Glamping domes on a small-holding, with breath-taking views of the Welsh countryside
Gareth and Charlie had a dream; to find a small farm, build their forever home, and then open up its gates for the rest of the world to share. Situated in the idyllic Welshpool countryside, Cae Nant Glamping is the fruit of their labour, designed to give visitors a slice of country life. It's a glamping site set on a smallholding with horses, sheep and two spacious and well-furnished domes, sitting alongside Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail.
The two domes, Cader Idris and Ceder Berwyn, give the picturesque surrounding farmland a run for its money with their inveigling design. These retro-futuristic bubbles sit atop decking with picnic tables, a fire pit, hammocks, and a wood-fired pizza oven (with homemade dough!), available if you want it. They are spacious and well-equipped with a hot shower and toilet, but still allow you to feel immersed in the natural surroundings with huge windows to the great outdoors. You can even go to sleep with a view of the stars thanks to their skylights. They are ideal for couples or families (Cader Idris sleeps up to eight while Ceder Berwyn is equipped for six), and furrier family members can also join in as Cae Nant Glamping welcomes well-behaved dogs, with bowls and towels available upon request.
Though the only sounds you'll hear from your dome are the crackling of the fire in its log-burning stove or the sound of the wind rolling across the Welsh hills, Cae Nant is just a 10-minute drive from Llanfyllin. Bordered by the Cain and Abel rivers, this scenic market town serves as a central hub for those exploring the nearby areas, and regularly celebrates its local artisans with open studio festivals, including August's Sioe Llanfyllin Show, a fixture of the area for centuries (sadly not on in 2021). A farmers' market also pops up every Thursday, where locals sell their produce and wares.
Grab a spot of lunch from the market or one of the town's plethora of pubs and eateries, before heading back to the campsite for a ramble (or cycle — two bikes can be borrowed by guests). The Ann Griffiths Walk offers a good local route: a seven-mile trek famed for its diverse river valley, meadow, and woodland landscapes, along with its views across the River Vyrnwy. Head back home to your dome and cook up a wood-fired pizza for your family with the site's hireable pizza oven, or if you're staying in Cader Idris, conclude your evening with a dip in its wood-fired hot tub. As you're watching the wildlife go by from your enviable seat in the tub, it's easy to see why Gareth and Charlie want to stay here forever.
Llanfyllin, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Gareth H.Joined in June 2021
11 Ratings · 10 reviews
August 2, 2022
WOW what a staycation!!
We had the most amazing time staying at Cae Nant - Charlie was absolutely fab and couldn't do enough to make our stay incredible. The Pod was fantastic so clean and well looked after.
July 27, 2022
Glamping at it's best!!
We had such a fantastic stay! Charlie and Gareth were easily contactable, helpful and friendly. The pod has everything we needed - and more! It was clean and very comfortable, such a clever design! It was just perfect and we will be booking again!
The views are stunning - especially from the hot tub with a glass of wine! So quiet and peaceful. The pizza night was such fun, lovely memories made and we enjoyed the film night and treats.
We didn't want to leave!!
June 7, 2022
Amazing space inside everything you could need is there. The views are fab and its so peaceful. Hosts were great and little treats left were so nice. Even the storm didn't spoil the trip in fact it was so nice watching it from inside with the log burner going. 100% recommend.
December 6, 2021
The domes are so beautifully put together, everything you could need is in there right done to the little touches. The view is incredible. The pizza oven was a great touch and made for a great evening. The host we’re so helpful with great communication and we’re there for anything you need. Would definitely return.
November 15, 2021
As a party of 6, we had a great time. The hosts were incredibly welcoming and always doing their best to accommodate us, but never overwhelming or intrusive. The place itself is nothing short of expectations and pictures don't do it justice. Everything is very well thought and the whole of accomodation is to a really high standard. I would highly recommend Cae Nant to anyone looking for a remote, yet very comfortable place to relax.
November 1, 2021
We came with our 4 children for halloween weekend and had an amazing time. We struggled to think of the best but really but we all enjoyed pumpkin carving, hot tub, sweet treats and the cinema projector. We didn’t leave the site as we were having far too much fun. Charlie and Gareth were brilliant and I highly recommend downloading the guide before going as we found it invaluable. The finer details really made it so special for us. The coffee machine, essentials like tea, coffee, milk and bread were brilliant as the kids were hungry as soon as we arrived and Charlie showing us the animals they have. We were really made to feel like nothing was too much trouble and enjoyed staying got the weekend and talking to Charlie and Gareth. We really wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place (already have to quite a few people) and we will be visiting again. Thank you x
From the host
We have lived and loved the country life for as long as we can remember. We have been fortunate enough to find our own small piece of the Welsh countryside and we would love to share it with you. We had a dream, to find a small farm, build a forever home, add a few animals and create the most luxurious, relaxing and personal glamping experience we could. We have two comfortable and spacious domes with everything you will need for a fun and relaxing break. We're a small family run site set amongst the beautiful countryside and stunning scenery of mid wales. In the quiet solitude of the Welsh hills, you could be fooled into thinking you were a thousand miles from civilisation, but we are just an hour’s drive from the historic market town of Shrewsbury and half an hour from the border towns of Oswestry and Welshpool. The thriving market town of Llanfyllin is just ten minutes down the road making us easily accessible and well placed for local amenities.
The domes are along Glyndŵr’s Way, a 135-mile National Trail with diverse landscapes such as moorland, farmland, woodland, and forest. The Ann Griffiths Walk is also within walking distance, with the River Vyrnwy situated on it. By car the river is a 20-minute drive away. The stunning Lake Vyrnwy is a five-minute drive or 20-minute cycle away.
Food and drink
The Goat Inn (01691 648209) is a five-minute drive or 25-minute walk away, with this famous local pub serving drinks and snacks. Artisans Coffee Shop (01691 870317) is a 15-minute drive and offers tea, coffee, and lunch such as toasted baguettes and sandwiches all next to the dam at Lake Vyrnwy. Lake Vyrnwy Hotel (01691 870692) is a 15-minute drive away boasts a restaurant with incredible views over the titular lake, along with a spa for those looking to relax. Seeds (01691 648604) boasts tasty Welsh cuisine in an intimate, simple restaurant that's been featured in the Michelin Guide, while Something Tasty (01691 649121) provides cheerful café food and a good pizza, both a 10-minute drive away from the site.