Tipis at Ponty

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Yurt Mary viewed from sunset shack (added by manager 12 Oct 2022)
View from hilltop pitch dafyyd (added by manager 12 sep 2019)
Mary yurt (added by manager 04 apr 2022)
Mavis in dappled shade by the river (added by manager 12 oct 2022)

  • Scenic, secluded adults-only site close to the Powys/Shropshire border
  • Vyrnwy Lake and Pistyll Rhaeadr within a half-hour drive
  • Next to the River Cain for fishing; kitchen and firepits on site
Ahhh, Powys. It’s got a lot going for it – being in the scenic wilds of Wales yet so close to England’s stunning county of Shropshire. But what it’s also fab for? Tipis at Ponty, an adults-only site on a pretty six-acre smallholding by the border between two nations. Access to attractions and activities aside, this park’s immediate location is worth the visit alone: it’s flanked by a three-acre paddock and the banks of the River Cain, where you’re welcome to fish or just settle in and admire the gorgeous views up the valley. Seating and firepits are provided, so there’s always a comfy, warm spot out in the open air, and to keep the peaceful vibe intact it’s a vehicle-free site with wheelbarrows supplied to help you cart your kit around the place. Well-behaved dogs are allowed to come along for your break too. All in all, the facilities are fantastic hereabouts: they include two bespoke wetrooms and a kitchenette that’s kitted out with fridges, freezer, a microwave and a washing-up area along with a little ‘honesty box’ shop selling various products prepped by in-house chefs Ian and Jane. Themed meals are occasionally offered during busy periods on site. Guests are also welcome to use the Sunset Shack in the upper copse, a cosy hideaway with seating for both dining and relaxing alongside a cooking area with a double gas hob. As the name suggests, this is the place to go for top views of the spectacular sunsets that often appear around these parts. Meanwhile, the village of Llansantffraid (just under a mile away) is your go-to for mini supermarkets, pubs, a chip shop and a curry house.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 3
Tent pitches 7
Rent a tent 1
Open now
Please note
  • Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Mon, 25 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

A great back to basics camping experience next to a healthy river.

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)

Liked: Perfect mixture of scenic views, bird song, tent locations, facilities. Owners were really helpful. Local walks and routes to shop/pub shown on notice board. Seeing Kingfishers as well as many other birds.

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Excellent site and excellent hosts.

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
Anne B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)

Liked: The river. Peaceful campsite. The birds (woodpecker,blue tits). Loved the Sunday night pizza! Ten minutes walk to Lion Hotel. (Lovely three course meal there and reasonably priced). Ten minutes drive to Meifod where there's a free car park and lots of walks from there.

Disliked: Noisy man snoring!

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly owners and good pitch.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Paul T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)

Liked: Peaceful campsite, helpful & friendly owners, good facilities, dog friendly, put pizzas on during a busy night that were excellent. The pitches were very spacious and private. Nothing to fault, perfect for what we wanted. I don't know if there was WiFi and it won't let me not give an answer.

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Excellent site, friendly hosts

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Mavis tipi

Liked: We would highly recommend this site. The hosts were very friendly and the cost of the pitch was extremely affordable. We were welcomed by Jane who gave us some very good recommendations of where to visit. The pitches are very well spaced which is one of the main reasons we chose this site, it created privacy and a lovely atmosphere. We stayed in Mavis, it was in a great location. The facilities were very clean and we enjoyed a lovely walk around the grounds. We enjoyed the fire pit and the general atmosphere of the place and we felt very safe. We would definitely return. I'd recommend this site to everyone

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Beautiful site with great owners

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

Algie non-electric grass and earth tent pitch

Liked: Excellent stay at Tipis! Lovely owners and brilliant facilities. Can't wait for our next stay

Disliked: Hill down to the pitch with no car access so have to carry things down but wouldn't stop us staying again!

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From the manager: Thank you for your feedback!! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us! and we look forward to welcoming you back here again in the future. The nature of our site is to give the most peaceful experience we can, hence no vehicle access to any pitches. Algie is at the bottom of the hill nestling by the river... for those that don't want to navigate a hill we recommend Daffyd, on our main site, or a wild camping pitch on our adjacent field.

Lovely location and setting. Hosts very friendly, greeted us on arrival and…

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

Algie non-electric grass and earth tent pitch

Liked: Lovely location and setting. Hosts very friendly, greeted us on arrival and gave us a tour. The facilities are clean and well kept, the little kitchenette is very handy. The little extras they sell are a lovely extra touch.

Disliked: Two of the tent pitches are at the bottom of a steep hill. This wasn't a problem, but could be an issue if you struggle with mobility.

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From the manager: Thanks for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back here in the future! We do emphasise on all platforms that pitches Don Don and Algie are at the bottom of the hill, but if anyone ever needed help we would of course help! or offer them an alternative pitch. Being such a small site we have to work with the limitations it provides. We feel lucky to be able to offer the beauty of being down by the river as an alternative pitch to stay :)

Beautiful setting for tents, very peaceful, in the middle of nature. The…

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

Algie non-electric grass and earth tent pitch

Liked: Beautiful setting for tents, very peaceful, in the middle of nature. The site has all the facilities you need, more than other sites. The owners, Jane&Ian are very nice. We much enjoyed our stay.

Disliked: Nothing

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From the manager: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay on Algie, being at the bottom of the hill by the river it gives an extra feeling of tranquiltiy. We look forward to welcoming you back here in the future

Rustic Wild camping feel

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

Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)

Liked: Loved the wild camping area, we were lucky enough to be the only people there so had ultimate peace and quiet. The sound of the stream babbling through the night was to die for. Hosts were friendly and knowledgeable of the local area, we will definitely be back!

Disliked: Nothing really, everything was better than we expected!

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From the manager: Thank you!" so glad you had a restful stay with us and do hope you will return in the future!!

Excellent and exactly what it said on the tin!

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch (wild)

Liked: The pitches were absolutely wild camping, just pop your tent up and enjoy the outdoors! Luckily they let us use the fridge in the main camp with no bother - we weren’t as prepared as we thought! The campsite was lovely and quiet, with the added bonus of a tree being planted for us because of our ‘greener camping’ pass, we will definitely come back!

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From the manager: So glad you enjoyed your trip! We look forward to welcoming you again next season !

Everything! Beatiful surroundings, peaceful and packed with wild life. Me and my…

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
Kasia M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Rita cabin

Liked: Everything! Beatiful surroundings, peaceful and packed with wild life. Me and my partner stayed here for 2 days to reconnect with the nature and it worked out perfect. The hosts Jane and Ian are very lovely people who accommodated all our needs. They hosted pizza Fridays and they were delicious! Baked in front of us. Rita pod where we stayed was cozy, comfortable and equipped in everything we needed. It had a kitchen, its own toilet and shower too. We literally didn't have to leave for anything. We were allowed to have outside fire and inside burner for chilly nights. The pod is situated by the farm animal field and we were visited by cows and sheep on multiple occasions, which we absolutely adored 😊 there's so much to explore in the area which we will on our next trip. Would recommend this place no doubt!

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From the manager: We are so happy to hear that the the peaceful location of Cabin Rita gave you the rest you were looking for. Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback.


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

Disabled facilities

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

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

Tipis at Ponty

The Whytes

Pont-Y-Forwyn

Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain

Powys

Wales

SY22 6UA

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.77614°N
-3.17293°W

Nearest transport

Coach
7.1 mi Criggion Lane
7.1 mi Trewern Bus Shelter
7.6 mi Breidden Hotel
Rail
8.3 mi Welshpool Rail Station
9.9 mi Gobowen Rail Station
11.7 mi Chirk Rail Station

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

Divide your time between the sights of England and Wales while on a hol here, whether at destinations delving into the history of the Industrial Revolution like the British Ironwork Centre and Shropshire Sculpture Park (20 minutes’ drive) or places such as Powis Castle and Garden (20 minutes), which gives a glimpse of what life was like in Wales during medieval times. Get to grips with more of the Middle Ages at Chirk Castle (half an hour) in the Welsh Marches or have a gander at the Greek Revival architecture of the Glansevern Hall stately home (25 minutes). Once you’ve had enough of history, amble around Lake Vyrnwy (25 minutes) or peer at Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales’ highest waterfall (half an hour). Back over the border, Shrewsbury has a museum, river cruises and a castle to keep you amused (40 minutes), while Chester’s known for its zoo, shopping and racecourse (50 minutes).

Must see

Powis Castle & Garden 8.7 mi

Stokesay Castle 27.9 mi

Much Wenlock Priory 28.5 mi

Darby Houses (Ironbridge) 29.9 mi

National Trust

Chirk Castle 11.5 mi

Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills 21.6 mi

Attingham Park Estate: Cronkhill 21.6 mi

Attingham Park 22.1 mi

Wilderhope Manor 27 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Moelfre Wood 5.3 mi

Breidden Hills (Rodney's Pillar) and Middletown Hill 6.3 mi

Breidden Hills (Rodney's Pillar) and Belle Eisle Farm 6.3 mi

Oswestry Old Racecourse 6.9 mi

Middletown and Moel y Golfa 7.6 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 Tipis at Ponty have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tipis at Ponty dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Tipis at Ponty? Divide your time between the sights of England and Wales while on a hol here, whether at destinations delving into the history of the Industrial Revolution like the British Ironwork Centre and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tipis at Ponty?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Tipis at Ponty? From £18 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.