Riverside glamping in the Brecon Beacons with wild swimming, woodland walks and mountain hikes on the doorstep.
For sheer rugged beauty, the Brecon Beacons National Park takes some topping. The UK’s seventh largest national park features some of Wales’ highest mountain ranges, acres of enchanting woodland and a whole region bejewelled with spectacular waterfalls. It’s an outdoor adventurist’s dream, with myriad walks to enjoy and dramatic scenery to savour – an area that’s perfectly suited to sate our longing to ‘get away from it all’. And at a perfectly appointed little glamping retreat in the heart of the Beacons, there’s arguably no better spot in the national park to take it all in.
Set just four miles outside Brecon town amidst the foothills of the mighty Pen-y-Fan, Camp Cynrig is an off-grid glamping village – comprising a pair of Native American-style Sioux tipis, a bell tent and a fantastically handcrafted wooden cabin – that’s perfectly placed to explore this wondrous part of Mid Wales. Despite their eco-credentials (including the cabin’s ingenious solar-heated bucket shower), facilities are more than ample with comfy beds, sofas, chairs, wood-burning stoves, flushing toilets, showers and rustic cooking facilities, with all the utensils included. All units have their own barbecue-cum-firepit for enjoying star-studded evenings of this designated dark sky reserve.
Location-wise, the site is a haven for all manner of flora and fauna, thanks in no small measure to the River Cynrig which borders the site – take the small wooden footbridge leading to the National Park woodland, then follow its course for wild swimming and paddling upstream. A multitude of walking trails emanate from the glampsite into the heart of the national park, while further afield some of the Wales’ most awe-inspiring natural wonders await. If visiting in spring, head to Coed-y-Bwyndd woods to be awestruck by the bluebells or eastwards to the Usk Valley and Vale of Neath, the UK’s ‘waterfall country’ that’s home to Aberdulais, Melincourt and the 88ft Sgwd Henrhyd waterfall.
Brecon, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Rob J.Joined in July 2018
From the host
Camp Cynrig Glamping units - Bell Tents (with private Shepherds Hut Kitchenettes) and a Luxury Camping Cabin are set apart from each other in a gently sloping field, bordered by the river Cynrig in a quiet and peaceful area; you will not find a more perfect location. The glamping campsite is wonderful for kid's adventures, with ample space for them to play at being Indian braves whilst you relax and enjoy your peaceful surroundings, shrouded in rustic luxury.
The site is home to a Bell Tent which sleeps 4 - this has a handmade double bed, logburner and its very own kitchen and dining area in a Shepherds Hut Structure hand built by Rob. We then have a larger Bell Tent which sleeps 5 and also has its own kitchen and dining area in another hand built Shepherds Hut Structure. The 6 berth Camping Cabin hand-built by Rob has a kingsize memory foam bed, two sets of full-sized single bunk beds, logburner, sofas and chairs. It then has an al-fresco, undercover, kitchenette with gas hobs and woodfired oven. The cabin has a private bucket shower and compost toilet.
We know our area inside and out and are always willing to help you plan how to spend your holiday and suggest some of what we think are the best places to visit in Wales. The glamping campsite is on land adjoining our house and we welcome both adults and children alike to wander the woodland footpath and visit our chickens. We aim to create an enjoyable and relaxing Mid Wales Holiday.
The Brecon Beacons are perfect for outdoor adventures, with several walking, cycling and climbing routes throughout the National Park, the latter including Pen-y-Fan, Corn Du, Cribyn and Fan-y-Big, some of the highest mountains in Wales. Towards the Vale of Neath lies Wales' 'waterfall country', home to some of the country’s most spectacular falls such as 88ft Sgwd Henrhyd. Nearby Brecon is steeped in history – be sure to visit the fascinating Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh (01874 613310) or take in the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal walk. Other lovely local places include the Black Mountains town of Crickhowell (home to Green Man Festival) and the UK’s literature capital Hay-on-Wye (home to the Hay Festival). For a rainy day getaway, head underground at Dan Yr Ogof Caves (01639 730284) and the Big Pit National Coal Museum (0300 111 2333). While just next door Cantref Adventure Farm (01874 665223) is great for children and horse-riding.
Food and drink
There’s a wealth of cracking local pubs in the area. Talybont, 15 mins away, hosts CAMRA Pub of the Year The Star Inn (01874 676635) as well as The White Hart Inn (0187 4676227) which offers a menu of hearty pub classics. The award winning Three Horseshoes in Groesfford is a 40 minute walk from the site. Foodies take note, the world-renowned Abergavenny Food Festival takes place every September.