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“very confortable house with stunning views around”
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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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sharon v
Breskens, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very confortable house with stunning views around”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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The accomodation is well-equipped, especially when you are tall. It's an ideal place to stay with the dog as there's an enclosed garden and the river is nearby. The house is very clean and modern with very confortable beds. We have spent a lot of time in the garden as we took our breakfast over there and in the afternoon we enyoyed relaxing in the hammock.
The owners are very friendly and recommended us which places were worth visiting.

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: the location, the garden and the beds
Liked least: niet van toepassing
Traveling group: Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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D S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous, tranquil, picturesque ..... why can't we live here permanently?”
Reviewed August 9, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Just spent a great week at the Apple House in Llyswen, slap bang inbetween the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons, with Hay-on-Wye just a short drive down the road.

Richard and Caroline, wonderfully friendly and helpful owners, have created the perfect get-away from the hum-drum of the rat-race. The property is presented beautifully and has everything you'd need on holiday.

There are so many activities and places to visit nearby that you don't have to spend much time in the car in order to find a variety of things to do. Alternatively, you can take it easy in the tranquility of the secluded garden and spend lazy afternoons lying in a hammock (or making a fuss of Molly and Cooper if you're dog lovers).

Apple House felt like a home-from-home and we really didn't want to leave!

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: Secluded setting
Liked least: Leaving
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 23, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

Date of stay: July 2014
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 14, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: Hard to choose, cottage was lovely as were the views
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 12, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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person found this review helpful

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: Relaxing surroundings and visits from Molly the dog!!
Liked least: Leaving to come home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Andrew W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The perfect place for a family with young children.”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

My wife, 18-month-old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. The property was excellent and to a high standard. The location was perfect, my daughter particularly enjoyed exploring the garden and seeing animals, such as rabbits and horses. We intend to come back.

Date of stay: May 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jean_Bate...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A highly recommendable place to stay, especially with children and dogs”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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person found this review helpful

We thoroughly recommend Apple House, and hope very much to return for a longer stay. We stayed for 5 nights and wished that we had booked for longer as there was a lot more we would have liked to do.

We were met by Richard and Caroline who are very helpful cheery people along with their children and two dogs Molly and Cooper. Molly (a young Newfoundlander)is delightful (and safe with children) and pays many visits. However, if you don't want the dogs to visit there is a gate to shut should you feel the need. Reading all the reviews most people, and us, were delighted to have Molly around. The garden at the back of the cottage has stunning views of the local hills and sheep, with horses in the fields outside the front of the cottage which is well away from the road. Rabbits run arund the local fields and there are birds everywhere. We tried out the hammock and it was surprisingly comfortable.

The cottage itself is fabulous and maintained to a very high standard. The lounge has a woodburner and you are provided with plenty of logs, with more in the barn if you need them. The lounge has doors that upen up fully. The garden has a BBQ and fire pit (and hammock as already mentioned). The kitchen has with stone tiled floor, dishwasher and wash/tumble dryer. Bathroom also fab with heated towel rail, plenty of towells and a really 'really' good shower! Upsatairs rooms have exposed beams and are light and airy. Comfortable beds and plenty of hangers in the wardrobes.

Richard and Caroline are really nice people who do not hesitate to help. They leave their numbers in the book so you can call them whenever necessary. On arrival there is bread, milk, eggs and some lovely welsh cakes (hand made by mother in law). If you need to know anything about the area Richard and Caroline can help.

Llyswen is great location for exploring the Brecon Beacons. We also spent a day in Cardiff (fabulous!). We walked to the local pub's for dinner in the evenings if we didn't want to cook. Molly, the dog, seems to be known by everyone in the area.

Date of stay: April 2014
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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway 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?
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