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Eithinog

Thank you Evan for a lovely holiday.The cottage is perfect and the view outstanding. Ynyslas beach is beautiful and dog friendly-Chippy had a refreshing dip to cool off.
Perfect week away in your fantastic cottage with everything that anybody could need,lovely area and we even had perfect weather.
Evan couldn't have been more helpful too.The welcome pack was well chosen and much appreciated.
Alan & Sheila
Ian & Ula.
16-23 June 2017 Romsey-Bognor Reges.

Having lived in Aberystwyth as students 20years ago John and I wanted to come back with our family and make some new memories. We are so pleased we found this holiday home-the kids have loved it here especially the hot tub.
We have found it to be a brilliant base for exploring the area. Ynyslas beach has been superb all week-but look out for the jelly fish! Ruby the dog has loved the area too-great walks at Nant yr Arian and Tan- y-Coed forestry sites. We also enjoyed a lovely meal at the Wildfowler pub just up the road in Tre'r ddol, very popular it seemed! Evan has been a friendly and generous host all week,always happy to stop for a chat! Thank you Evan we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here and we'll be sure to recommend it to family and friends.
Penny,John,Mia,Toby 14-21 July 2017 Market Harborough.

Although we've lived in South Wales all our lives we hadn't had the joy of spending quality time in Mid Wales, and it hasn't disappointed. Our objective,to see many of the Hinterland locations, has been achieved ! We visited Aberystwyth,Devil'sBridge,Hafod Estate,Dolgellau,CregennauLakes, Nant-yr-Arian,Nant-y-Moch,Ynyslas &Borth,CwmRheidol and all have been beautiful.
The cottage has been fabulous clean,warm and fully equipped. The addition of the hot tub welcomed. Thank you Evan & Cymro, you've been so lovely.
Cymro you are a first class tour guide.
The walk up the hill at the back of Evan's house well worth the climb! Wish you wellEvan.
The James Family, Cardiff, 21-28 July 2017

Had a wonderful week here with my daughter, son-in-law and grand daughters,probably the nicest holiday cottage I've ever stayed in , over the years I've stayed in a few.
Wonderful scenery and the hot tub went down a storm with the girls!!! However,before I sign out,must say what a pleasure it was to meet Evan,a really nice gentleman for whom nothing was too much trouble! Will certainly be recommending this place to others!!!

What a fantastic cottage.Everything you could want for was here. The dog loved it,and the walks up and down the the lane everyday.Evan was a great host and nothing was too much trouble for him. Welcome pack on arrival was a lovely surprise and talking of surprises,the hot-tub was an extra special bonus! Trips out-DevilsBridge waterfalls worth a visit, so too was King Arthur'sLaberinth.Places to eat-The Wild Fowler,Tre'r ddol,The Rhydypennau Inn,Bowstreet,The CoffeeShop in Bowstreet-all worth a visit!
Ros Bishop,Vanessa,Chris,Abi,Annaelle. 28 July-4Aug 2017.
Stourbridge,W.Mids-Worcester.

 

Many thanks Evan for a wonderful stay,once again. This is our third visit,and we were made most welcome,as usual!The weather was mostly kind to us,except for one day.We have had lovely walks, even found some new places to explore with our Border collie,Jess. We have had a fantastic holiday and hope to return later in the year.A home -from-home,so comfortable and cosy! Such a lovely place to chill out and relax.All the best Evan,see you soon!
Judy,Peter,andBrenda Edwards, Caerleon,Abergavenny.12-19May2017

Many thanks again.This is our second stay here,and have really enjoyed it.We went up the hill-it was tough-but worth it as the view was unbeilable.Our favourite beach was Aberdove because we like 'crabbing',caught60-70crabbs!
We will miss Cymro, we will come and say goodbye to him when we leave tomorrow,and I know I will cry again!It has been brilliant here, see you next year.
The Jenkings Family, Staffordshire. 26 May-2June 2017

What a fabulous place, works so well hiring both cottages to celebrate  my mother's life.The cottages are such a high standard. Thank you Evan for a lovely four days.
Gill Starling,Ann,& Families.3-7Feb 2017.


The cottage we have been lucky enough to stay in is beautiful. A lovely atmosphere with outstanding views.We have been welcomed with open arms and had a wonderful week.
Bianca,Jake,Fay.Peterbourgh 10-17 Feb 2017.

 
Helygen

We've had a lovely holiday.
Recommend: Dyfi Osprey Centre
Thanks Evan for everything
Paul & Rosemary Barry, South Wales
10 -17 June 2017

Our first visit to this area of Wales and have really enjoyed exploring both the coast and the hills. Made good use of the walking books in the cottage and would recommend :
The Hafod Circular ( walk23) in the Aberystwyth & Cwm Rheidol book, The Messy Seat Falls and the Cavern Cascade are also really spectacular.
We found the cottage perfect for our stay,such high quality in such a quiet location with beautiful views. The welcome'goodies' were very much appreciated and Evan is the perfect host and so interesting to chat to about farming in the area over the years.
We hope everyone in the future enjoys their stay as much as we have.
Roger & Judy Wingrove, Cudham,Kent
8 -22 July 2017

Evan, thank you so much for your very warm welcome, exceptional welcome goodies and for making our stay most enjoyable. We have thoroughly enjoyed our week in Helygen and will not hesitate to recommend this wonderful accommodation to our family and friends. Your attention to ensure everything was provided for a very comfortable stay was much appreciated.
Ian,Jacki,Lewis,& Christy Gregg Coleraine,Northen Ireland
22-29 July2017

First class accommodation in an excellent location,ideal for visiting areas of interest and beauty and very peaceful and relaxing at night.
Cannot praise Evan enough for his warm welcome and hospitality. If you have kids I would recommend crabbing at the harbour in Aberaeron
Wooran & Morris Families, Scotland
5- 12 August 2017

Another amazing holiday, wonderful cottages and a wonderful host in Evan. Thank you for making our holiday so memorable. Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks with Mam & Dad.
Steve Mayer,Vicky,Pete,Max & Leo Clampett Macclesfield Cheshire.
12-19 August 2017

A fourth visit and the stay just gets better! Evan your hospitality award on behalf of Carol was so appropriate and deserved. This continues to be a haven to explore the Countryside and Cardigan Bay Coastline.
Thank you is inadequate but sent with deep and heartfelt sentiments.
Steven & Glenda Taylor, Hampshire
19 - 26 August 2017

Thank youEvan for looking after us again with such care and consideration on our 2nd stay in your wonderful cottages.Perfect combination of 3 nights in the hill cottage and a week here. We go home feeling very relaxed and visited some lovely places as ever Borth,Ynyslas,DevilsBridge,Cardigan,Aberaeron,Aberdovey,Aberporth,Tresaith beaches. Black Lion Talybont serves wonderful food and atmosphere,spent several evenings there!!
The welcome hamper was very tasty indeed and a special touch as well as all other special attention and loving care put into all of the cottages, can't wait to return,hopefully in Spring.
Michelle & Dougie,Derbyshire
9-16 Sept 2017

 
Excellent,this year our second stay at Helygen.So nice to receive the 'Welcome Pack'. Again we have really enjoyed our stay,Evan showed us some of the local scenery and gave us some of the local history, which was very interesting.Great cottage and hospitality, hope to return next year!Thanks Evan.
Andy and Jill,Stoke-On-Trent.   20-27May 2017.
 
Fifth time we have stayed here, love it-can't fault it! Area surroundings perfect! Evan wonderful host,will do anything for you.Will be back at Christmas and have booked both cottages again in May 2018 for the family.Thank you Evan.
Mike-Alice,Alison-Mike, Seth-Myla. Stoke-On-Trent.  27May-3June 2017.

 

Once again a very enjoyable stay .Evan the perfect host,couldn't do enough for us. Cottage is first class. We're sorry not seeing Carol but have fond memories of   her. Thank you,look forward to seeing you in May with the family.
Mike,Alice Powis & Family 26Dec-3Jan2017.


Diolch am y croeso,bwthyn ardderchog-Teulu Llundain wedi mwynhau hefyd.Pob hwyl gyda'r fusnes-maen siwr y'ch gwelwn eto.
Hywel a Dilys Hughes. Trefnant Sir Ddimbych. 17-24 Chwef.2017


Dear Evan,thank you so much for such a warm welcome and the gifts on arrival,very much appreciated.The cottage is lovely and in a great location for exploring the surrounding area and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. We have had such a wonderful time,enjoyed Devils Bridge,Borth and Ynyslas beach flying kites with the children. BlackLion Talybont for food and then to YnysHir nature reserve. The children had great fun walking,exploring,going pond dipping and spending time relaxing as a family. We enjoyed the steam train and had a great out at Dolgoch Falls, stopping at Talyllyn lake,and on the way back visited Aberdovey Spending time in the cottage has been so relaxing and enjoyed quality time as a family together. We hope to come back. Thank for your hospitality.
Ray,Sharon,Ben& Jessica Lockwood. Hertfordshire.1-8April 2017


Perfect!  A lovely welcome from Evan with lots of treats awaiting inside.The cottage is beautiful inside and out.The views are stunning. The children enjoyed the trip to the farm,so thank you again Evan for a perfect holiday.
Charlotte,Heather,Elliot . West Midlands.15-22 April2017

 

Llechwedd Mawr

A very peaceful week, just what we needed to chill out. Views are stunning and change all the time. The cottage was very clean and well equipped.
Thank you for the welcome pack, we have really enjoyed ourselves.
Paul & Paula,Carmarthenshire
23-30 June 2017

Thank you very much Evan & Family, we have had a fantastic week.
Andy, Susanne, Mattew, Rebecca
Chelmsford,Essex
28 June-4 July 2017

Delighted to have found this place-finally somewhere to hide out in the mountains away from it all, such a comfortable house and made to feel very welcome.
I wish I could live here. When is it next free?
Angharad,Bill, Rhys & Kit, London
4-18 August 2017

Fantastic cottage, beautifully appointed and considerably equipped.
A whole new meaning to splendid isolation!!
Kathryn, Gary & Charlie, Kent
18-25 August 2017

WOW! What a fantastic place, hope to come back soon! Superb cottage/location. We had fantastic weather to top it off, with a star host!
Nathan Fisher & Family
25 August-2 Sept 2017

Thank you so much Evan for suggesting we stay in your wonderful cottage in the hills. It is beautiful and the setting is amazing.
We now look forward to another week in Helygen having a fantastic week with you last year. We knew we would return and enjoy the lovely places you recommend to us.
Michele Doughy 2-9 Sept 2017

Well Evan,what can we say that's not already been said about your little bit of HEAVEN.
It's the best cottage and location that we have ever stayed in.
Thank you for your hospitality. Don't want to go back to 'real life'-can't wait to come again.
Corinne & Derek, Hampshire
9-16 Sept 2017

Heaven!! As with all Evan's cottages, it's perfect. The views are stunning.
The children and the dog have enjoyed so much freedom. There have been
tears about leaving. Love it!
The Masters Family, West Midlands. 27 May-4June 2017.

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. ThanksEvan for being a warmed and friendly host.The welcome pack was also very much appreciated. Looking to booking the  cottage again.
Michelle&John,West Yorkshire.3-10 March 2017.


Thank you for a wonderful time!The cottage had everything we needed,fire lovely, views amazing, weather very mixed. Hope to come back again.
Beckey&Si -Cotswolds. 10-17 March 2017


The  most picturesque and relaxing location in a lovely cottage. A welcoming host and a brilliant off grid system
Rashead & Shugufta -London 7-14 April 2017


This place has a WOW factor!!We loved our time exploring and relaxing. We will be back. Evan is a true gentleman and we thank all the Evans family.
Chris ,Jana and Molly the dog , 14-22April2017


Location,Location,Location!! A wonderful restful holiday. We'll be back. Thank you very much.
Janet&Don Greig. Burton in Wirral.28April-4May 2017

 

Most incredible holiday with views to match,clean well equip cottage and
relaxing.Evan made us feel very welcome.We will be making a return visit.
Thank you for a great stay .
PaulSimmon.10-17Feb2017.

Beautiful cottage in a stunning location.Thanks Evan for being a warm and friendly host.The welcome pack of goodies was also very much appreciated.
Looking forward to booking the cottage again!
Michelle& John,West Yorkshire.3-10March 2017