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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

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

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

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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9.5

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96% would stay here again.

 

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The facilities were very clean and pleasant, with heaters in ... 06/11/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lucas_p488084 Confirmed

  • Ardwyn camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    The facilities were very clean and pleasant, with heaters in the showers area which were very welcomed in the month of October! The pods were everything we could ask for. We were extremely pleased with the whole experience. We went horse riding at the farm which is literally next door and had a great time. Beautiful area with lots of pretty walks.

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    nothing

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Well organised, good people and a very good site with ... 09/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ken R. Confirmed

  • Ardwyn camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Well organised, good people and a very good site with great accommodation and in a wonderful setting

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Excellent site, great landscapes and solitude with lovely facilities. 02/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Ardwyn camping pod (2 adults and 2 children)
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    Great facilities in beautiful surroundings. Powys Pods have been very thoughtful in the provision for those staying with them managing to marry the wildness and remoteness of the site with facilities to make the experience easy and enjoyable.

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The best facilities and views you will get... 25/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tom_p333242 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bryn-Gwyn camping pod
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    Everything was brilliant yet again. I have been here 3 times as it's the only place you can go to a) not see anybody around other than sheep and cows, b) experience one of the best views you've ever seen, c) have excellent/clean facilities for camping and d) relax to the point you almost forget your name.

    The hosts/owners are very helpful, excellent help and comms each time.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike that would ever put me off going. We will be back next year for longer if anything.

    If I was clutching at straws, maybe the fridge/freezer could be cleaner and moved out of the shed thing by the farm house. It's a bit creepy in there in the dark!

    Also the bank down from the communal area to the fire pit is lethal when wet and you've had a glass of wine. I slipped down in on my arse countless times, maybe stick some basic steps in with my H&S hat on!

    Wifi doesn't work, needs a booster. If like me you have small kids back home, you need to be able to make contact ideally.

From the manager...

Thanks for your review and for your feedback, we look forward to seeing you again soon. The fridges are cleaned regularly, and there is a light in the open-fronted barn as well as an external light to light the yard in front towards the pods. There are two routes down to the lawn, one down the bank and another past Allt Dderw pod - the path down the bank has guide ropes as it is steep. We can only offer basic WiFi due to the restraints of being in a rural area (it should be enough for checking emails etc) but there is 4G phone signal in Hay-on-Wye that we recommend for more significant internet requirements.

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The pods were in a beautiful location, clean and cosy ... 04/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Georgie M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Allt Ddrew camping pod
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    The pods were in a beautiful location, clean and cosy with a heater and a lamp - ideal seen as it was a cool September evening.
    The shower and toilet facilities were great, very clean and close to the pods.
    We had a great time and would highly recommend!

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marvelous 29/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom peter c. Confirmed

  • Bryn-Gwyn camping pod
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    first time podding..... great experience, wonderful location.
    perfect site for peace and quite.
    would highly recommend. very clean as well.
    peter

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From the manager...

Thanks Peter, I'm glad you had such a lovely time - hope to see you again :)

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We had a lovely break away, Could not fault the ... 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julia K. Confirmed

  • Bryn-Gwyn camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    We had a lovely break away, Could not fault the facilities, for a glamping experience.
    Beautiful quiet location.
    Friendly, helpful owners.
    Good heaters , hot water, lighting, games for the children.

    Disliked: 

    The weather for August!

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le Paysage paisible , la tranquillité du lieu, l'isolement, les ... 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: France didier_r283273 Confirmed

  • Bryn-Gwyn camping pod
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    le Paysage paisible , la tranquillité du lieu, l'isolement, les installation. Pour la structure, tout est ok, toilettes douches c'est ok.

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    l'accès par la route dangereuse en raison de la terre sur la route et de la qualité de celle-ci amènent du danger pour le pilotage des motos. la barrière routière pour les moutons à l'entrée du site est très dangereuse pour des motos. le parking n'est pas approprié pour les deux roues. la terrasse devant le plan de travail cuisine devrait pouvoir être aménagé pour protéger du vent...

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From the manager...

Thanks for your review - and for staying with us for so many nights! I'm afraid that we cannot do much about the narrow roads and the council's maintenance, but we do offer alternative parking for motorcycles. The cattle-grid has not been mentioned by previous motorcyclists, but we shall certainly bear it in mind. I'm glad that you were able to make use of our indoor seating area during the typical camping weather in the first part of your stay, and we are planning to add boarding to the facilities area to improve shelter from the wind - although it will be at the cost of the view!

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Great site, helpful staff, beautiful scenery, cosy pod...Winner. 18/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Debbie B. Confirmed

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

    The campsite is set in the beautiful Welsh hills on a working farm. The views do not disappoint - it is a view that we could never get bored of. We even managed to catch a sunset despite being in the valley. At night and with good weather the stars are incredible. If like us you live in the city then being able to see the milky way is mind blowing - definitely worth staying out for!

    We stayed in Ardwyn pod which is in its own field at the top of the farm up a set of steps. It was quiet and peaceful - exactly what we needed. The pod itself is well built, warm and well thought out. It has good under bunk storage, plenty of electrical outlets and cleaning supplies to keep the pod tidy. In our welcome pack there was plenty of information about the local area and things to do - so handy when you know next to nothing about the area. We spent 4 very cosy nights in our little pod and loved it :)

    The campsite facilities area is really good. There is a covered cooking/washing/seating area to escape the rain overlooking the valley complete with a small supply of electrical hobs and a toaster if you forget to bring them. If like us you are staying in Ardwyn then there is plenty of space to set up stoves and tables like we did (when it didn't rain) but you will still need to make a trip to wash up. The shower rooms and toilets are clean and there are drying facilities should you need to dry anything which gets wet. A fridge and freezer is also provided which is super handy.

    Disliked: 

    It would be helpful to have toilet facilities a little closer to Ardwyn. It is a little bit of a walk up and down the stairs particularly at night but this certainly wasn't a deal breaker. The other pods however are closer to the facilities.

    The wifi is good but a limited compared to urban areas. But hopefully no one is staying for the internet when there is so much natural beauty around :)

From the manager...

Thanks for leaving such a detailed review - we hope to see you again :)

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Lovely, quiet, and well appointed site. Had a very relaxing ... 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ian H. Confirmed

  • Allt Ddrew camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely, quiet, and well appointed site. Had a very relaxing stay.

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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

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.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

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

From 2pm

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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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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