Elan Valley Dark Sky Park

Mid Wales Holiday Lets are on the doorstep of the Elan Valley Estate which was granted the silver-tier status by the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) based in Arizona, USA.

45,000 acres of the Elan Valley are protected against light pollution for the benefit of those who live and work here, in addition to the many visitors each year. The status also provides sanctuary for the abundance of wildlife and nature which can be found by day or night here on the estate.

An IDA International Dark Sky Park (IDSP) is a land possessing an exceptional or distinguished quality of starry nights and a nocturnal environment that is specifically protected for its scientific, natural, educational, cultural heritage, and/or public enjoyment. The land may be publicly owned, or privately owned provided that the landowner(s) consent to the right of permanent, ongoing public access to specific areas included in the IDA designation.”

Currently the Elan Valley is the only International Dark Sky Park in Wales. Mid Wales Holiday Lets are able to facilitate your stay with luxury apartments based in Rhayader. We have apartments to suit all size parties; The Cwtch a great couples retreat, Old Drapers an accessible apartment, Bakehouse great for a family or small group, Afonwy House ideal for larger groups and families or Glandwr House which has 6 ensuite bedrooms! We have something for everyone.

Telephone: 01597 810880

Website: https://www.elanvalley.org.uk/darkskies