Stay with us...
““We need the tonic of wildness...we can never have enough of nature.”
- Henry David Thoreau, Life in the Woods
Visit Cwmffwd Farm...
Pridie and James invite you to stay with them at their home in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Nestled comfortably between the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons, Cwmffwd Farm boasts twenty two acres of wildflower meadow that reaches right up to the open access mountain. For one hundred and fifty years it was an organic farm; now it's the focus of our exciting and ambitious rewilding project.
Only half an hour down the road from famous Hay-on-Wye and fifteen minutes from Crickhowell (rated the UK’s ‘Best High Street’ 2019), we’re in the perfect place for exploring some of most beautiful parts of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Our eco-campsite includes four acres of grassy pitches, each with their own upcycled fire-pit and barbeque grill. Local, sustainable charcoal, firewood, kindling, eco-firelighters, long matches and log candles can be bought at the house. There is a composting toilet and a hot water rain-shower in the field, and campers are also welcome to use the shower and flushing loo a short walk away in the barns opposite the main house.
The 'Pitch Up' is our on-site, off-grid camp kitchen, ideal for wet weather or relaxing out of the sun. With solar lighting, solar charging station for laptops and mobiles, tables and chairs, it's time to kick back and relax in the countryside – especially when the weather is wet. Expect an enthusiastic welcome from our resident canines and no doubt you'll bump into one of us while you're there!
The Brecon Beacons are a Dark Sky Reserve so the night sky is really something special. For this reason the campsite is not lit at night and we advise you to bring torches and take care around the site at night.
We charge per pitch with a maximum of six people per booking. Well-behaved dogs are very welcome, but we ask you to be extra vigilant when it comes to clearing up after them!
Our bell tent has a mountain meadow all to itself, complete with babbling brook and epic view across the valley. Athough entirely off-grid, this homely abode is kitted out with comfort in mind. There is a double bed, accompanied by a pair of inflatable beds. Along with bedding and linen, it also includes its own upcycled fire-pit, firewood plus all the pots, pans and crockery you need for cooking outdoors.
We charge per night with a maximum of two adults and three children per booking. Well-behaved dogs are again very welcome, but we ask you to be extra vigilant when it comes to clearing up after them!
Adjoining the traditional Cwmffrwd Farmhouse, our charming converted stone hayloft exudes character with beautiful oak beams and exposed stone walls throughout - a cosy and comfortable base from which to explore the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. The views are wonderful and take in Pen Allt Mawr, one of the highest peaks in the Black Mountains. The hayloft itself comprises an open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room. A family room, bathroom and separate shower room is on the ground floor, with an additional open plan mezzanine bedroom with three single beds up the ladder. The well-equipped kitchen has an electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The comfortable living space has a galley kitchen with breakfast bar, a dining table seating six and two armchairs. Beyond the partition is a cosy sofa and armchairs with a Freeview TV set around a woodburner (gas not real wood).
MEET THE TEAM
Energy and environment guru!
A massive advocate of outdoor life and cooking, Holly has been teaching the art of cookery for the best half of a decade and delights in helping people redefine their relationship with food - whether that’s growing, preparing or eating it! Very much at ease in the outdoors, she's always keen to sleep under the stars, swim in rivers, and get cooking at the campfire with family and friends - she even got round to climbing Ben Nevis recently!
An experienced educator and cookery tutor, Holly trained at Ashburton Cookery School and co-founded the Bristol Milk Shed Cafe. She now teaches at venues across the city and manages Redcatch Community Garden's foodie festivals and events.
Storyteller and outdoor instructor!
Pridie is an unashamedly outdoor-obsessed educator and professional performance storyteller. When she isn’t teaching, running expeditions or performing stories, you’ll find her reading fairy tales, foraging for a wide variety of natural materials to play with or off on an adventure in the family van with her husband, two girls and their black lab Brock!
An accredited bushcraft instructor, qualified teacher and Mountain Leader (MLTB), it's safe to say that Pridie is an outdoor enthusiast committed to experiencing life via plenty of wild!
See below, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for plenty more exciting details about our unique fire, food & folktale retreat for women; including dates, prices, how to book and more on the delicious fore-cooked food, guided story walks across stunning countryside, creative crafting and spellbinding storytelling that can be enjoyed during your stay with us!
Please be aware that ticket numbers are strictly limited, so do book early to avoid disappointment!
"Everything felt so relaxed and inclusive - really accessible for everyone."
— Aug '20
— Aug '20
"The singing and storytelling were so immersive, just excellent!"
"The food was absolutely amazing - loved it all! All the effort and little touches were really appreciated too!"
— Aug '20
"Hanging out and chatting whilst making my grass mat was really therapeutic."
— Aug '20
"I really enjoyed the walk - all the variety encountered along the way and those super tips and tricks you taught us!"
— Aug '20
"I really loved sleeping out under the stars!
It was reassuring to know the bell tent was there - so lovely and cosy - if needed!"
— Aug '20
SATURDAY 12th June 2021 (10:00) -
SUNDAY 13th June (16:00)
We are extremely excited to announce that we have the date for our next She Can Do Wild event! In keeping with our small and intimate group size policy and to continue keeping everyone safe, only eight tickets will be available for purchase.
So, if you are keen to share some fire, food and folktales this year with women who want a little more wild on their lives - book now to avoid disappointment!
This SCDW event will be taking place in beautiful Herefordshire at the stunning Growan retreat site.
Our plan is to run four retreats this year, so keep an eye out for future dates!