Fantastic Lodge, lovely clean rooms and an amazing lounge and kitchen. Lots of love and care put into it. Lovely caring Stephen and Kerena. Hot tub relaxing, spent most of my time in the hot tub, we’ll be coming again! Thank you for a lovely stay. Highly Highly recommended.
– Louise xxx (age 8). May 2010
We all enjoyed our stay here, a very chilled out time. Elan Valley by car (take a picnic), was very beautiful, Devil’s Bridge also nice and we took the train to Aberystwyth. The Red Kite feeding station worth a visit. The food at the Lamb and Flag is great. Thanks for the Welshcakes, wine and lovely clean lodge and hot tub. Bob the Buthcher sausages are lovely! Hopefuly will return and relax again in the future.
The Tucker family. June 2010
4th visit and absolutely fabulous once again! Hot tub in the snow and rain (really recommend this), will return mext year with family. Thank you for a very memorable white Christmas.
Sally, Barry, Lois and Ken. December 2010
Lodge – “CHILL LAX”, well what can I say, we always stay in Autograph/Ultimate Lodges, but this place tops them all. Very welcoming owners who have such care and respect for their guests – so thoughtful – the lodge is so well equipped, I have never seen so much consideration.
Location – The journey to Aberdovey is breathtaking and is only an hour away, perfect for children and dogs, it is very pretty and safe. Drive to Rhayader and follow signs for Elan Valley to take in all of the reservoirs – the road goes around in a circle back to Rhayader and takes about an hour and is breathtaking – really out of this world! Views, moorland combine this with a trip to the Red Kite feeding station farm on the way back.
I can’t put into words how bowled over I am, I have been taking these weekend breaks for 4 years and finally I have found the perfect place – a perfect retreat – will be back for longer!
Amanda, Cengiz, Layla and Bessie. February 2011
Absolutely Fantastic! A wonderful lodge in a lovely location. Sitting in the hot tub at night looking up at the stars was stunning. We really feel relaxed and de-stressed. The owners could not have been any nicer and more helpful. Don’t want to go home. Will definitely come back and recommend to all our family and friends.
Joanne, Adam and Diane. March 2011
Our 4th visit and still so much to see and so many walks to do. Thank you again for this beautiful place, a slice of heaven on earth. Hopefuly see you agai n in October.
San, Steve, Jill and family. April 2011
Perfect hosts that go the extra mile. We have had a peaceful and relaxing holiday and have had a wonderful time. It was wonderful to see the lambs gambolling in the fields and all the wild birds. Here’s to our next visit!
Robin and Gwen. May 2011
Lodges and hot tubs are our favourite holidays but this lodge is my favourite by far. What a stunning place this is. The standard is fantastic and the owners are so friendly and welcoming. The lodge and views have made my stay so memorable and we certainly don’t want to go home. Never seen all the family so relaxed and happy!
Jayne, Darren, Ryan, Callum, Russell and Evie. August 2011
Another great stay at Lon Lodges! Everything and so much more than you need for a relaxed week-end and so much better to be here for a week! Thanks again for a fantastic time.
Neil, Tanya, Shirley, Tony and Manol. October 2011
A wonderful time spent here yet again! Definitely feels like a second home! Thank you for your kindness as always.
Ken, Tina, Marie, Zars, Tim, Millie, Reid and Harley. December 2011
From the milk in the fridge when we arrived to the relaxing hot tub from making a jigsaw while looking at “THAT” view. A home from home with a little MAGIC. Well done to you, it’s beautiful. Shall be booking again. X
Rachel and Phil. Jan 2012
So peaceful, so relaxing, so perfect! Wonderful lodge in a fantastic location with wonderful attention to detail. Reluctant to leave! Thank you x
Jo, Adrian, James, Nicola, William, Mary (+Lola and Bentley – our dogs). Feb 2012
This was our 8th visit to the Lon Lodges! The lodge is kept to a very high standard and remains far superior to other lodges. We come to find new places to explore with the dogs and we are looking forward to the nature trails when we return next year.
Andy and Pam, Harry and Lily. March 2012
I checked out in such a dream – still marvelling at the beauty of Lon Lodges, nantmel and the area. I have stayed in some lovely self-catering places – Wales, England, Spain, Tuscany, France – but Lon Lodges is my number One! No competition. Highlights: Driving the old mountain road to Aberystwyth via Devil’s Bridge, swimming off Aberystwyth beach, seeing either a polecat or pine martin and the Lowland Walk as laid out by the Pughs. All was fab!
Sarah. June 2012
Had a fab holiday. Best Accommodation we have been to. First time to Wales and Lon Lodges and will definitely be back. Kerena and Stephen have thought of everything. Hot tub goes without saying! Many thanks.
Craig and Linda. July 2012
Thank you yet again for a lovely holiday. This time it was 2 weeks and we really felt the benefit of the extra time. See you again next year! Many thanks for everything. X
Sandra, Steve, Sarah, Andy, Jill and Meg the dog. August 2012
We have stayed in a lot of places, but this is by far the best! Wonderfully peaceful and well equipped lodge. Kerena was very welcoming and thoughtful with the little touches around the lodge. I would recommend the dams in the Elan Valley as the scenery is breathtaking. In Rhayader try Bob the Butcher’s sausages and bacon. Try the 2 walks as well. We will be coming back.
Ian and Lin. September 2012
Our Second visit and again an amazing break from it all. Stephen and Kerena are excellent hosts and the lodge was amazing as ever. We did both farm walks with our dogs, very well marked out and spectacular views on the hill top walk. A trip to the Elan Valley is a must, breathtaking sites and lots to explore. Watched shooting stars overhead from the hot tub – bliss!! Thanks again for our wonderful stay x.
Dave, June, Emma and Colin (Poppy and Rosie) 2012
6th visit to Lon Lodges, we have chosen 12.12.12 to get married and thought what better place to do it than at Lon Lodges! Our welcome as always was fabulous, Kerena you do such a super job of looking after your guests. The special touches were much appreciated. From start to finish our time here has been extra special and our son was highly accommodated for with the very nice highchair, travel cot, plastic cutlery and plates etc, the warm floors to crawl on and the xmas lights he loved! Finally our wedding day arrived, we enjoyed being pampered with our hair and make up artist Toni at Century Marks, the day went without a hitch with everyone being so lovely (must be the welsh way!). We all looked forward to coming back to the lodge and getting comfy, we spent hours in the hot tub with our champagne and looked at the stars, seeing lots of shooting stars, it was a perfect end to our special day. We are now planning our return visit to Ash Lodge, see you in 2013!
Barry, Sally, Jack, Michelle, Joey and Isacc. December 2012
Lon Lodges, what an amazing discovery! Everything you can wish for and more on your doorstep. The Elan Valley provided us with endless stunning scenery and landscapes. The finale of our stay was the unforgettable pan-aromatic view from the top of the Upland Hill walk from the Lodge. A real re-treat for relaxation, truly inspirational, thanks for being such perfect hosts.
Annabel and Carl. February 2013
Thank you to the Welsh Easter Bunny! and i love all your lambs and i love your hot tub! Thank you for letting me borrow your house. Lots of Love.
Ellie. March 2013
Just come back from a short break at Sycamore Lodge. ” Where do i start? ” We have been to lots of luxury lodges over the years but this one was by far the best. Immaculately clean, spacious with absolutely everything you need. Hot tub was amazing with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. In a great location too, Elan Valley a few miles away plus much much more.10 out of 10 for us and a credit to the host who was very welcoming and thoughtful.
Graham & Kay. May 2013
Thank you so much for your hospitality during our recent stay. We absolutely loved it! The Lodge was beautiful, the location fantastic, but your welcome, time and consideration for us as your guests made all the difference. You should all be proud of what you have achieved.
Kate, Steve and Finley. May 2013
Boys weekend – Great location, dumped the car and biked and walked everywhere. Accommodation superb, enjoyed the hot tub!
John, Mat, Patrick and Phil. September 2013
Just spent a fantastic xmas at sycamore,from the moment we walked in it was perfect with all the xmas decorations and finishing touches it even snowed xmas day, what more could we have asked for along with a super cosy lodge.
Rob and Jan and family. December 2013
A truly wonderful weekend away to clebrate our son’s 5th birthday! The children adored the nature walks and bird spotting and the hot tub was a big hit with all. This is by far the best Welsh break we’ve had and we’ve done lots and lots!! We will definitely return to Lon Lodges.
The Banner Family. March 2014
Well, what can I say… absolutely AMAZING! 2Nd visit and now planning our next. Love this place!!
Sarah, Ben, Kayleigh, Kyle and the dogs Holly and Lilly. May 2014.
Lon Lodges are a truly wonderful place to have a relaxing family holiday. Our lodge was spotlessly clean and provided everything for our holiday. The hot tub was a real treat and great to sit in to watch the stars. Our boys loved the stream and walks. Top marks to the whole Pugh family for an amazing retreat!
Gary, Kelly, Harry and Ollie. July 2014.
This was our 6th visit and we want to return next year – so that says it all! A wonderful relaxing break once again. Thank you Kerena and Stephen for all your hard work.
Sue, Steve and Ty. October 2014.
First impressions..when can we move in??!! (wow – hot tub…) All the little extras make this accommodation a truly 5 star experience. Every nature lovers dream. Completely safe and secure for children and pets – could write a book on how amazing this place is!
George, Joanne, Eve, Hugo and Prince. February 2015.
You as a family have built a wonderful place, but a home for people like us to stay, this is amazing and can’t wait to come back and visit, you’ve forgot nothing in this humble home, we will be back, THANK YOU.
Paul, Jane, Ant and Ann. March 2015.
What a fantastic Lodge! Exceeded our expectations. Spotlessly clean and very well furnished. New hot tub was a hit! Elan Valley was beautiful and Gigrin farm Red Kite feeding is breathtaking. Ynylas beach is am must, great for dogs. Thank you very much x.
Laura, David and baby Olivia. July 2015
May we thank you for a memorable holiday, the Lodge is luxurious and the hot tub is amazing! All the added extras make this by far the best place we have ever stayed. The stunning scenery and the walks are wonderful, in this very special part of the World. We really loved watching the variety of different birds feeding. Thank you again x.
Ian and Tonia, February 2017
AMAZING Holiday. AMAZING Accommodation. In Conclusion A>M>A>Z>I>N>G!
The Amamzing Hooper Family, March 2017
We loved watching the bunnies from the hot tub. Thank you.
The Goff Family, May 2017
Every break has its ups and downs… until our visit to Lon Lodges that is!! None of the people in our group have ever experienced such an all round perfect holiday. The details are all listed in the visitor’s book so I won’t repeat, but the one thing that really comes across is the owner’s genuine desire to make their guest’s stay perfect and is evident in every detail. Thank you.
Craig, Dawn, Nicole and Graham, October 2017
Amazing! What a fantastic week of pure bliss. Literally the most perfect place ever. Amazing Lodge, place, people and hot tub. Thank you so much.
Holly and Jordan, February 2018
Wonderful, comfy, clean lodge. Very well equipped. We all loved Rhayader and the Elan Valley. sorry but we will be back!!
Nell, Cazza, Wendy, Paddy and Yvonne. April 2018
Stellar Safari Lodge – Absolutely stunning stay, humbled to be the first to stay in this magnificent safari tent. Very warm and friendly welcome. Excellent tent tested to the max with the weather but warm and cosy inside. The walk over the little stream to the porch door was magical. Highly recommend A****.
Dan, Zoe, Mabel and Stan. September 2019
We had an amazing stay, everything at the Stellar Safari Lodge is fab! Really loved it and the beds are very comfy!
Dean, Kristy, Reece and Riley. May 2019
She said YES! The most perfect place at Stellar Safari for a wedding proposal. Thank you Kerena so much for being an amazing host. We will definitely be back!
Barnaby and Lucy. June 2019
Another fabulous stay here. So relaxing and comfortable. We don’t want to go home! Thank you so much, we hope to return. So many returning guests is a testimony to your outstanding home! xxx
Dawn and guests. January 2020
Beautiful location, peaceful and so quiet. Welcoming and helpful hosts who go the extra mile. The hot tub is a real treat, the lodge very well equipped. We had some lovely drives, seeing the most breathtaking countryside.Lots to do, highly recommended.
Alex and famil. August 2020
The Lodges were equal to and better than many 5 star Hotels I have stayed in!
L N and family. September 2021
A lovely stay 10 years later, still very much enjoyable. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you.
Meegan and family. October 2021
Wonderful facilities, very welcoming, lovely extra touches. Thank you.
The Marks family. January 2022
Perfection! Absolutely wonderful week. Thank you xx
Joanna. February 2022
We loved the bird table and bird book which helped us identify the birds. Great selection of games and information books and leaflets and we enjoyed the farm walks.
Mr and Mrs Phillips. May 2022
Incredible accommodation, perfect location, faultless!
Sam. July 2022
We had an amazing stay. Perfect base to explore the area. Thank you so much . Wonderful place. Wonderful host.
Samantha. April 2023
The welcome from Kerena and the Lodge exceeded our expectations. Thank you for the milk and welchcakes and thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely lodge.
Mary. June 2023
Beautiful Lodge, fabulously equipped, loved the peace and quiet.
Davies. August 2023