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Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall one of the Wonders of Wales. 2 miles from Riverside Retreat The view from the top of the 240 ft Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall 2 miles from Riverside Retreat
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Entrance to Riverside Retreat
Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall one of the Wonders of Wales. 2 miles from Riverside Retreat
The view from the top of the 240 ft Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall 2 miles from Riverside Retreat
Interior view of cabin showing kitchen area through to the lounge.
View from inside cabin, overlooking the river
Triple aspect sitting area / second double bed. Overlooking the river / jetty
Kitchen view from sitting area. Folded table and chairs
View from the kitchen window
Bedroom with 5' bed
Bedroom with 5ft bed
Breakfast on the jetty, catches the early morning sun.
Relax on the veranda, a sun trap.
Messing about on the river
Pool / snooker and table tennis in owners very large poly tunnel.
The one fish  that did not get away! ( previous guests) Proud novice dad.
Bridge at end of garden to takes you over river  through woods and circular walk to village
Photo from little green bridge at end of our garden and public footpath.
Children's Den with small charcoal    BBQ / Firepit , Turf Sofa, Ages 2yrs - -- 90 yrs
Spring in owners garden
Pergola as viewed from the drive to Riverside Retreat.
Spring-
Curtains drawn on the sumptuous Daybed
July 
Lavender filled Garden in Riverside Retreat Courtyard
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Chalet -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys, Wales

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Danielle...
Bristol
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Had an amazing stay back in July. We were met with a warm welcome from Marian & Brian with fresh apple pie and a bottle of wine. Nothing was too much trouble and they were extremely helpful suggested local visitor attractions/sites. The cottage is everything you need, set by the riverside and full use of the gardens which is good for a walk. Very comfortabe bed and well equipped kitchen. There is no freeview/tv but plenty of DVDs to choose from. Very good location for Pistyll Waterfall and near 2 lakes where there are plenty of activites. Very good stay and would defiitely return!

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Management Response
9 Aug 2014
DearChris and Danielle,

Thank you both for a wonderful review. We do appreciate you taking the time and trouble to write your comments as it helps prospective clients decide if what we can offer is right for them. We are so glad Riverside Retreat gave you both what you were looking for in a retreat. We are constantly upgrading the facilities and since your stay we have constructed a jetty going out over the river and measuring at its widest point 10ft x 12 ft which in part overhangs the river. It is a wonderful area to have breakfast as it catches the early morning sun, and a great place at trying your hand at catching small brown trout. Photos to be added ASAP.

We hope you will return one day.
Best Wishes

Marian and Brian




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argent68
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"Idyllic RiversideRetreat!"”
Reviewed 13 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We arrived to a very warm and generous welcome from Marian and Brian.
After three nights in these lovely peaceful surroundings,we felt we left as friends.
We look forward to a return visit and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing break.

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Liked best: Exploring the loverly garden and talking to our genial hosts?
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
21 May 2014
Thank you for your generous comments . We enjoyed having you stay at Riverside Retreat and hope you return one day soon to the peace and tranquility of Riverside Retreat.The garden will have matured further and will feature in The National Garden Scheme next year.
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Indrutee
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Home Away from Home!!!”
Reviewed 1 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Absolutely fantastic stay from minute we arrived! Marian and Brian made us feel like family members. Warm loaf of the bread and milk was waiting for us on arrival. We were shown around and explained facilities. My daughter got toys left for her to play and Easter egg on Easter morning. The cottage is lovely and comfortable with breathtaking river just outside the window. Marion and Brian were extremely helpful with suggestions for places to see, they even printed us route planners and borrowed Wales map and SatNav!!! In the evening we found warm rhubarb and ginger crumble waiting for us after day out! Must visit breathtaking waterfall just 10 minutes ride from the cottage. Also lake Vyrnwy- we had lovely dinner in the restaurant overlooking the lake. Other fantastic places must see in North Wales- Llangothlin ( with beautiful steam train and horse drawn boat ride over canal), Horseshoe Pass, Worlds End, Panorama, Portmerion and Portmadog and I am sure many more!!
I could write and write about our fantastic experience, but you just need to go and see it all! The cottage is cozy and clean and bed was sooo comfortable!
Thank You once again, Marian and Brian, we will definitively come back!!

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Liked best: Everything was perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 May 2014
Thank you for such a wonderful review. We loved having you to stay. Our aim is to help guests relax and experience the wonderful location at Riverside Retreat. We are so pleased to have achieved this. One note --- The Waterfall is only 2 miles not 10 mins from Riverside Retreat.

We hope you will return to further explore the surrounding area.
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VioletaNe...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best short break!”
Reviewed 24 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We came to the Riverside Retreat with a friend of mine and our two boys. We had the warmest welcome from Marian and Brian. There was a bottle of wine and a warm apple pie waiting for us in the kitchen that we enjoyed later. Brian was very helpful in setting up the internet for us and Marian was brilliant with the boys telling them a story about a big bird that was coming early in the morning on the island on the other side of the cabin. They were waiting for it with excitment every morning of our stay. We love the quite and beautiful setting of the Retreat and will definitely are planing to come back for a longer break. Thank you so much for your hospitality, Marian and Brian! We had the best time we could ever have.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 May 2014
Thank you for your comments. We were so pleased you all enjoyed staying atRiverside Retreat and hope you can return to give the boys the opportunity to enjoy the large garden and outdoor games and toys, including the dingy!!( river permitting)Also another opportunity to spot the Heron.
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Ian J
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This is lovely, quite , welcoming accommodation”
Reviewed 3 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The friendly welcome you receive from Marion and Brian is second to none. We arrived on a cold day to a bottle of wine and fresh apple pie. The accommodation has all the facilities and equipment you would need for either a short break or an extended one. The accommodation is quickly heated by the electric fan heaters. The location has no phone or TV signal so it was lovely to spend time in a beautiful location with a true break from the outside world we live in. If you stay try the local fish and chip shop the fresh is cooked on request and was lovely. Ask Marion for other tips for eating out there are a lot locally although we did not try them on our short stay.

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Liked best: Having such an idyllic stress free time
Liked least: It rained heavily every night, but the daytimes were dry but cold
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 May 2014
Thank you for your valuable review. It pleases us to know that the little extras we provide mean so much. There is much to explore around this area so hope you can pay us a return visit soon.
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