Gribyn Cottage

Caersws, Powys

Come for star-gazing, fresh air, wildlife & walks in the mountains of Powys. Near Llanidloes, the perfect hideaway for couples or families


3 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


In the Cambrian Mountains, gazing east over the picturesque Trannon Valley where sheep graze and buzzards soar, lies Vicky and Tim’s lovingly restored barn and pottery. It is incredibly peaceful, tucked up a single track lane, beloved of couples and walkers seeking solitude and nature. You stay in a self-contained cottage adjoining the main barn. The kitchen and dining area, large and light like everything else, comes with a magnificent view over the valley. The sitting room is upstairs, with a comfy sofa, exposed beams, and shelves of books for cosy nights in by the wood-burner; from here, duck into the main bedroom where Tim’s hand-crafted king-size bed lies under the timbers. Two single beds are on the open-plan mezzanines, and a sparkling shower room is downstairs. You’ll find tea and cake on arrival, and maps and guides to activities in the surrounding mountains: hill walking, climbing, sailing, mountain biking, fishing. Walks radiate from the door. Vicky’s pottery adorns the cottage; if you’re inspired you might visit her studio or take a class. A place to fashion your own Arthur Ransome holiday: explore, build dens, sit round the camp fire.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Cottage for 4-5. Minimum stay: 2 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £510
Short breaks £85 per night. Extra bed/sofabed available £10 per person per night.
1 Cottage for 4
From £853 beds3 bedrooms


Amazing cottage and the welcome homemade scones were very much appreciated. Vicky and Tim are lovely and full of knowledge of the local area. We are already booked for a second visit.

Alison, Nottingham

Another wonderful visit to Gribyn Cottage. Vicky and Tim are generous hosts and the tranquil cottage is a good base from which to explore the surrounding area. From beaches to magical forests, galleries and the local pool (complete with inflatable dragon!) - there is literally something for everyone. The highlight of this trip was a pottery workshop with Vicky where we made our own mugs (and aliens). Highly recommended, we can’t wait to visit again!

Anna, Canterbury

A truly lovely cottage in stunning scenery. We were only there for three days and the weather was great on all of them, so we didn't have to use the wood burner or make use of the boxes of games etc but it is well set-up for rainy days. We did lots of walking with guidance from the owners and saw lots of interesting plants and wildlife both from the garden (red kites, gold crests) and in the surrounding countryside (ospreys). A well equipped kitchen made catering easy and all our food / drinks was consumed off pottery made on site. A lovely break!

Matthew, Ipswich

The cottage is amazing; spotlessly clean and decorated to a high standard. Well stocked kitchen, comfy beds, and lounge area. The views are amazing and the only sounds you hear are sheep and birdsong! The bonus was being able to take the dogs who were under control at all times as sheep with lambs were in close proximity. There are plenty of places nearby to walk

Julie, Wakefield

Our third visit to this tasteful, extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage perched high on a Welsh hillside with only birdsong and sheep to disturb the perfect peace! Glorious views down the valley from the seating area outside - the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a glass of wine!Friendly, welcoming hosts who have thought of everything to make sure guests enjoy their stay.The fabulously comfortable bed with lovely crisp linen and the sparkling cleanliness throughout are much appeeciated as is the wood burner and underfloor heating!Can't wait to return!

Ann, Norfolk

Absolutely beautiful cottage filled with everything you could possibly need for your stay. We had a very comfortable and quiet three night stay in Gribyn Cottage and there is nothing we could fault. The attention to detail made it- using Vicky's handmade crockery was such a nice touch and lighting a fire in the wood burner was a real treat after a snowy trek up Snowdon! I really can't recommend Gribyn Cottage enough. We can't wait to come back! Thank you!

Billie, Kent

Gribyn Cottage is in a beautiful, peaceful location with the most fantastic views over looking hills and valleys. The Cottage it's self is well equipped with ever thing you need for a short or long stay, whilst being extremely comfortable. When the weather permits there is seating outside on the patio with a BBQ. Vicky is a fantastic host and very welcoming. Make sure you visit her pottery and treat yourself. We have visited here 4 times now and cannot wait until we visit again, ideally retire to the cottage for good!!!

Jacquie, Cannock, staffordshire

Gribyn is a little piece of magic in the Welsh mountains. It's cosy, quirky and toasty warm. The beds are super comfy and the linen fresh and crisp. I love the bits of pottery that adorn the cottage; made by the owner in her nearby pottery shack. There's brightly painted furniture, faerie lights and toys for the offsprings, and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. And the views? well, what can I say? If I could describe this place in than words it would be 'pottery and a perfect panorama'. We loved it!! The pics on the website don't do it justice; it's really spacious and pretty.

Sarah, Sidbury, shropshire

Just back from our week at Gribyn Cottage and we miss it already. It's set in the most breathtaking landscape and surrounded by lots of other beauty spots, from beaches to woodland. We were spoilt for things to do and see. The cottage is well equipped and stood up to our 5 year old, 4 year old and puppy. We can't wait to go back. Thank you Vicky & Tim.

Anna, Canterbury

The cottage is quirky, attractive and well equipped. The area is outstandingly lovely. The owners are very pleasant, and extremely helpful. We have had a lovely week despite uncertain weather and our dog, Douglas, loved the place. He had his own welcome pack in addition to ours. We all enjoyed the grounds of the cottage as well as the small private enclosed garden. The constant presence of red kites and buzzards added a certain something to a glass of wine on the patio!

Anne, Nottingham

superb holiday destination for children who love the outdoors. plenty set up on site for den building and "fort boyard" style challenges and cottage is perfect for rainy days with board games and further den building possibilities. the local area has ample walking and aberdovey beach 45 mins away is amazing (like North Cornwall without the people!) Vicky and Tim are so friendly and accommodating and supplied fresh fruit and veg from their garden almost daily. you are left to yourselves and yet feel looked after. there are local swimming pools and good pubs and chippys. we had a brilliant 2wks


Our week long stay in Gribyn Cottage was truly delightful - Vicky and Time have created a beautiful getaway from it all. The views from the cottage are breathtaking down the valley - the patio-terrace areas are perfectly positioned to take advantage of this. If you are looking for a peaceful, tranquil place to stay then this is the place for you - you will only hear the sound of sheep and see the red kites soaring above you. The cottage is extremely well maintained and spacious inside - a definite recommendation for anyone wanting to visit this area of Wales and the beautiful countryside.


We have just returned from a lovely stay at Gribyn Cottage. Set in the most beautiful hills, we woke up to breathtaking views. The cottage is really clean and very well decorated with a ridiculously comfy bed, and the best shower I have been in. I wanted to take it home. Vicky and Tim are great hosts, they advised us on lots of great walks and were so friendly. Our dog Lola was welcomed with open arms and even made friends with their dog scarlett. We will definitely be visiting again in the summer so we can make the most of the BBQ. Great place I'm sad to be home.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Vicky Ware

  • Sit on the deck and enjoy the most outstanding views. Whether you want to go out and engage with wild Wales or just sit back and relax into the beauty and peace it's all here waiting for you. Book a pottery session with Vicky - 5 mins from the cottage.
  • Fantastic walks straight from the cottage door - with views like this Plan your walks with GPS downloadable routes and laminated maps. Walk to our local waterfall; through stunning oak woodlands along ancient drovers' roads.
  • Llanidloes - offers all you need including an amazing shoe shop..... greengrocers, butchers, organic food, cafes - 1 is a fantastic vegetarian. Machynlleth has a great market on Wednesdays.
  • Hafren forest is a wonderful place for the whole family to go for a walk. Mess about in the river - stop for a picnic. Good for swimming dogs and rugged baby buggies! Take on the challenge of walking to the source of the River Severn.
  • Wake up early to see the amazing sunrise from the cottage; 10 mins walk from the cottage a 360 view and watch the sunset; sit on the deck with a glass of wine and gaze at the beautiful clear star-filled night sky. Cook a BBQ with an amazing view
  • There's always Powis Castle, a wealth of little railways or fishing, mountain biking ( guided), sailing, off road biking, clay shooting...... Walking round Clywedog, Hafren Forest, Bryntail or Elan Valley. Lovely sandy beaches at Aberdovey and Ynyslas.