£45 per night
£45 per night
The Horseshoe Guest House Hotel, Rhayader, Wales

The Horseshoe Guest House Hotel

Rhayader, Wales - The Horseshoe, Church Street

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We Will Be Back! ... A lovely place to stay while in Rhayader. We had a wonderful 4 days there. Breakfast was placed in a nice large room with a lot of space and the variety to choose from was fabulous. Our room was very clean and comfortable, and the price was good value for ...

Description - Guesthouse

We invite you to enjoy a relaxing break at 'The Horseshoe Guest House and Restaurant'. Our charming 18th Century Guest House, situated in the 'old town' area of the rural market town of Rhayader, with the river Wye just 3-4 minutes walk away.

Rhayader is known as the gateway to the 'Lakeland of Wales'.

We provide the perfect base from which to explore this magnificent area with its mountains, valleys, woods and lakes.

The Horseshoe in Rhayader is a 200 year-old spacious Welsh stone building with lots of character and charm, the lounges are furnished with deep comfortable chairs, and are heavily beamed with a log fire for chilly evenings adding to the atmosphere. The Horseshoe has been recently refurbished to a high standard offering the very best in modern facilities whilst retaining the original charm of this lovely old building.

The conservatory with it's walled garden are inviting and relaxing after a day on the move. The bedrooms, double and twin En Suite or single standard are decorated with flair in the 'countryside' style, all rooms have colour T. V complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits and modern central heating.

Parking is no problem, we have our own large secure car park and secure cycle andmotorbike storage

All dogs are welcome if we are notified at the time of booking

The Horseshoe plot has a varied history, the house opposite in the car park used to be the old stables and later was developed into a petrol station, indeed the car park still has the old petrol tanks underground. The car park itself used to be a private road known as Butchers Row. If you look to our old garden wall you can still see the outline of the windows where there used to be a row of old widow cottages.

The plot is situated in the old part of Rhayader town, which not by accident is the best place to be because the whole area is on a bed of rock some 100ft above the river level. This means that you can sleep comfortably at night without any worries about flooding.

Local Activities & Attractions

A variety of attractions can be found close by to the Horseshoe Guest House in Rhayader. These include Clive Powells mountain Bike Centre and Gigrin Farm and of course the show piece the Elan Valley. This list is not exhaustive of what Rhayader offers so watch this space for even more updates.

For breathtaking scenery and a series of four dams set in spectacular countryside you cannot get better than the Elan Valley. Set in approx 16 square miles of countryside that offers such a variety of landscapes it cannot help but be a pleasure to all. Set just a couple of miles outside Rhayader the Elan Valley has been able to enthuse, cyclists, walkers, birdwathers and all manner of people for over a century.
Gigrin Farm

Wild Red Kites at Gigrin Farm every day of the year.

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The space
  • Property type: Guesthouse
  • Guest rooms/units: 5
  • Year built: 1800
  • Renovated: 2010
  • Public classification: 4
Guesthouse accommodations

Lowest price available: £45

King Single Single Room Standard Twin Twin Private Bathroom Disabled
  • Check-in: 11:00am
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Guesthouse amenities

18th Century building offering 21st century comfort and facilities

BBQ area Bicycle rental Breakfast included Children permitted Express checkout Free local phonecalls Gardens Gay friendly Handicap access Internet access Internet wireless (free) Linen included Luggage carriers Meal plans Newspapers/magazines No curfew Open 24 Hours Parking (free) Pets allowed Restaurant on site Safe deposit box Tour/sightseeing assistance Voltage converters WIFI (free)

Room amenities

Barcut Coch, meaning Red Kite, is a ground floor ensuite twin room suitable for wheelchair access. There is a small entrance lobby to the bedroom great for hanging wet coats and storing walking boots. The pretty bedroom has plenty of storage with large fitted wardrobes and a window overlooking the garden. Adjoining is a wet room which includes a walk in shower area on one level, handbasin, WC and heated towel rail.

Gwastedyn is a twin ensuite room. This room has a bathroom that accommodates a WC, handbasin and large bath perfect for relaxing after a days activities. It also has a separate shower room.

Glan-yr-afon is a large double ensuite room that has a comfortable king size bed. This room can also accommodate an additional single bed for family bookings if required. The ensuite facilities consist of a shower, hand basin and WC. There is also a separate handbasin located in the bedroom.

Claerwen is a double ensuite room. This room features an delightful area of exposed stone wall. It has a double iron bed with crisp white bedlinen. The ensuite has a shower, WC and hand basin. There are beautiful views of the countryside, perfect at sunset.

Backpacker facilities Clock radio Coffee/tea maker Cribs available Ensuite Hairdryer Handicap facilities Internet access Iron/ironing board Non-smoking rooms Private bathroom Shared bathroom Telephone Television Television (cable/satellite) Toiletries complimentary VCR/DVD Voltage converters Wake-up calls


Rural town at the Gateway to Elan Valley Dams and Parks. We are based in the centre of town with our own private car park.

Points of interest
  • Elan Valley dam Network
  • Gigrin Kite Farm
  • River Wye
  • Route 8 Mountain Bike Trail
  • Gilfach Nature Reserve

Food and drink
Eating in house
The Horseshoe Restaurant
Home cooked food sourced daily from the local butcher and farms

Price details

£45 - 88 per night

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaAmerican ExpressMaestro UK

Available discounts

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Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

At least 48 hours notice required otherwise payment in full

Location - Guesthouse

The Horseshoe, Church Street
Sir Powys
Wales  GB  LD65At

Latitude: 52.30038, Longitude: -3.51317

How to get there

From East follow A44 Worcester to Leominster to Rhayader
North follow A470 to Newport to Rhayader
South Follow A470 to Abergavenney to Brecon to Rhayader

Network trains available to Llandrindod then Taxi/bus

Nearest airport: Birmingham 80 miles