Rhayader

Otters View

3 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

6 Guests

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

Overview of Otters View, Underground House ..

Otters View is the definition of cosy, quirky stay and is the perfect place for a group of up to six people to make memories to last a lifetime! With some of the most amazing views Mid Wales' has to offer from the doorstep, this idyllic Underground House nestled in the hillside really is a bucket list stay, so make sure you tick this one off the list!

Enter the property from the idyllic outside area and you are greeted by the pristine open plan living/dining & kitchen area, the hub of the Underground House where memories will truly be made. The neutral, warming colours of this interior really give off the home from home glow so you can feel utterly relaxed during your stay.

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. Nestle into the plush grey corner sofa and get stuck into that series on Netflix you had already started!

Otters View is the perfect stay for up to six 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 one of Wales' best views, y ou really need to see it to believe it! 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.

Otters View truly is a 'hidden' gem. Comfortable, cosy and created just for you.

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.What's more, these fabulous HAMPERS are available at this property, please order 2 weeks in advance.

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

    Eating & Drinking..

    Planning a holiday to Otters 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 ingridients 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 Otters 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

    Otters 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

    Otters 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 Otter's View.

    • 1 x King Size Bedroom with patio doors to outside area.
    • 1 x King Size Bedroom.
    • 1 x Bunk Bed room.

    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

    Otters 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

    Otters 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

    Otters 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..

    Otters View 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 Otters 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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Will return! 5/5

We stayed as a family of 6 and we had a great time. There was enough space for all of us, but a bigger sofa to seat 6 would be better! We squeezed 5 of us on. There was heavy rain before and during our stay and water was dripping intermittently through the ceiling spotlight onto the top bunk, making the bedding damp.

Claire Padgett | 18 April 2024

Otters view review 2.7/5

We had been wanting to stay at these hobbit houses since seeing them on Instagram. We were disappointed. We found them really expensive for what they are. The bunk bed room was claustrophobic and like being shut in a cupboard. In the main bedroom there were no curtains up to the curved parts of the window so when we were in bed people could see us in bed that were walking past. We had really bad condensation in the rooms I’m talking dripping off the windows which wouldn’t be good for anyone with asthma/breathing problems. They say they are pet friendly but then under no circumstances leave your dog in unattended. Our lab is old and can’t walk far so that was a problem as we couldn’t walk as far as we had hoped. We came home a day early and wouldn’t recommend or come back. I don’t like leaving bad reviews but these are really overpriced

Laura Williams | 13 April 2024

Group stay 4.8/5

Had a wonderful two night stay! Super clean and great facilities. I would say that perhaps where the curtains don’t meet on the circular doors to have mirrored glass (you see out, no one can see in) for a bit more privacy as the curtains don’t meet the full door. Apart from that could not fault the stay!

Isabella Basini-James | 04 April 2024

Overall great little getaway 4.5/5

As a party of two the Otters view was a perfect option for a little getaway, easy arrival with no fuss settling in. Very clean, Ample space, very comforting location, and as a big LOTR’s fan the hobbit lodge was a perfect choice. Would definitely visit again.

Michael Davis | 26 February 2024

2 nights at Otters View 4.8/5

We spent 2 nights at Otters View, 2 adults, 3 teens and our dog. Everyone loved the hobbit hole! The hot tub was a hit with us all - the view was amazing across the Valley. We walked in the Elan Valley and took advantage of the local chippy in Rhayader - so friendly and great food. Would definitely recommend as an unusual and lovely place to stay.

Alison Sackville-Ford | 17 February 2024

Perfect getaway 5/5

Just what we needed for a relaxing getaway. Even with the rain, it was such a beautiful place and gave us the perfect opportunity to unwind. The views were perfect, especially the cows. The underground house was even better than expected, very cosy and every detail was very well thought. Will definitely be staying again in the future!

Isabel Jones | 10 February 2024

Cosy Hobbit getaway! 4/5

I booked this a little getaway for myself, wife, baby & father in law. Reading 3 x bedrooms on Sykes I gathered it would be 3 bedrooms. One bedroom is simply a bunk bed in a fitted wardrobe. But that is an oversight from myself, not checking the photographs. I think ‘sleeps 6’ is a slight mis-sale as 6 adults in the space would be extremely cosy. The location is stunning & easily found. Upon arrival you are blown away by landscape & the multiple hobbit holes & shepherds huts! Can’t knock it. Customer service was clear & quick. And we were greeted by a clean, very warm unique hole. The shower room is looking a tad aged & could need a refresh in seals. The main bedroom has an odd curtain set up in which they don’t actually make it all the way across the window. Which when lying in there at night with light on, makes you feel a tad exposed & when the sun comes up, it blocks little. But the rooms were clean, comfy & modern, The floor due to movement is very creaky which with our baby was a nightmare but you can’t help that with the fact it’s semi underground. Hot tub was amazing. Biscuits, tea & coffee left were lovely too. Local town has enough to do, cafes & pubs & shops. Not far from Elan Valley! I just think if being honest, it was a tad expensive for the space you actually get. We did a week at centreparcs off season for £100 less. If above ground I feel it would be essentially a shepherds hut. Slightly more affordable during off peak I think. Needs better ventilation options as it was only the doors. Which I imagine in the summer would be HOT. I would return though, if I caught a good deal & I’ve already recommended to everyone.

Matt Amison | 15 October 2023

Nice but expensive 4.3/5

I loved the hobbit holes and have wanted to stay in them for ages but they are very booked up. I thought they were great but expensive for what they were. As they are pricey then expectations are naturally high. The plug socket didn’t work near the dresser so not anywhere to properly get ready in main bedroom, also curtains only available on the door and not the side windows so lack of privacy and let’s light in. Due to no windows there’s a musty smell in the second bedroom. A welcome hamper would have been a nice touch given the cost to stay in these, other less pricey places in wales we have been given Welsh welcome hampers. Hot tub was great and could adjust the temp. Lack of privacy though.

Natasha Lomas | 12 October 2023

Amazing experience 5/5

We have stayed on site before in one of the pods but wanted to try the hobbit house, it did not disappoint! It was amazing! So cosy, comfortable, even in the rain we just stayed in and chilled! The dog loved it too! Hot tub was lovely outside, wish we had the weather to be able to sit out but that can’t be helped! Would definitely like to return one day, highly recommend!

Elin Davies | 28 September 2023

We loved our stay in the hobbit homes 5/5

We loved our stay in Otters view. Situated on a stunning hillside with great views all round, immaculately kept inside and out, it was a great stay for 4 adults and two dogs. We would certainly recommend! Customer service was also great, and it was easy to get in contact for details and arrangements on the property. Highly recommend turning off all the lights on a clear evening in the hot tub to enjoy the star lit sky we also enjoyed our luxury log package for the fire pit! Our only recommendation would be to bring fans for the bedrooms if you are staying in warmer months as we found the property to be very warm, or perhaps if there was a possibility to include netting for the doors so that you could leave them open in the evenings without attracting bugs it would be a great plus!!

Leah Ryan | 18 September 2023

Otters view 2.8/5

We missed the signage on our accommodation arriving after the 4pm check in time we found lots of accommodation already occupied and as there was a lady standing outside “otters view” with a Tesco carrier bag smoking a cigarette we disregarded the accommodation as occupied- not the best first impression. The accommodation was very dusty and not a pleasant smell which lingered throughout. Also, be mindful of the fridge if you plan to take food we stored an expensive M and S food shop in the fridge which froze it all so was all unusable which was very costly. Some lovely local pubs serving food. We slept on the bunk beds unfortunately as one of the double bedrooms was unusable as the curtains did not fit the door letting in lots of light and in the other double bedroom the bed was very uncomfortable. On a positive note the location was beautiful, peaceful and Elan Valley was well worth a visit. The children loved the hot tub and it was a great addition to the property.

Sarah Hanford | 25 August 2023

a lovely place 4.7/5

brilliant holiday. nice and cozy inside, hot tub was great, especially once it goes dark if it's a clear night, ive never seen so many stars. lovely view of the surrounding area and some beautiful cows in the field. rhayader town just down the road for any supplies and the roads around there are amazing if you like driving. would definitely recommend and will hopefully be going back.

Mark Irwin | 20 August 2023

Amazing 5/5

I honestly can't recommend Otters View enough. The accommodation is amazing, it is definitely a holiday we will never forget.

Jessica Crane | 29 July 2023

Lovely retreat in Hobbit house 4/5

We had a lovely get away in fun Hobbit house . Our 7yo son loved the style of the Hobbit house and really loved that his bedroom Was in a cupboard- super fun!! 87 yo Great Grandma enjoy it too especially added bonus of the Hot tub and view!! Overall fab 2night stay in little gem Hobbit House what experience!!

Madeleine Renouf-nicholls | 17 June 2023

Stunning views and fun accommodation for a long weekend 3.8/5

Well appointed accommodation. Loved the hot tub and the fire pit. Only 4 seats outdoors and sleeps 6. Great for children. Beautiful views and although several properties on the site it was quiet even though full. Recommend Lion Pony trekking and seeing the Red Kite feeding. Book ahead if wishing to eat out.

Debbie Boulton | 06 June 2023

Great holiday stay 5/5

Great location, very comfortable place with good amenities. Hot tub was very relaxing. Very good customer service before and during our stay. Would highly recommend and we will definitely be returning here again.

Ashwin Sridhar | 03 June 2023

A proper hidden gem 4.8/5

Location, surroundings accommodation were incredible. So peaceful and literally everything u need in kitchen provided cant believe I was lucky enough to find this with a few days notice crazy it wasn't already booked, only negative from a perfect score was one of mattresses kept waking us up due to be a spring mattress and very loud when u move but switched to the other room and slept amazing.... requested some logs for fire and delivered straight to door from the friendly host.... hot tub perfect, shower perfect cant wait to return this time without a toddler to really relax

Craig Fieldhouse | 09 May 2023

Another fab stay 4.8/5

Really enjoyed our self on our return to this amazing place. Has lots of relaxation and lovely walks. Location is fab and hosts are great

Claire Woods | 25 April 2023

Lovely stay, beautiful place 4.2/5

Really enjoyed our overnight stay, really comfy beds and rooms with a cosy feel. Loved the decor and layout of the bedrooms and the beds were super cosy! Just a few things to suggest, it was great to have the coffee machine there but it was blocked so couldn't use it for the coffee. There were only 3 of us staying so we were fine on the sofa but it would probably be a tight squeeze with 6. A small coffee table would be good too as once your sat down, your worried about drink spillage as nowhere to put them.

Kirsty Martuccio | 26 February 2023

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