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Ivy's Way

(Ref. 991151)

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Door leaked so floor always wet and hut always cold."

    Bathroom radiator didn't work so freezing bathroom. Outside lights didn't work so dangerous walking outside at night Hot tub had too many chemicals in and ruined clothing Freezer didn't work and food defrosted Cooker was useless. Took nearly two hours to cook a 30 min meal. There was no starter pack or fuel for log burner. Such a disappointing trip as the hut itself and location looked amazing but just wasn't up to spec. Definitely not worth the £490 price tag

    Reviewed by John2.8Dec 2023

  • "Stayed in ivy's way over the weekend, we had the best time!"

    The hut was beautiful, very clean and had everything we needed, the staff/owners was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely recommend this place to others.

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jul 2023

  • "The toaster kept tripping the electric one cup was cracked so when filled with hot water it leaked everywhere."

    We did phone some one and said will replace later but still 3 days later still no one come . There was no instructions on how to use oven / microwave. Because all the print on dials were rubbed off .

    Thank you for your feedback. The toaster was faulty so we have not replaced that. Unfortunately, crockery does get damaged but there are plenty of others available to use. No one has had an issue with how to use the oven or microwave but we will look into getting some instructions for future guests. Once again thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven3.1Jul 2023

  • "Stunning view and property."

    Teddy our dog is a bigger dog and had lots of room to run around and even sleep. Loved the gated area didn’t have to worry about him running off. Felt safe and secure at all times. The jacuzzi was lovely and very clean even had a lovely privacy from the back huts. The bed was super comfy I wanted to take it home. All was as describe and was not disappointed. We would defiantly stay again just without the dog as there is not to much open space to walk him apart from walking on a main road. Cons: Couldn’t read the markings on the top appliance so couldn’t use it really. We bought disposable bbqs more so for ease and the bbq there was not looking it’s best. But we still managed to have two lovely bbqs. I think with it having such a large deck area maybe a nice little seating area would nice and not just the metal chair and table. Overall stay was amazing and would defiantly recommend which I have done to two friends already.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jun 2023

  • "Me and my partner and the dog had the most amazing holiday at Ivy's Way."

    We couldn't have asked for better accommodation, with everything we needed for a mini break away. The views were absolutely amazing and watching the sunset from the hot tub was incredible. Such a beautiful hut and will definitely be back for a second visit!

    Reviewed by Corey5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was stunning as well as the location was exactly as expected from the photos."

    There wasn’t a lot of storage but there was room under the bed for extra bits that couldn’t be put away. My only concern was that we went to use the microwave/grill one night and all the buttons were rubbed off and the timer on the top was hard to read as some of the lights weren’t working, so we couldn’t use it. Apart from that our stay was lovely.

    Reviewed by Millie4.7May 2023

  • "Nice little cabin with an amazing view."

    However, the address was wrong on the listing so we ended up at a lady’s house who says it happens fairly often.The mattress was uncomfortable with springs going in to our back whilst trying to sleep. Both mornings, it sounded like shots going off, which was very early too.

    Reviewed by Charlotte3.8Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay albeit freezing!"

    The secure garden is great for a peace of mind for your dogs. The hut had good facilities, and the hot tub was at perfect temperature. The views were great! There were a couple of things which could be improved on such as the mattress was rather uncomfortable (springs poking in you) and it took us 30 minutes to find the place in the dark due to the poor instructions. Unfortunately we weren't provided with any wood for the burner as well. Having said that we would come back... in summer!

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely little hut in peaceful surroundings , shops are literally a ..."

    Absolutely lovely little hut in peaceful surroundings , shops are literally a short drive away and have everything you need there

    Reviewed by Stacey4.7Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Ivys Way, our hut was at the front so we had the best view of the hills and saw some beautiful sunrises/ sunsets."

    The hut was super cosy and perfect for our dog. The hut was secured by fencing and so we could allow our dog to have free reign which was nice. The only issue we did have was finding the place, it isn't signposted and the directions given weren't overly helpful.

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really lovely cozy shepherd's hut."

    Beautiful views. Would have liked some coat hangers for the small wardrobe area. A welcome pack with some instruction manuals mite be helpful especially for the microwave oven. Shower pressure was very weak even when turned up. These are all minor issues to us thought we had a fab stay and would deffo stay again.

    Reviewed by Kayleigh4.1Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay what a gem of a place."

    ! The views and setting are stunning. So relaxing and was the R&R we needed. Our fave part was the hot tub, really had the wow factor watching the sunset over the rolling hills while chilling in it after a long day exploring. We loved also spending the eve with a fire outside and stargazing. Our dogs loved the outdoor space and it was nice having an enclosed fence for them to be let off in the garden too. Inside the hut itself was so cosy and warm and has all the basics you need. Thought it was really lovely having little touches like the tea/coffee/sugar/ milk and the waffles (which were lush btw) owners have really thought about it and was appreciated. The only thing I would suggest is perhaps to include some instructions with the oven as we hadn't used one like this before but honestly apart from this everything was just perfect, thank you so much for a beautiful stay we can't wait to come back. : )

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Sep 2022

  • "We came to stay here for my birthday weekend and it was perfect."

    The hut is really cosy and tidy, the hot tub was delightful and the closed off area was perfect for our dog (who loved the trip too!). We were missing some firelogs for our stove but after calling they arrived 5 minutes later. Really great service and would definitely come back for another visit in the future.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2022

  • "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 Steve4.7Dec 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 Abbie3.1Dec 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 Charlotte5.0Sep 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 Stephen3.4Oct 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 Nadiene5.0Sep 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 Clare5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had such an amazing stay!"

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

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Aug 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 Cat5.0Jul 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 Victoria5.0Jul 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 Rachel5.0Feb 2020

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

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Feb 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 Stephanie5.0Jan 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 Claire5.0Nov 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 Tina5.0Nov 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 V5.0Oct 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 Beth5.0Oct 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 Georgia5.0Oct 2019

  • "Cosy with beautiful scenery"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 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 Adam5.0Sep 2019

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

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Sep 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 Natalie5.0Jul 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 Sharon5.0Jul 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 Andrea5.0Jul 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 Keith4.7Jul 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 Victoria5.0Jun 2019

  • "Couldn’t fault it!"

    Great location, clean and lovely people .

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 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 Lydia5.0Jun 2019

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Summary

  • 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 1.5 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
  • No infants allowed

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 two 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 Gigrin Farm in Rhayader, 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

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.

No infants allowed
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