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Kitchen and dining area next to pond and fountain
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Kitchen and dining area next to pond and fountain
Decking, outdoor seating, gas barbecue, large hottub and garden TV/AV room opens onto decking and lawn with views towards the mountains
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71 reviews
Kitchen and dining area next to pond and fountain
Decking, outdoor seating, gas barbecue, large hottub and garden
TV/AV room opens onto decking and lawn with views towards the mountains
Large hottub in private walled garden
View from Ty Gwydr towards the Allt and Llangors Lake
Kitchen
Dining area overlooking fields and Llangors mountain
High specification TV/AV room with large L-shaped sofa
Living area
Living area overlooking garden
Lawn and pond with fountain
Constructed using traditional and ecological materials such as sheeps wool insulation and lime morta
4 high specification bathrooms
2 twin rooms (one with changing room)
2 king size rooms. This one overlooks the lawn and has patio doors opening to decking and hot-tub in
Master bedroom
View from Ty Gwydr towards Mynydd Llangors
Ty Gwydr is on Ty Newydd Farm next to Llangors Lake
Ty Gwydr is on Ty Newydd Farm over which access can be gained on the public footpath at the end of t
Four poster bed with spectacular views towards the mountains and lake
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

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Robert B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great House- Nothing but positives!”
Reviewed May 19, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Great house- well equipped, clean, great location, good walks from the door, good pubs nearby and the hot tub is now a must have on all future holidays!

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 20, 2015
Thank you! It's really nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay. You've made our day. Best wishes,
Deri
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dominic P
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect rental, great experience”
Reviewed May 4, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

A group of six of us spent three nights in the Glass House. The house is beautiful, spacious, well equipped, modern and very well designed. The owners are fast to respond to email and politely keep their distance when you are staying. The area is beautiful and the local pub is nice. I would highly recommend this house.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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SushmaGam...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Would surely recommand”
Reviewed March 25, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

"Amazing" is the word we could say. The house has every thing that you might need on a holiday: basic things like hand wash, fairy to unexpected things like board games, badminton rackets etc. The beds and furnishings are all perfect and very comfortable. The house is very well maintained. The HOT TUB is the best thing, everyone loved it. The house was so wonderful that we decided not to go anywhere and enjoy everything that was available in-house.

Few things that might need attention are: WIFI was not great when tried to use Chromecast on the TV, wish the speed was a little more better, wish the bathrooms having bath tubs also had screens/shower curtains, it would have been good if we could join the two single beds in the bedroom downstairs could be moved together.

Very affordable if going in a large group. We would like to visit it again.

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Richard C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Glass house”
Reviewed March 9, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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person found this review helpful

Fast responses & great communication pre-trip. Pictures are accurate. Very pleased to be able to bring dogs to such a nice place. Everything was straightforward to operate. The place is equipped/furnished to a very high standard. Well located for the Beacons, pub next door, & nothing better than a jacuzzi after a walk! Will very likely stay again. Many thanks!

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 10, 2015
Thank you for the review. Hopefully see you again soon.
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LBF85
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great accommodation at a great price, would definitely visit again.”
Reviewed January 11, 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We booked this cottage to stay for New Year and was delighted with what we found. The house is spacious and well kept and the best part is each bedroom has it's own bathroom.
The kitchen is large and there is more then enough seating to fit up to 8 people which is what the cottage caters for. The hot tub is clean and large and we loved the fact there were two living areas, it meant as a large group we could still have our own space.
We did have some trouble regulating the heat and I can imagine the house would get very hot during the summer months as there's a lot of glass. The only other issues was that the TV did not work and the wifi is very weak, I know people have made comments that you don't go to such a beautiful and remote place to use these features however I believe that if you advertise a holiday home as having these features then they should work as it allows for a higher change.

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Management Response
Jan 12, 2015
Thank you for staying and thanks for the great review. We also really appreciate the feedback on things we can improve. To address your points:
1) Heating - there have been some changes to the heating system (to make the ground source heating more efficient and to bring the temperature in the AV room into line with other living areas) which meant that the underfloor heating is running hotter than it was prior to the changes at the start of December. I had been gradually turning the heating down but with the underfloor there is a delayed reaction so I did not want to overshoot and make the house too cold for your stay. I did install digital thermometers throughout the house prior to Christmas to assist in working this out and the house was around 22 degrees in the living areas and 21 degrees in the bedrooms prior to your arrival. Sorry if this caused any discomfort and I am working on rectifying.
2) TV: not sure what happened there. It was working prior to your arrival. The system is two years old and we had the satellite engineer to check over the signal at the start of December. If you give us a shout we can usually get any issues rectified straight away and would have done on this occasion had we known there was a problem.
3) Wifi: I don't have an issue using it with my iPhone or iPad and the speed test consistently gets around 5.6 MB/S however we've had a couple of reports of issues recently so I'll upgrade the router which will hopefully fix the problem. BT are also in process of upgrading the network in the area to fibre optic and we should have BT Infinity installed during 2015. Thank you for letting me know.

Best wishes,
Deri
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Clare S
2 reviews
“Wicked!”
Reviewed December 19, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

When arriving at the glass house we were amazed at the standard! The house has all supplies you would need and more, the hot tub was an added bonus for us! The beds were very comfy, the house was clean and we were left to do our own thing. Great value for money and we would love to go again!

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Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 12, 2015
Thank you for the great review and being such excellent guests.
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Emily V
1 review
“Amazing!!”
Reviewed December 17, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We came to Wales to do some hiking in Brecons Beacon and the Glass House was in a perfect location for that. The house is so beautiful and very well decorated. The kitchen has everything you need to make meals there, which is what we did both nights and then ate and played games at the large dining table. In the mornings you wake up to a lovely view of fields with grazing sheep and mountains in the background. The beds were the most comfortable I had slept in during our whole trip through Europe! The hot tub was an added bonus, too. The owner is very nice and accommodating; he provided us with a list of attractions in the area as well as suggestions of where to eat. Next time we visit Wales I will definitely be booking this house again...staying longer!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 12, 2015
Thank you for the great review and being such excellent guests.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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