Ty Madog

Elan Valley near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 946407)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    2 Customer Review(s)

    Mrs Houghton
    June 2017
    “I would definitely like to book ...”
    I would definitely like to book this property again. It was a lovely place to stay in, the scenery and wildlife were amazing. We had a very warm welcome from our hosts, we had a very enjoyable, relaxing week.


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Rhayader 2.5 miles.

A modern bungalow nestled in the stunning Elan Valley, close to the popular market town of Rhayader.

A perfect base to retreat to in some of the most stunning and inspiring countryside, rich in wildlife, yet being close to a little market town where you pop out for a bite to eat, or simply walk to the local hotel in Elan Village.

Set over the ground floor, there are three comfortable bedrooms with the family bathroom.

There is also a well-equipped kitchen with dining area and a lovely comfortable lounge to cosy up in front of the woodburner and watch some TV, after a day walking the local nature reserves.

Outside, you can sit in the spacious garden with views of the surrounding hillsides on the patio and the children and dogs can play on the lawn, whilst you cook a delicious supper on the BBQ.

You are on the edge of the magnificent reservoir and dam network of the Elan Valley, a truly impressive feat of Victorian engineering.

As well as being steeped in history, the whole area is a haven for wildlife and gives visitors the opportunity to walk, cycle and enjoy miles of trails.

Why not take some time to enjoy the dark sky status of the area and soak up the beauty and tranquillity?

You are ideally placed to explore the Cambrian Mountain range, that surrounds the area and enjoy fantastic walks along the River Wye.

Close by is Builth Wells, home of the Royal Welsh Showground, so a perfect base for groups looking to make the most of one of the many annual events held there.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities such as walking, running, cycling, birdwatching, fishing on the River Wye and horse riding.

Alternatively, why not take the time to visit one of the local Red Kite feeding stations, an awe inspiring experience?

Slightly further afield, if you are looking for a complete change of scene, you are within an hour’s drive from the Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth, perfect for a day by the sea or to take a trip on the fabulous steam or funicular railway.

A perfect retreat in the idyllic surroundings of the Elan Valley, perfect for walking, cycling and for wildlife enthusiasts and for enjoying the breath-taking magnificence of the Victorian Dams.

There are miles of reservoirs, close to popular market towns and ideal for friends and family looking to enjoy the reservoirs and the stunning Cambrian Mountain range.


All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburner.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Private enclosed front, side and rear lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Bar in hotel 2 mins walk, shop 2.5 miles
  • Note: One small step up into property and off decking to the rear.

About the location


Rhayader 2.5 miles; Builth Wells 16 miles; Llandrindod Wells 15 miles.

The Elan Valley is a stunning area of unspoilt countryside with dams and reservoirs which provide fabulous views. It is surrounded by the spectacular Cambrian Mountain landscape and the area boasts fantastic wildlife, birdwatching opportunities, fabulous walks, running and cycle trails. The Elan Valley is an International Dark Sky Park which makes this area extra special. The quaint, Arts & Crafts hamlet of Elan Village has a hotel and visitor centre which enables you to investigate the rich history of such an immense project, as well as a great place to relax with a cup of tea. Elan Village is 2.5 miles from the popular market town of Rhayader where you will find your nearest shop, and a twenty minute drive from Builth Wells, home of the Royal Welsh Showground.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas