Nantmel

The Heron

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

7 Guests

Overview of The Heron, Glamping ..

The Heron is one of four amazing identical Isabella Time Out Tents located on one an ever popular Glamping site near the idyllic market town of Rhayader. For those that wish to go camping in rural Wales but also still require those necessary home comforts, this really is the stay for you! In fact, some would even call it luxury camping with all that is provided for a truly memorable stay for up to five people with an option for an additional two guests on the double sofa bed.

This state of the art Glamping Tent comes complete with a fully equipped kitchenette with a small fridge freezer, electric oven, kettle, toaster & everything else you could need for the chef of the group to feel right at home whipping up a family favourite meal to enjoy in the evening or a picnic ready for that day of exploring the local area.The open plan living area always ensure that all the space is used to its full potential, with a large corner sofa with coffee table in front, this is the perfect area to kick back and relax and enjoy your favourite series on the smart television, this sofa also doubles up as an additional sleeping area.

To the back of the property lies the two bedrooms, one is a upper comfy double bedroom and the second bedroom a triple bunk bed room with a lower double bed and upper single bed.

This Glamping Tent really is home from home and the outside of the property is even more special.. with its own private hot tub this is the perfect place to relax with your favourite glass of bubbly, bliss right? The Heron also has its own outdoor seating for alfresco dining, fire pit for toasting gooey marshmallows & a star gazing hammock to relax on in the sunshine, the perfect place to chill out with a good book whilst listening to the sound of the babbling brook that passes near the property.

These tents do not have their own bathrooms but you have full access to the on site toilet and shower block which is a very short walking distance from the tent.

If you are looking venture out and make the most of exploring the surrounding areas, you can 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.

Please Note: These tents have an Electric Plinth Heater to take the chill but allows you to experience the real meaning of 'Glamping.'

Planning a stay for a larger group? Check out the neighbouring Cabins & Glamping Tents!

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

King Fisher, Otter, Salmon
  • Eating & Drinking

    Eating & Drinking..

    Planning a holiday to Heron 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

    Bob The 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 The Heron 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

    1 x double bed in master bedroom
    1 x double bed on lower bunk
    1 x single bed on upper bunk
    1 x double sofa bed (£30 fee for this).


    Pet Friendly

    This property is pet friendly and will accept one dog for an additional fee of £10 per night.

    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

    Heron 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 also outdoor seating, a fire pit and a star gazer hammock.

    Kitchen

    The kitchen comes complete with oven, hobs, 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 Facilities

    On site shower and toilet facilities are located near the property.

    Wi-Fi

    This property has Wi-Fi which is occasionally intermittent.

    Heating

    These tents have an electric plinth heater to take the chill but allows you to experience the real meaning of 'Glamping.'

    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 The Heron ..

    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)

    Gifach 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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Easter weekend 4.7/5

We stayed over the Easter Weekend in Heron, this was our second stay and we loved it as much as the first stay, the tent was clean and the little basket with crisps, drink, welsh cakes and marshmallows was a lovely little touch AND the kids loved the Easter egg in the fridge Our dog came with us and the dog bowls and treats for her were fab. My kids loved watching the lambs, afew times the lambs escaped from the field so they guided them back in which they loved. The hot tub was cleaned daily, and there was everything we needed in the kitchen to cook we made a Sunday roast which was great. The shower block and toilets were clean at all times! We did a trip to Elan Valley which we all loved. We had a great weekend and would highly recommend ??

Lianne O'Driscoll | 09 April 2024

Well needed escape. 4/5

we had a lovely stay here, our trip was cut short due to a bought of flu hitting me. The only thing that let it down was the distance to the toilets in the middle of the night in pouring rain.

Julie jones | 14 February 2024

Loved the Heron!! 4.7/5

An extremely comfortable and cosy 2 nights stay at the Heron. Although we woke up to a stunning frost in the morning, the tent remained very snug and warm throughout the night. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer short break away; the location, the comfort, the cleanliness, the value for money and not forgetting of course the hot tub and beautiful star gazing hammock! We will certainly be back! Our only criticism was the lack of light guiding the way to the toilet block and outside lighting on the decking area near the hot tub and fire pit.

Jo Barrell | 06 January 2024

The perfect getaway 5/5

I booked the Heron as the kids and hubby wanted to go camping and there is no way I was sleeping on a damp floor, came across the Heron and it ticked everything… the beds were really comfy, we stayed when it was really wet rained the whole time but we didn’t feel cold or wet once we were cosy in the hot tub and the tent. Even had a message one night to make sure we were warm enough which we were excellent service. I personally was really worried about having to use a toilet block and a very short 20 steps away & so clean. If u like the sound of water to help u get to sleep the heron is for your as the little stream behind is really calming and peaceful. We 100% will be back me hubby and the kids absolutely loved it just want we needed to recharge and spend some quality time together.

Kelly Louise Lea | 06 November 2023

We had a relaxing stay in lovely rural location. 4.7/5

The site is well maintained and people on hand are helpful and available. Comfy beds and everything we needed for a family & dog. We travelled to walk, there are a couple of small towns nearby for essentials. Some lovely wildlife. Our children are young 12,11 & 9 so they enjoyed the lake / playground nearby. Because of the sheep you can't let the dog off lead (understandable) There is only 1 dog friendly tent so not a big issue. The showers and toilets were cleaned often and we saw frogs on the way to the bathroom at nights as there is a small stream.

Jamie Chidgey | 31 August 2023

Fantastic mini break! 5/5

Fantastic break with the children and dog. As always Claire and the gentlemen go above and beyond. Everything you need is there even down to towels, bedding, small milk and teabags for when you arrive. It's a beautiful break away. The family are full of recommendations for nearby hot spots. Make sure you pick up a box of their eggs because wow! We've stayed 3 times in heron now and can never fault it. If your someone who hates sharing toilet don't worry as they are spotless.

Abigail Thomas | 27 July 2023

Amazing for family's first visit to Wales 5/5

Heron was amazing to stay in. The owners were lovely and check we were okay on our arrival. So much room and was very comfortable, we all slept brilliantly. So beautiful. Will definitely be coming back.

Jo Deverick | 17 April 2023

a lovely place to stay 4.2/5

I had a lovely stay. The tent was very clean and well presented. Lovely little extra touches, providing milk, marshmellows and some chocolate. The sunset views from the hot tub are beautiful and a very peacful location. Gave a 3 for customer service as there isnt a n/a option. The only interaction I had with owners/staff was a text to comfirm arrival and leaving date. Not a negative, I didnt need anything but had a contact number incase I did. As it is a dog friendly tent it would have been good if it had a small fence around it so I could have let my dog wonder a little, but as there are lambs wondering about I didnt feel comfortable letting him out without being on a lead incase he approached them, scaring them and probably himself. The tent could probably do with a new bin, as lid would not stay closed I had to put a cup on the lid. And I think part of the sofa has gone as it sinks a lot lower than the other cushions.

Vicki Causer | 11 April 2023

Affordable luxury 5/5

We had the best stay 5 kids 1 dog and my partner and I we could not of asked for better the peacefulness and tranquility and just perfect accommodation. Facilities were great kids loved the park. We had front row seats from the hot tub watching the new lodges arrive and and be placed into place from the Crain. Thanks so much from the Tates we will be back again

Neil Tate | 03 March 2023

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