In the old town area, just 5 minutes’ walk from the River Wye, this 200-year-old Welsh stone building is rich in original character and traditional charm, with wood beams and exposed stonework.

With original 18th-century timbers and a log fire, the lounges are furnished with deep comfortable chairs. The Horseshoe has been recently refurbished and now combines modern comforts and facilities with this lovely old building’s historic character. The rooms are decorated in a traditional country style and each room has tea/coffee making facilities, modern central heating and a flat-screen TV.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

The Horseshoe Guesthouse has been welcoming guests since Apr 27, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 king bed
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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Hi, if I was arriving by bicycle would there be somewhere I could keep by bike safely overnight? Thanks. Phil
    Hello Phil, Yes, your bike can go in the garage. Regards, Paul
    Answered on 16 March 2021
  • Are any rooms suitable for pensioners with poor mobility please?
    There is a ground floor disabled access room if that is any help to you.
    Answered on 22 July 2022
  • can you cater for vegans for breakfast?
    yes - I don't think of us as veganist
    Answered on 30 July 2021
  • Hi are you doing food in the evening or is there somewhere local I can get something ( key workers)
    Hi, We are not doing food but there is a variety of takeaways available and you can take your food to your room. Happy to supply plates etc, cheers Paul
    Answered on 7 April 2021
  • Hi do you have somewhere secure to park a motorcycle thankyou
    We have a private car park that suits most people, further we have a garage for bikes but it's best to phone ( does not allow me to show ph..
    Answered on 18 February 2021
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Hosted by Paul and Laura Roberts

Host Review Score

Paul and Laura Roberts
We have been in Rhayader for 14 years trying to perfect the guest experience recognising that for every guest, for a little time this is their holiday or at least their time off. We added a new reception area, conservatory and re-furbished all the rooms and the lounge to a high modern standard. We only cook locally sourced food, cooked that day to fulfill the experience of a well rounded looked after stay whilst our guests enjoy the beautiful surrounding area and the Elan Valley.
Language spoken: English
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Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Amenities of The Horseshoe Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9
Most popular amenities
Free parking
Non-smoking rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
Free WiFi
Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Mini golf
    Additional charge
  • Racquetball
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bowling
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • CD player
  • Radio
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Packed lunches
  • Express check-in/out
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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From 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM


From 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cash Debit card ATM card The Horseshoe Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Bar is closed from Wed, Jul 01, 2020 until Fri, Jul 31, 2020

FAQs about The Horseshoe Guesthouse

  • Guests staying at The Horseshoe Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian

  • Yes, The Horseshoe Guesthouse is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at The Horseshoe Guesthouse include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Single
    • Suite

  • The Horseshoe Guesthouse offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bowling
    • Game room
    • Fishing
    • Mini golf
    • Racquetball
    • Bike tours
    • Bicycle rental
    • Horseback riding

  • Check-in at The Horseshoe Guesthouse is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • The prices at The Horseshoe Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Horseshoe Guesthouse is 800 feet from the center of Rhayader.