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“Glorious Mid-Wales Cottage”
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The Searle Lounge is cosy yet spacious with dining for four.
Vulcan Lodge - Searle
Searle Lounge
Searle kitchen
Dine in Style
The Searle's stylish Bedroom
Lots of Space
Drift from bed to garden on warm summer days!
Rhayader: market town and gateway to the Elan Valley
Mountain Bike Centre, Rhayader
Penycareg dam after rain
The beauty of Penycarreg Lake
Castle Mound, Rhayader
Winter Sun from Rhayader Bridge
Sledging in the Park
Rhayader by Nature
Waterfall in Rhayader
The splendour of autumn in the Elan Valley
Carreg Du Reservoir
Canoe on the Wye in Rhayader
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales

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1davie1
Crewe, United Kingdom
1 review
“Glorious Mid-Wales Cottage”
Reviewed October 25, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

What a sublime cottage this is.
We were met by the owner Elaine who made us very welcome and showed us round.
The welcome tray was much appreciated with tea, coffee, milk in the fridge, some welsh cakes and even a bottle of Merlot wine.
The information provided covered everything from all appliance instructions, walks, drives, doctors, vets etc. etc.
The decor and furnishings were all to a very high standard.
We can throughly recommend this property and have since booked another week in December.

Date of stay: October 2014
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Liked best: Quality of accommodation
Liked least: Leaving to come home
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 30, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of our Searle cottage. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the welcome tray. Thank you too for your positive comments - much appreciated.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
thingbat
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A beautiful place to stay amongst the hills and valleys of Wales”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We are still holidaying as I write this review. We surely don't want to go home. The cottage is set beneath beautiful rolling hills. You don't have to go far to be in the most beautiful countryside. There's so much beauty around you haven't got enough time to visit it all. The Elan valley is beautiful. We played golf at Llandrindod Wells and the views were spectacular. The drive on the B4560 through the brecon beacons especially from Bwlch to Merthyr Tydfil is absolutely spectacular and is voted one of the top 10 drives in the world by national geographic. Come and stay here the cottage is absolutely lovely and the owner extremely welcoming. You wont be disappointed.

Date of stay: August 2014
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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 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Searle cottage and for posting such positive comments. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and found much to see and do. We really do live in such a beautiful place and enjoy sharing it with our guests.

Very best wishes

Elaine
Owner
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JeanCarso...
Derbyshire
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Retreats Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed July 19, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This Cottage was superb, We had a really lovely break there and the warmest welcome that we have had from any place that we have stayed which says a lot. The cottage has everything you need and we did not feel short of anything. There is a very well stocked shop at the side and cafe /restaurant. We had some good walks from the door so the car did not have to move. There are three steps from the kitchen to the lounge which were not a problem till after the nine mile walk we did then they tested the back of our calves but that is not a problem just a laugh . We highly recommend this cottage and will be doing to all our friends and Family.

Date of stay: July 2014
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 29, 2014
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Searle Cottage and pleased also that you were able to do nice walks without using the car. We are very lucky to live where we do and get pleasure from sharing it with our guests.

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review and for making such positive comments.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 11, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Date of stay: April 2014
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Liked best: Style, comfort , facilities.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 16, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of the Searle cottage and for giving such positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes - there are some lovely walks and we are lucky to have them close by - especially the one to the rear which leads directly to the banks of the Wye.

We very much look forward to seeing you again at some future date.
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NeilBaker
Bridgend, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic Cottage next to the River!”
Reviewed February 24, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Great cosy cottage with everything you need for a self catering stay. First class here with little extras like welsh cakes, wine and milk - nice touch! Great for our dog too. Will definitely return!

Date of stay: February 2014
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Liked best: Cozy Atmosphere.
Liked least: Nothing Really.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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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Management Response
Feb 26, 2014
Thank you very much for writing such a positive review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Searle. We are only in our second year of trading so feedback from customers is a very useful tool for evaluating our service and facilities. The Searle is a very popular cottage due I think to its unusual design, space and cosiness. I look forward to seeing you again at some future date.
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PBush
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“An Amazing Beautiful venue”
Reviewed February 11, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We stayed at the Searle Cottage, and it was amazing, the hospitality shown by the owner Elaine and staff was incredible, everything was very nice and it was like a home for home but much better. The living area is very smart, attractive and comfortable, with a very powerful and lovely shower, and The Best nights sleep we have had in so long.

They provided a cot, as we travelled as a family (2 adults and 2 infants under 1). This cottage and the venue is beautiful, we would fully recommend.

Date of stay: February 2014
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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 your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review; thank you too for your positive and encouraging comments - they are much appreciated. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay but are sorry that your new baby was unwell. I do hope recovery was swift once you returned home. Perhaps we may see you again some time in the future. Good luck with your studies!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 9, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Date of stay: September 2013
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Liked best: Being so comfortable
Liked least: Leaving
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
  • 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 an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Nov 20, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay in the Searle. We very much appreciate the positive comments you have made. Yes - we really are lucky to have the river so close by which is very useful for the early morning dog walk! I'm glad you felt the shop, post office and café nearby to be of benefit. Guests find it especially useful for their morning paper and odds and ends they may have forgotten to bring with them. We very much look forward to seeing you again some time in the future.

Best wishes

Elaine
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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