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“Fab stay in the Serle”
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The Searle Lounge is cosy yet spacious with dining for four.
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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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Lucy B
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fab stay in the Serle”
Reviewed July 15, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Had a fab time at the cottage, loved every minute. Ideal location for the Elan Valley. Only complaint was the bed wasn't very comfy but that's just personal choice.

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Management Response
Jul 21, 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of the Searle cottage. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
Elaine

ps Sorry about the bed!
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DBR10
London
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great holiday cottage close to the beautiful Elan Valley”
Reviewed July 4, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

This cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break. The owner Elaine couldn't be more helpful and everything was spotlessly clean and every little detail thought of.
We were lucky to have a very hot week in June for our stay, but the cottage remained lovely and cool. It is relatively close to the main A470, but traffic noise wasn't a problem. There is a petrol station/Spar/Greggs adjacent which is great for those last minute items or a lazy breakfast.
Plenty of space and parking and a footpath through the woods to the river Wye. We would definitely return.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2017
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review - thanks also for your very positive and encouraging comments. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again at some point in the future.
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Chris G
1 review
“Mr ”
Reviewed April 8, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

A fantastic place to stay with fantastic facilities. Excellent location with great access to North Wales and South Wales. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Management Response
Apr 10, 2016
We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and your very positive feedback is much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to post the review.

Best wishes

Elaine
Owner
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 28, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 2, 2016
It was nice to welcome you back to stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay despite the February weather and thank you for your positive comments.

Best wishes
Elaine
Owner
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Reviewed April 10, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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 1, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review about the Searle Cottage. Thank you too for your very positive comments. The Searle is our most popular cottage and I think this is because - like you say - it is very spacious for a one bedroom unit. We do of course now have another spacious one bedroom cottage on the ground floor (the Tudor) which has been designed to accommodate guests with limited mobility and like the Searle it is becoming quite popular.

Thank you again for your review.
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Margaret...
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful cosy cottage in a lovely location”
Reviewed November 17, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We had a lovely short break in The Searle in October. Everything about this cottage is superb. Although we arrived early Elaine was with us within 5 minutes to welcome us and show us around the cottage. The tour guides and information books were extremely useful, and the welcome tray with tea, coffee, milk, welsh cakes and wine was very much appreciated and enjoyed.

Everything in the cottage is as described on the website and it has been sympathetically converted to a very high standard. We loved the split level with the steps from the kitchen to the lounge and the bed has to be the most comfortable we have ever slept in on holiday.

We visited the Elan Valley dams, Llyn Clewedog (via the scenic road), Llyn Brianne (the 4 in 1 S-bend was an experience), and Devil's Bridge where we ate in the little tea room next to the car park. The menu here is a bit limited but the food and service we had was excellent. Our last visit was to the Gigrin Farm Red Kite Centre at feeding time. What a spectacle!! This had to be the highlight of our holiday.

We loved everything about The Searle, from Elaine's warm welcome, the excellent standard of amenities and comfort in the cottage. it's location and the added advantages of a café with excellent food and a well-stocked mini-market close by.

Definitely the best cottage we have ever stayed in - we will be back, hopefully for longer next time

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Liked best: Everything about this property is perfect
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 30, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Searle Cottage. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is always very gratifying to get such positive feedback and we look forward to seeing you again very soon!

Elaine
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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.

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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
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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.
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