How about some glamping in the beautiful Black Mountains, close to the Golden Valley? At Drover’s Rest, you’ll be welcomed by friendly hosts and farm dog, Shadow.
The folks at Llanycoed farm have done a superb job of setting up a camp with everything you need for a perfectly comfortable stay. A welcome basket of yummy treats awaited us in our tent (including wine)!
The safari tents are roomy, with well equipped kitchens and cooking facilities. Yep, there’s a fridge! With basics for hot drinks and cooking supplied (such as tea, coffee, salt, pepper, oil). You’ve got water and gas right outside and electricity inside the tent too.
You can relax on comfy couches, inside or out, with cozy cushions and Welsh blankets. Real beds mean a great night’s sleep. Snuggle up by the wood stove if things get chilly.
Perfect for kids! There’s a big grassy field to play on, in view of your tent, set up with a kid-size football field. Children (and grown ups) can help out with the farm activities: cute pigmy goats, sheep and alpaca can be fed and petted. Or if you prefer feathered friends, collect some chicken eggs.
In the communal barn, you’ll find a lounge for games, books, wi-fi and TV. A coffee and drinks bar. And cooked food several nights a week. We had a delicious breakfast of eggs, cereal, pastries, yoghurt, juice and fruit, brought to your tent by host Kesri (well worth the extra cost).
You have your own private bathroom in the wash house (an excellently converted barn). So, no carrying the toothbrush etc. back and forth every trip. Fluffy towels, loo roll and soap provided. A washing machine available if you need it; and sinks for cleaning up after your barbecues and camp cooking.
Lots to do in the area. Right on the border of Wales and England, you’re close to Hay-on-Wye, town of books. There are big and small walks to take; commons, fields and woods to explore. The Breacon Beacons beckon, with amazing geology, waterfalls and wildlife.
It's a great place to stay in the countryside, for a few nights or longer, for families or groups of friends.