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4 Bedroom Luxury Eco-Friendly Detached House With Garden And Views in mid Wales

Overview

Property

Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Holiday Home - Great For Couples, Families, and Friends to share together

The property has three double bedrooms and one bunk-bed bedroom. Two of the double bedrooms have their own en-suite wet rooms, and there is a separate bathroom for the two remaining bedrooms and for those who prefer baths. The open-plan downstairs area comprises a lobby, large kitchen with all modern amenities including energy-efficient appliances: dishwasher, washing machine and condenser drier, range cooker, microwave and all the cooking equipment and implements you will need, a WC, and living room with a television area (with freeview channels and DVD player with large selection of DVDs), table football and a double-sided wood-burning stove in the middle of the room, logs provided. There is a garden with lawn and views to the hills beyond, slate patio with garden furniture and flower beds with native plants flowering at different times of the year, and with large pond teeming with wildlife, including frogs, newts, fish, water lilies etc. Lockable shed for cycle storage.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Richard and Lise have owned Henllys Lodge for 30 years and have enjoyed many holidays with their children, extended family and friends over the years. Living and working in London, Henllys Lodge is the complete antidote to our frenetic urban lifestyle. It's really the best place to unwind and completely relax. It's in a part of Wales to the west of the Brecon Beacons with outstanding countryside - a well-kept secret.

In 2007 the house was extensively rebuilt with a lot of eco-friendly features and in 2012 we received a Green Tourism Gold Award and we also have a 5 Star Visit Wales Grading. We think it's fantastic and want to share it and the area around it with other people!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Great cottage designed to perfection from the modern but warm minimalist style to the embracing of the eco concept. Many a times in the coming months our thoughts will come back to the memories of the great times we have had here. Thank you. - Sonia, Middlesex"



We had a lovely time. Lovely setting and amazing views. Fabulous films and games. We didn't need to bring anything. There are loads of excellent walks around the house - Connie, age 10. I love the fire - Greta , age 5. I loved the garden and all the local walks - Oscar, age 13. We had a great week, fantastic place, walks and everything we needed in the house to make it a really relaxing holiday. Would love to come again - K family



“Henllys Lodge is absolutely an outstandingly comfortable, clean and cosy holiday home! It has been beautifully and efficiently restored from old into new and modern, with everything you need in it. The best we stayed at during our holidays. And at a very reasonable price too." Linda & Haro, Hol
Oct 2009
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

5

Outstanding beauty !

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the most beautiful properties we have stayed it.

The arrival was very welcoming. .. enjoyed the welcome basket all extremely high quality products.

The property is furnished to an amazing standard and has massively exceeded our expectations.

Set in a beautiful part of the country and so peacful.

Would recommend to anybody and will be looking to book again for next year.

Thank you x

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back again.
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5

Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in July 2016, 4 adults and 4 kids and the cottage had everything we needed. Furnished to a high standard the cottage is well equipped with everything you need. The garden is lovely and the pictures don't do it justice, it's a lovely relaxing and spacious outdoor area. Lots to do locally and an ideal location for any avid off road cyclists - would recommend

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back. Many thanks.
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Location

From the Owner

This area of Wales is little-known, quiet and peaceful. There's fantastic scenery and much to see and do. It's great for walking, cycling and exploring the countryside with its beautiful landscapes, castles, gardens and other historic sites. The coast is an hour away. Check out the information here on Owners Direct, on Brecon Beacons and Carmarthenshire websites, and also on our own website for more information.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Cardiff at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cilycwm or Llandovery at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Llandovery at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Llandovery at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Pembrey Sands at 35 Miles

Special interest holidays:

Eco-living in Luxury and Comfort with Green Tourism Gold Award. The area is great for walkers and cyclists: Visit Wales has awarded Henllys Lodge the Walkers and Cyclists Welcome awards. Bikes can be hired locally (contact for details) and there are cycling and mountain bike trails close by. It's also great for birdwatchers and everyone who loves nature in general. There are various places to do specific activities in the area, e.g. horse-riding or photography. Please contact us if you have a special interest and we will endeavour to give you more information.

Carmarthenshire has fantastic scenery and we are on the Western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park with 'Dark Sky' status - the 5th in the world.

Coast/Beach:

The coast is approximately 1 hour away. There are sandy beaches in the South West towards Pembrokeshire and the Gower Peninsula and beautiful rugged coastal paths, including the Ceredigion Coast Path, and beaches on the West Coast. Tenby is a particularly nice seaside town with lots to do, an hour away.

Travel:

Nearest airport is Cardiff (80 miles). Llandovery (2 miles) has bus and train connections (Heart of Wales line) connecting Swansea (with train services to London) and Shrewsbury (trains to Manchester, Holyhead, Birmingham etc). Car or bike recommended, but walkers are welcome too. Local taxis are available for hire. Bicycles can be rented and collected from Llandovery Station or delivered (contact for details). Ferry ports are Swansea (to/from Cork) and Pembroke and Fishguard (to/from Rosslare).

Distances:

Llandovery is less than 2 miles away and has all amenities; it is on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of special landscape, wildlife and cultural heritage, and Fforest Fawr Geopark, the area designated in 2005 by UNESCO because of its outstanding geological heritage. The town of Llandeilo (20 mins) has more upmarket shops, cafes and restaurants. There are many castles, houses, gardens and places of historic interest in this little-known area of Wales.

Further Details:

Llandovery has shops, banks, post office, cafes and restaurants, internet cafe, supermarkets, chemist, gift shops etc. It has a historical heritage dating back to Roman times. There are ruins of a Norman castle and also churches and some fine Georgian houses. It was also an important drovers' town, where herdsmen gathered from all over South Wales to drive their sheep, cattle, geese and pigs to London. The Heritage Centre is housed in a building dating from around 1750 and has a small museum with interesting displays featuring some of the myths and legends as well as the history of Llandovery and the surrounding area. The striking statue of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan, a supporter of Owain Glyndwr's struggle for Welsh independence, stands by the castle ruins. In 1401 he was butchered by Henry IV. The Llandovery Craft Centre is on the site of the original meat market and is now a cafe with shops selling crafts and gifts. Close by are Cilycwm, Rhandirmawn and Llyn Brianne Reservoir which are beautiful places to walk or drive. Stop off at the Dinas RSPB Nature Reserve for a stunning walk along the river and through alder and oak bluebell woodland. Brecfa and Crychan Forests offer woodland and waterfall walks and mountain biking paths. Myddfai (approx 3 miles away) is now the Welsh residence of the Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. The 'Physicians of Myddfai' from medieval times became renowned for herbal remedies and they are also associated with the local legend of the Lady of the Lake Llyn-y-Fan Fach. There are many castles both in Llandeilo - Dinefyr Castle - and around, such as Carreg Cennen Castle, one of the most dramatic fortresses on top of a limestone crag and with fantastic views. Aberglasney Gardens and the National Botanic Gardens of Wales are essential visits for all those who love gardens. Dolaucothi Roman Gold Mines, the only Roman goldmine in Wales, is another essential visit for all those interested in history.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£417
for 3 nights
From
£139
£690
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
Jan-Feb
3 Jan 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£700
 
 
Feb half term
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Feb-Easter
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£700
 
 
Easter hols
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£750
 
 
May half-term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Jun-Jul
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£750
 
 
Summer hols
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Aug bank holiday
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£750
 
 
Oct half term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£700
 
 
Christmas time
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
All bookings to be accompanied by a deposit of 50%. (If this is a problem, please contact us). The final balance is payable 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the holiday. A refundable deposit of £50 must be paid with the final balance to cover the costs of breakages over the value of £25 and for additional cleaning, when the property is not left in a reasonable state. Detailed booking conditions will be sent on enquiry. Travel insurance is strongly advised.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is flexible, but preferably Saturdays. Arrival time is 4pm or later. Departure time is 10am. Short breaks of 3 days minimum (at any time during the week) can be arranged out of school holidays. Meet and Greet Service.

Notes on prices:
Prices are from £690 (£700 in 2017) for a full week, and from £415 (winter rate)(£420 in 2017) for a short break. Short stays of 3 nights or more are available, except during peak school holiday periods - please enquire regarding price. We offer a discount of 10% out of peak season for low occupancy (1 bedroom). Bookings of 2 weeks will also have a discount of 10%. Discounts are also available for short notice bookings out of season. For anything other than standard one week bookings, please send us an enquiry.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

There's lots of room for everyone in the family to do what they want to do - from watching a DVD, playing table football, reading quietly,watching the nuthatches, woodpeckers, green finches etc coming to the bird feed or the red kites and buzzards flying above or sitting/playing in the garden. There's fantastic countryside in all directions, including the coast which is reachable in an hour, and the Brecon Beacons. There are gardens and places of historical interest all nearby, as well as nice 'boutique' shops to browse in nearby Llandeilo.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, WC, wash basin, with mosaic tiles. En-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with shower, WC, wash basin, with mosaic tiles. Bathroom with bath, with overhead shower, WC, wash basin. Downstairs WC with washbasin.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, overlooking the garden, and with ensuite wetroom. Bedroom 2 with double bed at front of house, with en-suite wetroom. Bedroom 3 with double bed, at front. Bedroom 4 with 2 full-sized single bunk beds, overlooking garden.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Heating is underfloor and heated by solar hot water panels and ground source heat pumps, supplemented by electricity when required. Children are welcome, but please be aware that there is a pond in the garden and open access to the road from the car parking area; therefore caution needs to be taken outside with young children. Also indoors the downstairs area is open-plan with open access to stairs, therefore caution is needed particularly with toddlers. Outside: The kitchen opens out onto a slate patio area with garden furniture and barbecue. There are flower beds planted with native plants flowering at different times of the year and a lawn leading down to a pond, teeming with wildlife including fish, frogs, newts, water lilies, etc. Fill up the bird feeder to watch all sorts of birds, including nuthatches and woodpeckers. Red kites and buzzards soar overhead. There is a large lawn which is great for children to play ball games and run around. There is also a double swing and garden furniture both on the patio and bottom of the garden. The garden and house are not overlooked, thereby ensuring privacy. Utility Room: The A rated washing-machine and condenser dryer are within a cupboard in the kitchen, minimising noise. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: There is a very high standard of cleanliness and eco-friendly products are used effectively and all supplied. Duvets, bedlinen and towels for bathing are included, with extras. For 2+ week bookings, towels and bedlinen will be changed each week. Other: Lobby entrance with mat to leave coats, boots, etc. Great if you've been out walking or cycling. Downstairs WC.

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