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Vulcan Lodge - the Searle Holiday Cottage

The Searle Lounge is cosy yet spacious with dining for four.
22 reviews
The Searle Lounge is cosy yet spacious with dining for four.
Vulcan Lodge - Searle
Searle Lounge
Searle kitchen
Dine in Style
The Searle's stylish Bedroom
Lots of Space
Drift from bed to garden on warm summer days!
Rhayader: market town and gateway to the Elan Valley
Mountain Bike Centre, Rhayader
Penycareg dam after rain
The beauty of Penycarreg Lake
Castle Mound, Rhayader
Winter Sun from Rhayader Bridge
Sledging in the Park
Rhayader by Nature
Waterfall in Rhayader
The splendour of autumn in the Elan Valley
Carreg Du Reservoir
Canoe on the Wye in Rhayader
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Llanwrthwl, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales
WINNER OF A POWYS 'BUILDING EXCELLENCE AWARD 2013'FINALIST FOR A 'POWYS BUSINESS AWARD 2013'Vulcan Lodge - the Searle holiday cottage is situated in arguably the most beautiful part of the Upper Wye Valley with the Cambrian Mountains, Elan Valley lakes and Wye Valley Walk close by. Whether your enthusiasm is for walking, cycling, fishing, birdwatching or canoeing - or you just want a peaceful, relaxing holiday, this is the place for you.The 4* Searle holiday cottage is unusually spacious for a cottage with only one bedroom. It is a ground floor cottage with a private entrance at the side. This quirky cottage has lots of character. A key feature is its large stone fireplace. It has lots of storage room and there are 2 dining tables; one is in the kitchen and seats 2 and the main one is in the dining area of the lounge a... Read more
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About the Manager
Elaine Zamroz (Property Manager Elaine Zamroz)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviews (22)

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We wanted a place near the Elan Valley, this was perfect and not far from Rhayader the nearest town. The cottage was warm and comfortable with a great shower and plenty of space. We were met by Elaine who showed us around and made us...More

Thank Jools M
Management response:Responded 28 April 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed staying in the Searle Cottage. It really is spacious for a one bedroom cottage. Thank you for your kind remarks they are much appreciated.

Reviewed 21 July 2017

My kindest regards to the owner, Elaine, for the most accommodating visit - you are an exceptional host. Our journey to Wales was a long drive from London with delays along the way. We finally reached the cottage around half past 12 midnight where there...More

Thank Zakaria K
Management response:Responded 21 July 2017

Thank you so much Zak for taking the time to post a review. I am thrilled with your comments which are so encouraging. The area is indeed very beautiful with lots to see around and about. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay and...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Had a fab time at the cottage, loved every minute. Ideal location for the Elan Valley. Only complaint was the bed wasn't very comfy but that's just personal choice.

Thank Lucy B
Management response:Responded 21 July 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of the Searle cottage. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Elaine ps Sorry about the bed!

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
TV with a 3-D viewing option
Blueray player
Large selection of board games
Clock/radio alarm with Ipod/Iphone docking station
Selection of novels & DVDs
Free use of the shared laundry and drying room
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 AM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
₹ 5,320
£ 59
₹ 37,420
£ 415
13 Jul 2018 -
19 Jul 2018
3 nights
₹ 6,582
£ 73
₹ 31,559
£ 350
20 Jul 2018 -
26 Jul 2018
6 nights
₹ 6,943
£ 77
27 Jul 2018 -
30 Aug 2018
3 nights
₹ 8,115
£ 90
₹ 37,420
£ 415
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Indian Rupees and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Included in the price:

Welcome pack
Bed linen
Towels & tea towels
Electiricty & gas
Cot & high chair
Use of shared laundry & drying room

There is a charge of £15 per night for an additional single bed
Additional ensuite rooms and B&B available - phone for details.
Well-behaved dogs accepted at a charge of £3 per night per pet.
Debit cards, credit cards and electronic transfer accepted but there is a 2% surcharge on credit cards.
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About the neighbourhood
Rhayader is a vibrant town with much to offer the visitor.With its Leisure Centre, Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Museum, Community Arts Centre (CARAD) Willow Globe open air Shakespeare theatre and Red Kite Centre it is rich in culture and interest. Each year there are a number of local agricultural shows in the surrounding villages and Rhayader itself has a Grand Carnival week with events occurring on a nightly basis over a 10 day period. There is a programme of events at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre throughout the summer season and the Leisure Centre offers school holiday activities for children. There is a children's playbarn 3 miles from the cottage.

With a population of just over 2,000 Rhayader has a range of shops including a Spar store and chemist. It also has 12 pubs!

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How to get there
Airport: Cardiff: 160.0 km
Vulcan Lodge - the Searle is located in the middle of Wales. It is 2.5 hours from Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester airports and 4 hours from Heathrow. The nearest railway station is 9 miles away in Llandrindod Wells.

The Searle is 3 miles south of Rhayader on the A470.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 50.0 km.
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