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Hillside View

(Ref. 1038273)

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic view and everything we needed to relax with our kids."

    Very keen to come back. Wooden buildings have little noise insulation so be prepared if you want privacy.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Apr 2024

  • "Loved the lodge and the view hot tub was great and so warm and clean would book again we wanted to stay and the town rhyadr has everything u need plenty of pubs servings good food our fave was the lamb and flag pub on the high street ."

    Indian and Chinese takeaway fish and chips I could go on all day

    Thanks for your lovely feedback, we really appreciate it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2024

  • "My partner and I stayed at Hillside View from 23rd - 26th November when the temperature hit -2°, but when we arrived the heating was on and the lodge was lovely and warm for us."

    The hot tub was the perfect addition in the cold weather, perfect for relaxing. The lodge itself was spacious, there was plenty of space in the kitchen, the bathroom was a great size with separate shower and bath, and plenty of hanging space for clothes. The only thing that was missing was a full length mirror! The view from the lodge in the morning was simply breath taking, and we discovered a bench at the top of the hill behind the lodge that provided even more incredible views. Our sat nav took us through the village roads on the way there, however, on the way back we discovered that we could have taken all A roads to the location, apart from the road leading up to the site, so if you are travelling here, make sure to check the route before travelling! The location was peaceful and quiet, and we even had 4 cats visit us who were super friendly (which was great as we are cat lovers)! There is a local Co-op down the road and Tesco about 15 minutes away, so there are great facilities close by for anything you need. We were looking for a relaxing weekend break and that is exactly what we got. We had a great stay, and whether you are a couple or a family, we highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Holly4.4Nov 2023

  • "Excellent place to go would definitely recommend it and we will go back again shortly"

    Thanks Philip for your wonderful feedback, we're glad you enjoyed and hopefully be seeing you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Oct 2023

  • "Very clean,everything you would need fantastic views,peaceful and a great hot tub."

    No faults.

    Thanks for your great feedback about Hillside view. We hope to see you again in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely 5 days stay here, would definitely return thank you"

    Thanks for your wonderful feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2023

  • "Suggestions to improve: The roadway up to lodges 9 etc is very uneven and not easy to grip."

    Could you provide a tray, there can be six people staying and carrying glasses/ cups out to the balcony is a chore.

    Thanks for your effective feedback, we will certainly take this on board. The road has been improved now. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Yes the lodge is a looking a little tired but it was just what we needed. It was immaculately clean. And had all the equipment needed in the kitchen. There were plenty of towels however I would recommend taking spares for the hot tub. We stayed in lodge 9 which was perfect with a dog as the garden was fairly enclosed. There is a dog gate on the balcony which was perfect for leaving the doors open so our cocker spaniel didn’t go walk about. The hot tub was perfect and even better it has a roof so you don’t have to worry about the rain. The hot tub lid had seen better days but it did the job. All in all I would definitely revisit this little gem.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cabin very clean some windows would not close and one of the beds was ..."

    Lovely cabin very clean some windows would not close and one of the beds was uncomfortable but otherwise a lovely place to stay

    Thanks for your feedback. We will assess the standard of the bed situation and change. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 2023

  • "Amazing location."

    Accommodation was lovely and clean. WiFi connection was poor which would be ok if this has been stated. Mirrors in the bedroom are needed Pressure on shower was poor.This is just hopefully constructive feedback as we had an amazing 2 days and would return and recommend to others

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we are happy to hear that you would recommend us. We appreciate all constructive feedback, so any changes or improvements that can be made we will definitely look into. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ffion4.7May 2023

  • "It was a beautiful place with very friendly, helpful staff."

    The mattresses need updating as us and our children could feel the springs but they were ok with an extra blanket added underneath. The hot tub water didn't look as clean as it could have but we were happy overall and would stay/book with these people again.

    Thank you for your feedback, we will make sure the mattress is updated. In regards to the hot tub water, you should have let us know and we would've sorted for you. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jasmine4.1Sep 2022

  • "Great place to stay Very relaxing"

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Aug 2022

  • "There are about 14 lodges on this site, and over the last 15 years when it opened with the first four we have stayed in almost all of them."

    This is the third owner ( You now never meet anyone on the site from the minute you arrive to leaving, picking up a key off a desk) and the point I want to make is the lodges and site are really now tired. Three examples, the curtains are original and numerous examples of not hanging/closing correctly. Lid on hot tub completely off its hinges almost impossible to remove. Bed mattresses are sub standard. Numerous doors do not close correctly. I could go on but the point is that the lodges are so tired they are now not value for money. There is a lot more competition in the area and judging by the number that were vacant the repeat business has declined. We love the area but will not be returning to this site.

    Truly sorry that you feel this way about the site. You pick up the keys in reception so that you don't meet anyone for Covid reasons. If there was a problem somebody would come to see you. This is how we've done it since Covid and we've had no complaints. Sorry if this was an inconvenience for yourselves. The hot tub lids are being used several times a day and some people choose not to respect them hence the issue you were having with the lid. Once they are impossible to move we obviously change them and has been done now. The site is always busy. Thanks for your feedback and we will take into consideration. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James3.1Jun 2022

  • "Great place will be visiting again"

    Reviewed by Jack3.8Mar 2022

  • "Really enjoyed staying at lodge 9, lovely warm place, views were amazing and hot tub to top it all off."

    Thank you *****

    Reviewed by Antonio5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolute bliss"

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2022

  • "My family and I stayed for a week over Christmas, 22nd - 29th, absolutely loved it, cabin was great,and pet friendly, loved the hot tub on Christmas day lol."

    That good we want to try and make it a yearly thing. Only downside i would say, and it's hard to find one, is that if your booking, and it's a while away, you should be able to pay a smaller deposit as you have longer to pay the holiday off.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2021

  • "Loved the stay, had everything we needed."

    Staff were lovely and very helpful

    Reviewed by Serish5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant!"

    … Had an amazing stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.4Oct 2021

  • "I will definitely come again with my friends thank you"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "The tv control wasn’t working properly, we had issues with the toaster as it didn’t work kept tripping the electric the hot tub was just enough for 4 people and not 6 surely they could have put us In a lodge which had a bigger hot tub , could have had another bathroom or toilet as it was a rush to use it as there was only one bathroom."

    The area and the lodge were very good

    Reviewed by Patel3.4Jun 2021

  • "We were told that they were going to check the levels of the hot tub every day but they didn't come once which resulted in one of us getting a really bad rash on her back."

    Reviewed by Nichola4.4May 2021

  • "The cabin itself is a little dated and only supplied the bare minimum"

    Reviewed by Gwenno3.4Apr 2021

  • "It was an amazing weekend."

    The wooden house is beautiful and the view is spectacular. Everything we needed to cook( utensils) was in the kitchen, bath towels and sheets in the rooms too. It was so lovely that we didn't want to leave at all. Very relaxing . Thank you .

    Reviewed by Rute5.0Apr 2021

  • "We enjoyed it because."

    The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hot tub was very good. The hill we walked up with the dog was pleasant. The garden was good. We are definitely going back there. Recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Sep 2020

  • "Ravers playing loud music and shouting for 3 days every evening till midnight ..."

    Ravers playing loud music and shouting for 3 days every evening till midnight spoilt our holiday We had no washing machine so had to come home early The Wi-fi was not working for 6 days There was no hover or mop and bucket so we could clean the floor in the kitchen area and bathroom got very dirty A repair to a broken window was not done despite reporting it There was no DVD player as advertised What should have been a quiet romantic week was not I think youngsters and groups are attracted here for parties

    Reviewed by Tim1.9Aug 2020

  • "Wifi was erratic when and if it was working."

    Information book could have contained some info about local shops and distance to supermarkets. Needed to have some info on how the tv worked.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Aug 2020

  • "5* thanks"

    Reviewed by Vicentiu4.7Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x children's bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with lawn and decked veranda with hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 2.2 miles, pub within 2.4 miles
  • Wifi can be intermittent due to rural location
  • Please note: There is an 11 PM noise curfew at this property
  • Please note: Grocery shopping deliveries from local supermarkets can be delivered to the reception

The property

Found on the outskirts of the charming market town of Rhayader, amidst a collection of fourteen properties at Oakwood Lodge Park, is this homely log cabin, Lodge 9.

Enjoying three bedrooms and an open-plan living space, this property is perfect for a family or group of six to embark on an outdoors adventure in Wales.

Put your feet up and settle into one of the leather sofas after a day of walking, warm yourself by the electric fire and wind down into your evening with the TV on.

Use the charming kitchen to rustle up some quick and easy dishes, gathering around the country-style wood dining table for a traditional sit-down meal.

Sit out on the veranda with an evening drink, or take a dip in the bubbling hot tub for ultimate relaxation before heading in for the night.

Choose from three bedrooms; a double, a twin and a children's bunk room, all providing lovely sleeping spots, served by the spacious family bathroom which houses a bath and a walk-in shower too.

Explore the luscious countryside of Wales' beautiful Elan Valley, returning each day to the homely Lodge 9.

Note: This property is part of a group and can be booked alongside Refs. 1037959, and 1038275, together sleeping up to 16 guests.

Oakwood Lodge Park

Sitting at the centre of Wales, in easy reach of a wide range of countryside delights, these three lodges on the Oakwood Lodge Park provide the perfect place for an escape to Wales with your loved ones. Sleeping sixteen people in total, these holiday homes are perfectly suited to a group of friends or family seeking a traditional lodge dwelling to return to after a day of fun-filled exploration. Settled on the outskirts of the market town of Rhayader, you can expect to find a plethora of natural wonders on your doorstep. All boasting their own hot tubs and spectacular views, there's no better base for a relaxing retreat in Wales. Rhayader is the oldest town in Mid-Wales and hosts a wide range of historical delights to discover, with its clock tower sitting at its centre surrounded by a selection of quaint shops, tea rooms and more, it's an extremely idyllic base. Be sure to take a trip to the Red Kite Feeding Station to witness birdlife like no other, or for an even more scenic experience, the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding can be reached via a steady car journey, here you can discover opportunities for rambling and cycling which will lead you to marvellous viewing points overlooking charming villages and luscious landscapes. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Elan and Claerwen Valleys before indulging a delicious lakeside lunch in Llandrindod Wells, followed by an afternoon of uncovering its rich history. Surrounded by excitement of all kinds, the Oakwood Lodge Park is perfectly placed for your next retreat to Wales.

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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.

Please note: There is an 11 PM noise curfew at this property.
Please note: Grocery shopping deliveries from local supermarkets can be delivered to reception

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas