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11 reviews
Faulkner Lounge with Balcony
Vulcan Lodge - the Faulkner
The Faulkner Dining Kitchen
The Faulkner Kingsize Bed divides into 2 singles
The Faulkner Superkingsize bed divides into 2 singles
View from one of our picnic areas
Rhayader Town Clock
Mountain Bike Centre, Rhayader
Winter in Rhayader Park
Winter n Rhayader Park
Castle Mound, Rhayader
From Claerwen Dam
Penygarreg Reservoir
Craig Goch Reservoir
Elan Valley Cycle Path
Carreg Du Reservoir
Spring in Rhayader Park
Waterfall in Rhayader
The Road to Craig Goch
The Wye in Rhayader
Winter in Rhayader
Craig Goch Reservoir
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales

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Very good - based on 11 reviews
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vmchilton
Cannock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect break”
Reviewed 30 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Peaceful yet convenient location in easy distance to outstanding beauty surrounding the cottage.
The cottage is particularly comfortable and spacious and equipped with everything needed for a self catering holiday.
Beds are great.
Will be re booking

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Sep 2017
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in our Faulkner cottage. Lots of visitors say they find the beds comfy which is very pleasing as when we furnished the cottages we specifically chose beds which we thought guests would find comfortable. Perhaps we will see you again at some point in the future. Thank you again.

Elaine
Owner
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andreachi...
Cannock, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tranquil, luxurious & convenient”
Reviewed 30 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Just returned from a long weekend in the Faulkner, one of five lodges within Vulcan Lodge just outside Rhayader. What an amazing spot! The site of the lodge achieves that elusive combination - peace and tranquility without a sense of isolation (a rarity in my experience as a solo female traveller). Some lovely touches on arrival - a supply of essentials including milk, tea, toilet rolls and soap, and (excellent!) a bottle of wine. But not to worry if you've forgotten anything else - there's a shop and cafe less than 100 yards away. Perfect for fetching the papers and, if the mood takes you, a bacon roll! The beds are sooo comfortable it's a bit of a pull to get out of them in the morning - bedrooms are well appointed with some very nice touches (put the light on and check out the light shade in the master bedroom) and the lounge, with its double doors onto a balcony with table and chairs, has comfy furniture and a great tv. The kitchen has a dishwasher for those lazy times, and a freezer, if you're planning a long stay. Having two bathrooms is one of the things which sets this lodge apart from others. Congratulations also to the owners for supporting local artists, with several of their works on display, and info on them in the pack left for guests to peruse. Great if you're wanting to explore the beautiful Powys countryside, including the Elan Valley (if you're a Brummie, this is where your water comes from) but equally good if you're just passing through, being on the main drag though mid Wales. This being mid Wales however means that there's no traffic noise and you can just hear the river, which is just beyond the trees at the back of the site. Ideal.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Sep 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review - and a very thorough and thoughtful one it is too. I'm glad you enjoyed staying with us and liked the surrounding countryside. It really is a lovely, unspoilt part of Wales. Perhaps we may see you again at some point in the future. Thank you again.

Elaine
Owner
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Lennie W
Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely, pet friendly cottage”
Reviewed 29 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The cottage is perfect for 3 or 4 people, pet friendly and all on the ground floor.
The location is perfect and nearby all the beautifull lakes like Elan valley, Lake Brianne, Lake Clywedog,.. and still close to the black mountains aswell.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Jul 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Faulkner cottage. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay. It's a beautiful area of Wales and remains quite undiscovered by many. Perhaps we may see you again at some point in the future.

Elaine
Owner
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Ginageest...
Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely lodge, it has everything you need and more. Dogs made welcome”
Reviewed 23 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Nothing to find fault with. Dogs made welcome, and all amenities in cottage are very good. Endless supply of hot water for showers and very good fully fitted kitchen. Beds comfortable and bedrooms well appointed. Owner on hand to give helpful information and tips. Warm, cosy, quiet, peaceful and well equipped, what more could you want.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
25 Apr 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of our Faulkner cottage. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. It is always helpful to get reviews - especially if they a complimentary! Perhaps we may see you again at some point in the future. Thank you again for your review.

Elaine
Owner
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Gerry C
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Five "5 star" cottages!”
Reviewed 4 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

There are times, not many, when you find accommodation which is so good you would like to keep it a secret. But that would be unfair to Elaine and her Vulcan Cottages so let's share it.

As an extended family spread over 3 generations and comprising 14 adults and 4 children we needed all five cottages and they all exceeded our expectations. Each one individually unique to cater for differing requirements in terms of numbers and/or access and in the Middleton there was room for us all to congregate in the evenings to eat and chat. All immaculately decorated and furnished and with a welcoming pack including a bottle of wine!

The area around is beautiful and there's plenty to do and see whatever the age group. The weather over the May Day weekend wasn't brilliant but for the older family members the sightseeing and scenic drives around the Elan Valley and into Aberystwyth over the mountain road made up for that. And the second generation with their children found the local activity centre a bonus - for both them and the children.

All in all a great weekend and one that we hope to repeat at Vulcan Cottages again.

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Liked best: Quality of all five cottages and their location.
Liked least: Going home!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 May 2016
Thank you so much for your very positive review of our cottages. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the facilities in the cottages suited all of your needs. Reviews like yours are most encouraging and spur us on to keep our standards as high as possible for our guests.

Thank you for taking the time to post the review. We look forward to seeing you again before too long.

Best wishes

Elaine
Owner
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