Overview of Gwardolau Cottage, Wye Valley Retreat

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4.9/5 Exceptional
13 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

Popular LocationGilfach Nature Reserve3 min drive
Popular LocationRhayader Museum and Gallery4 min drive
RestaurantTriangle3 min drive
RestaurantCornhill Inn3 min drive

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    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, cycling, and horse riding nearby. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

    Popular 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
    • Birmingham (BHX) - 128 min drive


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

    About this property

    Gwardolau Cottage, Wye Valley Retreat

    Romantic 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 accommodations at this cottage offer fireplaces and hair dryers. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

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

    Property manager

    property manager


    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking
    Car required

    Family friendly



    Paper towels


    2 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided


    2 bathrooms
    Shower/tub combination
    Towels provided
    Hair dryer
    Toilet paper

    Living spaces

    Dining room
    Wood stove



    Outdoor areas

    Barbecue grill
    Outdoor furniture


    Washing machine
    Near laundromat




    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    In a rural location

    Things to do

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


    Sleeps 4



    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 property manager with check-in and check-out instructions
    Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


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

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types


    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.
      Long-term renters welcome. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    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 transportation to and from this property

    Property is also known as

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    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated in a rural location, this romantic cottage is within 3 mi (5 km) of Gilfach Nature Reserve, Rhayader Museum and Gallery, and Gigrin Farm Red Kite Feeding Centre. Elan Valley is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

    Guest reviews

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Couldn't fault it

      Amazing place, cosy, clean and perfect location for sightseeing. Fire was lush and was great we could take our three dogs. Karl was also very welcoming and helpful. We would defo stay again. Thanks again to Karl!

      4/5 Good

        Lovely peaceful, cosy retreat.

        We have just arrived home from our week in this lovely cottage. Karl and his Mum were lovely and very helpful and it was lovely to meet their 2 gorgeous dogs. The cottage is very spacious and clean with a lovely secure garden and large yard for for our dogs to run around. The only reason we have not given 5 stars is because the sofas in the lounge badly need replacing as they are very uncomfortable to the point where I couldnt sit on them as they gave me a bad back. Also, a washing line would be most helpful as I couldn't understand why there was a washing machine but no line to hang the washing on. That said, we were sad to leave and would recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful, relaxing location.

        5/5 Excellent

          Quietly located, property clean and friendly host

          Ideally located for walks into Rhayader without having to use the car. Plenty to Dom in the area and some great places to eat and drink in the town. Host was friendly and property was clean and tidy with everything needed to enjoy the stay like a home from home.

          5/5 Excellent

            Lovely cottage

            Excellent accommodation, lovely garden and very helpful and friendly owner

            5/5 Excellent

              Another great week in beautiful location

              Family break at Gwardolau (our 2nd time) to enjoy the wonderful surroundings, walking/biking/relaxing etc. Karl and his mum are so welcoming it feels like 'home from home'. The views are beautiful, and we thoroughly enjoyed our week. We would recommend the red kite feeding, and also a trip to the Hafod Estate (off the mountain road to Devil's Bridge) where there are several walking routes to choose from of varying terrain & distances which was simply stunning. This is certainly one of our favourite places.