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“Perfect for exploring Brecon Beacons”
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Side view of annexe
Welcome
Front view showing ample parking on drive
Guest garden
Patio with view of Brecon Beacons
Extension with superb views
Living room with sofa bed
Living room
Kitchen/dining area
Double bedroom
With ample storage
Bathroom/wetroom
Walk in shower
Views from extension
A hybrid bike free to use
Hybrid bike you can use free of charge with pannier
Homemade bread as part of a generous starter pack
White homemade bread. Delicious and light.
Homemade cake on arrival
Homemade rich chocolate cake.
Victoria sandwich- homemade of course
Homemade fruit scones.
Sun rise on a beautiful day from the conservatory
Another beautiful sunrise
Beautiful sunset from bedroom window
A stunning sunrise from the conservatory. Not to be missed.
Local waterfalls
Local waterfall you can walk behind.
Local waterfalls
Family cycling on Taff trail
Brecon mountain railway in Merthyr
Museum of Welsh life, St Fagans
Three cliffs bay, the Gower penninsula
Pen y fan
The Bike Parc Wales, Merthyr Tydfil
Pen y Fan on a snowy weekend
Llyn Onn reservoir on route to Pen y Fan
Stunning view of snowy Brecon Beacons from the village walk.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Southern Wales, Wales

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susanna91...
Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
“Perfect for exploring Brecon Beacons”
Reviewed 22 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed for three days to walk the waterfalls of the area and it was perfect. Phil and Karen made us feel welcome and the annexe is really lovely and well-equipped. The location is great, close to walks and shops and good pubs. Thank you Phil for our fresh bread and Christmassy cakes!

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Liked best: Bed very comfy. Everything easy to use/straightforward. Property very well-maintained. Privacy.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
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Management Response
25 Dec 2015
Dear Susanna,
Thank you for the lovely review. We really glad you enjoyed your stay in the holiday annexe. We would love to see you again in the future.
Kindest regards
Phil and Karen Hurd
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collette...
1 review
“Fantastic cottage”
Reviewed 13 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We spent 3 days here and enjoyed every minute of it. The cottage was beautiful, clean and had everything we could have needed, the owners are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this cottage to anyone visiting south Wales and will hopefully be returning in the summer.

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Management Response
13 Nov 2015
Thank you Colette for the lovely review. We are both glad you enjoyed your stay in the holiday annexe and would love to welcome you here in the future.
Kindest regards
Karen and Phil Hurd
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Tonytheti...
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Really enjoyed our stay”
Reviewed 9 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Stayed for two nights , 6th till 8th November , arrived just after 1pm on the Friday , the holiday cottage is quiet remote so it's not walking distance to any shops , there is a pub across the road . We were welcomed by Phil and Karen, they were very helpful and really friendly, could do do enough for us, they showed us round the cottage , they had made us home made bread and cake ,which was really nice of them . Living area was roomy with fold out sofa bed , tv ,DVD ,Xbox, nice lighting ,and well decorated . Kitchen was new , with loads of draws cupboard space and loads of utensils , inc micro/combi, also a elec hob . Table for four ,fridge / freezer . Bedroom was good size with built in wardrobes , with a few handy items inside one them , fold up cot,vacuum ,fan heater . Bathroom was big with draw space , walk in shower and a abundance of fresh clean towels .cottage also had a conservatory which was really nice to sit in and chill and admire the views . Out side conservatory was table and chairs and parasol with a small bbq , ideal in the warmer weather . We stayed as a family with two toddlers , so it was just a chilled weekend break for us , but the cottage is ideal for any break either mountain bikes hill walkers or like us just a chill out . Would we stay here again 100% yes . Thank you Phill and Karen X

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Liked best: Everything so new and clean
Liked least: Waiting for cooker
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
9 Nov 2015
Dear Tony and family,
Thank you for your excellent review and we're so glad that you enjoyed your weekend in the holiday annexe. We would love to see you all again in the future.
Kindest regards
Phil and Karen
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TheHepbur...
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Ideal location for Bike Park Wales. Fantastic hosts.”
Reviewed 1 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Used this cottage for 2 nights to ride at Bike Park Wales. Very reasonably priced and only 15 minutes from the trails.

The place was neat and tidy with plenty of space for us both. The owners were more than kind . We arrived to home made cake (which sadly had nuts in and my husband couldn't eat and we were made a non nut one - which was beyond expectations and so very kind). We also found fresh bread and milk in the bread bin just as we were about to leave (oops).

We were even allowed to bring our bikes into the house (we are the type to respect other peoples propertys and they were reasonably clean).

We booked to go away for a week next August before we even left.

Plenty of offroad parking and very quiet location. We hope to use the outside BBQ next summer too.

Many thanks

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Liked best: Lovely owners, safe bike storage, WiFi useful for trip plans, quiet location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for your review and kind words. We do try to please our guests and welcome you to the valleys. We very much look forward to seeing you again next August and will make you a nut fee cake next time to welcome you. Kindest regards
Karen and Philip Hurd
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999celine...
Rueil-Malmaison, France
1 review
“A good moment”
Reviewed 31 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Very pleasant moment with my family
. A very cute cottage, charming and clean
. Suggestion of good place to visit
. A wonderfull welcome cake

I recommande this adress
Be carefull, for a stranger people, take a map to find out Where is the cottage - it's hard to find.

Havé a good trip.
Céline

Travelling group: En famille élargie
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Oct 2015
Dear Celine,
Thank you for your nice review. It was lovely to welcome fellow rugby supporters. We would very much like to welcome you back to Wales if ever you wanted to visit in the future. Best wishes for your new arrival.
Kindest regards
Karen and Philip Hurd
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