Overview of Poppy Shepherd's Hut ..Poppy Shepherd's Hut is a romantic hot tub break in peaceful rural Wales, away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy dog friendly stays in Wales's outdoors capital Rhayader. With walks, cycling, fishing, kayaking and lots more to discover locally.
Immaculately presented, Poppy Shepherd's Hut is close to the popular beauty spots, and the spectacular Elan Valley. Gilfach Nature Reserve is a two mile walk from the doorstep and a little further on you will find Monica's Munchies and the River Marteg.
Poppy Shepherd's Hut has a private hot tub on a charming brick paved patio. Relax in the bubbles together under the starry night sky, or toast marshmallows over the fire pit as you make plans for the next day. Poppy Shepherd's Hut, along with the other glamping lodges on this site, make relaxing dog friendly places to stay. With enclosed gardens that allow your dog freedom to potter about.
Spark up the barbecue and dine al fresco on the outdoor seating. Stargazing is a must beneath these famously unpolluted dark skies.
Inside, the kitchenette includes a two ring hob, microwave/combi-oven, fridge, toaster and kettle. Indulge in a lie in with the doors thrown open to the great outdoors. And fuel up with breakfast in bed before a day of exploring!
The shower room has a flushing WC, hand basin, heated towel rail & shower.
For those Autumn or Winter evenings, light up the cosy wood burner & relax on the dreamy king size bed in front of the smart TV. The perfect place to get stuck into your favourite Netflix series. Underfloor heating adds that extra feeling of luxury.
Looking to eat out? Check out the local market town of Rhayader for cafes, pubs & takeaways. The Lost Arc has pizza nights and live music. And sitting right beside the River Wye it makes a great place for Sunday lunch after a riverside walk.
What's more, these fabulous HAMPERS are available at this property, please order 2 weeks in advance
Booking accommodation for more than 2 people? Check out the dog friendly glamping pods with hot tubs on the same site! And with Ger Yr Afon Cottage it's possible to sleep up to 41 here. Ideal for a special occasion or group walking holiday in Mid Wales.
Pods: Daisy, Daffodil, Buttercup, Bluebell, Snowdrop, Primrose,
Shepherd's Huts: Tulip, Rose, Lily, Mayflower, Sunflower & Poppy (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 Poppy 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 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 ..
Check out some recommended places to visit in the locality of Poppy ..
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 Poppy 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.
Poppy 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.
Poppy 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.
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
Poppy 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.
Poppy 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.
Poppy is heated with under floor heating & has a wood burning stove.
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.
Reviewed on 04/02/2024
First time staying in a Shepherds hut and will definitely repeat the experience. Lovely and quiet, hot tub is a nice touch. Stayed in Poppy and there was enough space for us and 2 dogs.
Had everything we needed for, well looked after with a perfect enclosed space so the dogs could run free. Good base for walks around the Elan valley area.
28th Birthday Stay
Reviewed on 18/12/2023
I booked poppy for 15th-17th December 2023 for my partners birthday as a surprise. I was blown away with the accommodation, it was so cosy! The snacks and Christmas decorations were a really lovely little touch, the area was beautiful. Hot tub was fab! Our pooch also came along for the getaway, it was brilliant, really didn’t want to leave. Can’t wait to return again in the summer! 🙂
Reviewed on 17/10/2023
We absolutely loved our stay at Poppy. The Shepard’s Hut was clean, cosy and the perfect place to relax for a few days. The fenced in area for the dog was also perfect. The location was great for walks and getting fresh air. We walked to see all the dams and also had a trip to Aberystwyth. Would definitely stay again.
Fab few nights away
Reviewed on 24/08/2023
Poppy is peaceful and in a beautiful location. Clean and provides everything you may need. Hot tub is fab.
Cooked breakfast hamper was lovely, would recommend.
The garden at Poppy is fully secure, and provided a great space for our dog to run around safely.
We will definitely be returning in the future.
Reviewed on 08/08/2023
We had a perfect stay at Poppy – the cabin was clean, modern and all round beautiful! The surroundings are beyond picturesque and give the real ‘glamping’ experience.
Reviewed on 17/07/2023
Loved staying here! The pictures was a true reflection of the Shepherds Hut. It was nice to have an enclosed garden for the dog and not have to worry about them going off. Highly recommend staying here.
Reviewed on 04/06/2023
A peaceful location in the Welsh countryside. Accommodation was amazing. Very clean and comfortable, with everything you need. An enclosed garden so our dog was safe to walk around. Would definitely recommend.
Relaxing & comfortable
Reviewed on 21/02/2023
What an absolute beauty of a place, so relaxing and comfortable, the hampers we ordered were amazing and the surprise on my wife’s face made it all worthwhile.
Amazing & relaxing
Reviewed on 08/11/2022
Me and my girlfriend really enjoyed our stay! Poppy is such a lovely and homely Shepherds Hut! We will definitely be back next year for another weekend break! The hot tub was amazing and relaxing!
We felt very welcomed and it was an all round lovely time away!
Thank you so much!