Hafod-y-Blodau
Hafod - Self catering holiday cottage near Builth Wells - Mid Wales
Welcome
Hafod-y-Blodau (Hafod) is a self catering holiday cottage 3 ½ miles from Builth Wells, Powys (home of The Royal Welsh Show) in the heart of mid Wales. This delightful converted barn sleeps four in two bedrooms and is perched at the top of a hill at one end of a small farming estate with breathtaking views over the Irfon valley and 20 miles or more into the Cambrian Mountains.
A birdwatchers paradise, the house and garden is on a level with the red kites, ravens and buzzards that circle high above the valley. It is surrounded by pasture land and extensive woodlands criss-crossed with footpaths and tracks leading down into fields alongside the river Irfon and behind, up onto open hill land. It is a perfect base for active holidays or peacefully relaxing away from the stresses and strains of every-day life.

The Irfon valley is designated as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) because of its sometimes rare flora and fauna including otters. This beautiful stretch of river has many lovely secluded pools for wild swimming in the heat of summer and plenty of shallows for paddling and minnowing.
Fishing for all species can be booked with us at £17.50 per rod day or separately via the Wye and Usk Foundation at: www.wyeuskfoundation.org

Holiday tenants have free access to the estate’s many tracks and paths with beautiful walks across fields and along the riverbank or up through extensive woodlands to open hills. Many of the tracks are suitable for cyclists. Pony trekking, golf and tennis courts are available nearby and there is an indoor swimming pool in Builth Wells. It is an easy drive to Hay on Wye, the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and the Elan Valley Dams at Rhayader, or for longer more adventurous day trips via narrow mountain roads to remote valleys above Abergwesyn, on to Tregaron and back via the Llyn Brianne reservoir, Cynghordy and the Sugar Loaf pass. The scenery here is spectacular and you can see buzzards, red kites, ravens and of course wild welsh ponies and hill sheep, in their natural habitat.

Accomodation
Upstairs
  • Main bedroom - twin beds made as double with hand basin.
  • Second bedroom - twin beds.
  • Bathrooms with over the bath shower basin and w.c.
  • All linen is provided.
Downstairs.
  • Large comfortably furnished sitting room, with TV, DVD Player and wood burning stove - (logs provided). French Window giving access to a terrace.
  • Kitchen / dinning room, well equipped, with electric cooker, microwave oven, fridge-freezer, and dishwasher.
  • Night storage and convection heaters to supplement wood stove.
  • Entrance hall with washing machine, ample space for coats and boots.
  • Downstairs w.c. with hand basin.
  • Garden furniture and barbecue stored in the garden shed at the side of the cottage.
  • Outside the cottage there is space for parking.
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Hafod above the clouds.

Hafod above the clouds.

Hafod and the view.

Hafod and the view.

Hafod from front.

Hafod from front.

Hafod From the hill.

Hafod From the hill.

Hafod in the distance.

Hafod in the distance.

Hafod in the Snow.

Hafod in the Snow.

Hafod in the sun.

Hafod in the sun.

Hafod in winter.

Hafod in winter.

Hill behind Hafod.

Hill behind Hafod.

Inside Hafod - Breakfast room.

Inside Hafod - Breakfast room.

Inside Hafod - Kitchen.

Inside Hafod - Kitchen.

Inside Hafod - Master Bedroom .

Inside Hafod - Master Bedroom .

Inside Hafod - Master Bedroom.

Inside Hafod - Master Bedroom.

Inside Hafod - Second Bedroom.

Inside Hafod - Second Bedroom.

Inside Hafod - Sitting Room and Woodburner.

Inside Hafod - Sitting Room and Woodburner.

Inside Hafod - Sitting Room.

Inside Hafod - Sitting Room.

Inside Hafod - View from french windows.

Inside Hafod - View from french windows.

Near By - Elan Valley Dams Reflection.

Near By - Elan Valley Dams Reflection.

Near By - Elan Valley Dams.

Near By - Elan Valley Dams.

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5-star review on Google
5 Star Google review
"Amazing views. Breathtaking! Lovely cottage, quiet & peaceful.
My second visit and will be back for a third soon."

Reviewed by Louise James
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Cefnllysgwynne Estate
Hafod-y-Blodau and Hendre Farmhouse are both  part of the Cefnllysgwynne Estate.
This is a small Welsh estate whose other activities include:
  • Forestry
  • Fishing
  • Fire Wood
  • Christmas Trees
Hendre Farmhouse
To see more accomodation view Hendre Farmhouse , which sleeps 8/9 and is in the valley, five minutes walk of the river Irfon.  
3 Star rating
3 Star Welsh Tourist Board Rating.
See us advertised at www.e-selfcatering.com