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Ceiros Cottage
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The living room in Ceiros Cottage
Dining table
View from the sink !
The kitchen
The kitchen
The kitchen
The bathroom
The stand alone shower in the bathroom.
Double room
Double room
Twin room
Seating area in the garden
The garden
From the distance
The house from the Epynt mountain
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Sheep on the hill in the snow
The Epynt mountain
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Llangammarch Wells, Powys, Wales

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agreatday
Riddle, Oregon
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4 reviews
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“Did not meet expectations! Tiny, dark, depressing!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Having rented many properties in a similar price range, I felt that our expectations were realistic, and this cottage failed to meet those expectations in a very big way.

It is hard to know where to start, but I suppose I shall start at the door, where the couch projects into the doorway,and you have to scoot around it to get in the house.

The cottage is extremely dark -- and the kitchen is where this actually becomes a problem. If you've ever tried to cook by the light of a single candle, you can perhaps imagine what it is like. The bulb in the light fixture is so dim that I didn't even realize they made wattage that low! Adding to that, there is no vent or hood in the kitchen, so to cook anything quickly fills the kitchen with steam, making it that much harder to see what you are trying to do. Forget trying to season anything! You couldn't tell if you'd put none on, or the entire bottle!

The upstairs, in particular, was filled with spiders. Many of them right near the beds. Not wanting to be crawled upon while sleeping, this necessitated killing a rather large number of them before going to sleep. One could only hope that the nests didn't hatch overnight while one's eyes were closed!! I live in the country, but this was just excessive! A quick once-over with a vacuum prior to our arrival could have easily solved this problem.

I will say that while the bed was a lot like sleeping on a sack filled with potatoes, the bedding was clean, nice and warm, which was appreciated.

The cottage is attached to the owner's house -- which should have been fine. We have stayed in many cottages attached to another house, but this time the noise from the other house was excessive. Lots of stomping up and down the stairs, which could be heard quite clearly in the cottage, as well as other various noises of which one could only guess their origin.

There was internet access, but it was quite spotty, and not always available. Difficult to get the work done at home that I needed to do while on holiday.

The house is filled with books, which we laughed about, considering that you would be hard pressed to find enough light to read anything. I rather suspect that the books are simply overflow from the owner's own shelves, as truly there would be no way to enjoy them.

We had read the review mentioning how nice it was to sit around the fire, and the cottage was cold in the evenings and we certainly would have loved to have enjoyed that -- but sadly while there was newspaper and firewood, there was no kindling -- thus no way of building a fire. Instead we used the newspaper to swat the flies.

While we certainly heard the owner/family plenty, we only saw the owner minutes after we had arrived at the cottage -- and never again.

Perhaps the crowning highlight of the cottage was the shower -- which took an extremely long time to get warm. I suspect you could have cooked and eaten breakfast while waiting for the hot water to arrive. But that was not the worst part. Oh no, the worst part was not the used child's potty seat tucked behind the toilet, no, the worst part was the black mold/slime on the bottom of the shower curtain, that had a tendency to waft in and stick to a person's legs. Talk about motivation to conserve water! That certainly did the trick.

If you are looking to stay in the Builth Wells area, I would highly suggest looking elsewhere for accommodation!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
27 Oct 2013
Having given this response much thought, I came to realise that most of what I want to say has already been said by ALL of the other reviews listed here. We have been extremely lucky with the guests we have had at our lovely cottage, and we appreciate them now more than ever. Not for one moment can we understand what has driven this guest to write such a review. In my opinion this is more a reflection of the person than of the cottage!! We are so proud of our little cottage and run our business with complete integrity. We charge a fair price, and provide a cosy get away, with comfortable and quality fixtures and fittings. The cottage is kept warm (guests can have the heating on as much as they want at no extra cost) and completely spotless and we are at hand to provide any help or support that's needed. Guests are welcome to use as much wood for the burner as they like all free of charge, and we even offer to light it for them – in most cases, the burner is lit for guests on arrival. We also offer to shop in advance of guest arrivals, so as to make the holiday as easy as possible. In all, we feel we do a good job - all our other reviews and our guest books confirm this! We have many guests that come back for repeat visits. Please read all our reviews for a balanced view, and we look forward to giving you a warm welcome to Ceiros Cottage.
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Andy D
Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic Family Friendly Property”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We've had another fantastic week at this jewel of a cottage. Maggie and James are always so welcoming, and the cottage is perfect for a family break. The kids (13 & 6) really enjoyed the hammock swing in the garden, the DVD collection and the fantastic toy cupboard upstairs. A cot, high chair and stair-gate were all provided which made life so much easier with our 1 yr old daughter. Maggie and James both go out of their way to help you. Our 6 year old came down with an ear infection, and shortly after telling James, he turned up at our Door with a stack of BluRays and the offer of Calpol. It's a well equipped family friendly cottage run by a lovely couple and their family and all the extra touches make the world of difference. We will be back..

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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Andy D
Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic Cottage and facilities”
Reviewed 26 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012

We have a fantastic break at this cottage with our young family. Maggie and James do everything possible to make sure you have a lovely stay. As we travelled with a young baby, Maggie made sure the heating was customised to our needs and was tweaked on a daily basis depending on what we were doing. James gave me lessons on the Wood Stove and on arrival there was a roaring fire in the lounge. The cottage is fantastic, very well kitted out, and has an amazing toy cupboard upstairs that our 5yr old loved. It's in a secluded, peaceful position and is ideal for a young family with cot and stairgate. Maggie and James really do their best to ensure that you have a great stay. We will be back.

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Liked best: The location and the Service from Maggie and James
Liked least: The intermittent WIFI (although being disconnected is a good thing!)
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Alsager, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Internet access in a very comfortable lounge, and having a dishwasher.
Liked least: Downstairs bathroom
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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