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Gardener's Cottage

(Ref. 22182)

Llanwrthwl near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Second visit to this beautiful location but first stay in Gardeners Cottage which was clean, well equipped and complete with beautifully kept garden and grounds."

    Our reason for visiting this cottage is to take advantage of fly fishing on the beautiful river which runs alongside the cottages. The owners are friendly and welcoming with nothing being too much trouble. We would highly recommend a stay and plan a third visit soon.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2024

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gardeners cottage."

    It was clean and comfortable with everything we needed. A lovely cottage in the most beautiful surroundings. Gardens are well maintained and full of flowers. The railway walk, although not long, was lovely to have an early morning or late evening walk with the dogs. It runs along the river which was stunning. The owners were on hand if needed and were helpful and friendly. The nature reserve and Elan dams are close by and we had some lovely walks there. I would highly recommend Gardeners cottage as it really is a stunning place to unwind.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2024

  • "A delightful cottage in a wonderful location."

    It was good to have a fully enclosed garden for our dog to roam in.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2023

  • "Gardeners cottage was very clean and pleasantly presented, the hosts Jonnathon & Chee were very helpfull, the weather was not good (heavy rain) which spoilt the fishing on the lovely River Wye."

    Apart from that we had a great time and will defiantly go back and hope for better weather. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We are a couple in our sixties, my daughter and my 8 year old grandson was with us."

    Can honestly say we all, including my grandson, was taken aback at how beautiful this place was, right on the river with lots of wild land to roam in, beautifully kept gardens and never seen so many little birds such a joy to watch. Lots of kites the feather kind ! so sitting with morning cups of tea watching the wildlife and the brilliance of the place set us up for the day. We all loved it and just didn’t want to come home! It was perfect for our dog, all the areas are fenced and thought is taken with keeping our pets safe. The house was clean, well equipped and very comfy ! We went to the Dams over the mountain road, hold onto your seats but well worth it, Devils bridge also a must, the local town perfect, and the kite feeding. Whilst the Wi-Fi worked there were some moments it wasn’t too good, but this was everywhere in these mountains, We did have to drive into town to the car park, and park at the top of the car park as I had a very important phone call coming in, but even that wasn’t a big deal as we walked around the local shops and enjoyed our morning… All in all perfect break in the gardeners cottage and we hope to go back, definitely recommend. Thank you Johnathan and Chee.

    Dear Deborah, I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated the peace and the surroundings in Glaslyn. I am sorry that the wi-fi was a less than perfect experience. I am afraid that we are in a "not spot" as far as connectivity goes. We managed to get wi-fi relatively recently but it's a mobile signal and of late we have found that it has declined in speed and reliability. You are kind to leave such a nice review and to let us know that you enjoyed the holiday. Thank you for coming to stay and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was a lovely cottage."

    The beds was comfortable. The owners was friendly. We had a problem and they fixed it straight away. The garden was nice. A lovely walk to take the dog down the old railway track. The scenery was beautiful. Would stay there again

    Dear John, I am very pleased hear that you enjoyed your stay. It is kind of you to leave a lovely positive review. Enjoy the rest of your summer and thanks for visiting Glaslyn and Wales. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful and idyllic cottage with a lovely, though short, riverside walk on the property."

    The gardens are wonderfully maintained and really added to the experience of staying here.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Living room sofa wasn't all that comfortable Would have been nice to have had ..."

    Living room sofa wasn't all that comfortable Would have been nice to have had a few sachets of coffee and / or tea when we got there

    Reviewed by Lynn4.4Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday staying in Gardeners Cottage and would highly recommend it."

    The grounds are lovely to walk in especially with your dog along the old rail track and by the river and all on your door step. The owners were charming ,welcoming & helpful. We hope to go back again soon.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Specious comfortable bed beautiful front garden excellent river view from the bedroom windows nice location ."

    Close to Fuel station and Greggs. friendly Host (Jonathan) the only downside was the level of cleanness: spider webs and bread crumbs found on the shelf so I would suggest to clean it more thoroughly specially the kitchen shelf: dust on kitchen top accessories and microwave not so clean as expected. Other than this everything else was spectacular.

    Reviewed by Syed4.4May 2022

  • "Wonderful location."

    Beautiful river Wye walks. Close to Elan Valley - spectacular!

    Reviewed by James4.4Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely in a fantastic location, the beds were comfortable and the shower was really good, could do with an extractor fan as noticed paint was coming away from ceiling."

    The rest of the furniture was very tired and the fridge was too small for five people we were only three and only just managed to get things in. Only minor things which can be rectified. But we had a fantastic stay and would definitely come back, dogs loved it. Jonathan and cheese lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Roberta3.4Sep 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage."

    Well-equipped, spacious, gorgeous location and good for a base to walk/ride around the local area. There is even a trail leading from the cottage grounds. No wifi which meant we could switch off completely for a week!

    Reviewed by Kimee4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Our two dogs enjoyed lots of walks in the area. Wonderful to have the feeling of being away from it all but also being so close to local shops to get supplies. Richard and Chee very hospitable. Would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Aug 2019

  • "The best points of this holiday are the location of the property on the banks of the river Wye, the local area of the Elan Valley and the friendliness of the owners."

    Reviewed by James4.4Jun 2019

  • "If you want a quiet, tranquil, peaceful, holiday, in a nice cosy cottage, with a very secure enclosed garden."

    (Safe for children and dogs) You will not get better than this hideaway in Llanwrthwl. Mobile phone signal almost none existence so no constant phone calls. Can highly recommend. I Wathan, (Anglesey).

    Reviewed by Ivy5.0Sep 2018

  • "We were pleasantly surprised by the standard of the Cottage, much larger and nicer than the photo’s give away, absolutely stunning setting with the Wye running through the Gardens."

    Very friendly and welcoming owners and staff, couldn’t ask for more at a reasonable price. A good base to travel from for days out. If I was to criticise anything, it could do with larger towels and a better shower, but that’s not to say it was a problem, just a suggestion.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2018

  • "As the cottage sleeps 5 we felt that the fridge should be larger and it wd be v helpful if there were a freezer."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.4Jun 2018

  • "Although the weather was in our favour the cottage was well equipped if it hadn't been."

    There was heating and a fire if it got chilly, a television should you need it and although we took games and books we didn't need either. All cottages have access to the river should you wish to fish or just walk. We stayed at gardners cottage which had access to a front garden whereas riverside cottage had access to the back garden - both very pretty with seating outside. There are two other cottage like chalets with the same amenities, called salmon and trout. I could have stayed in any, they all looked well presented, My only suggestion would be for lighter duvets in the summer months as the sloping roof meant it got fairly warm in the bedrooms at night. We found the whole holiday totally relaxing and the owners Jonathan and Chee and their dog Freddie very welcoming. We would most definitely return but next time I will be more aware that the welsh midges wear boots as big as the Scottish ones.

    Reviewed by Nicolette5.0Jun 2018

  • "If looking for peace , quiet, and tranquility, in wonderfully peacefully surroundings ."

    You could not find better, than Glaslyn. The owners are very welcoming, kind, and helpful. Will certainly go there again....I.M.Wathan

    Reviewed by Ivy4.7May 2018

  • "Lovely Cottage in fantastic location with very helpful and friendly owner"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2017

  • "Very welcoming owners, very pet friendly."

    Entry/exit to and from site can be a bit hair raising. Maybe needs something marking the entrance that can be seen easier on approaching.

    Reviewed by Graham4.6Sep 2016

  • "Everything we needed for a family of 5 with a dog."

    Loved every part of the holiday could not of asked for anything better then what we got. Everyone around us was very frendly. Walks along the river and views were mind blowing. Time away from everyday life this is the best place by far.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Aug 2016


    Reviewed by Erica5.0Jul 2013

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • LPG gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Freesat TV, WiFi, DVD
  • Fuel, power and logs for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and petrol station 1.2 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: Private salmon, trout and grayling fly fishing available on a catch and release basis only at £20 per rod, per week

The property

This semi-detached, brick-built cottage is set in a beautiful riverside location near to the village of Llanwrthwl in Mid Wales.

It offers three bedrooms with the added bonus of an electric fire in the cosy sitting room, perfect for relaxing and enjoying a drink in the evening.

The enclosed front garden is ideal for children and dogs to play safely as you plan the following day's adventure.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 22181, 22183 and 22184 to sleep 16 people.

Glaslyn Estate Cottages

Llanwrthwl 1 mile. These four cottages stand in the grounds of the delightful 11-acre Glaslyn Estate which was once the home of the famous painter and fisherman HWB Davies. These welcoming Llanwrthwl cottages are in a lovely riverside location only yards from the banks of the River Wye, which runs straight through the estate. This wonderful holiday location is ideal for couples, families or dedicated fishermen who wish to enjoy a secluded, peaceful setting surrounded by beautiful countryside. Each of these four Mid Wales cottages has its own well-equipped facilities including fitted kitchens, cosy sitting rooms and glorious outside seating areas where you can truly appreciate the magnificent surroundings. From these cottages near Rhayader are miles of beautiful riverside walks where you can enjoy a huge variety of birdlife and may even see an otter on the bustling River Wye. Fishermen will enjoy this rare opportunity to enjoy some fabulous fly fishing for salmon, trout and grayling - all available at these cottages on the River Wye. Llanwrthwl is a small village with a local shop and an historic church, whilst the pleasant market town of Rhayader is less than three miles away and provides a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and the popular Red Kite Feeding Station. This unspoilt region of Wales offers stunning scenery with the famous Elan Valley lakes and the Cambrian Mountain very close by. This is a rare chance to enjoy four charming Llanwrthwl cottages in a lovely riverside location which is a haven for wildlife, amidst a tranquil setting, for a truly relaxing break.

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About the location


Rhayader 3.5 miles; Llandrindod Wells 7 miles; Builth Wells 10 miles.

The small village of Llanwrthwl sits on the River Wye in beautiful countryside between Builth Wells and Rhayader. Llanwrthwl is home to a small shop and St. Gwrthwl’s Church which is home to a prehistoric standing stone. The bustling market town of Rhayader is three and a half miles away and has an abundance of shops, restaurants, pubs and a leisure complex. The Red Kite Feeding Station on the outskirts of the town is a great attraction not to be missed, while the annual Royal Welsh Show is just one of the attractions in nearby Builth Wells, where a great variety of exhibitions and sales are held all year round. The beautiful Elan Valley offers a wonderful variety of walks and cycle trails, as well as a visitor centre with café and children's play area.

This property accepts holidays that commence on a Saturday. Failure to adhere to this could result in cancellations.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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