An impressive country house
View towards the property in the heart of Painscastle village
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
Feature fireplace and original flooring
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
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
Cosy king-size bedroom tucked away in the eaves
Family bathroom
Twin bedroom with an adjacent shower room
Meandering pathways and steps in the garden
Relax with a cold drink on the patio
Beautiful gardens with different levels
Upper lawn area with fire pit and spectacular views
Rolling countryside for miles
Set in a quiet village location
Adjoining castle ruins where you can walk or even enjoy a picnic
View towards the property
Many beautiful walks nearby
Delightful Abergavenny with independent shops and food festivals nearby
Kayaking on the nearby River Wye
Take a trip to Brecon with shops, theatre and boats for hire on the canal
1 / 46  An impressive country house
2 / 46  View towards the property in the heart of Painscastle village
3 / 46  Your own private hot tub
4 / 46  Gorgeous grounds for everyone to enjoy
5 / 46  Fire pit
6 / 46  Kick off your boots and enter your home from home
7 / 46  Beautiful lounge with open fireplace and exposed stone
8 / 46  The perfect place to retreat at the end of the day
9 / 46  Treat yourself
10 / 46  Wonderful dining room, leading to the kitchen
11 / 46  Enjoy meals together
12 / 46  Feature fireplace and original flooring
13 / 46  Snug room with a wood burner - ideal for playing board games
14 / 46  Contemporary kitchen with a stylish finish
15 / 46  Welcome goodies
16 / 46  Handy utility room with washing machine
17 / 46  Natural light floods the entrance hallway
18 / 46  Magnificent king-size bedroom on the first floor
19 / 46  This benefits from a super en-suite shower room
20 / 46  Start your day under the monsoon shower
21 / 46  Sumptous bedding
22 / 46  Calming super-king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds
23 / 46  Fluffy towels provided in all rooms
24 / 46  Attention to detail
25 / 46  Wonderful king-size bedroom with lovely views and en-suite
26 / 46  Put your feet up
27 / 46  Beautifully decorated
28 / 46  An en-suite with a difference
29 / 46  Pretty super-king-size bedroom with zip-and-link beds
30 / 46  The cutest of twin bedrooms perfect for younger guests
31 / 46  Cosy king-size bedroom tucked away in the eaves
32 / 46  Family bathroom
33 / 46  Twin bedroom with an adjacent shower room
34 / 46  Meandering pathways and steps in the garden
35 / 46  Relax with a cold drink on the patio
36 / 46  Beautiful gardens with different levels
37 / 46  Upper lawn area with fire pit and spectacular views
38 / 46  Rolling countryside for miles
39 / 46  Set in a quiet village location
40 / 46  Adjoining castle ruins where you can walk or even enjoy a picnic
41 / 46  View towards the property
42 / 46  Many beautiful walks nearby
43 / 46  Delightful Abergavenny with independent shops and food festivals nearby
44 / 46  
45 / 46  Kayaking on the nearby River Wye
46 / 46  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
Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
No Dogs
5
star
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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At a glance

  • Stunning detached property set adjoining a historic castle
  • Relax in your own private hot tub and gaze up at the night sky
  • Walk from your door to the Begwyns, a haven for walkers
Property code: 73069

A simply stunning residence of distinction, with own private hot tub, adjoining historic castle grounds and an easy walk from the village pub. Lots to see and do locally if you can tear yourself away.

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 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.

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.

  • 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 and pub within walking distance
  • 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.

Mikaela Davies

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Mikaela.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Valerie, 31st July 2020

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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

Reviewed by Sophie, 13th March 2020

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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

Reviewed by Zoe, 17th February 2020

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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.

Reviewed by Sandra, 7th February 2020

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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

Reviewed by Lucy, 31st January 2020

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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.

Reviewed by Helen, 24th January 2020

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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.

Reviewed by Cheryl, 20th December 2019

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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.

Reviewed by Abby, 6th December 2019

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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

Reviewed by Pritesh, 22nd November 2019

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

Reviewed by Sylvia, 8th November 2019

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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.

Reviewed by Adriatik, 18th October 2019

Best ever

Reviewed by Chandan, 4th October 2019

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

Reviewed by M, 20th September 2019

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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.

Reviewed by Sarah, 23rd August 2019

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Booked The Castle for my son's surprise 18th birthday weekend with extended family - what a fabulous property! Suzanne & Owain have thought about every detail- beautifully decorated rooms,a well stocked kitchen,two comfy lounges & of course a wonderful hot tub!This house is properly equipped for 16 - everyone can fit around the dining table & sit iRead moren the main lounge.The little touches were the icing on the cake - a welcome basket in the kitchen, soap in every bathroom & charcoal for the BBQ! Hide

Reviewed by Trevor, 19th August 2019

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We had an amazing short break in this fantastic property. It is all newly renovated and finished to a very high standard. Its perfect for a large family group with plenty of space. We travelled as a family of 13 with ages ranging from 5 to 77. Theres a downstairs bedroom with a shower room next door, a separate king size room above the kitchen and Read morethe rest are off the main stairs and are very spacious. Theres plenty of lovely soft bath towels for everyone with separate hot tub towels. 5 stars Hide

Reviewed by Khalil, 15th August 2019

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The location was excellent. Situated in a quiet area. Beautiful scenery and views. The property is refurbished and has all the equipment required for a holiday. The property exceeded our expectations. The best time to jump in to the hot tub was at night beneath the stars. Overall, excellent holiday. Thanks to the owners for your service. See you soRead moreon Hide

Reviewed by Kate, 9th August 2019

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An impressive country house
View towards the property in the heart of Painscastle village
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
Show 34 moreFeature fireplace and original flooring

Location

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