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Seren

Rhayader near Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 1022897)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "The pod was nice and clean, hot tub was very nice also."

    Wifi was good and the bed was comfy, although a bit soft for my liking. The small fan was also brilliant. The fly trap above the bed could benefit from being moved as some of the dead flies dropped off onto the bed. The pod could also do with more places to hang clothes etc, maybe an outside rail for wet clothes after the hot tub. overall was a very nice experience.

    Reviewed by CharlieJul 2022

  • "Just do it."

    No brainer. Amazing location. Beautiful pod and hot tub

    Reviewed by WesleyJul 2022

  • "The view was beautiful, place was spotless and hot tub was amazing!"

    The concept of having the key in the safe upon arrival and putting it back upon departure is absolute genius to avoid delays. The only thing which affected our comfort is how many flies there was inside and around the lodge. This is not the owners fault at all and apart from this the holiday was amazing but there were swarms coming in. We’re just a bit confused as this hasn’t been raised previously and we couldn’t figure out why this was happening as we didn’t leave food out. It was difficult to sleep and relax with the amount in there and we left early on our last day as we were sleep deprived due to this. In the future maybe it would be beneficial to add a fly net inside. Perhaps it’s just due to the weather. Apart from this, the holiday was 100% and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who asked.

    Thank you for your kind words and your feedback is welcome and helpful. As this is the time of year and being in the countryside we do what we can to keep them under control, but do feel that within reason this was an extreme case. Id like to say that we welcome guests that arn’t comfortable to contact us and we will gladly do what we can to remedy the situation. We wish you all the best for the future, Wayne at Long Valley Glamping. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NatashaJul 2022

  • "Great stay at seren would highly recommend for a lovely quiet break, Not much about but it was just what we wanted, there’s a village close by with a nice pub that does lovely food etc."

    Reviewed by HarveyJul 2022

  • "It was a beautiful pod that exceeded our expectations."

    Amazing Scenery all around. Perfect romantic and peaceful get away. The pod is exactly like in the photos. Also many great attractions around. The only challenge might be no service as you get away from the pod. A little tip download the maps or insert location in the pod as there is WiFi. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by DeirunasJun 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay if a your looking for a quiet relaxing holiday with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside ."

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2022

  • "We stayed at Seren Friday to Monday."

    The pod was immaculate and equipped with everything you would need . Lovely views and very peaceful would definitely come back just to use the hot tub

    Reviewed by LeightonApr 2022

  • "Seren was absolutely lovely you can tell the owners take great pride in the pods."

    We arrived to a welcome sign, and a little chocolate treat and drink which was a lovely touch. The views are amazing and you feel very much like the space is your own. We took advantage of the hot tub on a daily basis we couldn't resist it

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay not much to do very rural area, the local pub doesn't open until 8pm and closes at 11pm and I wouldnt walk seemed too far."

    We didnt know how to use the heating so a manual or guidelines would of been handy. We were due to stay 4 nights but only stayed 3 as we didn't find mattress comfy and both had bad backs. No oven at property so limited on food options. The property was clean and hot tub was lovely it was nice to have a break and chill as we are both busy at work and home life. Thanks Hat and Dil

    We are very sorry to hear that your stay wasn’t to your expectations. We do try are best and generally our reviews have supported our great standards. Yes it is a rural area and perfect for those that want the peace, quiet and get away from the hectic convenience lifestyle or if you wish, go exploring the local countryside. The current owner of the Happy union pub is the third generation of his family to run the pub, his grandfather took over in 1937 and combined the pub with his tailoring business and local post office, but yes it has opening hours from 8pm till 11pm most nights of the week. It is a good walk but after a few choice drinks you’ll be back at the pod no time. Our pods come with all the basics for cooking, theres a hob, toaster, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, pots, pans crockery, cutlery even a corkscrew (just in case) unfortunately we do not advertise an oven. I have to apologise I will put heating instructions in with the welcome book, i would have welcomed a text from you and would have gladly given directions on the heating. Again we hope to provide all our guest with a comfortable stay and would have gladly added another mattress topper on request to help with any bad backs. We would love to have you stay again, if you did please get in touch before hand and we will endeavour to make the stay as comfortable as possible. All the best, Wayne, Long Valley Glamping. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HarrietJan 2022

  • "We had an amazing time!"

    Beautiful place to stay! Thank you Jana&Ivan (Slovakia) :)

    Reviewed by JankaDec 2021

  • "What a fabulous place!"

    Beautiful views to wake up to in the mornings. Perfect get away for us as was for a suprise birthday trip. Excellent facilities plus the hot tub which was amazing at night. 15 mins away from all you could need. Would definitely recommend to all and we would love to come again in the summer this time for a whole week instead of 2 nights. Thank you for letting us stay, from the Thomas'

    Reviewed by DanielleDec 2021

  • "Stayed here for my partners 30th to escape our hectic lives and we had an absolute blast just relaxing and recharging our batteries for Christmas with work and our 3 children."

    The seren literally has everything you can think of from a smart tv, tea towels, towels, dressing gowns, washing up liquid, cheese grater, pots & pans. Everything is there ready for you!! The pod was very clean and the owners came to check the hot tub every day to make sure it was all ok. I would highly recommend and we will definitely be back. If you arent wanting to cook we went to a lovely restaurant in Llandrindod Wells which is on a lake called Lakeside Cafe and catering about 15 minutes away and we also had an Indian from Llandrindod Wells which was amazing from a place called Zeera!! Would definitely recommend these 2 places to eat. The only thing I do warn is the little track/lane coming up to the pods it is a bit unsteady and bumpy so just go up slowly so dont ruin car but apart from that it was an amazing 2 nights!!

    Reviewed by AmyDec 2021

  • "Very nice place to stay, very relaxing in the hottub lovely views lots to do in the area would like to come back."

    Reviewed by JustinNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay here at Seren."

    The location is peaceful and the view is lovely. Not far to travel to shops and pubs. The Llanerch Inn is a must visit also! The property owner was fab. Nothing too much and communication was great also. Highly reccomended! Thank you and we will hopefully be back again next year.

    Reviewed by HeleddNov 2021

  • "Was an amazing place to stay so nice and cosy we enjoyed every minute of it!"

    Everything was spotless upon arrival not a bad word to be said about this outstanding place! Thank you so so much to the owners!

    Reviewed by AshleyNov 2021

  • "Just got back from a few days here, was absolutely incredible, better than we expected."

    Had everything we needed, wifi was really good, not far from essential shops and beautiful views, hot tub was fab too! Can’t wait to go back

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2021

  • "Me and my partner stayed for a week we absolutely loved it."

    It was cosy, clean and relaxing. Everything we needed was there. Good WiFi. Private and friendly owners. Lovely views and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2021

  • "Pod was amazing and cosy, had everything you needed in it."

    Hot tub was amazing and so relaxing. The area was peaceful and very remote. Lived our stay and would 100% recommend and go again.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2021

  • "We stayed here for a week and we absolutely loved our stay."

    We have stayed in many camping pods over the last 10 years and this one is very well thought out and one of the best we have stayed in. Perfect location and great surroundings made it so relaxing that we enjoyed a few days just relaxing in the pod and hot tub and recharging our batteries. Would definitely recommend and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the pod Seren."

    The pod itself has everything you need for a week-long stay. We did find that we drove most of the time to find places to go, rather than walk from the pod, but there are some great suggestions in the welcome pack issued by the owners. The views are lovely, and no better way to end a day with a drink, relax in the hot tub and cook some food on the bbq. No complaints at all, highly recommended, and would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by LukeSep 2021

  • "Upon arrival the grounds are immaculate, lush grass and hanging baskets with beautiful flowers."

    . the pod was again immaculate with a nice welcome waiting for us on the table, the pod and everything was like brand new! Hot tub was absolutely amazing! So peaceful at night and private during the day.. we honestly could not fault this place one bit! If I was to be super critical then the bathroom wet room takes a while to drain and the driveway leading upto the pod is abit rough ( my vehicle is quite low and scraped out in places ) don’t get me wrong none of this would stop us coming back, we are already looking to book back in next year for definite!! Many thanks for a superb stay and hope to see you soon! 10/10 from us, if your thinking of booking then don’t hesitate, you’ll not be disappointed

    Reviewed by DanielSep 2021

  • "Beautiful location, lovely flower boxes and lush grass greets you as you park."

    A welcome note and posy of flowers was a really lovely start to our holiday. We picked the pod as there is only two on the site and wanted peace and relaxation, it is safe to say the pod exceeded our expectations you don't even know there is anyone else here. The hot tub is amazing especially for star gazing. No where is far to get to, there are plenty of river/canal/lake walks and lots of pubs/cafes! Eithyl popped in to make sure everything was OK, it was really nice to meet him, he had a coffee and chat with us, a wealth of knowledge about the area was great to listen to. We have had a fantastic holiday and look forward to our next stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "The accommodation was absolutely spotless when we arrived and so well presented."

    We were greeted by the hosts dad who gave us a great insight into the area and offered some tips for exploring, the host Wayne was also very friendly and always on hand to answer any questions. The property itself was great, very comfy bed and the views from the decking and hot tub area were superb, it made for a great space to relax and unwind. It also had a good range of facilities, cooking equipment etc. It's clear that the hosts really go the extra mile to ensure you have a great time, would 100% recommend. Thanks for a great stay Luke & Laura.

    Reviewed by LukeAug 2021

  • "Very nice and so quiet ?"

    I'll go again !!!

    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2021

  • "The lodge was amazing, it was spotless when we arrived."

    I understand weather is not your fault however the one thing I could say would be a cover over the hot tub just in case of rain but other than that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return again at some point

    Reviewed by OliviaAug 2021

  • "Lovely stay, definately recommend, well equipped and ideal location."

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2021

  • "Fantastic! Beautiful, quiet location."

    Very well equipped. Views from the hot tub are amazing. Would thoroughly recommend. 10/10

    Reviewed by JonJul 2021

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Summary

  • One king sized bed
  • Shower room with open shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen and sitting area
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Electric hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV and free fibre WiFi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden with lawned area, decking, picnic bench, hot tub, barbecue and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.4 miles and pub 1.4 miles
  • Bike storage available in locked container
  • Located 1.4 miles from Glyndwr’s Way
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am.

The property

Seren is one of two pods at Long Valley Glamping, set amongst the stunning countryside of Abbey Cwm Hir, meaning ‘Abbey in the long valley', which sits on Glyndwr’s Way.

Boasting a private veranda with a hot tub, while being surrounded by luscious hillsides, this property is perfect for a couple wishing to escape to the serenity of Mid Wales for a romantic break.

Seren means ‘Star’ and on a clear night, this remote location is perfect for an evening gazing at the stars from the bubbles of the hot tub.

Arriving at the property via a leafy lane which follows a brook at the base of the valley, you will find this stylish yet cosy pod at the end of a short track, with off-road parking for two cars.

As you step into the pod, the sitting area invites you to kick off your shoes and snuggle in.

The large round doors frame the hillside view beautifully, and give this pod a light and open feel, preserving the sense of tranquillity of the great outdoors, even when you’re cosy inside.

The outdoor space at this dwelling is sure to be a popular spot; the private veranda is perfect for dining al fresco and provides wonderful views, as does the hot tub, where you can relax and unwind after an exhilarating day of fresh air and exploration.

As the evening draws to a close, relax on the plush king-sized bed before drifting off, ahead of another action-packed adventure.

There are barbeque facilities outside, or why not treat yourself to dinner out at one of the local pubs or restaurants; the village centre is 1.4 miles away so makes a pleasant evening stroll to the popular Grade II listed pub ‘The Happy Union Inn’ for a drink, exploring the 12th century Abbey ruins on your way.

Llandrindod Wells is about 13 minutes away by car and is home to a handful of quaint shops, a large supermarket, and pubs and cafés such as Aspidistra Restaurant and Lakeside Cafe, where at the Lakeside Boathouse you can hire kayaks and paddle boards.

The National Cycle Museum is ideal for cycling enthusiasts or history buffs to learn about the journey of the bicycle, from 19th century Hobby Horses to the models you will see on the race tracks today.

Rhayader is around 20 minutes away by car where you can visit the Red Kite feeding station, Valley View Falconry or head out to the spectacular dams of the Elan Valley for some walking, cross country and downhill mountain biking or pony trekking.

Elan Valley was once home to the poet Shelley, who wrote: “This country is highly romantic; here are rocks of uncommon height and picturesque waterfalls.

I am more astonished at the grandeur of the scenery than I expected." Nearby there is the Welsh Royal Crystal Factory, or for a more hands on experience book a class at Alex Allpress Pottery School in Builth Wells.

For tranquil walks, or perhaps a picnic, venture out to Llysdinam Gardens; the 20 acre gardens date back to the 1850s and were owned by the same family for 150 years before Llysdinam Trust took over with a commitment to maintaining the land, the greenhouses and all of the surrounding shrubberies and woodlands.

Shakespeare and theatre fans will enjoy The Willow Globe Theatre.

Founded in 1992, the space has been woven from nature to provide a stage similar to The Globe in London, hosting many productions year-round.

Further afield, the spectacular drive through the Cambrian mountains to Aberystwyth provides a lovely seaside day out.

The cafes and bookshops of Hay-on Wye are 50 minutes by car, and for more active types, Bwlch Nant yr Arian is one hour by car for some truly fantastic free mountain biking trails.

Seren is perfect for an exhilarating escape or a romantic getaway.

This property can be booked with Property ref 1072566 to accommodate four guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

LLANDRINDOD WELLS

Builth Wells 7.6 miles; Hereford 41.3 miles

Llandrindod Wells is a lighthearted, friendly town situated in the county of Powys, within the historic boundaries of Radnorshire, Wales. There are some notable landmarks within the town, including architectural buildings in ornate styles dating from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Llandrindod Wells Victorian Festival, known locally as 'Victorian Week', takes place at the end of August, bringing many tourists to the lively town. Some people like to go-all-out and look the part in Victorian, Edwardian or other antique costumes, and many of the high-street shops dress their windows, in spirit of the event. There is a wide range of entertainment available in the town each year; hosted at The Albert Hall Theatre, Pavilion Mid Wales, which brings Live Music, Comedy and Theatre and Radnor Fringe Festival which is held within the Rock Park. The lake in Llandrindod Wells is part of the town's Victorian history and still remains a popular attraction today, it is a lovely location to bring a picnic with the family. For all you bowling enthusiasts there is The Radnor Indoor Bowls Centre along with the Outdoor Bowling Club for an afternoon of local sports. If you fancy exploring some of the history around the town there is The Radnorshire Museum, The Rock Park & Heritage Centre and The National Cycle Museum, all for your discovery. The Thomas Jones Statue on Temple Gardens is also worth a visit as you stroll across the gardens. The town is situated in a very rural spot so there are lots of scenic walking opportunities; Beacon Hill is a nice 4 mile long trail whilst The Spa Walk offers gentle slopes and opportunity to try the waters at the Chalybeate Spring in Rock Park. Llandrindod Wells provides something for everyone and is a great place for a healthy break.

This property will accept weekly bookings that commence on the Friday. For short breaks they must commence on a Friday or a Monday. Failure to follow these instructions will result in cancellation.