Hillside Lodge


Late Check Out Available
Beach (1 hour)
On Site Play Area
Fire Pit
Welcome Hamper
4 x Adults, 2 x Children
Early Check In Available
Hampers Available
Hot Tub
Smoke Free
No Pets
Breathtaking Views
Free parking on premises
Wireless internet

Overview of Hillside Lodge ..

A delightful cabin situated in the heart of the Welsh countryside has the most beautiful views, which can all be enjoyed from the comfort of your own exclusive hot tub.

Located on an ever popular site, Hillside Lodge hs an excellent outdoor space, with out door seating on the decking area for alfresco dining as well as a private hot tub as mentioned and also a fire pit, is there anything better then your own toasted gooey marshmallows? As well as all of this, there is on site play area which is perfect for the children to spend hours of fun!

Inside the property you will be greeted with the spacious open plan living & kitchen area which makes a stylish statement with on trend furnishings.

In the well equipped kitchen, you’ll find sleek solid kitchen doors in light grey, complemented by copper finish handles and taps, a statement tile-effect splashback and under-cupboard LED lighting. Space for the chef is optimised with a long worktop surface, while quality appliances including an integrated microwave and under counter fridge with freezer box, two-burner gas hob with extractor fan and domestic style sink bowl with drainer provide everything you need for preparing family meals together.

In the living area, a large fixed L-shape sofa with scatter cushions offers plenty of room for everyone to sit back, relax and enjoy their favourite TV series. This area can then be made into an extra wide sleeping space for night time for up to 6 guests for an additional fee.

To the rear of the lodge, the dining area has seating for up to six around a freestanding table, the perfect place to dine and make even more memories! At night, this space conveniently transforms for sleeping into a wall mounted double bed and above this space is a mezzanine area with a double bed or alternately twin beds to suit, this is accessed by a ladder.

The generous washroom includes a large shower enclosure, heated electric towel radiator, contemporary dual flush WC, vanity cupboard with sink, shaver socket and extractor fan – perfect for freshening up ahead of the next adventure.

Located in an excellent area, whether you are looking for a relaxing stay at the property or to explore the locality there are lots of things to see and do! Rhayader, a quaint market town is just down the road, you will find places to eat and relax in as well as local shops to browse around. Elan Valley & Gilfach Nature Reserve are also just a stones throw away, the perfect places to explore, walk, relax and taking in the rural Welsh air.

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

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

Heron, King Fisher, Otter, Salmon

Eating & Drinking..

Planning a holiday to Hillside Lodge 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

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

Bob The Butcher, Rhayader (4 miles)
Local butchers selling fresh, local meats.
01597 810342

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 ..

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 Hillside Lodge ..

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)

Gilfach 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 Hillside Lodge 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

2 x single beds or 1 x king size bed (mezzanine area)
1 x pull out double bed from dining area
1 x double sofa bed (£30 fee for 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.


This property 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.

Hot Tub & Outside Area

Hillside Lodge 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.


Hillside Lodge 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.

A perfect stay By Guest Review

Reviewed on 06/11/2023

We booked the hill side lodge for a girls 30th birthday weekend trip and enjoyed every moment. The lodge is very spacious and provided a very comfortable nights sleep. We throughly enjoyed the hot tub, and seeing all the animals roaming around. The lodge was in perfect location to the sights and walks we wished to visit on our trip. We will be back in the summer.

Would go back By Guest Review

Reviewed on 30/10/2023

We had a lovely 2 night stay at hillside Lodge. It was a nice location, very quiet and we would go back.

60th birthday prezzie By Guest Review

Reviewed on 09/10/2023

Great weekend in Rhayader- very relaxing, great weather, host was lovely. Visited Elan Valley & the Crown Inn on the Saturday night for a meal. Lodge had great amenities, storage, welcome box – everything you needed for a great weekend. Already a returning customer and will be back 🙂

Great weekend break By Guest Review

Reviewed on 22/08/2023

A perfectly located holiday village nestled in the wonderful countryside providing a range of accommodation types. Hillside Lodge provided a balance of access to the countryside with luxury and comfort.
After a full day of rambling around one of the abundant local attractions, it was a pleasure to return back to a well equipped lodge and relaxing hot tub.

Beautiful surroundings By Guest Review

Reviewed on 13/08/2023

Great location and accommodation, idyllic setting with hot tub in discreet area , and well furnished
Very comfortable beds , and great facilities.

Perfect mini hen weekend By Guest Review

Reviewed on 13/06/2023

We booked a short stay as a mini hen weekend, the aim of the weekend was to destress and relax. That is exactly what this property provided, the most relaxed environment with comfy beds, relaxing indoor and outdoor living areas and the most beautiful views.
The hot tub was spotlessly clean and the perfect temperature. The property is close enough to areas with lovely cafe’s, pubs and restaurants but also far enough away to feel like you’re in your own bubble.
We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will 100% return.

Beautiful By Guest Review

Reviewed on 06/06/2023

It was very beautiful location. Kids / adult both enjoyed it. Perfect weekend getaway. I ll definitely book again.

Such a lovely weekend! By Guest Review

Reviewed on 14/02/2023

We had a lovely weekend at Hillside Lodge, the lodge was cosy and warm, the most amazing views and so peaceful. The owners were on hand to answer our questions and very helpful in suggesting places to visit. We will definitely be back!

Can't wait to return By Guest Review

Reviewed on 16/01/2023

Perfect location near to Elan Valley. The hut was cosy, homely and clean. The location was peaceful and private. Even though it was just myself and my partner, the hut was spacious with a sofa bed in the living space, combined with the garden it would be perfect for families too. We had a lovely time and can’t wait to return!

Peaceful spot By Guest Review

Reviewed on 28/11/2022

Absolutely loved this place. We only had a single night here but it was superb. Great amenities, spotlessly clean and a great location. A really peaceful spot where you can relax and enjoy the location. We will definitely go back there. If you’re after peace and quiet and clean comfortable places to stay look no further.

Bliss By Jones

Reviewed on 26/03/2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The location and waking up with the beautiful scenery was just bliss! We spent most of our time in the hot tub which is one of the main reasons we booked this lodge and it didn’t let us down! 

Great views By DeKock

Reviewed on 22/03/2022

Good morning, thanks for a great weekend at Hillside Lodge we are already looking at booking again for the summer. It is such a lovely place with great views and surroundings. Keep up the good work 😁 
See you again soon!

Stargazing By Lock

Reviewed on 28/02/2022

We had a lovely time, thank you! It was a really relaxing break – just what we needed. Stargazing in the hot tub on a night time was just amazing! The surrounding settings are beautiful!

Perfect By Gailer

Reviewed on 23/12/2020

We had such an amazing time.

Wales was beautiful, the lodge was perfect and the owners were lovely!