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  • £449  to  £945

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  • £75 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

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£649 Fri, 27 May 2022
7 nights - Save £121 - Half Term Week Special Offer, save £121 was £770 now £649

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking

About Pippins

Pippins is in a spectacular location with incredible views in every direction. The 17th Century granary has been converted with exceptional care and attention to detail. You'll love waking up each morning to the sight of rolling hills so intensely green there will be no doubt you're in Wales. The two-bedroom holiday home sleeps four people and one well-behaved dog and is popular with couples and families. It's in an idyllic location set in 16 acres of pasture land near Penybont. You'll have all the benefits of a rural retreat with the convenience of being just 15 minutes from the border town of Llandrindod Wells.

Llandrindod Wells, known as "Llandod" by locals, is a former spa town with elegant buildings and excellent amenities for a self-catering stay. In addition to two supermarkets, it has a choice of places to eat, drink and shop, including a regular Friday market. The town is home to a small but well-curated museum dedicated to all things cycling and the Radnorshire Museum that specialises in the local area's history. Llandrindod Wells also has a popular 18-hole golf course and a lake for fishing, walking, cycling and birdwatching.

The Welsh Marches, particularly the area around Pippins, is famous for its walking and cycling trails. A fantastic walk to start your holiday is from the cottage to the top of Castle Hill. Though little remains of Cefnllys Castle but a few stones and ditches, the 360-degree views from the hilltop will take your breath away. Another lovely walk from the cottage follows the course of the River Ithon past the 13th Century St Michael's Church. The river's clean waters are home to otters, dippers, and kingfishers, while guests can see red kites and buzzards from the cottage windows and garden.

You can happily park the car and spend your days exploring on foot or by bicycle when you stay at Pippins. However, it would be a shame not to see the stunning Elan Valley, half an hour by car. Recognised as an International Dark Sky Park, it has walking and cycling trails, a big cafe/visitor centre, and more of the heartbreakingly beautiful views that make mid-Wales such an excellent choice for a relaxing holiday. Other attractions to add to your holiday wish list include the Red Kite Feeding Centre at Rhayader, the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre, and the Vale of Rheidol Railway. Further afield is the Bwlch Nant yr Arian visitor centre, Devil's Bridge and Waterfalls near Aberystwyth, and the charming book town of Hay on Wye.

Holiday bookings at Pippins are available all year round. It's a gorgeous spot in all seasons, whether you're timing your visit with the Hay Book Festival in Spring, the Royal Welsh Show in summer, as a sneaky break in autumn, or enjoying the glorious winter beauty of Powys over Christmas.

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Owner details:

Vikki Douel joined Independent Cottages in November 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Powys)

Accommodation Comprises:

Pippins is situated next door to the owners house who are happy to greet guests and answer any questions you have about the cottage or the local area. The detached holiday home has an upside-down layout and accommodation is over two levels.


  • Master bedroom with a kingsize bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and built-in storage. You'll love opening the curtains to incredible views of the Welsh hills and snuggling down to sleep soundly at night, enjoying the peace of the farm's location which has no passing traffic. The ensuite has a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second bedroom with two single beds, bedside tables with reading lights, and storage. Beds are made up for the arrival of guests with high-quality bed linen and extra throws for comfort.
  • Shower room with a shower, heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.


  • An open-plan layout makes the most of the wonderful views and natural light which comes in from both sides of the cottage. Vaulted ceilings and Velux windows make it feel even bigger and more welcoming.
  • Seating area with two long sofas near the Smart TV which has Freeview channels and a DVD player. The owner has provided a selection of books and games, and the cottage has WiFi throughout.
  • Nothing has been forgotten in the kitchen, where fitted cupboards are well-stocked with the equipment and utensils you'll need to cook and serve meals for four people. Appliances include a dishwasher, and there's also a washer/dryer for guests who want to keep on top of their laundry during their stay.
  • Allow extra time for breakfast - the dining table is next to the window and it's easy to be distracted by the birds on the feeders outside. The owners have thoughtfully included binoculars and a birdwatching book.

Outside: Pippins has a large enclosed garden that is safe for dogs and children to play. Sheep frequently graze in the adjacent field, adding to the beauty of the view. There's a barbecue and a seating area, and off-street parking. The cottage is on 16 private acres of land with no passing traffic to disturb roosting birds and no light pollution to dim the beauty of the night skies.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen, bath towels and a welcome basket are included. The cottage is decorated for Christmas stays. One well-behaved dog is welcome by arrangement. Smoking is not permitted.

Pippins Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King & 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £449
To £945
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Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
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)7979 324114 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Vikki Douel
Member Since November 2021

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Last Minute Offers

Fri, 27 May 2022 for 7 nights, £649
Save £121. Half Term Week Special Offer, save £121 was £770 now £649
Fri, 10 Jun 2022 for 7 nights, £612
Save £71. Last Minute Special Offer, save £71 was £683 now £612. Short breaks also available and included in the offer

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