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Great House Farm Luxury Pods
17 reviews
· Builth Wells, Wales
1 acre
3 units
3 Glamping
Luxury family-sized glamping pods with en-suite facilities and hot tubs, with wonderful views across the Wye Valley
Great House Farm offers equal parts luxury and heritage. The site is run by the Jones family who have been farming at Great House for more than 50 years but the working hill farm itself dates back to the 1600’s when it was owned by Oxford University. As of this year, they've decided to open up their home to guests, creating a stunning glamping site with three luxury glamping pods and a refurbished self-catering farmhouse, ensuring that the exciting history of the site is forever evolving. The pods themselves are a thoroughly modern and comfortable affair. Inside, they have all the kit you need – en-suite shower rooms, proper beds, cooking facilities and modern perks, like WiFi and a smart TV. Two of the pods sleep four (with a sofa bed that's great for little'uns), while the largest pod, Wye (each pod is named after a local river) has an additional quirky bunk bed too, with each bunk secreted away in a little cubby hole. Outside, every pod has a private patio with a custom-built firepit that's great for al fresco cooking and a hot tub with jets and LED lighting. And it's all ideally placed for soaking up the farm's far-reaching views. Around 300 metres up the slopes of the Aberedw Hills, overlooking the village of Erwood, Great House Farm looks out across the Wye Valley towards distant Hay Bluff and Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons. For most visitors, the view is a constant reminder of why you're here. The River Wye offers opportunities for fishing and canoeing, while the distant hills offer endless walking opportunities. Even closer to home it's just a mile to the Wye Valley Way or you can walk from the farm up Twyn y Garth to see the old World War One memorial on the top. Ironically, it's when night falls and your settled in your cosy pod that one of the real highlights of this place comes out to shine. Between the Elan Valley and the Brecon Beacons National Park, the farm is in one of the few true dark-sky areas in the UK and the night sky is dazzling. Peep from the port-hole window beside your bed or sit out in the hot tub and turn off the lights, it's a pleasure to enjoy.
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Builth Wells, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Great P.Joined in May 2021
15 Ratings · 17 reviews
Stephanie C.recommends
July 1, 2022
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Stunning location
Stunning location snd beautiful camping pods with everything that we needed. Hot tub was fantastic. Everything super clean. The Jones’ family were so welcoming, friendly and helpful . Would definitely return. 😊
Hannah B.recommends
June 7, 2022
Chwefru - luxury timber pod with hot tub
Camping with animals
Glamping was good nice veiw lambs and baby cows in field by the side
Glenn L.
February 24, 2022
This was a five day birthday gift/ trip for me and our family of four (2 adults, 2 girls, 10 and 8). First impressions were breathtaking views, friendly conversationally engaging owners, cleanliness and attention to detail. Nothing has been missed or left to chance. From fire wood to WI-FI, it’s all there AND works! The hot tub was amazing, the furniture (inside and out) of high quality and there’s a real feeling of thought and genuine care. Even the layout gives a feeling of exclusion without isolation. We will be treating these pods as our own, and rebooking shortly. Thank you to Lynne, Glyn, Reece and Carrie ❤️ AND for the birthday note and chocolates; and thank Reece for letting our girls feed the sheep 🐑
Beth D.recommends
January 24, 2022
Chwefru - luxury timber pod with hot tub
Experience was absolutely fantastic and the views were beautiful. Worth every penny!
Danielle H.recommends
January 9, 2022
Chwefru - luxury timber pod with hot tub
Literally perfect lil getaway. The pod was so clean and cosy, everything you need is in there. The hot tub was just so relaxing under the stars and the sunset perfect views all round 😍 The hosts were amazing they cater to your needs with no hesitation. They have a little folder with all the info of what to do and also what's around the area shops,walks pubs (ect very handy). Using the fire pit to cook is a must 🤤 Definitely be booking again!
Ruby C.recommends
October 14, 2021
Irfon - Luxury timber pod with hot tub
From arriving at the pods we was welcomed by the lovely owners showing us around there pods to just a good old chat! They had everything and more for our stay and the views and cleanliness was outstanding. Highly recommend this for family’s or just a weekend away! Can’t wait to come back
From the host
Welcome to Great House Farm Luxury Pods and Self Catering, a Glamping site offering 3 luxury Glamping Pods and a self catering farmhouse in the heart of Mid Wales. A hillside retreat nestled in the rolling hills above the village of Erwood in the heart of Mid Wales run by the Jones family, who have been farming at Great House Farm for more than 50 years and who have diversified this year to establish a stunning glamping site and refurbished self catering farmhouse for our guests to enjoy. Great House Farm Luxury Pods and Self Catering is a place to get away from it all, unwind and relax far away from the stresses and strains of modern life. Our site is on a working beef and sheep hill farm dating back to the 1600's when it was part of land owned by Oxford University.  Originally named Llandeilo Hall, it is thought that the farm was once quite a grand settlement for its time. The site is simply stunning, situated 272 metres high in the Aberedw Hills of Radnorshire, with views across the valley to Breconshire. Treat yourself to a relaxing and luxurious break and spend the evening unwinding in your private hot tub and roasting marshmallows or having a BBQ on your large cast iron custom built fire pit. Our pods have been creatively designed to ensure your stay is truly unforgettable. From the moment you arrive you will be surrounded by luxury in one of our 3 uniquely styled pods. Two of our pods can sleep up to 4 people and the other one up to 6 people. They are named after local rivers - the Wye, Chwefru and Irfon. The timber pods are well equipped for outdoor living. Relax on your own private patio whilst gazing at the amazing views over towards Pen Y Fan (the highest mountain in South Wales) and Hay bluff. Everything you need is provided including bedding, towels and kitchen equipment. All our pods are fitted with a small, fully equipped kitchen. The pods can accommodate up to 4 or 6 people and have a double bed, 2 single bunk beds (in the 6 person pod) and a comfy sofa bed. The integrated shower room is equipped with a walk in shower, hand basin and toilet. Each pod has wifi, a smart TV and charging points. The pods are fully insulated and have central heating for those chilly winter nights.
Nearby attractions
There's plenty of good walking on the doorstep. Try the footpath to the top of Twyn y Garth, where a First World War German Howitzer (a large field gun now rusted away in parts) was dragged by men and horses and positioned adjacent to the Old British Camp in 1920 as a memorial (and restored in 2000). Besides the interesting history of the walk, the views from the top of Twyn Y Garth are simply stunning, with views for miles down the Wye Valley. Llandeilo Hill also offers great local vistas. To reach the hill, turn left out of the site and walk to Llandeilo Graban Church. At the crossroads turn left and follow the road for about half a mile (past Pentrecaeau) and you will then be on the bottom of Llandeilo Hill. A little further afield (but worth every extra mile) is the Brecon Beacons National Park, (around a 35-minute drive) for more well known walks and mountain biking trails. For a local quirk, head down the hill to the Erwood Station Gallery (01982 560 674), a modern art gallery on the site of a former railway station, displaying works by local artists alongside old train carts and features.
Food and drink
The closest pub is the Wheelwright Arms (01982 560740), a five-minute drive away in Erwood, serving generous portions of British favourites, including a banoffee roulade that's to die for. The Seven Stars Inn (01982 560762) is around 10 minutes drive away in Aberedw and has a pleasant beer garden and an extensive wine list. The Griffin Inn (01874 754542) is also 10 minutes away, their menu includes freshly made pizzas and American favourites, like jalapeno poppers and crispy hot wings, that can be enjoyed in the friendly pub (while taking part on the quiz night, depending on the day you visit) or ordered as a takeaway to enjoy back at Great House Farm.
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