Cwmffrwd Farm, Pengenffordd

UK Wales South Wales Monmouthshire Abergavenny

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • 24hr+ ventilation between accommodation guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
Simple, eco-friendly camping with epic views at the foot of a famed Welsh mountain range
Cwmffrwd Farm's, Pengenffordd off-grid, pop-up site is a back-to-nature retreat for those looking for simple camping in stunning surroundings. Nestled within 22 acres of wildflower meadows, the spacious pitches for campers and glampers alike make visitors feel like they've found a secret spot in South Wales, tucked away amid towering mountains at the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Exemplified by the site's focus on maintaining the natural biodiversity of their surroundings, hosts James and Pridie are advocates of outdoor life and positive environmental change, with James having worked in the energy and environment sector for over a decade, while Pridie is a qualified teacher and Mountain Leader. As such, the amenities may be basic here, but they're situated in a site owned by people who know a great outdoor spot with a view when they see one.

Its camping pitches are spaciously spread out across its meadows Onnen, Cyll, and Helyg. The latter has a gate that opens out onto the Waun Fach mountain range, with its summit height of 811 metres granting it the highest peak of south-eastern Wales' Black Mountains. Freely select your pitch, plant your tent, and explore your surroundings with minimal fuss. For glamping, choose between the two five-metre bell tents in the small Hafod meadow, or the four-metre bell tent in Aelwyd Field. The five-metre tents have the meadow all to themselves, providing a sprawling view across the valley along with a lovely babbling brook to sit beside. The four-metre tent also gets to keep its field to itself, surrounded with alder, ash, and hazel, and situated right next to the stream.

The secluded nature of Cwmffrwd Farm ensures guests' privacy compared to other, more densely populated sites, along with keeping this beautiful land unspoiled. This is reflected in the simple amenities, with composting loos in the meadows and a washroom and toilet located in the 'The Byre', with hot water and an electric shower. Be sure to say "hello" to the family dog, who loves to greet guests in the barn.

Your mountainous surroundings provide ample opportunities for lengthy rambles and hikes, while guests should ditch their phones (there's no WiFi here, allowing a firm disconnect from modern life) and replace them with books from the site's little outdoor library, which also contains charts to help you identify the resident wildlife. You and the kids can also enjoy Pridie's 'Fairytrails' outdoor storying adventures, immersive nature-based yarns that combine folklore, natural navigation, and your wilderness skills. Suffice to say, you won't forget Cwmffrwd Farm in a hurry.

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Facilities

With this being an off-grid campsite, facilities are simple here. There are two composting loos (one in the camping meadows and one in the bell tent meadow), and a single flushing toilet, a hot shower and washing-up area located at the end of 'The Byre' barn in the farmyard. Behind the washroom is the drinking tap, and there is also a chemical toilet disposal point behind the barns (green eco fluid only).

Suitable For

Each booking is allocated one pitch in the camping field with a maximum of six people per pitch, one tent and an awning/gazebo. We charge per pitch with a maximum of four adults per booking (this is to avoid large groups as we aim to be a peaceful site). We have space for three small campervans (only VW/transit size) at the bottom of our first meadow, and have a no vehicles policy for the rest of the site. Parking is just as you enter the first field and there are plenty of wheelbarrows available for you to get your kit to your pitch. Sorry, we don't take motorhomes or caravans. Well-behaved dogs are very welcome, but we ask you to keep them on a lead and be extra vigilant when it comes to clearing up after them!

Nearby

We are just 12 minutes up the road from Crickhowell (full address details are provided when you get in touch).  ​

Our home is five minutes up a small country road from Cwmdu and our 22 acres of wildflower meadows are surrounded by open access mountain. You can walk out onto it straight onto the Waun Fach mountain range from our top field, and gaze at Pen Alt-mawr, Pen Tir, Mynydd Troed all from the farm!

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The Owner Says

Named after the stream that tumbles down from the mountain and through twenty two acres of wildflower meadows, Cwmffrwd Farm is an off-grid camping sanctuary. Picture it - the mountains gently stretching before and behind you, the smell of woodsmoke lingering in the air, children weaving their way through the long grass and giggling as they try to catch the crickets...

​Preserving a sense of wilderness is at the heart of everything we do, and to protect the natural biodiversity we keep things really traditional and basic. We only open for a set period each year and provide a small number of camping pitches (so space is never an issue!) To minimise impact on the meadows and keep everyone safe, we have a no vehicles policy in the campsite and ask that guests park at the entrance to the field where wheelbarrows are provided for you to move your kit to the pitch you have chosen. As much as possible, we like to give everyone free range when it comes to choosing their pitch in our two camping fields - so have a wander once you are parked and, when you are ready, grab a wheelbarrow and off you go! There is no additional charge for pup tent, gazebo or awning.

Certainly don’t come expecting Wi-Fi. Instead, enjoy rummaging around in the little outdoor library for books and charts to help you identify the resident birds and mini beasts, or go for a paddle in the stream and see if you can spot any creatures in the alder, willow, hazel and hawthorn that thrive across the site.

​Along with the seclusion of each individual pitch, the farm feels like it is tucked away too. It’s 12 minutes drive to  picturesque Crickhowell  (and a superb wild swimming spot), and 25 minutes to celebrated book town Hay-on-Wye and bustling market town Brecon. It’s best to stock up on food before you arrive, or shop at local supermarkets in Brecon, Abergavenny or the high street in Crickhowell. 

On Pridie's website, you'll also find an 'outdoor storying' Fairytrail experience to add a little bit of extra excitement to your stay. Call up the tree, plant and creature grid when you visit and learn about the folklore and stories connected to the trees, plants and creatures you can encounter on site.

Social Distancing Measures

All our pitches are spaces at a considerable distance from each other, making it easy to socially distance. Hand soap, sanitiser, disinfectant spray and blue roll to wipe the toilet seat etc. are all provided in the campsite washroom. The washroom is very well ventilated.

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Pitches

Three meadows for camping, and three bell tents in their own meadow and field.

4m Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Our beautiful little 4m bell tent has its own cosy field at the centre of the campsite, complete with babbling brook, fire pit and epic view across the valley. Our beautiful 5m bell tents are perfect for friends, couples and families with young children wanting to experience a little more wild.

Secluded 5m Bell Tent at top of Hafod Meadow

Bell tent Sleeps 6
Our beautiful 5m bell tents are perfect for couples and families wanting to experience a little more wild. They come with their own mountain meadow, babbling brook and epic view across the valley. Each has a futon style double bed, two inflatable mattresses, and comfortable rugs, blankets and cushions.

5m Bell Tent at lower end of Hafod Meadow

Bell tent Sleeps 6
Our beautiful 5m bell tents are perfect for couples and families wanting to experience a little more wild. They come with their own mountain meadow, babbling brook and epic view across the valley. Each has a futon style double bed, two inflatable mattresses, and comfortable rugs, blankets and cushions.

Wildflower Meadow Tent Pitch - sleeps 6 max

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 9 Available
Our little pop-up campsite includes four acres of grassy pitches nestled amongst twenty-two acres of wild flower meadows - with wild open access mountain behind and before you.

Campervan pitch (VW/Transit size)

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 3 Available
Campervan pitch (VW/Transit size)

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Location

Contact Cwmffrwd Farm, Pengenffordd, Pengenffordd, LD30ES

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Getting There

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Cwmffrwd Farm, Pengenffordd, Talgarth, Brecon, LD30ES

Approaching from the South, turn right opposite the Waun Fach sign, keep driving until you pass the green barns and we are the next farm along.

Abergavenny train station is 25 minutes away. From there you can get a bus to Crickhowell and then a taxi to the farm. 

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