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We’ve loved our stay. Thank you so much, as always!

Thomas, Eloise & Bram May 2024

Perfect base for some great (if wet!) adventures!

Beth & Fay April 2024

Thank you so much for a lovely stay, great views!

Caitlin, Izzy & Robbie March 2024

Perfect for couples. Lovely situation and ideal for our rally, thank you

Mark & Sue, Andy & Jackie February 2024

We have had the most amazing and relaxing holiday! The children have loved playing outside and the grown ups loved no phones!!

Jamie, Hannah, Max and Lottie May 2024

Absolutely beautiful!! We’ve had an amazing few days. It’s so peaceful here. We love the stream, the birds, the baby squirrels and the owls. It’s great to have a break from phones/screens.

Rosia, Rob, Max and Ben. May 2024

What a fantastic place to spend Easter. The Easter bunny found us and hid eggs on Sunday. We enjoyed watching animals, seeing squirrels, lots of birds and the sheep with their spring lambs without ever having to leave the Straw Cottage. Cerys loved the box of toys and books, while the grown ups were lucky to have 2 clear nights to stargaze. We visited the Lake, Elan Valley and Erwood Station as well as Shaky Bridge.  Thank you for your help re-lighting the boiler (when our common sense failed!) We loved our stay.

Rhiannon, Paul & Cerys (aged 2) March 2024

We were in dire need of a massive switch off from everyday life – and thankfully that’s exactly what we found at the wonderful Straw Cottage! The farm is beautiful and Gigi enjoyed running around! We visited the Elan Valley, Mach loop, Devils Bridge and finally the stunning mountains at Snowdonia. Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful cottage.

Ian & Jo & Gigi the dog March 2024

We’ve had a wonderful stay at Straw Cottage. What a fantastic way to slow down and spend quality family time. We loved going on muddy walks, feeding the swans and geese at the lake (where they do the best ice creams and coffee) playing games, baking, star gazing and cozying up by the fire. Thank you. Rachel, Rob, Isla, Lexi and Benji (the dog)

Rachel, Rob, Isla, Lexi and Benji (the dog) February 2024

Just what the doctor ordered! So wonderful to be away from the hustle and bustle of life!! Straw Cottage made us sit back and just enjoy. Fabulous farm walks, loved Elan Valley and its stunning views. Lucky with the weather too 23degrees in October. who would have thought! Lovely to meet you Margot – thanks for the thoughtful things in the cottage – we will bring our friends next time!

Anne & Andrew October 2023

Really relaxing stay in Granary cottage, everything we needed was supplied. Lovely local walks with the dog. Fantastic hosts. Thank you.

Nige & Charlotte September 2023

Location and owners Margot & Anthony make Granary Cottage a favourite place to stay.  Whatever the weather so much to see and enjoy. We love the peace and quiet.

Jean & Rob September 2023

Great place, Granary Cottage is lovely and clean. We will be back, thank you

Andy & Katherine. Terry and Wendy August 2023

Our 2nd visit to Granary Cottage, we love the cottage and this beautiful area.

David, Diane, Morgan and Lexie August 2023

Granary Cottage, lovely clean cottage. Outstanding views, walks. Thank you.

Toni, Sharon, Lorraine, Ruby the dog. August 2023

Lovely spot, quiet and dark skies at night. Great retreat to unwind in. Comfortable beds.

Ifor & Janet, July 2023

Granary Cottage, – lovely slice of heaven here. Best host, best cottage, best farm in beautiful countryside.

Albert & Libby, Western Australia July 2023

We loved the stay at the Straw Cottage. since we had no technology we all read a lot more and chatted to each other more instead of parents isolating themselves on their phones! We also went everywhere using a map! We all enjoyed the hammock and river loads and we saw many bats. It was weird because we would all look for light switches!! The treasure hunt was so fun! The nature around was beautiful!!! Our dog loved roaming in the woods and jumping through the bushes and splashing in the river!!  We loved our stay.  Thank you.

The Ferreira - Cole family August 2023

We love Straw Cottage so much, this was our 3rd stay. We always feel so relaxed and never want to leave. Despite the weather we still enjoyed our days, playing in the stream walks, Elan Valley and visiting the towns. Muffin (our dog) loves being able to roam free and curl up on our laps whilst we sit outside on the veranda. Thank you for having such a beautiful place, we will be back.

Michelle, Kevin, Poppy & Muffin August 2023

What a beautiful cottage. Sadly we weren’t blessed with good weather but when we did get out the rain eased. Would love to come back and explore the farm more. Benny loved mooching around in the wood behind the cottage and dozing in front of the fire in the evening. We spent one evening watching a bat flitting about in front of the veranda. Heard a tawny owl a few times but no fox or hare for us. The cottage is fantastically well stocked and so comfy a real home away. We spent most evenings just gazing at the fire and looking across to the hill. Check out the stars! We will return.

Tash, Deb & Berry the dog. September 2023

Lovely, lovely time at Straw Cottage. Lovely walks for our dog ‘Churchy’. Lots of places to visit. Not enough time to do them all.  All the locals were extremely friendly. Super little lake down hill from the Golf Course. Fantastic views wherever you looked. Hosts were very helpful. Will definitely be back.

Michelle and Glyn and Churchy Sept 2023

I really enjoyed staying in this sweet little house. The Straw insulation was effective and keep us warm. It suggests lots of things to explore. Me and mum (me is Thomas) enjoyed exploring the woods on the trail. I didn’t want to leave! Bye bye Straw House

Thomas, Tim, Grace and Rebecca. August 2023

We had such a wonderful time staying in the Straw Cottage. We will all feel completely refreshed. An owl came to greet us on the first morning, right outside the bathroom window, which was pretty special. We rode the pedalos on the lake, drove to the Elan Valley which was beautiful, had a day at the Show Caves and Dinosaur Park, all absolutely amazing. The landscape is so stunning here, the driving around is such a pleasure. Also had so much fun exploring the woods and fields nearby and the kids loved the treasure hunt! We wish we’d stayed an extra few days, feel sad to be leaving so soon.

Mike, Helen, Olive and Bernard. August 2023

What an excellent find! Such a beautiful and idyllic place to finish our holiday. Being completely immersed in nature (off the grid) has been so good for the kids, playing in the river to BBQs on the veranda to evenings of candlelit UNO, every day has been special. A little “UK summer weather” also didn’t get in the way, visiting Elan Valley, Brecon, Rhayader, Devils Bridge and an excellent 10Km walk from our doorstep. Thanks for having us and hope the next visitors enjoy it as much as we did.

Rob, Mel, Maia & Winston July 2023

Thank you for such a great few days in nature, the sound of the birds and stream were delightful. It was great to explore the countryside. The cottage itself was so lovely, perfect to snuggle up to read and watch the fire whilst feeling totally “off grid”. We wished we could have stayed longer

Tom, Francesca and Juno the dog July 2023

We have had the best stay – nice to switch off and really enjoy nature. We ate every single meal outside (even in the rain) and our Margot loved watching all the “sheepies” and the red kites. We had everything we needed – thank you so much.

Rachel, Rhys and Margot (2 and half) July 2023

Special grandparent time whilst Mummy & Daddy at Glastonbury!! Absolutely fabulous long weekend, magical. We never left the cottage! Sad to leave, but will be back.  Thank you so so much Anthony & Margot.  The treasure hunt was ace. It is the best place ever – Harry & Charlie



Lin & Richard, Lily the cocker spaniel, Harry & Charlie aged 8 & 5. June 2023

Another fab week with you and boy great weather this time! Thanks very much both.

Trish & Mike 2023

We had a magical stay at Straw Cottage.  Thank you! Everything was perfect. We can’t wait to return.

Elizabeth, Ben, Theo and Hazel May 2023

We enjoyed our stay. We had some really nice walks around the farm. Playing in the stream was good fun, we made paper boats and watched them in the stream. Also we had smores and BBQs.  The treasure hunt was lovely.  Thank you for the stay.

Sian, Graham. Imogen and Eva. May 2023

We have had such a wonderful time at the Straw Cottage. Peaceful, relaxing and just what we were after. Hoping to return in the not too distant future. What a lovely part of the world.

Sam, Dave, Hollie, Harry, Freddie and Rolo

What a lovely peaceful weekend for our 1st anniversary. Loved walking in the area, lounging on the grass and quiet nights in front of the fire. Snow loved exploring the grounds and we all enjoyed this little gem cottage! Thank you and hopefully be back some day.

Cameron, Micah and Snow (dog). May 2023

Super place, lovely clean and warm. See you again.

Mel & Sue April 2023

An all too brief stay,  The Granary Cottage is beautiful as are the surroundings. Thank you Margot & Anthony- perfect hosts.

Michael & Jilly April 2023

Thank you for a wonderfully peaceful week-end. Lovely place to come back to after a day of exploring.  Great walks around Elan Valley & Gilfach Nature Reserve. We really enjoyed switching off, bbq’ing in February (!!) and having some drinks and playing games in front of a roaring fire. Thank you!

Brandon & Charlotte February 2023

Thank you for the most amazing time.  It could not have been more magical or closer to what we wanted – more than expected! Already thinking about our return.  ‘Not all those that wander are lost’

Ben & Paula. March 2023

Friendly and welcoming. Lovely cottage and perfect base for our stay. Thank you Margot & Anthony

Alan & Sally March 2023

Magical, peaceful , luxurious weekend – we completely fell in love with the cottage and no one wanted to go home. Mostly just stayed put exploring the fields and the woods, playing games in front of the fire, feeling snug and quiet and happy.  Thank you for sharing your little wonderland! I hope we’ll be back soon.

Elena, Kyle & Zee March 2023.

Margot, what magic you have created here and how special to share that with others. We’ve had the most amazing weekend at The Straw Cottage.  The grounds are like something from a fairy tale and we loved the sights on the walk into town. The Elan Valley was out of this world beautiful and we have loved every minute of our quality time together away from the outside world. Evenings by candlelight, red wine, monopoly and a roaring fire was every bit as romantic as we could have wished for. Can’t wait to come and stay again.

The Doolans February 2023

Lovely week. Great cottage to explore the area. Well looked after by Margot & Anthony.  Thank  you!

Liz & Lloyd September 2022

A second visit to a delightful cottage in a perfect location. We loved every minute.

Jean & Rob September 2022

Amazing cottage. Will stay again. Lots of things to do.  Loved it!

David, Diane, Morgan and Lexie August 2022

The week has gone far too quick in this lovely cottage with great walks.

Jane, Michael and Benji the dog. August 2022

Just loved it! Only miss was that it was 33c so we could not do everything we wanted.  Thank you, we will be back!

Anna & Lotta from Sweden August 2022

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage and exploring the area.  Many thanks for your wonderful hospitality.

Jim, Angela & Zaffa July 2022

We had the most wonderful stay – exploring bluebell woods, streams and lakes. We leave inspired to turn our screens off more at home! Thank you for a lovely stay.

"Grammy" Jo, Aunty Meg, Mummy Natasha, Rupert (4 months) and Mopsy - dog. July 2022

We have so enjoyed our stay that we will be coming back again later this year! The cottage is so clean and comfy and Margot & Anthony are wonderful hosts.

Sue, Keith, Sam & Georgie July 2022

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.  The cottage is delightful and it was lovely to meet you both.

Ros & Terry June 2022

Thank you for such a relaxing break. So wonderful to see so many wild birds.

Brian & Rhoda June 2022

Thank you for a wonderful stay at an amazing property.  It has been fantastic to get away from work, technology and general hustle and bustle.  The surrounding fields have made for some wonderful walks and the quiet and isolation made this trip magical. Thank you Margot for all your help (picking us up and getting us some food).  These sorts of trips are often impossible, or very difficult, without a car and you made it so much easier.

Kira & Zac July 2022

We’ve had a wonderful week here at Straw Cottage! Weather was a treat until the last evening but even then it was very relaxing and refreshing to listen to & watch the rain on the porch with a glass of wine.  Our boys first holiday together was a memorable one & Joseph loved his daily trips up and down in the ‘ellow wheelbarrow’. We did the treasure hunt, threw lots of stones in the stream and had daily visits to say hello to the ‘eep.  Didn’t travel too far as we just enjoyed the local area & made the most of lovely Llandrindod.  We will be back when baby Fred can enjoy it more too.  Although I think his favourite part was an afternoon nap in the hammock.  Lots of love the Chapmans.

Phil, Amy, Joseph & baby Freddie. June 2022

Thank you for such a relaxing break. So wonderful to see so many wild birds.

Brian and Rhoda June 2022

Such a relaxing stay. Fantastic views of the kites. Fantastic hosts.

Anje, Ryan and Deb. May 2022

Our first time at the Straw Cottage and we love it. We needed a break from busy London life and this is the perfect remedy. We have had five perfect days of weather and are leaving today in the rain. During our stay we have pond dipped, played simple games, visited Elan Valley and Red Kite feeding centre both about 20 minutes away and beautiful scenery. Most of us don’t get the chance of leaving our phones off and we have enjoyed it and not missed it.  It’s enabled us to really switch off and go back to basics, simple games, activities, fire pit and enjoying being a family, oh and flying a kite in the top field just before sunset. Who needs TV & phones. We love Straw Cottage and will be back. Enjoy your stay.  Thanks Margot.

Terry, Clare and Sarina June 2022

Upon returning to the Straw Cottage, this time Poppy shouted “We are home!” This place really holds a special place in our hearts. We feel so relaxed. We visited Elan Valley, it’s a must!!  We met the fox this time which Poppy has named Flick. Thank you for having such a magical place Margot. We will be back again. xxx

Michelle, Kevin, Poppy & Muffin June 2022

We loved the Straw Cottage so much. It was the perfect holiday. We all enjoyed sitting by candlelight and eating our dinner in the garden. It was just what we needed to relax and take a break. Me and my sister loved the treasure hunt and the ponds in the stream. We found lots of Mayfly nymphs! We also found a dragonfly emerging from its casing by the stream. From Eliza & Matilda

The Jacksons June 2022

We loved evvething but wat we loved the most was the hameck and the tresher hunt so much. And we loved throwing rocks in the stream it was so much fun. By Iris 6yrs

Sophie, Chris, William, Jude & Iris May 2022

It is our anniversary – 10 years of coming to the Granary Cottage! As always we’ve had a very relaxing time.  Thank you Margot & Anthony.

Trish & Mike May 2022

Fantastic stay in an amazing part of the world. Beautiful weather for the first two days – explored Elan Valley and enjoyed watching the wildlife – red kites, foxes and sheep(!) from the front porch.  The cottage was perfect and exactly what we needed for a few days away from the stresses of everyday life.  Thank you Margot – we look to visiting again in the future.

Jacqui, Tom & Jess April 2022

Thanks for a lovely stay. Beautiful countryside – the night sky! Just what we needed peace and beauty.

Jayne, Gary, Rosie & Lottie & Cara the cavapoo. April 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Beautiful place, hope to come and stay again.

Mark, Mia & Matthew April 2022

Wow! What a beautiful and magical place to stay.  A perfect place to stay to ‘get away & recharge’ from all the craziness of our day to day lives. Our daughter Poppy absolutely loved it here, finding treasure in the stream and an Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday. Our dog Muffin enjoyed the freedom to roam the area.  The cottage is just right, no changes needed. We wished we had booked longer! Thank you, we will be back!  The Fforest Inn is great for a Sunday carvery, very friendly staff and your dog can also have a bowl of dinner!

Michelle, Kevin, Poppy & Muffin April 2022

We had a lovely weekend for celebrating my birthday. It was cold at night but we enjoyed learning to get the wood burner going to stay warm. The sunshine in the day made for excellent outdoor time with a toddler and a baby. Thanks Margot and Anthony for being so friendly, letting us charge our car and showing Asher the tractor.  We didn’t even see that much of the area because it was great to hang around nearby. Looking forward to another visit!

Josephine, Gibran, Asher and Zain. April 2022

We experienced the  Straw Cottage in Storm Eunice but still managed to stay cosy and warm. It was lovely not to have the outside world to interfere with quality family time. We would definitely come back and explore the local area more. 5 star review from the Davies family.

Leigh, Janine, Daniel and Thomas

Around the area

Radnorshire is one of the old counties, which together with Brecknockshire and Montgomeryshire make up the county of Powys in Mid Wales. Radnorshire is a county of rolling hills with river valleys, farmsteads, quiet country lanes and historic market towns.

Things to do

The ultimate get away

Places to visit

Radnorshire is a county of rolling hills with river valleys, farmsteads, quiet country lanes and historic market towns.


There are plenty of activities around the area, fishing, riding, golf, bowls, clay pigeon shooting, or even rally driving.


Radnorshire offers superb off the beaten track walking, whether you want a gentle stroll or a day’s hike, there is something to suit everyone.

Food and Drink

There is a wide variety of pubs and restaurants in the area, catering for all tastes and pockets.