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A stunning retreat hidden in the hills
View towards the farmhouse and front patio space
Wonderful views from the property
Stunning farmhouse with original features and beautiful interiors
Warm up on those chillier evenings
Stylish finish to the kitchen, perfect to prepare family meals
Enjoy a lazy breakfast in the spacious kitchen/diner
A lovely setting to start your day
Relax in the bright and airy lounge
A clever mix of old and new
Sit back with a good read and a cuppa
Head upstairs where you are spoilt for choice with the beautiful bedrooms
Spacious super-king bedroom
Exposed beams and colourful textiles
Freshly laundered bedding and fluffy towels provided
Oozing with colour and character
Get a good night's rest in this king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
Wake up and start the day with a warm shower in the en-suite
Stylish design throughout
Little quiet spaces are hidden around the property
Let the light flood in
Warm and inviting twin room
Hidden away in the eaves
Pretty bedding and fulffy towels
Countryside views
Second twin bedroom in the eaves of the house
Family bathroom on the first floor
Bathroom
Soak in a hot bubble bath after a day exploring the area
Subtle lighting
Attention to detail
Homely touches
Exposed stone
Approach to the property on a quiet country lane
Take in the far-reaching views
Take time to unwind here
1 / 39  A stunning retreat hidden in the hills
2 / 39  View towards the farmhouse and front patio space
3 / 39  Wonderful views from the property
4 / 39  Stunning farmhouse with original features and beautiful interiors
5 / 39  Warm up on those chillier evenings
6 / 39  Stylish finish to the kitchen, perfect to prepare family meals
7 / 39  Enjoy a lazy breakfast in the spacious kitchen/diner
8 / 39  A lovely setting to start your day
9 / 39  Relax in the bright and airy lounge
10 / 39  A clever mix of old and new
11 / 39  Sit back with a good read and a cuppa
12 / 39  Head upstairs where you are spoilt for choice with the beautiful bedrooms
13 / 39  Spacious super-king bedroom
14 / 39  Exposed beams and colourful textiles
15 / 39  Freshly laundered bedding and fluffy towels provided
16 / 39  Oozing with colour and character
17 / 39  Get a good night's rest in this king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
18 / 39  Wake up and start the day with a warm shower in the en-suite
19 / 39  Stylish design throughout
20 / 39  Little quiet spaces are hidden around the property
21 / 39  Let the light flood in
22 / 39  Warm and inviting twin room
23 / 39  Hidden away in the eaves
24 / 39  Pretty bedding and fulffy towels
25 / 39  Countryside views
26 / 39  Second twin bedroom in the eaves of the house
27 / 39  Family bathroom on the first floor
28 / 39  Bathroom
29 / 39  Soak in a hot bubble bath after a day exploring the area
30 / 39  Subtle lighting
31 / 39  Attention to detail
32 / 39  Homely touches
33 / 39  Exposed stone
34 / 39  Approach to the property on a quiet country lane
35 / 39  Take in the far-reaching views
36 / 39  Take time to unwind here
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Painscastle Farmhouse

Hay-on-wye (5.5mls NW), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stay in this Grade II-listed, 17th Century stone farmhouse
  • Sit on the decking and take in the views from the top garden, overlooking the surrounding hills
  • Located in an area of the UK with almost no light pollution, ideal for stargazing the night sky
Property code: 64450

Nestled in Radnorshire, on the English border, it covers an area of mountainous terrain and highlands including Radnor Forest, with a central valley formed by the River Wye. There are countless walks in Radnorshire and the Brecon Beacons. Hay-on-Wye is just a short drive away, a small market town and community in the historic county of Brecknockshire in Wales, with over twenty bookshops, it is often described as "the town of books”. Llangorse Lake is a little further afield and is the largest natural lake in Mid and South Wales and is situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The River Wye is the finest salmon river south of the border and is also popular for coarse fishing subject to the relevant permits.

Enter the welcoming boot room and wander through to the large family kitchen/diner, flanked by window seats at both ends. It is well-equipped with an electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, and a dining table for a relaxed breakfast. There is also a separate WC, particularly handy for guests who would like to avoid stairs. Heading through to the dining room which seats everyone comfortably, with a wood burner effect oil fire at one end in the original 17th Century fireplace and a window seat at the other. After dinner retire with a glass of something chilled and some good conversation. Relax in the lounge with plenty of seating, blankets, and a wood burner to snuggle up in front of, there is a TV, books, games and puzzles with a small selection of toys, great for rainy days. Heading up to the first floor via the 17th Century stairwell, you will reach the master bedroom which offers a super-king-size bed, day bed, spacious wardrobe and armchairs for relaxing. The neighbouring bedroom is soft and welcoming with a king-size bed with en-suite shower room and WC. Take time to relax in the property’s main bathroom with shower over bath, dressing table and WC. Heading up a further flight of stairs to the second floor you will reach the two twin bedrooms in the eaves with two single Jacobean beds in one, and Edwardian beds in the other. In each bedroom there is also a wardrobe, a dressing table and chairs. There is a second lounge at the top of the stairs between the two bedrooms, with a sofa and a few chairs scattered around, ideal for late night splinter groups.

The terrace is an ideal spot for meals, evening drinks, games or a good laze whereas the deck extends from the top garden and overlooks the surrounding hills. There is an adjacent stone terrace for the BBQ and a little hut with a small fridge and sink to facilitate entertaining outdoors. The top garden is planted with a small pond in the middle. There is also a lower courtyard parking area with a flight of stone stairs leading to the house, and one parking spot on the terrace level that is good for unloading.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Read more Code: 64450

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size, 1 king-size and 2 twins 
  • 1 bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop 5 miles
  • Pub within walking distance
  • TV in lounge
  • BBQ available
  • Please note the garden has various drops and includes an unfenced pond, so please take care when exploring the grounds
  • HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.

History buffs will enjoy a trip to Hay Castle (5.5 miles), one of the great medieval defence structures on the border between England and Wales that’s survived to tell its tale. You should also grab the opportunity to see Arthur's Stone (12 miles), a Neolithic burial chamber made of great stone slabs, set in the hills above Herefordshire's Golden Valley. This atmospheric tomb has been linked to King Arthur since before the 13th century. Outdoors enthusiasts will adore the hike up the Black Hill (11.5 miles), which has to be one of the most spectacular Black Mountain walks in South Wales. Any antique-hunters in the group looking for treasures should head to Builth Wells (13.5 miles), where pretty Victorian storefronts pepper the streets, while keen mountain-bikers should make a beeline for BikePark Wales in Merthyr Tydfil (42 miles), where you’ll find an incredible network of trails for riders of all abilities.

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A stunning retreat hidden in the hills
View towards the farmhouse and front patio space
Wonderful views from the property
Stunning farmhouse with original features and beautiful interiors
Warm up on those chillier evenings
Stylish finish to the kitchen, perfect to prepare family meals
Enjoy a lazy breakfast in the spacious kitchen/diner
A lovely setting to start your day
Relax in the bright and airy lounge
A clever mix of old and new
Sit back with a good read and a cuppa
Show 27 moreHead upstairs where you are spoilt for choice with the beautiful bedrooms

Sara Hughes

This property is personally managed by Sara.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by James 15th February 2020

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Such a wonderful cottage in a fantastic part of Wales. Having the moors to walk and Hay so close by is amazing too. The cottage is beautifully decorated and had all the mod cons.

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