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Tipi or not tipi, that is the question... Just like Hamlet, you’ll find yourself in splendid isolation at this exclusive site in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, where the only neighbours are the sparkling river and its resident heron. Unlike the depressive Dane, however, you’ll soon drop the navel-gazing as you whoop, “Tipi!” and get stuck into your very own slings and arrows adventure...
The authentic tipi at Cwm Banw Tipi Retreat is decorated with hand painted Native American wall hangings and sheepskin rugs, and has a double futon (cosy bedding is provided) and rustic furniture all the way from Wyoming.
Alongside the tent are two hand-crafted wooden huts, housing a private composting loo and a hot spring-fed shower respectively, with eco-friendly toiletries laid on. There’s also a kitchen tent equipped with a cool box, food storage, gas rings and a grill, plus cooking utensils and tableware for up to six people.
Enjoy a romantic candlelit meal inside the tipi, or dine al fresco on the covered stoop deck, before putting your feet up in the hammock or swing seat next to the firepit, and letting the calmness of this amazing place soak in....
Guests can also book themselves in for a bubble in an outdoor hot tub with valley views, which they’ll find at the nearby farmhouse, along with a sauna, and a trained masseuse who also runs yoga and meditation sessions on demand.
Up to three people can fit inside the tipi, but if you’re a larger group, three more can come along with their own tent and camping gear (we suggest a game of bows and arrows to decide who gets the tipi...).
Finally, the owners recommend bringing torches and decent shoes, as access is via a track and down a grassy slope to the tipi in the meadow.
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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
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
- Coach stations
Abergavenny Bus Station — 7.2 miles
7.2 miles Brynmawr Bus Station — 7.5 miles
7.5 miles Ebbw Vale: Inner Bypass Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
- Train stations
Abergavenny Rail Station — 7.5 miles
7.5 miles Ebbw Vale Parkway Rail Station — 10.5 miles
10.5 miles Rhymney Rail Station — 12.2 miles
- Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 24.1 miles
24.1 miles Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 29.1 miles
29.1 miles Lydney Harbour — 29.4 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 36.0 miles
From the A40 from Abergervenny through Crickhowell, take Greenhill Way on the right. Take that road to the end and turn right at the roundabout. Then take the first left onto Great Oak Road and continue on that road for two miles. Continue past the road on the right leading to Llanbedr until you reach a fork in the road where there is a white cottage. Turn left up the no through road which leads to the Ty Croes Yoga Studio which is were the tipi is located.
If you can tear yourself away from the cowboys and indians fun, you’ll find a pub a couple of miles away in Llanbedr. The natural attractions of the Brecon Beacons offer great walking and cycling, and nearby tourist sites include the Big Pit National Coal Museum, the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, and the ruined 13th century castle at Skenfrith.
- Blaenavon Ironworks (8.7 miles)
- Big Pit: National Coal Museum (9.0 miles)
- Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (9.0 miles)
- Skenfrith Castle (14.0 miles)
- The Weir (17.5 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.