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The Straw Cottage

The Straw Cottage seen from the bluebell wood
12 reviews
The Straw Cottage seen from the bluebell wood
The Living area with wood burning stove
The twin bedroom
The porch
The double bedroom
Kitchen area
The cottage looking up from the stream
Paddling in the stream
Walking the dogs at the back of the cottage
The path to the cottage
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales
The ultimate get away, The Straw Cottage is truly far from the madding crowd, a cottage built of straw bales in an idyllic spot on the farm. Wake up to the sound of birdsong, go to sleep to the sound of Holly Brook, breakfast outside with just the meadow flowers and the hills for company. This is the romance of a bygone era with 2013 comfort. Come for a special break for just the two of you, stars, champagne and total peace. Or if you are bringing the family, see your children experience a different kind of enjoyment in discovering the pleasures of messing about in the stream, seeing the farm animals and making their own entertainment.
The cottage has no electricity but has a gas cooker and cool box, hot shower and flushing WC. A wood burning stove heats the cottage. Lighting is by candles, solar lights and gas lanterns.
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About the Owner, Margot P
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jun 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 30 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL601610
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

No electricity I hear you say, Well who needs it when you have all the facilities available to you at this beautiful cottage, a lovely Wood Burner to heat up the cottage a gas oven to do some cooking and a gas shower to wash. A refreshing change from TV's, Mobile Phones, Laptops etc. just a radio and some quality...

Management response:

Thanks Rob for your kind review, so glad you enjoyed your stay. It would be lovely to see you all again in better weather and when Storm Doris is just a far memory! Just to mention we do have gas lanterns, wind up torches and a solar light in addition to the candles - but the candles are so atmostpheric!


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Reviewed 3 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed at the straw cottage for 4 nights in July and it was beautiful, the owners were lovely and very accommodating and the location was wonderful, would highly recommend. The only down side was no electricity although lighting wasn't a problem as the candles gave ample light during the evenings. Would certainly stay again :)

Management response:

Hi Jorgie. Thank you so much for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. It's a glamping type cottage, hence no electricity! So pleased that the candles lit up your evenings though! Hope to see you again. Best wishes Margot


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Reviewed 13 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We abandoned our plans to go camping since our youngest was recovering from a chest cold and booked The Straw Cottage instead after a lucky internet search. It offered a perfect solution somewhere in-between glamping and a traditional holiday cottage stay. The cottage was extremely comfortable with big squishy sofas, very comfortable beds, hot shower and gas cooker, but escapes...

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review. I am so glad the boys enjoyed themselves - it's always great to hear that children enjoy the treasure hunt, swing and stream - that's what we always hoped for when we built the cottage.


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  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
House rules
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    Smoking not allowed
One well behaved dog by prior arrangement.
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21 Jul 2017 -
3 Sep 2017
3 nights
4 Sep 2017 -
19 Oct 2017
3 nights
20 Oct 2017 -
29 Oct 2017
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
The Straw Cottage can be rented weekly from either a Friday or a Monday.
Short breaks:
3 days starting on a Friday
4 days starting on a Monday.
Please note that the price for a 4 night mid week stay is the same as for a 3 night weekend stay. This is not reflected in the pricing charts. Please email for a price In May and June, we offer 2 night stays starting on either a Monday or Wednesday for £200. .Payment by credit or debit card, bank transfer or cheque. .We offer 3 or 4 night breaks over Christmas and the New Year period to fit in with the Christmas holiday dates, please contact owner for more details.
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About the neighbourhood
Llandrindod Wells is a small Victorian Spa town, which in its heyday had 90,000 visitors a year. The Victorian architecture, the Rock Park gardens, Temple gardens, a small theatre and a 13 acre lake with a boathouse café all make this a pleasant town to explore. It still has individual shops as well as major supermarkets. Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival is held in August and culminates in a magnificent firework display on the lake. Eating out is varied with local pubs, a Thai restaurant, hotels and a wine bar all in the Llandrindod area. For the walker, there are footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding countryside which is a peaceful landscape of uplands, hill farms and river valleys. The popular Offa's Dyke, Glyndwr's Way and Wye Valley walk are amongst the many long di... more
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Railway: Llandrindod Wells: 4.8 km
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