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Green Cottage

Pant-y-Dwr near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 936427)


(27 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Green Cottage is a lovely place, located in beautiful countryside."

    We had no communication with the owners, but then we had no cause to, as the booking was straightforward, as was locating & accessing the property. The cottage has everything you would need for your stay. We sat in the garden each evening and watched the Red Kites circle above us. The garden was sufficiently secure for our dog to roam around on her own, without constant supervision. The pub is great, locals very friendly and good food. The only 2 slight niggles I have are: [1] the cottage information on the website states that the pub is open from 3rd August - I think this is very old information as we stayed in June & it was open - this could be very misleading to any potential bookers. And [2] It was a very hot week when we stayed and the bedrooms were very warm (even with the windows open) - it might be useful to have the availability of a couple of fans for use during those periods. Overall, we had a fabulous time in a brilliant property in a beautiful location - my partner actually didn't want me to write such a good review as he thought it would reduce our chances of being able to book again, because you would all see our review & book the cottage for yourselves. LOL. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2022

  • "While the cottage had most of the facilities you would need, we were disappointed by the lack of guidance for using them."

    For example, times of bin collection were provided but nothing about which bin should be used for waste, recycling, food, glass etc. Also while there was central heating, there was no guidance on how to use it. This applied to the microwave, the dishwasher, and washing machine. It could easily be resolved by leaving the manufacturer's manual in the property. On the positive side, the owners were very helpful and showed us how to use the key safe when we arrived ! Also, the beds were very comfortable and the wet room the largest we've seen in a holiday let. In general, it was an excellent location, with good access to all areas in Mid Wales, with the display of feeding the red kites the highlight for us.

    Reviewed by JamesMay 2022

  • "Green Cottage is a lovely place to stay ,all the neighbouring farmers were really friendly."

    I think a vacuum cleaner would make it easier for the final clean. It is really well situated for exploring the beautiful countryside, rivers and dams. My favourite thing, the tap water is delicious.

    Reviewed by JudithApr 2022

  • "Lovely accomodaion, perfect for a family."

    Well equipted.

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2022

  • "The property was lacking in home comforts."

    Some rugs or carpet would have improved the comfort level.

    Reviewed by KennethMar 2022

  • "Arrived at the cottage in the middle of a storm and when we opened kitchen door it was so warm and welcoming."

    And it was spotless. So that was a good start. A very cosy, yet spacious, living room and the log fire completed the cosiness. Everything we needed in the kitchen, including dishwasher and washing machine. Wet room is huge, although at times a little cool. Plenty of space in bedrooms and beds were very comfortable. Enclosed garden very safe for our energetic Border Collie, with plenty of ball space. My husband met Brian (I was out with the dog). Liverpool were playing on the TV and hubby couldn't get TV on (gasp, horror!) so he phoned Brian who came immediately. He was very friendly. Position of cottage is lovely with stretching views to the front. Red Kites circle above. Road mostly very quiet but at times there were a few tractors and farm vehicles. Generally very quiet. Street light turns off around 11pm and not back on until about 6am so it is dark outside. If you like to stargaze then this ideal if you get a clear sky. We had one small window of a cloudless sky and the number of stars and their clarity was amazing. Have to say though that I was disappointed there are no footpaths near the cottage where I could walk the dog away from traffic, (even on her lead), and had to travel to Rhayader to walk along Rhayader Tunnel walk/cycle path (keep dog on lead) and also to visit Gro Park where she could have a run off lead. Also went to Coed Sarnau. Pub is only a minute away (but don't forget to take your torch). Staff and locals very friendly. Food was good and reasonably priced. The steak (Thursday is steak night) with all the trimmings was delicious. A visit to Elan Valley and its 4 dams is a must. We visited after a period of heavy rainfall and it was awesome. As the water cascaded over the dams the noise was deafening. That was definitely the highlight of the holiday. Would have liked to do some of the walks but unfortunately agility not what it used to be. Also visited Gigrin Red Kite Centre. Staff were very friendly and pleasant. Dogs welcome but beware, lots of cats in the yard. If you have never seen Red Kites this is a must. So many birds come in for feeding. However, have to admit to preferring the Resources for Wales site on A44 on way to Aberystwyth. Wanted to visit the Welsh Crystal factory but it was closed the week we were there. If I had to have one negative it is that the Welcome Pack needs updating. Dates of bin collection only showing for 2020. All-in-all a most pleasant break in a beautiful part of our beautiful country. Thank you Brian and Sandra.

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2022

  • "2nd time, at this property, and wont be our last."

    make sure you pop into local pun, steak night on Thursdays, and they do take out pizza if you need it. visit the red kite Centre for an amazing experience. The property has a log burner which makes it even more cozy.

    Reviewed by GlenJan 2022

  • "Fantastic Cottage with all the luxury of home in beautiful surroundings."

    A faultless break in a gorgeous place with so many places nearby to visit. Top marks and 10/10 recommendation. We will be back.

    Reviewed by AndrewJan 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful place to stay."

    Spotless, great facilities. I would recommend putting a warning over the stairs being so narrow, we had to walk up and down with our feet side on for safety. Otherwise 5 star. We loved it and have recommended to friends.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic few days at Green Cottage."

    The place was spotless, cozy and comfy. Everything you could possibly need was there. We would totally recommend staying here and we'll return again. Fabulous scenery, great walking area and a log burner to return to!

    Reviewed by JanNov 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time here, very comfy, clean and all you needed to stay in a homely environment."

    very dog friendly, and the pub/inn is literally just a 30 second walk, and allows dogs as well as doing beautiful food. You must go and see the Kite Feeding experience. Just a short walk up to green farm, and you can get fresh free range eggs laid that day, £1 for half dozen. Would highly recommend, and would ignore and negative previous comments, they was just being very picky in my opinion.

    Reviewed by GlenOct 2021

  • "Green cottage is situated in a quite part of wales, very friendly village and a good pub only 1 min walk from the property."

    Very clean and its home from home.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2021

  • "Lovely situation but no mobile phone signal."

    If we needed emergency help we would have had to get in the car and drive to where there was a mobile phone signal. I would really appreciate Sykes mentioning this in the details of their properties. In the end we had to buy another Sim card to get calls on a different network. Property details could do with mentioning where to get help locally. Kitchen was short on cutlery and glasses. It needs more tumbler-type and smaller wine glasses. Also the dishwasher was installed as far away from the sink as possible. More recycling boxes would have been appreciated. The bathroom had not really been updated and was generally quite cold. It needs more hooks, rails and shelves – both near the wash basin and next to the shower, also a bath mat as the floor would be dirty from people coming straight into the bathroom from outside. The toilet seat was loose. Better lighting would be a plus. Staircase only had a fixed rail one side and was quite narrow. For safety’s sake I would have installed a rope handrail going up the other side – which would not take up much room. All the floors (apart from the stairs) had hard flooring, we could have done with a small rug each side of the bed to mitigate against the cold. TV in the main bedroom had no manual and did not receive any live channels, although we did get it linked to the Wi Fi later in the week after some effort.

    Reviewed by SophieJul 2021

  • "This is a charming little cottage in a rural location."

    So peaceful, never slept so well. Would definitely return. Had a lovely weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by JeremyJun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage, this is our second stay and couldn’t wait to go back."

    Lovely location, great for walks (Elan Valley is just short drive away). The only negative point about this cottage is that the sofa’s aren’t very comfortable but everything else is spot on, it wouldn’t put us off from staying again. Brian (the owner) is very friendly and popped by to make sure everything was ok.

    Reviewed by BeverleyJun 2021

  • "Very peaceful and quiet."

    Had everything we need. Facilities were in good working orders. Enclosed garden is safe for dog running. The owners Brian and Sandra were very responsive! Only issue was I didn't find kids entertainment in the local area. Overall a very positive experience!

    Reviewed by XinqinJun 2021

  • "The Cottage was perfect, warm and cosy."

    Very clean on arrival, nicely renoved, alot of time has definitely been spent on this cottage making it look homely and warming.The garden was great for our two hyper dogs, cottage had everything we needed for our stay. Local and great walking spots, easy or harder walks. Great Chinese (wings Chinese). In the centre. Only things we would recommend is, netting on gate as smaller dogs could get through, more bin bags for black indoor bin, Maybe something to cut up pizza or some scissors. Other than this cottage was great, would definitely recommend and return in future. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by GeorginaMay 2021

  • "This cottage has been refurbished to a high standard."

    It is very comfortable and although fairly isolated the 2 minute walk to the local pub is great. Would recommend the pub food. The owner is lovely and popped by to say hello. We would return to this cottage when restrictions allow.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage, well equipped and comfortable."

    Lovely quiet location too, we had a relexing holiday and can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by BeverleyOct 2020

  • "Very well presented cottage with a good size garden for the dogs."

    No shop nearby so make sure you have the necessities with you. Ideal if you want a really relaxing time of a base to exp!it's mix Wales.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Host & local people very friendly.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "What a lovely cottage, ideal for us and our two dogs."

    The secure garden took all the worry out of our stay. Breathtaking scenery around the area too just wish we had stayed longer.

    Reviewed by LynneSep 2020

  • "The cottage had all we needed and the scenery from the upstairs windows and surrounding area were spectacular the hosts were also very helpful."

    When walking up the lane with are dogs the local farmers would stop and talk which made us feel very welcome we would love to go back again and will pass on details to family and friends all the best from Kevin and Margaret

    Reviewed by Kevin JamesAug 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage and location."

    Green cottage was very light and immaculately clean with everything we needed for a week away. The views are stunning, overlooking fields filled with sheep and cows just across the lane with magnificent mountains behind. The area was so peaceful and quiet, just what we needed. We definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by CarrieAug 2020

  • "This is a lovely, comfortable cottage with modern facilities and a peaceful atmosphere."

    It has a fully enclosed, good-sized garden which is perfect if you have a dog, and includes a sun-trap outdoor eating area. The cottage is newly completed, so everything is in immaculate condition, and the layout makes it somehow feel bigger than it actually is. We loved watching the red kites from the bedroom window. The owners are welcoming and very keen that everything should be in order, and left us the makings for a cup of tea and a snack on arrival, and a bottle of wine which was enjoyed under the stars on the last night! We definitely hope to return. Thanks for everything, Bryan and Sandra, and good luck!

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2020

  • "Everything was perfect, location, facilities, cleanliness."

    Tried to rebook when we were there but the dates we wanted were unavailable.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin with TV
  • Ground-floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living room/diner with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove with starter pack
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, 2 x TV and WiFi
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and patio with seating
  • Bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.8 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Rhayader 4.8 miles.

Just outside the small market town of Rhayader is this lovely detached cottage, Green Cottage, enjoying beautiful scenery and a fantastic location for exploring the Elan Valley.

Within this property you can discover a good-sized kitchen, home to all the appliances you need during your stay including a fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, with the utility room next door hosting a washing machine too.

Move into the open-plan living room/diner, offering a formal space to enjoy a home-cooked meal, when you're not dining out, and a homely atmosphere to relax in on the plush seating as you're warmed by the woodburning stove, and entertained by the Smart TV.

The ground floor features the excellent wet room, while upstairs you can find the two bedrooms; a double and a twin, both with the added benefit of a TV and beautiful views of the countryside from the windows.

Step outside and enjoy the use of the enclosed garden, with a lawn and a patio, you can sit out on the outdoor furniture in nice weather, and you can store bikes in the storage available here too.

The local pub is visible from the driveway, offering a perfect way to end the day with a satisfying drink, while the closest shops for your food and essentials can be found in the town centre of Rhayader, less than five miles away.

You are perfectly situated to explore the amazing Elan Valley; marvel at the dams, reservoirs and 73-mile aqueduct built over a hundred years ago, or traverse the terrain to spot some wildlife in their natural habitats.

The Elan Estate has been awarded an International Dark Sky Award for those budding stargazers, and is also filled with a wealth of nocturnal wildlife too.

Cyclists can enjoy following the Elan Valley Trail, ideal for families too, with lots of walking routes available too, and anglers can enjoy a spot of fishing with a permit.

The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are within reach from Green Cottage, also offering beautiful countryside to explore on foot or bike.

Enjoy a delightful stay in Wales at Green Cottage.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas