River's Nest

Llangynog, Wales (Ref. 3799)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

A delightful, detached cedar wood cabin, one of a group of nine, quietly situated at the head of the River Tanat, in the pretty village of Llangynog.

Offering quality, contemporary accommodation, surrounded by the Berwyn Mountains, and boasting stunning riverside views, this Llangynog self-catering cottage makes the perfect romantic getaway.

Enjoy watching the sunset from this glass-fronted cottage, or enjoy the stunning views from the decked terrace, while dining alfresco after a busy day exploring.

This Llangynog cottage is an hour from the magnificent beaches of the Cambrian coast, and a short distance from the start of the Snowdonia National Park.

The active will enjoy the walking, cycling, fishing and watersports in the region, while everyone else will love simply unwinding by the riverside and pottering around the lovely local area.

So, if you are looking for quality holiday accommodation in Wales, within easy reach of the fabulous Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall and Lake Vyrnwy, then this Llangynog cottage is the perfect place for you.

Note: This property is next to Ref.

928719, together they sleep 4.


All ground floor. One double bedroom with king-size bed. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge area with picture windows overlooking the River Tanat.


Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, flat screen TV, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock with speakers, WiFi broadband available. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Decked terrace area with garden furniture and separate patio overlooking the River Tanat. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles. Two pubs serving food 2 mins walk. Note: This property is unsuitable for children.

Note: This property is unsuitable for children (inc. infants).

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Amazing”
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    • “Just like to say had a wonderful week at Rivers Nest with my girlfriend Sandie, the setting was idyllic. Mike the landlord was very caring making sure we were ok during the storm we had. The chalet was immaculate and equipped with everything we needed. Set in the most beautiful position right on the river with the double glass fronted doors framing the amazing vista. There is so much wildlife to see, trout, dippers, nuthatch, pheasants,squirrels to name a few (no otters sighted unfortunately) but the icing on the cake was to see two huge salmon swimming upstream just off the patio, they were at least 5-6lb. Thank you Mike and Val, we will be back for sure.”

    Ray N, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, November 2015

    • “PERFECT, in everyway !!!”
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    • “I was looking for relaxing, stress free, peaceful and home from home place to stay after a very stressful 7 weeks for my partner and myself and after looking at other cabins and area's i came across this lovely little cabin in Wales, for some reason i was drawn to it and just knew i had to go, i booked only 3 nights and wish i had stayed for longer it was perfect, from start to finish, from collecting the keys from the lovely Mike to forgetting to tell him and his lovely wife Val where i had left them when we said goodbye !!! went to quick i have only just got home and i miss the tranquil beauty of the view from the cabin and the people that live there, will defo be going back !!!!”

    Andreana P, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, October 2015

    • “Location location location”
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    • “Sit overlooking a small stream and watch the birds (nuthatch, dipper, jay, greenfinch, pheasant and blue tits to name some), or look at the sheep and cows as they come down to drink, or stare into the water and identify the same fish who stay at the same spot day in day out and wait for food to arrive on the current. The view is also wonderful. A five minute amble gets you to a pub with a warm friendly welcome and good food. We did not walk up into the hills but we did drive over to Bala a few times stopping on the way to take in the views. A break we will be repeating in the not too distant future.”

    Bernard1128, Cottingham, United Kingdom, June 2015

    • “Perfect retreat.”
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    • “A wonderful little lodge, which was perfect for two. Mike and Val have made it very homely. It was a lovely touch that tea, coffee, sugar, washing up products and loo rolls where all ready there for you. The lodge is super warm, in fact we had to turn of one the radiators as it got too warm! It is finished to a high standard and the bed was super comfy, we've never slept so well. The view from the lodge is breath taking, and North Wales is just stunning. A perfect weeks rest for us and so quiet. Can't wait to visit again.”

    Sarah W, Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Would love to go again”
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    • “Splendid location. Loved the stay. A small cottage but with all basic facilities, just like home. The village in itself is well located to roam around the region. We were the first to stay with an infant and we are thankful for it. Pity we can't come back for some years, since it would not be suitable once our baby is grown up. Best place for couples.”

    ScindiaAnnathurai, London, United Kingdom, February 2015

    • “Great location, excellent accomodation”
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    • “We really enjoyed our stay here. The cabin has all you need. Its not very big, but has lovely cotton sheets, its very clean and basics (tea, coffee, sugar and loo roll!), washing-up liquid etc., towels and tea towels are all provided. Great parking. The owners are friendly and Mike is very helpful (I'm sure Val is too but we only met her once). The location is in a very peaceful valley, little traffic (none by the cabin) and spectacular views. The main reason to stay here though is the view from the cabin. Right by the river, we spent hours watching the cows, the sheep and the antics of the lambs and we saw so many birds we had not seen before. (Mike and Val provide a book for identification).”

    Loveitaly56, Northants, June 2014

    • “Stunning place with fantastic views”
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    • “Upon arrival we were greeted by Mike & Val who were very friendly, Mike showed us around the property and explained all it's well fitted out equipment. The cottage was very cosy and we felt very comfortable, especially with the fantastic view. Mike & Val couldn’t have been more helpful, top marks. The area and views are fantastic with very friendly locals, the two pubs, that really are two minutes walk were also very friendly with good food and beer. Drives to Bala through the Tanat Valley were magnificent, must get an in car camera to capture it. We will definitely be returning to this lovely spot again, but don’t ell every one we want to keep it secret. Great place and lovely owners.”

    Steve N, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, March 2014

    • “A beautiful peaceful idyll with all mod cons!”
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    • “The owner is a lovely man who took time to show us all the features of this lovely little cabin - and don't be fooled by size it has a lot of features! Space has been used so cleverly we had no problem with stowing all our bit and pieces. The kitchen has everything! Bowls, sieves etc etc so cooking was a pleasure not a chore. It was lovely to have such a nice range of Dvds for the evening too! Although you could easily spend hours just enjoying the stunning views and watching the birds and other wild life (there was a particularly feisty cow who visited each evening - no problem to us but she seemed to love headbutting the other cows out of her way!)”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Reading, October 2013

    • “views accommodation owners all the best ever thank you”
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    • “wonderful place to stay. Val and Mike great people salt of the earth. we were snowed in and they let us stay an extra day, gave us bread milk and eggs.No charge, helped us every way they could, cannot thank them enough. The cabin could not be better , towels bedding all provided, perfect . Snug and very warm even with at minus 5. the walks and views spectacular.We will be back and recommend it to anyone especial nature lovers. We saw the otter birds of prey and many small birds. Thanks again. George and Irene. From Chorley, Lansc”

    Irene G, Preston, United Kingdom, March 2013

    • “Loved everything about this little gem...”
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    • “Cosy and warm... a real home from home that was made even more so by the Christmas decorations put up by Mike and Val. The cottage had everything we needed and more to prepare our Christmas meal and more. The views are amazing and if you love walking and water then this place is just perfect.”

    Kate T, Newmarket, England, United Kingdom, January 2013

    • “Wild Life Paradise”
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    • “A very well Equipted cottage in an Idilic location Imediate area full of wildlife just sit & watch from the picture window.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, SLEAFORD, September 2012

    • “Romantic, peaceful getaway. A little bit like paradise.”
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    • “This was my first stay in a cottage and it was absolutely perfect. The accommodation was great, it had everything that we needed. Very clean and modern, fully equipped. The views were spectacular and this cottage could not have been in a better location. The sound of the river right outside the door was very relaxing. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We hiked various trails and the experience was amazing. We were very sad to leave and we still miss it. We felt very safe and welcomed.”

    Tinene1, London, United Kingdom, August 2012

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    • “We had an amazing time at River's Nest! We'll definitely go back and stay again.”

    Miss Simmonds, Ebbw Vale, October 2015

    • “From the moment my partner and I arrived we were impressed with everything, it was perfect, just what we were looking for. We found it so peaceful and tranquil watching all the wildlife from the large patio doors, it was truly amazing. I really wished I had booked for longer as it was a lovely cabin with everything you could need, a perfect little retreat for my my partner and I. We will definitely be going back in the Summer next year.”

    Mrs Petrillo, Heywood, October 2015

    • “The chalet was excellent and in a perfect spot alongside the river. Perfect for a couple. Peace and quiet and access to beautiful countryside and walking. The owners were very helpful.”

    Ms Mather, Bury, September 2015

    • “We had a wonderful week at River's Nest. The views were staggering and the peace was so restful. The cabin was comfortable and cosy, and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We will certainly be going back there.”

    Mr Workman, Sleaford, April 2015

    • “Lovely scenery, lovely area and lovely accommodation.”

    Mrs Jarvis, Walsall, April 2015

    • “The location was amazing. The large glazed area with large patio doors allowed us to benefit fully from the lovely views just outside our door. The walks in the area are wonderful. The peace and tranquillity really helped us to unwind.”

    Mr Brown, Redditch, April 2015

    • “Peaceful and quiet, very relaxing and excellent for chilling out.”

    Mr Mitchell, Stoke On Trent, February 2015

    • “River's Nest is very clean with everything you need for your stay. There are fantastic views from River's Nest and the whole area. We had brilliant weekend..”

    Parker, Leeds, November 2014

    • “The peace & quiet, an ideal base to travel out daily to different locations and return to a nice secluded spot near river.”

    Mr Singleton, Liverpool, September 2014

    • “A lovely property in a peaceful, tranquil setting. The owners were so helpful; even before we left home they emailed all information to us. We knew when and where to contact them if we so needed (which we didn't) but they were not at all intrusive. The chalet was beautifully refurbished and very clean; we would certainly recommend.”

    Mrs Aspland, Bexhill-on-sea, June 2014

    • “The owners were very friendly and helpful. The setting is excellent, it is in a quiet and peaceful spot. It was one of the cleanest properties we have stayed in. The sheets and towels are good quality and many little extras are included and were appreciated. We liked the layout of the property and parking is excellent.”

    Mrs Morse, Wellingborough, May 2014

    • “It was in a lovely, quiet spot, with fantastic views. The huge patio doors were a wonderful touch, providing constant views of the countryside and wildlife. Everything was provided to make it a very joyous, relaxed holiday, including private parking, which was great. The Owner was lovely, and very helpful. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending River's Nest to friends & family.”

    Mrs Jenkinson, Stoke-on-Trent, April 2014

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About the location


Bala 15 miles.

The pleasant village of Llangynog lies in breathtaking countryside amidst the beautiful Berwyn Mountains and surrounding wooded hills and valleys. The area has a history of lead, silver and slate mining dating back to the 17th Century but today it is a renowned location for climbing, birdwatching, walking and cycling, with famous mountain bike trails near Dolgellau, and a mountain bike centre at Llandegla. Llangynog boasts two pubs, both of which serve good food and are perfect to relax in after an exciting day out, plus on the outskirts of the village is a down hill mountain bike centre and a motorbike experience, which is set on a 1500 acre site. Enjoy Lake Bala, a wonderful beauty spot, with excellent fishing, a variety of water sports including white water rafting and a lakeside steam railway, or visit Lake Vyrnwy, which has a RSPB centre, bike hire and a sculpture park. Also within easy reach is Llanrhaeadr Waterfall, the tallest single drop waterfall in England and Wales. This is a beautiful part of the country and is perfect for touring the rest of North and Mid Wales and even Shropshire.

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