Straw Cottage

Ty Gwyn Farm, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5NY

WTB 4 Star. Gold Award
Straw Cottage Glamping in Llandrindod Wells is truly far from the madding crowd, a straw bale cottage offering glamping style accommodation in an idyllic spot on the farm. Sleeping up to 4 people.

It offers glamping style accommodation in an idyllic spot on our 130 acre farm in Mid Wales. 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 modern 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, building a den, following the treasure hunt, exploring the 3 acres that surrounds the cottage and just making their own entertainment.

Staying in the Straw Cottage is a memorable experience, away from the modern world, no modern gadgets, no electrics, nature is at the door, views, dark skies and stars, sitting around the barbeque, de-stressing and relaxing. However we think that you will appreciate the comfort of Straw Cottage - sleep in a lovely comfy bed, have a shower, be warm and cosy if the weather is not ideal.

The cottage has been built using centuries old building methods. The walls are made of straw bales, and then coated with lime mortar inside and out. The roof insulation is sheep's wool and the roof is covered with cedar shingles. Inside, the cottage has two double bedrooms, one has twin beds, and the other has a double bed. There is a shower and a normal flushing W.C. in the bathroom.

A large sitting room with wood burner leads out onto the veranda. The dining table is lit by a candelabra. A kitchen area with sink with hot and cold water, gas oven and hob and gas cool box provides everything necessary for cooking.

Heating comes from the wood burner, hot water and cooking is by gas. Lighting is by candle, lanterns and solar.

Close by the cottage is a barbeque and a slightly further away is a place to have a bonfire, roasted marshmallows on a stick or cooked spuds in the cinders? There is a hammock in the shady woodland, perfect for a doze or a read.

Short Breaks Available from GBP415 (for a 3 night weekend break or 4 night mid week break). Weeks GBP630 - GBP860.
Straw Cottage at Ty Gwyn Farm is in a beautiful location in rural Radnorshire on the edge of the Cambrian Mountains. As you drive down the very quiet lane, a vast panorama of hills spread out before you.

Straw Cottage sits on the edge of Ben's Wood, a small wood that has been coppiced so it is light and airy with dappled sun and bluebells in the spring time. In front of the cottage the ground gently slopes down to the field and the stream, with views to the far hills. In the wood are several bird boxes, home to a variety of birds including woodpeckers, tree creepers and blue tits.

If you have children, there are endless things for them to enjoy - messing about in the stream, pond dipping, building a den, identifying the flowers and birds, exploring the woods and fields, sitting on the swing and making their own fun. They can have a go at the treasure hunt or try the wildlife quiz. Fireguard for woodburner, booster high chair and travel cot provided

In front of the cottage is a large flat area of field, plenty big enough for a game of rounders (don't hit your ball into the stream!).The farm lane is very quiet; rarely will you see a car, so they can ride their bikes without the worry of traffic. You might choose to wander around the farm or go for a more energetic walk across the hills and far away or perhaps just sit outside to snooze and read. The night time is dark, you can see the moon and stars far away from any light pollution.

At Straw Cottage you could be miles from anywhere but only 2.5 miles down the hill is the pretty Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells built to accommodate visitors taking the spa waters. Llandrindod Wells still retains its magnificent buildings many of which surround the Temple Gardens. Within the town there are supermarkets, local food shops, a Victorian theatre, gift shops, coffee shops and restaurants.

The 13 acre lake is a particular feature with a magnificent dragon fountain in the middle. The Elan Valley, an area of outstanding scenic beauty is a short drive away, Brecon and the Beacons are to the south, Hereford and The Marches border The Straw Cottage on the east and to the west is Aberystwyth and the Sea.

The 13 acre lake is a particular feature with a magnificent dragon fountain in the middle. The National Cycling Museum is well worth a visit. Nearby places to visit include, The Elan Valley an area of outstanding scenic beauty with magnificent dams, Abbey Cwm Hir Hall, the Red Kite Feeding Centre, Welsh Royal Crystal, the Judges Lodging, and Hay on Wye, home to the International Hay Literary Festival.

The small towns of Builth Wells, Knighton, Kington and Presteigne are all within easy reach. There are several gardens to visit, including the renowned Hergest Croft Gardens. Brecon and the Beacons are to the south, Hereford and The Marches border on the east and to the west is Aberystwyth and the Sea.
Accommodation Amenities
  • 4 Star
  • Barbeque
  • Children Welcome
  • Dog Friendly
  • Gold Award
  • High Chair
  • Kitchen Area
  • Off Road Parking
  • Shower
  • Sleeps up to 4
  • Sun Terrace/Patio/Decking
  • Travel Cot
  • We're Good To Go
  • Woodburning Stove


Things To Do Nearby


Town: Llandrindod Wells
Open: Tue, Wed & Fri, 10am - 4pm
1.43 miles away

National Cycle Museum, Llandrindod Wells is the UK's main cycle museum, a charity , displays cycles and cycling artifacts over the 200 year history of the bicycle....

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Town: Bleddfa
Open: See Below
10.16 miles away

The Bleddfa Centre, Powys, for the creative spirit is a multi-functional facility that serves as a place to nurture and encourage well being and creativity. The Ol...

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Town: Kington
Open: Daily from April to end of October 11.30am to 5pm
13.23 miles away

Set in the heart of the Welsh Marches and with stunning views towards the Black Mountains, the gardens have spectacular spring flowers and autumn colour. Covering over...

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Town: Hereford
Open: All Year
14.08 miles away

Hay on Wye is a really popular small market town for visitors, renowned for its book shops and annual literary festival. It is full of independent shops, galleries...

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