Paradise Farmhouse | Self-catering cottages in Powys | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Paradise Farmhouse - Self-catering cottages in Powys

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Slough Road, Presteigne, Powys
Wales, United Kingdom

John, Gloria & Anita Howard

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+44 (0)1544 262848(landline)

Buzzards, swallows and fine views for 2 immaculate cottages attached to the farmhouse. Heaps of luxury, and a sweet gastropub down the road

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Over two cattle grids, through fields sprinkled with sheep, is a renovated farmhouse on an immaculate driveway: welcome to pastoral perfection. The owners live at one end; guests live – privately – at the other. There's also a games room (ping pong, board games, log-burner, books), and a bakehouse and barbecue in the offing. Step inside to find two two-storey cottages side by side, each with an open-plan living area and a wheelchair-friendly bedroom on the ground floor. The décor is beautiful, simple and country-contemporary. Original artwork adds a personal feel, iPod docks and flat-screen TVs add modernity. Then there are fluffy white towels and soaps from Out of Eden, firm new mattresses and superb pillows, and a delightful farmhouse kitchen stocked with supplies for your first breakfast. All feels spacious, airy and peaceful, in three acres of land surrounded by fields. Buzzards wheel, swallows flit beneath the eaves, lovely views roll in every direction. You're well placed to enjoy the Marches and Wales, it's easy driving to Ludlow and Hay on Wye, and walks radiate from the door.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from John, Gloria & Anita Howard:

Local points of interest from
John, Gloria & Anita Howard:

  • Walking and cycling from the door, with Offa’s Dyke minutes away. White water rafting, canoeing, riding and fishing in the area, as well as go-karting, quad biking, paintballing and more.
  • Presteigne (1 mile away), is a black and white town full of character and charm, with pubs, boutiques and award winning Judge’s Lodgings.
  • There is a good choice of places to eat and drink locally, including the Stagg at Titley, a Michelin-starred gastro pub, and the Harp at Old Radnor.
  • Near Hay Festival, Royal Welsh Show, Ludlow Food Festival and more, with Presteigne Music Festival and Vintage Car Rallies right here.
  • We have a lovely games room with hammocks and a ping pong table, books and a log fire.
  • Available for group retreats and courses, with use of beautiful communal spaces. Fine dining by arrangement.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"John and Gloria are wonderful hosts ensuring a relaxed stay is experienced. The views are fantastic, along with local walks - which both John and Gloria are happy to advise you on. Staying on the farm is an absolute pleasure, whether you want to enjoy your surroundings with comfortable, clean and spacious cottages or explore the Brecons, Shropshire or Herefordshire. The welcome breakfast pack lasted us all 5 days and John's homemade bread was delicious. There's also a great games room, which can be used as a Yoga (or other) studio. "


August 2015

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  • 2 Cottages for 4
Price:(i) £420 to£1008 per week

3 night stays £180-£435

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.




Slough Road, Presteigne, Powys

Self-catering Cottage 1 (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 2 twins/doubles.
Price: (i) £ 420 to £ 1008 per week
Self-catering Cottage 2 (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 2 twins/doubles.
Price: (i) £ 420 to £ 1008 per week

John, Gloria & Anita Howard

Visit website

+44 (0)1544 262848(landline)