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The Firs

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Llanidloes, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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80 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a brilliant holiday."

    The lodge is perfect, very clean and comfortable. It is maintained to a very high standard, with everything you need. Tom is lovely and friendly and very helpful. The hot tub is the icing on the cake, went in it every day. The little birds that visit all day long gave us hours of pleasure. The views are stunning, even when it was raining!! Lots to do in the area and close to shops, pubs and beaches. Hopefully we will be back next year. Thanks Tom and Family x x Ellen and William

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a fantastic lodge with stunning views."

    A warm welcome from the owner who gave us information about walks from the property. Very well equipped (would benefit from a clothes airer, a sieve and kitchen scales). Plenty to do in the area within a short drive. The hot tub was lovely to relax in at the end of a busy day. Would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at The Firs."

    The pictures don’t do the lodge and the setting justice, it’s so peaceful and the lodge is clean and decorated to provide a home from home experience. It has everything needed. The hot tub was fantastic and it was perfect to sit and admire the amazing view and the abundance of wildlife around. We spent our days exploring Wales, and the hosts were very helpful in guiding us with places to visit, and even rescuing us when we got lost on a walk in the hills. As a family of four we throughly enjoyed the time we spent here and will helpfully be returning soon!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2023

  • "This property is out standing."

    Very secluded and private just what we wanted. Clean and homely equipped with all that you need. Owns are right on hand if u need any thing. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic honeymoon here."

    The lodge is amazing and all the little extras make it even better. The views from the lodge are spectacular and looking at them from the hot tub is a bonus. We enjoyed watching the little birds visiting the bird table. It’s such a relaxing place to be and we will 100% be back. Thank you so much to Tom and Emma for making it so lovely.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was a superb lodge, maintained to the highest standards throughout."

    The owners were exceptionally welcoming and helpful, which added to the overall enjoyment of our stay. We have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending it.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is the most amazing setting for rest and relaxation."

    The lodge is fantastic, with everything anyone could need. The owners are so helpful and friendly. The lodge was spotlessly clean and very comfortable for 2 couples, the 2 en-suite rooms being perfect. In a very peaceful location but close enough to the town for supplies. The welcome pack was a lovely and very much appreciated gesture. We can’t wait for our return visit. Thank You very much.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great stay with in a fantastic lodge with beautiful views."

    There are plabty places of intetest to visit in the earea or just relax in the hot tub and listen to the wild life. The ownes are very helpful and keep their home like cottage very clean and the welcome pack was a nice touch. Loved our holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Vladislav5.0Feb 2023

  • "Property brilliant best lodge I have stayed in."

    Reviewed by Gwyn5.0Nov 2022

  • "We really enjoyed out stay at the Firs, it was a really clean and well equipped cabin, with amazing views"

    Reviewed by Sidney5.0Oct 2022

  • "Brilliant stay at The Firs, the owners were very welcoming and provided a thoughtful welcome pack."

    The property was very well maintained and equipped, couldn't really fault anything. The hot tub was a welcome relief after a long day of walking! One of the best self catering properties we have stayed at.

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Sep 2022

  • "A lovely welcome and a lovely property."

    Everything there that we required however, one of the bedrooms could do with having a set of drawers in - nowhere to put clothes that didn't hang up - only 1 shelf in the wardrobe. The other bedroom (the en-suite shower room) - the toilet lid/seat was annoying as it would not stay up. That said, the lodge is a wonderful place to stay - gorgeous views and the hot tub a bonus. Plenty of space and everything we needed in the kitchen. Owners seemed to have thought of everything. We'd definitely recommend a stay here. The town of Llanidloes is a lovely place - go to the Cobblers Tea Room and you won't be disappointed - but make sure you visit the toilet there too!! The Angel Inn for a meal is a must. Many thanks for a lovely stay - just what we all needed.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Sep 2022

  • "This is a fabulous property which exceeded our expectations."

    The welcome on arrival was very warm. The property and its location are both excellent. It's really clear that there's been lots of thought and care put in to the property on all levels - layout, design, cleanliness, comfort - and it really shows. Can't reccomend this property highly enough.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a lovely holiday."

    Cottage was well kept and the owner was very attentive to our needs. This coupled with the glorious weather attributed to a splendid break.

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing place and stunning views total piece of paradise, top quality accommodation, the owner's are very friendly and have worked really hard to get everything right, my Mother in law wants to stay permanently."

    Emma the only thing that you could have made better was the weather just joking I still used the hot tub even when it was raining. Thanks very much. Pete Cox

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us with such a wonderful review Peter. It was a pleasure having you and the family stay with us, here at The Firs. Sorry my weather request didn't come to fruition (he,he) here's hoping for the Sun next time. Very best wishes, Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic property for anyone who wants to have a break in a beautiful part of Wales."

    Every need catered for in the cabin, with lots of little extras. The view was amazing, with lots of birdlife visiting the bird table on the property. Tastefully furnished with lots of lovely touches. Hot tub was a bonus, overlooking the fantastic view. Great base for exploring the whole of Wales, including Portmerion, Powis Castle , and New Quay where they do great boat trips looking for dolphins and wildlife.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback Christine. How lucky are we to receive such wonderful comments. We can’t thank you enough and very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Many thanks and best wishes, Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "This property is one of the best properties my wife and I have stayed the ..."

    This property is one of the best properties my wife and I have stayed the owners being so helpful and pleasant the accommodation has everything you would want and the cleanliness is second to none the views are fantastic the only mistake I made was forgetting to pack my slippers iwould recommend this to anyone as I have already to my family and friends although we have been home for two weeks we have already contacted Emma to see if she has any cancellation for us to return 5 stars for everything thank you for a lovely stay

    Thank you so much for such wonderful feedback, it really does mean so much to us to hear your beautiful comments. We can’t wait to welcome you back and thank you once again for choosing to stay with us, here at the firs. Best wishes, Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "I am so pleased with our stay at the firs, we stayed there as a bunch of friends for the weekend and had an amazing time, the hosts were lovely and accommodating to us."

    The actual cottage was even better than expected! It had everything we needed and more. We brought our own food to have during the whole stay which was catered for by the equipment however there are more than enough shops in the local village if you needed supplies which is a 5 minute drive away. Brilliant views in the hot tub and viewing areas around the property, the only thing I would recommend is to move the bird feeder as it does block the views a little bit from the hot tub

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback Harry. We're thrilled with your comments and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, here at The Firs. We very much hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Thank you once again, Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really lovely property in a beautiful area."

    Owner very friendly and helpful.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback Geoffrey. We're thrilled with your comments and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, here at The Firs. We very much hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Thank you once again, Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0May 2022

  • "The firs is perfect in every way."

    the views are phenomenal. The lodge is clean and very well presented with all mod cons and extremely comfortable with beautiful walks on the doorstep. The hot tub is exceptionally clean and well maintained. I cannot rate this property high enough. Such a fabulous find.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback Kate. We're thrilled with your comments and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, here at The Firs. We very much hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Thank you once again, Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Firs is a great place to stay, with everything you need for a relaxing break away."

    The scenery is amazing and being able to enjoy it from the hot tub was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Feb 2022

  • "An absolutely beautiful lodge."

    The facilities are excellent, including the hot tub. The views are breathtaking. Friendly owners who are on hand if you need anything. Cannot fault it and would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Feb 2022

  • "This place was AMAZING!"

    The views were astonishing, the lodge was cosy and the area is so peaceful. I would highly recommend this to everyone I know.

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Feb 2022

  • "Nice services!"

    You the best! Thanks for good attitude! I really recommend you!

    Reviewed by Svetlana3.8Dec 2021

  • "What a lovely place to stay, peaceful, beautiful and perfect."

    The chalet is built beautifully, the view is wonderful as you look over into the valley bowl and can watch the sunrise from the front porch or hot tub which is an amazing experience. It's great to watch the birds come down to the feeder which the family top up regularly. It was easy to get the place warm. My kids enjoyed having a bit of driveway to use their scooters abs balance bike on. My partner enjoyed having the gas bbq which is well thought out as it's outside but under a big awning so if it was raining your could still sit out. Emma left us essentials such as dishwasher tablets, washing tabs which we always forget to bring so it was appreciated. If I had to change anything it would be bigger beds but were used to a super king at home, and more plates /bowls etc. But it felt like a real treat to be there for all of us.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2021

  • "The Firs is an extremely comfortable property with all the creature comforts you could wish for."

    The property is exceptionally clean and furnished with high end quality furniture and fixtures and fittings. Location is excellent and within easy reach of Llanidloes where there is a good selection of pubs and restaurants to enjoy. I can highly recommend this property for a quiet and relaxing getaway ..

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was an amazing lodge, the hot tub was fabulous."

    The view was to die for. The little town was just a stones throw. We found some excellent local places for breakfast and dinner. Would definitely recommend for a relaxing break

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent place to stay!"

    Would definitely recommend to others and is worth every penny!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2021

  • "One of the best lodges we have stayed in!"

    Lovely views over the valley, you can sit and watch the sunrise and birds and squirrels that visit the feeder in all weathers thanks to the undercover outdoor area. Clywedog Reservoir is just round the corner and has some amazing views and a little plant based cafe with a raised viewing platform that looks out across the lake and dam.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Nov 2021

  • "An amazing stay."

    Small issues was dealt with extremely quickly. I would highly recommend this place. Very good location with some of the best views I've seen. I'll be booking again for next year

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderfully welcoming hosts."

    Everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with even a lovely welcome pack. The view is stunning and even better from the hot tub! Would highly recommend and would love to return. Probably more suited to couples or older children, as it is lovely and quiet.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wow wow wow and WOW- location , facilities hosts, in the most stunning and accessible part of wales- mid august no crowds, everything from mountains , lakes and coast within an hour or closer drive and plenty on the doorstop to walk - fabulous walks , cycling trails( our main activity) and swimming make it perfect for families and our two grandkids ( 6/8) loved it!"

    We had a few wet days but coming back to the lodge for a shower and hot tub dip was awesome and with a stunning view - made this place a 5 star plus wow! Thank you Tom and Emma for looking after our needs so brilliantly! We will be back!

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful well maintained lodge."

    The owners are very proud of their holiday homes and so they should be. From the friendliness, warm welcome, a delightful hamper, extremely comfortable to the beautiful views and the icing on the cake is the hot tub. Our stay was just perfect. If I was to suggest a couple of things it would be things like steak knives, probably a little more crockery, after using the BBQ (which I might add was a fabulous bonus), no plates to serve the food from. One small paring knife and one bread knife also needs upgrading, or at least adding to, along with a workable tin opener. I would also suggest a spray disinfectant for cleaning down the kitchen surfaces after use. These suggestions certainly didn't impede on our stay but having a steak knife after cooking on the BBQ would have made cutting it a little easier.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2021

  • "We have stayed in many lodges before but this one is by far the best we’ve ever stayed in."

    A fantastic location, the lodge itself had everything we needed and the extra touches were a pleasant surprise. The owners were lovely and were there to greet us and show us around when we arrived. Would definitely book here again and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "A fabulous lodge with breathtaking views, surrounded by nature."

    The owners attention to detail were amazing. A magical escape away to chill and spend time with loved ones

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2021

  • "Amazing!! Had a lovely week, the views were wonderful and the lodge was perfect for us"

    . The owners were so lovely really made our holiday more special. Would recommend!!

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cabin was excellent and the view absolutely stunning."

    Tom ( landlord) was very friendly and helpful. Would certainly recommend the cabin and the location as an excellent staycation.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owner met us when we arrived and explained where everything was."

    They had left a few food items for us and beautiful fresh flowers. It was nice to meet the owner who lived on site. There were only 2 lodges so it was really peaceful. The views from the back of the lodge were spectacular. The only sounds were from the birds and sheep. Would definitely recommend this place.

    Reviewed by C5.0Jun 2021

  • "What an amazing week."

    The lodge is by far the nicest Lodge we've had the pleasure to stay in, the views breathtaking. Tom and family couldn't do enough for us and the welcome pack was just perfect. Thank you, we will be back no doubt

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a fantastic time we have just had here!"

    !! The owners are really friendly and informative and couldn’t do enough for us. The pictures and the description of the property really don’t do it justice as it exceeds anything that could be described in print or pictures without actually seeing this gorgeous property and location!! Can’t wait to visit again, well done and thank you for a great break!!! See you soon!!!! Simon and Adele

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2021

  • "We were made so welcome by the owners, with a basket of goodies, flowers and offers of help at any time."

    The hot tub was discreetly kept checked and clean, the view - wow! The location is perfect for visiting a variety of landscapes, forests, coastal, valleys and reservoirs, rivers...fabulous. The family have thought about the homeliness of the cabin and have pitched it just right - simple, modern, warm and comfortable. We really would like to return and heartily recommend this destination. Lorraine & John

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "The lodge is extremely well equipped and in immaculate condition overlooking the most amazing view, the pictures really don't do it justice."

    The host's were extremely nice and helpful. Will definitely be staying here again.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Apr 2021

  • "What a beautiful place, stunning views and amazing log cabin."

    The owners are really polite and very welcoming. Would definitely return here.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Apr 2021

  • "We absolutely loved the place the views on the decking with the hot tub were ..."

    We absolutely loved the place the views on the decking with the hot tub were something else I will defo be coming back We didn’t want to leave ❤️

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2021

  • "A beautiful lodge with stunning views, exceeded all expectations."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2021

  • "I was really excited for this trip in regards to the cabin as the pictures online looked great, and once we pulled up to it it looked just as good - but as we went inside it - was just amazing."

    The first thing I said was "the pictures online were good - but even they didn't do it justice!", And then - to step outside to the hot tub and the most amazing view was just mind blowing. I can't express enough how perfect the cabin was. The interior is dressed with great style and quality, and every little need is met, from a welcome basket on the table to provided bathrobes hung by the door. I don't need to say 'i will recommend this place to my friends' as after I posted my holiday photos on Facebook we've already had people asking for the link to book! and we ourselves sincerely hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2020

  • "So very sad to leave this log cabin and highly recommend staying here."

    You won't be disappointed. It has simply stunning views and loved watching the sun rise from the terrace. It's in such a peaceful location away from everything yet only a very short drive in under 10 minutes to Llanidloes. Beautifully furnished with absolutely everything you need. The beds were so comfortable. We booked for somewhere special for a week to celebrate my 50th birthday and could not have chosen better to celebrate with my husband and 9 year old son. We loved the hot tub such a lovely addition. We shall miss it very much. Tom was an amazing host. Nothing was too much trouble and he even lent our son one of his grandson's old bikes for the week for our son to use. He had great fun whizzing around outside on it. Thank you Tom. We definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was much better than even the photos on Sykes website."

    Internally, everything was supplied. Externally a unique view - and a hot tub. Tom, the owner, was the perfect host and a highlight was meeting his dog, Captain!

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "Amazing place to stay."

    Views are absolutely amazing. Very clean lodge. Hot tub was fantastic. Tom is amazing and made our holiday enjoyable. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2020

  • "10/10 Beautiful cabin, amazing views and host!"

    Probably the nicest place I've visited! Tom met us to show us around and inform us of how everything worked, also greeted with an amazing hamper of local goods! Now the views from the cabin are something else! Constant wildlife such as woodpecker's, red kite's circling above etc, really cool! Plenty of lovely places to walk to, and hike up. I'd be surprised if anybody finds a better place to stay in Wales!

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Mar 2020

  • "100 per cent would book again."

    This was our second stay at 'The firs'.To spend New Year in this beautiful place was just Heaven. Very personal touches from the owners and if we had of wanted anything I am 100 per cent that they would have fulfilled our needs. Do not hesitate, book this property today and you will have no regrets.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2019

  • "This cottage I feel should be a 5"

    Reviewed by Memory5.0Nov 2019

  • "This was our second visit to The Firs and again it was perfect."

    We spent a day snowed in and Tom, the host, made sure we were ok and offered to take us into town or get supplies for us which really does go above and beyond what you expect. Would happily recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2019

  • "Our second visit to this beautiful lodge and it didn’t disappoint."

    We cannot get bored of the lovely views over the valleys, especially in the hot tub. The birds visiting the bird feeders, what a variety of feathered friends. The hosts are accommodating as usual, also thank you for the lovely welcome pack. Shall we be returning again? .....you bet !

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent lodge peaceful finish to high standard definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday!"

    Luxury accommodation, peaceful and spacious, spectacular views, lots to do in the area. Tom and Olwen were really helpful throughout our stay. Thank you for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2019

  • "Everything was perfect"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2019

  • ".View to die for ."

    Lovely welcome .everything spot on.Anybody who stays here just wont want to leave.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2019

  • "The Firs is a truly breathtaking place to stay with spectacular views."

    Despite the weather being very unkind to us we were still able to BBQ and make good use of the hot tub! I feel sure that we will book again.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2019

  • "The Firs has been done to a very high standard, there is everything you need for a quite and relaxing holiday, The fantastic view from the “Hot Tub” watching the Woodpecker feed from the bird house on the terrace."

    The only noises are from the Sheep in the fields. Tom & Olwen have thought of everything, relaxing deck chairs to watch the sunset across the valley with a cold beer or a glass of wine. We have very much enjoyed our stay at The Firs, definitely the place to relax and chill out. We will be recommending it to all our friends and family. Thanks Tom & Olwen From a very happy, John & Jayne

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "This is literally the definition of a hidden gem."

    We were looking for a quiet long weekend away from London in the country, and this exceeded expectations. We enjoyed a day of hiking around the area then sat in the hot tub watching the pretty scenery while the sun set. The owner is very considerate, has thought of everything including a grill, fully functional kitchen, and comfortable beds and two en-suite bathrooms. We travelled with another couple as well and never felt cramped. We are looking forward to returning to this cozy cabin come winter.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2019

  • "The accommodation was excellent and we were well looked after by the owner Tom."

    Particularly liked Llanidloes and the Cambrians.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "Location, comfort, facilities, fixtures and fittings, what a wonderful holiday we had."

    Not normally one for hot tubs, this one, with the view is a bit special and watching the sunrise over the valley is simply wonderful. Plenty of wildlife, saw a few red kites too. Excellent ease of access, really friendly and welcoming owners, ample parking and quite literally situated on the greatest driving road of all time. Quite simply , cannot be faulted, thanks so much

    Reviewed by Dean5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very peaceful and I would definitely go back."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2019

  • "We enjoyed every minute in this beautiful lodge, the beautifully stunning lodge ..."

    We enjoyed every minute in this beautiful lodge, the beautifully stunning lodge overlooks views which look like a picture postcard, Tom and Olwen, the owners are so welcoming and couldn't have helped more with my 90 year old mother in law, they brought from their home an upright comfy chair and a Zimmer frame which was invaluable, all in all fantastic

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Such a cosy, comfortable, well equipped lodge in the most beautiful setting."

    This place really feels like a bit of luxury in the Welsh countryside. The views from the lodge are truly spectacular. A real get away from it all experience. Thank you Tom and Olwen for making our holiday so special.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Apr 2019

  • "The pictures don’t do the place any justice, it is absolutely gorgeous."

    Tom was so friendly and helpful, we would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2019

  • "I booked this cottage for my husbands birthday and a much needed break after the sad loss of my father."

    We were both blown away with the cottage and facilities. Total peace and quiet, extremely relaxing in the peaceful setting and the hot tub was a bonus to the stay. Brilliant owners who welcomed us both and a lovely welcome basket with some very delicious local produce. there was nothing we could have added. Warm and comfortable stay. So good we have re-booked for New Year. Cannot wait. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2019

  • "Accommodation perfect, setting beautiful , hosts amazing."

    Cannot say more a true 5-star experience!....cannot wait to return....!

    Reviewed by Lucille5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fantastic 5* lodge,beautiful scenery,very peaceful and tranquil."

    we couldn't fault anything .Tom and Olwen were brilliant hosts. won't be dissappointed.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2019

  • "What a beautiful location with a lodge finished to the highest standards."

    Not enough is made of how breathtaking the scenery is from the terrace.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2018

  • "What a lodge!"

    What a view! Unreal! The best place we have stayed so far. The lodge is on the hill with a magnificent view to enjoy every morning. We came in the evening so it was dark already so we did not see where we are but boy what view awaited us in the morning The lodge is new and very cosy and quipped with quality furnishings and utensils. You have everything you need. Tom the owner was very welcoming and showed us around the lodge. A welcome basket with local produce is a nice touch. Hot tub is a nice addition too. We had a brilliant time and did not want to go. There's plenty of places to see around - Elan Valley, Devil's Bridge, Red Kite feeding centre, Powis Castle to name a few. Snowdonia National Park is not too far as well. This was our first time visiting Wales and we fell in love. Autumn colours were gorgeous. This is the first place we actually want to came back. Can't wait for our next visit!

    Reviewed by Agne5.0Nov 2018

  • "A lovely well appointed and comfortable lodge with an absolutely beautiful view."

    The owners were helpful throughout our stay and thank you for the welcome pack....and the cherry on the cake, a hot tub. We spent most nights enjoying a glass of wine, looking at the stars and listening to the wildlife. Very relaxing. I want to go back..Now!

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is a 5 star lodge, the owners are more than helpful most welcoming, with a nice hamper ."

    It should be advertised as suitable for anyone with walking problem because it is on one level , a low step shower . My wife has M.S. she was most happy , scenery was out of this World. Would like to thank Tom and Olwen for lovely week.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2018

  • "We have been to quite a few cottages and lodges over the years, but i must state that the position of the Firs and the views outdo any we have been to, it was immaculate inside and out and furnishings and utensils were of the highest quality, Tom and Olwen were so helpful and the welcome basket was fantastic."

    The hot tub was great and checked every morning, at night time in the tub lights out watching the stars and listening to the owls calling was a great experience. We will certainly be visiting again. Mr & Mrs fraser.

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2018

  • "The views from the lodge are breathtaking!"

    !! We have traveled all over the world but this lodge has the best views we have ever experienced. It is furnished beautifully and is spotless. Tom and Olwen are lovely hosts and very helpful. It is a great holiday for day trips, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the surrounding countryside is well worth a visit. Brilliant!!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2018

  • "We have just come back from a week at The Firs."

    We did not want to leave! The views where tremendous and the lodge was equipped with everything we needed. We had a lovely welcome hamper and Tom gave us a thorough tour of the lodge. We had some wonderful days out but nothing beat getting in the hot tub at night, listening to the local wildlife (which included owls), looking at the big harvest moon and watching shooting stars. Breakfast was as equally stunning looking out over the valley and watching the Red Kites soar on the thermals. The location was so peaceful and we can’t thank Tom enough for such a relaxing holiday. Please don’t hesitate to book, you won’t be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2018

  • "When we arrived at The Firs we were met by Tom the owner, who was really friendly he explained everything we needed to know on a mini tour of the lodge."

    Olwen and Tom had left us a lovely welcome hamper which was much appreciated especially the fresh bread from Andy's. The lodge itself is built to a very high standard, the outside terrace and views were a fantastic addition and having the hot tub under the sheltered roof meant even when it rained we could use it and take in the views. We used the barbeque every evening. The location is about 3 miles from Llanidloes, with a nice swing park for the kids, Andy's bakery and a large COOP just on the outskirts that sold everything we needed. For days out we would recommend, Aberdovey, Barmouth (take the small ferry to the island or walk across the bridge). Devils Bridge was a great walk with some fantastic scenery not suitable if you suffer vertigo as Jacobs ladder is around 100 vertical steps down on slippery slate. King Arthurs Labyrinth was a great adventure for the kids in a underground cave with the boatman showing you round. We also went to see the Red Kite feeding at Girgin Farm 3pm each day it was amazing seeing 300 red kites swooping down, there is also a lovely two mile walk with some great scenery. There is plenty to do and see from the lodge all within 1 hours drive through some breathtaking winding roads. We would have no hesitation returning to The Firs.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2018

  • "The lovely wooden lodge is so comfortable and is in a very quiet and scenic location."

    It has been beautifully furnished with Laura Ashley furniture and accessories and has everything that we needed, and more! From the spacious terrace (and the hot tub) there are stunning views over the valley to the mountains in the distance. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and left a lovely welcome pack for our arrival. Everything exceeded our expectations and we can highly recommend this lodge and were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2018

  • "WOW..."

    This newly built cottage is just about perfect...two spacious bedrooms both with ensuites, an open plan kitchen,(well stocked) dining and sitting room (with 2 very comfortable laura ashley couches, one of which can convert to a bed). The location on the hillside of a beautiful valley is breathtaking, the views are amazing,...there is a veranda on 2 sides of the cottage which allows you to be outside in all weather. It is peaceful and quiet and still only a few minutes drive from the local village which has an award winning takeaway. The beds were so comfortable, the TV in each bedroom a lovely touch. Tom and Olwyn are such gracious hosts, there if you need anything, otherwise leave you alone to rest and relax, we felt very welcome, the local biscuits, t-bags, bread, butter, Elderflower cordial, bottled water already in the fridge, even milk started our week long stay in a high note.. ..come watch the red kites soaring on the thermals over the valley, hear the swifts return to the nearby barn to roost at dusk.....you are truly on holidays, "away from it all". We hope to return, perhaps in Winter, we might be very lucky to stay there in the snow.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric flame-effect stove
  • LPG heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Hot Tub
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Gravelled area, patio, veranda, decking with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Short breaks are from Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday only
  • Please note: this property has a maximum occupancy of x4 guests including infants
  • Please note this property can be booked alongside The Larches (1058282) sleeping 4
  • Charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at the property unless there is a prior agreement from the owner at an additional charge
  • This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250

The property

Sat in an idyllic elevation overlooking the breath-taking scenery of Powys in Wales is this beautiful wooden-clad lodge, set just three miles west of the lovely town of Llanidloes.

Placed perfectly for exploring the great outdoors of Wales, you can make this the homely base for a break of adventure, or your heart-warming relaxing spot for a while.

Enter The Firs and feel instantly at home, the spacious open-plan living area is gloriously bright and airy, its pleasant sitting space is enhanced by a TV and an electric flame-effect fire.

The dining table offers ample dining set for four, while the modern and stylish kitchen is fully equipped for your convenience throughout your stay.

Head through into the two tasteful bedrooms, both hosting double beds and benefit from stunning en suite facilities to make this rural retreat a real home-from-home.

From the main living area, step out of the patio doors and be greeted by rural bliss, the jaw-dropping countryside views can be enjoyed from a number of seating spots, some of which are under-cover so you can enjoy this magnificent setting no matter the weather.

The Fir's finest asset is the luxury hot tub that benefits from some of the finest vistas imaginable.

Indulge yourself with a glass of bubbly and simply take it all in.

Appreciate the awe-inspiring Powys countryside and all that it can offer from The Firs.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1058282, together sleeping up to 8 guests.

The Firs And The Larches

The Firs and The Larges are two luxurious and thoughtfully built holiday lodges resting in Van near Llanidloes, Powys. This wonderful collection offers single-storey, open-plan accommodation boasting truly breath-taking views across the rolling Welsh countryside, off-road parking and covered hot tub, an idyllic setting for couples, families or friends looking to admire the beauty of Wales. The nearby Clywedog Reservoir offers ample walking and cycling routes as well as stunning views across the water and an insight into the area’s history at the nearby Bryntail Lead Mine Buildings. Continue the historic excursion and visit the nearby Llanidloes to tour its museum or to visit the Charter Market which has been held in the town since 1280; or venture further afield to visit the dramatic Powis Castle and to cross the border to explore historic towns like Ludlow and Shrewsbury. Those looking to experience the coast can also take a scenic drive across to Aberystwyth where you can admire its spectacular castle or roam the shores of its beach, if you’re lucky you might even spot the resident dolphins in Cardigan Bay. Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park is also within driving distance hosting an abundance of walking opportunities for every ability as well as a variety of outdoor activities including watersports, underground excursions through mines and even ziplines! Appreciate the wonders of Wales from these spectacular woodland lodges.

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About the location


Newtown 15.4 miles; Llandrindod Wells 22.6 miles; Aberystwyth 30 miles.

The market town of Llanidloes nestles on the eastern slopes of the Cambrian Mountains, with access to some of the most unspoilt and undiscovered scenery both Wales and the Welsh/Shropshire Borders have to offer. Locally, there are plenty of activities to enjoy, with walking, cycling, riding, fishing, tennis, golf, swimming and shooting all available within 10 miles. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance, are a host of attractions: Powis Castle (National Trust), with its world famous gardens, is just 20 miles away; the Welsh Coast, with its fine beaches, is less than an hour’s drive; Rhayader and the Elan Valley are 40 minutes away; the Shropshire towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury are within easy reach, as are the popular North Wales destinations of Llangollen and Snowdonia. A picturesque region, ideal for an action packed holiday or a relaxing break.

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Please note: this property has a maximum occupancy of x4 guests including infants.

Please note this property can be booked alongside The Larches (1058282) sleeping 4

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas