Overview of Lily Shepherd's Lodge ..Lily Shepherd's Lodge is a dog friendly Shepherd's Hut sleeping two, with a third pull out bed for a child. Relax in a bubbling hot tub with a glass of fizz in hand, surrounded by rolling Welsh hills. The enclosed garden makes this perfect dog friendly glamping, in Wales' rural heart.
Lily Shepherd's Lodge is a brand new, large Shepherd's Hut in Mid Wales. A stones through from fantastic walks, waterfalls & scenery to explore such as Gilfach Nature Reserve & the famous Elan Valley.
Sleeping two adults with the option of a pull out camp bed for a child, this property is the perfect place for a couples getaway or a small family holiday in Wales. If you consider your four legged friend part of the family, then bring them along! They will love the walks and wildlife or simply soaking up some sun on the decking. This shepherd's hut with enclosed garden is great for small children or dogs, who can potter in the secure garden while you supervise from the bubbling hot tub!
Beside the private hot tub, break bread and dine al fresco on the outdoor seating. Or spark up your very own built in, brick BBQ and sizzle some local sausages or lamb chops. Light up the fire pit as shadows fall across the rolling green hills. And toast marshmallows under the sparkling night sky.
The interior of this large Shepherd's Hut is a treat for the eye. With a Belfast sink and contemporary navy blue kitchen units. You also have a two ring hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle. So whether preparing salads for the BBQ or cooking up a Sunday roast, this kitchen won't hold you back!
Underfloor heating keeps you cosy at any time of year, and is a particular treat if you have a furry friend or two who like to doze beside your bed.
Looking to dine out? Check out the local market town of Rhayader for a wide selection of cafes, pubs & takeaways. See suggestions on our Eating & Drinking section.
What's more, these fabulous HAMPERS are available at this property, please order 2 weeks in advance
For a much needed early night or breakfast in bed, the plush king bed is the perfect place to get cosy. Relax in front of your favourite Netflix series on the smart TV. Or you can simply look up and take in the beautiful night sky through the over the bed star gazer. Heavens!
Through the space saving sliding door you will find the shower room with flushing WC, corner basin, heated towel rail & shower.
If you're looking for weekend hot tub breaks in Wales or dog friendly stays for a family of three, Shepherd's Hut Lily won't disappoint! The location is one of the best places to stay in Wales with a dog!
Looking to book for more than 3 people? Check out the glamping lodges sleeping 4 on the same site! Together with the Cottage nearby they can sleep a group of up to 41 for a special occasion.
Lodges sleeping 4: Daisy, Daffodil, Buttercup, Primrose, Bluebell, Snowdrop
Shepherd's Huts sleeping 2: Tulip, Rose, Poppy, Sunflower, Mayflower & Lily, above, (sleeps 3)
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 Lily 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 Bluebell ..
Elan Valley, Rhayader (6 miles)
Drive, walk and 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 (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 area on 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 the '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, whilst 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 Lily 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 Service
Lily offers a 'Maid Service' at £20 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.
Lily is pet friendly and accepts up to 2 dogs & even has an enclosed garden.
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 ArrangementsOne x King bed.
Linen & Towels
All 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..
Hot Tub & Outside AreaLily 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.
Lily 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.
HeatingLIly is heated with under floor heating.
There is parking space for two 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.
Restore, refresh & relax
Reviewed on 29/10/2023
We recently stayed and this was our second visit. It is the perfect little break for my partner and I with our two dogs. We have such busy lives and love coming here to switch off. The dogs were very happy to play in the secure garden whilst we watched the sun set in the hot tub.
Location is peaceful with amazing views but only a short drive away to local pubs and shops. We visited Elan Valley for a long dog walk – wow! Breathtaking views for every step.
We ordered a small cooked breakfast and a continental breakfast which was presented beautifully with generous portions and enjoyed with views of the hills and sheep in the background.
The pod is immaculately clean with everything you need to cater for yourself. It is decorated with the quirkiness of cows and makes you feel cosy and comfortable.
I genuinely can’t fault Lily for a relaxing break from reality. We love it, have been twice and have already booked to return again.
Thank you for a perfect way to unwind and we will see you again soon!
Reviewed on 15/08/2023
We stayed at lily for 3 nights with our little boy who is 4 ,he loved it ,loved seeing the cows everyday and the outside space ,we done marshmallows by the fire ,we didn’t really go out we stayed in and made the most of lily ,very relaxing no noise ,we will definitely book up again for next year ,thank u for our lovely stay.
Wow! Relaxed, recharged & refrehsed
Reviewed on 30/05/2023
We have never stayed in anything like this before and we was truly amazed. It was perfect. Perfect location and surroundings, very clean, private, no need to check in and out quick easy entry into property and the hot tub was well used on our stay.
We was surprised to have two lots of towels for hot tub use too, hand soaps, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, popcorn and waffle biscuits. Very nice added touch we didn’t expect as we’ve only ever stayed in caravans before that didn’t provide any of this. Our dog truly enjoyed himself on his first holiday with a secure garden over looking the fields.
Thank you! We will definitely be returning again soon. ❤️🏽❤️
Loved everything about Lily
Reviewed on 18/05/2023
We’ve stayed in a few places which class them selves as dog friendly but Lilly was the best so far! The fence around the hut made our stay so relaxing as we didn’t have to worry about the dogs running off. We had two dogs with us and ther garden area is so specious with amazing views from the hot tub. The hut was spotless with plenty of facilities to make your own breakfast lunch and dinner. We are already looking to book again and can’t wait to go back
Reviewed on 03/04/2023
We had such a lovely stay at Lily, the accommodation was amazing and it was total relaxation! We loved the view from the hot tub and the fact that it was fenced meant that Daisy (our dog) could wonder around without us having to watch her all the time.
The little touches of the snacks were very much enjoyed! The only thing that would have helped is to have a little shop nearby in case you needed it, but definitely not a necessity!
Reviewed on 04/09/2022
We had such a lovely time. The hut is stunning, the site is peaceful and we really enjoyed our stay.