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Two five-star lodges, each sleeping six, which have been sustainably built using locally sourced timber. Take in the relaxing and beautiful countryside of Mid Wales, enjoy the wonderful walks, mountain bike tracks and peaceful lanes for cycling.

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Rooms: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin bed

from £343

Meals: Nearest local pub/restaurant 2 miles and many eating houses 4 miles away in nearest town of Rhayader
Open: Open all year round from January to December
Address: Lon Lodges, Nantmel, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5PE
Tel: +44 (0)1597 810128 or mobile +44 (0)7929539874
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Lon Lodges, Mid Wales, Wales

Ash Lodge and Sycamore Lodge are situated on a family run farm, 4 miles from the small market town of Rhayader. The lodges offer luxury accommodation for relaxation or activity based holidays and have been finalists in the National Tourism Awards in Wales for self catering Best Place to Stay.

The lodges have easy walking access, underfloor heating and electricity included in price. Linen, duvets and towels included. Private hot tub and garden furniture on decking within a fenced garden area. Pets are welcome (up to 2 well behaved dogs max). Access to farmland walks. Free wifi internet access.

Accommodation comprises of three bedrooms - two doubles with patio doors onto decking and a twin bedroom. Open plan living area with wooden floors, large glass frontage and patio doors. Home comforts with leather sofas, LCD flat screen TV (Sky Freeview), DVD, radio/CD player, books/games and an electric wood burner effect stove.

The kitchen is modern and well appointed with appliances, large fridge freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, electric fan oven and grill, ceramic hob and microwave. The bathroom has a shower over bath, vanity unit, WC, heated towel rail, mirror light and shaver point. There is a separate second WC/cloakroom.

A welcoming entrance lobby has space for coats and shoes. The lodges are no smoking environments. Enjoy the various outdoor activities on offer including fishing, golfing, cycling, pony riding, walking, bird watching and nature reserves.

Why is this a greener holiday?

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station is Llandrindod Wells. From there, the Lodges are 8 miles away, the owners are happy to collect guest by prior arrangement. Onsite the owners have taken a number of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their tourism business and contribute positively to their surroundings, earning Silver from the GTBS.

Review by Lucy Symons:

"If your family wants a spot of real Welsh hospitality, this is the place for you. Small enough to make everything personal, Kerena and Stephen and the rest of the Pugh family will welcome you in, sharing with you their pride in their roots and the local history."

Read Lucy's full review of Lon Lodges

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Top Eco Features at Lon Lodges

  • Lodges are sustainably built using locally sourced timber & local craftsmen

  • High energy efficiency with zoned underfloor heating throughout both Lodges

  • Full re-cycling facilities on site & the use of low energy lighting & bulbs

  • Promotion of local foods with local Welsh wine & welshcakes on arrival & partnerships with many local services & amenities

  • Encourages farm walks from the doorstep & links with the local Wildlife Centre of Mid Wales based in the nearby town of Rhayader

  • Awarded Silver in the Green Tourism Business Scheme



Lon Lodges, Mid Wales, Wales
Nearest train station: Llandrindod Wells

Directions from station:
The train station and bus station is 8 miles from the Lodges in Llandrindod Wells and guests can be collected by prior arrangement. A local taxi can also be booked to bring you straight to your accommodation. The nearby town of Rhayader lies on the crossroads of the main A470 trunk road (running from north to south Wales) and the A44 (running from the Midlands to Aberystwyth). The Lôn Lodges are situated on a country lane off the A44 between Crossgates and Rhayader.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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