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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second stay at this lovely remote cottage and once again we had a very relaxing stay, with the grandkids and everyone enjoying the cottage, the grounds and the swimming pool."

    The whole family very pleased to see the farm cat, ponies and birds feeding again.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Aug 2023

  • "Stunning house with amazing views and lovely pool ."

    We visited the waterfall , snowdon and Powis castle all beautiful. We would highly recommend for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Enjoyed by all the family.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at rhydygaled, the cottage is beautiful and big and the scenery is gorgeous."

    We all enjoyed the lovely pool and enjoyed saying morning to mim the cat and the two horses. I would of gave it five stars if the downstairs bed was bigger and wasn’t so springy. The cottage was perfect for our family having four bedrooms and three bathrooms. We would definitely recommend a stay here. Thankyou to the owners who were very prompt in thier reply when we text them with questions

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location and just a short drive from the village."

    The cottage is cosy, comfortable and well equipped. The layout was ideal for us as the downstairs accommodation was perfect for the older members of our family . Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Erica5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was a very well-needed break with friends after over two years apart, and from the moment we arrived, the host made us feel incredibly welcome."

    The facilities were perfect for our party of eight singles, and there was plenty of space for people to socialise or to spend a little quiet time away from the rest of the group. From the photos online, it's difficult to get a sense of just how peaceful this property is, and the night sky is utterly breathtaking. This was a truly magical stay, and we can't wait to return

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2021

  • "Phil the owner was very helpful."

    The cottage you just could not fault. It was lovely, well stocked, warm and comfortable. The pool was amazing. We all had a brilliant relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very remote cottage that was perfect for all our large family (5 adults and 3 young children) to get away from it all."

    Location really worked for us and a few very nice places to visit near by, and the scenery was beautiful as everywhere looked so lush and green. We will hopefully return some time in the near future.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Aug 2021

  • "Just got back from a wonderful week's stay as a family of 8 and 3 horses."

    Stunning location and views, we where lucky enough to have the weather and spent most of the time in the pool. The house is beautiful, clean, homely and well equipped and maintained. The host couldn't of been more welcoming , such a lovely guy and very accommodating. We have already been talking about booking again for next year, look forward to seeing you again soon and thank you for all your help Phil!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2021

  • "Just returned from a restful, relaxing week away."

    The cottage far exceeded our expectations. Phil could not be more helpful and was very quick to reply with any queries that we had. We all had a fabulous time in the pool and was the perfect place to cool down as the weather was very warm. We will definitely be returning at some point in the future. Thank you Phil for a lovely place to holiday.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything about it was perfect."

    The cottage is so old and beautiful yet also quite modern and fully equipped with everything you need, outside is absolutely stunning full of flowers and wildlife. Phil, the owner, is very friendly and helpful ☺. I have already booked to come stay here again next year

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wonderfully cosy well equipped cottage."

    ..everything we needed and more! Such comfy beds too! Lovely garden & views. Would highly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way, we had a lovely time!"

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage with gorgeous heated pool!"

    Kitchen fully equipped, plenty of space and nice dining area for evening meals. Living room is lovely and cosy, nice layout so the sofas all sit in a semi circle facing the Tv. Lots of dvds, games, and a wii to keep everyone entertained! Beds really comfy and nice big bath in main bathroom. The roads are very narrow for last couple of miles towards the property, however we never met anyone coming the other way so wasn’t an issue, seems to be quiet! Phil was really helpful and showed us a nice walking route from the house. Nearby waterfall definitely worth a visit. Pool is lovely, once you are in and swimming you can definitely tell it’s heated. Nice garden to relax in and big driveway that would easily fit 5 cars. Quite out the way so need to drive around 20-30 mins before you reach places of interest. A nice away from it all feel!

    Reviewed by Kerry4.4Aug 2020

  • "Very simple to review this place."

    Simply the best place we have ever stayed and can't wait to return next year, thanks Phil

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a fabulous girls weekend here."

    Perfect location if you are looking for a secluded, peaceful cottage. The host was fantastic, including formative emails before arrival, the weekend couldn't of gone more smoothly due to this. The pool and garden are a brilliant set up and the cottage is cosy with everything you could want/need for a break away. I can't complain about anything and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Aug 2020

  • "Phil is a great host!"

    The cottage is very comfortable and everything works as it should, The gardens are nice and relaxing - we were happy to just relax and enjoy the pool!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2020

  • "Where to begin ."

    .. this cottage is amazing by far one of the best I have been to but it is a cottage - expect low ceilings, wooden beams , flowers at every corner, birds in the morning etc There is heated flooring in the down stairs bathroom and lots of modern technology in this cottage which is really handy especially if your someone that values your time as a busy family we love music and not having to faff so really appreciated these little extras! The pool is great a little cold at first but you adapt and great for kids but it’s not huge so don’t expect to be swimming laps for exercise! There is wildlife I stress this because it is a beautiful place but if you don’t like bugs or nature then this is not the right place for you ! My son got bit outdoors a few times around the pool which didn’t bother him but he’s 6 now and use to been outside! We went when restrictions first opened up last year and quite frankly after working through this pandemic were really glad for the break we kept ourselves to ourselves and loved the peace and quiet this place has to offer as it’s a fair walk to the village. It gets cool here in an evening even in summer so still take a coat and been high up tends to rain a bit! We absolutely love this place and the gentleman that owns it could not be any nicer or accommodating he really is a great guy and cannot help you enough with any questions you want to ask etc The place is spotless the cleaner does a really good job and we felt really safe here! We hope to get back here sometime in the future as it is so beautiful and deserves the best of reviews!

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage with great facilities and probably the best equipped cottage we have stayed in and we have stayed in a lot over the years!"

    Phil and Jane's welcome email and directions could not have been more detailed and Phil able to help me over the phone when I got a bit lost. Whilst listing accurate maybe flag up steps to cottage and summer house quite steep so despite ground floor bedroom and shower room access for guests of limited mobility tricky, I had Mum 92 and brother who is a stroke survivor with us so getting in and out of cottage quite challenging, but worth it! Also lots of quirky steps up and down within the cottage. Whilst listed as isolated worth noting that access for the last few miles is single track roads and a bit daunting for nervous drivers!Phil makes it clear in welcome email but it would be nice to put it in travel to cottage information. A lovely place to get away from it all beautiful scenery absolute peace and quiet with all mod cons in the cottage and added bonus of heated pool that we were in every day and bbq deck also well used throughout the week. A great week with great owners thank you for everything!

    Reviewed by Vivienne4.7Sep 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage which is well equipped and comfortable."

    Owners very friendly and attentive. We were a group of 7 and the cottage was really great, beds comfy and facilities very good. The outdoor pool is lovely and completely private during your stay. Countryside gorgeous and just a blissful place to stay. Everything you need is there. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time staying at Rhydygaled."

    Phil was a very helpful host and the house was great for our group. The one downside was that the fridge wasn’t quite big enough, but everything else was great! The perfect place for a cosy Welsh getaway.

    We are glad you had a great stay at the property, thank you for your comments regarding the fridge we have now replaced this for a bigger fridge for future guests to enjoy. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Feb 2019

  • "The owner of this cottage went above and beyond expectations to make sure our stay was a fabulous one."

    We had a lovely weeks holiday and would recommend rhydgaled to everyone. The cottage itself is great, everything you need and Phil was a phone call away if we wished to contact him. The views are amazing and was so peaceful. The pool was an added bonus which our daughter loved. Thanks again Phil. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Aug 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x ground-floor king-size with woodburning stove, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Rayburn gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Sky, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with 3 acres of grounds, plus additional 4 acres of paddocks for horses
  • Barbecue
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool available from last Bank Holiday in May to second week of September
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, not in bedrooms
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Unfenced pond in the meadows close to the property, children to be supervised at all times

The property

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant 2 miles.

Rhydygaled, a wonderful, detached cottage is tucked away in a secluded location near the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, boasting three acres of grounds and garden, plus four acres of paddocks. Offering a home-away-from-home where families can enjoy spending quality time together, this retreat is the perfect base to return to each day. Relax in the homely lounge in front of the inglenook fireplace, which houses a log burner to warm those cooler evenings.

Exposed beams add a charming feel to the property, and the sense of character continues over to the beautiful dining room. The back entrance hallway is most inviting, with its feature window welcoming natural light inside.

This leads conveniently to a contemporary ground floor shower room/toilet and access to a large boot/cloakroom, ideal when returning from walks.

A contemporary kitchen and a utility area complete the arrangement. The downstairs also benefits from a ground floor king-size bedroom with wood burner and easy access to shower room and toilet.

Take the stairs up to the diverse mix of rooms, where you will be spoilt for choice come nighttime; one bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite, one bedroom which can be changed from super-king-size to two single beds, and one double bedroom with built-in wardrobe. Lastly, the family bathroom extends the attention to detail with its freestanding bath and stunning furnishings. Private garden to rear, overlooking the Berwyn hills and idyllic shared garden to the front of the cottage where you will find the heated swimming pool, with ample patio furniture for your pleasure and even a summer house full of outdoor games for your use whilst enjoying the surroundings.

Front gardens and pool to be shared with the 2 double bed self-contained Stable annex (sleeps 4), which can be hired separately to extend larger family/friend groups if required – available April 2024.

There is also a shared decked area for that early evening barbecue. To the right take a walk through the meadow and woodland which thrives with wildlife where you will come across the ponds (which are unfenced). Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant 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, not forgetting the wonderful Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park.

All of this awaits at Rhydygaled.

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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