Some visitor comments left in the Cottage log over recent years

How awful! How awful that we didn't book for longer! It's our first time here (from Lewes) and we all had a fab time. We checked out the waterfall and Hay-on-Wye, ate, read played games and made merry by the lovely fire. It was great to stay somewhere that felt like a home. You could tell it had a history and it's been marvellous to be a part of it now. The kids had a great time here, away from the modern and electrical world they currently live in and it was nice to see they still knew how to 'play' away from the modern life they are used to. A big huge thanks for letting us share it. We will come back again... BUT FOR MUCH LONGER NEXT TIME!
Victoria, Benjamin, Alyss and Vito

We had a lovely time – it was warm and sunny, on top of the lovely views and peaceful location! Thanks for letting us visit.
The Kumars

Our first visit to the cottage – just the break we needed. We thing this is a lovely area. Everyone we’ve met has been so friendly.
Chris and Sarah

What to say? Such a beautiful place, lovely walks, weather, meeting new friends. These two days have been so full, so lovely.
Richard

We’ve had a wonderful time here and would definitely love to return. Thank you for creating this haven.
Edwina and Ollie

Lying on the couch in the garden room makes for an excellent therapy session.
Jayne

I enjoyed it here but there was a lot of spiders! I was surprised how small the door to my bedroom was. This is a good place for blackberry picking. I had a great time scootering here.
Frances (aged 9)

Sad to go home – must not leave it too long before we return again!
Stephen and Mandy

Givron Cottage is the ideal spot to get away from it all, and we would love to come back. Next time must go out on the bike!
Maureen and Graham Jeffs

The cottage is clearly enchanted – firstly although we arrived at 11.30am after a restful night we were both overcome with desire to lie down and fell asleep. Secondly it expands – tiny on arrival, it unfolds, making lovely light spaces – even bigger this morning.
Hilary and John

It has been four very relaxing days and a very successful Christmas. We walked every day. My favourite being along the riverbank on a nearly totally clear day.
Rob and Jo

Snow made it completely magical here – we started a walk a little late and ended up racing against time as the blizzard took hold on the hills. Spent evenings in front of the fire playing music and singing…so many things to say about how good it is here, but we have to get in the van and drive back. Thank you Tim and Anne, you have made us very happy and we hope to come back again!
Nuala and Mark

Excellent long weekends. Walks included Hergest Ridge, Bradnor Hill and end of valley. We loved the cottage – such a wonderful setting.
Jerry and Jane (who liked it so much that their family has now bought a cottage nearby!)

Another lovely visit – this time we haven’t really left Weythel. It was so nice in the woods that we’ve been there twice – beautiful sweep of wood anemones and some amazing plants. Nice scrambling around Weythel Common. Much painting, drawing etc has been produced in the sun room, and many games of chess, cards, Boggle, Switchback…bliss!
The Liveseys

Our first visit to this cottage and area. Very much enjoyed our time despite mainly cold and wet weather. Lovely walks to Gladestry and Hergest Ridge. This is a delightful place and we very much hope to come again.
Adam and Prinkie

Claire has never been here before and was entranced. She is sure the cottage lowers blood pressure – she may be right. She also loves the way Kington seems to have escaped the 1960s need to renovate shopfronts and I could hardly tear her away from the Chocolate Box, where she was mesmerised by a coal-simulating fire and display of teapots. I rate it too, and my eye rests on a piece of paper inscribed with the words “hand made treacle sponge”.
Sally and Claire

Glorious weather – lots of discussions, and I’m a bit further on with my next novel! Thank you so much for the use of this inspiring place.
Christine, Helen and Andrew (a writers’ group)

Really enjoyed our stay here – such a tranquil setting and so peaceful; the view from the cottage is so uplifting. We have done some fabulous walks.
Gill and Colin

Lovely walk in sun and hail over to Gladestry and dinner at the Harp were our favourite memories – we walked in the dark to the Harp and wobbled home after a bottle of red and some fine organic salmon. Thanks for sharing this tranquil space with us!
Jeremy and Karen

We’ve had a lovely stay: visited Elan Valley, Aberystwyth, Water-break-its-neck (twice, we loved it so much!). Edward (4) has fallen in the stream, the sea and went under the waterfall, so a very wet break for him, but enjoyed all with a giggle. Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us and for the introduction to such a beautiful part of Wales.
Kellie, Toby and Edward

Our first ever visit to this lovely cottage and first family holiday to the Welsh borders. The thing we’ll remember most about this holiday is that everywhere you go there are lambs. You can hear them bleating from the cottage, and when you walk across the hills, as we did to Cefn Hir, you walk through field upon field of gambolling lambs. The rescue of several stray lambs has been a big feature of our adventures! Had an excellent short break. The cottage is gorgeous; very homely: even the oversized house spiders in the porch seemed friendly! Kids loved their back bedroom and enjoyed many a game of Switchback.
Lauren, Paul, Cameron (10) and Maddie (8)

We were so delighted at the cottage – it has so much character and charm, and we felt very lucky indeed to be here.
Julia and John

We loved the location of the cottage (although Sat Nav did get confused: thank goodness for your directions!). The countryside is so beautiful and we found plenty to do in our six days. The cottage is so snug and cosy in the evenings too. We had a fantastic time without TV, playing games and reading our new books from Hay-on-Wye!
Andy, Diane, Tom (9) and Jack (6)

Some of our highlights have included climbing Pen y Fan, and driving the mountain road to Devil’s Bridge and the Mynach Falls. The Harp Inn is very recommended for food and views, and Hay on Wye for shopping. Altogether an most enjoyable stay, very ‘back to nature’. We would love to come back again. Thank you!
Anita, Paul and Dominic

Although just “stopping off” on our way to Pembrokeshire, we may look back on these few days as our real holiday. It is beautiful here.
Eva, Phil and Kieran

I got here by train and bus and foot from London without great problem, despite a missed connection at Newport. The return leg may not be so easy. But what a great place! Somehow you have combined spartan with practical, comfort with basic. And what a great porch you have here for me to start to write. That aside, I ate well (having biked to Kington for supplies). The high points for me were two walks - one up Hergest then today out of the cottage for four hours through woods, up hills, across meadows. All blissful. All I can really say is I hope you’ll let me come again.
Guy

A lovely short break. On our first day we walked over Hergest Ridge and back: the view there seems balanced on top of the English landscape. Thanks for a great welcome at this cottage.
Andrew and Fi

Arrived in the cold to see snow still on the ground of the higher hills. Lovely homely cottage; we especially liked reading and playing games in the living room, in front of the fire. Did three walks in our three days, all completely different and brilliant.. Went to Water-break-its neck for a gentle woodland stroll, but enthused by the alpine feel of the snow-covered hills and that fresh icy smell. We were actually walking in crusted snow six inches to a foot thick in places. Absolutely brilliant experience for our southern kids and us too. We’re all very enamoured with the cottage and hope to come again. Many thanks.
Matt, Jules and “three lively children”, visiting in November 2008

Twenty days here doesn’t seem very long; oh dear – we may ask for an even longer stay next time..! A lovely stay as ever.
Sally and Richard

We loved the cottage. Warm, snug and perfectly equipped. Everything worked perfectly and we scrunched up quite easily for the extra two, making our party six for awhile with an airbed in the sun lounge.
Pippa, Clive, Olivia, Georgia, Jacob and John [stretching the “sleeps five” rule but apparently comfortable enough! The airbed is not part of the cottage accessories.]

We enjoyed some wonderful sunny days and took the opportunity to walk every day. I've become more and more alienated over the years by hiring over-fussy commercial cottages from impersonal letting agencies, so Givron's unfussy, rustic ambience was a great welcome. You can't really go wrong with maps, music and the Welsh borders - I can see how the place must have developed a huge place in your affections over the years. If there is a place that is 'ever England or 'ever Powys' it's somewhere near to Kington and Offa's Dyke.
Michael and Mark