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“Execellent return trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kilsby Country House
UK
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Execellent return trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We went again; just as wonderful. Lots of little touches in the rooms (my own corkscrew!) add to the experience, and Kilsby Breakfast goes from strength to strength. Forgot to buy any Bara Brith (again) but then that was our fault

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ilminster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

My wife and I booked a double room and found ourselves upgraded to the adjoining cottage. We were attracted by its high rating and we were definitely NOT disappointed. We loved the attention to detail and all needs were thoughtfully provided for. Sue and Chris have done a wonderful job with this property in its delightful rural setting. Sue is a warm, friendly and accommodating host. A former teacher, she has the "gift of the gab" and is a font of local knowledge. If you like birds this is the place to come. With 10 bird boxes on the property and woodpeckers and fly catchers in the vicinity, this is a bird watchers delight. And the breakfasts!!! Beautifully prepared and all you could eat. Sue's home-made bread, veggie sausages and lentil cutlets are scrumptious. We cannot speak highly enough of our stay and would strongly recommend Kilsby and its fascinating and inspiring history. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

This is our first visit to Kilsby and no doubt won't be our last. We had a great time there and we were made to feel right at home. We experienced great hospitality during our stay which you simply cannot get in a hotel. The location is truly stunning, situated in a tranquil Welsh valley. If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life I cannot recommend Kilsby Country House enough, it's that good!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

This a four star welsh Tourist Board rated establishment and deserves every star and more. The house and accommodation is excellent.
The attached two bedroom cottage is wonderful.
The location is out of this world and ideally placed for many outdoor activities and attractions in Wales.
Sue and Chris are a wonderful couple and can't do enough to help. Furthermore Cris is a fishing expert and gives excellent advice and help.
Go to theit website for full details.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Sue and Chris were most hospitable, providing everything we could want including a superb breakfast each morning. There is a nice atmosphere in the house with freedom to come and go according to one's schedule. The bed was really comfortable and the house is in a beautiful quiet valley, well situated for touring or walking.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is my second visit to Kilsby and we were welcomed back as old friends. It doesn't feel like staying in a hotel, Sue at Chris make us feel very "at home". Set in a quiet, stunning Welsh valley, it is pure escapism and provided a welcome respite from our hectic lifestyle! We were so impressed by our first stay that we booked an extra night this year and we will definitely be going back again in 2013. You will receive a warm welcome and the Kilsby breakfast will set you up for the day

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

A return visit to the beautiful setting that Kilsby House occupies and the same warm welcome awaited! Nothing is too much trouble for hosts Sue and Chris as they ensure to make sure you could have everything you could possibly need. The comfortable rooms have everything associated with a larger hotel and with the addition of the tasty Bara Brith which Sue makes and yes, I did have one to take home! I especially appreciated the provision of fluffy robes in the rooms! A fantastic breakfast awaits in the morning and you can avail yourself of the daily fresh baked bread in between courses whilst your selection is cooked to order. I thoroughly recommend Kilsby House and I've booked again for 2013 in advance in case news of this gem spreads too widely!

Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Kilsby Country House
Address: Kilsby Kilsby | Kilsby, Llanwrtyd Wells LD5 4TL, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Llanwrtyd Wells
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Llanwrtyd Wells
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilsby Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kilsby is a very special place and Kilsby Country House provides fine bed & breakfast accommodation for up to 6 guests in 2 rooms. The 5 star Kilsby Breakfast is legendary. Kilsby offers spacious rooms with private bathroom facilities and free wi-fi. There is an open plan living room and a breakfast room with stunning views. Off-road free parking is available. Llanwrtyd Wells with it's local pubs and restaurants is just 1 mile away. Kilsby is an ideal place to stay if you're interested in walking, mountain biking, fishing and bird watching/ bird photography or if you just want to relax and do very little. We don't allow dogs in the guest rooms in the house but we do allow dogs in our self catering cottage adjacent to the main house. Breakfast is an optional extra for guests staying in the cottage. Please ask for details and special rates for B&B in the cottage. ... more   less 
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