Nantmel

Hillside Lodge

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

6 Guests

Overview of Hillside Lodge Cabin ..

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 free standing 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 wash room 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:

Woodland Escape, The Fox Den, Oak Tree View, Hares Rest, Meadow Retreat, Buck Barn, Fawns Rest, Caban Nant Ddu

Heron, King Fisher, Otter, Salmon

  • Eating & Drinking

    Eating & Drinking..

    Planning a holiday to Hillside Lodge 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 Lost Arc, Rhayader, (4 miles)
    Venue. Café. Arts Centre. Serving wholesome homemade food and delicious coffee.
    01597 811226

    The Crown Inn, Rhayader, (4 miles)
    A pet friendly Pub and Restaurant with a private and secluded Beer Garden.
    01597 811099

    The Triangle Inn, Rhayader, (4 miles)
    Serving home made food with ingredients sourced from local farmers!
    01597 810537

    Ty Morgans Coffee Shop, Rhayader, (4 miles)
    A fresh and local Coffee Shop, Serving hand roasted coffees, hot food and fresh salads!
    01597 811666

    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.
    01597 823700

    The Bell, Llanyre, (4 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 Coach House Cafe, Gwystre (2.5 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 (4 miles)
    Serving pizzas, kebabs, burgers & chips until 10/11pm.
    01597 810641

    Evans Plaice, Rhayader (4 miles)
    Local fish & chip shop.
    01597 810317

    Wing's Chinese Takeaway, Rhayader (4 miles)
    Chinese cuisine.
    01597 810178

    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.
    01597 824642

    Local Shops / Supermarkets

    Watsons Family Butcher, Rhayader (4 miles)
    Local butchers selling fresh, local meats.
    01597 810342


    Crumptons, Rhayader (4 miles)
    Local fruit & veg shop full of fresh produce.
    01597 810838


    Co-Op, Rhayader (4 miles)
    Perfect for any essentials or ingredients you may need during your stay.

    Tesco, Llandrindod Wells (7 miles)
    Large supermarket.
  • Essentials

    Additional Information ..

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

    Sleeping Arrangements

    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 & Towels

    All 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 & 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.

    Hampers

    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 Area

    Hillside Lodge 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.

    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.
    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.

    Wi-Fi

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

    Heating

    Hillside Lodge is heated with radiators.

    Parking

    There is parking space for 2 cars at the property.

  • Your Hosts

    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.

  • Things To Do

    Things To Do ..

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

    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)

    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?.

    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.

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We had an amazing time 5/5

We loved every minute of our stay. Beautiful place, great location and lots to do. Perfect way to celebrate an occasion. Thank you ??

Maisy Parr | 26 February 2024

Lovely stay in February 2024 4.8/5

A lovely lodge in beautiful settings with my wife and 2 children both under 2 years old. Location is very rural with a good few places to visit in the area. The lodge was perfect with all the amenities needed for the long weekend we stayed there. Would recommend it for anyone. The hosts were lovely too.

Yusuf Iqbal | 13 February 2024

A perfect stay 5/5

We booked the hill side lodge for a girls 30th birthday weekend trip and enjoyed every moment. The lodge is very spacious and provided a very comfortable nights sleep. We throughly enjoyed the hot tub, and seeing all the animals roaming around. The lodge was in perfect location to the sights and walks we wished to visit on our trip. We will be back in the summer.

Shannon Murphy | 06 November 2023

Nice weekend getaway 4.7/5

We had a lovely 2 night stay at hillside Lodge. It was a nice location, very quiet and we would go back.

Laura Davies | 30 October 2023

60th birthday prezzie 4.8/5

Great weekend in Rhayader- very relaxing, great weather, host was lovely. Visited Elan Valley & the Crown Inn on the Saturday night for a meal. Lodge had great amenities, storage, welcome box - everything you needed for a great weekend. Already a returning customer and will be back 🙂

Jane Harvey | 09 October 2023

Great weekend break 4.3/5

A perfectly located holiday village nestled in the wonderful Woman countryside providing a range of accomodation types. Hillside Lodge provided a balance of access to the countryside with luxury and comfort. After a full day of rambling around one of the abundant local attractions, it was a pleasure to return back to a well equipped lodge and relaxing hot tub.

Matt Cooper | 22 August 2023

A Great location very well equipped comfortable accommodation a quiet site & beautiful surroundings 4.8/5

Great location and accommodation, idilic setting with hot tub in discreet area , and well furnished Very comfortable beds , and great facilities

Carly Walker | 13 August 2023

Lovely stay 4.8/5

Absolute gorgeous cabin, the hot tub was amazing. There was a lovely welcome package when we got there we had marshmallows, Welsh biscuits, tea, coffee, milk, toilet roll, towels and wood for the fire which I wasn’t expecting. The only downside was the amount of flies that get in if you leave the doors open but they do have fly strips. Could possibly do with extra pillows but other than that it was an amazing few days away. Claire was amazing answering any questions I had and helping out. The site is quite a drive to anywhere so be prepared to drive, but the views on the site are beautiful.

Abby Burns | 12 August 2023

Perfect Mini Hen Weekend 5/5

We booked a short stay as a mini hen weekend, the aim of the weekend was to destress and relax. That is exactly what this property provided, the most relaxed environment with comfy beds, relaxing indoor and outdoor living areas and the most beautiful views. The hot tub was spotlessly clean and the perfect temperature. The property is close enough to areas with lovely cafe’s, pubs and restaurants but also far enough away to feel like you’re in your own bubble. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will 100% return.

Lucy Jolliffe | 13 June 2023

Beautiful 5/5

It was very beautiful location. Kids / adult both enjoyed it. Perfect weekend getaway. I ll definitely book again.

Nizamul Islam | 06 June 2023

Hillside lodge 4.2/5

At first it wasn’t what we initially thought there was a lot more cabins around then I saw on any pictures. The lodge it self was unique with a small bedroom up the ladder with a mattress on the floor, unsurprisingly not too bad to sleep on. The location was beautiful the villages surrounding were beautiful.

Jess Collie | 06 March 2023

Such a lovely weekend 4.8/5

We had a lovely weekend at Hillside Lodge, the lodge was cosy and warm, the most amazing views and so peaceful. The owners were on hand to answer our questions and very helpful in suggesting places to visit. We will definitely be back!

Nikki Kearney | 02 March 2023

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