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Cottage (Converted 19th Century Coach House) On The River Wye

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage Nr. Rhayader and Elan Valley, Mid Wales - Beautiful Location On The Banks Of The Upper Reaches Of The River Wye

Idyllic riverside former coach house on the banks of the river Wye with fishing and wild swimming on the doorstep. Great walking in nearby Elan Valley and surrounding hillsides.

Peter Taylor
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish
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Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rhayader in Saint Harmon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Tiled bathroom with toilet, washbasin and bath (with shower attachment)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom has double bed, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers. Second bedroom has large single bed and chest of drawers. A put you up bed is available for use in lounge
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
Notes on accommodation: Water to the property is fed from a private stream. If you have young children you need to be very careful with close supervision because of proximity to river. Outside: Parking and use of 6 acre riverside garden (shared with main house). The cottage also has a new wooden terrace with spectacular views overlooking the river Wye. Arguably some of the best wild swimming in the UK right there in the garden. Beautiful riverside garden with woodland walk leading to local nature trail. Mushroom foraging in autumn a highlight. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: One set of bed linen and towels included. Property is cleaned once a week.


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Cottage (Converted 19th Century Coach House) On The River Wye
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We just had the most fantastic week at this cottage. It's cosy and welcoming we had everyone we needed and my dog Archie loved swimming in the river with us. It's calm and peaceful and if you like rustic charm of a cottage in the country the it the best place to be. A big thank you for the welcoming bottle of wine on arrival was a lovely touch.

Thank you for sharing your home,


  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wirral, Merseyside

Cosy cottage, idyllic location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a short break (too short) in this lovely little cottage. Cosy and very comfortable and although the shower was subject to water pressure, the fact the water was coming from the stream just added to the charm. The setting so close to the river and access to the lovely gardens made this a really magical place to stay. The road close by is busy during the day but then, so were we, and it quietens in the evening leaving just the wonderful sound of the river. My husband tried a bit of wild swimming.....cold but invigorating, dog and I sensibly watched from the bank & held his towel!! Some beautiful walking a stones throw away. We will most certainly be back & for a longer stay next time. Thank you to the kind owners for sharing their home in this lovely spot.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We would love to keep this little gem a secret....

  • 5 of 5

.... but unlikely that will be possible. Simple, uncomplicated, unspoiled, but with many lovely touches (including a cafetiere when you make the effort to bring some nice coffee and realise you forgot your own!).

A truly beautiful spot and amazing setting. Yes, the road is busy, but after a 10 mile walk and a relaxing meal overlooking the river the road quietens down in the evening and even the dog was snoring undisturbed in no time.Perfect location for exploring mid-wales from the eastern border, the Brecons, and the west coast, but better than that you don't even need the car with the long river walk through the garden and access to miles of open country. We used the wood burner a couple of nights even though it was mid-June which may partly be because of the huge trees surrounding the property as mentioned in other reviews - but don't envy the garden management that must be required to maintain it all. If the opportunity is there and it is safe to do so, myself and the dog would strongly recommend at least one river swim during your stay to rejuvenate and clear out those cobwebs....

A very helpful owner in addition, and if you stay here make sure you closely follow the instructions given for safe access down the drive to the property and you will have no concerns. Thank you and we hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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South Oxfordshire, UK

Great option for the Elan Valley

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 nights here and totally happy with this cottage. Fully equipped, very comfortable, private, quiet and a lovely location - with the owner kindly allowing access to their own garden and therefore the river and walks. We were out every day and whilst the road above the cottage is a main route, by early evening the traffic has all but disappeared so barely noticeable even when sitting on the terrific decking area behind the house. The rate of growth of the trees meant we could only just see the river below and it would have been nice to have more of a view of it but in a garden this size I imagine it's a never ending process for the owners but we enjoyed the view we had nonetheless. The cottage is within an easy drive of everything the Elan Valley has to offer and it was a privilege to be able to use this as our home - it wasn't long enough.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just experienced a wonderful week here. Beautiful setting, lovely cottage, complete privacy, superb walks around here and the Elan Valley and luckily for us wonderful weather so we were able to swim in the river. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Marvellous Discovery

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, well equipt cottage in beautiful surroundings. Definitely recommended if you like the outdoors, gorgeous scenery and want to get away from it all. First place ever where we have been able to close the gates and let the dog roam free. Hope to return for a little longer next time. Very Happy.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The coast at Aberystwyth (sea fishing) is 30 miles away (45 minute drive) with easy access to the beaches at Borth and Ynyslas.


The nearest station is Caersws (25 miles) on the Birmingham to Aberystwyth line. However, the use of a car is essential as the nearest village/town is 3.5 miles away and public transport is limited.


The nearest town (Rhayader) is 3.5 miles. The property is 7 miles from the Elan Valley

Further Details:

Rhayader (a 5 minute drive away) is a small town with a number of pubs and cafes/restaurants, one bank (HSBC), antique and bric a brac shops, it has a Spar and health food shop, butcher and bakery. A large 24 hour Tesco supermarket is 20 mins away at Llandrindod Wells.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £30
Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
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Changeover Day:
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Notes on prices:
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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