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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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113 Customer Reviews

  • "Brilliant bungalow and garden."

    ziggy the dog loved the garden. only a short walk to 2 very good pubs. one slight problem for me being 82 years of age with walking problems was the height of the step at the front door

    Reviewed by Dennis4.4Jun 2024

  • "This is our fourth stay, so we must like it or we wouldn't come back."

    Excellent base to ride over the countryside.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely property and large well maintained gardens."

    A wonderful welcome pack of food and wine was there to greet us upon arrival . A quiet location but only 3 or 4 minute walk to the centre of town .

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "Just returned from a lovely holiday at this bungalow."

    The place was clean,very comfortable and well equipped had everything we needed. The garden was beautiful and the bungalow was within easy walking distance to Rhayder. The bus stop was just across the road and we used it to visit Aberystwyth the drive was spectacular . There was so much to see and do in the area, Elan valley was certainly worth a visit, LLandrindod Wells Lake was lovely ( large Tesco Store there) all within easy driving distance of the bungalow. We enjoyed it so much have already booked our return for next year !.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Apr 2024

  • "Good roomy house with good internals and appliances."

    Beds are good. Location is great. Garden is wonderful.

    Reviewed by Bragi4.1Apr 2024

  • "Excellent bungalow in a great position."

    The garden looked lovely, unfortunately it was too cold and wet to enjoy it. Bedrooms overlooked the garden and the beds were very comfortable. There was a good fire in the conservatory that provided more than adequate heating. Good walking around the Elan valley reservoirs which were a short drive away, with plenty of parking.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Mar 2024

  • "What a beautiful property."

    The welcome hamper was lovely and totally unexpected. The bungalow was warm and very comfortable. The garden is also a lovely space, we were lucky enough to sit outside one afternoon in the sun and it is a sun trap. The only issue we had was that our little dog could escape through the hedge into the lane. The owner has done his best to make it secure but not for our Jack Russell’s who caught the smell of something and were off. Can’t wait to go back in October. Local amenities are great and some nice walks.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Trederwen."

    Very comfortable and the Christmas decorations (including a lovely decorated tree) was an unexpected bonus. One of my sisters has mobility issues and, whilst she did manage to shower, I felt that, given there are two shower/bathrooms in the property, one of them could have been more disability friendly. Might be a good marketing point going forward. However, would certainly recommend. Great.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2023

  • "Big 3-bedroom bungalow with a huge garden right next to the town centre, close to pubs, bars, restaurants, and shopping facilities."

    Mike was very thoughtful, and the welcome basket was a big surprise for us but very needed after a four-hour drive in crazily heavy wind. There was an instruction book, with lots of useful information (such as an introduction to the restaurants and bars, medical facilities etc) and they even included information related to dog-friendly locations and the local vet. The only two issues we had were (1) the wooden floor being too slippery for our old dog and (2) the bedsheet was not breathable enough for my partner (there seemed to be a plastic cover, which made him sweat a lot over the night). But I am sure they won't be a problem for most of the people. We had a nice stay there.

    Reviewed by Jun4.7Dec 2023

  • "This property is everything it says."

    Great layout, both inside and out. A surprise hamper finished off the very warm welcome. You will not be disappointed if you choose this place.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Nov 2023

  • "Our first overnight visit to Rhayader, having only ridden thought on the motorbike previously."

    What a lovely place and excellent property, couldn’t want for anything more. Great facilities, Pubs and food within 2 minutes walk. Excellent amount of space for 4 of us in the house and the garden for the dog. Will try and get back in the summer to make proper use of the garden and Kite watching.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our fifth stay at Trederwen."

    To us it feels like coming home. It is always spotlessly clean and we always find something new has been added. The welcome basket is always a pleasant treat. There is always a good supply of cleaning products and soaps and toilet rolls etc. Beds are comfy and bedding immaculate. The garden is second to none. Well looked after and a pleasure to walk in. The bungalow itself is in a very good position because although the surrounding area is reasonably quiet it is around the corner from the varied shops and just a few doors down from the leisure centre. There are many places to visit within a short drive and for those that like to walk there are some beautiful scenic and riverside walks around. The people are all very friendly. Needless to say, we will be booking again next year.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have stayed at Trederwen several times and keep returning because the cottage is large, comfortable and clean."

    The kitchen is well equipped and all the appliances work well. The bedrooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. The garden is large with a patio table, chairs and parasol perfect for a coffee in the sun. Mike and Sue are quick to react if there's a problem ensuring that your holiday is enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Oct 2023

  • "Super bungalow with plenty of space Beautiful garden , lots to do locally The one thing that would of helped would be having a tumble dryer as we stayed during a very wet week !"

    Reviewed by Bev4.7Sep 2023

  • "This is a really nice holiday bungalow, very tidy with everything that we needed for the week."

    The bungalow and the garden are amazing. A good location for travelling to most places in Wales. We travelled North, West and South. We are planning on using this holiday accommodation again. Good communication from both Sykes and the owner before and after our holiday.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our fourth time to stay at Trederwen."

    Think that says it all about the lovely bungalow! Everything about it A1. We love staying there & so does Toby our dog. Also,people in Rhayader are so polite & friendly. Thanks to Mike Phillips for renting out this lovey bungalow & for the wonderful welcome hamper he always leaves. Wouldn’t want to go anywhere else now. Been spoilt with Trederwen!! Looking forward to another stay there .

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2023

  • "We love this property and have booked yet another holiday."

    The owner has gone to a lot of trouble to make sure the bungalow meets my needs. Each time we visit he has added something new. This time it was a shower stool and new cushions on the one sofa. It's always spotlessly clean and there's also a great welcome pack. Being walking disabled the property meets all my needs and I couldn't ask for better.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jul 2023

  • "This a lovely spacious 3 bed bungalow with a well equipped kitchen with a nice conservatory/ sun room, large gardens great for our two dogs."

    The town of Rhayader is really nice, lots going on a super friendly peope. We've personally had a super relaxed holiday, and will definitely return to this accommodation, and would certainly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was our 2nd stay at Trederwen and after 4 years we found the bungalow to be exactly as we remembered it ."

    Spotlessly clean, well maintained, beautiful garden, it contains everything you could possibly need and an amazing welcome hamper. The owners were great communicators prior to our arrival. We certainly hope to be able to come again. A big Thank You to our hosts .

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our second visit to Trederwen and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time."

    Beautiful gardens,ideal for our two dogs. Ideal location for those of us with mobility issues,everything within walking distance. Very generous welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow,beautiful garden."

    Had everything we needed for an enjoyable weeks stay. Comfortable beds and seating. Well equipped kitchen. Powerful showers. Good walks along the river for the dogs. Situated in a pleasant town that had all the facilities we needed. Short drive to wonderful walks and scenery. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent place to relax everything that you need for a Great Holiday."

    The garden is an Haven of Peace and Relaxation A great area for walking and we enjoyed Aberystwyth Cliff Railway and Brecon Canal self drive narrowboats. The Elan Valley Dams are Spectacular and Gilfach nature reserve is well worth a visit with walks to suit everyone. The welcome pack was one of the best we have ever had. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were very pleased with our stay in this property."

    The property was clean and well looked after. It was well equipped. The garden is absolutely beautiful and was safe for our dog. We were left a welcome basket which was lovely (Many thanks for this!) We would definitely stay here again when we re-visit Rhayader.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2023

  • "Hi, We had a great holiday the only problem that we had was with the grill pan, I am sure that the handle is the wrong size as its lugs do not match completely with the anchor points of the pan and this gives it a tendency to slip off the pan."

    Kind regards PWR

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent bungalow in a great location."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2023

  • "Beautifull spacious bungalow with lovely large enclosed gardens."

    ( check fencing if you have very small dogs ) Everything we needed was there for us with a lovely welcome basket. Rhayader is a lovely dog friendly town and a great base to travel on days out. We'll worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2023

  • "Thanks Mike and Sue for letting us stay again in your lovely bungalow."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and look forward to our next visit

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "A comfortable, clean and well presented bungalow."

    Well equipped and the bonus welcome basket was a treat. The property is well situated for shops and lovely walks, ideal for dogs. The only thing to mention the front step into the property is a little high for the less able. We remedied this using a small breeze block! I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have had a lovely stay."

    Dogs loved the garden my husband loved the sofa. Thank you

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay plenty of room Safe and secure for the dog Only slight ..."

    Lovely place to stay plenty of room Safe and secure for the dog Only slight criticism is the hot water pressure to main bathroom shower and kitchen tap

    Reviewed by Eddie5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was third visit."

    It's always spotlessly clean and cosy. Each time we go we look to see what the owner has added since last visit..just little things but there's always something new there. The welcome pack is full of good things to eat and there's always plenty of tea coffee sugar and milk. We didn't use the garden much this time as weather didn't allow so we look forward to coming back next year.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Nov 2022

  • "The bungalow is set in an ideal location, close to The Elan Valley, lots of walking routes and easy access to town."

    The bungalow was equipped with all the bits needed to make it an easy stay. The one big down side for us was the main shower really has no water pressure so can’t be used, this was hard work with 6 people staying and only one functional shower. The beds in the twin room really do need updating, they were so squeaky that every movement made noise so the children struggled to sleep. If these things could be sorted then we’d definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Amanda3.8Oct 2022

  • "Trederwen is located in a good position for access to the town and surrounding area."

    We had everything we needed and the welcome pack was a lovely surprise. The only comments we have are: - the lighting in the living was very dim - the shower over the bath has very low pressure - my 93 year old mum found the front step rather high. We did enjoy our stay and thought the garden room and the garden itself were delightful.

    Reviewed by Christina4.4Oct 2022

  • "After a few harrowing months it was good to get away, the bungalow was perfect and rear garden safe and exciting for our escape artist setter."

    Town of Rhayader great . Only negative toilet seat in shower room a bit wobbly . Would fully recommend for anyone wanting a great holiday , we came back completely refreshed. Brian Gallier

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Mike has been very helpful each time we stayed."

    He has put ramps in place at back n front doors as I had told him I struggled getting in and out. He has put hand grip in shower. The place is always spotlessly clean and the welcome pack most welcome. If I wanted to nit pick it would be about the sofas. They are clean and tidy but you sink into them when you sit down and for someone like me with back and leg problems it's very hard to stand back up again. I propped myself up on pillows. Hoping to go back again soon.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Sep 2022

  • "This was our second time back to Trederwen."

    A spacious bungalow with everything you need,even a fantastic food hamper when you arrive! A huge ,well maintained enclosed garden. Ideal for our dog. Bungalow very close to all amenities. As we like Trederwen so much,we have made a booking for Christmas 2022 & for August 2023.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay, it was such a well equipped bungalow and the welcome pack was far more than necessary, it was excellent."

    And it was in such a brilliant location, close to local amenities as well as places to go and see.

    Reviewed by Hester5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our second time staying at trederwen, excellent holiday home, so central to Rhayader, which has excellent facilities, nice places to eat and drink, all of excellent value, the holiday home, is very clean on our arrival, comfortable, like home from home, such a beautiful garden, enjoyed feeding the little birds, being in mid wales so central to visit other part’s of wales, we went walking on the Brecon Beacons, visited snowdon, and enjoyed walking in the elan valley, we found the local people very polite and friendly, thank you to the owner mr Philips for a lovely clean accommodation and for the little basket of goodies on our arrival, we do hope to come again from Tina & family."

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely property and suited our needs very well."

    We chose this bungalow because we had our elderly mother with us who is not good with stairs etc. My sister and her small also holidayed with us, so the large enclosed garden was great for us all. The weather was extremely kind to us, with very little rain, so we sat out in the evenings and bbq’d. All in all, a fab holiday was had by all. The owner, Mike Phillips popped in with our fresh towels and bedding on the middle weekend, so it was good to chat and catch-up. There was only one negative point, in that the back shower over the bath is run off the low pressure system, so the flow rate is poor. Fortunately, the front electric shower is fed from the water mains pressure, so we all used that one which is great.

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Jun 2022

  • "Poor water pressure made filling a bath a long job but power shower in second bathroom good!"

    Needs a better reading light.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jun 2022

  • "Good communication before we arrived."

    Great welcome pack including milk bread, wine, crisps, crackers,cake etc. Lovely place to stay, garden, patio and back room Excellent. We would recommend the accommodation to anyone who wants to get away from the crowds. Kitchen was well stocked with all you should need during your stay. Beds were comfortable and the whole place was spotless. We would like to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7May 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Clean, well appointment, comfortable an in an ideal location to enjoy the town and central Wales.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2022

  • "A very comfortable, well equipped bungalow with a beautiful garden, close to facilities but in a quiet road."

    The area is beautiful and Rhayader is a lovely little town. We had a very pleasant week and hope to go back again soon.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped."

    Welcome hamper generous and useful. Bathroom door (sliding) would not close properly and needs attention. My wife who has mobility problems found the front door step a little high and would have appreciated a second step. Great location with all facilities nearby, locals welcoming and superb countryside all around. Can fully recommend.

    Reviewed by Barry4.4May 2022

  • "Lovely spacious property close to amenities."

    The only downside was the shower in the main bathroom was very poor but it was ok as we used the other one. Some of the furniture could also be updated also there was a washing machine and a couple of detergent pods would have been appreciated. Having said that the property was well equipped, warm, comfortable bed, spotlessly clean, the garden was beautiful and a very generous welcome pack left. The area is very beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay, spotlessly clean, comfy beds and a generous welcome hamper."

    Lovely large garden to watch the birds. Close to all amenities in a very friendly town. Can’t fault it

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Apr 2022

  • "We love staying at Trederwen and have enjoyed many holidays there."

    It is a warm and comfortable bungalow with excellent facilities and the owners are very welcoming with the lovely hamper. It’s an ideal base to tour both inland and the coast. The local walk from Rhayader to Elan village is a must for dog walkers as well as the riverside walk. Will definitely be returning. Many thanks Lisa and Marcus

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at this cottage."

    Great quiet town location close to all amenities and a nice selection of independent shops. It's great not to have to use your car to go shopping etc. The beds are fine. Nice spacious bedrooms. Limited plugs in bedrooms. Sofas ok if a little low. Kitchen well equipped with everything you need. probably the best equipped kitchen we have experienced.Lovely welcome pack. WiFi access good. Lovely shower room but it could do with a little TLC. Unfortunately the rear bathroom virtually unusable at water pressure was so low. A few minor issues to consider that may be important to your stay. The TV needs an upgrade as it is not a smart one and has limited channels. There is no facility to use Netflix or Amazon prime. This may be important during periods of inclement weather. The garden is not small dog safe. Access to the actual house would be difficult for the less mobile as the front step is very high. Also the front door is difficult to close and being a Yale it is easy to lock yourself out! Although the back garden is large and secluded it is beginning to take on a slight air of neglect. Steps are crumbling in places and need repair. I hope this doesn't sound too negative but we are still aiming to return as the cottage is warm and comfortable and is a great centre to explore this part of Wales. We also like being in a town location.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Feb 2022

  • "Very clean and warm, with a nice welcome pack."

    Super king size bed and sofas very comfortable. The garden room is very pleasant, with a good basket of logs provided. The garden is large and secure. Good kitchen. Additional storage and a freezer in the garage. Good selection of DVDs, books and games, and lots of leaflets advising things to do in area. Large enough for 6 in comfort. The road is quite busy during the day with a lot of lorries, but it is described as a "peaceful lane". Not easy to use a hairdryer (supplied), as no sockets near the mirrors. The eyelet curtains in the bedrooms were not sufficient to keep out the light - and the twin bedroom looks out onto the leisure centre with bright lights until late. Shower in bathroom does not work, as the water pressure is too low. Hot tap in kitchen also has very low pressure. Easy to communicate with host, very quick responses. Good value for money.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Jan 2022

  • "Lovely bungalow, very cosy and warm."

    Comfortable beds too. Great garden for the dogs to run around. Very quiet and peaceful despite being in a town. Brilliant welcome pack, so thoughtful. Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Nov 2021

  • "A spacious bungalow that comfortably sleeps 6."

    Facilities are excellent and the owners very welcoming. Excellent base to tour, both inland and the coast. Rhayader is packed with pubs/restaurants and cafes. The local riverside walk is a must for dog owners. Red kites hover overhead all day! Thoroughly enjoyed and heartily recommend.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2021

  • "Think about number/ capacity of cooking pots, it was difficult to cook for us all , a three pan steamer would help a lot."

    Check for damaged crockery we found a cracked dish and damaged teapot. Biggest gripe - Hot water system pressure very poor making use of bath shower impossible - luckily shower room has electric shower..

    Reviewed by Jo4.4Oct 2021

  • "Very enjoyable stay in an ideal location for the town and as a touring base for the area."

    The bungalow is well appointed, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Sep 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Trederwen, very comfortable and the welcome pack was much appreciated after a long journey."

    Would definitely recommend this property to friends. The Morgans family.

    Reviewed by Loretta5.0Aug 2021

  • "Our stay at this lovely cottage was great, well equipped, clean, comfortable and spacious."

    We were a family of 5 with 2 dogs. Massive garden, all enclosed. Close to town. Loads of walks locally. Just a lovely relaxed holiday in Mid Wales.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and had everything required."

    The garden was fully secure and just lovely for the dogs! Everything was provided. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic property - loads of room inside and great secure gardens"

    Reviewed by Alethea5.0Jul 2021

  • "The bungalow far exceeded expectations."

    Fantastic welcome pack. Kitchen has everything we needed and all.immaculate condition. Beds comfortable. Garden words can describe the peaceful ambience of the place yet just around corner from town. Plenty wild life to see. Red kites flew over often. Plenty beautiful places to visit. Cannot fault at all.hoping to go back.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow with a fabulous garden but as others have commented the showers are not good."

    The town of Rhayader is small but the people are very friendly. The menus available at the local pubs are very limited due to Covid! There are some lovely walks in the local area and the beach at Borth and the neighbouring nature reserve are well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Carole4.1Jul 2021

  • "Would recommend."

    Lovely clean and comfortable bungalow with a fantastic dog secure back garden. Even though it is on the edge of a market town, it was very quiet. Takeaways, pubs and restaurants within walking distance, as is the River Wye with a lovely wooded walk. Almost next door is a Leisure Centre with swimming pool. On arrival there was a very generous hamper of provisions, thank you to the owners. For those less mobile, the step up to the front door is very high, would benefit from another step. Also the same for the back door into the garden. Beautiful part of the country with stunning views along the Elan Valley. Because we so enjoyed our holiday, we did look to rebook for the same time next year. The price was £300 more which sadly was no longer within our budget.

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow in a pretty Welsh town."

    Less than a 5 minute walk to town centre bars, restaurants and cafés. Lovely friendly locals and near local sports centre.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was our third time of staying at Trederwen and once again we enjoyed our stay, however the bungalow could benefit from some updating."

    There are two bathrooms/ showers but only one of the showers is able to be used as the other shower has no water power at all. The bungalow can take up to six people but there was only two of us. Had we been a party of six it would have been a struggle with only the use of one shower. The conservatory that joins the kitchen has only two chairs in it that are not terribly comfortable and could benefit from a couple more chairs or a comfy settee. The kitchen does not have any chopping boards or trays, and could do with more cutlery for six people, especially when the dishwasher is in use. None of above is intended as a criticism as the bungalow has many positives, and we will return.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.1Oct 2020

  • "The bungalow is in good location for shops - very good garden well kept Dogs paradise."

    - Accommodation excellent, We where oaps and the steps to front and back door have large drop good idea to put steps there

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2020

  • "As we've stayed in Trederwen before we already knew the house and facilities."

    Would more than happily recommend Trederwen to anyone, and would also visit again ourselves. The house boasts a lovely huge garden, and spacious accommodation. And the owner does a rather nice welcome hamper, too! From the garden you can watch Red kites throughout the day and there is a local feeding station so you can witness these amazing birds from quite up close. Rhayader itself has various shops/pubs/restaurants/takeaways all within a few minutes walk from the house and there are also some nice walks along the river Wye. The area is outstanding and has a lot to offer. Visits to the Elan Valley are very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic house that photos didnt do justice."

    Everything you could need all on one level. Garden is the star and our dogs loved exploring and run and exploring it. Garden room with log burner also great. Spotlessly clean and ideal for exploring local area with walks from the lovely village. Nearby Elan dams spectacular and also Ynslas beach near Borth a must for those with dogs. Thanks Mike for a great week and wouldn't hesitate to reccomend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "Appreciated the thoughtful ‘welcome’ basket."

    We enjoyed every single item. We also enjoyed our stay very much. The bungalow is well equipped with everything one could need. The only downside is the hot water pressure, which could be solved so easily with the installation of a pump.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely break here."

    Great location. very quiet considering how close to town centre. Very comfortable beds. great shower. I would recommend this property without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    It was clean, warm, comfortable and homely. The owner (Mike) provided good information about the area and was very helpful. The welcome 'goody hamper' was also much appreciated.The cottage was ideally suited for a stroll to the local shops and there were a number of eateries close by, including at least five pubs - all serving food. There are many places to visit for those willing to drive up to an hour or so. These include the coast, country villages and Red Kite 'feeding stations..' The most stunning visit is to the Elan Reservoirs - not to be missed ! We visited places by car so that we could see as much as possible, but the area is without doubt a brilliant location for those who prefer a walking holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2019

  • "The Bungalow was lovely very comfortable a home from home."

    Lovely position in the town but very quiet. The kitchen lacks a few utensils. It was quite dark on the front porch could do with an outsid light.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Dec 2019

  • "This was our second stay at Trederwen and it did not fail to impress us as much as it had done during our first visit."

    The bungalow is very well presented, equipped and beautifully furnished. The welcome hamper is not only very "welcome" but has obviously been compiled with thought and consideration. If you are visiting with your dog(s) the fully enclosed rear garden is an absolute godsend. The town location of Trederwen is just off the Rhayader high street but it has the feeling of seclusion and is very quiet. It is ideally located for exploring the Elan Valley, surrounding countryside and the West Wales coast. It is with great pleasure that we can truly recommend Trederwen.

    Reviewed by Darryl5.0Nov 2019

  • "Bungalow was very clean and warm."

    The hamper left for us was amazing and very much appreciated by us all. The garden is fully enclosed which is great if you have a dog. There are lovely walks around the area which we enjoyed. We would definitely return to the bungalow. We did feel that a bigger fridge would have been helpful with a family and better water pressure in the main bathroom.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Oct 2019

  • "The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise and so thoughtful."

    The accommodation was spotlessly clean and very well appointed. The garden was completely enclosed and an absolute haven for our two terriers. It’s really quiet but only 2 minutes from town. I would definitely go back and thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic garden."

    Home-from-home comfort. The location - close to town, walks, pubs, shops. Other attractions close by. As mentioned by others it would be "icing on the cake" to have a small sofa in the garden room - but we can live without icing!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2019

  • "On Our arrival trederwen was lovely and clean, the hamper that was there also on our arrival was really nice as well,trederwen was also very comfortable accommodation,the garden was really nice our dogs loved it especially our springer who wouldn’t come in she was in her element with all the different sections of the garden."

    The town of Rhayader was nice as well ,we enjoyed eating out there also had a couple of takeaways from the Chinese which was really nice.The best bit was that you didn’t have to drive to the town,as it was only a few minutes walk. The people of Rhayader were also very nice and friendly,also very dog friendly. If you come to Rhayader it’s worth a visit to drive over the Cambrian mountain pass, the scenary is spectacular. We had a lovely time and we are looking to come back again next year ,We would love to stay in Rhayader again ,and stay in trederwen,as we had the perfect holiday in perfect accommodation.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in a very good location close to amenities."

    Very clean and well maintained. Garden is beautiful and very large and the welcome hamper was very thoughtful and generous.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Trederwen in the town of Rhayader."

    It is spacious, very comfortable, has a well equipped kitchen and a lovely large garden. The sun room was a nice bonus area, just a shame we didn't need to use the log burner. After camping in the area on previous occasions, we know the area quite well and Trederwen was perfectly placed to visit again. The Elan valley is beautiful with great walks and stunning views. I would also recommend visits to Royal Welsh Crystal and Wye Lavender. Both of which are located on the edge of the town. My family and I look forward to staying again in the future.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic garden could perhaps be emphasised more in advertising"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great location close to town centre."

    Lovely garden. Good sized living areas and kitchen

    Reviewed by Virginia5.0Jul 2019

  • "Clean,well stocked property with beautiful garden close to local amenities !"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2019

  • "The bungalow was spotlessly clean and contained absolutely everything you would need, a real home from home."

    The garden was amazing and very big. The owner was in contact before we arrived regarding key collection, directions and heating and was very quick to reply to any questions before arrival. Upon arrival a very thoughtful and generous welcome hamper awaited us along with everting we needed to know about the house and local area. Absolutely perfect. Exceeded expectations.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2019

  • "One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in!"

    The bungalow was comfortable and warm with stunning gardens which were secure and ideal for our two dogs. The welcome pack was the best ever! The location was great with lots of eating places within walking distance. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2019

  • "Warm, comfortable bungalow a couple of minutes level walk into Rhayader."

    The bungalow has a beautiful garden in which to relax. Easy access to the shops, pubs and river walks. The owners are quick to respond to any queries. Would recommend this bungalow to our friends and we would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2019

  • "A very comfortable bungalow."

    The only slight downside was the hit water pressure in the bathroom shower, but you can't do much about that.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2019

  • "Would thoroughly recommend and very generous welcome basket"

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Apr 2019

  • "The garden."

    Large, enclosed, interesting, and safe for our lurcher dog. Comfortable bed and settees. Well equipped kitchen. Cosy and warm despite heavy snow one day! Position near centre of Rhayader - close to shops, yet totally private. A lot to explore in the area, and lovely walks to take the dog. We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Mar 2019

  • "I booked this based on the criteria we had."

    We wanted two bathrooms, pet friendly and comfortable. I had a few nervous nights as I was booking for us and our friends and just hoped it would fit the bill for us all. I need not have worried the accommodation was tremendous, the owner had thought of everything even things we would not have expected, like the throw in the 2nd lounge just in case we needed it whilst a bit chilly in the garden. We were so lucky the weather was great but had it not been we were thoroughly spoilt by the vast choice of books and videos in the lounge for our entertainment. The bungalow is ideally situated for visiting the Elan valley and the Red Kite Feeding station which my twitcher husband loved. I really think that the owner tried to think of every need for his holiday makers even down to the hand wash in the bathrooms. In conclusion if you are looking for a home from home in a beautiful well kept property with a wealth of fabulous places on the doorstep book this. Although don't fill all the dates available as we will want to go back. Thank you so much for the best holiday, your thoughtfulness is so appreciated.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Mar 2019

  • "The bungalow is absolutely first class a real home from home,The welcome pack is packed with goodies and is a real nice touch."

    We used all the facilities including washing machine and dishwasher,thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will book again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2019

  • "Weather was lousy, bungalow was excellent (it was the 3rd time we had stayed there), love the village, great garden for the dog, we'll be booking to go again."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2019

  • "This bungalow is perfectly located for our needs, having family living nearby."

    The property is always clean, comfortable and warm. The owner is helpful, accommodating and easily contactable. This was our third visit and, like Arnold Schwartzenneger, we will be back.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Dec 2018

  • "Excellent bungalow."

    All facilities provided. Welcome hamper nice touch. Beautiful area. Only downside was that the settees were too soft for us (oldies).

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2018

  • "This is the second time visit and we could not say a thing wrong about this ..."

    This is the second time visit and we could not say a thing wrong about this house so local to the town and plenty thins to do locally OH and the WELCOME PACK IS FABULOUS we had our dog with us and there was a lovely gift for him too second visit to this house garden is to die for totally enclosed lovely

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Such a convenient location."

    Was easy walking distance to centre of Rhayader, with its coffee shops, pubs and supermarkets. However, you would not know it when you got into the bungalow with its spacious garden. Only a short drive to lots of local attractions. The Red Kite Feeding Centre was truly spectacular - well worth a visit!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had very specific requirements because one of the party has medical needs."

    The person at Sykes contacted the cottage's owner even before I booked, to ensure those needs could be met. We had a lovely week in a comfortable bungalow and enjoyed, not only it's beautiful garden but also the many things to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Aug 2018

  • "A excellent place to stay very clean lovely garden had a wonderful time there would love to go back again"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2018

  • "Trederwen is a lovely property to stay."

    So clean and everything you need. Our dog loved the garden where the kites fly overhead.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jun 2018

  • "The bungalow was lovely and especially the fantastic garden."

    We loved watching the red kites circling overhead and really enjoyed our visit to the red kite feeding centre. The welcome pack was amazing - the best we have ever had at a holiday cottage. A cottage we will definitely be returning to.

    Reviewed by Janice4.4May 2018

  • "Bungalow and garden fantastic."

    ...location fantastic....hamper left for us ever and we have been to many cottages in wales but this topped the lot....elan valley and mountain road to devils bridge yet another fantastic to add to the others....a big thank you to sykes cottages and the owners of this one in rhayader....

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2018

  • "Mid Wales is a new area to us and this bungalow and location met our touring needs admirably."

    The bungalow was everything we hoped for and so lovely and warm! Especially as the weather was not so good. The garden was lovely and had the weather been better we would have been seduced into sitting out there and not doing the exploring we did! So it all turned out for the best. The owner left us a most welcome "hamper" which we gratefully made use of. We have no doubt that if this property is free we shall most positively return. Thanks to Sykes and Mike Phillips the owner.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was fabulous,everything had been thought of."

    The welcome pack was the best ever. Loved the garden and the garden room was sublime. Would strongly recommend this holiday home. You didn't have to drive far for dramatic scenery. The mountain road to Aberystwyth was beautiful. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Chrissie5.0Apr 2018

  • "The size of this property is vast."

    The photos don't do it any justice. In all our party thoroughly enjoyed the overall experience and wouldn't hesitate at booking this property again. The owner Mr Mike Phillips was very helpful with any questions we put to him. As for the area, we couldn't have chosen better, Thank you Mr Phillips and thank you Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Apr 2018

  • "Very clean comfy bungalow within easy walking distance of Rhayader."

    Would highly recommend property. We will definitely return there next year and have recommended it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2018

  • "The bungalow had all the facility's required, was very clean and warm."

    The beds were very comfortable and the view of the back garden from the bedrooms was great. The situation of the cottage two minutes walk from the village was a big plus. The bungalow was spacious. Thankyou

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2018

  • "We have been to Trederwen twice now."

    ...and will be booking soon to go back again in 2019. It is a great bungalow in a fantastic spot. The facilities for us and the dog are exceptional and we look forward to our return.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2018

  • "Location was amazing with just a 15 minute walk to the red kite feeding station and an off road trail taking you to the Elan valley visitor centre."

    Bungalow was in the middle of town but in a really quiet location. Property was lovely and clean, thoughtfully decorated to make you feel at home. Lovely garden. Only thing I would want to see improved was the water pressure of the shower in the main bathroom, but the other shower was great. Welcome pack was amazing. Will definitely look to return to this property!

    Reviewed by Emma4.8Nov 2017

  • "Trederwen is a lovely property in a very convenient position in the centre of Rhayader."

    It was good to be able to park up and walk out for dinner and good dog walking. The bungalow is big and comfortable with a lovely garden for the dogs. The beds are the best we have ever had in a rental property and so comfortable. We found a lovely, dog friendly pub called the Eagles Inn which had extremely tasty and plentiful meals. All in all we had a great week in this lovely property.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2017

  • "The bungalow was extremely comfortable and situated in a fantastic location, close to local amenities, walks and attractions."

    Everything you needed was there and the large rear garden was fantastic, great to sit in and watch the Red Kites in an afternoon and our dog Muppet loved playing in it.

    Reviewed by Claire4.8Aug 2017

  • "This was our second stay at Trederwen which remains the best holiday cottage that we gave stayed at."

    The property is ideally situated in a quiet yet central location in Rhayader. It is a very well equipped property with a particularly attractive and secure back garden, when on a sunny day you can relax and observe the Red Kites circling overhead. The weather was not so accommodating for this visit so we did rather less walking in the Carly located Elan Valley. This made us doubly appreciative of the comforts and standards of the property itself. The welcome hamper is a lovely touch on arrival and sets the tone for a relaxing and inviting vacation. As last time we were sorry to be driving away at the end of the week.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jun 2017

  • "The History of the reseviours was amazing."

    The welcome hamper was not at all expected and was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2017

  • "This was our second visit within 7 months and is quite honestly the best property we have stayed in by far."

    Very difficult to fault. A third visit is on the cards. In a great area lots to visit, nice eating houses especially THE LAMB & FLAG

    5.0Mar 2017

  • "A lovely bungalow in a location that was perfect for our needs."

    Reviewed by Edward4.8Mar 2017

  • "Quite possibly the best place we've stayed."

    Perfect position, excellent facilities, lovely garden, clean and comfortable and lots to see and do locally.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2016

  • "Trederwen is in an excellent location - quiet, yet only a few minutes walk from the town centre."

    Well prepared facilities and a very thoughtful "welcome pack" which even included provisions for our dog! Lovely large, private and secure rear garden. Comprehensive information brochures on the locality were in place. Undoubtedly one of the nicest properties we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Darryl4.2Oct 2016

  • "Probably the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Small touches like the welcome hamper provided can make such a big difference. A great location, good weather and a very comfortable cottage with a large and attractive garden all combined to provide a great mini break. Thank you to Sykes cottages for saving us a booking fee incurred, (as it turned out unnecessarily), with "Owners Direct." We sort of stumbled across the Sykes web site by default via Owners Direct. However now that we are aware of and have had a positive experience with Sykes we will definitely book directly through you again in the future.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Garden room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Garden room is heated purely by the woodburner.

The property

A traditional bungalow, set back from the road and tucked away on a peaceful lane, just a short walk to the heart of the popular market town of Rhayader.

A perfect base for family or friends looking to enjoy the stunning Cambrian Mountain countryside, yet being close to a busy town and having somewhere peaceful to return to after a busy day.

This welcoming property has three comfortable bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a well-equipped kitchen which leads into a garden room with woodburner and out onto the patio, meaning that you can make the most of this holiday home whatever the weather.

Separate to the garden room is a spacious sitting room with dining area enabling you to relax in front of the TV after a day exploring the area.

Outside, you can sit in the deceptively spacious garden, which gives a real feeling of peace.

You can unwind on the patio on a sunny evening and chat about your day’s adventures with a glass of something cool.

Rhayader has a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes, along with independent shops.

The River Wye runs through the town, which opens up a myriad of activities such as wandering along The Wye Valley Walk, one of the many walks emanating from the town, river fishing and a local Red Kite feeding centre.

You’re ideally placed to explore the fabulous undulating countryside being in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains and just a short 10 minute drive from the imposing industrial magnificence of the Elan Valley reservoirs and Victorian dams, which are set in 46 acres of wildlife rich countryside, perfect to take in the beauty of the night skies with its dark skies status.

The area offers numerous outdoor activities such as wildlife spotting, exploring local nature reserves such as Gilfach, which has a diverse range of habitats, fishing, walking, cycling and horse riding.

Slightly further afield, you are less than a 20 minute drive to Builth Wells, home of the Royal Welsh Showground with numerous annual events.

Within an hour’s drive, you can either take a day trip to the famous literary town of Hay-on-Wye on the edge of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons), feel the sand under your feet at the Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth or explore the magnificence of the National Trust's Powis Castle.

A perfect base to escape to after a day exploring the area yet just a short walk to a thriving small town.

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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