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Spring Hill Cottage

Ref: 1367
Rhayader, Elan Valley (View Location on a map)
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Accepts 1 Dog
£748 7 Night Breaks From
£26.71 Average Per Person Per Night

Change to check-in/check-out times

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.

Cleaned and safe to visit

We are working with all our property owners to ensure property cleanliness and hygiene standards are consistently met. The owners of Spring Hill Cottage have been advised on the latest NHS and government guidelines.

Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones.

Contactless entry

This property also has contactless entry, meaning you do not need to be physically greeted by the owner to receive the keys to enter this property.

Arrival Times

Check-in from 5:00PM and Check out by 10:00AM

Handpicked Highlights

Spring Hill Cottage was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Spring Hill Cottage too!

  • Breathaking views surrounded by open countryside
  • Calm stylish interior
  • Perfect for walkers 
  • Couples escape
  • Instant access onto the footpaths
  • Track leading up to the property is not suitable for low-slung cars

Rated 4.3/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Dog Friendly
  • Private Parking
  • Rural Location
  • Family Friendly
  • Detached Property

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About Spring Hill Cottage

Detached Elan Valley holiday cottage surrounded by open countryside - breathtaking views

  • Surrounded by open countryside in the heart of the Elan and Claerwen Valley, this beautifully presented spacious, light and airy detached stone cottage occupies a stunning position high up on the hillside.
  • Spring Hill Cottage enjoys breathtaking unspoilt views across both the Wye and Elan Valleys.
  • The calm, stylish interior offers a comfortable and uncluttered decor and a well-equipped kitchen.
  • The cottage grounds give instant access onto the footpaths and bridleways of this spectacular part of the world - just go through the garden gate!
  • Walk or Cycle straight from your door into the wonderful landscape of the Elan Valley with its fabulous trails. A unique sense of unspoiled freedom and natural beauty envelopes this stunning part of mid-Wales.
  • A beautifully refurbished detached cottage in an elevated position but within just 2 miles of the ancient Welsh market town of Rhayader.
  • Perfect for walkers or couples looking to escape from busy lifestyles, this is an idyllic spot in which to enjoy a special holiday away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
Layout & Further Information

2 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 King-size and 1 Twin on 1st floor

Bathroom with full suite, bidet, shower over bath on 1st floor.

Kitchen luxury units, integrated electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine.

Dining room table and chairs seating 4.

Sitting Room with 2 x 2 seater white leather sofa, electric fire, TV/DVD, coffee table, side table, bookshelves.

Grounds large garden. Fully enclosed with terraced area, garden table, steps down to lower grounds. Access straight onto the surrounding countryside and footpaths. BBQ.

Cloakroom with WC and washbasin on ground floor.

Additional Information

Short breaks - No

WiFi - No (good 4g phone signal)

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes

Parking - Yes, ample. (Track leading up to the property is not suitable for low-slung cars)

Fuel - Electric radiators inclusive April to September. Outside these dates £30 p/w

Dogs - 1 small dog welcome free

Travel cot - No

Highchair - No

Bed linen - Included as standard

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.3/5

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Verified Guest
2nd June 2019

Lovely holiday cottage just a few tweaks to make it 5star. Some chairs in the bedrooms and kitchen, and more hot water( really hot in the morning and luke warm by evening. Superb views and quiet location near to Elan reservoirs made this the best cottage we have stayed in. Spotlessly clean and when we arrived there was milk in the fridge and some Welsh cakes. Just right after long trip. All in allPerfect for us and the dog

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review glad you had a 'perfect' stay.

Verified Guest
26th May 2019

This is a great cottage in a remote, quiet location with stunning views. Great for viewing birdlife.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your 5 star review, delighted you enjoyed your stay.

Verified Guest
23rd March 2019

Excellent location, clean and tidy and warm and cosy

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay

Catherine Parry Verified Guest
22nd June 2018

The sun shone when we stayed at Spring Hill Cottage, and we ate our breakfast out on the terrace each morning above the clouds in the valley, watching the views across the woods and hills appear as the clouds dissipated and listening to the house martins burbling to each other. The cottage itself has been beautifully renovated, and the kitchen is particularly nicely done. All the necessary equipment is provided, plus a table tennis table in the garage, which we played on every day. There's plenty of walking from the door, and we made a point of bagging all the local dams, including the one that was blown up by Bomber Harris. Look up the Elan Valley Visitor Centre for events - we went to a creative writing workshop and a drawing workshop - and further afield, the Hafod estate offers an excellent dog swimming river.

Ian Hawkins Verified Guest
6th May 2018

Fantastic location. Well equipped cottage. Incredible darkness at night.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Spring Hill Cottage.

The Wright Family
21st August 2021

Over the years we have rented many properties in the village and I can honestly say your house was the cleanest and best equipped house we have ever stayed in. Experience has taught me to pack all manner of cleaning materials and a few kitchen bits and bobs - all of which, of course, remained unpacked! Thank you for a fantastic stay.The W. Family 28/08/21

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Elan Valley

  • Part of the rugged Cambrian Mountains, the Elan Valley is a beautiful and unspoiled area. The dams and reservoirs are a working legacy of impressive Victorian engineering, as were the railways which served in their construction. Together, landscape and technology make a compelling combination - the views are stunning all year round and you are never far from points of interest.

Bird Watching

  • The Elan Valley is a haven for wildlife and one of the most important sites in Wales. The Elan Estate is covered by 12 separate Sites of Special Scientific Interest. It is run as a 'not-for-profit' organisation and the reserve works to protect species like bog mosses, bog rosemary, cotton grasses and heather. It is also a breeding ground for scarce birds like the dunlin and golden plover.

Elan Valley Dams

  • You can learn about the remarkable science of the building of the dams at the Visitor Centre below the Caban Coch dam. There is a gift shop with useful maps, local produce and souvenirs. Try out the homemade cakes and meals in the lovely riverside cafe.
  • In an area which stretches 72 square miles, you could take a week to investigate the countryside and constantly changing scenery and you will only scratch the surface of what Rhayader has to offer. It is a delight come rain or shine. But if you would like a more structured approach to understanding this lovely environment, the Elan Valley Rangers are pleased to organise Ranger Safaris - contact them on 01597 810880.

Cycling & Walking

  • The Elan Valley Cycle Track is a 'there and back' trail. The very short steep section on the way out of Rhayader may make your cheeks rosy but it's quite do-able and soon turns into more level terrain.
  • If biking isn't your cup or tea, you can drive about half way up on the road parallel to the trail, to the Elan Valley Visitor Centre and start the ride up past the reservoirs from there.
  • With its breathtaking landscapes and abundance of wildlife, there is no better way to explore this hidden gem in the very heart of Wales than by bike. You can bring your own bikes but if you prefer to hire, Clive Powells in the town is a great starting point.
  • The Elan Valley hills are very popular with keen cyclists. However, there are plenty of less taxing routes on the flat for those wishing to take life at a more relaxed pace.


  • The name Rhayader (or Rhaeadr Gwy in Welsh) means 'waterfall on the Wye'. This small but busy historic market town, just 2 miles away from Spring Hill Cottage, is the first town on the banks of the River Wye and has long been a vital centre for the farming community with its flourishing livestock market.
  • The town has significance as a crossroads of important routes from south to north and east to west through central Wales with a bridge over the River Wye.
  • Following the Rhayader Town Trail will let you learn about the town's past and appreciate its lovely architecture.

Gigrin Red Kite Feeding

  • If you love birds you'll find this place jaw dropping when the kites come in to feed. To see them in such numbers and so close up can be an emotional experience. The Centre does an excellent job and the money collected from the entrance fees is used to buy the meat to feed the kites. An amazing place to visit.

Trekking through the Valleys' on Horseback

  • To get an alternative view of the area spend a few hours trekking on horseback through the countryside around the Elan Valley. Whether you've ridden before or not, it is the most wonderful experience. Lovely countryside & plenty of stops to paddle in rivers!

Gilfach Nature Reserve

  • Just a few miles from Rhayader is the Gilfach Nature Reserve. Walk through hillside meadows with butterflies and rare plants in abundance and stop off in the Otter hide - there is local information available on the Reserve's plentiful Information boards. The fantastic tumbling river Marteg with its waterfalls and secluded pools is quiet and calming with plenty of rustic benches. Lose yourself for hours in a rich landscape with a dream-like quality. At the end of the day you can enjoy a cup of tea in the ancient farmhouse.

Arts, Culture & Heritage

  • St Harmon, to the north of Rhayader, with its Church of St. Garmon, was for a short time served by the famous diarist, Reverend Francis Kilvert (1840-1879) whose writing about the ordinary people and the way they lived is recognised as a minor classic.

Abbey Cwm Hir

  • The Abbey in the Long Valley - the building of an Abbey commenced in 1143 and, had it been completed, it would have been the largest in Wales. It is reputed that the headless remains of Llewelyn ap Gruffydd, the last of the Welsh Princes, was buried there. The abbey ruins can still be seen and nearby the Hall at Abbeycwmhir has been splendidly restored, decorated and furnished and is a visitor attraction open by appointment - well worth a visit.
  • There is the small friendly CARAD museum located opposite the fire station on the outskirts of Rhayader town. The excellent World War 1 exhibition follows the lives of 10 soldiers who died for the cause. Upstairs, exhibits tell the life of hill farmers in the surrounding area and an interesting film showing interviews of locals in bygone days.

Willow Globe Theatre

  • Situated at Penlanole, Nantmel across the River Wye from the village of Llanwrthwl between Llandrindod Wells and Rhayader, the Willow Globe is similar to the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, London and is a magical space formed from living willow trees woven together. It seats about 150 people and is powered entirely from green electricity; almost certainly the first venture ever of its kind.

Wyeside Theatre & Cinema

  • Perched on the brink of the picturesque river Wye in the market town of Builth Wells, 30 minutes from Spring Hill Cottage, Wyeside Arts Centre is a great venue for live, visual arts and cinema. Wyeside's varied programme ranges from Cerys Matthews to Tchaikovsky and from Pinter to Pantomime

Eating out

  • There is a good selection of restaurants, cafes' and Inns serving good food in Rhayader town centre and beyond. Also a great fish and chip shop that comes highly recommended.
  • The ancient Triangle Inn is a beautiful 16th century drovers' inn located at the edge of Rhayader in Cwmdauddwr (right next the river). They serve locally sourced home cooked food - a lovely place to have a meal. (01597 810537).
  • Featured in the Lonely Planet Guide, The Wild Swan is set in a restored 17th-century building on the main street. This organic deli and wholefood shop is a great place to pick up picnic supplies and stocks everything from home-cooked quiches to lavender biscuits and fair-trade clothing.

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