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Abercamlais Estate - The Lodge

Brecon (5mls W), Brecon Beacons
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
5
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Tennis Court
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional stone, grotto-style lodge, set in a peaceful location at the head of a private country estate
  • Exclusive access to wild swimming, fly fishing, meadow walks and tennis
  • A great base for couples to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park
Property code: 88748

Enjoying a peaceful location within a private country estate set within the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, this property is just 6 miles west of the bustling market town of Brecon, well known for its famous jazz festival, independent shops and cafes, history, military connections and, of course, the magnificent cathedral. The area is perfect for outdoor pursuits too; you can follow the many waymarked paths along with the rivers and canals, countryside, and mountain ranges. Hire a rowing boat, kayak or pedalo at Llangorse Lake, the largest natural lake in South Wales. Travel underground at the National Showcaves Centre or, for the more easy-going guests, there are some lovely market towns such as Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell and Builth Wells all within easy reach.

 This unique home is set within the grounds of a private estate where guests are free to explore the riverbanks of the River Usk and wild meadows. The lodge stands alone at the head of the estate offering a traditional storm porch where you can take a seat whilst removing muddy boots after a day of exploring. Step on through the large oak door into a cosy lounge area that is warmed with a wood burner; here, you can relax and enjoy a chapter of a good book or a favourite film on the TV. From here, you have access to a bespoke fitted kitchen with an area to dine – a light and contemporary space finished with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The dining space is perfect for two, along with views and a rear door onto the enclosed gardens. There is access from the kitchen down step to a spacious bathroom where you can relax and soak in the deep bath with garden views; there is also a separate shower and WC. When the day is done, head to the king-size bedroom with a king-size bed.

Outside, there is an enclosed garden with a table and chairs and a charcoal BBQ, as well as a well-stocked herb garden with herbs for the chefs amongst you. Guests will also have access to a stretch of the River Usk for wild swimming, fly fishing (guests to supply a rod licence), an all-weather tennis court and a wild meadow walk. Guests can also take a tour of the estate and local produce by arrangement with the owner. There is storage for bikes and allocated parking for two cars.

  • 1 bedroom – 1 king-size
  • 1 bathroom down step with bath, separate shower, and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Enclosed garden with table and chairs and BBQ, plus meadow walk
  • Exclusive use of the River Usk for wild swimming
  • Fly fishing available on River Usk at an additional cost
  • All-weather tennis court
  • A tour of Abercamlais available between March and September
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Storage for bikes
  • Pubs and shops 3 miles, Brecon golf club 5 miles
  • Small to medium-size dogs welcome and access to dog paddock where dogs can be let off lead and run around freely 
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Ceri Gittoes

This property joined our collection in 2022 and is managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Fiona, 29th March 2024

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An amazing lodge in a brilliant location.

Reviewed by Richard, 22nd March 2024

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Really easy to find lovely location plenty of safe enclosed areas to exercise our dog he loved playing with his ball in the wooded area outside the front door.The cottage was very clean and everything was provided that you would need.

Reviewed by Liz, 8th March 2024

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We had a lovely week at Abercamlais Lodge, despite the rain! The cottage is very comfortable and has everything you need for a good holiday. The surroundings are beautiful- stunning scenery and lots of interesting places to explore. Having access to the Abercamlais estate grounds is a huge bonus and perfect for dog walking, right from the lodge dooRead morer! Andrea and Anthony were really friendly and helpful and we really enjoyed the tour of the house. Hide

Reviewed by Tania, 26th February 2024

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Reviewed by David, 16th February 2024

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Reviewed by Vanessa, 5th February 2024

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The lodge is absolutely fantastic the fields for our Labrador were amazing we hope to return when the weather is dryer!!

Reviewed by Michelle, 2nd February 2024

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We had a fantastic stay at this 5 star lodge. Its prefect in every way, well equipped and a huge secure garden for dog. The owners are very welcoming and the estate to walk around is gorgeous. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Sarah, 22nd January 2024

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Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic, absolutely lovely in every way Super friendly hosts treats for dogs and their humans Definitely recommend a stay

Reviewed by Michelle, 29th December 2023

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A real home from home warm comfortable and welcoming

Reviewed by Noreen, 24th November 2023

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Reviewed by Sebastien, 10th November 2023

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A delightful cottage in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, newly refurbished. Not a fault to find throughout. Incredible value for money. A definite place to stay if exploring the beacons. Great wood stove to dry off any clothes and keep things warm. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by David, 3rd November 2023

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Perfect cottage for two people and a dog. Location is excellent for the Beacons and surrounding area. Access to private fields and riverbank gives you peace away from others. Walk through the estate and up out of the valley to experience the countryside without having to drive first. Although alongside the A40, the cottage is very peaceful and cosyRead more. The gardens are very secure and dog-safe/friendly. A warm welcome from the owners upon arrival. Hide

Reviewed by Alison, 28th October 2023

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Abercamlais Lodge is a perfect home-from-home. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived and we loved the fact that our dog was not forgotten with a welcome basket all of his own. The Lodge is well equipped throughout and there were lots of little touches which we appreciated. There is plenty of scope for walks off the lead arounRead mored the Abercamlais estate which we were encouraged to explore and the secure garden provided a brilliant outdoor space for our spaniel. Hide

Reviewed by Kathleen, 6th October 2023

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Charming cottage in beautiful surroundings and very welcoming hosts. Access to the estate grounds and river greatly appreciated. We hope to return in the near future. Many thanks. Kath Lyman

Reviewed by Joanne, 16th September 2023

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The lodge is one of the best places we have stayed in, the location is beautiful and very quiet but only a short journey to a pub which served food, it was spotless clean, everything you would need in the kitchen, the breakfast basket was a nice surprise and very thoughtful, would definitely return

Reviewed by Gordon, 1st September 2023

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We had a great holiday in this lovely spot. Great to be able to wander the grounds with our dog. Made to feel very welcome by Andrea.

Reviewed by Sylvia, 11th August 2023

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Abercamlais Lodge is perfect. Fabulous accommodation of a high standard. Andrea and Anthony welcoming and helpful. There was a welcome basket for our dog as well as ourselves. Location is excellent for walking in the mountains, a week was just not long enough. And as other reviewers have said the garden is super dog friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed Read moreour holiday and hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon, 4th August 2023

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We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful lodge in an idyllic setting with walks right on the doorstep. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & found the owners very friendly & helpful with some great recommendations. We suggest taking a tour of Abercamlais Mansion House during your stay which gives you an insight into the history of the house & grounds. Read moreWe will definitely return in the near future to further explore this picturesque area of Wales. Hide

Reviewed by Jacquelyn, 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Lesley, 7th July 2023

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Amazing many holidays say dog friendly, the lodge was the best dog friendly we have ever stayed at. The lodge was a high standard and very comfortable,the bed was so comfortable We highly recommend,a holiday truly away from everyone the owners were very welcoming. So lovely walks all around.

Reviewed by Sonya, 30th June 2023

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A charming cottage, in a perfect location. The owners made us feel welcome. We did not know the area and found the folder very useful. Our dog came with us and he settled immediately, we could leave the doors open knowing he was safe. Will certainly will be looking to return.

Reviewed by Shirley, 23rd June 2023

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Abercamlais Lodge is a beautiful cottage set in a fantastic area, so quiet and peaceful yet only a few miles from Brecon. Its the perfect place to relax and unwind. Andrea ,the owner was so helpful and informative and very friendly. We look forward to returning in the future.

Reviewed by Elaine, 16th June 2023

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Lovely relaxing stay, in gorgeous surroundings. We got fantastic weather so made full use of the garden to enjoy the sunshine.

Reviewed by Jason, 2nd June 2023

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Superb accommodation in an easily accessible location. Ideal for dog owners, with large private areas for exploring on the owner's estate - you really don't need to go anywhere!! Comfortable bed, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor garden furniture. Dog-safe garden area. River Usk within 200 metres down the hill. We loved it, along with our Retired GreRead moreyhound!! Sunny weather for a fortnight too!! Many thanks to our wonderful hosts - Andrea & Anthony - nothing was too much trouble. FAB!! Hide

Reviewed by SUSAN, 26th May 2023

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Lovely spotlessly clean cottage in beautiful secure dog friendly grounds. Very friendly helpful owners. A perfect spot for touring the fantastic welsh countryside.

Reviewed by Vincent, 5th May 2023

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The cottage and surroundings area is lovely and the cottage is exactly as described, The host is lovely and very accommodating. The welcome and information provided was very useful and cleared concerns about the dog safety and access on the grounds. The cottage is in the ground of the main house but completely independent and over 200 years way, ThRead moree cottage itself is very clear, modern and well maintained with all required equipment . This is a very dog safe cottage and grounds. Hide

Reviewed by Brian, 28th April 2023

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cosy well equipped cottage, spotlessly clean, very obliging owners.

Reviewed by Swati, 31st March 2023

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As always, a very comfortable stay in a beautiful place. Would go back again, thanks!

Reviewed by Cathryn, 3rd March 2023

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Absolutely beautiful cottage In a stunning location. Everything you need is provided in the cosy cottage including Bath robes, shampoo, shower gel logs, kindling etc. Lovely power shower and storage heaters in each room as well as a log burner kept us toasty during the snow. Brilliant secure large wrap around garden for the dog. Super walks from thRead moree door including thru the owners estate and along the river. Speaks volumes that the cottage is fully booked for months. Will definitely return Hide

Reviewed by Beverley, 27th February 2023

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What a beautiful place to stay. Everything you needed in the lodge was available. They have thought of all those little bits you need without realising you needed them. Walking around the estate was great. Good location to travel to other towns, walking routes etc. Our hosts were marvellous and so helpful, we left a phone charger behind and they veRead morery kindly posted it back to us. We would really recommend this accommodation, missing it already! Hide

Reviewed by Robert, 24th February 2023

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Great cottage, had a great time. Good location to explore area.

Reviewed by Diane, 17th February 2023

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The cottage was idyllic. In the most beautiful setting. Everything you needed was provided to make your stay an enjoyable experience.

Reviewed by Joanne, 7th February 2023

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Fantastic cottage, excellent enclosed grounds for dogs, extremely clean.

Reviewed by Louise, 7th October 2022

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Beautiful cottage with everything you could need and very secure for dogs. The grounds are beautiful to wonder round and the view from the close by trig point is phenomenal. Makes a great base for exploring the Brecon Beacons and the recommendations given were spot on. We would love to stay here again!

Reviewed by Rosemary, 30th September 2022

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We were very impressed with the standard of the Lodge and found it to be spotlessly clean. The situation is peaceful yet convenient for Brecon and surrounding areas. The owners were really friendly and helpful. It was lovely to have a large secure dog friendly area where our dog was free to run. There are plenty of places of interest to visit with Read moremany walks in the surrounding area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah, 17th September 2022

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Abercamlais Lodge is a truly wonderful retreat - offering exceptional settings, cosy living with a log fire but plenty of room throughout. The wraparound grounds are just perfect to enjoy a lazy start in, or indeed to fire up a barbecue or soak up the surrounding nature. If you are into wildlife on your backdoor step but enjoy all your creature comRead moreforts then this is an ideal holiday home. The property is clean and well equipped and the owners are super helpful and friendly. Perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 10th September 2022

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Reviewed by Dan, 22nd August 2022

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Abercamlais Lodge is a real gem. We had a lovely short break there. It's cozy and we loved it's quirkiness and historic charm. Andrea could not have been more welcoming, and we had free access to all the surrounding fields, down to the beautiful river Usk. Very dog friendly. Perfect for a walking holiday, or just getting away with no one to bother Read moreyou. Hide

Reviewed by Swati, 31st July 2022

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We enjoyed the lovely cottage and grounds, it's beautiful, clean and a perfect place to take in the greenery of the area. Andrea is a great host and everything went smoothly. Would be looking to go back as soon as possible!

Reviewed by Elisabeth, 25th July 2022

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Beautiful cosy retreat with literally everything you need. Super hosts on hand for any help and guidance and local info. Fantastic location right in the heart of the Brecon Beacons.

Reviewed by Victoria, 16th July 2022

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Wow. Wow. Wow. Abercamlais Lodge Is just stunning. The lodge and grounds are absolutely gorgeous and so quint and cosy. We loved our week there and have already booked to go back. The lodge has everything you need and as a dog owner, the grounds, walks and secure garden adds that extra special bonus. The owners went above and beyond for us and we cRead moreannot thank them enough. If youre looking for that extra special holiday then look no further. 10/10 and 5 stars ­ all-round. We love it Hide

Reviewed by Martin, 2nd July 2022

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We loved Abercamlais Lodge. The Lodge has recently been refurbished internally bringing it up to date whilst still keeping some original features. Beautiful modern kitchen with an excellent range of new appliances and utensils. Excellent bathroom with separate bath and waterfall shower. Bedroom has plenty of storage space, very comfy large bed. TheRead more smart tv in the living room is a bonus with decent internet speed for watching movies. Detached with own gardens. Highly recommended. Hide

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