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Vulcan Lodge - the Middleton

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Middleton Lounge

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner



Vulcan Lodge - the Middleton is situated in arguably the most beautiful part of the Upper Wye Valley with the Cambrian mountains, Elan Valley lakes and Wye Valley Walk close by. Whether your enthusiasm is for walking, cycling, fishing, birdwatching or canoing - or you just want a peaceful, relaxing holiday, this is the place for you.

The 4* Middleton is the largest cottage in the Lodge and has luxury and style. The conversion of the old inn has been undertaken sensitively in order to preserve the best of the old inn - oak beams and stone walls - while providing all of the fittings and furnishings the discerning visitor of today has come to expect of 4 star accommodation.

The Middleton is on the ground floor with level access front and rear. It has 3 bedrooms: 2 double and a twin and a large dining room which can accommodate 23 guests if booked with the other Lodge cottages. It is luxuriously furnished and the garden has outdoor furniture and parasols for the warmer days with plenty of room to barbecue.

This cottage is ideal for group bookings: family gatherings, cycle clubs, walking groups, canoists. There is a large purpose built secure cycle store with bike stands and facilities for hosing down at the end of the day. Also, there is a large laundry and drying room with facilities for boot cleaning and storage.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aberystwyth 50 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Cardiff 160 km, Nearest railway: Llandrindod Wells 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 23, Lounge seats for 9
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Ground floor cottage.

Large open plan dining room and kitchen with 2 dining room tables accommodating 23 guests.

Stone walls and oak beams an attractive feature.

Ground floor cottage with a private entrance front and rear.

Wide corridors - excellent for wheelchair users

A wet room suitable for independent wheelchair users

Wide selection of board games.

TV has a 3D viewing option

Blueray player

Clock/radio alarm with Iphone/Ipod docking station in all bedrooms

Additional single beds available to raise guest numbers to 8.

Purpose built large secure cycle and canoe store with bike stands and pressure washer.

Large laundry room with facilities for boot cleaning and storage.

Additional single beds available at a cost of £15 per person per night.

Further details outdoors

Plenty of outdoor garden furniture and parasols to accommodate all Lodge guests

Space to barbecue (not supplied)

A large amount of off-road parking

Private entrance front and rear

Additional ensuite rooms and B&B available in the Lodge

A shop, post office and cafe with gardens just a short walk away

Further details

Included in the price:

Welcome pack

Starter pack

Bed linen, towels, tea towels

Electricity & gas


Use of laundry and drying room

There is a charge for:

A well-behaved dog - £3 per night

An additional single bed - £15 per night

Contact owner for details of the Lodge's ensuite rooms & B&B

About this location

The Powys region

Vulcan Lodge - the Middleton, sits in the Upper Wye Valley which is designated an area of special interest and beauty. It is only 3.5 miles from the market town of Rhayader: the gateway to the Elan Valley. With its network of lakes and dams the Elan Valley is considered to be the Lake District of Wales.

The backdrop to the area are the Cambrian Mountains which extend from Rhayader to the coast of Ceredigion.


Rhayader is a vibrant town with much to offer the visitor. With its Leisure Centre, Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Museum, Community Arts Centre (CARAD), Willow Globe open air Shakespeare theatre, Red Kite Centre and Mountain Bike Centre, it is rich in culture and interest. Each year there are a number of local agricultural shows in the surrounding villages and Rhayader itself has a Grand Carnival week with events occurring on a nightly basis over a 10 day period. There is a programme of events at the Elan Valley Visitor Centre throughout the year and the Leisure Centre offers school holiday activities for children. There is a children's playbarn 3 miles from the cottage.

With a population of just over 2,000 Rhayader has a range of shops including a Spar store and chemist. It also has 11 pubs!

For walkers the Wye Valley Walk is just a 10 minute walk from the cottage. The Red Kite Centre at Gigrin Farm where the wondrous raptors can be seen at close quarters at feeding time, is 3 miles away. For cyclists there are many cycle paths and trails close by and in Rhayader there is a mountain bike centre which offers guided tours as well as bike hire. For canoe enthusiasts there is a canoe access point on the river a short walk away and there are many opportunities for fishing both on the rivers Wye and Marteg and at Llyn Gwyn pool owned by Rhayader Angling Association.

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Review 1-7 of 7

10 Sep 2014


"Spacious, comfortable accommodations for our family of six in a beautiful area."

We booked the Middleton because we were looking for a self-service cottage with space for our family of 6 that would be well located. The place is more than large enough for with three large en-suite … More

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you liked the Middleton and enjoyed your stay in this part of Wales. We sometimes feel somewhat in the shadow of the Brecon Beacons with its National Park status but the Élan Valley and the Cambrian mountains are at least as beautiful. Thank you again for your very positive review.


15 Jul 2014


"5 Star Heaven"

This place is a hidden gem, wonderful location ideal for walks & Rhayader. Service was brilliant and made to feel very welcome.Accommodation was spacious and clean10/10 :)… More

Thank you very much for posting such a positive comment about Vulcan Lodge Cottages. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Yes - we do have some lovely walks for visitors and the river walk at the rear of the Lodge is especially popular.

We look forward to seeing you again some time in the future.

26 Dec 2012


"Fabulous Spacious Accommodation - certainly worth a visit"

My daughters and I recently stayed at the Middleton. Beautifully apportioned accommodation - three bedrooms each with their own bathroom. Abundance of hot water and accommodation was warm and cozy. … More

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of our Middleton cottage. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay - especially as you came from such a long way away! The Middleton is indeed very spacious and I know guests who have stayed really appreciate this.

I do hope you will visit us again in the future and in the meantime may we wish you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year.

2 Oct 2012


"Girls' Break"

Stayed here in early September along with two girl-friends. What can I say, a bedroom & bathroom each, no queues in the morning for showers etc. The property is extreemly spacious and has everyt… More

Thank you very much for your review. It is kind of you to describe your visit in such glowing terms. We have aimed in our new venture to cater for every need of the guests who come and it seems we may have succeeded! You are right when you say it is an excellent base for exploring Mid Wales and the lakes and mountains of the Elan Valley. I look forward to seeing you again next year. Thank you again for taking the time to post a review.

30 Sep 2012


"A very spacious and well decorated property with an excellent range of facilities."

The Middleton is plenty big enough for six and one of the bedrooms has a double bed and a single so there is enough room for seven to sleep. The accomodation is to a high standard and the facilities … More

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Middleton cottage and for giving such positive feedback. We really are fortunate to have direct access to the riverside and its lovely walk. We are pleased you found the facilities of a high standard and valued the benefit of having a shop and cafe nearby. Perhaps we may see you again some time in the future.

Elaine Zamroz, Owner

28 Sep 2012


"Excellent self catering accomodation, equipped with everything you could wish for!"

Self catering accomodation, furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard.This former pub has been delightfully converted into self catering apartments of varying sizes. We stayed in the groun… More

Thank you for your very positive feedback about your stay at the Vulcan Lodge. We are glad you appreciated the facilities on offer. When planning the conversion we tried hard to build in some of the old building's features and I am glad you appreciated this. Perhaps we may see you again some time in the future. Thank you again for taking the time to post the review.

20 Aug 2012


"Perfect. Excellent accommodation with every convenience one could possibly need, perfect for chilling out."

We stayed here with extended family age ranges 6 months - 71 years. We occupied 3 of the cottages as well as this one. The cottages are all beautifully decorated and equipped. This one was big enough… More

Thank you for posting such positive comments about Vulcan Lodge cottages on TripAdvisor. The conversion of the Vulcan Lodge into four 4 Star luxury cottages has been an exciting project for us and throughout the conversion we have been anxious to complete to the highest specification. Your response is therefore very rewarding for us.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the near future.


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    • 2 Years listed

    90% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:24 Feb 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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