Great House Farm Luxury Pods

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Builth Wells

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Walking
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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Facilities

Pods come with a double bed and sofa bed (plus bunk beds in the Wye pod), with luxury bedding included. The en-suite shower room has complimentary toiletries, towels, a sink and hot running water. The pods are fully insulated and have central heating as well as WiFi, multiple charging points and a smart TV. In the kitchen there is a hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and a fridge (the Wye pod also includes an oven). Kitchen equipment is also provided, including plates, bowls, cutlery, pots, pans, cups and glasses, as well as a tin opener, chopping boards, wooden spoons and more. Outside, the large patio is fully decked and has a hot tub and comfortable seating. There is also a firepit outside each pod, including a cooking grill that can be used as a BBQ.

Suitable For

Glamping, families, couples, groups, dogs – yes. Tents, campervans, motorhomes – no.

Nearby

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 & 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.

Open

Open all year.

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The Owner Says

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.

Accommodation

There are three luxury pods, two sleeping four people and one sleeping six. There's also self-catering accommodation in the farmhouse.

Chwefru - luxury timber pod with hot tub

Pod Sleeps 4
Bespoke luxury Pod, sleeping 4 people, in the heart of Mid Wales with stunning views of the Breconshire countryside

Irfon - Luxury timber pod with hot tub

Pod Sleeps 4
Bespoke luxury Pod, sleeping 4 people, in the heart of Mid Wales with stunning views of the Breconshire countryside

Wye - Luxury timber pod with hot tub

Pod Sleeps 6
Bespoke luxury Pod, sleeping 6 people, in the heart of Mid Wales with stunning views of the Breconshire countryside

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Location

Contact Great House Farm Luxury Pods, Great House Farm, Llandeilo Graban, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3JE

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Getting There

If you’re travelling south, exit the A470 by turning left onto the B4594, continue for around half a mile and then turn right, continuing onto the B4594. After just under a mile, turn left and then you will see Great House Farm a few hundred yards ahead of you on your left.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 11 reviews

★★★★★

Beautiful Location, Amazing Stay!

We had the most amazing stay at Great House Farm in the Ifron pod, it was perfect for the 3 of us! We were welcomed as soon as we arrived, they had thought of everything too, the little touches made the weekend! The hot tub was perfect and looking out on those beautiful views was so relaxing! We went for walks and mountain biking around the area which was so beautiful! We have made memories which will last a life time and we can’t thank them enough for such an incredible stay! We have already recommended Great House Farm Luxury Pods to many of our friends! If you are looking for a relaxing break, this is the place. It truly is breathtaking!
Sep 28, 2021 by Amy Day Verified Review

Response from Great House Farm Luxury Pods

Thank you so much Amy - you were a pleasure to host - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will be back to see us again sometime.
★★★★★

Amazing

From start to finish stunning, amazing scenery,pods amazing very very clean,lovely host's it's home from home,you need to experience it to believe it thank you Great house farm for a wonderful 3day break. *****
Sep 22, 2021 by susan moore

Response from Great House Farm Luxury Pods

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - we so appreciate it.
★★★★★

Breathtaking and relaxing time away

Stayed for 2 nights with my boyfriend, pod had all the necessities you need for self catering. Clean and comfy. View was breathtaking while in the hot tub. Owners very friendly and helpful.

Response from Great House Farm Luxury Pods

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we appreciate it.
★★★★★

Wonderful Stay

Stayed for 4 nights with my husband and 2 children. John, Lynn and family are very friendly and welcoming and will do anything for you. Pods are luxurious with wonderful views. Would highly recommend and will be returning.

Response from Great House Farm Luxury Pods

Thank you so much for your kind words - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning.
★★★★★

Fantastic site and hosts

We stayed for a weekend with 2 other families we knew. Pods were spotless with everything we needed. Quiet site with beautiful views. Hosts friendly. Couldn’t have asked for more - and we’ve already booked to return next yea!

Response from Great House Farm Luxury Pods

Thank you so much for your kind words - we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning.
★★★★★

Lovely Pods with stunning views

Thank you Lynne & family so much we stayed here with our 2 children for 2 nights and had a wonderful time in the luxury pods. The pods were spotless and had everything we needed, the views were outstanding. The hot tub was amazing and the fire pit/bbq was great. Lynne was there to meet us as arranged and showed us to the pod and also explained how everything worked, there was also a folder inside the pod with all the information you need which was very helpful. The little toiletries, tea, coffee and sweets etc were lovely and the kids loved that we had Netflix on the TV. We will definitely be back. Thank you Cara & Steve xx
Aug 27, 2021 by Cara Haines Verified Review

Response from Great House Farm Luxury Pods

Thank you Cara for such a lovely review - we look forward to welcoming you back again and so glad you enjoyed your stay.
★★★★★

A perfect mini break

My partner and I stayed in the Wye pod for 2 nights last week (we also took our dog, Thor with us too!) and it far surpassed our expectations. We're not usually ones for UK breaks, but this may well have changed our minds. We were greeted by our host who was very warm and welcoming. She showed us to our pod and ran us through some key points about the hot tub etc. The pods are immaculately finished and there are so many little extras that really make a difference. The site itself is lovely, secluded and peaceful but still close enough to local pubs/shops. You can really see the effort that has been made to make it stand out from other "Glamping" options. One thing that is definitely worth mentioning is the cleanliness of the site, pods and hot tub. Every inch of the place was clean and fresh, which was extremely reassuring considering the ongoing pandemic. The main highlight of the accommodation for us is the view! From the pod, patio and hot tub, you can see nothing but uninterrupted countryside and it's truly beautiful. All in all, we had a fantastic experience and could not recommend Great House Farm Luxury Pods enough.

Response from Great House Farm Luxury Pods

Thank you so much for your kind words - we really appreciate it and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay - this is so important to us.
★★★★★

Fantastic stay !

What a lovely break for anyone who seeks for stunning views and peace&quiet. Such a welcoming and friendly hosts. The pods and tub are spotlessly clean. Will definitely come back!

Response from Great House Farm Luxury Pods

Thank you so much Anna - your lovely feedback is appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back.
★★★★★

Great relaxing mid week break with friendly staff and great views perfect set-up

Well presented cozy pod with patio area with hot tub and fire pit situated in the perfect area looking over stunning greenery perfect place to unwind and relax! Very helpful owners too! Even offer to post back items we had forgotten thank you!
Jul 6, 2021 by Paul Oneil Verified Review

Response from Great House Farm Luxury Pods

Thank you Paul - very pleased you both enjoyed your stay - hopefully your item should be back in your hands now!!

★★★★★

*****

We came from London for 2 nights. A kind, beautiful looking lady welcomed us into a very nice holiday new build luxury pods! Hot tub was just brilliant for relaxing after hiking Pen y Fan. The view just can't be described in the mornings. Thank you once again for hospitality and wishing you success in the future. Diana and kids xx
Jul 6, 2021 by dianapuce Verified Review

Response from Great House Farm Luxury Pods

Thank you so much Diana - so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
★★★★★

Outstanding

Thank you Lynne, Reece & family so much for an outstanding 3 nights in the most wonderful luxury pods. The quality & cleanliness was second to none and the views were outstanding. The hot tub was amazing, we have one at home but yours was another level. We drove a very pleasant 3 hours from Preston and Lynne was there to meet us as arranged. Your pleasant chatty attitude and your passion for your new venture means you will definitely succeed. We WILL be back next year. Alan & Helen x
Jun 17, 2021 by alan english

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