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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Gwarcae is a warm and inviting cottage set in the picturesque Elan Valley, the cottage offers fantastic views in a secluded setting allowing guests to relax and unwind. Gwarcae overlooks a beautiful valley with hills that rise behind the cottage perfect for walking, exploring and cycling.

Gwarcae has been extensively renovated over the last few years and provides guests with excellent modern facilities, whilst remaining true to cosy character you would expect from an old Welsh cottage. Downstairs the main room has been opened out to provide a large living space for eating, reading or simply watching logs burn in the open fireplace. Additionally downstairs there is a wood burning stove in the main room and solid fuel Rayburn 'range style' cooker in the kitchen.

Gwarcae is situated just 1 mile west of Rhayader a charming market town with shops, a leisure centre, restaurants and several traditional pubs. The Elan Valley is well known for its beautiful mountain scenery and picturesque reservoirs, it is a destination for walkers, mountain bikers and even offers pony trekking and fishing. Children will enjoy the opportunity to spot the famous red kites, buzzards and other unusual creatures - including the sheep that roam freely on the hillside surrounding the cottage!

In order to maintain the cottage's appeal to the widest possible audience we regret that pets are not invited to stay in the cottage.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aberystwyth 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Llandrindod Wells 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

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16 Sep 2014


"Beautiful cottage in a stunning location!"

It was very easy to book and Karen was very quick at responding to any queries we had. The property is situated in the valley with beautiful views over the valley and a great variety of stunning walks… More

19 Aug 2014


"Quiet and relaxing break in lovely countryside"

We had a great week in Gwarcae even though the weather was less than kind to us (we had to light a fire on a couple of occasions but the wood was provided so no problem!).The cottage was a bit more re… More

23 Apr 2014


"Walking in to Gwarcae was like walking in to a home, it was so welcoming."

I was looking for a cosy, isolated holiday cottage with easy access to the mountains. Gwarcae provided this and more for our Easter break. When we arrived the stove and rayburn were going meaning th… More

29 Aug 2013


"Amazing cottage - best weekend break"

I can highly recommend Gwarcae to anyone looking for a holiday in Wales. The cottage itself is stunning, surrounded by fields and trees - it's a real little hideaway. The cottage was in immaculat… More

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Calendar last updated:20 Oct 2014

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