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Old Rectory Cottage in Aberhafesp, Powys

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sleeps 14
6 rooms
4 bathrooms

Old Rectory Cottage description

Holiday home
Old Rectory Cottage is a stunning, detached holiday home set next to the owner's home in Aberhafesp near Newtown, Mid Wales. With upside down accommodation, there are six ground floor bedrooms, two with en-suites and French doors to the garden. There's also two ground floor family bathrooms, two first floor cloakrooms, two kitchens with dining areas, two sitting rooms with woodburners and one with a double sofa bed, meaning up to fourteen people can enjoy a comfortable holiday here together. With outstanding features including a separate, indoor heated swimming pool and a hot tub in the pretty, south-facing garden, Old Rectory Cottage offers a wonderful base for friends and families.

The tiny hamlet of Aberhafesp lies at the heart of the beautiful Montgomeryshire countryside, surrounded by lush farmland and enchanting woodland. The hamlet has a cluster of black and white dwellings, a quaint church and a pretty footbridge spanning the River Severn. Just four miles away, nestling on the banks of the River Severn, lies the bustling market town of Newtown, with its art gallery, museums and array of attractive shops and pubs.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mrs Doherty
July 2016
Old Rectory Cottage is a beautiful house , we most enjoyed the swimming pool and hot tub in the evenings , laying in that hot tub admiring the lovely views was just perfect for us . We had a lovely family holiday.
Mrs Clifton
July 2016
The barn conversion was amazing, cleanliness and facilities wonderful. We were a family of four generations and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owner made us welcome and nothing was to much trouble. We have highly recommended this property to friends.
April 2016
We stayed at Old Rectory Cottage as an extended family of twelve with ages ranging from eighteen months to 74 years. Without exception we all had a wonderful time! We used the lovely pool and the hot tub was a huge success and used very frequently. There was more than enough kitchen equipment for all the adventurous cooks to produce many delicious meals and the two kitchens were very well used. An excellent holiday house, highly recommended.
Mrs Bell
January 2016
Everything about this property was fantastic. From the beautiful scenic views to the indoor pool! The kids absolutely loved it, as did we! We will definitely be returning. Big thanks to the owner for all his assistance during our stay!
Mr Scanlon
April 2016
Stunning views, great privacy, swimming pool and hot tub perfect temperatures, an amazing Place.
Mr Boorman
November 2015
Amazing view, particularly the autumn colours. The house- being 'upside down' arrangement benefited from those vistas. The Cottage is pretty peaceful, but near enough to facilities.
Mrs Hargreaves
November 2015
Excellent experience, the landlord was lovely and helpful. The cottage and pool was gorgeous. Much better than advertised! Would definitely recommend to anyone.
Miss Fletcher
May 2015
This has been the most exceptional property I have ever hired. The care, safety and attention to customer needs is extremely high. The furnishings and furniture are top class and it is like walking into a magazine. The cots, high chairs and safety gates are of a high standard - the best provision for babies I have encountered. The owner and his mother were really helpful and welcoming. The hot tub and the swimming pool were in top condition and our safety was important to them.
Nicole B
November 2016
Just returned from a 3 night stay and could of stayed longer! We were a party of 14 to celebrate a 40th birthday . The house is stunning, beautifully decorated, ample space, immaculate high standards clean throughout. Kitchens full of everything you need, lounges with log fires, comfortable sofas ,TVs. Each bedroom has TVs, comfortable beds . But I'd say there is no need to watch tv when your in the beautiful surroundings. You will not find fault with anything. The pool is massive and heated with lots of inflatables for the children . Showers, toilet & changing rooms very clean maintained . Outside is the hot tub which is maintained every day by the owner Stuart . Beautiful views . The owner Stuart is very helpful with anything you need . He is also a fabulous pianist, came over one night gave us our very own show . His brother Gareth came over and joined in . Will be definitely coming book next year. Would highly recommend !!!
Keith B
August 2016
We were a party of 13, aged 2 years to 72 years . We stayed in this glorious property for 2 weeks. The house is basically upside down, enhancing the breath taking views. The indoor swimming pool was used daily, and the hot tub was very relaxing. Both these facilities were tended daily, by Stuart our friendly owner, making sure they were kept clean. Even though we had 5 children under 13, peace and tranquility ruled. The nearest town is Newtown just 4 miles away, has all major high street outlets. Beaches are appr. 50 miles away. Stuart the owner lives on sight and nothing too much trouble, for him, to enhance your stay. I would certainly highly recommend ,this clean and spacious property.
Kayleigh B
October 2016
We've just returned from a week long stay with family at the old rectory cottage. We were greeted with a warm, friendly welcome upon our arrival and the house itself was immaculate and spacious. The pool and jacuzzi were tended to and used daily, the views stunning and Stuart, the owner was more than happy to help to ensure our stay was made as enjoyable as possible. An overall amazing week in which we didn't want to end.
Ms Smithyman
June 2015
Everything was so wonderful, fantastic, thank you to the owner, will be visiting again.
Ms Hall
August 2015
My family of 8 adults and four children had a great time. The warm welcome from the owner was a great start and the cottage was everything we could have wished for. Inside there was lots of space, quality fittings amazingly comfortable beds and everywhere was spotlessly clean.
Mrs Cook
April 2015
The property was superb.The owners have put a great deal of thought and care into furnishing this holiday let.
Mr Wilkes
May 2015
Great location and views. A friendly and helpful host. It was simple but had a high standard of finish throughout. The excellent indoor pool and outside hot tub were particularly appreciated by everyone. The party ranged in age from 7 to 67 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the weekend break and is looking forward to a return.
January 2017
We hired Rectory cottage for my 60th birthday celebration with 14 members of my family. The house was spotlessly clean upon arrival and tastefully decorated. We were pleasantly surprised by the Christmas decorations throughout the whole house which really added to the festive atmosphere. The kitchens were equipped with everything you could need and every room was furnished with the most comfortable seats and sofas. The whole family spent many hours of fun in the lovely swimming pool and hot tub. The views of the surrounding countryside from the cottage were spectacular. Our 3 night stay passed too quickly and we hope to return for a longer stay in the future.
Miss Newman
March 2015
In a great location, easy to get to. Had beautiful views. The accommodation was very well designed and all amenities were provided. The quality of property was a very high standard, the finishing touches made all the difference to giving the place an air of luxury. Being greeted by the owner personally was nice, he made us feel very welcome and seeing the staff checking the pool and tub for safety levels was reassuring and professional. Loved this property and our stay! 10 out of 10!
Mrs Everett
March 2015
Old Rectory Cottage is in excellent condition and is truly beautiful. The amenities were luxurious and the owners have thought of everything to ensure a pleasant stay.
Peter L
July 2016
A beautiful cottage, well equipped of the highest standard. Sole use of the hot tub and swimming pool made this stay extra special. Our whole family enjoyed a relaxing weeks stay. Stuart and his mum were wonderful hosts.
Kenny C
August 2016
I honestly do not know where to start, this cottage was stunning in every single way possible. A lot of time and money has been spent making the cottage and the grounds as high spec as can be and The Old Rectory did not fail to please. When we first arrived we were a tad early and the cleaners (who were very friendly) were still hard at work but we were told that we could have a look around the grounds whilst they finished off doing the brilliant cleaning job that they did, spotless from top to bottom. The first thing to look at was the pool house...WOW! This is the reason our family of 13 picked this cottage and it was more than we expected. A great big heated pool surrounded by comfortable pool furniture, changing rooms, showers and a toilet. Before long we headed back to the house where we found that the cleaners had finished and the cottage was ready for us to begin our holiday. We were met by Stuart's mother Cynthia who was an amazing lady, so friendly and so kind and took an instant liking to my 5 year old daughter, she made us feel at home and gave us the grand tour of the property. Once she had finished the tour and showed us how to use the hot tub (which was amazing might I add) she left us to it to enjoy our holiday. The cottage itself it stunning from top to bottom, everything has been thought of to make everyone's holiday all the more pleasurable. The kitchens are fully stocked with every pot, pan, utensil, and gadget you will need during your stay. Both living rooms are full of comfortable sofas and chairs with massive big screen TVs in each one. Every bedroom has a tv as well but I will be the first to admit that during my stay I must of watched no more than 15 minutes of television which is a record for me as at home it is constantly on, yet here, there is so much to do and so much family time to enjoy that I really didn't even feel the need to put it on. I could go on and on about how great this place is but it really does need to be seen to believed. The highlights of the holiday was the pool house, hours and hours of fun was spent here from early morning dips to late night swims with the family, it really was the main attraction of the property. The hot tub as well was out of this world, sitting in there at night looking up at the millions of stars was a great ending to the day. The grounds were used to their full potential, we played badminton, football & rounders and on one occasion used the fully equipped BBQ provided to have a family meal. The views of the surrounding countryside were out of this world and many of us spent time enjoying them. The cottage is only a 10 minute drive from Newtown which has all the shops and amenities we required during our stay - supermarkets, pharmacists, banks, restaurants and even a cinema. When our 7 day stay was over none of us wanted to leave, this holiday was great for spending time with family and really relaxing and enjoying each others company . The little ones in our group (5 year old girl, 6 year old boy, 14 year old girl & 14 year old boy) were never bored and always had something to do. The owner Stuart was very friendly and came every day to test ph & chlorine levels of the hot tub & pool and make sure everything was good. You are left completely alone by the owners but if they are ever needed they are only a phone call away and will help with anything that you need. In a nutshell, would I recommend this cottage....too right I would. We are hoping to go back next year although this may not be possible due to the new plans of the property which would mean a shared pool with another cottage. Sad as it is and as much as we would love to return, if the pool was not exclusive to this cottage and had to be shared and time slots booked then we would have to look at renting some where else. The luxury of this cottage is the pool and the fact that you can use it at any time morning, noon or night is the pulling power for such a glamorous property. I really do hope that Stuart and his team decide to leave it the way it is as I would come back in a heartbeat and we are already planning on booking up for next year once we know for sure regarding the pool situation. Stuart & Cynthia, thank you for an amazing time, we hope to see you again. Also, a big thank you to my family who made the holiday what it was.....AMAZING.
June 2016
Spent a week at the Old Rectory Cottage with my husband and 3 children, with three members of our family joining us for a couple of days. What a stunning property! Beautifully furnished, gorgeous views and everything thought of, from a better equipped kitchen than we have at home, to games, books and WiFi, and a TV in every bedroom. We spent hours on the peaceful patio, sitting on the loungers and drinking in the beautiful scenery and some of our party tried the jacuzzi, which was amazing The pool is huge and the pool house has showers, a loo, changing rooms, seating and toys for the kids to play with in the water. The pool was always a lovely temperature. Despite the owner living next door, the property is very private - we only saw Stuart when we needed something. He is hugely welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for him - he even contacted us after we had left to let us know we had left something of value behind. Our relatives had to leave on the third day and didn't want to go! We felt the same on our final morning at the cottage. It really is the most relaxing holiday we have had in a long time and we cannot wait to return next year. Thank you Stuart for such a great holiday property!
April 2016
Just returned home after a long weekend at the cottage with family. Firstly the surroundings and views from the cottage are breathtaking, there is a lot of privacy which was perfect for us as we had small children but, Only a few miles away was the local town which has everything you need from supermarkets, mini shops to fast food. The cottage was spectacular and has been designed and finished to an extremely high standard, the pictures do NOT do this place justice!! The owner was also so friendly and helpful, went out of his numerous times to help us. finally the swimming pool and hot tub are amazing both are lovely temperatures. Truly amazing its a MUST visit and you will not be disappointed.
Melissa J
April 2016
THE BEST WEEKEND EVER, for our group its a yearly treat, we always try to go different places but when we got to this cottage we felt like nothing else could top this. The house is what you see on the picture and more and its TOTAL privacy even though owner lives on site its 100% privacy. There's also a book inside that recommend places to go around the area so we went to the WATERFALL OMG it was the cherry on top. Overall it was just brilliant, i would highly recommend this place. (Dun knuw a fi go back Stuart big up uself)
Katie B
February 2016
Myself and my two brothers booked this fabulous holiday cottage as a 50th birthday surprise for our mum. We were taken in straight away by the pictures and no other place we looked at could even begin to measure up. From the stunning spacious house to the fun filled swimming pool, everything was perfect. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would return and recommend to others!
Julia J
April 2016
We had a large group of 14 of us (5 of them children) and we all thoroughly enjoyed the stay at the Old Rectory. The views were outstanding, the cottage has been decorated to a high standard, and we had all of the amenities we needed. The Pool was superb and big enough to have all of the adults and children in there most of the time! The hot tub was a lovely bonus, and we even braved this in the cold!! I loved the fact the bedrooms were downstairs, and two of them had french doors out to the gardens. Lovely place, and you felt relaxed just looking at the acres of land outside, and hills! The children loved the pool and all improved their swimming and even the youngest were joining in jumping in the deep end with the older ones! Great place, nice and quiet and peaceful, and the owners have made sure everything is to a high standard, and lovely decor too. Would really recommend to anyone who is looking for peace and quiet and to enjoy time with their families/friends. The week went way too quickly! Thanks for a fabulous memory for my upcoming 40th Birthday and my sisters 38th birthday celebrations, as well as celebrating my nephews birthday! We all had a fantastic break! :0)
March 2015
We hired the Old Rectory Cottage for a 50th birthday weekend, so that 14 friends & family members could have a celebratory gathering. It didn't disappoint ! Great, easy to get to location with beautiful views and surroundings. The house has all the amenities you need. The attention to detail and finish is 1st class. They have thought of everything. Information is available on everything you need and a very professional approach has been taken to the set up of this property. We were greeted by the owner on arrival and made to feel very welcome. I believe that there is still some landscaping being done but this did not impact on the quality of this accommodation. We loved staying there and can't wait to return.. Definitely recommend;it's fabulous and with the hot tub and pool at your disposal even if the weather isn't perfect ( which we were lucky with) you'd be hard pressed not to have a great stay. Thanks Stuart and the Rectory team- a great weekend !
May 2015
We have just come back from a weekend at the stunning Old Rectory Cottage and it was perfect!! Stuart has all bases covered, a large swimming pool for the kids to play in, a luxurious hot tub to relax in, plenty of space for everyone to be together and enough room for those that want some quiet time. There were 14 of us at the cottage and it had everything we could need and more... Surrounded by stunning views and amazing scenery it's a little piece of Welsh heaven! Would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Andy F
August 2015
This is without doubt the most amazing holiday we have had, Stewart is second to none when it comes to hospitality The pool, hot tub, accommodation and views are all you need at this location for a great holiday. The property is immaculate and there was ample space for all 14 of us. The impromptu musical evening was an added bonus! Thank you very much Stewart.
September 2015
We booked the Old Rectory Cottage for a family get together and had great expectations from the photographs on the website. Oh Boy we were not disappointed as the reality far exceeded our expectations. From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the owner Stuart we were made to feel very welcome. Stuart showed us round the house and the pool area and showed us how to use the hot tub. The house is finished to a very high standard and is very comfortable and homely. The kitchens are very well equipped and you really want for nothing. The living area is on the first floor taking advantage of the stunning views across the valley We didn't have to contact Stuart for anything at all during our stay- the holiday ran so smoothly. The beds were very comfortable and there was always an abundant supply of hot water. The pool and hot tub got plenty of use during our stay. We were lucky enough to meet both Stuart's Mum and Dad during our stay and what lovely friendly people they all were. We were also lucky enough to be treated to a concert with Stuart playing the piano on Thursday evening. What a star! he even allowed our nephew who is learning to play the piano to do a duet with him. He was delighted. All in all this was the best holiday accomodation we have ever had in this country and we would recommend it to everyone of all age groups. The property is only 4 miles from Newtown where you can do your shopping at Tescos, Morrisons or Lidl and there are also plenty of Take Aways to take advantage of. Stuart you have a little gem there !!
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