Ivy's Way


Pet Friendly
Late Check Out Available
Beach (1 hour)
Shepherds Hut
Fire Pit
2 x Adults
Early Check In Available
Hampers Available
Hot Tub
Log Burner
Secure Garden
Bed Linen
Towels Provided
Smart TV
Smoke Free
Maid Service
Breathtaking Views

Overview of Ivys Way, Shepherds Hut ..

Ivy's Way is an idyllic Shepherds Hut, set on the edge of the stunning Gilfach Nature Reserve with the most amazing views from the front door.

A beautifully styled getaway with panoramic views and cosy welcoming interior makes this ideal for couples to snuggle up on a romantic break away in the undulating hillside of Mid Wales, perfect as a base to explore the diverse local countryside whilst providing a secluded retreat to return back to.

The open plan living area provides a cosy place to sit and enjoy a bite to eat with a well equipped kitchen and warming wood burner, perfect to snuggle up in front of on those cooler evenings.

The shower room is compact and well-designed.

The double bed, offers fabulous countryside views through the patio doors across the raised decking adding to the feeling of seclusion and being surrounded by countryside.

This delightful Shepherd’s Hut is on the edge of the owners farmland with a private enclosed garden, an ideal place to relax and watch the local wildlife and stargaze after the sun has gone done or perhaps relax in the warm waters of the exclusive hot tub.

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, Marches Way, Highland View

Foxes View, Hares View, Badgers View, Otters View, Rabbits View, Hedgehogs View

Eating & Drinking..

Planning a holiday to Ivys Way 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 Crown Inn, Rhayader (2 miles)
A pet friendly Pub and Restaurant with a private and secluded Beer Garden
01597 811099

The Elan Hotel, Rhayader (2 miles)
Always a warm welcome at the Elan, serving food and drinks daily.
01597 811208

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.
01597 823959

The Unicorn Hotel, Llanidloes (10 miles)
Menus offer a variety of dishes, gluten free, vegetarian & Vegan dishes are also available.
01686 411188

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.
01597 823700


Ty Morgans Coffee Shop, Rhayader (2 miles)
A fresh and local Coffee Shop, Serving hand roasted coffees, hot food and fresh salads!
01597 811666

The Lost Arc, Rhayader (2 miles)
Venue. Café. Arts Centre. Serving wholesome homemade food and delicious coffee.
01597 811226

Penbont House, Elan Valley (6 miles)
Homemade cakes & food with a beautiful view from the conservatory of the Garreg Ddu reservoir.
01597 811515

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

Evans Plaice, Rhayader (2 miles)
Local fish & chip shop.
01597 810317

Wing's Chinese Takeaway, Rhayader (2 miles)
Chinese cuisine.
01597 810178

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.
01597 824642

Local Shops / Supermarkets

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

Crumptons, Rhayader (2 miles)
Local fruit & veg shop full of fresh produce.
01597 810838

Co-Op, Rhayader (2 miles)
Perfect for any essentials or ingredients you may need during your stay.

Tesco, Llandrindod Wells (12 miles)
Large supermarket.

Things To Do ..

Check out some recommended places to visit in the locality of Ivys Way ..

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.

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​.

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 Ivys Ways 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.

Maid Service

Ivys Way offers a 'Maid Service' at £20 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.

Pet Friendly

Ivys Way is a pet friendly and accepts up to 2 dogs. There is an enclosed garden with this property.
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.

Sleeping Arrangements

One double bed.

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

Ivys Way 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 hobs, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, toaster & kettle.
We leave for all guests, a tea towel, sponge & cloth, tea coffee & sugar, fairy liquid, coffee for the machine, 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 two rolls of toilet paper & hand soap.


Ivys 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.


Ivys Way has its own wood burner, Log Packaes can be purchased from our 'Hampers' page.


There is parking space for 2 cars at the property, parking on the grassed area is not permitted at any time.

Electric Cars

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..

Ivys Way 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.

Lovely stay By Guest Review

Reviewed on 06/12/2023

Lovely couple of nights in a shepherds hut. Lovely location and even managed to get in the hot tub on a cold November evening.

Winter Getaway By Guest Review

Reviewed on 06/12/2023

We loved staying here, from using the hot tub to the log burner. We loved having the log burner in the hut especially this time of the year. This is the second time we’ve stayed on this site. We love that we can bring our dog too. Would recommend this to everyone, it’s so nice and peaceful.

Stunning place By Guest Review

Reviewed on 30/11/2023

Beautiful location and well presented establishment. Will be back.

A fantastic stay By Guest Review

Reviewed on 27/11/2023

What a fantastic place to stay! The views were stunning, the hut was clean, tidy, warm and comfortable and the hut tub was situated perfectly to get the best views. We will definitely be staying here again!

Another great stay By Guest Review

Reviewed on 12/11/2023

An absolutely amazing location. We’ve stayed in Ivy’s Way before and absolutely love it. Everything you need for a comfortable stay and if you get the weather an amazing outdoor area. Unfortunately, we stayed during Storm Debbie and the front doors took a real hammering from the weather. We were lovely and toasty inside with the log burner but water was getting through. So being one of the older huts on site Ivy’s Way could do with a new set of doors and it was disappointing that the fairy lights weren’t workig even though we went to the shop to get new batteries. That said we would absolutely stay again, as hut is in one of the best positions for views over the valley. Absolutely stunning.

Lovely few days break By Guest Review

Reviewed on 20/10/2023

Lovely few days break. Location perfect, lots of nice walks. Hut had everything we needed and was clean. Would definitely visit again!

Peaceful getaway By Guest Review

Reviewed on 27/09/2023

We have just got home from our stay and absolutely loved it. The property was easy to find using the instructions given. The place had a beautiful view and the inside was cosy and had everything we needed. Especially the sunset view from the hot tub. We appreciated the list of recommended activities and food. The property was enclosed which was brilliant for our puppy. I feel like it was fantastic value for money taking into consideration that it is dog friendly, with a hot tub, cosy and a fantastic view. We required extra towels on the first night and Gemma came round quickly to drop some off for us which was greatly appreciated. We would recommend this stay to everyone looking for a peaceful getaway with lots of beautiful walks near by.

Best holiday I have been on By Guest Review

Reviewed on 08/08/2023

We came on this holiday expecting a few nice days in Wales but when we arrive our expectation were already exceeded. Ivy’s Way was beautiful, it was so cosy and homely and the views were incredible. We loved that we had a view of highland cows grazing in the field with the stunning welsh countryside in the background. We spent most of our time star gazing and even managed to see multiple breathtaking shooting stars. The surrounding areas were exactly what we wanted, with lots of picturesque walks and amazing waterfalls. We would highly recommend visiting Devils Bridge, it was like nothing I have ever experienced! We have already booked to come back next year! Thank you for making our holiday perfect!

Lovely, cosy lodge By Guest Review

Reviewed on 31/07/2023

Loved this little cosy lodge. Not much storage space but room to store things under the bed. Dog friendly. Felt safe leaving our dog to roam around the garden. Hot tub was an added bonus.

Lovely stay with beautiful views By Guest Reviews

Reviewed on 06/06/2023

I stayed here with my husband and our 2yr old miniature dachshund. Ivy’s Way was absolutely lovely, had everything we needed and the view from the hut was beautiful. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Totally relaxing By Guest Review

Reviewed on 31/05/2023

A beautifully totally relaxing break with outstanding views, just chilled out on decking and hot tub for a few days, if you want to get away from everything this is the place.

Can't wait to return By Guest Review

Reviewed on 07/04/2023

What a fabulous experience! We absolutely loved Ivy’s Way one of those experiences of a lifetime. Breathraking views in a quiet valley.

The weather was kind and we were in the hot tub watching kites fly over. A great little setup, very cozy. Can’t wait to return xx

Really enjoyed our getaway By Guest Review

Reviewed on 31/03/2023

1st time using Holidaywales, we arrived and the sun was shining, showing off the beautiful view from Ivys way.

Ivy’s way is small but big enough for two. Very clean and has everything you need for your stay, cooking equipment, tea, coffee, milk and treats

We were missing coat hangers and wanted to order the log pack and the kind owner brought all the items to us.

The hut is a few minutes drive from the local town, which has shops, pubs and places to eat (the lost ARC was a favourite for breakfast)

Elan valley was a nice place to visit, and it was great to drive through the valleys and explore. There are plenty of places to stop and walk to enjoy the countryside.

The weather wasn’t great during our stay but once we got the log burner going the hut was lovely and cosy.

We really enjoyed our getaway, and defiantly hope to return soon

Magical By Guest Review

Reviewed on 19/12/2022

Perfect & peaceful weekend, everything was spot on & exactly as described. Amazing views and the snowy weather made it extra magical. Would defiantly book again!

Beautiful By Guest Review

Reviewed on 30/11/2022

Such an amazing stay. The views were beautiful! It was definitely the getaway stay we needed. Thank you.

Looking forward to coming back!  By Cheung

Reviewed on 19/10/2022

Thank you to Gemma and the team at Holidays Wales for our stay at Ivy’s Way.
We were impressed with the accommodation and views of the area. 
Town was a nice short drive and we even did some exploring around Wales. 
It was a pleasant stay and we had a great time! 
Looking forward to planning another trip soon! 

Loved It By Revell

Reviewed on 29/08/2022

We just wanted to say thank you for a lovely weekend at Ivy’s away. We loved it!

Wonderful Stay By Guest Review

Reviewed on 29/09/2021

Wonderful stay with magical views which made our stay even nicer! The hot tub did really make up for the British weather and the accommodation is superb! Couldn’t of asked for a better get away! Thank you so much.

Amazing Getaway By Emily & Kendal

Reviewed on 23/09/2021

Amazing getaway with perfect views. Perfect place to relax, enjoy the sceneries and hot tub.

Beautiful Location By Charlotte & Gerard

Reviewed on 17/09/2021

Fantastic stay, much needed peace and quiet in a beautiful location. Perfect place to relax. Hot tub, amazing! Will definitely return. 

Lovely Surprise By Charlotte, Rob & Bump

Reviewed on 13/09/2021

We’ve had the most perfect 3 night stay at Ivy’s Way, lovely surprise to see the Highland Cow’s! 

Loved it so much By Steve, Cheryl & Max

Reviewed on 20/08/2021

We have all had an amazing four days. We loved it so much we have booked to return to stay to celebrate Christmas 2021. Hoping for lots of snow!! Thank you to all the staff for being so helpful & kind. (Loved the hot tub in the rain!).

Beautiful By Sam & Liv

Reviewed on 16/08/2021

We have had a lovely weekend away and have loved every second. The hot tub was beautiful under the stars at night. Thank you so much. We will be back again 100%, see you very soon. 

Breath-taking Views By Mr & Mrs Didcote

Reviewed on 11/08/2021

A lovely 2 night’s stay for our belated 4th Wedding Anniversary. Breath taking views! Great sunny weather on our second day, we had a great day visiting Elan Valley then a lovely pub lunch at The Llanerch Inn. Also, the bed is super soft & comfy. 

Beautiful Views By Mr & Mrs Backhouse

Reviewed on 09/08/2021

Beautiful views & lovely location to spend our babies first holiday- thank you!

Amazing Views By Mr & Mrs Pamma

Reviewed on 02/08/2021

Lovely little hut & amazing views! Definitely recommend! Elan Valley- amazing! Lovely weekend, thank you!