Overview of Marches Way, Shepherds Hut ..
The perfect escape for a romantic retreat in Wales, Marches Way offers a unique way to spend your holiday.
A welcoming Shepherds Hut with all the essential amenities you could need for a getaway with a loved one, you can find this dwelling situated on the outskirts of Rhayader, offering countryside views and exceptional scenery.
Take the few steps up to enter into your all-ground-floor abode, where you will find all you need for a week-long stay.
Settle down your belongings and pour a warming cup of tea from the kettle, taking your beverage outside to make the most of your surroundings.
The kitchen hosts a hob, microwave and a fridge, so you'll have no trouble in preparing a romantic meal for two when you're not indulging in one of the nearby eateries.
Sit together at the dining table to immerse in some quality time, before taking comfort in the double bed tucked away to the side of the room.
Outside, you can find your own private hot tub, providing the perfect place to soak in your surroundings beneath the sunshine or the clear night's sky; this property is a true marvel at any time of year.
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 Highland View
Foxes View, Hares View, Badgers View, Otters View, Rabbits View, Hedgehogs View, Burrow View
Eating & Drinking..Planning a holiday to Marches 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!
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.
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.
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 Marches 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.
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 Marches Way 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.
Marches 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.
Marches 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 AreaMarches 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.
Marches Way 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.
HeatingMarches Way is heated with radiators.
There is parking space for 2 cars at the property, parking on the grassed area is not permitted at any time.
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..
Marches 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.
Pictures don't do it justice. Beyond perfect, stunning place to stay.
Reviewed on 07/10/2023
Stayed 3 nights here and it was a shame we didn’t book for more! Absolutely beautiful place to stay, everything was perfect about it and the added bonus of the hot tub was amazing. The homemade raspberry lemonade was a lovely touch and it was really nice to! The massive enclosed garden was perfect to let your dog/s roam around freely. Already spoke about coming back to stay with my partner as it was that good!
Lovely Shepherds Hut with beautiful views
Reviewed on 05/09/2023
This is the second time we have stayed at the Marches Way and it didn’t disappoint. we love the location, the peacefulness of the site and the hut is beautiful. The hot tub is a bonus. Ideal spot for visiting Elan valley for a spot of cycling and taking in the beauty of our wonderful country.
Lovely short stay
Reviewed on 20/06/2023
This was my first time going on a solo shirt break and it didn’t disappoint. I wish I booked to stay longer. Marches Way and its location were peaceful and stunning, surrounded by the countrysides of Rhayader and in close driving proximity to Elan Valley.
Thank you for a wonderful stay, I can’t wait to return in the future!
Reviewed on 06/06/2023
We stayed for a long weekend and wish we booked longer! We couldn’t fault anything! The property itself was beautiful, very clean and provided us with everything we needed! The views were perfect too! The secure garden was perfect for our pup – was so lovely to let him run around and not have to worry! We will be booking again!
Look forward to coming back!
Reviewed on 19/01/2023
Enjoyed our trip!
Reviewed on 19/10/2022
Reviewed on 07/03/2022
Beautiful, relaxing weekend in an amazing surroundings. We can’t wait to come back. Had everything we could have possibly wanted! Thank you.
Reviewed on 11/02/2022
The most amazing getaway here at Marches Way. With the beautiful views, lots to do around and the cosiest hut to spend the nights. We’ve had such an amazing time and if it wasn’t fully booked this weekend we would have booked to stay longer. WE WILL BE BACK!! Incredible place!
Best Weekend Away
Reviewed on 31/01/2022
Had the best weekend away! Amazing views & cosy stay! Hot tub was perfect.. Breakfast & Birthday packages went down well – thank you for a great stay!
Reviewed on 06/08/2021
It was absolutely amazing so peacefully and we are fully relaxed which was much needed!
Reviewed on 29/05/2021
Our 1st trip away together and it was amazing! Everyone was so helpful throughout the planning. Taxi driver was superb and so friendly. The cabin is so cosy and has just about everything we needed. The hot tub is the ‘star of the show’ paired with the beautiful views! Can’t wait to come back!
Thank you so much!
Reviewed on 26/05/2021
Well, our sixth visit to these Pods & Huts. The views are still amazing and hot tubs lovely!! The new Underground Houses are now finished at the front and looking stunning, Can’t wait to come back and the dogs love coming here!
Reviewed on 21/05/2021
Fantastic stay here, views are great and the hot tub was a bonus!! Definitely will return!
Great Birthday Getaway
Reviewed on 16/05/2021
We’ve had the best time here!! Lovely get away, very clean. The hot tub was amazing, just looking at the views in the day and the stars at night! Can’t wait to come back!!