Some Kind Words

We welcome feedback from our guests, here is a small selection of their comments.

Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd

“This is my 2nd stay at the cottage, and again I have enjoyed my week. It is very central for visiting the different places of interest, and it is just the right size for me and the dogs. Hopefully I will be back again” – Trevor, May 2014

“We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cosy cottage, and how you have thought of everything from firelighters to spare light bulbs! Loved the homely touches throughout the whole cottage. We have had some amazing walks from waterfalls to seaside to mountains. The dog fell asleep by the fire and stayed there until the morning, he loved it. Thank you for letting us stay and we hope to be back” – Andy, Lesley & Jacko, February 2014

“We have stayed in many cottages over the years but this has been the cleanest, cosiest dog friendly cottage ever. Thank you so much for all the little extras and the wine, bara brith & doggie treats” – Carol, Steve, Jack & Holly, Oct 2013

“This is the 2nd time we have enjoyed staying at your cosy little cottage. We had a great time, thanks once again” – Julie & Craig (& Chloe the dog), July 2013

“Thank you Angie & Rich, we have had a lovely week in this lovely cottage, I don’t think there was anything we needed that we couldn’t find. Thank you for all the little extra touches you provided, especially the wine. The cottage is in a lovely location for exploring Snowdonia and the coast. Diolch yn fawr” – Reg & Debs, April 2013.

“We had a lovely relaxing stay in this charming little cottage, the wood burner is a real treat and we enjoyed our cost evenings in. Thanks again” – Dan & Louise, March 2013.

“Perfect place to relax and unwind! We were lucky enough to have bright sunny days but made the most of the wood burner in the evenings. The cottage was perfect for a short break & Extremely well equipped. We hope to return again, thank you” – Sarah & Ben, October 2012.

“Great surprise with the welcome gifts, lovely cottage, lovely area, warm & welcoming. Attention to detail very good, all our needs seen to. Hope to come again” – Maxine & Peter, September 2012.

“Thank you for creating such a comfortable, well organised cottage. We would like to book the cottage for the same period next year, if you’ll have us back. Thanks for everything” – Tom, Natasha and Mouse (the dog!), August 2012.

“Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd is a cute little cottage in an ideal location. Thanks for the wine, much appreciated” – Rosie & Tom, March 2012

“Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd is perfectly proportioned for a weekend of walks. Thank you for the wine, cake & milk, very thoughtful. We had an amazing time and will recommend to others” – Matt & Hannah, March 2012

“We arrived at Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd in the evening and found a very charming cottage with beams and a wood burning fire. The owners had left some lovely welcoming gifts, birthday card, bottle of wine. The cottage was very clean and a great location for walking in the area. A lovely cottage for a quiet, relaxing break for two” – Mrs S, May 2010 & 2011

Bwthyn Glan yr Afon

“What a lovely cottage – the welcome gifts were such a nice touch. Having worked in the hotel industry for 16 years I was pleasently surprised by all the lovely 5* touches, you have thought of everything which has added to us feeling at home all week. I’m 5 1/2 months pregnant & have already planned to come back next year with my little baby when she arrives. Thank you for a fantastic week” – The Rhodes Family, October 2013

“Thank you for a lovely 2 weeks. The cottage is so well equipped, warm & cosy. A lovely place to stay whatever the weather. There is so much to do we could have stayed another 2 weeks. Thanks again, we will be back” – Kieran & Brenda, April 2013.

“Thank you for the wine * Welsh Cakes, they were delicious. We’ve had a wonderful week here and have enjoyed every second of this holiday in your beautiful cottage” – Luke Tomkins & Stephen Hill, March 2013.

“We have had an amazing week here, the cottage was perfect – cosy, everything we needed, a fab wood burner and excellent location for exploring Snowdonia. Thank you for our little treats – a very personal touch” – Tom, Flo & Wilf, February 2013.

Bwthyn Afon (River Cottage)

“Thank you for your warm welcome, your cottage is so beautifully furnished & cosy, we felt immediately at home. We enjoyed our time very much, thanks for everything” – The Schuetz Family, Germany, May 2013.

“We had a great few days and a lovely break in your delightful cottage. The location we couldn’t have asked for anything better, fantastic walks on the doorstep and a short drive to everything. We will certainly be back” – Steve, Jane & Harvey, March 2013.

“Thank you very much for the welcome gifts, very much appreciate. Just wanted to say we were very impressed when walking into the cottage for the first time, so very clean and well appointed. We have had a great few days and will certainly remember the cottage for future visits” – Karyn & Andy, November 2012.

“The cottage was truly a home from home. Inviting, cosy, beautifully furnished and decorated. Clean with everything we needed and more, you really have thought of everything for your guests” – Nikki, Dale, Joe & Poppy & Todd (the dogs!), October 2012.

“Had a lovely week in the cottage, it was like a home from home and had everything we needed. It is in an ideal location & we loved being so close to the Ffestiniog railway, so close to walk to and watch the steam trains go by” – The Johnsons, September 2012.

Bwthyn Ger Afon (Riverplace Cottage)

“This cottage says an awful lot about it’s owners! The attention to detail and personal touches are very well thought out. The cleanliness is superb as are the facilities. We enjoyed our stay here and thank you both very much (& Billy). The wine & Bara Brith simply yummy! The saying above the fire – no truer a word has been said or spoken!! We live on a narrow boat and have done for 6 years, which we love, we also have a small tourer  but our stay here has been a lovely change. Again a big thank you. Dylan (our dog) also sends a big thank you too!” – Barry & Debby, October 2013.

“The cottage had everything you would need for a relaxing and worry free time. The attention to detail was second to none, it was by far the best cottage we have stayed in” – Mr & Mrs P, October 2013

“Cottage is lush, it’s deffo a home from home! We live in a village with only 20 houses, amazing here” – Beccie & Glynn, June 2013

Manod View

“We have stayed in many cottages both here in Wales and in the Highlands of Scotland. Your cottage Angie & Rich (and Billy) gets 5 stars and is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. Your attention to detail is superb and we applaud your style and taste. All the art work is so in keeping & well thought out. Thank you for the welcome gifts, enjoyed by both adults and dogs. Thank you for allowing dogs in your lovely home, such a relief to have people who love dogs as much as we do. We have so enjoyed your cottage and our stay here that we would have no hesitation in recommending you to all our friends” – Chris, Carol, Maisie & Ernie, October 2013

“Thank you so much for a lovely holiday. Your cottage has been very cosy, really homely and you have thought of everything! There are so many nice touches and little things that have made our stay perfect. Loved the welcome gifts and Roxy enjoyed her treats too! Thanks for being so dog friendly, it’s really nice to see. It’s a great place for dogs and the local walks & beaches are fantastic. The kitchen is lovely and well equipped and we love all the pictures around the cottage. Would definitely stay with you again & recommend to family & friends. Many thanks. PS – Zip World was amazing” – Amy, Andrew & Roxy (the dog), October 2013.

“Exceptional cottage. The owners have style and good taste. The furniture and furnishings were all of good quality. Heating included in the price, so was lovely and warm. This cottage is excellent. Clean, spacious, comfortable and centrally placed. It would be our first choice if returning to Blaenau. I thoroughly recommend Manod View Cottage for a carefree stay” – Mr & Mrs S – October 2013

“A week of variable weather did not stop us having a magnificent time – all sorts of walks, especially ones with waterfalls in. Cooking tea on the beach (black rock sands) got a big thumbs up. The Slate Caverns and White Water Rafting kept us occupied and for eating out locally Cellb was spot on. Thanks for everything, Manod View was a great base and a real home from home” – Katrina, Rob, Neve & Frankie, August 2013