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Pen-Rhos Luxury Glamping

9.2

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General

  • Glamping in converted railway carriages on a peaceful Powys site
  • A half-hour drive from the Elan valley and Builth Wells
  • Walk to the local pub in half an hour for curry dinners

Even folk who face frequent struggles with train delays will be mighty pleased that these particular railway carriages have come to a halt… Now retired from active service, the smartly converted carriages have found a fab place to rest: housing guests at Pen-Rhos Luxury Glamping, a peaceful Powys glampsite.

Their new lifestyle has seen them receive a smart spruce-up that’s left each one with a cosy bed, ensuite bathroom and a cute little kitchen area, plus big glass doors that open out onto a private deck (a splendid spot for sipping wine and gazing out at your scenic surrounds, one might suggest…).

Want to see more of those surrounds? Head straight out into the hills for hikes, bike rides and horse rides on many a mile of quiet trail, or take the half-hour drive to the Elan valley for lakeside rambles. Local towns are worth a look too, especially if you choose to soothe sore muscles at the spa town of Llandrindod Wells (20 minutes’ drive), or time your stay to coincide with the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells (half an hour).

There are shops and restaurants in both towns too, of course, but if you want something a bit closer to base it’s a five-minute drive or half-hour walk to the local village of Llanbister, where there’s a friendly pub for drinks and dinner (it also cooks up a mean curry to eat on site or take away too).


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9.2

Overall rating based on 21 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  88% described as Peaceful ?

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A fantastic stay12/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEleri S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    We absolutely loved our stay. It was cwtshy and the views were spectacular. The owner of the place was very welcoming. I highly recommend this place.

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Amazing views, friendly hosts & good facilities. Very peaceful.02/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomShaun C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Amazing views, friendly hosts & good facilities. Very peaceful.

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    Could do with more smart storage solutions inside the carriage, shelving, cupboards etc

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Lovely place but had issues06/07/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomgraham w.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    We where booked in for a 3 night stay but only stopped for 2 nights, on arrival we meet the owner who showed us to our accommodation the cuckoo's nest. The owner informed us that there was a lot of fly's about and left us with some fly spray, the door into the accommodation had a fly screen on it but that didn't stop the fly's getting in, I spent the first hour killing all the fly's but with in an hour they were back. the accommodation was lovely but there was a strong smell of burnt wood, we later found out by looking on Facebook that they had a fire in the accommodation 3 weeks before we arrived, they did a good job of restoring the accommodation but the smell of burnt wood was not nice. Due to the fly's and the smell of burnt wood we ended up going home early. The location and the accommodation was lovely but due to the issues we had this let it down, would like to go back when it's cooler so there are not so many fly's about and hopefully they can do something about the smell of burnt wood, if we didn't have the issues I would have given it 5 out of 5, real shame.

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    Fly's and smell of burnt wood.

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Arrived here Friday 25th June was met by the owner Kate who showed us28/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The scenery

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Everything was really great, very clean and the hosts were …06/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephanie W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything was really great, very clean and the hosts were very helpful.

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Lovely 3 days at Pen Rhos. The cabin was kitted …23/08/2020

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    Lovely 3 days at Pen Rhos. The cabin was kitted out with everything and more that was needed and was comfortable and warm with lovely homey touches.
    The views are spectacular and the setting perfect for exploring Mid Wales.
    Katie and Steven were very welcoming and made the break a lovely escape in a beautiful setting. Thoroughly recommended!

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What a gem! Loved staying in this gorgeous remote hut, …17/07/2020

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    What a gem! Loved staying in this gorgeous remote hut, staring at rolling hills and Lots of sheep. Perfect escape and ideal for walkers. The hut was super clean and has a well kitted out kitchen. Lovely welcoming hosts. We will be recommending to friends and family.

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Stunning views, warm, cosy, modern accommodation & friendly, helpful hosts …16/03/2020

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    Stunning views, warm, cosy, modern accommodation & friendly, helpful hosts - highly recommend. We will be back!

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Will definitely be returning :)06/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKayleigh W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    The railway carriage was immaculate, the scenery was beautiful and Kate was very welcoming and helpful.

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Quirky, clean with a fantastic welcome!02/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTammy H.Confirmed

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    This was such a lovely place situated in the heart of the countryside. Despite the weather the views were still amazing and its ideally situated for those who like to loose themselves in the countryside.

    We stayed there for new years eve and it was the ideal getaway. We were shown to our accommodation by two goats, a sheep and their human and the cats gave us a warm welcome too. The accommodation itself was quirky, clean and perfect with just enough inside for us to cobble together a meal and enjoy the soggy surroundings from the comfort of the warm carriage.

    We were so pleased with such a warm welcome and wonderful place to stay i would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of day to day life. A wonderful getaway to be able to embrace the outdoors without giving up some of the those home comforts. The owners went above and beyond with regards to the facilities in the carriage and even added christmas decorations for an added festive feel.

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    Nothing - even with the rubbish weather this place was lovely.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Microlodges

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

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Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

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Location

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  • Penrhos Paddocks, Llanbister, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales, LD1 6UL
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.3651°N 3.2995°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Post Office — 16.3 kilometres
Bus Shelter — 16.3 kilometres
Bus Station — 16.7 kilometres
Train stations
Llanbister Road Rail Station — 6.7 kilometres
Dolau Rail Station — 8.1 kilometres
Llangynllo Rail Station — 9.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 64.0 kilometres
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 94.2 kilometres

Directions


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Local attractions

Give the car a rest for the day and take to the local paths for a walk or a bike ride – a ramble of an hour or so can take you to the ruins of Castell Tin Boeth, coming back via the pretty churches in Llananno and Llanbister. Pedal for an hour instead to get to the ruined abbey at Abbeycwmhir. A riding school is 20 minutes’ drive away if you’d rather hoof about on horseback.

Follow up the ruin visits with a ramble around a castle that did survive: Powis Castle (45 minutes’ drive) is now home to a stunning collection of sculpture, paintings and things picked up from around India and the Far East. The gorgeous gardens (all Italianate terraces, statues and herbaceous borders) are certainly worth a stroll too.

If you’re in charge of small sorts on a damp day, take them off to Quackers Play Centre (25 minutes) to shoot down the astro slide and play in the ball pond. Once the weather’s looking up, take the 40-minute drive over to the Small Breeds Farm Park and Owl Centre for animal encounters.

Must see

  • Stokesay Castle (32.6 kilometres)
  • Powis Castle & Garden (33.1 kilometres)
  • Ludlow Castle (39.2 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Cwmmau Farmhouse (28.4 kilometres)
  • Croft Castle and Parkland (34.5 kilometres)

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.

  • Does Pen-Rhos Luxury Glamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
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  • What attractions are near Pen-Rhos Luxury Glamping? Give the car a rest for the day and take to the local paths for a walk or a bike ride – a ramble of an hour or so can take you … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Pen-Rhos Luxury Glamping?
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    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
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Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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

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No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 a.m. and 7 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £20.00 ($39.07) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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