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Holly Lodge

(Ref. 1084325)

Forden near Montgomery, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Holly Lodge was everything we wanted from our break."

    The pictures don’t do it justice and the overall service we received from Russell the owner was second to none. Highlights include the hot tub, the privacy, spacious patio, comfortable and large bedrooms and great views. We wouldn’t hesitate to book again. Thanks!

    Thanks for your great feedback Pat, we are so glad you all enjoyed your stay at Holly Lodge. We really appreciate your time to give us this lovely review. Hope to see you all again sometime in the future. Best wishes, Russell. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2024

  • "Perfect! Holly Lodge, is adult, child and dog friendly."

    It is set in a beautiful part of Mid Wales, with stunning views. Spotlessly clean and very welcoming, Holly Lodge offered everything you could wish for a perfect holiday. The hot tub was an added bonus! Russell was a great host ( not intrusive but helpful if required) and the welcome gifts were much appreciated. We didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2024

  • "The property was stunning."

    Completely clean, smelled fresh despite being a pet friendly lodge, communication was brilliant. Comfy beds and lovely furniture. It was a home from home and we loved our stay and would go back happily for another stay.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Holly Lodge, will definitely be returning."

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Feb 2024

  • "Most crockery/cutlery was mismatched and could do with updating."

    The oven did work but was VERY slow to reach temperature so most things took twice as long to cook as they should. In general the house could just do with a bit of touching up, painting etc but still a great place to stay

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Dec 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage and really lovely owners who were so kind and welcoming"

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful lodge for a group of friends."

    Plenty of space and facilities for everyone. Clean and well equipped for a large group. Lovely location and walks from the front door.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful lodge so relaxing & comfortable too def stay there again"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is an amazing property in a great location."

    We had the perfect stay and will be back in 2024. The welcome pack was a really nice touch and we couldn’t fault the lodge at all, it really was done to a great standard and was so spacious. Thank you

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2023

  • "This property is absolutely outstanding - we went away as an extended family including our dogs and we had the most relaxing time."

    The rooms are very comfortable and sizable and there are ample bathroom facilities. We all enjoyed relaxing in front of the log burner upstairs and made much use of the fantastic hottub! The kitchen is really well equipped and there was a lovely welcome message and package for our arrival. Russell is a wonderful host and very kindly even offered to take us to town in his pickup due to the floods whilst we were there! It is a peaceful location surrounded by green fields - the garden is very secure. We hope to be back for longer next time!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2023

  • "The lodge was spotlessly clean, the facilities were excellent."

    Russell the host, was welcoming, friendly and helpful. It is in a wonderful location with local walks as well as being a good base to go further afield. There was good information in the lodge about things to do. Plenty of secure space outside for the dogs and great to unwind in the hot tub at the end of the day. The welcome pack was particularly good, by far the best we have received. We will definitely go back and recommend the property to anyone wishing to spend time with family and friends.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing stay at Holly lodge!"

    ! Would 100% recommend to anyone! The lodge is beautiful and to a top spec and super clean, the enclosed outside area is perfect for children and dogs and the hot tub is a lovely bonus! Russell was great such a great help if needed. If u need a relaxing getaway this is just it!

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous accommodation in a beautiful rural setting."

    We were made to feel very welcome by Russell and his family. This holiday was a real treat

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "My family and I spent a week in Holly Lodge and it was absolutely fabulous!"

    The accommodation was everything we needed for a great holiday; it was clean and beautifully presented. The welcome treats were a lovely touch! Location was great and we had lots of days out. Dog friendly, wonderful hot tub and attentive hosts. Would definitely recommend and return. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Delvina5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful and perfect location for a family get together and plenty of space and walks for our 3 dogs."

    The welcome pack and flowers were a lovely touch too. There are a lot of dog friendly places within the area. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our week at Holly Lodge and would recommend this little gem.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous!! Will definitely be back"


    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, presented to very high standard."

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2023

  • "Couldn’t fault the cottage in any way."

    Russell was really helpful with great communication. We had a fantastic time. Such a relaxing location. Just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Liam5.0May 2023

  • "Just got back from a weekend away at Holly Lodge with the girls and we had the best time."

    The Lodge itself is immaculate, has absolutely everything that you need and more. There was a welcome gift of flowers, prosecco, coffee, sugar, milk etc and a lovely welcome card from the owners which we all thought was a lovely gesture.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic four days at Holly Lodge."

    It’s a lovely venue. The host was attentive but not intrusive. The accommodation was perfect for us. Very very clean, great kitchen and bathrooms. Spacious bedrooms with comfy beds. The dogs were safe in the fenced area. Views are stunning. Very peaceful watching the sheep. Hot tub was very clean and warm - a highlight. Would definitely book another stay.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonder stay over a 3 night weekend, the lodge was accurately described and there was plenty of room for 8 people and one dog without it feeling cramped."

    The owners were nearby if needed. It was lovely to have a bottle of fizz on arrival along with biscuits, coffee, milk and wonderful eggs. The logged burner was amazing as was the hot tub. The lodge would be a perfect place for a large family at Christmas

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2023

  • "Holly lodge could not have been any better, spotlessly clean, comfortable, hosts very helpful and some wonderful welcome goodies on arrival that we all enjoyed!"

    Excellent location, a very quiet and relaxing break. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Apr 2023

  • "Everything about the accommodation was amazing pictures don’t do it justice."

    Kitchen was well stocked with equipment. The welcome pack and card were a lovely touch. Russell the owner was very helpful advising us places to eat etc that were wheelchairs friendly for one of our guests and when a small item of minimum financial value but high emotional value was left behind he posted it out free of charge. Will be looking to book again later in the year.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Feb 2023

  • "Brilliant loved it so much we booked up again while we was still their , into ..."

    Brilliant loved it so much we booked up again while we was still their , into some beautiful holidays, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, the Maldives but holly lodge we the most relaxing and fully enjoyed by all of us

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful,clean modern spacious."

    our second stay we love it here. Owners are easy to contact and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Holly lodge was a fantastic property."

    We were a family of 5 plus our dog the lodge was perfect for all of us. The garden was safe and secure for Teddy. Inside the property everything was immaculate. Very well decorated and tastefully furnished to extremely high standards. Everything you could ever need was provided. The welcome pack was beyond generous. Jessica’s eggs were beautiful and huge you could tell happy cared for hens had laid them. We particularly enjoyed the hot tub including its built in Bluetooth speakers. The area was good and easy to get to both Shropshire and of course Wales. With supermarkets only 10 minutes drive away in Welshpool. We would have no hesitation in recommending Holly lodge and would love to return . Thankyou to Russell and his family for a very enjoyable comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property, hot tub with wifi was a bless."

    It was very clean. Landlord was helpful.

    Reviewed by Shahul5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday."

    Very clean, would definitely recommend Holly Lodge. Very quiet surroundings and easy to get to places. Thank you to Russell and family

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Just returned from a fabulous week at Holly Lodge."

    The lodge was immaculate, with a very generous welcome pack including a bottle of prosecco and a dozen fresh eggs. The property is directly on the Offa's Dyke path and there are many other lovely walks in the immediate area. The host was really helpful and non-intrusive. We visited Montgomery and enjoyed fish and chips whilst exploring 'Monty'. We also visited Berriew, enjoying a lovely walk along the canal and river before enjoying lunch at The Horseshoes pub. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would like to visit the area again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "The pictures of Holly lodge doesn't do it justice."

    The lodge is fantastic, finished in high specification. All the wood is pure solid wood. 100% spotlessly clean and very impressive. We stayed for 7 days from 20th to 27th may 2022 and we had a fantastic time. Russell and penny were amazing down to earth people. Hot tub was thoroughly checked, cleaned and sanitised daily. While we were there we spotted 36 different varieties of birds which was amazing. One of which was a very rare honey buzzard. Also red kites, buzzards, woodpeckers lots of jackdaws and carion crows, Swift's and swallows. Holly lodge is a must stay for bird watchers like us as we were amazed at what we were seeing. Also lots of wild rabbits at the top of the field to which we were only 4 feet away from them. Suggest a good pair of binoculars or high zoom camera to get the best pictures. Also Jessica's chicken's freshly laid chicken eggs were scrummy and lovely we loved them so much we purchased 2 and a half dozen before we left as we have never tasted eggs so good. The views from Holly lodge were brilliant, nice and silent throughout the day and night. Shops were not far away and Powys castle was 10 minutes away and is a must visit place it's breathtaking inside and out. We will definitely 100% be booking again as this lodge is truly amazing and spectacular. Thanks once again to the owners for a chance to stay at such a beautiful, well equipped, very high specification lodge......Simon Moreton...

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful property in a lovely relaxing setting."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Holly Lodge. Plenty of space for six adults and a dog to spread out.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2022

  • "The property is lovely."

    Its really clean. The furniture is excellent quality. I like the fact that its really spacious and done up to a really high standard. I just wish that the weather would have been a bit better.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great landlord we had a beautiful time the place is lovely"

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful lodge for a laid back break away from it all."

    Lovely views, really clean and well fitted out accommodation. The owners are friendly but not intrusive, really friendly family who let our daughter feed the chickens, lambs and also see their litter of puppies. We didn’t realise there would be sheep and chickens in view, which was a bonus for us as the lambs were adorable to watch, also for our dog though so hope his barking wasn’t too annoying to the neighbours! Hot tub is really well maintained and clean. Thanks for a great stay, will recommend.

    Reviewed by Rosanna4.7Apr 2022

  • "I have nothing at all to criticise, the experience was a pleasure form start to finish."

    The listing was accurate, the booking process a breeze and very transparent. The lodge is really very lovely, spacious, very clean and well maintained, the accommodation was big enough to accommodate 4 adults, 2 children, an 11 month old and a lively dog with ease. Beautiful spaces to socialise and very close to a lovely country walk. The views are lovely creating a very relaxed atmosphere and the hot tub is a lovely facility. Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thanks so much for a fantastic stay - you were so helpful and really made our holiday."

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing stay at Holly Lodge!"

    Couldn't of ask for a better location, property or host. Russell was very attentive to or needs communicating very promptly. The hot tub was a big bonus for this property! Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Lucie5.0Feb 2022

  • "A very nice, comfortable and relaxing stay at Holly Lodge."

    Very clean and great spec. Owners very helpful. The hot tub a great added bonus too.

    Reviewed by Kerrie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Property is beautiful finished to a high standard spacious and clean."

    The property owner goes above and beyond any I’ve ever stayed in before. Wellcome gifts. He was contactable but not intrusive

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jan 2022

  • "We booked Holly Lodge as a group of friends to celebrate a 30th birthday."

    The house was perfect, it was just as advertised and beautifully clean. The house had everything we needed, including a basket of essential items. The welcome flowers and Prosecco were a lovely additional touch. Russel was a very friendly and helpful host who was available as and when we needed. We look forward to staying at Holly Lodge again in the future.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful accommodation."

    Spotlessly clean, very spacious exactly as described. Welcome basket and gifts on arrival were very much appreciated and very thoughtful. Can highly recommend Holly lodge with its stunning surroundings. Thankyou so much to the Evans family your holiday home is a credit to you

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a beautiful place, in the middle of countryside, fabulous views, clean spacious, owners helpful but never intrusive."

    We'd highly recommend this lodge

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Holly Lodge is beautiful!"

    We stayed for a family birthday and had he most relaxing time. The lodge is completed to such a high standard and has everything you could need. The Evans family made us feel very welcome with a welcome basket and fresh eggs for our breakfast. We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub and in front of the log burner with a glass of wine. There was plenty of room for my little one to explore and a lovely field to walk our dogs in. We can't wait to come back again next year!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in this gorgeous house!"

    The welcome basket was a nice touch and the lit Christmas tree when we arrived was lovely for the kids. The owner kindly went out of his way to make sure we had a high chair for our stay which was very kind. House was very clean and tidy and the beds were extremely comfy. Would recommend and would love to come back and stay again!

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning."

    The owners were fabulous, and in the end we had a lovely weekend away.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation, so clean and amazing views."

    We will be booking again........thank you!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "We spent two nights at Holly Lodge, and it was a fantastic place to stay."

    It was spotless, in a great secluded location and the hot tub with the views was brilliant. We will certainly be back again!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Oct 2021

  • "We've just returned from a week at Holly Lodge and can honestly say that this was the most modern and clean property we have ever stayed at in the UK!"

    Holly Lodge is ideally located for exploring Mid-Wales, either by car or on foot and being recently finished to a very high quality, had everything we needed and then some. Everyone in our party of four was sad to leave - Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Heat pump underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher
  • 3 x TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture, barbeque and hot tub
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 2.5 miles The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property

The property

Montgomery 2.9 miles.

Idyllically positioned in a rural setting on the outskirts of the quaint village of Forden near Montgomery rests this newly-appointed wooden holiday home, Holly Lodge.

Framing panoramic views across the surrounding countryside as far as Corndon Hill and boasting a luxurious interior, Holly Lodge makes for the perfect base for your next group celebration to North Wales.

A spacious gravelled driveway greets you at the foot of this lovely dwelling, making loading and unloading an easy task, leading you over the threshold and into a marvellous open-plan living space, flooded with natural light welcomed in through the picture windows and featuring a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary décor.

Utilise the range of modern amenities provided in the fully-equipped kitchen tucked away at the rear of the sociable space, elegantly-appointed with marble worktops and fit with a stylish island; take perch and share a bottle of wine with the designated chef as they prepare some tasty treats.

Gather at the grand dining table to serve the fruits of your labour, recounting the days adventures as you indulge, or if you're lucky enough to experience the warmer weather, step outside and fire up the barbeque to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining.

Settle down for the evening in front of the television to enjoy a movie marathon, or escape the excitement and retreat to the snug sitting room, idyllically nestled on the first-floor, to catch up on your favourite show as you take in the remarkable views through the aspect window, or delve into the pages of a captivating book as you warm your toes with the glow of the rustic woodburning stove.

End each day in style with a luxurious soak amongst the bubbles in the hot tub, enveloped by the peaceful setting of the surrounding countryside, before heading indoors for a quick rinse before bed.

When it's time to rest your head, you're spoilt for choice between four well-presented bedrooms, the master bedroom, fit with a sumptuous king-size bed and serviced by a contemporary family bathroom nestled on the first floor, along with a twin and two king-size rooms situated on the ground-floor, one of which benefits from access to its own en-suite, ideal for guests with limited mobility.

Lace up your walking boots and embark on a two-footed adventure, following the popular walking trail Offa's Dyke as it travels through the nearby fields; traverse the picturesque countryside as it meets the border of England and Wales, passing through quaint villages and offering superb sights en-route.

Take a break from doing the cooking and head to the nearby town of Montgomery, home to a fantastic selection of amenities; indulge in a spot of pub grub at The Dragon Hotel, enjoy a steaming cup of coffee and a slice of cake at the Castle Kitchen, or savour fresh fish and chips before exploring the medieval remains of Montgomery Castle, built by the Normans in the 11th century.

History buffs will be delighted with a visit to the nearby market town of Welshpool, home to the medieval fortress and stately home of Powis Castle and The Wharf Powysland Museum and Welshpool Library.

Cross the border and venture into the heart of the Shropshire Hills, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, decorated in heath, grass and moorland as well as lush rolling hills; tackle the climb to the summit of Brown Clee Hill, the tallest point in Shropshire, or for a more leisurely experience, enjoy a picture-perfect stroll through the colourful foliage of Rectory Wood, once voted the least stressful spot in England.

Add a touch of luxury to your trip to Mid Wales with a stay at Holly Lodge.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Churchstoke 4.5 miles; Bishop's Castle 9.5 miles; Welshpool 5.8 miles

The town of Montgomery sits just one mile from the border of England in Mid Wales. Popular with tourists, the town has a delightful selection of individual shops and a variety of pubs and restaurants, including the Michelin star restaurant, The Checkers, a fabulous way to make your holiday truly special. Pay a visit to the ruins of the 13th century Montgomery Castle, which enjoys beautiful views over the town’s timber-framed houses and cobbled streets, and beyond across Wales. The castle also hosts productions of touring theatre groups regularly during the summer. A few miles to the south is the historic market town of Bishop's Castle, an excellent place for a day or night out with its excellent pubs, live music and festivals throughout the year. The wider area is wonderful for walking and there are many cycle routes in the surrounding countryside with varying levels of difficulty. You can venture further into Wales with a drive up to the Snowdonia National Park, or directly west to Cardigan Bay, for the day, or hop back over the border and explore the Shropshire Hills AONB. A charming destination for a holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas