Ivy's Way is fantastic shepherds hut, set on the edge of and walking distance from the stunning Gilfach Nature Reserve with fabulous views across the valley.
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 with of a cool evening.
The shower room is compact and well-designed maximising.
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 hot tub.
**Please note: Your hot tub can take up to 10 hours to heat up on change over day.
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 OutThe 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.
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 (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
Bob The Butcher, 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 ingridients you may need during your stay.
Tesco, Llandrindod Wells (12 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 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.
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.
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
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.
Ivys Way is a pet friendly and accepts up to 2 dogs. There is no enclosed garden with this property so dogs are to be kept on leads whilst outside.
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.
One double bed.
Linen & TowelsAll 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 & HighchairsWe 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 AreaIvys 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.
KitchenThe 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.
BathroomIn 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.
Wi-FiThis property has Wi-Fi with good signal but occasionally intermittent.
HeatingIvys 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.
Meet Gemma, Ben and Jake!
Ivy's Way is a property owned by HolidaysWales LTD. Made up of 3 generations. Howell and his 2 sons, Ben and Jake, Gemma, Ben’s partner, and 3 beautiful children, Archie, Monty and Ivy. Not forgetting Jake’s handsome little boy Jack. We really are a family business.
Ben, Gemma and their 3 children live just down the road from the HolidaysWales Village, so they are never far away if you have any questions or enquiries about your stay.
On site, there is 4 Hobbit Huts, 5 Shepherds Hut and 4 Glamping Pods - The HolidaysWales Village some may say!
We run HolidaysWales LTD along side our Beef and Sheep farm, so you’ll see lots of our 4 legged friends around the place.
This property is located on a working farm.
Reviewed on 02/08/2021
Lovely little hut & amazing views! Definitely recommend! Elan Valley- amazing! Lovely weekend, thank you!
Reviewed on 09/08/2021
Beautiful views & lovely location to spend our babies first holiday- thank you!
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.
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.
Loved it so much
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!).
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.
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!
Reviewed on 23/09/2021
Amazing getaway with perfect views. Perfect place to relax, enjoy the sceneries and hot tub.
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.