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1 / 43  Stunning residence of distinction
2 / 43  Your own private hot tub
3 / 43  Gorgeous grounds for everyone to enjoy
4 / 43  Fire pit
5 / 43  Kick off your boots and enter your home from home
6 / 43  Beautiful lounge with open fireplace and exposed stone
7 / 43  The perfect place to retreat at the end of the day
8 / 43  Treat yourself
9 / 43  Wonderful dining room, leading to the kitchen
10 / 43  Enjoy meals together
11 / 43  Feature fireplace and original flooring
12 / 43  Snug room with a wood burner - ideal for playing board games
13 / 43  Contemporary kitchen with a stylish finish
14 / 43  Welcome goodies
15 / 43  Handy utility room with washing machine
16 / 43  Natural light floods the entrance hallway
17 / 43  Magnificent king-size bedroom on the first floor
18 / 43  This benefits from a super en-suite shower room
19 / 43  Start your day under the monsoon shower
20 / 43  Sumptous bedding
21 / 43  Calming super-king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds
22 / 43  Fluffy towels provided in all rooms
23 / 43  Attention to detail
24 / 43  Wonderful king-size bedroom with lovely views and en-suite
25 / 43  Put your feet up
26 / 43  Beautifully decorated
27 / 43  An en-suite with a difference
28 / 43  Pretty super-king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds
29 / 43  The cutest of twin bedrooms perfect for younger guests
30 / 43  Cosy king-size bedroom tucked away in the eaves
31 / 43  Family bathroom
32 / 43  Twin bedroom with an adjacent shower room
33 / 43  Meandering pathways and steps in the garden
34 / 43  Relax with a cold drink on the patio
35 / 43  Upper lawn area with fire pit and spectacular views
36 / 43  Rolling countryside for miles
37 / 43  Set in a quiet village location
38 / 43  Adjoining castle ruins where you can walk or even enjoy a picnic
39 / 43  View towards the property
40 / 43  Many beautiful walks nearby
41 / 43  Delightful Abergavenny with independent shops and food festivals nearby
42 / 43  Kayaking on the nearby River Wye
43 / 43  Take a trip to Brecon with shops, theatre and boats for hire on the canal
Stunning residence of distinction
Your own private hot tub
Gorgeous grounds for everyone to enjoy
Fire pit
Kick off your boots and enter your home from home
Beautiful lounge with open fireplace and exposed stone
The perfect place to retreat at the end of the day
Treat yourself
Wonderful dining room, leading to the kitchen
Enjoy meals together
Feature fireplace and original flooring
Snug room with a wood burner - ideal for playing board games
Contemporary kitchen with a stylish finish
Welcome goodies
Handy utility room with washing machine
Natural light floods the entrance hallway
Magnificent king-size bedroom on the first floor
This benefits from a super en-suite shower room
Start your day under the monsoon shower
Sumptous bedding
Calming super-king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds
Fluffy towels provided in all rooms
Attention to detail
Wonderful king-size bedroom with lovely views and en-suite
Put your feet up
Beautifully decorated
An en-suite with a difference
Pretty super-king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds
The cutest of twin bedrooms perfect for younger guests
Cosy king-size bedroom tucked away in the eaves
Family bathroom
Twin bedroom with an adjacent shower room
Meandering pathways and steps in the garden
Relax with a cold drink on the patio
Upper lawn area with fire pit and spectacular views
Rolling countryside for miles
Set in a quiet village location
Adjoining castle ruins where you can walk or even enjoy a picnic
View towards the property
Many beautiful walks nearby
Delightful Abergavenny with independent shops and food festivals nearby
Kayaking on the nearby River Wye
Take a trip to Brecon with shops, theatre and boats for hire on the canal
1 / 43  Stunning residence of distinction
2 / 43  Your own private hot tub
3 / 43  Gorgeous grounds for everyone to enjoy
4 / 43  Fire pit
5 / 43  Kick off your boots and enter your home from home
6 / 43  Beautiful lounge with open fireplace and exposed stone
7 / 43  The perfect place to retreat at the end of the day
8 / 43  Treat yourself
9 / 43  Wonderful dining room, leading to the kitchen
10 / 43  Enjoy meals together
11 / 43  Feature fireplace and original flooring
12 / 43  Snug room with a wood burner - ideal for playing board games
13 / 43  Contemporary kitchen with a stylish finish
14 / 43  Welcome goodies
15 / 43  Handy utility room with washing machine
16 / 43  Natural light floods the entrance hallway
17 / 43  Magnificent king-size bedroom on the first floor
18 / 43  This benefits from a super en-suite shower room
19 / 43  Start your day under the monsoon shower
20 / 43  Sumptous bedding
21 / 43  Calming super-king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds
22 / 43  Fluffy towels provided in all rooms
23 / 43  Attention to detail
24 / 43  Wonderful king-size bedroom with lovely views and en-suite
25 / 43  Put your feet up
26 / 43  Beautifully decorated
27 / 43  An en-suite with a difference
28 / 43  Pretty super-king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds
29 / 43  The cutest of twin bedrooms perfect for younger guests
30 / 43  Cosy king-size bedroom tucked away in the eaves
31 / 43  Family bathroom
32 / 43  Twin bedroom with an adjacent shower room
33 / 43  Meandering pathways and steps in the garden
34 / 43  Relax with a cold drink on the patio
35 / 43  Upper lawn area with fire pit and spectacular views
36 / 43  Rolling countryside for miles
37 / 43  Set in a quiet village location
38 / 43  Adjoining castle ruins where you can walk or even enjoy a picnic
39 / 43  View towards the property
40 / 43  Many beautiful walks nearby
41 / 43  Delightful Abergavenny with independent shops and food festivals nearby
42 / 43  Kayaking on the nearby River Wye
43 / 43  Take a trip to Brecon with shops, theatre and boats for hire on the canal

The Castle At Painscastle

| Hay-on-Wye (4.5mls NW), Brecon Beacons
16
9
6
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Hot tub
Family friendly

At a glance

  • Stunning detached property set adjoining a historic castle
  • Relax in your own private hot tub and gaze up at the night sky
  • Walk from your door to the Begwyns, a haven for walkers
Property code: 73069

A simply stunning residence of distinction, with own private hot tub, adjoining historic castle grounds and an easy walk from the village pub. Lots to see and do locally if you can tear yourself away.

This residence of distinction adjoins beautiful castle grounds and will simply take your breath away. Set on a working farm in the pretty hamlet of Painscastle, this Grade II-listed detached Georgian house is bathed in history and sleeps 16 people over nine lovely bedrooms. Steeped in authentic character, it’s the perfect accommodation option for a special family celebration or a fabulous getaway for a group of friends who want to explore the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Cycle, hike, horse ride or kayak in the park by day, and relax in your own private hot tub under the stars by night.

Adorned with endless period features like sloping ceilings, quirky staircases and ancient beams, this property is a pleasure to explore. Prepare a feast to remember in the well-equipped kitchen on the lower ground floor before serving it up to your loved ones in the delightful formal dining room. There’s ample seating for everyone to dine together beside the pretty feature fireplace. Alternatively, head outside to the garden and strike up the BBQ to dine alfresco. After dinner, take a dip in the private hot tub on the patio or make your way to the beautiful living room to chill out with your loved ones in front of the TV. Family and friends will love to gather on the comfy sofas around the roaring wood burner. If you want a little privacy, retire to the cosy snug, or if you feel like a little fun, head to the games shed. At the end of the day there are nine wonderful bedrooms to choose from.

  • 9 Bedrooms – 2 super-king-size zip-and-links (which can be made up as twins on request at the time of booking), 3 king-size, 2 twins and 2 singles
  • 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 1 en-suite bathroom and 2 en-suite shower rooms
  • Electric Range oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer and coffee machine
  • Utility room with washing machine and heated airer
  • Private hot tub with gazebo
  • Games barn with table tennis, plus a small selection of indoor and outdoor games available for all ages
  • Wood burner and open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample private parking for 5 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop 4 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge and snug
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Care to be taken in the grounds due to varying ground levels and steps
  • Please note that fireworks are not permitted at this property or within 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.

If you want to stretch your legs, you can’t go wrong with a walk at the Begwns (1.5 miles), a rolling landscape that offers breathtaking views across Brecon Beacon National Park. The peaceful trek up to Begwns Roundabout is hard to beat. It’s surprisingly free from the tourist hoards and you’ll be rewarded with some incredible views. Let the kids try out indoor rock climbing, tree-top challenge courses and pony-trekking at the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre (17.5 miles), or let them feed the kid goats and see the pig races at Cantref Adventure Farm (22 miles). They’re sure to love the ‘Cuddly and Creepy’ pet-handling barn, the tractor rides and the ‘Super Gigantic’ play zone too. Lose an afternoon browsing in the atmospheric second-hand bookstores of Hay-on-Wye (5.5 miles) or take a hike up to Arthur's Stone (12 miles), a Neolithic burial chamber that has been linked to the legend of King Arthur since the 12th century.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sophie, 13th March 2020

The rural location is great - very peaceful and plenty of walks nearby. The cottage itself is very cosy despite its size and has everything youd need (including plastic glasses for use in the hot tub!) The homemade welsh cakes were especially well received! The hosts were in touch before we arrived and were very friendly and approachable during ourRead more stay. Id definitely recommend - a perfect weekend getaway for a large group! Hide

Reviewed by Zoe , 17th February 2020

Great house with everything you need and helpful owners. There was plenty of space for 16 of us. House was really warm, clean & well equipped. The hot tub went down well. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Sandra, 7th February 2020

This house was wonderful! It was beautifully decorated, very well equipped and perfect for our annual gathering of 13 ladies. The house was spotlessly clean and the bathrooms were all very new with modern fixtures and fittings. A short stroll to the local pub for lunch was an added bonus! The owners made sure we had everything and were on hand if wRead moree had any problems, even checking on us when we had bad weather. We all agreed we would go back and would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Lucy, 31st January 2020

Best cottage Ive stayed in! Hot tub is massive and all the rooms are great sized/ well equipped with hairdryers and most en-suite/ with bathrooms next door. Local pub is literally a 2 minute walk. Owners are very accommodating and helpful! Perfect location too.

Reviewed by Helen, 24th January 2020

A sympathetically renovated property which comfortably housed 18 family members, aged 15 mths to 72 yrs. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, great bathrooms with added bonus of the hot tub. Cant recommend highly enough for a great get together.

Reviewed by Cheryl, 20th December 2019

The property is tastefully decorated, in a fantastic location. Good for walking & close to Hay on Wye. The hot tub was popular with our group.

Reviewed by Abby, 6th December 2019

Our stay at the castle was perfect, and the house has so much character. The house comfortably fitted 12 adults and 6 children. Very well equipped kitchen and we cooked a Christmas dinner for the 18 of us without any problems. The hot tub was clean and well maintained, and enjoyed by most of the group. All rooms are of a good size with comfortable Read morebeds. Even though the house is large it was always warm despite it being December. We highly recommend this house for large group gatherings. Hide

Reviewed by Pritesh, 22nd November 2019

A clean and cozy property in an idyllic location. Very friendly and helpful people in the area.

Reviewed by Sylvia, 8th November 2019

Lovely cosy well equipped warm house in a beautiful location with marvellous views. Plenty of room for sixteen people. Very comfortable beds and excellent bathrooms. Kitchen brilliant and hot tub a great addition. Owners really helpful and welcoming. We'll definitely visit again. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Adriatik, 18th October 2019

Best ever

Reviewed by Chandan, 4th October 2019

Great place to stay! Amazing weekend away! Owners were brilliant from start when we contacted them and to the finish when we left.

Reviewed by M, 20th September 2019

Beautifully presented large property perfect for family / group bookings. Owners extremely helpful and close by if needed. Beds especially comfortable. Great hot tub complete with towels and bbq area. The fire pit was a hit and the complimentary marshmallows for toasting were a nice touch.

Reviewed by Sarah, 23rd August 2019

Booked The Castle for my son's surprise 18th birthday weekend with extended family - what a fabulous property! Suzanne & Owain have thought about every detail- beautifully decorated rooms,a well stocked kitchen,two comfy lounges & of course a wonderful hot tub!This house is properly equipped for 16 - everyone can fit around the dining table & sit iRead moren the main lounge.The little touches were the icing on the cake - a welcome basket in the kitchen, soap in every bathroom & charcoal for the BBQ! Hide

Reviewed by Trevor , 19th August 2019

We had an amazing short break in this fantastic property. It is all newly renovated and finished to a very high standard. Its perfect for a large family group with plenty of space. We travelled as a family of 13 with ages ranging from 5 to 77. Theres a downstairs bedroom with a shower room next door, a separate king size room above the kitchen and Read morethe rest are off the main stairs and are very spacious. Theres plenty of lovely soft bath towels for everyone with separate hot tub towels. 5 stars Hide

Reviewed by Khalil, 15th August 2019

The location was excellent. Situated in a quiet area. Beautiful scenery and views. The property is refurbished and has all the equipment required for a holiday. The property exceeded our expectations. The best time to jump in to the hot tub was at night beneath the stars. Overall, excellent holiday. Thanks to the owners for your service. See you soRead moreon Hide

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