Plas Robin Rural Retreats

Contemporary, bespoke-designed lodges with private stargazing hot tubs, blissfully secluded amongst remote, idyllic countryside in a historic Powys village.
  • Sleeps: 4 or 6 per lodge
  • Bedrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
  • Bathrooms: 2 or 3 per lodge
  • Minimum stay: 3-4 nights

Gloriously secluded by a quiet country lane in Llandyssil, a quaint village close to the Shropshire border, Plas Robin Rural Retreats comprise three stunning, contemporary lodges that each sleep 4 or 6 guests in rural comfort.

Set amongst 35 acres of private pastureland, you can feast your eyes on spectacular valley views that lead all the way to Powis Castle, whether you’re enjoying an al fresco supper on the patio, or gazing through the large bi-folding doors.

Each lodge has been bespoke-designed and lovingly constructed from local materials, including reclaimed Welsh slate, locally-grown cedar, and stone direct from a nearby quarry.

Shepherd’s Rest and Ty Hiraeth (Welsh for “house with a sense of coming home”) each sleep up to 4 guests, making them ideal for a small family.

Both lodges feature all-ground-floor accommodation, with welcoming open-plan living spaces, squishy sofas, and toasty underfloor heating… though if you’re in need of extra warmth, simply light the wood-burning stove and turn on the TV, for a ridiculously snuggly evening in.

There are two bedrooms to choose from: a master superking room with direct access to the patio, and a cheerful twin with zip-and-link beds that mean you can create a second superking if needed.  Both rooms feature a TV and plenty of storage space.

The twin bedroom boasts an elegant en-suite shower room, and the opulent family bathroom a rolltop bath that was made for filling with indulgent bubbles… which the owner has thoughtfully provided. You’ll also find a stack of monogrammed towels and robes to wrap yourself up in afterwards.

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At a glance

  • Three contemporary lodges, Shepherd’s Rest, Ty Hiraeth, and Lleity Cariad, remotely secluded amongst 35 acres of private pastureland in the rural Powys village of Llandyssil, two miles from Montgomery.
  • Shepherd’s Rest and Ty Hiraeth feature all-ground-floor accommodation, with two bedrooms (one superking and one twin) that sleep 4 guests in total.
  • Lleity Cariad sleeps up to 6 guests, with en-suite superking and twin rooms on the ground floor, and a lower ground superking room with spa style bathroom. This spectacular lodge also features a 6-person sauna and a wood-fired pizza oven.
  • Throw open the bi-fold doors and invite the outside in, or relax on the patio. Each lodge also features a private al fresco hot tub.
  • There is a wealth of walking routes in the local area, with easy access to the Offa’s Dyke trail. There is a bakery in walking distance.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Large Groups


2 contemporary single-level lodges, each sleep 4 guests (8 if booked together).  Per lodge:  2 bedrooms, 1 superking with patio access, 1 twin with zip-and-link option, with TVs and storage space.  En-suite shower room with basin, WC, toiletries, towels, robes.  Family bathroom with roll top bath, basin, WC.  Open plan living/dining area with sofa, wood-burning stove, underfloor heating, TV.  Kitchen with oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher.  Utility room with washing machine.  Lawned garden with furniture, barbecue, hot tub.  Off-road parking for 2 cars.

1 luxurious two-storey lodge, sleeps 6 guests.  3 bedrooms, 2 superking, 1 twin, 3 bathrooms, 1 spa style bathroom featuring luxury freestanding bath, multi-jet shower and Jack-and-Jill sinks, 2 en-suite waterfall shower rooms.  Kitchen with electric rangemaster oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler, utility room with washing machine.  Lounge with Aga swivel wood-burner and basket of logs, bespoke dining table and chairs.  Smart TVs in lounge and bedrooms.  Large garden with wraparound terrace, gas barbecue, wood-fired pizza oven, lounger.  6-person sauna with drinks station and Nespresso coffee machine.  Off-road parking for 3 cars.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, nature watching, historic sites, castles, museums, village shops, pubs, restaurants, golf

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Though if you’re in need of an even more lavish soak, simply head outside, where your private stargazing hot tub will be waiting!

Lleity Cariad, meanwhile, sleeps up to 6 guests in unrivalled luxury, with exposed beams, and a showstopping living space with large bi-folding doors to the wraparound terrace… oh, and an AGA swivel wood-burner!

There are two elegant ground-floor bedrooms – a superking and a twin – while a solid oak staircase leads not only to the master superking room, but a luxury spa style bathroom (featuring Jack & Jill sinks with designer back-lit mirrors, a huge walk-in chromatherapy light therapy shower with multiple waterflows and body jets, and a stand alone 1.8m bath for the most indulgent of soaks), and an incredible six-person sauna with a Himalayan salt wall.

After a sound night’s sleep and morning coffee on the patio to catch the sunrise, why not gather some eggs from the free-roaming chickens on site, and rustle up a tasty breakfast? With so much to see and do in the local area, you’re bound to need the fuel.

For starters, there are countless walking routes to choose from, with easy access to the Offa’s Dyke trail. If you’d rather take a lazy stroll, Llandyssil village centre is close by, complete with a bakery for morning treats of freshly-baked bread and pastries!

The bustling town of Montgomery also awaits just two miles away, boasting farmers’ markets, shops, and historic sites that include its 12th century castle ruins.

Wear yourselves out as much as you like, safe in the knowledge that your peaceful haven will be waiting for you at the end of yet another wonderful day.

Things to note

Check in from 4:30pm. One well-behaved dog is permitted to stay at Shepherd’s Rest and Lleity Cariad, no pets permitted at Ty Hiraeth. Shepherd’s Rest and Ty Hiraeth can be booked together to sleep a total of 8 guests.

Where you'll be staying

Montgomery, Powys

What the guests of Plas Robin Rural Retreats say

“The attention to detail was very high and the owners were so friendly and welcoming and always happy to help. We received a hamper on arrival which made the experience even more remarkable. We were also provided with an information folder of the area and recommendations which were really useful. The views of the lodge were stunning, you could waste hours just sitting there watching and relaxing. This Lodge really does feel like a proper holiday and not just a stay in the UK. Would highly recommend.”

“The accommodation is beautiful with incredible views and everything done to such a high standard. The hot tub is a lovely addition and we really enjoyed looking at stars. Carol and her family are super friendly and helpful. We can’t wait to come and stay again!”

“You could not wish to stay at a more amazing place. Firstly the hosts Carol and David were so welcoming and the property was amazing – everything absolutely perfect, would not hesitate to recommend this place. A special mention to Meg the Collie Dog who we adopted for the duration of our stay! Will most certainly return. Didn’t want to leave.”

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