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Byrdir Cottage in Rhayader, Powys

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sleeps 8
5 rooms
1 bathroom

Byrdir Cottage description

Holiday home
Byrdir Cottage is a detached cottage, created from two separate properties in a peaceful location in open countryside just over four miles from Rhayader near to Llandrindod Wells in Powys. Boasting five bedrooms consisting of two doubles, two singles and one twin as well as a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep eight people. There is also a fitted kitchen with a dining area, a sitting room with a woodburning stove and a games room with a pool table, table tennis, darts and an additional woodburner. Outside the cottage is off road parking for four cars, secure bike storage and enclosed lawned gardens with outdoor furniture. With so much to keep the family amused, Byrdir Cottage is a wonderful holiday home all year round.

Rhayader is a small Welsh town with a selection of tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and shops, with the added bonus of a leisure centre and regular livestock marts. The annual Royal Welsh Show is just one of the attractions in nearby Builth Wells, where a great variety of exhibitions and sales are held all year round. The beautiful Elan Valley offers a wonderful variety of walks and cycle trails, as well as a visitor centre with café and children's play area.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Radiators in kitchen/diner, landing and bathroom, storage heaters in sitting room and games room, electric panel heaters in bedrooms, gas fire in kitchen/diner and wood burner in lounge and games room. Electric oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, as of February 2020, property offers unlimited WiFi, 32 inch Smart TV and 49 inch curved TV in games room (one with Freeview), DVD, video, CD/radio, selection of books, games, videos and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburners inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair, cot and stair gate available on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Secure bicycle storage in games room. Enclosed lawned gardens with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 4.5 miles. Note: Fenced pond at end of garden. Note: Cottage is up a single track lane about 0.5 miles long, care to be taken.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Table tennis
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location
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Mrs Marsh
May 2019
Had the most amazing week away at byrdir cottage, was everything I expected and more, just stunning, on arrival we had homemade cake which was so thoughtful & delicious, the cottage was well equipped and had everything we could ask for, the open fires were idyllic, I just loved my stay here & cant wait to return, if your looking for a home from home relaxing holiday this is perfect & I couldn’t recommend it more, Thankyou so much for a lovely stay..
Mrs Forsyth-taylor
April 2019
The cottage was lovely, a little snug but perfect for the five of us and the dogs.. The owners were very welcoming and sorted a minor issue for us straight away. The games room was perfect for rainy evenings although fortunately the weather was really good so we didn't use it as much. Will definitely come back. This is a perfect home away from home.
December 2018
A really delightful cottage in a a quiet, scenic area.. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped to cope with a full house and cater for Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. The games room was an added bonus and kept us all amused in the evenings with the log burner providing a warm cosy environment. The only down side was that the bedrooms were on the small size but not much you can do about that in a traditional Welsh farm workers cottage. Some WiFi issues were quickly resolved by the owner. For a family get together Byrdir cottage was just perfect and I would definitely recommend.
Miss Walford
November 2018
A lovely cottage in a rural and remote setting.. Lovely and clean, the owners are very accommodating.On arrival we had a lovely home made cake and fresh milk to enjoy. Elan valley not too far away for beautiful picturesque walks and the games room at the cottage was entertaining for days when the weather was not so good. Overall a very enjoyable break.
Mrs Horne
October 2018
The cottage is in a perfect location to explore the surrounding countryside and the Elan Valley in particular.. The Red Kites can be seen in abundance, often so close you can see the detail on the underside of their wings, simply spectacular. The cottage itself is warm and welcoming with its gorgeous log fire and spacious living area. The games room is a definite plus for family entertainment in the dark evenings of Autumn after an energising day exploring. I've never been to a more well equipped self catering cottage. It's so good to be able to go away without worrying about bedding and towels and be able to wash the dirty walking clothes before going home. Superb, thoroughly recommended.
Mr Bartlett
September 2018
The view from the cottage was brilliant, the peace and quiet, the games room was Ideal in the evenings.. We were lucky with the weather, warm and sunny all week. The home made cake and wood fire on arrival was marvellous, the only downside one week wasn't long enough. Byrdir cottage is perfect, exactly what we wanted. Just one small thing look out for the lady in a red car who seamed to think the lane at the bottom of the drive was a racetrack, (no problem with noise the drive is a long way from the lane)
Mrs Fletcher
September 2018
Picturesque cottage in beautiful location.. Red kites flying around cottage. Games room a bonus if you have a family. Garden secure for our little doggy. Everything you need within the cottage. Mobile phone signal hit or miss. I got signal and I am on Three but my husband who is on Virgin did not. Internet as described is on a mobile signal through EE but we only got it on the Saturday night and not for the rest of week. They request that you do not use it for streaming. We tried to ring owners and left message but no call back. Also if you use more than the allowance they would contact you and ask that you leave an extra £10. Tea and cake a nice gesture when we got there. A very pleasant weeks holiday.
Mr Ferguson
September 2018
A tranquil retreat away from traffic noise with a games barn if the rain sets in.. Byrdir, is set back along a private narrow rack off a minor single track lane. The cottage is comfy, clean, and well equipped, with the best games room facility we've ever had at a holiday rental property, a welcome bonus if put off from the great outdoors by the weather. The owners are close at hand if needed and left a good variety of local information and guides to look through. If you need facilities on the doorstep it's possibly not for you. However, the nearest shop, (and Greggs!), is only a short drive on the main A470 away. The welcome cake was a memorable treat along with the "get you going" supplies of milk, coffee, tea, etc. A return visit already on the agenda.
Mr Nicholls
June 2018
Absolutely gorgeous place, just so ideal for us and such lovely location.. We have never said we will return somewhere until visiting this place!
March 2018
We travelled as two families and two dogs to this beautiful home in the middle of farm fields. The cottage is spacious, inviting, cosy and beautiful - the games room is fabulous for the children. The log burner was a massive hit considering it was snowing and - temperatures outside. The setting is beautiful, fields and hills as far as the eye can see. The owner is welcoming and accommodating. Wish we could have stayed longer. Will definitely be returning.
March 2018
The cottage was fantastic, amazing location & the owner could not have been more helpful.. We even checked availability for our next holiday while there but unfortunately it was booked already..
Miss Haslem
December 2017
Cottage was lovely we had a really enjoyable time.. The hosts had thought of everything and there was lots of useful information and a lovely cake on arrival. Would definitely book this again.
Mrs Collison
November 2017
Thrilled with my stay at Byrdir Cottage.. Despite being a very last minute get away, it took less than 10 minutes on Sykes to find the perfect property and make arrangements. 36 hours later I pulled up to Byrdir and could not be happier with what I discovered. A quiet and private location with stunning views and very comfortable accommodations. The cottage comes with everything you need to feel at home, and is in a superb area to explore the beauty of Wales. Waking up to resident red kites was a treat and walks from the cottage were plentiful. Luckily I had both sunny days and rainy days during the stay, which allowed for both expeditions out and about as well as relaxing times in front of the fire with a cup of tea, a good book and the homemade banana bread that welcomes you on arrival. I will most definitely look to return to Byrdir cottage for future get aways.
October 2017
Everything was absolutely superb with one exception, the bathroom is in need of updating.. However, this was a small price to pay for an otherwise delightful cottage and wonderful holiday.
October 2017
We travelled as two families consisting of 4 adults and 4 children with Buddy the dog. The cottage is spacious, warm and in the most picturesque of locations - away from it all! The owners are friendly and helpful and keep the place beautifully, providing lots of added extras to make your stay enjoyable. The games room is huge and a real bonus for cosy nights in as a group. I would gladly stay at the cottage again and was sad to leave to go home.
Mr Spears
April 2017
I like searching for cottages with Sykes - the 'search' options make it really simple! Bydir cottage is our favorite cottage yet! The photo's on the website sold it to us, but the cottage is even better when you arrive! We were in the middle of nowhere in beautiful countryside and yet only 15 minutes away from shops. The cottage was lovely, very well equipped and a real home from home. The games room was a fantastic bonus! We would love to return! Thank you!
Mrs Larkworthy
July 2016
A really homely place, a lot of thought has gone into making it welcoming. There were comfortable places to sit and look out onto the fields, or watch TV. The games room is great, perfect if it rains or for an evening in. It is a really warm property with lots of hot water and three wood burning stoves. It is a great base for walks, cycling or driving around the beautiful countryside. Loved our stay there.
Mr Amos
July 2016
This was our third visit to the cottage and we still enjoyed the holiday as much as ever. The games room and the large garden is a bonus for a family because it enables everyone to have their own space when they need it.
Mrs Marsh
July 2016
Perfect relaxing environment in a secluded and private spot, with plenty of space for a family. The games room was excellent, with a good choice of games and things to do. The table tennis table was our favourite. The outside space was absolutely beautiful and we really enjoyed relaxing around the large table and chairs on the large patio. The owners have thought of everything. It felt like a home from home immediately. Thank you for a memorable holiday. Everyone enjoyed it tremendously!
Miss Smith
June 2016
Truly outstanding, well equipped cottage in idyllic countryside. We are determined to go back next year!
Mrs Hawkins
May 2015
We loved the location of cottage and the wonderful views. Had great gardens for the dogs and the games room was a hit with all the family. We will recommend to friends and we will return in the near future, the cottage was lovely and warm.
Mr Kinsley
February 2015
The cottage was perfect for two families with four small children and the games room was perfect for the rainy days.
August 2014
Fabulous welcome with cake and drinks on arrival. The Cottage is the best equipped we have ever been to. There is a lovely secure garden for dogs and the surrounding area is so peaceful and relaxing. Just sheep and birds to listen to, lovely! Not too far from anywhere really and everyone very friendly. Will definitely consider going again and recommend to friends. FABULOUS !!!!!!
Mrs Stewart
August 2014
It was such an idyllic, secluded location with beautiful views. We loved watching the red kites flying overhead, and the bats in the garden at twilight. A lovely house, we would definitely come back.
Miss Davies
August 2014
We confirmed this cottage for our group who were based at the Royal Welsh for the week. The location was within 15 minutes of the Show ground which was ideal for the daily commute. The owner went out of her way to welcome all who were staying at the cottage. A great welcome and a great service throughout their stay. Many thanks.
August 2014
Fabulous welcome with cake and drinks on arrival. Cottage best equipped we have ever been to, even managed to bake a cake. Games room a big hit with everyone, great array of games. Hot water available all the time, all facilities brilliant. Log burners lovely, although only used once as we had gorgeous weather so not really needed. Will definitely consider going again. Brilliant! !!!!!
Ms Tandy
March 2014
We had a great time chilling out and relaxing, as well as exploring the surrounding area. The games room was fantastic, loved the garden and being able to walk in the surrounding fields. The water tasted lovely! We enjoyed cosy evenings in front of the wood burner, the location was away from it all but accessible. Would certainly be happy to return anytime.
Mrs Holtby
October 2013
Perfect getaway, the cottage was cosy and everything we expected. Would go again, and recommend. Great base for loads of walks and close to the beaches.
Mrs Smith
September 2013
It was in an idyllic setting, and the cottage was up a farm track away from it all! Perfect for a proper family holiday. The games room was a hot favourite with everyone.
Ms Allen
February 2013
A wonderful cottage with excellent facilities. The little touches made our stay special.
Mrs Bayliss
September 2012
Loved the setting, the house itself and the games room. Very well furnished, with enough space for us all to not feel cramped. Brilliant holiday retreat and everyone that joined us has asked that we visit again in the future.
Mr Bell
August 2012
The quiet and tranquil setting of the cottage. Lots of room for parking and for the children to play. The games room was fantastic - not only for the children.
Mrs Gaten
July 2012
The situation was lovely, the facilities excellent, and the owners were very helpful.
Mr Cuddihy
February 2012
Lovely cottage, well equipped.
Mrs Craggs
July 2011
Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. Cottage provided all we needed for a lovely visit and the extra homely touches were very much appreciated. Games room was a major bonus for extra space and entertainment.
Mr Dickins
June 2011
An excellent cottage in a quiet and scenic location. The cottage is well placed to access many places in central Wales. I would highly recommend this cottage to any party of 6-8 people who want to holiday in mid-Wales.
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