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View from the pond from the bottom of the garden
Relax in front of the woodburning stove
Relax in front of the TV - we have a new TV: picture coming soon
One of the mosaic-tiled en suite wetrooms
Living room with woodburning stove
Henllys Lodge Double bedroom 2
Henllys Lodge bunk bedroom
Main Bathroom
Entrance to house
Cold outside but cosy in
feed the birds
View from the lane in early spring
Welcome basket
Enjoy a game of table football!
Henllys Lodge from garden
Local view - typical Carmarthenshire landscape
Carreg Cennan view
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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Lisa L
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wow - Amazing Home-From-Home!”
Reviewed August 9, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a wonderful week at Henllys Lodge, it is a truly fabulous holiday home-from-home! It had simply everything we wanted, & has been beautifully completed, it really is stunning. We played badminton in the wonderfully spacious garden. There is nothing we would recommend to change - the beautiful hand soap & shampoo/shower gel provided in each bathroom were great touches, as was the very tasty welcome basket.

The housekeeper who met us was very welcoming and helpful, and explained things very clearly. The games cupboard was very well stocked, & the table football was brilliant :-)!

All in all, a fabulous holiday - we will be back!

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Liked best: The kids would probably say the table football :-)
Liked least: I can't think of anything, it was simply stunning!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Anna R
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful , stylish and every need met!”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We were met at the property on our arrival by the very friendly housekeeper. He showed us how to use all the appliances in the property which was very useful.! There was a very generous welcome pack of lots of local produce which we all enjoyed throughout our stay. The lodge is beautifully presented and a pleasure to stay in.
Thank you so much for sharing your Welsh get a way with us.

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Liked best: The quality of the whole property
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Large Group
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tigger98o...
Ash, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“Will come back again!”
Reviewed December 22, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

A late review for our second stay this year, May & October.

We just love this house & the surrounding area & we know we will be back again.

The dealings with regard to the booking were sorted easily & as usual Ralph was there to welcome us on our arrival.

The house is perfect for a family of four adults like us, or a family with children.

Lots to do in the surrounding area, & lovely places to eat too.

Can certainly say, if you are thinking of coming here then do so!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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NotJames
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
“Made very welcome in a very comfortable cottage”
Reviewed December 3, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

Cottage was easy to book and simple to find with the supplied directions. On our arrival we were made very welcome and given a detailed tour of the cottage alongside recommendations for our stay. The cottage was well equipped for all our needs including a good supply of dry logs for the well placed fire. As a group of seven adults it felt like we had plenty of space and an there was more than enough kitchen equipment for all our catering. The only negatives were the slightly dodgy shower heads and need to update some of the board games - although the table football more than made up for this!

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Traveling group: Large Group
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Management Response
Dec 6, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. We are aware there is a problem with the shower head fixture and are getting in touch with the manufacturers to resolve it. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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hipbaz
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Lovely house - beautiful countryside”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Arrived early and warmly greeted by 'Ralph' who took the time to explain the workings of the property. Lovely warm house in a beautiful wooded spot. Loved the design, especially the wet rooms attached to the two bedrooms. Comfortable beds and a kitchen with everything in place.
Wonderful walks straight from the front door and an abundance of wild life.

Will definitely pass on details to friends and family (or shall we keep it our secret !!)

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Liked best: house and environment
Liked least: Not applicable
Traveling group: Extended Family
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tigger98o...
Ash, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“Beautiful & tranquil”
Reviewed May 19, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Well we have just had a lovely week at the Lodge & cannot recommend it enough if you are thinking of staying in the Carmarthenshire/Brecon Beacons area. We received a great personal welcome from Ralph, who gave us a guided tour of the property & showed us how everything worked & it's a lovely touch to have a welcome pack with some local produce too. There is a largish Co-Op with good opening hours in Llandovery (approx 2 miles away) as well as an organic shop, bakery etc to stock up on your other items once you have unpacked. Of the local eateries I can recommend The Neuadd Fawr Arms in Cil-y-cwm for Sunday lunch & evening meals, also in Llandovery The Castle Hotel for evening meals & they have special theme evenings on a Tues/Weds night. .Breakfast out is great at the West End Cafe & Penygawse Tea Rooms as well. Sightseeing wise you cannot miss the scenery as it's all around you, however a trip up to Lyn Brianne Reservoir is worthwhile, plus the various routes over The Beacons are a must to see the various wonderful panoramic views. I can also recommend The National Botanic Garden of Wales & Aberglasney Gardens for a visit, along with the Dolcolathi Gold Mines. Going back to the house (as that's the important part of any holiday) it really is a home from home & beautifully clean. The beds are very comfy & the whole feel of the house is of a family home. Plenty to do on a wet day with the Table Football & board games supplied. Or just watch the various wildlife (feathered & furry, in the guise of squirrels) fight over the nuts & bird feed on the feeder, from the house! All in all a fantastic location & one we hope to stay in again soon!

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Liked best: Location, cleanliness, personal welcome & tranquility
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Extended Family
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
May 19, 2013
We are so pleased you had a good time - as you note, there is so much to see and do in the area and relaxing at the Lodge - and we hope very much that you come back soon!
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Jackdaw11
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Henllys Lodge - Peaceful and relaxing”
Reviewed August 5, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We booked a week at Henllys Lodge to relax and recover from work.

The lodge is a good size and extremely clean, with modern fittings and furniture. It has everything you need from recycling bags to an iPod dock, it's all there.

The kitchen is well stocked and large, although the fridge is surprisingly small. The living room is comfortable and feels spacious. The bedrooms are all fine and the bed was very comfortable, with a lovely mattress and duvet.

The best parts of the lodge are the location and garden. The lodge is on a quiet country road and the garden is peaceful and green. The birds are great to watch, we counted 12 types of bird on the feeders, and you can get very close to them which is great for photographs. The nuthatch seemed particularly unafraid.

The only negative about the lodge was that it is set to a constant temperature, which you can't adjust and I spent the week feeling constantly a bit too cold. The bathrooms were the worst, the heated towel rails dont work so the bathrooms were cold and the towels stayed damp throughout the week.

Overall it is a lovely place, very clean and comfortable, but I didn't relax as much as I have on other holidays. Maybe it was the pressure to match up to the Eco standards of the lodge.

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Liked best: Garden and wildlife
Liked least: Temoerature of the property
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Aug 24, 2012
We are sorry that the temperature at the Lodge was set too low for these guests. We haven't had a complaint before, but clearly some people will prefer it warmer than others. The system is quite complicated for guests to work, but it could easily, on request, have been adjusted to suit. The towel rails do work, but they come on when the heating comes on. We are having individual thermostats installed shortly in bedrooms, so this will allow for individual requirements to be met more easily.
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