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Cyfie Farm
Ranked #2 of 4 Llanfyllin B&B and Inns
West Midlands
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15 reviews
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“Breathtaking views”
Reviewed 2 April 2012

We stayed for a weekend in March. We had a great warm welcome from Claire and Neal. The location is amazing and the view is fantastic I would definitely suggest that you have a go in the spa. Watching the sun go down over the valleys was fantastic especially with the bubbles off just listening to the sheep and new born lambs.
The suite is a good size and having a kitchenette was great. Also the wood fire was fantastic in the evening. I especially loved the bathroom which was huge and beautifully decorated. Overall for my taste, although the rooms as done to a very high standard, they are a bit old fashioned and a bit cluttered but as i said this is just my personnel taste.
Having a separate entrance was great as you didn’t feel you were intruding or having to walk through anywhere really wet and muddy.
If you are not eating there then you will need to drive a reasonable distance to fine food but we had great food at a restaurant suggested by Neil and Clare called Seeds one night and then made our own food another having had a late huge lunch so this was not a problem.
Breakfast was fantastic and large portions and good quality products. The fresh rolls are lovely. You eat at one large table with other guests so was a good chance to meet others. It was also a good opportunity to get Neil and Clare to share some of their great ideas for walks.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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CyfieFarm, Owner at Cyfie Farm, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Many thanks for your kind review. We note your comments about the suite you stayed in and value your opinion; we are a 17th Century Farmhouse and have tried to keep our decor in keeping with the property but appreciate that taste is a very personal matter. We are glad that you liked many things about our farm and we are surprised that you did not appear to get good sleep quality, especially after enjoying the Spa which most guests find most relaxing and sleeping in our hand-made beds. Is there anything we could have done to improve that aspect for you? Perhaps you will come and stay with us again and try a different suite?
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Reviewed 25 November 2011

Firstly I have to say I have been meaning to write this review for nearly a year however better late than never!
Myself and my Fiance had the pleasure of staying in sheep dip cottage last December for 5 days. From the moment we arrived impressions were good. We had a lovely warm welcome from Claire and Neil and the cottage was beautiful with all modern facilities. The fire was a must after a long walk in the snow! The farm is located in gorgeous welsh countryside and I would strongly recommend a visit to Lake Vrynwy, it was so beautiful, my boyfriend proposed!
Anyone who has the chance to stay here, do it. You wont regret it!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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CyfieFarm, Owner at Cyfie Farm, responded to this review, 18 January 2012
Many thanks for your splendid review. We hope to see you here again soon.
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Belper, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Myself and my husband were fortunate enough to stay at Cyfie farm a few days ago. I can whole heartadly agree with all the other reviews re Cyfie farm. Cyfie Farm is a magical place with the most wonderful views right across Wales into England amazing! The garden itself is huge with two Summer Houses you can sit in and absorb the breathtaking views. The huge Spa is a must and also affords amazing views with Horses to boot. The sauna and Changing Cabin is immaculate. We stayed in the beautiful stable Suite with all the original beams and fittings. The Suite has a lounge with a large stone fireplace, wonderful front window with views, (Binnoculars supplied), Books , Magazines, info re local activities, walks eating out etc, all manner of various Tea and Coffee and home made Welsh oatcakes and a Fridge. I believe the other two suites have kitchenettes as well. We had a shower/ toilet room with plenty of Gilchrist and Soames toiletries in the shower and the bathroom itself, so if you forget your toiletries - no problem. Upstairs the Bedroom was just as lovely with a Iron wrought double and single bed very comfortable and at night you can hear a pin drop so an excellent nights sleep is guaranteed. Breakfast was wonderful too and this is where Cyfie Farm, as in so many other areas excels, so many times we have stayed in so called 5 star expensive Hotels only too receive limp heated up Breakfasts and a tiny piece of watery Haddock etc. Not here, ALL the breakfasts are cooked freshly and quickly all locally sourced. My husbands full breakfast was beautifully cooked with excellent quality food and not one hint of grease. My Haddock was a large portion with a perfectly cooked poached egg on top. All the bread rolls were warm, all the Yoghurts were creamy and fruity all the jam home made, large choice of cereals some home made and fruit, quite simply the best quality breakfast we have ever had, it was just a shame that we were unable to book a meal there on the Sat evening as i suspect it would be delicious. We chose to eat out at the Lake Vrnwy Tavern a delicious Welsh lamb Confit and Choc Creme Brulee two course with wine for approx £25 each. Excellent food and value for money.My husbands Cheese and Biscuit selection was diverse and delicious. Neil and Claire are generous hosts both with their time, space, and attention to detail in everything they do, they really care about about their guests experiences and obviously work very hard to maintain the very high standards that Cyfie Farm offers. Our only regret was that because of circumstances we could only stay the one night but strangely enough because of the sheer beauty of the place was still a very restorative experience for us. We will be back soon hopefully for a little longer. Thankyou to Neil and Claire for a wondeful week end.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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CyfieFarm, Owner at Cyfie Farm, responded to this review, 14 October 2011
Many thanks for your splendid review of Cyfie Farm. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to seeing you here again - perhaps for a little longer and to have dinner with us!

Best wishes to you both

Neil and Claire
Cyfie Farm
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Nelson Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 7 October 2011

In mid August 2011, Cyfie Farm was our first port of call on our extended visit to UK and Europe from Australia and set an unbeatable international hotel standard. Excellent 5+ star accommodation, elegantly furnished, set in a garden in a farm with stunning views of the Welsh hill country, it is haven for travelers on business or for pleasure. Friendly hosts Neil and Claire made Cyfie an unforgettable experience.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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CyfieFarm, Owner at Cyfie Farm, responded to this review, 18 October 2011
Many thanks for your lovely review of Cyfie. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us on your long tour of Europe. We hope to see you here again one day.
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

excellent accommodation - really lovely to have a suite to enjoy instead of just a bedroom. food and service were really first class. Neil and Claire were lovely hosts. The views from the farm are truly breathtaking and we would truly love to be able to return one day. Lynne and Trevor.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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CyfieFarm, Owner at Cyfie Farm, responded to this review, 18 August 2011
Many thanks for your lovely review Lynne and Trevor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to meeting you again here soon. Best wishes to you both.
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Property: Cyfie Farm
Address: Llanfihangel | Lake Vyrnwy, Llanfyllin SY22 5JE, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Llanfyllin
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Llanfyllin
Price range (per night): $146 - $212
Hotel Class:5 star — Cyfie Farm 5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideal for short breaks, a week away or two weeks of total escapism, Cyfie Farm is a short drive and a million miles from the M54 (one of our links to the hustle and bustle of everyday life).Forget your preconceptions about “bed and breakfast” or “self catering” - at Cyfie Farm we believe that we have redefined the terminology and set new standards. Bed and Breakfast means you have your own suite of rooms with bedroom, bathroom, private lounge and kitchenette, while our cottages are spacious, stylish and offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside. ... more   less 

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