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Gwardolau Cottage, Wye Valley Retreat.

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TV, fireplace, books
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Gwardolau Cottage, Wye Valley Retreat.

Gwardolau Cottage, Wye Valley Retreat.

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

2 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
Rhayader, WLS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGilfach Nature Reserve3 min drive
  • Popular LocationRhayader Museum and Gallery4 min drive
  • Popular LocationGigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre5 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Gwardolau Cottage, Wye Valley Retreat.

Family-friendly cottage in Rhayader
Nestled in the Wye Valley Gwardolau cottage is an 1850's extension to the main Gwardolau House, formerly the servants quarters and kitchen.
Set down a quiet country lane 1.5 miles from the centre of Rhayader this spacious centrally heated property consists of a living room with impressive fire place with multi-fuel stove and beamed ceiling, with access to the rear garden. Large kitchen with rangemaster oven, washing machine. There is a downstairs lavatory. Upstairs there are double and twin bedrooms both with views over the gardens to the hills surrounding Rhayader and the main bathroom.
There is off road parking and storage for bikes etc.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and a hairdryer. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. This Rhayader cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's books


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Gwardolau Cottage dog Friendly Rhayader
Gwardolau Cottage dog Friendly
Gwardolau dog Friendly Rhayader
Gwardolau dog Friendly
Gwardolau Cottage dog Friendly

About this area


Located in Rhayader, this cottage is in a rural area. Llandrindod Golf Club and Royal Welsh Showground are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Gilfach Nature Reserve and Elan Valley. Fishing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails, horse riding and mountain biking nearby. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Gilfach Nature Reserve - 3 min drive
  • Rhayader Museum and Gallery - 4 min drive
  • Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre - 5 min drive
  • Elan Valley - 5 min drive
  • The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Pen-y-Bont Station - 16 min drive


  • Triangle - 3 min drive
  • Cornhill Inn - 3 min drive
  • The Lost ARC - 3 min drive
  • Elan Hotel - 3 min drive
  • Castle - 4 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 21 out of 23 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 23 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 23 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 23 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Birders paradise
Great location, great host. Well equipped. Nothing too much trouble.
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5/5 Excellent

Holiday in mid Wales
Very clean and inviting, had every thing we needed in kitchen, bedroom . Beautiful garden with sitting area. And lawns. Very peaceful and quiet.
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4/5 Good

The cottave was as exactly as a cottage should be though all the rooms were bigger than i expected
Tbe overall experience of renting tbe cottage was very good.
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5/5 Excellent

Rhayader May 2021
Beautiful little cottage attached to the host’s main building. Spacious living room with gardens to front and rear. Very clean and well kept.
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5/5 Excellent

Great holiday
Ideally situated near the Elan Valley reservoirs. Large lounge, spacious kitchen and comfortable beds. Would definitely consider booking again. Many thanks to Karl for hosting us.
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