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“Peace and tranquility in a beautiful Welsh valley”
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Review of The Old Kiln

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37 reviews
kitchen diner with original beamed ceilings
approach from private car parking area
view when approaching from the lane.
breakfast on the decked terrace overlooking the stream
front view showing the gabled lounge patio windows
double bedroom,with local Laura Ashley fabrics
Underfloor heated Lounge with bed settee
view of the Fachdre stream as the cottage is approached
From the decked patio looking back to the car parking area
From the dining area looking down over the lounge and out over the garden and stream
Original stone wall feature adjacent stairs to Kitchen diner
shower room  with large shower tray
large private parking area
the cottage in spring viewed from the lane
the old mill leet waterfall attracts numerous birds for a drink in the garden
The cottage is located at the base of this scenic valley as  viewed from the road near Dylife.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Llanbrynmair, Powys, Wales

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Excellent - based on 37 reviews
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Peter G
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Peace and tranquility in a beautiful Welsh valley”
Reviewed 28 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

The Old Kiln is a lovely, cosy cottage in a somewhat remote but beautiful part of Wales. The cottage has all you need for a quiet relaxing break and the owners are friendly and always accommodating - Owner Sue was kind enough to send last minute driving guidance when heavy snowfalls closed some local roads and also met us on site to ensure a trouble free hand over. Make sure you try Sue's home made apple juice and jams which are available to purchase. Communications are a problem, as we were unable to use our EE mobiles anywhere in or around the cottage and Wi-Fi was not available at the time of our visit. The owners have, however, advised that Wi-Fi will be available as from May. We will definitely be booking to stay at the Old Kiln again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Apr 2018
Hi Peter.
Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Just to clarify for potential guests, as the cottage is positioned low down in a side valley mobile connection can be difficult, EE signal is obtainable about 500 metres up the road on higher ground and incoming calls generally get through near the gate of the cottage.- In order for guests to maintain contact with home BT are currently installing unlimited Broadband fibre to premises connection which should be available from 8th May 2018. We look forward to your next visit to The Old Kiln in the summer.
Kind regards
Sue & Malcolm
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Thomas T
1 review
“Great little hideaway”
Reviewed 13 January 2018 for a stay in December 2017

The Old Kiln had everything we needed, the underfloor heating was great. We used the extra electric radiators as well, but glad they were there - it was December after all!
We didn't plan to go out for dinner so made good use of the fully equipped kitchen.
With BT hotspot in the area it was possible to connect to Wifi, however, it can be temperamental.
The bathroom has an amazing shower!
The bed was comfy if you're used to a firmer mattress, could possibly do with some new pillows.

There are plenty of places to explore and go walking, and it was very useful to have maps of the area provided. Overall I would recommend, this was a brilliant place to stay!

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Management Response
13 Jan 2018
Thanks for posting a review, glad you enjoyed your stay
Regards
Sue & Malcolm
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Nov 2017
So pleased you enjoyed your stay
at the cottage. Thanks for such a positive review. Hope to see you again soon.Kind regards Sue and Malcolm
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Anna B
Lower Kingswood, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An idyllic retreat away from the rat race.”
Reviewed 17 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We were met by Sue who gave us a warm welcome and showed us all round the property. She gave us some pointers about finding the best views etc - and wow! the views nearby are to die for - despite the awful weather.
This is an ideal cottage for a couple who want to get away from it all, with all the facilities you need provided by the owners - there is even a stream running past the decking, though it was more of a torrent after all the rain we had.But the cottage is warm and cosy, so the weather made no difference to us.
There is plenty to see and do if you are prepared to drive through the stunning Welsh hillsides - a must see is Abbey Cwm Hir - the most interesting house we have ever come across (you need to book).
Thank you Malcolm and Sue - we had a wonderful week in the gorgeous Old Kiln.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Sep 2017
Good to know that you enjoyed your stay despite the awful weather. I always think I must be 'at the top of the world' when we traverse the road from Dylife to Machynlleth- must be a bit like mountaineering but without the effort and from the comfort of the car. So pleased that you enjoyed exploring the beautiful welsh landscape and its treasures.
kind regards
Sue & Malcolm
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Very well equipped, lots of extras.”
Reviewed 31 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

A very peaceful location. The Old Kiln was furnished to a very high standard. There was lots to do in the area and some fantastic scenery. The owners were lovely!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Sep 2017
Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. The scenery really is fantastic, especially the journey to Machynlleth via Dylife, glad you enjoyed yourselves.
Kind regards
Sue & Malcolm
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Mrs Louis...
1 review
“Beautiful retreat”
Reviewed 1 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We booked this last minute and have never used trip adviser before. We were desperate for a little break. I put in our dates and The Old Kiln popped up.
We arrived to a warm welcome from Sue and she gave us a very detailed intro and what to do also about local information and walks etc.
It was just what we wanted it had everything you could think of. There was nothing I needed that She didn't think of. This place truly is a little gem. Fantastic base for walks and exploring. We didn't eat out as we just wanted to enjoy this beautiful place with it's lovely views and the singing of the birds.
Under floor heating was lovely and the shower is fab but to be honest everything was fab. Loads of info on walks and what to do. We will definitely be using this beautiful place again. So so glad i found it.

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Management Response
2 Jun 2017
Thanks so much for such a positive review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay in this beautiful part of Wales, the cottage and location really is a hidden gem, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Kind regards
Sue & Malcolm
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Tennerfes...
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Peace and quiet.”
Reviewed 19 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This was an ideal place to stay as it has so many walks nearby and it is very rural. The Old Kiln is comfortable, well presented with lovely views out the large patio doors. It is a good base to travel out from: we visited Hafron Forest to walk to the source of the River Severn, Cader Idris and a couple of the local towns.
Owners Malcolm and Sue were very welcoming and helpful. Enjoyed everything.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Apr 2017
Thanks so much for taking the time to review The Old Kiln, we really appreciate it. I'm glad you both enjoyed your stay and were able to pursue your interests of walking and bird watching.
Kind regards
Malcolm & Sue
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