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Sycamore Lodge

(Ref. 915502)

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


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • hot tub (11)
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32 Customer Reviews

  • "I stayed at Sycamore Lodge with 5 friends, the place was clean and had everything you need."

    Kerena was a lovely host who met us on arrival and was happy to help whenever we needed her! My friend had dropped her phone under the decking and Stephen was out with a screwdriver within 10 minutes, ready to unscrew the decking and retrieve it for us! Really really lovely hosts, will hopefully be back. The place was so secluded which we really loved.

    Reviewed by Aisha5.0Jun 2024

  • "Sycamore Lodge is an amazing place."

    The owners go out of their way to make your stay prefect. Beautiful location to explore this part of Wales. Highly recommend. We can’t wait to go back

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2024

  • "Cabin was very well equipped, spacious and relaxing."

    Hot tub was amazing! Very friendly and helpful owners

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Mar 2024

  • "Perfect. Kerena greeted us on arrival and checked the hot tub every morning and filled the bird feeding station outside the kitchen window."

    Perfect if you are a keen walker and enjoy the countryside. Quite out in the sticks so did a lot of driving. But would highly recommend for a completely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderfull cottage/lodge."

    Meticulously clean and maintained. I am a hot tub skeptic, but the attention to cleanliness and maintenance by the hosts convinced me to use it. The hosts were exceptionally helpful and friendly, will definitely look to visit again. Air conditioning was a welcome bonus during the very hit weather we enjoyed

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Without a doubt the finest accommodation we have ever stayed in and we have been taking holidays in this country 2/3 times a year for the last 25 years, not a wrong thing to say all immaculate, well equipped and spotlessly clean with a wonderful friendly owner with great knowledge of the area."

    Five star top quality. Regards George

    Thank you so much for this highly praised review for our Sycamore Lodge, we are really grateful and pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us, we love welcoming guests and making sure they get the five star standard. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2023

  • "Owner very friendly and greeted us on arrival."

    Lodge perfect, had all that you could want for a great holiday. Location remote but that is what our family enjoyed! Peace and quiet and plenty of country side.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful base for exploring this beautiful area."

    We had so many adventures and coming home to the hot tub was perfect. The hosts were amazing and bringing Patch to show the children was so thoughtful. We loved it so much we have already booked it again for next year. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2023

  • "10/10 for this property."

    Stunning views, beautifully placed hot tub to allow you to watch the sun go down. If you're looking for a secluded getaway then this place is perfect. Very friendly owners who were kind enough to leave a bottle of wine and some Welsh cakes for us. Will definitely return again

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0May 2022

  • "Everything was amazing, but the Wi-Fi wasnt very good."

    Understandable as we were far from any city’s.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. I am sorry the Wi-Fi was slow during your stay, the router required a reset and is working normally now, we are always on hand to help with any problems to get them fixed as quickly as possible. Hope to see you again, thank you for staying at our Lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paramveer5.0Apr 2022

  • "Would 100% recommend this lodge a beautiful place to stay nice and tidy hot tubs amazing beautiful scenery perfect if you just want to get away from the world, definitely go back in the future, nice and tidy 5* ."

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing experience, super comfortable and clean property, hosts were amazing, she even brought us a little lamb so my daughter could pet it, truly grateful."

    We are already planning another stay but this time for a longer period. Thank you for a lovely weekend.

    Reviewed by Ricardo5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at sycamore lodge."

    Kerena and Stephen were very welcoming and helpful. The lodge is absolutely stunning. The location is amazing. We will definitely be returning. We had the best holiday & highly recommend staying at Lon lodges.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2022

  • "Friendly helpful can’t fault"

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in the most beautiful lodge, the photos dont do it justice."

    The facilities are fab and the hot tub is amazing. The lodge was absolutely spotless and has everything you will need, will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jan 2022

  • "This place is amazing ."

    ..immaculate...clean and an amazing part of wales i could move here tomorrow

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "It was the most perfect break in a beautiful lodge."

    Everything was thought of, everything. We couldn't have asked for more. It was so clean and comfortable, warm and well equipped. The views from the hot tub were incredible. So calming and tranquil with lovely lovely hosts. Highly recommend and definitely going back!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2020

  • "The lodge was packed with everything you would need for your visit and more, they had literally thought of everything!"

    Like home from home. Very clean, lovely and warm... Magnificent views and spectacular starry nights. And if you love wildlife you'll be in for a treat. Well worth a visit to either relax or get out and explore the lovely country walks.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2020

  • "Had such a fun weekend the owners were really helpful really friendly the lodge ..."

    Had such a fun weekend the owners were really helpful really friendly the lodge was so nice and the view was unreal, would 100% stay there again

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful country setting, very private, very clean, has everything you require and more."

    Very welcoming. Relaxing base to explore the stunning surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2019

  • "Host was really kind and accommodating and venue was in an amazing location"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Feb 2019

  • "Sycamore Lodge was perfect, we couldnt fault it."

    It met all our expectations and exceeded them. There wasnt anything the owner hadnt thought of. There were lovely extra touches, for example wine and milk in the fridge, coffee and tea and welsh cakes on arrival. The lodge was ideally located for a tranquil holiday and fabulous views from the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2019

  • "We have had a simply wonderful holiday and would recommend the lodge we stayed in to anyone and everyone."

    Not just the lodge, but the natural beauty of the surrounding area as well is an absolute hidden gem which we loved exploring. The only thing that needs a mention is that the supposedly unlimited (wifi) internet access is in fact NOT unlimited; with our holiday occurring at the end of the month we were the ones who were left without internet because of the monthly data allowance having been used up by previous occupants. Bear this in mind when like me you were planning on doing a little bit of remote work, or simply wish to keep up with private emails etc.

    Reviewed by Hans4.7Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed for a relaxing stay."

    We would highly recommend this cottage we enjoyed our stay very much. Lots to see and do in the area. Kerena and Stephen were very welcoming and helpful. The welcome basket was much appreciated. We would love to return again one day.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful place to stay."

    The whole lodge was very clean and had every amenity we could possibly need (and more)! Very spacious lodge and beds were very comfortable. Lovely large, clean hot tub too, so we could really enjoy the starlit evenings! Our host was wonderful and really helpful. She helped us find the beautiful places around the area to explore. We would 100% stay again and hope to rebook in the future!

    Reviewed by Maddie5.0Jun 2018

  • "Immaculate lodge that was filled with everything you need for a great relaxing weekend away."

    Reviewed by Molly5.0Mar 2018

  • "Had a great time and definatly going back again"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2018

  • "The owners have paid attention to every details relating to what you might need whilst there."

    It is extremely well appointed, in a beautiful location and spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Oct 2017

  • "Lovely lodge, couldn't have asked for anything more!"

    Hot tub was a dream after our long walks in the Elan Valley. Will hopefully be booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2017

  • "Amazing place and owners very welcoming."

    Lots of wildlife and lovely nature trails right from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2017

  • "Great location lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by Warren5.0Mar 2017

  • "The Lodge was excellent of the highest quality cannot fault anything fully deserved its 5 star rating."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with doors to decking, 1 x twin
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double with doors to decking, 1 x twin with escape window (fire escape not suitable for disabled or vulnerable guests). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric woodburner-effect stove.
  • Oil underfloor central heating with electric stove and Air-to-Air Conditioning unit
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, further roadside parking available
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front lawned garden with decking, furniture and hot tub
  • Side patio with bird feeders
  • Universal electric vehicle charge point - charges apply, this is payable locally to the owner
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: There are two steps up to front door, but there is ramped access to side door
  • Note: Water is UV filtered from a spring, which is tested annually
  • Note: Coffee Pod Machine uses Nespresso Original Compatible Pods.

The property

Rhayader 4 miles.

This wonderful detached lodge is situated in a peaceful location, privately landscaped, next to another self-catering lodge, on the edge of the owners’ working livestock farm, just four miles from the delightful and welcoming market town of Rhayader in Mid Wales.

Built by the owners and boasting a Green Tourism Gold Award, this Rhayader cottage offers a range of luxuries including its own private 6-seater hot tub with fabulous countryside views, perfect for a family holiday.

The under floor heating and wonderful glass frontage means the lodge is warm and cosy, while the eco-friendly Air-to-Air Conditioning unit cools the lodge in summer months.

All set on the ground floor and with ramped access to the side, this superb cottage near Rhayader offers three comfortable bedrooms and a family bathroom with a range of luxurious toiletries, and there's a second separate basin and WC located in the lobby.

The spacious open plan living area is home to a very well-equipped kitchen, a large dining table and sumptuous leather sofas, where you can sit back and relax after a day spent exploring the local area.

Step outside onto the deck and luxuriate in the bubbling hot tub, where you can spot all manner of wildlife in the surrounding fields and in the evening enjoy a stargazing experience with the area's International Dark Skies states; you will hopefully see planets and shooting stars.

The fully enclosed garden at this Mid Wales lodge features a lawned area with outdoor furniture and sun loungers, whilst to the side of the cottage is a small patio with birdfeeders, where you can watch a wide variety of birds from the kitchen window, and there's a locakable shed for storing bikes.

A superb area for walkers, the owners of this Mid Wales lodge have created their own nature farm trails, where guests can tour through the fields with a map and leaflet to explore the natural landscape, wildlife and heritage sites and interest.

Whilst slightly further afield are magnificent walking and cycling opportunities on the Elan Valley Trail.

The friendly town of Rhayader boasts a good selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

It sits on the River Wye and is rich in cultural history and it also has its own community museum.

Many pretty country villages surround this lodge near Rhayader, including Abbeycwmhir and St Harmon, whilst the Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells and the market town of Builth Wells are nearby.

A runner up in the Best Self Catering Place to Stay in the 2013 National Tourism Awards for Wales, this fabulous lodge near Rhayader will live long in the memory and have you desperate to return year after year.

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