Overview of Badgers View, Underground House ..This quirky family friendly stay nestled in the hillside of rural Mid Wales really is a bucket list vacation. So, tick this one off the list and book a stay Badgers View for an Underground House in an excellent location for exploring Wales' finest areas & also the perfect place to reside for the duration of your stay whether that be relaxing or making special memories with loved ones.
Enter the property from the idyllic outside area and you are greeted by the pristine open plan living/dining & kitchen area, the hub of the Underground House where memories will truly be made.
The kitchen comes complete with oven, hob, microwave, kettle & toaster as well as a fridge with freezer and a large dining area with high stools, the perfect place to enjoy that family favourite supper or get engrossed in a board game.
Badgers View is the perfect stay for up to five adults,with two king sized bedrooms & a bunk room, be sure to grab the king room with the doors onto the patio area for easy access to the hot tub! These bedrooms boast crisp, white bedding and the perfect place to relax and make the most of that much needed lie in you have been promising yourself.
The outside space at this property really is idyllic, your own private area overlooking one of Wales' best views, y ou really need to see it to believe it! Relax with a glass of your favourite bubbly in the exclusive hot tub and then later at night toast gooey marshmallows over the fire pit.
This unique ‘underground home’ is the epitome of ‘hidden’ gem, cosy, compact and comfortable, peek out the round windows and pop the children into bed in their own ‘secret burrow’ then relax inside or out, the views are amazing from all angles.
Located near the bustling market town of Rhayader, venture out and enjoy the lovely places to eat, watch the Red Kites fed locally, explore the majestic Elan Valley or enjoy a mosey in the local Gilfach Nature Reserve, there really is endless opportunities to explore.
Up to two dogs welcome but must be kept off the furniture and on a lead when outside.
What's more, these fabulous HAMPERS are available to pre order at this property, please order 2 weeks in advance.
Are you planning a stay for a large group? Or wish to holiday as a couple of families? We have a variety of properties on the same site so check them out if you wish to book multiple accommodations.
Valley View, Meadow View, Woodland View, Mountain View
Shepherds View, Hillside View, Ivys Way Marches Way, Highland View
Foxes View, Hares View, Otters View, Rabbits View, Hedgehogs View Burrow View
Eating & Drinking..Planning a holiday to Badgers View and would like to know some of the best places to eat out? Or eat in at your property?
Have a look at some of our recommendations from fine dining to pub grub to hand delivered food platters - we have got it all covered here!
The Crown Inn, Rhayader (2 miles)
A pet friendly Pub and Restaurant with a private and secluded Beer Garden
The Elan Hotel, Rhayader (2 miles)
Always a warm welcome at the Elan, serving food and drinks daily.
The Bell, Llanyre (8 miles)
The restaurant menu reflects the emphasis on our use of locally sourced ingredients producing fresh flavours that Wales has to offer.
The Unicorn Hotel, Llanidloes (10 miles)
Menus offer a variety of dishes, gluten free, vegetarian & Vegan dishes are also available.
The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells (12 miles)
The Head-Chef is committed to providing unforgettable dining experiences, creating mouth-watering seasonal dishes from the finest local Welsh ingredients.
Ty Morgans Coffee Shop, Rhayader (2 miles)
A fresh and local Coffee Shop, Serving hand roasted coffees, hot food and fresh salads!
The Lost Arc, Rhayader (2 miles)
Venue. Café. Arts Centre. Serving wholesome homemade food and delicious coffee.
Penbont House, Elan Valley (6 miles)
Homemade cakes & food with a beautiful view from the conservatory of the Garreg Ddu reservoir.
Farmgate2kitchenplate (delivery to property)
From afternoon teas to BBQ boxes, Mair strives to produce homemade, sustainable & seasonable food with low food miles & full traceability.
The Little Welsh Kitchen (delivery to property)
Offering beautifully presented grazing platters & pudding boxes, Sas uses the freshest of produce, trying to grow her own when possible.
Turkish Delight, Rhayader (2 miles)
Serving pizzas, kebabs, burgers & chips until 10/11pm.
Evans Plaice, Rhayader (2 miles)
Local fish & chip shop.
Wing's Chinese Takeaway, Rhayader (2 miles)
Fabians Kitchen, Llandrindod Wells (12 miles)
Inspired by the ingredients available to us Fabian mixes elegant cuisine with the spices and flavours of good quality food to create a classic dining experience.
Local Shops / Supermarkets
Watsons Family Butchers, Rhayader (2 miles)
Local butchers selling fresh, local meats.
Crumptons, Rhayader (2 miles)
Local fruit & veg shop full of fresh produce.
Co-Op, Rhayader (2 miles)
Perfect for any essentials or ingredients you may need during your stay.
Tesco, Llandrindod Wells (12 miles)
Things To Do ..
Check out some recommended places to visit in the locality of Badgers View ..
Elan Valley, Rhayader (5 miles)
Drive, walk explore the amazing scenery and views that the Elan Valley has to offer, you will find a Visitors Centre for any information you may need whilst visiting as well as play area for children.
To check out Cycle Hire prices click here.
Gifach Nature Reserve, Rhayader (4 miles)
Take a trip to Gilfach Nature Reserve, where you will find over 400 acres of open moorland, flower rich grassland and oak woodland, offering a circular nature trail and a great place to enjoy a picnic at one of the spots and simply relax and let the world go byâ.
Lion Royal Trekking Centre, Rhayader (2 miles)
Situated in the Elan Valley taking different routes through the hills, valleys, rivers and woodlands each day. Exploring parts of the area that would be difficult to get to on foot, giving you the opportunity to experience the views, wildlife and tranquillity that the Elan Valley has to offer on horseback. All levels of riding ability from novice to advanced riders. (Seasonal Availability)
Red Kite Feeding Centre, Rhayader (3 miles)
Watch hundreds of Red Kites feeding daily, a truly breath taking spectacle. The Centre is located in beautiful countryside with a Coffee Shop, Gift Shop & Picnic Site.
Quackers Indoor Play Centre, Newbridge On Wye (10 miles)
Indoor soft play centre for children, dine out there at the Cowshed Cafe!
Llandrindod Wells Boathouse, Llandrindod Wells (12 miles)
Paddle board, kayak or hire Dragon Boats from the boat house or simply take a stroll around the lake!
Devils Bridge, Pontarfynach (26 miles)
Take a walk to view some of Wales’ most famous waterfalls and bridges and while visiting dine out at The Hafod Hotel. If you have the whole day, why not hop on the Rheidol Railway, a restored steam train that takes a scenic route to the seaside town of Aberystwyth.
Spring Rock Fishery, Crossgates (11 miles)
Two-and-a-half acre specimen carp lake set in in stunning rural setting with anglers’ pods.
Additional Information ..Do you want to know a little bit more on what Badgers View has included before arriving?
Then look no further we have all the information you could possibly need right here!
Check In / Check Out
Standard check in is from 4pm & check out is by 10am.
This property offers 'Early Check In' at the following rates:
- From 2pm - £40
- From 3pm - £20
'Late Check Out' is offered at the following rates:
- By 11am - £25
- By 12pm - £50
Please let us know if you wish to add either of these to your booking and payment is to be made at the time of ordering this with us.
Badgers View offers a 'Maid Service' at £25 per day. Maid service includes cleaning the property, turning down the beds, as well as replacing any dirty towels and replenishing any other products. Upon booking please add to the notes which day you would like this service or message us to book.
Badgers View is a pet friendly and accepts up to 2 dogs. There is no enclosed garden with this property so dogs are to be kept on leads whilst outside.
At no time are any dogs to be left inside the property unattended, the site is located on a working farm, please be mindful & careful around the livestock with dogs.
Additional pets may be permitted at extra cost, contact us for further information & charges.
There are 3 bedrooms in Badgers View.
- 1 x King Size Bedroom with patio doors to outside area.
- 1 x King Size Bedroom.
- 1 x Bunk Bed room (1 x Single Bed, 1 x Child Size Bed).
All bed linen is provided.
1 hand towel & 1 bath sheet are provided per guest.
If using the hot tub we recommend also bringing your own towels too!
Cots & Highchairs
We are happy to provide a travel cot & a high chair for your stay. These are to be booked through us prior to your stay.
The travel cots do not have bedding included.
Hot Tub & Outside Area
Badgers View has its own private hot tub, what better way to relax during your stay then making full use of this whilst admiring the beautiful view!
The hot tubs are emptied, cleaned & re filled at every change over - please be mindful that they may not be quite up to temperature when you first arrive.
There is outside seating & also a fire pit at the property, we offer Log Packages which can be found on our 'Hampers' page.
The kitchen comes complete with oven & hobs, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, toaster & kettle.
We leave for all guests, a tea towel, sponge & cloth, tea coffee & sugar, fairy liquid, a glass bottle of locally sourced milk & a pack of the ever popular Welsh Tregroes Waffles.
Top Tip: Place one of the Tregroes Waffles over your cup of tea or coffee to leave a soft, gooey waffle which is even more delicious!
In the cupboards you will find: mugs, water glasses, wine glasses, bowls, dinner plates & tea plates as well as cutlery. For cooking, baking trays, utensils, mixing bowls, oven dishes.
In the bathroom you will find a shower, hand sink, flushing toilet & heated towel rail as well as toilet paper & hand soap.
Badgers View offers the Hampers that we have listed on our 'Hampers' page.
Please let us know if you wish to order any of these 2 weeks prior to check in.
This property has Wi-Fi with good signal but occasionally intermittent.
Badgers View is heated with radiators.
There is parking space for 2 cars at the property, parking on the grassed area is not permitted at any time.
Charging of electric cars is not permitted at the property. There is a car charging station located in the town of Rhayader in Dark Lane Car Park, Rhayader, LD6 5DD
Meet Gemma, Ben and Jake..
Badgers View is a property owned by Gemma, Ben & Jake. Along with Ben & Jakes father, Howell and his grand children, three generations work to keep the site and guest experience above satisfactory, it really is a family run business!
Ben, Gemma and their 3 children live just down the road from the 'The Views' site, so they are never far away if you have any questions or enquiries about your stay.
On site, there are Underground Houses, Shepherds Huts & Glamping Pod's as well as the HolidaysWales Agency Office, so don't be afraid to drop in and say 'Hi' & if you wish to book again we can offer a 10% discount on a return stay!
'The Views' is run along side a beef and sheep farm, so you’ll see lots of our four legged friends around the place.
This property is located on a working farm.
Perfect family break
Reviewed on 18/11/2023
Fabulous location, stunning views to wake up to. Comfortable place to stay.
It rained all weekend but the hot tub was perfect to relax in.
Only negative point was the curtains do not fit the windows and my daughter struggled with the outside light coming in.
We will return in the summer months
Reviewed on 14/11/2023
A gorgeous place to stay with outstanding views. Badgers View was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Every need was catered for and provided a fantastic retreat for us to relax in and explore the countryside. Thank you so much.
Will return again!!
Reviewed on 04/11/2023
Beautiful location and stunning views! The hobbit holes are well thought out, fun and cosy. They were so warm inside which I wasn’t expecting and the hot tub is a brilliant touch. Plenty of space for everyone. Kitchen had all utensils, beds were comfortable and I absolutely loved the shower!
Would recommend and would stay again.
Magical break in a Hobbit Hole!
Reviewed on 07/09/2023
Definitely needs to be on everyone’s bucket list!! We booked as a surprise for my Dad 80th birthday as he is a life long JRR Tolkien fan! We were not disappointed!! It moved him to tears! The Hobbit Hole itself was comfy, immersive and superbly equipped (the beds are SO comfortable and the shower is luxurious!) As it is on a working farm, the surroundings were fantastic. the views were breath taking and the hot tub and fire pit made for long relaxed evenings – perfect!!!!!!! We honestly could not have found anything better – we all now want to come back for Christmas!!!!! Plenty of room for 5 adults and a dog on Badgers view.
Beautiful property in a stunning location
Reviewed on 20/08/2023
We loved our time at Badgers View. The children enjoyed the freedom of running about outside and great we could bring our little dog with us.
Bedding was clean and comfortable, and facilities were great and also clean and tidy.
Hot tub checked daily and kept clean each day for us.
Lovely location with the cows outside and just as peaceful as we wished for.
Great family stay
Reviewed on 25/07/2023
We had a lovely time staying in this unique setting. The accommodation is beautiful and the surroundings are breath-taking. There is everything you need and the place is in good condition and very clean. We had an amazing stay
Beautifully furnished with breath taking views and a hot tub!
Reviewed on 20/07/2023
During our short stay at Badgers View we were greeted with a beautiful cosy lodge that was fully furnished with breath taking views of the gorgeous countryside. We especially enjoyed the hot tub where we were able to relax and soak in the the amazing scenery. Overall we had an amazing stay and left with amazing memories.
Lovely Stay At Badgers View
Reviewed on 03/07/2023
Lovely stay at Badgers View, clean, cute, beautiful views. If you’re looking for a bit of peace & tranquillity this is a lovely place to stay. Lots to see nearby.
Reviewed on 01/06/2023
What a wonderful stay we have had. Couldn’t ask for anything else. Perfect stay. Beautiful views and lots to explore. We will be back next year!!
Reviewed on 04/06/2023
We loved our stay at Badgers View. A beautiful & quirky place to stay. The weather & scenery were amazing.
Reviewed on 24/05/2023
Gemma was wonderful as she was always available to answer little questions, promptly. The location is great as you have local essential shops down the road. Atmosphere was tranquil and perfect for a peaceful chilled weekend. Hot tub was a bonus, very clean and easy to use. Everything was great.
Reviewed on 24/11/2022
We had an amazing weekend, we will definitely be visiting again, thank you so much!
Fantastic stay in Badgers View
Reviewed on 17/09/2022
Reviewed on 13/07/2022
We had a wonderful stay in Badgers View, it was very special waking up to that view every morning. The Underground Houses were very clean, comfortable & well equipped. Thank you very much.
Reviewed on 07/12/2021
Outstanding hospitality. We had a lovely stay with yourselves for a girly Christmasy weekend away. It was perfect in everyway!
Amazing little holiday
Reviewed on 25/10/2021
An amazing little holiday! Booked just over a year ago and well worth the wait! Even with the rain, the Gilfach Nature Reserve was stunning and back to the hot tub to warm up! Cannot wait to come back!
Reviewed on 22/10/2021
A really fabulous break for hubby’s 70th birthday. A treat from daughter and son in law. Brilliant hot tub with stunning views and must recommend the platter from ‘The Little Welsh Kitchen’ (superb). A chance to unwind in a little Underground House. Thanks to all concerned.
Reviewed on 18/10/2021
We have had a lovely weekend, we enjoyed every minute. The hot tub was a big hit with the kids. The Underground House is fantastic. Thank you!
Reviewed on 13/10/2021
Fantastic Underground House, very relaxing and great views, loved every minute. Will definitely be back.