The Alltimate View

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Perfect spot. (added by visitor 11 Jul 2022)
Views from campsite (added by manager 01 sep 2022)
Hill view from the pitches (added by manager 29 may 2022)
Wild camping pitches (added by manager 29 may 2022)

  • Wild camping on a smallholding in the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • A 15-minute drive to Llangorse Lake; 20 to Black Mountain Activities
  • Animals to meet on site; pubs five minutes’ drive
A spot of wild camping in the Brecon Beacons National Park anyone? That’s pretty much what you’ll get at The Alltimate View, and very aptly named it is too, being on the side of All Hill with long-reaching views across Powys hills to the River Usk. And despite its peaceful and remote setting, the site is really easy to get to, being only a one-minute drive from the A40.
 The few simple grass pitches are on a smallholding located between pretty riverside Brecon (15 minutes’ drive) and historic Crickhowell (10 minutes), and are something of a haven for hikers and cyclists, as trails and bridle paths lead straight out into Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains.
 No-frills amenities cover a shower and loo, charging facilities and a communal fridge and freezer for keeping all your foodie bits and pieces fresh. Pick up barbecue supplies in Brecon or skip the self-catering lark altogether and head straight for the canal-side pubs in Talybont-on-Usk (five minutes).
 Back on site, you may well find yourself sharing space with the owners’ cheeky peacocks, chickens and ducks, as well as cute-as-anything, rare-breed Ryeland sheep.

Site type

Tent pitches 10
Motorhome pitches 3
Open all year
Please note
  • A cable measuring at least 3 metres is needed for the electric hook-ups.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

British Sign Language (BSL)

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

95%

would recommend this site to a friend

94%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

A refreshing countryside break

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Rosie W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: We loved our stay at The Alltimate View. Chris was a wonderful host. The facilities were minimal but working and adequate for the length of time we were there. The views were incredible. There were walks from the campsite and plenty of wildlife. I was a proper break from the hustle and bustle.

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Lovely host and friendly camp dog. Hopefully back soon

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Joshua T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Setting and facilities

Recommend to friends Visit again

Host was very friendly and helpful. Views are brilliant, and lots of…

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
gareth p. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Host was very friendly and helpful. Views are brilliant, and lots of farm animals to see. Allowed fire pits, which was nice to sit outside and enjoy the views into the night.

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The best wild campsite, perfect location with beautiful views. Owners helpful and…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Bryn R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The best wild campsite, perfect location with beautiful views. Owners helpful and friendly.

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Amazing views, walks straight from the site, good loo and shower and…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Zoe S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Amazing views, walks straight from the site, good loo and shower and friendly welcome. Bring some blocks if in camper van - slight slope on some of the hard standing.

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What a hidden gem! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Picturesque!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Perfect view, great surroundings, very friendly owners. Beautiful small-hold, with lovely animals. Lovely bridle pathway to the venison farm shop (45 min walk) Toilet/shower facilities good, hot water & sink available within 100 yards! E/H/U & water close to pitches. Even fresh free range eggs available for a small donation! Highly recommend & will be back very soon!

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It was a tidy and quiet site the showers and toilets were…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: It was a tidy and quiet site the showers and toilets were very clean and staff very helpful.

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Rustic basic beautiful site

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Andrew M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Everything , lovely and quiet no frills campsite perfect for what we needed, owner Chris is a top guy and full of useful info for walks and local attractions, the view from the van site is amazing, this is a working farm and not solely a campsite , bathroom facilities are clean but basic but again perfect for what we needed, yes it’s rustic but we like that and will definitely be returning again

Disliked: This isn’t really a dislike but for those who may need a WiFi connection (we didn’t) but I know some people like to have it for work etc if staying for a few days, there isn’t one and there’s not really much of a phone signal either but again didn’t worry us but I’m sure some people would prefer to have it

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Peaceful scenic location in close proximity to hiking trails. Loved the farm…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Peaceful scenic location in close proximity to hiking trails. Loved the farm animals, particularly the friendly little lamb that kept escaping from the field and hanging out with the campers.

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Peaceful, unspoilt campsite in a fantastic location.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 6
Lucinda B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Lovely, peaceful campsite with a gorgeous view. The owner was phenomenally friendly and appeared to enjoy sharing his farm with campers and tourers. He even gave our children a ride on the quad bike, which they thoroughly enjoyed! Beautiful walk from the camping field up the Allt; a short drive to bigger hills. The facilities are basic, but better than they look. Visitor numbers are capped at a low level, so even though there are only two toilets and two showers, this was not an issue. To find such a quiet corner of Wales, allowing us to let the children roam freely on May Bank Holiday weekend, was priceless. (I selfishly hope the owner does not over-develop the site).

Disliked: The owner was away for a lot of our stay. (This could have been circumstance and not a common occurrence). On leaving, this meant we had to make 5/6 trips down to our car with our stuff, which would not have be necessary if the owner were on site with the quad and trailer. Someone used the compost toilet incorrectly, blocking the front channel (not the owners fault as instructions are displayed). We also needed to ask for more wood shavings for the toilet, however both these issues were sorted quickly.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Communal freezer Communal fridge Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Shop nearby

Type

Farm Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Horse riding nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Sailing nearby Watersports nearby

Location

The Alltimate View

Upper Talybryn

LLansantffraed

Brecon

Powys

Wales

LD3 7JQ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.89812°N
-3.26572°W

Nearest transport

Coach
6.2 mi Interchange
8 mi Bus Station
8.5 mi Lidl
Rail
8.8 mi Ebbw Vale Town Rail Station
9.7 mi Rhymney Rail Station
10.2 mi Ebbw Vale Parkway Rail Station
Ferry
26.2 mi Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal
29 mi Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop
29.5 mi Taffs Mead Waterbus Stop

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

If it’s time to get active in the bracing Brecon Beacons air, pack yourselves off to Llangorse Multi Activity Centre (10 minutes’ drive) to test your mettle on rope courses and indoor climbing walls (the latter is a useful option if the weather turns on you) or go pony trekking on heather-covered foothills. There are several golf courses within 20 minutes’ drive, while competitive types can race each other around the off-road track at Battle MX (20 minutes) motocross track. Black Mountain Activities (20 minutes) is the place for all things water-related – here you can have a go at canoeing and gorge walking. For gentle family-friendly ambles with scenic views, Llangorse Lake (15 minutes) has waymarked trails around its shoreline, while the track through dramatic Clydach Gorge (25 minutes) leads past an old tramway to the long-abandoned remains of ironworks and quarries. To delve into local history, take a tour of the monumental Norman tower and mellow-stone medieval mansion at Tretower Court and Castle (10 minutes) – once the hangout of Welsh bards – and if you fancy a day rummaging in the bookshops of Hay-on-Wye, the market town is a half-hour’s drive away.

Must see

Brecon Mountain Railway 8.1 mi

Big Pit: National Coal Museum 11.1 mi

Blaenavon Ironworks 11.3 mi

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre 11.6 mi

Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre 14.3 mi

National Trust

Cwmmau Farmhouse 19.6 mi

Skenfrith Castle 20.2 mi

The Weir 22.5 mi

The Kymin 25.4 mi

Aberdulais Falls 26.7 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

A40 - Paragon Tower - Hill Fort - Roman Road - A40 0.2 mi

Talybont - Brinore Trail - Brecon Canal - Talybont 1.1 mi

Talybont - Canal Towpath - Dinore Tramway - Talybont Reservoir - Talybont 1.1 mi

Bwlch - Cefn Moel - Pen Tir - Bwlch 1.9 mi

Aber Picnic Site - Dinore Tram Road - Tor y Foel - Taff Trail - Aber Picnic Site 2 mi

Local events

  • Green Man Festival (Thursday 15 August 2024 – Thursday 15 August 2024)

    Crickhowell, Powys 4.4 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Powys?

  • Does The Alltimate View have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Alltimate View dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Alltimate View? If it’s time to get active in the bracing Brecon Beacons air, pack yourselves off to Llangorse Multi Activity Centre (10 minutes’ drive) to test your mettle on rope courses and indoor … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Alltimate View?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Alltimate View? From £30 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.