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“Lovely inside and out - this was our third visit”
Dry stone walled entrance to farmhouse and barn
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Dry stone walled entrance to farmhouse and barn
Panoramic view of house and barn with the Black Mountains in the backround
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Dry stone walled entrance to farmhouse and barn
Panoramic view of house and barn with the Black Mountains in the backround
Relax in the tub after a long walk or at night under the stars
Galley kitchen with traditional Aga (house)
Relax infront of a roaring log fire in the living room (house)
Soak in this traditional cast iron roll top bath (house)
Enjoy the fantastic views from the master bedroom window (house)
Traditional Oak framing and Iron beds in the guest bedroom (house)
Flagstone floors and Oak paneling in the barn entrance hall
Walk into the shower or have a soak in the cast iron slipper bath (barn)
Watch a dvd or just chill out in front of the fire (barn)
Prepare supper in the barns open plan kitchen
Have breakfast whilst taking in views of Hay Bluff (barn)
Wake up to a winter wonderland
Another snowy scene
Beautiful scenery and views
'Twmpa' with the house nestled in to its base.
One of the many streams which run off the hills.
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Overview
Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales

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1 review
“Lovely inside and out - this was our third visit”
Reviewed August 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This was our third visit - as always, the house is very comfortable house, it is a wonderful and peaceful location, but there is lots to do for all the family - and when you are tired you can always relax in the hot tub!

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Mobile signal and matresses were a bit hard
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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charushwo...
1 review
“Idyllic retreat”
Reviewed August 23, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed as a group of 10 friends at the house in the hills over new year and had the most fantastic time. The house and barn are in great condition and were spotless with both kitchens very well equipped. The hot tub is an added bonus! The house is very much in the middle of nowhere with incredible views and surrounding countryside and a great drive to get there. It is located close to hay-on-wye which is a lovely place to visit. The owners were easy to contact making the booking process very straight forward.

I would highly recommend the house in the hills and would love to go back.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 24, 2016
Dear Charlotte,

Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor, of your time spent at The House in The Hills.

It means a great deal to us that you enjoyed your holiday and the beautiful surroundings.

We hope to see you again some day.

All the best.
Sian.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
duck101
Narberth, United Kingdom
1 review
“This place literally takes your breath away”
Reviewed May 19, 2016 for a stay in October 2015

This place literally takes your breath away. The location is stunning and the house and barn are finished to the highest standard with impressive details not missed. Everything is entirely in keeping with the surrounding countryside, with beautiful wood and stone blended together with the best of craftsmanship.

As soon as we stepped inside we felt at home. In fact we loved it so much we held our wedding reception there, with the barn, courtyard and house providing a perfect space for a large party. All our guests loved the location and the beautiful house and barn - the only neighbours were the sheep who seemed entirely happy with our music!

We stayed on for our honeymoon and even with only 2 of us, the place felt very cosy. The house and barn both have log burner/open fires, great local art work, luxury bathrooms, welsh wool blankets and beautiful linens. All the touches you need for a 5* stay in the mountains! And sitting in the hot tub, glass in hand, gazing at the amazing sky is a treat you will never forget.

Steve and Glyn are true gentlemen, and nothing is too much trouble for them in ensuring your stay passes without a problem. You will not be disappointed by this very special place. A real gem in what is a very beautiful part of the world.....book it!

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Liked best: Incredible rural location with descreet 5* Luxury
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
May 24, 2016
Dear Emilly and Darren,

Firstly congratulations to you both. I hope you are settling in to married life?
It was a privilege and a pleasure to host your wedding at the House in the Hills. From what I hear the Hills were certainly alive that night With The Sound of Music!!
We wish you both a wonderful, happy future together and look forward to welcoming you both again someday, maybe for your first wedding anniversary?
Best Wishes.
Sian. x
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Joanna R
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Just fabulous”
Reviewed May 17, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This was our second trip to The House in the Hills and we hope to keep visiting. The house and barn are beautifully restored and the location is just magical...you feel like you're on holiday from the moment you drive up to the gates. There are plenty of beautiful walks straight from the front door, or if you want to cosy up inside there are big spaces where a large group can congregate together and smaller rooms where you can read a book on your own. We just love it here. Can't recommend it enough.

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Liked best: The location. It is like nowhere else!
Liked least: Can't think
Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway 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
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Management Response
May 18, 2016
Dear Joanna,

Thank you for your review. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again in the future.

Best Wishes.

Sian
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Alison B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
“Luxurious 'get away from it all' retreat in beautiful natural surroundings”
Reviewed May 10, 2016 for a stay in November 2015

We had a wonderful weekend with family and friends at the very nicely appointed Caemarchog. The location in the hills is stunning, and the house and barn both have a quality feel about them, from the luxurious bathrooms, the aga in the kitchen, the cosy sitting room with huge fireplace and tv, crisp cotton sheets on comfy beds, to the hot tub on the terrace. The location is perfect for exploring the hills, local fields and river (which the kids enjoyed, or nearby Hay. I would thoroughly recommend this rental.

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 11, 2016
Dear Ali,

Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 26, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 6, 2016
Thank you for your comments. I am glad to hear you had a relaxing stay for your friends 40th. I am sorry to hear about the incident in the courtyard. This is a very extreme incident and is something that has never happened before, and hopefully will never happen again. I hope it didn't cloud your weekend memories of your weekend away?
Kind Regards.
Sian
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Westbury, UK
Reviewed April 25, 2016 for a stay in September 2015

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Apr 26, 2016
Hi Gavin,

Many thanks for your wonderful review. Hope to see you again some time soon.

Best Wishes. Sian
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