Overview of Sunflower Shepherd's Hut ..
Sunflower Shepherd's Hut is one of five romantic retreats for two in Mid Wales. Offering dog friendly stays near Rhayader, with a private hot tub and enclosed garden. 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.
Sunflower Shepherd's Hut is a beautifully crafted getaway for two in Wales' rural countryside. A cosy cabin with wooden shutters, sumptuous king sized bed and smart TV. Your kitchenette has a microwave, hob, oven, fridge, toaster and kettle. Enjoy long lie-ins or take your morning coffee out to your private hot tub!
Offering dog friendly stays with enclosed garden, Sunflower Shepherd's Hut allows your four-legged friend to sunbathe or sniff around without being able to wander far. Meaning you can throw open the doors and let your pooch come and go as he pleases.
The shower room comes complete with flushing WC, hand basin, shower & heated towel rail.
For the perfect evening in at Sunflower Shepherd's Hut, pick up some local produce to cook on the barbecue. Later, watch the sunset from your hot tub, sharing a bottle of fizz. What could be more romantic than stargazing beside your fire pit. Then cosying up together in your idyllic retreat, to the sounds of the countryside around.
What's more, these fabulous HAMPERS are available at this property, please order 2 weeks in advance
The nearby market town of Rhayader has takeaways, pubs and The Lost Arc. This is a favourite with locals for pizza nights, Sunday Lunch and bands who normally tour large city venues.
Sunflower Shepherd's Hut is the perfect base for dog walks or outdoor activities. The Elan Valley has easy cycleways, mountain biking, kayaking and fishing on offer. Adrenaline junkies can head to The Phil Price Rally School half an hour away, climb, ride or try water sports at Llangorse Activity Centre. While for pampering head to The Rock Spa at The Metropole.
Looking to book for more than 2 people? Sunflower Shepherd's Hut has five equally romantic Shepherd's Hut retreats on the same site. There are also six Glamping Lodges with hot tubs, each sleeping four. And a cottage with hot tub beside a bubbling stream nearby. Book multiple properties for a group holiday for up to 41 people.
Pods: Daisy, Daffodil, Buttercup, Bluebell, Snowdrop, Primrose
Shepherd's Huts: Tulip, Poppy, Lily, Rose, Mayflower & Sunflower (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.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS TO FOLLOW
*Please Note: Although dogs are welcome, they are NOT to be left unattended in the property*
Eating & Drinking..Planning a holiday to Sunflower 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 Sunflower ..
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 Sunflower has included before arriving?
Then look no further we have all the information you could possibly need right here!
Check in / check out
Our check in time is 4pm onwards and we ask you to vacate by 10am.
Early Check In: Should you wish to arrive earlier than 4pm we offer 'Early Check In' as follows:
From 12pm - £80
From 1pm - £60
From 2pm - £40
From 3pm - £20
Late Check Out: Should you wish to leave later than 10am we offer 'Late Check Out' as follows:
By 11am - £35
By 12pm - £70
We would need at least 1 weeks notice for 'Early/ Late Check Ins/Out' and payments would need to be made upon booking this.
Maid ServiceSunflower 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.
Sunflower 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 & TowelsAll 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 AreaSunflower 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.
Sunflower 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.
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 01/11/2023
A lovely few days away. Hot tub was great, even in the rain. Everything was clean and ready for us when we arrived. Would 100% recommend and will be revisiting in the near future
Short break in St Harmon
Reviewed on 08/07/2023
We had a lovely 2 night stay at the sunflower, spending nights in the hot tub and days in the Elan Valley.
Really nice stay
Reviewed on 06/06/2023
Sunflower was spacious, clean and nicely decorated – had everything we needed in it. Garden was a nice size, safe for the dogs. Hot tub was a real treat. Peaceful surroundings.