Vulcan Lodge - the Faulkner
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
WINNER OF A POWYS "BUILDING EXCELLENCE AWARD 2013"
FINALIST FOR THE "POWYS BUSINESS AWARDS 2013"
Vulcan Lodge - the Faulkner is situated in arguably the most beautiful part of the Upper Wye Valley with the Cambrian Mountains, Elan Valley lakes and Wye Valley Walk close by. Whether your enthusiasm is for walking, cycling, fishing, birdwatching or canoeing - or you just want a peaceful, relaxing holiday, this is the place for you.
The 4* Faulkner is equipped to a high standard and has luxurious furnishings. It has 2 bedrooms: one has a superking bed and the other a kingsize bed. Both beds will convert to single beds if required. It can be booked with the other Lodge cottages for larger numbers of guests - the Lodge can accommodate up to 23 guests. The Faulkner is a lovely cottage with a south westerly aspect so benefits from the sun most of the day.
New in 2013: a large purpose-built secure cycle store with bike stands and a jet wash. Also there is a large laundry and drying room with facilities for boot cleaning and storage. Bikes and helmets can be hired for a nominal sum.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aberystwyth 50 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 100 km, Nearest railway: LLandrindod Wells 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
A ground floor cottage with its own private entrance
TV has a 3-D viewing option
Clock/Radio Alarm with Ipod/Iphone docking stations in both bedrooms
Large range of board games
Selection of novels, DVDs
Shared use of laundry and drying room
One large shower room with toilet & basin
One smaller shower room with toilet & basin
|Further details outdoors|
Outdoor furniture and parasols to accommodate all the Lodge's guests
A large amount of off road parking
Plenty of outdoor space for a barbecue (not supplied)
There is a shop, post office and cafe with gardens a short walk away.
Use of a shared laundry and drying room.
Included in the price:
Bed linen, towels and tea towels
Electricity & Gas
Use of laundry and drying room
A well-behaved dog is allowed at a charge of £3 per night
Contact owner for details of additonal ensuite and B&B rooms in the Lodge
About this location
The Powys region
Vulcan Lodge - the Faulkner sits in the Upper Wye Valley which is designated an area of special interest and beauty. It is only 3.5 miles from the market town of Rhayader: the gateway to the Elan Valley. With its network of reservoirs and dams the Elan Valley is considered to be the Lake District of Wales.
The backdrop to the area is the Cambrian Mountain Range which extends from Rhayader to the coast of Ceridigion.
Rhayader is a vibrant town with much to offer the visitor. With its Leisure Centre, Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Museum, Community Arts Centre (CARAD), Willow Globe open air Shakespeare theatre and the Red Kite Centre it is rich in culture and interests. Each year there are a number of agricultural shows in the surrounding villages and Rhayader itself has a Grand Carnival week with events occurring on a nightly basis over a 10 day period. There is a programme of free events at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre throughout the summer season and the Leisure Centre offers school holiday activities for children. There is also a playbarn 3 miles from the cottage.
With a population of just over 2,000 Rhayader has a range of shops including a Spar store and chemist. It also has 12 pubs!
For walkers the Wye Valley Walk is just a 10 minute walk from the cottage. The Red Kite Centre at Gigrin Farm where the wondrous raptors can be seen at close quarters at feeding time, is 3 miles away. For cyclists there are many cycle paths and trails close by and in Rhayader there is a mountain bike centre which offers guided tours as well as bike hire. For canoe enthusiasts there is a canoe access point on the river a short walk away and there are many opportunities for fishing both on the rivers Wye and Marteg and at Llyn Gwyn pool owned by Rhayader Angling Association.
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5 Sep 2014
"Nice secluded stay for two"
Right in the centre of Wales my girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Vulcan lodge with the beautiful scenery and the river right on the doorstep.
Thank you for taking the time to review the Faulkner cottage. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. It is as you say a beautiful part of Wales and we love sharing it with our guests. Very best wishes,
10 Sep 2013
This cottage was lovely, well equipped clean and spacious , Just off a main road but once in the grounds you would not think so, my only criticism would be that caravans can pitch up right outside your door and they can look directly in your windows not as remote as we thought
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us with such positive feedback about your stay with us. It is much appreciated. I'm sorry you found the tourer vans a bit close: I presume you are referring to the French windows in the lounge not the bedroom windows which of course are too high to be overlooked. You are right in saying the Vulcan Lodge is not remote. I've now adjusted the information on our website to make this clear.
Like you many guests love the river walk. We are so lucky to have it on the doorstep. Also, the Wye Valley Walk itself is only just across the river and can be reached by a 10 minute walk through Llanwrthwl village.
Thank you again for giving us your feedback.
14 May 2013
"Excellent accomodation in a beautiful part of Wales, perfect for a quiet break"
The cottage was spotless and beautifully decorated. All possible needs were catered for, with plenty of tourist information.
Walks along the river adjacent to the lodge were suitable for experienced walkers, dog owners and family groups.The lakes and dams are within easy driving distance and are set in stunning landscape - perfect for photographers and painters.
Altogether a lovely place to visit with super accomodation.
Don't forget your camera - I did !
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. What a pity you forgot your camera. If I'd known, I have a spare you could have borrowed. Never mind perhaps you will come again - our beautiful scenery is not going to go away!
31 Aug 2012
Excellent place to stay with the family the apartments are well positioned and the layout is good, all the facilites are 1st class, Elaine met us when we arrived and made us feel at home all the equpm… More
Thank you for taking the trouble to review our cottage. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again some time in the future.
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