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Tipis at Ponty: Yurt Mary viewed from sunset shack

General

  • Scenic, secluded adults-only site close to the Powys/Shropshire border
  • Vyrnwy Lake and Pistyll Rhaeadr within a half-hour drive
  • Next to the River Cain for fishing; kitchen and firepits on site

Ahhh, Powys. It’s got a lot going for it being in the scenic wilds of Wales yet so close to England’s stunning county of Shropshire. But what it’s also fab for? The Tipis at Ponty, an adults-only site on a pretty six-acre smallholding by the border between two nations.

Access to attractions and activities aside, this park’s immediate location is worth the visit alone: it’s flanked by a three-acre paddock and the banks of the River Cain, where you’re welcome to fish or just settle in and admire the gorgeous views up the valley.

Seating and firepits are provided, so there’s always a comfy, warm spot out in the open air, and to keep the peaceful vibe intact it’s a vehicle-free site with wheelbarrows supplied to help you cart your kit around the place.

All in all, the facilities are fantastic hereabouts: they include two bespoke wetrooms and a kitchenette that’s kitted out with fridges, freezer, a microwave and a washing-up area along with a little ‘honesty box’ shop selling various products prepped by in-house chefs Ian and Jane. Themed meals are occasionally offered during busy periods on site.

Guests are also welcome to use the Sunset Shack in the upper copse, a cosy hideaway with seating for both dining and relaxing alongside a cooking area with a double gas hob. As the name suggests, this is the place to go for top views of the spectacular sunsets that often appear around these parts.

Meanwhile, the village of Llansantffraid (just under a mile away) is your go-to for mini supermarkets, pubs, a chip shop and a curry house. Please note that well-behaved dogs are allowed to come along for your break.

Please note

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

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.


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10

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100% would stay here again.

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Fantastic site, we stayed in a tent on pitch Daffyd. …07/23/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndy R.Confirmed

  • Dafyyd primitive grass and earth tent site
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    Fantastic site, we stayed in a tent on pitch Daffyd. The owners Ian and Jane were super helpful, friendly and accommodating. The site layout has been very cleverly designed to make you feel that on your pitch, you are in your own little oasis. The sunset shack and communal cooking areas are another great idea. They are comfortable with great views and provided respite from the extremely hot weather and also a refuge from the rain when packing up. The kitchenette was well thought out and equipped making our stay even more pleasurable. We tried the sausages and free range eggs on offer which were exceptional. The wet rooms were immaculate and a pleasure to use.
    A real gem of a find and we will certainly be returning.

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We really enjoyed out stay. Fab camp site.07/22/2022

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

  • Don Don primitive grass and earth tent site
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    Lovely small site. Great communal facilities (toilets, wet rooms, kitchen and cooking area, covered seating area). Beautiful surroundings (hills, stream, fields of sheep), helpful & welcoming owners, items available to buy such as toiletries, wood, homemade tray bakes, all site very clean, tidy & well looked after.
    Don Don & Algie pitches are sheltered pitches at the bottom of the hill and next to stream and trees, great for shade and keeping out the wind. Daffyd is a great pitch for views and sunshine at top of the hill & nearer the camp facilities.
    The yurt, tipi and Rita cabin look like great places to stay.

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    Nothing.

From the manager...

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and liked the benefits of one of our riverside pitches, the images you took at night are great thank you so much for sharing !
We look forward to welcoming you here again in the near future,

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Perfect relaxing site with clean facilities for a unique experience07/18/2022

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

  • Dafyyd primitive grass and earth tent site
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    Ian and Jane were great hosts, we couldn’t have asked for a better weekend. They were very accommodating with everything we needed but not intrusive. The facilities were great with a selection of homemade produce available to buy and great recommendations of places to visit nearby. We stayed on Dadfyd with incredible views over the valley and easy access to the toilet and other facilities on site. We joined in for pizza night which Jane and Ian, who are chefs, had organised on the Saturday evening with another couple and it was an idilic way to spend our final evening on the site. We will return for longer next time! Thanks again!!

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for your kind review, we hope that people leave here relaxed and recharged! We look forward to welcoming you back here again very soon!

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Gorgeous site, friendly hosts06/12/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNathan T.Confirmed

  • Don Don primitive grass and earth tent site
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  • Liked: 

    - Gorgeous site
    - Friendly and helpful hosts
    - Good facilities - only thing missing is perhaps somewhere to dry wet clothes (but a fire could have done the job if needed)

    Disliked: 

    - If both riverside pitches had been occupied it would have felt a bit crowded!
    - This is unavoidable due to the nature of the site, but the steep slope down to some of the pitches would be a struggle for anyone with mobility difficulties

From the manager...

Hi Nathan
Thank you for the positive feedback. We will look into putting a washing line under the rickety riverside shack with some pegs to help with the airing of wet clothes! Don Don and Algie are the closest two pitches, but they are still well spaced in comparison to many sites! As you say the nature of the hill made it unavoidable. WE look forward to welcoming you again in the future

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Excellent site . Nothing to dislike05/28/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPauline P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Don Don primitive grass and earth tent site
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    Everything

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Thank you so much !
We look forward to seeing you again in the future, it gives us great pleasure to share our small peace of paradise with people!

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What a beautiful camp site. Perfectly located and artfully crafted. …05/24/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJosie G.Confirmed

  • Algie primitive grass and earth tent site
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    What a beautiful camp site. Perfectly located and artfully crafted. Very welcoming and excellent hosts. We were lucky enough to stumble across one of their gourmet evenings , well how lucky were we! Delicious evening meal and breakfast.
    We will definitely be back and telling all of our friends and family. Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful , welcoming haven.

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Thank you so much for your very kind words! we were happy that you came and enjoyed it so much. WE look forward to seeing you again in the near future

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A lovely campsite with bespoke, thoughtful touches04/19/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKyle M.Confirmed

  • RITA cabin
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    Beautiful location and Ian and Jane were wonderful hosts! We arrived on pizza night, which was perfect - even being gluten free, I was catered for, which was hugely appreciated. The cabin had everything we needed, with lovely little home made treats as an added bonus, and we enjoyed the sausages, bacon and eggs available on site. We really loved how peaceful the site is, as each pitch is well spaced out, and the communal spaces are well maintained and thoughtfully done. Our puppy loved meeting the animals and having a good romp around the fenced off fields near by. Would very highly recommend!

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for your kind words its so lovely to hear that your stay was a success ! it makes all our hard work worthwhile, we looks forward to seeing you again

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Highly recommended and very dog friendly09/20/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCraig P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Dafyyd primitive grass and earth tent site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Ian and Jane are perfect hosts - they have thought of everything you might possibly need during your stay and are very attentive and welcoming. We have no doubt that we will return next season to this beautiful site - tranquil and full of interest - from the river and abundant wildlife to the phenomenal views - wonderful. Can’t ask for more than hot croissants and homemade jams delivered to the pitch for breakfast!

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    Can’t honestly think of anything

From the manager...

Thank you for this great review... so glad you enjoyed the croissants and our "Ponty Produce" jams. We look forward to welcoming you back again

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10/1009/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCristina T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Don Don primitive grass and earth tent site
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    Amazing - all of it perfect. Proper eco-travelling and glamping - great facilities including thorough recycling and a pizza oven. Sunset views and starry nights.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing.

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So glad your stay with us was memorable!
see you again !

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We thought this was one of the best campsites we’ve been to!08/31/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCarla B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Algie primitive grass and earth tent site
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    The facilities were excellent. Super friendly owners and great location.

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So glad you were impressed with our little site, makes all the hard work worthwhile! see you again

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Microlodges

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • The Whytes, Pont-Y-Forwyn, Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain, Powys, Wales, SY22 6UA
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7761°N 3.1729°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Criggion Lane — 7.1 miles
Trewern Bus Shelter — 7.1 miles
Breidden Hotel — 7.6 miles
Train stations
Welshpool Rail Station — 8.3 miles
Gobowen Rail Station — 9.9 miles
Chirk Rail Station — 11.7 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 37.0 miles
Airports
Liverpool John Lennon Airport — 41.0 miles

Directions


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

Divide your time between the sights of England and Wales while on a hol here, whether at destinations delving into the history of the Industrial Revolution like the British Ironwork Centre and Shropshire Sculpture Park (20 minutes’ drive) or places such as Powis Castle and Garden (20 minutes), which gives a glimpse of what life was like in Wales during medieval times.

Get to grips with more of the Middle Ages at Chirk Castle (half an hour) in the Welsh Marches or have a gander at the Greek Revival architecture of the Glansevern Hall stately home (25 minutes).

Once you’ve had enough of history, amble around Lake Vyrnwy (25 minutes) or peer at Pistyll Rhaeadr, Wales’ highest waterfall (half an hour). Back over the border, Shrewsbury has a museum, river cruises and a castle to keep you amused (40 minutes), while Chester’s known for its zoo, shopping and racecourse (50 minutes).

Must see

  • Powis Castle & Garden (8.7 miles)
  • Stokesay Castle (27.9 miles)
  • Much Wenlock Priory (28.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Chirk Castle (11.5 miles)
  • Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (21.6 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

RV, travel trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Tipis at Ponty cancelation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Tipis at Ponty will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Tipis at Ponty have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tipis at Ponty dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Tipis at Ponty? Divide your time between the sights of England and Wales while on a hol here, whether at destinations delving into the history of the Industrial Revolution like the British Ironwork Centre and … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tipis at Ponty?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Tipis at Ponty? From $24.16 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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