Rhayader

Badgers View

3 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

6 Guests

HOT TUB | PET FRIENDLY | PARKING | FIRE PIT | VIEWS

Overview of Badgers View, Underground House ..

This quirky family friendly stay nestled in the hillside of rural Mid Wales really is a bucket list vacation. So, tick this one off the list and book a stay Badgers View for an Underground House in an excellent location for exploring Wales' finest areas and also the perfect place to reside for the duration of your stay whether that be relaxing or making special memories with loved ones.

Enter the property from the idyllic outside area and you are greeted by the pristine open plan living/dining and kitchen area, the hub of the Underground House where memories will truly be made.

The kitchen comes complete with oven, hob, microwave, kettle & toaster as well as a fridge with freezer and a large dining area with high stools, the perfect place to enjoy that family favourite supper or get engrossed in a board game.

Badgers View is the perfect stay for up to five adults,with two king sized bedrooms & a bunk room, be sure to grab the king room with the doors onto the patio area for easy access to the hot tub! These bedrooms boast crisp, white bedding and the perfect place to relax and make the most of that much needed lie in you have been promising yourself.

The outside space at this property really is idyllic, your own private area overlooking a truly beautiful rural view. Relax with a glass of your favourite bubbly in the exclusive hot tub and then later at night toast gooey marshmallows over the fire pit.

This unique ‘underground home’ is the epitome of ‘hidden’ gem, cosy, compact and comfortable, peek out the round windows and pop the children into bed in their own ‘secret burrow’ then relax inside or out, the views are amazing from all angles.

Located near the bustling market town of Rhayader, venture out and enjoy the lovely places to eat, watch the Red Kites fed locally, explore the majestic Elan Valley or enjoy a mosey in the local Gilfach Nature Reserve, there really is endless opportunities to explore.

Up to two dogs welcome but must be kept off the furniture and on a lead when outside.

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, Otters View, Rabbits View, Hedgehogs View Burrow View
  • Eating & Drinking

    Eating & Drinking..

    Planning a holiday to Badgers 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!


    Eating Out

    The Crown Inn, Rhayader (2 miles)
    A pet friendly Pub and Restaurant with a private and secluded Beer Garden
    01597 811099

    The Elan Hotel, Rhayader (2 miles)
    Always a warm welcome at the Elan, serving food and drinks daily.
    01597 811208

    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.
    01597 823959

    The Unicorn Hotel, Llanidloes (10 miles)
    Menus offer a variety of dishes, gluten free, vegetarian & Vegan dishes are also available.
    01686 411188

    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.
    01597 823700

    Cafes

    Ty Morgans Coffee Shop, Rhayader (2 miles)
    A fresh and local Coffee Shop, Serving hand roasted coffees, hot food and fresh salads!
    01597 811666

    The Lost Arc, Rhayader (2 miles)
    Venue. Café. Arts Centre. Serving wholesome homemade food and delicious coffee.
    01597 811226

    The Coach House Cafe, Gwystre (4 miles)
    Home made cakes & food with great service
    01597 457001

    Eating In

    Farmgate2kitchenplate (delivery to property)
    From afternoon teas to BBQ boxes, Mair strives to produce homemade, sustainable & seasonable food with low food miles & full traceability.

    Takeaways

    Turkish Delight, Rhayader (2 miles)
    Serving pizzas, kebabs, burgers & chips until 10/11pm.
    01597 810641

    Evans Plaice, Rhayader (2 miles)
    Local fish & chip shop.
    01597 810317

    Wing's Chinese Takeaway, Rhayader (2 miles)
    Chinese cuisine.
    01597 810178

    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.
    01597 824642

    Local Shops / Supermarkets

    Watsons Family Butchers, Rhayader (2 miles)
    Local butchers selling fresh, local meats.
    01597 714518

    Crumptons, Rhayader (2 miles)
    Local fruit & veg shop full of fresh produce.
    01597 810838

    Co-Op, Rhayader (2 miles)
    Perfect for any essentials or ingredients you may need during your stay.

    Tesco, Llandrindod Wells (12 miles)
    Large supermarket.
  • Essentials

    Additional Information ..

    Do you want to know a little bit more on what Badgers 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.

    Maid Service

    Badgers 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.

    Pet Friendly

    Badgers View is a pet friendly and accepts up to 2 dogs. There is no enclosed garden with this property so dogs are to be kept on leads whilst outside.
    At no time are any dogs to be left inside the property unattended, the site is located on a working farm, please be mindful & careful around the livestock with dogs.
    Additional pets may be permitted at extra cost, contact us for further information & charges.


    Sleeping Arrangements

    There are 3 bedrooms in Badgers View.

    • 1 x King Size Bedroom with patio doors to outside area.
    • 1 x King Size Bedroom.
    • 1 x Bunk Bed room (1 x Single Bed, 1 x Child Size Bed).
    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

    Badgers 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.


    Kitchen

    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.

    Bathroom

    In the bathroom you will find a shower, hand sink, flushing toilet & heated towel rail as well as toilet paper & hand soap.

    Hampers

    Badgers 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.

    Wi-Fi

    This property has Wi-Fi with good signal but occasionally intermittent.

    Heating

    Badgers View is heated with radiators.

    Parking

    There is parking space for 2 cars at the property, parking on the grassed area is not permitted at any time.

    Electric Cars

    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

  • Your Hosts

    Meet Gemma, Ben and Jake..

    Badgers 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.

  • Things To Do

    Things To Do ..

    Check out some recommended places to visit in the locality of Badgers 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.


    Gilfach 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 by?.

    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.

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Excellent stay 4.7/5

So we have just stayed at badgers view for 2 night and we found it brilliant! The views were amazing the site was amazing. The bed were comfy it was brilliant. The only disappointing thing was that I n the morning do checkout which is 10am, the kids got up wanting one last go in the hot tub so at 8am, we went out to the hot tub, but it had been switched off. Considering we had 2 hours until check out and we had paid for it with the hot tub until 10am I found this very poor. I’m glad we didn’t pay the extra to have 2 hours more as this would have been a severe disappointment.

Nick Rayson | 04 April 2024

Great Stay Away 4/5

Fantastic location and loved the accommodation, however it was very wet and windy when we stayed and there was water dripping through the lights in the kitchen onto our backs when we were eating at the table. One of the bedrooms had water coming through the door making it very damp. It seems maybe it could have done with some TLC to make sure these issues are sorted.

Jacob Keedwell | 30 December 2023

Fabulous! 4.8/5

Gorgeous location and accommodation - highly recommend! Hot tub is a great added touch, views are impeccable and loads locally to keep you busy!

Kate Turner | 10 December 2023

Perfect family break 4.8/5

Fabulous location, stunning views to wake up to. Comfortable place to stay. It rained all weekend but the hot tub was perfect to relax in. Only negative point was the curtains do not fit the windows and my daughter struggled with the outside light coming in. We will return in the summer months

Jessica Kelly | 21 November 2023

Excellent Retreat 5/5

A gorgeous place to stay with outstanding views. Badgers View was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Every need was catered for and provided a fantastic retreat for us to relax in and explore the countryside. Thank you so much.

Graeme Watson | 14 November 2023

Will return again!! 4.5/5

Beautiful location and stunning views! The hobbit holes are well thought out, fun and cosy. They were so warm inside which I wasn't expecting and the hot tub is a brilliant touch. Plenty of space for everyone. Kitchen had all utensils, beds were comfortable and I absolutely loved the shower! Would recommend and would stay again.

Lisa Crisp | 04 November 2023

Badgers View 4.8/5

Cons: No storage/wardrobes Not enough seating for the 6 of us Stalls to high to eat comfortably at the counter Poor lighting outside (lights there but not working) and no response when sent a message about it. Pros Location was fab - beautiful views and only 5 mins into the town. Beautiful scenery/views Spotlessly clean Comfy beds The rainfall shower was a hit Hot Tub Parking right outside accommodation We would stay again but not with 6 of us in one accommodation.

Guest | 29 October 2023

Its all about the view! 4.5/5

We stayed in badgers lodge for 2 nights to finish off my 40th birthday celebrations and wow the view and the setting is beautiful.. was just the relax that we all needed.. sitting outside with a cuppa after a long day exploring with the view that u could watch for hours. Only criticism i would say is the sofa isnt very comfortable.. but honestly it wouldnt put me off going again x

Victoria Poole | 12 October 2023

Stunning views and cosy stay 4/5

On the whole the stay was great and the setting amazing! We enjoyed the hobbit house and the area very relaxing and peaceful. Great to wake up to birds and great scenery. Sorry there was a couple negatives.. mould around the doors and windows and there wasn't a way to turn on the heating. The floor was lopsided and it made the bathroom uncomfortable. The windows couldn't be fully blacked out and the outside lights were very bright so made it hard to sleep. On the whole was great and felt that 2 nights was more than enough to have the full experience. Thank you! Was a nice anniversary get away.

Ronaldas Dovydovas | 23 September 2023

Magical break in a Hobbit Hole! 5/5

Definitely needs to be on everyone's bucket list!! We booked as a surprise for my Dad 80th birthday as he is a life long JRR Tolkien fan! We were not disappointed!! It moved him to tears! The Hobbit Hole itself was comfy, immersive and superbly equipped (the beds are SO comfortable and the shower is luxurious!) As it is on a working farm, the surroundings were fantastic. the views were breath taking and the hot tub and fire pit made for long relaxed evenings - perfect!!!!!!! We honestly could not have found anything better - we all now want to come back for Christmas!!!!! Plenty of room for 5 adults and a dog on Badgers view.

Claire Hamilton | 07 September 2023

Beautiful property in stunning location 4.7/5

We loved our time at badgers view. The children enjoyed the freedom of running about outside and great we could bring our little dog with us. Bedding was clean and comfortable, and facilities were great and also clean and tidy. Hot tub checked daily and kept clean each day for us. Lovely location with the cows outside and just as peaceful as we wished for.

Leanne Rose | 20 August 2023

Spectacular 4.7/5

We loved our stay at badgers view. The location and views were spectacular. Holiday Wales provided us with ample information on how best to enjoy our stay, ie. What to do and where to eat in the surrounding area. The property itself was clean and although there was no fairy liquid and toilet roll on arrival, once we spoke to the onsite administrator this was rectified immediately. My only advisory to future guests would be to know that there is minimal storage available at this property. Ie. There are no cupboards and drawers. We lived out of our bags and fortunately we only stayed for a few nights or else this would have been overwhelming. We would definitely come back!!!

Emma French | 29 July 2023

Great family stay 5/5

We had a lovely time staying in this unique setting. The accommodation is beautiful and the surroundings are breathtaking. There is everything you need and the place is in good condition and very clean. We had an amazing stay

Chelsea Hudson | 25 July 2023

Beautifully furnished with breathtaking views and a hot tub! 5/5

During our short stay at Badgers View we were greeted with a beautiful cosey lodge that was fully furnished with breath taking views of the gorgeous countryside. We especially enjoyed the hot tub where we were able to relax and soak in the the amazing scenery. Overall we had an amazing stay and left with amazing memories.

Michael Holmes Holmes | 20 July 2023

Lovely Stay At Badgers View 4.8/5

Lovely stay at badgers view, clean, cute, beautiful views. If you’re looking for a bit of peace & tranquility this is a lovely place to stay. Lots to see nearby.

Rosanna Shephard | 04 July 2023

Beautiful! 4.3/5

Stunning location with beautiful views. Lovely accommodation and facilities for self catering. Massive hot tub! Only downside was the seating in the living room. It didn’t allow us to relax as a family as very clinical but didn’t dampen our stay too much.

Sara Evans | 03 July 2023

Fantastic Stay 4.7/5

We loved our stay at Badgers View. A beautiful & quirky place to stay. The Weather & Scenery were amazing.

Guest | 04 June 2023

Wow 4.8/5

What a wonderful stay we have had. Couldn’t ask for anything else. Perfect stay. Beautiful views and lots to explore. We will be back next year!!

Claire Martin | 01 June 2023

Fabulous stay - felt like home but with stunning views 5/5

Gemma was wonderful as she was always available to answer little questions, promptly. The location is great as you have local essential shops down the road. Atmosphere was tranquil and perfect for a peaceful chilled weekend. Hot tub was a bonus, very clean and easy to use. Everything was great

Angel Manu | 24 May 2023

Great place but could be alot better 3/5

We stayed in badgers view over the weekend and just wanted to give you a bit of feedback. We had no hot water all weekend in either the shower or the kitchen. I did report this and 24hrs later someone came to look at it for us. Unfortunately it didn’t help… and my kids had to once again have Luke warm showers. Washing up was also difficult with cold water. We also had a problem with the kitchen sink on the first night with the drain making a horrible noise for around 3 hours after washing up. This meant we couldn’t wash up in the evenings. The tap was also dripping constantly ??. The door coming out of the bedroom was also very difficult to get in and out of, I think it needs re-aligning. The flooring in the lounge and kitchen was coming apart in places. One last thing was the rug in the lounge area was filthy, to the point I wouldn’t let my kids walk on it bear foot. I wouldn’t normally complain but we were paying nearly £300 a night to stay over and we were expecting it to be perfect… and it just wasn’t. Which is a really shame as we have been wanting to come to your hobbit huts ever since Stacy Solomon stayed a few years ago. The views were lovely, the beds were comfy and the cheese board and wine on arrival was a really nice touch. Just a shame the other bits let it down.

Craig Bailey | 12 April 2023

Very lovely stay! 4.7/5

We had a lovely stay again at Holiday wales! everything was fantastic ?? A few minor issues but only passing them on to hopefully be sorted for future. The plug next to the bed in the main bedroom didn't work, there was no chopping board which made it a little difficult with food prep and the temperature dial on the shower doesn't work either so the shower was very temperamental.

Alex Hill | 07 March 2023

Our stay 4.3/5

Amazing location amazing idea. The only thing I would say that the bench in the sitting area was a little uncomfortable and not in keeping with the surroundings. Just needed a bit more comfort to allow the family togetherness feeling.

Guest | 23 February 2023

Loved our stay in Badgers View 4.5/5

I was recommended this place by somebody that I know and it didn’t disappoint! It was everything I expected and more, so much so that I have already booked for next year and I am looking at booking again in a few months. It’s located perfectly for visiting Elan Valley and Rhayader, only 10 minutes away! The only thing that I would say is that in the property details it states there’s a coffee maker, so I enquired about what coffee pods were required before arrival (as we drink lots of coffee so like to bring our own) and I was told that it was broken and had to be removed from the property and that was that! No offer of replacing it especially as a customer had asked, so that was disappointing but only a small thing in relation to a great stay (we just took our own in the end)!! Sofa looked the part and suites the decor but wasn’t that comfy for lounging in the evenings, but couldn’t fault the property other than that and like I said we will be back and I have already recommended this place to others who have already booked. Loved it!

Shelli Prosser | 23 February 2023

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