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Snowy Owl Lodge

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 1038275)

4.1

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "A perfect and super private escape to the countryside."

    Will certainly be visiting again ♡. Thank you so much!

    Thank you for your feedback we look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlotteJul 2022

  • "Very dog friendly."

    Beautiful views very private little garden. Our only major niggle was the noise from a nearby cabin that went on till 3.30am.

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2022

  • "Really nice place to stay, would recommend for anyone."

    Very well priced.

    Reviewed by TomMay 2022

  • "The lodge is set in lovely well kept grounds with beautiful views and has it's own private garden area."

    We actually stayed in Lodge 8 which was very clean and roomy and had all the basics needed for our break. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2022

  • "The lodge we arrived at wasn't the lodge pictured in the listing posted by your Company."

    I booked with Sykes as I could choose that specific lodge. The interior and exterior could do with some tlc. As far as facilties go, a mop and bucket would be handy. Overall we had a lovely weekend in a very nice, peaceful place. The village has everything you need and everyone is very friendly. We definitely will be returning.

    Unfortunately there was a problem with the hot tub in the lodge you booked and therefore we moved you to an identical lodge. Sorry for any inconvenience. We take your feedback very seriously and will take on board the comments left. We look forward to seeing you return. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebraMar 2022

  • "I loved our stay and will definitely recommend and rebook"

    Reviewed by JennyFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful location with very nice views situated close to the Elan valley."

    The site is peaceful, quiet and away from it all. The lodges are nicely secluded with privacy hedging although some noise from adjacent lodges is heard outdoors. Facilities adequate maybe a refresh of some essentials like coffee making could be improved.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We will take note of your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DaveNov 2021

  • "We stayed at Snowy Owl Lodge, it was the most relaxing 3 nights."

    The lodge was easy to find, spotlessly clean and had all utensils needed. The lodge itself and the hot-tub was private. I will definitely be booking again

    Reviewed by HannahNov 2021

  • "The accommodation was fine, especially noting it was dog friendly."

    The only problem was that the bed was soft and the mattress felt worn.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "A few people where very loud 1st night but after that was great ,veiws brillant ..."

    A few people where very loud 1st night but after that was great ,veiws brillant the hottub just what you need after a day out lodge was very clean everything you need could do with another frying pan but hayho had a great time

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "Great location with views of hills/valleys from lodge decking, hot tub is in the lodge private garden area and not overlooked."

    Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2021

  • "Tried to contact the number left as had issues with the TV."

    Rang and text on Saturday am and didn't get reply so resent message Sunday pm- still no reply. Had issue with hot tub Wednesday pm rang and text no reply so emailed and they came round a few hours later- we then made them aware of the issue with TV and was told girls would sort it in the morning. Was told had rang electrician re hot tub and they were waiting for him to come. Unable to use tub Wednesday evening. When got up Thursday morning tub was at 62 degrees, The girls came round - no electrician available till Friday. The tub was to be slightly emptied and filled with cold water so we could use Thursday and a thermometer was being left so we could check temperature- we went out and left them doing this and when we came back too much hot water had been let out so tub was freezing, they came back round and said they could could top up with hot water from boiler so we could use but by this time we had had enough so we declined. Lots of flies but nothing the owners could do about it-- fly spray and bombs left in lodges. Shelving in bathroom/ shower would be a good idea for shower gel/ shampoo.

    Reviewed by GraemeJun 2021

  • "The staff were very helpfully there was a problem with the hot tub and they went over and beyond to short this out."

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2021

  • "The lodge was in a good location but crockery and cutlery had to be washed."

    The hot tub did not work the top was ripped the steps on decking was loose with 2 large screws sticking out and posed a trip hazard in general the lodge was in need of maintenance i would not recommend this property to any one we have photos of the lodge showing the state of the place

    Reviewed by MervynMay 2021

  • "Stayed at this location may 2021 was a little apprehensive about going after reading one or 2 bad reviews."

    The lodge was perfect, very clean and tidy with absolutely amazing views. The hot tub was fabulous also. There’s a beautiful little town just a short drive away and plenty to do if your an explorer. I will most definitely be booking to stay here again and also advise people not to listen to the bad reviews. Rhian Taylor

    Reviewed by RhianMay 2021

  • "Excessive noise late at night, especially on Saturday."

    No way of contacting local support - phone never answered. Voice mail full. Dripping taps in bathroom No temperature gauge or indicator light on cooker Hot tub not working until reset late in stay using tub cleaner instructions. Nice view!

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "Staff at Snowy Owl Lodge went above and beyond to help us - place was lovely"

    Reviewed by ShaunApr 2021

  • "Love it here - 3rd time of staying at this park but 1st time booking with your company."

    Excellent communication with Sykes and ease of booking. Top marks to you & thank you.

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2021

  • "Myself and my friend had such a lovely time!"

    ! Nice and relaxing just what we needed and left to our own devices with was really nice!!!

    Reviewed by MichaelaMar 2021

  • "Very friendly and helpful staff."

    Beautiful grounds. Lovely local town.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2020

  • "It was a relaxing couple of days but the Lodge wasn't as good as what we had hoped."

    There was no hoover, no ironing board but an iron. We thought it would be alot more remote but it was right next to other people who wasn't the quietest especially at 2am.The hot tub was amazing and it was a lovely layout.

    Reviewed by TammySep 2020

  • "The lodge was nice although a bit outdated."

    The key collection is in a small area of reception with no one there to greet you. We didn't see anyone the whole time. The lodge doors lock very strangely and the door wedges when you are trying to get in. The cooker does not work. We tried loads of different combinations and could only get the grill to work. Couldn't cook dinner at all. There are no small glasses so we had to have pint ones. There is no floor towel for the bathroom or for the hot tub so we had to put some down. The shower door doesn't close properly so floods the floor. When you open the windows flies come in everywhere so maybe a fly catcher would be nice. There is no welcome basket or anything which for a luxury lodge is a disappointment The double bed had massive springs coming out of it. There is NO noise limit at all. We had a hen party screaming and shouting until 3am and we had kids. Not kid friendly for that reason. There wasn't anyone to tell or anyone around the inspect. All the furniture is old and out dated and broken. There was also glass, a bottle with cigarette butts and cups outside... They didn't check or clean the outside at all. There was also dog poo on the grass. Overall for £400 was completely no worth it and we were very disappointed. Also the hot tub wasn't full enough or cleaned properly.

    Reviewed by KatieSep 2020

  • "Really had a fantastic time."

    Outside of lodge a bit tired but everything else was just perfect0

    Reviewed by LeighAug 2020

  • "A week before we were due to check in I received an email to say that check in was now 5pm and check out was 9:30am due to Covid-19 and them needing to clean."

    I replied to that email because I found that extremely unreasonable as you practically loose a day by only being able to check in at 5pm and indeed we did after getting stuck in traffic and only arriving at 19:45pm and I stressed this in my email and i don’t know about anyone else but the excuse of Covid for every single thing is starting to become quite annoying. Having said that we arrived with an open mind, it was 3 friends going for a quiet weekend. Upon arrival “reception” is a tiny cubicle with an envelope with your name on as everyone else who booked a lodge all with their envelopes and names on too. We entered the lodge and it’s nice, looks quite open from the outside but when your inside or in the hot tub you actually don’t see anything which is nice. Very quiet again nice and exactly what we wanted. No information on local amenities and your literally in the middle of nowhere so that would have been good. We used the cooker and couldn’t turn it off, no instructions, missing light and no signs on the cooker to know what was on,grill or oven so that wasn’t great. The fly’s are unreal, take fly spray because it’s like they appear from nowhere (fly spray should be provided) No home touches at all, no welcome pack, coffee, tea, even a touch of milk just to carry you through a few hours of your day. Hot tub is amazing however, your bringing water into the lodge which is a slip hazard no mop to wash it up? A list of everything you need to do before you leave: 1. Strip the beds 2. Clean and put away your dishes 3. Separate your rubbish and put it in big bins provided on the way out. 4. Open all windows before you leave. What exactly are you doing with the extra time you have to clean for Covid?? I myself had to rewash dishes that had been put away dirty by previous customers so you are checking for cleanliness? There was dust all over the wardrobe shelves that again we had to clean before placing our clothes on. There is a memo to say staff will come around to clean the hot tub so keep social distancing...there was not one staff member in sight and the hot tub never got cleaned and we know that because when planning to go in for second night there was leaves and all sorts floating. Although I enjoyed the peace and quiet and it was nice for what it was the little touches and actually seeing someone to communicate with would have made things a lot better and don’t use Covid as an excuse for your cleaning expectations when there is very little evidence you are living upto what you are saying you are doing.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2020

  • "The lodge is in a beautiful area, the park is stunning and really very safe for children to play."

    Check in was from 4, however the reception isn't manned and when we arrived to collect our key it wasn't there. I rang the number, and they were just finishing filling the hot tub, i think there must have been problems with the boiler because it was nearly 30° outside and the heating had been on in the lodge for what felt like most of the day. I have stayed places that have been a lot better equipped, for example, there were wine glasses or pint glasses, no just ordinary tumblers. I think describing it as a premium lodge should include washing facilities. Overall, the area was beautiful and we had a lovely time, but I've definitely had better, more comfortable accommodation elsewhere.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2020

  • "The lodge is what we expected mostly."

    It's clean and comfortable. Has all what's needed (shower, fridge, etc). The hot tub worked well for most of the days and when it didn't, we called and we were told that the girls would come to check in the morning. Ok was 10pm but we had been out all day with the children and we wanted to soak in a bit b4 going to bed.... We didn't because no one can come at that time. Another thing is it says on the rules that music and noise cannot be heard from the other lodges..... It was. Constant night drunk shouts, loud music and karaoke singing. At some point we had said drunk people walking through our lodge swearing and arguing and crying... We have 2 children! No one did nothing. Overall review is that the lodge is as described but we didn't expect the lodges to be so close together and so much noise throughout the night. We searched for peace and quiet and struggled to have it while there. Thank you Sandra and family from lodge 5

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2020

  • "The lodge was incredibly clean, however the garden/patio was not."

    There were quite a few beer/wine bottle lids on the deck and light fittings outside that didn’t work. All in all had a lovely stay! And thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub.

    Reviewed by MaisieJul 2020

  • "Nice holidays in relax."

    In the middle on nature, just to stay relax. The hot tub is really the best, it is really private and hot even if outside is cold, really amazing. If you need a few days to stay without stress it is perfect!

    Reviewed by SilviaMar 2020

  • "Bad a great 4 night break in snowy owl lodge, beds were comfortable, hot tub stayed hot and the views from the terrace were amazing."

    Reviewed by CraigFeb 2020

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric flame effect fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Decked veranda with seating and private hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.4 miles
  • Note: There are 13 steps to access the lodge

The property

Resting in the heart of the idyllic Oakwood Lodge Park, on the edge of Rhayader, this is a well-equipped bungalow, Snowy Owl Lodge.

Enjoying a light and airy open-plan design with plenty of wooden features, the lodge offers a charming base to return to after exploring the delights of mid Wales.

Curl up beside the alluring electric flame effect fire after enjoying a delicious meal prepared in the compact but well-appointed kitchen.

The bedrooms have been delightfully presented with the choice of a double or twin bedroom, whilst the shower room is where you can prepare for the day.

Outside there is a fabulous decked veranda with a private hot tub, which is perfectly positioned to enjoy views down the Elan Valley.

Snowy Owl Lodge has everything you need for a relaxing break away with your loved ones.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1037959, 1038273, 1038274, 1039134 and 1039135, together they can sleep 32 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

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