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The Lodge

Dol-y-Gaer near Pontsticill, South Wales & Pembrokeshire (Ref. 1096159)

4.4

Coast & Country Holidays rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Review(s)

  • Colin

    “Beautiful location although the picture gives the appearance of direct access to the reservoir which is not the case.”

    Lovely views from the bedrooms and is a great base for walking, biking etc and very near to the Outdoor Centre. There is another home on the property with shared access. The cleaners appeared to have done the basics but there was cobwebs on lights and window blinds in the kitchen along with many marks on the walls in the front room; one small hole in the wall. Basic thing were missing from the kitchen such as a whisk, mixing bowl and ice tray Curtains throughout the house are filthy. The locks ...

    Lovely views from the bedrooms and is a great base for walking, biking etc and very near to the Outdoor Centre. There is another home on the property with shared access. The cleaners appeared to have done the basics but there was cobwebs on lights and window blinds in the kitchen along with many marks on the walls in the front room; one small hole in the wall. Basic thing were missing from the kitchen such as a whisk, mixing bowl and ice tray Curtains throughout the house are filthy. The locks on the door to the kitchen from patio were broken which creates a security concern, especially of you're coming from an urban area of life. The downstairs toilet had a cracked lid and a large hole in the wall on the floor. Shower is decent and easy to access/control. Upstairs bathroom has reduced height due to the roof but other than that is okay. Main bedroom has a storage bed but the draw kept getting stuck as the bottom had fallen through so we couldn't use it. Smaller bedroom is great but the balcony rail looked like it needed some attention, I left the door open at night with the curtains closed and it allowed the room to remain cool. The garden could be beautiful if it was maintained and looked after, the security lighting didn't work and only one light in the decking worked so you wouldn't be able to stay outside safely after dark. Decking has many holes in it and we reported another as my son's foot went through it; clear from the wood it was rotten. Top of the posts had lichen growing out and the amount of it was clear that it's been like that for some time. We were informed that the decking is being replaced in June. The hot tub was decent but there was dirt in the bottom of the tub upon arrival and one of the jet filaments kept falling out. There is so much potential with this property but needed some work and subsequent regular maintenance along with Cleaners doing their job thoroughly. I would go so far as to say if they did there is the potential to increase prices.

    - Colin, May 2024

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin with Juliet balcony
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, extractor fan, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars accessed via a driveway shared with one other property
  • Enclosed rear decked area with furniture and hot tub
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 2.1 miles
  • Please note: There is no phone signal in this area, and the WIFI can be intermittent across the property
  • Please note: This property has hard floors throughout the property.

The property

The Lodge is a wonderful, detached property that lies within the beautiful Taf Fechan Valley near Pontsticill in Powys.

It is the perfect base for your holiday, located within the southern fringe of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park).

With an outdoor hot tub to melt away your stresses and a Juliet balcony to soak in the views, this family-friendly lodge is ideal for four guests and their furry friend.

Be greeted by ample off-road parking spaces before stepping into the lovely living/dining room, bathed in natural light through its patio doors.

Settle down on the sofa where you can enjoy family favourites on the Smart TV or curl up on an armchair and escape into a good book.

Tuck-into hearty meals at the dining table, which can be prepared next door in the contemporary kitchen, courtesy of the electric oven and hob.

Throw open the patio doors and savour a glass of wine on the garden furniture, as your pet stretches their legs; afterwards take a dip in the hot tub to watch the sunset.

As the evening draws to an end, head indoors and climb upstairs, where you can rest your head in either a twin bedroom with a Juliet balcony or a double, featuring skylights.

Awaken with a rinse in the ground-floor shower room before joining your loved ones one for a cup of tea at the dining table to plan the adventures of the day ahead.

The picturesque village of Pontsticill is just a 5 minute drive from your doorstep and is home to two inviting pubs which serve up tasty meals, whilst also being a stone's throw away from the Pontsticill Reservoir, where you can enjoy some canoeing.

A 15 minute scenic car journey will take you to all your local amenities, including a range of supermarkets and shopping centre.

Lace up your walking boots and explore the unspoiled landscape of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park), including the famed peak of Pen-y-Fan or sit back and relax on the Brecon Mountain Railway to absorb the sights; there is also Morlais Castle Golf Club for the sporting enthusiasts.

Embark on an adventure to the city of Newport, here you can have a guided tour around the 17th-century, Tredegar House, meander around the ancient Caerleon Roman Fortress Baths and learn about the city's history at Newport Museum and Art Gallery.

For a holiday like no other, escape with your loved ones to The Lodge.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1096068, together sleeping up to 10 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

PONTSTICILL

Dol-y-Gaer 2.5 miles; Dowlais 2.7 miles; Cardiff 24.9 miles.

Pontsticill is a welcoming rural village resting between Dol-y-Gaer and Dowlais on the southern edge of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons National Park). The village is known for its gorgeous reservoir, where visits can enjoy an idyllic stroll, whilst also offering visitors access to the renowned Brecon Mountain Railway. There are two welcoming pubs in the village, The Red Cow Inn and The Butchers Arms, both of which serve up hearty meals and crisp ale! Within easy reach is Dol-y-Gaer, where adventure enthusiasts can pay Parkwood Outdoors a visit to enjoy a spot of canoeing in the reservoir, while Torpantau also isn't far and is where you can enjoy access to Taf Fechan Forest and the Horseshoe Trail, before rewarding yourself with a sweet treat at The Old Barn Tea Room.

Please note: There is no phone signal in this area, and the WIFI can be intermittent across the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas