We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vulcan Lodge - the Searle Holiday Cottage

24 reviews
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
WINNER OF A POWYS 'BUILDING EXCELLENCE AWARD 2013'FINALIST FOR A 'POWYS BUSINESS AWARD 2013'Vulcan Lodge - the Searle holiday cottage is situated in arguably the most beautiful part of the Upper Wye Valley with the Cambrian Mountains, Elan Valley lakes and Wye Valley Walk close by. Whether your enthusiasm is for walking, cycling, fishing, birdwatching or canoeing - or you just want a peaceful, relaxing holiday, this is the place for you.The 4* Searle holiday cottage is unusually spacious for a cottage with only one bedroom. It is a ground floor cottage with a private entrance at the side. This quirky cottage has lots of character. A key feature is its large stone fireplace. It has lots of storage room and there are 2 dining tables; one is in the kitchen and seats 2 and the main one is ...WINNER OF A POWYS 'BUILDING EXCELLENCE AWARD 2013'FINALIST FOR A 'POWYS BUSINESS AWARD 2013'Vulcan Lodge - the Searle holiday cottage is situated in arguably the most beautiful part of the Upper Wye Valley with the Cambrian Mountains, Elan Valley lakes and Wye Valley Walk close by. Whether your enthusiasm is for walking, cycling, fishing, birdwatching or canoeing - or you just want a peaceful, relaxing holiday, this is the place for you.The 4* Searle holiday cottage is unusually spacious for a cottage with only one bedroom. It is a ground floor cottage with a private entrance at the side. This quirky cottage has lots of character. A key feature is its large stone fireplace. It has lots of storage room and there are 2 dining tables; one is in the kitchen and seats 2 and the main one is in the dining area of the lounge and seats 4. There is room in the bedroom to have an additional single bed if required and the shower room is ensuite. There is a glazed door leading from the bedroom directly into the garden. There is a large purpose-built secure cycle store with bike stands and a jet wash. Bikes and helmets can be hired for a nominal sum. There is also a large laundry and drying room with facilities for boot cleaning and storage.The Searle can be booked with other holiday cottages for larger groups. The Vulcan Lodge can accommodate up to 23 guests.More
House Rules
Bathrooms
Show more
About the Manager
Elaine Zamroz (Property Manager Elaine Zamroz)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2012
Write a ReviewReviews (24)

1 - 5 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2018

We booked two cottages, the Searle and the Middleton, for our family get-together. The cottages were spacious, comfortable and relaxed and suited our needs [one baby, two children and three dogs plus adults] perfectly. There were no 'rules' pinned anywhere and Elaine was most welcoming...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank veronicaken
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Stunning part of Wales and the cottages were excellent, everything that you would need is in the cottages and they are immaculate. Great outside space for the children to play. Elaine the owner is more than helpful, lovely lady. We all want to return next...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank queenofwales40
Management response:Responded 24 July 2018

Thank you very much for posting such a lovely review of our cottages. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward very much to seeing you again next year. Best wishes Elaine

See more reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We wanted a place near the Elan Valley, this was perfect and not far from Rhayader the nearest town. The cottage was warm and comfortable with a great shower and plenty of space. We were met by Elaine who showed us around and made us...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Jools M
Management response:Responded 28 April 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed staying in the Searle Cottage. It really is spacious for a one bedroom cottage. Thank you for your kind remarks they are much appreciated.

Reviewed 20 July 2017

My kindest regards to the owner, Elaine, for the most accommodating visit - you are an exceptional host. Our journey to Wales was a long drive from London with delays along the way. We finally reached the cottage around half past 12 midnight where there...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Zakaria K
Management response:Responded 21 July 2017

Thank you so much Zak for taking the time to post a review. I am thrilled with your comments which are so encouraging. The area is indeed very beautiful with lots to see around and about. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay and...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Had a fab time at the cottage, loved every minute. Ideal location for the Elan Valley. Only complaint was the bed wasn't very comfy but that's just personal choice.

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Lucy B
Management response:Responded 21 July 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of the Searle cottage. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Elaine ps Sorry about the bed!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Highchair
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Hairdryer
Stereo System
TV
Hiking Trips
Parking
Shared Garden
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Additional amenities & feature info
TV with a 3-D viewing option Blueray player Large selection of board games Clock/radio alarm with Ipod/Iphone docking station Selection of novels & DVDs Free use of the shared laundry and drying room
See more amenities
Availability
March 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
April 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
May 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
June 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
July 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
August 2019
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
View all months
See more rates and fees
Map
About the neighbourhood
Rhayader is a vibrant town with much to offer the visitor.With its Leisure Centre, Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Museum, Community Arts Centre (CARAD) Willow Globe open air Shakespeare theatre and Red Kite Centre it is rich in culture and interest. Each year there are a number of local agricultural shows in the surrounding villages and Rhayader itself has a Grand Carnival week with events occurring on a nightly basis over a 10 day period. There is a programme of events at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre throughout the summer season and the Leisure Centre offers school holiday activities for children. There is a children's playbarn 3 miles from the cottage. With a population of just over 2,000 Rhayader has a range of shops including a Spar store and chemist. It also has 12 pubs! For walk...
How to get there
Vulcan Lodge - the Searle is located in the middle of Wales. It is 2.5 hours from Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester airports and 4 hours from Heathrow. The nearest railway station is 9 miles away in Llandrindod Wells. The Searle is 3 miles south of Rhayader on the A470.
More
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#HL222252938