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The Searle

(Ref. 1128810)

Nantmel near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, bed very comfortable."

    Kitchen was short on utensils, pots, pans and crockery. Hot tub was lovely, but outside space was tired and weedy. Rose arch so overgrown that it was difficult to exit. Area was beautiful for dogwalking.

    Reviewed by Marion3.8Mar 2024

  • "Cleanliness was exceptional, sparkling."

    Hot tub amazing, will definitely be booking again. A very cozy and comfortable stay

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very relaxing and peaceful Did what it said on the tin"

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous little cottage, perfect location right next to a river."

    Loved our stay will definitely be back and already recommended!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, hot tub and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 3.6 miles, river 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are three steps down into the sitting room
  • Note: Highchair and travel cot available upon request.

The property

Rhayader 3.8 miles.

Nestled in Nantmel near the small market town of Rhayader, Powys, is this lovely single-storey abode, The Searle.

Boasting off-road parking, dog-friendly living and an enclosed rear garden with hot tub, The Searle welcomes two guests to experience the ultimate romantic escape in Mid Wales.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home to be impressed by a well-equipped kitchen area and allow the designated chef to rustle up a tasty meal to be enjoyed at the intimate dining table.

If you prefer to bask in your surroundings a little longer, why not step out into the enclosed garden and delight in an alfresco affair as your pooches play safely?

As the stars appear overhead, retreat back inside and take three steps down into the homely sitting room, adorned with a TV and electric fire, perfect for those cooler evenings.

If you begin to tire, slope off to the king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room where you can wind down for the day before catching your rest.

However you choose to spend your days in Powys, whisk your loved one away to The Searle.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1128905, 1128906, 1128907 together sleeping 16 guests.

The Vulcan Inn Lodges

Comprising of four neatly-presented properties and set in a peaceful location in Nantmel near Rhayader, Powys, The Vulcan Inn Lodges welcomes a total of sixteen guests to bask in the ultimate escape to Mid Wales. Offering spacious and well-equipped living spaces, off-road parking and pet-friendly accommodation, these properties are ideal for families, groups of friends or couples looking to uncover the delights of this lovely area. Each of the properties has a selection of bedrooms making for flexibility with the sleeping arrangements, and some also offer their own private outdoor areas where you can delight in an afternoon tipple as your pooch plays safely. In Rhayader you will find your nearest shop and pub, ideal for stocking up on the essentials or refuelling with some hearty pub grub, before heading to the Dolmynach Victorian House Museum or taking a scenic stroll along the River Wye. From your doorstep, pay a visit to the Lion Royal Hotel Trekking centre or Fronserth Farm Alpacas, guaranteed to be a hit with the animal lovers of your group; alternatively, spend the day in Llandrindod Wells, home to Radnorshire Museum, the National Cycle Museum, Llandrindod Wells Golf Club, and an impressive array of walking trails where you can tackle parts of the wonderful Heart of Wales Line Trail. Well-positioned to also be able to explore the Shropshire Hills AONB and Brecon Beacons National Park, you’ll never be short of things to do or see from the lovely base of The Vulcan Inn Lodges!

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

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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.

Please note: Changeover days at this property are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Sorry, Saturday check-ins cannot be accommodated.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas