Camping is how it should be at Penpont. The site, The Old Rose Garden, has an informal layout – no lines of designated pitches but a variety of small private spaces in amongst the mature trees and shrubs with a central open communal space. There are also some riverside pitches and if you're lucky you'll see the otters, the kingfishers, the dippers and other wildlife.
There is plenty of space and we let campers choose their own pitches within the site.
There are a couple of deep swimming pools in the river but do bring some old trainers to paddle and swim in.
Penpont has the fishing rights to about a mile, both banks, of the River Usk. We stipulate fly only and catch & release. We charge £25 per rod per day.
There are a couple of permanent communal fire places and we have several metal raised fire pits which can be used by our campers and placed anywhere. We sell seasoned bags of logs at £5 / bag – gather your own kindling and bring some old newspapers & matches. We also sell our own charcoal in the Farm Shop, alongside our fresh organic vegetables and fruit from the walled gardens. There is also a freezer full of delicious local organic meat, and eggs are available too.
This is primarily a Tent only site. We do have limited space for Camper vans in the Orchard area, and limit numbers to 2 vans at any one time. Camper Vans should be no bigger than a VW Transporter type, as access onto the site prevents bigger vans and caravans. We do not have any Electrical Hook ups or facilities to empty chemical loos.
The hot showers and loos are located within the Stable Block which is a short walk away, (approx 100m) from the camp-site. There you will also find a washing up sink and drainer and a stand pipe for fresh water.
We limit numbers on the campsite to no more than 35, including children. This is because of the impact that people have on the site, and our endeavours to conserve the area for its natural beauty.
We hate having to have signs around the site, but after managing the campsite for a few years now, we find that to have a few baseline rules helps with the maintenance of the site..... please observe...
We ask that people are sensitive to the area The garden contains some rare old ornamental trees, and there is an abundance of wild animals and birdlife. The River Usk is an S.A.C ( Special Area of Conservation), one of only a few in Europe.
Please do not throw rubbish into the undergrowth, ( we find it in the winter !)
Please do not go to the toilet in the campsite.
Please do not throw your dog poo in bags into the undergrowth.
Please do not damage the trees and shrubs or pick the wild flowers.
Please respect this space as if it were your own garden, and leave it as you would like to find it.
Please no loud music, and respect other campers. This is a quiet campsite.
Recycle, recycle, recycle: We put clearly marked bins out for people to use and welcome people's careful sorting of their rubbish!
It is very necessary to book beforehand.
Please make bookings via email.
Please submit the dates you are interested in, and the total number in your family / group identifying numbers of adults and children, and dogs if any.
At weekends we prefer a two night booking, On Bank Holidays we prefer a 3 night booking.
Our prices for the 2016 Season,
Adults £10.00 per person per night
Children: £7.50 per child per night
Dogs £2.00 per night ( Dogs are only allowed by prior arrangement)
A 50% Non Returnable deposit is taken to confirm the booking via bank transfer. Once you have submitted your enquiry and the dates have been finalised I will send you are Bank details for a transfer.
The balance will be payable on arrival.
Please note that we do not have card facilities on site, we accept cheques or cash.
ATM machines are available in Brecon.
This year you will be charged for what you have booked. For example if you book for 4 people for 2 nights, and only 3 turn up for 1 night, You will still be charged for your original booking amount.
PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A NO CAR POLICY ON THE CAMP FIELD
A car park is provided close by in the orchard and there are wheel barrows to help you cart your gear to your pitch.
Please return the wheel barrows to the car park for other campers after use.
CHECK IN AND LEAVING TIME: Please arrive after midday, and leave by midday.
There is reasonable mobile telephone reception on the site, with 3G for Wifi users.
Mobiles can be charged in the farm shop at your own risk. Far better to bring a car charger,or solar panel.
There are No Electrical Hook ups on the site.
Fire pits are provided on site.
If we are full up then you can check out our friends' campsite at: http://www.priorymillfarm.co.uk/campsite.htm
'Just a quick note to thank you for a splendid weekend of camping. All 9 of us were extremely impressed by the excellent venue and the wonderful setting for the campsite. Although it was our intent just to use the site as a staging post for our assault on the mountains, we all agreed that we must re-visit and explore further the area around Penpont. Having been 'camping' now for a couple of years, Penpont rates as the best site to date' - C.P.
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