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River's Nest Countryside Cottage in Llangynog, Powys

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

River's Nest Countryside Cottage description

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A wonderful riverside retreat, this detached cedar wood cabin sits at the head of the River Tanat in Llangynog. The cabin is contemporary and well-equipped, with a double bedroom with king-size bed, stylish shower room and an open plan lounge with massive picture window which really lets the outside in, and allows guests to enjoy the unique riverside setting all throughout the year. There is a decked terrace with furniture, which is likely to prove irresistible on a warm summer evening. Head to the coast, an hour away, or stay inland to explore the majestic mountains, enjoy the exhilarating watersports or potter around the local area.

The area to the east of Snowdonia, bordering the English county of Shropshire, is one of Wales' best kept secrets. Wonderful countryside, wooded hills, tranquil valleys and the Berwyn Mountains offer tremendous scope for walking, cycling, climbing and birdwatching, and a fantastic base in this area is the village of Llangynog. Llangynog has two pubs which serve food, and is within easy reach of both Bala, with its famous lake and waterports facilities, and Lake Vyrnwy, a renowned beauty spot with the added bonus of good fishing. Mid and north Wales, and the rolling Shropshire countryside are all within an easy drive.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, flat screen TV, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock with speakers, WiFi broadband available. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Decked terrace area with garden furniture and separate patio overlooking the River Tanat. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2.5 miles. Two pubs serving food 2 mins walk. Note: This property is unsuitable for children.


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  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Ms Mather
September 2015
The chalet was excellent and in a perfect spot alongside the river. Perfect for a couple. Peace and quiet and access to beautiful countryside and walking. The owners were very helpful.
Mrs Petrillo
October 2015
From the moment my partner and I arrived we were impressed with everything, it was perfect, just what we were looking for. We found it so peaceful and tranquil watching all the wildlife from the large patio doors, it was truly amazing. I really wished I had booked for longer as it was a lovely cabin with everything you could need, a perfect little retreat for my my partner and I. We will definitely be going back in the Summer next year.
Mr North
May 2016
Peaceful and relaxing accommodation with lots of wildlife to watch through the patio doors.
Miss Simmonds
November 2015
We had an amazing time at River's Nest! We'll definitely go back and stay again.
Mr Mitchell
February 2015
Peaceful and quiet, very relaxing and excellent for chilling out.
Mr Brown
April 2015
The location was amazing. The large glazed area with large patio doors allowed us to benefit fully from the lovely views just outside our door. The walks in the area are wonderful. The peace and tranquillity really helped us to unwind.
Mrs Jarvis
April 2015
Lovely scenery, lovely area and lovely accommodation.
Mr Workman
May 2015
We had a wonderful week at River's Nest. The views were staggering and the peace was so restful. The cabin was comfortable and cosy, and the owners were very friendly and helpful. We will certainly be going back there.
Mrs Jenkinson
June 2014
It was in a lovely, quiet spot, with fantastic views. The huge patio doors were a wonderful touch, providing constant views of the countryside and wildlife. Everything was provided to make it a very joyous, relaxed holiday, including private parking, which was great. The Owner was lovely, and very helpful. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending River's Nest to friends family.
Mrs Morse
June 2014
The owners were very friendly and helpful. The setting is excellent, it is in a quiet and peaceful spot. It was one of the cleanest properties we have stayed in. The sheets and towels are good quality and many little extras are included and were appreciated. We liked the layout of the property and parking is excellent.
Mrs Aspland
June 2014
A lovely property in a peaceful, tranquil setting. The owners were so helpful; even before we left home they emailed all information to us. We knew when and where to contact them if we so needed (which we didn't) but they were not at all intrusive. The chalet was beautifully refurbished and very clean; we would certainly recommend.
Mr Ellis
February 2013
River's Nest is in a beautiful spot with the river outside the property and the views are amazing. The property is an ideal base for exploring. River's Nest is compact, nicely furnished and very well equipped. Will definitely be returning.
Mrs Wheeler
July 2013
Loved the view and property.
Mr Singleton
September 2014
The peace quiet, an ideal base to travel out daily to different locations and return to a nice secluded spot near river.
December 2014
River's Nest is very clean with everything you need for your stay. There are fantastic views from River's Nest and the whole area. We had brilliant weekend..
Mr Lyons
June 2012
The property was very compact, well fitted out and comfortable. Everything you might need was provided - excellent. If you love wildlife then this is the place for you, we even saw otters - wow! If you're hungry, The New Inns is the place, meals are huge and good value for money.
Miss Harman
January 2013
The place was clean and cosy. It had everything we needed and more to enjoy our Christmas. A home from home.
Mr Green
October 2012
A fantastic self-catered cabin in a very tranquil valley - Charming hosts. The location is really great for getting to lots of places of interest in the surrounding area including Stoke-on-Trent, Chester and even a day trip out to Anglesey. Can't wait to book another holiday there.
Ms Salter
June 2012
Beautiful surroundings and a high standard property!
Mr Dempsey
July 2012
Everything was perfect and as described in the advert.
Mr Greeves
August 2011
The location was great with lovely views!
Mrs Bishop
April 2011
Beautiful location with full view of countryside and stream. Lovely idea to have bird feeders.
Mr Raven
May 2011
The property and its surroundings were amongst the most relaxing I have ever experienced. The property was also spotlessly clean and the owners were very welcoming and friendly.
Mr Mrs Watson
October 2011
An ideal place for wildlife/bird lovers, it was very peaceful.
Mr Taylor
May 2011
A totally relaxing and idyllic setting. Whatever the weather we could spend hours just looking out of the patio doors as there was so much to watch.
Mrs Elmore
June 2011
All as promised and more. 5 star property and venue with helpful but unobtrusive owners. Peaceful and quiet. Lots of nature and birdlife to see just from sitting on the patio next to the river. Beautiful scenery. Local people friendly. Good value and plentiful food available within a five minute walk at the local inn. Many good walks available within a few minutes radius. Local beauty spots abound and more available within 15-30 minutes drive in all directions. A piece of paradise at a very reasonable price. Everything provided - Egyptian cotton towels/flannels/sheets. Only need to provide own food. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Mills
August 2010
Another fantastic holiday with Sykes. This property, although compact, was fabulous in all aspects. The situation was idyllic - how fabulous to get up and sit watching the wildlife whilst sipping your early morning tea. If you want a holiday with shops and touristy things, hustle and bustle then this isn't for you - if you want to go back really relaxed then Rivers Nest is ideal.
Mr Mrs Rafferty
October 2010
The location, the ease of travelling around the wonderful scenery that Wales has to offer at any time of the year. The friendly way in which we were greeted and treated by our host throughout our week's stay at River's Nest.
Mrs Turner
July 2010
We went on this holiday to just chill out and Rivers Nest turned out to be the ideal place, it was very tranquil and peaceful by the river. The surrounding area was very picturesque and the wild life wonderful. We had a fantastic week and enjoyed every moment. The New Inn serves amazing food but beware only go there if you really are hungry ..the portions are very large!
Mrs Talman
August 2010
The cottage was of a very high standard and equipped with everything we could possibly need. The surroundings were beautiful and peaceful. The owner was very friendly and helpful! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this cottage to others.
Mr Stephens
October 2010
Lovely accommodation set in beautiful surroundings. Peaceful and relaxing holiday with lots to see.
Mrs Watkinson
April 2011
The beautiful scenery from the property and the peace and quiet.
Mr Goode
June 2010
Enjoyed the peace and quiet combined with all of Mother Nature going on outside your window. Great for a couple who want to get away from everything and everyone! PS. so good even got engaged in the chalet.
Mrs Cheetham
July 2010
Perfect for a relaxing holiday for 2! Wildlife and birds fantastic. Very quiet but easy access to prime tourist sites. Good pub within walking distance. I can heartily recommend this place.
Mr Bell
July 2010
Tranquil setting amongst the most beautiful scenery in Wales.
Mrs Winterton
July 2010
Fantastic surroundings, peaceful. Very clean. Plenty of wildlife. A lovely break.
Ray N
November 2015
Just like to say had a wonderful week at Rivers Nest with my girlfriend Sandie, the setting was idyllic. Mike the landlord was very caring making sure we were ok during the storm we had. The chalet was immaculate and equipped with everything we needed. Set in the most beautiful position right on the river with the double glass fronted doors framing the amazing vista. There is so much wildlife to see, trout, dippers, nuthatch, pheasants,squirrels to name a few (no otters sighted unfortunately) but the icing on the cake was to see two huge salmon swimming upstream just off the patio, they were at least 5-6lb. Thank you Mike and Val, we will be back for sure.
Andreana P
October 2015
I was looking for relaxing, stress free, peaceful and home from home place to stay after a very stressful 7 weeks for my partner and myself and after looking at other cabins and area's i came across this lovely little cabin in Wales, for some reason i was drawn to it and just knew i had to go, i booked only 3 nights and wish i had stayed for longer it was perfect, from start to finish, from collecting the keys from the lovely Mike to forgetting to tell him and his lovely wife Val where i had left them when we said goodbye !!! went to quick i have only just got home and i miss the tranquil beauty of the view from the cabin and the people that live there, will defo be going back !!!!
June 2015
Sit overlooking a small stream and watch the birds (nuthatch, dipper, jay, greenfinch, pheasant and blue tits to name some), or look at the sheep and cows as they come down to drink, or stare into the water and identify the same fish who stay at the same spot day in day out and wait for food to arrive on the current. The view is also wonderful. A five minute amble gets you to a pub with a warm friendly welcome and good food. We did not walk up into the hills but we did drive over to Bala a few times stopping on the way to take in the views. A break we will be repeating in the not too distant future.
February 2015
Splendid location. Loved the stay. A small cottage but with all basic facilities, just like home. The village in itself is well located to roam around the region. We were the first to stay with an infant and we are thankful for it. Pity we can't come back for some years, since it would not be suitable once our baby is grown up. Best place for couples.
Sarah W
March 2015
A wonderful little lodge, which was perfect for two. Mike and Val have made it very homely. It was a lovely touch that tea, coffee, sugar, washing up products and loo rolls where all ready there for you. The lodge is super warm, in fact we had to turn of one the radiators as it got too warm! It is finished to a high standard and the bed was super comfy, we've never slept so well. The view from the lodge is breath taking, and North Wales is just stunning. A perfect weeks rest for us and so quiet. Can't wait to visit again.
October 2014
The location of River's Nest is great. It's quite mesmerising to sit and watch the babbling river. We saw Dippers, Goosanders and even a Nuthatch. According to the visitor's book one or two had seen Otters, but we weren't quite that lucky! We had to make an effort to go out - it was so easy to sit there all day! River's Nest itself is very comfortable and well equipped and even tissues are provided. It is also lovely and warm if needed, so I wouldn't hesitate to go back in the middle of winter. I think the lounge would benefit from a larger coffee table as it seemed a little small to us. There is limited space in the bedroom for storage - so if you go travel light.
October 2013
The owner is a lovely man who took time to show us all the features of this lovely little cabin - and don't be fooled by size it has a lot of features! Space has been used so cleverly we had no problem with stowing all our bit and pieces. The kitchen has everything! Bowls, sieves etc etc so cooking was a pleasure not a chore. It was lovely to have such a nice range of Dvds for the evening too! Although you could easily spend hours just enjoying the stunning views and watching the birds and other wild life (there was a particularly feisty cow who visited each evening - no problem to us but she seemed to love headbutting the other cows out of her way!)
June 2014
We really enjoyed our stay here. The cabin has all you need. Its not very big, but has lovely cotton sheets, its very clean and basics (tea, coffee, sugar and loo roll!), washing-up liquid etc., towels and tea towels are all provided. Great parking. The owners are friendly and Mike is very helpful (I'm sure Val is too but we only met her once). The location is in a very peaceful valley, little traffic (none by the cabin) and spectacular views. The main reason to stay here though is the view from the cabin. Right by the river, we spent hours watching the cows, the sheep and the antics of the lambs and we saw so many birds we had not seen before. (Mike and Val provide a book for identification).
irene g
March 2013
wonderful place to stay. Val and Mike great people salt of the earth. we were snowed in and they let us stay an extra day, gave us bread milk and eggs.No charge, helped us every way they could, cannot thank them enough. The cabin could not be better , towels bedding all provided, perfect . Snug and very warm even with at minus 5. the walks and views spectacular.We will be back and recommend it to anyone especial nature lovers. We saw the otter birds of prey and many small birds. Thanks again. George and Irene. From Chorley, Lansc
September 2010
Immaculately clean and spacious dining/lounge with great views of the wildlife on the river ,(feet away from the patio doors).Lovely to sit on the balcony with the evening meal and watch the river bable by.Everything you needed in the spotless kitchen and the welcome we got was second to none.To end I will consider taking this break again.
August 2012
This was my first stay in a cottage and it was absolutely perfect. The accommodation was great, it had everything that we needed. Very clean and modern, fully equipped. The views were spectacular and this cottage could not have been in a better location. The sound of the river right outside the door was very relaxing. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We hiked various trails and the experience was amazing. We were very sad to leave and we still miss it. We felt very safe and welcomed.
September 2012
A very well Equipted cottage in an Idilic location Imediate area full of wildlife just sit & watch from the picture window.
Kate T
January 2013
Cosy and warm... a real home from home that was made even more so by the Christmas decorations put up by Mike and Val. The cottage had everything we needed and more to prepare our Christmas meal and more. The views are amazing and if you love walking and water then this place is just perfect.
September 2010
River's Nest was a wonderful, peaceful location. The accomodation had everything you could possibly need and the owner was very friendly and very helpful. We would not hesitate in booking here again.
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