Overview of Buttercup Pod ..Buttercup Pod is one of six dog friendly lodges with hot tubs near Rhayader, Mid Wales. Spacious indoors and enclosed outdoor spaces make Buttercup Pod an easy and relaxing spot for a pet friendly family holiday in Wales.
Buttercup Pod is also a great base for exploring the local public footpaths, villages and riverside walks. The Gilfach Nature Reserve is a two mile walk from your door. Meanwhile the drama of the Elan Valley awaits. Absorb the views by hiring bikes, driving, walking or pony trekking! Or cosy up inside with Netflix. Relax in the private hot tub if you prefer watching the birds of prey or the stars above.
Buttercup Pod is one of six large Glamping Pods with private hot tubs located in the peaceful village of St Harmon. The bustling market town of Rhayader, nearby, has pubs, shops, cafes and takeaways for refuelling after a day out in the fresh air.
This property sleeps up to 4 guests. There is one king size bedroom, and a second bedroom with the choice of either two single beds, or another king size bed if you prefer.
Enjoy relaxing hot tub breaks for couples or stress-free family getaways. Buttercup Pod has a modern kitchen and a generous living space. Designed with lots of storage solutions and equipped to make life easy. You have a dishwasher, microwave, oven and hob. All surrounded by the gorgeous marble work surfaces.
Prepare for your day in the smart shower room. A light and refreshing space with a corner shower.
What's more, these fabulous HAMPERS are available at this property, please order 2 weeks in advance
Outside, Buttercup Pod has a private fenced garden and hot tub. Soak in the hot bubbles to your heart's content! Pour yourself something delicious to sip whilst you admire the fantastic rural views. Take long lunches and chats with family or friends on your outdoor seating. An evening beside your firepit gazing at the twinkly sky is a must!
Buttercup Pod offers pet friendly glamping holidays - Wales, after all, is a top dog friendly holiday destination. And the secure garden makes it all the more pleasant for your furry friend!
These dog friendly glamping pods with hot tubs are a great option for large groups! Why not book all 13 properties to host a gathering for up to 41 people!
Pods: Daisy, Daffodil, Bluebell, Primrose, Snowdrop, & Buttercup (Above)
Shepherd's Huts: Tulip, Poppy, Lily, Mayflower Sunflower & Rose
Cottage: Ger Yr Afon (Nearby)
Planning a stay for a celebration? Or would like to have breakfast in the fridge ready for your arrival? Check out what this property can offer here.
*Please Note: Although dogs are welcome, they are NOT to be left unattended in the property*
Eating & Drinking..Planning a holiday to Buttercup 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 OutThe Lost Arc, Rhayader (3 miles)
Venue. Café. Arts Centre. Serving wholesome homemade food and delicious coffee.
The Crown Inn, Rhayader (3 miles)
A pet friendly Pub and Restaurant with a private and secluded Beer Garden
The Unicorn Hotel, Llanidloes (9 miles)
Menus offer a variety of dishes, gluten free, vegetarian & Vegan dishes are also available.
Ty Morgans Coffee Shop, Rhayader (3 miles)
A fresh and local Coffee Shop, Serving hand roasted coffees, hot food and fresh salads!
Penbont House, Elan Valley (10 miles)
Homemade cakes & food with a beautiful view from the conservatory of the Garreg Ddu reservoir.
The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
The Head-Chef is committed to providing unforgettable dining experiences, creating mouth-watering seasonal dishes from the finest local Welsh ingredients.
Eating InFarmgate2kitchenplate (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.
TakeawaysTurkish Delight, Rhayader (3 miles)
Serving pizzas, kebabs, burgers & chips until 10/11pm.
Evans Plaice, Rhayader (3 miles)
Local fish & chip shop.
Wing's Chinese Takeaway, Rhayader (3 miles)
Fabians Kitchen, Llandrindod Wells (14 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 / SupermarketsWatsons Family Butchers, Rhayader (3 miles)
Local butchers selling fresh, local meats.
Crumptons, Rhayader (3 miles)
Local fruit & veg shop full of fresh produce.
Co-Op, Rhayader (3 miles)
Perfect for any essentials or ingridients you may need during your stay.
Tesco, Llandrindod Wells (14 miles)
Things To Do ..
Our 'Things To Do' page has lots of places to go and sites to see but here you will find recommended places in the locality of Buttercup ..
Elan Valley, Rhayader (6 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 (2 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.
Lion Royal Trekking Centre, Rhayader (6 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 (4 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 (12 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!
The Rock Spa at The Metropole, Llandrindod Wells (12 Miles)
Treat yourself! If kayaking on the lake isn't quite what you had in mind, leave them to it! While you indulge in the pools, sauna and spa treatments at The Rock Spa.
Devils Bridge, Pontarfynach (24 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 Buttercup 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 12pm - £80
- From 1pm - £60
- From 2pm - £40
- From 3pm - £20
'Late Check Out' is offered at the following rates:
- By 11am - £35
- By 12pm - £70
Please let us know if you wish to add any of these to your booking and payment is to be made at the time of ordering this with us.
Maid ServiceButtercup offers a 'Maid Service' at £30 per property. Maid service includes cleaning the property, turning down the beds, as well as replacing any dirty towels and replenishing any other amenities. Upon booking please add to the notes which day you would like this service or message us to book.
Buttercup is a pet friendly and accepts up to 2 dogs and also has an enclosed garden for safety!
At no time are any dogs to be left inside the property unattended, please be mindful & careful around any livestock with dogs.
Additional pets may be permitted at extra cost, contact us for further information & charges.
Sleeping ArrangementsThere are 2 bedrooms in Buttercup.
- 1 x King Size Bed
- The second bedroom can either be made to a 1 King Size Bed or 2 x Single Beds.
Linen & TowelsAll bed linen is provided.
One hand towel & 1 bath sheet are provided per guest.
If using the hot tub we recommend also bringing your own towels too!
A hairdryer is also available upon request.
Cots & HighchairsTravel cots & a high chairs for your stay can be provided 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 AreaButtercup 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!
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.
KitchenOn your arrival, you will find complimentary tea, coffee, sugar & a glass bottle of locally sourced milk. A tea towel, sponge & cloth, some dishwasher tablets and fairy liquid, just to help get you started on your self-catering holiday.
BathroomIn the bathroom you will find a shower, hand sink, flushing toilet & heated towel rail as well as 2 rolls of toilet paper & hand soap.
Buttercup 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.
Wi-FiThis property has Wi-Fi with good signal but occasionally intermittent.
HeatingButtercup is heated with under floor heating.
There is parking space for 2 cars at the property, parking on the grassed area is not permitted at anytime.
Meet Joe & Becky..
Joe & Becky along with their 2 little boys Syd and Charlie are the ones you can expect to meet during your stay. Both Joe and Becky have worked hard to provide you with 6 Luxury Glamping Pods and 4 Luxury Shepherds Huts on one site, they have something for you all with many booking multiple properties for group get together's.
Joe and Becky have lived in the area all of their lives so have lots of local knowledge if you need any help during your stay.
They also own a small Bungalow called Ger Yr Afon which is just across the road from the Glamping Site which is also used as a Holiday Let.
Reviewed on 27/11/2023
Had a lovely stay at buttercup, it’s was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. The beds were very comfortable and it was warm. The hot tub was great as was the garden.
Reviewed on 17/10/2023
We had a wonderful stay in Buttercup for a long weekend for my birthday! Hot tub under the stars was spectacular, the pod itself was surprisingly spacious and had everything we needed and more. The location was stunning in the middle of Welsh Countryside, would love to visit again in the future, highly recommended!
Better than expected
Reviewed on 12/10/2023
Was really better than expected view the area and how ideal for pets was just great not worrying about them getting out or anything can’t wait to stay again but try another cabin/ pod to stay in thank you so much for everything
Relaxing break in heart of Wales
Reviewed on 05/08/2023
We travelled from Devon and were so pleased to find modern and cosy accommodation we all loved it!!!
An amazing stay! Would highly recommend
Reviewed on 03/07/2023
We had an amazing stay for my boyfriend birthday, the pod is so clean and well maintained, literally has everything you need inside! The hot tub was so lovely and warm when we arrived. The area is beautiful, and we will definitely be coming again next year!!
Reviewed on 06/06/2023
The property was very comfortable and surprisingly roomy inside. The location was beautiful – really couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Our lovely Welsh getaway
Reviewed on 10/04/2023
We were blown away by the high standard of the pod – it was certainly glamping to the max. The weather wasn’t great – but the hot tub kept the boys amused for hours! We’ll definitely be back – best glamping experience we’ve ever had!
Amazing break away
Reviewed on 31/03/2023
Absolutely loved the break away with my boyfriend and pups rebooked for September so we will be back.
Reviewed on 23/08/2021
We just wanted to say we had a great time in Buttercup, wish it could have been for longer. Your accommodation was perfect, you have thought of everything, can’t wait to come back!
Reviewed on 06/11/2021
Thank you soooooo much for helping to make our half term week in Buttercup so amazing. The 3 of us haven’t been that happy, relaxed and content in such a long time. Some quality family time was just what we needed. The attention to detail was everything in this property, you really had thought of everything. We also fell in love with the area and would love to return again and I’m sure you’ll be getting some business from our friends and family too as we haven’t stopped raving about it!
Reviewed on 13/06/2022
Can’t thank you enough for a fantastic holiday. Buttercup was just what we needed. The hot tub fantastic and we enjoyed melting marshmallows on the fire pit. Can’t recommend enough!