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Covid 19 - Update

We are sorry but our cottages are closed from today, December 20 as Wales has been placed in lockdown. The Welsh government will review the situation in 3 weeks. We are taking bookings for 2021 with a guarantee that if Covid regulations prevent you from taking your holiday we will refund your money

For our guests safety and our own, both cottages undergo a strict cleaning and disinfecting regime, using a viruscidal disinfectant. We change all pillow and mattress protectors at every changeover, all books and other non-essentials have been removed. We have also delayed arrival time to allow for the extra cleaning time - arrival time is now 4pm. If you need to see further details of our Covid policy please contact us.

Double Dividends - Book Granary Cottage and Straw Cottage for same period and receive a 10% discount. (Ideal for families and grand-parents to holiday together but each with their own space and different styles of accommodation)




Posted by Harriet, Catherine & Florence (15 months) on
A very welcome retreat away from the chaos of normal life. We absolutely love the Straw Cottage and its setting. We feel very cosy with the storm whirling around outside. Thank you.
Posted by Steve & Nikki on
The Ultimate Brain De-Tox! This was our second visit to the Straw Cottage at totally different times of the year and both occasions were absolutely brilliant. The total absence of traffic and general town noise was a total delight. The burbling of the stream and melodic chirping of the birds almost meditative. As last time the cottage was superbly well stocked with all your needs for a peaceful treat and the hosts fabulously friendly and very helpful. Margot's anti-rain dance also worked a treat! If you keep a watch mid morning and afternoon at the tree with the swing to the side then you might be lucky enough to spot the resident tree-creeper. Also keep the veranda table well stocked all day with peanuts and you will keep a pair of nuthatches very happy. Fabulous stay, many thanks.
Posted by Jo, Michael and Jake on
We have been coming to Granary Cottage for 10 years now and have an amazing time every time.
Fantastic way to spend my birthday.
Posted by Sulakshana, Preeti & Caesar on
Such a great place, had a wonderful time. Enjoyed long walk and stream with calming water flow. Margot is a lovely host, very helpful and thoughtful. Thai food was great. Will be back next year
Posted by Tim, Yvonne, Osian(7) Nia (3) on
Thank you for a lovely stay in a beautiful setting. The children loved the treasure hunting and pond dipping. The grown ups became a little bit obsessed with bird spotting!!! We saw lots of lovely animals and flowers. Having no electricity was a novelty and not an issue. Thank you.
Posted by Rob, Steph, George and Floss on
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Can recommend both the Fforest Inn (delicious carvery) and the Laughing Dog (excellent food, enjoyed pool and darts in the games room). So much to do, we feel we need several mores visits to fit it all in on top of our trips to Hay and King Arthur's Labyrinth (also recommended!). Mostly we enjoyed reading by candlelight around the fire in the evenings. Thanks for a brilliant holiday.
Posted by Nikki, Tom & Bea on
We've had such a fabulous, adventurous time at Straw Cottage. Bea has loved the stream, den building, marshmallow toasting and all the birds. We've loved the quiet and the peaceful surroundings. We definitely want to come back. Hot tips for days out: Devils Bridge Falls, (astounding if exhausting), Rheidol Light Railway (breathtaking views), Elan Valley (even in the rain), Hay-on-Wye (even without the festival).
Posted by Diane & Richard Green on
Such a warm welcome - Granary Cottage has everything we needed. Enjoyed some lovely walks, Elan Valley being the hi-light. Such a beautiful day. Thank you so much we have had a wonderful holiday.
Posted by The Craner Family on
My girls (age 7 & 3) absolutely loved the treasure hunt, roasting marshmallows and exploring the grounds. We had such a lovely time and really managed to "switch off". We didn't miss the mod cons at all!! We also enjoyed visiting the dams in the Elan Valley. We really do hope to visit again and will most certainly recommend the Straw Cottage to friends and family. THANK YOU!!
Posted by Chris, Hilary,Eleanora (4) & Fergus (3) & George (dog) on
Perfect back to nature break. The kids (& George)loved the freedom and we spent most of our time exploring outside. Highlights included den building, treasure trails,splashing in the stream, campfires, BBQs, kite-flying, a walk to the wind turbine and building fairy houses. In town we used the butchers, ate at Worth Your Salt and recommend Arvon Ales for beer lovers. Thanks Margot and Anthony. We will be back! My favourite was the treasure hunt and marshmallows on the campfire. Eleanora.
Posted by Tisha and Sam on
Thank you we had a lovely stay in a beautiful little cottage. We read 'The Diary of a Farmer's Wife 1796-1797' (really fascinating) as well as our own books and explored the local area. Perfect weather and going electricity free we realised we don't miss the mod cons. Hope to be back again some day.
Posted by Hayley, Ed & Janice on
Had a great visit to The Straw Cottage - thank you! Wales just as expected - great scenery and enjoyed exploring local area. Elan Valley, Devil's Bridge and four falls a must to visit whilst you are here.
Posted by Jolly, Soph & Luna the dog on
Thank you so much for such a lovely stay. The peace and quiet was just what we needed. This cottage is beautiful and we've felt right at home here. Hopefully we'll be back again one day.Thank you.
Posted by Jane & Marcus on
Fabulous views at Straw Cottage - the perfect wedding anniversary break. Great weather - skinny dipped in the stream and reminisced on the tree swing - I was a child again. Elan Valley in the sunshine - stunning. Today walked up Pen y Fan in atrocious rain and wind, back snuggled by the stove eating chilli and drinking red wine. Thank you.
Posted by Rachel on
Fantastic warm cosy getaway with stunning views.Granary Cottage was immaculately clean and the perfect size for our mother and daughter getaway. Both bedrooms are en suite which gives that little extra luxury and isn’t often the case in 2 bedrooms properties. It’s in a remote location up beautiful winding roads but at the same time is only 10 minutes drive from the town of Llandrindod Wells which has all the facilities needed eg supermarkets, local shops, pharmacy, train station, library. In the cottage we arrived to the beds all made up and lovely plump towels in each bathroom. It’s been converted beautifully with visible beams and a large celiac window in the living room (which is upstairs). From here the views of the mountains, complete with sheep of course, are absolutely stunning. The owners are friendly and helpful but also won’t intrude on your stay at all, despite living in the farmhouse next door. Overall we had a fantastic time and we’re so happy we found this accommodation. We felt it was also magnificent value for money.
Posted by Deb & Giles on
We've loved every minute of our stay. The season is just starting to change and the colours are going to be fantastic. The Straw Cottage is beautifully built and the setting is idyllic. We have loved watching the Red kites and the other wildlife on the farm. We have actually done anything apart from stop, relax, recoup and enjoy the peace and quiet. There's no need to be when it's all here. It's perfect, well done Margo and Anthony, cracking job 10/10. We will highly recommend the Straw Cottage.
Posted by Elaine and Steve on
Thank you for a fantastic 3 nights in Granary Cottage.Perfect cottage for us and 2 dogs. Lovely countryside & walks with the dogs. Highly recommended.
Posted by Grace & Tony on
The Straw Cottage - beautiful little cottage with oodles of character. Wish we could have stayed longer as you can completely forget about the outside world. Margot and Anthony were lovely thanks for the flowers, Welsh cakes and all your recommendations. Hope to stay again some day.
Posted by Diane, Steve & Simon on
Granary Cottage. Lovely weather. Beautiful cottage on a beautiful farm. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Highly recommend. We loved the walks around the farm and your beautiful funny dogs! Thank you for sharing your home and garden with us.
Posted by The Sullivans on
Idyllic - peace perfect peace!! All you need is here at The Straw Cottage. Hoping to return soon for longer.
Posted by The Thomas Family on
We loved it here at The Straw Cottage, everything about it was great! The treasure hunt was fab! We really enjoyed fishing in the stream and spotting insects. We went cycling in the Elan Valley and the views were stunning and the ride good fun. Thank you Margot for having us here and making us feel so welcome. P.S. It was really fun having no electricity. It got so dark!
Posted by rebecca webb on
It was a wonderful breakaway from the hustle and chaos of everyday life. No electricity took us away from the beck and call of technology and being outside for three days, paddling the stream, lighting a bonfire and playing on the rope swing made for an idyllic few days away. We had one day of sunshine and couple of grey days but it mattered not, the cottage was brilliantly kitted out, the owners have worked hard to think of all the things that you might need to help switch off and slow down. Books, toys, fishing nets, plethora of games for kids and adults and hundreds of candles enhanced the feeling of peace and switching off. Our children loved it and although we have only been back for two days, our 3 year old has not stopped telling everyone (strangers included) about our holiday. A wonderful space and place for important family time. Thanks Margot.
Posted by Helen & Justin on
Straw Cottage is the holiday home we'd all love to own! Delightful setting. Once we had the wood burner up to full heat, we were lovely and cosy - despite the snow outside! Recommend a day (or two) in the Elan Valley, we completed a stunning 8 mile walk today seeing the 3 dams. "Worth your Salt" serve the best burgers ever! Drovers Thai restaurant is wonderful too. Thank you Margot.
Posted by Peri & Danny-Jon, Emily & Liam on
Two nights was not enough to enjoy how beautifully peaceful and homely this Straw Cottage is. Couldn't wish for a better mini-break. Thank you to Suzanne for being so welcoming and friendly. Definitely hope to return in the summer! Thank you.
Posted by Danny & Millie on
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at the Straw Cottage. Surrounded by the peace and quiet and being able to completely switch off to every day life. Loved coming back to warm fire and playing games at the table, rather than just sitting in front of the TV. We would like to say a huge thank you to our hosts for a very warm welcome and recommending the Elan Valley. Beautiful scenery! We hope to return in the future.
Posted by Homer, Carrie, Ava and Saffy on
Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. We have loved our cosy visit to this beautiful cottage. It has been so needed after baby Ava! You have the perfect balance of comfort and charm whilst still remaining disconnected from modern day distractions. We can't wait to come back for a summer holiday.
Posted by Poppy & Tony on
Granary Cottage - a great cottage; so peaceful and idyllic. Perfect place for a perfect short break. Just what we needed. Thank you
Posted by Caroline, Ed, Martha (4) and Freya (4) on
We've had a wonderful stay in the Straw Cottage. The girls loved exploring, going on walks at dusk (and seeing the bats) as well as the swing. Thank you for the great treasure hunt. We did it first thing and the girls were amazed! The Rare Breeds Farm was a good recommendation too. It was fantastic hearing all the owls at night. The girls also loved playing with all the toys, especially the horse! Thanks for a great stay,getting away from it all.
Posted by Jerry and Mary Chance on
Both of us have run out of superlatives! We've been coming to the Granary Cottage at Ty Gwyn Farm for six years with next year's visit pencilled into the diary! 'nough said?

Just brilliant!

Jerry and Mary
Posted by Dianne & Lyndon on
Granary Cottage is perfect for true country lovers, walkers, dog people.
Very quiet, peaceful and relaxing location with friendly and helpful owners.
With four of us sharing, very good value for money.
Posted by Neil, Hannah, Jasmine, Betty & Barnaby on
We came to the Straw Cottage this time last year and couldn't resist coming back for some more fun and adventures. Our second visit certainly did not disappoint! We've had such a relaxing, peaceful break away from day to day life and are a little sad to leave. The Straw Cottage has everything you need and the setting is just magical. Thank you Margot and Anthony. You really have something special.
Posted by Dave, Vicky, Lydia & Charlotte on
Our stay at the Straw Cottage has been a lot of fun, we're definitely going to miss the constant 'baa' of the sheep. We saw lots of Red Kites and a couple of hares during our stay. Mummy also saw an owl. The views are just amazing and there was just so much to do. The hoot of the owl will also be missed. Thank you Margot & Anthony for making us feel so welcome and supplying us with things to do. We discovered a love of chess! There was also constant games of Frustration.
Posted by John, Helen & Elsie on
Our stay at 'Straw Cottage' has been one of adventure, tranquility and awe. From the beautiful Welsh countryside and rolling hills to den building, bonfires, kite flying, stream dipping and BBQs (every night!). We are reluctant to leave this amazing piece of paradise. We loved the seclusion, the feeling of being a million miles away from anywhere.. A big thank you to Anthony and Margot for making us feel extremely welcome to the farm. Elsie particularly loved seeing 3 hares scamper across the bridge (they were huge!) and the swing! and of course the treasure hunt!
Posted by Laura, Panos, Laufrey & Alex on
The Straw Cottage, what a beautiful setting, far away from computers and electric gadgets. Beautiful cottage and surroundings. We loved the peace and quiet, the stream and the treasure hunt! Hours of board games by candlelight after a hard day's trekking in amazing Mid Wales. A lovely magical setting, perfect for getting my boys away from their X boxes! Thank you Margot for thinking of everything.
Posted by Vivienne & Andrew on
Restful escape from busy 'normality'. We had the most beautiful weather to enjoy the tranquil green surroundings. Breakfasts, lunch and evening meals on the veranda. It was so hot - like being on holiday in Greece - but with better scenery! Thank you for the beautiful vase of wild flowers on our arrival - a lovely welcoming touch.
Posted by Emma, Pauline, Jonah & Oskar on

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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