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- Fantastically well-equipped cottage
- Large enclosed garden, perfect for children
- Stunning rural view
- Close to the Brecon Beacons
- Close to the River Wye
- Great walking straight from the house
- Superb wildlife
- Sleeps 2 to 4 adults, plus 2 children on bunk beds and 2 children on a futon, and an infant and 2 dogs
- 25% discount for a couple outside the school holidays (based on the use of one bedroom only)
'The most amazing place for a family holiday - everything has been thought of. It's more like the most perfect home than a holiday house.' Martina, from Middlesex (over the telephone).
Set in lyrical Powys countryside, close to the Brecon Beacons National Park, Llwyn Howell offers everything the visitor needs for a romantic escape or a family holiday – and more. Stunning views, cosy comfort, and lots of garden space make this very special Welsh farm house the perfect location for a refreshing get-away. Llwyn Howell sleeps 2 to 4 adults, plus 2 children on bunk beds and 2 children on a futon, an infant and 2 dogs.
This lovely cottage can be rented by a couple at a discount of 25% outside the school holidays based on the use of one double bed only (when you book for a couple, the price will be discounted automatically).
The ground floor has a lovely spacious kitchen/dining room with an oil-fired Aga and a generous wood burning stove. When you step into the room from the outside porch, you are greeted by the lovely warmth from the Aga. Delightful touches such as the red Kitchen Aid ‘Artisan’ espresso machine/grinder and the kitchen blender make this space a complete joy for the cook, while plenty of old beams and big stone flags reveal the building’s 17th-century origins. There is a downstairs shower room with power shower, loo and hand basin; and a little snug room with a pretty open fireplace is ideal for reading or watching TV and DVDs. The main sitting-room has a top-of-the-range wood burning stove, a TV, and two comfy sofas and an armchair, where the view through the window is as wonderful in winter as in summer.
Upstairs, there is a master bedroom with a king-size bed, a cosy double bedroom, a bunk-bedroom for children with full-size bunks, and a sweet bathroom with a claw-footed roll-top bath, candles in sconces, and a view that will keep you in the bath until fingers and toes are wrinkly with soaking.
The garden has a magical view from the front of the house, as well as plenty of space behind (plus fields around), a fantastic climbing-frame-cum-tree house, a swing and a trampoline with safety net. A table and chairs sit on the lawn in front of the house for enjoying sunny meals, evening drinks and making the most of the far-reaching view and the varied wildlife.
Things to do around Llwyn Howell, one of the best-equipped holiday lets in Wales
The famous Brecon Beacons are close by, with all the things that the National Park has to offer: a plethora of outdoor pursuits, such as hiking, climbing, caving, cycling, paragliding, horse riding, wild swimming, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, wildlife-watching, canal boating – and much, much more. The market town of Builth Wells, location for the famous Royal Welsh Show ground is a 15-minute drive away, providing all the facilities you will need (including one of the best butchers in the county).
The beautiful Welsh west coast, with its stunning beaches and dramatic cliff walks, is an hour’s drive west, and the famous book town, Hay-on-Wye, with its second-hand book emporia, cafes, boutiques and antique shops, is only half-an-hour’s drive away. The Play Barn, just outside nearby Brecon is a great for small children in wet weather. An hour-and-a-half's drive south will take you to Cardiff, a great capital city, with its outstanding Millennium Centre for the best choice of opera or concerts, excellent shopping, and the Cardiff Bay area, with all its lively restaurants overlooking the water. A good day out can be had at the Llyn Brianne reservoir or the peaceful Elan Valley, both less than half an hour away. For eating and drinking tips, click through to Dining in the Area.
The nitty gritty
Live online booking
Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.
There is a couple's discount in place for this property (the price will adjust automatically when you book for 2 adults).
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From the visitors book at Llwyn Howell
Via email to the owners:
Hello Bill, Kara & family,
- what a great place. Thank you so much for all your work to make this
a FANTASTIC cottage. The whole week was amazing... everything was
top-notch. This is probably the best holiday cottage I have ever had!!" Ben, Donna and family, Cambridgeshire.
"Fantastic cottage and a brilliant Easter break; we cannot praise Llwyn Howell enough... AGA, open fires, tree house, books, coffee machine and badminton...bliss..." Gavin, Claire and Ruby, Cambridge.
"We have had a wonderful week, perfect for kids and grown-ups. Jac (our 3 -year-old) was in his element, running free in the gardens. We will be returning soon." Andrew, Mary, Gemma, Jac and Oliver, Carmarthenshire.
"Thank you, Dent family, for sharing your lovely cottage with us. So much has gone into making Llwyn Howell so brilliant!" Caro and family, Wiltshire.