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.
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.
A lovely cottage, a home from home and a friendly welcome.
Would definitely stay again & recommend to friends.
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.
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 🐕
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 🙂
Siobhan & Glen.
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 🐕.
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.
Julie, Pete & Dotty.
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.
Julie, Pete & Dotty.
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).
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.
Lovely cottage, with super surroundings. Very cosy, with all the furnishings.
Tina, Philip & Bess the dog.
Adrian & Grace.
Thank you for your fantastic hospitality! X
An amazing location, beautiful + comfortable cottage.
Will definitely be back XX
Marie + Dave
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!
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.
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.
Beautiful cottage, cosy and comfortable and we had a very warm welcome from Grace. Would highly recommend to our friends and family 🙂
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.
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.
The “Fish family” X
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 .
Hope to return some day.
Tina, Nick and Kase.
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!
Thank you for a wonderful cottage. A credit to our hosts! Very pleasant & comfortable. Thank you.
Jay, Jayshree, Neal.
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 🙂
Had a wonderful week.
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.
Raman, Neenu & Josh. X
Lovely, cottage, well equipped, spotlessly clean and the most comfortable bed.
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.
🙁 <- Sad face don’t want to go home!!!
Jeanie, Adam and Sasha 🐾
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 @ £12.
Tim & Mister B.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is a lovely cottage in Elan Valley. I just love the countryside. I wish I could live here.
Yours sincerely Evie aged 7.
A beautiful cottage, in lovely surroundings. Highly recommend Elan Valley. Just what I needed. Thank you.
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.
Had a lovely stay. Well equipped cottage. Good location. Thank you for a great holiday. Will definitely be back.
Alan & Elaine & Rocco the dog.
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.
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.
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 🐾.
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.
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
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 🐾.
Great to be back.
Lovely little cottage.
Thanks Grace for being so accommodating.
We’ll certainly be returning.
Nick & Carrie
A beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting. Many thanks to Grace & Adrian.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Martin & Sabrina.
Everything perfect – enough said.
Jackie & Michael + Bruce
Had a lovely day sat in the sun. Wales is doing us well.
Matt, Matt, Lydia & Jess
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Norah, Simon, Martha & Francesca
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.
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!)
Thank you for a lovely stay in your cottage. Everything you could ask for was provided including the free eggs!
Kevin, Emma, Ethan, Saffron.
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.
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.
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”
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.
Lovely cottage with everything you could need. Lovely owners fantastic area. Will definitely return.
Jason & Leau.
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.
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.
Stayed 4 times at cottages (work) sometimes very short notice, made very welcome. Excellent accommodation & helpful hosts.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Really cosy cottage .
A haven of peace from the big family gathering! Thank you both!
Hazel & Henry.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic location, amazing cottage and lovely hosts. Would love to return and will recommend to friends.
Janet & Barry.
Lovely, cosy stay. Great weekend. Pepper loved going for walks. =)
Sarah and Andrew & Pepper.
2nd time of being here. Brilliant. 🙂
Sally + Mike.
Lovely stay, warm welcome. Very comfortable cottage.
Oliver, Joanna & Michael
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
Jean & John + Freddie (dog).
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.
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).
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.
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).
Very comfortable, clean, well-equipped cottage. Beautiful views, great location. Thanks for your hospitality.
Phillipa, Michael, Ciaran + Josie.
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.
Glen & Siobhan.
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.
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.
Lovely accommodation & very helpful hosts. Thanks for having us!
OK, UN, NR.
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.
Had a lovely visit, wonderful surroundings. We will definitely be coming back!
Thanks for everything!
Simone, Elaine + Antonia.
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.
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.