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Orchard House

Darren & Eleri
Thank you for a lovely welcome and stay.
Would definitely recommend and would love to come back.

Spike, Chrissie, Harry & Lofty
Brilliant as always. Great base top visit family and friends.
Lofty enjoyed her first visit and the treats!
Thank you once again.

Barney, Bess & Sue
Superb welcome and comfortable break in all respects. We had a great time with many extras. Definitely our favourite place yet.

Roy & Mary
Lovely peaceful break, hope we get back and with better weather.

Ann & Harry
Had a lovely relaxing break at your exquisite cottage.
Was worth more than we paid for.
The attention to detail where everything was catered for was amazing.
Will definitely visit again and recommend.
The pumpkins you left for Halloween and the pink towels for the girls, those little touches made us feel extra special and welcome. Lovely hosts and really special people. Stay blessed.

Mary, Ted
Back for our second relaxing stay. Thank you again for all you do to make us feel at home. This is quickly becoming our favourite place to get away with our dogs and your hospitality has everything to do with that.

Carol & Trevor
We have just loved staying here at Orchard House. The Welcome pack was the first delight – best bread ever! So many super little touches were very much appreciated, in fact, everything that you need is here. Really does feel like a home from home.
Wish we could have had a longer stay but we are certainly going to return as soon as we can. Thank you Diane and Graham

Val & Derek
It was lovely to return for a second time this year. It is now 6 years since we first came here and met Diane & Graham. It is super to arrive and find fresh flowers, wine, cake and bread, thanks to you both, hope to return next year to your lovely properties.

Eileen, Michelle and Rosemary
A lovely welcome with everything we needed to start us off. We had a lovely break, nobody bothered us apart from a quick check to see if we were ok.
Absolutely lovely cottage & homemade bread, cakes & jam.

Mary, Sid & Lizzie
A lovely warm welcoming cottage. Had a wonderful time.
P.S. Our bathroom is having a make over when we get home – lovely décor.

Brian, Carol and Susan
A very pleasant week and comfortable house.
Would recommend The Castle Hotel in Brecon, Italian restaurant ‘La Terrazza’ in Newtown and local Builth Wells ‘Llanelwedd Arms Hotel for excellent homemade food.

We have had an absolutely fantastic time. The weather has been extremely kind and the cooler evenings have enabled us to take advantage of the log fire.
Thank you for providing first class accommodation.

Lorraine, John and Jonathan
A new area for us to explore. We’ve enjoyed returning to your cosy cottage each day. The Laurel and Hardy film night inc popcorn went down a treat with Jonathan.

Matt & Sab
Great cottage, really well equipped. Welcome pack was amazing, best ever.
Loved the wood burner and the location was just perfect.
Will definitely be back.



Reading Room House

Julia & Rob
All great! Lovely accommodation, lovely grub & lovely wine.
Views fab wherever we went – what more could anybody want!!! Also the joy of driving from Brecon to Merthyr Tydfil with snow topped hills/mountains just perfect. Look forward to returning with girl friends in March. Thanks for the thoughtful gifts too, bread was delicious! It has been a delightful birthday treat. Thanks also for the flowers.

Eva & Pete
Second visit as fab as the first, amazing cottage and hope to be back next year.
Thank you for the Birthday card it was lovely.

Marion & Len
Thank you for your great hospitality.
We have really enjoyed your lovely house. All in all a wonderful few days walking in the sunshine.

Ian, Jackie, Grace & Leo
The Reading Room is beautiful & exceeded our expectations. Everything was perfect & the bread, cake, wine & flowers were a lovely gesture.
Immense thanks to Graham & Diane for allowing us to stay & for being so helpful.
We thoroughly enjoyed the walk around the Elan Valley, visited the caves & enjoyed our last evening meal at Mirchi in Rhayader which was absolutely fantastic.
We’re looking forward to returning here!

Kirsty, Nikki, Tilly & Jade
Second visit here, amazing as always, faultless & clean, lovely people. Top class break will be back next year. Many thanks

Naveed, Kate & Kids
Having stayed in Orchard House last year we decided to try Reading Room House this time and we weren’t disappointed. Beautiful property and everything catered for, Diane & Graham are fantastic hosts & try and help in any regard.
Enjoyed the house & river walks. Look forward to coming again soon.
Many thanks

Karen & Derek
This was our first week away in 2 years – could it live up to the anticipation?
Most definitely, everything has been just great, the cottage is immaculate.
Would not hesitate to recommend and we will hopefully return.
We visited the Elan Valley & hired bikes (lovely cake in the café too) the 4 waterfalls walk near Ystradfellte in the Brecon Beacons was another highlight (hard work but worth it). We also enjoyed the National Cycle Collection in Llandrindod Wells.
Thank you for everything.

Johannes & Uli
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay to fill up our batteries again.
We visited lots of places around, met always friendly people and had good food and drinks. A special thanks to Diane and Graham for this beautiful place.

Whites & Birches
Many thanks for an excellent place to stay & enjoy the glories of the area: from the Beacons to the Dams at Elan Valley and the borders of Herefordshire. The walking booklets for the Elan Valley were especially helpful!

Stefan & Natasja
We enjoyed our stay here; it was like home to us and the perfect ending of our honeymoon!

Lovely cottage with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. Can recommend the Red Kite Feeding and enjoyed the Elan Valley. Had a lovely afternoon at the King Arthurs Labyrinth which is great when weather is wet.
Can also recommend the Crown at Rhayader for meals. Had a great holiday even though 2nd half of the week was wet, didn’t stop us getting out and about.
Would stay at the cottage again.

Fabulous stay, great base could easily reach everything we came to do.
We would recommend Sky Trek at Brecon but book before you go! Red Kite feeding was amazing. The Crown at Rhayader for pies and the Mirchi Indian great food and great service. Will be back, Thanks for the great hospitality