Holiday home Hiraeth is a Welsh stone and oak framed, detached barn conversion set in 90 acres of woodland, ponds and meadows, located close to the hamlet of Dolau, just eight miles from Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales. The cottage has two doubles and one family room (sleeps four) as well as a sofa bed in the lounge for flexibility, which make it suitable for up to eight people. The cottage also contains a family bathroom, a ground floor shower room, a fitted kitchen with a dining area and range cooker and a sitting room with a woodburner and the sofa bed. To the outside of the cottage is ample off road parking, an undercover table tennis table, a gravelled seating area with garden furniture and a BBQ, spacious surroundings and amazing views. Set in beautiful, rural surroundings with woods to walk in nearby makes Hiraeth a wonderful holiday cottage in a stunning part of the country.
Note: One well-behaved dog welcome.
Accomodation Details Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with seating area and Juliet balcony, 1 x double, 1 x family room with 2 singles and 1 adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Ground floor shower. Separate ground floor WC. Kitchen with large dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove and sofa bed (for flexibility)
Area Dolau is a small hamlet in Powys with a little railway station near the town of Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales which offers a variety of shops and pubs, plus many hiking pathways in and around the town. Others attractions nearby are the National Cycling Museum, the Radnorshire Museum and nearby Abey Cwm Hir, resting place of Llywelyn, the last Welsh King (1282).
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.
Amenities Green underfloor thermal heating with woodburning stove. Gas range oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher. TV, DVD player, WiFi, small library of books and games, piano, table tennis available in the small open barn opposite. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Ample off road parking. Large gravelled seating area with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome (must be kept on lead when outside). Stabling for horses available by prior arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 3 miles. Note: the property now has an electric charge point for cars, there is a charge to use this, payable locally to the owner. Note: There is fenced pond in the garden, children should be supervised at all times. Note: Cottage stands on open land, which is not enclosed so small children must be supervised. Note: No hen/stag or similar
Hiraeth was a really fantastic place to stay. We loved the incredible open setting and the wonderful views across the countryside, exploring the endless paths around Hiraeth, the table tennis and sitting around the large table in the kitchen with family and friends. We will definitely return!
Our second visit to this gem, and it was better than the first time. The barn is full of character and charm, and the location is amazing. You can let your children roam safely and get close to wildlife. We saw hares run past the front door, and swifts nesting above the bedroom window. I had to work for a couple of days and had a great signal with Vodafone, so the lack of wifi was not an issue.
The location of the cottage and views of the sunset were outstanding and worth .... The location of the cottage and views of the sunset were outstanding and worth every penny, I highly recommend this beautiful place
Mr Tinnuche, September 2020
This is the 7th time we have been to Hiraeth.. home away from home. lovely peaceful place to stay, plenty of space and land. great places to wall both at Hiraeth and nearby. The owner is great :-)
Mr Rogers, August 2020
Hiraeth is a wonderful place, truly peaceful surroundings, beautiful views and country, local area, walking and wildlife.. Lovely friendly owner and staff doing good things for the world. Such a feel good place I wrote a song about it!
Our 3 boys loved exploring, games provided, and the table tennis. Easy trips to Elan Valley and Water Break it’s neck, walking and cycling over the byway was fantastic. We would definitely stay at Hiraeth again.
Mrs Ludman, July 2020
The house surpassed everything we were expecting,views breathtaking,decor so modern, warm, clean and as a family who love music the piano was a bonus.. It was well used for my 70th celebrations
Mrs Price, February 2020
Great Place to visit, great location, home away from home.. The owner is always very welcoming. lovely place to relax with friends.
This is the 3rd time we have stayed here.. Hiraeth is a beautiful house in a beautiful location and has charming owners. There aren't enough superlatives in the dictionary to cover this gem of a place. Perfect
Mr Rogers, February 2020
Great holiday as always.. Looking forward to coming back again in 2020.
The barn conversion is a credit to the owners and the lovely views and walks around the property to.. Will love to return again as enjoyed the peace ,views and tranquillity of everything.many thanks Mr Mitchell.
Well equipped for a large family, fantastic views been two years running and will be booking again..
This spacious and eco-friendly barn conversion is in a stunning location with great walks straight from the door.. No wifi or phone signal makes this a real get away from it all destination. We would strongly recommend holidaying here. Great views in all directions. A really peaceful place.
Our cottage was lovely, big and lots of space.. Loved the log burner for each night even though it wasn't needed as the heating is amazing so even in the snow we were never cold. If your looking for an amazing view high up and lots of space for a family to explore then this is the place. Will return in the future.
The cottage was lovely spacious and had great heating system however the property was not clean there was spider webs round the ceiling and the floors had to be mopped and vacuumed.. It could be due to the heavy snow the property owner was unable to prep the cottage in time. Also the house needed a biger fridge freezer and some other essential items.
The best holiday for my family! Beautiful cottage and nice people around. We going back how soon is possible, that for sure
Great holiday, especially with the snow at this time of year..
We booked this cottage to stay in with friends and our 5 children (who are all under 5) it was even more beautiful than the brochure.. Spacious, child friendly and surrounded by amazing views. The cottage is incredibly well equipped and delightfully warm.
Only note is that there is no Wi-Fi and I have accidentally run up and extremely large phone bill as my phone constantly searched for access. Might be worth an advisory note to stop others making the same error!
A great location for a family get-together with members coming from Wirral, London and North Wales.. We met with the owner with whom we appear to have a great deal in common.
The cottage is a stunning conversion and sits with spectacular views over the valley. The woodland walks, dark night skies and wildlife were exactly what we we were hoping for.
The homely feel to Hiraeth is fantastic and there is the added bonus of the 'sports barn' too. We have been there twice and have recommended it to many friends. The remote location enables you to disconnect from the world. Excellent property!
This was a fantastic property and a weekend was just not long enough. The cottage was a very high standard with great workmanship throughout. It is in a lovely location with fantastic views. Plenty of lovely walks from the cottage and others only a short drive away. The owners were very helpful. We would really like to return to this cottage again in the future.
A beautiful place to stay, it had great views and was peaceful.
We had a lovely stay here and enjoyed every minute of - the house itself is really comfortable and spacious. The wild flowers, birds, woodlands and pretty walks were wonderful. The view from the house is stunning; rolling hills and fields.
We had small children with us who all loved the nearby stream, walks in the woods and space to run about in- a completely natural adventure playground!
We'd definitely recommend a stay here to anyone wanting to enjoy some peace in the wilds in a really comfortable house with everything you might need...
Fabulous location and a very generous sized property. Perfect for a relaxing time, there were lots of walks and rides around straight from the doorstep.
The house is superb, set in beautiful countryside and has lots of interesting places to roam or visit. Everything that Hiraeth offers is perfect.
Fantastic property, will be back!
Really lovely house perfect for what we needed!! Owner was very nice and accommodating.
A beautiful cottage with super views. Being able to walk directly from the cottage was great, and to return to relax in front of the wood burner in the cosy lounge watching the red kites was magical.
The scenery and peacefulness was great. Fabulous walks and no light pollution. We plan to visit again some time next year, but for a week next time. The piano and the table tennis were a big hit with all of us. We didn't feel the need to use the television.
The property looks fantastic, has a real homely feel and lots of space, very peaceful which allowed us to really unwind. Very well equipped. The property was lovely and warm and on the couple of nights where the temperature dropped the log burner warmed the house up a treat. It's a great example of a barn conversion.
The fact that this was our 3rd visit to Hiraeth speaks volumes. Another wonderful holiday. Will definitely be going back.
The stay was fantastic! The ambience of Hiraeth due to its location, decor, design and layout made it a wonderful experience. The outdoor games area was a welcome distraction and the nearby activities, walks and bike routes were all enjoyed too! I couldn't recommend this place enough and after using many Sykes cottages, I would without doubt consider coming back to Hiraeth.
We had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage, everything about the house was well thought out and very impressive. A truly lovely away from it all setting with terrific views from every window.
The house was spacious,warm and comfortable and the views from every window were stunning. It was peaceful yet easy to get to and from. We loved the table tennis table and the huge dining table was lovely to eat around. It had a good deep bath and powerful shower.
Excellent location, great walks into the hills behind.
A beautiful property in a lovely setting.
Super holiday nice and remote! Good walks around the area. Accommodation was super!
Stunning property, with fantastic views across the countryside. We loved the table tennis, the piano and the huge dining table. Great weekend had by all!
Lovely barn conversion, terrific views, superb location.
The location of the cottage is perfect, high up a small track/road, which meant great views of the surrounding countryside. The area is great for walking, Monty our greyhound loved it (especially spying a rabbit - obviously dogs arent allowed off lead). Down the road is a place called fishpools which is also great for walking.
The house is stunning, roomy and cosy with everything you could need in the kitchen. There are views from each room, even the bathrooms! A nice touch was the photo albums showing each stage of it being built.
The table tennis was also a lot of fun!
Very nice, countryside location. Lovely big house with everything we needed to make our stay relaxed and fun. I really liked that we could take our dog, as this was our main holiday requirement.
Wonderful location, beautiful walks straight from the front door, appreciated by people and puppy alike! Secluded enough to feel like a real get-away-from-it-all spot, but close enough to all kinds of amenities. A comfortable, cosy house that felt like home ten minutes after walking through the front door!
There was a real attention to detail in the cleanliness and preparation of the rental. It made 'moving in' so easy. The log burner and comfortable beds made the environment one in which to instantly relax being able to watch superb skies pass by
Wonderful cycling and walking. Access to interesting places and Hay on Wye was fantastic for pottering and bookshops.
The kitchen at Hiraeth made cooking a pleasure - there are places to eat round and about but you do need to drive to them. Staying in was no hardship
Beautiful and characterful properly, wonderfully presented and plenty of space for boots, wet kit and outdoor clothing. Superb walking straight out of the back door and up on to the hills.
This cottage was finished to a very high standard. This place was a great getaway holiday from all the hussle and bustle of our busy life. It was a large place that fitted 7 adults easily. We spent a lovely week celebrating our daughters 18th Birthday. It has a wonderful large kitchen/diner which holds a massive Oak table which we had good old fashion family meals. First class cottage. We will be definitely be booking for next year
There were views from the property. Heating was very effective and property lovely and warm. Provision of cleaning products and tea towels to get you going.
Hiraeth was a beautiful, peaceful holiday home in a stunning location. To come back to this property after miles of walking and exploring was a delight. I actually looked forward to cooking in the lovely (well equipped) kitchen. Even the dog did not want to leave. Can not wait to go back. Hopefully really soon!
This is the second year we have stayed at this cottage, which should speak for itself. We will be booking again for next year.
The setting was stunning, we did a little bit of walking and explored the Elan Valley. The owners were friendly and helpful. The property was lovely and they had catered for our 10 month old son. We will definitely return.
The location was wonderful and the building was beautifully restored with the highest quality joinery and building. It felt like a dream home but was very comfortable and welcoming.
We absolutely loved this cottage, the setting is fabulous, it was in a more elevated position than expected and has great views. Lovely to be able to go for walks from the doorstep and come back to a cosy and comfortable cottage. We welcomed the games cupboard full of board games and puzzles that our 5 year old thought rather special and the table tennis in the open fronted garage
Lovely views and sunsets seen from inside the house.
The stunning views! Photos online of both cottage scenery did neither of them justice.
Property was spectacular. Red Kites and Buzzards literally fly past the living room window. Lovely walks on the doorstep. A really relaxing place.
The house was absolutely fantastic - easily the best I've stayed in in the area. The location was supreme - felt totally isolated with a spectacular view. The house itself was extremely spacious and well furnished with some unique touches that made it a holiday to remember - the piano, the table tennis, the massive kitchen with a beautiful oak table, the sumptuous master bedroom, the views from the balcony. The price was great for what we got.
A great cottage with spectacular views!
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