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Cwm Banw - the Tipi Retreat

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General

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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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Naturist

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Ty Croes, Llanbedr Crickhowell, Powys, Wales, NP8 1SY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.9008°N 3.1197°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Abergavenny Bus Station — 7.2 miles
Brynmawr Bus Station — 7.5 miles
Ebbw Vale: Inner Bypass Coach Stop — 9.2 miles
Train stations
Abergavenny Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Ebbw Vale Parkway Rail Station — 10.5 miles
Rhymney Rail Station — 12.2 miles
Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 24.1 miles
Cardiff Castle Waterbus Stop — 29.1 miles
Lydney Harbour — 29.4 miles
Airports
Cardiff International Airport — 36.0 miles

Directions


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.

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

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.

Must see

  • Blaenavon Ironworks (8.7 miles)
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum (9.0 miles)
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (9.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Skenfrith Castle (14.0 miles)
  • The Weir (17.5 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.

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