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Tipis at Ponty: Cooking on an open fire

General

  • 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? The 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.

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. Please note that well-behaved dogs are allowed to come along for your break.

Please note

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

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.


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Highly recommended and very dog friendly20/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCraig P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Dafyyd non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Ian and Jane are perfect hosts - they have thought of everything you might possibly need during your stay and are very attentive and welcoming. We have no doubt that we will return next season to this beautiful site - tranquil and full of interest - from the river and abundant wildlife to the phenomenal views - wonderful. Can’t ask for more than hot croissants and homemade jams delivered to the pitch for breakfast!

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    Can’t honestly think of anything

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10/1010/09/2021

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

  • Don Don non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Amazing - all of it perfect. Proper eco-travelling and glamping - great facilities including thorough recycling and a pizza oven. Sunset views and starry nights.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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So glad your stay with us was memorable!
see you again !

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We thought this was one of the best campsites we’ve been to!31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarla B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Algie non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The facilities were excellent. Super friendly owners and great location.

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So glad you were impressed with our little site, makes all the hard work worthwhile! see you again

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Highly recommend an escape here.25/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMartin C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Dafyyd non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    A great stay. Very good facilities - bathroom well looked after and kitchen has fridge/freezer, kettle and microwave. Local information was great from Ian and also from posters in the Kitchen. Lovely isolation and small site meant that even though it was August, it was still a very tranquil stay.

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From the manager...

Thanks for the great review! We strive to ensure our site is a quiet one all through the season. We are glad that was you experience!!

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Beautiful site with excellent facilities.27/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmanda G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Don Don non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Peaceful, well spaced pitches, facilities, location, fire pits, site layout.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

So glad you had a good stay on our smallest tent pitch and enjoyed the campsite.
We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Everything. I could not find any faults with this site …26/07/2021

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  • RITA cabin
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    Everything. I could not find any faults with this site it is beautiful and will definitely be going back

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing to dislike

From the manager...

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Many thanks for the kind words its nice to know our hard work to set the site up is appreciated!

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Facilities, lay out of site, quiet.26/07/2021

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  • Algie non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    Facilities, lay out of site, quiet.

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From the manager...

Thank you, peace and tranquility is what we aim to achieve

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Great hosts14/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Algie non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
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    Idyllic location next to the river, with great views of the sunset from the Sunset Shack. Clean, Covid secure facilities. Lots of activities within driving distance. Hosts Ian and Jane were delightful and even put on a pizza night, which was a great opportunity to meet fellow campers.

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From the manager...

Thank you for the lovely review its so nice to see people enjoying the tranquil setting by the river, as well as the facilities. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future

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Fabulous site with wonderful hosts Jane and Ian.31/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Mary yurt
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    Tranquil setting attention to detail in and outside tipis, Saturday pizza night and homemade jam cakes and eggs for sale .

    Disliked: 

    No electricity in tipis for phone ,hairdryer etc although u cud charge phone in kitchen .

From the manager...

WE are glad you enjoyed your stay!
Our site where possible is solar powered, and it is listed as having no electricity on the pitches, we hope that it did not rouuin your stay and look forward to seeing again!

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Really nice, friendly and well thought out facilities. I would …19/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLewis B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Mary yurt
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    Really nice, friendly and well thought out facilities. I would stay again.

    Disliked: 

    Being asked for an extra £10 as we weren’t members of some club. This isn’t on the pitch up website or any of the emails received.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review!
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would come again to our quiet site.
You were our first Pitch Up booking of the season...we couldn't understand how the booking had gone through without the compulsory "extra" of greener camping membership, but felt it was simpler to chat to you on your arrival...we apologize if you were not happy with this.
We are a private site as the sign clearly shows at our entrance and would not exist or be able to trade without being a Greener Camping Club Site. Their rules insist all visitors are members (the £10 subscription goes to them). It is an eco friendly organisation that is linked to the woodland trust and provides a tree sapling to be planted for every member, which helps with the carbon footprint of your travels.
We have since your booking managed to resolve the issue with the booking platform so hopefully it will not happen again.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

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

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

Camping 2.0

Microlodges

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Peaceful

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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • The Whytes, Pont-Y-Forwyn, Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, Powys, Wales, SY22 6UA
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.7761°N 3.1729°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Criggion Lane — 7.1 miles
Trewern Bus Shelter — 7.1 miles
Breidden Hotel — 7.6 miles
Train stations
Welshpool Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Gobowen Rail Station — 9.9 miles
Chirk Rail Station — 11.7 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 37.0 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 41.0 miles

Directions


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 miles)
  • Stokesay Castle (27.9 miles)
  • Much Wenlock Priory (28.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Chirk Castle (11.5 miles)
  • Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (21.6 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. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Tipis at Ponty cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

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. Tipis at Ponty will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 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

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • 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:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Tipis at Ponty? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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Admission
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
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.

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

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