Brandy House Farm

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Knighton

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Staggered showering times
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Sleek wooden Camping PODs and upcycled vintage caravan on the welsh border with excellent walking and mountain biking on the doorstep

Richard and Medina Brock started their B&B with just one room in the charming stony buildings of Brandy House Farm. It wasn’t long before things took off, however, and once you’ve stayed here for a night or two it’s easy to see why. Their warm friendly welcome, a breakfast that has been awarded the title of ‘Best in Wales’ (seriously) and local knowledge that extends from the endless surrounding footpaths to the tastiest places to eat. The Brock’s are the perfect hosting team and, with the obvious support of their quaint 20-acre farmstead and a picture-perfect countryside backdrop, they can now boast one of the most highly acclaimed B&Bs in the country.

But this is walker’s country. Poised in a lush green valley, the River Teme meanders lazily along the edge of a B-road that leads to the farm, its glistening waters marking the boundary between England and Wales. The slopes that drop down around the river are criss-crossed by streams, footpaths and bridleways creating an outdoor playground for anyone with a mind to get out and explore. Despite the warmth a B&B may exude, the stunning natural scenery calls for accommodation of the more Cool Camping kind and, here too, Richard and Medina haven’t missed a trick.

A few hundred yards from the farm buildings, in its own space, part garden part hillside glade, their MorphPOD nicely fits the bill between B&B comfort and mountain-man escapism. Floor-to-ceiling double glazed windows let the outside in and allow you to wake up admiring views across the Teme Valley, while fold down beds provide ample space and comfortable room for four to sleep.

For easy access, theres's a waterless toilet, a odour-saving 20 yards away, and those looking for the extra household comforts can head into the farm buildings to find a hot shower, laundry facilities and wireless internet. It goes without saying that the famous breakfast is still available, delivered to the pods stable-style door in the morning; cooked by Richard with locally-sourced produce. But for all the creature-comforts, those wanting the real deal can pitch up in the small 'wild camping' area, set aside for a limited number of tents.

And when we say Richard and Medina haven’t missed a trick, we mean it. The MorphPOD is suited to the outdoorsy types for more than just its open views and awaiting campfire-pit. Mountain bikers and cyclists can make use of the handy wash down facilities and flick through a helpful route portfolio, while those looking to saddle up and head off on hoof are even better catered for. The 12 stables and individual paddocks for turning out your horse, means riders have accommodation for both themselves and their trusty steed. Whether you walk the Welsh national trails or canter cross-country to explore the English bridleways, it’s worth chatting with Richard and Medina who know the area well. If you make it back by dinnertime you can even ask them for another farmhouse meal, though cooking your own beneath the stars is the best way to enjoy the MorphPOD’s veranda and the pleasant garden in which it resides.

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Facilities

This is a remote rural farmstead offering a variety of accommodation in beautifully landscaped garden areas.  The MorphPODs all sleep 2 with the exception of Willow which does have room to bring the kids too.  They are all off grid and well insulated though Willow has the option of an oil filled electric heater for use if necessary.

There is 1 shower with hot and cold water and toilet (50 yards away), which is bookable for single household use.  There are 2 waterless toilets ; one by Willow and Wild rose and the other by Laurel and sycamore Pods; you are never more than 20 yards from one.

Campfires in designated fire-pit only. Dog friendly site but please note that dogs do need to be kept on leads when on the farm and we ask that they are not left unattended in your accommodation.

With holiday livery on side guests can bring their own horses (please contact us to check livery availability). There are  9 stables, with wood-pellet and myscanthus bedding and visiting horses have access to clean grass paddocks.

Brandy House Farm is also home to a small flock of Welsh Black Mountain and Jacob sheep, 10 horses, Dolly and Sky the spaniels and Timmy the yard cat.

Suitable For

Glampers, wild campers, groups, well-behaved dogs and DIY livery for guests who bring their own horses – yes. Caravans, campervans, motorhomes – no.

Nearby

Walking and mountain biking from the doorstep most often centres around the Glyndwrs Way, an excellent national trail which passes through Brandy House Farm. Richard and Medina have excellent knowledge of the surrounding routes and can help walkers, cyclers or equestrians alike in their planning, they also have a handy route portfolio waiting for you. For the most immediate exploration, either walk up onto Beacon Hill Crown Estate from your door step or stroll into the village (5 minutes away) to join the footpaths on the Shropshire side of the border. Beacon Hill, a 6000 acre upland nature reserve, is an excellent place to see wildlife. The heath clad landscape attracts birds like the nesting Wheatear, Meadow Pipit, Stonechat, Merlin and Peregrine, among others. It's wild without being rugged and an excellent place to begin walking in the area. Cyclists will find great XC riding on the doorstep and easy journeys to several world class mountain bike centres with freeride, downhill and uplift facilities. The area hosts MTB enduro and the Autumn Epic, One of Britain's top rated Cycle Sportives. For something a little less energetic try exploring Powys Castle, 20 miles away, The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir, 20 miles, or Judges Lodging Presteigne, 18 miles away.

Food & Drink

If you prefer not to cook then it is possible to book a campers breakfast or farmhouse takeaway supper brought to your pod or caravan.  The Wharf, local village pub ideal for a drink is just 5 minutes walk away but doesn't serve food.  The Radnorshire Arms, Beguildy (01547 510634), 2 miles away, is the nearest pub serving food, a wonderfully old building that is home to friendly service and good food.  Beguildy also has a lovely traditional village shop.

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All year.

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The Owner Says

Sleek wooden camping pods and an upcycled vintage caravan on the Welsh border with excellent walking and mountain biking on the doorstep

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Social Distancing Measures

Our common room is closed.
Access to our shower and washing up facilities will be with sole use and allocated timeslots (bookable in advance via a link we will send to you)
There is access to a tap for water
We have 2 dry composting toilets: one near Laurel and sycamore and our 2 camping plots and one near Wild Rose Caravan and Willow Pod

Accommodation

3 MorphPODs (Willow, Sycamore and Laurel) for pod camping and an upcycled vintage caravan (Wild Rose) for glamping

Willow POD

Pod Sleeps 4
The most spacious of our POD's with a lovely large canopied area with table & chairs. It has it's own terraced patio with seating and plenty of space for a fire pit and BBQ.

Sycamore POD

Pod Sleeps 2
Camping POD with drop down beds, panoramic window and a lovely large canopied area with table & chairs. The pod has a panoramic window and canopied decking area has views over our pony paddocks.

Laurel POD

Pod Sleeps 2
Camping POD totally off-grid with drop down beds, panoramic window and a lovely large canopied area with table & chairs.

Wild Rose Vintage Caravan

Vintage caravan Sleeps 2
Up-cycled vintage caravan

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Location

Contact Brandy House Farm, Brandy House Farm, Felindre, Knighton, Powys LD7 1YL

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Getting There

If you are approaching from Knighton, turn up a sharp left as you pass the speed limit sign on reaching the village, opposite the village sign (please note that the Brandy House is not signed). Continue up the lane over the two cattle-grids and Brandy House Farm is at the top about 150 metres from the main road.

If you are approaching from Newtown, leave on the A483 (signed Llandrindod Wells) to Dolfor. Turn left onto the B4355. Go through the village of Felindre and as you leave it, turn up to your right just before the end of speed limit sign (please note that the Brandy House is not signed). Continue up the lane over the two cattle-grids and Brandy House Farm is at the top about 150 metres from the main road.

If you are using a sat Nav or google maps and are approaching from the North they will more than likely take you the shorter scenic route through tiny and steep lanes missing out. For a more direct route we would recommend you go to Newtown and follow the directions above!

Knighton (0845 748 4950) is the nearest train station 9 miles away or Newtown (0845 748 4950), 12 miles away.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 12 reviews

★★★★★

The perfect place to relax and unwind

We stayed in The Wild Rose Caravan for two nights and had a truly wonderful time. Upon arriving Richard gave us a warm welcome and we were then left to our own devices. The farm is beautiful and quiet, occasionally we would bump into staff working the farm and all were friendly. The location is brilliant if you want to take a break 'off grid', there is virtually no signal available on the farm or anywhere nearby. There is a 'wifi bench' though which means you can occasionally check emails/messages if necessary - however we tried to embrace the freedom from our mobile devices which added to our enjoyment. The caravan is beautifully presented with a cosy sofa, large comfy bed and plenty of storage. It's surprisingly big inside! Fairy lights add to the quaintness along with an area to cook food just outside (we took a camping stove). We took several walks as just beyond the farm gates there is a huge area to explore. On one walk we were out for 3 hours and only passed one other person - a truly peaceful place! We also took a short walk to the nearest pub 'The Wharf Inn' for a few drinks - a lovely little place and the owners were very welcoming. On one evening we stopped for a meal at the Castle Inn (Knucklas) as they were happy to accommodate dogs and the food & drink was excellent. Back at the farm we had breakfast delivered one morning and it was fantastic. Sausage, Bacon and Egg butties with fresh tea, coffee and orange juice! We also enjoyed sitting around the fire pit in the evenings and Richard was very generous with the wood and kindling. Many thanks to Richard and Medina for a wonderful stay and we will certainly be back.
Oct 24, 2021 by Pete Verified Review

Response from Brandy House Farm

So pleased that you both enjoyed your stay .. we look forward to seeing you again and of course the lovely Stanley 🤩 🐶🤩
★★★★★

A Wonderful stay

I arrived and recived a very warm welcome first from Richard who went through everything and made sure I knew where everything was, and then whilst unpacking from Medina, they are both lovely and very helpful, with a wealth of knowledge about the area and places of interest to visit if your unsure 😊, I stayed in willow pod, super clean and comfy, and the view and surroundings peaceful and beautiful. Evening meals and breakfasts were very tasty, and my favourite was definitely the delicious fish pie. Just great to unwind relax and enjoy the walks with the hounds, and may I say that hill was epic, beautiful views all around and when finally at the top and looking over the surroundings, well rewarded. 😁, I want to say thankyou again, to you all for having me and my dogs stay in a really very special place. I hope to return again soon Kindest regards Emma.
Sep 20, 2021 by Emma Verified Review

Response from Brandy House Farm

Awe thankyou Emma what a great review .. so lovely to meet you and your lovely dogs and look forward to seeing you again 🤩
★★★★★

Fantastic off-grid break

Wonderfully peaceful location. Fantastic hosts. Beautiful breakfast brought to our pod which was a great start to our Saturday. Great location for exploring nearby towns.

Response from Brandy House Farm

Thankyou for your review Brydie. So glad you enjoyed your stay .. happy new year to you both :)
★★★★★

Stunning

Fabulous location. We stayed in one of the pods and could not fault anything. Peace and quiet and no phone signal so just bliss. We will definitely be going back.
Sep 28, 2020 by Mark B

Response from Brandy House Farm

Thankyou Mark, so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again :)
★★★★★

perfect weekend away in the cutest caravan

My partner and I stayed in the Rose Vintage Caravan Friday - Sunday. The caravan itself was adorable, plenty of storage space, good sized fridge and the location meant we had lovely views to wake up to. In the evenings we used the fire pit we rented from the farm in our private garden area to toast marshmallows! We took our young dog with us who seemed to enjoy himself thoroughly! The owners were very friendly and suggested some places to take him for a walk and the guide they provided via email before our stay had loads of information about things to do in the area. We really enjoyed our weekend here and would definitely book again.

Response from Brandy House Farm

So glad that you enjoyed your Wild Rose Experience; the caravan, the firepit, the views and the walking ; we look forward to seeing you again :)
★★★★★

Perfect Long Weekend

I’d been craving some outdoors time and this site caught my eye. It was perfect in every way! The pods are spacious and well designed with very comfy beds. The facilities were great with an eco toilet conveniently located near the pod. Although there are three pods, a caravan, cottages, B&B and camping, the beautiful landscaping made it feel very private. The owners were very friendly and I appreciate all the extra steps they taken during COVID, will definitely be returning although maybe to camp as their camping spots looked so sweet!
Sep 15, 2020 by Nicola Stead Verified Review

Response from Brandy House Farm

Thankyou so much for your lovely review .. so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would be lovely to see you again 😀
★★★★★

Peace and quiet in a cosy pod with views to die for

I loved my stay and was so sorry to leave. The pods are cosy and well-designed, you can light a fire in the evening, you can get a delicious breakfast and it’s all super-clean and well organised, with friendly hosts. The hill walking is excellent and on the doorstep. The views of the lovely Teme Valley below and the moorland above make this a glorious setting. Excellent recycling and a spotless eco-toilet, as well as a flush toilet and shower. I don’t have a car and used the pub and shop in Beguildy 2m away, which are brilliant, and a recommended and highly-reliable cab from Knighton station. A really special place.
Aug 14, 2020 by Rachel Platt Verified Review
★★★★★

Super-clean, cosy camping pods on beautiful peaceful site

I was so sorry to leave this lovely place. What a charming location, on a hillside in a peaceful valley. Shop and pub 2 miles away. Delicious breakfasts brought to your pod. All very clean and well-organised, with friendly hosts. Excellent eco-loo and recycling. Superb walking country - I hardly met a soul on the hills.
Aug 13, 2020 by Rachel Platt Verified Review

Response from Brandy House Farm

Thankyou Rachel; it was a pleasure to meet you and so glad that you enjoyed your stay :)

★★★★★

We loved the pods!

We booked sycamore and laurel pods which are set in their own beautiful private garden, and woke up to the sound of sheep and cattle and a beautiful view through the huge window. Evenings were spent on the deck of our pod watching the swifts (or swallows?) and the occasional bat. I expected to be cold at night but the pods were warm and cozy. Walking and mountain biking starts right from beside the pods, though very steep hills to start with! All in all a perfect setup, Medina and a Richard have thought of everything, tasty breakfasts brought to our pod, and there’s a good hot shower and spotless eco loo close by. Communal facilities were cleaned twice a day, so felt safe too. I hope to return sometime, a perfect place.
Aug 8, 2020 by Jenny

Response from Brandy House Farm

Thankyou so much Jenny for your lovely review; and so glad that you enjoyed the Pods, the gardens, the animals, and the breakfasts too :) .   We hope to see you again too sometime in the future.
★★★★★

Lovely friendly

When we arrived we couldn’t find anyone or the owners but did find someone at the end. We where welcomed with warm drinks. Very friendly people. there was a course going on so we couldn’t drop the car off at the top due to all the cars so had to walk with our stuf from the bottom car park also we had two dogs which never been camping and it was nice to take them with us. I would happy recommend these pods and the campsite site to anyone. the shower plus of use little clean to x
Sep 16, 2019 by Laura madters
★★★★★

Lovely and welcoming

Me, my partner and our dog had a brilliant time. The pod was very cozy and warm and the views were beautiful! We also paid extra for breakfast which was delicious and brought to our pod! The hosts were very friendly and helpful and even helped when we left my partners jacket. We would recommend the farm to everyone and will hopefully return soon!x
Aug 27, 2018 by Alice
★★★★★

Morphpod at Brandy House Farm

We have stayed at Morphpod at Brandy House Farm twice now and we absolutely love it there.  Beautiful setting and lovely views with great hospitality from Richard and Medina.  We had cake and tea brought to us within minutes of arriving, and there is the option of buying a cooked breakfast in the morning which is fantastic! The Morphpod itself is a great design and is really spacious and the windows at the front are big so you can see the lovely views the minute you wake up.  The first time we went was in December and it was zero degrees outside but snuggled in our sleeping bags we weren't cold.  The season for going camping in a tent is so short, but this is all year round camping which suits us. The veranda area is great because you can leave all muddy shoes outside and comfortably eat there. Plus an open fire is available to use which is lovely.  The 2nd time we went we took our children and they had great fun toasting marshmallows!  The whole set up is great, horses to say hello to and great walking.  We would thoroughly recommend a stay in this special place.

Mar 24, 2015 by bennell

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