Hafotty Fach

Mid Wales Powys Llanfyllin

  • From £86 a night
  • Sleeps 2
  • Cottage

A dog-friendly Powys holiday cottage on a smallholding with stunning views

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If you want to get away from it all in Wales, head for Snowdonia – then stop a few miles short in Powys, at Hafotty Fach, a homely one-bedroom cottage in a peaceful position on the edge of the Berwyn Mountains. The property is attached to the owners' home at the top of their smallholding, where they keep chickens, geese and bees. Its location offers many of the advantages and adventures you’ll find in the nearby Snowdonia National Park (now known as Eryri), just on a slightly smaller scale. There are peaks to hike, waterfalls to visit and lakes to splash about in, and if Eryri is still calling you, well, it’s a short drive away.

Your hosts here are Bridget and Will. They strive towards a sustainable lifestyle, with power from solar panels, heat from a biomass boiler and produce straight from the land. They even make candles, polish and other beeswax products courtesy of their resident hives. All this means that your holiday here is environmentally sound, plus you have a couple of alluring acres to explore and inspire you during your stay.

Inside, the cottage provides comfortable accommodation for a couple in the king-sized bedroom upstairs, with the option of adding a fold-out bed for a child in the living room downstairs. It’s a one-up, one-down place, with the bonus of a sunroom that offers vistas to the garden outside. The rest of the ground floor is open-plan: a lounge with comfy seating and a small but well-equipped kitchen, all warmed by heating under its quarry-tiled floor. There’s a TV but it’s for DVDs only, with no broadcast channels available – which seems appropriate in this rural setting. In a quiet moment, instead of reaching for the remote, perhaps you’ll read, play a board game or simply gaze at the view. And, if being disconnected isn’t for you, there’s good WiFi for any devices you bring.

Bridget and Will can advise on local walks including meanders around the wildlife-rich meadows of Dolydd Gobaith, a rewilded farm over the road that’s now a nature reserve. Further afield, the Berwyn Mountains’ highest peak, 832-metre Cadair Berwyn, makes a worthy alternative to Snowdon. Pistyll Rhaeadr, an 80-foot waterfall, can be visited on the way. It’s only seven miles from the cottage but the winding Welsh lanes make it about 25 minutes’ scenic drive. The same can be said for Lake Vyrnwy, Lake Bala and Welshpool, where you’ll find the closest castle (the magnificent estate of Powis) and a nearby steam railway as well.

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Hafotty Fach is a self-contained property attached to our house. It has one bedroom with a king size bed and an ensuite shower room. Downstairs is a living room and galley kitchen and a lovely bright sun room with a dining room table. There is a TV and DVD player but no television reception. However, there is a good Wifi service so you can watch TV on your laptop. We have a good selection of DVDs, books and games for your entertainment. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a washer/drier and a dishwasher as well as a full sized stove and microwave. Outside, there is a patio with garden table and chairs that overlooks the garden. The bedroom and kitchen windows look out at the Berwyn Mountains.

Suitable For

Best suited to a single person or couple although we do have a fold out bed for a child. Up to two pets are allowed but no dogs upstairs in the bedroom.


Beautiful scenery. Lake Vyrnwy. Pistyll Rhaeadr, Llanrhaeadr-Ym-Mochnant (a fine waterfall, one of the 7 Wonders of Wales). Powys Castle, Welshpool. Chirk Castle, Chirk. Head west over the Berwyn Mountains and you will be in Snowdonia and then the coast with its beautiful sandy beaches.

Food & Drink

Old New Inn, Llanfyllin and The Railway Inn, Penybontfawr  - good beer and basic pub food. 
For gourmet dining, try The Hand, Llanarmon DC


1st April to 31st October


3 nights from £300; 7 nights from £600.

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The Owner Says

We try to be eco friendly in everything we do. We have PV panels for electricity and a biomass boiler for hot water. We grow our own vegetables and are happy to supply our guests with in season vegetables and eggs from our chickens and geese.


Contact Website  01691 860 548  Hafotty Fach, Hafotty Ganol, Llanfyllin, Pen-y-Garnedd, Powys SY10 0AW

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Getting There

From the A5, follow the signs for Knockin to join the B4396. Follow this road west for 18 miles to the T-junction with the B4391. Turn left towards Llanfyllin. You soon enter the village of Penygarnedd. The main road bends sharply to the right and then the left. At the left bend is an old chapel on the right and a lane going up the hill in front of you. Head up this lane for just under a mile and take the first left. Hafotty Ganol is three quarters of a mile along this lane on the right. The cottage backs onto the lane. The nearest stations are Welshpool - 16 miles- and Gobowen - 18 miles. No public transport nearby.


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