Our ultimate aim is to ensure that all our guests thoroughly enjoy their stay at Riverside Lodge and we will always endeavour to enhance the experience and assist whenever and however we can.
The Lodge is situated on the B4518 (Elan Valley) road approximately one and a quarter miles west of Rhayader. OS ref. SN 953 667 - Lat:52-17-19N Long:3-32-12W
The building is a single storey bungalow and has no steps or inclines within the building.
The lodge is approached from our own car park at the western end of the building (20 metres approx.).
There is a level area in front of the Lodge that stretches the full length of the building where guests can drop off passengers and unload luggage etc. Assistance with luggage is always on hand.
There are two entrances into the Lodge. The central main entrance is reached by two downward steps each with a depth of approximately 150 mm, and one upward step approximately 150 mm. The secondary entrance at the eastern end of the building has no steps and enters through a covered porch over normal door thresholds. Door entrances are approx. 800mm wide.
There is a central corridor(1000mm wide) running the length of the Lodge and all rooms, including the guest lounge and restaurant are entered from this. All internal doors are approximately 800 mm wide and door furniture is approximately 1000 mm high. All room doors have auto door closures as does a fire door halfway down the corridor. Bedrooms have raised numbering.
There is an audible fire alarm within the building.
Assistance dogs are welcomed in the Lodge.
En-suite bedrooms have a shower, wash hand basin and toilet. Shower cubicles have grab rails and a step in height of approx. 250mm. The en-suite shower rooms are of insufficient size for the rotation of a wheelchair.
Standard bedrooms use the main bathroom, comprising of bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin and toilet. The shaving point is approximately 2500mm high. An additional toilet is available in the hallway. Both the bathroom and toilet are of insufficient size for the rotation of a wheelchair.
A toilet seat raiser and a removable seat for use in a shower is available upon request.
All rooms are very bright with large picture windows.
All areas have a good contrast of colour to floors, walls and doorways.
There is continuous neutral fitted carpeting in the bedrooms, guest lounge and corridor. The restaurant, en-suite shower rooms and main bathroom have a vinyl covering.
The television in the guest lounge has SKY teletext with subtitling option.
Menus and guest information in bedrooms are available in large print on request.
In the gardens, there is some level lawn although other areas are undulating. Gardens are well maintained with tables and chairs and picnic tables.
Public transport is available via the Post Bus which connects to Rhayader, the Elan Valley reservoirs and Llandrindod Wells. A bus connection to Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Llanidloes, Newtown and Aberystwyth is available in Rhayader. Taxis are available locally and can be booked from the Lodge. The National Express bus connects at Llangurig. The nearest train station is Llandrindod Wells.
A level tarmacadam cycle/pathway runs immediately in front of the Lodge and connects to Rhayader and the Elan Valley Visitors Centre and reservoirs. It does have a steep incline near Rhayader (at Cwmdauddwr) and at Caban Coch reservoir.
Mobile phone coverage can be obtained from the Lodge, but generally reception is poor in this valley area.
We hope that this information is of sufficient detail but please feel free to contact us, prior to booking, for any further clarification.