Cwmllwyd Getaways

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Newtown

  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Groups welcome
  • Adults only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Adults Only
  • Hot tubs
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Welsh valley glamping with panoramic views and hot tubs

As you wend your way up the valley road, the stress of the journey, the pressure of work and all thoughts of home soon slip away. It won’t be long before you’ll be easing yourself into the bubbling waters of your private hot tub at Cwmllwyd Getaways. There’s nothing for you to do here but settle in and think of Wales. And, to be honest, it’s hard not to; what with the panoramic valley views, the slate roofed village in the distance and the sound of hardy hill sheep bleating nearby.

So far so Welsh and the accommodation fits right in too. There’s a converted railway carriage and a pair of Welsh-built glamping pods. That’s it: three standalone units that work as well for couples as for a couple of families holidaying together (the railway carriage sleeps two, the pods: up to four). Either way, you don’t have to share this special location with many or your facilities with anyone at all. The pods and the carriage each have their own little fenced garden area, their own parking spot and are fully self-contained with a kitchenette, en-suite bathroom – the lot. They are heated, insulated and have electricity and hot and cold water on tap.

Ceri and Geraint are the young couple behind this business. They'll be around to greet you; then leave you to enjoy the peace and tranquility that’s usually reserved for the sheep they keep in the surrounding fields. That’s exactly the beauty of the place. It’s somewhere you could spend hours just reading a book, observing the birds, watching tractors plying the valley road and the occasional train whizzing by down in the village.

If you’re feeling energetic, you could go for a walk. It’s three miles back down to Carno village where there’s a good local shop and an exotically-named pub, The Aleppo Merchant. But this is Wales and while relaxing is easy, bigger adventures are not hard to find either. You can be on the coast or in southern Snowdonia in an hour. Whether you choose a stroll down to the pub, a hike up Cader Idris or a day swimming at Barmouth beach, you might find that wending your way back up the Cwmllwyd Valley holds as much anticipation as the adventure you’ve just had.



Both pods and the railway carriage have en-suite shower rooms and are fully kitted out for self-catering stays with a little kitchenette, a seating area and a made-up double bed. The pods have a sofa bed with bedding too, so they can sleep up to four people. Each has its own garden area with an electric hot tub, outdoor seating and an off-ground fire pit.

Suitable For

Glampers, adults and children – yes. Campers, campervans, caravans, motorhomes, pets – no.


You can walk and cycle on country lanes and foopaths nearby or head to Hafren Forest or the Elan Valley Reservoirs. Like most things, they’re about an hour’s drive from site (20 and 30 miles away). It takes a little less time to get to Dolgellau (also about 30 miles away) from where you can head off up Cader Idris, the highest mountain in Southern Snowdonia or discover the MTB trails of the Coed Y Brenin Forest Park. Beyond Dolgellau, it’s another 15 minutes to the seaside town of Barmouth where there are plenty of facilities alongside its sandy beach and harbour. The smaller resort of Aberdyfi is further south and is a good base for watersports, also an hour’s drive.

Food & Drink

The village of Carno has a shop with all the basics as well as a selection of local produce. The village pub, The Aleppo Merchant (01686 420210), serves good pub grub and has a welcoming atmosphere, a games room and a garden. There are more options in the surrounding villages but for more than a local pub, perhaps try the options when you’re out and about at the coast, in Dolgellau (45 minutes away) or Machynlleth (30 minutes’s drive).


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Looking for a luxury getaway, Cwmllwyd is the place for you!

Away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, Cwmllwyd Getaways sits majestically in the Carno Valley, at the foot of the Cwm yr Anel forestry, within lush green fields. Whether you are planning a romantic getaway, adventure holiday or an escape to the country to unwind with friends and family, our newly developed site offers the perfect retreat.

We offer three luxurious units; two spacious four berth cabins, and a cosy converted carriage that boasts a beautiful handcrafted bespoke interior. All our cabins include a modern en-suite shower room, as well as large windows to fully appreciate the breath-taking panoramic views. Each cabin also benefits from its own private decking area, where your electric hot tub awaits! Also if you are lucky you may see local farmer Jones.

The nearby village of Carno is most famously known as the home of Laura Ashley – the factory still stands in the village, and her final resting place is at the St John The Baptist Church, Carno.

Sit back and watch the world go by, where the grazing livestock and bird-song provide the only background noise. The tweeting of the blue tits are the closest you will get to twitter in this secluded spot!

By night, the site is ideally placed for some star gazing as you ease yourself into the bubbling water of your very own private hot tub. We recommend getting a bottle of bubbly chilling in the fridge in preparation, please let us know if we can help with this or if you have any specific requests!

In the village, you will find a shop providing a range of groceries to include local produce, beers / wines and basics; and just a little further down the road, the heart of the village, the local pub that serves great home cooked food and drinks, with a welcoming atmosphere.

Cwmllwyd Getaways is located just off the A470, which can lead guests to our rugged welsh landscape including Snowdonia national park to the north, the Brecon Beacons to the south, and the Cambrian Mountains and Cardigan Bay to the west. Then again, once you settle in to your luxury cabin surrounded by idyllic views, you might not venture far at all.

Unfortunately, we do not allow pets. 4G signal is good within the area.


Two glamping pods and a converted railway carriage.

Converted Railway Carriage with hot tub

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
Luxury, en-suite glamping accomadation with hot tub surrounding idyllic welsh views.

Cledan: A luxury cabin with hot tub

Cabin Sleeps 4
Fancy a getaway in a Luxury and en-suite glamping pod with a hot tub surrounded with idyllic welsh views ? Cwmllwyd is the one for you!

Ceriniog: Luxury Cabin with hot tub

Cabin Sleeps 4
Luxury, en-suite glamping & hot tub with idyllic views that sleep up to 4 guests.

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Contact Cwmllwyd Getaways, Carno, Caersws, Powys

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Getting There

From Newtown, take the A470/A489 towards Carno and Machynlleth. The village of Carno is spread along the road after about 11 miles. Pass the pub, The Aleppo Merchant, and most of the village before taking a right turn onto Cwmllwyd Road, just ahead of the currently disused railway station. There’s a level crossing soon afterwards. After about a mile, there’s a right turn on to a single track road. Take this and after a few bends, Cwmllwyd Getaways is visible. The entrance will be on your left.

A car is highly recommended for this rural location but determined public transport users could take a train to Caersws, seven miles away.


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