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The Rhiw

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Llanfair Caereinion, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect for two!"

    We had the most relaxing four night stay. Great layout, you can step straight out of the door into the hot tub, which feels very secluded and private but still has lovely views, watched a beautiful sunrise from there, lots of different birds, and looks amazing lit by moonlight too. Thank you for accommodating our very last minute (same day booking) and very late (1am) arrival.

    Our pleasure Hannah, hope you had a better journey home, please visit again. Nickie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had lovely 2 night stay."

    Hot tub was ready for us on arrival and was well enjoyed after long walks. The rhiw is well located with access to north and south Wales. Thank you for a lovely stay Jamie, Peggy and Simba

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Was an absolutely wonderful break just what we needed some child free time and ..."

    Was an absolutely wonderful break just what we needed some child free time and the peacefulness surrounding was awesome early hours in the hot tub stargazing with the views was surreal would reccomend to any couple needing a break

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Oct 2023

  • "This property is a slice of heaven, lovely views from the pod, cute little garden with seating to look out over the fields."

    Plenty of indoor and outdoor space, didn’t feel cramped in anyway shape or form. Bed was extremely comfortable so was the double sofa/chair for watching tv. We had everything we needed from kitchen accessories to towels, robes etc for the hot tub which was fantastic day or night. Everything was clean and tidy, you can tell the pod was made with love and affection. The hosts were friendly and approachable! Great base we went to Bangor, Aberystwyth, Devils Bridge, Betws-Y-Coed, Welshpool, New Town, Zip World. Great escape in any weather. Lots of leaflets and information in the pod for you if you don’t pre plan activities, plenty of walking/forest not a far drive away. Visit Powis Castle and Gardens it’s beautiful there & National Trust. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we will definitely be visiting again in the future! :) Sam, Craig & Bailey x

    Reviewed by Samantha Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was absolutely gorgeous."

    So cosy, just perfect for a quiet get away. Felt like camping with all the creature comforts you needed, a beautiful view and the fact I could bring my puppy on his first holiday was great. The hot tub was beautiful.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic Property and Location."

    Hot Tub was great. A pefect break. Very quite exept for the odd sheep bleeting. Bats were amazing to watch from the Hot Tub. Loads of diffrent birds flying around. It would have been perfect if there had been no clouds at night. Will definetly book again.

    Reviewed by Angus5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Rhiw."

    The views from the pod are stunning and it has everything you need. The hot tub is a luxury and we felt comfortable during our stay and had privacy from the owners house. We stayed on a hot weekend and the owners were really helpful and lent us a fan as it gets quite warm in the little pod. Something to note is that it's not fully fenced off for dog, we kept ours on a lead whenever we took him outside but this wasn't a problem for us :) (he fit under the gap of the board that could be pulled over by the steps). Thank you again for a wonderful stay and we would love to return in the colder months to experience a cosy vibe :D

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Jun 2023

  • "This holiday was a gift from my husband for my 60th bday."

    An amazing pod with everything you would need, brilliant views, peace and quiet (apart from crows!!) The only downside was the constant whining and barking of the owner's dog, which was so distressing for us.

    Reviewed by David3.4Jun 2023

  • "Had a great time the weather was great, views to die for."

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely stay thank you so much xx"

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Apr 2023

  • "This pod is beautiful, the views are to die for."

    The owners are lovely and leave you alone to enjoy your experience. Sitting in the hottub at night and looking up at the stars is stunning. The pod is very cosy, comfortable and has everything you need. Sit in the little garden with the fire pit going is great. I will definitely go back. Thankyou Nickie and Peter .

    Thank you very much for your kind comments,we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Perfect little get away."

    We had a quiet and relaxing stay at the rhiw. Everything we needed was there and more. the view was stunning and the hot tub under the stars were second to none. Thankyou for a wonderful break away, we will definitely be returning

    Thank you very much for your kind review Lauren. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing accommodation everything you will ever desire is on offer."

    Cabin is so cute and felt like a home from home straight away, everything you need is already provided air fryers and hot plates for cooking, don't miss out x.

    Thank you Craig for your kind review.Hope you have a great year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Rhiw is an unique pod, small but perfectly formed, in our opinion!"

    Its position is tucked away, behind & above the owners' property, but completely private despite the proximity. Completely cosy, due to central heating, very comfortable bed, & brilliant idea of separate access from hot-tub to the bathroom, keeping drips away from the living space! Chair is a bit cosy for 2, but owners are aware, have a plan in mind!! Fantastic views from the front of the pod, and the side garden, and brilliant star gazing (when weather allowed!) from the hot-tub, with several shooting stars observed!?* A complete "get away from it all" location - not an "A" road within 7 miles (be careful following Sat-Nav to other locations, as some of the routes can be rather adventurous, to say the least) ;-)! Hosts could not be faulted, very friendly upon arrival and departure, but happy to leave us in peace, in between - we have no doubt they would have fallen over themselves to help, if we had experienced any problems! Altogether, a lovely break away from normal life (even if it rained almost every day!!) - Thank you.

    Thank you Andie for the lovely feed back, we hope you had a good journey home and wish you a happy Christmas with a great time on the Polar express Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely, romantic, comfortable stay."

    Beautiful views and hot tub under the stars is amazing. WiFi is a little patchy - could use an extender. Also the poor doggy in the outside kennel was crying all afternoon on a couple of days which made it tricky to relax. Otherwise really nice stay.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Nov 2022

  • "Very nice and relaxing"

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely place ,very private ,lovely owners and loved the hot tub seeing a shooting star was just the icing on the cake"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely loved it would definitely recommend and stay there again ourselves ..."

    Absolutely loved it would definitely recommend and stay there again ourselves such a lovely place with amazing views all the time everywhere you look and the best hosts thanks again

    Thank you Lacy Anne for your kind review. We wish you both all the best for your wedding. Peter and Nickie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lacy-anne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Honestly while there are some positives not the best experience, felt very much like you were staying at the bottom of your parents/grandparents garden especially as they could be heard going to and from the garage almost all day."

    Dog could be heard crying at all times and kennel directly below the cabin stunk on multiple occasions. Hot tub a little on the small side and probably needed a better chemical balance as lots of grime bubbles came out quickly with limited use (only used three or four times total), guest hot tub not far from owners hot tub and could hear their entertainment which wasn’t ideal. Struggled to get to park due to visitors. Overgrown plants on pathways which were covered in flies constantly so you couldn’t have the door open and surprisingly not much of a view considering the location. At first glance cabin is modern and there are some good amenities but the space could be better used, the bathroom especially which is cramped and too spacious at the same time eg the sink is crammed into a corner and then half the room is empty.

    Thank you guest number 69 this year, for you inaccurate misleading opinions. However a review should contain helpfully information to other people looking to book this property or another. We would respectfully request future clients reading this to look at other reviews on our system and ignore this. Peter and Nickie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie3.4Aug 2022

  • "The property was beautiful and incredibly clean on arrival."

    It was equipped with everything we needed for our stay with plentiful utensils and bathroom supplies. They even left us a bottle of Prosecco which was a lovely touch. Both owners greeted us on arrival which was lovely. The cottage is super private and has amazing views. The only problem is that the wifi is a little bit unstable and drops out occasionally, which meant that accessing the internet was patchy at times. Also, my partner and I went to use the hot tub on our last night, for the first time, but we both noticed that the water had been filled too high. This meant that it overflowed over the sides when anyone got into it, which was disappointing. Also, the hot tub filter kept bobbing up and down in the water and was loose, so unfortunately we were both unable to use the hot tub. Other than that, we both really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2022

  • "Overall had a wonderful stay- we booked 2 nights for 2 of us with a small dog."

    However, we would suggest taking some insect repellent as there was a lot due to the close proximity of fields, taking a fan in warm months, fill up on petrol as you will have to drive a lot to go anywhere. And we recommend the Fish and chippy 8 mins away in llanfair (it was gorgeous and good prices) and Lake vernwy (good day out £4 all day parking). Pros: - Gorgeous view - Your own Garden space - Smart tv which has access to films - Really comfy bed - Hot tub?! (Obviously) Suggestions: - Maybe a gate at the top of stairs? - stop dogs going down steps (as when we were in the hot tub trying to relax our dog kept trying to run down them so we couldn’t sit in the hot tub for long) - Short fence/ barrier in the garden area to help prevent dogs falling down slope - Earlier Check in time or later check out time as it is quite a pricey trip and we found these check in and check out times limited us a lot - More lights outside - Maybe a suggestion in the book of where is best to get phone signal / wifi around the pod area (would come in handy for ringing takeaways) We would still recommend the stay as we still had a lovely time! :) It’s like a little home from home. Thank you! :)

    Reviewed by Samuel4.4Aug 2022

  • "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 Kelly4.1Jul 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 Darren5.0Jul 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 Rhiannon5.0Jul 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 Gareth5.0Jul 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 Patricia5.0Jun 2022

  • "Everything you needed was provided."

    Very enjoyable stay. Lovely views and very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Sheridan5.0Jun 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 David5.0May 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 James4.7Apr 2022

  • "Little hidden place, perfect to relax."

    Everything we needed was there. Thank you

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Nov 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 Magda5.0Oct 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 Peggy5.0Oct 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 Hannah4.4Sep 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 Jessica4.7Sep 2021

  • "Brilliant location and beautiful pod."

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

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 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 Anthony5.0Aug 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 Paul4.7Jul 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 Shanice4.7Jun 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 Michael5.0Jun 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 Rhiannon5.0Apr 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 Lauren5.0Mar 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 Amelia5.0Aug 2020

  • "It was amazing I cannot fault it"

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Aug 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 Darren5.0Aug 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 Barbara4.7Aug 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 Matthew5.0Aug 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 Darrell5.0Jul 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 dog 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
  • Note: Can you please apply the dog to your itinerary if you are bringing one, failure to do so will incur a charge of £75
  • Note: Please contact the owner if the booking is within 48 hours
  • Please note: This property only accepts 3 night bookings as a minimum.

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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

Please note: This property only accepts 3 night bookings as a minimum.

Note: Can you please apply the dog to your itinerary if you are bringing one, failure to do so will incur a charge of £75

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas