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- Set in rural Wales with spectacular views of the Brecon Beacons
- Within easy reach of Cardiff and the South Wales Valleys
- Horse riding and pony trekking centre plus kids' farm park
Cantref Campsite is a kid-friendly park with spectacular mountain views among peaceful Welsh countryside in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It's three miles from the market town of Brecon and within easy reach of Cardiff and the South Wales Valleys.
There's a horse riding and pony trekking centre on site; established more than 45 years years ago, it caters to all abilities, from complete beginners through to experienced riders, and has rides of different lengths to suit everyone.
Also on site is a kids' farm park with shows and workshops every half an hour throughout the day, including pet handling, bottle feeding lambs and kid goats, tractor and trailer rides, pig racing and more. Families staying at Cantref get two days' farm park entry for the price of one. Please note, Cantref doesn't allow dogs (except guide dogs) into the farm park.
Outdoor activities for kids include sledge, paddle boat and family swamp boat rides; during wet weather there's an huge heated indoor play area.
Cantref Campsite's farmhouse café serves light lunchtime snacks, cakes and homemade specials, and you can pick up souvenirs at the onsite gift shop.
Tourist board rating
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
Fire pit hire: A deposit of £30 is required upon arrival.
Check availability at Cantref Campsite…
Party: 2 adults
Many sites set a maximum occupancy of 6/8 people per pitch, so try breaking your booking down into smaller groups to generate more results. For example, if you’re a group of 10, enter 5 people in your initial search and then book 2 pitches.
However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
To book multiple pitches or accommodation, use the 'Special requests' box on the booking page to ask to be sited together. Complete the booking form for the first booking (you can add a password and save your card so that we remember your details). Then click "Make another booking like this" at the top of the confirmation page to make the next booking.
Large groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
Electric grass trailer tent, tent or campervan pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
Dimensions: Max 4.0m width x 9.0m depth (13.1ft width x 29.5ft depth) Calculated area: 36.0m² (387.5ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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No frills camping in fantastic location.
Lovely clean campsite with fantastic views
great facilities, great location, great staff
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
Brecon Interchange — 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Tredegar: Lidl Coach Stop — 11.4 miles
11.4 miles Brynmawr Bus Station — 12.1 miles
- Train stations
Rhymney Rail Station — 11.8 miles
11.8 miles Merthyr Tydfil Rail Station — 12.3 miles
12.3 miles Pontlottyn Rail Station — 12.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 30.0 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 36.2 miles
The surrounding mountains and valleys provide plenty of options for mountain biking, hill walking and canoeing, with heaps of walking and cycling trails beginning at the site.
There are plenty of other outdoorsy pursuits available in the national park, from climbing to birdwatching, caving, sailing and heaps of other options. There’s a visitor centre six miles from Brecon, where you can pick up info on local Sustrans cycle routes, bike hire and bike touring guide companies. For mountain bikers, there are five mountain bike centres and 14 trails ranging from beginner to expert in the Brecon Beacons.
Cantref Campsite is about an hour's drive from Hereford, Swansea and Newport and 30 minutes by car from Merthyr Tydfil and Builth Wells, and the area hosts lots of festivals during the summer to celebrate Welsh music, literature and food heritage.
- Brecon Mountain Railway (8.7 miles)
- Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre (12.6 miles)
- National Showcaves of Wales (14.8 miles)
- Cwmmau Farmhouse (20.6 miles)
- Aberdulais Falls (24.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||Anytime|
Please contact the site using the information provided in the booking confirmation email should you be arriving after 5.30pm.
Cantref Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.
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.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
This area is not subject to city tax.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express