Overview of Otters View, Underground House ..Otters View is the definition of cosy, quirky stay and is the perfect place for a group of up to six people to make memories to last a lifetime! With some of the most amazing views Mid Wales' has to offer from the doorstep, this idyllic Underground House nestled in the hillside really is a bucket list stay, so make sure you tick this one off the list!
Enter the property from the idyllic outside area and you are greeted by the pristine open plan living/dining & kitchen area, the hub of the Underground House where memories will truly be made. The neutral, warming colours of this interior really give off the home from home glow so you can feel utterly relaxed during your stay.
The kitchen comes complete with oven, hob, microwave, kettle & toaster as well as a fridge with freezer and a large dining area with high stools, the perfect place to enjoy that family favourite supper or get engrossed in a board game. Nestle into the plush grey corner sofa and get stuck into that series on Netflix you had already started!
Otters View is the perfect stay for up to six adults,with two king sized bedrooms & a bunk room, be sure to grab the king room with the doors onto the patio area for easy access to the hot tub! These bedrooms boast crisp, white bedding and the perfect place to relax and make the most of that much needed lie in you have been promising yourself.
The outside space at this property really is idyllic, your own private area overlooking one of Wales' best views, y ou really need to see it to believe it! Relax with a glass of your favourite bubbly in the exclusive hot tub and then later at night toast gooey marshmallows over the fire pit.
Otters View truly is a 'hidden' gem. Comfortable, cosy and created just for you.
Located near the bustling market town of Rhayader, venture out and enjoy the lovely places to eat, watch the Red Kites fed locally, explore the majestic Elan Valley or enjoy a mosey in the local Gilfach Nature Reserve, there really is endless opportunities to explore.What's more, these fabulous HAMPERS are available at this property, please order 2 weeks in advance.
Up to two dogs welcome but must be kept off the furniture and on a lead when outside.
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 Marches Way, Highland View
Foxes View, Hares View, Badgers View, Rabbits View, Hedgehogs View Burrow View
Eating & Drinking..Planning a holiday to Otters View 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.
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.
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 ingridients 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 Otters View ..
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 Otters View 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.
Otters View offers a 'Maid Service' at £25 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.
Otters View 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.
There are 3 bedrooms in Otter's View.
- 1 x King Size Bedroom with patio doors to outside area.
- 1 x King Size Bedroom.
- 1 x Bunk Bed room.
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 & 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
Otters View 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 oven & hobs, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, toaster & kettle.
We leave for all guests, a tea towel, sponge & cloth, tea coffee & sugar, fairy liquid, 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 as toilet paper & hand soap.
Otters 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.
Otters View 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..
Otters View View 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.
Overall great little getaway
Reviewed on 26/02/2024
As a party of two the Otters view was a perfect option for a little getaway, easy arrival with no fuss settling in. Very clean, Ample space, very comforting location.
Would definitely visit again.
2 nights at Otters View
Reviewed on 17/02/2024
We spent 2 nights at Otters View, 2 adults, 3 teens and our dog. Everyone loved the hobbit hole! The hot tub was a hit with us all – the view was amazing across the Valley. We walked in the Elan Valley and took advantage of the local chippy in Rhayader – so friendly and great food. Would definitely recommend as an unusual and lovely place to stay. 😊
Reviewed on 10/02/2024
Just what we needed for a relaxing getaway. Even with the rain, it was such a beautiful place and gave us the perfect opportunity to unwind. The views were perfect, especially the cows. The underground house was even better than expected, very cosy and every detail was very well thought. Will definitely be staying again in the future!
Reviewed on 28/09/2023
We have stayed on site before in one of the pods but wanted to try the hobbit house, it did not disappoint!
It was amazing! So cosy, comfortable, even in the rain we just stayed in and chilled! The dog loved it too!
Hot tub was lovely outside, wish we had the weather to be able to sit out but that can’t be helped! Would definitely like to return one day, highly recommend!
We loved our stay
Reviewed on 18/09/2023
We loved our stay in Otters view. Situated on a stunning hillside with great views all round, immaculately kept inside and out, it was a great stay for 4 adults and two dogs. We would certainly recommend! Customer service was also great, and it was easy to get in contact for details and arrangements on the property. Highly recommend turning off all the lights on a clear evening in the hot tub to enjoy the star lit sky we also enjoyed our luxury log package for the fire pit!
Our only recommendation would be to bring fans for the bedrooms if you are staying in warmer months as we found the property to be very warm, or perhaps if there was a possibility to include netting for the doors so that you could leave them open in the evenings without attracting bugs it would be a great plus!!
Reviewed on 15/09/2023
What a lovely time we had staying with you. We both agreed that we’d never felt so relaxed on holiday as we were staying there.
The location is beautiful and the accommodation is so well done and well looked after and we’ve never stayed anywhere quite like that.
We will definitely be staying with you again and recommending you to friends and family.
A lovely place
Reviewed on 20/08/2023
Brilliant holiday. nice and cosy inside, hot tub was great, especially once it goes dark if it’s a clear night, I’ve never seen so many stars.
Lovely view of the surrounding area and some beautiful cows in the field.
Rhayader town just down the road for any supplies and the roads around there are amazing if you like driving.
Would definitely recommend and will hopefully be going back.
Reviewed on 22/07/2023
I honestly can’t recommend Otters View enough. The accommodation is amazing, it is definitely a holiday we will never forget.
Lovely retreat in Hobbit house
Reviewed on 17/06/2023
We had a lovely get away in fun Hobbit house . Our 7yo son loved the style of the Hobbit house and really loved that his bedroom
Was in a cupboard- super fun!! 87 yo Great Grandma enjoy it too especially added bonus of the Hot tub and view!! Overall fab 2night stay in little gem Hobbit House what experience!!
Great holiday stay
Reviewed on 03/06/2023
Great location, very comfortable place with good amenities. Hot tub was very relaxing. Very good customer service before and during our stay. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be returning here again.
A proper hidden gem
Reviewed on 09/05/2023
Location, surroundings accommodation were incredible.
So peaceful and literally everything you need in the kitchen was provided, cant believe I was lucky enough to find this with a few days notice crazy it wasn’t already booked, only negative from a perfect score was one of mattresses kept waking us up due to be a spring mattress and very loud when you move but switched to the other room and slept amazing…. requested some logs for fire and delivered straight to door from the friendly host…. hot tub perfect, shower perfect cant wait to return this time without a toddler to really relax.
Another fab stay
Reviewed on 25/04/2023
Really enjoyed our self on our return to this amazing place. Has lots of relaxation and lovely walks. Location is fab and hosts are great.
Reviewed on 19/12/2022
Beautiful Hobbit House, very clean with necessary amenities and amazing views. Well worth the money! Will for sure come again and hopefully stay longer next time.
Reviewed on 09/04/2022
We had a lovely time in otter view & wish we could of stayed a little bit longer.
It was warm and cosy and the breakfast and log packs that we ordered were wonderful. We hope to come back again soon.
Reviewed on 18/03/2022
It was absolutely gorgeous hopefully we will get to come back if we can ever find availability in your diary! 😆
Reviewed on 06/06/2021
We absolutely loved it! Would love to stay again! It’s definitely the kids and ours favourite place we have stayed at!
Reviewed on 10/03/2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Otter’s View is just idyllic! – I couldn’t recommend our stay more!