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Hares Rest

Nantmel near Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 1065411)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

5 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely beautiful place and a warm welcome Nice and peaceful if you want quiet"

    Reviewed by AnnaMar 2022

  • "Lovely place and friendly owners, great that you have milk,waffles,local made lemonade and some treats when you get there we found that a very nice personal touch."

    Kids loved the hot tub and the view is great would definitely recommend this to friends and family. We usually go to west wales so this was a first for us in mid wales and we will be returning. The only problem was that the week went to quickly.

    Reviewed by GavinFeb 2022

  • "This was an amazing little get away, it was just like the pictures, it was unbelievably clean and the lodge was beautiful, had an amazing view and everything was easy to use."

    I will definitely be returning but for longer! Definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by CodyFeb 2022

  • "Lodge was amazing with a hot tub."

    Steve was very helpful if ever you need anything. Lodge it self had everything. Shops are not to far if you need anything.

    Reviewed by AbdullahJan 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect Christmas getaway, couldn't fault the accommodation, surroundings or owner."

    We only contacted the owners a couple of times but were always available to help. The location is idilic and so peaceful, was a great base to go exploring. The accommodation itself is very well equipped and had everything we needed. The hot tub is a fabulous bonus and we will definately recommend.

    Reviewed by MichelleDec 2021

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  • One mezzanine double bedroom
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area with a pull-out double bed and sitting area with sofa bed and flame-effect electric fire
  • Gas central heating with flame-effect electric fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge with icebox
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with hot tub and decked area with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.2 miles
  • Note: The mezzanine bedroom is accessed via a ladder and may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: There are a handful of steps leading up to the decked area

The property

Rhayader 4.3 miles.

Tucked away amongst the peaceful countryside of Nantmel, a stone's throw away from the market town of Rhayader, rests this contemporary lodge, Hares Rest.

Idyllically positioned between the Elan and Claerwen Valleys and the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hares rest makes for the perfect base from which to explore this spectacular area.

Take in your unspoilt countryside setting as you pull into your off-road parking space and unload your belongings, ready to make yourself at home and begin your staycation.

Step inside the contemporary open-plan living space, with natural light flooding in from the towering floor-to-ceiling windows, and enjoy a moment of peace following a lengthy journey by putting your feet up and unwinding with a snug seat on the sofa in front of the TV.

Discover the well-equipped kitchen decorating the wall of the sociable space, where you can showcase your culinary skills with the help of the gas oven and hob before serving the fruits of your labor at the nearby dining table.

The private decked area adjoining your home-from-home provides a wonderful place for dining alfresco, whether it's starting your day with a hearty breakfast and a piping hot cup of coffee, or recounting the day's adventures over an evening meal.

If you're looking for a truly memorable experience, take a luxurious dip in the bubbling hot tub, surrounded by the pristine countryside of your holiday home.

As the evening grows darker, head back indoors and prepare for bed with an invigorating rinse in the spacious walk-in shower cubicle, before climbing the quirky ladder to reach the double bedroom nestled on the mezzanine floor; for additional sleeping arrangements, make use of the two pull-out beds conveniently positioned in the open-plan living space.

Make memories that will last a lifetime with an escape to Hares Rest.

This property can be booked with Refs: 992508, 1058697, 934167, 1059268, 965332, 1090728 and 934166, together sleeping up to 40 guests.

Cae Llwyn Lodges

Rhayader 4.3 miles. This lovely collection of countryside lodges are warm and welcoming and each furnished in a lovely style with comfort in mind. Each lodge boasts an open-plan living space, featuring a well-equipped kitchen alongside a dining and seating area, providing the perfect spot to unwind in front of the TV after a day of exploring. Each lodge has a private, enclosed garden, framing sweeping views across the surrounding countryside as well as a patio area to sit and enjoy breakfast alfresco or simply relax in the luxurious hot tub after a day walking the fabulous mountain countryside. You are also free to walk the owner's adjacent fields and join up with a myriad of local footpaths, perfect to work up an appetite for lunch. These contemporary yet comfortable lodges benefit from being easily accessible to the stunning Elan Valley, providing fantastic days out for all the family as you explore the impressive Victorian architecture of the majestic network of dams linking the serene reservoirs providing a haven for wildlife. You are a short drive from Builth Wells, home of the iconic Royal Welsh Showground, ideal for making the most of the large timetable of annual events held there. Slightly further afield, all less than an hour's drive, why not head to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with quaint towns and villages punctuating gorgeous countryside, or perhaps enjoy soaking in the literary ambience of the ‘Little Town of Books’ at Hay-on-Wye providing a gateway to the Brecon Beacons or for a completely different day out head west to Cardigan Bay and the Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth. An idyllic group of lodges, ideal for friends or family looking for a perfect setting for a countryside retreat, being in the heart of striking undulating landscapes providing a perfect central base from which to explore the breathtaking beauty of the Cambrian Mountains, the impressive Elan Valley and a variety of welcoming towns and villages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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