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Ger Yr Afon Cottage

(Ref. 1070847)

St Harmon near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (6)
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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place, only drawback was the fridge was father noisy but overall an excellent place to stay"

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2023

  • "No instructions were left for use of hob and we could not get it to work at all."

    A couple of hooks would be useful in the bathroom to hang dressing gown etc. The living room chairs were not comfortable. But everything else was great and we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Maryanne4.7May 2023

  • "Excellent place for holiday!"

    Very comfortable, clean, nice ... Thank you so much. We had a brilliant holiday for this place!!! Nataliia, Mykola&Mariia

    Reviewed by Nataliia5.0May 2023

  • "Property was nice but the bathroom floods because the shower doors don't go all the way round the cubicle!"

    Curtains need changing as they bring in too much light and there was no mention of a road right next to the property!

    Reviewed by Teresa3.8Apr 2023

  • "The accommodation was extremely good as it has been refurbished to an excellent standard."

    The cottage was private with easy access and the bubbling river was very pleasant to fall to sleep too. The only recommendation is for a corkscrew to be added to the cutlery draw...... a small issue I know!!!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had just two days out of 7 as unfortunately my grandmother passed away the day after we arrived and we left the property on Monday morning instead of Friday,anyway we enjoyed the short time that we spent there the house is lovely and welcoming we really liked it and as well hot tub was just perfect and relaxing."

    The property is very clean and well maintained,we liked the garden and the river in the back of the garden ! We highly recommend the house and hopefully we can have another time there !

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property, amazing location, very clean and everything we could possibly need was there."

    Our one frustration was the amount of noise and vibration made by the pipes in the second (back) bedroom when the heating kicked in. Literally some us up multiple times throughout the night and in the morning. Great few days in your house though and have recommended to friends. Thank you

    This issue has now been resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, immaculate, nicely decorated, and had everything needed and more."

    The hot tub was perfect, and very well maintained. Plenty of nearby places to explore the outdoors, and a small town with nice cosy pubs. Very friendly and welcoming. Perfect little 40th birthday retreat, thank you!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, absolutely spotless really enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Oct 2022

  • "No instructions on appliances loved hot tub"

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful bungalow, extremely clean and comfortable ."

    Pretty much everything was there that you need . Would be handy to have an airer to hang up wet swimwear. Beautiful surroundings, quiet and peaceful. Ideal place to venture from, most places within easy reach . Hot tub is a terrific bonus and is looked after impeccably well . Garden well maintained . Overall wonderful and we hope to come again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week here in this immaculately clean, relaxing bungalow."

    It is such a lovely peaceful setting with the added bonus of a hot tub. A clothes dryer or airier would be useful for when you have been out walking in wet weather, as there is no washing machine but other than that we would definitely recommend it to friends and return ourselves. We spoke to Hayley who was really friendly and helpful when she came to do the hot tub check. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sara4.4Jun 2022

  • "We have just enjoyed a fabulous week at this modern and spotlessly clean property and can't rate it highly enough."

    We walked miles, drove through some stunning scenery, especially the Cwmystwyth Mountain Road which is not for the faint hearted, did a walking circuit of Garreg ddu Reservoir in the Elan Valley and rounded off every day in the hot tub. Would we return to this beautiful property? Yes it is one of the best we have stayed at.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Apr 2022

  • "We found the property second to none one of the best holidays we've had in years can't fault anything views where fantastic what a pleasure to stay in or driving out."

    The hot tub was king wish we booked longer but all good things must end. Looking forward to another sykes holiday booking and top marks to the owners on a first class property. Jim & Sarah From Romney Marsh, Kent

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2022

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  • All ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with an en-suite, 1 x king-size 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with elevated decking, lawn, furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 3.4 miles
  • Note: Enclosed garden backs onto unfenced river, children should be supervised at all times
  • Please note: this property only accepts check in on Monday or Friday
  • Check-in time is 4pm and check-out time is 10am.

The property

Rhayader 3.2 miles.

Nestled in St Harmon near Rhayader, Wales is this fantastic, detached, single-storey cottage, Ger Yr Afon Cottage.

With elevated decking and a hot tub overlooking a river at the bottom of the garden, the cottage is an idyllic setting for a romantic getaway or a family trip to explore the Welsh countryside.

Ger Y Afon sits on a gated road with off-road parking for four cars, so you will have no trouble getting settled in straight away; leave your boots in the hallway and enter the contemporary kitchen/diner, with smart grey cupboards and wooden floor, and everything you need to rustle up a hot meal for your guests around the dining table for four.

Hiking the Welsh valleys and hills calls for a relaxing evening in the sitting room, where you can start the woodburning stove, watch a film on the Smart TV, or simply listen to the soothing sounds of the running river below.

Sleeping four guests, Ger Y Afon hosts two bright and airy bedrooms looking out onto the surrounding vegetation; unpack your belongings and rest up before your holiday adventures.

The spacious walk-in shower in the elegant, minimal shower room will leave you feeling refreshed, warm and ready for the day.

Have your meal alfresco-style at the outdoor seating on the elevated decking, followed by an evening in the hot tub, or take a picnic down to the lawn and sit by the river in the sunshine.

With quaint surroundings, welcoming rooms and plenty of quiet spots to sit, Ger Yr Afon Cottage offers guests a pleasant base to discover the wonderful history and scenery of Wales.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1022687, 1070838, 1070839, 1070840, 1070842, 1070843, 1119917, 1119920, 1119921, 1119931 together sleeping up to 36 guests.

St Harmon Lodges

These eleven almost identical lodges rest in a picture postcard setting in the spectacular rolling hills of the Powys countryside. Enjoying a rural position on the outskirts of St Harmon with awe-inspiring views and many scenic walking routes waiting to be explored, these luxurious lodges are perfectly suited to groups of all types, whether travelling as a small family, one or two couples, or a group of outdoor enthusiasts. Each of the lodges can be found hosting one or two well-appointed bedrooms made up of king-size or zip/link twins, offering flexible sleeping arrangements to suit your needs. The bedrooms are then served by a light and sophisticated shower room, whilst a few steps away an attractive open-plan living space features a kitchen, dining area and sitting area, together providing all the essentials of a self-catering stay. Outside, a fabulous enclosed front garden boasts both a patio and a decking with a private hot tub and outdoor seating area, and off-road parking for two can be found completing all of the lodges. Make the most of your time in the area with days spent exploring the Elan Valley, Castle Hill and Epynt Way, whether on an awe-inspiring hike or an exhilarating cycle. See The Arch and the site of Rhayader Castle, or visit the neighbouring town of Llandrindod Wells and uncover the Rock Park and Spa, Castell Collen Roman fort and Cefnllys Old Castle. The town of Rhayader is filled with pretty tea rooms, charming pubs and well-established stores, offering all the essential amenities. There are also many thrilling attractions such as Dolmynach Victorian House Museum, Rhayader Riverside Walk and the Valley View Falconry right on your doorstep. Take a tour of the National Cycle Museum or meet friendly Alpaca at Fronserth Farm. Other places to note include the colourful seaside town of Aberystwyth and the imposing Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, both just a pleasant drive away. Six idyllic wood lodges offering a remarkable base from which to tour Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Llandrindod Wells 10 miles; Aberystwyth 34 miles.

Rhayader is a small Welsh market town with a selection of tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, amenities and unique little boutiques, including local antiques. An added bonus of a leisure centre with a large swimming pool and a weekly livestock market. The Red Kite Feeding Station, on the outskirts of the town is a great attraction not to be missed. Rhayader is the first town on the River Wye and is home to the spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. The Elan Valley offers a variety of walks and cycle trails (cycle hire is available in Rhayader), as well as a visitor’s centre with café and children's play area. This area is known as the Wildlife Centre of Wales, with its amazing variety of nature reserves open for visitors to enjoy. There is also pony trekking available in the area. Visit Builth Wells, where the Spring Festival, Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and Winter Fair are all held annually. Alternatively, a scenic drive will take you to the Welsh coast 34 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas