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Hares View

(Ref. 1137714)

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful stay!"

    Beds are so comfy and great facilities. Views are absolutely stunning. Will 100% stay here again

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2024

  • "Beds very comfortable and clean."

    Kitchen area well equipped but only enough seating for five around the breakfast bar .. Although advertised for 5 adults it would have been useful to maybe have a fold away stool. Also were able to bring our 2 dogs obviously there will be dog hair ,we cleaned as best we could with the dust pan and brush, could have done with a mop and small vacuum cleaner. The bathroom was great,the shower very powerful and hot water plentiful. The sitting area was un comfortable,I think because of the sloping roof and back of sitting area was low.Theres a lose paving stone outside the bedroom with the door, the hot tub was great a good size and hot water,a nice position. The whole area could do with larger signs as would like to know where and where you can walk,also signs for the accommodation not easy to read from the road

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1May 2024

  • "The concept is amazing, and the views incredible."

    However, so many things let the place down and therefore would not return. I am sorry I hadn't read previous reviews that all say the same. Unfortunately Sykes make it very difficult to view more than one review on the place. The windows and door frames were caked in black mould and were soaking wet, the cupboard housing all electrics had water gushing out of it and did not look safe. Nowhere to store clothes, food or wet clothes/towels after the hot tub. We were given two manky old towels for 5 people, I called the owner to ask for more and no response, rang again and left voicemail but noone called back. The system of entry whereby you turn up and ring them for the key code seems ludicrous when they don't answer the phone for 30 minutes or ring you back. The front door didn't close properly and assume why the whole frame is covered in mould, the doormat soaking wet, flooring was all lifted up, creaky and all slanted. The house was not flat but all leaning. The pipework underneath meant that when you had the heating on, it was scolding hot in certain places and could not walk bear feet. Our hot tub and WIFI stopped working, I assume they turned everything off thinking people had gone home (at one point we were the only ones there). Like I say, the concept is great, but sadly owners don't seem to give two hoots once they have your money about answering phonecalls and rectifying issues.

    Reviewed by Phillie2.5Dec 2023

  • "It has a great location and view, and this hobbit hole design is amazing!"

    Also, the heating system is reliable with floor heating. The kitchen is well-equipped. The seating area is not comfortable at all. There are no wardrobes to hang the clothes. No hairdryer. And it is hard to clean the floor as they do not provide any hoover, mop, etc. The towels were not enough and they are pretty old. I wish there were a washing machine and dishwasher too.

    Reviewed by Amani2.2Dec 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Three ground-floor bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x bunk
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Biomass Heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with fire pit and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub, 2.1 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Garden is not enclosed and set on a working farm, please make sure dogs are always kept on lead whilst outside
  • Note: Dogs are not to be left unattended whilst indoors
  • Note: the property sleeps a maximum of 5 adults, the bunk bed is only suitable for a child
  • Please note: this property only accepts short breaks and can be booked from a Friday (up to 3 nights) or Monday (up to 4 nights); 7-night stays are not permitted

The property

Tucked in pristine hillside gazing out upon rolling farmland across the breathtaking Elan Valley, near Rhayader in Powys, you will find the three-bedroom holiday hut of Hares View.

With a whimsical facade featuring a large, round entrance, a well-appointed interior with wooden and brick décor, along with fantastic facilities including outdoor seating, a fire pit, and a hot tub, this delightful dwelling is a perfect base for a family or group of friends, as well as Tolkien fans, looking for a unique escape to gorgeous, rural Wales.

Make your way into your lovely new lodgings, where you will discover a wonderful open-plan living space complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, a breakfast bar where you and your loved ones can tuck into your tasty, home-cooked meals, and a sitting area with a corner sofa and wall-mounted Smart TV that invites you and your loved ones to kick back and relax as you plan the rest of your getaway.

When the sun goes down, head outside into the garden space where you can enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot tub as you take in more of your outstanding countryside setting as the starry nighttime sky begins to appear up above.

When you grow tired, head back inside to refresh with a shower on your way to settle in for a much-needed sleep in one of the three inviting bedrooms, including a king-size with direct patio access.

Enjoy a getaway like no other in Wales when you book Hares View.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1049538, 1137712, 1137713, and 1137714, together sleeping up to 21 guests.

Underground Houses

Situated near the Elan Valley on the rural outskirts of Rhayader in Wales, you can find the amazing quartet of holiday homes belonging to the Underground Houses. Boasting fantastic exteriors and internal décor directly inspired by the works of Tolkien, this superb collection of holiday houses boast off-road parking for two cars per house, welcome two well-behaved dogs, feature immaculately-presented, open-plan living spaces, and are accompanied by their very own garden spaces with a fire pit and private hot tub - an idyllic group of properties for a large family or group of sharing friends looking for truly unique accommodation in the most idyllic of rural settings in Powys. Within driving distance of the Underground Houses, you'll find a wealth of notable destinations, including The Elan Valley, Devils Bridge and Llyn Clywedog. During your stay, a trip to nearby Rhayader will allow you to stock up on essentials at one of the several convenience stores that lie within, whilst a hearty pub lunch can be savoured at The Crown, The Elan Hotel, or the Eagles Inn. For a full day out, make the short car journey into the beautiful setting of The Elan Valley, where you can explore 70 square miles of outstanding beauty with its fabulous Victorian-built dams. Whatever you get up to during your next stay in mid Wales, be sure to do it from the whimsical dwellings of the Underground Houses.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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.

Please note: this property only accepts short breaks and can be booked from a Friday (up to 3 nights) or Monday (up to 4 nights); 7-night stays are not permitted

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas