Holly Gate


Entire home hosted by Karen

  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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Holly Gate House is a semi-detached property in rural Mid Wales, with all modern conveniences, offering luxury self-catering accommodation.
Ideal for walkers, cyclists and anyone wishing a peaceful escape from modern day hustle and bustle. Awarded 5 star rating by Visit Wales in August 2019.

The space
As a result of COVID-19 we can either welcome you in person (we will wear masks) or if you prefer you can check yourself in. Whichever option you decided to do we will be available for any other enquiries as normal. We follow Airbnb's enhanced cleaning protocol which was developed with expert guidance.
We ask that you please sanitize your hands on arrival and each time you enter Holly Gate. We will provide hand sanitizer and it will be located on a sanitizing post by the entrance and in the utility room to use frequently before handling objects in the kitchen and common touch points throughout the house.
During this time we have been advised to remove books, DVDs and board games so please feel free to bring your own. Also we have removed communal condiments for the time being.
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A warm welcome awaits you at Holly Gate House, on the border of Mid Wales and the Welsh marches situated within walking distance of the village of New Radnor, close to the Offa’s Dyke path, Brecon, Ludlow, Hay on Wye, Llandrindod Wells, The Show Grounds at Builth Wells and Hereford to name a few.
Feel close to nature as you walk the lanes and footpaths listen to the sounds of local wildlife and breathe the clear welsh air.
Guest have access from their own front door to local walking tracks where it is very common to see the once endangered Red Kites, or you can venture further afield (literally) via immediate access to the A44.

During your stay, we want you to feel at home – but even more relaxed! The whole building is well insulated and centrally heated, cool in summer and extra cosy in our Welsh winters with the log burner for added comfort.

On your arrival the house will be decorated with fresh flowers along with a welcome pack containing home made bread, cakes etc, complimentary luxury toiletries and slippers for your use. Please let us know if due to hygiene concerns, you'd rather not receive the food items - we won't be offended!

Holly Gate is ideal for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, or a romantic getaway. With prior notice we can organise cakes, special flowers, balloons, luxury chocolates and gifts. Please feel free to contact us to discuss.

Utility Room
No holiday in the country is complete without someone splashing themselves with mud! The washing machine in the utility is reserved for your use, and don’t worry about buying washing detergent, unless you have some special requirements, as it is provided. The utility room also provide a great space to store your coats, boots and other walking gear. There is a clothes airier and outside rotary washing line but use of tumble dryer can be arranged at a small extra charge when available. Hand sanitizer will be available in the utility room, as it is the primary entry point for the property, and it would be appreciated if the hand sanitizer were used frequently during this period.

The kitchen is fully equipped with just about everything you might need for preparing food on your holiday; gas hob, electric oven, free standing fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher. We usually also provide some basic condiments such as tea/coffee/milk and a selection of mixed herbs and spices, but these have been temporarily removed due to advice pertaining to Covid-19.

Living Room/Dining Room
The impressive living room/dining room has beautiful oak floors and wood burner
The TV has both Sky and a DVD player connected to it.
There is usually a selection of DVDs available, although they have been removed due to Covid-19.
There is a radio/CD player, and a Bluetooth speaker.
For non-technological entertainment, there is a usually a selection of nonfiction books, guide books, some board games and some recent magazines, although these have been removed due to Covid-19.

Cupboard Under the Stairs
• Ironing Board
• Iron
• Mop and bucket
• Dustpan and brush
• Airer
• Picnic basket
• Vacuum cleaner

Downstairs Toilet
Located in the hallway

Holly Gate House comfortably sleeps 4 adults.
Our two double bedrooms have luxury king sizes beds with extra deep pocket sprung mattresses and Egyptian cotton bedding, perfect for a great night’s rest after a day out walking,
Each room also includes a dressing table with mirror and built in wardrobe space for clothes and luggage.
Fluffy robes for use during your stay.

Dressing Room
There is a small dressing room for extra storage and further space to get ready in comfort with the use of the dressing table with hairdryer and long wall mirror. Not available as a bedroom.

Upstairs Bathroom
The Bathroom Is equipped with a bath and separate large walk in shower. There is a heated towel rail, and Egyptian cotton hand and bath towels are provided.

Outdoor Area
Right outside your front door is a sheltered seating area overlooking the garden and the surrounding hills. We encourage you to make the most of this area.

Off road carpark on premises.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

New Radnor, Wales, United Kingdom

The local community is warm and welcoming, the local village has a shop that offers a very comprehensive service
There are 3 local pubs that provide great pub food and drink.
There are also several first-class eateries including a Michelin star restaurant within a 40 minute drive.
Beautiful daytrips to the Elan valley reservoirs and local historic interests are a must to visit. For example, the Presteigne Judges lodgings and numerous local castles.
We keep up to date information on local events for guests.
We are also only 1 hour away from the beautiful Welsh coastline.

Hosted by Karen

  1. Joined in January 2019
  • 40 Reviews
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During your stay

Your hosts Karen and Graham Smith were both born and brought up locally, and after 15 years in New Zealand they have returned to the place that they call home. We are truly lucky to live in such a special place in such an incredibly beautiful area, having travelled extensively we believe we know the things that people appreciate that makes a stay extra special and have incorporated this into our accommodation. We hope this will help you to feel relaxed, happy and comfortable.
Our policy is to offer privacy yet be close enough to be around if needed.
Your hosts Karen and Graham Smith were both born and brought up locally, and after 15 years in New Zealand they have returned to the place that they call home. We are truly lucky t…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 21:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £100

Cancellation policy