Surrounded by the Cambrian Mountains, and set on the banks of the River Wye, at the gateway to the Elan and Claerwen Valleys, Rhayader offers a host of incredible landscapes and outdoor adventures. Rhayader is set in deepest Welsh countryside and is the perfect base for both an action-packed or relaxed self-catering holiday. Explore everything Rhayader and the Elan Valley has to offer from the comfort of our Rhayader holiday cottages - we have something for everyone.
Why visit Rhayader?
Rhayader is a great base for lovers of the outdoors, located right next to the Elan Valley. This 72 square-mile landscape is decorated with shimmering reservoirs and 6 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.
Things to do in Rhayader:
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.
Why stay in a Rhayader cottage?
Our accommodation in Rhayader is well-placed for both exploring this charming town and the neighbouring Elan Valley. Ranging from dog-friendly cottages to large countryside hideaways with views over the reservoirs, our collection of Rhayader cottages offers something for everyone.
Three must-see things in Rhayader:
Pay a visit to the Rhayader Museum and Gallery to discover the history of the town and surrounding area.
Cast your eyes to the starry skies at night in the Elan Valley, a recognised International Dark Skies Park.
See a performance at the unique Willow Globe Theatre nearby, an open-air theatre formed from willow trees.