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Mid Wales Bunkhouse, Tipi and Camping

Rhayader, Powys, Wales
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Bring out your inner Indian + stay in this wonderful tipi for up to 8 people. Or in a bunkhouse for up to 20

The Mid Wales Bunkhouse, Tipi and Camping is located at Woodhouse Farm, midway between Rhayader and Llanidloes - the very centre of Wales. The surrounding countryside is splendidly wild. Explore by bike, on foot, or even on horseback or by canoe. It is found between Elan and Wye Valleys, the Trans Cambrian Trail and Glyndwrs Way. The Lon Las Cymru and Radnorshire Ring cycle routes are also close by.

The bunkhouse sleeps a maximum of 20 people, and is available for groups or individuals, either self-catering or with meals if booked in advance. Upstairs is a dormitory sleeping up to 14 and downstairs a family room sleeping up to 6 with disabled access. The dormitory is split into 4 separate areas with curtains. There is also a fully equipped kitchen, washing and drying room, common/dining room and toilets and showers.

As most of the guests bring their own sleeping bags, bedding needs to be requested at a small extra cost. There is heating in winter.

Outside there is a covered verandah and garden, along with a barbeque and charcoal pizza oven.

Mid Wales Bunkhouse has been modelled on the high mountain huts found in the Spanish and French Pyrenees. These are warm, comfortable and equipped with the outdoors person in mind.

There is also a tipi, secluded and quiet, looking out towards the small River Marteg although several yards from it, and adjacent to the camping site and sheltered by a small copse of trees. It can sleep up to 8 people. There is a chiminiere in the tipi or barbeque outside, or a double burner camping gas stove can also be used for cooking. The tipi is fully equipped and has mattresses - you just need to bring your sleeping bag.

Individual beds in the bunkhouse are priced from £15 a night. Exclusive use of the dormitory for 14 is £170 and the family room for 6 is £75 a night. For the entire building there is a fee of £240 a night. The tipi is available from April until 1 September.

Room Types

Dorm
Whole property for 5 or more
Family Rooms

Nearest Airport/s

Cardiff / Bristol / Birmingham