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Ivy's Way

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 991151)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a fantastic stay a few teething problems but Gemma and her family couldn’t ..."

    Had a fantastic stay a few teething problems but Gemma and her family couldn’t do enough for us to make our stay enjoyable

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2021

  • "Was a lovely place to stay and we really enjoyed our stay here although we would definitely come back in the summer as they was no canopy on the hot tub so we just go soaked when it began to rain and wasn’t enjoyable."

    We also found a sock underneath the bed which wasn’t ours. The oven was hard to cook most food in and didn’t know how to work it would of been better with a manual.

    Reviewed by AbbieDec 2021

  • "We had the best holiday at Ivy's Way."

    The views from the property we're spectacular and it was so nice to find a field full of Highland Cows too. The Shepherds Hut itself was stunning and decorated so nicely, it was really cosy and the welcome pack had some lovely bits in too. The hot tub and fire was very welcoming and we received a pack of logs to start us off, which ended up lasting for a few days. We can't wait to book here again!

    Reviewed by CharlotteSep 2021

  • "We contacted the owner when we arrived via the number left on the information sheet because there was no hot water in the kitchen or bathroom basin."

    We left a message on the phone which was never returned so for the whole stay we had no hot water in the kitchen. On the morning that we were leaving there was no electricity at all it just went off, as we were leaving we didn't bother to notify anyone as we had no response to our earlier call. Apart from this we were pleased with our stay, the views across the valley were stunning and the accomadation was clean and very cosy.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2020

  • "Ivy's Way was absolutely perfect to celebrate our 10th Wedding anniversary, it was beautiful, cosy and romantic."

    The views from the hot tub were stunning and it was so relaxing. We would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by NadieneSep 2020

  • "It was absolutely fantastic, the Owner and team are fantastic really caring to make sure everything is perfect for your stay."

    We arranged afternoon tea for our arrival and it’s was high class excellent service. We had a week in ivy way and will definitely be returning for another holiday soon.

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2020

  • "We had such an amazing stay!"

    Beautiful views, comfy, warm, secluded, gorgeous! We will certainly be back soon xxxx

    Reviewed by GemmaAug 2020

  • "Gemma was a brilliant host and did everything she could to make our holiday amazing."

    Stunning views, beautiful hut and brilliant host!

    Reviewed by CatJul 2020

  • "Beautiful place with even more beautiful surroundings."

    Welcome package left on the bed for us was a lovely extra thought. Lots of places to walk on your doorstep. Host was welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2020

  • "Perfect. Very high quality finish to the hut, beautiful views, peaceful and the hot tub was lovely!"

    10/10 will definitely return. Stayed during a storm with very strong winds and snow but felt safe and secure in the hut, lovely and warm with the wood burner.

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2020

  • "Lovely Sheppard's Hut, even better than expected, clean and fully equipped, hot tub was running on arrival and spotless."

    Reviewed by ThomasFeb 2020

  • "The accommodation was better than we could have hoped for."

    Everything down to the last finishing touches were thought of. The location is picturesque with easy access to Elan valley and Gilfach nature reserve. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by StephanieJan 2020

  • "Lovely cosy shepherd's hut where the owners have thought about everything."

    We stayed in November and had snow but the hut remained warm and cosy with the log burner and the fantastic hot tub. We are two adults and a large boxer dog and managed just fine. Everything was spotless. There isn't much room for storage (there is a small area with hangers which we didn't expect) but we left things in the car and our small bags went under the bed. There are hooks for dressing gowns and coats near the door and back of bathroom door. Great size shower. Sheep are in the fields next to the garden which our dog is fine with but some dogs may not be so to be made aware of. Looks like they are building another hut next to Ivys but the distance is great and the shrubs and fencing still give you privacy and seclusion. You need to go into Rhayader for supplies/pubs and there are limited off lead dog walks in the area just due to the vast amount of farms and cattle. Would highly recommend this hut for peace and a chill out whilst looking at the amazing views and red kites flying overhead. The owner is helpful and at the end of the phone if you need her.

    Reviewed by GarryNov 2019

  • "We had an amazing stay at Ivys way!"

    Everything was perfect down to the littlest of details spotlessly clean and everything we needed and wanted for a relaxing few days thank you so much! Xx

    Reviewed by TinaNov 2019

  • "Tranquil and peaceful surroundings, host was very welcoming."

    A perfect little place to go and forget about the normal hustle and bustle of everyday life... 10/10

    Reviewed by VOct 2019

  • "I've been using sykes cottages for a good few years and by far this is one of our favourite places to have stayed."

    The owners hung a birthday banner up for me and left us treats from their farm to sample on. It was so peaceful and quiet there, the hot tub was awesome and because we were in an enclosed bit of land we could let the dog out and not worry about her running off. For the price we paid I truly felt spoilt.

    Reviewed by BethOct 2019

  • "Myself and my husband along with the dog stayed here for 5 days."

    what can I say from the kind details put out for my birthday to the amazing hot tub!! It is very clean and has everything you need for a real escape and relaxation. we all recharged our batteries which is what we wanted. We cant wait till come back. thank you for having us xx

    Reviewed by GeorgiaOct 2019

  • "Cosy with beautiful scenery"

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2019

  • "Fantastic weekend away at Ivy’s way, very clean and comfortable accommodation, hosts were very friendly and helpful, amazing views and tranquil setting could not have asked for anymore."

    Look forward to returning!

    Reviewed by AdamSep 2019

  • "It lovely x just what we wanted quiet and Comfy and we got Will be booking up again"

    Reviewed by CarlSep 2019

  • "I loved Ivy's Way - super comfy and cosy with everything you need!"

    This is the perfect spot if you want some peace and quiet in the most beautiful location. The area is lovely with some great walks if you have the time. The owners were really welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. I will most definitely be coming back again!

    Reviewed by NatalieJul 2019

  • "Myself and my husband spent 5 says in Ivy's way."

    The accommodation was of a high standard, comfortable and very private. We had wonderful weather and was able to make good use of the hot tub. We were able to enjoy lovely walks. A walk along the river on Rhayader,which is a lovely place to visit for meals and drinks. We enjoyed a visit to the royal Welsh. The hut is in a lovely tranquil area with amazing views. Loved having the Red Kites flying above us. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2019

  • "Ivy way was a very relaxing break."

    Everything was fantastic from the views to the hot tub. The owners were very welcoming. We would highly recommend Ivy way.

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2019

  • "Beautiful location, really enjoyed the walks and the local pubs, hot tub was a welcome at the end of a long day to to relax and sooth aching muscles."

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2019

  • "Amazing location and facilities."

    Cant fault the hosts at all, they were welcoming and helped us with any queries we had. Had an amazing relaxing break. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by VictoriaJun 2019

  • "Couldn’t fault it!"

    Great location, clean and lovely people .

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2019

  • "Had the most wonderful weekend here couldn’t have asked for more everything about it was wonderful didn’t want too leave ."

    Great loacation and lots too do around the area ! Perfect for the dogs didn’t have too worry about them as there was a secure fence all the way around the shepherds hut which was great

    Reviewed by LydiaJun 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with one double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Woodburner.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric combi oven and 2 ring hob, small fridge with ice compartment, TV with Freeview
  • Starter pack for woodburner included
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed lawn and patio with hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Four steps up to property
  • Note: Hot tub is cleaned on changeover and can take up to 12 hours to be back to optimal temperature
  • Note: There are 3 steps up to the property
  • Note: Check in is 4pm
  • Note:This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250

The property

A fantastic shepherds hut, set on the edge of and walking distance from the stunning Gilfach Nature Reserve with fabulous views across the valley.

A beautifully styled getaway with panoramic views and cosy welcoming interior makes this ideal for couples to snuggle up on a romantic break away in the undulating hillside of Mid Wales, perfect as a base to explore the diverse local countryside whilst providing a secluded retreat to return back to.

The open plan living area provides a cosy place to sit and enjoy a bite to eat with a well equipped kitchen and warming woodburner, perfect to snuggle up with of a cool evening.

The shower room is compact and well-designed maximising.

The double bed, offers fabulous countryside views through the patio doors across the raised decking adding to the feeling of seclusion and being surrounded by countryside.

This delightful shepherd’s hut is on the edge of the owners farmland with a private enclosed garden, an ideal place to relax and watch the local wildlife and stargaze after the sun has gone done or perhaps relax in the warm waters of the hot tub.

The local town of Rhayader, is less than 3 miles away with a great selection of cafes, bars and restaurants and is a great stop over on the way to visit the Elan Valley with the magnificent Victorian Dams.

Why not explore further into the Cambrian Mountains and watch the feeding of the Red Kites at Nant yr Arian or visit Aberystwyth with its funicular and steam railways, Victorian promenade and pier.

You are perfectly situated to visit Builth Wells, home of the Royal Welsh Show or head a little further north and enjoy the day visiting the imposing Powis Castle, with its Italianate gardens and stunning architecture.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


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.

The owner is developing the land to add further properties to this location, please note that construction work may take place in the vicinity during your stay.
Note:This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
Arrival days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. Any bookings made for any other day may be cancelled.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas