Camping pods are small, cosy wooden log cabins or huts similar to the wooden ‘Wigwams’. Ours offer a floor space or built in beds, and they each have electric, lighting and a small heater.
what do i need to pack?
Essentially you need to bring everything you would for camping, just leave the tent at home. You can find a detailed list on our Useful Information page
what is inside the pods?
The camping pods all have electric, with electric sockets for charging your essentials and a small oil-filled/panel radiator to add to the cosy feeling. Bryn-Gwyn and Allt Dderw camping pods offer a floor space, and Ardwyn camping pod also has built-in beds with foam mattresses and storage underneath, which can either be set as two single beds or converted into a double.
can we hire beds?
Yes, you can book double or single camp beds as an Extra for Bryn-Gwyn and Allt Dderw camping pods. One of the double camp beds will fit airbed on top for some extra comfort. Bryn-Gwyn Pod will sleep 1 double bed and 2 single beds, or 4-5 single beds. Allt Dderw pod will sleep 1 double bed and 1 single bed or 3 single beds. *New for 2020* You can now hire inflatable mattress toppers to place on top of the camp beds for extra comfort. Remember to bring a bottom sheet or something to lie on so that you are not lying directly on the beds or mattresses.
can we have a campfire or bbq?
Yes, there is a communal fire pit on the lawn, and stone slabs for disposable BBQ's. We also have a barrel BBQ and Ardwyn has it's own firebowl BBQ. We usually have firewood and charcoal available to purchase, or you can bring your own (remember fire lighting equipment).
Please do not light any fires or place anything hot on the grass as it will kill the grass and it'll take a long time to recover. The same goes for the wooden decking, picnic benches and worktops.
what cooking equipment do we need to bring?
We have electric hotplates available for you to use, but you will need to bring pans and cooking utensils. You can use your own gas stove, but come prepared to shelter the flame in breezy weather conditions and ensure that it does not scorch the surface beneath (silicone mats are good for avoiding this).
can we get to you via public transport?
There is not an easy route. The best way to get to us is to take a train to Hereford. Hereford is connected to Kington by a regular bus service, and there is also a bus that runs from Hereford to Brecon via Hay-on-Wye.
If you're travelling from elsewhere in Wales, look at getting a bus to either Hay-on-Wye or Erwood near Builth Wells.
From these locations you can get a taxi, which we recommend pre-booking (we will email you directions so the driver knows how to find us).
are there facilities for DISABLED PEOPLE or people with reduced mobility?
Yes. Bryn-Gwyn camping pod has ramp access and is adjacent to the car park, and the toilet/shower pods are nearby with access along gravel, grass and decking. The first toilet/shower pod is a wet room and has a shower suitable for disabled users, a shower stool, and hand rails. We recommend that you contact us before booking to discuss your requirements. You can view our Access Statement on the Useful Information page.
can our dog come too?
Yes. We do allow one or two small dogs in the pods, provided they are attended at all times and kept on a lead at all times. We do have our own Border Collies on the farm, which are welcoming but they can understandably be unsure of another dogs being in their territory. All dogs must also be up-to-date with their worming and have been wormed specifically for tape worms. You can find information about our Dog Policy on the Useful Information page.
is there a safe area for children to play in?
Yes. There is a grass area below the campsite and plenty of space around the camping pods. Care should be taken around any tents and parked cars, and children should be warned about the dangers of the traffic on the farm lane. No campers are allowed in the farm yard or in any fields on the farm (except for access to Ardwyn pod, Cae Bell pitch and the Woodland Walk). We may be working nearby to the campsite, either on the farm or in the garden, but this does not suggest an open invitation for children to participate. Babysitting would be extra!
what are your rules on group bookings?
We are a family site and we cater mainly for families and couples (aged 18 and over). Group bookings for exclusive use of the site are encouraged, but we do not allow bookings from non-family groups where members of the group are under the age of 30 years of age.
can we bring mountain bikes or MOTORCYCLES?
We have a bike rack at the front of the open fronted barn opposite The Bothy - you will need to bring a bike lock. We accept motorbikes, and can offer alternative parking if arranged in advance. Please note that we are located along narrow lanes and over cattle grids.