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Shepherd's Rest

(Ref. 980067)

Llandyssil near Montgomery, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Another perfect stay at Shepherd’s Rest."

    Everything so carefully thought about and beautifully presented. Thank you for the special Easter touches, which were lovely.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2024

  • "Was a lovely short break, Shepherds Rest was a beautiful property with amazing views."

    The property was immaculate and clean and the personal touches were great.

    Dear Scott, Kate and family, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you all and have you stay with us. We do hope that we can welcome you to Plas Robin again in the future. Kindest regards, Carol and David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jul 2023

  • "Shepherd's Rest had everything we needed to enjoy our short break."

    Dear Keith Thank you so much for your kind feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We do hope that we can welcome you again in the future to Plas Robin. Kindest regards, Carol and David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2023

  • "Shepherd's Rest was absolutely beautiful."

    The owners (Carol and David) were extremely friendly, helpful and quick to respond to any questions right from the start. The lodge itself was one of the best we've ever stayed in - everything was thought of. Full of little touches to make it extra special, as well as a feeling of total luxury with underfloor heating, robes and hot tub, along with high quality bathrooms and bed linen. We hope to return one day.

    Dear Gemma Thank you so much for your extremely kind review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back we hope and wish you all the very best for 2023! Kindest wishes, Carol and David xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wow wow wow, Shepherd's Rest was the perfect place to relax and unwind, everything was amazing, hosts David and Carol where so welcoming and lovely and nothing was too much trouble, Carol contacted me personally couple of weeks before hand to answer a query I had and was so helpful and that continued when we had any queries or questions once we arrived."

    The property is gorgeous with everything you could need the and the hot tub, for us, with a teenager in tow was great fun, so relaxing and all our evenings centred around it. Only thing I would have changed was ordering more food to cook dinners, on holiday I usually like a break from cooking and to get out and enjoy the pubs and restaurants but we ended up doing extra shopping so we could get back and chill out at the lodge, use the tub and take in the breath taking views. We are already trying to sort out a return visit later this year. Thanks for a much needed relaxing break!

    Dear Gary and Jo, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We loved having you stay with us and of course, we have been so delighted to welcome you back since your stay in the summer! Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy 2023! Best wishes, Carol and David xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "My wife and I with our 2 kids (12,14) and our new 7month old mini sausage dog booked Shepherds Rest for 7 nights."

    Words cannot describe the perfection of the place Carol and Dave have created. set up high on the 35 acres of land they have are 3 amazing lodges stealing blistering views of the welsh countryside. Carol called the day before we came to discuss our arrival and what to expect. We chatted as friends immediately, finding common ground in both owning a mini sausage dog each. (they played together all week, it was so fun to see them running across the huge perfectly manicured lodge garden) . Meg the sheep dog visited regularly also and became part of daily routine!. Carol and Dave are magnificent hosts, tending to all your needs, info on places to go and things to do were plenty. So many "little things" Carol and Dave do all help to a wonderful stay. Its very clear once you get there you haven't booked a lodge for the week, you have booked an experience that they have worked tirelessly to create for their guests. The kids enjoyed going down the hill to the hens to collect fresh eggs in the morning. playing with meg, mini, mia, the dogs. The views at night sitting in the hot tub with a glass of wine, the fully kitted out kitchen, the walk in shower, the stand alone bath, I could go on and on. We will never forget this family holiday and I can not recommend it enough. we intend on returning as a larger group with more of my family to capture this amazing place once again. Hats off to Carol and Dave for their little piece of paradise. And thank you once again for a perfect stay at Shepherds Rest

    Dear Phil, Petra, girls and Harvey! Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and it was lovely to have you here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Jul 2022

  • "Just WOW. I'd discovered Plas Robin many months ago and stored it in my mind for a special occasion."

    When my other half suggested going away for our boys birthday, I knew Plas Robin would be the perfect place. Our boy is our Shih Tzu Bailey, who turned 16 on the day we checked in. He's a very special boy, who recovered from doggy paralysis during the first lock down. We had really high expectations for this trip after looking at reviews and photos but I can honestly say it’s even more amazing in person than you could possibly imagine. The lodge is decorated to such a high standard and is so well equipped, we managed to cook full meals ever day and even bake at the weekend. Bailey spent most of the week sat by the bedroom patio door, looking out into the garden. Us humans switched from watching Netflix, to taking in the beautiful views from the hot tub. Just when I thought our staycation couldn't get anymore perfect, my other half asked me to marry him in front of the fire! Not only did Carol bring a card and a lovely gift to say congratulations to us both, I’ve since found out she also helped arrange for a family member to send us a bouquet of flowers! Plas Robin really has been the most magical break ever and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you Carol & Dave for creating something so perfect, we can’t wait to return. xxxx

    We loved being a small part of your very special break Kairon!❤ Congratulations! Thank you so much for your very kind comments which mean so much to us both. Best wishes with all the wedding planning - enjoy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kairon5.0Jan 2022

  • "We stayed in Shepard’s rest over my birthday in January with our dog Luna and we absolutely loved it."

    The property is in a great location with stunning views and an incredible view of the night sky from the hot tub. Carol and David were great hosts and popped up to visit after our arrival to check we had everything we needed and show us how to turn in the hot tub. We also had a lovely welcome hamper waiting for us when we arrived with fresh bread from a local bakery and eggs from their own chickens. The cabin itself is beautiful and quite spacious, with a lovely shower and bath and a really great kitchen. The fridge and freezer are of a good size (we were a bit worried as we brought our dogs food that needs to remain frozen) but it more than accommodated our needs and we were pleased to find out tesco would deliver (the tesco in Newtown is only a short drive anyway). The area was fenced off and what’s a gate that can be shut to contain any doggys and Luna had a great time running around and exploring as well as playing with lovely Meg the collie! The log fire was a great edition too! Would highly recommend to all!!

    Dear Tim, thank you so much for your lovely feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! Meg thoroughly enjoyed her holiday too! We do hope that we can welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards, Carol & David xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had an absolutely fantastic stay!"

    The accommodation is beautiful with incredible views and everything done to such a high standard. The hot tub is a lovely addition and we really enjoyed looking at stars. Carol and her family are super friendly and helpful. We can’t wait to come and stay again!

    Thank you Abi for such lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us, especially as this was baby Harry's first ever holiday ❤ Look forward to seeing you again in the future we hope xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Dec 2021

  • "WOW WOW WOW The Shepherd's Rest was above and beyond our expectations."

    You could not wish to stay at a more amazing place. Firstly the hosts Carol and David were so welcoming and the property was amazing everything absolutely perfect would not hesitate to reccomend this place. A special mention to Meg the Collie Dog who we adopted for the duration of our stay. Will most certainly return. Didn't want to leave.

    Hi Andrew and Mary Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a glowing review - we are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that we might see you again in the future. Best wishes, Carol and David xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2021

  • "The lodge was perfection, built to such a high standard."

    The attention to detail was very high and the owners were so friendly and welcoming and always happy to help. We received a hamper on arrival which made the experience even more remarkable. We were also provided with an information folder of the area and recommendations which were really useful. The views of the lodge were stunning, you could waste hours just sitting there watching and relaxing. This Lodge really does feel like a proper holiday and not just a stay in the UK. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very good standard of accommodation."

    Hosts very attentive and super friendly. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2021

  • "Carol and Dave were such welcoming and friendly hosts, I’m sure that if we had needed anything it wouldn’t have been too much trouble."

    What an absolutely fantastic location, we were completely blown away with the view, you could sit in the living area, patio or hot tub and just admire what a beautiful area it’s situated in. The welcome hamper was another great touch, full of lot’s of lovely goodies, with even some treats left for our dog. Everything inside the house has been done to a very high standard. We had a really great week away, which had been much anticipated, we can’t recommend it highly enough. Keep up the good work Dave and Carol, looking forward to coming back to stay with you again

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2021

  • "Shepherd's Rest was just perfect."

    Comfortable, warm, beautiful decor. Beautiful views. Everything to accommodate an excellent experience. Definitely would love to go back. We were greeted with such friendliness by the owners. It was lovely to do a circular walk in the morning through the village via the bakery.

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is a luxuriously well furnished property, with lovely attention to detail."

    Fluffy white towelling gowns, bath soak, seperate hot tub towels and a lovely welcome basket of goodies was all very much appreciated. The views from the panoramic window are never boring, and the layout of the property ensures privacy and a very peaceful break. The owners are literally at the end of the driveway, and are on hand to answer any queries. You can also receive deliveries from the local Tesco so you don't need to leave for supplies unless you want too!

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a fantastic place!"

    The lodge is superb and the views simply amazing! It is furnished to a very high standard, very new and so comfortable we didn’t want to leave! The log burning fire was such a nice feature and so cosy and warm. The added bonus outside was the lovely warm hot tub that we used every day and why not with those stunning views! Carol and David the owners made sure we had everything we needed and were the perfect hosts! Their lovely Dog Meg was a regular visitor and you can collect eggs from the chicken hut just down the bottom of the field! Another bonus is the lovely little bakery in the village where you can order the day before and go and collect it, it’s like going back in time where you leave your money in an envelope and post it in a tin! Such a trusting and refreshing thing! I would definitely recommend this lodge so much so we are thinking of going back next year as we had such an amazing holiday!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had an incredible break at Shepherds Rest."

    The whole experience was relaxing and fun. We have already recommended Plas Robin Rural Retreats to others and will definitely be looking to stay again. Our 5 year old son had an amazing time in a safe and friendly environment and enjoyed exploring the fields, watching the animals, playing with Meg the dog, and collecting the eggs from the chickens. We could not recommend this property highly enough. Thank you for an incredible stay!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2020

  • "This place is a picture-perfect location."

    The lodges are VERY well equipped with lots of thought out detail. They are very well designed with no expense spared. Carol, David and their family were fantastic hosts, friendly and only too happy to accommodate you. The setting is a perfect getaway, peaceful and picture perfect. This was one of the best holidays we have ever experienced. The village bakery was excellent and like stepping back in time. The ability to collect your own fresh eggs every morning from the hens on site was a delight. The surrounding village of Montgomery was beautiful and a short walk away. If you are seeking a luxury, relaxing, well equipped, peaceful getaway then I think this place is hard to beat. We will absolutely be returning and can not wait for the next time. A positive memory that will stay with us forever!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2020

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  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with TV, 1 x twin (zip/link) with TV and en-suite shower room with walk-in rainfall shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living/kitchen/dining area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TV, WiFi and selection of books available
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio, outdoor furniture, Kamodo Ceramic BBQ, sun loungers and a private hot tub
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Check-in time is 4:30pm A fire starter pack is included in the rental cost.

The property

Montgomery 2.6 miles.

Shepherd's Rest, a newly-built, contemporary lodge stands amidst glorious rolling countryside in Llandyssil near Montgomery, close to the Welsh/Shropshire border, in an isolated location, just off a quiet country lane.

The owner's house rests at the end of the road, and beyond that, your only neighbour is the incredible countryside that surrounds you.

Shepherd's Rest is a luxurious stone and wood lodge, ideal for a couple or small group or family wanting to enjoy the tranquility of this area of rural Wales.

Enter this all-ground-floor property into a bright and airy open-plan living area with bi-folding doors that allow in plenty of natural light and showcase the incredible countryside views.

There is a dining table set for four, where you can catch up and enjoy meals as a group, prepared in the contemporary, well-equipped kitchen, which has all the appliances you'll need for your self-catered stay, while the utility room has a washing machine, should you require it.

You can even gather your own eggs from the free range chickens that are on-site, and start every day with a hearty breakfast.

The sitting room offers an L-shaped sofa, big enough for everyone to sit and relax together with the cosy woodburner and underfloor heating warming the space on a cooler day, or you can throw open the bi-fold doors for plenty of natural light, a refreshing breeze and spectacular countryside views.

The lodge has two bedrooms; a master super-king-size with ample storage space, a TV and patio doors that open onto the garden with direct access to the private hot tub and the BBQ, and showcase the incredible views, plus a twin bedroom with zip/link feature, that also has a TV and an en-suite shower room with rainfall shower for added convenience, while both rooms have been thoughtfully provided with monogrammed towels, robes and bespoke toiletries, a lovely touch to enhance your experience.

The family bathroom has a stunning roll top both, where you can enjoy an indulgent soak at the end of a busy day.

Outside there is off-road parking for two cars, as well as a decking area, where a picnic bench-style table and chairs offer an ideal spot for an alfresco meal, with two sun loungers to lay back on and soak up the sunshine, and a private hot tub providing another touch of luxury to your stay.

Shepherd's Rest is in an enviable location, amidst acres of countryside, and you can enjoy lots of walking trails, with easy access to the Offa's Dyke trail.

Llandyssil village centre is a short walk away, with a small selection of shops and a pub, with the town of Montgomery just over two miles away, with must-see attractions including its 12th century castle ruins, Town Hill County War Memorial, cricket club and selection of cafés, restaurants and shops, as well as a fantastic farmers market held every Thursday.

The excellent 9-hole course of Lakeside Golf Course is just over a mile away, with a driving range, putting green and restaurant overlooking the golf course and the River Severn.

The historic town of Bishop's Castle is within easy reach, with a fantastic nature reserve, the House on Crutches Museum, which makes for a fascinating day out, and many walking and cycling trails, including a steady climb up Cordon Hill, or alternatively take the scenic route through the Mid Wales countryside on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway.

Venture towards Ludlow, host of one of the UK's best food festivals and a real foodie's delight, and why not explore the Shropshire Hills, with over 800 square kilometres of Welsh and English countryside to explore, extending from the Wrekin to Clun Forest and from Stiperstones across to the Clee Hills?

Other nearby attractions worth discovering include the Neo-Gothic Mansion of Gregynog Hall, with a tea room and shop for visitors and the National Trust's Powis Castle, home to spectacular gardens you can stroll through.

Shepherd's Rest is an idyllic retreat with breath-taking surroundings.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 980522 and 1090130 together sleeping 14 guests.

This property can be booked with the neighbouring property together to accommodate larger parties, search for property reference 980522

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

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About the location


Churchstoke 4.5 miles; Bishop's Castle 9.5 miles; Welshpool 5.8 miles

The town of Montgomery sits just one mile from the border of England in Mid Wales. Popular with tourists, the town has a delightful selection of individual shops and a variety of pubs and restaurants, including the Michelin star restaurant, The Checkers, a fabulous way to make your holiday truly special. Pay a visit to the ruins of the 13th century Montgomery Castle, which enjoys beautiful views over the town’s timber-framed houses and cobbled streets, and beyond across Wales. The castle also hosts productions of touring theatre groups regularly during the summer. A few miles to the south is the historic market town of Bishop's Castle, an excellent place for a day or night out with its excellent pubs, live music and festivals throughout the year. The wider area is wonderful for walking and there are many cycle routes in the surrounding countryside with varying levels of difficulty. You can venture further into Wales with a drive up to the Snowdonia National Park, or directly west to Cardigan Bay, for the day, or hop back over the border and explore the Shropshire Hills AONB. A charming destination for a holiday.

This property can be booked with the neighbouring property together to accommodate larger parties, search for property reference 980522

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas