Camp Cynrig Glamping Village

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys

  • Campfires Allowed
  • Games room
  • Groups welcome
  • Walking
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.

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Facilities

Bell tent features a handmade double bed, log-burner and a private kitchenette in an adjacent shepherds hut kitted out with gas cooking hobs, cooking utensils, dning area and sofa bed. Each 21ft tipi features a double bed and 3 single futon beds (for up to 5), a firepit, coolbox, utensils and a gas camping stove. Cabin features a king-sized memory foam bed, 2 sets of full-sized single bunk beds, a log-burner, sofas and chairs. An adjoining undercover, kitchenette features dining table, utensils, gas hobs and a wood-fired oven. To the rear of the cabin there is a solar-powered bucket shower. All units have their own outdoor BBQ/campfire, hammock and seating area. Firewood, firelighters, ice packs and all cooking equipment is provided. There is a communal kitchen block with gas rings, dining table, sofa, washing-up facilities and lots of indoor and outdoor books, games and toys. There is a toilet and shower block with hot showers and flush toilets (the showers close during March-October).

Suitable For

Families, couples, groups – yes. Tents, campervans, caravans and dogs are not permitted.

Nearby

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 nippers.

Food & Drink

There’s a wealth of cracking local pubs in the area. Talybont, 15 mins away, hosts CAMRA Pub of the Year stalwart The Star Inn (01874 676635) as well as The White Hart Inn (0187 4676227) which offers a menu of hearty pub grub classics. The Red Lion (01874 658825) in Llangorse is around the same distance with a similar culinary vibe. Foodies take note, the world-renowned Abergavenny Food Festival takes place every September.

Opening Times

March–end of September for the tipis.
March–end of October for the bell tents.
Cabin is available year round.

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The Owner Says

Camp Cynrig Glamping Village in Wales is a family run venture and 2012 was our first year in the UK glamping holiday business. During 2015 Rob was hard at work building a Camping Cabin to add to our Glamping Site and Winter 2017 was spent building a Shepherds Hut Kitchenette to accompany the Brand New Bell Tent. The cabin is even home to a one of a kind bucket shower - heated by an innovative system using a black hosepipe on the roof heated by the power of the sun!!

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.  There are two 21ft Tipis which each sleep a family of 5 on futon beds and both contain central fire pits, gas camping stoves and all your essential cooking equipment. 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.

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.

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Accommodation

2 x 21ft tipis (sleeping 5), 1 bell tent (sleeping 6) and a cabin (sleeping 6).

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Location

Contact Camp Cynrig Glamping Village, Cantref House, Cantref, Brecon, Powys LD3 8LR

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Getting There

Enter LD3 8LR into SatNav. Full directions can be obtained upon booking.  The nearest train station is Abergavenny, the nearest bus station is Brecon.

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Why book with I Love This Campsite?

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