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The Retreat

(Ref. 1113692)

Pedairffordd near Llanrhaeadr-Ym-Mochnant, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect home from home getaway."

    Property owner had clearly put alot of thought and hard work into ensuring a positive experience. Highly recommended and will be visiting again

    Thankyou for your lovely and very kind words glad you enjoyed your stay your welcome back anytime x Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2023

  • "Every little detail was complete for this stay from a pint of milk in the fridge to plenty of fuel for the log burner which kept the property toasty warm."

    The views are stunning. Bed really comfortable. The fencing kept my little dog in (he has kidney disease so has to go out for a wee about 2am most days). Internet was great for a rural area I had a tutorial at 9am Tuesday which was fine and a lecture 5.30-8pm Thursday where teams dropped out once. Watched a film in the cinema room which is a great add on. Most of all we have come home feeling really rested. Fantastic property and host.

    Thankyou so much that’s really kind of you so glad you all enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again x Property Owner

    Reviewed by KatyOct 2023

  • "A great experience from start to finish."

    Communication following our booking was easy, prompt and wonderfully warm. We felt welcomed before we even got there! The Retreat is a fantastic place, wonderful location, brilliant hosts and incredible views. Highly recommended for a “get away from it all” break. There really is everything you need in the property, the cinema room is a fantastic addition, and we may now need one in our house! Really wonderful from start to finish. Our host even went the extra mile to post something to us that we had forgotten - just so helpful. Thank you.

    It was a pleasure to host you your welcome back anytime x Property Owner

    Reviewed by WarrenOct 2023

  • "Home from home with everything you need for a peaceful break away."

    Wonderful location with great views and local places to explore. Movie room is fab with added extras like popcorn and snuggle blankets. The owner Beth is lovely, we saw her on arrival then again as we left but she was always on hand if needed. Safe enclosed area for fur babies with bbq area and chimnea for romantic nights outdoors. Would definately reccomend a stay if you want to relax and recharge

    Thankyou so very much for your lovely and very kind comments hope to see you again soon xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2023

  • "What a lovely place ."

    Everything you need plus nice touches such as homemade cake and eggs on arrival .The views from the Retreat are beautiful.We had such a relaxing break and there are plenty things to do not far away .Beth was so nice and welcoming even showed us the other of her retreat ( Shepards hut ) and the new hot tub . We would highly recommend staying in any of these as they are so nice Thank you Beth for a lovely stay . Carl & Dee

    Thankyou for your lovely and kind words your welcome back anytime x Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarlSep 2023

  • "Beth and Mike were the perfect hosts helpful but unobtrusive."

    We were met and shown round every appliance was explained to us even how to make the log fire up, we spent the week when the heatwave happened in September. As we stepped into the bedroom the view from the windows took our breath away. To wake up up to that was a delight. the patio runs the length of the cottage. plenty of room for alfresco meals. The little touches such as the Welsh bread fresh eggs and flowers from the garden and enough bottled water and tea coffee and milk so you could sit outside straight away and enjoy the landscape. We will be returning!

    Thank you so very much for your kind and lovely words x Property Owner

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2023

  • "The Retreat is just that, a great place to relax, take in the splendid views and ‘retreat’ from the busy world for a while."

    A super place for two, everything you need and a bit more besides (a cinema room no less!) coupled with an owner who epitomises what being a welcoming host should be. Beth was on hand when we arrived to show us around and there when we left, always contactable but never intrusive. And because the cottage faces away from the main house you never feel as though you are intruding on them either which is really great. We very much much enjoyed and appreciated our stay, it was exactly what we hoped it would be. Highly recommended.

    Thank you so very much for your lovely and very kind words hope to see you again in the future x Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2023

  • "The Retreat is a little slice of heaven."

    Calm & peaceful. The views are stunning & even on cloudy or rainy days the view is still breath taking & calming. Beth is an amazing host & nothing is too much trouble & she is on hand for any questions etc. However, she is very respectful of your privacy. The cake (thank you Beth) was amazing & the freshly laid eggs the best! The Retreat is well equipped & with the added extra of the cinema room. Lake Vyrnwy is a must! There is a short walk (20 mins at a pleasant pace) to the water fall which is well worth it. Llangollen village is another visit well worth a look. The river is stunning & the village quaint. There are horse drawn canal boat rides from there too. All in all a week just isn't enough to enjoy the tranquility of the Retreat & get out & see the beautiful sights all around you. The next time we come we will book both the Retreat & the Shepherds hut so we can share our experience with our family or friends.

    Thankyou so very much for your lovely and really very kind comments xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by SalAug 2023

  • "This is a lovely Place wonderful to wake up to views over meadows with sheep and hills in the distance Beth is a great owner on hand if you have a problem and left treats all over."

    Nice area to explore village nearby has a handy shop would recommend it best we have ever stayed at

    Thankyou for your lovely and kind words so glad you had a good time and hope to see you again x Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2023

  • "What an amazing place!"

    Stunning views, great location and Beth and Mike were so nice and helpful. We had a brilliant time.

    Thankyou for your lovely and kind words hope to see you again glad you enjoyed your Stay x Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2023

  • "We loved our stay here and can’t wait to come back!"

    Beautiful countryside and views. The retreat is up a short lane and overlooks the valley, very quiet all you hear is birds singing, plus sheep and cows occasionally. It is a good walk to the nearest village, with great country pubs and convenience shop. You do need a car to get further afield. Beth & Mike are fabulous hosts, nothing is too much trouble. We didn’t use the cinema room on this stay, as we spent a lot of time outdoors. The highest waterfall in wales is accessible from the village along a single track road.

    Thankyou very much for your lovely and kind words you’re welcome back anytime! Xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2023

  • "A little slice of heaven with the most fantastic scenery, if you want peace and quiet with stunning views this is it, along with the most perfect hosts."

    Thankyou for your lovely and very kind words your welcome back anytime x Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2023

  • "This place is a gem, Beth was lovely and made us feel very at home that we did ..."

    This place is a gem, Beth was lovely and made us feel very at home that we did not want to leave, The Retreat was a very cosy home from home ,we had treats left for us which were very welcome and went down well with a coffee sat on the bench set outside on the decking taking in the spectacular views Thank you Beth for a wonderful break Terry, Jo and Josh dog

    Thankyou so very much for your lovely and kind words your welcome back anytime x Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoannaApr 2023

  • "We would like to thank Beth for a great few days we spent at the retreat, you couldn’t ask for any more ."

    I would recommend it to any one

    It was a pleasure to host you your welcome back anytime highly recommend Property Owner

    Reviewed by RobApr 2023

  • "What a lovely place in a lovely location and with such lovely helpful hosts."

    Such lovely views from the decking and from the windows within, so peaceful and relaxing. Everything you need is there, go and explore or just stay and chill. Thankyou for all your help Beth.

    Thankyou so much for your lovely and very kind words so glad you had a good time and hope to see you again x Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2023

  • "An excellent place to stay, hosts really welcoming with cake and enough logs to keep the fire going the whole time we were away."

    We will definitely be looking to come back at some point. Fully recommend the retreat for anyone looking for a relaxing time away in the Welsh Hills.

    It was lovely to have you to stay glad you enjoyed your break and hope to see you both again c Property Owner

    Reviewed by RyanMar 2023

  • "Wonderful stay, very helpful host, nothing was to much trouble, very comfortable cottage, fabulous views."

    Lake Vyrnwy and llangollen canal well worth a visit. Market Square fish & chips in the village, excellent. Will definitely return. Thankyou Beth.

    Thankyou for your lovely and very kind words glad you enjoyed your stay at The Retreat hope to see you again soon x Property Owner

    Reviewed by BeverleyFeb 2023

  • "A great little place to stay and gather my thoughts, peace and quiet throughout my stay and just what I needed."

    Beth and Mike were the perfect hosts in welcoming me to the cottage and showing me around. The weather was terrible but that didn’t spoil my stay here at all. I will definitely be back here in the near future, thanks.

    Thankyou so very much for your lovely and very kind words your welcome back anytime x Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarryNov 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday at The Retreat."

    Beth and Mike are wonderful hosts - warm and friendly and helpful. And Thank You, Beth, for all the treats - much appreciated. And 10/10 to Mike for repairing the shower - sorry for disturbing your Sunday, Mike. There are so many beautiful places to visit within a short drive, and we thoroughly recommend a visit to Harlech Castle, and also Erddig (National Trust). If one doesn't wish to travel any distance, then enjoy the views from the cottage which are for the soul. Thanks again, Beth and Mike, for a unforgettable holiday experience.

    Thankyou for your lovely and kind words so glad you enjoyed your stay at The Retreat x Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2022

  • "Lovely little place to unwind."

    Cinema room was a great bonus. Beth was so kind! Delicious homemade bara brith, eggs biscuits and hot water bottle! Would recommend

    Thankyou for your lovely and very kind words that’s so kind of you glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again x Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2022

  • "Beth and Mike made us feel like we were staying with friends."

    Their nature made us feel like we were welcome in their home. They made us a cake and left biscuits and tea and coffee for our consumption. The accommodation was clean with everything you need for a break. The views are stunning and it’s a great base to explore the area. A superb let that we would recommend 100%.

    Thankyou for your lovely and kind words your welcome back anytime x Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2022

  • "The Retreat was exactly what we needed after some hectic times."

    Beth gave us a warm welcome with a delicious homemade cake, chocolate chip cookies and freshly laid eggs from her free range chickens. The view from the windows were spectacular! Each day was special. We loved the tranquility and peace the surrounding hills exuded.

    Thankyou for your lovely and really kind words I hope to see you all again if you are travelling in Wales again x Property Owner

    Reviewed by RudolfSep 2022

  • "Arrived to a very warm welcome from Beth an amazing cottage with stunning views the extra little touches home made cake fresh eggs and jams where a lovely touch."

    The perfect place to wake up in the morning looking at the hills and relaxing Beth was so helpful on places to go definitely be back. Thanks for the beautiful four days of peace and quiet Paul Joanne and Betsy the beagle. I thank you

    Thanks for your lovely and very kind words your all welcome back anytime x Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2022

  • "We arrived with a plan to be hermits for 5 days and recharge our batteries."

    It was perfect. The views from the comfortable chairs in the bedroom allowed us to sit and gaze at the changing scenery and weather for hours. The facilities were very private and very comfortable. Beth welcomed us and then we were left to be hermits. Clean, well equipped and really appreciated the newly laid eggs and freshly made Bara Brith. A short walk to the bridge meant we watched a kingfisher flying around. We will be back.

    Thankyou for your lovely and very kind comments your welcome back anytime x Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2022

  • "Beth and Mike were excellent hosts, they make us feel very very welcome, we arrived early and they let us come in , they let us share their home and garden like it was our own."

    The retreat views were amazing very relaxing. The cottage it’s self was very very cozy and comfortable it had everything and more in it than expected . Beth had baked us a cake to have on arrival there was also fresh eggs there and all the essentials like tea , coffee and milk in the fridge. The eggs were from her own garden chickens which I loved feeding. Our dog loved exploring there home and garden and was made very welcome. Beth and Mike were very knowledgeable about places to go and see and gave us little tips like free parking places

    Thankyou for your lovely and kind words your welcome back anytime xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2022

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  • Single storey
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Cinema room
  • Woodburning stove and air con unit/heater in the bedroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer
  • TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, starter pack for fire and welcome hamper inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with furniture and barbecue and decking
  • Two small dogs or one medium-large dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Limited headroom in some parts
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on leads outside due to livestock
  • Note: All wood/coal provided during stay
  • Note: Guests can drop laundry in the washing basket provided for owner to wash, dry and return

The property

Llanrhaeadr-Ym-Mochnant 1.7 miles.

This well-presented cottage is attached to the owner’s stable block in the charming hamlet of Pedairffordd, Powys.

Set in a fantastic location for walkers, The Retreat welcomes couples seeking a lovely escape in a private setting, ideal for exploring the great Welsh outdoors.

The cottage is a lovely base all year-round, with air con providing cooler temperatures in the summer and warmer temperatures in the winter.

Internally, there is an open-plan living space from which you can prepare tasty meals in the kitchen, assisted by the electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge.

As you look to settle down, two leather sofas are situated in front of the woodburning stove and TV for a well-earned relax.

The cinema room is a unique surprise and perfect for enjoying movie nights together.

Wander through to the bedroom, benefitting from panoramic windows that offer an outlook to the Tanat Valley, a truly lovely view to wake up to.

Completing the interior is the en-suite shower room where you can freshen up after a long day.

Be sure to take advantage of the outside space, including a decked area with picnic bench and a patio with barbecue and seating, perfect for those balmy evenings.

If you’re looking for a secluded base in a scenic region of Wales, look no further than The Retreat.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 113685, together they sleep four.

The Retreat

The Retreat consists of a charming cottage and shepherd’s hut nestled in grounds of the owners small holding, immersed in the magnificent scenery of Powys, just a few miles from the amenities of Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant. These quaint abodes are the perfect choice for couples looking to break away from everyday life and experience a private location in North Wales. Whilst the properties differ in terms of style, with The Retreat offering a cottage style with its own living area and cinema room and the Shepherd’s Hut containing just a bedroom and external kitchen/bathroom, they both overlook the beautiful Tanat Valley and provide excellent walking over the Berwyn Mountains. Off-road parking is available for both on the premises and laundry facilities are provided in a separate out building. From the door, there are plenty of fantastic walks onto the surrounding wildflower meadows and hills, or continue to the breath-taking waterfall, Pistyll Rhaeadr, a 240-foot mountain waterfall, accessed by a scenic woodland footpath. The nearby village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant has a good range of amenities including two pubs, a hotel, a café and a fish and chip shop. The lovely lakes of Vyrnwy and Bala are a little further afield and waiting to be explored. A delightful duo of properties for a Welsh break, whatever time of year.

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About the location


  • Lake Vyrnwy 8 miles
  • Bala 18 miles

This pleasant village lies in the beautiful Tanat Valley at the foot of the Berwyn Mountains, only 4 miles from one of the Seven Wonders of Wales - the magnificent Pistyll Rhaeadr (240 ft high waterfall). Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant was the location for the successful film, The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain, and more recently the film Nativity 2 starring David Tennant. The village boasts two general stores, a newsagents, a Post Office, a butchers, two pubs, one hotel, one cafe and a fish and chip shop. It is surrounded by lovely countryside, providing walking trails for all abilities including Berwyn Ridge Walk and a trail to the summit of the waterfall. Discover lovely Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, Powys Castle and Gardens, medieval Shrewsbury and Chester and the wonderful Snowdonia National Park.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas