Elan 14th September 2019

Thank you Grace & Adrian.

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

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

Elaine & Phil (+Breeze & Wilfred).

Elan 5th September 2019

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

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

Hope to return again.

David, Rachel & Rachel.

Elan 17th August 2019

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

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

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

Will be back!

Keith & Val.

Elan 9th August 2019

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

Thanks for everything.

Wil, Sjaak, Jan & Gianne.

Elan 11th February 2019

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

Thank you once again,

Peter and Nick.

Elan 4th January 2019

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

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

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

Gill, Jimmy, Anna, Zeb.

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

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

Enjoy!

Jimmy.

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

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

From Anna.

Elan 2nd June 2018

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

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

Will miss the beautiful views.

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

Abby, Adrian, Ross, baby bump + Domino

Elan 19th May 2018

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

Tom, Jack, Tim & Dan

Elan 1st May 2018

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

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

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

Beautiful surroundings and great walks within a fairly short distance.

We may well be here again, inshallah!

Geoff & Janet, Portia.

Elan 10th April 2018

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

Excellent condition and extremely clean.

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

Local pubs are good for food too!

Will definitely be back in the summer.

Thank you.

Norah, Simon, Martha & Francesca

Elan 3rd April 2018

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

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

We will definitely recommend “Wye View”.

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

PS: it was very warm and cosy – Daniel.

Elan 25th March 2018

Dear Adrian 7 Grace,

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

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

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

Sue, Paul, Jonny & Esteban.

 

Elan 28th August 2017

We have thoroughly enjoyed our long Bank Holiday weekend in Elan Cottage. It is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. We were made to feel so welcome with coffee, tea and biscuits. Even our dog got a goodie bag. 🙂

Thank you for your advice and suggestions for things to do in the area. Our favourites were Brecon Beacons, Devil’s Bridge and Elan Valley.

Graham, Ulla, Mark, Thomas & Jessie

Elan 20th August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Julie, Dean & Jess.

Elan 11th August 2017

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

Elan Valley was gorgeous and worth a visit.

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

Snowdonia is also amazing and worth the drive.

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

We’d love to come back 🙂

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

Elan 15th July 2017

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

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

Thank you Grace & Adrian for a lovely stay.

David, Pip, Zoe & Bailey.

Elan 7th July 2017

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

Would recommend these holiday cottages to friends.

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

Dave + Andrea + Macey.

Elan 10th June 2017

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

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

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

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

Lovely part of the country, would definitely come back.

Sue & Mike with Scoobie & Millie.

Elan 21st May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Paul, Martina & Chin

Elan 7th May 2017

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

Tom, Dan, Tim, Jack.

Elan 15th April 2017

Well, what can we say, “what a find!”

Lovely, warm, cosy place to stay.

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

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

🙂 Great hosts. 10/10.

Kate, Carys + Nana + Chewie the pup!

 

Elan 19 February 2017

Thank you for your hospitality, especially the 2 visits to the chickens and help with our luggage in the rain!

We loved the views and had a very enjoyable stay in this clean, well-equipped, comfortable cottage.

Thank you for the recommendation to visit Elan Valley – we had a fantastic cycle round the reservoirs. We also enjoyed the waterfalls and stories at Devil’s Bridge.

We’ll have to come back to this beautiful part of Wales – still lots to see and do.

Andrew, Louise, Mirabel & Abi.

Hafren 10 September 2016

Thank you Grace & Adrian for your lovely warm welcome, and helpful advice on places to explore in the area. There are lots of nice walks through Hafren Forest, and Elan Valley, which is beautiful, and the visitor centre at Elan village has a lovely choice of cakes!

Viewing the feeding of Red Kites was a fantastic experience. Our short break went very quickly, so we will definitely come back, as there are more things we would like to see and do. Hafren cottage is very nice, cosy and well equipped, and a good central base for the area.

Stan and Jocelyn.

Elan 22 July 2016

We had a lovely stay in Elan cottage.

Arrived to biscuits and even biscuits for Cooper! This was a lovely touch. It was lovely and clean as soon as we arrived.

Grace & Adrian were very friendly, even telling us nice places to walk the pooch!

Even our baby (7 months) must have enjoyed it, having no trouble sleeping in the cot provided!

Wouldn’t hesitate to return. Thank you.

Jamie, Vicky, Spencer & Cooper (the dog).

Elan 17 July 2016

A great place to explore the area. Very friendly and welcoming.

I’m very impressed with the clean and very well laid out cottage. Kiar (dog) loved his treats and the carton of milk was the finishing touch that will make me return as you are very guest satisfaction orientated.

Thank you for a comfortable and welcoming stay.

Ciaire, Adrian & Kiar.

Elan 31 03 2016

Thank you Grace & Adrian.

Your cottage is lovely. It’s equipped with everything we’d need and many luxuries that have really made our stay. And the view … wow!

Thank you for fitting us in last minute and for being so kind and helping out when our sone was sick.

Thanks for being such great hosts.

Sophie, Chris, Evan & Ava.