This is the second time we stayed at Riverside Retreat. After our first magical stay I had longed to go back but we couldn’t quite manage it as I was blessed with our second daughter a month after our stay at Riverside Retreat and I waiting for her to be old enough to enjoy it when my Brother inlaw and his wife came to visit and wanted to visit Wales after seeing our lovely photos. They were only here for a short time so we couldn’t stay at the Riverside Retreat for as long as I liked but the time we did spend there was action packed and we managed to cover a lot of things in the short time that we did stay. Even in the rain everything was still as beautiful as I remembered. We went up Snowdon, we visited Pistyll Waterfall and Lake Vyrnwy.
Marian and Brian was as warm and welcoming as always. They feel like old friends just after two visits. Your property is just amazing. I think everyone should visit it. I’m sure we will be back soon.
We had a lovely stay in Riverside Retreat. We stayed for 2 nights as a treat for our anniversary. We were greeted warmly by Marian and Brian with Welsh cakes (which were lovely), and were given lots of recommendations. Lake Vyrnwy and Pistyll Rhaeadr are a must! We wish we could stay for longer and will be bringing some friends back in the summer :)
We have just got back from the Riverside Retreat. Marian and Brian are wonderful hosts, making you feel instantly relaxed and at home. The cabin, whilst not suitable for persons of 6' and above due to the height of the ceiling and doors, was really well equipped, with everything you could possibly need for a short break. From gas hob, electric oven , toaster microwave and fridge you couldnt want for more on the cooking front.
However, when you get out of the cabin you have the most amazing area in front of you. You are surrounded by the most beautiful plants, trees and flowers. There is an outside day bed which looks stunning and, in the right weather conditions, would be a wonderful experience.
At the end of the cabin is a decking area with a bench, table and firepit overlooking the River Rhaedr. We sat each night overlooking the river, fire beside us, drink in hand, just letting the noise of the river soothe our nerves and help us to unwind. Even in the rain there is an awning to keep you dry.
Marian and Brian were both so friendly and helpful, offering advice(that we wish we had heeded!!) and information on eveything you need to know to get the most out of your experience in this genuine gem of a spot.
The only thing that could have made our wonderful experience any better would have been to see chickens, and possibly ducks, wandering freely around providing fresh free range eggs to be bought for an alfresco breakfast on the jetty!!
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A pleasure from the moment we arrived to our sad departure at the end.
Marian abd Brian couldnt have been any more welcoming.
The Grandkids loved every second especially playing in the river and the Table Tennis. We were concerned before we went if they'd enjoy it but they want to go back again as do we.
Lots to see in the area too.
Me and my partner stayed at the riverside retreat for three nights and we loved it, i only left this morning and I'm missing it already. We wanted a romantic, picturesque, relaxing break and it definitely outlived our expectations. The location is absolutely beautiful. Thank you to Marian and Brian for being so welcoming and over all just being lovely people
Firstly, what fabulous hosts Marian and Brian were from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. They were truly amazing, firstly by making us a delicious chilli and rice and providing lots of activities for our children which our nine year old loved.
The cabin was located in an amazing and tranquil location with an amazing garden which Marian and Brian should be proud of. It gave us an extremely peaceful stay to unwind and forget the outside world.
Couldn't thank Marian and Brian enough for our stay, we would recommend this stay to anyone and would happily return if they would have us again.