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General

  • Glamping on a working organic farm in the Welsh Marches
  • In an area of wildlife watching, pony trekking and mountain biking
  • Pods with electricity, heating and free wifi

Powys Pods is a rural retreat on a working organic hill farm in the Welsh marches, opened in July 2013 and set up to provide an alternative to traditional camping experience without losing the back-to-nature appeal popular with so many.

The site is in a popular spot for walkers, pony trekkers, mountain bikers, birdwatchers, astronomers and those who just want to enjoy the peace of the countryside. Evenings can be spent relaxing, cooking up a feast on the barbecue or roasting marshmallows around the bonfire pit, all among spectacular sunsets over the valley or bright stars in the clear skies ahead (look up during the day to see if you're lucky enough to spot a red kite). And with no phone reception on site, quiet holidays are practically guaranteed...

The pods have electricity, heating and free wifi. Camp beds can be hired from the Powys Pods team.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

As the farm dogs are working dogs, they aren't usually kept on a lead. However, if you'd prefer not to meet the dogs, please let the site know in advance and the owners will do their very best to keep them away from the accommodation area (although this can't be guaranteed). Please note, there may be other dogs on the farm too.

The two resident dogs will be protective of their territory around other dogs, and will bark initially. You must leave your dog in the car when you arrive, so that the owners can introduce the dogs in a controlled manner.

Please bring a bed or mat for your dog to sit/sleep on in the pod.

All visiting dogs must be wormed within three weeks of your stay at the site, using a wormer that contains Praziquantel (to eradicate tapeworm); details will be discussed with you before your arrival.

Bookings of three or more adults between the age of 18 and 29 are not allowed.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 37 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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The views were amazing, the pod was very warm in November.Very clean! 06/11/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rebecca P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Ardwyn camping pod (2 adults and 2 infants)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The view and accommodation

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Excellent stay 17/10/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lucas p. Confirmed

  • Ardwyn camping pod (2 adults and 2 infants)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The facilities are very well kept, the bathrooms have heaters and electric showers which work very well. The Ardwyn pod was very well equipped with a new heater and electric cookers/kettles are available to borrow. They also made available a large folder with lots of activities grouped by traveling time from the pods, as well as maps of nearby walking routes and useful info such as nearest pubs and restaurants. We found it very useful!

    Disliked: 

    the weather

From the manager...

Thanks for the review - what lovely photos from one of your walks. I'm glad the skies clear for you for a little while!

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The site was lovely and clean. The pitch was quiet ... 03/09/2018

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  • Electric optional grass tent pitch (secluded)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site was lovely and clean. The pitch was quiet and peaceful with fantastic views

    Disliked: 

    The long walk and poor WiFi connection were the only disadvantages, however, this is clearly stated in the description so didn’t come as a surprise

From the manager...

Thanks for your review, I'm glad you had a lovely stay. It would be great to know what we could do for you to give us a 9 or a 10/10 :)

There is WiFi available in the facilities area, but it doesn't reach all of the way up to this secluded tent pitch (although there is some 4G signal on EE).

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Great facilities and area 23/08/2018

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  • Bryn-Gwyn camping pod
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Normally camp in tent, but as it was just one ... 21/08/2018

richard_j323103

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    Normally camp in tent, but as it was just one night opted for pod. Convenient, cosy and wonderful views. Excellent facilities. Would definitely go back for longer.

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Really lovely, beautiful and quiet location. The view outside the ... 20/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Liz D. Confirmed

  • Bryn-Gwyn camping pod
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    Really lovely, beautiful and quiet location. The view outside the pod was a real joy!
    Pod and WC and shower clean and well maintained. We enjoyed dining in the barn. So useful to have access to electric ring, kettle and BBQ. We only stayed one night and hoping to return next year.

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From the manager...

I'm glad you had a lovely time - sorry I missed you. I'll hope to see you again next year :)

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Good Facilities and Convenient Parking 13/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Philip G. Confirmed

  • Allt Ddrew camping pod (maximum 3 adults)
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    Facilities(WC/Shower/Hob); setting and views

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Excellent peaceful site with great facilities. 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sioned E. Confirmed

  • Allt Ddrew camping pod (maximum 3 adults)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peaceful, remote location with stunning scenery.
    Excellent facilities - kitchen and toilet/shower very clean and tidy.
    Lovely little pod - excellent value for money.

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Peaceful, great views, lovely facilities and just overall lovely 16/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom laura c. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bryn-Gwyn camping pod
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    We booked as 5 girls looking for a girlie night away and that what it was. So peaceful, stunning views and plenty of outdoor space to use. We were unsure if booming 1 pod for 5 of us would be enough room but it was fine, yea it was cosy but I wouldn't nt say a squeeze. Plenty of room on the 5 camp beds we had. Pod equipt with a fan and radiator. Lovely outdoor kitchen, bbq and fire pit. We loved using the fire pit, sat round it all night with our bbq and toasting marshmallows. Lovely showers and toilets. Def going to return. Jess was great.

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Spent an absolutely perfect weekend here with family for a ... 15/07/2018

donnagarey Confirmed

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    Spent an absolutely perfect weekend here with family for a birthday celebration.
    Excellent clean facilities, stunning location, Jess was on hand with local knowledge of places to visit. By far one of the nicest places I have ever stayed.

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From the manager...

Thanks Donna for your lovely review, we hope to see you again :)

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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

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

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Microlodges

Location

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  • Grug Farm, Bryngwyn, Kington, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales, HR5 3QN
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.1492°N 3.1882°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hay on Wye: Castle Bus Stop — 5.9 miles
Brecon Interchange — 16.4 miles
Pontrilas: Telephone Exchange Coach Stop — 19.4 miles
Train stations
Builth Road Rail Station — 10.2 miles
Pen-y-Bont Rail Station — 10.3 miles
Llandrindod Rail Station — 10.4 miles
Ferry ports
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 41.4 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 47.4 miles

Directions


The site about 40 minutes by car from Hereford, Llandrindod Wells and Brecon, and 20 minutes from Hay-on-Wye (the town of books). The site will email you before your stay, which will include some important information along with detailed directions of how to find it.

Public transport
The nearest main train stations are are at Hereford and Abergavenny. There is also a limited service that runs on the Heart of Wales line to Llandrindod Wells and Builth Wells. Regular connecting bus services operate from these locations.

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

Within 10 minutes' walk: Bryngwyn riding centre, Bryngwyn church, walking or cycling on Bryngwyn and Newchurch Common, and the 7,000-acre Ireland Moor. The owners can arrange bike hire if needed.

Within 10 minutes by car: Rhosgoch Golf Club, The Roast Ox Inn, Rhosgoch Nature Reserve, the Offas Dyke Path (or about 30-minute walk), Route 825 (the Radnor Ring) on the National Cycle Network (20 minutes by bike).

Within 30 minutes by car: the Wye Valley, canoeing or kayaking on the River Wye, the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Erwood Craft Centre, Hay-on-Wye (the town of books), Kington (centre for walking), Builth Wells (home of the annual Royal Welsh Show).

Within 40 minutes by car: the Victorian spa town of Llandrindod Wells, the cathedral city of Hereford and the Herefordshire Cider Route, the historic cathedral town of Brecon at the foot of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Within an hour you can also reach Rhayader and the Elan Valley, the thriving market town of Ludlow in Shropshire, or the traditional Welsh town of Llandovery. For those of you wanting to see more of Wales, you can be at the Aberystwyth coastline or the Gower Peninsula near Swansea in under two hours, or West Wales in just over two hours. In just over three hours you can be climbing Wales' tallest mountain, Snowdon.

Must see

  • Stokesay Castle (24.6 miles)
  • Ludlow Castle (24.8 miles)
  • Brecon Mountain Railway (25.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Cwmmau Farmhouse (5.1 miles)
  • The Weir (16.5 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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

Powys Pods cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Refunds are subject to the campsite's discretion

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Powys Pods will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
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.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Additional terms

This site is part of a working farm, and in the interest of your safety the site does not allow you access to some areas of the farmyard. These areas will be made clear to you upon your arrival on the site.

Children must be supervised at all times.

As the farm dogs are working dogs, they aren't usually kept on a lead. However, if you'd prefer not to meet the dogs, please let the site know in advance and the owners will do their very best to keep them away from the accommodation area (although this can't be guaranteed). Please note, there may be other dogs on the farm too.

Please also bear in mind that the two resident dogs will be protective of their territory around other dogs, and will bark initially. You must leave your dog in the car when you arrive, so that the owners can introduce the dogs in a controlled manner.

Please bring a bed or mat for your dog to sit/sleep on in the pod.

All visiting dogs must be wormed within three weeks of your stay at the site, using a wormer that contains Praziquantel (to eradicate tapeworm); details will be discussed with you before your arrival.

Bookings of three or more adults between the age of 18 and 29 are not allowed.

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