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Powys Pods

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General

  • On a working farm in the Welsh Marches with gorgeous views
  • A 20-minute drive from Hay-on-Wye; 40 minutes from Llandrindod Wells
  • Pony trekking next door; half an hour hike from Offa's Dyke Path

Gorgeous views over the Welsh Marches, sheep and cows grazing in the fields next door and, crucially, limited phone signal freeing you from tech interruptions… the team at Powys Pods say that peaceful breaks are pretty much guaranteed at their working semi-organic farm 20 minutes’ drive from Hay-on-Wye.

Concerned by the concept of being completely cut off from the outside world? Don’t tell the boss, but actually a wifi connection is available at the site’s facilities area for when you need to keep in contact.

Local info (walking maps, activity brochures and pub details) can also be consulted in more traditional form, as the folk in charge have gathered lots of it together in a folder for guests to peruse. Inside that folder are all sorts of ideas for days out nearby: horse riding (from the handy stables next door), golf, canoeing, city wanders and lots of country walk ideas.

A pub is 10 minutes’ drive away for times when you fancy having someone else do the dinner, but with all this space on site it’s highly recommended that you stock up on supplies (to stash in the fridge and freezer) and settle in for alfresco eats with a backdrop of valley views/spectacular sunsets/starry skies. A spacious covered kitchen has a hotplate, barbecue and prep area to aid in such endeavours, along with picnic tables and a firepit.

If the kids need some space to run about, it's handy to note that there's an enclosed lawn space that's overlooked by the kitchen and seating so parents can keep an eye on proceedings. Also handy on the family front are the self-contained washrooms with space to clean up mucky children.


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9.5

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Anonymous user

Pods, whole settings, helpful landlord, views, cleanliness27/08/2021

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  • Ardwyn camping pod (2 adults and 2 infants)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pods, whole settings, helpful landlord, views, cleanliness

    Disliked: 

    Issues with shower and internet

From the manager...

Thanks I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Our rural Internet was off for a few hours when you arrived, but was soon fixed - and an electrician attended to the shower within two hours and there was an easy fix :)

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Anonymous user

Excellent pods in a beautiful situation, well thought out site05/07/2021

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  • Bryn-Gwyn camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great size pod and facilities in a beautiful area.

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Anonymous user

Very nice and warm pod. Beautiful scenery. Hosts showed concern …03/11/2019

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  • Ardwyn camping pod (2 adults and 2 infants)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very nice and warm pod. Beautiful scenery. Hosts showed concern about weather preparations and were pleasant throughout.

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Great rural location perfect shower/toilets18/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLiam T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Ardwyn camping pod (2 adults and 2 infants)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Proper rural location, great pod the toilet/shower pods are a very good idea,

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated shower per pitch

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet per pitch

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

No cash accepted on site

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Microlodges

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Grug Farm, Bryngwyn, Kington, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, HR5 3QN
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.1489°N 3.1883°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Interchange — 16.3 miles
Telephone Exchange — 19.4 miles
Country Bus Station — 21.3 miles
Train stations
Builth Road Rail Station — 10.2 miles
Pen-y-Bont Rail Station — 10.3 miles
Llandrindod Rail Station — 10.4 miles
Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 41.4 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 47.4 miles

Directions


The site will email you before your stay with detailed directions of how to find the location. Regular connecting bus services operate from the train stations at Hereford, Abergavenny, Llandrindod Wells and Builth Wells.

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

Out to see more of that the splendid scenery… both novices and experienced rein-wranglers can sign up for horse riding/pony trekking from the riding centre on the next-door farm, while golfers play a round or two at Rhosgoch Golf Club (10 minutes’ drive) and paddlers launch canoes or kayaks on the River Wye from various spots within a half-hour drive.

Walkers will get great value out of their boots around here too: head straight out onto 7,000-acre Ireland Moor straight from the farm, take the half-hour hike to pick up the Offa’s Dyke Path, follow routes from Kington (25 minutes’ drive), tackle trails in the Black Mountains (half an hour)…

Ready for a rest? Take things a little more slowly by bimbling between bookshops in Hay-on-Wye (20 minutes), seek out local tipples along the Hereford Cider Route (40 minutes) or meet cute creatures at the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre (half an hour). Brecon, Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells are all within a 40-minute drive for town wanders.

Must see

  • Stokesay Castle (24.6 miles)
  • Ludlow Castle (24.8 miles)
  • Brecon Mountain Railway (25.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Cwmmau Farmhouse (5.2 miles)
  • The Weir (16.5 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Powys Pods cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Powys Pods will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Bank transfer

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Powys Pods have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Powys Pods dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Powys Pods? Out to see more of that the splendid scenery… both novices and experienced rein-wranglers can sign up for horse riding/pony trekking from the riding centre on the next-door farm, while golfers play … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Powys Pods?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
The site will send you further check-in information 2 day(s) before your arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

This site is part of a working farm, and in the interest of your safety the site does not allow you access to some areas of the farmyard. These areas will be made clear to you upon your arrival on the site.

Children must be supervised at all times.

As the farm dogs are working dogs, they aren't usually kept on a lead. However, if you'd prefer not to meet the dogs, please let the site know in advance and the owners will do their very best to keep them away from the accommodation area (although this can't be guaranteed). Please note, there may be other dogs on the farm too.

Please also bear in mind that the two resident dogs will be protective of their territory around other dogs, and will bark initially. You must leave your dog in the car when you arrive, so that the owners can introduce the dogs in a controlled manner.

Please bring a bed or mat for your dog to sit/sleep on in the pod.

All visiting dogs must be wormed within three weeks of your stay at the site, using a wormer that contains Praziquantel (to eradicate tapeworm); details will be discussed with you before your arrival.

Bookings of three or more adults between the age of 18 and 29 are not allowed.

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