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“Near perfect cottage retreat”
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Review of Crab Apple Cottage

Comfortable living area and modern kitchen
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Comfortable living area and modern kitchen
Oaks and ewes! - View over the patio. Strictly for the Bees - Summer visitors get the benefit
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Comfortable living area and modern kitchen
Oaks and ewes! - View over the patio.
Strictly for the Bees - Summer visitors get the benefit
Winter view of the Black Mountains from 'Newhouse'. The cottage is warm and cosy for winter breaks.
Bed with a view.
Crab Apple Cottage shares our house entrance but is separate with its own parking.
Bikes can be stored under cover or in a lock-up shed. There are also bike cleaning facilities
Spring blossom and driveway to cottage.
South-facing French doors form the cottage entrance
View from the cottage. Choose great local walks, or trek the Beacons and Black Mountains.
Dine while watching the sun go down.
En-suite bathroom with bath and thermostatically controlled shower.
New born foal and mother on common below Hay Bluff
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

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davo269
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Near perfect cottage retreat”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in May 2016

A wonderful little cottage - self-contained, peaceful and homely - in a great spot for exploring the surrounding area. In just a few days we enjoyed some lovely walks in the hills and visited several charming towns and villages. All in all, very relaxing and highly recommended. Nick was such a friendly and helpful host, whilst also being respectful of his guests' privacy. Hope we can return again some time soon!

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Liked best: Location, host and facilities
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
22 Aug 2016
Thank you for that. Very much appreciated an glad you enjoyed your stay.
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James S
Worcester Park, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delightful rural idyll”
Reviewed 21 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This compact cottage is next to the owner's house, situated down a narrow but very quiet lane on a former farm. There is still farming adjacent to the property, with cattle and sheep.

The property consists of three rooms - a kitchen and dining area together with a living-room area with up-to-date televsion and DVD player. The kitchen is well equipped and has pretty much everything you'd need. The place was spotlessly clean and looked to have been recently decorated. The bedroom has a comfortable double bed and the bathroom is warm with a convenient shower and bath.

Car parking is off the road behind a gate, alongside the cottage.

The wifi is reliable with good speed. Mobile signal for both my wife and I was non-existent, but we could make and receive calls through a phone app connected to the wifi.

The geographical situation is excellent, with an outlook over fields and an area for sitting and eating outdoors. It is only around five miles from Brecon and the Beacons are nearby. Great walking country abounds.

For two people it's a lovely little hideaway for a break in a most picturesque area of Wales.

Nick, the proprietor, is very polite and helpful.

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Liked best: Wi fi, kitchen equipment, peace and quiet
Liked least: Nothing to speak of
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Harbison...
Surrey, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Charming little gem”
Reviewed 18 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Just had a long weekend in this wonderful little cottage.
It is compact so ideal for a long weekend for two people. It over looks a farm with sheep and cattle but don't worry the double glazing works well if you are concerned you will be kept awake.
There is a small iron board hidden away in the bedroom cupboard but I could not see an iron so just as well we took our own as we were attending a weeding, but I am guessing the owner would lend you theres if you do need one.
The TV has an annoying line running down the screen but who's on holiday to watch TV, you can do this at home.
Nick showed us around the cottage and explained how everything worked and was on hand if you require him.
This property is finished to a high standard and is nicely decorated and well finished.
Mobile phone service s non existing on EE and O2 at the cottage, but if you go outside and up to the gate to the field you might be lucky.
The internet in the cottage is good speed.
I would thoroughly recommend staying here.
If you are looking for somewhere to eat there s a good pub in the village called the Black Cock. It does not seemed to have changed in the last 30 years. Offers great value for money meals and friendly local service.

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Liked best: Beautiful location
Liked least: No mobile phone service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
18 May 2016
Thank you for that David. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
I should have mentioned that the iron is kept in the cupboard under the sink and sorry you didn't spot it.
All the best,
Nick
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markgalli...
Alton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed 30 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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This was our 2nd stay at Crab Apple Cottage. We love it there! It is the most perfect and peaceful spot for us from where we can explore the wilds of the Brecon Beacons. The cottage is small but perfectly formed. 2 people really don't need any more room than this. the bed is very comfortable and the kitchen, bathroom and living room are well furnished and suit our needs perfectly. Nick is a fine host providing fresh milk and eggs from the local farm. I cannot recommend this little place highly enough. We are definitely going back!

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Liked best: Location, layout, warmth, cleanliness, furnishings
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
31 Mar 2016
Thanks Mark. We would be more than happy to see you back.
Best wishes,
Nick
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not i
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Mr”
Reviewed 11 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Just perfect - 1 bed, very clean, high spec finish - real luxury home from home. Perfect location and very kind hosts. Don't tell everyone because I want to book it again!! Simply cannot fault the cottage or owners. Oven, microwave, washing machine, all utensils and a lovely warm fire. Wifi, SBS player and freesat. Always eggs and milk on arrival and perfect for walking on the Brecons. See you again soon!

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