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“"Idyllic RiversideRetreat!"”
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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 area.
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
Bedroom with 5ft bed
View of gravel garden from inside cabin
The courtyard outside the cabin with the sumptuous day bed.
Gated jetty overhanging the river with an awning for light showers/sun.  Favoured spot for fire pit
Breakfast on the jetty, catches the early morning sun.
Relax on the veranda
New addition for our guests comfort a day-bed to relax on and enjoy the sound of the river.
The new, young gravel garden with 40 assorted lavenders / grasses and rosemary
Relax in the riverside candle lit Gazebo
Messing about on the river
New 2014 Pool / snooker
The one that did not get away! ( previous guests) Proud novice dad.
Bridge at end of garden to takes you over river  through woods en-route to The Waterfall.
Photo from little green bridge at end of our garden en- route to top of Waterfall
Stroll through owners 2 acre garden along Riverside walk
New July 2015 Children's Den with small charcoal    BBQ / Firepit , Turf Sofa, Ages 2yrs - -- 90 yrs
Spring in owners garden
Looking down to the river in owners garden.
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Chalet -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys, Wales

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argent68
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“"Idyllic RiversideRetreat!"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
20 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
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7 reviews
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“Home Away from Home!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 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!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
20 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
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3 reviews
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“This is lovely, quite , welcoming accommodation”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.
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Management Response
20 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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Kate M
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
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“We absolutely loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Our family had a brilliant time here. The setting is beautiful and the garden is stunning.
Our children (9 and 7) enjoyed swimming in the shallow river and having fun in the dinghy.
The cabin was immaculate and Marion and Brian were fantastic hosts, nothing was too much trouble and they advised us on trips out to some amazing places..
The surrounding area is just breath-taking.
The price was very reasonable.
Thank you both. We thoroughly relaxed and enjoyed ourselves.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
20 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write such a generous review. We were delighted to see how the children enjoyed the freedom and space that Riverside Retreat offers. They certainly enjoyed the outdoor games and the dingy. The excitement when daddy caught the small brown trout was priceless. We hope you will return one day
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polly2205
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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“couldn't have asked for more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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My partner and I stayed in this beautiful cabin. It was so cozy inside! and a lovely garden, plenty of space and a veggie patch. Marian and Brian made us both feel very welcome and provided everything we needed. It is the perfect place to go for anyone, We would definitely recommend staying here!!

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Liked best: the location was perfect, situated at the bottom of the waterfall, running down the side of the cabbin
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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?
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Management Response
5 Oct 2014
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your stay at Riverside Retreat. We are so pleased you enjoyed it so much and hope you return one day to enjoy the latest facilities which include , a fire pit/ BBQ, a jetty over the river immediately outside the cabin, A pool table, table tennis, both of these under cover in the poly tunnel , plus further developments in the garden.
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traveller...
Sussex ,England
2 reviews
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“Fabulous start from beginning to end”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

From the first glimpse we fell in love with this beautiful retreat. Our own private garden secluded from the owners property. However we were also able to share the owners beautiful garden with its own private river walk. The cabin is well fitted and was very comfortable for us to stay in for the week and the double bed extremely comfortable. It was great to wake up to the gentle sound of the river.. A full itinerary of equipment in the kitchen and outside garden furniture and balcony swing chair to relax ina long with BBQ.
We will be returning to this beautiful place.
Thank you Brian and Marian.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Oct 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We have since improved facilities to include a fire pit and outdoor blankets for those chilly evenings, a lovely rocking chair for the veranda, pool/ billiard table and a full size table tennis plus a very popular jetty immediately outside the cabin over the river.We hope one day you choose to make a return visit.
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