Rhayader

Hillside View

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

4 Guests

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

Overview of Hillside View, Shepherds Hut ..

A fabulously unique Shepherds Hut located in the heart of rural Mid Wales with one of the most idyllic views from the doorstep.

The stunning and stylish, cosy interior make this ideal for a couples getaway, and also has the ability to cater for small families with the living area converting into bunk beds.

Located inside the property, the open plan living area provides a comfortable bench sofa where you can relax in front of the smart TV, whilst cooking up a feast in the well equipped kitchen and compact dining area.

The master double room provides this Shepherds Hut with a feeling of privacy and added luxury, waking up to the breathtaking hillside views!

The shower room is compact and well designed, like the rest of the hut, to maximise space and provide all the home comforts you need.

Hillside View is set in a private enclosed garden, where the dogs and children can use up any remaining energy at the end of the day, whilst you sit and enjoy a cool drink as the sun goes down or perhaps slip into the enticing hot tub and soak in the views.

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, Ivys Way Marches Way, Highland View

Foxes View, Hares View, Badgers View, Otters View, Rabbits View, Hedgehogs View Burrow View

  • Eating & Drinking

    Eating & Drinking..

    Planning a holiday to Hillside 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 Hillside 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

    Hillside View offers a 'Maid Service' at £20 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

    Hillside View is a pet friendly and accepts up to 2 dogs and also has an enclosed garden for safety!
    At no time are any dogs to be left inside the property unattended, please be mindful & careful around any livestock with dogs.
    Additional pets may be permitted at extra cost, contact us for further information & charges.​


    Sleeping Arrangements

    One double bed.
    Bunk beds converted from Living Area.

    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

    Hillside 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 hobs, fridge with small freezer compartment, toaster & kettle.
    We leave for all guests, a tea towel, sponge & cloth, tea coffee & sugar, fairy liquid, coffee for the machine, 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 two rolls of toilet paper & hand soap.

    Hampers

    Hillside 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

    Hillside 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..

    Hillside 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 Hillside 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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Hillside View April 2024 4.8/5

The location is absolutely perfect with stunning views and only a few minutes into the town. The place was clean and the facilities were just what you need for a little getaway. This is our third time and we will definitely come back again!

Christie Williams | 30 April 2024

Stunning location 4.5/5

I think the previous reviews have said it all. The enclosed garden was brilliant for our dog. Had the weather been on our side, we would have enjoyed sitting there. Never stayed in a shepherd's hut before, so weren't certain what to expect. It was warm, and plenty of hot water for showering and washing the dishes. They definitely need a new frying pan in the kitchen as it was very scratched and wasn't flat- so it made cooking a bit of a problem. We didn't find the seating area or bed comfortable, so there were a few disturbed nights. I also agree with another reviewer who suggested a mirror in the bedroom. My wife is 5ft 2 and had to stand on tip-toes to see the bottom of her face in the bathroom mirror! The hot-tub was clean and a good temperature. It was so relaxing to sit in it to watch the red kites and enjoy the scenery. Unfortunately, the frame for the cover had broken, so it took the two of us to take it off and put it on. It also would have been useful if there was something nearby where we could put drinks that could be reached when in thre hot-tub. It didn't feel very safe to balance them on the corners- especially when trying to get off the steps into the water. Having said all that the views, quiet location, wildlife and convenience for the Elan Valley mean that I'd recommend everyone gives it a try. If we knew there was a comfier mattress, we'd definitely return. Did I mention the red kites? They were so close to us and amazing to watch.

Wayne Harwood | 20 April 2024

Excelent 5/5

We thoroughly enjoyed out stay. The shepherd s but was amazing. Location was good and easy to find. Great place

Mrs Patricia Parker Parker | 04 November 2023

Great little secluded stay! 5/5

We really enjoyed our stay in Hillside View. It’s on a lovely site with great views over the countryside. Close driving proximity to a little town with pubs, a shop and takeaways (if needed). Very clean accommodation with a few little welcome treats, which was a nice touch. Hot tub a really nice addition and the enclosed garden was great for the dog.

Isobelle Jones | 16 October 2023

Perfect 5/5

Everything was perfect

Gareth Davies | 27 August 2023

The Perfect Getaway 5/5

Good location to everything. Elan Valley 100% worth a visit. AMAZING it is dog friendly, garden is bigger than you think, our dog loved it, peace of mind knowing they are safe. Farm animals always welcome to see. Hottub/firepit are awesome accessories. My only feedback would be, with bookings could you look at attaching a site map to locate each cabin/hut. Name on gate isn't always clear esp if they are open, or a placard with a lodge labeled close by. But nothing major as we couldn't fault this at all. It was truly what we needed.

Candice Else Candice Else | 08 August 2023

Perfect stay 5/5

Just had are second stay at hillside view and once again we had a lovely stay the hut is lovely and clean big garden and the views are amazing it was lovely to see the upkeep of the hut since we last stayed and it had had a fresh coat of paint and freshened up the weather was not on are side but we made the most of it plenty to explore near by and the girls enjoyed going to the local play centre we will definitely return again in the future Thankyou for a perfect stay Lara and family

Lara Llewellyn | 03 August 2023

Cute 4.3/5

Lovely shepherds hut but the seating area was very uncomfortable and a bit tatty other than that it was perfect

Mathew Jones | 18 July 2023

Absolutely loved! Will be back next year! 5/5

Loved! So peaceful and a lovely place to relax! Loved all the scenery, the location is beautiful, will be back next year!

Chelsie Delve | 01 July 2023

A wonderful stay 4.7/5

We had a wonderful stay here at the end of May. The hut was beautiful, and so cosy, and the kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans etc. The location was great, being just 5 mins from Rhayader for when we needed supplies, and just a short drive to multiple lovely walks. The enclosed garden was a godsend for us - it allowed our dog to have free run outside without the worry of him escaping. The hot tub was blessing after out long walks in the hills. The only downsides were a lack of a mirror in the bedroom - there was only one small mirror in the bathroom, and the TV wasn't the easiest to use - the remote did not work very well. Apart from that, all was great and we would definitely recommend.

Guest | 06 June 2023

A brilliant place to stay! 5/5

We loved our stay here! It’s our 2nd time at this site. It’s perfect to relax and chill. The hot tub and outside fire are great extras. Will definitely be returning soon.

Kate Young | 23 February 2023

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