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“Where to stay if going to Hay”
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Excellent
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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Excellent - based on 36 reviews
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MichelleL...
1 review
“Where to stay if going to Hay”
Reviewed 2 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Had a blissful time in this period gem of a house. Lovely rooms and grounds. But best of all was the wonderfully personal welcome from Jo, who'd brought us free range eggs and baked us a cake. Already booked again for next two years (at least) Michelle

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jun 2015
I am so glad that you enjoyed staying with us....so much so that you have booked to stay again well in advance! It was a pleasure to meet you. I hope that next time I will be able to meet up with everyone else, too. Please do keep in touch.
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Christina...
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect place to stay for a relaxing time with family and friends”
Reviewed 29 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This is a lovely big house for all types of groups - I had both family with young children and friends stay during the week. The location is beautiful and it is easy to get to the Brecon Beacons. The river at the bottom of the garden is very special and we spent many hours skimming stones down there. The garden is lovely and big for kids and dogs and the house is comfortable and clean. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a place to chill out.

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Liked best: The locations
Liked least: The lack of microwave
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Richard P
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect for a relaxing weekend with friends and family!”
Reviewed 3 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Abernant House was exactly what we were looking for - a wonderful house in a lovely relaxing rural setting. We had 5 young children with us and they loved the big house and running around the great gardens. The adults all enjoyed the comfortable accommodation and the fantastic fires that kept us warm in spite of the cold weather! Jo was a wonderful host and we'd highly recommend this for a weekend away or longer break.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
4 Feb 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am so glad that you all had such a lovely weekend. As you found out, Abernant is a great place for getting together with family and friends.
We have a plan of improvements for the house over the next 12 months and I do hope that you will come back to stay with us.
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James M
1 review
“PERFECT PLACE TO RELAX!”
Reviewed 8 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

This House is truly amazing, beautifully decorated, cozy and warm. No one wanted to leave and we already are trying to organize a return visit.
Jo is super friendly and relaxed and was knowledgeable on the area and various hikes!!
I very rarely write reviews, but this house is worth it!!.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Jan 2015
Thank you for such a wonderful review! It makes all our hard work worthwhile. Abernant is such a truly special place to stay at anytime of the year whether it is for a short break or a longer stay. There are has so many places to discover and we will do our best to make you stay comfortable and memorable. I really look forward to welcoming you back.
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gadflyer
London
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“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 least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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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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