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Ger Yr Afon Cottage

St Harmon near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 1070847)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JaneJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings"

    Reviewed by DennisJun 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 SaraJun 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 JanApr 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 JamesMar 2022

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Summary

  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 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

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.

St. Harmon is a peaceful village just outside Rhayader, a small market town where you can stock up on the essentials, or take a night off and have dinner in one of the village pubs or restaurants.

Resting in the Elan Valley, visitors have access to a variety of walks and cycle routes, with bike hire available in the town, as well as the beautiful Gilfach Nature Reserve for wildlife enthusiasts.

For days out, take a short journey north to Llanidloes, the heart of the medieval ancient kingdom of Arwystli, complete with a medieval arts centre, museum and the fascinating nearby remains of Bryntail Lead Mine.

Llandrindod Wells is an excellent choice for families; hire a paddle boat and explore Llandrindod Lake with a lakeside café, catch the popular Victorian Festival in August, or visit the alpacas in Fronserth Farm.

Ger Y Afon is also a great location for a day by the sea, with Aberystwyth to the west, a thriving seaside town with an arts centre, independent shops, a bustling Victorian promenade, and historical sites such as the town's Grade I listed Edwardian fortress.

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 has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

RHAYADER

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