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Riverside Cottage

(Ref. 22181)

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


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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic location next to the river in a really well looked after estate."

    The owners are on site and go out of their way to make you welcome. The safe fenced private garden is a welcome extra. 5 minutes to the local village which has everything you need. Quirky and quaint

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is cozy and comfortable but the real selling point at Riverside cottage is the fantastic outdoor space, wildlife, and scenery."

    It’s a little slice of heaven- stunning. We took our 2 dogs, both high energy dogs who love to be outdoors. One has no recall and can usually only be walked on a lead. The cottage has a really big, beautifully maintained, enclosed garden which isn’t shared with any of the other cottages. But more importantly, it has a lovely big field/meadow area adjoining it with safe banks down to the river. The field is part of the estate and fully enclosed, other than a gate at the far end (you just need to check it’s been closed before letting your dogs off as there are sheep further down the track). All 4 cottages have access to the field/river but we didn’t see a single other person using it all week. Was such a luxury to have it to ourselves. Our dogs (and myself and my husband) had a fantastic time in the water in the sunshine. Absolutely made our holiday being to be able to let the dogs have the run of the field for hours. They’ve never slept so well. A personal highlight for me was seeing the kingfisher on the river. We saw them every day while sat, enjoying breakfast on the table in the garden. Every direction you look from the cottage garden is beautiful scenery. Mountains with red kite gliding above them , the river and woodland with birds galore, fish jumping out of the water, ornate chimney tops, and the colourful boarders in the garden. Owners were very friendly and welcoming. Not intrusive in the slightest. The kitchen is very compact but perfectly big enough for me and my husband. You might struggle with 5 guests though. I couldn’t help but think the large shower room would be better utilised as a kitchen and the kitchen as a compact bathroom. My only very slight gripes were that the windows could have done with a more recent clean (spiderwebs in abundance) and the little yard area off the kitchen could have been spruced up a bit. Also, had the adjoining cottage (Gardener’s Cottage)been occupied, I would have been concerned about privacy as there is only a locked internal door separating the two cottages and I think sounds may travel. We were, however, lucky enough to have the other cottage vacant during our stay. I really wouldn’t let this put you off though. With the outdoor space and surrounding scenery, you’ll spend most of your time enjoying outdoors. On the whole, the place was spotlessly clean, no trace of dogs. Shower was great. We had a fantastic time and we would absolutely love to come back.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Sep 2023

  • "The location is beautiful and the owners Jonathon and Chee could not have been more friendlier or welcoming."

    Nothing was too much trouble for Chee who always had a smile on his face and forthcoming with advice re fly fishing Which was the reason we chose to stay at this property. We picked Riverside Cottage over Gardeners Cottage due to the large rear garden access but with hindsight would stay at Gardeners on our next visit as Riverside had a very small kitchen especially the fridge which was tiny. We love to shop once a week and spend the rest of the time relaxing on site but there was very limited storage space for food and cooking pots and pans were very limited, hence we had to go out every day for supplies. Apart from this the holiday was wonderful and relaxing and I would recommend this location. With very little effort this holiday cottage could easily be upgraded to 4*.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The accommodation was clean, inviting & exactly as described. My bed was really comfortable & had some of the best nights sleep I'd had for a long time. The owners couldn't have been more helpful. If there was anything we needed they were there, but were not intrusive in anyway. The cottage itself was in the most beautiful surroundings & I spent many a morning waking up with coffee in hand next to the river. There is a lovely short walk down an old railway track on site, longer enough for a quick dog walk in morning before a day in the mountains. This was everything I hoped it would be and more and we can't wait to go back again in the future. Thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was in a lovely location with everything we needed, our two dogs enjoyed it as well with a walks down the old railway track on site."

    Very friendly and helpful owner, would recommend.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "We booked a weekend stay and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Riverside."

    Our dog enjoyed the use of the large garden that is shared by both cottages and we also had a small, private area for ourselves out the front. Elan Valley is a must see, whether you walk the trails or drive to see all the dams. We had a mixed weekend for weather with blazing sun, hail, rain and fog, but it only added to the atmosphere. Stunning grounds to walk on along the river and a lovely, peaceful retreat. The only downside was the glass bathroom door that leads our into joint garden. Despite being frosted, I feel it could still use some sort of privacy blind for when the light is on as I didn't want to scare the neighbours whilst in the lovely, big shower

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage, Bedrooms were roomy and were so comfy to sleep on, property had WiFi and is a well equipped kitchen."

    The Riverside cottage garden exclusively for our use for beautiful and what a treat having the river wye running alongside with private river walk you can explore. The owners also were very friendly and giving us a nice bottle of wine as a welcome was just perfect. Our dog Monty loved the place too.

    Dear Jennifer, thank you for your kind words. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your time here despite the Welsh weather. Freddie enjoyed meeting Monty too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer Linda5.0Apr 2023

  • "Firstly, what a fabulous place to get away and spend some time!"

    The house was spotlessly clean including utensils, towels and bedding. For a dog friendly place, there was no smell of dog or dog hairs. The views and surrounding land is stunning. The owners were incredibly helpful and friendly. The bed could have been more comfortable for us, but everyone has a different preference. My only comment would be we could hear some noise from the people next door but this is unavoidable and wasn't a big issue as we were out a lot. There are pubs in the local area but you do have to drive to them. Big shops are 10 mins away but there are closer smaller shops. Overall, we were really happy and will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Tori4.7Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cozy cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a fab stay, garden is amazing size for the doggies."

    Lovely and quiet. Just a few things that I felt were needed a mop to wipe the floor in the shower room, it's directly off the garden and got very wet and muddy... had a bucket but no mop ! Also an iron would have been great and just maybe an air freshener in the hoover or clean the hoover. Had a hoover round a few times and the smell was horrid so only did it twice( strong dog smell).. But would return as lovely, peaceful and ideal for the dogs great that you have space to leave them to dry after the walks. All in all a lovely break..

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Jun 2022

  • "Hosts were lovely and very welcoming, and the cottage was situated in a beautiful spot next to the river."

    Although we knew this cottage would be basic we did not expect items to be dirty and so old. The sofa had worn so much it was threadbare with one cushion torn open, it wasn't even clean, it had a layer of dog hairs down the back where dogs had been rubbing. (We have non moulting breed so knew it wasn't them). This is also the first time we have had to buy air fresheners when in a cottage. We had to clean all the kitchen cupboard doors where you touch as you could see the layer of grime and place chopping boards outside as they smelt so bad. The layout was very strange and not as expected - the only access to what is a wonderful garden was through the toilet/shower room!! Unfortunately you couldn't see the garden from inside the house as all the onlooking windows were from the adjoining cottage. We thought having an en-suite to the master room would be ideal but it was only a toilet, there was nowhere to wash your hands so had to go downstairs anyway. We still had a great time in the local countryside but this cottage needs improvements.

    Reviewed by Emma2.2Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage to relax and explore the area cottage very basic but comfortable would certainly go back again"

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Jun 2021

  • "For Peaceful Tranquillity, and spotless Cleanliness, Set in a small piece of paradise owned by two wonderfully very caring, attentive and obliging Owners."

    This is the place to be.l

    Reviewed by Ivy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely garden."

    . Although overlooked by neighbour, didn't bother us but not private at all. Beautiful walk from the doorstep but sheep in the paddock next to the garden so not that dog friendly. Very cosy inside, cream carpets so if you have dogs take plenty of towels and covers. Really great owners very hrlpful and pleasant. Kitchen needs some attention Great for a couple and 2 dogs. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Nikki3.8Sep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Had everything we needed although the kitchen was a little small. The owners were lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Definitely recommend this cottage and we hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic location with well-kept lovely gardens!"

    Beautiful place. Mattresses were very comfortable. Close to Rhayader, which is a great place. My dog enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and really lovely owners."

    We're definitely coming back to visit. The garden and outside space available was fantastic, our dog loved it.

    Reviewed by Dean3.8Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is very homely."

    Bathroom and bedrooms very good. Lounge comfortable. Garden very good and overlooks the river Wye. Unfortunately the kitchen is very poor. Very outdated units and appliances. The whole thing needs stripping out and starting afresh. It is also extremely small but could easily be extended to make a much better facility. Everything about the kitchen is annoying when you work in it. Having said all that we did enjoy our 4 nights very much. The owners were very friendly. We don't usually but will consider booking this cottage again. That's if I don't offend the owners too much with my comments.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jul 2019

  • "Riverside cottage was brilliant owner's very friendly We have been holidaying ..."

    Riverside cottage was brilliant owner's very friendly We have been holidaying for over 30 years in UK riverside is one of the best 10/10 The surroundings were absolutely beautiful piece and quite was brilliant The owners have put there heart and soul into this accommodation everything you could wish for Thankyou very much We will be telling all our friends Mrs Angela Knight

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2018

  • "Brilliant location , friendly welcoming owners."

    Well furnished with great kitchen equipment . Had a brilliant week and can't really think of anything that wasn't excellent . Highly recommend and will return to this property and location for sure

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely riverside cottage ,great time had by all, the owner is such a gentleman, ..."

    Lovely riverside cottage ,great time had by all, the owner is such a gentleman, lovely area for birdwatching, beautiful surroundings,

    Reviewed by Edith5.0Aug 2018

  • "Riverside Cottage is brilliant, very comfortable and clean."

    The Glaslyn Estate is an ideal location to see the surrounding country side and places of interest. The Estate's location is also great, the walk along the river which runs through the estate is very beautiful. The owners of the estate are friendly and I would recommend this cottage to anyone who wanted a peaceful and stress free holiday.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Jun 2018

  • "The location is fantastic and we found lots to do around the area, if you prefer a relaxing holiday this also would not be a problem the cottage is part of the Glaslyn Estate and the river Wye runs along the bottom of the garden it is an ideal location for walking and fishing, the cottage would benefit from some improvements to the bathroom in particular the shower area , but you have to except that it is an older property and has a lot of character."

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single bed on landing
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • LPG gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • Freesat TV, WiFi, DVD, radio
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden overlooking the River Wye 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
  • Note: The single bed on the landing is suitable for children aged 10 and over only
  • Please be aware: Some minor maintenance will be taking place in other properties on the grounds up until June 4th

The property

A semi-detached cottage close to the village of Llanwrthwl, offering comfortable accommodation for a family or a group of friends who wish to enjoy a riverside position.

There are two bedrooms at this Mid Wales cottage, with an additional single bed on the first floor landing.

The enclosed lawned garden overlooking the River Wye is perfect for enjoying dining alfresco.

This cosy Rhayader cottage is ideal for a holiday in a lovely rural location.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 22182, 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.

Please be aware: Some minor maintenance will be taking place in other properties on the grounds up until June 4th

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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