A much needed break in this magnificent part of Wales that we have driven through on countless occasions to and from Snowdonia on the A470 but after this week we have fallen in love with. Easter Day on the summit of Pen Pumlumon which Nick has been waiting to climb for years; a bitingly cold day on Esgair Penygarreg with Cadair to the north and the Black Mountains to the south seeming to be within touching distance; dodging snow showers at Strata Florida Abbey; cycle rides along the Elan Trail and around the Hafren Forest and every journey accompanied by the majestic beauty of red kites soaring effortlessly overhead. This delightful, cosy and well equipped cottage was the perfect base.
Emma, Nick, Milly.
PS – The stars were incredible! Milly.
In between reading we had some great cycle rides & walks – the former in the Elan Valley & Wye Valley & the later in the Hafren Forest.
Lovely cottage – thank you Grace & Adrian.
Sue & Peter.
Had such a lovely time here and although we were only here for 2 days we loved Hafren Forest (although the drive up to it isn’t for the faint hearted). We also went to a Nature Reserve + saw the Red Kites – good walks too.
The cottage itself is spotlessly clean with lovely touches such as drink sachets + biscuits. Very nice utensils, crockery etc. It’s cosy, welcoming + ideally located to explore the area.
I’d certainly return here when I’m in the area again.
Thank you so much.
Jo, Sophie + Daisy.
Excellent stay (as always!)
Great day out yesterday – Elan Valley, over the hills to Devils Bridge, on to Aberystwyth for a cheeky fish & chips by the sea and finally late afternoon at Aberdovey. We were blessed by the weather.
Tim, Tammy, Charlotte.
Brilliant cottage, everything we’d hoped for and backup up by brilliant sunny weather the whole week.
Been out quite a bit. Nice day at New Quay being hot & sunny.
Super walks around Elan Valley and reservoir, Hafren Forest, Gilfach Nature Reserve, Hafod.
Devil’s Bridge is well worth a visit but not if you have a heart condition!
Although Powis Castle itself was closed under present conditions, gardens were brilliant.
Last but not least a visit to Rhayader to see the feeding of the Red Kites is well worth it.
We ate at Mariner’s Café, New Quay (very good); The Crown, Rhayader (average); Hafod Hotel, Devils Bridge (lovely trout); Red Lion, Llanidloes (average); Blue Bell (OK).
Nigel & Stella.
Lovely few days visiting a part of Wales not visited since childhood.
Lovely accommodation and spotlessly clean on arrival. We’ve espacially enjoyed sitting out on the terrace.
Everything you need in the cottage. Nice meal in the Lamb & Flag, Rhayader – but try and sit in the restaurant part / area.
Paddy, Sarah, Megan and Joe.
Great cottage with lovely facilities. Super clean which at the moment so important. We had a great 2nd wedding anniversary here.
Loved the cycling! ‘Medina’ in Aberystwyth great for food.
Gaynor, Neil & Harriet.
Enjoyable 3 night stay to celebrate Birthday & Anniversary. Great base for exploring Mid-Wales. Cottage has everything you need, also incredibly clean. Lush tap water!
Diolch – thankyou!
Katie, Paul, Nansi + Penni.
Lovely 3 night stay with the cottage giving us everything we wanted. Great information provided by the owners – will definitely use again when in Mid Wales.
Mr & Mrs Robinson.
Lovely visit. Fantastic cottage, stunning views. Loved exploring the Elan Valley. Wish we could stay longer! Great hosts, thank you!
Ben, Emma, Katie & Isabelle.
We booked a last minute break here for some much needed family time. We love the cottage and Grace and Adrian were perfect hosts. We especially loved being able to feed the chickens. We really hope to be back soon. Thank you. XXXX
Sharleene, Alex, Olivia, Zac.
Ideal! Comfortable and cozy. What more could we ask for. This is our 2nd visit and, hopefully, won’t be our last. Thank you.
Zeny & Ian.
(Another review from some of our younger guests.)
I had a wonderful stay. The cottage had all we needed. It was clean and tidy and the beds were so soft. Thank you for a great week!
Maya & Neve.
A lovely week exploring this beautiful area. We loved Gilfach, the Elan Valley, Devil’s Bridge and the Hafren forest.
The cottage is perfect when the weather closes in.
Paul & Anna
My two teenage sons and I have just completed a four night stay in Hafren Cottage. It was really lovely and cosy, and it was spotlessly clean. The shower had good pressure and was lovely and hot. The beds were really comfy and all three of us agreed that the duvets were super snuggly (in fact I invested in some as soon as we got home!)
The cottage had everything we needed in a really beautiful location. The added bonus of sheep in the field next to us, and seeing a chicken or two peering in at us through our cottages window, made for some fabulous photo opportunities!
Thank you Grace and Adrian for having us and being so accommodating.
Lovely place to stay, thank you!
Jon & Yasmin.
Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage whilst we attended the 100th Royal Welsh Show.
Thank you again!
Eric & Iona, Eric.
We all had a wonderful, comfortable stay. Very clean & tidy. Home from home. Thank you 🙂 XX
It was wonderful staying at Wye View and exploring beautiful Mid Wales! The places which stand out (which we will take in our memories to our parts of the world) are: Aberystwyth, Elan Valley and the Red Kite story at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian .
Thank you Grace and Adrian for your recommendations and your hospitality!
Penny, Craig, Colin, Gergina.
Thank you for our host Grace & Adrian – The cottage was just perfect – spotlessly clean with all the things you could need for your stay. The area is beautiful. On your recommendation, we visited Elan Valley, Devil’s Bridge & Bwlch Nant yr Arian to see the kites feed. Thanks again.
I stayed in this beautiful cottage for two weeks during my elective placement as a third year student midwife. Grace has been extremely generous and accommodating throughout my stay and has made me feel so welcome. The cottage is lovely and in the most beautiful location.
The cottage has everything I needed for a comfortable and cosy two week stay. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and would love to return here for a holiday someday!
Thank you Grace & Adrian XXX
We have really enjoyed our week here. The cottage is lovely, so clean and with everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable.
We loved Hafren forest, did the 7 mile walk. Aberystwyth was lovely too, we ended up there twice as the weather was lovely, albeit cold!
Kids enjoyed The Silver Mountain Experience. Powis Castle (National Trust) was also a great day out. So much to do in the area.
Fiona & family.
Another comment written by one of our younger guests:
We really enjoyed the night here, it was clean & the view from the place was really nice. We loved coming! We would come again.
Rayna, Emma, Spencer, Burton.
We’ve really enjoyed our stay here – Grace is a great host, the views are amazing but not too far from the shops, pubs, etc. We particularly enjoyed the circular walks in Hafren Forest 25 minutes away. We would definitely recommend this cottage, thank you!
Adam, Caroline, George & Sam.
From one of our younger guests:
A lovely holiday in the cottage. I loved the walks we went on. It was nice seeing all of the birds.
Amelie, Liz, Steve, William.
Thank you for a great night’s stay 🙂
Abbie, Ash, Katie & Sean.
Lovely cottage. Great beds! Really welcoming hosts. Thank you!
Beth, Claudia, April & Thom.
A fabulous little cottage, cosy and spotlessly clean. Very friendly welcome from Grace, thank you – we will be back!
Thank you Grace & Adrian. We had a fantastic time. The cottage is beautiful and so comfortable. Happy New Year.
Mike, Ali, Liam & Tom.
Lovely cottage. We had a wonderful stay. Thank you for being so welcoming.
James & Becca.
A lovely cottage, a home from home and a friendly welcome.
Would definitely stay again & recommend to friends.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for a wonderful cottage. A credit to our hosts! Very pleasant & comfortable. Thank you.
Jay, Jayshree, Neal.
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.
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.
Had a lovely day sat in the sun. Wales is doing us well.
Matt, Matt, Lydia & Jess
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.
Thank you for a lovely stay in your cottage. Everything you could ask for was provided including the free eggs!
Kevin, Emma, Ethan, Saffron.
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.
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.
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).
Very comfortable, clean, well-equipped cottage. Beautiful views, great location. Thanks for your hospitality.
Phillipa, Michael, Ciaran + Josie.
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.
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.
We have enjoyed our stay here, with helpful, welcoming hosts and comfortable accommodation. We have found the local area delightful, especially the charming town of Llanidloes and the beautiful countryside.
We look forward to further visits in the future.
Toby and Teresa.
A couple of comments from our younger guests:
An amazing stay, nice and quiet, lovely and a wonderful sleep! I recommend it! I would want to come again (definitely). Thank you for our stay! Very nice. <3 (Chloe)
Thank you for the lovely stay, it has been nice here. It is beautiful. I have liked when I seen the chicken and sheep come past. Thank you. xxx (Sophie)
Lucy, John, Chloe & Sophie.
Lovely accommodation. OK view. Nice and quiet. Cosy. Very helpful hosting (as got lost). Had a perfect sleep.
Definitely recommend to family / friends. Wonderful stay. Very clean and organised.
Would definitely stay again =D
Nicole, Pavel & Samantha.
A perfect night’s stay. Thank you.
Jo, Ian , Oliver.
It was good to be out in the wild life. Plus I have had a very nice sleep.
Beautiful set up & functional , definitely coming back with my family for adventures on bikes.
Wonderful setting & very cosy. Thank you.
David, Jon & Suzy
We wish we were staying longer!
A wonderful home away from home with stunning views.. All we could wish for. Thank you for your hospitality. 🙂
Gwen, Nik, Auriah, William & Immg.
Thanks for a great stay, good location.
Barry & Barbara.
Excellent location and superb hosting! We will return!
Tavis, Alexandra, Ace & Hannah.
Just brilliant accommodation, excellent hosts, everything you need in the cottage. We’ll be back.
Mike & Sally.
Thank you for letting us stay in your delightful cottage. We’ve all thoroughly enjoyed our visit and appreciated your hospitality greatly. We hope to return.
Louise , Leigh & girls.
The most perfect way to spend our anniversary. Thank you.
A beautiful cottage, so comfortable and warm, and you are such lovely warm people. What more could we ask for? We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.
Clare & Luke.
Lovely kind hosts, cottage is so warm and comfortable, and in a beautiful area. Thank you very much.
Phil, Paula & Joe the dog.
In simple words – AMAZING – Thank you for letting us to stay at this beautiful place!
John, Amalia & Maarika.
Great place. Lovely welcome. Lucky to have fantastic weather. Elan Valley and Hafren Forest great for walking – especially “Source of the Severn” walk. Trip Advisor pretty spot-on re. eating options – Angel Inn Llanidloes / Triangle Inn Rhayader etc.
Great facilities & great stay.
Thank you so much.
Chris, Theo & Georgia.
Arrived to a wonderful welcome. The cottage is most comfortable and made our stay hugely enjoyable.
We all hope to come again.
Thanks so much.
Bob (Samantha), Harry and Simon.
Thanks for your hospitality, we felt very welcome & comfortable through our stay. Host was very welcoming & helpful. COttage was nice & clean with all ideal facilities we needed. Thanks xoxo.
Florence, Eniola, Ajuma & Toye.
Lovely cottage in a lovely location. You have everything you need here plus friendly and helpful hosts. We will definitely stay here again on our next visit!
Richard, Karen, Helen & Laura.
Very comfortable cottage & good facilities. Ideal location for our visit to the Welsh Show.
Weather was great and we really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for your hospitality.
James, Kathryn, Rachael & Adam.
Upon our arrival we received a most warm welcome from Mrs Ince, who showed us round this lovely cottage. We have had a most enjoyable week exploring the area of the Wye Valley, having been to see the Red Kites, Devil’s Bridge and the nearby railway. The weather has been most kind to us and we can’t believe it is very close to the end of our week.
Alan & Joyce.
Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Our second stay (last time in the fabulous Wye Cottage) celebrating our son’s 2nd birthday.
Beautifully clean, gorgeous surroundings and the most fabulous of welcomes.
We will be back again in the summer – we just can’t stay away.
Glen, Siobhan, Ruby & Sam
Thanks for a great stay, as always.
Hope to see you again.
Alan & Mike
Thanks for a lovely stay – a really comfortable cottage and accommodating family.
Will, Nora, Josh & Nick
Lovely cosy cottage, we enjoyed our stay.
Thank you very much.
Bing & Wen
Thank you for the wonderful stay – you’ve been most welcoming and we’ve enjoyed it immensely!
Mia & Frédéric