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. From May onwards we erect a large white funky awning, in the Rose Garden's open space, which provides great shelter to gather under should the weather not be so kind! Alternatively there are some riverside pitches and if you're lucky you'll see the otters, the kingfishers, the dippers and other wildlife.
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 £20 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 newspaper & matches. We also sell our own charcoal in the farm shop alongside our fresh produce from the walled gardens. There is also a freezer full of delicious local organic meat and eggs too.
The hot showers and loos are located within the Stable Block which is a short walk away from the camp-site. There is also a washing up sink and drainer and a stand pipe for fresh water.
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.
We are currently reveiwing our prices for the 2014 season, if you are planning a camping visit please take into consideration the prices are likely to be:
Adults £10.00 per person per night
Children: £10.00 per child per night
Dogs £1.00 ( Dogs are only allowed by prior arrangement)
PLEASE NOTE: This year we are having a no car policy on the camp site.
Wheel barrows are provided to help you cart your gear. A car park is provided close by in the orchard.
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.