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A clever mix of old and new
A stunning retreat located on a farm
Beautiful and peaceful countryside views
Private terrace for al fresco dining
View towards the farmhouse and front patio space
Wonderful views from the property
Stunning farmhouse with original features and beautiful interiors
Warm up on those chillier evenings
Stylish finish to the kitchen, perfect to prepare family meals
Enjoy a lazy breakfast in the spacious kitchen/diner
A lovely setting to start your day
Relax in the bright and airy lounge
Sit back with a good read and a cuppa
Head upstairs where you are spoilt for choice with the beautiful bedrooms
Spacious super-king bedroom
Exposed beams and colourful textiles
Freshly laundered bedding and fluffy towels provided
Oozing with colour and character
Get a good night's rest in this king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
Wake up and start the day with a warm shower in the en-suite
Stylish design throughout
Little quiet spaces are hidden around the property
Let the light flood in
Warm and inviting twin room
Hidden away in the eaves
Pretty bedding and fulffy towels
Countryside views
Second twin bedroom in the eaves of the house
Family bathroom on the first floor
Bathroom
Soak in a hot bubble bath after a day exploring the area
Subtle lighting
Attention to detail
Homely touches
Exposed stone
Approach to the property on a quiet country lane
Take in the far-reaching views
Take time to unwind here
The farmhouse is in the grounds of a working farm
The terrace of the farmhouse and adjacent neighbours barn
Adjacent farmbuildings
1 / 42  A clever mix of old and new
2 / 42  A stunning retreat located on a farm
3 / 42  Beautiful and peaceful countryside views
4 / 42  Private terrace for al fresco dining
5 / 42  View towards the farmhouse and front patio space
6 / 42  Wonderful views from the property
7 / 42  Stunning farmhouse with original features and beautiful interiors
8 / 42  Warm up on those chillier evenings
9 / 42  Stylish finish to the kitchen, perfect to prepare family meals
10 / 42  Enjoy a lazy breakfast in the spacious kitchen/diner
11 / 42  A lovely setting to start your day
12 / 42  Relax in the bright and airy lounge
13 / 42  Sit back with a good read and a cuppa
14 / 42  Head upstairs where you are spoilt for choice with the beautiful bedrooms
15 / 42  Spacious super-king bedroom
16 / 42  Exposed beams and colourful textiles
17 / 42  Freshly laundered bedding and fluffy towels provided
18 / 42  Oozing with colour and character
19 / 42  Get a good night's rest in this king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
20 / 42  Wake up and start the day with a warm shower in the en-suite
21 / 42  Stylish design throughout
22 / 42  Little quiet spaces are hidden around the property
23 / 42  Let the light flood in
24 / 42  Warm and inviting twin room
25 / 42  Hidden away in the eaves
26 / 42  Pretty bedding and fulffy towels
27 / 42  Countryside views
28 / 42  Second twin bedroom in the eaves of the house
29 / 42  Family bathroom on the first floor
30 / 42  Bathroom
31 / 42  Soak in a hot bubble bath after a day exploring the area
32 / 42  Subtle lighting
33 / 42  Attention to detail
34 / 42  Homely touches
35 / 42  Exposed stone
36 / 42  Approach to the property on a quiet country lane
37 / 42  Take in the far-reaching views
38 / 42  Take time to unwind here
39 / 42  The farmhouse is in the grounds of a working farm
40 / 42  The terrace of the farmhouse and adjacent neighbours barn
41 / 42  Adjacent farmbuildings
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Painscastle Farmhouse

Hay-on-wye (5.5mls NW), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stay in this Grade II-listed, 17th Century stone farmhouse
  • Sit on the decking and take in the views from the top garden, overlooking the surrounding hills
  • Located in an area of the UK with almost no light pollution, ideal for stargazing the night sky
Property code: 64450

A stunning 17th Century, Grade II listed farmhouse, nestled in the Radnorshire hills. Just a short drive from the Brecon Beacons National Park and the literary town of Hay-on-Wye.

Make your great Welsh getaway to this exquisite stone cottage, set within undulating countryside near Painscastle, close to the English border. Ideal for a group holiday or for two or three families wishing to organise a break together, this handsome, four-bedroom home dates back to the 1600s and sleeps up to eight. Take two dogs with you too and enjoy walks through the Radnorshire hills or simply relax at this characterful property, where you can light the wood burner, BBQ on the terrace and enjoy some quality time together. Make your way into the former farmhouse via the boot room and then the kitchen/diner. Whip up hearty holiday food then gather around the table in here or in the dining room. The lounge, with its wood burner-effect oil fire and exposed stone wall, is equally inviting and a great place to watch TV or play games. There is also a ground-floor WC. Venture up the period-style staircase to discover a super-king-size bedroom and a king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room, plus a family bathroom, on the first floor. Head on up to the floor above, to discover two twin bedrooms and an additional lounge in the eaves. Wander out on to the generous terrace on sunny days to relax in the fresh air and take in the views. Find an outdoor entertaining hut, a pond and plenty of off-road parking. Gather your party and lead them off on exciting hill and forest hikes from the front door. Drive approximately 5.5 miles to reach the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, with its many opportunities for walks, as well as outdoor activities such as pony trekking, canoeing, kayaking and climbing. Drive 5.5 miles into Hay-on-Wye, famous for its literary festival and its bookshops, to browse its independent outlets and galleries, and to dine out.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 super-king-size, 1 king-size and 2 twins 
  • 1 bathroom, 1 en-suite shower room and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Limited Wi-Fi included
  • Shop 5 miles
  • Pub within walking distance
  • TV in lounge
  • BBQ available
  • Please note the garden has various drops and includes an unfenced pond, so please take care when exploring the grounds
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 29th April 2022

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This is a lovely place to stay the farmhouse is homely and has some lovely quirky touches. It may be worth noting that that this property is part of a courtyard and the view from the main house is of another property which is not evident from the pictures. However, this is a great property which has some great walks on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Ian 22nd December 2021

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Really comfortable and isolated retreat to recharge one's life. Would hate to think how we would have vacated on time had there been snow.

Reviewed by ELSA 3rd November 2021

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Wern Fawr is the perfect place for a quiet and peaceful break. The view form the decking enjoyed from a swing bench is very calming. The house is very comfortable and easy to be in and to manage. It is very spacious with a few seating areas on all levels to isolate oneself if needed. The beds were comfortable and the linen fresh and crisp. However Read moreyoung children would have to be escorted at all times once outdoor. Hide

Reviewed by Sophie 22nd October 2021

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GREAT HOLIDAY HOME! The farmhouse is beautiful, stylish & comfortable! Ive never been in a kitchen which is so well stocked for utensils! (No microwave but the hob did just fine) Both showers were brilliant, hot & clean! The main bedrooms are hard to choose between. Prepare yourself for a LOT of flies upstairs (October) so we bought fly spray & hooRead morevered. It was a bit icky at first but was managed & it is an old house so expect these things to happen. Hosts were friendly & very helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Deborah 1st July 2021

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A charming old stone farmhouse in a lovely quiet location, with extensive local views from the end of the side garden (but not from the house itself, except from one second floor bedroom's Velux.) Also an incomplete project, meaning that some facilities are lacking, However we did love the cooker and well stocked store cupboard.

Reviewed by Julian 18th June 2021

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Beautiful cottage in great location with stunning views! The kitchen is very well equipped with great selection of pots, pans, baking sheets and cooking utensils. The beds were very comfortable and we liked all the white bedding and towels. We loved the decoration, mixing the old with the modern.

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A clever mix of old and new
A stunning retreat located on a farm
Beautiful and peaceful countryside views
Private terrace for al fresco dining
View towards the farmhouse and front patio space
Wonderful views from the property
Stunning farmhouse with original features and beautiful interiors
Warm up on those chillier evenings
Stylish finish to the kitchen, perfect to prepare family meals
Enjoy a lazy breakfast in the spacious kitchen/diner
A lovely setting to start your day
Show 30 moreRelax in the bright and airy lounge

Location

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