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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales

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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A delightful few days”
Reviewed 19 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

My wife and I spent a few days with our daughter, her husband and our 2 delightful grandchildren. New house is located in a superb location, must be seen to appreciate it, in a quiet elevated position above the beautiful Wye Valley with amazing views down the valley towards the majesticBlack Mountains. Sitting in the conservatory observing birds of prey and foxes with loved ones was a delight. The cottage is well equipped, interesting working out how to use some appliances but always a delight and the wood burner in the lounge was so cosy each night. A wealth of board games for evening entertainment was quite nostalgic. Delightful walks easily accessible from the front door. Great if you have a dog. A wonderful find. We will return.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Mar 2016
Thank you for your kind review.

I look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Richard
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Emma S
Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“The perfect house & location to relax away from the rest of the world.”
Reviewed 18 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The attention to detail at New House makes it a home from home. You're welcomed by cake & flowers & Richard even sent us a message before our stay to see if we had any questions. The house is of a high standard with spacious rooms. We spent the majority of our stay in the lovely country kitchen. The big garden was maintained beautifully & the dogs were in their element running around it. The views take your breath away & you truly relax in this idyllic setting.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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G00dy2014
Clevedon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“If I could buy this place, I would!”
Reviewed 21 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

I stayed here with my partner and another couple last weekend. The cottage was absolutely gorgeous in a wonderful location with amazing views across the valley. We were welcomed by some flowers and a cake (it was my birthday celebration), so many thanks to Richard, the owner for his thoughtfulness.

The interior of the cottage is beautifully thought out and furnished. It is more than a home from home, with everything you could need. Roasting hot wood burner with an endless supply of wood and attention to detail around every corner. If there are 6 of you staying, the absence of a second bathroom may be an annoyance, although we were happy to sacrifice that because everything else was so lovely.

Monty the cat was the icing on the cake for me - an absolute joy! I could easily have taken him home. I am already thinking about coming back in the warmer weather to make the most of the garden, riverside and lovely walks straight from the front door.

A truly comfortable and relaxing stay. Can't say enough positive things, but I think you get the gist!

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Liked best: The interior was beautiful.
Liked least: A second bathroom would make it tip-top.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mar S
London, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Better than the pictures”
Reviewed 1 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

New House is an amazing house in an amazing location! My 5 friends and I spent a really pleasant weekend there. The house is very comfortable and stylish still with the country touch, we loved the kitchen area! Beautiful surroundings with the ponies, the river and the lovely cat Monty. The only downgrade was the shower, just because we couldn't get hot/cold water at once due to a problem with the pumping system. Richard was really helpful though and other than that his house is a 10 out of 10!! Highly recommended

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Liked best: Brilliant house equipment, breathtaking surroundings
Liked least: Shower pumping system
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Jarecki G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing place”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Perfect location, perfect place for kids, lots of walks, very nice garden well equipped kitchen
We had great time at the New House
Thank You

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Amsam2014
Devon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Idyllic house - Monty was the highlight!”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

I stayed at New House with my family during a trip to Wales for a workshop. New House is set in an idyllic location on the side of a beautiful rural valley. The house has been renovated to a very high standard and very tastefully decorated. I disagree with the previous reviewer and found that Monty the cat made the holiday for us, he is a sweet, friendly, and smart cat who greeted us on arrival and made it feel like home, he only came into the house itself when invited and was happy snoozing in the porch or roaming the garden. Keep Monty! Only small niggles was the hot water/ shower which we had trouble operating & toilet base being a bit rocky, although to be fair as we were there for only three days we didn't call Richard to ask him to fix these issues. We all thoroughly enjoyed the holiday there though, a lovely house, friendly welcome and a slice of rural Welsh life. Would recommend.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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munc84
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Home from home with dear Monty [the cat]”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

First of all we have to state that Monty, the New House cat, was one of the sweetest , gentlest cats you could meet and made us feel very much at home . His friendly greeting when we got back from a full day out and about was very welcoming and his manners were impeccable. You are warned about him when booking and it is easy to exclude him from areas you don't want him, using common sense.

Our family loved our stay at the New House , it's overall ambience is lovely with quality appliances and furnishings .One or two of the niggles mentioned in "Andy mag" review are there but the owner does state that he is available at the end of a phone, if you really can't cope!

Don't let it put you off , all of our party [ both the young adults and the more mature] said that they would happily live in such a splendid house in such a wonderful spot.The owners have worked hard to provide overall top notch facilities inside and out at good value.

KEEP Monty Richard !! Dear visitors, remember to take a pack of "Dreamies" with you ....

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Liked best: The location and the quality of the house
Liked least: lack of instruction manuals for appliances
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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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