Buck Barn


Late Check Out Available
Beach (1 hour)
On Site Play Area
Fire Pit
Welcome Hamper
Heated Floors
4 x Adults, 2 x Children
Early Check In Available
Hampers Available
Hot Tub
Sleeps 4
Cot Available - bedding required
Highchair Available
Smart TV
Sofa Bed
No Pets
Breathtaking Views

Overview of Buck Barn ..

Buck Barn is a new addition to a well established & ever popular site of cabins located near the idyllic market town of Rhayader in the heart of rural Mid Wales.

The perfect family friendly getaway or equally as ideal for a romantic stay for two. This immaculately presented Cabin can sleep up to six guests with a downstairs king size bedroom and a space saving mezzanine area complete with twin beds, the perfect space for the children to spend the evening after an afternoon of having fun at the on site play area. There is also a double sofa bed which can be used for additional guests for an additional fee.

Having an open plan living, kitchen & dining area the space in this property really has been maximised to its full potential. You can ensure you don't miss out on a moment of fun with the family whilst making the most out of your stay right here.

Complete with all the amenities you should need for your stay, the kitchen is the perfect place to cook up a a family favourite supper or a romantic meal for a loved one. You can also make the most of the dining area with a takeout from the local town or relax in front of the smart TV on the plush sofa.

If you like the sound of the inside, to us, the exterior really is the selling point. Submerge yourself in the warm, bubbling hot tub and just relax and recharge the social batteries all whilst taking in the view below for rolling green fields and nature at its finest. Sounds good right? Included with this property is also outdoor dining furniture so that you can either dine alfresco or just sit and relax and watch the sun go down with you favourite glass of bubbly. And that isn't all, at Buck Barn you have your very own fire pit too, is there anything nicer than gooey marshmallows toasted just to how you like them? We think not.

Do you want to know a little more about the location of Buck Barn? As mentioned, just up the road from the property is the town of Rhayader, you can find anything you may need for your stay here with local shops, cafes & pubs serving food daily. A little further up the road is 70 square miles of dams, reservoirs & rugged Welsh landscape, Elan Valley - a must visit when staying at the property.

Whether you are looking for family friendly activities, footpaths to explore, good food to dine or just to sit back and relax at the property, all truly is possible here.

Planning a stay for a larger group? Check out the neighbouring Cabins & Glamping Tents!

Woodland Escape, The Fox Den, Oak Tree View, Hillside Lodge, Hares Rest, Meadow Retreat, Fawns Rest, Caban Nant Ddu

Heron, King Fisher, Otter, Salmon

Eating & Drinking..

Planning a holiday to Buck Barn 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!

Eating Out

The Lost Arc, Rhayader, (4 miles)
Venue. Café. Arts Centre. Serving wholesome homemade food and delicious coffee.
01597 811226

The Crown Inn, Rhayader, (4 miles)
A pet friendly Pub and Restaurant with a private and secluded Beer Garden.
01597 811099

The Triangle Inn, Rhayader, (4 miles)
Serving home made food with ingredients sourced from local farmers!
01597 810537

Ty Morgans Coffee Shop, Rhayader, (4 miles)
A fresh and local Coffee Shop, Serving hand roasted coffees, hot food and fresh salads!
01597 811666

The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, (7 miles)
The Head-Chef is committed to providing unforgettable dining experiences, creating mouth-watering seasonal dishes from the finest local Welsh ingredients.
01597 823700

The Hafod, Devils Bridge (18 miles)
Enjoy a delicious dining experience in our beautiful restaurant ath the Hafod Hotel. Offering a wide range of freshly prepared dishes, featuring fantastic local produce & seasonal flavours.
01970 890232

Arthurs Bar & Restaurant, Trefeglwys (18 miles)
Booking advised for this excellent restaurant, check out the lunch & evening menu online. Outdoor children play area.
01686 430652

Eating In

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 (4 miles)
Serving pizzas, kebabs, burgers & chips until 10/11pm.
01597 810641

Evans Plaice, Rhayader (4 miles)
Local fish & chip shop.
01597 810317

Wing's Chinese Takeaway, Rhayader (4 miles)
Chinese cuisine.
01597 810178

Fabians Kitchen, Llandrindod Wells (7 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.
01597 824642

Local Shops / Supermarkets

Watsons Family Butchers, Rhayader (1 mile)
Local butchers selling fresh, local meats.
01597 714518

Crumptons, Rhayader (4 miles)
Local fruit & veg shop full of fresh produce.

01597 810838

Co-Op, Rhayader (4 miles)
Perfect for any essentials or ingredients you may need during your stay.

Tesco, Llandrindod Wells (7 miles)
Large supermarket.

Things To Do ..

Check out these recommended places in the locality of Buck Barn ..

You will also find lots of Further Information about the surrounding area at the property including lots of local walks a short distance from the property!

Elan Valley, Rhayader (8 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.

Red Kite Feeding Centre, Rhayader (5 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.

Lion Royal Trekking Centre, Rhayader (5 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)

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 by​.

Quackers Indoor Play Centre, Newbridge On Wye (5 miles)
Indoor soft play centre for children, dine out there at the Cowshed Cafe!

Llandrindod Wells Boathouse, Llandrindod Wells (8 miles)
Paddle board, kayak or hire Dragon Boats from the boat house or simply take a stroll around the lake!

Devils Bridge, Pontarfynach (30 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 Buck Barn 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.

Sleeping Arrangements

1 x king size bed
2 x single beds or 1 x king size bed (mezzanine area)
1 x double sofa bed (£30 fee for use of this)

When booking, please specify how you would like the beds made in the mezzanine area & add the sofa bed if this is needed.

Linen & Towels

All bed linen is provided.
One hand towel & one 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

Buck Barn 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.


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.
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.


This property has Wi-Fi with good signal but occasionally intermittent.


Buck Barn is heated with radiators.


There is parking space for 2 cars at the property.

Meet Stephen & Dawn ..

Stephen and Dawn Rowlands are the owners of Cae Llwyn Breaks, a family friendly site based on a farm in the heart of the countryside just outside Rhayader.

Cae Llwyn Breaks offers a unique opportunity for everyone to enjoy and experience the peace and beauty of Mid Wales.

The site comprises of two log cabins which were Stephen and Dawn's first venture and they soon got the staycation buzz and expanded to host an additional eight lodges and four luxury glamping tents!

A short drive directly off the A44 means the site is lucky enough to be fantastically located for all types of getaways! Bring your walking boots, bikes or books and cycle or walk the many Mid Wales trails for the adventurers amongst us! Or simply spend your stay relaxing in your own private terrace equipped with your own hot tub and fire pit. Not forgetting our newly installed children's play area too for keeping your little ones entertained.

It was great and the service provided was excellent By Guest Review

Reviewed on 17/11/2023

We had a great stay everything was perfect including the decoration as I ordered the anniversary package which looked great. We will definitely be coming back.

Would love to come back! By Guest Review

Reviewed on 09/10/2023

Amazing stay – very clean and modern barn, hot tub and fire pit were a great hit. Beds were comfortable and bathroom and kitchen were very clean. Overall a great stay, would love to come back!

Friends walking weekend By Guest Review

Reviewed on 02/10/2023

Beautiful setting in a great location for Elan Valley.

We sat in a first rate hot tub with views of the mountains, watching Red Kites flying overhead and once it got dark listened to the owls.

Plenty of space for the 3 of us in the very clean, modern well equipped Buck Barn. Essentials were supplied, tea, coffee, milk, toilet roll, dishwasher tablets etc there were a few luxuries as well.

Will definitely be staying again x

Beautiful By Guest Review

Reviewed on 12/07/2023

Buck Barn was as beautiful on arrival as the photos and description. The host was approachable and nothing was too much trouble.

Beauitful & private By Guest Review

Reviewed on 03/07/2023

Absolutely stunning location and property! Family really helpful giving local advise on what to do and where to drive. The location was beautiful and private, gorgeous hot tub too! Will definitely return and tell our friends and family about it. Thanks so much!

Very peaceful By Guest Review

Reviewed on 28/06/2023

Booked Buck Barn for my partner and I just a little getaway and you did not disappoint. Amazing views, very peaceful, good to recharge the batteries.
Hot tub was fab and the Lodge was in the perfect location, very clean cannot fault anything with the cabin.
Value for money and we will be returning at some point in the future! 😁🫶

Loved our stay here! By Guest Review

Reviewed on 20/06/2023

The place was so so lovely and exactly like the pictures and in a beautiful part of Wales. All the amenities you would need and the hot tub was amazing. Loved our stay there overall.

Fantastic location & accommodation By Guest Review

Reviewed on 07/06/2023

Location was amazing! Beautiful scenery to look at while sitting in the hot tub and chair. The accommodation was finished to a really high standard, our family loved it, can’t wait to go back.

My Dad wanted to stay for a month! By Guest Review

Reviewed on 05/06/2023

This was a last minute booking after being let down by a hotel for my Mums birthday.
The owners left some lovely treats (lemonade, Welsh cakes, Marshmallows, sweets, Milk and log burner for the fire pit) considering it was just for the night, property was lovely light and comfortable for a family of 6. Thank you again, we are coming back next year for 4 night break.

Amazing By Guest Review

Reviewed on 31/05/2023

We were the first ones to stay in this amazing accommodation. It was just perfect…so cosy and comfortable. Hot tub was fab and the location perfect. Look forward to returning

Amazing holiday By Guest Review

Reviewed on 17/05/2023

Thank you for a lovely holiday! This place is ideal for families or couples looking for a quiet site. Hot tub was fantastic and the kids loved the 2nd floor bedroom looking out over the fields. The site it’s self was lovely with great scenery and farm animals roaming the lands.

Amazing By Guest Review

Reviewed on 29/04/2023

We were the first ones to stay in this amazing accommodation. It was just perfect…so cosy and comfortable. Hot tub was fab and the location perfect. Look forward to returning.