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Downstairs Shower Room
Elan Valley is within easy reach of the property
Visit the coastal town of Aberystwyth during your stay
Countryside views from the property
Dog always welcome at the property
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Elan Retreat

Rhayader (6.5 mls NW), Wye Valley
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Barn conversion property sleeping four guests
  • Hillside retreat ideal for a quiet, relaxing holiday with stunning views of the Cambrian mountains
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and tranquil seating area, set within 1.5 acres of grounds
Property code: 45387

Unwind and recharge in this tranquil getaway, which has a spectacular mountain backdrop and fabulous views from every window. Thoughtfully decorated throughout and with a lawned garden for al fresco dining, this is an ideal base for couples, friends or families wanting a quiet retreat or adventures outdoors.

After admiring the views as you approach the cottage, step into the porch and then through the stable door. Inside, you’ll find a welcoming lounge/diner, furnished with a pair of sofas that invite you to snuggle up and get comfortable with a book or to pick a movie to stream on the Smart TV. This room flows into the bright kitchen, which is equipped with everything you’ll need to whip up quick snacks or hearty meals. The shower room is on the ground floor, while the two bedrooms are upstairs, a king-size and a twin (the latter can be made up as a super-king-size on request). Both rooms have beamed, sloping (and in places low) ceilings. Head out into the garden, which is enclosed by a post and rail fence, to enjoy the fresh air and the stunning views that surround the property, perhaps taking a morning cuppa, a sundowner or supper to enjoy as the stars come out.

The scenery all around is extraordinary, and in the area you’ll find all sorts of possibilities for making the most of it. Rhayader, 6.5 miles away, is known as the outdoors capital of Wales, and on offer are all kinds of activities, from gentle walks and stargazing to pony trekking and kayaking. Rhayader is also the home of Welsh Royal Crystal and boasts a variety of shops and places to eat. Head into Builth Wells, 24.5 miles, and you’ll find a pretty riverside walk, more shops, pubs and restaurants, and an arts centre.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin  (which can be made up as a super-king-size upon request at time of booking)
  • Shower room with shower and WC located on the ground floor
  • HD Smart Tv
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Bike storage
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Ceri Gittoes

This property is personally managed by Ceri.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard 14th October 2023

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Reviewed by Kathy 29th July 2023

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The cottage is very clean and well equipped, with beautiful views from every window. The owners are friendly and helpful without being intrusive.

Reviewed by Richard 24th July 2023

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Great place to stay to explore the surrounding area. Clean, comfortable and with a well equipped kitchen.

Reviewed by Phil 29th May 2023

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Reviewed by Katie and Ian 2nd April 2023

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Beautiful location to easily visit and walk lovely quiet areas. Extremely clean, warm, relaxing cottage. Second holiday there. Will return. Plenty space with two teens and a dog.

Reviewed by Rob 4th February 2023

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Great base to explore the local area. Views across and down the valley are enticing. Cottage is lovely to come back to after a day in the outdoors, or for chilling on a rest day. We really enjoyed our stay!

Reviewed by Emma 22nd October 2022

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Lovely lovely cottage. I've stayed in my fair share of dumps but this definitely wasn't one. Lovely views, nice big bedrooms, comfortable beds. We did think the lawn area at the side of our cottage was for our personal use, until I saw the neighbour walk past my living room window a few times... Surrounding fields are quite steep, not good for dodgRead morey knees (like mine!) but good to wear the kids out! Cottage is very much in the middle of nowhere tho, bit of a drive to get anywhere. Hide

Reviewed by Katie and Ian 27th August 2022

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Best and cleanest place we have ever stayed and much appreciated thank you.

Reviewed by Louise 6th August 2022

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Extremely clean property and amazing helpful host. On arrival the tea tray, cake and milk was such a welcome and needed touch. Really well equipped property with lots of kitchen utensils, pots and pans and dishes, washing line, iron, Tea towels, washing up liquid, shower cream, hand soap. Such a change from other places we've stayed. Our only negatRead moreive comment is the road noise was louder than we had expected as the property was close to a main road by the views were amazing all the time. Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 31st July 2022

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Reviewed by David 16th July 2022

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A well presented property in an ideal situation for visiting areas within both mid and north Wales.

Reviewed by Carol 11th June 2022

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Cottage clean, didnt need anything else, views fantastic ,bed comfy

Reviewed by Mair 14th May 2022

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We thought this property was superb. Everything is of a very high standard and gleaming when we got there. The view from the property is beautiful across the Wye Valley and we were given a lovely warm welcome when we arrived. Adrian and Grace continued to be friendly and helpful all week and we really enjoyed our stay. Even the weather was much betRead moreter than forecast! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 7th May 2022

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Great week in Elan retreat and the cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and clean. Nice welcome from the hosts with milk, eggs, Bara Brith and doggie treats left for us. Spent the week mainly on walks, which were spectacular, couple of incidents with farm dogs but nothing serious. The resident dog at Wye View is a real softie.

Reviewed by Diane 19th March 2022

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Cottage is beautiful. Owners thought of everything. But although dog friendly, limited enclosed space.

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