Tucked away down a quiet lane and surrounded by tranquil grounds
Views toward the property entrance
Take a stroll along the River Wye during your stay
Craig Goch reservoir in the nearby Elan Valley
Beautiful sun room leading out onto the patio
View towards the outdoor patio and sun room, ideal for alfresco dining
Stylish kitchen with exposed wooden beams
Cosy lounge, perfect for curling up in front of the woodburner
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
King-size zip and link bedroom with en-suite shower room
Modern en-suite
Twin zip and link bedroom with en-suite shower room
Decorative features
Dining room with lots of character
View towards the property from across the stream
Evening ambience
The property entrance with enclosed patio space
Views toward the property from the private driveway
Beautiful sunset views across Craig Goch reservoir
1 / 19  Tucked away down a quiet lane and surrounded by tranquil grounds
2 / 19  Views toward the property entrance
3 / 19  Take a stroll along the River Wye during your stay
4 / 19  Craig Goch reservoir in the nearby Elan Valley
5 / 19  Beautiful sun room leading out onto the patio
6 / 19  View towards the outdoor patio and sun room, ideal for alfresco dining
7 / 19  Stylish kitchen with exposed wooden beams
8 / 19  Cosy lounge, perfect for curling up in front of the woodburner
9 / 19  Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
10 / 19  King-size zip and link bedroom with en-suite shower room
11 / 19  Modern en-suite
12 / 19  Twin zip and link bedroom with en-suite shower room
13 / 19  Decorative features
14 / 19  Dining room with lots of character
15 / 19  View towards the property from across the stream
16 / 19  Evening ambience
17 / 19  The property entrance with enclosed patio space
18 / 19  Views toward the property from the private driveway
19 / 19  Beautiful sunset views across Craig Goch reservoir

March Melin

Rhayader (1m W), Mid Wales
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
5
star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional mill cottage sleeping six guests close to the Elan Valley
  • Stylishly updated comfortable accommodation
  • Relaxing sun room with beautiful countryside views, and enjoy the pretty garden with stream
Property code: 42759

Beautifully refurbished traditional mill cottage sleeping six guests, enjoying a quiet streamside location just one mile from the town of Rhayader in the picturesque Elan Valley.

This property enjoys a pleasantly secluded rural location in mid-Wales, just one mile from the attractive market town of Rhayader, the first town on the River Wye. The town boasts a good range of shops and eateries, as well as being home to the Elan Valley Visitor Centre which makes a great first port of call for those who want to enjoy the area’s miles of scenic walks. On the outskirts of the town, Gigrin Farm is a great place for wildlife lovers to spend an afternoon, as it is home to the Red Kite feeding centre, with daily feeds when guests can see these magnificent birds up close. Further afield, guests may like to visit the literary town of Hay-on-Wye or the seaside town of Aberystwyth.

The front door of this attractive mill cottage opens directly into the spacious dining room which has been attractively finished with a beamed ceiling, large feature fireplace, and a dining table which comfortably seats six. Moving through to the lounge, guests will find a cosy, relaxing space with a warming wood burner, TV, and Blu-ray player, whilst the fantastic sun room offers a second lounge area, which enjoys panoramic views across the patio to the countryside beyond. Keen cooks will be pleased to see that the property’s kitchen is well-equipped with everything they will need to prepare their favourite dishes, including a Range-style oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. There is also a wet room with shower and WC on the ground floor. On the first floor, meanwhile, guests will find three stylish bedrooms. Two of these are king-size rooms, both of which can be made up as twin rooms on request, thanks to their zip-and-link beds. One of these benefits from an en-suite shower room with a shower and WC, whilst the other has an en-suite WC. The third bedroom is a twin room which, again, has an en-suite shower and WC.

Outside, there is a patio garden which is accessed through the sun room, offering garden furniture and a BBQ. Beyond this, there is a beautiful streamside garden, which is a fantastic place to relax, but guests should be aware that children must be supervised at all times.

  • 3 bedrooms-1 king-size zip and link with en-suite shower room and WC, 1 double with en-suite shower room and WC and 1 king-size zip and link with en-suite WC (both king-size bedrooms can be made up as a twin on request)
  • Wet room with shower and WC on the ground floor
  • TV and Blu-ray player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Bed linen, electric, and underfloor heating included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Shop and pub within walking distance
  • Please ensure children are supervised in the garden, due to the stream
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Hayley Hammersley

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Hayley.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan, 8th April 2022

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Beautiful cottage and location. We loved watching the birds from the sun room.

Reviewed by Lisa, 1st April 2022

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A really beautiful cottage in what can only be described as an enchanting location. If you like the countryside, walks and nature, this is the place for you. There is an abundance of wildlife to view from the sunroom and outside is a picture perfect small wooden bridge across a stream which you can hear trickling from the house . Liz the owner is aRead more lovely lady and her welcome pack containing homemade goodies was a real treat. Very clean and comfortable. Highly recommend and would visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Natalie, 30th December 2021

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A fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. Plenty of room for two families and everything provided that you could possibly need. We loved watching all the wildlife while relaxing in the sunroom and warming up by the fire in the cosy snug after a walk. We enjoyed our stay so much we booked a return visit. Thank you to the wonderful hosts

Reviewed by Claire, 22nd December 2021

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Fantastic accommodation in a superb setting. The owners have thought of everything to make it a truly amazing stay.

Reviewed by Jonathan, 3rd December 2021

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Having stayed in many different types of accommodation over the last 35 years this property has to be amongst the very best that we have stayed in. The owners have given much thought when it comes to the facilities and comfort of their guests. We were delighted with every aspect of the communication and welcome we received from our hosts as well thRead moree high standard of accommodation this property provides. In addition to what is in the property the surrounding area is stunning. Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 22nd November 2021

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A beautiful cottage in an amazing location , the owners had thought of everything ! A cosy log fire , great showers , comfy beds , nice welcome pack everything you could hope for , lovely views from the windows. Good spot for visiting all the area has to offer . We tried the Triangle inn , a lovely welcome in a good old fashioned pub , great food Read more, pre book as busy dog friendly . Also The Spice Hut , good curry , great choice and good value for money . Hide

Reviewed by John, 29th October 2021

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We found the property very welcoming, incredibly comfortable and a brilliant place to be for peace and quiet. Everything you could possibly wish for to enjoy your stay was there and the Wi-Fi was first class. Had one or two problems with the heating going off but these were soon rectified by the friendly owners who were relatively close by. All-in Read moreall, a fantastic, welcoming, peaceful cottage in a superb position. Hide

Reviewed by Steve, 22nd October 2021

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An absolutely stunning and charming cottage in a perfect location, 10 minutes walk from the village along a quiet country road.

Reviewed by Tessa, 15th October 2021

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We've had many self catering holidays in some very comfortable cottages in beautiful settings, but March Melin was probably one of the best we've stayed in. It's conversion from an old carding mill has been done with style and taste, but also in sympathy with the original character of the building and its surroundings.

Reviewed by Margaret, 17th September 2021

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Superb cottage. Spacious, everything you could want is provided and in lovely condition. Excellent kitchen area, we really appreciated the range of crockery and glassware provided, great to have a dishwasher and a cooker that is like new and has so many excellent features. Wonderful sitting room over looking the garden. We saw so many varieties of Read morebird. So tranquil and relaxing staying here. A perfect week away. Hide

Reviewed by Han, 30th July 2021

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Just back from a week to get away from it all in sunny Wales. Family of 5 including 2 teenagers, elderly 80 year old father and a little dog and we all had a fabulous time. What a stunning cottage located in a remote, magical location yet only 5 minutes away from charming Rhayader. The children and dog spent hours along the little stream (away fromRead more their devices!) whilst my father enjoyed bird watching in the light and airy room leading into the garden. Cant wait to return. Thank you, Liz! Hide

Reviewed by Heather, 25th June 2021

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An excellent superbly equipped cottage. Very comfortable and attention to detail is fantastic. We enjoyed walking from the cottage and its easily walkable to Rhayader.

Reviewed by Mark, 18th June 2021

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Really helpful owners, cottage lovely and well equipped. Loads of great walking routes around - we walked a new one everyday and for most of them we started from the cottage. Short walk into town for pubs and cafes ideal location for us and plan to return - so that says it all we think.

Reviewed by Anna, 28th May 2021

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Outstanding cottage in every aspect. Very high spec through-out. Perfect location for the Elan Valley and surrounding area. Copious amounts of wildlife or your doorstep. Book now - you will not be disappointed!

Reviewed by Chris, 21st May 2021

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This is the 4th time we have been to this beautiful cottage, clean well equipped and Liz is friendly. Informed her our daughter is gluten free and she got some shortbread for the welcome tray which Lianne really appreciated. It is a joy to sit in the sun lounge watching the birds etc and listening to the water flowing nearby. We will definitely be Read moregoing back for a 5th visit. Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 14th May 2021

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We booked a last minute four-night stay, the property is thoroughly deserving of its five-star rating, the cottage itself and its location are fantastic. Liz was very accommodating and attentive, the surrounding area was fantastic specifically the Elan Valley, will stay again, cant recommend enough.

Reviewed by Marie, 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Asker, 16th April 2021

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We loved our stay in this amazing cottage. It is in a very quiet location in a stunning part of the country. The cottage is well equipped, very clean, is next to a stream. Hosts were very accommodating.

Reviewed by Anne, 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Sarah, 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Angela, 14th August 2020

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Beautiful cottage, very tastefully converted to a high standard. Very well furnished and equipped. In wonderful, secluded position with the only noise coming from the nearby rushing stream. Lovely walks from the cottage, so didn't have to use the car very much. The Elan valley and Cambrian mountains were stunning. All in all, a very relaxing holidaRead morey. Thanks to the owner Liz and the lovely welcome tray. Hide

Reviewed by Beverley, 7th August 2020

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First class property in an idyllic location. Really well equipped. Exceedingly comfortable and just perfect for walking out of the gate into the surrounding countryside and just a fifteen minute walk or a five minute bike ride from the centre of Rhayader. Could not have been more perfect.

Reviewed by Sadie, 31st July 2020

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The cottage is situated in such a beautiful and quiet location...truly relaxing. The views from the sun room are stunning. We will certainly be going back!

Reviewed by James, 17th July 2020

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Tucked away down a quiet lane and surrounded by tranquil grounds
Views toward the property entrance
Take a stroll along the River Wye during your stay
Craig Goch reservoir in the nearby Elan Valley
Beautiful sun room leading out onto the patio
View towards the outdoor patio and sun room, ideal for alfresco dining
Stylish kitchen with exposed wooden beams
Cosy lounge, perfect for curling up in front of the woodburner
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
King-size zip and link bedroom with en-suite shower room
Modern en-suite
Show 7 moreTwin zip and link bedroom with en-suite shower room

Location

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