River Cottage


Powys, Wales

A peaceful riverside retreat for 2 on the southern edge of beautiful Snowdonia

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

Dog friendly


Private garden



Space & setting.

*Brand new*

In a quiet wooded valley in mid Wales, an old mill sits peacefully on the banks of the River Twrch, its adjoining mill worker’s cottage now a beautiful new rental. Dating back to the 19thC, from the outside it’s all traditional stone, with a lush garden criss-crossed with streams. But step inside and you’ll find it’s anything but dated. A modern kitchen in olive green has just enough original features to keep that lovely cottage feel — old beams, a stable door and flagstone floor — and the pretty-in-pink utility room makes bringing a dog easy. Throughout, the comfort levels are akin to a boutique hotel: a Nespresso, a kingsize bed draped in soft Egyptian cotton, and a beautiful bathroom kitted out with The Goodwash Company toiletries and waffle bathrobes.

Bring your binoculars to watch wagtails and woodpeckers in the valley; you might even spy otters in the river. A village pub is just 5 mins’ drive, or ditch the car and take a long meandering walk along the back lanes to get there, rewarding yourself with a hearty meal at the end. With the lakes and peaks of Snowdonia on your doorstep, there are endless adventures to be had (and enough space here to store all your gear). Or simply hunker down, light the fire, grab a book & bottle of red, and enter into blissful hibernation mode.

Getting here: you’ll need to drive.

“Having lived in Brighton for over 20 years, we moved to the Welsh countryside in 2021. It was love at first sight when we viewed this old mill with an adjoining mill worker’s cottage, in a quiet valley on the banks of the River Twrch. Pretty much untouched since the 1970s, we set about refurbishing the cottage to create a home from home for guests to enjoy. We wanted to create a place that would be cosy and comfortable to snuggle into, where you could hear the river and be surrounded by nature.” Owners, Susie and Rich

My Kip favourites

They love
“Spotting herons and kingfishers on the river, and hearing owls hooting at night.”

We love
The window seat in the lounge — a perfect spot for reading, wrapped in Welsh lambswool blankets.

You may not love
The owners live in the mill (left-hand side of the building) but they are super mindful of your privacy, and the garden is your own. Low ceilings, steep stairs, and uneven ground outside. Sorry, no children. You’ll need a car to get here and reach shops etc.

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  • "Absolutely incredible. Every detail of the cottage is so well thought out to create a peaceful space alongside a beautiful river. We wish we could have spent way more time here."

    Tim, May 2024
  • "We have just left after a wonderful 4 night stay and I can honestly say, we didn’t want to leave! The cottage is beautifully appointed, with so many thoughtful touches. It has been lovingly furnished and decorated to an exceptionally high standard. The bed and bed linen were so comfortable, it felt like sleeping in a 5 star hotel (!!) and we loved relaxing in the cosy living room in the evening. Our dog felt completely at home too. The location is idyllic and so peaceful, with just the sound of the river and birds chirping outside. Susie and Rich have made the cottage feel very private so you have complete privacy, but they are very responsive by message if you need anything. Thank you Susie and Rich for a wonderful few days. It truly is paradise!!”

    Helen, August 2023


Natural and eco-friendly products, and local food and drink supplies. Full recycling in place.


  • Lake Vyrnwy by James Armes via unsplash
    Lake Vyrnwy by James Armes via unsplash
  • The Mach Loop by Joseph Reeder via unsplash
    The Mach Loop by Joseph Reeder via unsplash
  • The Mach Loop by Jeff Cooper via unsplash
    The Mach Loop by Jeff Cooper via unsplash
  • Barmouth Bridge by Mitchell Orr via unsplash
    Barmouth Bridge by Mitchell Orr via unsplash
  • Cader Idris by Jacob Capener via unsplash
    Cader Idris by Jacob Capener via unsplash
  • Visit Lake Vyrnwy, a 5-mile-long reservoir fringed by forests and surrounded by mountains. Originally built in the 19thC to supply Liverpool with safe water, it’s now an inspiring place to go for long walks, a real haven for nature-lovers. Don’t miss the hour-long loop to the Rhiwargor waterfall (25 mins’ drive).
  • Half an hour from the cottage, you can pick up Glyndŵr’s Way, a 135-mile-long National Trail that takes you through rolling moorlands and wooded hills of Mid Wales, with spectacular views of the Cambrian Mountains on a clear day.
  • Feast on views of Cadair Idris, one of Snowdonia’s famous mountains, at Mawddach Pizza (30 mins).
  • Watch the RAF’s low-level flight training in The Mach Loop, a set of valleys situated between Dolgellau in the north and Machynlleth in the south, where aircraft fly only a few feet off the ground! (30 mins’ drive)
  • Aberdyfi beach is an incredible place to take dogs and have a blast of sea air; a seemingly endless expanse of sand (40 mins’ drive).
  • Book a table at the UK’s best restaurant, Ynyshir, where 2 Michelin-star chef Gareth Ward takes guests on a 4+ hour culinary journey, serving up creative fusions of Welsh ingredients and world flavours to loud beats beneath a shining disco ball. Or book a seat at the 8-seater chef’s table at its sister restaurant, Gwen, (in nearby Machynlleth) for a more intimate dinner. (30-45 mins’ drive)
  • Walk the famous Barmouth Bridge, a wooden railway viaduct (the longest in Wales) that offers stunning panoramic views of the beaches and hills around the Mawddach estuary. (45 mins’ drive)
  • Book a tour at Kerry Vale Vineyard: wine-tasting followed by a sparkling afternoon tea. (45 mins’ drive)
  • Hike the Minffordd Path to reach the summit of Cadair Idris. It’s a steep and strenuous climb, but the breathtaking views from the top are so worth it (30 mins’ drive to the start of the path).


  • Old mill worker’s cottage attached to the owners’ house; in the photo, the cottage is the right-hand half of the building
  • Bedroom with kingsize bed
  • Bathroom with shower; The Goodwash Company toiletries and bathrobes by Hay
  • Fully equipped kitchen including hob, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso; basic supplies and a dining table
  • Cosy lounge warmed by a woodburner (initial supply of logs provided in autumn/winter)
  • Board games, books, local maps and guides, Sonos speaker, Smart TV
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • The owners are available by phone should you need them
  • Drive to a café, village shop and pub (5 mins)
  • Up to 2 well-behaved dogs welcome (be aware the river is not fenced off)
  • Lockable storage space for kayaks and bikes
  • Sorry, no children
  • Booking conditions: a 2-night minimum stay over weekends and Christmas/New Year
  • Remember to pack: slippers, walking gear

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