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Orchard Pod

(Ref. 1053193)

Maerdy near Corwen, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Site location - great, pod location poor - no view and trees & bushes around pod are overgrown meaning no view which was disappointing."

    Hot tub very good. Outside kitchen area needs maintenance - fridge was iced up so there was no freeze box area. There was no frying pan and the utensils and crockery seemed random. Gates to the decking area would help dog owners keep their pets contained. Overall we had an enjoyable weekend stay, but disappointed with the external cleanliness and condition of the pod.

    Reviewed by Ivor2.2Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful location, private and picturesque."

    Best to bring extra blankets and outer clothing as the seating area is only covered by the top so the wind does cut through. Unfortunately I cant comment on the hot tub as a facility, as we could not get the fire to stay on long enough to heat the water.

    Reviewed by Cheryl3.4Jul 2023

  • "Felt the facilities were nice but everything is beginning to look tired."

    There’s a huge accumulation of cobwebs and other dead insects all around the pod entrance and window of the kitchenette area which made it feel dirty. There were also several light bulbs in both the fairy lights and kitchenette area that were not working. Lots of hidden fees also like having to pay additionally for extra logs etc when the highlight of the stay was the wood fired hot tub. Considering the price we paid for 2 nights this should be included in the cost of the listing. Overall, the facilities are very nice, secluded and peaceful with breathtaking views. We also had a nice relaxing stay but I can’t help feeling a bit ripped off.

    Reviewed by George2.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place - would suggest maybe removing the cob webs from around the entrance and cleaning of the outside of the pod."

    These are just cosmetic suggestions the pod was nice.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Jun 2023

  • "Had a Lovely 4 night stay , just me and my little pooch."

    Beautiful place and surroundings. Very relaxing and loved every minute so Did the dog! Loved the hot tub but ran out of logs after the second go . Can’t say how much I loved our trip it was needed . Booked to come back in 3 weeks with a friend plus my pooch in a bigger lodge. I have a feeling I will need a loyalty card for this place . Oh yes bumped into the housekeeping girls what a lovely bunch they were , happy and chatty . See you soon

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2023

  • "Perfection."

    I had to really practice my fire lighting skills and gave up trying in the end, but I would do it all again in a heartbeat. What a lovely experience of perfect peace. Thank you

    Glad to hear your fire lighting skills didn’t put you off! Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed in the Orchard Pod for 4 nights and had an absolutely fantastic time."

    It suited us perfectly as a couple with our border collie, being off the beaten track in pretty much the middle of nowhere. We wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and this place certainly delivered! If you want plenty of space, perhaps one of the other accommodations on site would be better for you, but we liked the snug feel. If I were to give a couple of pieces of constructive feedback (which can easily be addressed) it would be that by the third night and definitely the fourth, the hot tub water started to go pretty manky, so it could have done with a day 3 change. Also, we didn’t get left enough wood for the hot tub, so we ended up going to the nearby town and buying more, which we spent another £20 on. We did ask for more and they said it was no problem, but by the time it came around, we had already bought more. I mean, we didn’t want to miss out on being able to take a dip every day. All said and done - we would highly recommend here and will most definitely return. Thanks very much!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had an amazing few days Weather was cold but we where still warm inside Hottub ..."

    Had an amazing few days Weather was cold but we where still warm inside Hottub was lovely in middle of trees so secluded Can imagine how lovely it is in the summer Staff on hand by txt all the time

    Thank you for your positive feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had a brilliant weekend break."

    Would go again. Did not dissapoint. Great Hot tub.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "The perfect little glamping get away…hot tub, fire pit with plenty of peace and quiet, what more could you ask for?"

    !! We loved our stay here

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amelia5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic location, comfortable beds, great hot tub."

    Beautiful views. We were greeted by a herd of gorgeous cows, which myself and my son loved! Kitchen is ideal. All the utensils, pans, etc you need to cook are provided. Friendly service and pretty private considering there are several other holiday let’s on the property. Very easy to heat the hot tub, but bear in mind it’s wood fired so make sure you start the fire earlyish if you want to use a lot. Tips for fellow travellers: - It’s a glamping pod, which means small, pack light, there isn’t really a place to hang your clothes. I brought a box to slip under the bed which stored my used clothes. - It’s self catering, so you need to bring your own tea, coffee, sugar etc.

    Reviewed by Philippa4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay !"

    Hot tub temperamental and little instructions for city ppl that not use to fires Have enough warn clothes and hoodies the breeze down the hill is nippy!

    Reviewed by Martie4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely stay in the Orchard pod for a few days getaway."

    It was peaceful, private and very relaxing. Even in the hot tub you still had the shelter of the trees so you had your own privacy from other guests. The only issues we had were the pod being a bit on the small side with no proper storage except under the bed, the shower was a bit temperamental some days it was fine then the next it was freezing and wouldn't heat up or scalding hot. The TV was not connected up properly when we arrived but they came straight out to sort it for us. Overall a lovely stay and we would come back again.

    Reviewed by Lauren3.1May 2022

  • "The accommodation could have done with some tic + more thought needs to go into the pod ie under bed storage / hooks / shelving !"

    Reviewed by Lorraine3.4May 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay!"

    Beautifully managed grounds, helpful welcome pack. All the utensils provided if you wanted to cook. Very relaxing stay. To improve I would get a better heater inside the cabin as even with it being sunny during the day it did get cold at night but if you put the heater on a few hours before bed it was warm when you first got in. It would also be useful to have a secure storage box at the side of the cabin for all our things. I would definitely come back but would stay in a larger pod as the cabin itself was a bit too small especially with bringing a dog. Have already recommended to a lot of friends!

    Reviewed by Ashley3.8Mar 2022

  • "We thank you for a great stay the second burner was so much hotter and was a ..."

    We thank you for a great stay the second burner was so much hotter and was a very nice stay beds was so comfy and you have made such a nice place the hot tube could do with a privacy screen just felt that we was on show a bit but was still so nice

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jan 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay, the only issue we both found was the pod was far to small and the single bed was to small for a 6ft guest."

    Apart from that we enjoyed and will try one of your larger pods next time.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Oct 2021

  • "Whilst the pod itself was clean I felt that the listing was slightly misleading as it seemed much smaller than advertised on the website and was far too cramped for two people and a dog."

    The outdoor food prep area was ok but due to the cooler Welsh weather it gets too cold to eat outside in the autumn so I don’t know how people are likely to deal with this in the winter time. I feel a patio heater would be a benefit to these properties. It also seems odd that you have to pay a supplement for bringing an animal when these properties are advertised as dog-friendly and have clearly raised their prices for covid related reasons.

    Reviewed by Laurence3.4Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic stay at the Orchard Pod, weather was great and the surrounding areas was simply stunning."

    The wood fire hot tub was an added bonus, it did take an hour or so the heat up but that worked out perfectly for me to have a glass of wine or two. I would definitely stay here again and have no hesitation recommending this too others. The only downside was i had to leave!! Will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Aug 2021

  • "The hot tub was not working properly the pump had gone so no bubbles we were ..."

    The hot tub was not working properly the pump had gone so no bubbles we were informed on arrival wich made us upset and angry cos the main thing we wanted was the hot tub and to pay £750 and it not working properly was a major let down

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Jul 2021

  • "Had a fantastic time in the pod near Corwen."

    Very high standard and modern and clean. Everything spot on - couldn’t fault it. Kitchen great, hot tub amazing and the shower was better than the one we have at home! Loved every minute

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2021

  • "Had such a lovely couple of nights."

    Booked for a chilled girls catch up which didn’t disappoint. Absolutely loved the setting, so peaceful and private. Loved just taking time out sitting round the fire pit with a blanket and glass of vino. Perfect. Hot tub was wonderful. Woodfired tubs do take a bit of work, but it’s all part of the experience. I loved the whole process of keeping the fire going and it was definitely worth it. Thanks for a lovely couple of day and will highly recommend

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2021

  • "So peaceful, in a beautiful setting, a perfect little get away."

    Reviewed by Danielle4.7Jun 2021

  • "The surrounding area was stunning."

    All felt so personal . It was a lovely few days.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2021

  • "Our weekend stay was absolutely amazing."

    We haven’t felt that relaxed in so long. It was perfect, will definitely return!! Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful little pod right in the middle of nature and away from bustling city life."

    Everything was really comfortable from the beds to the fire pit chairs provided. The outdoor cooking area was perfectly equipped and everything very easy to use. Was wonderful to cook outside especially on a nice day. The staff were extremely helpful with following up any queries I had. The hot tub and fire pit were amazing, just one small problem we were not provided with a lot of fire lighters to get fires started but that’s the only issue. We had a lovely time, thank you. :)

    Reviewed by Bianca5.0Apr 2021

  • "Accommodation was great, perfectly finished and the facilities were great."

    One recommendation would be to install a patio heater onto the kitchen area for when it’s a bit cold, so you can still comfortably sit outside but doesn’t warrant putting anything less than perfect.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Such a wonderful surrounding, amazing set up & was so peaceful!"

    ! Definitely recommend, it was an incredible pod & the facilities were amazing!!

    Reviewed by Darcy4.4Apr 2021

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This property is part of the Menai Holidays collection.
Over 700 carefully selected and perfectly located properties, helping you create your perfect holiday.


  • Studio-style accommodation
  • 1 x twin bedroom
  • Shower room with basin and WC
  • Outdoor kitchen/diner
  • Electric room heater & gas water heater
  • Microwave/grill, electric hob, fridge/freezer and WiFi
  • Hair dryer
  • Freeview TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Decking area with seating, wood burning hot tub and fire pit/ charcoal BBQ with utensils
  • Additional £20 charge for logs/kindling
  • One well behaved dog welcome, limited space if crates for dogs are used (please keep dogs off the furniture)
  • Dog wash on site
  • Access to large surrounding grassy area
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 2.5miles
  • Note: Please mind your head on the pod entrance door
  • £250 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Orchard Pod is one of three wooden glamping properties, set amongst magnificent rolling countryside, on a private, gated complex near Maerdy, Corwen in North Wales.

The property is accessed via a private gate and up a long private country lane, with ample off-road parking and is ideal for two people wanting to enjoy an escape to the rural North Wales countryside.

Heading over to the property, you will appreciate the magnificent views, as well as, a private hot tub,which is sure to add a luxurious end to each day of your holiday.

Step onto the decking area and you will find a partially outdoor kitchen and seating area, where you can cook up a delicious home-cooked meal and take advantage of the stunning views as you dine alfresco.

Step inside the property to find a twin bedroom with a fascinating leaf-shaped back wall, leading into the shower room with walk-in shower, hand basin and WC, where you can get ready for each day.

If you can tear yourself away from your tranquil setting, head towards the market town of Corwen, just six miles away, where you will discover picturesque walking trails in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as a wonderful selection of cafés, pubs and restaurants, traditional butchers, bakery and greengrocers for all of your necessities.

Enjoy days out on the Llangollen Heritage Steam Railway, where you can appreciate the wonderful views from the comfort of your seat or take a horse-drawn canal boat ride to visit Britain’s largest aqueduct, Pontcysyllte.

Nearby, you will also find the magnificent National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig.

The market towns of Ruthin and Bala are a short drive away, as is, Snowdonia National Park, where you can enjoy spectacular scenery and plenty of hiking and cycling trails.

Orchard Pod is a charming rural retreat in the heart of North Wales.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1053185, 1053186, 1053191 and 1053182, together sleeping 29 guests.

Note: This property can be booked with property 1053186 and 1053191, together sleeping 10 guests
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
Note: £15 additional charge per dog
Note: Additional £20 charge for logs/kindling payable for hot tub when requested
Note: Please mind your head on the pod entrance door
Note: Guests are advised that as the hot tubs need to be cleaned and emptied for each new set of guests, the hot tub may not be ready to use on the first evening of their stay

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

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About the location


Llangollen 10 miles; Bala 12 miles; Ruthin 12 miles; Betws-y-Coed 22 miles.

Set in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the meeting point of five river valleys, is the picturesque North Wales market town of Corwen. A charming town offering plenty of local amenities including traditional butchers, greengrocers and bakeries as well as a selection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and a leisure centre, trim trail and children’s play area. Corwen provides everything you need whilst discovering this stunning area. A journey on the Llangollen Heritage Steam Railway, which has now been extended to Corwen, is one of the best ways to see the beautiful views of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in comfort. Take a horse-drawn canal boat from Llangollen and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte, Britain’s largest aqueduct. Corwen is immersed in history and heritage; learn about Owain Glyndwr, the self-proclaimed Prince of Wales, explore beautiful Rug Chapel and Langar Church, or climb through the heather to one of the most important Iron Age hill forts, Caer Drewyn, built around 800 BC. Visit the National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig, explore the atmospheric ruins of Cistercian Valle Crucis Abbey and Castell Dinas Brân. Foodies can visit the nearby Rhug Estate, one of the largest organic properties in the UK and dine at Tyddyn Llan in nearby Llandrillo, considered to be one of Wales' finest restaurants. The historical town of Ruthin and the town of Bala, with its celebrated lake, offering wonderful watersports, are nearby. The nearby exhilarating Snowdonia National Park; an arena of outdoor adventure is just waiting to be discovered and can also be accessed via the lovely village of Betws-y-Coed, the official 'Gateway to Snowdonia’.

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Note: This property can be booked with property 1053186 and 1053191, together sleeping 10 guests
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
Note: £15 additional charge per dog
Note: Additional £20 charge for logs/kindling payable for hot tub when requested
Note: Please mind your head on the pod entrance door.
Note: Guests are advised that as the hot tubs need to be cleaned and emptied for each new set of guests, the hot tub may not be ready to use on the first evening of their stay
Note: Guests can request to have the HOT TUB to be lit before they arrive. Please request this at least 48hrs before your arrival date and inform Sykes/ Menai

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas