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Rock Cottage

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 1080808)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a great wee, well appointed cottage with its stunning location perched above the waterfall."

    Would definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by PatrickMar 2022

  • "We have visited the area a couple of times before and we love it for the stunning scenery and peace and quiet."

    Rock Cottage was a great base, only a few minutes from the Elan Valley Visitor Centre (well within walking or cycling distance if you're reasonably active) but you also have the convenience of the shops, pubs and restaurants in the town. There are also riverside walks direct from the property with good access and pathways. Although it is on the road at the front we were not disturbed by traffic noise at all as the lounge and the bedroom are at the back of the property with stunning views over the river towards the mountains. We were warm and very comfortable in the super-kingsize bed, loads of wardrobe space, the shower is hot and powerful, two large comfortable sofas in the lounge, the log burner was easy to light and everything we needed was there. If not, there is a Spar within a 5 minute walk which is open late. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sun room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking or nearby car park
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in at 5.00pm, check-out by 10.00am
  • Note: Dog friendly park within 50 meters away from the property
  • Note: There is a single step leading up to both bedrooms and living/dining room

The property

Boasting views of the majestic River Wye, Rock Cottage is a charming mid-terrace cottage resting a stone's throw away from the centre of Rhayader, Powys.

The retreat is perfect for a couple or small family looking to explore Mid-Wales, with easy access to the Elan and Claerwen Valleys for walking and cycling routes.

Plenty of roadside parking welcomes you upon arrive, before stepping inside Rock Cottage; find a well-equipped, refurbished kitchen with a beautiful range cooker to rustle up hearty meals, as well as a dishwasher for fuss-free clean-ups.

Dinner can be enjoyed in the neighbouring living/dining room with show-stopping views across the River Wye, followed by a relaxing evening on the sofas watching your favourite shows; start the woodburning stove on colder nights for added comfort.

Savour your morning coffee in the adjoining sunroom to take in the spectacular views whilst planning the day ahead.

If you are visit during the summer months, be sure to spend a moment on the enclosed patio; dine alfresco, read your book or simply listen to the soundscape of the river, catching glimpses of the famous Red Kites soaring the skyline.

Two well-presented bedrooms await after the day's adventures, including a super-king-size and a twin, alongside a spacious family bathroom to soak in the tub or enjoy a quick rinse.

Take a leisurely stroll into the centre of Rhayader to find a selection of pubs and restaurants, as well as shops to stock up on the essentials.

Venture into the Elan and Claerwen Valley for miles of walking routes through breath-taking scenery, as well as cycling to cover more of the wonderful landscape!

Other attractions within the area includes the superb Red Kite Feeding Station, Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and the picturesque town of Builth Wells.

Travel further afield to Llandrindod Wells for a game of golf, marvel vintage bikes in the National Cycle Museum or picnic along Llandrindod Lake.

Those seeking coastal delights can head to Aberystwyth for pebbled beaches lined with colourful houses, seaside cafés, or hop on the Edwardian Vale of Rheidol Railway to marvel at hillside woodlands and romantic valleys.

Unspoilt scenery awaits just south of the cottage at the Brecon Beacons National Park for unforgettable vistas.

Rock Cottage is a superb base to explore a fabulous part of 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.

Please note: Property only accepts check-ins on Friday and Monday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas