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 🐾.
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 its so nice to find somewhere clean, comfortable and central to all the walks we love.
Kate, Ian, Molly, Pete (& Tess 🐾).
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 🙂
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.
Had a very pleasant stay, cottage very clean and well supplied. Hosts very friendly. Perfect place for exploring.
Steve, Kath & James.
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.
(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 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🐾 .
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
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.
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.
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” 🐾
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.
Fun and challenging to climb up Snowdon and grateful to finish!
Anastasia, Alexey, Katia.
We had a really great stay – thank you so much!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
What a great cottage & brilliant hosts. Grace & Adrian are so welcoming. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay & hope to return soon.
Ian, Marueen & Fergus.
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
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.
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.
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.
We have had an absolutely fantastic stay at Elan Retreat & have fallen in love with the cottage. The cottage is lovely & clean and has everything you need.
We enjoyed exploring the local area & can recommend visiting Merlin Meirion Mill, Bryntail Lead Mine buildings, a highlight was visiting all of the Dams! Amazing views! Devil’s Budge & waterfalls is also stunning… not far on is Aberystwyth and is well worth a visit to see the Castle & have some lovely seafood.
Thank you so much Grace and Adrian for a lovely peaceful stay and we hope to see you again some time soon.
Jez and Rachael & Daisy 🐾
What an awesome spot for a family holiday Wye View Cottages is! We three have thoroughly enjoyed our week here to round off the summer holiday. Montgomery Castle, Elan Valley Dams, Hafren Forest, Gilfach Nature Reserve, Devil’s Bridge & Aber and the Hafod Estate made our week and outside of food we have spent about £10!!
Huge thanks to Grace, Adrian & of course the gorgeous Ryan. We will be back!!
Clare, Reelzn & Ilze
Hafod Estate is an absolute must do! There are a number of prescribed walks but we combined sections of the blue, green and red walks and enjoyed the beautiful changing vistas. A shorter walk could easily be coupled with the Devil’s Bridge walk – the cheaper one is the best one to see the bridge – the drive to Hafod from Rhayader is gorgeous too – take the road to Cwmystwyth and enjoy!
Thanks for a great week Powys.
Thank you for a comfortable stay. We have enjoyed our week in Wye Cottage. Callum and Aiden loved meeting the chickens, especially feeding them. Thank you Adrian. The eggs were delicious and enjoyed by us all. Perfect location for excursions. We had glorious weather so enjoyed Ynyslas & Aberdyfi beach. The boys had a fantastic day at Small Breeds Farm Park & Owl Centre plus exploring Hafren Forest walks. Thank you again Adrian & Grace.
Joanna, Matthew, Callum & Aiden.
What a beautiful place to stay! We were so impressed by all the lovely little touches and attention to detail! We will definitely be returning with our families! Make sure you visit Gigrin farm while you are here, you will see many beautiful red kites!
Rosie & Tori ❤X
Thank you for a comfortable stay in Elan Cottage. We appreciated the lovely details and having the sheep & birds for company.
Places we explored were: Elan Valley, we will have to return in the winter to see dams overflowing. The open day was interesting, thanks for the tip, Adrian! Great biking and play area.
We loved the gardens at Powis Castle and the interiors are very impressive. The Yew Walk is amazing.
The Centre for Alternative Technologies near Machynlleth was an interesting diversion for half a day – great vege café and the kids loved the funicular. We stopped at the beach at Borth at low tide to explore the petrified forest.
Gilfach nature reserve was beautiful today with heather and harebells at their best.
Beautiful cottage with amazing views. A good base to enjoy the Elan Valley.
Roger, Frances & Milly 🐾
Ditto the last comments, we want to come back if you will let us. Road from Llanidloes to the reservoir, fantastic views. Further afield Cadair Idris spectacular you may even see the RAF!
Got lost on many small roads and the scenery was superb. Hafren Forest walks our favourite, what could be more peaceful after the last 18 months but a tranquil walk with the accompaniment of the source of the Severn.
Despite the weather, the cottage is so well equipped it’s a home from home! So rain or shine, indoors or outdoors a great stay.
Diolch yr Fawr.
Peter, Sharon, Bethany and Lola 🐾
Although we’ve only been able to stay for a couple of days we have had an amazing time. The cottage certainly had the wow factor from the minute we opened the door. Had a lovely last evening with a family film & amazing views no matter what the weather.
Can’t wait to return.
Martin, Carly, Callum & Keira.
Lovely few days in this beautiful cottage. The owners have thought of everything. It’s a great base to explore all the area.
Lynne Trevor & Max.
We don’t want to leave! This is such a beautiful cottage and you are both so kind. A great week. Thank you.
Helen & Dick.
Two mad Marilyn baggers enjoyed a good holiday at this cottage. Thanks to Adrian and Grace for a comfortable and well equipped cottage to rest our weary legs. Some excellent walks in better than expected weather. A highlight being the ascent of Pumlumon Fawr from the Nant-Y-Moch reservoir. A recommended walk for moderate level hiking (small amount of navigational skill could be required in poorer conditions). The ill-advised extension to Banc Llechwedd-Mawr only recommended to those of stern disposition and a high threshold for pain! For those who enjoy a full body-taxing fight through waist-high bracken, tackling Carn Gefallt will tickle that particular urge. More sensibly an ascent of Garreg-Lwyd gives nice views of both the hills and valleys and for wind turbine enthusiasts (I joke not – it was quite interesting and a straight-forward road most of the way). Overall a very enjoyable holiday and unusually for Wales, no requirement for waterproof trousers!
Peter and Angharad.
A beautiful cottage set within the hills of Mid Wales. The cottage had everything we needed for the base of out holiday. The cottage was extremely clean when we arrived.
During our stay we visited the Vale of Rheidol railway form Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge which offered amazing views and a relaxing way to view Mid Wales. Whilst in Aberystwyth we also viewed the castle ruins.
We also visited Quackers indoor play centre in Newbridge on Wye to let the children burn off some energy.
On Wednesday we cycled around Elan Valley. It was an amazing place to visit and take in the stunning surroundings. After the cycle ride we drove to Craig Goch dam for more amazing scenery.
Finally, we plan to stop off at the small breeds farm park and owl centre so that the children can see different animals and break up the journey home.
Mid Wales has been wonderful!
Jen, Lee, Phoebe & Louie
We have had the best time staying in Severn Retreat. Our stay has been very relaxing and credit for this must go to Grace & Adrian for the most perfect “home from home” we have stayed in. Their attention to detail is first class *****. The bed is extremely comfortable affording us both some great nights’ sleep.
A good location for trips out to Barmouth, a great seafront town. Aberystwyth, Newtown for a lovely riverside walk and supermarket shop. Clywedog reservoir & forest walk were worth the visit as was Hafren Forest.
Grace very kindly left us some fresh eggs from her chickens. A big bonus was how many places and beaches are dog friendly around and about.
Would highly recommend Wye View for a relaxing holiday in a perfect location.
Fran & Ian + Marshall (cocker)
Lovely cottage. Great place for some R&R. The hosts have thought of everything. Plenty of great outdoor activities – Elan Valley, Gilfach Nature Reserve, Hafren Forest as well as the coast. An enjoyable stay.
Steve & Sue
Fabulous cottage, very well equipped., Great days out locally – don’t miss Elan Valley.
Lion Royal do great pony treks.
If you like Indian food the Spice Hut was delicious.
Dogs & kids happy 😀
Thank you! An excellent base for the first couple of days of the Wye Valley Walk, source to sea. The hottest days of the year! But fabulous views from Plynlimon. A very well-appointed little house, everything thought of, great kitchen, comfy bed, plenty of space.
A very happy few days.
John & Sarah.
Wonderful couple of nights in your gorgeous clean cottage – we loved just being here, enjoying the views & the added bonus of amazing weather. Thank you so much.
Usha, Fiona, Olive.
A great base away from home to explore Mid-Wales. Spotlessly clean accommodation and lovely hosts. The welsh cakes & milk on arrival were appreciated and Harley was very happy with his dog treats.
Red Kite feeding station at Bwlch Nany Yr Arian visitor centre is well worth a visit as is the Elan Valley Reservoirs. The weather was kind to us all week and we will be going home ‘recharged’. Will definitely be coming back again to explore further.
Phil & Liz (+Harley)
A fabulous week in a part of Wales that I have never visited before, the countryside and views were stunning, and spent most of our time our exploring, we were completely blessed by the weather.
The cottage was fantastic, spotlessly clean and contains everything that you could possibly want.
Everything has been fantastic and would definitely come back.
Elaine & Stuart.
A lovely cottage in immaculate condition and set in an ideal location for exploring the beautiful Wye Valley and surrounding areas. We especially loved the Gilfach Nature Reserve.
Had a wonderful week, thank you and really enjoyed the Welsh Cakes.
Thank you again
Carol & John.
We’d wanted to thank you dearly for our wonderful cosy stay with fantastic views from the windows!
It’s a great location for visiting central Wales, but also close enough to explore places further afield like Snowdonia and Aberystwyth. We’ll remember this place for a long time.
Isabela & Archie
What an amazing cottage! Well equipped and very cozy. Beautiful views framed from the windows.
Lots to see and do in the surrounding area. Really pretty countryside, even in the rain – so much better in the sunshine!
Elan Valley a must, and a great day in Aberystwyth.
Thanks to Grace & Adrian who are the perfect hosts.
Millie our border collie enjoyed her stay and thanks for the treats left.
Jenny & Allan, & Millie 🐾
Fabulous stay in a lovely cottage. Lots of walking done in the surrounding hills – especially loved the remoter parts of the ELan Valley. The sun even made an appearance!
A wonderful relaxing stay in a beautiful cottage. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. We highly recommend the steam train from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge and the chocolate shop.
Sophie & Craig.
We had a fantastic week here at Severn Cottage. Everything we needed was here. Very comfortable and a great base to visit many places in Mid Wales. Had lovely coffee and cake at the Lost Arc Rhayader. Plenty of great walks for all abilities in the area. Thank you Grace and Adrian and their son who are lovely hosts.
Gareth & Rita.
Lovely to be back again for a second visit to this special place – all the treats again which we thoroughly enjoyed!
Thank you both we have had a special holiday again – this time with out 15 year old grandson – a special treat for us, Lovely weather, lovely walks.
Wendy and Graham + grandson.
We had a wonderful 3 days staying at your lovely cottage. We felt very welcome from the moment we arrived & felt at home. The cottage was thoughtfully prepared, spotlessly clean & very cosy.
Adrian & Grace are excellent hosts who always made us feel comfortable – we particularly enjoyed the eggs from their hens.
During our three days we were in awe of the breathtaking views of the Welsh countryside, especially Elan Valley, Hafod Estate & the Devils Bridge waterfalls. The third days was rainy but we still managed to drive to Aberystwyth to see the coastline and enjoy some delicious fish & chips. The Lamb & Flag restaurant in Rhayader was also lovely.
Jennie, Georgy & Sheryl.
Great week stopping @ Elan Cottage. Warm welcome from Grace with a bowl of freshly laid eggs – a superb cottage with everything clean & comfortable.
A great base to explore – days out @ Aberystwyth, Elan Valley & the Dams. Great food @ Red Lion Llanidloes and Lamb & Flag Rhayader.
Great views from the cottage window on a relax day.
Andy, Maureen, Riley.
So nice to finally be able to go on holiday & what a find this pace was! Grace & Adrian have literally thought of everything & made it a real home from home. Fantastic location, would recommend a visit to the tearoom at the end of the road in Llangurig. A lovely relaxing week. 😀
Jen & Graham.
As Etta James said – at last!
Such a relief to be back at our little bolt hole.
As always and exceptionally warm welcome and an immaculate cottage.
Bara brith, proper teabags (not forgetting the whistling kettle) & a fabulous view. The tea always tastes better here!
Thank you for having us 😀
Siobhan & Glen.