The Cwtch ref: CC624028

Rhayader, Mid Wales and Borders

4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Heritage Collection 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Built in 1902, this traditional Victorian style building originally accommodated officials tasked with engineering the six magnificent Elan Valley Dams nestled in the nearby hills. The glorious reservoirs bought further prosperity to Rhayader and with it, a bakery found its home in the property. The upper floor (The Cwtch) accommodated the hard working bakers. Using a rope and pulley to lift the flour, the old hatch can still be seen on the property. The Cwtch, with flexible zip and link bed option, has been meticulously converted to capture the spirit of a bustling mid Wales market town. Standing in the heart of Rhayader, this lofty retreat offers convenience and comfort as standard. Get closer to the stars with views of the acclaimed dark skies from The Cwtch tucked in the eaves.

The Cwtch gives you the perfect base to explore Rhayader and the Elan Valley. The rolling Cambrian Mountains on the doorstep are yours to enjoy in all seasons. Exploring Rhayader is simple, all amenities are within walking distance as are lots of independent shops, a leisure centre, museum and a choice of traditional places to eat and drink. Equally as simple is your access to the spectacular mid Wales countryside. Just two minutes from The Cwtch is the Elan Valley Trail, an old railway which has been adapted for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Two pristine riverside parks either side of the apartment are also accessible. Whether you’re here for walking, cycling, mountain biking, pony trekking, astronomy, bird watching, fishing or looking to take the pace of life down a notch, let The Cwtch be your base to make Mid Wales memories. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.
The Cwtch can be booked together with The Old Drapers (CC624026) and The Bakehouse (CC624027) to accommodate up to 17 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

First floor

Second floor

The property is all on the second floor
Open plan living space: With laminate flooring.
Living area: With electric coal-effect fire, 40" 4K Smart TV and sofa bed (for two).
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: In the eaves with zip and link kingsize bed (which can be made to 2ft 6in twin beds - please advise when booking).
Bedroom 2: In the eaves with single bed and Velux window.
Shower room: With shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.


On road parking. Bike store on request. No smoking. Additional parking at free public car park, 30m away. Please note: The kingsize bedroom has restricted access on one side due to low ceilings.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    11.0 miles
  • Lake

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About the local area

For those who really want to escape it all then mid Wales is the place to go. Because of the vast mountain ranges in this area much of it is uninhabitable. However this does not stop it from being a beautiful place to visit.

The Cambrian Mountain range dominates and because it is often over looked due to the Snowdonian and Brecon Beacon ranges it is a secret just waiting to be discovered. Fish in one of the many reservoirs and rivers or bike up some of the challenging trails across the range.

Further to the east the towns of Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells both provide amenities for your day in the mountains. From here you can also travel to the Black Mountains in the South East or visit the neighbouring English border

Things to do nearby

Snowdonia National Park

Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales.

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Monday 22 October 2018 7 nights £ 460.00
Tuesday 23 October 2018 7 nights £ 460.00
Wednesday 24 October 2018 7 nights £ 460.00
Thursday 25 October 2018 7 nights £ 316.00
Friday 26 October 2018 7 nights £ 316.00
Saturday 27 October 2018 7 nights £ 316.00

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