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The Rhiw

Llanfair Caereinion, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 1043466)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was just beautiful the surroundings were magnificent and the sights from the lodge was breathtaking."

    The hot tub wasn’t overly clean we had black bits and hair in it when we first opened it put us off a little but we got it all out before using it. Everything that was in the lodge was just perfect would definitely book with them again

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. After speaking with the owners, they are pleased to hear you found the lodge perfect and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. We wanted to clarify that the owners go above and beyond to make sure the hot tub water is changed before each stay and the black bits found may have been a result of when opening the hot tub cover, it can scrape against the roof of the pod. This can dislodge the mineral on the felt and this may cause small black pieces to be found in the tub. The hair, we are very sorry to hear this and can assure you that we are meticulous in our cleaning as you can see from other reviews, this is not normal.. Had you been in touch with us during your stay we would have made every effort to resolve these. Many thanks, Customer Relations Team, Sykes Holiday Cottages Property Owner

    Reviewed by KellyJul 2022

  • "Had a lovely time at the property."

    Great location for walking and exploring Wales with the added perk of a hot tub to sooth tired muscles after. Would definitely recommend and will be using again if we are ever in the area.

    Reviewed by DarrenJul 2022

  • "This place is amazing!"

    The scenery is beautiful, the accomodation is beautiful and picturesque. It was superbly clean and the facilities were more than adequate for what was needed. The hosts were incredibly friendly and welcoming. I could not recommend this place enough. Perfect for a getaway for a few says for some peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by RhiannonJul 2022

  • "Had an amazing time."

    The property was spotlessly clean and had more facilities than advertised. There was a toaster and a portable, two ring induction hob under the sink , loads of plates and cutlery along with condiments, chopping boards etc. The shower was brilliant ( if a little cramped for anyone near six foot) but the water pressure and temperature were spot on. After a day out it was just so refreshing to have a proper shower to freshen up . The setting was amazing ( high up above the main house ) and the view was breathtaking . The hot tub is electric and therefore easily controllable and once you’re in it you’re almost guaranteed to be wrinkled by the time you get out as the views ( by day or night ) are beautiful. The hosts were so friendly and welcoming that leaving , even after only two nights stay , was quite sad

    Reviewed by GarethJul 2022

  • "Really special place, cozy, clean and comfortable, very well thought out for a small living space."

    Owners helpful and approachable, live next door but due to steep hillside, pod and outdoor space felt really private. Hot tub with a view was just perfect. Totally loved it, didn't want to leave! No 'walks from the door' or pub/shop nearby so had to drive everywhere, didn't matter but worth mentioning. Take spare towels & swimsuit if wet weather forecast as not much space to dry stuff.

    Reviewed by PJun 2022

  • "Everything you needed was provided."

    Very enjoyable stay. Lovely views and very peaceful.

    Reviewed by SheridanJun 2022

  • "Great accommodation for a few nights while enjoying the wonderful Mid Wales scenery."

    The hot tub was excellent after a day’s walking. Great views.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "The pod was very comfortable and the hot tub was nice for relaxing in the evening!"

    Owners we’re very welcoming on arrival. Only thing was the wifi signal kept crashing out which we needed there. As the mobiles struggled for any service in the area. Would still recommend!

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2022

  • "Little hidden place, perfect to relax."

    Everything we needed was there. Thank you

    Reviewed by MariaNov 2021

  • "Such a amazing pod !"

    !!!! Everything you need like a home from home !!! You can really see all the work that has gone in to this pod!the views are amazing!the hottub is a brilliant touch for the evening to watch the stars! Peaceful, romantic, relaxing The weekend was made even better I got engaged!!!!! Will 1000% be back and would very highly recommend!!!!

    Reviewed by MagdaOct 2021

  • "The pod was luxurious, absolutely fabulous, it's location, the facilities, the hosts, and don't even get me started on the brilliant hot tub."

    ..WOW!! Wish we had booked for longer and will definitely return as soon as possible. The Hosts left us flowers and wine as a welcome gift, amazing. We will be and have done recommended this wonderful romantic hideaway to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by PeggyOct 2021

  • "You stated I could take my baby but when I arrived the owners were not aware of this and wasn’t very child friendly"

    Reviewed by HannahSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely time, very secluded apart of Wales but close enough to larger towns and attractions (Castle)."

    The lawn area was a great size, the hot tub was fab with stunning views and the host was so friendly!

    Reviewed by JessicaSep 2021

  • "Brilliant location and beautiful pod."

    Really was an amazing week and we were really sad to be leaving. Thank you

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2021

  • "The pod was lovely and comfortable everything you needed."

    Hot tub well what can I say it was great and the views were fabulous area stunning. Owners great would help you in anyway they could will be recommending to friends and family.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2021

  • "Beutiful pod in a stunning location."

    The only negative was the cooking facilities, if you plan on doing no cooking or just breakfast that's fine. The hot tub is amazing, and the outside area is beutiful. All in all a fantastic place for a short break

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "Fantastic break away, amazing views peaceful."

    Hosts were brilliant, made sure we had everything we needed. Will be telling friends & family to book.

    Reviewed by ShaniceJun 2021

  • "Such an amazing holiday, the pod is large and spacious with fantastic attention to details, the hot tub is great and you get proper peace and quiet."

    The owners are really friendly but not at all intrusive. We had an amazing time and would stay again in a heartbeat! Thanks

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "The pod had everything we needed."

    It was a great place to relax and utilise the hot tub in all weather's. Will definitely be coming back again!

    Reviewed by RhiannonApr 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and the cottage was beautiful!"

    Only thing we would recommend is provide a fan as it was extremely warm in the cottage and exspecially after showering. Also something help stop the flys and insects coming into the pod as every time we try to allow air into it due to being warm they would fly in.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear that you that you thought our cottage was beautiful. There is a fan readily available for guests to use so I am sorry you were unable to find this. Unfortunately due to the location of the property the local wildlife do try and get in the property. We have tried out best to stop this. We hope this doesn’t stop you from returning in the future and hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LaurenMar 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect stay, the lodge was very well cleaned and anything we could ..."

    Absolutely perfect stay, the lodge was very well cleaned and anything we could possibly need was provided, amazing location and the perfect quiet getaway :) The hosts made the experience very wonderful and lots of little touches made this somewhere I would love to stay again

    Reviewed by AmeliaAug 2020

  • "It was amazing I cannot fault it"

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2020

  • "We couldn't have wished for a better place to have spent my 40th in."

    Nickie and Peter are the perfect hosts as nothing is too much trouble for them. The pod is a little piece of Welsh heaven on earth! We throughly enjoyed our time there as the pod is fully equipped with everything we could need and fantastic walks are just a stones throw away! Arriving as stressed, overworked and tired parents of a two year old we leave as a chilled, refreshed and energised couple ready to take on the world! This place will always hold a special place in our hearts and we would like to thank Nickie for meeting all of Darren's requests to not only make my 40th birthday one to remember but also our engagement!

    Reviewed by DarrenAug 2020

  • "Extremely good base for anyone wanting an active holiday."

    We did a lot of walking locally and also visited Borth Beach which is expansive and a delight. The pod is well designed and equipped and the views from the garden are stunning. A good place to relax in the evening.

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2020

  • "Amazing place!"

    Lovely area. Exactly what we wanted. Only thing was if you're tall shower area is abit small so had to crouch. Would recommend and go back though. However no phone signal and WiFi didn't always work but wasn't a problem for us. Could use some more lights outside on the stairs and round hot tub but that's just being picky. 10/10!

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2020

  • "The pod had everything you could need and is surprisingly spacious."

    The hotub is a wonderful addition to enjoy the outstanding views. The perfect place to relax.

    Reviewed by DarrellJul 2020

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  • All ground floor: Studio layout with one king-size and open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric combi microwave/oven, fridge
  • Smart TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and bath robes inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with hot tub and seating, lawned area with fire pit
  • One small well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 4 miles, pub within 1.1 miles
  • Note: The property is on elevated grounds via steep and narrow steps leading up to the property
  • Note: Check in time is after 4pm
  • Please note: electric cars can be charged via cable from the property: cash payable to the owner for usage; please contact owner for current rates
  • Please Note: Please contact the owner if the booking is within 48 hours

The property

Llanfair Caereinion 3.8 miles.

Hidden within the peaceful village of New Mills, beside the flowing river Rhiw, is this stunning pod, The Rhiw.

The property is based within the owner’s grounds, discovered at the top of an elevated terrain up 29 narrow steps.

As you reach the top, you're greeted by a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding Welsh landscape, a truly breath-taking sight that you get to wake up to for your entire stay, the pod is the perfect retreat for a romantic couple’s break.

Enter the rustic open-plan living space, admiring the unique curved L shape layout, and beautifully renovated furnishings.

Use the convenient kitchen amenities to rustle up a romantic meal for two, heading over to the dining seating to share some intimate catch-up time with your other half over a delicious meal and a bottle of wine.

Have some indoor chill time and flick through films on the wall-mounted Smart TV, taking a break from the rural setting.

When you're ready to call it night, take a few steps over to the plush king-size bed, conveniently built into the fixed structure, situated next to ample storage for all your belongings.

The bathroom is stored away privately within this property, make your way round the corner to the superb shower room, featuring a heated towel rail and a vanity mirror, to enhance the space even more, there's also a door that leads directly out onto the terrace, making it easy to slip in and out to the shower after using the hot tub without getting the rest of the property wet.

Sip on an ice-cold glass of gin as you delight in the sun on the terrace area, you can even take a dip in the lavish hot tub whilst taking in the stunning picturesque views at the front of the pod.

Nearby shops and pubs are just a mere drive away, or if you're feeling up to, you can take a long stroll over to pick up your necessities or enjoy a tasty pint.

For a day steeped in medevil history, believed to be built around 1200 why not visit National Trust's Powis Castle?

With a world famous 25-acre garden, 18th Century terraced garden and a collection of furniture and paintings considered to be one of the finest is Wales, this is day out not to missed.

Spend a summers afternoon at Glansevern Hall Gardens, a colourful 25-acre garden filled with exotic trees, lakes and birdwatching by the riverbank.

Cultural exploration awaits you within the centre of Newtown, which has an array of museums including Newtown Textile Museum, The Robert Owen Museum, and WH Smith & Son Museum, the town is also home to Welsh medieval castle, Dolforwyn Castle, boasting magnificent views of the upper Severn Valley.

Travel over to Llanfyllin and enjoy an thrilling day out at Roomination Escape Games, where you can put your teamwork and investigative skills to the test in one of their unique quests.

Just under a hour and half away to the North West is the Italian Style Village of Portmeirion, attracting people from all over the world to visit this collection of historic cottages and architecture, purposly built between 1925 & 1975, this small Italian style village is in a stunning setting and complete with everything from sub tropical gardens, hotels, spa and shops along with fabulous cafes and restaurants, this is a place not to be missed.

The Rhiw is an amazing opportunity to experience a rare holiday in the magical surroundings of Powys.

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About the location


Welshpool 8 miles.

The town of Llanfair Caereinion is built upon the site of an old Roman fort, in the valley of the River Banwy. It is a thriving town built around The Church of St Mary, with a Post Office, two supermarkets, and a selection of three different pubs. The annual Llanfair Caereinion Carnival is very popular with locals, and proceeds through the town with a full parade of floats and dancing troupes, providing a Rio carnival atmosphere. There is a river walk along the banks of the Banwy leading to an Arboretum, containing over 25 different species of British trees, an ideal place to explore before stepping back in time and jumping on the start of the narrow gauge heritage steam railway that runs 8.5 miles west to Welshpool. Welshpool nestles into the upper reaches of the picturesque Severn Valley near the border between Wales and England. This bustling market town is surrounded by rolling hills and glorious unspoilt countryside. There's a unique blend of shops offering arts & crafts, fashion & leisure, fresh produce, and quality pubs and restaurants, as well as the town centre’s restored cock fighting pit and interesting Heritage Trail. Visit the famous 13th Century Powis Castle, and the renowned Dingle Gardens. Enjoy a cruise in the summer sun along the Montgomery Canal or glorious walks and bike rides along National walking trails and the Offa’s Dyke Pathway.

Please Note: Please contact the owner if the booking is within 48 hours
Please note: electric cars can be charged via cable from the property: cash payable to the owner for usage; please contact owner for current rates.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas