Esgair Wen. Tel: +44 (0)1970 630281

Esgair Wen, a four star cottage offering
delightful self catering accommodation in Wales.


Comments from some of our guests:

10th Sept - 18th Sept 2016

Sara & Ian Goudge-Davies & Eleri (aged 2½)

Another fantastic week, lovely weather for most of it. Three days walking in the mountains, Devils Bridge train, butterfly house, watching hares play on the cottage lawn, swimming in the river - there's so much to do that a week is never enough. Thank-you for your hospitality Mary and James.

Aug 12th - Aug 19th 2016

Sharon Meyer from Cardiff

Our highly anticipated week away to the Elan Valley. My Mum saw this place last year driving past and booked it for us all to come enjoy. Wonderful sunny weather. x2 BBQs while the children made stick rafts to float in the stream. Day trips out in the car, on bikes, boat ride and the train. So much fun! So much to explore. Kids loved blackberry picking and making bottle rockets at the Visitor Centre. Thank you for the warm welcome. We take home great memories. Lara & Steve James with Adam (6) and Abbie (4) and our dog Sparkle.

July 22nd - July 28th 2016

The Richardsons

Our 3rd stay at Esgair Wen. We never get bored of the breath taking views and the wonderful cosy cottage. Thank-you Mary for another warm welcome back, it was lovely to see you again.

July 8th- July 22nd 2016

Michael and Wendy

We had another lovely time at Esgair Wen. It was nice seeing all the places again. Plenty to do even with the unsettled weather. We enjoyed the Royal Welsh Show. Thank-you again all of you for making our stay so enjoyable.

July 1st - July 8th 2016

Chris, Fiona, Alistair and Grace

Lovely week, enjoyed watching the sheep coming up the road!

June 3rd - June 24th 2016

Pam & Jan Fisher, Anthony, Cath & Family

Once again we enjoyed a superb holiday and excellent hospitality despite the weather of the last two weeks. There is always something to do and places to go to whatever the weather. Thank-you Mary for your company and hospitality, that, once again, made our holiday. See you some time next year.

Sept 4th - 11th 2015

Glen and Mel

We have had a lovely relaxing holiday and the weather has been great. Long walks with Jack. Wonderful scenery. Thank you so much also for the lovely welcome. Diolch yn fawr iawn.

Aug 28th - Sept 3rd 2015

John D. (Batman)

A unique experience, peace and quiet in a natural environment. Watch out for the woodpeckers, Green and Spotted, in the large tree adjacent to the stream. They like monkey nuts (in shell). The friendly bat detached itself from my canvas bag today after warming up in the sun.

July 17th - 31st 2015

Martin, Jane and Family

Once again a very pleasant and enjoyable stay at Esgair Wen. Breathtaking views, spectacular wildlife and a wonderful cosy cottage. Thank you Mary for the lovely warm welcome and incredibly clean cottage, it made our stay very special. A very beautiful place to stay. Thank you!

July 3rd - 17th 2015

Michael and Wendy, Dorset

Again another enjoyable holiday here in the valley. Just being able to enjoy the quiet, peaceful time here is a joy. Lots of birds again, also seven trout in a pool of the stream. Lots to do and see without leaving Esgair Wen. Lovely to see you all again and thank you all for making out stay so special.

26th June - 3rd July 2015

Mary and Will, Norwich

Thank you Mary for a lovely time in Esgair Wen. The cottage is a credit to you and everything is first class. Easy to see why visitors come back again and again. Hope to be back sometime too. Lovely to spend a bit of time with you also. Thanks again.

5th - 11th April 2015

Graham, Laura, Daniel (10), Maisie (9) and Finley (16 months)

A fantastic holiday back in your lovely cottage. A wonderful week with family. Watching the lambs (baa lambs) and paddling in the stream, It was lovely to meet you at your farmhouse. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We are very much looking forward to returning.

29th Dec 2014 - 3rd Jan 2015

The Mathiesons, Warwickshire

Another fantastic New Year spent at Esgair Wen. Relaxing days, lovely walks, and only one rainy day!. The children enjoyed spending time outside on mountain bikes or otherwise. Thank-you to Mrs Raw, James, Clare and James for everything. You always go out of your way to help in that little extra way. It was lovely to catch up as always over a cuppa. Happy 2015.

4th-11th October 2014

Sara, Ian and Eleri (11 mnths)

Yet another fantastic week! Walking, trains, butterflies and kites. Eleri has enjoyed her daily walk with Dadw to talk to the sheep and throw stones in the river. Thank you Mary for the high chair. Looking forward to coming back soon.

22nd - 29th August 2014

The Richardsons

We had a wonderful stay at Esgair Wen - A lovely, clean property with amazing views and adorable sheep! Thank you to Mary who made us feel right at home. Her information about the local area was very helpful and helped us plan what we would do. The hydroelectric scheme is very interesting and very well done - It was nice seeing plans of how the scheme was developed. Thank you again! We enjoyed our stay very, very much.

June 28th - July 11th 2014

Michael & Wendy, Dorset

Birds in abundance by the time we arrived. The bank voles at the rear of the cottage come and feed on the bread crumbs we put on the wall outside the kitchen window, hours of enjoyment! Tree sparrows on the rear bird feeder (these birds are now very rare).

Weather was sunny and hot most days, hardly any wind and rain on one day only. The gather from the hillsides of the sheep was as ever very entertaining, we love watching it. Not gone far this time, just been enjoying the birds, sunshine and quiet.

It was lovely seeing everyone again and to see all the changes especially the new hydro electric scheme. We had a lovely walk along the old leat now the work is finished.

Thank you Mary and Family for making our holiday so enjoyable.

11th - 22nd April 2014

Brian & Ann

A brilliant stay with excellent weather and only one wet day during the whole time. Fascinating to watch the mountain hares outside on the grass. Great to spend time in our favourite place with our new grand-daughter. Looking forward to the next visit. Diolch yn fawr iawn.

7th -11th April 2014

Graham and Laura, Daniel (9), Maisie(8) and Finley (4 months)

A beautiful cottage, stunning views and luckily excellent weather! Children have played outside all day everyday and Finley has enjoyed his first holiday meeting sheep and going on the steam train! We are desperate to come back soon! Thank you so much!

17-24 August 2013

Malcolm, Sharon, Daniel, Sally and maggie Moore - Birmingham

Beautiful house, Picturesque location. Spent a very relaxing week travelling around the area and into Aberystwyth and Borth. Took the train from Devils Bridge which was a lovely journey and visited the waterfalls on the way back. Mary was lovely explaining all about the area and very helpful with suggestions on what to do. The house is a bit more remote than we are used to but with such a beautiful surroundings this didn't matter. had a lovely time. Highly recommended if you just need to wind down.

11-14 July 2013

Wendy, Tony, Faye, Amy & Millie Hooper

We travelled from Shropshire to celebrate our daughters graduation from Aber Uni and staying at Esgair Wen just put the icing on the cake! We have enjoyed our 5 days immensely and have had the luck of constant sunshine. Thank you once again to Mary for her hospitality when we accidentally arrived at her home address! We shall certainly return to the cottage if staying in the area again.

7-11 July 2013

Lynne, Andrew, Harley and Josh

We also came to celebrate a graduation, our son’s on the 12th July (and my birthday) and what a wonderful gem we found. Esgair Wen is amazing. We have a saying in Yorkshire that its ‘Gods own country’ well after a visit here I’m guessing there may just be another one. We will be back for longer next time.

31 May - 20 June 2013

Pam, Iain & Christine

Once again we were treated to a very relaxed 3 weeks. This year the weather was very kind which added to our enjoyment of the holiday. As usual we were joined by son, daughter in law and grandson. The work carried out on the hydro-electric scheme was of particular interest and should benefit us all for the future. Last but not least we should thank Mary for the hospitality and the excellent evenings and lunch. This was probably one of the best holidays we have had and will be back for more at the same time next year

19 - 28 April 2013

Tony & Julie Withins - Cornwall

We're back! It's been great being back here after a gap of four years! We've enjoyed visiting all of out favourite places and - of course - the peaceful and relaxing haven that is Esgair Wen. We'll be back in the autumn hopefully, certainly won't be leaving it so long again!! Thank you so much Mary.


Dark Skies

Dark Skies

Dark Sky Site - Perfect for star-gazing
We are in International Dark Sky Park

Read More
Esgair Wen

plynlimonWelsh Accommodation is a member of Pentir Pumlumon Tourism