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“Beautiful cosy cottage”
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kitchen with french doors opening onto patio/garden
modern well equipped kitchen with french doors to enclosed garden/patio area
constant hot water
This picture makes the front room look very dark but its not. its the light from the doorway
powerful shower room with toilet and sink , velux window making this a sunny room
shower room and toilet
double bedroom with single and double bed
view from front of cottage black mountain in the background
view from front gate
cottage garden
great lawn and pretty varied borders make this a lovely spring and summer garden
pet secure enclosed garden
lovely views over the common and mountains while enjoying a drink.
if you are a well behaved dog like me your welcome. the walks are fabulous
llyn y fan brecon beacons
glyneath waterfall area
waterfall area pontneathvaughan
The stunning area around Carreg Cennan Castle. Great place to eat there. 30 min drive
Within 15 mile radius explore Brecon Beacons, Gower Coast and city of Swansea
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, Wales

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Very good - based on 22 reviews
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mamph68
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful cosy cottage”
Reviewed 5 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
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This is the second time we have stayed at one of Paula's cottages and once again we weren't disappointed. The cottage is gorgeous and has everything that you could need. It was clean, cosy and a wonderful romantic break. Paula was friendly, helpful and informative, happy to offer advice on places to visit and eat. While we were there the shower broke, we told Paula bank holiday Monday in the evening and by lunchtime Wednesday a new one had been fitted-awesome! Should also mention that the bed was one of the most comfortable that I've ever slept in. Can't recommend this cottage or Paula highly enough-we're already planning to go back there next year.

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Liked best: The garden
Liked least: Nothing, had a great time
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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Natasha6...
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Value for what you pay!”
Reviewed 21 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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My boyfriend and I stayed in Apple Cottage from Aug 15-17. We had decided the day before that we were going to hike in Brecon Beacons National Park. We were searching for last minute accommodations (arriving the next day) and came across Apple Cottage. The price was well in our range and seemed like it would fit our needs. Contact with Paula was fantastic. After filling out the online form, we received a text message from her letting us know that she receive our inquiry, the cottage was available etc. We continued to text back and forth a few times, and waited for her to finish work to discuss in more detail. Since she wasn’t home in the evening, she called us instead to give us all of the information we required for our arrival the next morning.

After reading the review below, I was not too enthused about going but figured I could suck it up for 2 nights. I’m not sure where the other couple had stayed, but their description did not reflect that of what we had seen. (the pet hair reference might be the front mat from outside as we noticed it on the carpet too once we were walking in and out). Granted, there were some cobwebs up on higher beams, but that’s to be expected. You can clean them off and within a short time, they’re back again. The kitchen was small, but functional and we took advantage of the fridge and stove/oven. Everything was very clean! I would only recommend having some salad bowls added to the cottage, as we had used a pot for our salad- no big deal.

The toilet worked well, and the shower although on the small-ish side had a turbo stream of hot water. You don’t have to worry about weak water pressure here! It was a welcomed warmth and massage after a hard day out on the hills.

The TV was great; having some cable channels was nice so we could just unwind at the end of the day. It seems like the speakers may have blown in the past, so there is a slight rattle/echo when the sounds comes out. It’s nothing to fuss over, but if fixed would be faultless.

Paula was nice enough to give us some wood for the fire place on our first night (we didn’t bother asking the 2nd, and I’m sure it wouldn’t have been a problem). The only negative point I would have about the cottage is that it is chilly/damp. It’s not fault of the owner/maintenance etc it’s just how it is. My boyfriend was fine in a t-shirt, but I had on long pants, t-shirt and sweater. In bed oom it was fine, just the front room.

The bed was smaller than ours at home, but we just used that as an excuse to cuddle more. Great selection of pillows- I used the temperpedic one like I have at home so I was happy! We didn’t have a third person so cannot comment on the twin bed. The upstairs was spacious enough for the two of us to move around freely.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Apple Cottage and would recommend to anyone who is looking for affordable accommodation and willing to let go of the “luxuries” you would receive at a 5 star hotel. I consider myself to be a little high maintenance but I was quite happy with our stay. Thank you Paula!

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Your age range 25-34
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Shaun D
St Helens, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful location but inside the cottage was disappointing...”
Reviewed 5 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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people found this review helpful

Cottage was in a beautiful location and was warm and cosy with a lovely and well kept garden. Unfortunately, it was apparent that there had been a cat/dog in the property as the floor was covered in the hairs. There were spider's webs and spiders all over the property. You might expect a little of this due to the location but it was clear that these hadn't been cleaned away in some time. There was also a slug we found by the toilet roll in the bathroom. Light bulbs were missing out of lights, wire casings seemed to be coming away from the wall and there were items in the first aid kit that had been manufactured in 1982 and were supposed to be sterile but were already opened. My girlfriend ended up being bitten from head to toe after sitting on one of the chairs within the property. Had no contact from the owner of the property so were unsure where she lived (and no details left within the property about where we could contact her). Emailed on return and highlighted how unhappy we were with the cleanliness of the cottage and she tried to turn things round on us saying that we had left the property in a state. This was untrue and the owner then said that we have high standards and should pay more money for a property that does not accept pets. Found this very rude and unhelpful and comments were clearly unfounded. Should not have to stay somewhere that is pet free as you expect properties to be cleaned to a standard that means you can't tell that there has been a pet there. All in all a disappointing holiday cottage but could be beautiful if a little time and tlc was put into the property.

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Liked best: The location and surrounding areas of the property
Liked least: The cleanliness of the property was poor - dog/cat hairs on the floor
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
18 Aug 2013
this couple spent a full week in apple cottage during which they were perfectly well aware that I was next door and I saw them on a number of occasions. Not once did they approach me either in person or via email or phone (the details of which they had from previous mobile phone correspondence) The initial email sent to me after their departure was one that was rambling, inconsistent and to get to the point asking for a refund of money. This couple claim that they were uncomfortable in the cottage due to a variety of petty complaints and yet on the last day of their stay were happy to remain indoors all day. To add irony they left the cottage in a filthy state, food debris all over the floor and surfaces including furniture, empty beer and vodka bottles, and cans all over the kitchen, a cooker caked in grease and a dirty fridge. This was an attempt to obtain a refund of money and nothing more. If people are put off either by their unfair, untrue and vindictive comments I would please ask that they look at the GLOWING comments which were made by the visitors who were in only the week before. Apple cottage gives fantastic value for money, it is clean, comfortable and maintained to a high standard which is confirmed in other reviews.
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Ian P
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A comfortable relaxing holiday in a good location for walking and beaches.”
Reviewed 4 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
2
people found this review helpful

Really good value for this charming cottage.
Excellent walks within 45mins drive.
Several good beaches within 45mins drive.
Small enclosed garden for the dog.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: leaking tap in bathroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Abigail71...
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ideal getaway”
Reviewed 20 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

The cottage was very clean and comfortable in a great location. It was very quiet and peaceful with a great view. The kitchen was well-equipped and has everything you need.
There's lots to do in the surrounding areas; Dan-yr-ogof caves, Henrhyd waterfalls, monkey sanctuary, Llyn-y-fan fach resevoir, Craig-yr-nos country park, Carreg Cennen castle.
We would strongly recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a stay in the countryside and it is great value for money.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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