Overview of Hedgehogs View, Underground House ..If you are looking for a luxury yet one of a kind stay than Hedgehogs View is the place for you, nestled in the heart of rural Mid Wales with idyllic panoramic views to match- a few days away here really is a little piece of heaven.
Located near the bustling market town of Rhayader & a stones throw away from the ever popular Elan Valley, this Underground House is situated on a site of further luxury stays including Glamping Pods & Shepherds Huts yet still remains private for that relaxing getaway you have been promising yourself. Sleeping up to six guests over three ground floor bedrooms, Hedgehogs View can suitably accommodate a romantic getaway for two or equally welcome a family holiday or get together with friends.
Follow the charming path to the property entrance and greet yourself inside to the open plan area which really maximises the space on offer and ensures you don't miss out on a thing when holidaying with friends and family. The living area boasts a plush burnt orange sofa and from here you can either chill out with your feet up and catch up on your favourite series on the smart television or admire the one of kind emerald green kitchen. The kitchen area comes fully equipped with oven, hob and fridge with ice compartment, and microwave. Whether you have cooked up a storm or ordered in a takeaway there is space for six people around the dining table with the most comfy of dining chairs so that all guests can dine & raise a glass together.
With two plush king size rooms, the spacious master bedroom accommodates a unique (& Instagram worthy) free standing bathtub run over looking the view of the green fields and hills rolling into the the distance. On the warmer days open up the French doors to allow that fresh air to fill the room while you relax with that favourite glass of bubbly in hand. The second king room has French doors leading out onto the paved area outside & the additional bedroom is a bunk room hosting two single beds. The family bathroom comes complete with free standing sink basin with illuminated mirror, large shower & flushing WC.
If all this sounds fabulous, wait until you hear about the outside.. Hedgehogs View has its very own private hot tub on the spacious paved area, so you can sit back and relax in the bubbles an admire the stunning view of the valley below. If you enjoy alfresco dining, there is an outdoor seating area with fire pit, perfect for toasting marshmallows under the glorious evening sky.
This property is truly is a 'hidden' gem. Quirky, cosy and created just for you with all the unique features it has to offer.
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, Badgers View, Otters View, Rabbits View, Burrow View
Eating & Drinking..Planning a holiday to Hedgehogs 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 Hedgehogs 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 Hedgehogs 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.
Hedgehogs 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.
There are 3 bedrooms in Hedgehogs View.
1 x King Size Bedroom with patio doors to outside area and free standing bath.
1 x King Size Bedroom.
1 x Bunk Bed room.
Linen & Towels
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
Hedgehogs 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, fridge with small freezer compartment, toaster & kettle.
We leave for all guests, a tea towel, sponge & cloth, tea coffee & sugar, fairy liquid, a carton 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.
Hedgehogs 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.
Hedgehogs View is heated with radiators.
There is parking space for 2 cars at the property.
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..
Hedgehogs View 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.
Reviewed on 20/02/2024
Absolutely loved everything about this place, a great break! Kids loved it here as did the adults, the locations was perfect and it was very peaceful! Would definitely come here again!
Beautiful, Cosy and Idyllic
Reviewed on 24/01/2024
We had a beautiful stay at hedgehog view, the landscape was gorgeous, accommodation first class and staff very helpful. We would definitely go again and recommend to others. It is on the pricey side (approx £250-£300 a night) but it is a unique experience. We went in winter time and it was cosy, but the master bedroom wasn’t as warm as the others, but there was another double bed room which was warm for our new born to sleep in with mum. Loved the little touches and everything was to a very high standard.
My only suggestion would be to have some privacy blinds or curtains to cover the the entire windows, I get there are beautiful views but in the evening it can feel you are a little ‘on show’ and for families with young ones, you like it to be as dark as possible for as long as possible so the little ones sleep 🙂
The perfect break
Reviewed on 21/12/2023
Couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay, truly amazing. Perfect views, comfort and privacy was on point in the Hedgehog view lodge, had everything we needed. I surprised my husband here for his 30th birthday and he loved every second of it, Gemma was amazing and helped get me surprise balloons etc for arrival to make it that bit more special. Definitely will be coming back, contemplating a Christmas here because it’s just perfect.
Reviewed on 04/12/2023
Really impressed, different, amazing design, ideal location, out in country side but not too far from civilisation, taxi was cheap and reliable. Loved our Xmas tree. Hot tubs immaculate. Mega impressed.
Reviewed on 02/12/2023
Hedgehogs view was gorgeous, thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The views were outstanding, the master room lovely The kitchen well equipped and the hot tub was lovely. Given the price i feel a towels for the hot tub each could have been provided. There was water coming out of the plug socket behind the tv when it was raining which i informed the owners of on departure. The only other issue I had was finding the correct hut. We arrived in the dark and drove around the site for a while reading each small sign outside the huts, but they didnt stand out At night time. Ours was tucked away behind the others but there was nothing suggesting this, and no direction provided in the information that was emailed out. So this was a stressful start to the trip. Better signage would help with this on the site, or at the least directions to each individual property provided in the information emailed to customers. But other than those things it was a fabulous stay.
Stunning night away
Reviewed on 26/11/2023
Most beautiful place to stay! Gorgeous location and beautiful interior decoration. The property is located hillside with a lovely hot tub!
We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the hot tub and watching the stars in the sky, after popping down to the village to have food in a The Lamb and Flag, the food was delicious!
They had kindly decorated with birthday balloons and bunting for my Boyfriends birthday, which he loved!
In the morning, we were woken up by the most beautiful sunrise and to see the fields ahead we covered in frost!
Reviewed on 28/09/2023
This is the 2nd time we have been to this site. And it’s by far one of our favourite places to stay. It’s just so peaceful and the views are beautiful.
Wow! What a place
Reviewed on 26/08/2023
Hedgehogs view was stunning, what a treat!
The view was incredible, miles of untouched scenery it was so peaceful.
The house was also beautifully styled, everything you need and more!
Our happy place
Reviewed on 05/08/2023
This is our third year here and as soon as we get there we feel at peace it truly is our happy place. Luckily the weather held out this year and we enjoyed great walks and pony trekking. Hedgehogs view is a great place to stay, comfortable and the hot tub is great. We will definitely be back x
Reviewed on 31/07/2023
Wonderful stay, 100% as described. Perfect location to explore Elan Valley and beyond. Five stars!!
Amazing & unique getaway
Reviewed on 06/07/2023
We absolutely adored our stay at Hedgehogs view! The pictures looked amazing when we booked but it was even better in real life! It is set up with everything you could need. We were travelling with a toddler and they even provided a travel cot & highchair for us so we didn’t have to bring those with us! The information they provide once you have booked is brilliant, everything from what to do in the local area from where to eat or even order food from! The communication with the team was so quick and easy.
Our accommodation had a hot tub which was a lovely touch to enjoy once we had put our daughter to bed!
The place was immaculate and we honestly couldn’t fault it. We will definitely be back to stay again in the future.
Wonderful, calm family getaway in a peaceful location
Reviewed on 06/06/2023
Our family of 10, and 2 dogs, booked Rabbits View and Hedgehogs view. Both right next to each other. This meant the kids could run back and fourth to each other without a care in the world.
Such a wonderful location and we had a great patch of green to ourselves to overlook the cows in the field across from us.
Booking process was simple – the emails from the provider were helpful and informative.
Local area is nice, a 5 min drive into the village, where there are little village shops and nice pubs. There are wonderful walks/hikes, parks, and farms nearby to explore. Would need a car to get to them.
Will be back!
Reviewed on 29/04/2023
We had the best time! The Hobbit Hut was amazing such a beautiful place and so clean!
The kids had a great time! So close to Elan Valley and Devils Bridge! We loved it!
We will be back!
Wife's 40th Birthday Break
Reviewed on 23/04/2023
Had a great 3 nights celebrating the wife’s 40th birthday with the 4 kids and dog. Lovely location and great weather.
Would go again.
Reviewed on 27/03/2023
Amazing weekend spent at Hedgehog View for my husband’s 40th. Place was gorgeous surrounded by stunning views. Elan Valley is a beautiful place to explore. We can’t wait to come back.
Reviewed on 25/02/2023
Had my eye on this property for a little while, seeing posts showing the beauty of it. We were truly not disappointed. What an absolute Gem of an accommodation. Stunning, exceptionally clean, cosy, beautiful decor, just perfect in every way. Spectacular views from sitting on the sofa, waking up in the morning, taking a relaxing bath, chilling in the hot tub and roasting marshmallows on the fire pit. Host was fantastic too, messaged a few times and got a response straight away.
I have to mention the bedding too which makes a massive difference to your sleep, pillows and duvet so soft and smelt so clean, the towels too. What more can I say……
5 Stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cute accommodation and great location
Reviewed on 04/02/2023
We had a fab time at this place, very well decorated and comfortable. We didn’t want to leave.
The views are amazing- could sit all day here and watch the vast amount of red kites over the field…stunning.
The bath and views were fab..enjoyed a bottle of champagne relaxing after a long walk in there ..fab.
Lots of walks in the village and takeaways within a mile or 2…fab location.
Enjoyed the hot tub…could have been a touch warmer but we had fab use of this which was great for relaxing in the evening with a champagne.
Will be returning here for sure
Reviewed on 10/08/2022
Just wanted say WOW! It looked beautiful on Instagram and the website but was completely overwhelmed with how beautiful it actually is! Everything was so clean and you guys have thought of everything!
Reviewed on 23/07/2022
We had an amazing stay, everything was spotless, well equipped with no expense spared we wouldn’t hesitate to return.
Reviewed on 01/04/2022
Beautiful stay for our Wedding Anniversary. The décor was amazing, we loved sitting in the hot tub, star gazing and even snow! Thank you.
Reviewed on 14/03/2022
Wow! Incredible place, so many amazing points. Stunning views, the hot tub, the bath not forgetting the attention to detail & wonderful service. 100% will be back!
Reviewed on 14/02/2022
Incredible! Love the concept, fab interior and spacious for our family of four. Felt very cosy while Storm Eunice blew over us!
Reviewed on 02/02/2022
Wow! What a fantastic stay. Walking into this lovely home was overwhelming. We’ve has a wonderful time and can’t wait to come back.