Overview of Mayflower Shepherd's Hut ..
Mayflower Shepherd's Hut is a romantic retreat for two in Mid Wales. Offering dog friendly stays near Rhayader, an idyllic market town on the River Wye. Mayflower Shepherd's Hut has a log burner, a private hot tub and garden space. Walk from the doorstep to Gilfach Nature Reserve, or explore the spectacular Elan Valley. There are plenty of options for outdoor sports enthusiasts and treats for foodies locally.
This brand new Shepherd's Hut is surrounded by the rolling landscapes of Mid Wales. Its solid hand crafted woodwork, log burner and luxurious king sized bed make this a cosy retreat at any time of year. What's more, it's a pet friendly shepherd's hut, so your four legged friend can enjoy a holiday too!
The beautifully crafted kitchenette has a two ring hob, combi microwave-oven, fridge, toaster and kettle. So you can dine out in the local town of Rhayader, pick up a takeaway or whip up a tasty meal or barbecue back at your homely little bolthole for two.
On chilly Autumn nights, underfloor heating will keep you toasty warm. Or light up the charming little wood burner and get cosy on the plush King size bed. Switch on the Smart TV and get stuck into your favourite series on Netflix as you snuggle up together.
The neat shower room comes complete with hand basin, flushing WC, shower & heated towel rail.
If relaxing is what you need, this really is the place for you. With its outdoor decked area complete with private hot tub, fire pit and outdoor seating for alfresco dining. Where better to crack open a bottle of bubbly and watch the sun go down over the rolling hills. Heavenly!
Mayflower Shepherd's Hut is amongst the best dog friendly holidays in Wales' beautiful scenery. The breathtaking Elan Valley & Gilfach Nature Reserve are perfect for walking in the fresh air.
What's more, these fabulous HAMPERS are available at this property, please order 2 weeks in advance
Looking to book for more than two people? Check out the dog friendly lodges with hot tubs on the same site! Book multiple lodges and shepherd's huts along with Ger yr Afon cottage for a large group holiday in Wales.
Pods: Daisy, Daffodil, Buttercup, Primrose, Bluebell, Snowdrop
Shepherd's Huts: Tulip, Poppy, Lily, Sunflower, Rose, Mayflower (Above)
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 Mayflower 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 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.
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 (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 / Supermarkets
Watsons Family Butcher, 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 ..
Check out some recommended places to visit in the locality of Mayflower ..
Elan Valley, Rhayader (6 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 (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.
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 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 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 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 Mayflower 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.
Mayflower 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.
Mayflower is pet friendly and accepts up to 2 dogs.
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.
One x King bed.
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!
A hairdryer is also available upon request.
Hot Tub & Outside Area
Mayflower 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.
On 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.
In the bathroom you will find a shower, hand sink, flushing toilet & heated towel rail as well as 2 rolls of toilet paper & hand soap.
Mayflower 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.
Mayflower is heated with under floor heating and also has a wood burning stove. Log packages can be ordered here.
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 5 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.
Reviewed on 15/11/2023
We stayed at Mayflower for 2 nights for our 2nd Anniversary and the whole experience was so relaxing and cosy. It was a lovely escape from our city lives and the views were breathtaking. Although the weather was bad but still we had a great time. The hot tub was just the best and so was the indoor fire pit. The only problem we had was the doors were quite a struggle to open and close as they were very tight but we managed. Overall it was a memorable stay.
Reviewed on 27/10/2023
Mayflower has everything you need, the underfloor heating is amazing and the hot tub is great you can sit in and look at the views, its also undercover for rainy days. We took our dogs and there is walks all around. Elan valley up the road and Gilfach Nature Reserve is also local and great. Overall we had a relaxing stay and we would definitely stay again.
Reviewed on 06/09/2023
Beautiful stay! Would highly recommend to others and we will definitely be revisiting for a longer stay next time 😊
My stay at Mayflower
Reviewed on 27/08/2023
The location is unbelievably stunning, being in the centre of wilderness and nature makes it so special, letting our little pooch have her own freedom too was amazing, we will be staying a good few times every year after this experience and couldn’t thank Becky anymore for everything she did and provided!!
Shepherds Hut stay
Reviewed on 19/08/2023
We had a wonderful stay in this immaculate Shepherd’s Hut. Comfortable bed. Very clean throughout. Lovely extra touches – someone has really thought about what would add to a stay. Hot tub was large warm and generally amazing! We have already booked our return visit!!
Reviewed on 22/07/2023
Amazing few days in an idyllic setting. Shepherd’s hut was 1st class. Small touches added to a perfect stay. Would definitely return and highly recommend to all friends and family. Our dog was and chilled and relaxed as we were. Hot tub immaculate.
Reviewed on 06/07/2023
Everything was perfect! Super clean, comfortable and cosy. All the little things had been thought about which is great. Only thing I would say is that the garden isn’t secure for the doggos!
Would definitely return and recommend ☺️
Beautiful couples weekend
Reviewed on 17/06/2023
What a fabulous weekend spent in such a beautiful hut with amazing views. The hut was cosy and clean.
Will definitely be returning and recommend to family and friends!
Thank you for having us!
Reviewed on 06/06/2023
If your looking for somewhere quiet to relax, this is the perfect place. The hut had everything you need and the layout outside meant you had privacy when going in the Hot Tub.
Was only a short drive to the local town to pick up supplies so was perfect for us who planned to do nothing but unwind.
Would definitely recommend and would return 🙂
Great Easter stay
Reviewed on 05/06/2023
We booked this Shepherd’s Hut last minute and it was so worth it. We were the first in this hut, all brand new and ultra clean. Great comfy bed, great shower/toilet room, all kitchen amenities brand new also. Fridge, microwave/oven, sink and small gestures of tea/coffee/biscuits/liquids all provided even though we had packed our own. It had a log burner but we didn’t need it. Outside area was large with a hot tub, which again we were first in and used daily after various outings and walks, so that was refreshing. Our view was straight across fields and no obstructions which was lovely.
It was Easter so the owner (sorry forgot name) dropped off an Easter egg/s which was lovely.
We will certainly be going back. Again greeted very welcoming and friendly. Great stay.