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Caban Nant Ddu

(Ref. 934167)

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "This lodge was perfect and in an idyllic setting."

    Surrounded by sheep and farm fields. Very quiet neighbours and very private. The hot tub was checked and topped up regularly throughout our holiday which was very much appreciated thank you. The hot tub was perfect for our holiday, even in the rain. It was situated in a lovely enclosed area with a grass area and table and chairs and a fire pit to cook a bbq on. With sheep peeping through the fence. ❤️ Bathroom/showers all just perfect for us. Plenty of living room space with dishwasher and washing machine, full sized fridge and freezer, microwave ,ironing board and iron. Adequate crockery, utensils, cooking equipment. All double glazed windows and doors, beautiful blinds. The only thing I should have asked was how to put the outside lights on. We could see them on the wall but no clue as to how they worked. The internet/wifi all seemed to work perfectly for us. We expected it to be a bit poor considering where we were but we had no problems. The welcome pack and all the tea, coffee and sugar and milk came in very handy. The marshmallows and sticks were used on our last night. We made s’mores on the fire with the kindling and logs you left for us. You really had thought of everything. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. We will be back again next year. Paula and Neil

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely Beautiful."

    ..location perfect very private very warm comfortable lovely hot tub...amazing dark skies lots Red kites flying overhead...lovely welcome pack..very helpful owners..loved driving the mountain roads...into ellan valley definitely recommend special mention to claire who made sure everything was perfect a lovely Birthday gift for my partner really thoughtful ..also dropped us a try of eggs of on departure above and beyond very special places x

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful location!"

    Cabin was spacious and spotlessly clean. Hot tub was a bonus.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Caban Nant Dudu."

    It was very clean,well equipped. The hot tub was amazing and checked everyday. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property, great hot tub we had a fantastic time and will be back"

    Reviewed by Carrie5.0May 2023

  • "Very nice and clean place"

    Reviewed by Stasys5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a amazing weekend Steve and dawn were absolutely amazing ."

    .. the view and farm animals were bonus ... kids loved the hot tub was everything we could have asked for and more ... not forgetting Zack he was lovely

    Reviewed by Salina5.0Oct 2020

  • "This was an incredible weekend away!"

    The facilities were brilliant, the place was absolutely spotless, the hosts were so kind and lovely, especially leaving milk, butter and eggs for us. We Will definitely be recommending and visiting again.

    Reviewed by Hania5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location, lovely cottage."

    Very friendly owners. Would definitely recommend. It is a perfect place to unwind.Thank you Dawn and Steve for such a lovely holiday.I can't express enough how much we appreciate the time spent in your cabin. Loved the garden and hot tub, also the lambs peering at us added to amazing views.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2020

  • "The boiler for the lodge failed on one day and this was not noticed by the owners and had to be reported, this then meant there was no heating or hot water in the lodge for nearly 2 days as it took a very long time to warm back up."

    Reviewed by Kim3.4Aug 2020

  • "Wow, picked this holiday on purpose after doing some research."

    Property as in description and as can be seen in the pictures. Pictures speak for themselves. Big bonus was the dishwasher and washing machine. Hot tub was very relaxing. There is plenty of space within the property for a family of 4, plenty of space to park the car(s) and a big fenced off garden big enough to play frisbee / football.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely lovely place, nice owners, would definitely recommend."

    If we had any problems Steve was there straight away to resolve them or get us anything we needed. Had fresh eggs, butter, welsh cakes coffee and tea on arrival. The property was always nice and warm even on cooler days, The hot tub had its Daily checks and cleanse. It couldn’t be any more straight forward to go to the town literally about 5 mins drive. Beautiful place with loads to see and do.

    Reviewed by Catrin5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautifully clean and comfortable lodge."

    Great location. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jan 2020

  • "The place was amazing and all decorated for Christmas."

    So clean and tidy and had everything we needed. The owner Steve even came to meet us due to us getting lost to take us there. Stunning place and welcome mince pies, milk and eggs. lovely owners and would highly recommend this

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cabin was superb."

    The hot tub was checked every day and was wonderful. The location was far better than imagined, the scenery and surrounding views were breathtakingly beautiful. The peace and tranquility was second to none. We cannot recommend this cabin highly enough. Perfect break for relaxation.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2019

  • "Most beautiful cabin in the most amazing location, extensive views from the hut tub and the patio."

    Super easy to find, Dawn & Steve were on hand to maintain the hot tub, answer any questions we had and give us hits and tips on where to go. The welsh cakes, butter, fresh eggs and wine was a real nice, personal touch. The cabin was spacious, nice to have two double bedrooms. The board games came in handy on the one rainy day we had. Relaxing in the hot tub in the morning and both the evening watching the stars definitely was the icing on top of the cake. The cabin is a real credit to Dawn & Steve, thank you again for an amazing weekend.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2019

  • "Awesome location the views were lovely the hot tub was brill loved every min of our jolly"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2019

  • "The listing does not do this lodge or its owners justice."

    It is a stunning place with spectacular views and is ran by an extremely helpful couple. You arrive to flowers, Welsh cakes and sweets on the table and wine, butter and milk in the fridge! The owners pop round daily to check the hot tub and are at the end of the phone if you have any problems at all. We had an absolutely lovely holiday here, we can't ecommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Aug 2019

  • "What an amazing cottage."

    weve just returned home after a 2 week stay here From start to finish everything was perfect. what a find. there are 2 cottages side by side on the owners farmland. the neighbours are sheep (who regularly came to peer over the fence), chickens and cows. the building is well insulated as we didnt hear any noises from either the other cottage or the farm. the hottub was wonderful. Steve met us on arrival and showed us around. We had milk, butter, sweets, flowers, welshcakes and fresh eggs from the farm, tea, coffee, sugar and a bottle of wine waiting for us. what a lovely welcoming surprise. thank you Steve and Dawn for everything. The cottage is 5 miles from the nearest village Rhayader and 7 miles from Llandodrid wells. There are lots of wonderful places to visit. Its the perfect place to unwind and relax. With breath taking views, wonderful walks and a lovely mountain drive to the coast. We have all enjoyed every minute of our holiday and really didnt want to leave. The phone signal was fantastic and we had 4g wherever we went, even over the mountain drive, so we didnt need wifi. It was hot while we were there, but there are ceiling fans in every room to keep it cool, for cold days and nights, theres under floor heating, which we never needed to use.If you want a break away in rural Wales, with peace and quiet, then this is the place to go. Absolutey perfect

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our first cabin holiday and far exceeded our expectations!"

    Reviewed by Hinda5.0Jul 2019

  • "Stunning property finished to a very high standard."

    We were all impressed. Great location and excellent facilities loved the Hot Tub. I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Arfan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Arrived late after a long drive and there was wine waiting for us chilling in the fridge and fresh eggs ready for breakfast in the morning."

    Loved relaxing in the hot tub and watching the lambs and birds. Stunning scenery in nearby Elan valley and dams. One of the best lodges we have stayed in, would 100% recommend!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2019

  • "Set in the beautiful countryside of Rhayader."

    . Caban Nant Ddu did not fail to impress! We stayed there with our friends and never felt like we needed more space. Everything was exceptionally clean. Steve was very friendly and helpful. On our arrival they left us a bottle of wine, butter and milk in the fridge. They also left us a bowl of fresh eggs from the farm which were very tasty. Rhayader is just a short drive up the road and has most things you would need. We went to Tesco on the day of arrival to get some essentials for the weekend and with it being a large store there wasn’t anything we couldn’t get, so you don’t need to pack the kitchen sink. For something to do we went for a lovely walk around the dams one day and went to Aberystwyth another, and with the weather being stunning it made for a fantastic weekend away for my wife’s birthday.. Overall a fantastic weekend away, we will certainly come again. If I were to pick something that let it down it would be no WiFi, there’s a smart tv with Netflix n things but with no WiFi we couldn’t watch it on an evening. That could also been seen as a positive if you’re trying to get away from every day life so take that comment how you want lol. Will be coming back Rikki and Ella

    Reviewed by Rikki5.0Apr 2019

  • "What an amazing little find!"

    Steve and the team went above and beyond to make our short break totally brilliant! An additional little welcome pack, fresh flowers and stunning land that we could enjoy walks on! Just perfect! Our little boy absolutely loved the hot tub! Even though the weather was pretty miserable, we still had the best week! Would absolutely go back for another visit.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great accommodation with lovely extra touches and really nice owners."

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Feb 2019

  • "Cabin was a little tricky to find, as it was dark when we arrived."

    However upon arrival, we found it warm and welcoming. There were welcome gifts and the property was well presented. The views were fantastic, and the garden was nice and private. Would definitely recommend this lodge.

    Reviewed by Trudy4.7Feb 2019

  • "Lovely lodge, very well appointed and situated in a quiet spot close to the Elan Valley."

    Would definitely recommend this place to others.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2018

  • "To many flies in the property but we dealt with it but other then that everything was perfect."

    Reviewed by Zakaria5.0Oct 2018

  • "Fantastic break in a beautiful location."

    The lodge was very clean and warm. The welcoming touches on arrival were lovely.

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Oct 2018

  • "Booked this cottage last minute, was a tiny bit over our budget but after arriving it was clear it was worth every penny."

    Amazing welcome from Steve, lovely touch with the little extras left (wine, eggs, milk, butter and cake). Absolutely everything we needed was in the cabin, even some board games which we got full use of. Felt so relaxed and welcome all weekend, setting was lovely. Hot tub topped it off for us! We will 100% be returning and will 100% be recommending to friends and family. If you’re unsure about this cabin, book it, it is worth every penny!!! Big thanks to Dawn and Steve for an amazing weekend!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2018

  • "The lodges are very well appointed and in a nice location."

    The welcome pack was great and the flowers were a nice touch. The hot tub was brilliant. We will certainly be going back.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2018

  • "Was absolutely fabulous loved everything about it would recommend this place to ..."

    Was absolutely fabulous loved everything about it would recommend this place to others had an absolutely amazing time staying there

    Reviewed by E5.0Sep 2018

  • "The holiday lodge was set on beautiful landscap with excellent views."

    It was very clean and well equipped with all that you need. Hot tub was amazing. We have had a fantastic holiday thank you Dawn and Steve. Thank you for the gifts on arrival fresh chicken eggs, butter, wine, sweets, Welsh cakes and flowers very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2018

  • "What a wonderful place this is!"

    Stunning scenery and wonderful Cabin! Honestly the best holiday we have been on. Hot tub was so clean and it was fabulous to watch the Kites each evening! Our children loved the freedom of the surrounding fields and the owners couldn't do enough whilst also giving us total privacy. We will be returning with family later in the year. Do not hesitate to book this place!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 2018

  • "The accommodation was excellent a real home from home."

    A pleasant welcome upon arrival and provided with information on the facilities and local area. Enjoyed it that much I am already getting earache from the wife about going back next year

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very welcoming by owners with lovely touches to our stay, flowers, sweets, wine butter and welsh cakes"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2018

  • "A second stay just as lovely as the first."

    This is a gorgeous property in a fantastic location. Very close to Elan Valley and a reasonable drive to Devils Bridge and Aberystwyth. We spent our days exploring and our evenings in the hot tub watching the Kites and other birds of prey flying over. Steve and Dawn are the nicest of owners who are always a text or call away should you have any questions.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Mar 2018

  • "Amazing weekend away for my wife’s birthday with great friends and the host Steve was awesome"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2018

  • "Pictures doesn’t do the place justice."

    .. stunning location and a beautiful cabin! Every little thing was thought of throughout the cabin, including the small extras the owners left for us. Already looking to book again for the summer!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2018

  • "Absolutely incredible Cabin."

    Cleanliness, decor and hospitality were amazing throughout. The hot tub was wonderfully relaxing and the entire stay was peaceful.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Jul 2017

  • "Amazing, friendly owners, perfect idyllic location."

    Will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Ashleigh5.0Apr 2017

  • "Lovely cottage with easy access to all trails and the Elan valley."

    .. would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Jay4.8Apr 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be 2’6" twin on request)
  • Double sofa bed in lounge
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Biomass underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available, Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Slight step down from main patio to lawn or side access path.

The property

A luxury countryside lodge, adjacent to the owner's property, close to the popular bustling town of Rhayader and on the edge of the picturesque and wildlife rich Cambrian Mountains.

The lodge has two bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities as well as a family bathroom.

The galley style kitchen opens into the comfortable sitting room, with dining area and fantastic views across the garden to the mountain beyond.

The enclosed lawned garden has a patio with an enticing hot tub, perfect for relaxing under the stars and impressive dark skies that the area is renowned for.

Caban Nant Ddu is a perfect retreat for unwinding after a day exploring the beautiful local countryside.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 934166, together they sleep 10.

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