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“Mountain Biking in Style”
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The Fron
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Builth Wells, Powys, Wales

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Ken H
1 review
“Mountain Biking in Style”
Reviewed July 19, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Our second visit to The Fron.
We are 5 x 50 something mountain bikers (male & female) and we feel we deserve a bit of luxury after a hard day out on the bikes.
The Fron delivered again. Fantastic quiet location with stunning views all around. All the bedrooms are comfortable and spacious and the downstairs rooms are a perfect place to relax together.
Pool table for a bit of a challenge, hot tub and a sauna to relax in. What more could you want?

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 27, 2017
Thanks for coming to stay with us again, and thanks for your review. Hope to see you for the third time in the future.
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Lee N
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Stunning or Superb, hmmm?? which word to choose?”
Reviewed July 14, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

How about both! and Mega Dog friendly to boot.

Ok, so this place really is lovely. We stayed for a week in July as an extended family celebrating a 70th Birthday so had the house and the Lilly pond Cottage for a week covering parents, grandparents and young adults (a.k.a. Grandchildren) - 12 of us in all.

The cottage is a short walk down/up the road and the house sits at the end of a road on a hill surrounded by the most stunning views you will see in Wales. The horizon is augmented by the beautiful Red Kites which circle along with the Buzzards putting on a majestic show. Most of the time the only sound you will hear is the sheep.

The amenities and bedrooms are second to none for a house of this type in the country. Debbie the owner poped up occasionally to make sure the hot tub settings were all fine and to ask if we needed anything. She booked us into the local pub the Prince Llewellyn for Sunday lunch which is also excellent and comes highly recommended (see my rewiew).

The house is a great place to chill and relax with lots of space to either find a quiet spot (in the Sauna or Spa, on one the the terraces or just to sit quietly in the main lounge). Kids mostly played pool with the music on, or played on the lawn at the back but because the house is solid you couldn't hear a thing so you can have different areas to do different things and then all come together in the evenings to sit inside or outside and eat a meal. The house easily copes with 10 people, plus our two other guests from the cottage.

We also had dogs with us and they loved it and all settled into the place along with the rest of us.

Not too sure what else to say really, we all just had a wonderful time, the Fron gets a big thumbs up for everyone, thank you Debbie and husband for making this lovely place available.

Hopefully we will see you again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 16, 2017
Thank you so much for your lovely review.

We are thrilled you and your family enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed having you as guests, you were all so friendly and approachable and it was great chatting to you on the occasions I saw you at the house. I believe some of you are Ukulele players(?), and it was lovely to hear the music coming from the house.

We would love to welcome you back to The Fron in the future.
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cerip123
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Amazing place”
Reviewed June 11, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Just recently back form an absolutely amazing time with a fantastic company. This place is stunning and I would highly recommend. We were a party of 25-37 year olds and we had an absolute blast! wonderful views all around with beautiful wildlife. Whilst sitting in the hot tub a red kite was hovering over in the evening sky. What more could you want. Rooms are all beautiful, spacious and spotlessly clean with clean towels and linen. Everything from the sauna to the log fire, hot tub, pool room, roll top baths and beautiful surroundings made our break fantastic. The kitchen was fully equipped to cater for all 10 of us. We even had home delivery from Tesco and Asda! The owners couldn't do enough for you and upon arrival we received a welcome basket and two party sized BBQ grills which was a lovely gesture. I have already booked again to go back in September.

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Management Response
Jun 22, 2017
Many thanks for your lovely review.

We look forward to seeing you again in September.
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PThomas19...
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Perfect for a winter weekend break”
Reviewed February 8, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Having not long returned home from the Fron, I wish we were still there! This was a perfect base for a group of friends, plus a dog, to meet up! As others have said, Debbie was extremely helpful, giving recommendations on places to visit, eat, etc. One of her recommendations was the Elan Valley, around a 30 minute drive away, which is a stunning series of dams and lakes. We visited the main visitor area, went on an hour long walk, and then drove to Rhayader for a post-walk drink and lunch at the dog-friendly and very cosy Triangle Inn. Back to the Fron, it is a brilliant place to stay: plenty of room, a very welcome log fire, and a brilliantly-positioned hot-tub...which got plenty of use. I say brilliantly positioned because of the views - what a spot! That said, there are fantastic views from all windows of the house. I hope we organise something similar next year and come back to the Fron. It was the perfect break we all needed!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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gailmadra...
Worcestershire
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Definately be back.”
Reviewed January 17, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

An absolutely fantastic long weekend spent by 10 of us and our dog here. There was loads of room for all of us, and every single room was out of this world. The owner Debbie, came to see us when we first arrived to see we had settled in, but then we were left alone to do whatever we wanted. There is not one single thing that I can pick fault with, everything was superb, from the hot tub, sauna & views, to the lovely welcome pack which we were not expecting. Seriously, the photographs do not do The Fron justice. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much Debbie, hopefully you will allow us to come back next year.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 19, 2017
Hi there. I'm so glad you and your family had such a wonderful time. Your comments about the house are very much appreciated.

You are welcome back any time.
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Michelle...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Perfect location and accommodation for a fabulous family celebration!”
Reviewed January 2, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

The Fron is situated on a beautiful hillside location, just outside Garth, Builth Wells. It is a stunning property, well equipped including a games room, hot tub and sauna. My husband and I booked the Fron to celebrate my 60th birthday with family and friends. We also hired Shaun, a local chef recommended by Debbie the owner to cook a special meal for us on my birthday. The meal was absolutely delicious and enjoyed by all our guests. Debbie couldn't have been more helpful and generously provided a wonderful basket of food on arrival and other 'finishing touches' during our stay. The booking was in December, and we arrived to find the Fron beautifully decorated including an enormous Christmas tree. We were kept cosy and warm by the underfloor heating and massive log burner. A perfect venue for a memorable stay. The photographs don't do it justice!

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
Jan 4, 2017
Thank you for a great review and we are so pleased you had such a great stay and memorable birthday.

You were a delight to have as guests, and thank you for all the help you provided to us during your stay.

We hope you are able to come back in the future.
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BacardiGl...
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A Perfect Family Get Away”
Reviewed October 27, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

I have just returned from a week at The Fron with my family. We ranged a 15 year old boy to 81 year old Grand Parents and we all absolutely LOVED it! We also took our two collies who had a great time too! The Fron is decorated and equipped to the very highest of standards and has EVERYTHING you could need. The rooms were large and beautifully decorated, the bathrooms perfect with gorgeous fluffy towels and the kitchen and living rooms were amazing. Plenty of room to relax, socialise, dine and play. Even a large group would be able to find a quiet spot. My two teenage sons were happy with the speed of the Wi-Fi (VERY important apparently and even good enough to play Xbox One!), loved the Pool table/Game Room (as did we as parents. Great family fun!) and spent as much time as possible in the Hot Tub. Even my elderly parents enjoyed the Hot Tub and the view of the stars from it (and around the whole property) is amazing on a clear night. The views of the surrounding area are spectacular and the owner could not have been more helpful. A really lovely lady. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants within easy driving distance most of which are dog friendly, but if you don't want to go out the kitchen is well equipped and the two dining areas give plenty of option to eat in. We would all highly recommend The Fron and hope to return very soon!

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Management Response
Nov 1, 2016
I was very touched by your comments - thank you. It was a pleasure having you all as guests. Hope to see you again soon
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