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  • Visit Wales 5 Star Self-catering
  • Wales Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award
  • Visit Wales Cyclists Welcome
  • Visit Wales Walkers Welcome
  • National Tourism Awards Winner
Sycamore Lodge

Sycamore Lodge

Private hot tub and garden area
Sycamore Lodge

Self-catering with 2 units £525-£1040 pupw sleeps 6



Award Winning 5-star self-catering lodges, offering a special holiday experience with private spa hot tub in the heart of Mid Wales and the Cambrian Mountains.

Both Lodges offer luxury accommodation with their own private hot tub and free WiFi. Each sleep 6 people in 2 double bedrooms & 1 twin room. Travel cot and Z bed available.

Listed in 'Wales in Style' - a guide for the finest destinations and experiences that Wales can offer.

Ash and Sycamore Lodges are situated on a family farm, 4 miles from the small market town of Rhayader. Both Lodges have been sustainably built using locally sourced timber and have a Gold award with Green Business Tourism Scheme.

It's the perfect place to relax and unwind - lots of wonderful walks, peaceful lanes to cycle and many mountain biking tracks nearby. Nature reserves, pony trekking and fishing are nearby and the area is a bird watcher’s paradise. There are two Wildlife Nature Trails straight from the Lodge’s doorstep.

Cosy and warm in winter with under floor heating and patio doors for summer outdoor living. The lodges are non smoking environments. Beds are made up with Luxury Egyptian cotton sheets prior to arrival. Heating & electricity included in price.

An open plan living area with leather sofas, electric wood burner effect stove, TV with Sky Freeview, games & books. A modern, well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, eleectric fan oven/grill/hob and microwave. Family bathroom has a bath with overhead electric shower, wc, vanity unit, heated towel rail, lighted mirror and shaver socket. There is a separate cloakroom toilet. An entrance lobby has hanging space for coats/ shoes with a welly rack outside!

Each lodge has a private and safe fenced garden with patio area, lawn, garden furniture and their own private spa hot tub that runs all year. A personal, lockable garden store holds recycling facilities and has room for outdoor equipment. Parking for 2 vehicles in each Lodge.

Luxury extras can be delivered - Fine Welsh food hampers, award winning butcher's meats, home baked cakes and fresh flower arrangements.

The Lodges have a Gold Award in the Green Business Tourism Scheme, given for it's commitment for being Eco-friendly and providing sustainable tourism accommodation. Solar panels help provide the electricity and a newly installed Eco Air to Air cooler system provides warm or cool air, as well as the economical underfloor heating in the winter months.

Set in a rural farm location on it's own site, the lodges are nestled within the landscape. Local Welsh Wine and Welsh cakes and Welsh Tea are part of the welcome pack, with optional orders for hampers of local fine Welsh foods.

Farm eggs can be purchased from the nearby farm and a Vegetable stall has seasonal farm produce for sale. An abundance of Nature Reserves offer everything for you to enjoy the wildlife and scenery. Cyclists can enjoy cycling to the nearby town on a county lane and there are cycle paths that take you on a tour around the Elan Valley Reservoirs. Fungi Forays are an option by an experienced fungi expert and writer of foraging.

Access to farmland and private wildlife trails with maps and a guide provided.

Eco Friendly
Remote / Rural Location
Detached Property
Uninterrupted Views
Local Produce Provided or Restaurants Available Nearby (Seasonal / Organic etc.)
Nature Reserves / Nature Walks Nearby
Scenic Walking Route / Cycle Routes Onsite / Nearby

Children are welcome with comfortable accommodation for families, in addition to the highchair and travel cot, we can also provide a children's bed rail for a single bed, a baby bath, plastic plates, bowls, cups and cutlery, and safety electric socket covers. The enclosed garden is safe and secure with a fence and a gate.

Outdoor Play Area
Highchair Provided
Cot Provided
DVD Player
Board Games Provided / Children's Books
Child Friendly Activities Onsite/Nearby
Information provided about family attractions/things to do
Activity wildlife walk observation sheet and walk guide leaflet.

The accommodation has a comprehensive accessibility statement. All on ground level the lodges provide accessible bedrooms and bathrooms areas. A decked ramp gives access to the front glazed doors.

Ground Floor Bedroom
Ground Floor Bathroom
Elderly and Less Mobile
Flat parking area or with ramp

The peaceful location is ideal for a romantic get away. Warm and cosy in the winter months, cool and spacious in the summer. A secluded location with window and door blinds give privacy to guests. The luxury spa hot tub is a great way to view the starry skies and spot the numerous shooting stars. We can provide hampers of fine welsh foods, local butcher's meats, delicious chocolates and champagne.

Provide 'extras' upon request e.g. champagne, chocolates, flowers etc.
Hot Tub

Located on a family farm, the lodges have their own Wildlife Walks straight from the door. Maps and guides will show you around two nature trails where you can discover the wildlife and learn about the farm animals and the Welsh rural landscape. Bird feeders are positioned outside your kitchen window and the numerous bird books help you to keep a record in the nature journal provided for guests. Bird nesting boxes encourage birds to nest close by. The private pond attracts visiting wildlife and viewing benches are located for guests to sit and enjoy all that nature has to offer. The nearby lakes and reservoirs are a fisherman's dream and there is plenty of advise and information.


Bird Watching / Wildlife Watching
Wildlife / Nature Reference Books
Nature Walks Onsite / Nearby
Fishing Opportunities Onsite / Nearby
Ponds / Conservation Area Onsite / Nearby
Information provided on local wildlife
Bird Tables/ Hanging Feeders/ Nest Boxes Onsite

Lon Lodges offer two lodges which sleep 6 persons in each lodge and a total of 12 persons, if both lodges are booked together. The open plan living room and kitchen area is a great space for communal use and the patio doors lead out onto the garden deck and outdoor seating for a family or group gathering. Extensive information on local eating places is provided and the owners can help with arranging a taxi service and advise on activities during your stay as well as pre-ordered special occasion surprises to your loved ones.

Accommodate Small Groups 4-10
Accommodate Groups 10+
Communal Areas
Communal Eating Areas
Private Garden / Outdoor Seating Area
Provide Information on local restaurants
Accept Hen & Stag Parties
Occasion Packages
Help with organising transport (Taxis, mini buses etc.)
Provide Information on activities / attractions for groups
Ample Parking

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionSatellite TVIroning facilitiesHealth/beauty facilities onsitePrivate parkingGardenDogs/pets NOT acceptedCentral heatingFreezerMicrowave cookerDishwasherLinen providedFishingPony trekking/horse-ridingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Working farmCycles for hireWiFi or internet accessLeisure club (onsite or nearby)DVD playerAir conditioningCD playerHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableDrying facilitiesWashing machineElectric car charging pointMobility Accessibility Facilities

Private hot tub. Enclosed garden with furniture. Underfloor heating. Non smoking. Children welcome from any age.

Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SO 039673  Lat: 52.29551 Long: -3.41048


The Lôn Lodges are situated on a country lane (signposted Abbeycwmhir) off the A44 between Crossgates and Rhayader, near the village of Nantmel.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Health/beauty facilities onsiteHealth/beauty facilities onsite
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • FreezerFreezer
  • Microwave cookerMicrowave cooker
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • FishingFishing
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Working farmWorking farm
  • Cycles for hireCycles for hire
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • Air conditioningAir conditioning
  • CD playerCD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities

Private hot tub. Enclosed garden with furniture. Underfloor heating. Non smoking. Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Parking for Multiple unit properties:
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas ramp


  • YesSink taps have lever handles
  • YesSeating available in kitchen


  • YesSteps to the main entrance:
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance

Bed/ Bathrooms

  • YesTaps in bathroom with lever handles available


Lôn Lodges – Access Statement This statement has been written as a guide to the suitability of our Lodges for your accommodation needs and accessibility. If there is a specific requirement that you would like to know, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions. TRANSPORT AND LOCATION * The Lodges can be accessed directly by guests personal vehicles. * A bus stop is located 1 mile from the Lodges at the A44 turn off point. * Nearest train station is Llandrindod Wells – 9 miles * A taxi service operates locally * Cycle hire available from local bike shop in Rhayader (4 miles) * Ordnance Survey GB grid reference number is SO 025 679 * Mobile phone networks available. VEHICLE Access * The site entrance is accessed from a country lane (council road, tarmac surface). The stone and gravel drive leads you immediately to the private entrance gates (2 opening wooden gates giving a 4.27 metre width access). * Private parking access for two large vehicles (gravelled stone surface). There is a slight gradient slope away from the Lodge. * Immediate access to the entrance door for unloading/loading luggage. LODGE Access * The main entrance door (opening width 71 cm) to the lobby is accessed by two steps, max 15 cm high. The door opens inwards (top third glazed window gives visibility on entrance). A window blind is fixed if privacy is required. * Wheelchair entry gained via wooden decked ramp (gradient 1:12, length 6ft.), a right angle turn on the ramp takes you up a second ramp (same gradient). The alternative access is by two separate fully glazed doors (toughened safety glass) that open outwards (door latches fixed to hold doors open). Door width – 81 cm with a 2 cm threshold gives access to the living/kitchen area. * Two additional full glazed patio doors (same specification) lead to the two front double bedrooms. * All external doors have a 5 lever mortice lock” lever door handle and use a lift up action” lock and key. * External wall light placed at the main entrance and two wall lights illuminate the veranda entrance. There are four spotlights around Lodge to give additional light. * Pets including assistance dogs are welcome. Assistance dogs have access to all areas. All other pets have no access to bedrooms. * A welcome literacy pack contains helpful information, including emergency contact details, shopping suggestions and tourist attraction details. * Literacy pack does not contain a Braille format. INTERIOR SPECIFICATION Flooring * Internal flooring throughout is all on one level. * Living/kitchen and bedroom floors have light oak engineered wood boards. * Lobby, hall, bathroom and toilet rooms have grey floor tiles. Décor * Interior décor throughout the main living/kitchen and bedroom areas is light in colour with cream painted walls and pine wood ceilings. The furnishings have good colour contrast and the rooms are well lit with several lighting options. * Bedrooms have non-feather pillows and duvets with Egyptian cotton sheets and polycotton duvet covers. * Bathroom is tiled from ceiling to floor and has a good ceiling light as well as a mirror light * Interior doors are wood, width 80 cm with black wrought iron lever handles. The bathroom and toilet doors have an additional turn lock on handle. * All light switches and power points are at a sensible height. Heating * Underfloor heating throughout gives warmth to the floors. * Electric wood burner effect stove can be switched on at ground level. * Upright wall mounted heated towel rail is positioned in the bathroom. Ventilation * All rooms have a window/windows that are mainly bottom opening using two window stays and side lock. Windows are vented. * Bathroom and toilet have external wall extractor fans, as well as side opening windows. * Integrated cooker hood has an external extractor fan. Smoke Alarms * Two audible smoke alarms are situated in the kitchen and hall. Entrance Lobby/hall * Well lit with ceiling light and table lamp. Internal and external light switches are placed immediatel y inside door. * Access to bathroom and toilet from lobby * Hall width is 85 cm. Living area * Two 3 seater” leather sofas give comfortable seating for 6 people. * 19” LCD flatscreen TV positioned for easy viewing. Operates by remote control. Sky Freeview channels available for latest reports and news. * DVD player, positioned under TV, operates by remote control. * Electric fire operated at ground level. * Lighting consists of drop ceiling pendant, wall mounted light & table lamp. Kitchen area * Fitted kitchen base cupboards with metal D handle” openers, run flush with exterior wall and two wall cupboards are empty for food storage (not accessible from wheelchair height). * Base units contain crockery, cutlery, pans, bake ware, utensils, empty food storage space, laundry items, cleaning pack and the First Aid Box. * Work top height is a standard 950 mm. * Dresser style unit, with eye level shelving, holds the glassware and large cleaning/laundry items. Lower shelves hold the CD/radio, hairdryer, torch, books, DVDs, games and maps. * Standard sized integrated appliances are located in the base units. Dishwasher – pull down door and push button operation. 70/30 ratio tall fridge over freezer – same handles as units Washer/dryer - front loading with push and dial controls Single fan oven and grill – in base unit (pull down door) with selector knobs, and minute minder. Extractor fan and light control above cooker at higher level, not accessible from wheelchair height. Ceramic hob – sits on top of oven with 4 heat rings, knob controls and illuminated residual heat indicators. Microwave oven – sits on top of kitchen work surface, a push button opens the door, 2 manual dial controls for time and heat setting. Kettle – (cordless) sits on top of kitchen work surface. Sink – A metal single sink and drainer with a swivelled swan neck tap. Dini

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