Wye View

Self catering holiday cottages in the beautiful Mid Wales countryside.

Author: Adrian (page 1 of 3)

Hafren 10th November 2019

Lovely visit. Fantastic cottage, stunning views. Loved exploring the Elan Valley. Wish we could stay longer! Great hosts, thank you!

Ben, Emma, Katie & Isabelle.

Hafren 28th October 2019

We booked a last minute break here for some much needed family time. We love the cottage and Grace and Adrian were perfect hosts. We especially loved being able to feed the chickens. We really hope to be back soon. Thank you. XXXX

Sharleene, Alex, Olivia, Zac.

Severn 14th October 2019

Perfect few days in this beautiful, cosy perfectly equipped cottage. A lovely warm helpful welcome from Grace. Thanks for the delicious eggs. Views are beautiful.

We will be recommending to our family & friends and will be returning very soon.

Loved every minute. Enzo loved his treats, thank you.

We highly recommend the Mirchi Indian in Rhayader. We collected a takeaway, excellent food.

Thank you X ๐Ÿ™‚

Louise, Darren & Enzo.

Wye 6th October 2019

What a superb cottage! So clean and comfortable, and a perfect retreat after a day at the WRC. Thank you for your kind hospitality Grace.


Severn 6th October 2019

Thanks for having us in this excellent cottage!

Had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Great views and super close to Sweet Lamb Hafren WRC stage – which was fantastic to see!

Thanks Again!

Chris & Sian.

Severn 4th October 2019

Beautiful cottage, very well equipped. Many thanks to Adrian & Grace for the warm welcome and helpful info about places to visit etc… and lovely fresh eggs / welsh cakes.

Fantastic scenery and walks on the doorstep. Will try to return ASAP. Great relaxing stay.

Red kite feeding station was amazing.

Many thanks. X

Debbie & Dave.

Severn – 14th September 2019

Lovely warm welcome, beautiful cottage. Had a great week with many stunning walks. Recommend Borth beach and the Elan Valley especially. The dog treats were a lovely touch!

Thank you will recommend. X

Lesley & Ian.

Elan 14th September 2019

Thank you Grace & Adrian.

We had a very enjoyable stay in Elan Cottage again, as we have stayed here several times.

This being our 40th Wedding Anniversary was a very special stay, revisiting places like Elan Valley, Gilfach nature reserve and Corris Craft. Loved to see the chickens outside the kitchen window, and they lay fantastic eggs which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Elaine & Phil (+Breeze & Wilfred).

Hafren 11th September 2019

Ideal! Comfortable and cozy. What more could we ask for. This is our 2nd visit and, hopefully, won’t be our last. Thank you.

Zeny & Ian.

Hafren 11th November 2019

Ideal. Comfortable and cozy. What more could we ask for. This is our second visit and, hopefully, won’t be our last.

Thank you.

Zeny & Ian.

Severn 7th September 2019

Such a generous and helpful welcome. Love the scenery, even better than imagined! Lovely well-equipped cottage. Thank you.

Jean & Bernard.

Elan 5th September 2019

Thank you Grace & Adrian. Perfect place to stay while we have been supervising a Girl Guide DofE Gold Expedition.

Everything we needed in the cottage. Have discovered non-existent footpaths and been to places I doubt few have ventured! Apart from that we all have enjoyed the magnificent scenery and red kites.

Hope to return again.

David, Rachel & Rachel.

Hafren 1st September 2019

(Another review from some of our younger guests.)

I had a wonderful stay. The cottage had all we needed. It was clean and tidy and the beds were so soft. Thank you for a great week!

Maya & Neve.

Wye 26th August 2019

Thank you for a lovely few days away! The cottage is well equipped and we had great information about what to do and where to go. Having the travel cot and highchair were such a great help so we didn’t have to travel with them ๐Ÿ™‚

The bed is VERY comfortable!

The cottage is set in lovely surroundings. We visited Aberystwyth, Elan Valley, Llandrindod Wells, Gilfach Nature Reserve and Rhayader.

Thanks again – Diolch.

Rob, Becca & Millie.

We will definitely be back again!

Wye 23rd August 2019

Thank you for a lovely break. You supplied everything one could possibly need. Loved the scenery around the reservoirs. Enjoyed the red kites and ospreys. Saw the red kites at Aberystwyth – much nicer although we did see more at Rhayader farm – felt it more suited to young children.

Thanks again.

Elan 19th August 2019

Dear Grace, Thanks for the nice stay. Lovely place. Will come again. Thank you.

Stephen, Caroll & friends.

Elan 17th August 2019

Thank you Grace – what a perfect place to stay! Your attention to detail left us wanting for nothing. We used this lovely cottage to explore the Elan Valley + will certainly recommend Elan Cottage to our friends and family. The level of quality was spot on, lovely comfortable beds, nice linen, carpets + towels. Kitchen has everything needed for a 3 night stay.

We really enjoyed the Vale of Rheidol train to Aberystwyth – spectacular views through the stunning countryside. This was matched by the scenery and views through the Elan Valley and the 5 reservoirs / dams – another MUST SEE for all.

Ate at the Triangle Inn twice for dinner and LOST ARK cafe for lunch – both highly recommended. All in all a perfect 3 days despite all the rain in Mid August.

Will be back!

Keith & Val.

Hafren 17th August 2019

A lovely week exploring this beautiful area. We loved Gilfach, the Elan Valley, Devil’s Bridge and the Hafren forest.

The cottage is perfect when the weather closes in.

Thank you.

Paul & Anna

Elan 9th August 2019

We had a great stay in the cottage. Grace gave us a lovely welcome and information about the area. We had a great walk at Elan Valley, with a nice lunch at the tearoom. The kite feeding at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian was impressive, the birds stayed for a long time after the feeding. Grace suggested Hafod for a nice walk and great views and it was fabulous!

Thanks for everything.

Wil, Sjaak, Jan & Gianne.

Hafren 8th August 2019

My two teenage sons and I have just completed a four night stay in Hafren Cottage. It was really lovely and cosy, and it was spotlessly clean. The shower had good pressure and was lovely and hot. The beds were really comfy and all three of us agreed that the duvets were super snuggly (in fact I invested in some as soon as we got home!)

The cottage had everything we needed in a really beautiful location. The added bonus of sheep in the field next to us, and seeing a chicken or two peering in at us through our cottages window, made for some fabulous photo opportunities!

Thank you Grace and Adrian for having us and being so accommodating.


Hafren 2nd August 2019

Lovely place to stay, thank you!

Jon & Yasmin.

Hafren 24th July 2019

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage whilst we attended the 100th Royal Welsh Show.

Thank you again!

Eric & Iona, Eric.

Severn 13th July 2019

What a lovely area to stay, cottage is just what you need, equipped with all you could possibly want. We have visited the Elan Valley, walked to the dams, found a lovely tea room just reopened at Easter.

The information centre at Elan Valley was very good, the people very helpful.

Managed to avoid cooking all week there are lots of places to eat and the local takeaways as well that Grace has left details of.

What more can I say, lovely place and lovely people.

Thank you.

Nick & Tina.

Wye 9th July 2019

Lovely cottage and very welcoming & peaceful place. We had a wonderful time here & would love to come back one day. Butterfly farm at Aberystwyth was amazing and Triangle Inn (16th century pub) was lovely and had great meal there. Thanks so much!

Laura & Nick.

Hafren 7th July 2019

We all had a wonderful, comfortable stay. Very clean & tidy. Home from home. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ XX

Severn 29th June 2019

Have really enjoyed our stay here. A beautiful cosy cottage in great surroundings. One of the most immaculately clean & well equipped cottages we have stayed in. Very tempted to return.

Richard & Fleur.

Hafren 25th June 2019

It was wonderful staying at Wye View and exploring beautiful Mid Wales! The places which stand out (which we will take in our memories to our parts of the world) are: Aberystwyth, Elan Valley and the Red Kite story at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian .

Thank you Grace and Adrian for your recommendations and your hospitality!

Penny, Craig, Colin, Gergina.

Wye 22nd June 2019

Thanks for a nice relaxing week in your lovely cottage (just what the doctor ordered). We have visited Wales on and off for 40 years but still managed to see places we hadn’t seen before.

Sylvia & Brian.

Elan Valley Dam Open Days 2019

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 2019 are as follows:

  • Tuesday 30th July
  • Thursday 15th August
  • Sunday 1st September
  • Tuesday 29th October

This is your chance to venture into the Pen y Garreg Dam and up to the central tower. Youโ€™ll enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Reservoir wall โ€“ 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.

ยฃ5 for adults and ยฃ1 for children under 16, cash payments only. All proceeds go to WaterAid.

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

Wye 15th June 2019

Cosy cottage, loved the fire. We visited Devil’s Bridge falls, Powis Castle, Aberystwyth, walked through Hafren forest and cycled through the Elan Valley. Thanks for a fab stay. Al & Rod.

Elan 10th May 2019

Very pleasant, fully enjoyable week.

Thank you!

Severn 10th May 2019

The attention to detail, numerous generous surprise extras and warm welcome received by Grace and Adrian after a long journey have made this by far the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. From start to finish nothing was too much trouble and we will certainly be recommending it.

We will be leaving with very happy memories including being here on the coldest Bank Holiday recorded in May. Woke to discover snow on high ground on Sunday!!

Many thanks again Grace and Adrian for all your kindness.

Joyce, Chris and Meg.

Hafren 5th May 2019

I stayed in this beautiful cottage for two weeks during my elective placement as a third year student midwife. Grace has been extremely generous and accommodating throughout my stay and has made me feel so welcome. The cottage is lovely and in the most beautiful location.

The cottage has everything I needed for a comfortable and cosy two week stay. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and would love to return here for a holiday someday!

Thank you Grace & Adrian XXX


Wye 14th April 2019

What a gem! We will be back.

Jan & Derrick.

Hafren 14th April 2019

We have really enjoyed our week here. The cottage is lovely, so clean and with everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable.

We loved Hafren forest, did the 7 mile walk. Aberystwyth was lovely too, we ended up there twice as the weather was lovely, albeit cold!

Kids enjoyed The Silver Mountain Experience. Powis Castle (National Trust) was also a great day out. So much to do in the area.

Fiona & family.

Wye – 12th April 2019

A perfect stop-gap on our way to Snowdonia. My wife and I both went to university in Aberystwyth and met there 20 years ago. Have travelled this road 100 times but it is the first time we have stayed here to appreciate its beauty fully.

Elan Valley is a must – water like mirrors. And our 5 year old son loved playing in the stream.

David, Rachael and Ioan.

Ioan’s picture of Wye Cottage and the stream outside.

Elan 24th March 2019

Last minute booking for the weekend. Grace and Adrian were so welcoming! Amazing location and views, cottage very cosy and beds wonderfully comfortable.

Would definitely stay again!

Jodi, Martin, Sylvia & Ian.

Hafren 24th March 2019

Another comment written by one of our younger guests:

We really enjoyed the night here, it was clean & the view from the place was really nice. We loved coming! We would come again.

Rayna, Emma, Spencer, Burton.

Elan 21st March 2019

Stunning views, welcoming owner. Sheep through the kitchen window kept us company while we cooked!

Lovely cozy cottage, would definitely stay again.

Stephen & Alec.

Wye 3rd March 2019

Thank you again Grace & Adrian for a lovely relaxing stay – recharged our batteries! Beautiful cottage and Twisty loves it too! Hope to see you again soon.

Lorraine & Paul & Twist the dog.

Natural Mid Wales Map

We have always described ourselves as being in the heart of the beautiful Mid Wales countryside, and the new Natural Mid Wales map shows just how much wildlife we are surrounded by!

Natural Mid Wales Map
Natural Mid Wales Map

The nearest nature reserve – Gilfach RWT – is just down the road from us, and you really can see salmon leaping in late autumn. There is usually a pair of Red Kites soaring high above the cottages, and a combination of leaving the grass long and regular winter feeding means that we have a many wild birds in our grounds.

You can download and print a bigger version of the map, and of course there is a copy in the welcome folder of each cottage.

Hafren 24th February 2019

We’ve really enjoyed our stay here – Grace is a great host, the views are amazing but not too far from the shops, pubs, etc. We particularly enjoyed the circular walks in Hafren Forest 25 minutes away. We would definitely recommend this cottage, thank you!

Adam, Caroline, George & Sam.

Hafren 20th February 2019

From one of our younger guests:

A lovely holiday in the cottage. I loved the walks we went on. It was nice seeing all of the birds.

Amelie, Liz, Steve, William.

Severn 19th February 2019

Another fabulous stay, complete rest & relaxation with beautiful scenery & the best curry house on the planet on the doorstep (Mirchi Rhayader). Once again we must return later in the year & possibly with the little people!

A million thanks from two fully recharged parents ๐Ÿ™‚

Glen & Siobhan.

Elan 11th February 2019

Thank you so much for having us in your beautiful cottage for the weekend. It’s a fantastically furnished little place and if we are back fishing this way I’m sure we will be booked back in here. Shame about the weather making the fishing poor but waking up to the snowy Cambrian Mountains was wonderful.

Thank you once again,

Peter and Nick.

Hafren 2nd February 2019

Thank you for a great night’s stay ๐Ÿ™‚

Abbie, Ash, Katie & Sean.

Severn 28th January 2019

Very comfortable, relaxing retreat. Didn’t matter that the weather was bad. Will recommend to friends and family.


Hafren 27th January 2019

Lovely cottage. Great beds! Really welcoming hosts. Thank you!

Beth, Claudia, April & Thom.

Hafren 6th January 2019

A fabulous little cottage, cosy and spotlessly clean. Very friendly welcome from Grace, thank you – we will be back!

The Peaches.

Wye 19th January 2019

Thank you very much for the warm welcome, the cottage is lovely with such comfortable beds and ideally located between the north & south of Wales for us!

Diolch yn fawr iawn,

Bethan & Mari.

Discover Cambrian Mountains Map

Looking for outdoor activities in the Cambrian Mountains? The Cambrian Mountains Initiative have a great interactive map which includes walking tours, mountain biking, horse riding, and even paragliding. There are also lists of food & drink spots, shopping and the many attractions around the area.

Elan 4th January 2019

Great base for exploring Mid Wales and the coast. The walk by Llyn Clywedog (as per leaflet in folder) was lovely – about the right length for our 7 + 10 year olds.

Elan Valley visitor centre was a warm haven in between nature trails. Aberdovey beach was busy on New Year’s Day. It was bright and relatively warm, even mild enough for ice cream.

Elan is cosy and well equipped – thank you for your hospitality.

Gill, Jimmy, Anna, Zeb.

Old Swan Cafe in Rhayader really good for food and cakes. Nice curry at Raj Mahal. Glengower Hotel at the North End of Aberystwyth was great. We only went in because we were so cold but good food & beer. Druid Inn at Goginan on the way to Aber is a good pub. 43 years in the Good Beer Guide!

Here, the kitchen is the best equipped of any self-catering place I’ve stayed in.



Super stay in Elan cottage comfy beds and great places to explore. The Triangle in Rhayader does the best hot chocolates. We also went to Rhayader swimming pool which was great fun and walking around the dams it was a bit chilly but still amazing views.

My favourite place we went to was Aberdovey beach where we had ice creams even though it was cold.

From Anna.

Hafren 1st January 2019

Thank you Grace & Adrian. We had a fantastic time. The cottage is beautiful and so comfortable. Happy New Year.

Mike, Ali, Liam & Tom.

Severn 28th December 2018

We received a lovely welcome from our hosts even though we arrived a little early. The cottage was scrupulously clean with little extras like towels, shower gel and cleaning products. We had a lovely welcome pack with our favourite choccies and Strudel our dog had a bag of surprises too. We were given excellent information on the area which are highly recommended to future guests. We both slept like logs in the really comfy bed and the whole ambience of Severn Cottage was delightful. 3 cheers to two excellent hosts, and a big woof from Strudel. X.

Anita & Steve.

Elan 24th December 2018

Lovely stay with wonderful welcome as always!

Thank you very much! Be sure to come back again.

Elaine, Simone & 🐕 Tonie.

Hafren 2nd December 2018

Lovely cottage. We had a wonderful stay. Thank you for being so welcoming.

James & Becca.

Severn 5th November 2018

Beautiful well equipped cottage. We have really enjoyed our stay. Enjoyed watching the red kites feeding at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian visitor centre.

Elan Valley is a must as the scenery is amazing especially the wonderful colours at this time of year.

Ideal escape from the fireworks for Tallie. Thank you.

Gerry, Joy & Tallie.

Elan 4th November 2018

A great place to stay for exploring the area. The beds were extremely comfy!!

Everything you need for a short stay. Thanks!

Beautiful views even on a drizzly weekend in November.

Hafren 4th November 2018

A lovely cottage, a home from home and a friendly welcome.

Would definitely stay again & recommend to friends.


Elan 2nd November 2018

Such a lovely cottage – a real home from home! The location is stunning – opening the curtains each morning to admire the view!!

We’ve explored Elan Valley and Hafren Forest – some great suggestions from Grace.

We will be planning our next trip!

Henry, Alexandria & Seth.

Wye 2nd November 2018

Well! What can we say. We have had an amazing week! Cottage was 1st class!

Fantastic surroundings & places to visit. And such a warm & friendly welcome from Grace.

Steve & Gill & Ted 🐕

Severn 28th October 2018

THE BEST way to de-stress after a house move! – as always, FABULOUS!

Couldn’t recommend more highly – we will return yet again in 2019 to our favourite escape ๐Ÿ™‚

Siobhan & Glen.

Elan 28th October 2018

This is our 10th year (on and off) staying at Wye View Cottages and they just get better and better; thank you Adrian & Grace.

We recommend Gilfach nature reserve as a place to visit, it is quite simply breathtaking. Looking forward to the next 10.

Paul, Lorraine, Jennifer & Twist 🐕.

Severn 20th October 2018

Thank you, Grace &Adrian for a great stay here at Wye View. We pretty much think the same as most of your other guests who have left reviews in this book. The cottage is a good base to stay to explore so many lovely places here in the Wye Valley and beyond. This really was a home from home and the week just went too fast!

Pete & I managed to recharge our batteries and Dotty our Jack Russell had lots of lovely walks.ย 

Julie, Pete & Dotty.

Severn 20th October 2018

Thank you, Grace & Adrian for a great stay here at Wye View, we pretty much think the same as most of your other guests who have left a review in this book. The cottage is a good base to stay to explore so many places here in the Wye Valley and beyond. This really was a home from home and the week just went too fast! Pete & I managed to recharge our batteries and Dotty our Jack Russell had lots of lovely walks.ย 

Julie, Pete & Dotty.

Severn 7th October 2018

Lovely quiet spot in a great location to explore Wales. A little home away from home. Perfect for a couple and a dog. Definitely check out the nature reserve, just up the road. Elan Valley is great if you really want to stretch your legs.

Jackie, Dan & Freddie (who enjoyed his treats).

Hafren 29th September 2018

We had a lovely week. Very cosy & comfortable cottage and clean & well equipped. We were so lucky with the weather and did some fantastic walks with amazing views & scenery. Plynlimon, coast path between Borth & Wallog (saw dolphins and choughs!), and wonderfully peaceful but strenuous walk around the “green desert” near the Elan reservoirs. Red kite feeding centre was well worth the visit too – spectacular.

Thanks – we hope to return again soon!

Mark & Lucy.

Wye 29th September 2018

Lovely cottage, with super surroundings. Very cosy, with all the furnishings.

Thank you.

Tina, Philip & Bess the dog.

Elan 26th September 2018

Adrian & Grace.

Thank you for your fantastic hospitality! X

An amazing location, beautiful + comfortable cottage.ย 

Will definitely be back XX

Marie + Dave

Severn 22nd September 2018

Had a fab time stopping @ this beautiful cosy cottage. Managed to get out and about on some of the recommendations from Grace & Adrian our lovely hosts despite 3 storms passing through the area. Will definitely be back!

Hafren 10th September 2018

Thanks for a lovely stay! Accommodation was great, location was perfect & we’d definitely come back. Our 18 month old loved the sheep & chickens & birds & plums!

Hafren forest is a good shout & so is the Mirchi!

Jess John & Thea.

Elan 31st August 2018

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, caring nature and information. We had a great time, we will be back next year.

Susie, Wayne, Joseph & Millie Moo.

Hafren 27th August 2018

Beautiful cottage, cosy and comfortable and we had a very warm welcome from Grace. Would highly recommend to our friends and family ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

The only criticism is that check-out could have been later than 10am – maybe 12 mid day…

Surbjit, Paul, James & Joshua.

Note: we have a 10am checkout to allow us time to clean the cottage for guests arriving the same day. But if we aren’t expecting another guest, you are welcome to stay longer – just ask!

Grace & Adrian.

Hafren 24th August 2018

We had a very enjoyable stay in your beautiful cottage. The cottage was well equipped, clean and cosy., everything needed to enjoy a few days from home.

We had great fun exploring the Elan Valley and we enjoyed a trip to Devil’s Bridge. Than you very much for accommodating us at such short notice.

Many thanks,

The “Fish family” X

Hafren 20th August 2018

We have had a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. It was perfect for the three of us while we explored the area. We enjoyed seeing the chickens passing the window… and the gift of fresh eggs! Thank you .ย 

Hope to return some day.

Tina, Nick and Kase.

Severn 18th August 2018

Had a beautiful stay at Severn Cottage, in a very special part of the world. My family have been coming here for many years and we love it!


Hafren 17th August 2018

Thank you for a wonderful cottage. A credit to our hosts! Very pleasant & comfortable. Thank you.

Jay, Jayshree, Neal.

Wye 11th August 2018

Had a wonderful week’s stay in your beautiful, well equipped cottage. Lovely surroundings, stunning scenery. Elan Valley & mountain drive over to Devil’s Bridge fabulous!

Thanks for your warm hospitality, cake & treats for Lily. We will certainly return again. Thanks!

Blanchette, Guy, Jean-Luc & Lily ๐Ÿ™‚

Had a wonderful week.


Elan 11th August 2018

Thanks for a wonderful stay. Lovely cottage, kind and knowledgeable hosts, great venue from which to explore.

Our favourite trips were to Aberystwyth beach, New Quay to see dolphins, the Red Kite feeding station, Elan Valley dams and Devil’s bridge.

Best wishes,
Raman, Neenu & Josh. X

Severn 11th August 2018

Lovely, cottage, well equipped, spotlessly clean and the most comfortable bed.ย 

Many things to do locally, and a bit further afield. Aberdyfi our favourite coastal day out. Sasha is exhausted, and so are we. Local dog walk opposite The Black Lion in Llangurig. DOwn the lane and walk by the river.

Farewell Mid-Wales. Super welcome from Grace and Adrian, thank you for having us.

P.S. Don;t miss King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Silver Mountain, Clywedog and Aberdyfi.

๐Ÿ™ย  <- Sad face don’t want to go home!!!

Jeanie, Adam and Sasha 🐾

Severn 3rd August 2018

A very special part of the world. Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Mister B especially enjoyed paddling in the river in Llani, Rhayader & Newtown. Old Mill in Llanidloes is hard to find but very dog friendly. The market hall in Newtown sells dog beds @ ยฃ12.

Tim & Mister B.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018

The Perseid meteor shower is due to peak around the 12th to 13th of August this year. Because there is a new moon, the night skies will be nice and dark meaning that we should be able to see shooting stars over Wye View again – provided that there isn’t too much cloud of course!

The meteor shower is an annual event, and is caused by the Earth moving through particles of the Swift-Tuttle comet which burn up in our atmosphere and look to us like fast moving shooting stars. Because they appear to come from the Perseus constellation, they are called the Perseids.

Sharp-eyed watchers have already reported some Perseid meteors this year, and the combination of little cloud cover, the new moon and our wonderful dark skies here in Mid Wales should mean that there will be plenty to see in the nights around the peak.

In past years we have driven to the heart of the Elan Valley, near the Pen-y-garreg dam, where at midnight there are no lights visible for miles around – and seeing the stars reflected in the reservoir and the milky way overhead is breathtaking.




Elan 2nd August 2018

What a lovely cottage. We’ve really enjoyed our stay here. Comfy beds and beautiful views. Thank you for such a warm welcome.

Yasmin, Jon & James.

Wye 1st August 2018

Beautiful cottage – very relaxing few days with our dog Barney – who enjoyed the treats you left for him – a very welcome break.

Jacquie, Peter & Sophie.

& woof from Barney.

Hafren 30th July 2018

We’ve had a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. Very clean, good facilities & lovely hosts! We’ve had the relaxing weekend we all needed! Thank you! X

Gary, Mary, Oscar & Hannah.

Wye 27th July 2018

It is a lovely cottage in Elan Valley. I just love the countryside. I wish I could live here.

Yours sincerely Evie aged 7.

Wye – 20th July 2018

A beautiful cottage, in lovely surroundings. Highly recommend Elan Valley. Just what I needed. Thank you.


Upper Severn Valley Scarecrow Festival 2018

The Upper Severn Valley Scarecrow Festival returns this year betweenย 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.

Wye 15th July 2018

Had a lovely stay. Well equipped cottage. Good location. Thank you for a great holiday. Will definitely be back.

Alan & Elaine & Rocco the dog.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.


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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Rob, Michelle, Isabel, Feebie & Pebbles

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