We hope that when you stay with us, that your experience will be a pleasant one. The feedback from your stay is really important to us, it is only from your feedback that we can find out if we are getting it right. We want you to come back again so if there is anything that you feel that may improve your stay with us, please tell us. Please sign our guestbook in the cottage and we will upload your comments to our site.

Below are a selection of genuine comments made by previous guests of the Cottage

September 2019

Prime & Sargent                                                                    Conwy & Norfolk

Excellent weather all week ! Only used the car to go to Devil's Bridge and catch train- brilliant !  and get food.Otherwise walked and cycled all week . What a fabulous situation. Thanks.

August 2019    

The Sawers                                                                                 Crawley

We've had a great time here. A wonderful restful stay. Really enjoyed the view from the window,the boys enjoyed the hot tub and within striking distance of some fabulous walking. We visited the Red Kite Centre to see the Red Kites swarm to be fed, did a bit of sea kayaking,visited the slate mine at Corris ( very good ,went on the narrow gauge steam train to Devil's Bridge. Great fun was had by all . Super cottage. Excellent location. Only regret is we can't stay for longer. Thanks

Susan, Olivia, Amy & Harvey                                               Sevenoaks  Kent

Thank you so much Barbara & John for having us to stay in your wonderful cottage. I must confess we didn't stray far ,apart from the beaches as it is the most fantastic tranquil spot. The perfect place for a proper holiday ! It has everything one needs for a super break from the hustle of everyday life. The hot tub was so luxurious-thank you !The welcome hamper and doggie treats were so lovely. The summerhouse by the lake was so inspiring  I felt I was in another world .The weather wasn't great all week but we didn't care at all !The loveliest place we've ever stayed. Thank you.

Ron, Alana,Gareth,Ruby woof, Matt,Jenna , Baby Esme      Isle of Wight  & Newbury  

Wonderful  cottage and location,thank you John & Barbara for making Red Kite Cottage available.Mixed week weather wisest more dry than wet.Ynyslas Beach and sand dunes well worth a visit and dog friendly. Devil's bridge gorge gives some wonderful views of waterfalls,a long way down and back up but worth the effort.Sophie Bach tea and coffee room 13, Cambrian Place Aberystwyth good lunch stop if you have a pooch.The Druids Inn just down the road is as pubs should be,loads of locals,local brews and good food.First holiday in Wales won't be our last.

July 2019

Kelvin,Deborah,Harry,Elise & Bandit                                      Burnley, Lancs

Had a great time with stunning views,lovely accommodation,perfect location. John and Barbara were extremely knowledgable about the area and catered for our needs. Can't wait to come back !

Malcolm,Linda,Nita, Sophie & Sam        Maldon,St Lawrence & Braintree

Our only complaint,we wish we could have stayed longer !! We had an absolutely lovely time,so relaxing and it definitely was home from home. All the little touches made it perfect even down to the bird feeders ! We wish you all the best in the future and your future plans bring you lots of happiness and less work.. Thank you again . "Big Bird's Family" xxx

Lois,Dougie with Megan & Dennis                                                 Wigan

Superb stay couldn't have wanted for better and the weather was mainly very kind. Stunning location and the surrounding area is fab. Now fully recharged,thank you from us and the doggies.x

Temple, Jayne & Vinnie                                                                      Bromsgrove

Our first visit to Red Kite Cottage and we will definitely be returning.This cottage has been a little slice of heaven for us. So peaceful and quiet and the wildlife is just amazing. We had daily visits from a small woodpecker and the housetrains nesting in the car port are a delight to watch and not forgetting the fantastic Red Kites. We've certainly recharged our batteries ready to return home but are sad to be leaving. Thank you.

June 2019        

Karen,Martin,Allana,Martin & Daisy                                                Kent

The perfect place to relax and unwind. We have absolutely loved our stay in your wonderful cosy and comfortable cottage and hope we can return.Thank you for the welcome packs (ours and Daisy's  ! ) Good luck with your future plans. We don't want to leave. A big thank you.

Robert,Louise,Roy                                                        Blaenau & Southampton

Beautiful position with a very well equipped cottage that allowed us to have a very relaxing holiday enjoying all the surrounding countryside and towns and The Druid Inn exceptional food and service.

Jacqui & Nick                                                                                             Cheshire

Beautiful cottage with amazing views. Loved the area and all the lovely walks. Wonderful number of birds on feeders. Thank you.

May 2019  

Jenny, Dan,Paul, Fiona, Harry & Tazer (The Dog )                                   Sheffield

This is our third stay and as always is a peaceful, relaxing and wonderful stay.We were not so lucky with the weather as previous years but still does not take away the uniqueness of staying here. Hot tub brill ! Jenny Dobson

Gorgeous cottage,surrounding area great for exploring and overall a very relaxing break. Fiona Schofield

Paul & Mandy                                                                                         The Lizard Cornwall    

What a wonderful place to stay! Lovely cottage with everything provided that you could need.Very comfortable and warm. Beautiful views down the valley and peace and quiet ! So handy to visit Bwlch Nant yr Arian centre by foot or by car. Kite feeding is spectacular. Also visited Dyfi ospreys & Ynys Hir. Both beautiful and recommended. Thank you Barbara & John for the welcome pack. Will look forward to returning later in the year.

Mel Jane & Pooches                                                                                Derby/ Birmingham

Yet another fabulous  tay in this lovely cottage. Great food at both The Druid Inn and Y Ffarmers. A trip to Ynyslas is a definite must for all. Thank you John & Barbara for another great holiday. xx

Jan, Glen & Sprocket                                                                                          Macclesfield

This is our second visit here and it is just as fabulous as we had remembered.The cottage is just perfect. The view is astonishing the garden is wonderful for the dog,the cottage has everything you could wish for,the bed is unbelievably comfortable,the hot tub is fantastic after a long day of walking. We highly recommend both Hafod and Hafren Forests for well laid out and beautiful walks. I'm sure we'll be back again - this place is a little slice of heaven we shall miss the tranquility.

 April 2019

Janye, Jerry, Meg & Sheriff                                                                               Bromsgrove

This is our second visit to Red Kite cottage and it's as beautiful as we remembered. Had some fabulous walks from the door up the forestry track and to the lakes and the trail to the right going out of the property gate down past the sheep and lambs and through the trees. Dogs had a fantastic week of walking,swimming,paddling and playing ball.Already planning our 3rd visit. Looking forward to returning. Thanks to Barbara & John for such a wonderful retreat.

Alison, Paul, Archie,Annabel,Nana & Grandad                                                Wirral & Essex

A magical place.the house,hot tub,views, Aber and it's surroundings.We had a great week lunching out at various locations,would highly recommend the middle eastern (ish) Medina in Aber as well as the higher end and tiny fish restaurant Pysgoty. We had lunch at PD's Diner on the front which was great too. Our dogs loved the beaches and found Aber and Borth very dog friendly places. I loved finding locations of Hinterland filmed locally and available on Netflix. Thanks for a fab week Barbara, oh and I'm glad the dog came home ! Thanks again Alison.

March 2019

James & Helen

Lovely situation.Comfortable well equipped cottage. Lots of places to visit and enjoy. Dogs loved it so did we.

February 2019

Sonya, Luke,& Stanley

What a lovely place you have. We enjoyed walks,cycling,and hot tubbing. A bonus was the weather,warm days and starry nights. Of course the week wouldn't have been complete without a trip to The Druid Inn.Just a shame England didn't pull it out of the bag vs Wales !

December 2018

Rod ,Jen,Oxer & Charlie                                                                                                 Warwickshire

Thank you John & Barbara,we've had a wonderful Xmas. A lovely cottage in an amazing location. We all loved the walks on the doorstep . The odds are shattered.Our one disappointment - not one starry night but nothing you folks could do about that.Will be recommending Red Kite Cottage. Happy 2019 to you both.

October 2018      

Vicky, Andy,Charlie, Chloe & Holly the dog                                                            Newport  Shropshire

Thank you Barbara & John,we have had a lovely relaxing few days in a lovely cottage and beautiful surroundings. We will definitely be back !Some lovely talks on Ynyslas Beach and fantastic cycling around the Red Kite Centre. Hot Tub was amazing with stunning views. Thank you.

Luke ,Emily & Frank                                                                                                  Stourbridge West Midlands

Another great stay ! Perfect location to celebrate our Engagement ! Will definitely be back. xx

September 2018

Rachel & Richard                                                                                                      Derbyshire

This was our second stay here at Red Kite Cottage and we still can't fault it. Coming here is like home from home,every little detail is covered. the view is out of this world as are the walks around here. A little piece of heaven for humans and dogs !A trip to the sand dunes with the 4 legged furry onesie highly recommended. Thanks John & Barbara for giving us a week of peace and tranquility! xxx

Mr & Mrs Caley                                                                                                        Stafford

We have had the best week EVER . We came to the cottage for a week of tranquility before our Wedding and what a place to do that. Busy lives at home take over sometimes,but after a week being here and recharging our batteries has worked wonders.Our Wedding was the most amazing day of our lives. Thank you so much for opening your home to us. It has been a home from home this week and our gift was so lovely, a real personal touch. Would love to return for our first anniversary. Hollly & Richard xxx

Jayne, Jerry, Meg & Sherriff                                                                                 Bromsgrove

What a lovely cottage! Felt at peace immediately upon arrival.This was our first stay here but it's now added to our list of favourites. Well be back. the walks through and over the forestry tracks are wonderful. By day 3 our two border collies were worn out ! Something that very rarely happens but with playing ball in the garden long walks and time spent at the beach in Borth they had a whale of a time. Thank you to the caretaker and owners who made this possible.

August 2018

Martin Family                                                                                                         Surrey

Beautiful view, lovely hot tub, a great log fire.We enjoyed meals at the Glengower in Aberystwyth,the Hafod Hotel in Devil's Bridge proved excellent for Gluten Free (very important for us ) particularly the carrot cake. Also the Harbour Master in Aberaeron on a damp Friday. Thank you

Nicky, Lee,Emma,Lynda, David and the dogs                                                     Yorkshire and Devon

Had a lovely stay,beautiful surroundings,wonderful wildlife. Loved the hot tub. Thank you.

July 2018

Elesha,Ella,John & Tracy & Kelvin                                                                        Blackpool

Had a fantastic relaxing week here. We weren't very lucky with the weather but that didn't put a damper on our fun ! This was our pups first holiday he has loved running in the garden !We'd definitely recommend the Devil's Bridge and the butterfly house. The food at the Druids Inn was delicious. Thank you.

Claire Alan,Max,Lucy, Bobbie,& Grandma,Dexter & Dolly                                  Leicestershire

We've had a lovely week in glorious weather. Lots of relaxing and fun had by all.Our 4 month old grandson has had a great first holiday. The dogs have had lots of walks and swimming and enjoyed meeting Basil & Amber from next door.

June 2018

Linda & Ian & Eddie,                                                                                                Nottingham

This is our 2nd visit to this beautiful cottage. Everything you could ever need is here. A very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Thank you Barbara & John.

Mel,Jane & Twiglets                                                                                                 Birmingham & Derby

Another amazingly relaxing stay at quite literally our favourite place on Planet Earth !! The weather has been beautiful,enjoyed lots of much needed R&R ,reading on the sun loungers,drinking copious amounts of tea,eating fabulous food at The Druid Inn (as well as some yummy ciders!) and going on lovely strolls around the cottage and Ynyslas Sand Dunes. Thank you John and Barbara we hope to see you in October. Lots of love Mel, Jane & The Twiglets.

May 2018

Jenny, Daniel, & Tozer (plus weekend guests)                                              Sheffield

This is our second stay in this beautiful cottage and area. We were so eager to return we arrived a day early !! (Barbara & John sorted out overnight at The Druid Inn) Fabulous weather and a great week for us again.Thank you Barbara & John for being such excellent hosts. A place to remember always.

Denise & Robert & Ruby                                                                                         South Wales

this has been a fantastic week away and weather was a bonus what a fantastic cottage and the views were outstanding. The hot tub was amazing just what we needed to relax and admire the beautiful views.. Thank you for the welcome pack. The Kite Feeding at Bwlch Nant yr Arian was spectacular and the beach at Ynyslas was wonderful. Ruby had loads of fun in the puddles . We recommend the Druid Inn  for good (land and mint pie was delicious). Thank you for such a relaxing week and hopefullywe'll returns.We are going to miss that amazing view.

Tony & Shirley                                                                                                            Kent

This is our second stay at Red Kite Cottage and what can I say,it's been fabulous.The cottage has everything you need and the hot tub is a real bonus and a nice touch with the welcome pack.This is birdwatchers paradise,seen loads of different small birds including red polls on the feeders. Around there has been red starts,pied fly catchers and we even saw a tawny owl hiding in the tree.We had a good trip out with Cambrian Safaris going off road to places we wouldn't be able to go to. We had several trips to the coast ,we saw dolphins by Aberystwyth pier and at Newquay,if you go there you must have an ice cream from Creme Pen Cei,the only snag is which flavour to choose. Hopefully will return again.

April 2018    

Barry,Paula,Bryn,Rhiannon,Sian                                                                       Fife, Scotland 

Thank you for a great week at your fabulous cottage.Very grateful for the welcome pack after such a long drive. You have thought of everything from maps to clothes pegs needed for nothing. Kids loved the hot tub(even the big kids)Such a peaceful place to stay. We will be back. Thank you once again.

Jan, Glen and "Sprocket"                                                                                   Macclesfield

This has been a fabulous week away. Red Kite cottage is just perfect and the view is outstanding,the hot tub is amazing,the "Welcome Pack's truly appreciated,the bed is comfy and the fenced off garden was fabulous to keep the pooch happy and safe.It was so easy to get to some wonderful places for walks. Haft Forest is gorgeous. The Kite Feeding at Bwlch Nant yr Arian is spectacular and the beach at Ynyslas is huge ! Thank you for a lovely relaxing week. I'm sure we shall return to this wonderful cottage before long. We'll miss that view !!

The Parr and King Families  & Monty & Poppy The Dogs                      Hampshire

This cottage has surpassed anywhere we have stayed previously. This place has it all. Stunning location,beautiful walks from the door,kind hosts. Thank you John & Barbara for looking after us. You have thought of everything. Can highly recommend the Hafod Estate for waterfalls but hard to beat the view from the hot tub ! We shall really miss it.                                                                                                                           

Sonia, Paul,Sidney, Pat & Tommy                                              Wolverhampton

No matter how many times we come to this lovely cottage,anodises of peace in this troubled world,we all go back refreshed once more. Thank you John & Barbara for letting us share it all.

March 2018                                                                                           Derbyshire

Tracey,Mark,Beth,Ashley & Sheila

Yet another  stunning break in Red Kite Cottage this time for my Husbands 50th Birthday !Thank you John & Barbara for your outstanding hospitality,we are already planning our return visit later in the year ! Our dogs absolutely love it here and hate to leave almost as much as we do.Thanks again John & Barbara,see you very soon.

January 2018

Angela & Charlie                                                                                 Norfolk

Many thanks for our lovely last minute getaway !The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. The evenings in the hot tub were a real treat.This location is stunning,the views and the bird life kept us happy despite the rain.We hope to visit again and share your lovely location with our family.

New Year 2017/2018

Mel , Jane & Dogs                                                                               Birmingham & Derby

Thank you once again John & Barbara for a wonderful stay. The Christmas tree and decorations are a lovely touch.The Sunday Roast at The Druid Inn is a must,amazing food and great service. See you again in May.xx

Christmas 2017

Steve & Erika                                                                                           Kent

In 20 years of marriage we have never returned to a cottage that we have stayed in.There is every likelihood that we will return here - it was that good. Perfect location,fabulous views,limitless walks.

November 2017

Dionne & Paul                                                                                         Gloucester

Had a really chilled relaxed week. The cottages more than a home from home. The views are beautiful and we enjoyed watching the array of birds,even saw a woodpecker. Watching the kite feed at the visitor centre is a must. Will definitely be back again. Thanks Dionne & Paul.xx

October 2017

Vicki & Newman                                                                                      Wakefield

Had a wonderful time this week and some much deserved relaxation.Enjoyed walks from the cottage with the dogs one a puppy on her first holiday during which she has learned to walk on the lead! The dunes are great and definitely a dogs paradise.Also enjoyed the Druid Inn and cooking here with all the kitchen facilities of home. Don't be put off the hot tub if it's cold out, you can't tell. Thanks John & Barbara

Mel, Jane and the Twiglets                                                                     Birmingham & Derby

Thank you for another amazing stay in your beautiful cottage. We were in need of some total chill out time and Red Kite Cottage never disappoints! Had some lovely walks in the woodland and on the beach. If you are bringing dogs on hols, Ynyslas Sand Dunes is doggy heaven,couldn't recommend it more.As always ,the food at The Druid Inn was out of this world- and such a lovely friendly pub too.Looking forward to our next Red Kite Cottage fix, this time at New Year and already planning our 2018 visits. Thank you John & Barbara.

September 2017    

Judy,Joe, Zippy ,Margaret & Peter                                                  Herefordshire & Solihull

After many cottage hols this position beats them all.Views,location so much to do and so varied. For Wales weather better than expectedly rained twice ! Would love to come back and do more walks. Thanks John & Barbara for the welcome pack and cutting the wet grass !

Chris, Christie & Daisy D                                                                      Shropshire

What a really fabulous holiday we have had-the cottage is fantastic. Thank you for the welcome pack of milk,butter & welsh cakes (yum!) The weather has been quite wet but just being able to sit with the log burner going and admiring the view - brilliant,so relaxing. Still managed to visit Newquay,Cwmtydu Cove (saw seal & pups on shore) Devil"s Bridge,chocolate shop watched the kites feeding at Bwlch Nant yr Arian,people watching on the prom at Aberystwyth great walk at Hafod Estate & highlight of seeing highland cows at Nant y Moch. Would definitely love to come back again,will absolutely recommend to all our friends-almost a shame to go home!!

Tim & Janet Flintshire

This is our 5th visit to this area and there is plenty to do in the locale,unfortunately the weather wasn't good to us this time around,evenings spent in the hot tub more than made up for it.Many thanks for the welcome pack and to John for sorting out internet issues,we are looking forward to returning to this area in the not too distant future.

August 2017                                                                                               Bedfordshire

Sarah, Chris,Lucy,Faye & Tilly

Fantastic cottage we have loved the amazing views,the wildlife,the peace and quiet,the hot tub,the log burner,the fire pit,the list goes on and on.The cottage is very well maintained and clean,love the extra touches of welsh cakes tea,coffee,milk and butter.Had a fantastic time for our first visit to Wales,couldn't ask for anything more perfect.Visited the Red Kite Feeding Centre,allow 30-45 mins for the birds to start feeding after circling overhead for ages !! Great trip on the steam railway,stunning views.Horse riding at the Rheidol horse centre the kids loved the ponies,went to two beaches for the dog. Ynyslas was wonderful with large sand dunes, dog loved it.Thank you for letting us use your cottage we have moved every second of it.

July 2017    

Paul,Sonia,Sid & Pat                                                        Wednesfield, Wolverhampton

We all had a lovely relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings. Now revitalised to meet the challenges of life. Thank you for sharing it with weary Midlanders.

Kate, Daryl,Sam,Molly & Nelly,                                    Leicestershire

The hustle and bustle of life is replaced here by the peace and tranquility of the Welsh countryside. A holiday cottage to take time out and relax. Had a wonderful week. Ynyslas Beach was a new experience for our young border collie pup,Nell, who thought the sea was wonderful. Lazy evenings around the fire pit and hot tub-perfect. Thank you.

Chris & Richard                                                                 Solihull West Midlands

a lovely week in a cottage with outstanding views. Enjoyed the hot tub and the milk and welsh cakes when we arrived. Thank you.

Roger,Petra,Susanne, Leo                                                            Baden Austria

We really loved Welsh; Hospitality,politeness,patriotism,sheep,high-speed zip line, landscape,unspeakableness,food at Gwesty Cymru. Thanks for a great holiday and Barbara's John's Alfies's house.

June 2017

Mel,Phil,Bella & Tilly                                                                           Worcester

We can only echo all the other superlatives already expressed by the previous guests,we had a fabulous time.We were blessed with five of the hottest days of the year which also meant cloudless nights and gave us spectacular star gazing.Although it is a fair drive we would recommend Cei Bach beach, especially those with dogs. Also watching the kite feeding at Bwlch Nant Yr Arian is not to be missed.This will not be our last visit to this exceptional place.

Eve , Andrew and Holly the dog                      Oldham

Lovely relaxing holiday. Cottage is perfect!We were lucky enough to see an owl one evening.Hot tub great after a long day out. Thank you.


May 2017

Jenny, Ian, Tonzer,                                          Sheffield

Perfection.What a beautiful cottage an idyllic situation. There is nothing that can be added which has not already been said;except since booking I have been ill and I cannot imagine a more amazing, relaxing and fabulous place to convalesce !! John & Barbara are lovely down to earth people who will do anything to ensure your stay is perfect- but I don't feel anything could be improved.Thank you

Theresa, Chris,John & Ruth                       Market Drayton & Telford

Came here to celebrate a Birthday and loved it. So much to see and do if you want to get out and about- but so calm and relaxing if you want to stay in. Watched Ospreys,Kites and Dolphins. Highly recommend the Magic Butterfly House. If you are a walker the possibilities are endless.One day we walked the coastal path from Aberaeron to Newquay- watched Dolphins while eating fish and chips on the harbour. stunning views all the way approx 7.5 miles (each way )There are numerous walks up through the FC landau the back of the cottage-a mixture of woodland, moorland- some well made tracks some more x country. Lovely circular walk from Cottage, Cwmerfyn, Llyn Pendam, Craig y Pistil (waterfall), Bwlchystyllen and back (13 miles). Thank you John & Barbara- we have unfinished business here !

Mel, Jane & Furry Friends                          Birmingham & Derby

Thank you yet again for letting us stay at your lovely cottage. The dogs have loved it yet again. We highly recommend Ynyslas Beach, and for food you won't get better than at The Druids Inn. See you in October !

April 2017

The Westons

What a beautiful cottage,very relaxing and wonderful views. "We will be back"

Thank you.

David & Julie,Pips & Zeb                                 Lancashire

Thank you Barbara & John for a lovely stay again.Hopefully see you next year . David will send more pictures from the ones we have got this holiday.

Hunters                                                                   Whitfield ,Northants

Thank you for letting us share a little slice of Welsh paradise from a hot tub. Bliss! Red Kites awesome; went twice to see feeding. Have you thought about getting a proper knife sharpener ? The steel makes little dents in the blade.Thanks Jack, Paul & Matt

(We have replaced the steel and provided a sharpener.Thank you for bringing it to our attention)

March 2017

Nat,Ian, Percy & Nandie                                Bucks

Fab short break. Weather was biblical at times,but still had a great time splashing thru the puddles and warming up in front of the fire.Druid Inn food v good - book ahead. Hope to return soon. Many thanks. Barbara Cheers

Tracey, Shaun & Sadie                                   Hednesford Staffs

Lovely cottage with a magnificent view,hot tub fab.Love the log burner. Druid Inn was welcoming and food was great.

Lee, Suzette & Poppy                                    Bridgend South Wales

Great location, great hot tub,good quality cottage. Very chilled time spent here. Would love to return.

February 2017

Vicky & Adam                                                   Preston Lancs

Had another fab relaxing time here, a real home from home. Definitely want to stay for longer next time. Many thanks Barbara & John for making our stay so welcoming. See you soon.

Julie & Jo                                                      Manchester

Had a brilliant time for Jo's Birthday . Cottage is beautiful and the hot tub perfect. Thank you we will be back.

Johnsons & Fords                                    West Dereham & Downham Market

Our second visit to Red Kite Cottage and wow still as amazing and beautiful as we had remembered and also had told our friends. As always the cottage had everything with the additional bonus of a hot tub !Our week has been fabulous, lots of walking and relaxing-we don't want to leave ! Thank you John & Barbara for your never ending hospitality. We tried The Druid Inn this time the food is amazing- thoroughly recommended. Diolch and we will be back next year.

January 2017  

Neil                                                               Cardiff

Amazing cottage  had a great time will definitely be returning also very lovely owners.     

Richard, Dan,Con & Al                          Asby Le La Zouch & Tenby

Had a lovely stay. Everything we needed plus more in cottage.Plenty of logs supplied. Wonderful views and did a lovely circular walk. Lovely to see birds on feeders too.Totally relaxing.Went to Libertines Cocktail Bar to - fab !  Used Cymru Cabs who were happy o travel down lane. £20 to Aber £25 return at 11pm. Cymru Cabs 07951 580227. Hoping to return and will certainly recommend RKC.

December 2016 /January 2017. 

Tracey,Mark & Fur Babies                        Hartshorne, Derbyshire

Another beautiful break for me ,first stay for my hubby and he has absolutely loved it. What a way to get over the Christmas blues !! Stunning food at the Druid Inn followed by relaxing the hot tub under the stars ,simply bliss ! Thank you John & Barbara for a lovely welcome pack and beautiful stay,we will be back very soon. xx

Vicky & Adam                                                    Preston,Lancashire

Can't believe it's so long since we were here last.Where does the time go?Still absolutely love it here. It's so peaceful and relaxing. Thanks for the welcome pack and bottle. Hot Tub is fab looking out into the valley and seeing  all the stars.What more could you want ? Wishing you both all the very best for 2017. Happy New Year. Will hopefully be back next month. xxx

December 2016

James, Kathryn & Milly                                              North Wales    

Well,what can we say ! We've had an absolutely amazing stay here.We feel so lucky. Christmas with a log burner & hot tub.... bliss! Perfect cottage with perfect views. We will definitely be back. Thank you x

November 2016

Jane, Mandy, Trace & Doglets             Hartshorne, Swadlincote                                       

As always an absolutely fabulous break,surrounded by beautiful countryside,eating fab food at The Druid Inn,in a lovely cosy cottage. Oh and did I mention the joys of the Hot Tub ?Thank you John & Barbara,we'll be back soon.

November 2016

Richard,Danielle,Rosie,Daisy & Poppy the Spaniel        Ashby de la Zouch             

It's taken a while to find our perfect cottagmbut we've finally done it !!Thank you so much for a fantastic place to stay. Beautifully set up and fab in all ways. We played with everything so hope it is all back where it belongs ! Diolch xxxx

November 2016

Mr & Mrs Miles Poppy, Buster & Buck            Melton Mowbray                

What a beautiful cottage with everything you need.Came for our honeymoon-absolutely perfect !! We will be visiting again. Thank you .xx

September 2016

The Wray Party Including Scruffy The Dog                            Bedfordshire & Czech Republic          

By day the views are stunning,relaxing in the hot tub at night and seeing all the stars takes your breath away. A truly relaxing break in idyllic surroundings. Thank you.

September 2016

The Wells Party including Willow                Norwich                                   

A lovely cottage with amazing views,so peaceful. A very enjoyable week.Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly everywhere we visited. Thank you.

August 2016                                                         

The Macdonalds                                Coventry                                                                    

Thank you for a fabulous stay in your beautiful cottage. We have all had a great week-the cottage has everything we needed and the hosts John & Barbara are always on hand to help with things. The Garden is perfect for the dog and the hot tub an added bonus! Thank you all it's been perfect.

July/ August 2016

Helen,David,Phoebe,Tom, Jack & Maddie           Solihull                                                                          

I have always loved Wales,but coming to Red Kite Cottage this year has just topped it. What an amazing place to stay. Everything you could need including lovely neighbours. We have had the BEST holiday. The hot tub is awesome. David's Birthday lunch in the Zulu Hut, the boys taking the boat on the lake- happy days-fabulous memories. The most beautiful restful holiday, just perfect. Thank you John & Barbara...we'll be back. Lots of love xxx Helen, David, Phoebe, Tom, Jack and Maddie. **Oh and if you want a great meal it has to be the Druid Inn !Welsh lamb Pie is a taste sensation-great pub,lovely people.

July 2016

Sheila & Michael                                                                London                                                                                                                                     

Thank you for everything John & Barbara. You have been so kind,so thoughtful and so understanding-especially as due to our circumstances at home we came late and had to leave early.We have loved our time here-in spite of the mist!! Weather mixed !! The view is unbeatable and the cottage so comfortable-everything you could possibly need. We are sorry to leave early. We'll miss Alfie too !! God bless you and grant you a lovely summer-and hopefully a holiday for yourselves. We hope to return!!

July 2016

Tim,Sheila,Lizzie,Cameron & Cookie                                                           Hunton Bridge, Herts                       

Thank you for the use of your wonderful cottage.We've loved it here. Loved the birds,the sheep,the cows and the views.And not forgetting the lovely hot tub ! Good days out at Elan Valley,Ynyslas,& Devil's Bridge. Nice meals at the Druid,Y Ffarmers & Glengower. The weather has been very good too ,only 1 bad day of rain! We hope to come back soon.

June 2016

Richard & Corinna                                             Woking, Surrey                                                                                                            

Thank you for the great stay with pristine bird watching ! We enjoyed the feeder very much and saw a lot of different fledgelings too.The stunning view from your beautiful cottage is one of a kind and we enjoyed it very much,but still managed to get out,get rained on,and visit more birds at Gigrin Farm, Dyfi Osprey Project and the kites around the corner. Thanks again for a lovely stay,hopefully next time the weather will be better! R& C

June 2016

Duvigneau Family                                 Zutphen Netherlands                                                                                              

It was great to be here.   We really enjoyed everything ! Thanks a lot.    

June 2016                     

The Docker Family                                        Dartford, Kent                                                                                                      

Fantastic quality cottage a superb location. When we could drag ourselves away from the great view we had some lovely days out ! Spotting bottle nose dolphins on the Seamor trip out of Newquay,then having ice cream from the shop next door.Trips to Ynys Hir RSPB,The Osprey Centre & The Red Kite Centre. All in all a great relaxing holiday could be adjust sat in the hot tub. Hope to be back.

May 2016

The Stacey Family                                                          Swansea                                                                                                    

Thanks John & Barbara.We have had a fabulous stay at the cottage. We've enjoyed waking up to gorgeous views,watching sunsets and catching the rays.Weather has been amazing,we haven't explored much of the area as we've been so content with the stunning garden,we've stayed put! We've had a really comfortable stay and would readily come back to stay again. Thank you for a really restful week. The hot tub was much appreciated by all. Hope to see you again soon.

May 2016

The Seymours                                    Manchester                                                                                                              

Absolutely stunning location ! We have had a lovely relaxing holiday.The cottage been fantastic and homely.The dogs (Archie,Kiesha,Scruffy & Prince) have all had a ball too! Thank you for everything,we hope to see you again soon xxx

April 2016

Linda,Ian and Eddie the Cockapoo    Nottinghamshire                                                

Jean & Ron                                                    Derbyshire                                                                                                                                           

Well what can I say ! The views are absolutely stunning. The cottage has everything- a proper home from home. Sorry Eddie didn't like Basil but he was ok with Alfie LOL. We will definitely be back. Thank you for everything .xxx

April/ May 2016

Julie, David, Pippa & Zeb & Grandma         Lancashire                                                                              

Lovely cottage. Stunning views. Barbara & John very helpful and two beautiful dogs welcomed us.. Although ours aren't very sociable !! The hot tub is perfect for a lovely afternoon with Champagne. We will be back .Thanks again. xxx

April 2016

Peter, Jackie & Elin                                         North Wales                                                                                            

Our second visit-had a wonderful break. The weather has been perfect and what better way to relax after a days walking than sitting in the sun with a glass of wine admiring the view with red kites circling overhead. Thank you

April 2016

Alexa ,Phil,Ella,Finn &Milo (the dog)                    Oxford                                                                                        

We really loved cycling and walking around the mountains. Mum's favourite walk was the Hafod Estate. Dad & Finn really loved going to the beach and running in the sand dunes.I really loved going the Hot Tub ! By Ella Cage (Age 12).Welsh cakes,milk and buttered tea on arrival much appreciated. Alexa.

April 2016

Andy, Gill,Chris & Clare               Leeds & Bournemouth                                                                                      

We enjoyed:The Red Kite Sanctuary,Hafod Estate walks,the Vale of Rheidol Railway,the falls at Devils's Bridge,and Ynyshir RSPB.The view every morning whatever the weather and the birds (nuthatch,woodpecker highlights). A very peaceful week in a very beautiful place. The cottage suited us well.The log burner was well used ! Thanks

December/January 2015/2016

Luke,Clare,Emily,Rob, Will,Honnor & Arthur                         Solihull, Coventry,Stourbridge

Another great stay in this beautiful cottage.Perfect way to bring in 2016! Thank you for everything,we will be back soon.

Tom, Megan & Amanda                                                                               Flintshire                                                 October 2015

Very relaxing few days spent at Red Kite Cottage,extremely comfortable and with every need catered for. Great scenery, bird and wildlife.  Ideal location to travel to Aberystwyth University. Many thanks for your hospitality and welcome pack,also the welcome from Alfie and the Wren. Hope to return in the future.

Adam & Kate                                                                                                    Over Whitacre                                        October 2015

Thank you John & Barbara for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage ! Although this is our first visit we will definitely be back ! (if you'll let us )Stunning views, super accommodation and helpful advice on where to eat and walk etc. WE HAVE LOVED OUR STAY !!

Paul & Severine                                                                                              Manchester                                              October 2015

We loved the cottage so much the first time we came that we decided to come back for our honeymoon and we couldn't be happier about it.We ate at the Druid Inn (3 mins from here) twice. Once for dinner and once for Sunday roast.The lamb is delicious and the price is quite low for the high quality of food ww got.We did the Devils Bridge ( hiking boots and camera necessary ) and had a lovely walk at Hafod as Barbara suggested. Aberystwyth offers a wide range of lovely shops and nice walks by the beach or up on constitution hill. To sum up plenty to do,amazing view from the cottage and perfect hosts. We will come back a third time !

Kate,Steve,Hayden, Rosabelle,Angela                                                  Torquay & Rugby                                   September 2015

The perfect spot to base ourselves for visiting relatives in Devil's Bridge.Fantastic views and a real home from home.So lucky with the weather,the garden is wonderful for sunsets and bird spotting ! Will definitely be back when the children are old enough to walk and really get out and enjoy the walking in the area.xx

Terry, Shirley ,Barneydoodle  & Jack the dogs                                 Andover Hampshire                               September 2015

Barbara & John.Thank you so much for allowing us to stay. What a wonderful place you both have here. Fantastic hospitality,stunning views and lovely locations for all to visit and enjoy.We really did have a great time and we really look forward to our next visit. Dogs are worn out as we are so time to go home and prepare for our next venture.You truly are very sincere and wonderful people. Until next time take care and hope to see you soon !


The King Family                                                                                         Poole Dorset                                                 August 2015

Thank you for letting us stay in this lovely cottage. It was a lucky find for us and we have felt very welcome-had a great time. Fantastic accommodation & views,locals very friendly and all seem to know John & Barbara ! Druid's great food.Red Kites are amazing. Walks superb. Weather typical for Wales! Looking forward to when we can come again.Many thanks. xx

The Scott Family                                                                                        Romsley West Midlands                            July 2015

This is our second visit to Red Kite Cottage. We have all enjoyed a quiet peaceful relaxing break. The cottage is home from home. We have watched the birds on the feeder and the swallows flying into their nest, and the sheep running about in the field as well as the kites swooping close to us.We felt welcome and appreciate the milk, tea, coffee and butter when we arrive as we enjoy our cups of tea. We will definitely return for another relaxing break next year. The enclosed gardens brilliant for the dogs. Thanks for everything.

The Done Family                                                                                        Nottingham                                                     May 2015

Our third visit, another great holiday. We like the beach the best.Great meals out at The Farmers and The Druid, plus trips to Ynyslas and up to Bounce Below (one half hours away  great fun for all ages). Thanks very much and see you again I'm sure!

The Jones/ Davies Clan                                                                           Abergwili & Pembrokeshire                      May 2015

John & Barbara. A delightful stay at the lovely Red Kite Cottage over a superb weekend celebrating the wedding of your neighbours (Amber & Gerallt). Many thanks for hosting us and for your company at the celebrations. The cottage was perfect for our stay and we enjoyed all aspects from the majestic view down the valley overlooking Gerallt's sheep to the well appointed facilities within. A real home from home.

Diolch yn fawr am y croeso !

David & Heidi & Bess the Black Lab                                                       Stourbridge West Midlands                  May 2015  

Arrived here to celebrate our 41st and 42nd Wedding Anniversary!! Perfect setting for a perfect but too short an occasion. We loved it. Peaceful and quiet. Nice to go back and see Aberdovey where we spent our Honeymoon. But the kites were something special. Thank you.

Andy & Julie                                                                                                     Swindon South Staffs                      January 2015

Had a wonderful time,everything we needed and more. The accommodation was perfect and we didn't want to leave ! Hope to be back very soon.

Adam & Vicky                                                                                                  Chorley Lancashire                           December 2014

Can't believe three years have passed since we were here last,how time flies. Still a fantastic place to stay.Well equipped cosy cottage.Fantastic views,a real home from home.Thanks for putting up the Xmas Decs and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. Had a great time and hope to not to leave it so long to stay again. many thanks John & Barbara and wishing you a happy healthy 2015.

P.S Never quite met a cat like Alfie, a real character.

Andy & Nik                                                                                                             Rugby Warwickshire                         November 2014

Our second visit to this beautiful cottage,this time we have come for our second Wedding Anniversary. The view from the lounge and kitchen is stunning,we could sit and look at it all day,so that';s pretty much what we did ! Along with a trip to the Red Kite Centre,which is amazing at feeding time,and to the Druid Inn for some lovely steaks.Thanks very much Barbara & John for the little extra touches (you know what they were) and for making us feel so welcome. We will definitely be back and have already been telling anyone who'll listen how fab the place is !

Pauline,Brian & Jess and Sam & Max the Border Terriers           Clent & Sheffield                                 October 2014

Our first visit to Red Kite Cottage, what a beautiful place.The view from the window is stunning. The weather was kind to us only raining in the afternoon. To see the Kites at the feeding centre was brilliant. Also went to RSPB Ynys-hir and had a walk around Nant Y Moch reservoir. A wonderful clean tidy cottage and made to feel very welcome. Thank you very much. We will return.m

Sam & Rich                                                                                       Essex                                                                        October 2014

John & Barbara we cannot thank you enough for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage.We have had a wonderful time and wish we wherever for longer. Everything is so clean and the cottage has been made to perfection. Lou Lou the dog loved the beach and the Red Kites being fed at the visitor centre is a must see for any future visitors. We even were lucky enough to see the albino one. Thank you again for everything, we will definitely  see you again.

Mel & Jane Fudge & Sweep The Borders                      Birmingham & Derby                                                 October 2014    

Thank you John & Barbara for your wonderful hospitality again. Such a relaxing break with wonderful accommodation and beautiful views. Couldn't have asked for a better break ! We also highly recommend The Druid Inn for food. Fudge and Sweep highly recommend Ynyslas Beach, a fabulous beach for dog walking. Once again thank you John & Barbara                  

Paul & Severine                                                                      Manchester                                                                     October 2014

We couldn't have chosen  a better place ! Everything was just perfect,the view,the cottage, your help. We will definitely come back as a reminder of our engagement. Thank you for all your help with Paul organising this unforgettable time. We will be in touch to book another holiday at Red Kite Cottage. Thanks again.

Richard & Susan                                                                    Skipton  North Yorkshire                                          September 2014

A most enjoyable and comfortable weekend at Red Kite Cottage. The weather was warm and sunny. We had spectacular views down the valley to the glorious sunset. Delightful cottage and a wonderful location. Alfie is very friendly. Thank you Barbara & John for a wonderful stay.

Pearce  Family                                                                         Harrogate North Yorkshire                                      August 2014

Great cottage in a stunning location. We enjoyed biking,dolphin watching and visiting the Red Kite Centre. Thank You

Janie, Richard,Mike, Katie & J                                         Cambridge and Isle Of Wight                                       August 2014

What a wonderful cottage! Fabulous views,good accommodation,total relaxation;amazing time! Just sorry it was only for two days , definitely longer next time!

Very many thanks Barbara and John, we loved it.

Alice, Sacha, Eva, Dexter & Betsy                                          Bristol                                                                                 August 2014                                        

Amazing location and access to the area. Lots to see and do. Nice roast at the Farmers Pub. Can't go wrong with the Kite spotting ! A well appointed cottage with all the amenities.A  relaxing (as much as you can with twin 1 yr olds) week. Thank you.

Lock & Johnson''s                                                                Peterborough/ Downham Market                                  August 2014

Had a fabulous week enjoying scenery - walks in the evening in the forest and all the wildlife. Weather great. Thank you for the welcome pack. The cottage and it's location are wonderful.

Dominique, Carole, Paul & Emile                                            Lyon France                                                                 July/ August 2014

A Dream. The cottage is very comfortable, so quiet, view is beautiful and the weather was very warm, no rain ! Our first visit to Red Kite Cottage and we hope not the last. The children like this place and the Wales. Thank you Barbara and John for your welcome.

Marina, Peter, Harvey & Zara                                          Woking                                                                   July 2014

So pleased to return our first visit was in October 2011 Harvey's first year at Aberystwyth. Returned for his Graduation a milestone of success , happiness and pride for the family.As usual we loved staying here, the views, the silence and the positive ambience. Next time we will return it will be M & P for a romantic holiday for now the family is growing up fast.Thank you Barbara for making us so welcome.

Jackie & Alan                                                                            Leamington Spa                                                   July 2014

Had a great stay weather was brilliant allowing us to sit in the garden in the evening taking in the view and watching the birds.

Philip & Caroline & Alfie the dog                                  Pontyclun                                                               June 2014

Our first visit to Red Kite Cottage and hopefully not the last.Amazing views & wonderful hospitality,such a relaxing place. Lovely to meet George the dog & Alfie the cat !

Vicky & Darren                                                                    Nottingham                                                          June 2014

Fantastic !!  The cottage has everything you need. the views are wonderful. Could sit and watch the birds on the feeder all day,what a variety. The weather has been excellent,first time we've had a sun tan in Wales. Don't want to go home. Must come back !!Thanks so lovely.

Dawn, John & Jack                                                             Guernsey                                                                May 2014

We had a wonderful stay . We wish we could have stayed longer .Your cottage is wonderful and the view is out of this world ! Thank you so much.

Ruth & Pete ,   Kingsley, Forest & Kerry,Stevie, Susanne               Leicester & Simi Valley California               May  2014

We loved the cottage and the breath taking view. The red kite feeding at the visitor centre up the road is very  much recommended. We all found the cottage comfortable and well equipped.

Superb views, wonderful cottage and so quiet. Thank you so much for the experience,my brother lives in town and this has been a perfect space for my family to stay. Kingsley (six months) future wife & Queen to Prince George !

Marcia & Amanda ,Mary and Bonnie the lab                    Romsley West Midlands                                           May 2014

We have thoroughly enjoyed our first break at Red Kite Cottage. Wonderful hospitality and a perfect cottage with beautiful views and a very peaceful setting.We enjoyed watching the variety of birds on the feeders and also the kites over the trees.We were lucky to have sunny weather for two days. Thank you again for making us feel so welcome. We will definitely be coming back to stay again.

Jo.Russ, Jack & Beth                                                                 Birmingham                                                                 May 2014

A wonderful cottage in an outstanding location. Everything perfect and we had weather to match. Great walking and wonderful to sit and look down the valley. we can see why Russ & Jo return here,as we hope to.

Rose Family                                                                                   Oxford                                                                          May 2014

What a stunning place to stay, all the beautiful birds on the bird feeder were a delight to watch. Alfie so cute. We recommend the steam railway from Aber to Devil's Bridge. We will be back. Thank you for a lovely stay.

De Witt Family                                                                            London & South Africa                                           May 2014

Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. Had a lovely stay. Thanks for the lovely touch for Mom's Birthday.

Monica, Garry, Robert, Eric                                                   Cambridgeshire                                                      April 2014

Just a short note to say thank you very much for your hospitality. The cottage and the views and the wonderful birdlife and the few walks we managed were a welcome treat. We have all really enjoyed the comfort and cleanliness of  your cottage. As many people before us have said a fantastic place, the peace and the tranquility was a pleasure. Thanks again we will be back as there is nothing that could make this a better break for us all.

Gwen & Andrew & Teddy the pooch                                    Leicestershire                                                         March 2014

Lovely cottage,lovely people,lovely stay.Will definitely be back again.Thank you for the warm welcome Wales.

Martin & Jenni Frost                                                                  Leicestershire                                                       March 2014

Beautiful cottage,you've thought of everything! Lovely relaxing weekend enjoying some beautiful walks with our dogs Max & Jet.

Sally Wyke, Jim Wyke, Bill Hill                                               Musselburgh                                                          March 2014

Relaxing long weekend with our Son at Aberystwyth University. Walks, Red Kites, great food and games.We will be back,lovely comfortable cottage.

Thank you

Mel & Moira                                                                                   Birmingham                                                         December 2013

Amazing views and a lovely cottage. Will definitely recommend to friends,and will be back again.We recommend the food at The Druid Inn. Best food we've had in years ! Thank you John & Barbara for a lovely stay

Mike & Ruth                                                                                    Sutton Coldfield                                                 October 2013

A fantastic cottage with great views and loads to see and do in the area. Look forward to coming back next year.

Russ & Jo                                                                                         Birmingham                                                         October 2013

Our 3rd visit but not our last !Gets better every time. See you in the New Year John & Barbara Many thanks.

Ann & Steve                                                                                    Wigan                                                                      September 2013

Had an excellent week,weather good,lots of walks. we recommend The Hafod Estate.Seen lots of birds,especially Red kites. Dolphins at Newquay,a young seal pup at Cwmtydu. Our stay at Red Kite Cottage has been wonderful. The cottage is clean, well equipped and really comfortable. Fantastic view from the cottage. We would love to return one day and we thank Barbara & John for their friendliness and hospitality. We have enjoyed making friends with Alfie,he's so entertaining. Thank you also for the milk, butter preserves et.

Tessa & Martin                                                                             Nottingham                                                           September 2013

A clean, very comfortable and well equipped cottage in peaceful surroundings. It has been a pleasure to watch birds through the window that we don't see in our garden. We have enjoyed our week in spite of the weather,and have seen all the places we wanted to visit while here. Thank you.

Maxine,Matthew,Charlotte                                                     Sutton Coldfield                                                  August 2013

Breathtaking view and beautiful cottage,I wish I could live here. Everything inspired us (we're a very arty family). Alfie was very funny and we enjoyed his company greatly. Beautifully appointed,you've thought of everything. Wish we never had to leave. (we will be back).

Dick & Shirley                                                                               Reading                                                                 July 2013

This cottage is an excellent find. Fabulous location and very well appointed. Alfie kept us amused. Will recommend to anyone who wants a quiet break away from it all.

 Corine.Pieter and Blue                                                            Arras Northern France                                    July 2013

We had a lovely stay here!! We're sorry it's such a long drive for us to come ---- we'd come back every holiday.



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