Child friendly glamping, Powys
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About Powys Pods
Enjoy the tranquility at the peaceful Powys Pods in the beautiful Radnorshire hillside - away from the hustle and bustle of every day life, with just the farm animals (or maybe a passing tractor) in ear-shot. It's Glamping without the bells and whistles, but comfort in the pods with electricity, heating and lighting. Go on the Woodland Walk, play games on the large lawned area (there are games provided or bring your own), toast marshmallows on the fire-pit, stargaze on a clear night, eat al fresco or just enjoy the space to run around....the perfect 'get away from it all'. Ideal for families wanting to holiday together or to meet new friends....
Powys Pods is a lovely family run working farm, with families in mind. Its aim is to provide memories for children (and adults) in the great outdoors in the luxury of its beautiful pods overlooking the spectatular Welsh countryside. With three family sized pods each with plenty of surrounding space and privacy, in addition to a large pitch if you want to bring your own tent, all sharing the al-fresco dining space, firepit and washing facilities.
It is an inexpensive way to holiday without bringing all the camping gear and with heating, lighting and electricity, there's no chance of getting cold or wet in your pod - you can even hire camp beds if you'd rather not pack them in your car.
The new Woodland walk involves following markers from the campsite, along the bottom of our fields, and into an ancient woodland (the markers are great as you can encourage kids to walk further by looking for the next marker) – NB - this will be extended next year and perhaps adding a “Fairy Trail” and some rope swings & hammocks too.
If it’s not the woodland along the farm boundary, it’s acres and acres open hillsides. You can walk (or run or cycle) for 10 minutes or 6 hours, and have beautiful scenery and fresh air every step of the way (and still no busy roads). There is a map of recommended routes in the Welcome Folder in each pod or for the tent pitch.
Bryn-Gwyn pod - the largest pod, located right next to the car park
- sleeps up to 5 adults or 2 adults & 3 children
- a floor space with lighting, a heater and electric sockets
- bring your own beds or hire camp beds (max 5 single beds, but 4 is more comfortable)
- ramped access and level or ramped access to toilet pods makes it suitable for disabled occupants
- decking with views over the lawn to the hillsides beyond
Allt Dderw pod - located on the other side of the facilitates area
- Sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 small children (under age 8)
- a floor space with lighting, a heater and electric sockets
- bring your own beds or hire camp beds (max 3 single beds, 4 is a squeeze)
- decking angled away from the facilities area with views over the lawn to the hillsides beyond
Ardwyn pod - located up about 60 shallow steps above the main camping area (facilities & car park) in a field on its own.
- Sleeps up to 2 adults & 2 infants (under age 3) although some people have been fine with 2 adults & 1 small child (under age 8).
- 2 foam mattresses are included, and can be set as a double or a twin. For an extra child/children, guests will need to being a third mattress.
- Lighting, heating & electric sockets included
- A bench and a firebowl BBQ are provided outside the pod
- Views of the Black Mountains
Cae Bell Pitch - located above Ardwyn pod in another field, 5 mins walk from the facilities & car park
- Amazing views over Black Mountains and farmland
- Fenced in area suitable for children
- Pitch size 6mx4m with area space above for seating, cooking etc
- Electric hook-up as an extra
- Single campbed: £4 per night
- Family wet room shower pods with proper electric showers
- Baby changing facilities
- Large roofed area (shelter from the rain showers) with washing up sinks, cooking area, picnic tables
- Electric hot plate and barrel BBQ
- Drying room
- Fridges with ice pack freezing
- Cycle rack
- Firepit (ideal for taosting marshmallows!)
- Lawn Games
- The Woodland Walk
Out & About
If you want to venture out, there is LOADS to do in the area, you really will be spoilt for choice. Again, the Welcome Folder is full of leaflets (sorted nearest first) for the family to flick through to sort out what adventures they want to go on together.
Within 45 minutes’ drive there’s horse riding, adventure farms, play barns, craft centres, a working flour mill, a cheese factory, an observatory, canoeing and kayaking, outdoor activity centres, river walks, unique shops, canals, castles, churches & cathedrals, museums, kite feeding centres, cider factories and plenty of scenic drives along the way.
The Brecon Beacons National Park and the Black Mountains is be on your doorstep (you can get a lovely view of them from the campsite and from the nearby hillsides) – to reach them it’s a 25-45 minute drive.
Within 20-40 minutes, there’s Hay-on-Wye (Town of Books), Brecon (historical cathedral town), Builth Wells (home of the Royal Welsh Show ground), Llandrindod Wells (Victorian spa town), Hereford (famous for its cider making), Rhyadar & the Elan Valley as well as lots of local old very pretty market towns.
What To Bring
- Something to sleep on (unless staying in Ardwyn Pod or hiring camp beds)
- Sleeping bag and pillows (with waterproof cover in case unpacking in rain) – if you’re brining a duvet or blanket for use on our beds please bring a bottom sheet to cover the bed.
- A torch with batteries (especially for Ardwyn Pod & Cae Bell pitch)
- Matches/lighter for fire pit (and firelighters too perhaps). You can bring your own firewood & charcoal or buy some from us for £5 per bag (remember the marshmallows for the campfire)
- Warm(er) clothes (it will be cooler here as we’re quite high up)
- Phones, gadgets & chargers o Games/films/books (or homework!) – our internet is not good enough for streaming
- Slip-on shoes for popping out
- Toothbrush, toiletries & essentials
- Towel & soap/shower gel (we provide hand soap & paper hand towels)
- Food, snacks & beverages
- Folding chairs for use on the decking/outside
- If you’re bringing a dog (well trained and toilet trained dogs welcome at £5 per night): A secure lead, bed or mat, food, food/drink bowls, dog bags
- If you plan to cook rather than eating out:
- A camping stove & gas/disposable BBQ/charcoal. Electric hotplates, a hob kettle and a barrel BBQ are provided
- Cooking utensils & saucepan/s (incl. a knife, chopping board & tin/bottle opener)
- Plates, bowls cups & and cutlery
- Freezer bag or box (we have a fridge & freezer here)
- Washing up liquid, a sponge/cloth/brush & a tea towel
- Food, cooking oil, sauces, herbs, spices & salt
Arrival & Departure
- Arrival: after 2pm. If you arrive before 2pm you are welcome to use the facilities, and your pod if it is ready for you. Please let us know when you hope to arrive.
- Departure: by 11am. Please ensure that you pod is clear of all belongings by 11am to avoid additional charges. You are welcome to continue to use the facilities.
Local hillside walks
Something for all abilities, fantastic scenery and most importantly, space and fresh air (suggested routes are provided in the Welcome Folders)
Take a walk through our farm woodlands, great for kids and adults alike!
10 minute walk. Great for children aged 5 and up. They also do Riding for the Disabled here.
Find out more
The Town of Books if you fancy a browse through the books and many other shops (including an ice cream palour), plus it hosts the the very famous annual Literary Festival (late May). There's also some lovely walks along the River Wye.
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