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An impressive country house
Your own private hot tub
Gorgeous grounds for everyone to enjoy
Fire pit
Kick off your boots and enter your home from home
Beautiful lounge with open fireplace and exposed stone
The perfect place to retreat at the end of the day
Treat yourself
Wonderful dining room, leading to the kitchen
Enjoy meals together
Snug room with a wood burner - ideal for playing board games
Contemporary kitchen with a stylish finish
Welcome goodies
Handy utility room with washing machine
Natural light floods the entrance hallway
Period Georgian feature from the working farm
Magnificent king-size bedroom on the first floor
This benefits from a super en-suite shower room
Start your day under the monsoon shower
Sumptous bedding
Calming super-king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds
Fluffy towels provided in all rooms
Attention to detail
Wonderful king-size bedroom with lovely views and en-suite
Put your feet up
Beautifully decorated
An en-suite with a difference
Pretty super-king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds
The cutest of twin bedrooms perfect for younger guests
A hideaway den
Ground floor single bedroom
Cosy king-size bedroom tucked away in the eaves
Family bathroom
Twin bedroom with an adjacent shower room
The shower room with WC
A pretty single bedroom
Relax with a cold drink on the patio
Meandering pathways and steps in the garden
Upper lawn area with fire pit and spectacular views
Adjoining castle ruins where you can walk or even enjoy a picnic
Beautiful walks nearby
Many beautiful walks nearby
Rolling countryside for miles
Kayaking on the nearby River Wye
Take a trip to Brecon with shops, theatre and boats for hire on the canal
1 / 56  An impressive country house
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3 / 56  Your own private hot tub
4 / 56  Gorgeous grounds for everyone to enjoy
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6 / 56  Fire pit
7 / 56  Kick off your boots and enter your home from home
8 / 56  Beautiful lounge with open fireplace and exposed stone
9 / 56  The perfect place to retreat at the end of the day
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12 / 56  Treat yourself
13 / 56  Wonderful dining room, leading to the kitchen
14 / 56  Enjoy meals together
15 / 56  Snug room with a wood burner - ideal for playing board games
16 / 56  Contemporary kitchen with a stylish finish
17 / 56  
18 / 56  Welcome goodies
19 / 56  Handy utility room with washing machine
20 / 56  Natural light floods the entrance hallway
21 / 56  Period Georgian feature from the working farm
22 / 56  Magnificent king-size bedroom on the first floor
23 / 56  This benefits from a super en-suite shower room
24 / 56  Start your day under the monsoon shower
25 / 56  Sumptous bedding
26 / 56  Calming super-king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds
27 / 56  Fluffy towels provided in all rooms
28 / 56  Attention to detail
29 / 56  Wonderful king-size bedroom with lovely views and en-suite
30 / 56  Put your feet up
31 / 56  Beautifully decorated
32 / 56  An en-suite with a difference
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34 / 56  Pretty super-king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds
35 / 56  The cutest of twin bedrooms perfect for younger guests
36 / 56  A hideaway den
37 / 56  Ground floor single bedroom
38 / 56  Cosy king-size bedroom tucked away in the eaves
39 / 56  Family bathroom
40 / 56  Twin bedroom with an adjacent shower room
41 / 56  The shower room with WC
42 / 56  A pretty single bedroom
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44 / 56  Relax with a cold drink on the patio
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46 / 56  Meandering pathways and steps in the garden
47 / 56  Upper lawn area with fire pit and spectacular views
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49 / 56  Adjoining castle ruins where you can walk or even enjoy a picnic
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51 / 56  
52 / 56  Beautiful walks nearby
53 / 56  Many beautiful walks nearby
54 / 56  Rolling countryside for miles
55 / 56  Kayaking on the nearby River Wye
56 / 56  Take a trip to Brecon with shops, theatre and boats for hire on the canal

The Castle At Painscastle

Hay-on-Wye (4.5mls NW), Brecon Beacons

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Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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A beautiful Georgian, Grade II listed property with a very rich history, set on a working farm in the pretty hamlet of Painscastle. The adjoining grounds even have their own old castle ruins. Walking distance to the excellent village pub and why not visit the local Rhosgoch Golf Club just 2 miles away for a luncheon and around of Golf. For the more energetic why not try tackling the Begwyns, 580 acres of National Trust hills and rolling landscape with breath-taking views across The Brecon Beacon National Park. The Beacons and River Wye have a number of activity providers, offering canoe hire, high rope courses and gorge walking. Hay-on-Wye, just a short drive away, is renowned for its International Book Festival, with plenty of second-hand bookshops, an art house cinema and independent shops, as well as The Globe at Hay. Bryngwyn Riding Centre, a short drive and the Royal Welsh Showground slightly further afield. (Please check admittance for the various attractions).

Enter this imposing detached residence into the hallway. To the left is the large lounge with a warming open fire, high ceilings, comfortable sofas and a Smart TV. Perfect for large family gatherings where you can chat about the day’s events. Further along there is a handy snug, with Smart TV, seating, board games and a lovely wood burner. Also, on this floor there is a single bedroom, a shower room with shower and WC and a utility room with washing machine and heated airer. Back along the hallway is the formal dining room, which is delightful, with ample seating and a feature fireplace. Down a couple of steps to the lower ground floor is the stunning kitchen with an electric Range oven and hob, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee machine and dishwasher. There are stairs from the kitchen to a wonderful first floor master bedroom with king-size bed, far-reaching rural views and an en-suite shower room and WC. The remaining first floor sleeping accommodation is accessed via a staircase from the main hallway. There is a large king-size bedroom, again with beautiful views, which benefits from an en-suite bathroom, down a couple steps, with hand-held shower over bath and WC. There is also a pretty single bedroom and two super-king-size zip-and-link bedrooms (which can both be made up as a twin on request), one of which has an en-suite shower room and WC. This floor also benefits from a bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC. The second floor has a fantastic, non-regular, staircase which continues the theme of period features and leads to a twin bedroom with sleigh beds, a king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom. These rooms do have sloped ceilings, beams and areas of restricted height but are great for younger party members and add greatly to the overall charm of the building. There is a handy shower room with shower and WC to service the second floor.

Outside there are extensive grounds, offering a beautiful environment to relax in. There is your own private hot tub on the patio with gazebo and picturesque sitting areas to enjoy the super views. There is also a charcoal BBQ with starter pack and a fire pit. The working farm backs onto an ancient castle, which you are also able to access. There is also a games shed with table tennis and off-road parking for five cars in the yard.

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  • 9 Bedrooms – 2 super-king-size zip-and-links (which can be made up as twins on request at the time of booking), 3 king-size, 2 twins and 2 singles
  • 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 1 en-suite bathroom and 2 en-suite shower rooms
  • Electric Range oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer and coffee machine
  • Utility room with washing machine and heated airer
  • Private hot tub with gazebo
  • Games barn with table tennis, plus a small selection of indoor and outdoor games available for all ages
  • Wood burner and open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample private parking for 5 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop 4 miles, pub within walking distance and golf club 2 miles
  • Smart TV in lounge and snug
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Care to be taken in the grounds due to varying ground levels and steps
  • Please note that fireworks are not permitted at this property or within the grounds
  • HOLIDAY PREPARATION: We would advise to contact local amenities directly, such as shops, restaurants, pubs and attractions, to confirm the latest opening times and availability.

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An impressive country house
Your own private hot tub
Gorgeous grounds for everyone to enjoy
Fire pit
Kick off your boots and enter your home from home
Beautiful lounge with open fireplace and exposed stone
The perfect place to retreat at the end of the day
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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

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Kelly, 4th September 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful character property in a lovely area of Wales, near to Hay on Wye (where we went paddle boarding on the river). We particularly enjoyed the hot tub, stunning views from the garden and fire pit area, and my young daughter enjoyed the great selection of books on offer. We all appreciated the tasty treats that Read moregreeted us on arrival too! I wouldn't hesitate to return and to recommend to others. The owner, Suzanne and her family are incredibly helpful. Hide

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Lucy, 27th August 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This is a truly beautiful cottage! Plenty of space for 11 adults. All the bedrooms were spacious, all beautifully and uniquely decorated. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, a huge fridge abs freezers. The firepit area is a wonderful addition with the most breathtaking views! The local town, hay-on-wye, is around 15 mins drive away Read moreand is such a cute village with lots of quirky shops and plenty of places to eat or drink. I would highly recommend this cottage and area of Wales. Hide

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Michele, 20th August 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This is a lovely property in a fabulous location. It was spacious and comfortable. We had family staying with us half the week and friends the second half. Suzanne could not have been more helpful in facilitating the midweek change over. Hot Tub was a definite plus but we also enjoyed the garden and table tennis. Would not hesitate to recommend thiRead mores property. Hide

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Penny, 13th August 2021 Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Great set up and space with fantastic facilities .

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Peter, 6th August 2021 Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Amazing property! We really enjoyed our week at The Castle (9 adults and 6 children) Beds very comfy. Grumpy's shed was a great addition and the table tennis table was well used. Hot tub wonderful. Firepit awesome, the children loved toasting marshmallows. Magnificent views. A good location for photographing the milky way from the castle mound (tooRead morek an amazing photo at 1.30am) Thankyou for the basket of goodies. Owain and Suzanne and Owain's mum thank you for being so friendly and helpful. Hide

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Stephen, 30th July 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Before arrival Suzanne made contact via text giving full directions and encouraging us to follow up any concerns or queries; which we did and her responses were quick and informative. We were a group of 11 and on arrival were astonished by everything about the property. The hot tub was brilliant and in the evenings used the table tennis table. LocaRead moretion for us was fantastic; great pub in the village, Hay on Wye great for paddle boarding, Pen y Fan and zip wire about 1 hours drive. Outstanding! Hide

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Elaine, 16th July 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautiful house spotlessly clean and being ex hotel managers, we know where to look!! Owners couldnt be more helpful but not intrusive. Hot tub levels were checked daily so felt very safe to use. Grumpys barn was a great place for the younger ones to hang out. The fire pit area is a fantastic place to sit in the evenings with a vino or two. We didnRead moret light it as weather was hot hot lovely breeze and wonderful views up there. You will not be dissapointed Hide

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Marilyn, 25th June 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

My Family and I (15 members) have just returned from a much needed long weekend at The Castle and what a special place this is. The property is set in beautiful grounds, has been tastefully restored and offers everything you could wish for you . The hot tub, fire pit and 'Grumpy's shed housing table tennis were amazing and well used, we had great fRead moreun. Thank you Suzanne and Owain, the lovely owners, for such an amazing break, we will definitely be back. Hide

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A, 11th June 2021 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We had a wonderful long weekend at The Castle. The house is beautiful ,a perfect mix of period and contemporary put together with great taste. An ideal venue for a family get together. We had a great BBQ. We chilled out in the hot tub and toasted marshmallows at the fire pit as the sun went down . The children loved flying their kite from the hill Read moreand getting to know the sheep. Owain and Suzanne were the perfect hosts lovely and helpful but not intrusive Would love to visit again. Thank you Hide

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Julie, 25th September 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Perfect for a family get together. The house has everything - character, space, hot tub, huge dining room, well equipped kitchen. The owners were brilliant through the uncertainty of the Covid-19 restrictions. We had a fantastic time making memories, hoping to come back soon.

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Allison, 11th September 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This was a great place for a family group of varying ages. Everyone was delighted with their bedrooms; there was enough space for eleven of us to spread out when we wanted to; the 6 bathrooms made it easy to allocate each of our smaller family units their own bathroom (important details in the current season!) and the outside space was interesting Read morein its own right with the ancient monument; the fire pit and of course the hot tub. Feeling very lucky to have 'discovered' the Castle at Painscastle. Hide

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Watson, 1st September 2020 Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

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Louise , 24th August 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

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Alison, 14th August 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A family of 9, (aged 6-70+) stayed for a fabulous week in August 2020. The cottage had fantastic facilities, including an amazing hot tub. Suzanne and Owain were very friendly and popped in every day to service the hot tub and were on hand if we had any questions about the area, but distant enough not to impose on our holiday. It was great to have Read morespecific hot tub towels for our use too. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated, superb bedding and fluffy towels and most with fantastic views. Hide

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David, 10th August 2020 Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Everyone in our group was wowed when we took our first good look around this property noting the high degree of finish of fixtures and fittings. The property is very spacious allowing folk to have there own space if they want it. The highlight of the property is the Hot Tub, this was a great addition to this property. We booked this property at verRead morey short notice and really could not have done better. Wales is a great place to explore. Hide

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Bharu, 3rd August 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Beautiful house, in a great location. Peaceful, locals very friendly. The house was very clean, inviting and well equipped. Kids enjoyed games room, BBQ was a hit. Beds were very comfortable; rooms were of high quality. Loved the authentic features throughout. Owners were brilliant, helped with anything we needed. Hot tub was very popular with everRead moreyone. Views were breathtaking. Pub within two mintue walk; food was excellent. Fantastic family holiday, would highly recommend the house. Hide

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Valerie , 31st July 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The Castle at Painscastle is an amazing property. Very historical building but beautifully updated inside. All the rooms and facilities were excellent and there were so many small details that made our stay even more comfortable. The owners could not have done more to help make our stay memorable. The welcome pack of goodies was a lovely surprise. Read moreWe will definitely come again. Hide

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Sophie, 13th March 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The rural location is great - very peaceful and plenty of walks nearby. The cottage itself is very cosy despite its size and has everything youd need (including plastic glasses for use in the hot tub!) The homemade welsh cakes were especially well received! The hosts were in touch before we arrived and were very friendly and approachable during ourRead more stay. Id definitely recommend - a perfect weekend getaway for a large group! Hide

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Zoe , 17th February 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Great house with everything you need and helpful owners. There was plenty of space for 16 of us. House was really warm, clean & well equipped. The hot tub went down well. Would definitely recommend.

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Sandra, 7th February 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

This house was wonderful! It was beautifully decorated, very well equipped and perfect for our annual gathering of 13 ladies. The house was spotlessly clean and the bathrooms were all very new with modern fixtures and fittings. A short stroll to the local pub for lunch was an added bonus! The owners made sure we had everything and were on hand if wRead moree had any problems, even checking on us when we had bad weather. We all agreed we would go back and would definitely recommend. Hide

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Lucy, 31st January 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Best cottage Ive stayed in! Hot tub is massive and all the rooms are great sized/ well equipped with hairdryers and most en-suite/ with bathrooms next door. Local pub is literally a 2 minute walk. Owners are very accommodating and helpful! Perfect location too.

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Helen, 24th January 2020 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A sympathetically renovated property which comfortably housed 18 family members, aged 15 mths to 72 yrs. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, great bathrooms with added bonus of the hot tub. Cant recommend highly enough for a great get together.

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Cheryl, 20th December 2019 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The property is tastefully decorated, in a fantastic location. Good for walking & close to Hay on Wye. The hot tub was popular with our group.

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Abby, 6th December 2019 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Our stay at the castle was perfect, and the house has so much character. The house comfortably fitted 12 adults and 6 children. Very well equipped kitchen and we cooked a Christmas dinner for the 18 of us without any problems. The hot tub was clean and well maintained, and enjoyed by most of the group. All rooms are of a good size with comfortable Read morebeds. Even though the house is large it was always warm despite it being December. We highly recommend this house for large group gatherings. Hide

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Pritesh, 22nd November 2019 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A clean and cozy property in an idyllic location. Very friendly and helpful people in the area.

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Sylvia, 8th November 2019 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Lovely cosy well equipped warm house in a beautiful location with marvellous views. Plenty of room for sixteen people. Very comfortable beds and excellent bathrooms. Kitchen brilliant and hot tub a great addition. Owners really helpful and welcoming. We'll definitely visit again. Many thanks.

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Adriatik, 18th October 2019

Best ever

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Chandan, 4th October 2019 Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Great place to stay! Amazing weekend away! Owners were brilliant from start when we contacted them and to the finish when we left.

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M, 20th September 2019 Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

Beautifully presented large property perfect for family / group bookings. Owners extremely helpful and close by if needed. Beds especially comfortable. Great hot tub complete with towels and bbq area. The fire pit was a hit and the complimentary marshmallows for toasting were a nice touch.

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