Hendre Farmhouse
Hendre - Self catering holiday cottage near Builth Wells - Mid Wales
Welcome
The Hendre is a delightful period Welsh farmhouse, newly converted in June this year for self catering holidays. It is 3 ½ miles from Builth Wells, Powys (home of The Royal Welsh Show) in the heart of mid Wales. It sleeps eight in four bedrooms and is sited close to the banks of the River Irfon in the middle of a small farming estate.

Beyond the garden, a five minute walk across the fields takes you to the River Irfon and on the riverbank, the tiny parish church of St David's Llanynis. The Irfon is famous for its trout and grayling fishing and a small salmon run in late summer/early autumn. The Church is reputed to be where Prince Llewellyn , the last Welsh Prince of Wales prayed the night before he died in battle with the English.
Holiday tenants have free access to the estate’s many tracks and paths with beautiful walks across fields and along the riverbank or up through extensive woodlands to open hills. Many of the tracks are suitable for cyclists. It is a perfect base for active holidays or peacefully relaxing away from the stresses and strains of every-day life.

The Irfon valley is designated as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) because of its sometimes rare flora and fauna including otters. This beautiful stretch of river has many lovely secluded pools for wild swimming in the heat of summer and plenty of shallows for paddling and minnowing.
Fishing for all species can be booked with us, at £17.50 per rod day or separately via the Wye and Usk Foundation at: www.wyeuskfoundation.org

Pony trekking, golf and tennis courts are available nearby and there is an indoor swimming pool in Builth Wells. It is an easy half an hour drive to Hay on Wye, the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and the Elan Valley Dams at Rhayader, or for longer more adventurous day trips via narrow mountain roads to remote valleys above Abergwesyn, on to Tregaron and back via the Llyn Brianne reservoir, Cynghordy and the Sugar Loaf pass. The scenery here is spectacular and you can see buzzards, red kites, ravens and of course wild welsh ponies and hill sheep, in their natural habitat.

Accomodation
Upstairs
  • 2 double bedrooms (twin beds made as double) - en-suite bathrooms with over the bath shower basin and w.c.
  • 2 twin rooms sharing shower basin and w.c.
  • All linen is provided.
Downstairs.
  • Large comfortably furnished sitting room, with TV, DVD and wood burning stove - (logs provided). Door to garden and outside terrace.
  • Study/family room, with a desk and table games and puzzles - 2nd TV for DVDs/games.  Futon for 9th person.
  • Kitchen / dinning room, well equipped, with electric cooker, microwave oven, fridge-freezer, and dish washer.
  • Boiler room with washing machine, drying facilities and airing cupboard.
  • Downstairs w.c.
  • Backdoor to small terrace with garden furniture and Barbecue for al fresco meals.
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Hendre from the garden.

Hendre from the garden.

Hendre in the sunshine.

Hendre in the sunshine.

Hendre with riverside Church in the distance.

Hendre with riverside Church in the distance.

Inside Hendre - Accessible Bedroom 01.

Inside Hendre - Accessible Bedroom 01.

Inside Hendre - Accessible Bedroom 02.

Inside Hendre - Accessible Bedroom 02.

Inside Hendre - Accessible Bedroom 03.

Inside Hendre - Accessible Bedroom 03.

Inside Hendre - Kitchen.

Inside Hendre - Kitchen.

Inside Hendre - Kitchen2.

Inside Hendre - Kitchen2.

Inside Hendre - Master Bedroom en-suite.

Inside Hendre - Master Bedroom en-suite.

Inside Hendre - Master Bedroom.

Inside Hendre - Master Bedroom.

Inside Hendre - Second Double Room en-suite.

Inside Hendre - Second Double Room en-suite.

Inside Hendre - Second Double Room.

Inside Hendre - Second Double Room.

Inside Hendre - Sitting Room Wood burner.

Inside Hendre - Sitting Room Wood burner.

Inside Hendre - Sitting Room.

Inside Hendre - Sitting Room.

Inside Hendre - Twin Room 1.

Inside Hendre - Twin Room 1.

Inside Hendre - Twin Room 2.

Inside Hendre - Twin Room 2.

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Cefnllysgwynne Estate
Hafod-y-Blodau and Hendre Farmhouse are both  part of the Cefnllysgwynne Estate.
This is a small Welsh estate whose other activities include:
  • Forestry
  • Fishing
  • Fire Wood
  • Christmas Trees
Hafod-y-Blodau
To see more accomodation view Hafad-y-Blodau, sleeps 4, which is perched on the top of the hill overlooking the valley.