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Hillside View

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Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 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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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely little place and surrounding areas."

    Very clean, tidy and comfortable inside. Dogs absolutely loved zommies around the garden whilst humans sitting in the hot tub. Lovely to have milk, Welsh cakes and basic cleaning equipment on arrival. It would be really helpful for a sign when coming up and entering the property to help navigate. Would also be useful to have a little welcome guide noting places to visit, recycling facilitates etc.

    Reviewed by Keri5.0Feb 2024

  • "The view was amazing, but hot tube doesn't work, no light,no jets,not evan hot water, hosts couldn't repair it and they said you can still enjoy it, but main thing why we book it was hot tub, so my grandma's 80 Birthday was ruined."

    The frying pan was all scratched, that it was impossible to cook on it. Beds was really comfy.

    Reviewed by Oksana3.1Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property in a very relaxing environment."

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Such an amazing place to stay with absolutely stunning views, so very relaxing and peaceful."

    Had everything you could want and need plus an incredible hot tub to relax in. The secure garden was just perfect for the dog and us. Walking up to the sound of sheep and cows just perfect. The only negative point is the problem of flies which thankfully they do provide a fly paper.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2023

  • "Giving negative feedback as we didn't go due to sickness and they wouldn't let us change our dates to another time."

    Would not recommend

    Reviewed by Victoria1.3Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Only issue was finding the property, the postcode doesn’t take you to the property, it takes you over a mile away and the instructions aren’t very clear. The instructions said would go over s cattle grid, but there wasn’t one.

    Reviewed by Katie3.4Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful Shepherds Hut."

    So clean bright and comfortable. Everything we could possibly need was included. The garden was a fabulous size and totally enclosed ensuring our dog was secure but with ample space to potter about. Views from property where stunning. Hot tub was amazing. Would 100% book again

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely quiet place with great views and all amenities just a short drive away."

    The place was very clean and the hot tub was well looked after and maintained and clean each day of our stay. The garden was secure which were great for the dog and some very nice walks close by to go on. They quickly fix anything that is needed and we really enjoyed our stay. Would be definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Stacy5.0Jun 2022

  • "We arrived at hillside view and was greeted by a very helpful staff member ..."

    We arrived at hillside view and was greeted by a very helpful staff member cutting the grass , He told us about the local area etc, The shepherds hut was clean and comfortable with absolutely stunning views of the hills , the size of the garden for the dog was more than adequate, the overall site was clean and tidy ,the site was very peaceful day and night and even the builders were very respectful of people being on holiday , only minor grumble was loose kitchen tap and broken window catch in bedroom which was a slight security concern , we will be going back , Regards David

    Reviewed by David4.4Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay and could not fault it."

    Reviewed by Rhys5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fabulous stay for half term at hillside view."

    Super windy night the first night! But it didnt ruin our stay. Amazing views, hot tubs are great and Elan Valley was a highlight! Great distance from town. The owners were so helpful and it was fully kitted out for a stay with a little one! Travel cots and high chairs available! Thanks so much for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovley surroundings."

    Shame about the weather. The shepherd's hut was lovely. There were a few things iwasnt impressed with.handle missing off window in bedroom hinge on wardrobe wasn't attached .and the breeze block on the hot tub cover wasn't ideal

    Reviewed by Marc John3.8Nov 2021

  • "As a family of four with two kids aged 7 &11 we were just wanting a change of scene and this place hit the nail on the head."

    The van and garden were great. Very clean. Milk ,sugar, tea on arrival. The dog came with us and she loved the garden space to run around. The kids and hubby loved the hot tub. And we all thoroughly enjoyed the nature reserve walks and all the Dams in the area. It was wonderful. There is a large tesco about 30 mins or so away to stocked up more cheaply than the local stores. If I was to moan about anything it would be the bunked/sofa I felt the beds were handy but the sofa part for us all to watch TV on an evening was very awkward. And it's mot fun sitting on hard wooden chars qll the tim. There were builders on site but that can't be helped. Over all we would go back as a family and as a couple 110% in future.

    Reviewed by Sara4.7May 2021

  • "Loved it!!!"

    ! So clean and lovely will definitely back.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0May 2021

  • "Ok so was a lovely place but I think the building site has a down full on it and peoples stay."

    With the noise and sighting. I understand your building more but could have been done on lockdown ready for full paying customers. Other than this & having difficulty finding the place after a long drive my children & dog loved it. I think the check in or check out could possibly be earlier & later but we still enjoyed it. The hot tub was gorgeous & cosy stay indoors as we had rain. The view of the sheep while washing up was a treat as I love animals & the open space for our family dog was brilliant. I would recommend to stay here. I think when the building is done it will definitely be the most relaxing place to stay.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.8May 2021

  • "What an amazing place."

    Gorgeous views. Totally relaxing two days. The hot tub was lovely. Impressed on how clean the Shepherd's hut was too. Took my two dogs and i'm pretty sure they enjoyed. There was a lovely walk for the dogs in St Harmon at a nature reserve. Already looking to go again soon. Just perfect.

    Reviewed by Leigh4.7Apr 2021

  • "Loved the accommodation , lovely friendly environment and hot tub was an absolute treat ."

    Having a secure enclosed area for the dog was brilliant. The only small think was that there was nowhere to hang any wet clothes but didn’t affect our stay in any way

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Oct 2020

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Hillside for my boyfriends 21st Birthday."

    A relaxing break in the hot tub was exactly what we wanted! The only downside was the building work going on on site which meant it was very noisy in the day and early morning making it difficult to have a lie in after a late night. But overall we enjoyed our break and would return once the building has been completed.

    Reviewed by Sydney5.0Sep 2020

  • "Everything was perfect - the view, the hot tub and the shepherds hut."

    Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Gemma always on the end of a text if you needed anything at all. Would definitely recommend to anyone and 100% will book again

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2020

  • "We still could not get over those incredible views, loved every second of it."

    Reviewed by Jordane5.0Sep 2020

  • "We have just returned from an amazing holiday in Hillside view."

    The weather was fantastic, very hot. The Shepherds hut far reached our expectations, completely spotless,. All the members of staff from cleaners to hosts were very friendly, knowledgeable about the local area and places to visit. The kite feeding station close by is a must. Lots of good local pubs for a meal out Completely recommended for a peaceful relaxing holiday ☺️

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2020

  • "Brilliant place with spectacular views."

    Great for children to enjoy the out doors and down time. The staff were very helpful and gave us great ideas of places to visit while we were there. Would definitely recommend to anyone, we hope to be back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Steph5.0Jul 2020

  • "Accomodation was amazing everything you needed."

    Good supply of tea coffee etc. Hot tub was amazing. Garden perfect for dogs. Wish we could have stayed longer really enjoyed our stay. Can't wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Oct 2019

  • "It was cosy and the location is just perfect, peaceful and quiet."

    Seating inside wasn't very comfortable - for us anyway. However we are looking to book another week's break as we enjoyed it so much.

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Sep 2019

  • "The hosts were amazing came and checked on us the first night."

    The views we’re spectacular and the shepherds hut had everything you could possibly need, an all round excellent property.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2019

  • "Excellent break: just what we needed."


    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2019

  • "The Shepards Hut was exactly as advertised, both scenic and splendid."

    The cleanliness was impeccable and the owners were friendly and accessible (Not that we needed anything as the Hut was perfect) The only downsides were ones out of anybody's control. The heat generated a lot of flies during the day but being so close to a working farm & livestock, one can expect these things. The hot tub was also rather open and the neighbours and ourselves were constantly seeing each other, which was fine for myself but I know alot of folk go away for the privacy. Again, there are small trees which have been planted in the grass area which will soon achieve complete privacy. The fact that the garden was enclosed was brilliant! We have an 11 month old baby and the thought of being able to plonk her down on the grass and not be on edge was perfect. As stated above, the Hillside Hut was a fantastic place to stay. It made you really feel like you were away from it all. The site was quiet, quaint and exceptionally beautiful. It is a stones throw from Rhyader & Elan Valley and was just the ticket for our young family. Can't express our happiness at it's splendour enough. Will be back some day.

    Reviewed by Arran4.4Jun 2019

  • "One of the best weekends away we have ever had."

    Fantastic location, fantastic views and a great home from home. The perfect holiday for families with dogs and the kids enjoyed it too. Great to see the sun go down and the red kites up ahead while relaxing in the hot tub. Highly recommended. The only issue was the lack of curtains/blinds on the door so we were up early in the morning. I will be telling everyone and be booking for next year.

    Reviewed by Sera4.7Jun 2019

  • "Unfortunately our holiday was ruined by the construction site located immediately to the left of our shepherds hut."

    we chose this location for the tranquil setting it advertised as we wanted a relaxing holiday on the site as my partner who was ill was not able to go sightseeing. We thought the hot tub and the surrounding views would help us to both relax and unwind. Unfortunately this was not so as there was the constant noise of diggers tractors and heavy vehicles from 8am until 6pm every day. the response we got from Sykes was a refund of £50. bearing in mind while we were away we were offered £40 off our next holiday and on our return I had an email saying the shepherds hut next to ours had been reduced by £80. After I explained this I have had no further contact from Sykes. Inexcusable, unacceptable and totally unprofessional. Our one holiday a year cut short and far from relaxed

    Reviewed by Sue3.4Jun 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay at hillside view."

    Very clean and comfortable. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Jun 2019

  • "Lovely location and great scenery."

    Well maintained and friendly staff.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2019

  • "It's an amazing place,unique Cottage and beautiful views."

    I would Love to come back.Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Costel5.0May 2019

  • "He enjoyed our stay here in March."

    It was our first holiday with the dog and he loved it. Beautiful veiws and places to walk. Would return

    Reviewed by Hayley4.7Apr 2019

  • "A beautiful Shepherd's Hut in a beautiful area with stunning views from the hot tub."

    Idylic and the owners are super friendly and helpful. We'll definitely be back :)

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Apr 2019

  • "This shepherd hut is amazing!"

    We had the best weekend, having a secure garden for the dogs was perfect and has now become a must have on our list when looking at future holidays. We had the smallest of small issues, I sent one text and all was rectified within 10miles. Even a call later that night to confirm everything. Amazing place with amazing service. Cannot wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely location, great for Ellen valley and surrounding areas ."

    Beautiful views from the shepherds hut . The hut was well equipped and very cosy . It had everything I needed for my stay . Due to the weather as storm Gareth visited I only used the hot tub twice and it was fantastic. I will be visiting again . My puppy loved it . Ooh and the red kites flying over head was a real treat .

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Mar 2019

  • "Amazing shepherds hut has everything you need and the hot tub was an amazing added bonus."

    The enclosed garden was great for our collie to wander freely in. Was a very peaceful get away and wonderful to see so many red kites in the sky. We will definitely be booking back to stay.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Feb 2019

  • "Brilliant place, great value."

    Watched snow storms whilst in the warm hot tub and did some star gazing as well. had a few issues (electric went off, water froze) but we told the lady and it got sorted within 10-15mins.

    Reviewed by Elie4.4Jan 2019

  • "The views from the hot tub at sunset is a must!"

    Make sure you time it right!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jan 2019

  • "Beautiful hut."

    Clean and cosy and close to local town Rhayader. Unfortunately we didn’t get to use the hot tub as the weather was bad. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2018

  • "Stunning location and the 'hut' has everything we needed."

    My doggies loved it too. I just need to work out when I can go back

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Nov 2018

  • "Amazing little hut, stunning scenery, the hot tub was just what we needed - even in the rain!"

    The hut has everything you need for a little getaway. Definitely will be returning! :D

    Reviewed by Kat5.0Nov 2018

  • "Beautiful place, Shepherds Hut is fabulous, has everything you need and they have used the space really well."

    The views are amazing, with the bonus of the hot tub in your own garden.My son loved it, plus the sheep that come by each day. Lovely and warm inside in cooler temperatures. Great place to relax. Would highly recommend and would love to visit again. From the pictures published I wasn't aware of the pods that are next to the shepherds huts, they look lovely. Great for couples.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Oct 2018

  • "It’s was in such a peaceful and relaxing location."

    The views were spectacular and to top it off the weather was perfect. Even though it was set on top of the hill and you had the sense of being in the middle of no where.. just minutes down the road there were lovely pubs, cafes and shops you could travel to which was very handy. The Shepherd’s Hut we stayed in highly met our expectations, and had everything we needed. It was lovely that everyone had their own privacy with the way the Huts & Pods were set up, and you could relax in the hot tub with no one watching you.

    Reviewed by Cassie5.0Sep 2018

  • "A stunning location, and really comfortable shepherds hut, with everything we needed."

    A fabulous way to relax in the hot tub in the evening while watching Red Kites swoop down, and where the only noise heard is from the sheep. I absolutely loved it, as did my dogs! So much so I have already rebooked it in a couple of months! I cannot fault it, a perfect few days away for me and my doggies

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2018

  • "Exactly as described."

    Beautiful views. Perfectly dog friendly. As usual, I am not disappointed with Sykes Cottages.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2018

  • "Place was so stunning we loved every minute only suggestion would be to have some kind of shelter around hot tub to make it more private and also cut the wind off as it's very breezy."

    Also as they except dogs they could do with adjoining fences being less accessible for dogs to reach each other to save barking growling issues but would go back in a heart beat

    Reviewed by Liane5.0Jul 2018

  • "Perfect place for our little family to get away."

    Ideal for walks, fun in the garden, my little boy loved the hot tub! We enjoyed little trips into the village for yummy cakes and a paddle down by the river, throwing stones. Its a beautiful "hut" and a beautiful village. Will definitely return and we've told all our friends and family about it!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2018

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Open-plan lounge, kitchen with dining area with sofa bed converting into adult sized bunk beds
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and 2 ring hob,fridge with ice compartment, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawn and patio with hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Four steps up to property
  • Note: Bunk bed, turns into main sofa area in sitting room
  • Note: Hot tub is cleaned on changeover and can take up to 12 hours to be back to optimal temperature
  • Note: Check in is 4pm
  • Note:This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250

The property

A fabulously unique shepherds hut, situated within a small cluster of delightfully individual pods, beautifully designed and surrounded by breath taking scenery across the valley.

The stunning far reaching views and stylish, cosy interior make this ideal for couples to snuggle up on a romantic break but also has a unique offering of being able to accommodate small families, perfect as a base to head off into the surrounding Cambrian Mountains whilst offering a real retreat to return back to.

The open plan living area provides a comfortable bench sofa where you can relax in front of the TV and a well equipped kitchen and compact dining area, with the sofa converting into an ingenious bunk bed.

The shower room is compact and well designed, like the rest of the hut, to maximise space and provide all the home comforts you need.

The master double room gives this shepherds hut a feeling of space and added luxury with the awe inspiring hillside views.

The shepherds hut is set in a private enclosed garden, where the dog and children can use up any remaining energy at the end of the day, whilst you sit and enjoy a cool drink as the sun goes down or perhaps slip into the enticing hot tub and soak in the views.

The local bustling market town of Rhayader is less than two miles away, where you can sit and enjoy its restaurants and cafes or head off into the Cambrian Mountains and spend a day exploring the Elan Valley, with its imposing Victorian dams and reservoirs.

Enjoy nearby nature reserves or marvel at the ‘dark skies’.

Builth Wells, famous for the Royal Welsh Show is 17 miles away.

Alternatively, if you fancy a complete change of scene, within an hours drive you could visit the Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth on the West Wales coast or take a day trip further north to the National Trusts Powis Castle, a medieval castle, providing a dramatic backdrop for its celebrated gardens.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

The owner is developing the land to add further properties to this location, please note that construction work may take place in the vicinity during your stay.
Note:This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
Arrival days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. Any bookings made for any other day may be cancelled.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas