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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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parv66
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Super House and location”
Reviewed 18 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Stayed for a long weekend in November 15, we were 4 couples mid early to mid 50's who found the walks around the location exhilarating as it rained most of the weekend we were there, but it did not dampen our tine here.
The rooms were lovely, nothing modern, but quaint. despite the cold the house was warm especially with the 2 lovely log fires burning. Bathrooms were functional, but not all had showers.
The kitchen was superb. Catered for the whole group, well equipped. We had a chef come in & cook us a 4 course meal which went down wonderfully, Sean was flexible with facilitating a Coeliac in the group & it all based relish - well worth the money.
The only negatives were the internet which kept going down constantly and the fact that the water for running a bath was not hot, more tepid - so no long hot soaks.

Otherwise thank you to Jo, &the team for making our stay a wonderful experience, we would definately consider coming back.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Nov 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We do value comments from our guests which help us to improve the experience.
Abernant is an old house and has had a programme of work to improve things over the last few years. This year we have completely rewired the whole house which will improve lighting and access to electrical points.
We have had a borehole drilled to provide a more reliable water supply as we have been on a stream fed supply which has meant we have had very poor pressure. The poor water pressure has meant that we have not been able to have any more showers installed ( we have 5 bathrooms with 2 large showers and 4 baths). The borehole means improved water pressure and that we will be able to install extra showers.
I am sorry to hear that the bath was not warm. We have several large hot water tanks which are constantly heated. It is a shame we did not know that there was a problem as we would have been able to check and rectify it for you.
Unfortunately we do not have control over the broadband speed and we do struggle to get a decent signal. Superfast Broadband Cymru has been installing new cabling and we are in one of the first areas to be connected so we have everything crossed that we will be super whizzy very soon. (They promise that it will be connected within weeks......!)

Shaun Bailey is our personal chef and he frequently comes to Abernant and prepares personally tailored celebration dinners for guests. He cooks fabulous food, is totally laid back and a super guy. I am so pleased you had a lovely meal.

I do hope that you can come back to stay with us again in the future so do please get in touch.
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Karan B
Hitchin, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful house and garden - perfect for 3 families with young children.”
Reviewed 17 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We had a fantstic stay at Abernant and hope to visit again one day. We were 3 families with 7 children between us (age 7 and under). The house is beautiful and huge - plenty of space to accommodate us all - each family pretty much had their own section of the house upstairs. Downstairs there is a lovely sociable kitchen with a large table and also a formal dining room. The huge formal lounge is beautiful and there is also a snug. Plenty of space for the kids to play hide & seek. The house has so much character I just can't describe how lovely it is. The double bedrooms are beautiful and ours had a balcony with a wonderful view over the garden. We would love to visit again and would thoroughly recommend it

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Nov 2015
We would love to welcome you back to stay with us so do please get in touch.
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AnnieTray...
Rothley, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous weekend in Wales!”
Reviewed 7 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We have just spent two nights in Abernant House, near Builth Wells. Such a wonderful place to stay! The house is set in a fabulous location, right on the river Wye and has enormous grounds. The garden is filled with stunning trees (that were just beautiful at this time of year), the largest tree has a great swing that was enjoyed by all the kids (and some of the adults!).

The house itself is truly lovely - it's very spacious and therefore ideal for our three families (6 adults and 7 children aged 7 and under). The bedrooms were enormous with lots of room for travel cots, luggage etc. There seemed to be bathrooms galore making it so easy with the kids.

The kitchen was really well stocked - large pans suitable for cooking for large groups. Endless mugs, glasses making the whole self catering experience so much more enjoyable. We loved cooking on the Aga too. There is lots of dining and sitting space - the kids had so much fun playing hide and seek around the house!

The manager of the property was very helpful and informative and even baked us a delicious cake for our arrival!! We celebrated halloween at the house and the stunning dining room was perfect to turn into a spooky party for the kids. Without question we would recommend this as a place for large groups / families to enjoy and relaxing weekend and breath taking scenery.

We accidentally left one of the children's trollies in the garden and Jeni was fabulous in making arrangements to get it returned asap. Much appreciated and without question going above and beyond what we expected.

Thank you so much for a super weekend.

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Liked best: The feeling that it was something a bit special!
Liked least: Being so close to the road.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
9 Nov 2015
I am so glad you had so had a fabulous weekend. Abernant is definitely a special place and just perfect for getting together with friends and family. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and I do hope that you will be able to come back sometime in the future. Summer is great and the kids would have an amazing time not only in the garden but splashing about in our stream or the river. We look forward to seeing you again.
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michael r
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“warm, welcoming, comfortable,outstanding setting”
Reviewed 23 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The perfect place for a group of friends and wives to celebrate 50 years since we were all together at St Edmund Hall Oxford. House feels like a family home and the warm welcome and brilliant bedrooms and living rooms make Abernant House really special. So is the setting by the river and with wonderful walks from the door. Proximity to main road makes for some traffic noise during the day.

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Liked best: atmosphere of a family home
Liked least: noise from road during the day
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Large groups
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Management Response
24 Oct 2015
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was a real pleasure to be able to have such a special gathering at Abernant. I do very much hope that you will be able to return at some point in the future.
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sharonand...
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“beautiful house beautiful location”
Reviewed 28 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

What a lovely place, wonderful time had by the 13 of us; kids, grandparents and parents all enjoyed

Thanks Jo and Jeni

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Liked best: all of it
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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