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“Perfect family holiday”
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Apple House cottage
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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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suzeej
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect family holiday”
Reviewed September 12, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Just returned from the beautifully appointed Apple House with its' idillic views and will definitely be returning.

The cottage has everything you need from milk, butter, eggs and Welsh cakes on arrival to the welcoming owners who are keen to share their knowledge of the local area. The quality of the furnishings and attention to detail makes this place a home from home. Topped off with stunning "picture perfect" views from every window including the Black Mountains. Our 1 year old toddler had a great time wandering around the cottage and its' grounds (there is a stairgate at the bottom of the stairs and a play pen /stairgate that you can use upstairs).

The enclosed garden was a real hit with our border collie and we enjoyed a few evenings outside with the warmth of the fire pit.

The location is good with two pubs within walking distance. And a few more just down the road in Glasbury and Three Cocks. Ideal location for exploring the Black Mountains and the rest of Brecon, including castles, caves and forests.

All in all a fantastic holiday - there was so much to do that we couldn't do everything and so will have to go back!!

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Lindsay P
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Apple House - the most perfectly amazing place anyone could wish for”
Reviewed September 1, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Recently stayed at Apple House with my family, beautiful house and garden for the kids to play in with amazing views all around. The cheese, milk, bread, butter and welsh cakes left by the owners were a lovely added bonus when we arrived. Could not have asked for anything more from this short break holiday, owners were very helpful, everything was perfect, will be booking again in the future and would recommend to anyone.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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“A fantastic house, hosts, and location.”
Reviewed August 27, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Beautifully appointed both inside and out and with all conveniences that one could require, Apple House is by far one of the best holiday rentals this family of 5 have stayed in. Caroline and Richard were so welcoming and helpful over our stay, what with local knowledge and suggestions of things to do on rainy days. We would highly recommend Apple House and hope to return some time in the future.

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Lennie W
Belgium
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed July 25, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We just had a beautiful holiday at Apple cottage. The best holiday yet with the dogs thanks to a lovely cottage and a beautiful, save and fenced garden. The first cottage where we could let the dogs lose in the garden without having to worry about them getting out of it. The cottage is very cosy. The owners Richard and Caroline are lovely, very helpfull and make you feel really welcome - The welcome pack of yummy Welsh cakes and some essentials was also a really nice touch. The location is amazing, very peacefull and yet close to the local pub and little town village.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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timr1973
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Absolutely outstanding!”
Reviewed July 14, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

A simply magnificent cottage in the most idyllic rural setting. Apple House offers a blissful retreat from city life and the opportunity to 'get away from it all' whilst at the same time enjoying top class accommodation. If you are feeling energetic, there are plenty of activities on offer in the area (canoeing,horse riding,gorge walking) or if you wish to take things easier, then why not relax in either of the hammocks in the garden whilst enjoying a barbecue or simply watching the world go by from the back garden with stunning views of the Welsh countryside and all the local wildlife. We had a tremendous time here and would highly recommend it and hope to be back again soon - a real gem of a find!

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“Outstanding”
Reviewed June 13, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Last minute booking yet the best holiday as a family we have ever had. Richard and Caz the owners have basically made this into a home from home. It is exceptionally clean and has everything you need. Richard and Caz are there if you need them BUT are not in any way, intrusive. If you have limited time but need to recharge your batteries - choose Apple house. If your standards are high for quality - this is your place. You are so far away from the madding crowd yet a very very short walk to a fully stocked spar and 2 pubs!!! We are already booking our next stay as the quality of accommodation AND the friendliness of Richard and Caz makes it a no brainier. When you wake up in the morning don't expect road noise just nature, and when you lay in 1 of the 2 hammocks, make sure you set an alarm as believe me there is nothing to break the tranquility only your own agenda. Thank you Richard and Caz for providing a home away from home with all the touches of a five star hotel! Oh and thank you to your families for taking the time to chat with us - so natural yet so rare. Dave, shell and Ryan

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Melksham, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 21, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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