Holiday cottages in Rhayader
Browse our collection of holiday cottages in Rhayader to inspire your next break to Mid Wales. We have some great places to stay in our collection of holiday cottages. Rhayader is surrounded by the Cambrian Mountains and set on the banks of the River Wye, at the gateway to the Elan and Claerwen Valleys, offering visitors a host of incredible landscapes and outdoor adventures. Rhayader is set in the deepest Welsh countryside and is the perfect base for both an action-packed or a relaxed self-catering holiday. Explore everything Rhayader and the Elan Valley have to offer from the comfort of our Rhayader holiday cottages; we have something for everyone.
Rhayader is a great base for lovers of the outdoors, located right next to the Elan Valley in the heart of Mid Wales. This 72-square-mile landscape is decorated with shimmering reservoirs and six Victorian dams, attracting a variety of wildlife. It’s just as stunning by night, as it’s a recognised Dark Skies Park; witness the sky in all its stellar glory. The Elan Valley offers a host of opportunities for walking and cycling around the scenic reservoirs, as well as fishing from the Claerwen river. After an active day out, Rhayader’s town centre has everything you need for something more relaxed, including a museum, parks, shops, and restaurants.
Pay a visit to the Rhayader Museum and Gallery to discover the history of the town and the surrounding area. Or, why not take in a performance at the unique Willow Globe Theatre nearby, an open-air theatre formed from willow trees? At Gigrin Farm, located just south of the town, wild red kites are fed every day of the year. At one time, Mid Wales was home to the last few remaining red kites but due to the hard work of conservation bodies, the number of kites using the feeding station can vary from anything from a few dozen to 400 or more depending on the weather and time of year.
Our holiday accommodation in Rhayader is well-placed for both exploring this charming town and the neighbouring Elan Valley. Ranging from dog-friendly properties to large countryside hideaways with views over the reservoirs, our collection of Rhayader holiday cottages offers something for everyone during their stay in Powys.