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The Forest Country House B&B and Cottages

Gilfach Lane Kerry, Newtown SY16 4DW Wales
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THE FOREST is a premium quality Victorian country house B&B set in 4 acres of gardens, a mile from Kerry village with pub restaurant and 3 miles from Newtown. The 5 comfortable en-suite double bedrooms are elegantly furnished and we have a lounge, games room, tennis court, kennels and Wifi. There are 4 cottages and a log cabin, 2 have hot tubs. The Forest is an ideal hideaway for exploring the many attractions of Mid Wales including Powis Castle. Children are welcome.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Tennis court
Children's playground
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
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Allergy-free room
Desk
Housekeeping
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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Vizetelly wrote a review Oct 2023
Bolton26 contributions14 helpful votes
Wonderful comfortable and relaxing stay at an excellent B&B situated in a most beautiful and tranquil location. My family and I were grateful to Paul for his helpful and professional hospitality and we thoroughly enjoyed his delicious cooked breakfasts. It was a memorable and special experience to stay in the room with the luxury of a 4 poster, super king bed with sofa and dual aspect views over the front garden. A superb room to relax in after an enjoyable day exploring walking and exploring the local heritage sites with wonderful scenery and views across Montgomeryshire, Powys and Shropshire, Mid Wales. The downstairs living room with the grand piano, pool table and table football game was also a most welcome facility and the maps, leaflets and books with fascinating information about the local area were most useful.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Bridget S wrote a review Aug 2023
Southport, United Kingdom5 contributions5 helpful votes
The owner was really friendly and welcoming, the house was lovely and so quiet. The room was immaculate and we even had our duvet changed to a heavier one without asking as they noticed we had used the additional blankets. We would definitely stay here again and we will keep our fingers crossed for better weather next time!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Sandy M wrote a review May 2023
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Lovely quiet small private estate near Newtown. We were upgraded to a huge corner room with a massive four poster bed and we were delighted. We enjoyed the grounds, friendly black cat and the trees in spring glory. We spent a day at Powis Castle and had a picnic back at the house. There is a small kitchenette for guests to use with a fridge snd microwaves. Everything we could need. Thank you Sandy and Steve
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Compass47683823283 wrote a review Mar 2023
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A lovely spacious room for my husband, toddler and I - it was clean, fresh, and very comfortable. A beautiful building with period features, set in a lovely quiet setting. We walked up the lane, beside a stream whilst we were there - very relaxing. Welcoming host too!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Matthew R wrote a review Oct 2022
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There were initially some complications with my booking but Paul was professional and did everything he could to rectify the issue and make my stay a relaxing one, even going the extra mile to arrange transport to and from the B&B. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable and breakfast was delicious. I will be looking to stay again to enjoy a few days in the countryside next summer.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Trip Recommender wrote a review Mar 2022
Inverness, United Kingdom226 contributions70 helpful votes
Clean and lovely room. All in all we had a lovely short stay beside the cold room, I would prefer the radiator operates all night, not time set. Large parking space in a quiet atmosphere. Paul is a gentle host. Hope to be back for longer stay. Cheers!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MarcBurge wrote a review Oct 2021
Penarth, United Kingdom140 contributions40 helpful votes
We were in Newtown to visit friends and booked with Paul for the visit. The house is fabulous, just like a Manor house, and the room we had was in keeping with the property, comfortable well decorated and warm. The bed was so comfortable that we didn't want to get up. Unfortunately we had to as breakfast was booked. Paul, the owner gave an option of times for breakfast, allowing for guests to eat safely, and socially distanced. Breakfast was excelent with cereal, a choice of cooked options, and great coffee. As a host Paul was friendly, and nothing appeared to be too much trouble. It's a shame, that we weren't able to take advantage of the grounds, but given the time of year, the weather was against us. We will definatley be back to stay again on future visits to the area
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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harry wrote a review Jul 2021
West Midlands, United Kingdom2 contributions
A lil gem. Peaceful for discovering yourself. Lovely and yummy breakfast, easily driveable to most of the good places in Wales. Tesco is not far basic stuff. A few domestic animals to keep ourselves busy. Our room was big and welcoming and a very good sleep on both the days. Paul was very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Free parking, you could stock some beers in the fridge.
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periwinkl wrote a review Jun 2021
Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania154 contributions40 helpful votes
The Forest Country B&B is one of those picturesque properties that one thinks of when picturing a gentile guesthouse nestled within a Welsh valley. Its gardens are well-kept, the house full of character, and the host, Paul, a helpful, friendly owner who looks after his guests. We particularly enjoyed the CD collection and billiards, and the rooms are decorated sympathetically and clean. Thank you for a memorable stay!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Kathryn B wrote a review Aug 2020
Chorley, United Kingdom137 contributions82 helpful votes
We stay at the Forest each year as we attend a conference locally . Paul is always very welcoming , chatty and friendly. Each room we have stayed in has been very good . The breakfasts are made to order and excellent. The grounds are wonderful. We hope to be able to return again next year . A hidden gem !
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Nov 2020
Thank you do much for your review. I am delighetd that you enjoyed your stay. I hope you can stay again.
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£83 - £95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Forest Country House B&B and Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to The Forest Country House B&B and Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Beyond Breakout Ltd (1.8 miles), Newtown Textile Museum (2.2 miles), and Dolforwyn Castle (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Forest Country House B&B and Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Forest Country House B&B and Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Forest Country House B&B and Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Forest Country House B&B and Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Forest Country House B&B and Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gulshan, Cafe Glitz @ Brisco, and La Terrazza.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Forest Country House B&B and Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Forest Country House B&B and Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting W H Smith & Son Museum (2.1 miles).