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36 reviews
The well equipped kitchen with 4 oven Aga
The large oak table is perfect for relaxed meals
French windows lead from the kitchen to the garden
The large kitchen has a 4 oven electric Aga
The beautiful drawing room
The grand piano can be used by guests
The cosy TV room/snug
Wood panelled TV room/snug
Our very well stocked library
The large king sized ensuite bedroom with a large balcony overlooking the garden.
Lie in bed and look out at the amazing scenery
The master room has its own Juliet balcony overlooking the garden
This single room leads out to a large balcony overlooking the garden
The beautiful gardens looking out towards the Black Mountains.
Outdoor tables and chairs for alfresco dining
Relax in the garden
Our private stretch of the River Wye
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7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Builth Wells, Powys, Wales

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“This is somewhere 'special' - perfect for a big family/friends weekend party”
Reviewed 26 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

If you are looking for a place to bring a group of extended family and friends together in a special place for a special occasion this is it.
We were celebrating a big birthday for my mum and she wanted friends and family around her. It isn't easy to find a places that can accommodate so many and that is high quality and reasonably priced.
Abernant is also beautiful - it has 'something' about it. A real fire and a grand piano in the huge living room, the aga, the gardens, and the historic names who have stayed in the past.
Staying here is smooth because you are guided by the property manager Jo. She is a lady who really gets what people need and does everything before, during and after to make sure things go smoothy. She lives just across the road so is on hand if you have any immediate queries.
The kitchen is well equipped - huge fridge etc. Half decent wi-fi for the location but do be aware that some mobile networks don't give a signal here. My Vodafone was out for the weekend - which was actually a joy. If you want a break from the kitchen I can recommend take away curry from Bilash in Builth Wells which is 5/10 mins away. The house is a period property and it is lived in but in a good way. Don't expect a perfect refurbished condition but that is the charm of the place. Crucially things like the kitchen services are in great modern condition.
All in all I can't recommend this place enough. We will be going back.

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Liked best: It is a 'special' place - unique
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
28 Nov 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments. I may be biased but I agree that Abernant House has that 'something special' which appeals to everyone. We happily admit to not being 'perfect' but that is what actually makes us 'perfect' for a relaxed, comfortable and fun break.
I really look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends back to stay with us.
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“A beautiful place to make memories”
Reviewed 26 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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Abernant House is full of history, atmosphere and beauty. Aberenant House provides a stunning backdrop for some very special memories. Jo, the agent, is friendly and helpful, she has made our stay a dream come true.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Nov 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to be able to make your wedding day so special. We do our very best to provide our guests with the stay that they want. Abernant has such a cosy and welcoming atmosphere that it is just perfect for getting together with family and friends whether it is to relax or celebrate. Our personal chef, Shaun, thoroughly enjoyed catering for you. I very much look forward to seeing you again soon.
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