Had another fantastic 2 weeks in Severn Retreat, lovely cottage everything we could wish for. Yummy eggs and Bara Brith from our hosts Grace & Adrian. Cottage spotlessly clean and lots of local and historical info from Grace & Adrian which added greatly to our stay making us feel welcome.
Going home feeling rested & relaxed. Beautiful sunny weather. Stunning scenery and great walking in Hafren Forest, Elan Valley and Hafod.
Debbie & Dave.
PS Gilfach nature reserve is just up the road great walks and wildlife.
Booked on impulse as soon as things started opening up after lockdown and so glad I did! Beautiful cottage, lovely hosts – very helpful when needed. Puts the “treat” into retreat. I’m sure I’ll be back. Thank you for such a lovely stay.
So good! The cottage exceeded expectations in every way. Great attention to detail, we needn’t pack the kitchen sink next time!
Location made for a great base for a week of cycling, the endless tracks of the Hafren forest were a highlight! Will recommend and hope to return!
Pete & Vicky
Wonderful stay. Wonderful people 😀
Cottage had everything we needed, was very clean also.
Looking forward to booking up again!
Claire & Paul.
The cottage stay has been super chilled. The hosts were super helpful before and during the stay. The cottage was clean and well stocked. The views are amazing too. Watching the sheep on the mountain has become a pastime.
A fabulous weekend so a massive thank you.
Marline and Nick.
We love staying in Wales and this cottage made it extra special.
Immaculate, very welcoming and cosy.
A lovely few days and will be recommending Wye View to friends and family.
We appreciate the hard work by Grace and Adrian, even more so in these challenging times.
Sue, Stu & Harvey.
A fabulous cottage! Immaculate and very well appointed.
Every detail has been considered in these difficult times. I visit the area regularly and know it well. This is by far the nicest cottage I have stayed in so I will be booking again for next year,
P.S. Went to Bwlch Nant yr Arian for a walk – truly stunning and less than 1/2 hour away (on A44).
Wow!! From the moment we arrived – met by our lovely host Adrian who gave us such a warm welcome and helpful info on places to visit, he also brought us some freshly laid eggs – when we opened the door to our cottage we were so impressed by the cleanliness and all the lovely extras – such thoughtful gestures . We really enjoyed the bara brith cake and have bought some to take home.
Thankyou Grace and Adrian for making our stay so special – you are both such lovely people.
We have been so luck with the weather which enhanced the stunning scenery of this beautiful part of the country. We visited many fantastic places with unforgettable views – so many pictures taken!
So sorry to be leaving, will miss the beautiful views from the window and watching so many different birds feeding from the feeders.
So peaceful and relaxing. Hopefully will be back again someday.
Many thanks yet again.
Eric and Pauline X.
We loved the Elan Valley and did a couple of lovely walks and Hafren forest was also stunning.
Lovely area and clean, comfortable cottage and friendly hosts.
We really loved Gilfach for walks and also Llanidloes, and the Rhayader Kite feeding centre.
Kate & Andrew x
We’ve very much enjoyed our holiday & stay in Severn Cottage.
Llanidloes is a lovely nearby town. The bookshop is interesting. Cobblers tea shop is a must!
Some lovely local works too – thank you!
Julie & Rob.
What a wonderful cottage! Thank you to Adrian for a lovely welcome.
The cottage is beautiful, perfect location.
We were able to visit so many great places and a trip down memory lane for me growing up in Hereford.
- Rhayader dams (Elan Valley)
- Powis Cstle (National Trust)
- Nature reserve down the road – beautiful walks.
Will definitely be back! Beautiful beautiful place.
Sue & Rob.
Firstly I must comment on the incredible effort Grace & Adrian must have put into make Severn completely prepared following relaxation of Covid-10 restrictions. Absolutely clean and impeccably well organised. All credit to them!
It has been an amazing week with the typical range of “Mid-Wales” weather variations.,
We would love to return, mostly because it’s a lovely “home” for the week – but also I am one day determined to prise the ball from Ryan’s mouth – you’ll meet Ryan – a charming dog.
Advice: Get up early, put the kettle on (it takes a while!!), enjoy a well kept pint of ale at the Lamb & Flag, Rhayader and appreciate the local beauty.
Thanks Grace & Adrian.
Dave & Janet.
We have had a great stay (very relaxing). We adore Wales!
The cottage is lovely and so very clean.
We recommend New Quay and Devil’s Bridge.
Angie & Lee.
Quite simply our most favourite place on the planet!
Whether it be with our little people or a relaxing romantic getaway Wye View ticks all our boxes… see you again later in the year!
Glen & Siobhan.
A relaxing stay, the cottage was immaculately clean and all the welcoming extras were a lovely touch. The local nature reserve is worth a visit with well marked routes. The Elan Valley is stunning with some excellent walks.
Happy New Year and thank you to our hosts for a lovely stay.
A beautiful place (both the cottage and the area) to spend a relaxing and enjoyable CHristmas. Would recommend walks at the waterfalls at Devil’s Bridge and the walk at Llyn Clewedog Reservoir.
Thank you to our excellent hosts providing excellent accommodation. We will definitely return.
Best wished for 2020.
Pete & Richard.
A lovely few days. thank you for a relaxing and welcoming stay. Rosie enjoyed her walks and treats.
Thank you again and a Merry Christmas. XX
Rod & Emma & Rosie.
Perfect few days in this beautiful, cosy perfectly equipped cottage. A lovely warm helpful welcome from Grace. Thanks for the delicious eggs. Views are beautiful.
We will be recommending to our family & friends and will be returning very soon.
Loved every minute. Enzo loved his treats, thank you.
We highly recommend the Mirchi Indian in Rhayader. We collected a takeaway, excellent food.
Thank you X 🙂
Louise, Darren & Enzo.
Thanks for having us in this excellent cottage!
Had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Great views and super close to Sweet Lamb Hafren WRC stage – which was fantastic to see!
Chris & Sian.
Lovely warm welcome, beautiful cottage. Had a great week with many stunning walks. Recommend Borth beach and the Elan Valley especially. The dog treats were a lovely touch!
Thank you will recommend. X
Lesley & Ian.
Ideal. Comfortable and cozy. What more could we ask for. This is our second visit and, hopefully, won’t be our last.
Zeny & Ian.
Such a generous and helpful welcome. Love the scenery, even better than imagined! Lovely well-equipped cottage. Thank you.
Jean & Bernard.
What a lovely area to stay, cottage is just what you need, equipped with all you could possibly want. We have visited the Elan Valley, walked to the dams, found a lovely tea room just reopened at Easter.
The information centre at Elan Valley was very good, the people very helpful.
Managed to avoid cooking all week there are lots of places to eat and the local takeaways as well that Grace has left details of.
What more can I say, lovely place and lovely people.
Nick & Tina.
Have really enjoyed our stay here. A beautiful cosy cottage in great surroundings. One of the most immaculately clean & well equipped cottages we have stayed in. Very tempted to return.
Richard & Fleur.
Lovely cottage, very comfortable and clean. We recommend Evan’s Fish Bar in Llanidloes. Thank you Adrian & Grace.
Gill, John & Roxi
Very many thanks to Grace & Adrian for making our stay so enjoyable. We greatly appreciated the milk, tea, coffee and biscuits that you provided for us. The cottage was lovely and just what we wanted – so comfortable! … Your advice, both person to person and in your guide book was so helpful. Thanks so much for everything.
Alison & Chris
Beautiful Cottage with amazing views. Very clean and lovely to come in and find milk, tea, coffee & sugar ready for us even biscuits for our dog. Very friendly welcome.
Lorraine, Rob & Evie
The attention to detail, numerous generous surprise extras and warm welcome received by Grace and Adrian after a long journey have made this by far the best holiday cottage we have stayed in. From start to finish nothing was too much trouble and we will certainly be recommending it.
We will be leaving with very happy memories including being here on the coldest Bank Holiday recorded in May. Woke to discover snow on high ground on Sunday!!
Many thanks again Grace and Adrian for all your kindness.
Joyce, Chris and Meg.
Another fabulous stay, complete rest & relaxation with beautiful scenery & the best curry house on the planet on the doorstep (Mirchi Rhayader). Once again we must return later in the year & possibly with the little people!
A million thanks from two fully recharged parents 🙂
Glen & Siobhan.
Very comfortable, relaxing retreat. Didn’t matter that the weather was bad. Will recommend to friends and family.
We received a lovely welcome from our hosts even though we arrived a little early. The cottage was scrupulously clean with little extras like towels, shower gel and cleaning products. We had a lovely welcome pack with our favourite choccies and Strudel our dog had a bag of surprises too. We were given excellent information on the area which are highly recommended to future guests. We both slept like logs in the really comfy bed and the whole ambience of Severn Cottage was delightful. 3 cheers to two excellent hosts, and a big woof from Strudel. X.
Anita & Steve.
Beautiful well equipped cottage. We have really enjoyed our stay. Enjoyed watching the red kites feeding at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian visitor centre.
Elan Valley is a must as the scenery is amazing especially the wonderful colours at this time of year.
Ideal escape from the fireworks for Tallie. Thank you.
Gerry, Joy & Tallie.
THE BEST way to de-stress after a house move! – as always, FABULOUS!
Couldn’t recommend more highly – we will return yet again in 2019 to our favourite escape 🙂
Siobhan & Glen.
Thank you, Grace &Adrian for a great stay here at Wye View. We pretty much think the same as most of your other guests who have left reviews in this book. The cottage is a good base to stay to explore so many lovely places here in the Wye Valley and beyond. This really was a home from home and the week just went too fast!
Pete & I managed to recharge our batteries and Dotty our Jack Russell had lots of lovely walks.
Julie, Pete & Dotty.
Thank you, Grace & Adrian for a great stay here at Wye View, we pretty much think the same as most of your other guests who have left a review in this book. The cottage is a good base to stay to explore so many places here in the Wye Valley and beyond. This really was a home from home and the week just went too fast! Pete & I managed to recharge our batteries and Dotty our Jack Russell had lots of lovely walks.
Julie, Pete & Dotty.
Lovely quiet spot in a great location to explore Wales. A little home away from home. Perfect for a couple and a dog. Definitely check out the nature reserve, just up the road. Elan Valley is great if you really want to stretch your legs.
Jackie, Dan & Freddie (who enjoyed his treats).
Had a fab time stopping @ this beautiful cosy cottage. Managed to get out and about on some of the recommendations from Grace & Adrian our lovely hosts despite 3 storms passing through the area. Will definitely be back!
Had a beautiful stay at Severn Cottage, in a very special part of the world. My family have been coming here for many years and we love it!
Lovely, cottage, well equipped, spotlessly clean and the most comfortable bed.
Many things to do locally, and a bit further afield. Aberdyfi our favourite coastal day out. Sasha is exhausted, and so are we. Local dog walk opposite The Black Lion in Llangurig. DOwn the lane and walk by the river.
Farewell Mid-Wales. Super welcome from Grace and Adrian, thank you for having us.
P.S. Don;t miss King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Silver Mountain, Clywedog and Aberdyfi.
🙁 <- Sad face don’t want to go home!!!
Jeanie, Adam and Sasha 🐾
A very special part of the world. Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Mister B especially enjoyed paddling in the river in Llani, Rhayader & Newtown. Old Mill in Llanidloes is hard to find but very dog friendly. The market hall in Newtown sells dog beds @ £12.
Tim & Mister B.
Had a lovely stay in Severn Cottage. Adrian and Grace are lovely too with lots of ideas where to visit and places to travel to. We used the cottage as a base to go and explore from but we found it so comfortable I must admit to being lazy and sitting outside drinking beer and watching the view. Lots of birds on the bird feeders and red kites, buzzards above. Some spectacular views not far away, was spoilt because we had great weather too. Thanks Adrian & Grace.
Stan the whippet enjoyed it too. X
Pat & John.
Had a great stay in Severn Retreat. Cottage is all we could wish for, Bailey says thank you for the treats.
We did not know this area at all. But having been made so welcome, and the weather being great we will be back.
Thank you Grace & Adrian, hope to see you again.
Vicki, David & Bailey 🐾.
What a great find. The cottage exceeded our expectations. Extremely clean & modern has everything you need. Great location – amazing views. The area has a lot to offer – great walks for our pup Ziggy who got to go in the local rivers & streams and the sea. Grace & Adrian were great hosts – friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. Thanks for the eggs – best tasting and so yellow!
We love this area and hope to return again.
Thanks for the great week – we have certainly relaxed & recharged our batteries. Ziggy appreciated his yummy treat bag!
Sarah & Grahame & Ziggy 🐾.
Great to be back.
Lovely little cottage.
Thanks Grace for being so accommodating.
We’ll certainly be returning.
Nick & Carrie
Back once more to our favourite retreat Having never stayed at Severn before (we have stayed at all other 3 cottages) we now have decided this is the cottage for us! It is simply wonderful!
Found Aber’s best kept secret on this stay – the back yard barbecue – fabulous food in a quirky quaint setting. We also recommend the curry house in Rhayader – bhajis built like cricket balls!
As always we will return home with our objective achieved – fully recharged, blisfully rested and probably half a stone heavier than when we arrived due to fabulous local fare!
Great hosts. Great food. Great time.
– it doesn’t get better than this –
Glen & Siobhan
We had a lovely stay at the cottage. Weather was good except for a few wet days, but meant we could venture out and explore Wales.
Location good (shame about the road). Great views.
Hosts were fantastic. Thanks for the eggs! Yummy!
Shame the 2 weeks went so fast.
Martin & Sabrina.
Best self catering we have stayed in. Facilities and welcome by great hosts in Grace and Adrian with lots of information about the area.
Lovely location and views from the windows.
Hosts and facilities could not be improved.
See you again later in the year.
Mike & Debbie + “Peanut”
PS Peanut says thanks for the yummy treats.
Very pleasant location & ideal for walking and beautiful area. We were “snowed in” on day 1, but very impressed our hosts dug us out. Delightful welcome pack & everything you need for a comfortable stay.Local pub very good food & dog friendly.
Steve & Sue + “Millie”
Lovely spot you have here on the edge of the Elan Valley – often an area we have passed thorough on the South to North journeys. We are glad we did indeed make a point to spend a couple of nights here.
A welcome break from Cardiff and we hope to come back to the area again. We will certainly recommend your cottages here.
Claerwen Dam was a particular favourite – amazing views from the top. Can recommend gentle slopes and path around Craig Goch dam for a more “leisurely walk / hike.”
All the best for 2018,
Emelyne & Guy.
Lovely cottage with everything you could need. Lovely owners fantastic area. Will definitely return.
Jason & Leau.
The cottage was great and exceeded our expectations. Adrian & Grace are warm and friendly hosts & we will definitely be visiting here again with the family!
Tim & Tammy.
We had a lively New Years stay at Wye View. The cottage was perfectly equipped and is the ideal size for the two of us. Elan Valley was a recommendation from Adrian on arrival and it’s a must visit, beautiful scenery & a lovely walk / drive.
Grace & Adrian couldn’t have been more helpful & we’ve loved every minute.
Thank you XX
James & Emily.
Hosts were accommodating and friendly, full of local knowledge and places to visit. The cottage was beautiful and everything we needed as a base to explore the local area.
Nat & Kirsty.
Amazing cottage!! Very comfortable and homely. Lovely hosts!
Fab area – some great places to visit, will be returning!
If you want a great curry eat at Raj Mahal.
Steph + Jon.
2nd time of being here. Brilliant. 🙂
Sally + Mike.
We have had a lovely time staying in the cottage. It was clean and comfortable and the host was very friendly and helpful. We would gladly stay here again.
Bev & Phil.
We’ve had an amazing stay here, the cottage is lovely and the views even more so! We had everything we needed. The owners were absolutely amazing and very friendly. We had a little problem with the WiFi, but other than that it was a great holiday for my birthday!
We had such a lovely time in this lovely cottage, and we will let our family and friends know that it is a great place to come if you want to relax and recharge your batteries. Thank you.
Leslie & Mick.
We’ve had a lovely week here in Rhayader. Despite ht e rain we managed to enjoy our days out. The cottage is comfortable, cosy and clean. Thank you.
Lyn & Rob with Tyson (dog).
We have had such a lovely time at your beautiful cottage. It has been just what we needed for a week away from “real life”. We have had a peaceful & relaxing time! Thank you!
James & Kathryn.
Lovely quaint cottage, with beautiful views. We did some great walks with our dog, and had a well needed rest. The weather was good too, so it was a lovely 3 days.
Diane, Nigel & Charlie Brown
Grat views. Warm & friendly owners.
Enjoyable walks behind the cottage and from the village tea shop. Would recommend the circular walk around the hills seen in the view from the terrace. Devils Bridge + Aberystwyth. Also the nature trail @ Llyn Clywedog well worth a visit.
Jean & John + Freddie (dog).
Absolutely gorgeous cottage & wonderful hosts. We had a really lovely weekend, it was everything we needed. Would 100% come back! Love the peace & quiet & how clean it was too! Thank you so much! XXX
Maja & John.
Fantastic cottage, with everything you need. Lovely warm welcome. Gorgeous views. Fantastic views and very peaceful.
We really enjoyed our stay.
Thank you. XXX
Chelsea + Jamie.
A warm welcome, a beautiful and well equipped cottage with fantastic views! 🙂
Lovely area, enjoyed the trip to Aberystwyth and a ride on the Vale of Rheidol steam railway.
Lynne + Lewis.
Lovely warm welcome, plenty of advice and info too. Lovely, cosy cottage & really enjoyed our stay along with our dog Max, thank you so much. XX.
Paula & Kevin
Had an excellent week’s holiday, in spite of the weather. Grace and Adrian very welcoming and helpful. Powis Castle, Gilfach farm nature reserve and the Red Kites are all a “must”.
Sue & Mike.
Lovely cottage, comfortable very welcoming. Suggest trimming the last two conifers next to Elan, but loved watching the wildlife. Would definitely come come back. Had a great time.
Simon & Mandy.
Lovely cottage and nice location. Despite some snow one morning, plenty of walking & site seeing & managed a flight at Shobdon Aerodrome. Would like to return again.
Thank you for a great week.
Lovely homely feel, was very welcoming, everything you need and loads of places to visit. Will be back!
Great weekend away. Thank you. X
Katie & Sam.
Booked for 1 night and stayed for a 2nd as the cottage was so beautiful. Lovely welcome, good advice for days out. Thank you for a lovely break.
Would definitely return if we were in this area again. Stunning!!
Lucy & Marcus.
A very cosy cottage we were made very welcome, everything you need was in cottage. Lovely location and easy to find. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you very much.
Mike & Tina.
We had a beautiful cosy time at this cottage. Lots of fond memories were made. Thank you.
Masudur & Anisa.
We have enjoyed a fabulous stay at the cottage. Everything has been perfect and we received a lovely welcome from Grace on arrival. Lots of helpful advice about walks in Hafod Estate as well as the Elan Valley. Good recommendation for the local pub too!
Thank you so much for making our stay a very special one for us and Chumley too!! Will return again.
Linda & Geoff.
A very comfortable stay at Severn Cottage with everything we needed. Thanks to our generous and friendly hosts.
Ken & Judith.
Another lovely break at Wye View – feeling totally refreshed in lovely cosy accommodation. Thank you.
Colin and Amanda.
Absolutely fantastic weekend away. Super relaxing. Grace and Adrian are lovely people and made us feel welcome. Will be visiting again very soon! Thank you both.
Russell and Danni.
We’ve really enjoyed our stay here, a beautiful cottage in a beautiful area. Thank-you so much for a fantastic holiday.
Gemma, Jamie + Yasmin.
We had a nice few days here, during our discovering of Wales. Lovely to have a “home” feeling in the evenings.
Fine comfort in all ways. Thank you!
Patrick & Hilde.
We had a lovely time at Severn Cottage and found it had everything we needed for our holiday, and the comfiest bed of any cottage we’ve ever stayed in! Thank you for being excellent hosts and giving us some great advice for our days out. Our first holiday with our new baby was a roaring success!
Rosanna, Adam and Leo.
Just what we needed for a short break. All facilities perfect. The visit brought back many memories of Wales.
All good wishes for the continuing dream of your initiative.
Percy & Jean.
Had a wonderful time – excellent cottage that was perfect for what we wanted. We look forward to coming again.
Nick & Carrie-Anne.
Had a lovely time staying in this beautiful cottage. Great location with excellent hosts.
Thank you for having us! We will look forward to coming back.
Dominic & Alyanna.