher tabs, new dishcloths and scourers, tin foil, and cling film. Bathroom: liquid hand soap and 2 toilet rolls per toilet. General cleaning products: bleach, shower cleaner, anti-bacterial spray etc.
  • Ads delivers to the cottage and there's also plenty of local suppliers in the nearby town of Builth Wells
  • No smoking inside and no pets.
  • Sauna and swimming pool will remain closed during covid 19 pandemic.


Beautiful and well kept buildings and grounds in the heart of the valley. Loved waking with a coffee overlooking the lake. The welcome book was packed full of helpful information such as shopping markets, tourist attractions, and thankfully, out of hours medical contacts. We had to use this as my husband developed an eye condition. It is worth noting though that the nearest A&E is way back in Shrewsbury, so be prepared for a journey! Putting green and courts with equipment were an added bonus as we had the outdoor weather! The games room with well stocked DVDs selection to take back to the room were welcomed as the internet connection is non existent. (TVs could be doing with a little upgrade to allow more channel selection/better quality). We were disappointed that the pool was not in use as this would have kept a 13year old much more occupied.(we were made aware of the closure prior to booking) This is very much a quiet small family holiday place and not in any way a complex with lots of entertainment. If you like, the outdoors, walking, peace and quiet, nature (there are loads of farm animals, birds of prey and even little frogs on the green by the lake), then this is absolutely the place to be. We will be booking again. (This time, I think just the adults)! Thanks for a lovely week.

Mrs M,


Sgrech y Coed /Jay is a self-catering apartment set on a small complex of several apartments in a secluded valley surrounded by mountains, a fishing lake, pitch, and putt green and with a swimming pool, tennis court and a games room on site.  The Chwefri river runs through the valley and is a tributary of the Wye , a famous salmon river. The nearest country pub The Red Lion is 1.8 miles away and the trout Inn in Beulah is also worth a visit.

Builth Wells, the home of the Royal Welsh Show and Winter Fair is 10 miles away, whilst the Spa town of Llandrindod Wells is only 10 miles to the east. The A470 offers convenient access to Cardiff and the rest of South Wales, whilst the location is also easily accessible from Hereford, Worcester, and the Midlands.

There are many walks nearby to suit all levels, including many treks and trails in the Elan Valley. Bird watching is also very popular in the area with red kites overhead, and kingfishers, to be seen swooping across the lake. For families, in addition to the swimming pool, tennis court and other facilities onsite there is the Quakers indoor play center nearby in Newbridge on Wye.

Builth Wells Golf Club is a great course for all levels and is laid out in splendid surroundings. 10 miles. Llandrindod Wells Golf club is 5800 yards in length and a par 69 overlooking the town. 10 miles.

Bird Watching
Visit the Red Kite Feeding Centre in Rhayader and learn all about these magnificent birds and watch them swoop overhead. 12 miles.

Horse Riding
Trekking and rides available in via The Llion Royal Hotel , with many different routes in the Elan Valley and surrounding countryside. 12 miles

A wide variety of walks nearby and in the Elan Valley and Brecon Beacons. Chwefri Valley Walk passes yards away 0.01 miles

Great road cycling on quiet country lanes and the National Cycle Route 8 runs through the valley. 0.1 miles.
The Rhayader round Mountain Biking trails suit all levels and distances including 2 of the best downhill MTB trails in the UK. 12 miles.

Fishing lake on site includes rudd and brown trout, fly or course is all catch and release. 0.1 miles.

Water Sports
The River Wye is popular as a navigable river with canoeists. Llangorse Lake, Pontsticill Reservoir (Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club)

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 brings 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.