Cottages in Paradise

The Guestbook

Couple from Powys December 2017
"Having been born at Cwmmegan, my husband, who left 55 years ago was struck at how sympathetically and lovingly Cwmmegan has been extended and renovated. Literally home from home - the cottage has a 'lovely' feel. Thank you also to Ruth for her attention and kindness."

Couple from Germany New Year
"Impossible to be anything other than relaxed and at home here. Thank you Ruth for all your years of hard work and attention to detail at Cwmmegan. The 100 mph winds of storm Eleanor added to the magic of the place whilst we were safe and cosy in front of the fire! INSPIRATIONAL."

Family for Neath January 2018
"Wonderful cottage set in a unique location. Enjoyed a fun walk up Cadair Idris to see the lake. Hope to return in the near future. Thank you Ruth.You were a wonderous host."

November 2017
Family from Chester

"What a fabulous week we have experienced! Ruth is a wonderful host. An amazing cottage, a hidden gem. Long walks, stunning scenery, playing board gamesand having quality family time. Would love to come back."

November 2017
Couple from Chesterfield

"Our third visit, and yet again the best two weeks of our year. This place feels like a second home. The weather gave us a perfect excuse to laze in front of the fireplace reading and playing cards. We love watching the sheep graze, the squirrels curiosity and the cheeky blackbird, so restful. Cwmmegan is a treasure beyond price and we look forward to visiting again next year."

October 2017
Family from Lichfield

"Thank you Ruth for sharing your totally beautiful cotage with us. It was a well earned rest for us both and Mom (84) loved every moment of it. Would love to return soon."

October 2017
Norwich Couple

"Wonderful cottage. Wonderful location. Everything you could want. Been going to this part of Wales for over 40 years and hope to be going for many more."

October 2017
Cheltenham Couple

"Idealic, remote, peaceful, warm and cosy. A little piece of heaven x"

September 2017
Elizabeth from Hanbury

"Such a relaxing mid-week break! Cottage extremely atmospheric; garden beautiful; idyllic views of the hills, and close enough to amenities whilst being serenely isolated. The dogs Madge, Florence and Jemima also had a chilled time and were made to feel very welcome. Cottage owner Ruth was very friendly and helpful. If you're looking for a peaceful break, couple or family, this is an excellent choice. Cottage kitchen is well-equipped, and the bedrooms very spacious. Only slight grumble would be slightly uncomfortable seating in the living room, but, equally, big modern furniture would be completely inappropriate in the room! The lovely old furniture adds to the charm and atmosphere of the cottage. Everything was very clean and the bed comfortable. Dolgenau cottage comes highly recommended by my husband, myself and the dogs!"

July 2017
Julie from Reading

"The Barn has everything you need for a quiet break away from it all. Very comfortable and well equipped in spectacular countryside. I will definitely visit again."

September 2017
Mr and Mrs Lewis from Macclesfield

"What a superb house, location and welcome. We haven’t been this relaxed in years! We will definitely return. We will come for longer next time, not enough time to explore properly. Thank you such a great welcome, a real gem of a place."

February 2017 The Sanjeu Family from Wiltshire by Noah aged 7
"It was a great time because we loved exploring the garden and lighting the fire."

February 2017 Richard and family from Worthing, West Sussex
"Lovely stay (as always), all of us enjoyed the garden, local walks and a trip to Aberystwyth. Thanks Ruth, we'll be back."

February 2017 Teh Yeo Family from Worcester
"Beautiful cottage, very peaceful and comfortable. Many thanks"

January 2017 Colin and Mary Andrew from Macclesfield

January 2017 Nadine, Tom, Evan, Jane and Chris from West Midlands
"Beautiful, quirky cottage, lots to see and explore, very tranquil and relaxing. Fantastic! Thank you!"

December 2016 Richard, Francesca and Eleanor (7 months) from Hove, E Sussex
"This was our fifth time at Cwmmegan and it won't be our last. As always, we truly enjoyed spending time in front of the fire, walking in the Hafren Forest and exploring the dams and hills. This area is truly one of the most stunningplaces on earth and Cwmmegan cottage without doubt, the most enchanted cottage in the country."

Lower Dolgenau, Richard and Nora
"Thank you Ruth for the warm welcome and consideration for the dogs. We had a great time in this beautiful cottage. Appreciated the tip to walk the dogs on the Waun, the forest was spectacular. We visited Barmouth, a long wide beach and Llanidloes was useful for shopping trips and takeaways."

Family of 6 plus 3 dogs from Derbyshire
"A lovely weekend! - Really well equipped holday home, even a lemon squeezer!! Lovely weather and beautiful surroundings."

Arron and Rebeccah
"Had a wonderful romantic weekend. The cottage is beautiful, warm and cosy. Thank you Ruth for making it such a pleasurable stay."

Town Cottage Sue and Robert North from Yorkshire
"Lovely cottage in a great location for walking. Shower excellent and kitchen well equipped. Have enjoyed our stay here, thank you."

Town Cottage Brian Davenport from Somerset
"My second visit this year. A lovely place to relax."

Town Cottage Barbara and Barry from Berkshire
"Another (our 5th) stay in this lovely cottage in this beautiful town. We'll be back next year."

Cwmmegan Laura and Stewart Morris from Cheltenham
"Fabulous stay, this is our second visit and we loved every moment."

Cwmmegan Aaron and Candice from Dunstable
"We've had a most enjoyable week. The cottage and the surrounding area are beautiful."

Cwmmegan Debbie and Paul from Maidenhead
"Another wonderful stay at Cwmmegan. Thank you so much Ruth, it has been a delight as always."

Cwmmegan Janet and Keith Edwards from Kelsby
"You have created an oasis of tranquillity in your garden and within the cottage."

Cwmmegan Frank, Annehe and Tanja from Eindhoven
"A special place and we enjoyed our stay. We feel very welcome in this beautiful place. Thank you for taking care of everything Ruth"

Dolgenau Hir, the barn - Lorna and Andy from Cambridgeshire
"Perfect setting to re-charge. Wonderful views and plenty to do despite the rain. Visited Elan Valley, Nant yr Arian and watched the kites being fed, Borth, Aberystwyth and various dog walks. Trevor and Charlie are shattered!! Thank you Ruth for your wonderful hospitality. Perfect for us all.

Dolgenau Hir, the barn - Ruth and Stuart from Shrewsbury
"A lovely relaxing break, we will return when the sun is shining! A perfect retreat. Home from home. Thank you Ruth for your lovely hospitality.

Dolgenau Hir, the barn - Mutahar Ali and family from Northampton
"Great cottage – lots of character, breath taking scenery (especially if you make it to the top of the hills!) Home away from home – Thank you for a great break!

Dolgenau Hir, the barn - The Ward family from Manchester
"Fantastic cottage – beautiful views, loved every minute.