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Cuckoo Clock Lodge

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 32 reviews

Hi, We are Jim & Sue. Welcome to Cuckoo Clock Lodge.

Lodge | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden


To Celebrate our TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 Award we are having a PRIZE DRAW to win a free nights stay for up to 6 people at Cuckoo Clock Lodge followed the day after by 2 x free helicopter flights over the Elan Valley Reservoirs.

Prize draw eligibility is all previous guests that have stayed at Cuckoo Clock Lodge and anyone that books to stay with us during the remainder of 2014 or in 2015. Closing date is 31st August 2014 and winners must be available on 6th & 7th September 2014. There will be no alternative prizes.

A very rare and stunning opportunity to see Elan Valley dams and reservoirs from the air.

VisitWales 4* Graded. FREE Swimming at Rhayader Leisure Centre, 3 mins walk from CCL.


Prices listed are for 3-6 people for 7 nights arriving on a Saturday.

For parties of 1-2 people for 7 nights arriving on a Saturday we offer a 20% discount.


We also offer short breaks for all party sizes.

Option 1 - 3 nights weekend break arriving on a Friday.

Option 2 - 4 nights mid week break arriving on a Monday.

Contact us for prices and availability.

"Great views and it is the cleanest place I have every stayed in",

"Cuckoo Clock lodge was immaculately clean and well equipped with stunning views in a peaceful location and only a 5 minute walk into the town of Rhayader"

Hello and WELCOME to Cuckoo Clock Lodge our fantastic and quirky self catering holiday cottage situated in the beautiful market town of Rhayader, Powys, in the heart of Mid-Wales, UK

The opening comments above are just a few examples of what our previous guests have said after their stay at Cuckoo Clock Lodge. Come on, don't just take their word for it, come and try it for yourselves!

In a nutshell, the house is an unusual open plan property constructed from Western Red Cedar with ample off street parking. It has recently been modernised and equipped to a very high standard. It has fantastic panoramic views across the upper Wye Valley and located in a very quiet part of town. You have a maximum 15 minute walk to all the towns fine amenities including shops, restaurants, takeaways, pubs (10, yes 10!), Post Office, chemist and only a 3 minute walk to our great little leisure centre with pool.

On the flip side you will find yourself surrounded by stunning countryside in less than a 5 minute drive!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aberystwyth, about an hours very scenic drive away 60 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardif, Nearest railway: Llandrindod Wells 15 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared indoor pool
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available, Swing set
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking


Rhayader, the first town on the River Wye, is said to be the oldest in mid Wales. Sitting in the shadow of the Cambrian Mountains at the upper end of the Elan Valley, Rhayader has a long history as a market town. Because of its location at a natural crossroads between east, west, north and south, Rhayader has welcomed travellers for centuries. In days gone by it was a very important staging post, especially for the London to Aberystwyth line. The journey from Rhayader to Aberystwyth today (along the B4574) is described by the AA as being one of the top 10 most scenic in the world.

Unsurprisingly this journeyman's town was plagued with an excess of tollgates in the 19th century, sparking the famous Rebecca Riots in which farmers would dress in drag and attack the toll booths. Rhayader today is a far more placid place, with visitors attracted by the beautiful scenery that is criss-crossed with an abundance of trails and bridleways. It is also the home to a growing population of Red Kites that can be seen at Gigrin Farm, as well as the picturesque Elan Valley Reservoirs.

The reservoirs were built to provide water for the swollen population of industrialised Birmingham which was suffering from interminable epidemics of water borne diseases. The work was begun in 1894 and opened by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1904, the entire project cost £6 million which is around £240 million in today's money.

The worker's village, designed by Herbert Tudor Buckland is the only purpose built Arts and Crafts model Village in Wales and the Nant-y-Gro Reservoir was the test site for the Dambusters bombing experiments in 1942.

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Review 1-10 of 32

8 May 2014



We really enjoyed the week. The lodge was very clean and well equipped. A good spacious living area and close to the town with good views from the balcony.Swimming at the local pool was included. G… More

13 Apr 2014


"Lovely holiday!"

Myself and my fiancée had a lovely holiday at the Cuckoo Clock Lodge. The lodge is in a lovely location for those who like walking, cycling and a relaxing holiday. The accommodation has all mod cons … More

7 Jan 2014


"Great location, lodge was super clean and we'll equipped"

Two families had a new year break after being attracted to the property following excellent reviews.Our experience was super, the property was very well equipped especially the kitchen.The property fe… More

Hi D & G family and friends,

Many thanks for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your holiday at Cuckoo Clock Lodge and look forward to your return in the not too distant future.

30 Oct 2013


"All mod cons, comfortable and ideally located to town"

Beautiful house, modern and fully equiped, located close to town, fabulous views.… More

14 Oct 2013


"Mr B Thomas"

This accomodation is fully equipped with eveything we needed for our 4 day stay. The kitchen and bathroom are of a very high standard, and the homemade jam Rachael left was exquisite. The house is jus… More

Thanks very much for taking the time to write the nice review. We are very pleased that yourself, Andy, George and John enjoyed your stay with us in Rhayader and hope that you will come back again soon in the not too distant future and give our pubs another welcome tryout again :~)

Many thanks
Jim, Sue & Rachael

5 Oct 2013


"Clean and spacious, with good view and friendly management"

Lots of space, very clean, good wifi, well-equipped, friendly and helpful owner, just outside centre of town, very near Elan Valley. We would definitely consider staying there again.… More

Hello again D & V,

Many thanks for taking the time to write the nice review for us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Cuckoo Clock Lodge and hope that you will visit us again soon.

I never really thought about it before I suppose because I am used to the house but yes it is a very spacious property. Even the bedrooms have a generous floor area as well as the open plan living area across the front of the house.

Best Regards
Jim, Sue & Rachael

11 Sep 2013


"“Truly awesome”- Perfect for Families."

Really lovely cottage with stunning views and peaceful location.The house is comfortable, well equipped. We absolutely loved it! Deceptively spacious, all of the rooms are very large. Spotlessly clean… More

Hello to you all,

Many thanks for taking the time to write a lovely review of your short break holiday with us at Cuckoo Clock Lodge. We are really pleased you enjoyed the house and that you had a great few days away.

We hope you will come back again soon.

Many thanks
Best Regards
Jim, Sue & Rachael

5 Aug 2013


"comfortable high standard accommodation"

Following several stays the standard of accommodation is of the same high quality.There is a very friendly house keeper.Lots of information in the house with plenty of ideas of what to do in the area … More

Many thanks again for taking the time to write the nice review of your stay. We do appreciate it. You certainly had fantastic weather for the latter half of your visit this year.

We hope you will choose to stay with us again next year

Many Thanks
Best Regards
Jim, Sue & Rachael

4 Aug 2013


"A very clean comfortable propery in a beautiful location in Mid"

On our arrival we found a lovely welcome pack. The property was everything we required for an enjoyable holiday. The kitchen and bathroom are excellent. Very comfortable bed. Very handy for shops pubs… More

Many thanks for taking the time to write the nice review above and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Cuckoo Clock Lodge with us in Rhayader. You certainly had some cracking weather for your weeks stay. Many thanks for your ideas and suggestions too.

Best Regards
Jim, Sue & Rachael

14 Jun 2013


"Perfect - As usual"

Well, this is our 3rd or 4th time at Cuckoo Clock Lodge and that last sentence speaks for itself, there will be other occasions too without doubt.We were 4 individuals all having motorbikes, on arriva… More

Well thank you again for your really nice review and we are really pleased you had a really great holiday at Cuckoo Clock Lodge (again). You were lucky with the weather and as you said when we chatted on the phone it is really pleasant sitting out on the balcony in the early evening (any time of day for that matter) When I lived in the house whilst we were renovating it a few years back that whole "sitting on the balcony thing and watching the world go by" cost me a lot of time in getting the project finished but hey it didn't matter.

I am planning to get the satnav routes saved in the Garmin file format as well as the TomTom format so you can just upload them withoiut the need of the Tyre program.

Hope you visit us again soon.
Best Regards
Jim, Sue & Rachael

Review 1-10 of 32

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