Overview of The Hafod ..
Hafod is a spacious dome over six metres in diameter with a large panoramic window giving uninterrupted views across the valley. Set in a small quarry across the meadow from the farmhouse it is a short walk along a grassy path from where you park your car. Trolley provided.
There is a wildlife pond nearby where, if you're lucky you'll spot a dragonfly.
Inside there's a comfortable King-size bed with luxury bedding, duvet and pillows so a good night's sleep is guaranteed. Soft towels, bathrobes & slippers are also included.
Dimmable lighting a huge wood burning stove, soft rugs and comfy sofa makes this fully insulated dome perfect for relaxing whatever the weather.
To complete your relaxing holiday a private wood fired hot tub, just for two, is positioned just outside the dome. You can enjoy the clear warm water whilst taking in the peaceful surroundings & perfect views across the valley.
With your private bathroom just a few steps away you can enjoy a steaming hot shower or for the more adventurous there is also an outdoor shower. Super soft towels, bathrobes and slippers are all provided.
Within the dome there is a kitchenette with sink, hot & cold water, gas cooker, oven and a fridge. Plenty of kitchen utensils, crockery & cutlery are provided so cooking a meal is simple. If you would like to cook, salt and pepper are in the cupboard and, herbs in season grow by dome.â
Tea, coffee, sugar, milk and fresh home baked Welsh Cakes are in the kitchen when you arrive.
Please Note: This property can be booked alongside Norwegian Wood if you fancy bringing along your friends.
Eating & Drinking..Planning a holiday to The Hafod 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...
Eating OutThe Lost Arc, Rhayader (1 mile)
Venue. Café. Arts Centre. Serving wholesome homemade food and delicious coffee.
The Crown Inn, Rhayader (1 mile)
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 (1 miles)
A fresh and local Coffee Shop, Serving hand roasted coffees, hot food and fresh salads!
Penbont House, Elan Valley (7 miles)
Homemade cakes & food with a beautiful view from the conservatory of the Garreg Ddu reservoir.
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.
TakeawaysTurkish Delight, Rhayader (1 mile)
Serving pizzas, kebabs, burgers & chips until 10/11pm.
Evans Plaice, Rhayader (1 mile)
Local fish & chip shop.
Wing's Chinese Takeaway, Rhayader (1 mile)
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 / SupermarketsBob The Butcher, Rhayader (1 mile)
Local butchers selling fresh, local meats.
Crumptons, Rhayader (1 mile)
Local fruit & veg shop full of fresh produce.
Co-Op, Rhayader (1 mile)
Perfect for any essentials or ingredients you may need during your stay.
Tesco, Llandrindod Wells (12 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 Norwegian Wood..
Elan Valley, Rhayader (Approx 3.5 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 (Approz 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 byâ.
Lion Royal Trekking Centre, Rhayader
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 (2 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.
For more information on local activities such as fishing, please visit www.rhayader.co.uk.
Not forgetting the local 8-day carnival in July each year, a week not to be missed.
Additional Information ..Do you want to know a little bit more on what The Hafod 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.
Unfortunately, due to the surroundings of farm animals The Hafod is NOT suitable for pets.
One King size bed.
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!
We also have towelling robes and slippers available for use.
Hot Tub & Outside AreaThe Hafod has its own private log fired hot tub, what better way to relax during your stay then making full use of this whilst admiring the beautiful view or star gazing in the clear night skies!
There is outside seating & also a shared fire pit for the property to use as well as guests staying in Norwegian Wood, logs are available from Andy & Katherine.
KitchenThe kitchen comes complete with 4 ring gas hob, oven and grill, fridge & kettle.
We leave for all guests, a tea towel, sponge & cloth, tea, ground coffee, sugar and milk and homemade Welsh cakes and Bara Brith.
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.
BathroomThe bathroom is a few steps outside the dome, but is private to your dome, you will find a shower, hand sink, flushing toilet & heated towel rail as well loo rolls, hand soap, shampoo and shower gel all of natural origin.
Outdoor Shower Alert for those who are brave enough!!
Wi-FiThis property has Wi-Fi.
HeatingThe Hafod is heated with large log burner, free wood provided for this.
There is parking space for you vehicle in the car park area.
Meet Andy & Katherine!
Your hosts Katherine and Andy crept over the border into Wales nearly 20 years ago. They live about a mile from Rhayader. They lead a fairly self-sufficient life style, enjoying home grown food and even homemade electricity, both solar PV and wind turbine powering the site.
Andy and Katherine live on site so are usually on hand if required.
However, this is no hair shirt life style despite being off grid. 90% of the year they run an electric energy surplus all made on site, more than enough to supply the underfloor heating in their home.
They offer luxury, secluded, glamping breaks so others can share the tranquillity that Redwood Retreat offers. To quote Octavia Hill, National Trust Founder, 1895, “We all need space. Unless we have it we cannot reach that sense of quiet in which whispers of better things come to us gently”.