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Simply stunning house with beautiful landscaped gardens
Lounge with woodburner
Relax in front of the woodburner
Dining area through to the lounge
Dining area through to the lounge
Open-plan kitchen/diner
Open-plan kitchen/diner
Double bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom
Bathroom
Twin bedroom
Seating area in the large landscaped garden
Beautiful garden flowers
Enjoy alfresco dining on the patio
View of the semi-detatched property
Vierw towards the property
The River Elan in front of the cottage
Looking towards the property
1 / 18  Simply stunning house with beautiful landscaped gardens
2 / 18  Lounge with woodburner
3 / 18  Relax in front of the woodburner
4 / 18  Dining area through to the lounge
5 / 18  Dining area through to the lounge
6 / 18  Open-plan kitchen/diner
7 / 18  Open-plan kitchen/diner
8 / 18  Double bedroom with en-suite
9 / 18  Double bedroom
10 / 18  Bathroom
11 / 18  Twin bedroom
12 / 18  Seating area in the large landscaped garden
13 / 18  Beautiful garden flowers
14 / 18  Enjoy alfresco dining on the patio
15 / 18  View of the semi-detatched property
16 / 18  Vierw towards the property
17 / 18  The River Elan in front of the cottage
18 / 18  Looking towards the property

Elan Village

Rhayader (3.5 mls SW), Mid Wales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Sky TV
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Characterful semi-detached cottage within the heart of the Elan Valley
  • Spacious lounge with woodburner creating a cosy feel and enjoy the enclosed garden
  • Surrounded by stunning scenery of lush woodlands, fields and streams, a walkers paradise.
Property code: VALLE

A charming property at the heart of the Elan Valley, surrounded by peaceful farmland and woodlands, making for the perfect getaway. The property’s spacious rooms retain some original features.

With Elan Valley right on the doorstep, enjoy idyllic landscapes and an abundance of wildlife, making for lovely walks for all the family as well as keen walkers with the popular Elan Valley Trail, following the route of the old railway, close by. 850 acres of wilderness water with an abundance of brown trout and other stock creates the perfect opportunity for a day of angling. For variety, the town of Rhayader is in range and is said to be the oldest settlement in Mid-Wales.
 

As you enter this charming property, you will enter the entrance hall way, leading off the hallway you will enter the spacious lounge/diner with warming wood burner and large double aspect windows enjoying the views to both the front and rear of the property. Leading off the lounge you will enter the fully equipped kitchen with added seating area to enjoy your morning coffee, just off the kitchen you will find a handy WC and a useful utility room. Heading upstairs you will reach the large landing area, the first of the bedrooms is the sweet twin bedroom, located next to the twin bedroom is the large family bathroom with shower over bath. As you continue your stroll past the bathroom you will reach the final two bedrooms, the master bedroom to your left with en-suite shower room and TV and straight ahead the double bedroom, all of which have been tastefully decorated.
 

Heading outside, you will enjoy the large landscaped garden with a variety of different seating areas, where you can enjoy the sound of the birds and the flowing stream. This is the perfect space to unwind and relax after a busy day exploring the local area.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and WC, 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Ground floor WC
  • TV in master bedroom 
  • Kitchen: Well-equipped with electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge/ freezer and microwave 
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • SKY TV (with entertainment package including BT Sports) and DVD  
  • Wood burner
  • Enclosed landscaped garden with seating areas and direct access to RSPB Carngafallt Nature Reserve
  • Off-road private parking
  • Pub 1 mile and shop 3 miles
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Hayley Hammersley

This property is personally managed by Hayley.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Howard 21st January 2023

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Fantastic , cosy,well equipped cottage in a superb location

Reviewed by Sharon 9th December 2022

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I can,without hesitation,recommend this property to anyone. Its flawless, we loved it and would definitely return. The gardens are beautiful, the property itself has been done to a very high standard and everything is so well maintained and thought through. We often holiday in wales , I often struggle to find somewhere like this that will accommodaRead morete 3 dogs. Easy to contact owner who is very helpful even allowing us to stay on a little longer to avoid the frosty roads. You wont be disappointed Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 5th November 2022

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A beautiful cottage in a stunning location

Reviewed by Clive 8th October 2022

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Truly a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of wales, we found it very comfortable and homely. The facilities are excellent, I cant praise it enough. So sorry to have and leave it, and will probably try and book for next year.

Reviewed by Jacqui 17th September 2022

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Absolutely superb! There is so much to love about this property. Large fenced garden for dogs, beautifully landscape&lots of seating. Parking off road. The boot room entrance means you can remove boots, clean off dogs before you enter the cottage. The kitchen is very well equipped, everything works well and there is plenty of room to store your ownRead more groceries.The bathrooms are new and well done. The showers were powerful and hot. Local walks are stunning and so many options. Perfect stay! Hide

Reviewed by Bethan 10th September 2022

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We have stayed in this beautiful cottage a number of times over recent years and each visit is as good as the last. We slept really well, had all creature comforts and enjoyed the beautiful immaculate enclosed garden. Having stayed in many cottages, this truly is the most well equipped and comfortable. Staying here is good for the soul and a place Read moreto escape the noise of the world. We will return. Thank you for a wonderful stay yet again. Hide

Reviewed by David 13th August 2022

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10 Elan Village is a clean, comfortable and spacious property, easy accommodating 6 people and 3 dogs. The secure garden for the dogs is a real bonus. All bath towels, hand towels and tea towels were provided along with soaps in all WCs and bathrooms, a very nice and welcome touch. We didnt use the log burner or heating. There was always plenty of Read morehot water and the showers were fantastic. Local walks were plentiful as were the sheep on the common land. House and garden well maintained. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 6th August 2022

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Reviewed by Mariola 23rd July 2022

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Reviewed by Caroline 9th July 2022

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Beautifully presented and very comfortable. Dog friendly. The garden is superb. We had hoped to take advantage of the walks directly from the garden gate but there were cattle grazing. Elan Village is a walkers/cyclists paradise, lots to do directly from the cottage. Our labs loved the river opposite. Rhayader offers everything you need. If you're Read morelooking for a quiet, relaxing break this is the place to go, but make sure you take Jungle Formula - lots of midges in July! Hide

Reviewed by Peter 2nd July 2022

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Fantastic cottage and garden which was even better in life than than the website depicted. Beautiful location in the valley with views all round and surrounded by animals and wildlife. Lovely walks from the cottage to the Dam and woods. Our dog loved the garden and walks but especially cooling off in the river 100 metres from the front door. He wasRead more so sad to leave as we all were. We would love to come back. Hide

Reviewed by Hazel 25th June 2022

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The location is unrivalled and unspoilt. The cottage is lovely, spacious and comfortable, with everything we needed. The garden is great too, so peaceful, with the sound of birds and the river. We discovered a creature that was new to us, it is the hummingbird hawk moth. It felt very privileged to watch it. Elan Valley is very accessible for walkerRead mores/cyclists of all abilities. We did plenty of walking and still had time to enjoy the cottage. We'd love to go again. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 18th June 2022

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We had a fantastic stay at this beautiful cottage which was extremely comfortable and very well equipped. The garden is an absolute delight and lovely to spend time in, with just the sound of the birds and the river. The surrounding countryside is magical with oak woodlands and river walks on the doorstep, great for dogs too. One of the best holidaRead morey cottages we have stayed in and we have already booked to stay again. Hide

Reviewed by David 11th June 2022

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Reviewed by Bernard 4th June 2022

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Very nice holiday cottage in quiet location, but with Rayader 4 miles away to get fresh food later in week when supplies brought fon home run out.

Reviewed by Nicola 21st May 2022

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A beautiful cottage and garden in the stunning Elan Valley. A wonderful place to stay to enjoy the local area. After reading the guest book we can understand why previous guests return year after year. It is the best place we have ever stayed and definitely plan to return.

Reviewed by Sally 7th May 2022

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Reviewed by Tracey 23rd April 2022

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A superb cottage in a superb location.

Reviewed by Simone 9th April 2022

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Reviewed by Linda 19th March 2022

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Spotlessly clean cottage with great appliances, loved the aga wood burner. Great location in mid wales for a holiday and adjacent to ancient woodland For dog walking.

Reviewed by Bethan 5th March 2022

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Another fabulous week here in the cottage, this time to celebrate my 50th birthday. Weve stayed a few times and it never disappoints. Comfy, warm, everything you could need, dog proof garden, absolutely all mod cons. Beautiful cottage and garden all set in beautiful scenery and a perfect place to escape for a week. Noticed next door is for sale..ifRead more only we played the lottery!! Thanks as always for another wonderful week. Hide

Reviewed by Les 12th February 2022

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Lovelly cottage well furnished and decorated. Situated in a very quiet area with direct access to nature walks and cycle paths. The dams are always fascinating to watch when in full flow. The nearby visitor centre is very handy for a light lunch or coffee. Our visit was in February so we weren't able to fully use the well landscaped garden to the fRead moreull extent, but we felt very safe, warm and dry during the wind and rains of storm Eunice. Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 5th February 2022

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Reviewed by L 10th November 2021

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A spotlessly clean, cosy, comfortable and well-equipped cottage in a wonderful location.

Reviewed by Peter 9th October 2021

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Reviewed by Ann 11th September 2021

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Reviewed by Monique 4th September 2021

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Cottage is spacious and very well equipped. Huge beautiful garden with several places to sit. There are many walks round the reservoirs and woods straight from the cottage. A lovely place to stay.

Reviewed by Duncan 28th August 2021

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This cottage is outstanding. The location is idyllic, the presentation and level of equipment were first rate, you will want for nothing. The entry arrangements worked well and the exit instructions were clear. The area is ideal for walking, cycling, trail and horse riding, fishing, good selection of cafes and pubs and interesting shops. Bring yourRead more dog, bring a tick remover... Hide

Reviewed by Gary 21st August 2021

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Had a lovely time in a beautiful cottage with a amazing garden dog loved it very safe and secure. House had everything we needed and more , was lovely to be able to walk from the cottage around the elan valley. Lots of sheep and our dog did pick up some ticks from the grass so something to look out for. Would definitely recommend and we will definiRead moretely return one day. Hide

Reviewed by Bethan 7th August 2021

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Another relaxing stay in the cottage. It really does have everything you could need for your stay, its warm and comfortable, all mod cons, great TV, superb location, peaceful, dog friendly garden, I could go on and on. This was our third stay and we are already looking forward to returning next year. Truly is one of our favourite places to be. ThanRead morek you for another wonderful week. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 31st July 2021

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A beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings. It was extremely comfortable and we had a lovely holiday. The nicest holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in. The owners have thought of everything to make humans and dogs happy. Lots of amazing walks in the area.

Reviewed by Patricia 24th July 2021

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The cottage was just beautiful.

Reviewed by Steve 3rd July 2021

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Amazing location both ideal for young or the older family and very pet friendly. So many walks set in the beautiful welsh countryside steeped with history. Around four miles away is Rhyader with its quaint little shops and pubs, after a nice walk you can reward yourself with a nice pint, coffee even and some cracking pub food. Lovely people and topRead more marks all around. Hide

Reviewed by Emily 26th June 2021

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We had the best time on our holiday! This cottage is wonderful, everything you need and super peaceful. The garden is absolutely gorgeous and has various places for you to sit to enjoy the flowers and spot red kites flying above or sheep beyond the gates. Lots of walking (and cycling) routes from the door including the beautiful reservoirs. I couldRead more not fault this cottage, we had a really comfortable and enjoyable stay. The hosts were helpful and informative too! We'd love to come back again. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 19th June 2021

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A beautiful & peaceful cottage in a lovely location & a truly fabulous garden. We will definitely come back to visit again.

Reviewed by Ray 29th May 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 22nd May 2021

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A detailed perfect very comfortable cottage in an attractive and unique setting in mid wales. A very peaceful and enjoyable stay is assured. We loved it and hope to return.

Reviewed by Barry 15th May 2021

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Reviewed by Julia 8th May 2021

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Beautiful cottage in stunning location. Ideal as walking holiday base, literally hundreds on your doorstep. Spent a week walking and couldn't do them all. Fabulous garden with gate onto forest, dogs loved it, we loved it.

Reviewed by Dawn 24th April 2021

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Lovely cottage, beautiful location. Great place to unwind and relax. Dogs loved the local walks straight from the cottage. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Mark 12th April 2021

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I cannot recommend this cottage enough! The location is stunning. The arts and crafts historic cottage is a one off! Its a complete home from home with the furnishings and equipment. We will be back!

Reviewed by Suzanne 6th April 2021

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Simply stunning house with beautiful landscaped gardens
Lounge with woodburner
Relax in front of the woodburner
Dining area through to the lounge
Dining area through to the lounge
Open-plan kitchen/diner
Open-plan kitchen/diner
Double bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom
Bathroom
Twin bedroom
Show 6 moreSeating area in the large landscaped garden

Location

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