Upper House Farm

Starlight Cottage

A secluded bolthole for 2 guests (+2 by special arrangement). Self-catering well appointed holiday accommodation with spectacular views. Starlight Cottage is ideal for rural retreats.

"Starlight Cottage provides well appointed holiday accommodation and is the ideal rural retreat"

Starlight Cottage is perched on the slopes of Black Hill and offers sublime views both day and night.  There is a deep sense of tranquillity stemming from its ancient origins.

Inside, Starlight Cottage is welcoming, sympathetically renovated, with a blend of contemporary style and historic character.  The new spa is a fabulous modern addition, with sauna and treatments available as an optional extra. It has some of the best views you'll find from a day bed!

Originally the hay loft for the farm, the living space now houses a smart, fully equipped kitchen, with dining table, perfect for two, yet easily large enough to invite a couple of friends to dine too.  A couple of steps lead to the sitting room with large wood burning stove, a generous basket of wood, as well as Smart TV, DVD and Wi-Fi throughout.

Upstairs, a large landing area leads to a spacious bedroom with super king size bed and extraordinary views over the rolling landscape of the Welsh Marches. You just need to persuade your other half to bring you breakfast in bed! The modern bathroom contains a bath and a shower over, to soak away the tiredness after a long walk. On the airy landing you will find a day bed for lounging with a book from our small library, that can also fold out to form a double bed, in case you wish to share your stay.

You could easily spend a short break here without visiting the supermarket, stock up at the award winning village shop in Longtown, then dine at the local pubs throughout the weekend. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you, and assistance and advice is on hand on where to visit if you need it.

Reserve the Starlight Cottage

Ground Floor Layout

  • Beautiful, fully-equipped contemporary kitchen with dishwasher & microwave oven. Washing machine in separate cupboard.
  • A couple of steps take you to the generous and cosy living space with large sofa and chaise longue to relax in front of the wood burner. Original art work on display. Stone floors throughout. 
  • A large oak staircase takes you to the first floor.

First Floor Layout

  • A large bedroom (super king-size bed) with views of the rolling countryside of the Welsh Marches and Herefordshire.
  • Comfortable day bed to read and relax.
  • By special request, the day bed can be converted into a double bed to accommodate two further guests.
  • Carpet throughout.
  • Large, marble-tiled bathroom with oak floor, bath, shower, skylight and towel radiator.
  • Gas fired central heating throughout.

Spa and facilities

  • Spa and sauna facility.
  • Highly-comfortable bedding with satin Egyptian cotton bedlinens and summer-winter adjustable duvets.
  • Fluffy cotton towels.
  • Essential gadgets: free Wifi, smart TV, bluetooth-enabled music player, DVD player, and hairdryer in the bedroom.
  • Complimentary first basket of firewood and kindling wood.
  • Spring water from Hollywell Spring on the estate directly from your taps.
  • Walking maps supplied and  a wide selection of books is available.
  • Travel cot and high chair available (please notify us).


  • Private 40 m2/400 sq.ft. stone terrace with views of the meadows and towards Craswall and Herefordshire. Fully equipped with dining set, a large parasol and a Weber barbeque.
  • Second gravelled patio with romantic seating to catch the sun all day long.
  • Access to our formal garden and grounds (70 acres).
  • Direct walking access to the Black Mountains right from your doorstep.
  • Unique stargazing experience: The Brecon Beacons is now just one of five locations worldwide with Dark Sky Status.
  • Exciting outdoor activities (see our Revive and Experience pages).

We Are Dog-Friendly

  • We welcome, one, well-behaved dog. Please keep them on the lead in the fields at all times.
  • We supply two bowls, a towel to dry your dog and a sheet to protect the sofa.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms.

Super speedy internet connection for working from home

For those looking for a place to work from home and relax when not working why not choose a stay at Upper House Farm where the internet connection is super speedy. With a Fibre Optic connection and speeds of over 350mbps you can rest assured that the Zoom meeting or file transfer will not fail.

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