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“A very beautiful mini-break”
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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
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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.
Spring-
Curtains drawn on the sumptuous Daybed
July 
Lavender filled Garden in Riverside Retreat Courtyard
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Chalet -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys, Wales

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Annie H
1 review
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“A very beautiful mini-break”
Reviewed 17 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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We stayed in this lovely chalet over valentines weekend. With lots of romantic scenery, interesting places to visit and peaceful accommodation, we couldn't have made a better choice. The chalet is furnished perfectly to create a relaxing atmosphere and provided us with a very comfortable and very happy visit. Seeing the beautiful waterfall (only a couple of miles away from the accommodation) was definitely a highlight to the holiday. We couldn't recommend this place enough and will hopefully be back in the summer!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Feb 2015
Thank you for writing such a glowing review.Our hope is that all our guests leave with the spell that the Retreat and the Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall casts. We hope you can make a return visit in the summer to appreciate a different landscape and enjoy walking through our garden.With the various seating areas along the riverside maybe you will leave with further memories of magical moments
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Apryl95
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A beautiful place that puts a smile on your face !”
Reviewed 9 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The second year staying at the river retreat and this year we had snow on the ground it was beautiful, the place was a perfect as it was last year staying ! Lovely people hosting the place lovely to talk to and make you feel welcome! Managed to go on some lovely walks and have fun in the snow off roading! Brilliant time thanks you so much Marian and Brian

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Jan 2015
Thank you both for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay as much as last year. Yes the snow gives the surroundings a magical feel. We hope you can return in the summer sometime to enjoy a different beauty and use the facilities outside that we offer.
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tom12264
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“We loved it!”
Reviewed 12 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

From the really warm welcome we received on our arrival we felt we had escaped and could really relax. The cabin was lovely, warm and cosy. It had everything we needed and more!
Our boys (10&14 yrs) enjoyed fishing from the jetty and along the river. The table tennis and snooker in the poly tunnel was a real bonus. We even did bacon and sausages on the BBQ for breakfast and toasted marshmallows in the fire pit in the evenings. Our favourite place to sit was on the jetty watching the river flow past or relaxing in the rocking chair and hanging basket on the veranda! The waterfall is a real must to visit and is only a few minutes away.
Marian and Brian are the perfect hosts. You won't want to leave!

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Liked best: Location and facilities
Liked least: Nothing - all excellent
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Nov 2014
Thank you for your positive review. We loved having you all around and enjoying the facilities we offer.Your boys are delightful and we are so pleased,as you remarked when you left, that they were impressed and want to come back to stay. We will continue to improve the facilities we offer to ensure our guests maximise their visit to Riverside Retreat.
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karen1956...
Sale, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“very relaxing”
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Just got back from riverside retreat had a lovely time chalet was lovely and cosy and garden;s were beautiful. and marion and brian were very helpful and welcoming , Thank you both.

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Liked best: very relaxing
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Oct 2014
Thank you for taking time to write this kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the surroundings Riverside Retreat has to offer, especially being so close to the river and the tranquility it fills you with.We hope you will return one day.
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LeeBaker1...
Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
“Incredibly Relaxing!”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Booked the Retreat for a week of R&R as our baby is due in 8 weeks. Excellent and warm welcome from Marian and Brian with the added surprise of some lovely homemade quiche, homemade bread and a bottle of wine! Very well equipped cabin with all we needed, with the bonus of a newly built jetty over the river to enjoy having breakfast on each morning. Perfect distance to visit the waterfall and the local village. All in all highly recommend the Riverside Retreat, especially for relaxation and a break for the rat race!

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Liked best: Chilling on the jetty.
Liked least: Low ceilings for people over 6ft.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Sep 2014
Thank you for taking the trouble in writing a review for Riverside Retreat. We do appreciate it. We are very pleased with your response to the newly constructed jetty and have since added a gate and a rail for added safety for younger guests.
We also have a fire pit for those chilly evenings or use as a charcoal BBQ to compliment the gas BBQ.
Not long now before your addition arrives, so just maybe we will see you again in the near future. Re the directions to find us if there is someway to improve those we send please let us know.
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