Select a location

The Old Post House in Painscastle, Powys

  • £
  • $
From per week
sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Old Post House description

Holiday home
The Old Post House is a charming, 17th century, semi-detached cottage set in the village of Painscastle, Mid Wales. With three bedrooms consisting of two king-size doubles and one twin, this cottage can sleep six people comfortably. There's also a bathroom boasting a spa bath and a ground floor shower room as well as a kitchen, dining room and a separate sitting room with a gas woodburner-style stove. Outside, there is off road parking for two cars along with a rear, enclosed garden with patio, furniture and barbecue. The Old Post House is less than a minute's walk from a cosy real ale inn serving good food, and offers a perfect base for exploring this well-loved area of Mid Wales.

The pretty village of Painscastle lies between the famous towns of Hay-on-Wye and Builth Wells, and takes its name from its ancient castle, where today only large earthworks remain. Standing only three miles from the England/Wales border, the village boasts a charming real ale inn and is surrounded by scenic countryside. Under six miles away is Hay-on-Wye.

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.

Gas central heating with electric stove. Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD. WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4.5 miles, pub 1 min walk.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

Booking Request

Check availability / Book online
Sykes Cottages
  • Safe and secure instant booking online
  • Best price guaranteed on all our properties
  • Book direct with owner or managing agent
Request to Book


Mrs Harris
June 2015
A lovely cosy cottage you can relax in. It was within easy reach of local town and shops. Ideal for walks, with lovely landscapes and the local pub has excellent food.
Mr Jackson
May 2015
We had a most enjoyable stay in The Old Post House. The cottage was very comfortable with plenty of room for us all. The village was quiet an ideal place to chill out if you wished. For us it was nice central for the parts of Wales we wanted to visit. In the evenings the pub was a great place to eat chat with the very friendly locals. We had an excellent week!
Mrs Strain
May 2015
A wonderfully relaxing home-from-home in a pretty village.
Mr Hoult
September 2014
A super cottage within walking distance of the local gastro-pub. It was peaceful except for local farm traffic.
Mr Clode
March 2015
The Old Post House was well maintained, comfortable furnished and had a lovely 'feel' to it. Our group consisted of 6 adults and there was more than adequate sleeping and living space. The village pub, literally across was a great bonus - good beer, very good food and an excellent welcome.
Mags F
August 2015
We travelled with friends and their 2 children. The rooms were comfortable, 2 bathrooms made it much easier with 6 of us in the house, the kitchen was well equipped and we ate in most nights. If the weather had been kinder the garden would have been a great place to sit and read. Care required with low ceilings and beams. This house is well placed for the Brecon Beacons, Hay on Wye with its many book shops, and even a day trip to Cardiff, which we loved. There is a shed, just past the village hall, which sells fresh eggs. A great lace for walking and chilling!
Tell us about your rental experience while staying at The Old Post House. Let us know if the listing matched your expectations. You can share your comments about the location, property owner/manager and all the unique features that made your stay a memorable one.
With cookies we can give you the best experience on By using our website, you consent to the use of cookies.