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

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 21 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Lise Dulniak
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
14 October, 2017

About Lise Dulniak

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!

Lise Dulniak purchased this house in 1980

Why Lise Dulniak chose Carmarthenshire

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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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Location

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

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Llandovery in Llandovery

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
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
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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 - 1 Large Double Bed , With ensuite wetroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , With ensuite wetroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Two single beds which are built in as bunk beds.
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
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.

Reviews

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We would defiantly go back again!!

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely beautiful place to stay to escape daily stresses and unwind and enjoy the natural wonderment of the countryside.

The house was warm and spotless,with a lovely family atmosphere!

We would highly recommend this lodge to anyone wanting a break away!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do hope you return.
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home in a beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very well appointed, situated and maintained. A very comfortable holiday in a lovely area

  • 5 of 5

There were 7 of us and we all thought the cottage was very well constructed and maintained. Very comfortable with everything we needed. Our weather was excellent so we were outside more than in but could see that the cottage was well prepared for a bad weather stay. Lovely area and we were busy all the time. The welcome basket was much appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. We very much appreciate you taking the time to do this and are so pleased your enjoyed your stay. We do hope you will come and stay again soon.
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5

Amazing stay in a beautiful house.

  • 5 of 5

We booked this place as a gift for my mums birthday. The property was large, clean, modern and had everything we needed for a very enjoyable break. The surrounding countryside is stunning with lots of walks and country pubs available. We couldn't recommend this place more and will be returning in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Henllys Lodge and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Llandovery, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
 
 
Jan-Feb
3 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£700
 
 
February halfterm
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
14 night minimum stay
£750
 
 
Feb-Easter
24 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£700
 
 
Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
21 night minimum stay
£900
 
 
Easter to May halfterm
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£750
 
 
May half term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
 
 
Early summer
2 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£750
 
 
Summer holidays
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Aug bank hol week
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
 
Late summer
1 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£750
 
 
Oct half-term
27 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£920
for 7 nights
£920
 
 
Winter
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£420
for 3 nights
From
£140
£700
 
 
Christmas-New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 

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 60 days before check-in date.
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