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Another incredible stay at Upper Gelli Lodge. The thoughtful touches, seclusion and gorgeous view made for a fantastic break just before Christmas.

We can never get over how relaxing it is to sit in the hot tub and enjoy the changing weather and light, surrounded by nature. Thank you Bryn and Annelise. We can’t wait to come back.


Steve and Meg (December 2022)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. 

We are so happy that we have been able to stay...a beautiful environment that we always love coming to. We never tire of the wonderful views down the valley and all the lovely wide life. We are so glad that we found this peaceful retreat. Paul and Catherine xx

Paul & Catherine (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. This was our 1st visit, but it certainly will not be the last. This weekend was our first break on our own for a year and to be here for our wedding anniversary made our visit even more special! Your wonderful Lodge is amazing, warm & very peaceful, loved the anniversary card & pressie xx Thank you and see you again soon. X

Rich & Lou (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Our 2nd visit to Upper Gelli has been equally as fabulous as the 1st. This time in the gorgeous Lodge - so tranquil, amazing views & wildlife and privileged to see 4 red kites over on the hill! What a beautiful spot - perfect for recharging your batteries! Had an absolutely lovely evening in the BBQ Hut, a really lovely dining experience - thanks so much! Can’t wait to return to this beautiful slice of Welsh heaven!  See you again ❤️

Lisa & Kevin (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. This is our 9th visit to Upper Gelli - thank you once again for a wonderful stay during the Welshpool & Llanfair Steam Gala. As always everything is perfect and the generous hamper is very special - great to see local produce offered. The flowers look amazing and a lovely touch. Wish we take the view home with us!

William, Cerian, Catrin & Ffion (2022)

The Shepherd’s Hut @ Upper Gelli. A lovely relaxing break in a beautiful setting, just what we needed. Loved all the finishing touches, fresh flowers and local treats. Especially enjoyed using the cute BBQ Hut and watching the Ravens flying over the valley ❤️ Many thanks.

Sue & Dave (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Third fantastic stay we have had at the Lodge. We find it so relaxing here and lovely to be able to come for this bonus stay over the Bank Holiday! A very special place that holds a special place in our hearts. 

Tom & Cara & Theo (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Another wonderful stay in the Lodge celebrating our 4 year wedding anniversary. The little touches really add to the memories made here. The Lodge is so peaceful and a perfect place to relax. The outdoor shower is our favourite, a fun way to observe the beautiful setting. We’ve enjoyed a few days rest and relaxation in our favourite place. Thanks again for having us! xx

Lorna & Adam (2022)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. A lovely stay in the Bach with its beautiful sunsets and little human made noise. Lots of wildlife to spot and listen to and just sitting still is great.... x

Janet & Oliver (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Pure Heaven! We love the Lodge so much. Thank you so much for all you do to make it perfect. I can tell the kids all about the Welcome Basket and make them envious all over again! Thank you for your kindness, we appreciate it so much.

Sally & Tony (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Yet another wonderful stay in this idyllic hideaway - everything perfect. With love Cerian, Catrin, Ffion and William.

Cerian, Catrin, Ffion & William (2022)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. 2nd visit to the Bach - booked as another treat from our son Michael - it has been lovely, relaxing and the weather has been quite good, been to some different places - the country side is outstanding. Our very best wishes and thank you very much for your hospitality.

Susan & Kevin (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. What could we possibly say that hasn’t already been praised in the previous pages? This whole place is stunning and that is in the detail. You have detail by the bucket load and we LOVE it here ❤️ Once again a well needed R&R weekend beautifully executed ❤️ XX

Dan & Stef (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. “AMAZING” stay thank you so much. Wonderful chill out. Perfect location, beautiful weather. Hot tub something else. Thank you for the hamper lovely thought. Best wishes Anne Marie & Michael.

Anne Marie & Michael (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Exactly what we needed! Celebrated our 14th Anniversary this weekend and escaped from normal life. The Lodge had everything and more, the little touches really made the difference and it felt like home. Presented in such a beautiful way and the location is perfect. We’ve already discussed coming back and planned our next adventure in the beautiful Welsh landscape. Thank you for creating such a peaceful escape for people to enjoy.

Vanessa & Darren (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Returning here after just a few months, but this time to celebrate Geraint’s birthday. Our stay just reminded us of how peaceful and warm this Lodge is. There are no words! We’ve had a lovely relaxing long weekend, taking in the beautiful views from the Lodge and on our walks. Thank you for making our stay so wonderful again! Diolch. Xxx

Geraint & Ffion (2022)

The Shepherd’s Hut @ Upper Gelli. Thank you once again for a wonderful stay and warm welcome. I just love the views when sitting in bed with my cuppa first thing. This place is so lovely and cosy, everything just perfect. I wish we could stay a few more days...

Llyr & Rhian (2022)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. We are back again and it is as lovely as ever!! A different month and different things to see.... although the pheasant is still sleeping in the tree by the hot tub!

Even in the rain it is such a beautiful place. So sad to be leaving we love coming here...with love and Best Wishes, Paul & Catherine.

Paul & Catherine (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. A good few years ago we were looking to celebrate our “30th” Wedding Anniversary. Health issues aside we scanned the Net! Low and behold all of Cathy’s wishes came true and our journey began! Then, now and forever we will hold the memories of Upper Gelli in our hearts. This has become a second home to us and as you know been so therapeutic for Cathy, laughter, tears, cows, sheep, the views, G & T’s, hot tub and bubbles over all the seasons, Spring, Summer and Winter. We have loved it all......... xxx

Mark & Cathy (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We have spent 3 amazing days at Upper Gelli Lodge on our ‘mini moon’ after getting married on Monday! The Lodge itself is beautiful, we enjoyed cosy evenings by the fire and warm and sunny afternoons the hot tub with a glass of champagne, admiring the wonderful views. We explored the grounds too, walking up to the top of 7 acres hill and having a little bit of lunch, again taking in the beautiful surroundings. We also experienced the BBQ Hut - unbelievable! Our mini moon was unforgettable.

Jenny & John (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gell. Many thanks for your hospitality and allowing us to stay in the Lodge. We had a lovely weekend, views from the hot tub, lovely comfortable Lodge, nice walks and loved the BBQ Hut. 

Gavin & Kate (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We are so happy that we’ve spent another weekend in the Lodge. Storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin haven’t dampened our love for this beautiful Lodge! Perfect weather for cwtching up by the fire and still managed to get into the hot tub in between storms...With love Pia and Kev xx

Pia & Kev (2022)

The Shepherd’s Hut @ Upper Gelli. Thank you so much for your amazing attention to detail in this beautiful Shepherd Hut ! We will definitely be back to explore this beautiful area further. We had a dramatic stay, enduring storms Eunice and Franklin! To all future visitors the “hut” withstood everything and remained warm and cosy x

Bryn & Veronica (2022)

The Bach @Upper Gelli. Thank you so much for the wonderful accommodation, we have had a great time.... really cannot stress enough how beautifully clean and well equipped we have found this home. It’s been amazing, thank you so much. X

Hannah & Jack (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We wanted to thank you for everything you do to make Upper Gelli so very special. Your hamper of local goodies is so very thoughtful that we wanted to bring you something produced locally to us - we hope you enjoy! XX

Dawn & Paul (2022)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We have loved every minute of our stay here. Your Lodge is beautiful and the attention to detail really make it feel like home from home. The Welcome Basket and bottle of bubbly for our anniversary were really appreciated. We will 100% be back! xxx

Samantha & Louis (2022)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. This is our 4th visit to Upper Gelli! But our first time in the Bach. Perfection is the word that springs to mind. This year was a special one. We got ENGAGED! Could not imagine celebrating anywhere other than here. Thank you! xx

Kieran & Helena (2021)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you (once again) for a wonderful stay at your beautiful Lodge. Who could ever tire of sitting in the hot tub with a glass of champagne watching the sunset over the amazing scenery.

Thank you for making my birthday retreat so special. Have a very Happy Christmas and wonderful 2022! See you soon !

Meg & Steve (2021)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Another fantastic visit and this time what an adventure it was!!xx Thank you  for a lovely break - it is such a beautiful time of year - the views have been even better than before. This stunning environment is a double edged sword and we have love both sides!! [Storm Arwen] Outstanding Accommodation and hospitality as always. With love and Best wishes. xxxx


Catherine & Paul (2021)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Returning here after a long 2 years and what can we say that we didn’t say before.....

The place is everything we remember it to be, simply amazing! Every little detail is a beautiful touch and nothing is too much trouble. The love and attention you put into the place certainly shines through. Thank you once again for making our stay so wonderful. Hopefully we will be back a 3rd time. xxxx

Kelly & Natalie. November 2021.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. After getting married on Saturday & then having an after party on the Sunday, my husband and I needed a relaxing time for our honeymoon, and this place has been SO perfect!! Every detail, from chocolates on the pillow to the hamper and Just Married signs just absolutely made the trip! The place is also IMMACULATE! Drinking champagne looking out at the views & then going in the hot tub was so lovely and it was great that it was so private and peaceful! We will be back and we will recommend this place to EVERYONE!! 😊

Thank you so much for the perfect mini moon! xxx ❤️

Hannah & Keith. November 2021.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We have had the most enjoyable and relaxed weekend! You’ve really turned the Lodge into a home from home and we’ve loved the hot tub, the amazing views and really appreciated all of the little caring touches that make the Lodge something really special! Our basket of treats, and the mulled wine were just perfect - hot mulled wine on a cold November afternoon, listening to some beautiful music, with log fire burning - wow! (You might find me hiding in a cupboard!!) (Kev’s probably in the Shed!) We know we will be back! See you soon! Thank you.

Pia & Kevin (2021)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Well, what can we say? We’ve just looked back at our comments from our previous stay where we wrote that, as always, we were struggling to find enough superlatives to describe the magic of this place. Hm, another thirteen months have passed and we are still struggling! Suffice to say that the love, care and attention that you have put into this idyllic place is reflected back ten fold by our love and appreciation for it! xxx

Beverley & Chris. October 2021.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. 3rd visit to the Bach and all I can say is this place never disappoints. Luckily the break fell on a few days of bad weather so got the luxury of spending even more time indoors and in the hot tub 😊and sauna. Looking forward to our next

Mickey & Naomi. October 2021.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Thank you both so much for your wonderful hospitality. We have had such a relaxing time - exactly what we needed! This truly is a magical place. Love Sharon & John.

Sharon & John (2021)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Well your Lodge is simply stunning! All the little details such as hamper, fresh flowers and gift for our honeymoon made it all the special for us. This is a stunning part of Wales and we have really enjoyed our stay. If you want some amazing fresh meat on your stay or thinking of using the BBQ hut, Rikki Lloyd in Welshpool is amazing and the Hut is a must. If you want something a little more daring on your stay then the undiscovered Wales helicopter ride with Wizzard helicopters is a must. Thank you and see you again x

Michelle & Nick (2021)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Another fantastic stay. As always everything was perfect. Such a lovely place to relax and so difficult to leave!! It’s nice coming at different times of the year and seeing the changing landscape and nature. We are so glad we have found this special place. Thank you for all your efforts and hard work to create this beautiful environment and thank you for your fabulous food hamper and gift xx with love Catherine and Paul xx

Catherine & Paul (2021)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. We have thoroughly enjoyed a relaxing stress-free week at the Bach. What a fantastic place this is! The bed is comfortable, the wood-burning fire is amazing, the hot tub is wonderful and the sauna was a lovely surprise! The BBQ Hut is awesome! We want one!! The kitchen is excellently kitted out with every knife sharp and all sparkling clean, unchipped dining ware. The whole place was spotless on arrival and the Welcome Pack was fabulous! We have loved having the doors wide open onto the veranda, listening to the cows, sheep, buzzards, woodpecker and many other birds. The squirrel even popped out to see us a couple of times, as did the red kites and a couple of tawny owls! This place is idyllic; we felt as one with nature and enjoyed the big skies, wide open pastures, rolling hills, the starry nights and solitude. It has been a real treat staying in such a beautiful and well-maintained place. One word sums this up: PERFECT! Love Debra & Mags xx


Debra & Mags (2021)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. There simply are not enough words to describe the little piece of heaven you have created here at Upper Gelli. We feel blessed to have been here - the love, care and attention to detail are incomparable to anywhere we have stayed before, and we say that as seasoned Lodge - holiday makers!! Thank you so, so much for everything you do to make this such a special place. We have loved every second and will be back as soon as we can !! Lots of love xx❤️

Dawn & Paul (2021)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Our own little corner of heaven! An incredible way to kick off married life.Thank you for all the special little touches that made our stay so unique. Everything was so perfect and relaxing it was very hard to leave! Hopefully be back again. Lots of love and a big thank you.

Robin & Natalie (2021)

The Shepherd’s Hut @ Upper Gelli. What a very special place you have, it’s been a real treat! The best Shepherd’s Hut we’ve stayed in 😀 Your attention to detail makes it all the more special, all of the little touches. Thank you again for your lovely gift for our Wedding Anniversary. We can’t wait to book again ❤️ See you soon xx

Danny & Lydia (2021)

The Shepherd’s Hut @ Upper Gelli. This is a real gem - if I could I’d move in!! Loved the view from the bed each morning. It was as I imagined and the attention to detail in all provided is superb. We loved the BBQ Hut time too. Many thanks for such a warm welcome.

Vicki & Martin. August 2021.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. A big thank you for being the most amazing hosts. We still can’t believe our luck to have found this Lodge during such a busy summer! This getaway was our first together, and it definitely did not disappoint - it has been everything we could have wished for and more! Thank you for such a lovely stay at the Lodge. The attention to detail is amazing and it feels like a real home from home. The views are truly beautiful and made us feel so relaxed the moment we arrived. We have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay and did not want to leave!

Thank you both - we will see you again soon. Diolch !!! xx



Geraint & Ffion (2021)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. What a beautiful find! We spent two perfect days here and already can’t wait to come back. The Bach is not only surrounded by beautiful, idyllic views but the hosts have gone above and beyond, ensuring this was a peaceful, relaxing stay! The Bach is beyond luxury and we honestly can’t wait to come back. Thank you, a much needed break for the soul❤️ Xxxx


Karyn, Dean, Carla & Jamie. July 2021.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for another incredible stay at the glorious cabin! This is our third stay, returning each year on our wedding anniversary. We couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Every time we arrive we are as stunned by the amazing views just as we were the first time! Thank you for all of the lovely special touches that make our stay even better. We cannot wait to come again! Meg & Steve xxx❤️

Meg & Steve (2021)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. I think this is the fifth time we’ve stayed at your Lodge and it’s still just as perfect as the first time. Your attention to detail - the Calla Lily (still Pam’s favourite), the Welcome Basket of local goodies and the sparkling ‘Happy Anniversary ‘ bunting all make this our favourite Anniversary destination as well as our escape from the world bolt hole. We wish you all the best and we’ll see you again soon x

Jamie & Pam (2021)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Another beautiful stay at the Lodge (4th time) this time we brought our cousins to share the experience with! We had a great time visiting the stunning Betws-y-coed to see the falls and to explore the area. We absolutely love driving through the countryside here! We had lots of laughs, great food (The Raven) and chilled in the hot tub. Sadly the England Team didn’t bring it home🙁 but not even that could spoil our lovely weekend Thanks again, see you again soon! Xxxx P.S. Thanks for the Welcome Basket and cheeses, they went down a treat!😊x

Jackie & Tony (2021)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for an amazing stay at the Lodge. What beautiful accommodation & stunning views. A fantastic place to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary. Thank you for the cards and gifts very thoughtful of you. We have absolutely loved Wales and we will be back. Thank you. Lisa & Mark xx


Lisa & Mark (2021)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Our son booked the Bach for us as a surprise, he has been twice before and loved it - Well what a fantastic few days we have had, it’s so relaxing and beautiful surroundings, thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will most definitely be returning, it’s the best TREAT we have had, love everything about the place!! You have done a brilliant job. Love Susan and Kevin x

Susan & Kevin (2021)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. What a fabulous time we have had here. The amazing Welcome Basket, fresh flowers and chocolates. My very favourite peonies!! Attention to detail is quite brilliant there is everything you could possibly want. Thank you!😀

Nicky & David (2021)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. This is our 2nd stay here and it has been just as amazing this time too. The Lodge is just perfect and it is so quiet and peaceful. Sitting on the decking looking over the hills is so relaxing. We went back to the amazing shop ‘Bunners’ in Montgomery - it’s like a Victorian version of IKEA! We always come out with lots of little things. We also drove down to Ironbridge - what a gorgeous village it is. Of course we had to go back to Powys Castle & Gardens - stunning. So much to see and do each time, we will be back again! Another wonderful stay in this little piece of heaven. Thank you so much xx

Edwina & Charlie. June 2021.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. “ What is this life if full of care we have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs and stare as long as sheep or cows......... A poor life this, if, full of care we have no time to stand and stare.” W.H. Davies. So true....... Denise x & Ian x ❤️

Denise & Ian. June 2021.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Fantastic visit again!! Love the addition of the sauna!! This is such a lovely place - so good for the soul xx Beautiful views and surroundings and perfect accommodation. Thank you. Best wishes. Catherine & Paul.xx

Catherine & Paul (2021)

The Lodge @Upper Gelli. Amazing find (well signposted by our son and daughter in law who got engaged here) We holiday a lot - but this is the most perfect place we have ever stayed in. The attention to detail is hugely appreciated. We will definitely return. Thank you very much x

Sally & Tony. June 2021.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Again another wonderful stay! All the wild flowers are out. We enjoyed perfect weather. Sunsets in the hot tub with stunning views - the perfect antidote to Covid and stresses back home. Thanks again for everything - truly a special place - hope to return & return & return......... All the best.

P.S. Phil saw the Whirlpool galaxy last night and the Hercules Cluster/Ring Nebula the Night b4. He’s so happy with the Dark Skies - so get stargazing folks - it’s so worth it!!🌟

Phil & Roisin. May 2021.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Returned for a second visit to Upper Gelli. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here with the added surprise of the Sauna. Fantastic location and accommodation a real treat. With our thanks and very best wishes to you both.

Diane, David, Karen and Mark. May 2021.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Our second time in the Lodge and can only say it’s just an amazing place to stay. Managed to get well deserved sleep! So peaceful and relaxing. As always didn’t want to leave! Just to stare out of the window with the stunning views is enough to calm the mind. All the best.

Sam & Bryn (2021)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Tthank you both very much for another wonderful stay! This is our second time staying at Upper Gelli but the first time staying in the Bach. It was truly amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We can’t wait to return! See you soon and take care xx

Dan & Jade (2021)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli.

Thank you for what has been another amazing week here at our favourite Welsh getaway. Just the break we both needed! 
Thank you also for the recommendation of The Nags Head, we enjoyed my birthday meal there so much we went back again 3 nights later, fabulous food and lovely staff. 

Thank you again, we can't wait to be back again soon! 

Love, Amy and Sam 

Amy & Sam. May 2021.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay at Upper Gelli Bach. We enjoyed every minute. Everything about this place is AMAZING! We will be booking again. Take care. x

Kinvara & Finley (2021)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Yet another wonderful relaxing stay. Lovely walk along the canal in Berriew another from the house up the Lane. Thank you so much we love this place.

William, Cerian, Catrin & Ffion. May 2021.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We loved the Lodge, attention to detail absolutely spot on. Didn’t want to leave.

Matt & Jane. April 2021.

The Shepherd’s Hut @ Upper Gelli. What a lovely few days we’ve had. So cute, cosy, sweet, lovely and peaceful. An experience we’d never had before. Enjoyed every moment x

Llyr & Rhian. April 2021.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Upper Gelli Lodge in Wales. A beautiful place to stay. In the setting of Welshpool. Picturesquely tucked away. Our second visit here. We’ll soon be booking number three. The Lodge is spotless as always. Yet feels like a home from home. Sit back and watch the sheep and lambs as over the feels they roam. Have a walk up the hillside. Take in the stunning views. There’s even a picnic basket. So you can take your lunch with you. Enjoy the bubbling hot tub. Go to the BBQ Hut for tea. Relax by the fire to end the day. There’s no place we’d rather be. Upper Gelli’s a ten out of ten. We’ll be sad to leave tomorrow. But can’t wait to be back again.

Sophie & Mark (2021)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Second time staying at Upper Gelli Bach and all I can say is this place is amazing. Definitely helps forget the stresses of life. The Sauna is such a fab addition. Can’t wait to return to this gem of a place. See you soon + take care. Mickey & Naomi xx

Mickey & Naomi. April 2021.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We had been trying to get to Upper Gelli since October, but with various lockdowns and circumstances beyond everyone’s control meant that our trip was postponed again and again. BUT we arrived on the 17th December having just escaped being put into Tier 3 that week. We felt so lucky and hugely grateful to have made it here finally. The Lodge gave us 3 days of peace and tranquility and some much needed R&R. Whilst the stay was cut short by the sudden change of events (lockdown for Wales and Tier 4 for the South East) we still leave feeling restored and hugely grateful to have 3 days of bliss. We will be back soon to finish the remaining part of our stay in this wonderful piece of luxury.

Carl & Hannah. December 2020.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. What a fantastic place and beautiful views! We came to escape the world and stresses of Life and it 100% did that! Gorgeous views, lots of little touches that made it really special!! Everything we needed, we didn’t leave for three days! We’ll be coming back!! Thank you so much!! XX

Jon & Jess. December 2020.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Well! We loved it so much, we came back the following weekend! We will be coming back next year now, and we honestly cannot wait. Beautiful luxury Lodge, furnished to a high standard with local produce in the Welcome Basket, even lovely choice of teas and coffee bags. Thoroughly enjoyed our second stay! Thank you. X

Emma & Tim (2020)

The Shepherd’s Hut @ Upper Gelli. So lovely to be back again, another unforgettable experience! The BBQ Hut was amazing, and the Shepherd’s Hut is so cosy and so perfect, just lush! Thank you for the warm welcome yet again. We will be back soon!

Mel & Mollie. November 2020.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. What a wonderful stay! Beautiful Lodge, Welcome Basket, fresh flowers, chocolates....lovely homely touches.

Wonderful de-stress weekend after a hastily rebooked Covid wedding! Wonderful honeymoon weekend. Hot tub with a view! Already discussing when we can come back and will recommend to everyone! Thanks so much again! Emma & Tim x

Emma & Tim. November 2020.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for another wonderful stay. The Lodge was outstanding but the Bach has the edge for us now 😀

We ordered our Sunday Roast from the CornStore and I can really recommend it, it was fabulous!...... and they delivered it. We don’t want to leave! Thank you once again from John and Clare.

John & Clare. October 2020.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. What a wonderful place. Had the most relaxing weekend, we thoroughly enjoyed everything. Thank you so much for the welcome hamper, much appreciated and enjoyed. We will definitely be back to see this gem of a place in the summertime. Thanks again.

Karen & Kevin (2020)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Just WOW - this place is really something special. The outdoor space and views are priceless. We loved exploring the area in the day, but couldn’t wait to get back to this stunning Lodge. Thank you so much for the special birthday welcome too, so thoughtful. We have stayed in many luxury cottages over the years and don’t usually go back to the same place twice, but this is the exception. I wanted to book for next year after only being here for an hour! Total relaxation and time to de-stress after a very stressful time in the mad COVID pandemic of 2020!

  • Powis Castle and Gardens were stunning, so glad we went there.
  • The Vintage Tea Room at Welshpool is unique and special too.
  • We had a shopping fix at the amazing “Bunners” in Montgomery.

We are already planning our booking for next year, Just perfect. Thank you xx


Edwina & Charlie (2020)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. This is always our favourite place to come. I think you are well aware of how special it and you are to us. This year, however, being able to come here is even more poignant. We’ve probably used every available superlative in our previous comments about Upper Gelli which still hold true! As ever, we’ve loved every minute and are already dreaming about coming back! Thank you for everything . Beverley & Chris xx.


Beverley & Chris (2020)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is our 3rd time to wonderful Upper Gelli, but the first time in the beautiful Bach. It is faultless.........a pleasure to be in. We relaxed, watched sunsets, read, saw a woodpecker and basically, thanks to your care and thoughtfulness, have had a most wonderful break. Our new happy place.... we’ll be Bach! 😀 Keep safe. Love Sarah & Craig x

Sarah & Craig (2020)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. All we can say is WOW!

Absolutely amazing! To think that we were spoilt at the Lodge!!! What a fantastic achievement you have both created, you must be so proud! In these difficult times for us all it has been a privilege for us to stay in this picturesque part of Wales. Let’s hope that 2021 brings all of our lives back to the norm! Once again it has been a pleasure and we hope all future guests enjoy as much as us. Mark & Cathy.😀😀

Mark & Cathy (2020)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Our second visit to Upper Gelli and it was long overdue! A fantastic long weekend of exploring, walking and some needed relaxation on the terrace in the sunshine! We could sit in the hot tub admiring the view for weeks. Thanks - another brilliant stay at one of our favourite places. Already planning our return! All the best & see you soon T & C 😀

Tom & Cara (2020)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Arrived 1-9-20 and left 4-9-20. This place certainly has the wow factor, my son and myself thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Views are absolutely amazing. Complimentary hamper was a very thoughtful touch, (yummy). Hot tub was fantastic. Attention to detail throughout is perfect. THANK you for a perfect place to rest. We will definitely be back. Ann & Tyler xx❤️ LOVE THIS PLACE xx

Ann & Tyler (2020)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thanks once again for a wonderful break! Total antidote to CV-19 - the perfect place to recharge batteries. Stargazing - sunsets in the hot tub + always warm hospitality! See you all anon! Take care guys. PS Love the Penderyn Whiskey Sanitiser❤️

Roisin & Phil. August 2020.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. This will be the second time we have stayed at “Upper Gelli” and it gets better each time. Thank you for the perfect get away for us. If you want pure relaxation and the best sleeps topped of with iconic views then the Lodge is for you!! Can’t wait to return real soon. All the best.

Bryn & Samantha (2020)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. What can I say! Our first time visiting Upper Gelli, and it did not disappoint! Perfect from the moment we arrived. We visited for Jade’s 27th Birthday, and it was everything we wanted and much more. Such a stunning Lodge, we will definitely visit again. Thank you very much. Lots of love Jade & Dan. Xxxx

Jade & Dan. August 2020.

The Shepherd’s Hut @ Upper Gelli. With the world being so crazy at the moment, all we craved was some peace and quiet to relax for a few days. And we found it in bucketfuls. Thank you so much for this little piece of heaven. You have thought of everything, from the amazing welcome basket to the little gifts on our pillows. We cannot rate Upper Gelli high enough.

Julie & Paul. August 2020.

The Shepherd’s Hut @ Upper Gelli. Just beautiful - the views, the experience - would definitely come back again. BBQ Hut has to be the cutest and most unique thing we have ever seen! X


Abbie & Scott. August 2020.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Great views for a 25th Birthday Away. The Lodge is amazing and very homely. We will be visiting again. Xxx

Olivia & Phil. July 2020.

The Shepherd’s Hut @ Upper Gelli. Fantastic place! Every detail thought about. Beautiful views. Lovely to get away from it all for a few days. BBQ Hut was a brilliant experience.

Kayleigh & Danny. July 2020.

The Shepherd’s Hut @ Upper Gelli.We are so grateful to be your first visitors after lockdown. We have enjoyed our little staycation so much. Everything is beautiful and comfortable as before and your little gift for our anniversary was a beautiful surprise. We also got to enjoy the Finnish Kito for dinner which was an amazing experience. Love Maria & John x

Maria & John. July 2020.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. What a perfect weekend! Filled with romance, staying in the lodge was the perfect way to celebrate a birthday. Thank you for introducing us to this beautiful spot. All the best. xx

Owen & Ellesha (2020)

The Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli.

Thoroughly enjoyable break - relaxing surroundings. The hut was so cosy, comfortable and lovely. Stunning views and a warm welcome. Diolch/ Thank you. Sioned & Aled xx

Diolch yn fawr iawn am hoe fach ymlaciol mewn cwt cyfforddns a chyffyrddiadau bach hyfryd!

Sioned & Aled. February 2020.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Thank you! We've had an amazing weekend away and we'll definitely be back! The most beautiful accommodation and scenery. The hot tub was unreal, pure luxury! Every little thing was thought of. The log burner adds a great touch! Thank you for making our stay one of a kind. Love Mel and Mollie xx

Mel and Mollie. February 2020.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Another wonderful relaxing weekend in our favourite "Getaway". Thank you for making our anniversary so special again. The wedding is in May and we really needed this time for "us" as wedding prep definitely gets out of hand. Batteries re-charged ready for a busy year ahead. " Enjoy the chocky" and a big thank you from us both. Love Matt & Becky x

Matt & Becky (2020)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for being the most amazing hosts! We spent months trying to find the perfect honeymoon location and we finally found it when saw "The Lodge". Thank you for all the amazing little touches you added to make our stay extra special. We have loved every minute of our stay and did not want to leave. The Lodge has been everything we could have wished for and more! We will definitely be back!

Liesl & Alex (2020)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Just wanted to email and say thank you so so much for the most amazing stay! We're still enjoying all of our goodies and can't wait to come back.

Hannah & David. (2020)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Another amazing stay. Very relaxing and again everything we could have thought of catered for. We will be back. x

Chris & Charlotte. January 2020.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Gorgeous views, spectacular Lodge, awesome unique special touches. Thank you for a lovely relaxing break.

Kathie and Martin. January 2020.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. With the change of the seasons from Summer to Winter "The Lodge" still does not disappoint!!!! A delight to stay again with all the festive touches, from the Christmas tree to our gifts we are deeply touched. Back to the hot tub and bubbles before we have to sadly depart from this idyllic part of the Welsh Countryside. We loved the cream tea in the Bay Tree - it's a must visit for anyone. Lots of love Mark & Cathy xxxx

Mark & Cathy (2020)


The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Upper Gelli is idyllic. We love it! You have always gone over and beyond to make our breaks exceptional, relaxed, inclusive and fun. You think of everything!! The hamper is delicious! The hot tub relaxing. The stunning views. The sounds of the cows, sheep and owls!! But most of all you have made the start of a new decade special ..... Thank you......

Ian & Denise & Cora (2019)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Christmas 2019! 

Once again thank you for EVERYTHING! To say you make Christmas special is an understatement! But more than that the genuine warmth + thoughtfulness you extend is unmatched anywhere we've ever stayed. Sad to be leaving - eager to return. Cheers guys. All the best for 2020! P.S. Powys Castle @ Christmas is wonderful!

Roisin & Phil (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you again for a wonderful stay over the weekend, we love the peace and tranquility of the lodge along with the home comforts, the luxury feel (particularly the hot tub), and all the special touches.

Sam & Amy (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for being the perfect hosts! You really have thought of every thing. The lovely hamper full of local goodies, the card and balloon for Jake's 30th birthday was such a thoughtful gesture. We came hoping for a relaxing weekend away, and Upper Gelli Lodge did not disappoint. Sitting by the log fire, watching the snow falling outside was just magical! Using the BBQ hut was such an experience, and a fabulous way to spend an evening. The whole place was immaculate and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again Thanks again for a weekend we won't forget! xx

Jake & Olivia (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Another wonderful visit to our favourite place to come to unwind. This time we bought our friends! There is nowhere else that we feel so comfortable and we just knew our friends would love it too. Thank you so much for always making our stay so amazing and paying so much attention to all of the details that make it so special. We will be back very soon!! xx

Beth & Jamie. November 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We've had another wonderful weekend at Upper Gelli Lodge! This is our 3rd visit. We should have been in Tenerife (but we booked with Thomas Cook) When we were thinking about where we could go to cheer ourselves up, we both came up with Upper Gelli! This beautiful Lodge has become our "Happy Place" and we can't wait to visit again. Thanks for another wonderful stay😃 Love and Hugs Jackie and Tony xx. P. S. We were lucky enough to have an extra hour due to the clocks going back 😃x

Jackie & Tony (2019)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Fantastic place and fantastic hosts. They are so welcoming and put in place all the small touches that a lot of places overlook. Can't recommend Upper Gelli enough.

John & Edward. October 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. What can we say other than "Just perfect". Upper Gelli is stunningly beautiful and the Lodge is spectacular. The attention to detail is second to none. We have had the perfect "mini moon". The welcome gifts were so very thoughtful and kind. Thank you. x

P. S. We will return.

Kelly & Stephen (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for letting us experience this little patch of paradise. The Lodge and its views are stunning. The attention to detail is great and the added extras are very thoughtful. A truly beautiful place to unwind. We have had the best weekend and will certainly be returning. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. xx

Leanne & Mark. October 2019.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. WOW, what an amazing place you have here! Everything designed with such care and thought. Such a beautiful, tranquil spot, amazing views and wildlife. Lovely walk around 7 acre and along the quiet lanes, back for fizz in the hot tub. We've had such a relaxing time and have both totally switched off - perfect! Thank you both so much for kind hospitality, warm welcome and thoughtful welcome treats! We'll most definitely be back! xx

Kev & Lisa. October 2019.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. What a wonderful find! This is the most beautiful place, with amazing views. Loved the hot tub and the barbeque hut was amazing. We had the peace and tranquility we needed and Craig loved celebrating his birthday here! We will be back soon! Thank you.

Clair & Craig (2019)

The Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for such a wonderful stay. Loved the BBQ hut experience and amazing views. Couldn't think of a nicer place to spend my birthday. xx

Anja & George. September 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. WOW WOW WOW far exceeded our expectations! A little piece of heaven. Thank you so much! We had high hopes as this was a special 10th Anniversary trip, and from the moment we arrived we've been pinching ourselves. We feel very lucky to have found this little gem. There is so much attention to detail, and it is clear that a great deal of thought and effort has gone into making things perfect - thank you. What a stunning place. I haven't relaxed this much in a long long time. We'll be back!

Beth & Dave. September 2019.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. We have stayed at the Lodge before which is wonderful! The first time at the Bach with family. Thank you.

Gary, Nicky & Esther, Stewart & Gina (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. You'd think that by the end of this, our 5th stay, that the magic of Upper Gelli would begin to wear off ..... no, we're as enchanted as ever! This time we did less sight seeing and simply relaxed in happy comfort ( although we did of course make time to ride the steam train, a highlight of every visit!). Thank you as always, for your exceptional hospitality. We're afraid you might be seeing us again. xxx

Beverley & Chris (2019)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Yet again a fantastic weekend, beautiful location, amazing hosts and best of friends xx

Linda & Brian. September 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We're back to reality with a bump! Thank you so much for such a lovely stay at Upper Gelli Lodge last week. It's an absolute idyll - so tranquil and restorative. You've thought of absolutely everything so it feels like a real home from home. We've enjoyed exploring a little bit of the area which neither of us knew, but mostly it was just perfect chilling out on the super comfy sofa, watching a movie, lighting the wood burner, exploring the country lanes, and cooking up treats from our Derwen Farm Shop purchases! The welcome basket was just perfect - such a lovely touch, and with the best Bara brith I've ever tasted ( and I lived in North Wales for 5 years!!). It was wonderful being there at the turn of the season - still some warmth in the sun, but the autumnal wildlife starting to come into its own. Was it a red kite we saw gliding and hovering in the valley each day? We certainly heard the owls! And met a friendly robin who'd stop by when we were in the hot tub! Thank you especially for getting the Lodge ready with relatively short notice - we'd not quite decided where our holiday would take us, but Upper Gelli is a gem of a find. We very much hope to be back soon! Best wishes Helen and Richard.

Helen & Richard. September 2019.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. We loved every second of our mini-moon and all the little touches and perfect details made it extra special. We are already planning our return trip for more indoor BBQs and Red Kites! x

Dean & Sophie. August 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you so much for yet another wonderful stay during the W and L Steam Gala. Everything 1st Class and a very tasty hamper of delicious treats. We very much look forward to our next stay!

William & Cerian. August 2019.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. What a really beautiful location and such a high standard of accommodation. Everything has been thought of and there is a homely feel. We loved it. Thank you. We will be back for more time spent relaxing in the fabulous place you have created. xx

Catherine & Paul. August 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you so much for a wonderful Bank Hol! We really enjoyed the show, another excellent recommendation. Looking forward to Christmas & returning to beautiful Wales. Take care (& get well Monty) All the best!

Roisin & Phil. August 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you again for an amazing stay as always and making John's 50th so special. See you again soon. Love Paula & John xx


Paula & John (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We have had a wonderful time here. The location is stunning and the lodge is gorgeous and full of thoughtful touches. Our "mini-moon" has been wonderful. Hopefully see you again soon!x

Steve & Meg (2019)

The Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli. What an amazing place! Loved the BBQ hut - truly wonderful experience. The view is very special in the morning with a cuppa! Would definitely stay again. Thank you. xx

Matt & Rachel. August 2019.

The Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli. Thank you both for a lovely stay. We have had a wonderful time, will be returning

Manh & Hong. August 2019.

Thank you for everything!! We have had the most perfect weekend celebrating our anniversary and Glens birthday. Thank you for sharing this beautiful place - its like a little corner of heave - its wonderful. We wish we didn't have to leave. x

Marlie & Glen (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We spent our anniversary weekend at the Lodge and couldn't have been happier! From the spectacular setting to the excruciating attention to detail, it has been an absolute dream and we wish we didn't have to leave! Thank you so much and hope to be back again!

Jay & Sukh. July 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. WOW. I'm hesitant to tell everyone how good this place is for fear of getting it booked up as we want it as our own personal retreat! I cannot express how wonderful our stay has been, the Lodge is beautiful & all your thoughtful details have made our 1st Wedding Anniversary so special. Thank you for everything - we will most certainly be back! Amy & Ellis xxx July 2019.

Amy & Ellis (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cabin. It’s our first stay with you and it certainly wont be the last!!! We have never stayed anywhere where every single detail has been thought of. Although the weather was not the best it meant we had lots of R+R in beautiful, comfortable surroundings

Allyson & Dean. June 2019.

The Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli.Thank you so much for a lovely stay, the most beautiful place to spend my birthday. The hut is so cozy and the views are wonderful. We have has a wonderful time and cannot wait to return

Max & Roxy. June 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you ever so much for our wonderful stay!! We have absolutely loved everything about Upper Gelli. It is so relaxing & a great place to get away from it all. All the wee touches made it so much better. Our welcome hamper was AMAZING. We enjoyed it when we arrived in the warm sunshine on the decking. The hot tub was also AMAZING. The Lodge is so peaceful, quiet and comfortable! Thank you for everything. We will definitely be back again! Megan & Josh. June 2019.

Megan & Josh. June 2019.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Thank you so much for a PERFECT Weekend away. We've loved being here and sad to leave. What you have created is truly something special. We can not wait for a return visit. Thank you. Thank you Thank you.

Charlotte & Iler. June 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We’ve come to the end of our 4th stay! Once again we have loved every moment and we don’t want to leave. Thank you once again for letting us stay in your wonderful creation, we’ve said it all before but we still feel the same! Can’t wait for the 5th stay

Beverley & Chris June 2019

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for another lovely time – We’ve had a fantastic three days. – Very relaxing. Glansevern Gardens is definitely worth a visit. Lunch was delicious in the cafe see you again soon.

William & Cerian (2019)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. We can't fault a single thing! Perfect stay at a perfect place ❤️Thank you so much xxx

Ben & Melissa + Dan & Claire. May 2019.

The Bach @ Upper Gell. Thank you once again for your hospitality - We've totally relaxed and enjoyed the Bach. Views amazing - Stunning sunsets!! The walk from Tywyn to Aberdyfi was wonderful, raging waves and blustering rain to calm the balmy sunshine later in the day! So many shells on the beach! Then home to relax in the hot tub. Looking forward to August already. Take care guys!

Roisin & Phil. May 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli.
Aaaaaannnd reeelaaax! What a piece of Welsh hillside heaven you have both created here. Awesome & rejuvenating! Your attention to detail and great thoughtfulness is what makes this so special – and the BBQ hut – wow!!!… and the tub…. And the views… and the privacy… ssshh, keep it our little secret because we’re coming back soon. And thank you for the thoughtful 50th card & treats – Wayne is a relaxed and happy older man. Thank you.


Andrea & Wayne (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. What a fantastic place you have! We have loved every every minute of our stay here and particularly loved the decking & tub in the sunshine today! Thanks so much for the wonderful hamper and fizz! We had a very special weekend here at the Lodge. Already trying to find a date to return! We will be back! All the best.

Tom & Cara (2019)

The Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli. Thank you so much for thinking of everything this was just what we needed to get away from our stressful lives. Such a cute place and the views are absolutely amazing. Don't want to leave…

Sam & Bryn. May 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Hard to put into words the Upper Gelli Lodge… "The perfect getaway" - Absolutely… After the madness of a wedding I could not think of anywhere better to switch off and be husband and wife!! Stunning from walking through the front door… If you do long-term bookings… I mean "annual" we are keen :) … Back to the real world today but a huge thank you… 29th April to 3rd May you may as well reserve now for the "O' Reilly's" … We will be back each year where possible…Thank you so much… Till next year

Kevin & Hayley (2019)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Thank you so much for another wonderful stay as always, things were absolutely perfect. Coming to Upper Gelli is like coming home to visit old friends – we’ll be back very soon! Best wishes.

Jamie & Beth. April 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Wow, what a beautiful place you have here, so peaceful and relaxing. So nice to get away from our busy lives in a perfect setting. The extra touches made this place super special, the welcome basket, fresh flowers & Easter decorations & goodies!! Will be letting my family & friends know about this little gem! Thank you.

Bethan & Chris. April 2019

The Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli. Simply perfect. Loved everything about our stay, It made two people with very busy lives stop and do very little - you have no idea what an achievement that is! The Hut, BBQ and surroundings are stunning. We will be back. Thanks so much.

Sarah & Aled. April 2019.

The Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli. Wow! What a special place this is. It felt like escaping to a different world. Absolutely everything has been considered, the special touches everywhere. We were lucky enough to win this as a prize, it has to be the best raffle prize ever!!! We will definitely be back. Thank you, Lisa & Mark.

Lisa & Mark (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you so much! Our mini moon at the Lodge was just what we needed to wind down and reset. All the personal touches are just amazing, you have thought of everything and the place is spotless. It’s been a true pleasure to stay here and no doubt we’ll be back! Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality.

Morgan & Jamie (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for an amazing weekend 😊 You went above and beyond on all fronts. Highlights for us were the hot tub and arctic cabin - soo good! Love Natalie & Ben

Natalie & Ben (2019)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Many, many thanks for making our 10th wedding anniversary so special. The white tulips were exceptional! This is such a special place and the views are breathtaking. Hope to see you again!

John & Sharon (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you!!It takes a very special place to make us want to return again and again. Our second visit here to Upper Gelli and it has been Simply Perfect! Great to experience the Lodge this time and experience the wonderful views it has to offer. We will be back again in a few months. Thank you for all the little extras that makes this place unforgettable!

Lucy & Fabian. February 2019.

The Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli. What an amazingly beautiful treasure. All the small touches are truly thought out and made our stay cosy and personal. Thank you for the scrumptious Bara Brith and Welsh cakes, the Welsh products are lovely and we couldn't have wanted for a more romantic place to just get away. Will be looking to come back. Dioch yn fawr.

Ceri & Justin. February 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for making this such a perfect break away from it all for our anniversary celebration. Perfect for relaxing after a hustle & bustle few months. We absolutely love the place and will highly recommend it to all our family and friends. Enjoy the "chockys" xx

Matt & Becky (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. This has been a perfect Christmas present from our 3 children. Rhodri our eldest and his girlfriend Sara had been previously and were very impressed with the Lodge and kept talking about it. A perfect place to stay for pure relaxation. Everything thought of and all decor and furnishings of the highest quality. Hamper to die for. Hot Tub for the first time. We shall make a huge effort to return. Diolch yn fawr i awna y croeso berdigedig.

Tudw & Undeg (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you very much for allowing us to experience such a tranquil and beautiful place. We have marked Janet's 50th birthday with your help and we will always appreciate your kindness and attention to all the little "things" that have made our stay magical. Now that our kids have grown we begin our second life and with your help we are inspired that it will be one of Peace, tranquility, adventure and love. Thank you.

Lee & Jan (2019)

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. WOW! What can we say about our stay that hasn't already been said by countless others. We wanted our first anniversary to be special…We came to the right place. This place is beyond beautiful, from the views to the hot tub and everything else in between. The attention to detail, the finishing touches and comfort was beyond what we were expecting. The food basket went down very well and the local products were yummy! We want to say a massive thank you for our card, bottle and little gift. Very cute and appreciated. MASSIVE THANK YOU for making our first anniversary so special. Love Kelly & Nathalie xxx P.S. We will be back.

Kelly & Nathalie. January 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. I was brought here on a birthday Surprise. What a Surprise to arrive to! The Lodge, the views, the welcome and all the well thought out tiny but fine details are all perfect! We spent our nights in the hot tub drinking my birthday bubbles you so kindly put out for us arriving. Playing games in front of the fire and eating out at a local pub and our days exploring the stunning local scenery. Thank you so much. A perfect 30th Birthday. x❤️x

Ben & Shona. January 2019.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. We just wanted to say thank you for a lovely stay again. Every time we visit it is just as special, we truly have fallen in love with your Lodge. We will hopefully see you again soon. Xx

Liza & Paul. January 2019.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Time Flies! It doesn't seem a year ago we got here!! As always a great place! very peaceful. stunning views. Fantastic accommodation as always. Between walking here and The Elan Valley we were treated to a feast of birds of prey, (Red Kites, Buzzards & Peregrin Falcon) Thanks. We will be back!xxx

Stewart & Ursula (2019)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Another wonderful stay, this time in The Bach, having previously stayed in The Lodge and The Shepherd's Hut. It's such a pleasure to relax in accommodation of such a high standard. We shall reluctantly leave for home, refreshed and recuperated, hoping to be back soon!!!! Best Christmas we've had in a long time. All the best for 2019!❤️

Roisin & Phil. December 2018.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for the most ✨Magical ✨Christmas ✨ at Upper Gelli! What can we say everything is perfect. The hot tub & BBQ were excellent experiences. We're going to miss you and we will be back.

Barbara & Steve (2018)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for a wonderful couple of days "off grid". The attention to detail is phenomenal and it made our stay all the more memorable. We will be back!

Fabian & Lucy. December 2018.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Wow!! Your Lodge is beautiful, this has been the best location to spend Jordan's birthday! We have had such an amazing time and will definitely be back! The welcome basket was such a lovely touch with some lovely local tastings. Thank you for a wonderful weekend.

Katie & Jordan (2018)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. My first visit to the Bach (dairy) Certainly not fit for cows! Wonderful, everything thought of as usual and now for loads of ideas for my renovations and extensions.

Janet.November 2018.Yorkshire.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. What can we say? Thought the Lodge was great but The Bach was awesome!! Same thoughtful attention to detail. Same hot tub and views..... and.... treated to not one but two sightings of a Red Kite!! The second one not forty feet away whilst in the hot tub!! Brilliant stay as usual. See you soon. Xx

Stewart & Ursula (2018)

Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for our lovely treats! Again, a wonderful and blissful stay with a warm, friendly welcome. Everything is so perfect: the views, the place and the atmosphere. You really have thought of everything here, and each time we come it gets better. See you soon.

Holly & Dan. November 2018. North Wales.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for a wonderful relaxing couple of days. Th hot tub and the views take all our stresses away. Thoroughly recommend The Bach for a Romantic Weekend.

Amanda & Alex. November 2018. Buckinghamshire.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for making our 2nd stay here as amazing as the first. We both lead busy lives in London so to come to such a peaceful location like this it is amazing. Thank you again.❤️

Ellie & Jordy. November 2018. London.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you for such a wonderful weekend away celebrating Denise and Ian's Wedding anniversary. The Lodge was just absolutely perfect we could not fault it at all. You certainly have thought of everything. we will definitely be back!

Rachel & Vinny. November 2018.Lancashire.

Thank you for making our 20th Wedding Anniversary so special! You are amazing hosts and the accommodation is spotless, well equipped and in an idyllic setting and the luxury hamper, yummy! 

Neice & Ian (2018)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. The "Bach" is outstanding accommodation. Everything you can think of is provided. We've had a great time relaxing for a few days. Thank you for the hamper…. such a generous gesture.

Helen & Mike. November 2018. South Wales.

Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli. Many thanks for letting us share your beautiful home. Such a unique experience and a chance to relax! Thank you for the lovely birthday touches. I am sure we will be back soon. Thanks.

Niki & Russ. October 2018. Somerset.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you so much for a perfect weekend away for Donna's 40th & our 10th Wedding Anniversary. The Lodge was better than we ever could have imagined. Every little detail has been thought of! It really is a home from home but so much better! we are so sad to be leaving this morning but we will be back at some point.

Donna & James. October 2018.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Wow! What a beautiful place, we have had an amazing weekend for our mini moon. So well equipped, every little thing has been thought of. Just pure luxury! The hot tub is bliss and stunning views. we can't wait to come back! thank you!

Claire & Jordan (2018)

❤️The Lodge @ Upper Gelli.Thank you so much for a perfect getaway. The small thoughtful details have made this a very special 30th birthday.❤️ We can't wait to come back! ❤️

Kelsa & Jamie. February 2018. London.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. David and I have had the best 40th Anniversary weekend. The Hot Tub was fabulous - the BBQ was something else. Thank you so much - you were the best hostess we've had by far and here's to another visit before too long. Best wishes xx

David & Coreen (2018)

The Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli. A dream come true - I have always wanted to stay in a tiny house! It absolutely surpassed our expectations with all the lovely little touches that make it even more special. You have thought of everything! Even found you had left make up wipes in the little box! Lovely treats and products - Thank you! We loved the BBQ hut - my fillet steak was gorgeous. What an experience 😃 Thank you we will be back! Now to the Steam Train. xxx

Sally & Dave. September 2018. Liverpool/Manchester

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Thank you both for creating such a peaceful getaway! We came for our anniversary in July and already back for my birthday! You are so thoughtful to buy my favourite Cala lilies for me, even though they are out of season! My chef husband loves the kitchen, it is so well thought through.And I love the log burner and gorgeous view. this is a lovely place, run by lovely people. See you again soon.

Pam & Jamie. September 2018. South Wales

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. What a fabulous place, just right to relax and unwind. The kitchen is the best stocked I've stayed in yet with everything you could want or need available. Wonderful hot tub even a seat suitable for my short wife to relax in comfort without fear of constantly swallowing water while trying to have a chat

Denise & Clive. September 2018. Norfolk.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. Yet another fantastic break at Gelli Lodge for the W &Ll Steam Gala. Weather has been good and we enjoyed walking down to the station at Cyfronydd to catch the train. Lodge, as always is immaculate with perfect attention to detail. Many thanks. See you soon.

Carian & William (2018)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Our last minute booking turned out to be a really great decision. A superb place to stay with exceptional accommodation and every need provided for self catering and so much space and comfort. Add to that the wonderful views and an easy to find location. Thank you.

Alan & Brian (2018)

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. What an honour to be your first paying guests. Where to start? Great Welcome Pack, gorgeous wood burning stoves, 38 degree hot tub, great views, top walks & all the gadgets in the kitchen that any one could desire (and more!) Good luck for the future it was an honour to stay in your lovely place.

Flora & Guy. August 2018. London.

The Bach @ Upper Gelli. Such a wonderful spot we had a lovely time. The views are incredible & the hot tub is great fun. Thank you.

Victoria & Shannon (2018)

The Shepherd's Hut @ Upper Gelli. I came to stay at Upper Gelli for Tabi and Kevin's wedding. The Wedding was glorious. I am so very lucky to have stayed here in this gorgeous Shepherds Hut. I could not believe how simply wonderful the Hut, the views and the hosts were. Thank you so very much. I wonder how many guests stay here and think "I wish I had a shepherds hut exactly like this one?"I know I do. I really do hope to stay again one day. I shall never forget this experience.

Amanda Joy. August 2018. Oxfordshire.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli. A truly amazing place; the attention to detail is unbelievable; not just 5 stars but definitely 6 stars. Run by two of the most nicest people you could ever wish to meet.

Brian & Linda. August 2018. Cheshire.

The Lodge @ Upper Gelli xxxxx 50th Birthday xxxxx We were over warmth and found ourselves really in love with this unique Cottage. The hot tub was awesome to come back to after a long walk in Welsh splendid fields fresh air and beautiful breeze. Thank you so much for the lovely hamper and all detail inside and outside just to make my 50th Special. Bless you.

Stefi & Charlie (2018)

We were really in need of a relaxing break and Upper Gelli Lodge fitted the bill wonderfully. You have thought of everything - better than any hotel we have stayed at. Thank you for the card, flowers and wine to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. Thank you again.

Helen & Lewis. July 2018. West Midlands.

Stunning accommodation in a stunning location! First time visit, will definitely be back! Best of luck, thank you.😃

Oliver & Naomi. July 2018. South Wales.

The Lodge is absolutely fantastic: quiet, serene, thoughtful. As we said in passing, having found the farm shop and the butchers in Welshpool we felt no need to leave the peacefulness of the Lodge, the kitchen alone has everything you want (complete with fresh herbs) and the view from the dinner table cannot be beaten by any restaurant. So with that in mind we would like to come back please!

Jamie & Pam. July 2018. South Wales.

Thank you for such a peaceful and amazing stay at your Lodge. It's the best cottage we've ever stayed in. We couldn't think of anywhere better we could have stayed for our ❤️minimoon ❤️ Thank you for the hamper, the "Just Married" decorations and your thoughtful card and gift. This truly is an amazing place! Thank you again for making this such a special stay for us.

Natalie & Kulli. July 2018. West Midlands.

Thank you for making my birthday special! We had a lovely time staying in the Shepherd's Hut. Amazing views and peaceful. Thank you for my card and cava! (Rhodri enjoyed seeing the classic cars on Friday morning 😃) See you again sometime.

Sioned Haf & Rhodri. July 2018. North Wales.

Thank you for a lovely stay. We generally do not relax very well but we certainly did here!! Beautiful Lodge, beautiful views and all the finishing touches make it perfect. Thank you.

Scott & Lisa. July 2018.

Thank you for an amazing stay. It was wonderful to wake up on our wedding anniversary to such perfect surroundings & such a perfect stay in your beautiful shepherd's hut. We loved the BBQ Hut cooking our fillet steaks. We will definitely be back again to stay.

Julie & Richard (2018)

WOW! Thank you for making our Pearl Wedding Anniversary SO SPECIAL! We were so overcome by your kindness on our first day and appreciated all of your help. If we could be taken to a place of sheer beauty and tranquility this would have to be it! We have not enough words to express the joy we have had during our stay and hope you will welcome us back!

Mark & Cathy. June 2018. Surrey.

Upper Gelli Lodge is delightful! Thank you so much for a relaxing and romantic stay for our honeymoon. The welcome basket and all the added extras have made us feel very special. We wish we didn't have to leave! Thank you so much, this place has made our honeymoon fantastic!

Jade & Joe (2018)

Thank you for making my 30th Birthday very special staying in your beautiful shepherd's hut. The setting is perfect and the extra steps you take go above and beyond. We loved using the BBQ Hut and relaxing in front of the fire pit watching the sun set. Thank you for my balloons and card and the breakfast hamper you put together for us. We are already planning a return visit.😃

Mike & Kayleigh (2018)

What a fantastic place to spend our Honeymoon! This place has everything we could have asked for and more. We would love to return in the future. Thank you so much for making our stay so memorable😃!

Martin & Jo (2018)

We were over the moon to book our second visit to mark our 2nd Wedding Anniversary❤️ and …it surely did not disappoint! It is such a wonderful place to come to relax!! Thank you so much for the hamper and of course your attention to detail. It has been amazing! Thank you - have a wonderful Summer.

Georgia & Ste (2018)

Thank you for a wonderful stay. We came to celebrate a Birthday and Father's Day. We could not of asked for a warmer welcome and such a beautiful place. You have gone above and beyond - We also came to celebrate our 1st year of marriage and I think we have found the place to celebrate our 2nd!

James & Nicola & Aria. June 2018. Wirral.

What a place! Amazing views, close to nature and so peaceful. Whilst only a short stay we feel re-energised and very relaxed. You have thought of everything down to the smallest detail! To wake up each morning with views of Cader is special to me and brought back many cherished memories. Thank you!

Andy & Clare. May 2018. Gloucestershire.

Upper Gelli Lodge has been a dream of a honeymoon destination! You guys have gone above and beyond to make our time here special, and we've loved every minute of it. The attention to detail here is exquisite and really the icing on the cake. We can't rave about this place enough. Thank you a million time over!

Emily & Adriano. May 2018. Yorkshire.

What an absolutely amazing place! Thank you so much for making our mini moon so special. All the lovely little finishing touches - our honeymoon lodge now has a lot to live up to! Will definitely be back.

Mitchell & Charlotte. May2018. West Midlands.

Thank you so much for the most AMAZING 21st birthday!❤️ The Lodge is beautiful! I don't ever want to leave! Thank you!

Elle & Sam. April 2018. Merseyside.

Another wonderful stay @ Upper Gelli and our first time in a hot tub which we loved. REALLY going to miss that. Again everything was perfect. Tanks so much for all the goodies - the Easter decorations are great - really make each stay special. Totally recommend Pistyll Rhaedr Waterfall (near Llanrhaedt-ym-Monchant) esp if it has been raining. We caught it in full torrent + were literally blown away. (Cafe wasn't great though - or maybe we caught it at a bad time) Elan Valley & Hell Fire Pass - stunning views and walks. Enjoyed the Craft Centre @ Corris and the underground boat @ King Arthurs Labyrinth (kids would love this) Barmouth Beach (Mermaid Fish and Chips) is beautiful even in the rain. So back to work - sigh! But thoroughly relaxed - thanks. We will return!

Roisin & Phil (2018)

Thanks again for another wonderful stay @ the Shepherd's Hut! Despite the snow, wind and torrential rain we stayed warm and cosy throughout! Again perfect - everything we need! Looking forward to our last few days in the Lodge!

Roisin & Phil (2018)

Perfect place to come and relax after the madness of a wedding. Couldn't have asked for a more ideal mini-moon! See you again soon I'm sure! P.S. Thank you for the lovely newlywed touches! Really made us feel special!

Cath & Chris. April 2018. London.

Just the two of us this time around and we love this place. Just to make things any more special we had snow!😃 See you again soon.

Mark & Emma. March 2018. South Wales

Beautiful lodge. We have really enjoyed our stay. Lake Vyrnwy and the walk to the source of the River Severn were highlights.

Kay & Dennis. March 2018. Northumberland

Chloe & Alex. March 2018. Greater Manchester.
Thank you so, so much for such a lovely stay in your beautiful Lodge. We've had the most fantastic weekend for Alexs' 29th birthday and we can't wait to come back again. All of the little treats and the personal touches (including a birthday card for Alex) were so thoughtful and made us fee incredibly welcome. Thanks again! lots of love Chloe & Alex❤️❤️ P.S. We sent a cute postcard home to our children!

Chloe & Alex (2018)

What can we say but WOW! This is without doubt the nicest place we have ever stayed. Thank you so much for my birthday card etc. It was so thoughtful. The BBQ Hut was amazing. honestly we can not fault this one bit. we have already recommended this to family and friends. We really did not want to leave and I can guarantee we will be back.😃

Paul & Louise. March 2018. Liverpool.

What a beautiful place to stay, wonderful welcoming hosts and some magical snow to top of a lovely few days away! 

Adam & Abigail (2018)

We have had a wonderful time here in your beautiful Lodge, the scenery is breathtaking. We watched the stars last night it was lovely. Thank you for everything. We all enjoyed it and we will be back. Love from Clare, John, Sarah and Sue. xx P.S. We all loved the hot tub😃x

Clare & John (2018)

A truly amazing place to be, so relaxing and tranquil. Certainly exceeded our expectations where it is clear to see the attention to detail, not to mention the idyllic surroundings❤️ We will definitely be coming back. Thanks so much x

Molly & Danny. January 2018. Oxfordshire.

We've had such a fantastic long weekend. The perfect setting for our engagement and we feel very lucky to have had such a beautiful location to add to our memories. Really appreciated all the special extra touches and would love to come back in future! Thank you!

Matt & Sophie. January 2018. Warwickshire.

Thank you for a lovely stay in the Shepherd's Hut! This place is (somehow) even more beautiful in real life. Photos cannot do this hut or the surroundings justice. We had such a relaxing stay and made use of the fire pit, the BBQ Hut (amazing), and even gave the indoor fire a go for half an hour. We don't want to leave! Thanks for being so helpful and considerate.

Sam & Gary (2017)


Des WatkinsDes Watkins
18:35 11 Mar 24
A fabulous weekend in equally superb accommodation with stunning views being situated in stunning countryside hosts were attentive friendly and provided a welcome basket of essentials had a superb couple of days so peaceful and relaxing exactly what we needed exceeded all of our expectations
15:16 11 Mar 24
An awesome break away from everything, 5 star in every possible way, immaculate, peaceful, stunning location, incredibly hospitable hosts and did not want to leave. The spa pool made it very special. There was lots of information about places to visit but we didn't want to leave the place. Can't... wait to returnread more
amy williamsamy williams
17:33 10 Mar 24
Beautiful location, great hosts and wonderful cosy peaceful accommodation
Monika KasprzakMonika Kasprzak
13:03 05 Mar 24
Our stay at Upper Gelli was an absolute dream come true! Bryn and Annelise are unparalleled hosts who went above and beyond to make our experience exceptional. From the moment we stepped into the cottage, we were captivated by its charm and tranquility.Nestled in the midst of stunning scenery,... the views from the cottage were nothing short of breathtaking. It was a therapeutic escape; with the hot tub and sauna adding to relaxation and rejuvenation.The cottage itself is a perfect blend of comfort and luxury, and attention to detail showcased the hosts' commitment to creating a memorable retreat.Without a doubt, Upper Gelli deserves a solid five-star rating and more! We look forward to returning to this hidden paradise and experiencing the magic all over more
Charlotte AnnsCharlotte Anns
07:54 04 Mar 24
Absolutely beautiful location, fabulous accommodation. Annalise and Bryn could not do enough for us! The perfect weekend! The welcome package of freshly baked bread and local homemade produce was a lovely touch. We will definitely be returningThank you both
14:31 18 Feb 24
Couldn’t have asked for better views, better hosts, better location, facilities…anything really.If I could give more than 5 stars I absolutely would. The layout of the Bach house (which is the cottage we stayed, they have more to suit different needs!), was perfect; it had a hot tub, a sauna, a... beautiful welcome basket filled with local goods, comfy beds, even down to a log burner and ice in the freezer. The cottage was so delightful, in fact, that we spent the majority of the getaway vacation within it!You can easily see that Upper Gelli is a labour of love and has been meticulously thought through down to the smallest details. Hats off to the hosts.My partner and I will be staying again, I also will be booking again for my parents to come and visit in the more
Alice PembertonAlice Pemberton
18:02 01 Jan 24
Our Christmas stay at Upper Gelli was absolutely wonderful. The lodge itself was absolutely idyllic - everything was incredibly clean, the bed was comfortable, and the wood burner was a delightfully cosy feature that added to the magic. The magnificent views from the hot tub and the surrounding... hills were the cherry on top (the photos do not do it justice!) The fact the lodge is securely fenced in also meant our dog had a bit of space to explore off lead which was great. Bryn and Annelise went above and beyond to make our stay special, with thoughtful touches like a welcome hamper of local goodies, and beautiful Christmas decorations. This stay was the perfect way to unwind and celebrate the festive season. I highly recommend the Upper Gelli lodge to anyone looking for a peaceful and magical getaway - we hope to return in the not-too-distant future!read more

A Warm Welcome, Croeso Cynnes, to Upper Gelli

Whether you are planning a romantic hideaway, seeking a rural retreat from the hectic pace of life or just want to explore what this stunning part of Wales has to offer, Upper Gelli's five star holiday accomodation is the perfect destination.

Nestled on a hillside slope, with incredible views across and down the valley, home to local breeds of hardy sheep, cattle and a myriad of wildlife including birds of prey... like the pair of Red Kites frequently seen in the skies above.

We hope to see you here soon...

Annelise & Bryn

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