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Granary Cottage. 4 nights for the price of 3.  May Bank Holiday. 4 nights from April 28 - £260

Last minute Straw Cottage : 3 nights April 21,22 & 23 - now £400 normally £450.  4 nights April 24,25,26 & 27. - now £340 normally £380

 

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Posted by Emma, Pauline, Jonah & Oskar on
“OUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO STAY!”

This was our second stay (and, hopefully, not the last by a long way) at Straw Cottage and we loved it just as much this Spring as last Summer. It is the best place I've ever found to give ourselves a much needed break from the pressures of modern life, yet it is still comfortable, cosy and just lovely. We kept nice and warm on the squashy sofas around the log burning stove in the evenings and played many family board games. During the day, we made outdoor fires in the fire pit, the kids and the dog played in the stream and the woods and rode their bikes, while the adults relaxed on the porch with books, magazines and guitar playing. And we all love the tree swing! Thank you to the lovely hosts, Margot and Anthony, for providing such a wonderful holiday experience.
Posted by Susan,Lorna & Ellie on
Straw Cottage absolutely lived up to our expectations, a cosy, well stocked, comfortable eco-cottage in a stunning setting surrounded by wildlife. A piece of unspoilt paradise. What a place to spend Earth hour and Mothering Sunday!! Found Vans in Llandrindod Wells - an emporium of health foods - and an interesting town if sadly empty. Altogether a wonderful weekend break - thank you. Hope to be back.
Posted by Carol & Andy on
Straw Cottage - A wonderful relaxing cottage. The scenery is stunning, the bird life fantastic. What joy to find a place so removed from everyday life. No WiFi, TV, phone reception and best of all no traffic, pure bliss.
Posted by Nicky & Carol on
Granary Cottage - lovely cottage, wonderful spot, you couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. The dogs all had a wonderful time, thank you.
Posted by Ellie & James on
This is our second visit in less than a year and we loved it! This place is magical, so relaxing and peaceful. My particular favourite was the regular visits from the hare! Thank you so much for having us Margot
Posted by Simon, Helen & Daisy on
We arrived on Friday with glorious sunshine! We stopped by the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre on our journey to the cottage which was enjoyed by all. This is well worth a visit. We have all enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere here at Straw Cottage and will be back! Daisy thoroughly enjoyed the treasure hunt and spotting a wide range of birds. The real fire and candlelight are so very relaxing. We have only been here for brief two night stay but it certainly feels like we have been here a little longer. Thank you for being so welcoming.
Posted by Rob, Marie, Reece & Daniel on
Where do we start? What an amazing get away in the Straw Cottage. Who needs TV & WiFi, when you have a radio, torches and beautiful scenery? Great adventures for the kids and adults who thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful treasure hunt. This break was just what we needed as a family and provided special memories and bonding, the things you lose sight of during the busy and hectic family routine. The walks, log fire,candle light, meeting the horses, we could go on and on - we adored them all. Margot & Anthony gave us a very friendly and homely welcome and the flowers and Welsh cakes were an extra special touch. We cannot wait to come back to try the sunny weather as opposed to the wind and rain. Although the bad weather did add to the excitement, we would like to share different memories in the sun!!
Posted by Jerry and Mary Chance on
We have visited Ty Gwyn Farm for relaxing holidays for the last five years and plan to go annually in future years for as long as we are able! If you want isolation and peace with "civilisation" not too far away, Ty Gwyn is for you. The owners, Margot and Anthony, are a lovely couple who will give you a warm welcome and have plenty of suggestions concerning places to walk, visit and explore. The scenery in this part of the world is nothing short of exquisite. Plenty of country pursuits available to satisfy every taste. Granary Cottage is extremely comfortable and cosy. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!

Jerry and Mary Chance
Posted by Jane & Michael & Benji on
Another great stay in Granary Cottage. Very clean, cosy and comfortable. Lovely welcoming Welsh cakes. Good dry weather to enjoy the beautiful walks. Thank you Margot & Anthony
Posted by Nicole, John & Isabelle on
The Straw Cottage - what a beautiful place, fabulous views, a real break from life. Thank you we loved it.
Posted by Dianne & Lyndon on
Granary Cottage. Lovely,comfy, well-equipped cottage in a beautiful location & so peaceful & quiet. Made to feel very welcome. What more could we want!
Posted by Val, Rog, Emily (10) Rebecca (9) on
A fantastic get away from it all weekend at Straw Cottage. BBQs, den building, campfires - what more could you want?! Kids loved every minute.
Posted by Charlotte, Archie, George and Florence on
A truly amazing place. Fantastic welcome from Margot & Anthony, the kids loved the freedom here, the swing, roasted marshmallows, games in candlelight, the treasure hunt, dam building and riding of bikes. A must place to bring children to be children. Thank you for a fantastic stay.
Posted by Neil, Hannah, Jasmine, Betty & Barnaby on
Bringing our children here to the Straw Cottage has been the most magical experience. A break from day to day life amongst the hills, woods and streams was exactly what we needed. We have created some special memories that will last forever. The cottage is beautiful and we had everything we needed. We hope to return one day for some more of the same! Thank you all at Ty Gwyn Farm for making us feel so welcome and for Anthony's amazing introduction.
Posted by Mark and Pat and dogs Sam & Duke on
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful location. Granary Cottage was very comfy and cosy and had everything we needed. Many thanks for your warm welcome and hospitality. A lovely restful break.
Posted by Jennifer, Christine and Donald on
What a warm welcome! Thank you. Granary Cottage is so peaceful, ideal for our daughter's Masters dissertation. Web connection so appreciated. Very comfy mattresses. Must comment on how neatly the paintwork has been done. Refreshing break, very many thanks. Will recommend to family and friends.
Posted by Ashleigh, Ash, Caius & Elijah on
3 nights in the Straw Cottage were definitely not enough! We will be back, if only to find the horseshoe. Thank you it was magical - we want to return in the winter - we think it will be like Narnia.
Posted by Colin, Ann, Alice and Evie on
Had a lovely stay,the activities for the children were lovely. Margot, thank you for being so helpful and welcoming. It is a nice part of the world to be in. Wonderful bit of peace and tranquility, really enjoyed staying at the Straw Cottage - sad to be going back to normality soon! Also the 'Diary of a Farmers Wife' book was a fascinating read - just need some 'piggies'!
Posted by Donna, Martin, Zak & Scarlett on
What an absolutely amazing place, we loved every bit of it from start to finish.Thank you Margot & Anthony, you have created a beautiful getaway. Our kids loved it, especially the swing and treasure hunt, also your horses were beautiful according to Scarlett! We can't wait to come back again to the Straw Cottage. Thank you xxx
Posted by Jacob, Daphne and Tamryn on
A truly lovely break, much enjoyed by our little group (ages 14-70). Elan Valley is a must visit and a trip to Croft Castle in Herefordshire was also ace. Erwood Gallery was great (fab gluten free cakes!)+ we also had a yummy curry from Zeera. However the Straw Cottage was the star - treasure hunting, relaxing, exploring by day then BBQ dinners and games by candelight. Thank you for the wonderful welcome and the marvellous dose of pure escapism.
Posted by Rees-Jones family on
We felt so welcome from the moment we arrived and had a wonderful weekend! So many things to highlight! The river, den building, kite flying, the brilliant treasure hunt, bonfire night + yummy marshmallows and the excellent swing. Thank you for a lovely extended weekend and for ordering the glorious weather.
Posted by Aled & Helen on
We've had a lovely weekend and Granary Cottage is very comfortable and in a fabulous location. Really enjoyed the walling course - best birthday present ever! Thank you.
Posted by Louise, Leigh, Ellis (9), Logan (6) on
We had a fantastic long weekend in away in The Straw Cottage. We all enjoyed fish and chips on the 1st night after our exploring on Friday. Saturday we enjoyed making dens,paddling in the stream and making camp fires and roasted marshmallows too. Sunday - today we completed the treasure hunt and we played baseball. football, catch and building dams together. We've done radio controlled car and boat and walked around the lake and had lunch at the cafe. We went to see Margot and her dog Ash. Thanks again.
Posted by Webster party on
The Straw Cottage - a lovely cottage in a wonderful area, the babbling stream. sheep, birds, log fire made it impossible for us to want to leave. Thank you for this relaxing and peaceful retreat.
Posted by Naomi, James, Daisy, Zelda, Graham, Eunjung, Mia & Janie on
Granary Cottage, fantastic cottage in beautiful countryside, cannot believe how beautiful it is here. We were reasonably lucky with the weather and we will definitely be coming back.
Posted by Anthony, Jackie, Josh and Tom on
"Loverly stay at the Straw Cottage, we enjoyed the treasure hunt, thank you for our prise. We loved the welsh cakes and making waterfalls into the stream. The evenings were cosy. I loved playing games with the family." Tom
Posted by Kate, Joe, Rosie & Lola on
We came here to enjoy Joe's 40th in one of our favourite places in Wales. The Straw Cottage was peaceful, wild and away from it all. We loved the swing, the stream, the candlelight and the friendly welcome from Margot. Hoping we'll be back(we saw our first hare - really exciting!)
"The past 3 days have been AMAZING. We really enjoyed the swing and the treasure hunt. Our dog Banjo loved playing in the stream and the freedom" Lola aged 9 & Rosie aged 11.
Posted by Sue & Hugh on
Granary Cottage - great place to chill out, so peaceful and quiet. We will be back.
Posted by Gareth & Debbie on
Thank you again for another wonderful stay at The Straw Cottage. It's such a lovely peaceful place even with the kids! The kids loved the treasure hunt. A trip to the dams is worth it. We will definitely return. Having our parents stay in Granary Cottage worked really well too.
"I had a great time, I would either go on the swing of play in the stream. I am sad I am leaving." Maisie
"We had a wonderful time in Wales, we all liked to find the crystals in the stream." Elliot
Posted by Sue with Bob the cocker on
Fabulous weekend on the Gundog training. Learnt loads and the dogs and I had great fun - can thoroughly recommend it. So pleased Bob was a star in the 'long retrieve' test! :-) Big thank you to Margot and Margaret with help from Anthony ! Perfect weather too !!
Posted by Jane & Michael & Benji on
Granary Cottage - lovely cottage, very clean and well equipped. Idyllic situation with stunning views and fabulous walks. Plenty of birds from small wrens to kites and Canada geese. Thanks to Margot and Anthony for their hospitality and gorgeous Welsh cakes.
Posted by Hayley & Rich on
Granary Cottage - We love this place! Margot & Anthony very friendly as are their dog, cat & horses. Stunning views from living room window, warm & cosy in temperatures of -5C. Well equipped with fabulous walking.
Posted by Kath & Dave on
The Straw Cottage - what a great place to come for a very different New Year! The weather has been awful but we've enjoyed exploring the local area - the dams at Elan Valley are well worth a visit. It's been fantastic to live without electricity for a few days, truly relaxing. The Drovers(Thai restaurant) in Howey is well worth a visit. Thank you for reminding us about what is important in life.
Posted by Astrid and Adam on
The Straw Cottage - a lovely cottage, so nice spending the evenings around the fire by candlelight. Truly feels out in the wilds with red kites quartering over the farm by day and tawny owls screeching and hooting by night.An idyllic location for a quiet weekend.
Posted by The Stewart Family on
Thank you for a glorious long weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the south east. We all loved the Straw Cottage - so brilliantly thought out in every detail and so inviting, not to mention the welcoming flowers and scones! The surrounding area is spectacular too. We enjoyed the Elan reservoir so much as well as local walks around the farm and to Howey and Llandrindod Wells. Thank you again and hope to be back before too long.
Posted by Jeremy Mitchell on
Re: Improvers Gun Dog Training Sept. 12th/13th 2015

This was a most useful and enjoyable weekend - Lily (Labrador) and I have learned a lot, as well as being given guidance on what we can do ourselves afterwards to improve further.
We plan a return visit....
Jeremy Mitchell
Posted by Anandi & Neil on
Thank you for creating such a perfect place-it's how the world should be - simple, peaceful & beautiful. This is going to be very tough to return to the world. Looking forward to a return visit.
Posted by Ros and Andy on
Granary Cottage - Lovely cottage, great base for exploring a lovely part of Wales, despite the rain. Made very welcome. Thank you.
Posted by The Flynn Family on
What a wonderful hidden gem the Straw Cottage is!
We have all had a really relaxing break and the children have spent many happy hours playing and exploring the woods and stream. Lots of toasting marshmallows by campfire and ghost stories too! The children loved the treasure hunt -thank you for the treasure! It has been lovely to see them enjoying nature without missing technology. We will certainly be recommending the Straw Cottage to friends -many thanks for a lovely break.
Posted by The George Family on
We have had a wonderful few days here at the Straw Cottage. Jess loved the stream and the swing and all the sheep. So great to switch off all devices and just mooch about. Really missed not having our older daughter with us- we hope to bring her soon. Thank you very much. We loved all the dams at Elan, will all come back to see them in the winter with the water flowing through.
Posted by Seth, Henrietta, Milo & Edward on
WOW! What a lovely few days we've had in this excellent location! We have enjoyed nights huddled around the campfire, a lovely treasure hunting experience and many other tremendous days. Thank you so much.
We love Moss, Ash, Betsy, Melly, Monty, Stanley and Rhett.
Posted by Ute & Gunther on
We immediately felt 'at home' in the Straw Cottage although we do have electricity in Germany...The quietness, the wake-up calls of the sheep, the humming of the stove, the evenings with our "headlights" on - sitting on the sofa reading books, the summer rain - never unpleasant, the very interesting excursions into the beautiful landscape of Mid Wales - we will really miss it - thanks very much.
Posted by Ayesha, Matt, Idris & Sumaya on
I hope you like the swing at the Straw Cottage, I love it. I like the treasure hunt - Sumaya.
We have all loved our time here, so peaceful and relaxing. The kids have loved the space to run around in and they loved the treasure hunt. A truly unique and wonderful experience.
I loved the stream - Idris
Posted by Jo & Ventnor on
Wow! That was our first impression on arrival! Stunning outside, exceptional inside. Throughout we have been blessed with reasonable weather, tho Thursday was V.G. Home tomorrow but will certainly come again. Thanks for everything Anthony & Margotx PS What a lovely way to arrive - Welsh cakes, Welsh marmalade & flowers - brilliant!
Posted by Steve & Nikki on
No internet, no mobile fone signal , no telly...just fabulous peace and tranquility . The cottage itself is extremely well thought out and well provisioned and the venue is just amazing . Will definitely book again for a longer stay next time. many thanks for a lovely stay.
Posted by Andy, Nicola & Percy on
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, exactly what was needed for us all - family time with only nature to distract us. We hope to be back very soon. Thank you for having such a wonderful cottage.
Posted by Paul & Karlyn on
The perfect getaway from "hustle" of normal life, in a beautiful piece of heaven. Thank you Margot and Anthony for our wonderful week of rest at the truly magical Straw Cottage.
Posted by Julie, Ben and Henry (two & half) on
We have had a lovely time, had some gorgeous, relaxed sunny days. Our favourite day was a bike ride around Elan Valley reservoir and a picnic, such breathtaking views. Our son has enjoyed every moment of this holiday and was very cosy in his bed after busy days. It's a shame we did not get to meet the owners as they were away but Margaret looked after us. Thank you for Henry's treasure and for a lovely well equipped cottage.
Posted by Sven, Penny, Ava and Layla on
Dear Straw Cottage. I wish this could be my home. Thank you. Love from Ava and Layla.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday, this cottage is beautiful and peaceful, the girls had a wonderful time, thank you for the bonfire pit. We had a fantastic evening and the treasure hunt, it really was the best holiday ever.
Posted by Hermione (7), Hector (6), Tracy and Guillume on
We loved that there was no electricity. We had fun paddling in the stream and playing on the swing. Thank you for our present from the treasure hunt.
Posted by Jen & Elly on
No phones, no TV, no internet,no endless social media - total silence, complete relaxation and gorgeous weather. We found no reason to leave the immediate grounds for our long week-end celebrating our 4th anniversary. Thank you so much it was just what we needed.
Posted by David, Patricia, Marco & Enrico on
Thank you very much for a wonderful time at the Straw Cottage. The kids loved the treasure hunt and thank you very much for the treasure at the end. We had a wonderful, peaceful time and were very glad we visited the Elan Valley in addition to the farm.
Posted by Chris, Anne & Marilyn on
Granary Cottage - lovely cottage with a great sense of peace. Everything supplied with Margot caring for all our needs. Fantastic walks and even the weather behaved. Looking forward to coming again.
Posted by Tom, Boo & Kit on
Thank you for a glorious holiday. It was our first family holiday a trois and it couldn't have been more fun. The Straw Cottage and your farm are beautiful and peaceful, and Kit has had a whale of a time exploring! Thank you both for being so welcoming and kind.
Posted by Gareth, Debbie, Maisie(8) and Elliot (5) on
Thank you for a wonderful 4 nights at the Straw Cottage. The location is absolutely perfect. The scenery is amazing! The kids loved the fact that they could wander and discover freely. We've been to Devils Bridge, The Red Kite Feeding Centre(very impressive)and been for a long walk around the farm...got lost!All in all a lovely way to spend the week and we are all sad to leave. We will be back!
"Thank you for my chocolate rabbit and for the treasure hunt gift. We loved the swing and the stream." Maisie and Elliot
Posted by Mel, Tim, Agnes & Fabian on
Our favourite things at The Straw Cottage:- Fabian(5)- lighting the fire and the candles. Agnes(7)- The swing and fluffy sheep. Mel- The beautiful views, the stars and the chance to switch off and relax. Tim - A very lovely experience, I enjoyed leaving the rest of the world behind for a few days.
Posted by Carl, Zoe, Noah & Elsie on
Beautiful scenery, feel well rested, lovely horses and building fires. We have all loved staying in the Straw Cottage. Margot and Anthony have been wonderful hosts and nothing was too much trouble. We would love to come back! We hope you have an excellent year ahead.
Posted by Cathy & Jerry on
We've loved the Straw Cottage - exploring the frosty countryside by day and relaxing with cosy candlelight and a real fire in the evenings. A very special way to see in 2015! Many thanks for making us so welcome and a Happy New Year.
Posted by Mark & Sarah, Rob & Anne on
We have returned to lovely cosy Granary Cottage for our 2nd New Year weekend of celebrating - great walks. Thank you again.
Posted by Julie, Shaun and Owen (3) on
We've just spent a magical Christmas here at The Straw Cottage. The Christmas tree, candlelight and a roaring fire, not to mention the warm welcome from Margot, Anthony and Moss have all made it our most Christmassy Christmas ever. Father Christmas even found us and dropped a few presents down the chimney for Owen. We hope to be back again very soon.
Posted by Beth & Phil on
It's been the most peaceful, wonderful,relaxing week. The Straw Cottage is the most idyllic location and perfect for a getaway from hectic life. The walks have been very picturesque. Charlie loved all the woodland walks and helped collect some wood for the fire. Margot and Anthony - Thank You!! Thank you for creating a little dream that we will be visiting again.

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