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7 Nights  

  • £1225
    All year

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  • £180 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    5 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Hot Tub

About Old Great House

Old Great House is a gorgeous 16th-Century farmhouse on a family-run farm in the tiny hamlet of Llandeilo Graban near Builth Wells. The period holiday home has recently been renovated to protect original features while offering a high standard of self-catering accommodation to guests who expect 21st-Century comforts. It's great for big or multi-generational families and groups of friends, as it sleeps ten people in five bedrooms, one of which is a quiet suite with a separate sitting room. The owners have three comfortable glamping pods sleeping 4-6 people. You can book these together to provide accommodation for family reunions, milestone celebrations with friends, or wedding parties and out-of-town guests attending your nuptials. It's a heavenly slice of mid-Wales, with panoramic rural views.

Llandeilo Graban is a tranquil location in an area famous for its beautiful walks, fantastic bridleways and mountain bike trails, and sweeping roads for touring and cycling. The farm is on the side of a hill overlooking the surrounding mountains, fields, woodland and moors. A favourite local walk is to Twyn y Garth where a German field howitzer has stood sentry for over a century. You can see the River Wye from the top of Llandeilo Hill, continuing on to the cave where Llywelyn ap Gruffydd hid in 1282 and the Seven Stars pub in Aberedw. If you're not deterred by a bit of a climb, you can enjoy 360-degree views of the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Radnorshire, Malvern and Shropshire Hills from the trig point on The Roundabout in the Begwns.

Shops, cafes and other amenities are eight miles away in historic Builth Wells. The lumpy hill you see above the town is all that remains of Builth Castle, built by Edward I to subdue the locals after his defeat of Prince Llywelyn. Lots of the shopfronts are Victorian and constructed from stone quarried less than a mile away in Llanelwedd. Builth is at its most lively in late July when it hosts the Royal Welsh Show. There's often something on at the showground so check the calendar before you arrive. Further afield is Hay-on-Wye, Brecon, Rhayader and the Elan Valley.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Lynne Jones joined Independent Cottages in June 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (Powys)

Accommodation Comprises:

Old Great House is over four hundred old and is imbued with the warm comfort that comes from being a happy family home for centuries. Accommodation is over three levels.

Ground Floor:

  • Sitting room with original oak beams and inglenook fireplace now with an efficient log burner. There is seating for everyone to watch the Smart TV.
  • A second sitting room has seating, books and games.
  • Kitchen/diner also featuring original beams and inglenook fireplace. The modern range is easy to use and big enough to cook a roast dinner with all the trimmings. Cupboards and drawers have equipment and utensils for self-catering, and there is plenty of space to store food and prepare meals.
  • Master bedroom furnished with a king-sized bed and proper storage. It has a luxuriously large ensuite with a roll-top bath, shower, WC and a handbasin.

First Floor:

  • There are two double rooms and one twin room on the first floor. Beds are made up for your arrival and bath towels are provided.
    A modern shower room has a shower, WC and handbasin.

Top Floor:

  • You'll want this top-floor suite for yourself. Tucked under the centuries-old beams with a door worn smooth from countless hands, there is a bedroom and a separate sitting room. It's a wonderful place to escape.

Outside: Landscaped gardens include a deck with an outdoor furniture suite, a patio with a fire pit/grill, and a hot tub. There is off-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen, bath towels and towels for the hot tub are included. One dog is welcome by arrangement.

Old Great House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms (1 Super King, 1 Queen, 2 Double and 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1225
To £1225
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7841 815431 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Lynne Jones
Member Since June 2022

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* Calendar last updated: 2nd July 2022

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