Overview of The Prancing Pony, Underground House ..If you are looking for a little rural retreat in the heart of the Welsh countryside than look no further than The Prancing Pony. An idyllic Underground Home nestled in the hillside, the perfect getaway from the hustle & bustle of modern life.
This immaculately presented one bedroom property that sleeps up to four guests is the perfect stay for a romantic getaway for two or a small family holiday. Enter to find the open plan living area which really maximises the space on offer.
Enter the property to an open plan area which really maximises the space on offer. With a kitchenette that that is perfectly equipped with all the amenities you could need for your stay, whether you are preparing a picnic for your day of exploring or a home cooked favourite for a cosy night in. The plush sofa is the perfect place to snuggle up to catch up on your favourite series on the wall mounted television opposite. To the back of the property, the comfy king size bed lies, if you have promised yourself that much needed lie in then this really is the place to catch up on them much needed zzz's. To accommodate an additional two guests the sofa comforts into a double bed. Start your day the right way in the well equipped, quaint bathroom, with a modern walk in shower, a light and refreshing room to kick start your morning!
Outside, The Prancing Pony has the most amazing exterior, surrounded by green fields and nothing but peace and tranquillity the outdoor furniture is the perfect place for some alfresco dining. Better still? Pop open the cork on your favourite glass of bubbly and submerge yourself in the warmth of the luxury hot tub, the absolute perfect place to relax, unwind and really recharge those social batteries.
What makes this Underground Home is that, as well as the farm too, it is powered off the families own hydro electricity. It really is a little piece of heaven here and you will truly feel tucked away with your own privacy to make memories to last a life time.
Looking to explore? There are some amazing places to visit and just a stones throw away showcasing some of Wales' most idyllic area, be sure to check out places such as Lake Vyrnwy & Pistyll Rhaeadr.
The Prancing Pony is pet friendly, all dogs need to be kept on leads when outside and under full control due to livestock.
Looking to book for a larger group? Check out Panteg, a neighbouring Underground House.
Eating & Drinking..Planning a holiday to The Prancing Pony 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 takeaways - we have got it all covered here!
Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Llanrhaeadr-Ym-Mochnant (1 mile)
Enjoy fine food & wines in the Restaurant and in the conservatory overlooking the garden.
The Hand Inn, Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant (1 mile)
Family friendly public house serving food & drinks.
The Station Grill, Llansantffraid (8 miles)
Recently refurbished bar & restaurant located in the beautiful Powys village.
The Green Inn, Llangedwyn (4 miles)
A popular modern country pub & restaurant, welcoming both new & existing customers.
The West Arms, Llanarmon Dyffryn-Ceiriog (4 miles)
Warm hospitality serving food with locally sourced produce.
The Market Square Fish & Chips, Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant (1 mile)
Local fish & chip shop.
Little India, Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant (1 mile)
Golden Valley Chinese, Llanymynych (13 miles)
Chinese cuisine takeaway.
The Prancing Pony offers hamper/packages via prior arrangement that can be delivered to your property prior to your check in.
Please check out Little Boo or email Dawn on [email protected].
Local Shops / Supermarkets
The village of Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant has local grocery shops, butchers, newsagents and also a hairdressers.
Things To Do ..
Check out recommended things to do in the locality of The Prancing Pony ..
Pistyll Rhaeadr, Llanrhaedr ym Mochnant (5 miles)
Visit the highest waterfall in Wales located in the Berwyn Mountains. Lots of public footpaths to explore and a tea room to refuel in!
Fantastic Funhouse, Oswestry (12 miles)
A fantastic large soft play centre, situated within a beautiful grade two listed building, formerly the Cambrian Rail Works.
Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn (13 miles)
A must see whilst staying in the area, walk, cycle or drive around the scenic lake. Or if you are looking for something more relaxing check out the spa or more thrill seeking the boating and water sports.
Derwen Garden Centre, Guilsfied (15 miles)
Visit the Farm Shop or stroll around the landscaped gardens, there is even a restaurant serving food daily and a gift shop!
Park Hall Farm, Oswestry (16 miles)
A countryside experience for all the family.
Springhill Farm Riding Stables, Oswestry (16 miles)
The riding stables situated on the Wales / England border, overlooking the Ceiriog Valley giving instant access to great off road riding on tracks, fields and bridleways.âÂÂ
Powis Castle, Welshpool (19 miles)
A mediaeval castle, fortress and grand Country house which has beautiful gardens and walks. If you're lucky you may spot a deer or two in the grounds!
Coed Y Dinas, Welshpool (19 miles)
Large and unique shopping centre created from old farm buildings. Whilst having a browse around all the fabulous aisles, check out Howards Restaurant serving hot and cold food as well as Sunday Lunch.
Lakeside Golf Course, Garthmyl (23 miles)
Golf course with restaurant and bar.
Additional Information ..Do you want to know a little bit more on what The Prancing Pony has included before arriving?
Then look no further we have all the information you could possibly need right here!
Check In / Check Out
Check In is from 4pm and Check Out by 10am.
You can request Early Check In through prior arrangement.
The Prancing Pony is a pet friendly and accepts up to 2 dogs.
At no time are any dogs to be left inside the property unattended, please be mindful & careful around any livestock with dogs and keep on a lead when outside.
1 x King Size Bed
1 x Double Sofa Bed
Linen & Towels
All 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!
The Prancing Pony 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 as they can take up to 8 hours to heat up on changeover day.
On your arrival, you will find complimentary tea, coffee, sugar & milk as well as salt & pepper.
In the Kitchen you will find an oven, two ring hob, fridge, kettle & toaster.
In the shower room you will find a shower, hand sink, flushing toilet & heated towel rail as well as 2 rolls of toilet paper.
This property has Wi-Fi with signal but occasionally intermittent.
There is parking space for one car at the property.
Meet Heather, Owain and Dafydd ..Dafydd and Owain are brothers, who run their family farm, Trewern Ganol. Heather is married to Dafydd, and they also have their handsome son Cillian.
Heather trains horses for Film and TV work, alongside doing equine therapy at care homes.
Both Dafydd and Heather live on site and never too far away if you have any questions!
The Environment ..The Prancing Pony is located on Trewern Ganol farm, you will see lots of dairy cows and sheep around the place, as well as many horses and a small number of goats.
The farm, including these magical Underground Houses, are powered from their own Hydro Electricity.
This truly is an escape to the Country!
Wonderful week away
Reviewed on 31/10/2023
We loved our week away. The hot tub was in excellent condition. Very relaxing way to spend my husbands 30th birthday.
The perfect escape
Reviewed on 24/10/2023
We loved our stay at the prancing pony, it was a fun and quirky way to get away from it all. It was warm and comfortable, very clean and had most amenities that we needed. It doesn’t have a microwave but you can live without that. The hot tub was lovely and the river added an extra layer to listen and relax to. The local town is close enough and had anything we needed. Dafydd was a very attentive host, making sure we were OK and had everything we needed. It really was a perfect escape.
Lovely stay at the Prancing Pony
Reviewed on 20/10/2023
I booked my stay as a birthday present for my partner who is a big lord of the rings fan and thought he would love the idea of staying in a little hobbit hole – which of course he did. He kept pointing out all the little details which made it so perfect from the name of the lodge to the artwork – so many small touches that made such a big difference. The hot tub was a really nice addition as well – we stayed end of September and it rained most of the time we were there but the hot tub was still nice and warm and relaxing! The lodge itself was small but still felt spacious inside. It was clear a lot of effort had gone into making everything fit into an awkward shaped building so it never felt cramped at all.
On arrival we accidentally went up the wrong road but were met by Owain who was very polite and chatty and directed us the correct way! Owain and Dafydd also provided a great welcome book with suggestions of all the things to do and see whilst we were there which was really helpful.
Reviewed on 26/08/2023
So lovely staying here, so welcoming and friendly. Would recommend the local fish and chip shop for takeaway, we visited the local waterfalls which were beautiful, we also travelled to a couple of beaches each day we did something different, and came back to a peaceful, comfortable home with a relax in the hot tub with gorgeous views.
Great break away
Reviewed on 17/07/2023
Lovely little lodge hidden away! Nice distance from local shops.
Very cosy and good size garden/hot tub!
Reviewed on 03/07/2023
Our first experience in a hobbit house and we loved every minute.
If you are looking for off the grid kinda stay this is prefect!
We will be returning 😊
Amazing little weekend
We had the best weekend at Prancing Pony. Our little hut was beautiful and we loved waking up every morning to the sun rise and sleeping to the sun set.
The hut was quirky and comfy.
We had a bbq with some local food from the village butchers, and an amazing carvery in the cross hands.
Felt relaxed recharged and ready to face a new week.
Reviewed on 10/05/2023
We really enjoyed our stay at this quiet scenic place. The accommodation had everything you could need and more. The space was perfect for myself, partner and small dog. This is such a quiet and peaceful place! I would recommend this place to anyone looking to escape reality and enjoy some peace and quiet.
Perfect place for a chilled out break
Reviewed on 10/03/2023
We loved our stay at the Prancing Pony, lovely quiet secluded spot next to a river. Dafydd was very helpful with directions and came over to introduce himself as we arrived. We will definitely be returning, Thank you again.
Reviewed on 07/01/2023
We had a great stay at the the prancing pony, we were left in complete solitude which was what we wanted.
The owner did pop by shortly to introduce and see if we wanted anything and we felt very welcomed.
Hot tub was fab and we used everyday even with the rain. We are hoping to come back in the future to stay again.
Reviewed on 28/09/2022
Reviewed on 09/05/2022
Relaxing and tranquil, just what we needed. The perfect property for a family of three. The hot tub a bonus and we enjoyed visiting the waterfall at Pistyll Rhaeadr – highly recommend!
Reviewed on 26/08/2021
We had the most incredible stay. We loved every part of our first visit to Wales and really enjoyed the beautiful Prancing Pony. We are so looking forward to coming back and enjoying another of your wonderful homes soon. Than you for making us feel so welcome. The Prancing Pony and its surroundings were clean, beautiful and just stunning.
Reviewed on 25/08/2021
We had a fantastic time in The Prancing Pony, our first Underground House and we can’t wait to visit another, so many of our friends now want to book to go too!