Overview of Rabbits View, Underground House ..If you are looking for a luxury yet one of a kind stay than Rabbits View is the place for you, nestled in the heart of rural Mid Wales with idyllic panoramic views to match- a few days away here really is a little piece of heaven.
Located near the bustling market town of Rhayader & a stones throw away from the ever popular Elan Valley, this Underground House is situated on a site of further luxury stays including Glamping Pods & Shepherds Huts yet still remains private for that relaxing getaway you have been promising yourself. Sleeping up to six guests over three ground floor bedrooms, Rabbits View can suitably accommodate a romantic getaway for two or equally welcome a family holiday or get together with friends.
Follow the charming path to the property entrance and greet yourself inside to the open plan area which really maximises the space on offer and ensures you don't miss out on a thing when holidaying with friends and family. The living area boasts a plush emerald green sofa and from here you can either chill out with your feet up and catch up on your favourite series on the smart television or admire the one of kind pink kitchen. The kitchen area comes fully equipped with oven, hob and fridge with ice compartment, and microwave. Whether you have cooked up a storm or ordered in a takeaway there is space for six people around the dining table with the most comfy of dining chairs so that all guests can dine & raise a glass together.
With two plush king size rooms, the spacious master bedroom accommodates a unique (& Instagram worthy) free standing bathtub run over looking the view of the green fields and hills rolling into the the distance. On the warmer days open up the French doors to allow that fresh air to fill the room while you relax with that favourite glass of bubbly in hand. The second king room has French doors leading out onto the paved area outside & the additional bedroom is a bunk room hosting two single beds. The family bathroom comes complete with free standing sink basin with illuminated mirror, large shower & flushing WC.
If all this sounds fabulous, wait until you hear about the outside.. Rabbits View has its very own private hot tub on the spacious paved area, so you can sit back and relax in the bubbles an admire the stunning view of the valley below. If you enjoy alfresco dining, there is an outdoor seating area with fire pit, perfect for toasting marshmallows under the glorious evening sky.
This property is truly is a 'hidden' gem. Quirky, cosy and created just for you with all the unique features it has to offer.
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, Otters View, Hedgehogs View Burrow View
Eating & Drinking..Planning a holiday to Rabbits 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 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 Rabbits 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 Rabbits 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.
Rabbits 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.
There are 3 bedrooms in Rabbits View.
1 x King Size Bedroom with patio doors to outside area and freestanding bath.
1 x King Size Bedroom.
1 x Bunk Bed room.
Linen & Towels
All 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
Rabbits 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.
Rabbits 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.
Rabbits View is heated with radiators.
There is parking space for 2 cars at the property.
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..
Rabbits 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.
The perfect family getaway
Reviewed on 05/02/2024
I was looking to have a break from home and work life for a couple of nights and have some family time. It was very easy to book and communication with the staff was 5*.
The hobbit house was perfect! It was big enough for the 5 of us, clean and tidy, the beds were really comfortable, all furnishings were really good quality, there were hand and bath towels for everyone and they even included coffee, tea, sugar, milk, washing up liquid and soap! Even though there are other hobbit houses, they are far enough apart so it feels like no one else is there. The hot tub was easy to use and felt very private with a lovely view! We also used the big fire pit and toasted marshmallows. Even though it rained the whole time, it was a perfect break away! We will definitely return!
Reviewed on 29/11/2023
We were lucky enough to win a competition to stay here and it was a lifetime experience- sensational.
Reviewed on 28/11/2023
Birthday weekend away with family
Reviewed on 27/11/2023
Booked Rabbits view for wife’s Birthday and was not disappointed…was nice to get away from the chaos and chill out. The views are amazing and the walks are great! Kids loved the outdoors and will definitely be booking again.
Teenagers & a dog
Reviewed on 04/09/2023
We booked the Rabbits View as my son is a huge Lord of the Rings fan and they didn’t disappoint, what has been built is absolutely amazing and the hot tub was top notch, would love to come back for a visit.
Reviewed on 12/08/2023
We were delighted with our hobbit hut, really lovely and well arranged. The views are stunning, the bath in the bedroom a nice touch on a rainy day – we had a relaxing time enjoying the place and surroundings. Few pubs, restaurants in the local village which was perfect for our evenings. If you want a change a scenery, chill and recharge the batteries, this is the place to be.
Great stay with kids
Reviewed on 20/07/2023
We stayed a couple of nights with our 7 and 12 year olds. 2 days of rain didn’t really matter as the kids had a great time. There’s a good amount of space, great views, seems fairly new with everything you need, hot tub, fire pit, parking right outside cabin etc…. A good location, really quiet but just 5 minute drive from a small village which was handy for supplies and close to the Elan Valley.
Reviewed on 03/07/2023
Thank you for a lovely stay, we came here after losing our baby boy the month before and it was exactly what we needed to have a rewind and shut off from the world for a bit so thank you!
Perfect little hideaway
Reviewed on 04/06/2023
Great find for a little getaway.
The views from the accommodation were spectacular and only around 15min drive to the Elan Valley Visitor Centre where we could enjoy a fantastic walk around the reservoir.
I would recommend this as a good place for a quiet getaway or as a relaxing place to come back to each night after long walks over the hills.
A fabulous family retreat
Reviewed on 02/05/2023
We have just returned from the most fabulous long weekend at Rabbit’s View. We loved the location and the views were simply stunning!
The accommodation was equipped to a very high standard, there was nothing that we needed that wasn’t already thought of! The hot tub was a welcome treat after some long walks exploring the area.
We have made some fantastic memories as a family and would love to return in the future.
Lovely stay at Rabbits View
Reviewed on 18/04/2023
Beautiful property, so quirky and unique, brilliantly done and beautiful location, my family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay, beautiful view from the hot tub. Perfect facilities and very accommodating. So glad I booked this 😊
Reviewed on 03/04/2023
The kids and us absolutely loved our stay at the Rabbit View. Everything about it was magical and wonderful. The scenery is just stunning and everything that we hoped it would be and more. We loved chilling by the fire eating s’mores and going to see the Dams at Elan Valley. The kids enjoyed the muddy hills and the cosiness of the hut. We will be back… 🙂
Reviewed on 03/01/2023
Simply a first class experience and lovely space to spend time in.
Reviewed on 21/12/2022
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Reviewed on 13/07/2022
This was our 2nd visit to the Underground Houses and I must say this visit was the most relaxed and peaceful I have ever felt, thank you for the amazing experience.
Reviewed on 10/06/2022
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Reviewed on 01/04/2022
Fabulous accommodation with breathtaking views, we even had snow! We have fallen in love with Wales. Thank you, you have made memories to last a lifetime.
Reviewed on 14/03/2022
We had to cancel the trip to Rabbits View twice due to Covid so we were keen to get here and my goodness me it did not disappoint. We have had an amazing time. The hot tub with stunning views. The comfort of the house and the quirky little touches made out time here better than we had imagined and we cannot wait to return. Thank you very much Rabbits View.
Reviewed on 22/11/2021
We had a fantastic time in Rabbits View! We had not had a family holiday for over two years and had spent weeks looking forward to our break, my daughter was especially excited as she is a massive Hobbit fan and couldn’t wait to stay in a Hobbit Hole. (and now she is also a massive Highland Cow fan due to seeing them on the farm). Rabbits View had everything we needed and was very welcoming, cosy, relaxing and quiet. We enjoyed the hot tub and made as much use of it as we could and also used the fire pit to cook our marshmallow and biscuit smores, delicious.