Cae Bell Secluded Tent Pitch (4 at Powys Pods)
A secluded tent pitch with views over the valley and onto the Black Mountains in the distance. Located 5 minutes (mainly up hill) walk from facilities and parking.
The Owner Says
Tent Pitch Area Dimensions: Approx 4 metres by 6 meters
Comes with: Fenced area with 6x4m pitch & extra space on level above Picnic bench and a Fire bowl BBQ Pre-placed anchor pegs to help secure your tent Welcome folder
Extras (available to hire/book): Electric hook-up
Dogs Allowed: Yes (subject to our Dog Policy)
Disabled Access: No (due to steps and up-hill walk)
Suitable for maximum of: 6 adults (see our rules about non-family group bookings & consider tent pitch size)
Cae Bell is our secluded tent pitch with wonderful views over the valley and onto the Black Mountains beyond. Ideal for backpackers, family groups, and couples wanting a secluded romantic weekend break or longer stay. The tent pitch is located 4 minute (mainly up hill) walk from facilities and parking, and it backs onto acres of open hill land, with miles of walks just waiting to be explored (we'll provide you with a map and some suggested routes).
You will have a your own fenced area (to stop the sheep trying to share your tent - also great for children and dogs), and if you are after the seclusion but can't quite do without those comforts, you can add an electric hook-up as an extra. The tent pitch area measures 6 metres by 4 metres (TAKE NOTE - not suitable for larger tents), and there's extra space on the level above for your own seating, BBQ etc - or you can use the picnic bench and fire bowl BBQ provided. You can also bring your dog (subject to our Dog Policy).
The walk to this pitch takes about 4 minutes (or longer carrying kit). It involves walking from the car park and about 30 metres down the farm lane (or through the main camping area), taking 60 shallow steps up a bank, and then another 55 metres up a grass fairly steep slope past Ardwyn camping pod before reaching the tent pitch at the top of the farm. You will not be able to park beside this pitch, so make sure you are willing and able to carry your belongings to the pitch. You can leave kitchen items in the communal kitchen area if preferred.
This pitch is located away from the main facilities, but at the bottom of the bank and steps there's the shared toilet/shower washroom pods and the shared kitchen area, where you will find two washing up sinks (with hot water), a worktop, and two kettles, toasters and electric twin-hob hot plates along with two picnic benches.
Being on the edge of a hillside, this pitch is on stony ground. This may make it difficult to get pegs in, but we do provide some pre-placed anchor pegs to attach you guide ropes to if required.
If using the electric hook-up (must be booked as an extra) please bring your own weather-proof extension leads for a 16 amp connection.
The path is only lit as far as the top of the steps so please bring a torch.
This pitch is in an exposed location so if bad weather is expected please come prepared. Best booked May - August.
**Please see website before booking for full description**
Please note, bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance. No same day arrivals.
About Powys Pods
Tents can be booked as a extra alongside your pod booking. Dogs can be booked as a extra and will be subject to our Dog Policy. Small campervans as part of a group exclusive use booking may be allowable - please contact us. Sorry no caravans. Non-family groups MUST BE OVER 30 YEARS OF AGE and we recommend booking the whole site for exclusive use.
NearbyA mile down the road there's a horse riding centre (01497 851669). They offer half hour routes for kids and beginners and longer hacks for the more experienced. The local, heather-clad hills are covered in bridleways and it's a fantastic way to cover the ground. Also popular is a drive to the river Wye. Here you can hire canoes (07414 935965) and drift your way down stream, another great way to explore the area! For something a little more sedate, a drive to Hay-on-Wye leads to a wealth of good independent shops – particularly antique and book shops. The town also marks the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, another real hub for outdoor pursuits. The Elan Valley is also well worth a visit, as well as the surrounding towns on the Welsh Border.
Food & DrinkBBQs are permitted and there's a large brick BBQ available for use. The nearest pub, The Roast Ox (01497 851398), can be found at Painscastle (4 miles away) and there is also a good bar and restaurant at Rhosgoch Golf Club (3 miles; 01497 851251). For the maximum choice head to Hay-on-Wye, or refer to the more extensive list provided in your pod.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 12 reviews
Great stay at one of the pods and cae bell pitch. Quiet and beautiful spot. Jess was very helpful and friendly with organising our trip. Lots of clear advice and instructions. Facilities perfect and very clean. Thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would definitely return and recommend
Our third stay in Bryn Gwyn pod. Kitchen and toilet/shower were spotless, as always. Such a beautiful, tranquil place with wonderful views of the surrounding hills and just the sound of birdsong, farm animals and the odd tractor for company. We didn’t want to leave.
Great to get away from it all
We hired out Powys Pods for a family get-together for my Dad's Birthday. Jess and her lovely dogs greeted us on arrival, she had got the heaters on in our pods so they were nice and cosy! We had terrible weather the day of arrival so Jess had very kindly got her bothy cleared out for us to cook and eat in. With it being based up in the hills you get glorious views but you are quite exposed to the wind which proved tricky at times. It was all part of the experience! The facilities were excellent! Warm, clean, and well supplied. There is an excellent BBQ as well which we managed to utilise on our last evening. The setting is stunning and it is so peaceful there! We would definitely come and stay again. There are some great local walks and Jess gave us some suggestions for things to do in not such great weather. Erwood Station Gallery and Hay on Wye are wonderful places to visit.
We used the tent pitch for a couple of nights, it's a stunning location with superb facilities. Really nice touch having a built in little fire pit and picnic bench to use while camping. Added bonus that it's situated away from the other pods/facilities so it feels very secluded. Shower/toilets were very clean, everything was in excellent condition and the location is great for walking, cycling and relaxing. The sunset's are amazing from the tent pitch.
There has been a lot of thought given to creating a perfect pod camping experience. Each pod has been thoughtfully constructed and the layout is light an airy. The bathroom and kitchen areas are equally as thoughtfully put together. Covid has clearly impacted on all aspects of hospitality but you sense that these pods were very easy to put in Covid procedures. To sum up perfect clean beautiful pod camping in a great location.
Powys Pods is located at Grug Farm, Bryngwyn, Kington, Powys. HR5 3QN
Customers are emailed detailed directions and check-in information a few days before their stay. The nearest train station is either Hereford or Llandrindod Wells and the nearest bus is to Hay-on-Wye or Kington. These are still a bit of a distance away, though, so a car is advised.