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Self-Catering Painscastle

Gatehouse in Painscastle, Powys

From: €475 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 4 Bathroom 2

Gatehouse Self-Catering

Holiday home
Gatehouse is a detached cottage in the village of Painscastle just four miles from Hay-on-Wye. The cottage sleeps six people and has one king-size double bedroom, one double and two single together with family bathroom and ground floor shower room. Also in the cottage are a kitchen with breakfast area, dining area with seating and snug area with woodburner. There is also a second sitting room with woodburner. Outside is off road parking for four cars and an enclosed garden with patio, hot tub, furniture and BBQ. Situated only three miles from the England/Wales border, Gatehouse is a lovely family cottage and ideal to explore this lovely part of the country.

Area
The pretty village of Painscastle lies just five and a half miles from the famous town of Hay-on-Wye, and takes its name from its ancient fortress, where today only large earthworks remain. Standing only three miles from the England/Wales border, the village boasts a charming real ale inn serving good food, and is surrounded by scenic countryside.

Region
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.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Middleton
October 2020
Great few days away.. The cottage was perfect, so was the hot tub! Weather wasnt that great, so we made use of the logburner which was lovely. Owner is very friendly and is only next door should you need anything. Good location, lots to do within a short drive. Also, theres a pub right across the road! We will definitely be back.
Mrs Middleton, October 2020
September 2020
Still felt comfortable in the new way we live
Mrs Stamford, September 2020
July 2020
Wendy is an amazing hostess
Mrs Crawford, July 2020
January 2020
Fantastic old cottage.. Tastefully furnishes and decorated. Clean and warm with plenty of space for six. Plenty of pans and utensils in the kitchen. The hot tub was great fun and an added bonus We would definitely like to return here. Wendy the owner was lovely too.
Mrs Devane, January 2020
November 2019
Great spacious cottage, really enjoyed it very much.. The furniture and fittings were comfy and convenient and pretty. Pub across the road friendly and welcoming, food at pub - great. Bring provisions for cottage (essential) . There are no shops in the immediate area. (10 -15 min drive minimum to shops) Though the lane opposite has fresh eggs for sale at the roadside. The hot tub had was lovely. The thermostat inside the cottage has a limit of about 20 degrees which wasn’t quite warm enough for me during a few cold days but the wood burner warmed us up during the evenings no problems . One of the single bedrooms is quite small with no wardrobe but we all shared the space (ideal for a child though the bed is fine for an adult) . Beautifully clean. The area is stunning. Recommend ceramics class with Alex Allpress (Newbridge on Wye) The owner of the cottage was very welcoming and lives next door helping us out when we locked ourselves out and when we needed extra logs. Thank you! Would absolutely recommend this cottage..
Mrs Gallagher, November 2019
October 2019
We had a great week Gatehouse is great for family space our age rang was from 7 to 70+ the jacuzzi was FAB after some great days out it was lovely to spend time relaxing then warming nights around the log burner .. Great location to look around surrounding areas , We would highly recommend this cottage .
Evans
June 2019
No control over heating ( heating controls where blocked off, there was a button you could press to override this but the heating was pre set to A low setting you could not change) so unable to have a bath or shower .. The water was hot but my hubby is 75 and I have health problems with the cold so getting out of the shower/bath into a cold room is no good for either us . The patio door when locked just pushed open no security
Evans, June 2019rt
June 2019
The cottage is cosy and spacious, with plenty of areas to relax.. Its in a great location in the middle of the village, good pub across the road, and surrounded by stunning countryside. Close by is Hay-on-Wye and only a short drive to Hereford and Brecon. The gardens, back and front, are delightful and the hot tub is a great attraction (kept in top condition and spotlessly clean). The host Wendy, is delightful and very accommodating. Top marks for cleanliness and being dog friendly. The facilities in the cottage could be improved with the following: more cups and cutlery (especially if there 6 people), matching crockery as opposed to odd sets, a new ironing board (the one provided is old and not stable) a clothes dryer, and a proper shower head and shower curtain over the bath in the main bathroom. Attention to these items would have given top marks for the facilities. Overall a great stay - very sad to leave!
Mrs Woollett
March 2019
The cottage is lovely and met our needs for a self catering break.. The owner is very nice and showed us round and how everything works. It has a great enclosed garden and would be lovely to sit in in the summer. The hot tub at the end of the garden is secluded. It was great to have the pub over the road which served very nice food and the owners are very friendly. It is one of a few places we would definitely visit again.
Mr Hussey
March 2019
The Cottage was exactly as described and had everything we needed.. Beautifully presented, in a lovely location and very convenient for the local pub. Wendy, the owner had left plenty of tourism information and full instructions for everything, including the hot tub. Wendy lives next door and was on-hand if anything was needed but was not all intrusive. The garden was very secure and perfect for our dog, who seemed to enjoy the holiday and local walks as much as we did! Thank-you.
Mr Thorpe
December 2018
Had a lovely relaxing break at the Gatehouse.. Very quiet location with no shops in the village but a handy dog friendly pub opposite serving good beer and food and the staff were really friendly and helpful. The host was on hand in the adjacent building if we needed any help and could provide logs for the living room log burner. The cottage was deceptively spacious, very homely and accommodated 6 adults, baby and 2 dogs very comfortably. Bath towels and bedding provided but need to take towels for hot tub....which was warm and relaxing if a little chilly getting from the tub to the house in December! Over the New a Year period pub had limited opening hours so made use of cooking facilities in the cottage and that was the only slight downside cooker rather slow could probably do with an upgrade in our opinion but other than that perfect.
Mrs Simpson
December 2018
The Gatehouse was lovely.. Lots of room, very cosy, comfy beds, fab hot tub. We (that is my husband and I, our adult children and partners plus 2 dogs) had a great time. Walking, riding, eating. Such a peaceful place. Excellent food over the road at the Roast Ox. A great holiday.
Miss Cross
November 2018
We had a wonderful time at the Gatehouse just wish we could have stayed longer! Loved the hot tub and the cottage was so lovely especially the lounge with its cosy wood burner. So quiet in the area and beautiful country views. We also enjoyed a trip to Hay on Wye.
Mr Oshea
November 2018
Sykes gave a fantastic service from first to last.. The Gatehouse is absolutely gorgeous, we had a wonderful stay there and the owner Wendy was extremely kind and helpful. The property is spacious with beautiful secure gardens front and back, situated in a secluded spot in a quiet pretty village. The garden room is a magnificent setting for family dining with a lovely farmhouse kitchen and super views. The lounge is very cosy with big leather sofas and a fabulous traditional log fire. The master bedroom rivals a 5 star hotel with loads of space, a swish king size bed, double aspect and a real country house feel. We enjoyed our visit enormously, felt at home from the moment we arrived and were sorry to leave. I almost forgot to mention the huge jacuzzi, a luxurious oasis of bubbles perfect to retire to with a glass as the sun goes down, charmingly placed in a splendid oak beamed hideaway and completely private. We will definitely be back! Alison and Paul O’Shea
Mr Harris
September 2018
Fantastic place to stay , lovely owner very helpful makes you feel welcome .. Friendly village people. Nice little village plenty of history to it . With views of the mountains in the distance . Cottage was very relaxing place . Lovely hot tub plenty of room in cottage , log burner makes it cosy relaxing at night .Closed in garden ideal if you take your pets with you . . Couldn’t fault it . Top marks , would stay again
Mr Horton
July 2018
Had a really good family weeks break at the Gatehouse.. Plenty of room for 6 adults and 1 child with nice friendly pub opposite, handy for those nights you don't fancy cooking.
Miss Parker
January 2018
We had a lovely break in the Gatehouse cottage.. It was great for exploring the England/ Wales border and we particularly enjoyed the Edan valley and the Brecon Beacons. The Hay Tap in Hay on Wye is a great pub as well. The local pub is a must, top food, and of course the hot tub was enjoyable. We would recommend bringing extra towels because although they provide a bath and hand towel each it’s not really enough if you’re regularly using the hot tub as well. The WiFi didn’t work for the week but we chose not to say anything even though the owner was very helpful because we thought it would be good to have a tech free week!
Mrs Griffin
January 2018
This is the second time we have booked a cottage holiday through Sykes Cottages and have been really pleased both times.. The Gatehouse was just what we wanted after Christmas. A perfect cottage in the centre of a small village to have a quiet week away. The cottage had everything we needed for our week away and made for a really comfortable home away from home. It was perfectly located for our walking holiday and you can literally walk for miles outside the front door, it’s also a good distance from Brecon Beacons. The village pub is opposite the cottage which we would recommend. Good food and drinks! The hot tub is such a nice addition and is very welcome after a day walking around the Welsh countryside. We would definitely recommend and may return next year!
Mrs Edwards
December 2017
Beautiful cottage in a very scenic location.. Very cosy and we'll equipped. Hot tub a bonus and very welcomed after a bracing country walk. Lovely local pub opposite. A super cottage for a get away from it all holiday.
Guest
November 2017
Firstly, the owner is a very caring lady, who made our stay just perfect! Gatehouse is spotlessly clean with fresh flowers and Welsh cakes on the table. It's a large house . The pictures don't do it justice. Crisp white bedding and extremely comfy beds! As for the hot tub, that was a bonus!. Also a very friendly pub over the road with excellent grub. Only four miles to Hay on Wye. Horse riding and canoeing locally too. Lovely Welsh countryside and mountains. Perfect.
Guest
November 2017
We stayed at the Gatehouse with friends, 4 adults and 2 older children, we found it to be extremely spacious giving the children room to chill away from us.. The house was obsolutly perfect and catered for everything even down to games and DVDs. Love the fact the fire was made up and all you have to do was to put a match to it with enough wood to last the weekend. The hot tub was huge enough for all 6 of us. Will definitely be back.
Mrs Leatherbarrow
October 2017
A beautiful, comfortable cottage in a gorgeous rural location.. We loved our week here and would highly recommend it.
Mrs Mross
September 2017
The owner met us on arrival.. She is such a welcoming lady and was so helpful and obliging! The whole ambiance of the cottage and grounds was lovely. Far more to it than we knew. We would go there anytime. Pat Mross
Ms Norman
September 2017
Attractive cottage, with really relaxing hot-tub, all the facilities we needed.. In lovely village, close to Hay on Wye but also great walks near by. Fabulous pub opposite.
Mr Morley
March 2017
Excellent hot tub! Extremely comfortable beds and well equipped overall. Had a lovely relaxing week.
Morley, March 2017
February 2017
Cottage was fantastic, fully equipped and in a beautiful part of the world!
Mrs Semple, February 2017
November 2016
A lovely cottage in a beautiful location.. I visited with a group of friends and the welcome was lovely and friendly. The bedrooms were comfortable, and the living areas were spacious. The hot tub was fantastic and really warmed us all up on a cold November afternoon, followed by an evening watching DVDs and playing board games. The cottage is located opposite a local pub where food is served and the quality and quantity of the meals exceeded expectations. All in all a lovely cottage and I will recommend it to friends and family.
Mrs Carr, November 2016
October 2016
This cottage is really beautiful, the owners are really lovely and helpful would definitely recommend visiting
Mrs Etherington, October 2016
October 2016
Wendy and David's cottage was totally perfect a real home away from home.. Great location for perfect long walks and the pub over the road serve absolutely amazing pub food can not recommend it enough.
Mrs Mciver, October 2016
October 2016
We only had a short holiday, but we were made very welcome by Wendy with some fresh flowers in the cottage upon arrival.. The 1700 century cottage is lovely and perfect for 6 adults and 2 dogs to relax and enjoy the Welsh countryside. The Cottage is very comfortable and the hot tub a real treat! However, make sure you listen to Wendy about maintenance of the hot tub when you take over the Cottage! The surrounding walks were ideal for 2 active dogs. The Roast Ox pub opposite the cottage is fantastic with superb food when available, especially Sunday. However, do book in advance if you are eating there as Tony from the pub had to turn people away at Sunday lunch! The pub now has reduced opening times, due to the winter season. Tony from the pub is a funny and great guy and very welcoming. The weather was kind for our walks and the hot tub parties made a much needed and lively short holiday. Make sure that you tone down the noise in the evening as noise does carry! We enjoyed our day out to Hay-on-Wye, a lovely little place and well worth a visit. Overall, it was short, but sweet holiday and we would consider returning in the future.
Mr Pitt, October 2016
September 2016
The gatehouse is a wonderful cottage that I would definitely recommend to anyone.. The pictures online do not do the house justice. We were given a welcoming reception by Wendy, and also by Tony at the Roast ox Inn across the road. We will no doubt stay here again.
Mr Townsend, September 2016
September 2016
Beautiful cottage in a perfect location.. We couldn't fault a thing, a pub serving fantastic meal's on the doorstep was the icing on the cake!
Brazier
August 2016
Beautiful cottage; extremely clean and well maintained. Jacuzzi was fabulous.
Mrs Leek, September 2016
August 2016
The property was everything that we could have hoped for.. Spacious and well equipped, it is perfectly designed as a holiday let. Though not used, we can imagine that the wood burners are a real boon in colder months. The garden is completely safe for dogs and given that one of our pets is a working cocker this, in itself, is quite an achievement. Our two grandchildren loved the hot tub which was maintained on a daily basis by the owners. It must be the first time we have stayed in a cottage which cannot be faulted and to have such pleasant owners was an added bonus.
Mr Naylor, August 2016
August 2016
The cottage far exceeded our expectations.. Simply stunning in a fabulous, rural location, away from the hustle and bustle of life. Wendy and David the owners could not have been more cheerful and helpful and were around to help when we had car trouble. The Roast Ox Inn across the road did the most enormous portions and was excellent. This was a home from home, that you don't want to leave. From a homely atmosphere, comfortable beds and all the facilities you needed to have a fantastic holiday. 5 star from all the family.
Mrs Garbutt
July 2016
The owners were very welcoming and friendly. Gatehouse was spacious and homely with plenty of room for 4 adults plus a dog. Not forgetting the hot tub for an even more chilled and relaxing evening! I would highly recommend this accommodation and location.
Mrs Speed, August 2016
July 2016
Beautiful cottage; extremely clean and well maintained.. Jacuzzi was fabulous.
Mrs Russo
June 2016
The house was by far the best we have stayed in, it had everything you could want, even a hot tub and pub just across the road.
Mr Nash
June 2016
A quaint cottage with charm and very spacious. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into equipping the property with everything you need for a good holiday. The hot tub was very much appreciated. Multiple living rooms so a larger party can split up and relax in their own space. Much recommended.
Brazier, July 2016
June 2016
The owners were very welcoming and friendly.. Gatehouse was spacious and homely with plenty of room for 4 adults plus a dog. Not forgetting the hot tub for an even more chilled and relaxing evening! I would highly recommend this accommodation and location.
Mrs Garbutt, June 2016
June 2016
The house was by far the best we have stayed in, it had everything you could want, even a hot tub and pub just across the road..
Mrs Russo, June 2016
June 2016
A quaint cottage with charm and very spacious.. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into equipping the property with everything you need for a good holiday. The hot tub was very much appreciated. Multiple living rooms so a larger party can split up and relax in their own space. Much recommended.
Miss Bointon
May 2016
Beautiful location, the cottage was really nicely decorated and well thought out.
Mr Nash, June 2016
May 2016
Beautiful location, the cottage was really nicely decorated and well thought out..
Miss Moyes
March 2016
The property was close to lots of walks for the daytime and we particularly enjoyed curling up in front of the wood burner in the evening after a soak in the hot tub. There is a very welcoming family-friendly pub directly opposite, and plenty of books and boardgames at the property, so it was perfect for a relaxing break.
Miss Bointon, May 2016
March 2016
The property was close to lots of walks for the daytime and we particularly enjoyed curling up in front of the wood burner in the evening after a soak in the hot tub.. There is a very welcoming family-friendly pub directly opposite, and plenty of books and boardgames at the property, so it was perfect for a relaxing break.
Mr Griffiths
January 2016
Brilliant weekend away, hot tub was lovely! The owners were very helpful in anything we needed. Lovely location. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of looking to go here.
Ms Riddy
January 2016
It was warm and cosy with lots of different spaces to relax in. The beds were really comfortable - slept better than at home! The cottage owners were friendly and helpful. The cottage was charming and we felt really relaxed and at home.
Mr Griffiths, January 2016
December 2015
It was warm and cosy with lots of different spaces to relax in.. The beds were really comfortable - slept better than at home! The cottage owners were friendly and helpful. The cottage was charming and we felt really relaxed and at home.
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