A perfect tranquil weekend away! A very warm welcome and the most beautiful chalet. We had everything we needed and the view was incredible. A truly unforgettable weekend that was loved so much we have booked our return already. We were welcomed with a delicious homemade cake and had he pleasure of meeting the wonderful owners who helped us with tips and guidance when venturing out. Would highly recommend to anyone.
The picture doesn’t do the view from the front room window justice at all!!
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 around the firepit on the jetty, roasting marshmallows and enjoying a large glass of your favourite!! The kids loved exploring the river, dinghy, pool table and table tennis. Pack your walking boots and have a ramble up to the amazing Pistyll Waterfall (biggest in Wales) We will be back. Thanks again Marian & Brian, we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend lovely to meet you both.
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 and gazebo. There is a polytunnel building with table tennis, bar football, snooker, bikes for kids, wet suits and a dingy to go into the river (tethered). So this is a great place for walkers, families, couples, anyone!
We did a great local walk, Cadair Berwyn, 6 miles, absolutely amazing views and worth doing. Also Pistyll Waterfall (fantastic) is just a mile or so down the road, by Cadair Berwyn walk. The waterfall is amazing.
The Plough pub and the chip shop in Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant do very nice food, so all in all a great place.
The owners are so nice and accommodating, lending us hats, wet suits, and we were welcomed by homemade scones and a bottle of wine - Perfect ~ you have to stay here!!
Three night stay in a cosy chalet with the river right in front of decking area which has lighting on the water and seating area. Fire pit for of an evening to keep warm. Chalet was equipped with all that we needed. Brian the owner couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful which made us feel relaxed from the moment we arrived. Watching the abundance of wildlife was excellent we seen spotted fly catchers, yellow and grey wagtails, a dipper, buzzards and a great spotted woodpecker. Walking around the owners garden was breath taking with its numerous seating areas in idyllic places. Enjoyed the games room, table tennis and pool plus a dingy which was so much fun. We had the opportunity to fish if we wanted too also. Outside the chalet was an array of garden furniture including a very comfortable rattan bed which was a great touch. Outstanding location, we will return soon,
James and Caroline
This is my 3rd visit here and I have to leave another sparkling review as this place is so idyllic. We stayed 4 nights this time and it felt like a week, so relaxed were we.
We go gadget free so had cards, dominoes, colouring and a guitar to keep us entertained. We ventured out once to the waterfall but we're reluctant to leave the bubbling lull of the river again.
Equipped with absolutely everything you could need, even outdoor blankets, torches, firewood, cushions, beach towels etc it makes packing much simpler
Marion and Brian feel like relatives now and our 8yr old follows them around the garden 'helping'
We are always sad to leave but then always fast to rebook as we don't ever want to miss out in our little haven.
Thank you both, we miss you already!
Just got back from our weekend stay at the Riverside Retreat. This was our second visit. So relaxing, so close to nature and so much fun, Brian and Marian were once again wonderful hosts, passing on tips and stories of local interest. We did some amazing walks along Waterfall Road to Pistell Rhaedr ( the nearby waterfall) and made our way to the hidden lake. What a joy!
Back at the cabin we couldn't get enough of watching yellow breasted wagtails cavorting over the river , catching insects and just showing off! There were blue tits nesting in a box off the side of the cabin, swifts nesting in the garage, robins and
even a woodpecker and birds of prey soaring above us. Brian kindly lent us his binoculars and a bird book to help with identifications. It was also great keeping warm on the jetty with the woodburner to take the edge off the chillier evenings.
G and T's also help!