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Oakwood House

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 969514)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was fantastic with great facilities, including the hot tub."

    The only draw back was the flies…however we realise this can’t be helped when in the countryside in the summer. Maybe more fly catchers would be helpful. The scenery was just breath taking. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback about Oakwood. We fully understand about the flies and we try our hardest. We will put some more catchers in. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeanneJul 2022

  • "Hot tub wasn’t clean."

    The flies in the property was a massive problem, they would benefit from using electric fly catchers in each room. We placed many sticky catchers and caught literally hundreds we have pictures if needed. We asked about a problem with the boiler and water pressure assured someone would check it at the property this didn’t happen. Loose staircase which was a problem as one of the guest relies heavily upon using a hand rail to walk up the stairs. BBQ was dated. The property has huge potential if the decor was freshened, if all of the above was out right I would gladly pay extra to stay again however as it is I wouldn’t choose again. We took out small dog and the property wasn’t enclosed so a leash was required at all times when she went into the garden.

    We are truly sorry about the flies, we provide products to try and help the situation. We have tried electric fly catchers before but doesn't make much of a difference to the normal ones. Maybe placing in every room as you said could be a better solution. Very sorry about the miss communication about the boiler, someone did see to it but never let you know. We have now sorted the loose staircase. Thank you for your feedback it has all been taken onboard. we hope to see you back again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneJul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Oakwood house."

    The property was lovely, well maintained and the staff at the lodge park really friendly and helpful. Would definitely come back again

    Thank you Sarah, we look forward to seeing you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2022

  • "Lovely family get together."

    House was just as advertised. Only thing we found that the WiFi and TV reception was not that good. But it was still nice to just chill and listen to music instead. Will deffo go back.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have now added new WIFI to all the park but are very sorry about the inconvenience when you stayed. We hope to see you back again. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Oakwood House, it’s perfect for a family get together."

    The children were entertained by the hot tub and pool table and there was plenty of room for us all throughout the house. The kitchen is well equipped and has plenty of room for 10 people. The only two points I would make are that the welcome pack said the hot tub was cleaned daily and we didn’t feel as though it was cleaned during our stay, the mattresses on the beds could do with replacing as every member of our party commented on them being uncomfortable. All in all it was a wonderful stay and we would recommend the house.

    Reviewed by DeborahApr 2022

  • "Fantastic break for myself and my family."

    Everything was immaculate, the only thing I would suggest is that you supply fly spray, there was a note in the welcome book about the flys so if this is a continuous problem I would expect you to supply your guests with fly spray to enable them to have a comfortable stay. Myself and my family had to eat upstairs as the flys were gathered in the kitchen and in the conservatory room. We were red hot as we didn’t want to open the doors so more flys would get it and I had to prepare my babies bottles upstairs too. As soon as we got fly spray the problem was easily solved but I don’t expect to be making trips to town just to look for the spray.

    Reviewed by RachealMar 2022

  • "Great house, which is well proportioned."

    Great accommodation, great facilities, with picturesque views. High recommend.

    Thank you for your great feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithMar 2022

  • "Great cottage, great stay."

    Just a little disappointed that we couldn't use the hot tub. Fully understand the weather was poor. But reported the hot tub was unusable on the first day to the number provided, but had no reply nor any remedy to topping up the tub to use! Other than that, really enjoyed the house.

    Sorry for any inconvenience with the hot tub. The storm that weekend caused numerous problems on the park including several telephone lines down. This could explain the reason for no reply. We are very sorry about this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenFeb 2022

  • "We've just returned home from a fabulous short break at Oakwood House."

    Unfortunately the weather wasn't on our side and we had to leave a night early to avoid the storm. The house is absolutely beautiful, the views are spectacular. I do have to agree with previous reviews in regards to the lack of lighting on the patio area and rear of the property. We very much look forward to returning in the near future!

    We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. Unfortunately the storm caused numerous problems that week. We take your feedback very seriously. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindsayFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful house and enjoyed every second of our girly stay."

    The house was beautiful and clean, but just lacked the finer details (extra toilet rolls, hand soaps and maybe some tea towels). Would definitely visit again x

    Reviewed by EmmaJan 2022

  • "We all had a lovely holiday at Oakwood house,we arrived to a nice clean house, it’s such a lovely place and made the holiday."

    We had everything we needed. They even put our Tesco shop away has it arrived before us,thank you. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ElaineDec 2021

  • "A great place for all at this property,the only slight niggle was the outside should have a fence at the side of house to stop pets getting out."

    Otherwise no problem

    Reviewed by ChristineDec 2021

  • "Our family stay was lovely such a beautiful place the views are amazing the stay was comfortable a lovely house, will deffinetly return."

    Reviewed by CarlyDec 2021

  • "Fantastic house, well equipped kitchen, lovely and warm, felt at home peaceful location, host was easily contactable."

    only one negative and they was lacking out door lighting on the patio would highly recommend to others

    Reviewed by MarieDec 2021

  • "It says the Hot tub would be looked at everyday they came once and I had to request it."

    When 8 adults use it every day in a week it gets very grubby.

    Reviewed by POct 2021

  • "Oakwood House is spacious, clean and well equipped, a little worn around the edges in places but that was a positive because a holiday which includes children and dogs does not require high end furnishing and immaculate decor."

    We all relaxed, the outside space was wonderful, kids played football, we all took a turn in the hot tub, we had a barbecue evening and we loved exploring this peaceful and beautiful part of Wales. We enjoyed it so much that the hunt is now on for another house for next year!

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "Very nice house and lovely location."

    Reviewed by DevApr 2021

  • "My friends and I had an AMAZING stay at Oakwood house."

    I would 10/10 recommend everyone to visit the place. The house itself is beautiful with exceptional, breathtaking features. Our hosts were very attentive and very helpful in ensuring our stay was as smooth as possible. On the last day my friends and I ran into some trouble food wise which was completely our fault, but the hosts were so kind and receptive and they immediately sent someone to assist us in going to the nearest restaurant to pick up some food. Best customer service I’ve ever experienced!!! Will definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by AshleyApr 2021

  • "We enjoyed everything about our holiday, no faults what so ever."

    Reviewed by RyanDec 2020

  • "Oakwood house was a blessing, such a nice property will definitely book again"

    Reviewed by DildarSep 2020

  • "Oakwood Cottage was fab, although in need of some upgrading (lick of paint) the views are spectacular."

    Its a 2.2mile walk to bars and restaurants. If the cottage had outdoor lighting (instead of solar Lighting) we would have spent a lot more time outside in the hot tub. We had a problem with the aga, we reported it and it was sorted within 20min. The owner and staff were extremely helpful. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by LyndseySep 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage with amazing views which are best enjoyed from the hot tub ..."

    Fantastic cottage with amazing views which are best enjoyed from the hot tub Had a great holiday and the cottage was lovely to come back to in the evenings, lots to see and do despite Coronavirus For such a large cottage it was immaculately clean, great comms with owners Recommended

    Reviewed by ChristinaJul 2020

  • "The house was lovely and in a great place but some work neededs to be done in the house, dripping tap in kitchen, radiator leaking in bathroom, kitchen table staining coming of when you wipe it and uneven to put glasses on to, doors to get outside very hard to open, my granddaughters and I couldnt, keys to get in on arrival not where we where told they would be and nobody there, in the end found out the house was open so let ourselfs in, no plugs in kitchen or utility sinks."

    this is all items that could be corrected in no time. it has not put us off recommending it to others as I have said it is a lovely house and the area for walking is great in a very quite area

    Reviewed by AngelaFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with beautiful views!"

    We had a family weekend away and this was the perfect place for everyone, we had ages from 3 months up to 87 years old! The pool table was brilliant, as well as the large lounge area (Just wish they would of been a heater in there for the cooler evenings, there was 2 fans but only blew out cold air). The kitchen was great and very well stocked with various pots and pans etc. We we all very happy :)

    Reviewed by RachelJan 2020

  • "Beautiful house, plenty of room for more than 9 people."

    Plenty of parking spaces for 6 cars on the driveway. The Aga was interesting, never used one before but soon got the hang of it. Plenty of bathrooms with baths and showers. It would be beneficial to have lights outside on the patio area, when the nights draw in, you can’t see a thing. There were solar lights but as it is winter they don’t charge in the day. It was pet friendly and my dog loved the garden. The radiator in one of the bathrooms was leaking, but apart from that it was brilliant. I will book it again for sure, the whole family had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by JoanneJan 2020

  • "Booking was really easy and clear through the Sykes website."

    The property we rented was beautiful and exactly as listed. Directions and key collection was emailed to us in advance which was great however on arrival the key safe was broken and we found the property open with the keys in the door. Not a problem for us but a little worrying security wise however we live in the city so probably just not expecting it. Had an issue with the hot tub a few days into our stay but after an email sent to the site I had a response in less than an hour and a lovely lady came first thing the next morning to fix it. Absolutely beautiful house and plenty of room for our party of 9 without us feeling like we were under each other's feet. There is a huge conservatory on the back of the house which gives a fantastic view of the land. The listing states plenty of parking for 3 cars and has a garage, we had 4 cars and still had plenty of room. Facilities were great and it was an experience cooking for 9 using an Aga which we had never used before but had fun doing it. Pool table is a great touch also. Lots to do and see in the local area and plenty of information in the house about this. All in all a brilliant holiday and wouldn't hesitate to return and recommend to others

    Reviewed by LorraineJan 2020

  • "When we arrived we found food remnants and broken glass in the bottom of the dishwasher but otherwise the house was very clean."

    We were concerned that a curtain pole was hanging out of the wall and one room had a broken pane of glass but when we spoke to the owner, he was aware of the glass but had been unable to get it replaced because the house had been constantly booked out but he was not aware of the curtain pole and thanked us for telling him which allayed our fears that we may be blamed. The staff were exceptionally friendly and quick to respond to our concerns with warmth and empathy; they were there if we needed them but left us alone to enjoy the house, it's ammenities and the stunning views. The house is well designed with ample room to accomodate large groups of people to spend time together whilst also providing space for solitude from each other if it is needed!!!! This really is a beautiful place to stay; it is incredibly peaceful and relaxing and sitting in the hot tub watching the many Red Kite birds dancing in the sky is a memory we will all remember.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay here!"

    Went above and beyond our expectations. The house was amazing as was everything within it, the hot tub was a lovely added touch. The house is kept to an excellent standard and I would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by JadeApr 2019

  • "Absolutely superb!"

    A wonderful house with so much space and amazing views. The manager Sarah was so helpful. Fab hot tub, a new BBQ, well stocked kitchen. We had a fantasticl time.

    Reviewed by BethApr 2019

  • "Had a really lovely week at Oakwood House."

    The views from the house are spectacular. Hot tub was thoroughly enjoyed. Great location for exploring. Sarah the Manager couldn’t have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by NickyApr 2019

  • "The best weekend I could of wished for to share with good friends, in a beautiful location as my hen weekend."

    We walked, cooked and relaxed in the hot tub, we are even thinking of a return visit. Just perfect

    Reviewed by JoanneMar 2019

  • "Yes. My daughter was very unhappy with the fact that the windows upstairs had no child locks on them."

    She was unable to relax in the house. Having a two year old and keeping an eye on him at all times is very stressful knowing that he was attempting to open the windows in the bedrooms. House needs more out door lighting it has none. I appreciate the the house is in a light pollution area. The hot water coming out of hot taps would scold you. This was a problem with young children. Must have been about 65deg C. Overall the house was fantastic, plenty off parking for four cars and the view was out of this world from the conservatory.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2019

  • "An great stay, exceptional house with outstanding scenery."

    my family and I really enjoyed the holiday.

    Reviewed by GaryFeb 2019

  • "Amazing place, can not find a fault."

    Reviewed by NabeelJan 2019

  • "Stunning home, spacious, clean and comfortable in beautiful surroundings."

    Incredible hot tub. Great fun had by all in pool room. Red Kites in abundance.

    Reviewed by KevinNov 2018

  • "First class accommodation in a lovely location."

    We were a 3 generation group with ages ranging from 14 to 80 and everyone was happy.There was lots to do and lots of space to do it.We will return. The place was spotless and when we encountered a problem on arrival ,it was dealt with immediately and effectively. Our first encounter with Sykes and it won't be the last.

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2018

  • "The holiday took the form of a family gathering with 9 people of ages between early twenties and late eighties."

    We found the house spacious, well equipped and comfortable. The area is very beautiful and perfect for those enjoying walks ranging from short riverside strolls to 20+ miles. We would respectfully suggest some form of adjustable shading be provided for the spacious conservatory as, even in mid September it could become very warm. A car is essential to reach most points of interest and starting points of trails. We found this to have all the requirements for a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by PatrickSep 2018

  • "Oakwood house was just amazing."

    We had a wonderful week and we are already missing the spectacular views. The outside seating area isn’t comfatable so we spent very little time sat outside. It really needs proper garden furniture with some sort of shade for the summertime. We was very fortunate that we had amazing weather but that meant we couldn’t sit in the living room as it was far too hot, it also meant we couldn’t watch tv until the sun had gone done. You really need to install some sort of blinds to block the sun and possibly some fans. The AGA cooker was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed doing the cooking. We all had a lot of fun playing pool and my husband and granddaughter enjoyed the hot tub. The beds were extremely comfortable but we found the pillows were not and it was something we all commented on. Overall a wonderful house, it had everything you could possibly need.

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2018

  • "Lack of outside seating as picnic benches not very comfortable after half an hour"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2018

  • "Fantastic views, Oakwood House amazing staff helpful, addressed any issues promptly."

    Went as family and found plenty to do for all ages.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "Amazing house, beautiful setting and fabulous host."

    Cannot fault it in any way and will definitely be returning for our big family and friend gatherings.

    Reviewed by PavinpreetMay 2018

  • "I booked this as a suprise for my boyfriend and all his mates."

    . it was a brilliant weekend! There was loads to keep us entertained! The hot tub was so much fun. The house is huge with more than enough bathrooms, the beds are very comfy! The kitchen has everything you need for the weekend and to cook for a large group of people. For people who have never used an aga before a warning note not to turn it off would be great haha. Also a BBQ would be perfect there too! We were slightly worried because we were a noisy bunch but we didn't get told to quietned down or anything, it was lovely to relax and have fun for the weekend. Cant wait to book again! Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by LianneApr 2018

  • "This is a brilliant little place to stay, we always visit Rhayader a couple of times a year and usually stay in the lodges but booked oakwood house as we stayed with the family."

    The house easily accommodates 10 people and there are plenty of bathrooms and table seating (there may be a fight for the hot tub though as it seats 6 (7 at a push)). Very modern property and will definitely be visiting again...only one suggestion, the conservatory, although perfect for viewing the kites up above, gets extremely hot and bright, would be worth considering blinds.

    Reviewed by TinaApr 2018

  • "The location of the house is inaccurate - it is far more than 1."

    5 miles from the town therefore car essential and somewhat isolated however that being said house is wonderful , well equipped, beautifully decorated Could do with an information book too that informs upon how to use things such as hot tub, agar and general appliances. Required a bit of guess work Lovely time had by all and would thoroughly recommend for large groups or families

    Reviewed by SamFeb 2018

  • "This is a beautiful property that looks even better in real life than it does in the pictures, if that’s possible."

    Very comfortable and surrounded by a picturesque landscape. We can’t wait to book again!

    Reviewed by KateJan 2018

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  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x second floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x first floor double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x first floor double, 1 x second floor twin (zip/link, can be super king-size on request), 2 x first floor single
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor Jack and Jill bathroom with separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug room
  • Snooker room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric AGA range cooker, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WIFI, selection of books and DVDs, Cot x2, Highchair x2
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garage, off road parking for 2 cars.Front enclosed garden and BBQ on request
  • Rear lawn and terrace with furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.

The property

Rhayader 1.5 miles.

Oakwood House is a high quality farmhouse-style cottage nestled in the incredible Welsh countryside near the market town of Rhayader.

With the brilliant features and beautiful decor, this property is the perfect stay for a holiday with family and friends.

Step into Oakwood and enter into the light and bright hallway, to the left sits a fantastic little sitting room with comfortable furniture, a TV.

Further down the hallway sits a stunning snooker room which leads to the astounding main living area, a spacious sun room with an atrium-style ceiling, seating for 10 and phenomenal views across the rural location that you're sat in.

The ground floor also boasts a large kitchen diner with a rustic dining table and a contemporary fitted kitchen will all of the necessary appliances.

Oakwood House expands across 3 floors, the upper floors present 6 immaculate, homely bedrooms as well as sumptuous bathroom facilities to complete the interior of the property.

The standout feature of Oakwood is certainly its garden, you can choose to roam the extensive lawn area or just sit back and relax on the fantastic terrace furniture or even the hot tub.

Rhayader is a delightful town with a fine selection of pretty tearooms as well as pubs and restaurants to choose from.

The popular town of Llandrindod Wells is nearby and is certainly worth a visit during your stay.

Oakwood House is a wonderful cottage in an idyllic countryside location.

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

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About the location


Llandrindod Wells 10 miles; Aberystwyth 34 miles.

Rhayader is a small Welsh market town with a selection of tea rooms, pubs, restaurants, amenities and unique little boutiques, including local antiques. An added bonus of a leisure centre with a large swimming pool and a weekly livestock market. The Red Kite Feeding Station, on the outskirts of the town is a great attraction not to be missed. Rhayader is the first town on the River Wye and is home to the spectacular dams and reservoirs of the Elan and Claerwen Valleys. The Elan Valley offers a variety of walks and cycle trails (cycle hire is available in Rhayader), as well as a visitor’s centre with café and children's play area. This area is known as the Wildlife Centre of Wales, with its amazing variety of nature reserves open for visitors to enjoy. There is also pony trekking available in the area. Visit Builth Wells, where the Spring Festival, Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and Winter Fair are all held annually. Alternatively, a scenic drive will take you to the Welsh coast 34 miles away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas