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Happy Union Stables

Lodge with 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in Powys, Wales

From £261 per week

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Lodge to rent in Powys, Wales

  • Lodge
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine
  • Near bar

Lodge overview - owner's description

Barn conversion with original timbers,spacious light interior, stunning historic village with ruins of a Cistercian Abbey and mansion house open to the public.

This is a barn conversion finished in July 2009 to a very high standard.

Sleeps 5, Double room and family room (3 single beds).Both bedrooms have ensuite shower with toilet & hand basin.

The Lounge/dining & kitchen area is open plan with original A frames visible,with high cealings a large window to the front & 3 high level windows to the back giving plenty of light to give a spacious feeling.

There is a large corner sofa. The dining table is extendable to adapt to your requirements.There is also a 32 inch LCD Tv with freeview.

The Kitchen is finished to a very high standard & includes everything you will need for your stay & includes fridge/freezer,dishwasher,washer/dryer,electric hob & oven.

The barn is centrally heated by state of the art electric radiators (not storage radiators) & look just the same as conventional radiators.

The price includes heating/electric, bed linen and towels.We also have a cot & high chair available on request.

There is ample parking outside the barn with entrance gates & fully fenced off area with flat parking & sloping grass area.Garden table & chairs are also supplied.Mobile phone signals are not great here and you will have to move around to find the best signal. Wifi available within property



The Location
The cottage is situated in Abbey Cwm Hir (abbey in the long valley), a picturesque village tucked away in the Radnorshire hills with character and history, including the ruins of a Cistercian abbey where it is beleived the headless body of Prince Llewellyn (the last native Prince of Wales) is buried.The cistercian monks founded the abbey in 1143 and always liked to build in secluded places thus the village sits hidden away from the "outside world" nestling amongst the tree covered hills.
Glyndwrs way national trail and national cycle route 25 pass through the village making it a perfect base for walking/cycling and exploring mid wales and seeing nature at its best.The market town of Rhayader and the Elan Valley is 6.5 miles and the spa town of Llandrindod Wells is 9 miles. The coast is 40 miles.

The Local area is a perfect destination for anyone seeking all year round activities, whether its a gentle amble or energising mountain biking across the rugged hills, the spectacular countryside provides an inspiring backdrop for it all.



The surrounding area
The nearby 70 square mile estate of the flooded Elan Valley is spectacularly beautiful and is home to some of Britains most rare wildlife and plants along with magnificent engineering to create a fantastic experience whatever your choice of activity.
Scenic hills and valleys that are criss-crossed with footpaths, make it ideal for walkers who appreciate the unspoilt beauty of the magnificent mountain scenery, natural history and calming peace of the countryside.
Hundreds of miles of bridleways and quiet lanes, makes this the ideal base for cyclists of all ages and abilities to explore the area. Cycle hire is available and allows you to explore the spectacular views including the 13km (8mile) Elan Trail which runs through scenic countryside around the Elan Valley reservoirs. It is a safe and dedicated trail for all visitors, from walkers, cyclists to wheelchair users and children.

Hanging oak forests, rocky outcrops and unpolluted farmland make this the best place in the country to watch rarities such as red kites, peregrines, pied flycatchers and redstarts.

The surrounding countryside is home to the famous Red Kite and daily feeding can be seen at the UKs leading Red Kite Centre, Gigrin Farm just six miles away. Over 150 kites gather for the daily afternoon feeding sessions at Gigrin Kite Centre, not to mention scores of buzzards and ravens.

Amongst the other activities nearby why not visit the local Leisure Centre which is fully equipped with a gym, squash courts, pool and solarium.
For many years Welsh Royal Crystal has drawn in crowds from far and wide . Along with its on site showroom you can observe the skills of glass blowing by the nearby Elan Glass Studio.

Fifteen minutes away is Gilfach Nature Reserve where you can enjoy a unique wildlife experience set in 200 acres of dramatic countryside with a tumbling upland river, sessile oak woodland, meadows and upland moorland. The reserve provides an opportunity to explore natures rich diversity, from otters to polecats, and discover a lovingly restored Welsh longhouse

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14 out of 14 people recommend staying here

Friends from Gladysdale, Australia Sep 2016

If you want a break away from a hectic lifestyle, this is the place to stay. We found Stables Cottage barn conversion to be very well equipped, spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable, a real home away from home. Abbeycwmhir is a quiet village and is described as a “remote historic village hidden away in the Cambrian mountains, virtually undiscovered by the modern world”. Pretty well sums it up. The satellite Wifi seems to be a bit weather dependent, but we found it more reliable than we experienced in Dublin. The ruins of the 13th century Abbeycwmhir Abbey, the 19th century neo-Byzantine St. Mary’s Church and the spectacular Abbeycwmhir Hall are all easy walking distance from the Stables. This is the first time we’ve stayed in a self-catering cottage as we invariably book BnB’s and hotels when holidaying. After our stay here, this practice may well change.
A word of caution for overseas visitors, roads into Abbeycwmhir are narrow, so keep well to the left and be prepared to stop to allow cars to squeeze by. I’m a cautious driver and managed to cope with the challenge. If I can, anyone can.

Family from Niottinghamshire, United Kingdom Dec 2015

Had a fantastic stay , cottage exceeded our expectations combined with great surroundings I wouldn't hesitate to return to happy union stables for a relaxing comfortable and very enjoyable stay and strongly recommend , owners were great and welcome package was brilliant we loved the freshly baked barn bread many thanks with only one negative which was poor wifi but due to area it's understandable but maybe having own dedicated wifi in cottage would improve this but seriously not a bad point by any means because there isn't any I can think of

Family from Nottingham, United Kingdom Aug 2015

Fab property in a beautiful setting. 100% recommended.

Family from Bridgend, United Kingdom Apr 2014

Yet another fantastic stay at this holiday home. We all thoroughly enjoyed our second holiday here. The cottage is very well equipped and is a real home from home. Theres so much to see and do in the area for all ages. Our hosts were very welcoming and the cottage is a real credit to them. Im sure that we will be returning again in the near future.

Family from London, United Kingdom Oct 2013

We had a great time at The Barn. It felt like home from home, had everything we needed. The Barn is spacious and homely and Karen and John were around if we needed anything or information. Even though it is its quite remote you can still get to a supermarket/shop etc easily enough as its a short drive away. Great location to go walking, running and mountain biking from. Unfortunately, we had to leave early and didnt get around to doing as much as we would have liked. We would definitely return as wed like to explore the area more.

From Bridgend, United Kingdom May 2013

Fantastic holiday cottage, a real home from home situated in a picturesque village. The cottage was very well equipped with everything that you could possibly need for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. The owners were very friendly and could not do enough for you. We will definitely return in the near future.

Location

This lodge is:

75km from the nearest beach 100m from the nearest bar 12km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest supermarket 150km from Cardiff/Manchester/Birmingham airport 60km from Brecon Beacons 25km from Elan valley 25km from Builth Wells 15km from Llandrindod Wells

Local activities

Fishing 30km Golf 20km Horse riding 20km Sports center 15km Swimming 20km

Sights and attractions

Museum 15km Shopping 15km Theatre 25km Cinema 25km

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Outside this lodge in Powys, Wales
This lodge is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the mountains. It has a barbecue and outside lighting. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 29 November 2016

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 29 October 2016 - 6 January 2017: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 7 January - 31 March 2017: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 1 April - 21 April 2017: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 22 April - 26 May 2017: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 27 May - 2 June 2017: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 3 June - 22 July 2017: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 29 July - 2 September 2017: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Late booking discounts

  • Arrive between 1 February - 31 December and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 15 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is for 14 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Compulsory extras

  • Short Breaks

    £100.00 per booking if the booking is for less than 7 nights, paid with booking

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 5:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms, 1 en suite bathroom, 2 Separate WC's

Entertainment

DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable

General

Living area seats 5, Dining area seats 5, Central heating, Clothes drier, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking

Suitable for

Infants

Extra information

Please note there are 2 bedrooms,one is a double room,the other is a triple or family room with 3 single beds both rooms have en suite toilet and shower.Therefore in total the stables will sleep a total of 5 people.

John

Average rating from 33 reviews

Private Owner From Llandrindod Wells, United Kingdom Member since Oct 2005

We have owned and run this business since 1995,which comprise of the village pub,shop + post office together with our holiday cottages.We also farm 170 acres with sheep.All of this was first purchased by my Grandfather in 1937 and has been run by the family ever since.

Past bookings: 105 bookings

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We have owned and run this business since 1995,which comprise of the village pub,shop + post office together with our holiday cottages.We also farm 170 acres with sheep.All of this was first purchased by my Grandfather in 1937 and has been run by the family ever since.