Dyffryn Cottage


Bedrooms: 3 Sleeps: 6 Bathrooms: 1 Toilets: 1
Pets: 1 (£20/pet)

Pets: 1 (£20/pet)







Woodburner / Open Fire

Woodburner / Open Fire

Walks from the Door

Walks from the Door



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Dyffryn Cottage one of the original cottages in the centre of the small and peaceful hamlet of Painscastle, only a few minutes drive down the lanes to Hay-on-Wye. The village of Painscastle has an excellent pub called The Roast Ox.

Dyffryn Cottage is a traditional Welsh stone cottage. It has been excellently restored to a warm and comfortable holiday retreat with all the luxuries of a modern home.  With a large enclosed cottage garden, pretty bedrooms, a cosy sitting room with a lovely inglenook fireplace and a fabulous large sunny conservatory that opens up to make the most of the large and very private garden.

The village of Painscastle is close to The Begwyn Hills, a National Trust-protected range of hills which is ideal country for walking and rambling.

The village pub, The Roast Ox, is a short stroll across the village square and has a great reputation as a friendly pub serving good food. 

A great location off the beaten track with excellent walking, road cycling and mountain biking as well as canoeing on the river Wye.  For the less energetic wandering through Hay-on-Wye (only 6 miles away) browsing the bookshops and independent shops or birdwatching on The Begwyns are great ways to unwind whatever the weather.   Close to Mid Wales and the Border country and Herefordshire with its pretty villages and good lunch time pubs, Duffryn Cottage is well situated for a scenic drive in unspoilt countryside.


Sleeps 6 - 3 bedrooms

A Shaker style country kitchen has an electric cooker with hob, microwave, fridge and a freezer, dishwasher and a washing machine. Welsh Dresser, kitchen table and chairs.

An entrance lobby with room for coats and boots etc.

A a cosy and spacious sitting room with oak beams, comfortable sofas and chairs, a long dining table and chairs. The centre piece is a magnificent stone fireplace with a  huge oak lintel and wood burning stove (the owner provides the first basket of logs to get started and further logs can be purchased from the local petrol station).

Double doors lead  from the sitting room through to a conservatory with views all around the garden.

Up a steep spiral staircase (not suitable for toddlers or the elderly).

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom

Bedroom 2: Double bedroom

Bedroom 3: With twin beds

The bathroom: Has a bath with a shower over, handbasin and toilet. 

Leading out from the very spacious sunny conservatory is a lovely well kept large and secluded garden with flower beds, large enough certainly for children to play hide-and-seek with mature shrubs and fruit trees, a stone terrace with plenty of garden furniture.

Useful information

  • All linen and towels provided.
  • Electricity and oil fired central heating
  • Woodburning stove - first basket of logs provided. Easily purchased from the garage in Clyro - suggested enroute to cottage)  
  • Freesat TV, DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • Ample safe parking for two or three cars.
  • A telephone provided for out going calls with an "Honesty Box" (£1 per call).
  • On arrival visitors will find a bottle of wine. 
  • Hay-on-Wye 6 miles, Builth Wells 12 miles, Brecon 16 miles.

    If you would like to speak to someone who has visited this property please ask for: Elizabeth, Ann, Joanna or Lucy

  • Hay on Wye is renowned for its annual literary festival, but there's more to Hay than that. It is a pretty and bustling town at the foot of the majestic Black Mountains with the river Wye running through. The town is crammed with boutiques and book shops, with excellent restaurants and cafes. There's an independent cinema, a castle and a thriving arts scene. If you're looking for adventure, a stay in or around Hay will scratch that itch. Canoeing, cycling and hiking are just on the door step. Read more about Hay-on-Wye

    Customer Testimonials

    Ms. J Phillip - 21st December 2017

    A very cosy, relaxing Christmas break, our first Christmas in a cottage and we had snow too! Beautiful walks up on the hills. Saw red kites, buzzards etc. Enjoyed the Roast OX, great meals, dog friendly and good veggie options too. What more could we have asked for? Will recommend to others as a great place to stay. Thank You!

    Mrs M. Notenboom - 17th September 2017

    We really enjoyed our stay here. Such a nice little cottage, we have made a lot of trips by car and enjoyed beautiful walks where we saw a lot of sheep, birds, horses and red kites. Thank you for this unforgettable week!