There are dozens of affordable local providers, ranging from campsites to B&Bs and hotels (see www.rhayader.co.uk for a full list). All are child-friendly and most are happy to take dogs. Here are a few suggestions:
Mid Wales Holiday Lets 07843 477890 – www.midwalesholidaylets.co.uk have a range of self-catering flats in the fashionable downtown part of the town.
The Horseshoes (01597 810 982 – www.rhayader.net/horseshoe) is a family-run guesthouse in a quiet Rhayader side-street.
Ty Morgans (01597 811666 – www.tymorgans.co.uk) is in the very centre of town with a good bar and restaurant on the ground floor.
Ric and Pippa (01597 810792 – https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/4095296) are a lovely couple of ‘shroomers who welcome fellow enthusiasts to stay in their spare rooms now their children have left home
Vulcan Lodge Cottages (07902 856205 – Vulcan Lodge Cottages) A former pub now converted into lavish self-catering accommodation.
The Elan Valley Hotel (01597 810448 – www.elanvalleyhotel.c0.uk ) lies in the heart of mushroom country.
The Metropole (01597 823700 – www.metropole.co.uk) is an Edwardian hotel situated 10 miles from Rhayader and owned by a fellow mushroom-fanatic.
Beili Neuadd (01597 810211 – www.midwalesfarmstay.co.uk) is a B&B located just outside Rhayader in good mushroom territory.
Nannerth Country Holidays (01597 811121 – www.nannerth.co.uk) has a range of award-winning self-catering apartments in its farm outbuildings.
The Clyn (01597 810120 – www.clyncottages.co.uk) has two stunningly converted self-catering apartments sleeping four and seven respectively.
Welsh Country Holidays (www.walescountryholidays.co.uk) has a range of 23 beautiful cottages and conversions set in spectacular Mid-Wales countryside.
Elan Oaks (01597 810326) a tranquil caravan and camp site two miles out of town in the heart of mushroom country.
Blaenglanhannog Holiday Cottages (01686 420712 – www.carnocottage.co.uk) is a dog-friendly four-star self-catering cottage 45 minutes from Rhayader which is also ideal for exploring southern Snowdonia and Mid-Wales.
The Old Vicarage Dolfor (01686 629051 – www.theoldvicaragedolfor.co.uk) is an award-winning five star guesthouse and licensed restaurant offering local organic produce.
Maesglas Uchaf (01974 282571 – www.maesglsbandb.co.uk) has all the comforts of a modern house and is situated on the western side of the Cambrian Mountains, halfway between Aberystwyth and Rhayader.
Mid-Wales Camping, Caravanning and Tipi (01597 870081 – www.campingmidwales.co.uk) gets you closer to nature and is only a couple of miles from our starting point.
Tynrhyd (01267 667604 – www.tynrhyd.com) is a family-run, 5* self-catering, barn conversion near Devil’s Bridge (about 30 minutes drive from Rhayader).