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Woodland Escape

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 1059268)

4.7

Coast & Country Holidays rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Aimee

    “Centred in the middle of a farm, this lodge provides a peaceful getaway for couples or small families.”

    The owners who live on the farm were very friendly and welcoming, and are only a text away if you need anything. On the farm were plenty of sheep, a chicken coop, and even some goats and horses… in the middle of one of the fields is a small gated park for kiddies to play. The hot tub was a must for us at the end of the night watching the sunset and looking out onto the farm. There is also a built in bbq at the end of the drive and you are provided with fire wood etc, which we really enjoyed ...

    The owners who live on the farm were very friendly and welcoming, and are only a text away if you need anything. On the farm were plenty of sheep, a chicken coop, and even some goats and horses… in the middle of one of the fields is a small gated park for kiddies to play. The hot tub was a must for us at the end of the night watching the sunset and looking out onto the farm. There is also a built in bbq at the end of the drive and you are provided with fire wood etc, which we really enjoyed using. They do give you a welcome basket which we appreciated and more importantly they not only provided tea, coffee and sugar but a fresh pint of milk in the fridge! I would highly recommend buying the farm’s fresh eggs for during your stay or even to take home with you - we did both! The mattresses aren’t overly comfortable but we expect this when staying in cabins, and the top bunk bed I wouldn’t recommend for adults as it is a crawl space. Also, we weren’t provided with a great variety of utensils (no chopping knives, only a bread knife, and no indoor tongs). They also only have 1 small frying pan, but a few medium boiling pans. Plenty of crockery, mugs and glasses, egg cups, and salt ‘n’ pepper shakers - ours were empty however. The heating was constantly on in the lodge (the heating dial didn’t seem to work) so a lot of the time we had to turn all the radiators down or off, but they do provide a plug in air con, a fan, and an additional plug in heater if needed. Also the shower was great at the start (heat and pressure etc) however we did notice as more visitors arrived at site towards the end of the week… each time we used the the shower the heat would then fluctuate a lot between too hot and too cold. Whilst staying at the lodge we spent a day at Elan Valley Dams, we also travelled over to Hafren Forest and Borth Beach which was lovely! The roads around Rhayader are the most scenic and peaceful, most places we travelled to are >1hr away. The town of Rhayader itself is made up of a few cafes/pubs and some other independent businesses. There is a co-op or spar if you need to grab any essentials whilst staying here. We pre-booked a table at Triangle Inn on our last night which was a very small cottage pub serving great food including a stunning lamb shank!

    - Aimee, May 2024

Summary

  • One mezzanine double bedroom Pull out double bed in the dining area Double sofa bed in the living area Open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric central heating and flame-effect electric fire
  • Electric central heating and electric wood-burner effect fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub 4.7 miles
  • Note: Access to the mezzanine bedroom is via a ladder, please consider this when booking

The property

Immersed by the scenic countryside of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys is this outstanding lodge, set on the outskirts of the market town of Rhayader, offering an exceptional rural retreat for up to six people.

Woodland Escape is a quirky find, perfect for a couple seeking a romantic getaway or for a group of friends looking for a place to call home as they explore the county of Powys, home to excellent walking opportunities and attractions such as the Red Kite Feeding Station.

Admire your surroundings before being welcomed into the open-plan living space, where the large floor-to-ceiling window floods natural light into the room, creating a wonderful oasis as you unwind.

The space comes with a well-equipped kitchen, a stylish space containing quality appliances, which are certain to encourage any budding chefs of the group to whip up tasty dishes and snacks.

Move across the elegant decorative tiled flooring to discover a snug dining area, where you can relish in enjoying quality catch up time with your loved ones, accompanied by a bottle of fizz so that you can toast to a wonderful holiday in Wales.

Afterwards, settle down for the evening by curling up on the L-shaped sofa and flicking on the TV, with the characterful woodburning-effect fire gently filling the room with warmth and setting a cosy ambiance.

Here is where you will also find two sleeping spots, the first being the king-size sofa bed and the second being a ready-made double bed that can be pulled down from the dining area.

Those wishing for more privacy can climb the quirky ladder to discover a mezzanine double bedroom, which overlooks the living space and offers pretty views out of the large picture window.

Concluding the interior of the quirky lodge is a sleek shower room, containing a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Continuing to impress, the outdoor area of the lodge features a large hot tub, where you and your friends can dip into the warm water to savour a moment of relaxation, whilst sitting underneath a canopy of stars, the perfect way to end each day!

An amazing break awaits at Woodland Escape.

This property can be booked with Refs: 992508, 1058697, 934167, 1090728, 1065411, 965332, 1059268 and 934166, together sleeping up to 50 guests.

Cae Llwyn Lodges

Rhayader 4.3 miles. This lovely collection of countryside lodges are warm and welcoming and each furnished in a lovely style with comfort in mind. Each lodge boasts an open-plan living space, featuring a well-equipped kitchen alongside a dining and seating area, providing the perfect spot to unwind in front of the TV after a day of exploring. Each lodge has a private, enclosed garden, framing sweeping views across the surrounding countryside as well as a patio area to sit and enjoy breakfast alfresco or simply relax in the luxurious hot tub after a day walking the fabulous mountain countryside. You are also free to walk the owner's adjacent fields and join up with a myriad of local footpaths, perfect to work up an appetite for lunch. These contemporary yet comfortable lodges benefit from being easily accessible to the stunning Elan Valley, providing fantastic days out for all the family as you explore the impressive Victorian architecture of the majestic network of dams linking the serene reservoirs providing a haven for wildlife. You are a short drive from Builth Wells, home of the iconic Royal Welsh Showground, ideal for making the most of the large timetable of annual events held there. Slightly further afield, all less than an hour's drive, why not head to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with quaint towns and villages punctuating gorgeous countryside, or perhaps enjoy soaking in the literary ambience of the ‘Little Town of Books’ at Hay-on-Wye providing a gateway to the Brecon Beacons or for a completely different day out head west to Cardigan Bay and the Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth. An idyllic group of lodges, ideal for friends or family looking for a perfect setting for a countryside retreat, being in the heart of striking undulating landscapes providing a perfect central base from which to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Cambrian Mountains, the impressive Elan Valley and a variety of welcoming towns and villages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

RHAYADER

Llandrindod Wells 10 miles; Aberystwyth 34 miles.

Rhayader is a small Welsh market town with a selection of tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, amenities and unique little boutiques, including local antiques. An added bonus of a leisure centre with a large swimming pool and a weekly livestock market. The Red Kite Feeding Station, on the outskirts of the town is a great attraction not to be missed. Rhayader is the first town on the River Wye and is home to the spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. The Elan Valley offers a variety of walks and cycle trails (cycle hire is available in Rhayader), as well as a visitor’s centre with café and children's play area. This area is known as the Wildlife Centre of Wales, with its amazing variety of nature reserves open for visitors to enjoy. There is also pony trekking available in the area. Visit Builth Wells, where the Spring Festival, Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and Winter Fair are all held annually. Alternatively, a scenic drive will take you to the Welsh coast 34 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas