Powys Pods is situated in an undiscovered part of rural Radnorshire, tucked away in the hills of Wales close to the Welsh-English border with Herefordshire. The camping pod have magnificent views across the valley and the open hills beyond, just waiting to be explored by foot, bike or on horseback.
We offer an alternative camping experience, perfectly situated for exploring Powys, Mid Wales, the Brecon Beacons National Park, Hay-on-Wye, the Wye Valley and Hereford; and all within a couple of hours' drive of Birmingham, South Wales, Cardiff, Bristol and the M4 Corridor. The whole of Wales is on your doorstep - from Snowdonia in the north, to Pembrokeshire in the south, and from the seaside town of Aberystwyth, to Wales’ capital city, Cardiff.
We are also just a stone’s throw from some of the best places to visit in Wales. Hay-on-Wye the ‘Town of Books’, and site of the much acclaimed annual Hay Festival, is just eight miles away.
Hay-on-Wye also marks the northern tip of the 520 square mile Brecon Beacons National Park, with the town of Brecon itself twenty-five miles away. We are less than twenty miles from Builth Wells and Llanelwedd, where the very well-known four-day Royal Welsh Agricultural Show is held every July. For cider lovers, the City of Hereford is just twenty-five miles away and the Spa town of Llandrindod Wells is also a forty minute drive from Powys Pods.
Also within a two-hour drive, you can reach The Gower, Pembrokeshire, Aberystwyth, and Machynllyth on the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. The National Cycle Network and the Offa's Dyke Path are within a few miles of the campsite, making us a perfect stop-over for walkers, ramblers and cyclists alike. So whether you want to be active during your break with us or just want to have a relaxing holiday, there really is something for everyone.
Powys Pods is located on our semi-organic working hill farm, which has been farmed by our family since 1984, and now runs a flock of two hundred mixed-breed Texel, Suffolk, Berrichon and Radnor sheep and eight Welsh Black cows that run with a Hereford bull. We also operate the well-established soft fruit plant nursery, Welsh Fruit Stocks, which has sold soft fruit plants to gardeners and growers all over the UK since 1991.
Shan, who ran the farm with husband Nigel for twenty-five years before sadly passing away in 2011, had the vision of being able to share the farm with others so they too could enjoy the beautiful surroundings, which is exactly what we hope we have achieved. Rather than offering a superior and luxurious high-end ‘Glamping’ experience, our aim at Powys Pods is to provide simple and enjoyable camping, and to cater for those wanting to get out and make the most of the countryside; the so-called ‘Muddy Boots Brigade'.
The farm is now run by Nigel, with his daughters Jess, Jo and Elinor running the Powys Pods enterprise. Jess is the manager and is in charge of the day-to-day running of the campsite. So we welcome you to come and join us for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday on our farm nestled in the border hills of Mid Wales, where you are welcome to stay for a night or even a fortnight.