Nantmel

The Otter

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

7 Guests

Overview of The Otter, Glamping Tent ..

The Otter 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 Otter 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

Heron, King Fisher, Salmon
  • Eating & Drinking

    Eating & Drinking..

    Planning a holiday to The Otter 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 ( 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 Otter 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).


    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

    Otter 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 Otter ..

    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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Beautiful stay in mid-Wales 5/5

My family had a beautiful stay in the Otter. Beforehand I was worried we would be cold as the weather hasn’t been the best, but the tent was toasty! Lots of lovely little touches, especially the basket with some Welsh goodies in and some fire wood. The Otter had everything we needed as a family of four, with plenty of space and surrounded by beautiful landscape. We loved watching the lambs and going to see the goats. We were also lucky to spot many red kites flying in the area. Thank you for a wonderful family weekend away.

Charlotte McBride | 07 May 2024

Amazing despite the rain! 5/5

We stayed as a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids, 3 and 5) and had a fab time. The tent was well equipped and we managed to keep it warm and cosy despite the cold and rain! Although I would recommend taking hot water bottles in the colder weather like we did. The beds were so comfy which was a huge bonus. The hot tub was of huge enjoyment to the kids and they loved it! The site itself was lovely and the kids loved exploring with the stream, the animals around and we saw lots of kites. The kitchen was well equipped and ate in the tent for all meals. Overall we had a fab stay despite the rain, although there is something lovely about listening to the rain on the tent roof when you are warm and cosy in bed!

Megan Stevens | 09 November 2023

Lovely touches throughout our stay at The Otter 5/5

Lovely stay at The Otter Clamping Tent, lovely touches through our stay! We would definitely stay again. Claire was super attentive and helpful - she couldn’t do more for us. Really close to Devils falls and Elan Valley both are must sees! Only negative we have was there was no toilet roll in the communal toilets from early on our first day, nor anything in the cupboards to restock. Remember to take your own!

Stephanie Robinson | 06 August 2023

A lovely mini break! 4.5/5

We had a lovely stay in the Otter tent. Tea, Coffee, milk provided along with some yummy welshcakes. Great kitchen set up and appliances. The hottub was great and location was absolutely stunning! There are two full bathrooms and two wcs only a short walk from the tent and are kept clean. Some constructive feedback for the owners: - a broom or brush and pan would be great for cleaning up day to day - a net for the hottub (we had a lot of flies and made the hottub a bit gross by the 3rd day) - the towels and bedding were a bit cheap/worn for the cost per night, these could be a little nicer quality. Finally, there was a group that pitched up tents on our last night. This felt a bit strange as they pitched in the field in front of our glamping tents which spoils the view. Also means the toilets are suddenly not just shared by the 4 glamping tents but by the large group now camping too. They arrived home at 230am which woke us all up (could a curfew be politely requested? Just as no parties are permitted in the glamping tents.) All in would absolutely recommend a visit. The bed was comfy and everything was clean and in good order. Sheep in the field across the way, goats, playground and 2 ponies. Quick responses on the one time we reached out to the host. Would come back!

Amy James | 15 June 2023

Escape from reality 5/5

Lovely weekend away with all the Family, Location was perfect, The kids loved the hot tub and the hammock, great place to stay for a total relaxing and chilling time away from reality, would recommend without a doubt.

Ceri Pinch | 11 April 2023

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