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Apple House Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5

Key Info

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Description from owner

Description

The Apple House is a bright and spacious detached cottage, located in the picturesque village of Llyswen, in the heart of the Wye Valley and only a short drive from the ever popular book town of Hay on Wye. Accessed via a private driveway, it is located within the grounds of the owner's property in a secluded country setting with stunning views down the Valley and towards the Black Mountains. There is a large private garden with tall pine trees providing much needed shade in the summer months, a picnic bench, 2 hammocks, bbq and fire pit. Guests also have access to 6 acres of private meadow and orchards.

Recently refurbished to a high standard the cottage offers spacious contemporary accommodation. On the ground floor there is a large lounge which has a double height vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, tri folding doors opening onto the garden, a wood burner and two comfy sofa's, of which one is a double sofa bed. There is a separate dining area that seats six and a fully equipped

The Apple House is a bright and spacious detached cottage, located in the picturesque village of Llyswen, in the heart of the Wye Valley and only a short drive from the ever popular book town of Hay on Wye. Accessed via a private driveway, it is located within the grounds of the owner's property in a secluded country setting with stunning views down the Valley and towards the Black Mountains. There is a large private garden with tall pine trees providing much needed shade in the summer months, a picnic bench, 2 hammocks, bbq and fire pit. Guests also have access to 6 acres of private meadow and orchards.

Recently refurbished to a high standard the cottage offers spacious contemporary accommodation. On the ground floor there is a large lounge which has a double height vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, tri folding doors opening onto the garden, a wood burner and two comfy sofa's, of which one is a double sofa bed. There is a separate dining area that seats six and a fully equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar. The bathroom has a bath and separate power shower. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms with high vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the other is a twin, which can easily be pushed together to create a double.

The cottage occupies a very beautiful and tranquil setting, while still being within the village boundary and within a short walk of two country pubs. This is a paradise for those wishing to do as much or as little as they want. For those keen to fish we have 250 yards of private fishing on the River Wye, a famous salmon river, and just a short walk from the property. Residents are charged £20 per person, per day. There is also easy access on foot to some lovely walks which include the Wye Valley Walk which follows the River Wye from its source to the River Severn, Brechfa Common and the Iron Age Hill Fort above the village. You can also canoe down river to Hay-on-Wye and beyond, take in some excellent road and mountain biking trails and explore the mountains on horseback or from the air at the nearby gliding club. Many other activities are available!

The cottage has wifi, a flat screen television with freeview and a DVD player. Owners are welcome to bring along their dogs, as long as they are well behaved and kept downstairs. There is an additional fee of £15 per dog.

Location description from owner

The Wales region

Powys / Brecon Beacons regionBrecon is centrally positioned in the National Park and is a very popular base for walkers, mountain bikers and those who just enjoy being within the beautiful surrounding countryside with breath taking views. The cathedral town boasts two museums - The Welsh Borderer's Museum and the Brecon Cathedral along with a shop and cafe. The bustling town centre is quaint with many individual shops and cafes. There is an annual world renowned Jazz Festival held in the town during August.Crickhowell is a small, pretty and sheltered Georgian market town set between the lower slopes of Table Mountain and the backdrop of Llangattock Mountain with its great limestone crags. The River Usk, renowned for the good trout and salmon fishing, flows past spanned by an interesting buttressed bridge with twelve arches facing downstream and thirteen arches facing upstream. There are many excellent walks in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons and horse riding, fishing, and canoeing can all be arranged locally.Abergavenny is a bustling market town with a large covered outdoor market and a busy cattle market; there are ample local producers, craft and antique markets and every September the famous Abergavenny Food Festival brings together a wealth of local food producers, celebrity chefs and an enthusiastic food loving audience. This area remains a favourite base for walkers, cyclists, para-gliders, fishermen and canal enthusiasts, and there are many outdoor activity providers.Hay-on-Wye is a popular market town on the River Wye, sitting on the border between England and Wales, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Overlooked by the fascinating 11thc. Castle, the town has a wealth of interesting old buildings and the "largest second-hand bookshop in the world" in the old cinema- one of the 30 major antiquarian bookshops, each with their own speciality. Hay-on-Wye hosts the world famous Literary Festival.Builth Wells in the Mid Wales countryside is varied with magnificent great reservoirs using the natural shape of the landscape - now established over many years and a natural habitat for all kinds of wildlife and flora. There are great expanses of open countryside where the Red Kite (which can be viewed at close proximity in several Red Kite Centres), buzzard, kestrel and sparrow hawks wheel and hover overhead.The Upper Swansea Valley is an ideal location for those wishing to explore this area known as 'Waterfall Country',Monmouth takes its name from the mouth of the Monnow River, which flows into the River Wye just South of the town. Monmouth is a bustling market town with many shops and supermarkets. The pubs and restaurants provide good food. All types of outdoor activities are available, there is excellent fishing on the River Monnow and the River Wye; golf is nearby at the Rolls of Monmouth; Hot Air Ballooning at nearby Raglan and pony trekking in the area; excellent walking in the Wye Valley and the Royal Forest of Dean, exploring the Welsh Borders and Offa's Dyke PathOn the western side of the Brecon Beacons lie the old market towns of Llandeilo and Llandovery. Both are charming market towns with excellent local shops and information centres, guiding people to the numerous local places of interest such as Carreg Cennen Castle.

Hay-on-Wye

The Hay-On-Wye areaHay-on-Wye is a popular market town on the River Wye, sitting on the border between England and Wales, at the foot of The Black Mountains. Overlooked by the fascinating 11thc. Castle, the town has a wealth of interesting old buildings and the "largest second-hand bookshop in the world" in the old cinema- one of the 30 major antiquarian bookshops, each with their own speciality. Hay-on-Wye hosts the world famous Literary Festival with a great many famous literary figures taking the stage

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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Super King Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Richard L
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
17 Jul 2016

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 17 Jul 2013. Located in Powys, it has 58 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £500 to £750.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 17 Jul 2016.

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“Excellent location, well equiped accomodation and helpful hosts”

Reviewed 2 Jul 2016

We had a wonderful weeks break although the weather lived up to it's welsh reputation it did not spoil our holiday. Apple House is a very dog friendly location with a large fenced garden.

“Beautiful cottage, a perfect base for exploring the bookshops of Hay on Wye”

Reviewed 25 Apr 2016

We spent a long weekend at Apple House & cannot rate it highly enough. The cottage is comfortable, well equipped & has fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. Richard & Caroline are excellent hosts even if Richard was up to his ears with lambing! We really enjoyed the welcome pack of Welsh cakes, bread, milk, eggs & delicious Welsh butter. Hay on Wye is an easy 10 - 15 minute drive. We would definitely go back, hopefully with more time to explore & better weather to make use of the hammocks & barbecue.

“Best family mini break ever”

Reviewed 15 Feb 2016

Anyone who is considering setting up a self-catering holiday business should come here. THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE! It will be almost impossible to beat this mini break. A beautifully decorated, clean and cosy cottage with good quality facilities and plenty of space. The countryside is stunning and we had a fantastic walk even in February. The grounds of the cottage are great - we didnt use the BBQ or fire pit but it was lovely to be right in the fields with sheep and horses out of the window. Brilliantly located 15 mins between both Hay-on-Wye and Brecon, and the great little market town of Talgarth and walking distance to two good pubs. Richard and Caroline were really friendly without crowding us, and made sure everything was perfect. I really can't recommend this highly enough

“Quaint, homely, well equipped with quality home wear”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our New Year stay. Richard and Caroline were very welcoming. The cottage had everything we needed, including plenty of wood for the amazing wood burner. There are plenty of nice walks and despite lots of rain we found many treks and then enjoyed nights by the burner. The cottage was decorated beautifully for Christmas with fairy lights and a real tree. Despite the weather we even managed an outdoor fire in the fire pit. Our two dogs also enjoyed their stay. The local pub was dog friendly and welcoming too. Overall, an excellent rental. We look forward to returning in the future.

“Great welcome friendly family lovely welsh cakes.”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2015

Such a nice welcome from Caroline and Richard welsh cakes and eggs great . Had a lovely weeks stay at apple house, very clean and tidy cottage home from home. Enjoyed lots of walks along the river. Nice Pubs a short walk, Griffin really friendly and nice food. Fishing on the river on Richards stretch was great had 3 good Barbel best being 11 lb , big Chub up to 5 lb and lots of small ones about a 1 lb. Molly the Westie loved it . Thanks again for a great stay

“Perfection”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2015

Two adults, a toddler and a dog - Each of us loved this cottage so much we didn't want to leave! The cottage- which is both tasteful and comfortable in equal measures - is set within the beautiful grounds of the owners own home but with plenty of privacy and a huge private enclosed garden (Much loved by toddler and dog!). It's location on the edge of the Brecon Beacons makes it a perfect base for exploring. With the River Wye nearby, plenty of walks to explore and some nearby pubs, there is never a dull moment! The owners Richard and Caroline are lovely and make you feel really welcome - The welcome pack of yummy Welsh cakes and some essentials was also a really nice touch. We will be back - In fact we have already booked our next break!

“Perfect stay in a lovely cottage”

Reviewed 7 Jan 2015

We just returned from a New Year break at the Apple House and wish our time there could have lasted much longer. The house itself is extremely well finished and provided a wonderful retreat with peace and quiet for us combined with plenty of space (indoors and out) for our children to run and play. The property owners Richard and Caroline were extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming, providing us with great recommendations for places to walk our dogs and eat out. The location is excellent - just a short drive to either Hay-on-Wye or into the Brecon Beacons - and the surrounding countryside very picturesque. All in all a fabulous stay. We hope to return in the future!

“All That's Best In Wonderful Welcoming Wales”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2014

The property is an excellently converted barn which has been tastefully decorated and furnished, and it is a dog friendly environment. It is situated in the extensive grounds of the owners' home but retains its own privacy. On arrival there's a warm and generous welcome on this hillside with bread, butter, eggs, milk and home made Welsh cakes awaiting you, plus there were ample supplies of tea, coffee, sugar and various condiments. Whilst cooking is probably the last thing on one's mind whilst on holiday, if that's your thing there's a superbly furnished modern kitchen just crying out to be tested by the skills of any budding chef lucky enough to stay here. In the adjacent field sheep are roaming, plus two extemely friendly goats, whilst in a neighbour's field the three resident horses are equally friendly. On the doorstep the owners' dogs also like to make themselves known and will do their best to seek attention. The owners are also extremely friendly and helpful and can advise you of all the best places to visit in the locality, of which there are so many. Castles, churches, pretty towns and villages, excellent pubs, lakes and wildlife, hills to climb, plus sweeping and beautiful rivers, are all very close to hand. You will also find this to be an extremely beatiful and very friendly part of the world.

“Miniature home from home”

Reviewed 14 Aug 2014

We had a warm welcome on arrival at the property, with a mini hamper of essentials to get us going till morning. The homemade Welsh cakes were divine! The property was immaculate, well maintained and beautifully furnished throughout. The cottage was in a peaceful location, ideal for walking and exploring the area, also not far from several local towns and villages - within 10/15 minute car journey. Hay-on-Wye was a delightful town, approximately 20 mins drive. Plenty of good pubs and the private fishing was a short walk from the property. We had a wonderful family holiday, including the dog and would thoroughly recommend this to friends.

“Perfect getaway with beautiful scenery.”

Reviewed 23 Jul 2014

So glad we picked the apple house for our long weekend break. Caroline and Richard were extremely helpful with everything, from popping in with butter in the morning(we forgot to bring some) to helping organise the best walks. We especially enjoyed canoeing up the river wye and having a well deserved pint in the village after. We were very lucky with the weather and made the the most of the outside space, we had a few BBQs and the fire pit allowed us to stay out late every night. Our dog Digby enjoyed Molly's daily visit where they spent hours playing in the garden. We would defiantly recommend the apple house and hope to return at some point.

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