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White Hopton House in Sarn, Powys

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sleeps 12
6 rooms
5 bathrooms

White Hopton House description

Deep within the Vale of Kerry, the small village or Sarn is centrally located in Wales and is also close to the border of Shropshire. Known as the Marches, this scenic region is steeped in history. The nearby village of Kerry, with its shop and two pubs - one of which serves food - is a popular spot for walkers and cyclists. The Kerry Ridgeway, a 15 mile route through the hills, offers lovers of the outdoors to explore the countryside and provides remarkable views of up to 70 miles in all directions on a clear day. The castles at Montgomery and Powys, in addition to the medieval towns of Bishops Castle, Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Machynlleth, make wonderful places to visit, as do the National Parks at Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons. The area also offers easy access to Offa's Dyke, steam railways and the stunning Cardigan Bay coastline - all under an hour's drive away.

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.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Britannia electric range with double oven and 6-ring hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, fridge/freezer, chest freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 6 x TVs (one 50") with Sky Multiroom, DVDs, WiFi, selection of books, games and CDs. Fuel, power and fuel for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own pool towels. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 6 cars. Lockable bike storage. Large front lawn with fenced pond. Large rear lawn with patio and furniture, covered sitting area, BBQ, private outdoor heated swimming pool, sauna and changing room. Hot tub. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 6 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: Children to be supervised in pool and sauna. Note: There is modern stabling for 4 horses, paddocks and riding trails, for more details contact owner directly. Note: The front lawn with fenced pond has peacocks and geese, children to be supervised. Note: Private outdoor pool is 40' x 20' and 3' to 6' deep, is open all year round and is heated to 86 degrees.


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

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Mr Leech
June 2016
The fabulous pool, hot tub and garden space were all well maintained. The house was a real pleasure to stay in, 'wow factor' applies to much of the property. Three generations of us all loved it and would we return, YES!
Ms Minear
June 2016
We were blessed with good weather so the heated pool the hot tub were in daily use. Fabulously secure grounds for our 2 dogs to roam. Big gas BBQ lovely outside dining area perfect for our family to eat around. Would return will definitely recommend. Thank you.
Mr Vincent
July 2016
The accommodation was amazing and the location in Wales was beautiful
Mr Morris
June 2016
This is a beautiful property in a beautiful rural location. Having both a heated swimming pool and a hot tub made it very special.
Mrs Hubbard
January 2016
White Hopton House is beautiful, within stunning surroundings. Owner was very helpful before and during stay!
Mr Murphy
April 2016
A great location and lovely property; the pool, hot tub and sauna were all well used even in April.
Mr Barry
September 2015
An absolutely fantastic property, could not recommend it highly enough. The facilities were fantastic and kept the whole family entertained all week! Exceptionally impressed and would love to return.
Mr Roberts
July 2015
Fantastic house and garden. The pool, sauna, hot tub and BBQ were absolutely great. The location is beautiful as well and the owners are very friendly and helpful.
Mr Parvin
August 2014
Very good amenities and house is extremely well equipped. The owner is also very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. It's a great holiday place for young families with plenty to keep children occupied.
Mrs Rokach
August 2014
The hosts were fantastic, they went out of their way to ensure we had a fabulous holiday. Everything was even better than we expected. The house is beautiful, full of character and tastefully decorated in keeping with its age but with all the modern conveniences.
Mrs Begum
September 2014
This house was amazing! The children loved the swimming pool and the hot tub. They loved having a BBQ and the badminton court. The rooms we fantastic, bedsheets clean and mattresses comfy. The en-suite rooms were just great. The second everyone stepped into the house they went running around looking at everything in awe! The children came running down in excitement and were already deciding which rooms they were to sleep in! I would definitely recommend White Hopton House to others!
Mr Phelps
October 2014
So happy with our choice to stay at White Hopton House for our honeymoon. Exactly what we were looking for. Everything perfect. Owners extremely helpful and accommodating. Would love to stay there again!
Mr Whitehouse
November 2014
We could not fault anything, the Hosts were very helpful and obliging, cannot thank them enough. We will go there again some time in the future. Thank you.
Mrs Simms
November 2014
White Hopton House is a superb property. The excellent interior is matched by the top class outdoor pool facilities which we were able to put to full use with unseasonally warm weather in November.
Mrs Whittaker
December 2014
The location was beautiful, there were plenty of varied walks and the views of the rolling countryside were amazing particularly from the top of the hill to the side of the house. We enjoyed a great celebratory weekend at Hopton House. The pool and the hot tub were an added bonus and we still managed to use them the weekend before Xmas. Many thanks for a wonderful weekend, I'm sure my parents will have some fond memories for their golden wedding anniversary.
Mr Wallace
May 2015
Loved White Hopton House to bits. Had a great pool, tub and sauna which we used in all weathers. Everything had been thought of, even down to games consoles (whilst we didn't use them ourselves would no doubt get the approval of any teenage guest). The owners were very helpful and friendly.
Rev Raven
April 2015
The house was 'awesome' according to an adult and one of the grandchildren. The pool and hot tub and sauna were equally very much appreciated as was the location. The house met all our requirements. Thanks to the owners and all who look after the property.
Mrs McNally
May 2015
White Hopton House was very nice indeed, loved the pool,sauna and hot tub. Great to have TVs in the room especially the lounge and conservatory and the fact that there was the sports channels available.
Ms Owen
March 2015
The cottage was amazing. The owners were helpful and looked after us well and the pool, sauna and hot tub really made our holiday. Can't wait to come again.
September 2014
We booked this venue for a large family gathering for my birthday. I really wanted something with a wow factor and this place has it. The booking through Sykes cottages was efficient and the company kept in touch as the house was new to the site and did not have interior photos to view at the time. They were happy to reserve our booking until we had viewed the rooms. We were not disappointed. Nearer the time we contacted Wayne and Sharon and nothing was too much trouble. I called as we needed a camp bed for my 3 yr old niece - sorted. I also needed to discuss linen change during the week as some guest were staying just for the weekend with a whole new change of linen required. There was plenty lining and towels stored in the utility room so no laundry day was needed. They also answered all my question promptly about the games console and if they had a food warmer (they didn't, shame as they are useful when cooking for 12) I was worried that due to the rural nature that the kids would be bored but I needn't had worried as they never left the pool which was well heated (we did discovered that the Play station had been replaced by a Wii and Xbox but they never left the box).The directions given were good but the lane was still easy to miss. I looked on Google earth to give me a better idea and glad I did. The photos on the website simply did not do the house justice. It was more beautiful. The oak floors and stair, to the formal dining room, the front lounge and sun room so comfortable and useful if you wanted peace and quite watching the movie channel, while the rest of the party chatted watching sport. Or you could disappear to your room and watch what you want on the sky multi channel. We had the master bedroom with the huge ensuite. It had a slipper bath and a walk-in shower, along with the heated floor, which was a touch of luxury. a brand new hair dryer was also supplied. The owners popped across from their onsite home to welcome us with local wine and beer and supplied fresh eggs when needed. Basic for a cuppa was in place too. Helped direct us to the best butcher locally where we were not disappointed (Ricky Lloyds in Welshpool the burgers were like door stops!) On the day of the birthday they generously gave me a bottle of Champaign and a box of chocolates which was very thoughtful and very well received. (Thank you). The owners love dogs and despite what the website says Sharon was happy for us to leave them in the house alone but since we didn't really need to go anywhere this wasn't an issue. The house is fantastic but here's a couple of points to maybe consider: the back garden is huge and peaceful, ideal for our old dog but it is uneven as I discovered whilst playing badminton. The external stone flag step near the greenhouse were loose but easily avoidable. The family bathroom is on the first floor not the 2nd floor as stated on the website, the twin bedroom on the 2nd floor has crooked stairs and a low ceiling leading up to it so really not for the infirm however our granddad and my dad slept up there and were fine and finally it is an very old house with very low beams so 'watch your head' quickly followed by and swear word became a regular occurrence of the house. It is the norm for the electrics to trip out but again easily solved by a phone call to the owners who left us the key to the electrics room if it happened again. Depending on your network the phone signals are very poor as so is the Wi-Fi but the owners we already solving that small issue when we left. Although there was a basket of leaflets a guide/ info book would have been useful eg nearest supermarket, pub, best places to eat, distance to dog friendly beach. Oviously this is all online but with the poor Wi-Fi this meant this was not always possible - so consider doing your research before you go. The house does have its quirkiness ( the 'butler' and possible 'ghost') which will leave you smiling. We were all sad to leave as we had a lovely time and would definitely return someday hopefully soon.
irene r
June 2015
Wonderful property. We were a large family group of 3 generations celebrating a 40th birthday. Pool and hot tub kept the children and adults happy. Very remote but once in happy to stay in property. A couple of practical pointers to consider. Could do with an extra frying pan for such large groups otherwise breakfast can take a long time to prepare! The dishwasher was not very good as some of the plates were too large for it. But that apart a truly magnificent venue
Lainey W
June 2016
What an amazing family holiday we had. We couldn't have asked for more! As soon as we arrived, a beautiful feeling of peace and tranquillity resided and we all immediately felt 'at home'. From 1 year old to 80 years old, it was the perfect place to reflect, spend time with extended family and make memories. The owners are there if you need them but not encroaching in any way. The delivery of fresh, free range eggs from hens you can see running around in the field next to you, both on arrival and on our last day, was a lovely touch. And the peacocks are spectacular! The pool and jacuzzi are an added bonus.
November 2016
What a truly wonderful experience this was! As one of the guests who stayed with the main person booking the trip, I couldn't recommend White Hopton House more highly. Normally, I'm a city boy through and through and if you'd asked me prior to going, being out in the middle of quiet countryside with no access to the outside world would have been my idea of hell. However, instantly upon arrival I felt at home. Greeted by a roaring log fire and homely, comfortable furniture - there wasn't a single decoration that felt out of place. Every room had that high level of comfort and luxury. With a steam room, heated pool and hot tub, this was the perfect winter retreat for a thirtieth birthday. We were very much left to our own devices but we had the comfort of knowing the owners were only next door if we needed anything (they were also kind enough to take one of our friends to the station as they had to leave early). We were greeted in the morning to a lovely hand written note and some fresh eggs for breakfast - believe the hype, these eggs really do not get more free range or fresh. I have never had eggs like this! It was also such a lovely surprise to see peacocks parading around the back garden in the morning. As a very large group, there was still enough space that you could go somewhere for some quiet time on your own if you needed to. We were so in love with the property after the first 24 hours that we're in discussions of coming back quarterly. I couldn't recommend this property highly enough. There was wifi access, but I didn't use it once because I felt so relaxed here. Every single detail was thought of - there were even games consoles in the conservatory! As a keen cook, the kitchen was perfect, with plenty of preparation space and every utensil you could possibly need. It's the sort of place where your troubles all melt away in the space of four days. I was truly sad to leave but I'm very excited to plan our next retreat to White Hopton House.
Lauren B
December 2015
As a group of friends we go away the first weekend of December every year for a Christmas getaway. This year we stayed in White Hopton House and had an amazing time!! From the moment we walked in we feel in love with the homely and quirky feel and were greeted with a note from the owners and some eggs laid by the chickens on the farm. This is the first time we have been away and not immediately been greeted with a warning to keep the noise down past 9 and were in fact told in the welcome brochure to 'make as much noise as we liked'. I contacted the owners prior to staying and they were happy to answer my many questions and couldn't not have been better hosts in this respect. The rooms are beautiful and this was perfect for the windy weather as we spent a lot of our times playing Wii in the conservatory area looking out. The only grumble I have is that because it was winter we couldn't enjoy the beautiful garden!! All in all we had a fantastic stay from start to finish and couldn't recommend the house highly enough.
Stacy B
September 2015
Cannot recommend this property enough! We had the most amazing week here with a family of 3 generations who all enjoyed all of amenities available. The pool and hot tub are fantastic and the owners keep it this way by coming early each morning to keep it to the immensely clean standard that we were greeted with upon our arrival. We had fresh eggs delivered to us from the owners of the property making us feel even more welcome and with 5 children/teens with us the note in the welcome book to 'make as much noise as we like' was very welcome! It was nice to not have to feel like that we were bothering anyone and that the kids could all thoroughly enjoy themselves! The surrounding areas and animals in particular were a massive hit with everyone as were all of the extras inside the house. Plenty of activities to do, more than enough TVs to go round, although the setting of the property meant we didn't really use them as we were too busy otherwise or chose to spend the time together gathered round the one in the amazing sun room! We also had our 2 puppies with us, Trixie and Diesel, who were again welcomed by the owners and they too enjoyed the vast outdoor areas! The house itself is very remote, but for us from a busy city that was a welcome change! The nearest supermarkets (Tesco/Morrisons/Iceland) are all within a 10 minute drive to Newtown so your not too cut off if you need anything! Overall, if your thinking of booking this property.....DO IT! You won't regret it, unless your looking for something in the middle of a bustling city!!! Thank you to Sharon and Wayne for renting out their property and giving us a family holiday we won't forget!
Chris G
August 2016
A great holiday spent with an extended family - celebrating three birthdays. This is a lovely location, beautiful countryside, amazing character house and super outdoor heated pool which the children really enjoyed - the adults preferred the outdoor tub! Peacocks, geese and chickens in the grounds add to the atmosphere. Beautifully furnished as well with huge TVs. Despite it being a typical English summer the patio is well sheltered and we spent most evenings outside and had two barbaques - if it had been sunnier a patio umbrella might have been needed. There is enough grounds to satisfy the most active of families (we played rounders one evening). It's a really quiet location - though early morning chorus from peacocks may wake you! But don't come here if you need to log on to broadband. The broadband was limited to say the least - 0.025Mbs on wifi next to the router - drove our younger generation up the walls in frustration. Maybe the previous week's visitors used up their monthly satellite allowance but in my opinion if you advertise broadband as being available then it should be! That said it did mean more time was spent enjoying the other facilities and each other's company! Small asides: some beams are low so expect to have to keep ducking if you are over 5' 8" (it's part of the houses great character); the attic bedrooms are suitable only for younger family members, neither have curtains or blinds (so sleeping in is hard) and one has no door between it and the stairs / landing; there are only three bathrooms in the house (two on suite) plus a downstairs w/c and poolroom shower room outside. The master bedroom is amazing.
Amy-Rose C
April 2014
We stayed at White Hopton house for the Easter Weekend and had such a fantastic time. The house is spacious, beautiful decorated and clean. The facilities were fantastic with the pool, BBQ area and large garden being a highlight for us! The owner kindly directed us to a lovely walk just minutes from the property which had fantastic views over the welsh countryside, wildlife and house itself. I would recommend this place to anyone!
August 2014
We stayed at this house as part of a family group arranged by my father-in-law. As a idyllic relaxing place to stay you can't do much better! The house is an old 17th Century farmhouse, with later Victorian extensions and a later conservatory added which adds to the character of the property. Inside there are numerous places to relax or eat all tastefully integrating the latest mod-cons with the character of the house. One of the characters though is the low beams - if you're over 5 foot 7 you'll need to watch your head! Also, the floor in the Victorian section is lower than the older section so people with mobility difficulties may need to think about the additional steps. The amenities offered are vast and are included to help entertain and relax you, from the big screen TV's all with Sky in all bedrooms and living areas (the conservatory has the biggest at 50") to the heated pool, hot tub and sauna. A badminton set is also provided, and there are many places to sit outside and enjoy the sun - around the pool, outside the conservatory, at the "bar" in the garden (not a real bar - one made up as a show-piece in the garden) or the gazebo. Kids have a wendy house outside to play with - though if there is one suggestion I would make to the owners is that they provide some other outdoor play equipment for the little ones - a swing/slide set from Argos (or similar retailer) would do it and an ideal place would be by the "bar" - adults could sit have a nice drink and watch their children play safely. Location wise you're 1.5 miles from the nearest village (the pub isn't recommended though - and they don't serve food) and 7 miles from the nearest town Newtown which has rail links to Shrewsbury and Birmingham and coach links too. The area is in the valley of Kerry so the local scenery is very hilly and picturesque. There are many places to visit nearby too. Something to watch out for (and this isn't a fault with the property) is that if you're coming in using a postcode on a Sat Nav, it will take you up a wrong lane as the postcode covers many of the lanes! You may find using a grid reference of 52.511618, -3.140642 (as provided by Google Maps) more accurate. Also, the Wi-Fi wasn't working while we were there (connection fault) though wireless mobile dongles are provided in case of problems like this. The owners live on-site in a modern building next door and can be contacted if problems occur. The property is surrounded by farm-land and the gardens are home to ducks, geese and peacocks (yes, peacocks live on-site!). Also, while we were there a neighbouring farm cat decided to drop-by and stay! In summary - I doubt you'll find a better place to stay in the area than this house.
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