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General

Old Chapel Farm is in a secluded valley 1,000 feet above sea level in mid Wales. We are a working organic farm growing nearly all our own food and living off the land as much as possible.

We have two yurts (Welsh yurt and Black yurt) which are rented out together: the Welsh yurt is set alongside the Black yurt in a sheltered fenced paddock next to a wood. Both yurts have woodburning stoves.

Why not have a candlelit dinner on Merlin's converted bus, equipped with gas cooker and Rayburn? The Rayburn can be used for cooking or heating water for the shower on days when there is not enough sun to provide hot water. There is a fully kitted-out kitchen, wooden tables and chairs inside. At the end of the bus is a compost loo, solar shower and a small washroom. There are flushing toilets in the farm complex for those who don't like the idea of compost ones!

On our farm we have Jersey cows, Soay, Mouflon and Jacob sheep, a variety of poultry, extensive vegetable gardens, woodlands and alternative energy supplies.

Fresh produce is available on request. We make cheese and wines for our own use.

We have a team of volunteers from all over the world.

We run courses in prehistoric arts and traditional crafts like stone carving, flint knapping and basket making.

Come on a camping holiday with a difference here in a yurt at Old Chapel Farm!


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Beautiful site 07/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julie P. Confirmed

  • Welsh yurt and Black yurt
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really lovely site. Beautiful yurts, excellent facilities and plenty to entertain children. There was a great swing, trampolines and plenty of space to run around as well as being able to feed animals, collect eggs and milk cows! Not to mention the lovely Bella.

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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

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

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

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Tylwch Llanidloes, Powys, Wales, SY18 6JR
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.4133°N 3.4996°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Llanidloes: The Gro Bus Station — 3.0 miles
Llangurig (Powys): Coach Stop — 4.5 miles
Llandinam (Powys): Coach Stop — 5.6 miles
Train stations
Caersws Rail Station — 7.7 miles
Newtown (Powys) Rail Station — 10.5 miles
Pen-y-Bont Rail Station — 12.2 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 31.1 miles
Airports
Swansea Airport — 61.1 miles

Directions


By car:
We are right in the centre of Wales.

If you are coming from the south, you will go through Rhayader. From the town go north at the crossroads in the centre towards Llangurig. Turn right immediately, after the sports centre on the road to St Harmon. Continue 7 miles to Tylwch; take the first right 1/4 mile after the village, steeply up an unmarked road. At the top, turn right at the crossroads; fork right immediately. You will find the farm at the end of the road. Park by the chapel.

From the east or north, you will pass through Newtown and Llandinam. About 2 miles after Llandinam there is a large layby with a café caravan on the right. Turn opposite left signed Newchapel. At the crossroads on top of the hill turn left and immediately fork right. The farm is at the end of the road after about 1 mile. Park by the chapel.

If you are using satellite navigation, SY18 6JR will take you to the farm before ours - keep going to the end of the road. You can park by the chapel, or, if you have luggage, drive on past the graveyard and park in the farmyard.

By bus:
The closest bus stop is Llanidloes. National Express makes the trip here daily from London (about 1pm) via Birmingham. From Llanidloes we can pick you up. From Aberystwyth and its coastal connections, there are several buses daily to Llanidloes but local buses in mid-Wales do not run on Sundays.

By train:
Caersws is our nearest station. Connections from England come via Shrewsbury on the Aberystwyth line. We can pick up visitors from the station. There is no ticket office at Caersws (you can just buy them on the train) - but if you buy outward tickets online you have to drive 60 miles to pick them up before getting on the train! For guests coming via London there is a train from Euston Station every two hours.

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

Llanidloes is a small friendly market town just four miles from the farm.

The Elan Valley, Hafren Forest and Clywedog reservoir are all nearby.

Aberdovey, a seaside village with a stunning expanse of beach, is within 50km.

Various local activities - horse riding, off-road motorsports, walking, cycling and fishing - can all be enjoyed around our site.

Must see

  • MOMA Wales - Y Tabernacl (19.3 miles)
  • Powis Castle & Garden (21.8 miles)
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth) (24.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Cwmmau Farmhouse (25.6 miles)
  • Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (29.8 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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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 8am.
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.

Additional terms

We do recommend that you arrive before dark as we live in a remote rural area without lighting.

Woodburning stoves are installed in each yurt and wood is provided free of charge. Please remember the surfaces do get hot and use the tools available to aid you.

Cooking is not allowed in the yurts; however, there are gas rings for your use to boil water and make tea and coffee. There are full cooking facilities provided aboard the bus.

The firepits outside the yurt are available for your use. Fires are to be attended at all times and children supervised around them.

Wood can be collected from our woodland next to the farm. Please ask if you need supplies and we can give you directions.

There are cooking pots over the fires: please leave these clean for the next customers.

Only the tea lights supplied by us in the yurts to be used: if you require more please ask.

Please supervise children around fires, stoves and candles.

All yurts and the bus are no smoking. If smoking outside dispose of cigarette butts in a bin.

Only well-behaved dogs are welcome and must be kept on leads at all times because of the working farm. We have sheep and our own dogs.

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