Guests’ reviews of Drovers Retreat


What our Guests have said about their stay

“Everything was First Class and very much appreciated. We and dogs enjoyed every moment of our week’s holiday. The property is a real jewel. We will come again.”
— Nila & Karen, August 2019

”Such a peaceful stay with so many thoughtful touches. We had a wonderful time exploring the nearby countryside with the life-saving map and walking books.”
— Anna, July 2019

”We’ve had the most lovely weekend we could ever have imagined. What a gorgeous cottage and surrounding environment.”
Iain, June 2019

”Drovers Retreat is a very special place to stay”
- Liza and Peter, June 2019

”Thanks for this lovely home-from-home. I will happily recommend it to anyone who will listen.”
-Derek May 2019

”We had the most lovely weekend we could ever have imagined. What a gorgeous cottage and surrounding environment.”
— Fran & Iain May 2019

“We’ve had a wonderful time! You’ve provided us with memories that will last forever! We were stunned when we arrived. This place was extremely comfortable - home away from home.
- Penelope April 2019

“This place is truly beautiful, and has everything you could need and more. Our children absolutely loved the games barn . It kept them very happy on a very wet afternoon. We’re leaving very happy and relaxed. We will definitely be recommending.
— Amy and family, March 2019

“Fantastic welcome and then we were totally secluded in the beautiful, peaceful cottage. Can’t speak highly enough of the hosts and the cottage.”
— Linda and John, February 2019

“Beautiful place, clean, cosy, lovely hosts. Gorgeous Christmas stay x
— Jennifer December 2018

“The location and facilities, the cleanliness was outstanding. The property was first class and run by real proper people. I have stayed in a lot of places over the years & this one is certainly top of my list. Thank you Bob & Carolyn.
— Fred October 2018

“What a gem! Bob and Carolyn were lovely and very thoughtful hosts. I highly recommend this place.
— Tom and Party September 2018

“Beautifully stunning place to stay. Lots of sights to see and perfect holiday home to come back to. Bob and Carolyn have made this place so welcoming and it’s more than fully equipped.
— Fiona and family, August 2018

“What a wonderful short break you’ve given us. Don’t change a thing!
— Michael and family, July 2018

“Bob and Carolyn are wonderful hosts. There is great walking nearby without needing to get into your car, and Elan Valley and Offa’s Dyke within an easy drive. If you want a quiet place to stay in a secluded spot this is ideal.
— Steve, April 2018

“A very brief, but wonderful stay at Drovers Retreat. Very peaceful and wonderfully appointed.
Very welcoming hosts. Tea, coffee and freshly made flapjacks laid out on arrival.
— Mike, October 2017

“What a perfect place to stay. Drovers Retreat has been a wonderful place to call home for a few days. Loved it all - especially the magnificent games barn - who could ask for more? The peace and quiet has been broken only by the sounds of us all enjoying family games of table football, darts and pool.
— Pauline, Rog and family, Sheffield August 2017

“Thanks for a lovely relaxing few days. The cottage is cosy, well equipped and perfect for country walks with our dog! We definitely will return as we have all enjoyed our time here. The area is perfect.
— Martin, Karen and family, Bath August 2017

“What a relaxing two weeks. Cottage so comfortable, everything we needed. We enjoyed lots of long walks, So much to see right from the doorstep, we didn’t need to use the car at all. Our daughter enjoyed the horse riding at the bottom of the road. 
— Sarah and Mark, Herts. August 2107

“It was really brilliant. Very clean, and loads to do - the dams and reservoirs were amazing and close by. Couldn’t have been better for comfort, kindness and basically a very unexpectedly gorgeous few days!
— Tamsin and family Oxfordshire. August 2017

“Thanks a lot for your warm welcome. The house has a lot of character, personality, and the environment breathes history. It all fits together, which makes Drovers Retreat such a unique place.
We can leave this place satisfied and with strong stories.
— Ilse and Dieter, Belgium. August 2017

“Big thanks, Bob and Carolyn! We had a lovely stay in your beautifully and thoughtfully converted cottage . Spacious and robust, with subtle personal touches. Don’t change a thing!
— Steve and Veronique, Belgium, July 2017