Rhayader

Ivy's Way

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

2 Guests

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

Overview of Ivys Way, Shepherds Hut ..

Ivy's Way is an idyllic Shepherds Hut, set on the edge of the stunning Gilfach Nature Reserve with the most amazing views from the front door.

A beautifully styled getaway with panoramic views and cosy welcoming interior makes this ideal for couples to snuggle up on a romantic break away in the undulating hillside of Mid Wales, perfect as a base to explore the diverse local countryside whilst providing a secluded retreat to return back to.

The open plan living area provides a cosy place to sit and enjoy a bite to eat with a well equipped kitchen and warming wood burner, perfect to snuggle up in front of on those cooler evenings.

The shower room is compact and well-designed.

The double bed, offers fabulous countryside views through the patio doors across the raised decking adding to the feeling of seclusion and being surrounded by countryside.

This delightful Shepherd’s Hut is on the edge of the owners farmland with a private enclosed garden, an ideal place to relax and watch the local wildlife and stargaze after the sun has gone done or perhaps relax in the warm waters of the exclusive hot tub.

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, Marches Way, Highland View

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

  • Eating & Drinking

    Eating & Drinking..

    Planning a holiday to Ivys Way 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 (1 mile)
    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 Ivys Ways 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

    Ivys Way 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

    Ivys Way is a pet friendly and accepts up to 2 dogs. There is an enclosed garden with this property.
    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

    One double 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

    Ivys Way 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, microwave, 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

    Ivys 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

    Ivys Way has its own wood burner, Log Packaes can be purchased from our 'Hampers' page.

    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..

    Ivys Way 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 Ivys Way ..

    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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Wonderful stay in stunning surroundings 5/5

First weekend away without our children or other friends in a very long time and I coudlnt have picked a better place. The views are just breathtaking, the hut was spotless and had everything we needed. Perfect if you have a dog as the shepherds huts have a completely enclosed garfen. My only issue is that as much as it was perfect for our break alone, my children would have loved it so I plan on returning with them .... and we rarely return to the same place. We stayed in ivys way which had completely uninterrupted views.

Kelly Edwards | 07 May 2024

Winter Getaway 5/5

We loved staying here, from using the hot tub to the log burner. We loved having the log burner in the hut especially this time of the year. This is the second time we’ve stayed on this site. We love that we can bring our dog too. Would recommend this to everyone, it’s so nice and peaceful.

Guest | 06 December 2023

A fantastic stay 5/5

What a fantastic place to stay! The views were stunning, the hut was clean, tidy, warm and comfortable and the hut tub was situated perfectly to get the best views. We will definitely be staying here again!

Emma Ackrill | 27 November 2023

Another great stay 4.3/5

An absolutely amazing location. We've stayed in Ivy's Way before and absolutely love it. Everything you need for a comfortable stay and if you get the weather an amazing outdoor area. Unfortunately, we stayed during Storm Debbie and the front doors took a real hammering from the weather. We were lovely and toasty inside with the log burner but water was getting through. So being one of the older huts on site Ivy's Way could do with a new set of doors and it was disappointing that the fairy lights weren't workig even though we went to the shop to get new batteries. That said we would absolutely stay again, as hut is in one of the best positions for views over the valley. Absolutely stunning.

Keeley Bell | 23 November 2023

Lovely few days break 5/5

Lovely few days break. Location perfect, lots of nice walks. Hut had everything we needed and was clean. Would definitely visit again!

Rachel Shaw | 20 October 2023

Best holiday I have been on 5/5

We came on this holiday expecting a few nice days in Wales but when we arrive our expectation were already exceeded. Ivy’s Way was beautiful, it was so cosy and homely and the views were incredible. We loved that we had a view of highland cows grazing in the field with the stunning welsh countryside in the background. We spent most of our time star gazing and even managed to see multiple breathtaking shooting stars. The surrounding areas were exactly what we wanted, with lots of picturesque walks and amazing waterfalls. We would highly recommend visiting Devils Bridge, it was like nothing I have ever experienced! We have already booked to come back next year! Thank you for making our holiday perfect!

Georgia Eeles | 08 August 2023

Lovely, cosy, lodge 4.8/5

Loved this little cosy lodge. Not much storage space but room to store things under the bed. Dog friendly. Felt safe leaving our dog to roam around the garden. Hot tub was an added bonus.

Abi Levy | 02 August 2023

Lovely stay with beautiful views! 4/5

I stayed here with my husband and our 2yr old miniature dachshund. Ivy's Way was absolutely lovely, had everything we needed and the view from the hut was beautiful. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Jade Warner | 06 June 2023

Break away 5/5

1st time using Holidaywales, we arrived and the sun was shining, showing off the beautiful view from Ivys way. Ivy’s way is small but big enough for two. Very clean and has everything you need for your stay, cooking equipment, tea, coffee, milk and treats We were missing coat hangers and wanted to order the log pack and the kind owner brought all the items to us. The hut is a few minutes drive from the local town, which has shops, pubs and places to eat (the lost ARC was a favourite for breakfast) Elan valley was a nice place to visit, and it was great to drive through the valleys and explore. There are plenty of places to stop and walk to enjoy the countryside. The weather wasn’t great during our stay but once we got the log burner going the hut was lovely and cosy. We really enjoyed our getaway, and defiantly hope to return soon

Kerrie-anne Merryweather | 01 April 2023

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