“A Gem of a Holiday Cottage” We read very positive reviews about the cottage before we booked but the cottage and the location far exceeded our hopes and expectations. The Cottage has been refurbished to an extremely high standard and the before and a
Rheidol cottage is set in beautiful surroundings with views over the hills and had the weather been better we would have had every meal outside to make the most of it. It worked well for us (a family … More
Thank you for spending the time to review us, we're extremely pleased you enjoyed your stay and your holiday in Mid Wales, the views really are special. Thanks/Diolch
“Perfect” What a fabulous house and area. We had a fabulous holiday with our friends, children and dogs. Have already recommended it to others and we will be back. Huge thanks to Marilyn and her family
The apartment is really great. It's well furnished and very spacious. The welcome pack on arrival was very welcome and the Christmas tree a real delight. The views of the seafront and the starlings is… More
“Very nice extremely well kept cottage in peaceful surroundings” Our stay at the cottage was short but sweet. The furnishings and facilities within the cottage are all like new and spotless. Marilyn kindly made sure that there was milk, teabags and cof
I booked to stay 4 nights over the Christmas period. This place is great. Clean and cosy and everything you could need is there. A very well equipped kitchen. Marilyn has thought of everything you cou… More
THANK YOU very much for your generous review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your sister and having you to stay over Christmas. I'm delighted you were pleased with the cottage and its location though this isn't the best time of year for the outlook from the cottage. Springtime, when everything is green, is glorious and the sunshine makes a big difference. I do hope you will visit again and hopefully you will have an even more enjoyable time.
“Very clean,comfortable and welcoming accomodation”
Reviewed 2 Jul 2013
Spent 4 nights with my Mum at this lovely cottage, everything you could wish for was there, the accomodation is very clean, has a bright and airy feel about it. Great location with wonderful owners.… More
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting these lovely ladies. The daughter all the way from Australia happened to live within 5 minutes of my childhood friend, what a coincidence! Looking forward to seeing them again, hopefully at Christmas. Perfect visitors left my cottage clean and tidy, making my day!
Reviewed 6 Sep 2017
The cottage is very basic and not shown in the picture but attached to the owners property so not very private. You get no wifi or signal within the cottage you have to step outside which wasn't a big… More
Please view my detailed response to this retaliatory and vexatious review which I am currently disputing with Tripadvisor. Also consider that this young woman caused damage and left my cottage in a disgraceful state. I and my husband (to the rescue) spent a total of 7 hours getting it ready for following arrivals. This guest stated in her email that it was ‘up to the maid’ to clean up the mess!!! It normally takes me 1-2 hours for changeover as guests always try to leave the cottage ‘as they found it’. I have never experienced such disrespectful behaviour or attitude and parts of her emails are unprintable and offensive. Crockery was left in the bedroom as were filthy nappies. Dirty mugs were put in the cupboard though most of the dirty dishes were left on worktops. The fridge was full of used junk food and spills, worktops and tables filthy and all the bins inside were overflowing.
Totally detached cottage and certainly NOT attached to my property. The nearest building is a redundant historical stone built old coach-house and stables – full of character but not habitable or used. My dwelling is 50 metres away and most reviewers appreciate the privacy, peace and natural surroundings.
I don’t advertise WiFi at the cottage but do offer use at my conservatory. BT have installed equipment nearby and I am assured Super Broadband will be connected soon so WiFi will be available. Most mobile phones do work inside but apparently not Tina’s!
The cottage, as always was spotlessly, ‘pristine’, clean as were bedding and towels. I provided Fresh bread, litre milk, pack Welsh butter, full pack quality chocolate biscuits, Welsh eggs and Welsh cheese. Also plenty of tea coffee and sugar for the duration of the stay.
The folding bed certainly had a bottom sheet as did the 2 single beds. They are a waterproof superior brand – ‘Protect-a-Bed’.
Problem was that the bedding (duvet & cover) had been thoroughly wetted and left in a heap on the bare mattress allowing seepage and odours to penetrate.
My reaction was reasonable and I was most certainly NOT rude in my messaging, unlike Tina. She has retaliated for having to pay for damage she was liable for. I did not charge for dealing with the mattress/bed-wetting but only for the permanent damage to my property.
Correct bedding was provided and the children (age 1 & 4) stayed free of charge. I also provided plenty of toys, videos and jigsaws (also ruined but not charged for).
Mattress protectors were on the beds. I only charged for the duvet and cover - used by the adults - which were permanently stained blue/purple. Also for the towels that were permanently stained. I put all of the damaged laundry through 2 vigorous hot washes – using Vanish – which normally works but the staining was permanent. I provided Tina with photos which she did not dispute and consequently she agreed to the charge being made via Tripadvisor.
I made no charge for dealing with the staining to my curtain lining, my ruined tea-cloths, 2 ruined cushions (left in the rain) or for the 5 additional hours it took for the changeover.
“Every home comfort in a great location, highly recommended”
Reviewed 26 Aug 2015
Wow, an amazing apartment in a fantastic location. Everything you could need for a relaxing break is provided in this beautifully decorated, very well equipped accommodation. We have struggled to find… More
“Amazing Chalet with breath taking views of the sea and rolling Hills” This chalet is in a lovely spot on this family run holiday park, the views looked over the rolling hills and the sea. Even though it is on a holiday park it was really quiet, It wou
“Fantastic cottage makes for a great brake” What a great place to stay we arrived to a lovely welcome Friday tea everything you could think of was supplied, The hot tube was a nice way to end the day . It was a perfect base for a well earned break. Our
“A lovely holiday” Celyn cottage is the best we have stayed in. Marilyn and her husband very welcoming and friendly and were perfect hosts. We loved the cottage, spacious and very comfortable. Also very good location. Very quiet. A great holiday.
Perfect place to stay for exploring mid-Wales, lovely friendly welcome from Marilyn and Ifor.
Cottage is super, has to be the cleanest and best appointed we have ever stayed in, super comfy bed and s… More
THANK YOU for your very kind comments and for being perfect visitors. It was a pleasure to meet you both. I'm delighted you enjoyed your holiday in this beautiful part of Wales and that you liked Celyn Cottage so much. I certailyn hope you will return for another visit soon - hopefully in better weather!
“A warm and sunny stay!”
Reviewed 12 Apr 2017
We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Marilyn's lovely and cosy cottage. From arrival to check out, both Marilyn and her husband were extremely helpful and friendly. On your arrival the kettle was boiled… More
Thank you Harpreet for choosing my cottage for your stay and for your lovely and generous review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your charming little family and I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. We keep improving the landscape whenever we can, without disturbance to guests. Hopefully, if you decide to revisit, you will be impressed with the wild-flower meadow and rockery viewed from the cottage and the other projects we have planned.
“Beautiful cottage could happily live there!”
Reviewed 22 Mar 2015
Marilyn very kindly accommodated myself and daughter at the last minute, the cottage is beautifully decorated and has all mod cons. Will definitely stay again when I visit my daughter at university.… More
Thank you so much Wendy, it was delightful meeting you and your daughter. I do hope to see you back soon as you were the perfect guests.
“Lovely place to stay” We had a lovely stay at the cottage, we were made very welcome.
The cottage is very comfortable with everything you could want and more.
Jackie and Dave made us very welcome our daughter loved the sheep and ducks, feeding them
This cottage is a self contained "annexe" of the owners' house. However, it is very private with its own secluded, sunny patio to sit and admire views across the Cambrian mountains from an elevated p… More
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. It's always great to hear such positive feedback from our visitors.
“Smart, clean, quiet, comfortable, convenient...” You can't usually get all those adjectives accurately applying to an apartment but they're true with this one. Ten minutes walk from the station and the seafront, five minutes to the town centre, yet pe
I was very impressed with the apartment. It was very clean, well equipped and warm. I was traveling with my mother who has walking difficulties so this apartment was perfect as it was on the ground fl… More
“Great place to stay in a good location”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2013
I stayed here with a friend while attending a study school at Aberystwyth university. The apartment was lovely and clean and modern, with everything we needed including breakfast, lots of kitchen equi… More
“A little slice of luxury...”
Reviewed 18 Feb 2013
We had high expectations after reading what the apartment included on the website but our mind was absolutely blown when we walked in.
The apartment was spacious, clean and crisp.
For us, it was the… More