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Riverside Retreat

Entrance to Riverside Retreat
Certificate of Excellence
42 reviews
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.
Curtains drawn on the sumptuous Daybed
Lavender filled Garden in Riverside Retreat Courtyard
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Chalet -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys, Wales
Riverside Retreat is the perfect romantic setting and only 2 miles from the famous 240ft Waterfall which is set in the beautiful county of Powys.The cabin nestles in a valley with the River Rhaeadr flowing mmediately outside it and can be seen from all windows. The newly constructed jetty ( gated for safety) immediately outside the cabin has now been extended due to its popularity. A beautiful rattan double day bed, partly enclosed and partly with curtains is the ultimate in relaxation / sunbathing/ eating out. In 2015 we created an under cover entertainment area housing a full size table tennis table, half size pool / billiards, a table for Lego, painting ,sand pit and an assortment of indoor toys for those with children, especially on wet days. At the far end of our garden ( guests are encouraged to wander through the 2 acre garden )... Read more
About the Owner, Marian J
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 54 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 42 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Our aim is always to meet and greet our guests, this we manage 99% of the time and familiarise them with what we offer. A bottle of wine and 'something' homemade to eat is a standard extra. We include some maps and much information housed in the cabin plus tips on the 'must' visit local areas / places.
We are on hand for advice / chats but equally we give you the maximum privacy if this is your choice. Most of the time we are gardening!!
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Excellent - based on 42 reviews
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English first
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

A very warm welcome from Marian & Brian, lovely location right on the river!! the accommodation has everything, clean, cozy and comfortable. A welcome bottle of wine and delicious homemade apple pie!! Lovely part of Wales for the family to spend quality time together. Grab yourself some great food from the village butchers, light the BBQ and sit and relax...

Management response:

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences of your stay at Riverside Retreat. Incredibly helpful for future guests to understand what we offer. We hope you do return one day for more fun and relaxation in beautiful surroundings. David Beckham was at the Waterfall on Friday 16 th September filming and has commented , " ridiculously beautiful, in the...


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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Management response:

Thank you for highlighting so many positive points of your stay.We are pleased you enjoyed the facilities we offer and found your stay restful.We hope you may visit us again soon.


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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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If you need to get away from it all, this is perfect. The chalet is lovely, with decking right by the river, so you can sit there at night listening to the river. There are woods on the other side and two small bridges to get over there. The owners garden is beautiful and you can use the outdoor seating...

Management response:

Thank you for taking the trouble to let future guests know of your experiences whilst staying at Riverside Retreat. It is good for them to know of some of the walks from the cabin and the beautiful scenery you experienced. We took on board your suggestion of picking you up from a linear walk and will be happy to do...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
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Damage Deposit:
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
After heavy rain the river can become very swollen and dangerous therefore entering it will be prohibited.
    1 Shower
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
5 Sep 2017 -
18 Dec 2017
Autumn & Late Season
3 nights
19 Dec 2017 -
2 Jan 2018
Christmas & New Year
3 nights
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About the neighbourhood
Our little hamlet has a single track road running for 4 miles from the Village of LANRHAEADR YM to the famous Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall . Riverside Retreat is 1.6 miles along this road in a valley and surrounded by sheep farms and woods which extend to the famous 240ft Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall. Very quiet private location in outstanding natural beauty with the River Rhaeadr flowing through our garden.
In season a charity second hand / new book stall,situated in owners lay -by 100yds from the top of our drive. The village has several eat in or take- aways.Stunning walks directly from the cabin up to and over the Berwen Mountains. Plenty of scenic drives. An abundance of birds and otters spotted swimming upstream outside of the cabin
Getting around
There are many walks from the cabin and others a short drive ( unless you are up for a very long walk) park and then start your walk. The scenery is stunning.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Manchester or Birmingham,Liverpool: 128.0 km
Railway: Gobowen: 32.0 km
Ferry: Holyhead: 173.0 km
These directions will be sent when a booking is made.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 50.0 km.
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