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Cottage -
7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

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C_Basile1...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“DO NOT HESITATE TO BOOK! Happy Horse Cottage it outstanding!”
Reviewed 16 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

I would truly recommend Happy Horse Cottages to anyone! - Our entire weekend was absolutely fantastic and the 4 1/2 hour trip we made to Wales was completely worth it when we arrived at our incredible accommodation.

I had organised a group of 12 of us to stay here and we really couldn't have asked for any more. The three terraced cottages have been done up beautifully, they were warm (underfloor heating!!!!), welcoming and clean. We had all of the kitchen equipment (and more) that you could ever imagine (definitely more than enough to cook for 20+), the beds were super comfy and the bathrooms modern with an endless supply of hot water (all 12 of us)!

The surroundings are beautiful and the Horses on site are so friendly! We had lots of fun walking around the site to see them all. There is a little stream running through the site which is very pretty and there is actually a fire pit on site and 3 picnic benches for outdoor eating. When we return we will definitely be taking some wood to light a fire and toast some marshmallows.

Like other reviewers have mentioned, we had absolutely no signal so spent the majority of our time cooking and sitting around the huge table with board games and drinks. We did actually feel like we were in a different country.

We couldn't have been happier! Thank you to Nicky and the team for being so brilliant.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Emma B
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic group accomodation”
Reviewed 19 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I stayed at the happy horse cottage for a long weekend at the beginning of September. I was part of a group of 15 and we all arrived late on the Friday evening. The owner was very happy to show us around and greet us (not withstanding that it was late and raining!). She had also very kindly made us a delicious chocolate cake. We had not brought food with us for the Friday night (and no takeaway was open) but she very kindly offered us some pizzas she had in the freezer. The accommodation was beautiful, with a lovely large dining table and spacious living room. The bathroom in the main house is also lovely and full of character. Generally we had a lovely stay and would thoroughly recommend it!!

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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El1282
Milton Keynes
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6 reviews
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“Perfect accomodation”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Booked all three cottages for an outdoor stag weekend. It was great, space and location were just what we wanted and service from ray and nicky couldnt be faulted. Would recommend.

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FinnMcool...
UK
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4 reviews
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“A great rural retreat”
Reviewed 12 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We booked all three cottages for a hen weekend and even though it rained almost the entire time we absolutely loved the accommodation which meant the weather didn't bother us at all!

The main cottage is perfect for everyone to be able to socialise together and is really well equipped for catering for large numbers with all the crockery, utensils and fridge space you could need. The large dining table is great and lots of picnic table space out by the river would be lovely on a sunny day.

The remote location made it feel like a real adventure for our group, but it's still close to Brecon and some amazing outdoor activities. (Gorge walking is thoroughly recommended)

Ray and Nicky were very helpful throughout the booking process and on arrival gave a really comprehensive tour and were on hand to help with any questions we had.

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Liked best: How well equipped the cottage was
Liked least: Some creaky floorboards add to the character, but make it difficult for early risers to not disturb the other sleeping guests!
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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tomgriffi...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic Brecon Stag”
Reviewed 10 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Happy Horse Cottages was an excellent venue for our Stag do. The fire-pit & BBQ were both excellent, with wood provided. The cottages are beautiful and large. The beds are comfortable. The table tennis and table football in the barn are a great addition.

Ray & Nik were lovely hosts, very kind and welcoming, gave us our space but made sure everything was OK for us.

We went Gorge Walking with Blue-ocean Adventure, i'd recommend it as a combination.

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Liked best: The outdoor space
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sophie W
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Beautiful! :)”
Reviewed 22 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

There were 14 of us there for two nights so we used all three cottages.

They were all beautiful, the rooms were all spotless and decorated beautifully and they had every utility possible.

Though some would see the lack of phone signal as an issue it was actually a welcome break and posed no issue at all because wifi was provided.

The owner was lovely and even baked us a cake which we received on arrival (tasted great!). The games room was also a nice addition to the weekend.
The surrounding countryside is stunning as well!
Overall a great experience :)

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Dancam75
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic set of three cottages to get away from it in the Beacons!”
Reviewed 6 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We stayed here with a large group of friends and their kids (15 souls in total) so rented all three cottages. We had an amazing time in these very well equipped cottages. The large cottage has a large open plan dining/lounge/kitchen area where we all congregated for meals and to hang out. The games room is excellent with a very good table football and ping pong tables. The location is very secluded but within easy reach of all the points of interest the Beacons have to offer. We wholly recommend staying here! If only the weather had played ball!

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Liked best: The large open plan area in the large cottage
Liked least: The weather!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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