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“Fabulous weekend in Wales!”
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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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Excellent - based on 36 reviews
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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
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“beautiful house beautiful location”
Reviewed 27 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.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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ChristoBr...
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Lovely house, perfect lawn”
Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Stayed here with around a dozen friends for my 30th.

Plenty of parking out front, complimentary cake and balloon it the kitchen on my arrival - Thanks!

We really enjoyed the lawn for lounging around in the sun, and it was big enough to set up a volleyball net (away from the flowers of course!).

The kitchen was great and big enough for a few of us to get involved with the cooking. The grand piano was in tune and we had a nice singalong around it in the evening.

We canoed locally on the Wye, which was great, and had really nice tapas at Tomatinos in Haye on Wye.

Would recommend to all.

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Liked best: The massive lawn! Access to the wye.
Liked least: wifi range was a little limited
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tillywood...
Willaston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Exceptional”
Reviewed 16 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Finding a house large enough to accommodate the 12 of us - three generations of a family - with all the various room requirements, let alone the actual space, both inside and out and in the area desired is not always easy. What can one say? Abernant met all the above, with bells on. It is a stunning house, with immense character, beautifully appointed, blissfully comfortable inside, and with a glorious garden with both the Nant and the Wye to appeal to every inner child! The bedrooms are very pretty, light, airy, spacious, with beautiful linens. Ample bathrooms with a mix of baths and excellent showers to accommodate all. The spacious and well-appointed kitchen is ideal for a large number and has all you need - Aga included - with a fabulous table allowing plenty of space for long, lazy, and noisy gatherings! With a further four rooms downstairs, there is more than enough space for a quiet place to retreat to with the paper, book or a chat, and for those wishing technology and the television and noise. Okay, the WiFi isn't as good as perhaps one is used to and mobile reception can be a bit dodgy, but to be honest, it was rather good to get away from all that! More than enough room in the garden for cricket or football without disturbing those sitting with a glass of something suitable. The beautiful location, with views across the Wye to Aberedw Rocks - especially glorious in the evening light - is the icing on the cake. Jo was so welcoming, helpful and friendly, right from the first contact, and looked after us all so well, absolutely brilliant. A basket of pretty and fresh eggs and a seriously delicious cake awaited our arrival - a lovely touch, thank you Jo. All in all, we had a very happy, relaxing, fun and precious family time, that went all too quickly, can't wait for a return visit!

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Liked best: The house, the garden, the relaxation
Liked least: Nothing
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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