Overview of Primrose Pod ..Sitting with five other luxury lodges with hot tubs in Wales' heart, Primrose Pod offers dog friendly stays near Rhayader. The enclosed garden and surrounding walks make Primrose Pod one of the best places to stay in Mid Wales with a dog!
Wander the local footpaths and marvel at the scenery. The Gilfach Nature Reserve is a two mile walk from Primrose Pod and a little further on Monica's Munchies sells breakfast rolls until 3pm. For a scenic drive described by the AA as one of the top ten in the World, head through the dramatic Elan Valley to Devil's Bridge.
Primrose Pod sits in the little farming village of Saint Harmon just outside the market town of Rhayader. Rhayader is the first town on the River Wye, where you will find shops, pubs, cafe's and nature walks.
Sleeping up to four people in two king sized bedrooms, the second bedroom at Primrose Pod can be converted into a twin for children if you choose.
Perfect for those seeking walking holidays in Mid Wales or dog friendly lodges near the Elan Valley. Primrose Pod has a modern kitchen equipped with a dishwasher, oven, & microwave. The living area is open plan with sofas, a smart TV and a dining table looking out to your enclosed garden. The modern shower room has a flushing toilet and a corner shower. No more trekking across a field in the night!
What's more, these fabulous HAMPERS are available at this property, please order 2 weeks in advance
Primrose Pod has decking and outdoor seating looking over your secure garden. Spark up the barbecue or firepit or lounge in the steamy bubbles of your private hot tub. Sheer bliss! Your holiday with dogs or with little children will be all the more relaxing thanks to the enclosed garden. Watch them play from the hot tub or while soaking up the sun, knowing they can't wander far.
Primrose Pod has five equally spacious sister lodges with hot tubs and secure gardens. Along with the Shepherd's Huts and nearby Ger Yr Afon Cottage, they can sleep up to 41 guests. So perfect for dog friendly group holidays and large family gatherings.
Pods: Daisy, Daffodil, Buttercup, Bluebell, Snowdrop & Primrose (Above)
Shepherd's Huts: Tulip, Poppy, Lily, Sunflower, Rose & Mayflower
Cottage: Ger Yr Afon
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 Primrose 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 Primrose ..
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 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 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 Primrose 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 12 pm - £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 ServicePrimrose offers a 'Maid Service' at £30 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.
Primrose is a pet friendly and accepts up to 2 dogs and also has an enclosed garden for safety!
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 ArrangementsThere are 2 bedrooms in Primrose.
- 1 x King Size Bed
- The second bedroom can either be made to a 1 King Size Bed or 2 x Single Beds.
Linen & TowelsAll 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.
Cots & HighchairsTravel cots & a high chairs for your stay can be provided 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 AreaPrimrose 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.
Primrose 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.
HeatingPrimrose is heated with under floor heating.
There is parking space for 2 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 07/10/2023
Had a fantastic stay, would highly recommend this gorgeous and cosy accommodation, the dogs loved it too.
A weeks getaway
Reviewed on 16/09/2023
We stayed in the Primrose Pod and it’s was beautiful. The gated garden was a bonus as our dogs loved the space to walk freely around. The Pod was lovely and clean and had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. Local shops only 5 minutes drive down the road.
Definitely recommend a walk around Elan Valley as it has beautiful views.
Overall we had a lovely stay and will definitely be returning.
Outstanding pods, lovely people.....we'll be back!!!!
Reviewed on 02/09/2023
Our stay for 4 nights in Primrose was fantastic from start to finish. The pods were spacious and comfortable, the owners have thought of everything. The hot tub was superb the kids and ourselves loved it. The views are lovely surrounded by countryside. The grounds of the site are regularly maintained to keep everything looking great. We had some lovely days out in the surrounding area and even took a trip to Snowdon, which was fantastic. The very local Red Kite feeding sanctuary was well worth a visit too and real treat to see.
My wife left her jacket in the pod upon check out and made one quick phone call to the owners on the way home and a few days later the jacket arrived in post!! Was such a lovely thing to do, thankyou to everyone who worked there, we will be definitely returning at some point soon!!!
Relaxation at Primrose Pod
Reviewed on 20/08/2023
Arrived at the pod at it looked immaculate from the outside looking in and boy it was immaculate.
The pod was super clean and tidy.
Beds were so comfortable and the bedding was so soft on your skin.
Wow I loved the shower that was amazing.
The pod had everything we needed for our trip.
I loved the dishwasher I thinking about getting one for myself at home.
The location was fantastic along with the views.
My boy had so much free time playing outside without me worrying if he’s okay plenty of seating.
Will be booking again
Reviewed on 15/08/2023
We had a wonderful stay in the Primrose Pod. The place was spotless when we arrived, we had everything we could possibly need and the location was stunning. We also ordered a hamper which was delivered quickly and added a touch of luxury. The gated garden meant that our 4 year old could play safely and the hot tub was a brilliant addition. Lots to do in the nearby area and great recommendations for places to eat and things to do in the guest information book provided. We had a brilliant stay and will be booking again. Thank you.
Reviewed on 05/08/2023
We stayed at Primrose pod and had a lovely relaxing holiday. The pod was clean and had everything we needed, the only thing missing is a dog poo bin.
The hot tub was hot and a great addition. The views from the pod were beautiful, waking up to cows and sheep outside of your window makes a great start to the day.
Elan valley is close by and definitely worth a visit, it does not disappoint.
I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.
Reviewed on 17/06/2023
Very clean, local enough to the village and lovely touch with the sweet treats left for us.
A real hidden gem
Reviewed on 03/06/2023
We booked for a family of 2 adults & 2 children (aged 12 & 9) during May 1/2 term. The property itself is stunning, clean & more spacious than we had expected! It’s decorated beautifully & equipped well for a self catering break. The pod sits staggered alongside 5 others, with a fence for privacy by the hot tub, which was huge & for all of us comfortably. The local area is the most beautiful part of the world. We spent days exploring the elan valley, visiting the dams, going for long walks with our energetic 3yr old Labrador, highly recommend the visitor centre at the Elan Valley. Cost £3 for parking all day which includes electric vehicle charging, they have super knowledgeable rangers to help with walks / routes too! The cafe is reasonably priced & there’s a play area for children also. Another must visit is the Gilfach nature reserve, lots of routes to walk (big or small) along the river wye. We loved the accommodation & area so much we’ve already booked for next year! Thank you so much to our hosts for having us 💛
Reviewed on 24/05/2023
Amazing stay.. everything you can need plus more. Garden is enclosed so brilliant for dogs and kids. Pods are beautiful and extremely clean and had all that we needed. Can’t wait to come back again 🙂
Reviewed on 23/04/2023
Holidays Wales helped us out when we were on another holiday that wasn’t what we’d paid for. They were quick & very helpful to get us booked in & even provided milk & biscuits for our arrival 😊 the pods were very well looked after & very clean & the hot tub was the same, very well maintained. We enjoyed the area of Rhayader & lots of things suggested in the booklet onsite including the steam Railway to Devils Bridge & Silver mountain experience. Thank you so much for being so helpful & welcoming we will definitely be back again xx
Reviewed on 28/03/2023
Primrose didn’t disappoint, exceptionally clean, all the facilities you could want and the attention to detail is excellent. The hot tub was very clean and well maintained. We were very impressed with outside space particularly because it was safe for our pet. Very quiet and very relaxing, we will definitely be returning.
Reviewed on 10/03/2023
From the beginning to the end it was faultless. The pod had everything you could possibly need. Beautiful scenery and wildlife. And to relax in the hot tub watching the birds was amazing. Will certainly return one day.
Reviewed on 06/03/2023
Perfect destination for a girls holiday, very relaxing and beautiful views everywhere you look. A very cosy spot will be returning.
Reviewed on 05/12/2022
This was the perfect weekend break for us. We could take our cockerpoo Bruce, he loved the garden for a play!
Primrose was very spacious. It has everything you need for a weekend away.
Reviewed on 17/07/2021
We had a great time, the Pods are perfect and Rhayader is a fab place. Becky was so lovely and nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely come back again in the future.
Reviewed on 04/08/2022
We had such a great time, the accommodation was just perfect, we loved the hot tub, kids enjoyed marshmallows toasted on the fire pit and we feel we had the best pod with the huge garden and amazing views all around. It was so lovely to have the cows so close. We would definitely come and stay again, it really is the perfect place to relax.
Reviewed on 06/04/2022
Reviewed on 27/06/2022
This was our second time staying in the Flower Pods and enjoyed it as much as the first time.
The property works really well for us and love the surrounding area and views. It’s kept in such good condition and clean. Thank you for a great week’s stay.