Oakwood Lodge Park
About the Resort
Oakwood Lodge Park sits amongst 20 acres of attractive parkland and offers a variety of beautiful wooden lodges with striking views of the nearby Elan Valley. The accommodation faces south to catch the sun all day long, and the area is perfect for birdwatching and other outdoor pursuits such as hiking, cycling and fishing. The central location of Oakwood Lodge Park makes it an ideal place from which to explore Wales at any time of year.
The lodges have everything you need for a relaxing self-catering holiday and are available for booking all year round. Central heating ensures you won’t feel the cold in winter! Most of the lodges come with secluded private garden areas and hot tubs and all have their own private sun deck and parking. You’ll also have a TV and CD/DVD player, as well as access to Wi-Fi. Dogs are welcome.
Things to Try
With the views from your lodge over the Elan Valley, how could you resist a visit or two? The area boasts incredible feats of Victorian engineering alongside gorgeous natural scenery, and is ideal for walking, cycling, sightseeing or nature-watching. Don’t miss the 6 historic dams.
Red kites can often be seen soaring through the sky in this part of Wales, but if you want to view them up close then be sure to visit Gigrin Farm, just 3 miles from Oakwood Lodges. Hundreds of wild red kites are fed here every day at 2pm (or 3pm during British Summer Time).
Brecon Mountain Railway
Take a special trip into the natural beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park on a steam train running along this amazing heritage railway. You can view the stunning scenery from the comfort of an all-weather observation carriage as you make this nostalgic journey through the Welsh countryside.
National Showcaves Centre for Wales
This attraction allows you to explore three unique natural caves. You can see incredible rock formations, underground waterfalls and lakes, and sites where the remains of Bronze Age humans have been found. There’s also the Dinosaur Park, where there are over 200 life-sized dinosaur models to be seen.
For Food & Drink
The nearby town of Rhayader, just down the road, sports a number of restaurants and bars. Try the Lamb & Flag Inn, the Castle Bar & Grill or the Triangle Inn for the traditional pub fare. If you’re in the mood for something different, the Mirchi does excellent Indian meals.
Powis Castle, a medieval fortress and mansion near Welshpool, is well-known for hosting a vast collection of items from India, as well as its large, beautiful formal gardens. Kerry Vale Vineyard is also worth a visit if you’re a fan of wine, for an interesting guided tour and of course some tasting.
Gilfach Nature Reserve is just a few miles away and is brimming with wildlife, making it a wonderful place to enjoy a walk in natural surroundings. And if you’re an angler, the River Wye is widely known as one of the best rivers for mixed coarse and game fishing in the UK.