Wye View

Self catering cottages in the beautiful Mid Wales countryside.

Author: Adrian (page 1 of 2)

Llangurig District Show 2018

The Llangurig District Show will be held on Saturday 11st August 2018. More information to follow!

Upper Severn Valley Scarecrow Festival 2018

The Upper Severn Valley Scarecrow Festival returns this year between Friday 27th July and Tuesday 31st July.

Last year saw dozens of novelty scarecrows, spread along the roadside between Glan Y Nant and the Hafren Forest, made by residents of the villages in support of the Welsh Air Ambulance.

Worth a look, especially if you are planning a visit to the forest or a drive around the Clewedog reservoir.

Severn 7th July 2018

Had a lovely stay in Severn Cottage. Adrian and Grace are lovely too with lots of ideas where to visit and places to travel to. We used the cottage as a base to go and explore from but we found it so comfortable I must admit to being lazy and sitting outside drinking beer and watching the view. Lots of birds on the bird feeders and red kites, buzzards above. Some spectacular views not far away, was spoilt because we had great weather too. Thanks Adrian & Grace.

Stan the whippet enjoyed it too. X

Pat & John.

Wye 30th June 2018

After a very traumatic past six months we felt that we really needed a holiday where we could relax and unwind, and here we have done just that.

The cottage is beautiful and you have though of everything.

Thank you for a lovely holiday and also for the bara brith and the biscuits.

We look forward to returning in the future.

Pat & Allan.

Severn 30th June 2018

Had a great stay in Severn Retreat. Cottage is all we could wish for, Bailey says thank you for the treats.

We did not know this area at all. But having been made so welcome, and the weather being great we will be back.

Thank you Grace & Adrian, hope to see you again.

Vicki, David & Bailey 🐾.

Four stars again!

Visit Wales re-assess the grading of self catering cottages every two years, to make sure that standard are maintained. We are delighted that we have been awarded four stars again, with the assessor commenting on our high standard of housekeeping! We have also been included in the Cyclists Welcome and Walkers Welcome schemes – we will be posting more about that soon.

Elan 24th June 2018

We had a nice time in Wales and really enjoyed the stay at Elan Cottage. The beds were especially comfortable 🙂

We look forward to coming again.

from Charlotte (with Tim, Tammy, Ben) X X

Severn 23rd June 2018

What a great find. The cottage exceeded our expectations. Extremely clean & modern has everything you need. Great location – amazing views. The area has a lot to offer – great walks for our pup Ziggy who got to go in the local rivers & streams and the sea. Grace & Adrian were great hosts – friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. Thanks for the eggs – best tasting and so yellow!

We love this area and hope to return again.

Thanks for the great week – we have certainly relaxed & recharged our batteries. Ziggy appreciated his yummy treat bag!

Sarah & Grahame & Ziggy 🐾.

Severn 11th June 2018

Great to be back.

Lovely little cottage.

Thanks Grace for being so accommodating.

We’ll certainly be returning.

Best wishes,

Nick & Carrie

Wye 10th June 2018

A beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting. Many thanks to Grace & Adrian.

Paul

Severn 4th June 2018

Back once more to our favourite retreat Having never stayed at Severn before (we have stayed at all other 3 cottages) we now have decided this is the cottage for us! It is simply wonderful!

Found Aber’s best kept secret on this stay – the back yard barbecue – fabulous food in a quirky quaint setting. We also recommend the curry house in Rhayader – bhajis built like cricket balls!

As always we will return home with our objective achieved – fully recharged, blisfully rested and probably half a stone heavier than when we arrived due to fabulous local fare!

Great hosts. Great food. Great time.

– it doesn’t get better than this –

🙂

Glen & Siobhan

Elan 2nd June 2018

Such a fantastic, cosy, comfy cottage. We have had a really lovely week here and even the weather played ball. The welcome tray was a lovely touch, the cake went down a treat.

Adrian and Grace were great hsots and were very kind to leave a bottle of water, lighter and a kettle when we woke up to a power cut and no water.

Will miss the beautiful views.

Also thank you for the bag of dog treats for Domino 🙂

Abby, Adrian, Ross, baby bump + Domino

Wye 2nd June 2018

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your lovely cottage. We’ve all had a fabulous time & don’t want to leave! We hope you’ll have us again 🙂

Rob, Michelle, Isabel, Feebie & Pebbles

Wye 30th May 2018

Lovely warm cosy cottage. Spotlessly clean, perfect for our stay.

We have already passed details on to friends regarding this cottage. We would most definitely return. Big thank you for the warm welcome.

David, Taryn & Tilly

Hafren 29th May 2018

What a fab little cottage! It made a brilliant base for us as we visited the Eisteddfod in Builth Wells. We had a lovely welcome from our hsots, and the kids especially liked going to see the chickens and roaming around the garden. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting outside with a glass of wine in the sun watching whilst our children played.

The cottage has everything we needed, and more! We will definitely be back! <3 🙂

Lots of love,

Siân, Nigel, Seren, Cai.

 

Wye 19th May 2018

A very relaxing 2 night stay with our 5 year old daughter. Grace could not have been more helpful and friendly. Would love to come back.

Gemma & Michael

Elan 19th May 2018

We returned for another round of Elan cycling and it was even better than 2017. The weather! We had blue skies and no wind all day. Beautiful. Thank you for the lovely accommodation with lots of little comforts; well-equipped kitchen, snacks, TV, fluffy towels and sheep alarm clocks. We’ll be back.

Tom, Jack, Tim & Dan

Severn 12th May 2018

We had a lovely stay at the cottage. Weather was good except for a few wet days, but meant we could venture out and explore Wales.

Location good (shame about the road). Great views.

Hosts were fantastic. Thanks for the eggs! Yummy!

Shame the 2 weeks went so fast.

Thank you.

Martin & Sabrina.

Elan 11th May 2018

Everything perfect – enough said.

Jackie & Michael + Bruce

Hafren 6th May 2018

Had a lovely day sat in the sun. Wales is doing us well.

Matt, Matt, Lydia & Jess

Wye 5th May 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed both the cottage and the week in general. The bird-life was better than anticipated, the Elan Valley’s in particular. Thanks for the welcome & supplies.

Alistair.

Elan 1st May 2018

This, our second visit here, was just as warm and welcoming as our first.

A very welcoming hospitality tray, including dog’s nibbles and help and information from Grace & Adrian.

Cottage spotless & whole accommodation worth the 4 stars it has been awarded. Plus the eggs!

Beautiful surroundings and great walks within a fairly short distance.

We may well be here again, inshallah!

Geoff & Janet, Portia.

Wye 27th April 2018

A lovely week in the most beautiful of Welsh countryside in a charming & perfect little cottage with great hosts. We will be back!

Vanessa & Richard & Saphie the Springer.

Elan 20th April 2018

We had such a lovely time. Thanks Grace for the eggs and all the ideas to seek out around Wales. We wnet walking, cycling, and even boating on a canal at Brecon Park. Thank you to Adrian & Jonathan for looking after our bikes and repairing a puncture. Hospitality 100%.

Paul & Amanda

Hafren 11th April 2018

Place was perfect, extremely comfortable. We loved it, the kids loved it. TV hasn’t been on once and the kids even taught themselves how to play chess! Lovely views and local area, very peaceful & we will return!

Gavin, Lisa, Mylo, Kira.

Elan 10th April 2018

A lovely cottage with stunning views. Grace took our daughter to see the chickens and she came back with some eggs 🙂

Excellent condition and extremely clean.

Elan dam was beautiful and a drive to the others is well worth a trip.

Local pubs are good for food too!

Will definitely be back in the summer.

Thank you.

Norah, Simon, Martha & Francesca

Severn 7th April 2018

Best self catering we have stayed in. Facilities and welcome by great hosts in Grace and Adrian with lots of information about the area.

Lovely location and views from the windows.

Hosts and facilities could not be improved.

See you again later in the year.

Mike & Debbie + “Peanut”

PS Peanut says thanks for the yummy treats.

Elan 7th April 2018

We have a lovely couple of days here. Grace was very welcoming, the biscuits & dog biscuits & treats were a nice touch.

Pristinely clean! & stunning views.

We really enjoyed out trip to Elan Dam, lovely part of Wales.

Thank you very much.

Mia, Darren, Sian, Cale & Baby Reuben & Tara (the dog!)

Hafren 3rd April 2018

Thank you for a lovely stay in your cottage. Everything you could ask for was provided including the free eggs!

Thank you.

Kevin, Emma, Ethan, Saffron.

Elan 3rd April 2018

Thank you for a very comfortable stay in a beautifully kept cottage. Amazing views over the valley! A bonus to wake up to a “snowy” scene in April!!

A special thank you for looking after Bonnie whilst we ventured to Corris for a trip to King Arthur’s caves.

We will definitely recommend “Wye View”.

Kate, Chris, Luke, Daniel and Bonnie the dog.

PS: it was very warm and cosy – Daniel.

Elan 25th March 2018

Dear Adrian 7 Grace,

Very many thanks for a wonderful weekend. The cottage was a lovely surprise – spotlessly clean, comfortable beds & a much appreciated welcome pack of tea, coffee, biscuits & milk – thank you!! We’ve enjoyed seeing the birds and sheep (and hens!) outside our windows.

We can highly recommend Hafod for walks (turn left at Devil’s Bridge) & the Angel Hotel in Llanidloes for dinner – it was fabulous but book a table!!

It’s been a really great visit – thank you!!

Sue, Paul, Jonny & Esteban.

 

Severn 24th March 2018

Very pleasant location & ideal for walking and beautiful area. We were “snowed in” on day 1, but very impressed our hosts dug us out. Delightful welcome pack & everything you need for a comfortable stay.Local pub very good food & dog friendly.

Steve & Sue + “Millie”

Severn 26th February 2018

Lovely spot you have here on the edge of the Elan Valley – often an area we have passed thorough on the South to North journeys. We are glad we did indeed make a point to spend a couple of nights here.

A welcome break from Cardiff and we hope to come back to the area again. We will certainly recommend your cottages here.

Claerwen Dam was a particular favourite – amazing views from the top. Can recommend gentle slopes and path around Craig Goch dam for a more “leisurely walk / hike.”

All the best for 2018,

Emelyne & Guy.

Severn 13th February 2018

Lovely cottage with everything you could need. Lovely owners fantastic area. Will definitely return.

Jason & Leau.

Wye 13th February 2018

Once again we return as “frequent flyers”. Another fabulous stay, wonderful snow & scenery you just can’t beat! Inner & outer peace now fully regained – just a shame we couldn’t get snowed in and not have to go home! …we shall return again later in the year.

(P.S. can we have the whistling kettle again – even if you just have that & the choice of the ‘leccy one! We love the old-school traditional whistle of “tea’s ready!”)

Glen & Siobhan.

Severn 4th February 2018

The cottage was great and exceeded our expectations. Adrian & Grace are warm and friendly hosts & we will definitely be visiting here again with the family!

Tim & Tammy.

Wye 29th January 2018

Stayed 4 times at cottages (work) sometimes very short notice, made very welcome. Excellent accommodation & helpful hosts.

Garry. 2017/2018

Elan Valley Dam Open Days 2018

The Elan Valley is a great day out at any time, but on open days you can visit the inside of one of the dams between 1pm and 4pm.

The dates for 2018 are as follows:

  • Wednesday 4th April
  • Wednesday 30th May
  • Saturday 30th June
  • Tuesday 31st July
  • Tuesday 14th August
  • Saturday 1st September
  • Thursday 1st November

This is your chance to venture into the Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. You’ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Reservoir wall – and learn about the feat of engineering that made Elan.

Park at Penbont car park (adjacent to the Penbont  House Tea Room) and take a walk through the woodland, up the steps to the dam entrance.
There are steps inside the dam which may be wet and in some areas there are low light levels. Children should be carefully supervised at all times.

Minimum donation £1 for adults and children. All proceeds go to WaterAid.

Please check the Elan Valley events page for any late changes to this schedule.

Hafren 2nd January 2018

An amazing stay with lovely host. Very helpful and warming. Everything you could need is here and very helpful welcome pack.

Thank you, XXX.

Ollie, Libby, Amy & Laurence.

Hafren 29th December 2017

Many thanks, two days just bridged “the gap” for us here. Comfortable cottage & very well equipped kitchen, makes all the difference. Thank you.

Helen & family.

 

Wye 28th November 2017

Really cosy cottage .

A haven of peace from the big family gathering! Thank you both!

Hazel & Henry.

Hafren 23rd October 2017

A wonderfully splendiferous fantastical stay, with lots of fun, frolics & fizz!

Thank you so much for a fabulous relaxing stay – see you again soon – we should be graduating to frequent fliers shortly I presume! 🙂

Siobhan & Glen.

Severn 19th November 2017

Hosts were accommodating and friendly, full of local knowledge and places to visit. The cottage was beautiful and everything we needed as a base to explore the local area.

Nat & Kirsty.

Severn 13th November 2017

Amazing cottage!! Very comfortable and homely. Lovely hosts!

Fab area – some great places to visit, will be returning!

If you want a great curry eat at Raj Mahal.

Steph + Jon.

Elan 8th November 2017

Fantastic location, amazing cottage and lovely hosts. Would love to return and will recommend to friends.

Janet & Barry.

Wye 29th October 2017

Lovely, cosy stay. Great weekend. Pepper loved going for walks. =)

Thank you!

Sarah and Andrew & Pepper.

Severn 27th October 2017

2nd time of being here. Brilliant. 🙂

Sally + Mike.

Wye 25th October 2018

Lovely stay, warm welcome. Very comfortable cottage.

Thank you.

Oliver, Joanna & Michael

+ Kelly.

Elan 13th October 2017

Had a wonderful stay with lovely hosts. Cottage is clean, cosy and comfortable with everything we needed.

The views are amazing and Alfie enjoyed his morning run up and down the hill.

Would love to come back again in the future and will be recommending to friends and family.

Tania, Adrian & Alfie the dog xx.

Severn 6th October 2017

We have had a lovely time staying in the cottage. It was clean and comfortable and the host was very friendly and helpful. We would gladly stay here again.

Bev & Phil.

Severn 30th September 2017

We’ve had an amazing stay here, the cottage is lovely and the views even more so! We had everything we needed. The owners were absolutely amazing and very friendly. We had a little problem with the WiFi, but other than that it was a great holiday for my birthday!

Severn 22nd September 2017

We had such a lovely time in this lovely cottage, and we will let our family and friends know that it is a great place to come if you want to relax and recharge your batteries. Thank you.

Leslie & Mick.

Severn 15th September 2017

We’ve had a lovely week here in Rhayader. Despite ht e rain we managed to enjoy our days out. The cottage is comfortable, cosy and clean. Thank you.

Lyn & Rob with Tyson (dog).

Severn 9th September 2017

We have had such a lovely time at your beautiful cottage. It has been just what we needed for a week away from “real life”. We have had a peaceful & relaxing time! Thank you!

James & Kathryn.

Hafren 24th August 2017

Grace & Adiran,

Many thanks for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage, loved the homeliness and quirkiness of it & the kids really enjoyed their time here! Thanks for all your hospitality and days out recommendations – great place here & we will come visit again!!!

Love from us all XXX.

Andy, Lisa, Ellie (5) & Will (2).

Elan 22nd August 2017

After a warm welcome, we settled in to our cosy cottage. Beautiful views all mod cons we needed. Thanks for babysitting our dog Robbie, he says woof! Would come back in a heartbeat.

Thanks very much,

Michal, Mahan, Alex, Jamie and Robbie.

Severn 21st August 2017

Grat views. Warm & friendly owners.

Enjoyable walks behind the cottage and from the village tea shop. Would recommend the circular walk around the hills seen in the view from the terrace. Devils Bridge + Aberystwyth. Also the nature trail @ Llyn Clywedog well worth a visit.

Thank you.

Jean & John + Freddie (dog).

Elan 20th August 2017

Adrian and Grace were very welcoming and we really enjoyed the eggs!

The cottage was spotless and had everything you could possibly need.

We would recommend Hafren Forest walk to the source of the river Severn. Elan Valley walks are also nice.

Also recommend Roberts Coffee shop is Dolgellau, a bit like stepping back in time. Gret cake selection.

For a great meal go to The Brigands Inn at the junction of the A470 & A458 near Mallwyd.

Julie, Dean & Jess.

Wye 20th August 2017

A lovely cottage and a perfect location. Enjoyed every minute. Elan Valley, beautiful walk. Will be back next year.

Thanks to Adrian + Grace wonderful hosts.

Les, Delphene + Stanley (our dog).

Severn 13th August 2017

Absolutely gorgeous cottage & wonderful hosts. We had a really lovely weekend, it was everything we needed. Would 100% come back! Love the peace & quiet & how clean it was too! Thank you so much! XXX

Maja & John.

Elan 11th August 2017

Wow! We’ve had the most fantastic few days.

Elan Valley was gorgeous and worth a visit.

Harry’s birthday request was to climb a mountain – so off we went to Pen y fan. We got to the top and the views were stunning.

Snowdonia is also amazing and worth the drive.

Adrian & Grace are so very kind and helpful and the cottage is gorgeous.

We’d love to come back 🙂

Chris, Corinne, Harry (7) + Isabelle (3).

Hafren 8th August 2017

Very comfortable, clean, well-equipped cottage. Beautiful views, great location. Thanks for your hospitality.

Phillipa, Michael, Ciaran + Josie.

Wye 31st July 2017

As always a fabulous stay – peace and quiet beautiful surroundings – arrived to bara brith – first step tea and cake!

Adrian & Grace have got this rural idyl just perfect – we will be back again (as usual) later in the year & quite possibly once again without the kids!

The perfect place to recharge your batteries.

Thank you.

Glen & Siobhan.

Hafren 27th July 2017

Great stay! A clean cottage, with all the equipment needed to cook a hearty tea and breakfast before and after the Royal Welsh Show. Ideal for the little two, a great vacation.

Many thanks X, Diolch yn fawr.

Al, Jess, Eiry & Osian.

Hafren 25th July 2017

Lovely stay for our visit to the Royal Welsh Show. Very helpful hosts, thank you very much for a warm Welsh welcome. Diolch!

Elwy, Lowri & Dili.

Hafren 23rd July 2017

Lovely accommodation & very helpful hosts. Thanks for having us!

OK, UN, NR.

Severn 22nd July 2017

Fantastic cottage, with everything you need. Lovely warm welcome. Gorgeous views. Fantastic views and very peaceful.

We really enjoyed our stay.

Thank you. XXX

Chelsea + Jamie.

Elan 20th July 2017

Had a lovely visit, wonderful surroundings. We will definitely be coming back!

Thanks for everything!

Simone, Elaine + Antonia.

Hafren 19th July 2017

We were overjoyed staying here. It was cozy and comfortable Very grateful for being so compassionate for the disabled by specially preparing a bed for me. Thanks a million.

The Teoh family.

Elan 15th July 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely welcome to us, cake, eggs & treats for Bailey & Milk. We had a lovely week staying here. The cottage has been so comfy (home from home) with everything we could have needed + such a wonderful spot + amazing views.

Bailey made a new friend with Ryan & looked disappointed if he wasn’t in the garden to say hello.

Thank you Grace & Adrian for a lovely stay.

David, Pip, Zoe & Bailey.

Severn 9th July 2017

A warm welcome, a beautiful and well equipped cottage with fantastic views! 🙂

Lovely area, enjoyed the trip to Aberystwyth and a ride on the Vale of Rheidol steam railway.

Lynne + Lewis.

Elan 7th July 2017

Arrived on a sunny afternoon to this lovely cottage and beautiful part of the world. The views from the cottage are stunning! We were made most welcome by Grace & Adrian, such lovely helpful people. Our week remained dry and mostly sunny. We were so lucky with the weather and managed some great walks with our dog Macey – Elan valley & reservoirs, Hafren forest and Hafod are all worth a visit.

Would recommend these holiday cottages to friends.

Thank you both and a big thank you for our welcome pack – and Macey’s too, such a nice touch!

Dave + Andrea + Macey.

Elan 10th June 2017

Clean & cosy cottage – didn’t miss home at all!! Loved the welcome goodies, especially the dog treats. Bara Brith was delicious 🙂 Cracking views!!

Weather not ideal, but sunshine when it mattered. Glorious Elan Valley – once in the rain and then on bicycles in the sun!! Complete with ‘baby’ trailer for the dogs!!!

Devil’s Bridge and Mynach Falls were a great day out and it was good to see the sea at Aberystwyth – as well as a little shopping!!

The Hafod Estate has some wonderful walking, waterfalls too. Powis Castle, Mansion and gardens was a real treat.

Lovely part of the country, would definitely come back.

Sue & Mike with Scoobie & Millie.

Elan 2nd June 2017

A great short break in a very beautiful part of the country. Great walks on the Wye Valley trail and in the Elan Valley.

The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, everything necessary for a home from home.

Thank you.

Sandra & Steve.

Wye 21st May 2017

What a wonderful cottage in a perfect location, had a lovely stay, Elan Valley beautiful. Hosts very welcoming, tea / coffee & biscuits very welcome.

Debbie & Mark & Cassie.

Elan 21st May 2017

As everyone else has already said in varying words, Elan Cottage is a pure delight. We did the “home from home” sigh when we first stepped through the door. The biscuits and bara brith for us humans was a lovely touch and ‘Chin’ our dog was made up with his own goodie bag!

There are so many nice places to visit. Our most favourite place was Hafod. The walks are just magical with surprises at every turn. Definitely a “I wasn’t expecting that” place. Remember to take some supplies with you.

Aberystwyth is a brilliant town and for a driving experience the mountain road after Staylittle from Dylife to Machynlleth is pure bliss. The best road in the UK by far!!

Thank you Grace and Adrian for making our stay so memorable.

P.S. If you have a dog, don’t forget to visit Sophie Bach Coffee shop in Aberystwyth. Biscuits galore and they photograph your dog and put it on the wall.

Paul, Martina & Chin

Elan 7th May 2017

What a peaceful yet dramatic part of the world. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The ride through Elan to Machynlleth and back over the mountains was world-class! The kites … the dams … the views … the lovely people. Thank you for letting us use your lovely place as a base.

Tom, Dan, Tim, Jack.

Elan 1st May 2017

Very impressed. Lovely cosy cottage. Great location with amazing views. Would certainly come back again.

Thank you.

Paul, Sarah, George & Molly.

Severn 29th April 2017

Lovely cottage and nice location. Despite some snow one morning, plenty of walking & site seeing & managed a flight at Shobdon Aerodrome. Would like to return again.

Thank you for a great week.

Steve.

Wye 29th April 2017

Very good, spacious accommodation with welcome tray a lovely thought (including doggy treats). All much appreciated. Beautiful location, with lovely walks. Thoroughly enjoyed our week here.

Geoff & Janet & our dog Portia.

Wye 22nd April 2017

Had a lovely time. Shame it couldn’t be longer.

Many thanks.

Paul, Chris, Kelly and Missy the dog.

Elan 22nd April 2017

We had a wonderful stay here, the cottage has been incredibly comfortable and had everything we needed. Thank you for making us feel so welcome and for the tips on where to go. Lovely walks in the Elan Valley, Hafren Forest and around Devil’s Bridge.

Jenny, Dave, Nick & Hester.

Hafren 15th April 2017

Lovely accommodation. OK view. Nice and quiet. Cosy. Very helpful hosting (as got lost). Had a perfect sleep.

Definitely recommend to family / friends. Wonderful stay. Very clean and organised.

Would definitely stay again =D

Nicole, Pavel & Samantha.

Elan 15th April 2017

Well, what can we say, “what a find!”

Lovely, warm, cosy place to stay.

A big thank-you to Grace & Adrian – your attention to detail is second to none! Everything we needed in terms of household facilities plus more. It felt like home from home.

Will definitely be here again, thanks again. Just perfect.

🙂 Great hosts. 10/10.

Kate, Carys + Nana + Chewie the pup!

 

Hafren 11th April 2017

A perfect night’s stay. Thank you.

Jo, Ian , Oliver.

It was good to be out in the wild life. Plus I have had a very nice sleep.

Elliot.

Elan 5th April 2017

Lovely cottage with wonderful surroundings. The people were also very helpful as well as being very kind.

Elaine & Simone.

 

Hinterland Filming Location Map

Are you a fan of the Hinterland (Y Gwyll) series on BBC Wales and S4C? The third (and final) series returns to BBC Wales on Wednesday 5th of April at 9pm. If you live outside Wales, tune to channel 964 / 976 (HD) on Freesat, or 952 / 978 (HD) on Sky.

The series is shot in and around Aberystwyth and the Cambrian Mountains, and many of the stunning rural locations are shown on this interactive map of the area – it has been updated for the new series.

Hinterland Location Map

Hinterland Location Map

Many of these locations are within a 30 minute drive of Wye View, and this map provides a great excuse for a drive through the Cambrian Mountains!

Severn 2nd April 2017

Lovely homely feel, was very welcoming, everything you need and loads of places to visit. Will be back!

Great weekend away. Thank you. X

Katie & Sam.

Wye 2nd April 2017

Amazing! Loved every minute, don’t want to go. Will be recommending to friends and family.

Will be back soon!

Thank you.

Natalie & Ben & Family.

Wye 19th March 2017

A perfect spot for a relaxing weekend – everything so well thought out including the dog treats!

Many thanks.

Phil, Maria & Thaso.

Elan 22nd February 2017

Thank you very much for letting us stay at your beautiful cottage, so short notice. We’ve really enjoyed our night here, you have been very welcoming and the cottage was clean, cosy and beyond expectations.

Thanks again!

Rowan, Ross, Shannon, Megan and Beau (the dog).

Virtual Walk Around Bwlch Nant yr Arian

Natural Resources of Wales have spent many hours carrying the Google Street View Trekker backpack around the paths of Bwlch Nant yr Arian. The result is a high-quality 360 degree Streetview of the paths around the site, so you can see the fantastic views of the Cambrian Mountains and plan your visit!


There is a gallery of all of the Natural Resources of Wales Street Views or you can go straight to the map for Bwlch Nant yr Arian and drag the yellow man from the bottom right corner to one of the trails on the map.
Bwlch Nant yr Arian features walking, mountain biking and running trails, and new this year is an MTB skills track – opens 4th March 2017.
It is also worth planning your visit around the 2pm (3pm during British Summer Time) Red Kite Feeding – down by the lake you can typically see 80 or more Red Kites diving down to pick up food. The feeding only lasts around 15 minutes though, so make sure you are on time!

Hafren 13 January 2017

Thanks for a great stay, good location.

Barry & Barbara.

Maintaining and Improving

We have been busy making some changes to the cottages to help maintain our high feedback scores and improve our guests’ experience. Here’s what we have been up to.

Last year we renewed the slate roof over Wye and Severn Cottages. This was to install insulation and repair broken slates, and where possible level out the bumps & dips in the roof. Most of the slate was reused, but we did have to purchase reclaimed Welsh slates for around 15% of the roof to match. The result is much cosier and more energy efficient cottages.

We have also begun pointing the walls – in some cases they are in their original 150-year old state, so this is well overdue!

Throughout all four cottages we have replaced the carpeting with a more neutral, tweed beige carpet. We think it looks great and hope that you agree!

We have updated the WiFi network with new equipment to improve link stability.

In Elan, Severn and Wye Cottages we have repainted the skirting boards, architrave and banisters, which we think lightens the rooms. We have also redecorated the walls and ceilings upstairs in Hafren, Severn and Wye – and we will be doing the rest in Spring / Summer 2017. While we were decorating, we spotted “1847” carved into a roof truss in Severn Cottage – this is almost certainly the year that the barn was built.

Part of our 4 star Visit Wales grading is based on an assessment of the look and feel of the cottages; we hope that you agree that the changes we have made are positive and will help us maintain our standard.

Wye 29 October 2016

A* accommodation, beautiful location clean, spotless. Plenty hot water, all the attention to detail. Wonderful lovely couple as our hosts. We’ll be back next year. Comfortable beds, space, etc. Milk left for arrivals, coffee, tea etc. a wonderful touch. Best place we have stayed, many thanks.

Di, JJ & Rodders.

Hafren 29 October 2016

Just brilliant accommodation, excellent hosts, everything you need in the cottage. We’ll be back.

Mike & Sally.

Hafren 24 October 2016

Thank you for letting us stay in your delightful cottage. We’ve all thoroughly enjoyed our visit and appreciated your hospitality greatly. We hope to return.

Louise , Leigh & girls.

Wye 22 October 2016

Thanks for everything! We had a lovely stay and felt very welcome.

Nicola & Mark

Hafren 17 October 2016

The most perfect way to spend our anniversary. Thank you.

A beautiful cottage, so comfortable and warm, and you are such lovely warm people. What more could we ask for? We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.

Clare & Luke.

Hafren 08 October 2016

Lovely kind hosts, cottage is so warm and comfortable, and in a beautiful area. Thank you very much.

Phil, Paula & Joe the dog.

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