Overview of Woodland Escape ..
A delightful cabin situated in the heart of the Welsh countryside has the most beautiful views, which can all be enjoyed from the comfort of your own exclusive hot tub.
Located on an ever popular site, Hillside Lodge hs an excellent outdoor space, with out door seating on the decking area for alfresco dining as well as a private hot tub as mentioned and also a fire pit, is there anything better then your own toasted gooey marshmallows? As well as all of this, there is on site play area which is perfect for the children to spend hours of fun!
Inside the property you will be greeted with the spacious open plan living & kitchen area which makes a stylish statement with on trend furnishings.
In the well equipped kitchen, you’ll find sleek solid kitchen doors in light grey, complemented by copper finish handles and taps, a statement tile-effect splashback and under-cupboard LED lighting. Space for the chef is optimised with a long worktop surface, while quality appliances including an integrated microwave and under counter fridge with freezer box, two-burner gas hob with extractor fan and domestic style sink bowl with drainer provide everything you need for preparing family meals together.
In the living area, a large fixed L-shape sofa with scatter cushions offers plenty of room for everyone to sit back, relax and enjoy their favourite TV series. This area can then be made into an extra wide sleeping space for night time for up to 6 guests for an additional fee.
To the rear of the lodge, the dining area has seating for up to six around a freestanding table, the perfect place to dine and make even more memories! At night, this space conveniently transforms for sleeping into a wall mounted double bed and above this space is a mezzanine area with a double bed or alternately twin beds to suit, this is accessed by a ladder.
The generous washroom includes a large shower enclosure, heated electric towel radiator, contemporary dual flush WC, vanity cupboard with sink, shaver socket and extractor fan – perfect for freshening up ahead of the next adventure.
Located in an excellent area, whether you are looking for a relaxing stay at the property or to explore the locality there are lots of things to see and do! Rhayader, a quaint market town is just down the road, you will find places to eat and relax in as well as local shops to browse around. Elan Valley & Gilfach Nature Reserve are also just a stones throw away, the perfect places to explore, walk, relax and taking in the rural Welsh air.
Planning a stay for a larger group? Check out the neighbouring Cabins & Glamping Tents:
Eating & Drinking..Planning a holiday to Woodland Escape 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, (4 miles)
Venue. Café. Arts Centre. Serving wholesome homemade food and delicious coffee.
The Crown Inn, Rhayader, (4 miles)
A pet friendly Pub and Restaurant with a private and secluded Beer Garden.
The Triangle Inn, Rhayader, (4 miles)
Serving home made food with ingredients sourced from local farmers!
Ty Morgans Coffee Shop, Rhayader, (4 miles)
A fresh and local Coffee Shop, Serving hand roasted coffees, hot food and fresh salads!
The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, (7 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 (4 miles)
Serving pizzas, kebabs, burgers & chips until 10/11pm.
Evans Plaice, Rhayader (4 miles)
Local fish & chip shop.
Wing's Chinese Takeaway, Rhayader (4 miles)
Fabians Kitchen, Llandrindod Wells (7 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
Bob The Butcher, Rhayader (4 miles)
Local butchers selling fresh, local meats.
Crumptons, Rhayader (4 miles)
Local fruit & veg shop full of fresh produce.
Co-Op, Rhayader (4 miles)
Perfect for any essentials or ingredients you may need during your stay.
Tesco, Llandrindod Wells (7 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 Woodland Escape ..
You will also find lots of Further Information about the surrounding area at the property including lots of local walks a short distance from the property!
Elan Valley, Rhayader (8 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.
Red Kite Feeding Centre, Rhayader (5 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.
Lion Royal Trekking Centre, Rhayader (5 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)
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.
Quackers Indoor Play Centre, Newbridge On Wye (5 miles)
Indoor soft play centre for children, dine out there at the Cowshed Cafe!
Llandrindod Wells Boathouse, Llandrindod Wells (8 miles)
Paddle board, kayak or hire Dragon Boats from the boat house or simply take a stroll around the lake!
Devils Bridge, Pontarfynach (30 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 Woodland Escape 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.
2 x single beds or 1 x king size bed (mezzanine area)
1 x pull out double bed from dining area
1 x double sofa bed (£30 fee for this)
When booking, please specify how you would like the beds made in the mezzanine area & add the sofa bed if this is needed.
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!
Cots & HighchairsWe 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.
This property 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.
Hot Tub & Outside AreaWoodland Escape 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.
KitchenThe 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.
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.
BathroomIn the bathroom you will find a shower, hand sink, flushing toilet & heated towel rail as well as toilet paper & hand soap.
Wi-FiThis property has Wi-Fi with good signal but occasionally intermittent.
HeatingWoodland Escape is heated with radiators.
There is parking space for 2 cars at the property.
Meet Stephen & Dawn ..
Stephen and Dawn Rowlands are the owners of Cae Llwyn Breaks, a family friendly site based on a farm in the heart of the countryside just outside Rhayader.
Cae Llwyn Breaks offers a unique opportunity for everyone to enjoy and experience the peace and beauty of Mid Wales.
The site comprises of two log cabins which were Stephen and Dawn's first venture and they soon got the staycation buzz and expanded to host an additional eight lodges and four luxury glamping tents!
A short drive directly off the A44 means the site is lucky enough to be fantastically located for all types of getaways! Bring your walking boots, bikes or books and cycle or walk the many Mid Wales trails for the adventurers amongst us! Or simply spend your stay relaxing in your own private terrace equipped with your own hot tub and fire pit. Not forgetting our newly installed children's play area too for keeping your little ones entertained.
Just what we needed
Reviewed on 30/10/2023
Beautiful weekend in a stunning location, just what we needed with our stressful jobs in the week, perfect
Reviewed on 22/09/2023
Home from home
Relaxing break away
Hot tub a welcome bonus
Queries answered quickly by friendly hosts
Very peaceful despite the heavy rain overnight
Will stay again
Reviewed on 03/07/2023
Took my partner & kids away for my partners 30th birthday. We had a lovely time exploring the surrounding & the cabin was relaxing & clean. Claire was very helpful & responsive to queries. Would definitely stay again!
Amazing setting and a lovely place to stay
Reviewed on 22/05/2023
We really enjoyed our short break, the location was so beautiful and the setting of our accommodation
really made great use of all the views that were on offer.
So close to busy places to visit and yet when you got back to the cabin it felt like you were in the middle of nowhere with just the sound of the birds and the whistling of the trees in the wind.
The weather was so sunny it just made the break for us.
Relaxed & revitalised
Reviewed on 14/04/2023
A fantastic location on a working farm, peace, quiet and relaxation for our week stay was achieved thanks largely to the location but also the hot tub.
On the doorstep of some great walks offering some spectacular views.
Everyone was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay.
Well worth the money and we hope to return in the future.
Reviewed on 07/04/2023
Great views, surrounded by nature, feels peaceful. The home and hot tub were clean and just as described and shown in pictures. Recommend!
Reviewed on 05/03/2023
A wonderful place, great location and an amazing weekend getaway. My boyfriend loved the surprise, we definitely recommend to anyone thinking of staying at Woodland Escape. 100% we will book again.
I can't wait to go back!
Reviewed on 26/02/2023
We had the most incredible stay in Woodland Escape; from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we simply fell in love with the place! The cabin was immaculate, and we were so impressed with the small touches like the milk, hamper and towels – things like that make such a difference! We were pleased to be welcomed and that staff came to ensure that we knew how to use the hot tub properly, again this made us feel welcome. It was so peaceful, private and beautiful – the only downside is that we had to go home, we would have loved to have stayed longer. I cannot wait to book again!
Reviewed on 16/01/2023
Great place to stay, the description is exactly what was offered. The place was clean and tidy with fantastic views! Also got to mention Steve for directing us to the place and also coming to fix the gas hob when we had an issue. Overall a great place to stay and I will definitely recommend to other people.
Kind & hospitable
Reviewed on 09/01/2023
Our little holiday was perfect in every way, our hosts were kind and hospitable – will definitely be back!
Reviewed on 15/06/2022
We loved it at Woodland Escape, great Cabin for a family getaway. The hot tub was an added bonus and we highly recommend visiting The Elan Valley!
Reviewed on 13/09/2021
We had a lovely stay in Wales and Woodland Escape was stunning, we felt Covid safe and will definitely be returning. We have been showing all our family and friends the amazing pictures of woodland escape
Reviewed on 14/07/2021
We had a fabulous time this weekend. Absolutely loved Woodland Escape and visiting Wales.
Reviewed on 14/06/2021
Thank so much the holiday was exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed it.