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Apple House cottage
Garden
Living room
Kitchen
Main bedroom - king size bed
2nd bedroom - twin beds
Bathroom
View towards Black Mountains
View towards Hill Fort
View from cottage
Dining area - extendable table seats upto 6
From where we fish - 250 yards of single bank private fishing
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales

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Christina...
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Superb cottage in beautiful surroundings-can highly recommend it.”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

All round excellent find. Very thoughtful welcome pack and friendly greeting from Richard and Caroline, who had answered my queries before our arrival promptly and helpfully. We had the impression that they wanted to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
The cottage was spotlessly clean with lovely décor and furniture- all to a very high standard. Very effective, cosy log stove.
Lovely, peaceful, private garden with hammock and barbecue area.
All the rooms have lovely windows and views. 5 minute walk to local shop and River Wye.
Beautiful area all year round.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 22, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Travelling group: Young Children
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Jamesxi
London
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place To Stay”
Reviewed April 10, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

My wife, my dog and I spent a wonderful week at Apple House, we wanted to get away from city life for a week and the location, property and owners delivered everything we wanted.

The property is set within the grounds of the owners house but you would hardley know as the only time you see any other life is when you drive up the driveway or see the goats in the adjoining field.

The cottage itself is fabulous and maintained to a very high standard. We spent many a night in the lounge with logs blazing in the woodburner and a glass of wine in hand unwiding. The lounge opens up to a very secluded and private garden where there is a bbq and fire pit which due to the time of year we didn't get to use. The garden is fenced so the dog was able to roam free but if you want to give them a longer run you can go straight into the fields next door, the dog loved it. All around, all you can see are the hills and mountains of the beacons. The kitchen and bathroom have all mod cons and it was lovely sleeping in the master bedroom where all you can hear is nature and look up to the stars through the velux windows.

The location is right next to the village so an easy walk to the local pub and shop. For anything else its just a 5-10 min drive away (recommend the butchers in Talgath) and whereever you go the views are stunning. This is a great location for base camp to explore this part of wales.

Owners are really nice people, lovely welcome pack on arrival including welsh cakes, a basket of logs for the burner and when we spoke to them about finding good restaurants and antique shops they went away and printed out maps and ideas for us, really made our stay stress free.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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England
Reviewed February 21, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

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Liked best: The whole thing cottage and location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Catrin R
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Fantastic autumnal views of both the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

The Apple House is ideally located within easy reach of Brecon, Hay-On-Wye and Builth Wells with amazing views of both the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains, Pen-y-Fan & Corn Du stood proud even on the more misty days. These views were made all the more spectacular by the beautiful mix of autumnal colours on the surrounding trees.

The Apple House has been tastefully renovated, with a beautiful wood floor in the lounge and then nicely tiled slate floors in the dining & kitchen areas. Upstairs is carpeted with the 2 bedrooms having a cosy warm feel, just what you need for a good nights rest after day out in the local countryside and warming up in front of the extremely warm wood burner in the lounge.

It is a very well equipped cottage with everything that you'll need for a comfortable stay, from powerful shower, bath, dishwasher, wash dryer and everything you'll need in the kitchen to cook up something delicious.

Caroline & Richard were also warm and friendly and on hand to assist and advise on the local eateries of which there are a many of high quality in nearby Hay-on-Wye.

We had a lovely relaxing week. No problems recommending this to anyone looking for accommodation in the area and hope to visit again in future.

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Liked best: The views, peace and quiet.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 30, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

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Liked best: Peace & views
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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wirral
Reviewed September 26, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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