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Lapwing Lodge

Rhayader, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 935473)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic place to stay for a few days, could have stayed longer!"

    Bedrooms are all amazing and the hot tub is a lovely extra! Lovely area with easy access to walks and other activities. Would recommend to friends and family!

    Reviewed by BenjaminApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic family break at Lapwing Lodge."

    The lodge was very spacious and the setting stunning. We left feeling there was so much more to see in the area, so hopefully be able to visit again in the future

    Reviewed by KieranApr 2022

  • "What an absolute beautiful and perfect place."

    Such a gem of a find. Andy was the perfect host and couldn’t go enough for us to make our stay as perfect as it was

    Reviewed by BeverleyMar 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful, in peaceful location ..."

    Absolutely beautiful, in peaceful location Property was amazing 5* accommodation The owner even took time to show us the baby lambs being born and the calfs Will deffo return

    Reviewed by KerryMar 2022

  • "Lapwing Lodge is a really lovely place to stay - we had a great time."

    The bathrooms are beautiful (feel I need to update mine now at home!) - gorgeous tiles, large modern showers and three of the four rooms are ensuite. There are two huge bedrooms upstairs with freestanding baths in the bedrooms as well as ensuite bathrooms. Pity I didn't get time to take a bath looking at the stars through the velux as I didn't have time (spent a lot of it relaxing in the hot tub). My friends were kind enough to give me the best room with a huge window/double doors opening onto the balcony overlooking the pond which I really appreciated as it's one of the nicest places I've ever stayed. Loads of frogs in the pond in March - quite entertaining watching them. The kitchen is really well equipped and there are three leather sofas so plenty of room for a group to sit and chat. The hot tub is under a big wooden veranda so even if it's raining you're sheltered and the house is lovely and warm because it has underfloor heating: the only downside to this is that when I got home I was freezing! The owner was really friendly and relaxed and, since no one was coming in the next day, allowed us to check out really late. I'd love to stay there again - perhaps in the summer when you could use the outside space and barbecue. Thanks / diolch yn fawr iawn! Jane

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely lodge."

    Spotlessly clean! Fabulous big beds in very spacious bedrooms. Amazing views and very private location. Cannot fault this at all!

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2022

  • "What a wonderful place."

    I would highly recommend this lodge. It was spacious, clean and well equiped. The hot tub was a great way to relax in the evening. Beautiful views too. Elan valley just minutes away, with breath taking reservoirs and valleys. Katie and Andrew were great hosts. Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by NoreenFeb 2022

  • "Excellent property - can't wait to stay again."

    Reviewed by VickyFeb 2022

  • "A very warm and clean house!"

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Lacramioara AndreeaJan 2022

  • "This was the most well equipped cottage I have stayed in."

    The kitchen and its equipment was of a high standard and it was spotlessly clean. The sofas and beds very comfortable. The situation was good with plenty to do nearby even in the depths of winter.

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2022

  • "Beautiful Lodge pictures don’t do justice such a lovely stay everything in the lodge was perfect."

    Would recommend to everyone we can’t wait to book again

    Reviewed by AmyDec 2021

  • "The property was perfect very well equipped beautifully presented and a luxury home from home."

    Andrew the owner was a brilliant host lots of local information and places to visit nothing was to much trouble. We would highly recommend this property and can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2021

  • "The lodge was exceptionally clean,modern and had everything we wanted"

    Reviewed by DonnaJul 2021

  • "The lodge was beautiful and well equipped the owners were friendly and very helpful."

    Would definitely return here lovely location.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2021

  • "Really lovely place very clean and tidy would highly recommend it was a smooth ..."

    Really lovely place very clean and tidy would highly recommend it was a smooth booking from start to finish an for the lodge it is out of this world would love to stay again if they would have us haha ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2021

  • "We had such a lovely short getaway."

    When we got there, we realised the pictures didn't do it any justice! The place was spacious, clean, top of the range, no expense made with quality. Due to covid, everything was done accordingly to keeping safe and clean without feeling like we have missed out. On top of that, the owners were very friendly and welcoming and were great at giving advice when needed. We will definitely be making a return trip!

    Reviewed by JasApr 2021

  • "The lodge was absolutely fantastic."

    Lots of space, superbly furnished, very well equipped kitchen. Location was beautiful and very peaceful, lovely sitting in the hot tub watching the red kites. Great joining instructions and directions. Andrew was very welcoming and provided us with the comprehensive information before our stay and when we arrived. The lodge was exceptionally clean and well maintained. We would certainly recommend to our friends and family. Thank you for facilitating a lovely relaxing family holiday in these very strange times. We were so grateful that we managed to get away before yet another lockdown!

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2020

  • "Everything was perfect from the time we arrived."

    Fantastic place. Luxury at it's best. Easy to get around nearby tourist spots too. Excellent

    Reviewed by LSep 2020

  • "Amazing place to stay."

    Owners went above and beyond and were extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by LeeAug 2020

  • "Lapwing Lodge was extremely clean on arrival and there was plenty of room for our party of 8 to spread out."

    Fittings and furnishings were all of very good quality. Hosts were very friendly and came and tested the hot tub daily. Location was excellent and on the one cloudless night we had the stars were amazing. Lots of scenic walks of varying difficulty in the Rhayader area so did not have to drive far. Red Kite Centre and Elan Valley well worth a visit. Only downsides being flies and sometimes a smell from the sceptic tank but I suppose that is what you get when you are in the countryside. Highly recommended for a quiet rural getaway in luxury accommodation.

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2020

  • "A beautiful property - Lapwing Lodge had everything we needed, and more."

    Andrew & Katie were fantastic hosts, and made our stay a perfect one.

    Reviewed by RachaelAug 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful and has a luxury feel."

    The quality of the furnishing, kitchen, beds etc is really good. The communications from the owner before arrival we’re really good and the welcome wine and cakes were a nice touch. The hot tub is great as is the sheltered veranda. Cannot fault the lodge. The only challenge is that there is not much in the local area for a family to do.

    Reviewed by AngusJul 2020

  • "Lapwing is absolutely brilliant!"

    Luxurious, yet homely. Fun, yet practical! We had a lovely welcome hamper with wine, welsh cakes and sachets of tea, coffee and hot chocolate when we arrived. The owner, Andy, welcomed us and from start to finish the holiday was fantastic! He is a great guy, very easy-going and super friendly! The house is stunning. Very spacious and immaculate! Modern, yet very homely. Fully equipped kitchen with all the mod-cons - Micro oven, two ovens, double toaster, coffee machine AND a wine fridge! They also have high quality glassware and plastic glassware for alfresco dining. They even supply a lovely set of children's plates, bowls, cutlery & cups! There is also a utility area with washing machine, tumble and ironing board with iron. Beds and pillows were very comfortable, large built-in wardrobes in every bedroom and en suits are stunning with hot power showers and deep roll-top baths! Huge decking area, with massive seating area and a great BBQ (small bag of coal supplied). Hot tub was brilliant. The owner, Andy, checked it daily and was always on-hand if we needed assistance. The lodge is situated on Andy's working farm, so you can see many animals around the area and enjoy some short walk around the farm. The cows would love to graze right next to the hot tub, which we thought was amazing. The stars are very prominent at night and such a joy whilst enjoying the hot tub. Very secluded, yet a short drive to the local village, which had many take-aways, pubs, co-op, spar and little local shops. We would recommend visits to Devil's Bridge, Red Kite Feeding Centre, Gilfach nature reserve and a bike ride around the many dams. WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK SOON! We had an anazing week. Our children aged between 2 and 7 had a blast!

    Reviewed by NathanJul 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super-king-size (zip/link) with Smart TV and an en-suite shower room with a shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor super-king-size (zip/link) with Smart TV, 2 x first floor super-king-size (zip/link) both with Smart TV and with a freestanding bath and an en-suite bathroom with a shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with a bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a Smart TV, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • External utility.
  • Eco central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Garden around the property, with enclosed veranda decking area and hot tub that seats 6
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.2 miles
  • Note: There is an unfenced lake at the property, please take care
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

The property

Lapwing Lodge is a luxurious and spacious lodge nestled in the picturesque valley close to the bustling market town of Rhayader.

The property provides high-quality, contemporary accommodation, oozing style and elegance throughout as well as benefiting from being surrounded by tranquil settings.

Internally, the huge vaulted ceiling creates spacious rooms, while the eco-friendly heating system ensures that your stay is as warm and comfortable as possible.

Step into the wonderful open-plan interior with a range comfortable seating facing the TV, where you can sit and relax after a long day sightseeing and bask in the warmth emanating from the cosy woodburning stove.

The kitchen has been newly fitted with contemporary fixtures and fittings, with a dining area, ideal for social gatherings over a lovely home-cooked meal.

There are two ground floor super-king-size bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and a separate ground floor family bathroom, and is ideal for those with limited mobility.

Upstairs are a further two super-king-size bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms and a freestanding bath in the bedroom itself.

All beds are zip and link and can be made into twin beds upon request.

So whatever your group is like, there will be a type of bed to suit your needs.

With views across the farming fields, rolling countryside hills and overlooking the nearby lake, this property has everything you could possibly need with all rooms being furnished to an excellent standard.

To the rear of the property there is a lawned garden with an enclosed veranda decking area.

Settle down with a glass of champagne and enjoy the outdoors, or step into the bubbling hot tub and savour the luxury.

There is off-road parking available for four cars.

The nearby bustling town of Rhayader is perfect to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a coffee before heading out to explore the majestic Victorian Dams and reservoirs of the Elan Valley, perfect for sightseeing, walking, cycling, horse riding or some stargazing.

You can also visit the Welsh Royal Crystal factory, which includes tours for keen crystal enthusiasts to see how products are made, you can also have items custom made and delivered to your door!

The property is the perfect base from which to visit the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells, which sits on the stunning River Wye, perfect for fishing and water sports, also, the Red Kite Centre is open for public viewing of the wonderful creatures being fed.

In reach of the Powis Castle NT and the beach at Aberystwyth via a scenic car journey, Lapwing Lodge is the ultimate holiday destination for families and friends looking for a Welsh countryside retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas