Yes, immaculately clean and tidy, Nice cookies, tea, coffee, doggie treats etc. Nice friendly owners. Beautiful views and places to visit. Thanks very much.
Doug & Chris.
Yes, immaculately clean and tidy, Nice cookies, tea, coffee, doggie treats etc. Nice friendly owners. Beautiful views and places to visit. Thanks very much.
Doug & Chris.
I have had a lovely holiday. Cottage is beautiful. Very clean and cosy. Scenery is stunning. Plenty of places for Poppy to explore. Bwlch Nant Yr Arian is definitely worth a visit for Red Kites and beautiful walks. Staff in shop and café were lovely. Elan Valley is also stunning.
A huge thank you to Adrian and Grace for creating this lovely place. Definitely coming back, nothing is too much trouble and welcome tea and coffee very much appreciated, also the milk you provided for my arrival. Can’t wait to recommend Wye View.
Thank you again for a relaxing much needed break.
Elaine & Poppy.
Immaculately clean – could not fault. So comfy beds. Lovely views from property. Elan Valley a must. Claerwen Dam had a spectacular walk on the byway (top of dam). Old mountain roads are stunning. Powis Castle also lovely too. Brilliant walk from Pen Y Garreg to Craig Goch, really lovely to have a full size fridge/freezer, especially as staying for 2 weeks. Dressing tables us both bedrooms very nice too- thank you.
Alli & Rash.
We have really enjoyed staying in this immaculate cottage – many thanks.
Our first visit to Mid Wales, we have been stunned by the scenery – particularly enjoyed Powis Castle, Elan Valley and Bwlch Nant Yr Arian for Red Kite feeding.
Bluebell Inn at Llangurig – very friendly.
Rod and Rosie.
Thank you very much for your hospitality, we can see you have thought of everything!
We have had a wonderful week here at the cottage.
The Elan Valley was absolutely stunning, had a nice day at Aberystwyth beach too.
Mike & Zoe.
Very comfortable stay loved the cottage. Lots of super walks – Elan Valley, Gilfach Nature Reserve, Hafren Forest (great for off lead and lots of water!) around Llanidloes, beach South of Aberystwyth also allows dogs – great as next to a river. Super views from coastal path. Red kite feeding well worth a visit too!
Now Percy is going to sleep for a week!
Andy & Sarah
Percy the Golden Retriever.
Brilliant rest – cottage very clean and well equipped. Great hosts – we you every bit of patience with your new dog.
John & Kathy.
Wonderful hideaway, with lovely touches, thanks very much Grace!!
A beautifully presented little hideaway – a perfect base for our adventures! Thank you.
Kevin, Nicola & Freya.
Lovely stay very comfortable and a fantastic area to explore. Must return.
John & Carole.
Thank you Grace and Adrian for letting us stay in your immaculately clean and cosy cottage.
We have had a relaxing stay, visiting family, walking and visiting Powis Castle.
The food at the Trewythen in Llani was tasty.
See you again soon.
Tim & Belinda.
Thank you for such a lovely weekend. The cottage is perfect and we would love to come back again.
Lovely hosts very friendly & helpful.
Karl, Helen, Josh & Sam.
Thank you Grace and Adnan for a wonderful stay in your well equipped and comfortable cottage. We did appreciate your helpful information folders which were excellent.
The cottage has amazing views and the scent of roses by the front door was lovely, thankyou.
We returned to Elan valley ana Devil’s Bridge and enjoyed travelling along the Aberystwyth Mountain Road and found places of beauty and interest to visit – “Hafren Estate the sourcee of the River Severn and Hafod Estate with its stunning views and magestic trees.
The sound of bird song cheered us too! There was a friendly and warm welcome at the Blue Bell Inn Llangurig where we enjoyed several meals.
Mia-Wales was a great place to visit!
Sue and Pete.
Absolutely brilliant stay- thank you.
Discovered the wonderful nature reserve (out of here & turn left) and the skinny dipping site directly opposite entrance -over bridge and turn left!! Jet took her collar off for that one.
Mark & Jet.
It was a good stay. Enjoyed staying.
Nice place to stay and visit the places around.
Enjoyed. Very beautiful place.
Gem of a cottage!
Have not explored this area before, shame to say as only 50 minutes away! Will return!
Grace & Adrian have been great hosts!
X X woof woof from Tilly.
Viv, Clive & Tilly the dog.
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 10am and 4pm.
The dates for 2023 are as follows:
* Disclaimer: The dam will be decorated and made to be spookier than usual! This may involve spooky noises and things to make you jump. Costumes are optional but also encouraged!
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.
We recommend booking ahead either online or from the Visitor Centre shop. Take the receipt from the shop as proof of purchase if you buy on the day. You can also buy entry at the dam, but you must have the correct change for your party.
We can print our guests’ online tickets here at Wye View.
Entry is £5 for adults and £1 for those aged 18 and under, with half of all proceeds going to WaterAid.
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.
Please check the Elan Valley events page for any late changes to this schedule.
A very lovely cottage, well equipped, clean and welcoming. We were here to attend a wedding, didn’t see much of the local area. But the views are stunning, So we must try to get back some time.
Thank you Grace.
Eric & Pat.
Really comfortable cottage and friendly welcome. Beautiful area! Thank you.
Thank you very much! Lovely cottage – clean, cosy & well furnished. Beautiful surroundings. Florence loved the chickens!
James, Erin & Florence.
This has been the perfect base for our week’s stay The cottage has every amenity we could wish for and is warm, clean and comfortable. The owners were both really friendly and offered great advice on where to visit.
There is so much to do that a week wasn’t long enough.
Gary, Michelle & Hope.
Perfect base for all the walks we could ever want.
Clean, warm, comfortable, lovely owners.
Kate, Ian, Molly & Pete (+ Tess GR).
What a wonderful stay. We loved this little cottage… perfect.
Kate & Co.
Spotlessly clean, cosy, comfortable, well appointed kitchen. Good location.
Beautiful area to explore – Elan Valley & Dams, Gilfach reserve, Hafren Forest, Devil’s Bridge Falls (not for the unfit).
Sue & Keith.
Perfect base for our trip back to the area. Lovely clean and comfortable cottage.
Martin, Erica & Thomas.
Thank you for a lovely stay, cottage is fantastic, very cosy and comfortable with great views.
We visited the dams, Devil’s Bridge, nature reserve and Aberystwyth, all good and worth a visit.
Adrian has been a good host, unfortunately we didn’t meet Grace as she was away.
Thank you both, we will return again one day.
Jim, Jeanette and Dudley.
Once again a lovely stay in this gorgeous cottage, thanks you both and a Happy New Year!
Jackie, Rob & Bill🐾.
A charming, cosy cottage with everything you need! Very clean, lovely and warm with fantastic views.
We loved to watch the birds & bought extra seed from the local shop. The water running through the garden was so pretty, we called it the “Peckham Spring” !
The Gilfach nature reserve is well Worth a visit (take seed the birds will take it!)
The Devil’s Bridge is also worth a visit. Although we could not do the full walk as my dog could not manage the 675 steps!
Elan Valley is a must. Just beautiful! We had the absolute pleasure of getting tickets for the Dam Open Day which was amazing.
Llanidloes is the closest village for supplies. Raj Mahal Indian was good!
Jo & Gareth & Reggie 🐾
Thankyou for a warm, cosy, clean well-equipped cottage. Snowed once we hot here and the view when we got up was beautiful!
Jim, Dawn, Biscuit & George 🐾
First Impressions – LOVELY!! I always have reservations when staying somewhere new but very pleasantly surprised, Adrian and Grace were very welcoming and the cottage is lovely, very clean and cosy.
All showered and ready for our first night in, had a lovely Indian takeaway from the Raj Mahal, well mine was lovely, I am vegan and the only thing I would say is to may be avoid the as they were rather greasy, husband said his was a bit inconsistent but a decent effort. We met Adrian & Grace again today and met their chickens, Jack was very happy to be able to stroke one!
Day 3 – we went to the Great Oak café, nice jackets, sausage rolls and homemade broccoli and leak quiche.
Also went up the road to have a walk with Amy, we went to the nature reserve, beautiful scenery, just watch out for all the sheep poop! Wellies advised.
My son wants me to mention that his daddy made “OK Google” cry haha! He said “OK Google, Alexa is better” and she cried!
Daniel and Jack went to Elan Valley today whist Chloe and I had a girly day in the cottage playing games. The pictures they took were incredible, beautiful rainbows too. There is a visitors centre with a café too. We went for dinner at La Terrazza Bistro, Lovely little Italian restaurant, very accommodating for people with dietary requirements and fussy children. LOL.
Visited Gigrin Red Kite Feeding Station today, lovely little shop with knickknacks. I even bought some Christmas pressies!
Back in the hide to view the kites, lots and lots of them gliding through the sky, swooping down to the ground. Not much to do there other than the viewing and gift shop. Went to Aberystwyth Pier, saw the castle ruins, the kids had lot of fun in the arcade. Try to arrive early as parking is challenging.
Amy enjoyed her very first visit to the beach. Woof woof.
In the cottage for our last night, cooking a wholesome meal in preparation for our long drive back to Surrey tomorrow morning.
Overall, we have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday to Wales and our stay in Hafren Cottage.
Already planning our next visit when finances allow!
Enjoy! Thankyou Adrian and Grace! X♡X
Rachael, Daniel, Jack, Chloe and Amy Pup 🐾
Such a beautifully kept, cosy cottage. It was just the break we needed. We won’t hesitate to recommend this place to friends and family visiting the area. It’s so clean!
Katy, Rob & Cariad 🐾.
A very well equipped and confortable cottage and a fantastic location within easy reach of Powis Castle, Snowdonic, Aberwystyth and fabulous local walks along the Wye.
Thank you to the Inces.
Angela & John.
Enjoyable stay, cottage comfy and homely, the little extras make it special.
Mike & Leah.
Fabulous stay. Gorgeous cottage. Very comfortable and Grace & Adrian could not have been more accommodating. Thank you. Would highly recommend.
Cat & Samir.
A lovely stay in a beautiful area. The cottages lovely and clean, well equipped and obviously thought about. We have had a wonderful time and would return in the future.
A great place to look after our grandson. Lovely view, very clean, comfy bed! We had a great weekend.
James, Rachel, Mark & Georgina.
Thank you both for a very nice stay. Accommodation was excellent. Nothing was too much bother and many thanks for the little gifts of eggs and cake.
Mick & Dawn.
So relaxing to stay somewhere clean (very)! Thank you both for that.
We know the area well and “day trip” here but it’s so nice to find somewhere clean, comfortable and central to all the walks we love.
Kate, Ian, Mary, Pete (& Tess) X
Thank you for your kindness re Covid and our needs, it’s not over despite what Johnson says 🙂
So relaxing to stay somewhere clean (very)!
Thank you both for that. We know the area well and “day trip” here but its so nice to find somewhere clean, comfortable and central to all the walks we love.
Kate, Ian, Molly, Pete (& Tess 🐾).
Severn Retreat has proven to be a real treat! Beautiful cottage, lovely surroundings and welcoming hosts. Thank you for a perfect holiday. Mid-wales is a stunning area with lots of relatively undiscovered gems. Wish we could have made it two weeks not one. Thanks to for the gifts of eggs & treats – all very much appreciated.
Val & Phil.
We have loved our stay in Severn Retreat. Lovel, cosy cottage, spotless, comfortable and everything you could need, topped off with beautiful scenery.
We enjoyed days out at Elan Valley, Llandrindod Wells, Aberystwyth and Llanidloes (great fish & chips at Evan’s).
Thank you Grace & Adrian.
Ian & Alison.
We all had a wonderful break here. The cottage is wonderful, everything was perfect, you have though of everything that might be needed.
The bed was so comfortable and the shower amazing! The surrounding area is beautiful. Gilfach Nature Reserve and Hafod Estate is a must. Thank you so much!
We enjoyed watching birds at the feeder, so much.
Tracey, Paul and Beryl (Cockapoo pup).
(Another comment written by one of our younger guests.)
When we first got here Grace was lovely. The place was clean and organised.
We went for a walk up the hill and although we found it hard to follow the path we found it enjoyable.
We had fish and chips from Evans Fish Plaice, and on the last night we got dinner from Ray Mahal.
Lovely cottage in great setting and very well equipped. Hosts very helpful with local information and places to visit. Enjoyed our stay immensely. Thank you.
Wendy & Bingwa.
Had a very pleasant stay, cottage very clean and well supplied. Hosts very friendly. Perfect place for exploring.
Steve, Kath & James.
(A comment left by one of our younger guests.)
Thanks for a lovely week at Elan Cottage. We thought it was lovely how there was hot chocolate, teas, coffee, sugar, cake, milk. The kitchen we thought was very well equipped. It was very nice how there was films, books and games to play.
It is a lovely view from outside looking across the fields, it was also spectacular view from the main bedroom. It was a relief not to have to take a bag of wet towels and flannels home with us because there was towels and flannels here.
There is stunning views from the top of the hill just be careful coming down as it is very steep and bumpy and you can very badly hurt yourself.
Louise, Charlie, Emily and Jess.
We had a fabulous stay here with our cocker-spaniel. Everything was perfect and we are especially grateful for all the walks suggestions – we enjoyed several of them in the days that we had and I hope we will be back again someday!
Dimitri, Raisa and Ziggy🐾.
Great cottage! We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. I loved the early morning display on the bird feeder outside the kitchen window. So many birds.
Red Kite feeding centre is well worth a visit. The Elan Valley dams are very interesting.
Took the kids to Zip World which gave us chance to explore further afield.
Thank you for a lovely stay!
Jonny, Niky, Holly, Ivy & Ted the GSD.
A beautifully presented and clean, comfortable cottage.
Had a great time visiting Devil’s Bridge, the dams, Bwlch Nant for Red Kite feeding time and the beautiful and restful Gilfach Nature Reserve. Thank you for all the little extras including eggs, biscuit and cake.
Anne and Stephen.
We received a warm welcome from Adrian & Grace. The cottage is / was superb. We had a wonderful four days, and would stay again.
PS The eggs were delicious.
Jim, Julie & Janine.
Well-presented cottage with stunning views from every window – superbly well located for mid-Wales; Elan Valley, Welsh west coast and Snowdonia. Information packs really useful and Adrian a font of knowledge on
local attractions, including shaded walks during a heatwave!
Elan Valley, Hafod Estate, Hafren Forest, Gilfach reserve and Aberdovey all worth a visit – enjoyed by the dog as much as the humans!
A wonderful stay – many thanks.
Claire, Richard & Pixie.
Beautiful setting, very relaxing week. Information book very
Heather, Allen and Bracken
Thank you for providing such a comfortable, beautiful and well equipped cottage again. We have not needed anything and have had a relaxing break. We hope to return in the near future and enjoy more of the lovely Welsh countryside. Thank you also for the delicious eggs.
Glynis & Roger.
We had a lovely time in the cottage and has been perfect for us! Lots of sightseeing and we loved the eggs!
Cannot wait to return soon!
Sophie, Jo & Joan XXX
We have had a lovely few days at Severn Retreat – thank you.
The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped.
We have enjoyed some lovely walks with beautiful scenery.
Gill, Simon and Bonnie🐾 .
Immaculate cottage, very well equipped and very comfortable.
Typical Welsh weather, always changing, but we dodged the rain and had some excellent walks and a ride on the hills above Cwm Elan.
A perfect base for exploring Mid Wales.
Felix, Ainslie, Dickon.
A lovely comfortable cottage.
Sadly, Hugo wasn’t well for the 1st few days but it was no hardship staying in. We still managed to visit Elan Valley, although the water wasn’t flowing due to maintenance. Had scenic drive round the valley and the mountains.
The Black Lion pub in the village is tiny but friendly, had a lovely meal in there on Sunday. Also visited the Hafren forest & lake and the lead mine. How people worked those conditions is difficult to imagine.
A drive to Aberystwyth and then on to Corris stopping for a delicious meal at the Wildfowler, very friendly and dogs are welcome.
We have had a lovely week Adrian & Grace are wonderful hosts by generous with the eggs.
We hope to come back soon.
Derek, Pat & “Hugo” 🐾
Day 1. Fabulous day at Red Kite feeding centre in Rhayader & visit to Elan Valley visitor centre to plan cycle trip.
Day 2. Cycled Elan Valley. One day not enough so will do more later in the week.
Day 3. Aberystwyth via Devil’s Bridge. Nice day and the cliff railway is essential. Or if you are energetic walk up the path.
Day 4. Gilfach nature reserve walk. Look for rock carvings, picnic at old farm building. Take plenty of water if hot, about 3.5 miles. Llandrindod Wells in afternoon for a relaxing cuppa and piece of cake and Victorian fronted shops. Call at Aldi for food and wine.
Day 5. Back to Elan Valley 20 mile circular cycle ride to top of valley and return via Rhayader. Lovely day and finished at Elan Visitor Centre for tea and a piece of cake.
A lovely holiday in a fantastic location. Thank you to Adrian & Grace – perfect hosts & accommodation is superb.
Carol & Greg.
Had a lovely holiday, Rob relived his childhood memories of being here. Such a lovely cottage and such a comfy bed.
We were out most days Elan Valley, Devils bridge which killed us and Mitzy. Found a lovely pub & great food, Halfway House. Wondering half way to where?
Went on steam train to Aberystwyth. Great views looking out. Saw dolphins out at sea, so lovely to see them jumping.
For Rob he hadn’t done this since he was 8, now 68 and relived again. Last day had rain.
Thank you for the cake & eggs.
Thank you for your friendship, see you next year.
Susan, Robert & Mitzy.
We had an amazing few days here. The hosts were lovely and we could not fault the cottage at all. Very much felt like home. We will all definitely return. Thank you so much.
Our only complaint is checkout time – could you extend it next time by at least a week! 😀
See you again x
Jacqui, Phil, Ally & Bob.
Fun and challenging to climb up Snowdon and grateful to finish!
Anastasia, Alexey, Katia.
We had a really great stay – thank you so much!
What a fabulous little cottage this is! I literally want it.
Fantastic hosts, so friendly and accommodating – the bowl of fresh eggs were a great touch and they tasted amazing – thank you!
Also, that is the best shower in the world – LOVE IT!
Cottage was so clean and simply beautiful. Thank you, too, for the Triangle Inn suggestion, amazingly cosy place for food.
For walks we recommend the Lady’s Walk at Hafod, the Elan Valley Trail and going to watch the kites being fed! And Devil’s Bridge.
All the best both,
Rachel & Adam.
This wonderful “home” – every detail above all expectation, comfort, décor, fittings & equipment, sparkling everywhere as if new. A welcome retreat to return to each evening after a hard day’s walking.
The locality, views, walks, nature reserves & above all the friendly welcome of Grace, Adrian & Ryan, made this a holiday to remember.
Mair & Joan.
Had a lovely time in this beautiful part of Wales. The cottage was perfect & spotlessly clean and we will certainly recommend it to our friends.
Pauline & Adrian.
Great stay and thank you for making us feel so welcome in this super cottage. Grace & Adrian went the extra mile, lovely eggs, dog treats & bara brith. Thank you.
We spent the week walking in Elan Valley & surrounds – stunning.
Grace suggested we visited Gilfach nature reserve – what a place – dog (on lead) friendly.
Take care if you attempt the walk at Llangurig out of the Kittiwake book – signs have gone & 3 farms with dogs.
Thanks again for everything.
Mike & Sue.
We have had a wonderful time in this fantastic cottage in the beautiful countryside. Thank you so much and we look forward to returning.
Diolch yr fawr, Andrew & Melissa & Alina
Thank you for providing such a beautiful, comfortable and well equipped cottage with stunning views. We were only here for a few days but were able to walk and and enjoy the stunning Welsh landscape. We plan to return for a longer visit if possible as soon as we can. Thank you Adrian and Grace for providing everything we needed and being so helpful, and for the delicious eggs.
Glynis & Roger.
Warm welcome (and fresh eggs) from Adrian, Grace and Ryan the dog.
Good walks: Gilfach Nature Reserve, Elan Valley and Clywedog reservoir.
Good places to eat: Morgan’s for coffee and cake (Rhayader), Triangle pub (Rhayader) and Old Swan Tearoom (Rhayader).
Great places to eat: Angel Inn (Llanidloes) and Caffi Clywedog.
Den and Rachel.
Had a fabulous break on our second stay at Severn Retreat. Thanks for the eggs Adrian & Grace. Walked Pumlumon Fawr, source of the Severn from Hafren forest and was very lucky with the weather.
Highly recommend the Triangle Inn in Cwmdauddwr but do book first for a meal.
Chris & Phil.
Very pleasant stay here with excellent weather. (Temperature lower than further inland.)
Can recommend Powis Castle and Elan Valley and dams. If you’re feeling adventurous try “Silver Mountain Experience” – not good for those who don’t like dark and enclosed spaces!
Lots of various eateries in Rhayader, can recommend the Elan Hotel for v. good Sunday lunch.
Lovel cottage, imacculate and with a cofortable bed. Adrian and Grace are great hosts and kept us supplied with eggs which we loved.
This is our second visit to Mid Wales and will definitely not be our last. Highly recommended. 🙂
David & Christine.
As promised – a return to Hafren Cottage albeit delayed by a bout of the ‘rona.
A lovely relaxed weekend to round our Easter off – see you again soon!
Clare & Co.
Thank you so much for a perfect stay! Immaculate cottage in a beautiful location. We recommend these day trips:
Elan Valley (including a dam tour if you can)
Dolaucothi Roman Gold Mine – book an underground tour. Kids loved gold panning too.
Carreg Cennen Castle and caves – spectacular!
Ynyslas Nature Reserve – unspoilt sand dunes and great for beach combing.
Sarah & Steve & family.
We have had a wonderful week here. It has been cosy & very comfortable.
We had everything we needed & more. Best place we have ever stayed in! Thank you so much for all extras & Rocky loved the treats left him.
We visited Aberystwyth, the Pistyll waterfall, Devils Bridge/ waterfall (lots of steps) Bwlch Nant yr Arian – highly recommend watching the feeding of the Red Kites!!! Newtown has a lovely walk along the river & lots of shops.
Thank you for the jump start Adrian & the fresh eggs! The views are stunning.
Alison & Andy (& Rocky too!)
Yet another lovely stay! Enjoyed walks at Gilfach nature reserve, Devil’s bridge and Aberystwyth. Had a trip ojn a steam train from Llanfair to Welshpool too. Perfect location to explore. Thanks again for letting Maisie play with frisbee with Ryan; one of the best parts of her holiday!
Emma, Matt & Maisie.
Such a beautiful place. The cottage was perfect. This was our first stay – it won’t be our last! We are already looking at dates to come back.
Thank you so much Adrian & Grace.
Hopefully see you soon!
Adrian & June.
Great walks, stunning views and overall an incredible stay in Elan Cottage. Devil’s Bridge is the place to check out, lovely walk with a preceding flight of stairs and a curving bridge. And a beautiful waterfall.
Duncan, Kate, Barnaby and Nathaniel.
Had a lovely stay! The cottage is comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed walking in Gilfach nature reserve, Hafren Forest and a bike ride from Rhayader to Elan Valley (Wye Valley Trail). Enjoyed Fresh eggs from the chickens! Great location, definitely be back to explore more.
Emma, Matt + Maisie.
The cottage is so comfortable, with beautiful views and everything you could possibly need. A real home from home. Grace & Adrian have thought of everything and are very welcoming.
Tina, Mike & Bella🐾.
Fabulous cottage, all of the comforts of home, spotlessly clean, well maintained, brilliant surroundings, very relaxing. A place where you can really chill out. Hope to come back again in the near future, will really look forward to that. Hosts very friendly and welcoming and very attentive to any needs.
Thank you for allowing us to stay and our dog Maxine (Brilliant).
Wendy, Peter and Maxine.
Stunning location, lovely cottage, very relaxing and comfortable stay.
We had a great new year which will have very good memories staying with good friends.
David / Scott, Richard / Pete.
Lovely cottage, great attention to detail, loved the welcome pack. Comfy bed and spotlessly clean. hosts very friendly. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked for April 2022.
Phil, Chris & Twm the collie.
We spent a very nice Xmas in Elan Cottage. Thank you Grace and Adrian for your hospitality. You made our stay really special with all the nice seasonal touches. Thank you, merry Christmas and happy new year.
Olga & Co.
Thank you for a comfortable stay in Elan Cottage . We found it very relaxing and a great base for exploring the area. Lester the dog loved the sheep outside.
Gareth, Hanna and Lester the Border Collie.
We had a wonderful stay, thank you Grace & Adrian for being such excellent hosts & for looking after us during storm Arwen! We loved exploring the local area including Gilfach nature reserve, Bwlch Nant Yr Arian & now off to the Elan Valley. Such a comfortable stay in your very lovely cottage.
Kate & James.
A really great cottage, very clean & attention to detail is second to none, 🙂 very comfortable bed. Would visit again maybe in the summer. A nice restful break from the hustle bustle of everyday life.
Will recommend to family & friends. Thank you.
Keith & Debbie.
What a wonderful find, the place was spotless and the facilities perfect, in an ideal setting as well. The information you provided made a huge difference, along with a lovely welcome.
Thank you very much, it made for a very restful and wonderful break.
Cheryl, Pete & Ziggy.
This was our 2nd visit to Wye View, we last stayed in Severn Cottage in Oct 2018. The place is like a home from home. Grace & Adrian work hard to make sure visitors have everything they need, plus all those extra special touches. The new bed is so comfortable “I struggled to get out of it”! This was only a short visit, spur of the moment thing to view a house. (Thank you so much for booking us in at short notice.) The cottage is always so clean and well equipped, wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else in this area.
Julie, Pete & Dotty 🐾.
This is our second trip to Hafren Cottage, it doesn’t disappoint you. Everything you need is here, it’s clean, comfortable and a great central point to visit the area. Thank you Grace & Adrian for such a lovely place to stay.
Jean & Graham.
Thank you Adrian & Grace for another lovely stay at Wye Cottage. The cottage was perfect as always.
Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Wayne, Veronica & Bella the dog.
Thank you Grace and and Adrian for the welcome treats and for being so helpful.
We’ve enjoyed the the cottage, which is excellent. So well equipped; and and love the view thru our kitchen window and the daily visits of the sheep.
The area around is absolutely superb: the Elan dams spectacular, the Llyn Clywedog dam & lead mine ruins were very interesting. Lots of tearooms in the area. Lovely historical buildings in Llanidloes. We found people about were so friendly. Several trails on the Wye Valley walk, where we spotted a red kite soaring above us, were favourites.
Our last day here was spent at Gilfach Nature Reserve towards Rhayader & was unforgettable. Well worth a visit. The views from the top were superb! The weather has been unbelievably good for October. We’d definitely like to return to this lovely part of Wales.
Love – John & Marion.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Severn Cottage. A good location for all the good scenic walks. The views are breathtaking. ❤
Thank you for having us! 🙂
Pippa, Thomas and Forrest (the cockapoo).
Hey Grace and Adrian.
Thanks again for for a wonderful week on the craggy hillside in the middle of nowhere. We managed to survive against the odds and mostly by catching and eating our own fish. Dad and I will be back for another week of hillside survival skills soon…
You guys rock!
James & Geoff.
Fabulous week – a beautiful area. A big thank you to Grace and Adrian; fet very welcomed and well looked after. Dillan says thank you for the treats. 🐾❤.
We managed to get to Pen Y Garreg dam* and Claerwen reservoir and enjoyed Hafren Forest and especialy Hafod Estate walks – an absolute must for long or short walks. Don’t miss the kite feeding centre if you’re into twitching!
Thanks again and we’ll be back.
Dawn, Ian & Dillan.
*Forgot to say – if you’re following on from us the Pen Y Garreg reservoir is overflowing at the moment due to works on one of the other reservoirs – its very spectacular so worth prioritising (noisy, vast, crashing water – awesome).
The repair work on Craig Goch is now complete. With heavy rain in the autumn / winter the reservoirs will fill up in about 48 hours – and if the rain continues they will all overflow the tops of the dams with water cascading down the dam faces and the spillways on each side. As Dawn and Ian say it is spectacular and well worth a visit with your waterproofs on!Grace & Adrian
What a great cottage & brilliant hosts. Grace & Adrian are so welcoming. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay & hope to return soon.
Ian, Marueen & Fergus.
We had a wonderful restful time here at Elan Cottage. Beautiful area to explore. Cottage cosy & clean. Our second time at Wye View cottages and it will definitely be a place we will return to.
Rob & Loraine & Evie the dog.
Thank you for providing a brilliant place to stay (albeit short). Our stay has been amazing, great facilities, location – a home from home.
Ian & Alison, Ian & Oliver.
Spotlessly clean. Perfect place to stay for the weekend.
Carol & Stephen.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at Elan cottage. Everything has been lovely. The cottage is cosy and comfortable. It is ideally day situated for exploring the local area.
We went to Gigrin to see the red kites being fed. We also went to the Elan Valley. On the last day we went to Brecon, then up in the National Park where we saw several more Red Kites, always an inspiring sight.
We shall return home with many happy memories, Maria to Plymouth and myself to the Staffordshire Moorlands.
By the way, we do have a very few red kites in the moorlands and hope they will increase in time.
Thank you for everything.
Mary and Maria.
Such a lovely Cottage in lovely surroundings. Thoroughly enjoyed our week here!
Very welcome tea, coffee, cake & milk provided on arrival. Beautiful fresh eggs too which were a treat. Buddy loved his doggy pack treats too!
We visited Elan Valley – stunning + very close, Hafod Estate, Hafren Forest and Gilfach Nature reserve. All beautiful with amazing walks and views to behold.
We had takeaways from Raj Mahal & Evans Fish & Chips – both delicious & stayed hot. Drinks at the Mount Inn of an evening were good.
Overall a great time had – thank you so much! 🙂
Anna + Marc + Buddy.
We had a great time. The cottage is so pretty and clean, the attention to detail is amazing. Thank you for such a warm welcome. We slept so well!
Suzanne and Paul + Doodles.
Thank you Adrian & Grace for your warm welcome and a lovely cottage. We enjoyed visiting Elan Valley and the dam at Llyn Clywedog but the highlight of our stay had to be the boardwalk near the picnic site in Hafren Forest it was stunningly beautiful.
Alex & Martyn.