Mid Wales Bunkhouse, Tipi and Camping, St Harmon, Powys for Youth and Schools

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Large bunkhouse and tipi sleeping 24 for school educational trips and youth group activity breaks in the Elan Valley

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Mid Wales Bunkhouse, Tipi and Camping, St Harmon, Powys, sleeps 6-24 in 3 bedrooms.

Our bunkhouse is warm and comfortable, sleeping 14 in the dormitory, which can be sub-divided into 4, and 6 in a separate bedroom. Camping is also available, as is our 18 foot tipi, either as a focal point for any group or to provide additional sleeping space..

The kitchen is fully equipped, or we can cater by arrangement. Toilets, showers, washing machine and dryer are all available, and the dining room can also be used as a study area. There is a separate games / sitting room.

Outside there is a verandah overlooking the garden, a barbecue and a charcoal pizza oven. On the farm there are old pasture fields, a small wooded area and access to the River Marteg. This is a haven for wildlife of all kinds. Bug hunting, river dipping and bird watching are all popular and we encourage groups to help feed our animals and learn a little about them.

There is plenty of space for ball games and similar group activities.

For an outdoors activity, field study or educational trip the location is ideal for youngsters to enjoy themselves and learn. Nearby is the Gilfach Nature Reserve, a 400 acre hill farm little changed in hundreds of years and farmed traditionally to this day, the outstandingly beautiful Elan Valley with its dams built by the Victorians and excellent visitor centre, the ruined Abbey of Abbeycwmhir, the Red Kite feeding stations at Rhayader and Bwlch Nant Yr Arian, countless silver and lead mines, with the mine at Llywernog open to the public, and the Rheidol Railway a relic of the past. Slightly further afield is the coast at Aberystwyth and Borth,

Mountain bikes can be hired locally, and canoeing, sailing and pony trekking are also available

D of E and outdoor activity groups will find plenty of walking, mountain biking, pony trekking, orienteering, map reading and navigation opportunities right on the doorstep.


Self catering groups have full use of the fully equipped bunkhouse kitchen. Otherwise kitchen available outside of meal preparation and serving times.
The dining room is spacious and comfortable.
There is ample comfortable seating space.
No TV signal. Piano in the common room for your entertainment.
Internet Wi-fi. Payphone. Mobile signal is unreliable with most networks.
Small games room / lounge shared with campsite.
Electric heaters.
Upstairs dormitory to sleep maximum 14 including 2 futons, which can be split into 4 areas. Family room to sleep 6 downstairs.
We prefer you to bring your own sleeping bags/bedding. Duvets are available by prior arrangement for a small hire charge.
2 toilets, 2 showers and a combined toilet / shower room with disabled access.
Disabled access to downstairs rooms although due to the nature of the terrain some assistance is advisable.
Children are welcome to accompany us at feeding time and meet some of the farm animals. Pond and river dipping (parental supervision essential).
Covered veranda, barbecue and charcoal pizza oven, in garden. Access to River Marteg. 5 acre field for games. Nearby nature reserve and Elan Valley.
Swimming pool and leisure facilities can be found in Rhayader.
There is ample parking adjacent to the bunkhouse.
No smoking except in the designated area.
Maximum 2 dogs per sole occupancy by prior arrangement only otherwise no animals allowed except for camping or caravanning guests.


The Mid Wales Bunkhouse is located at Woodhouse Farm, midway between Rhayader and Llanidloes, just off the B4518.
Rhayader 5 miles, Llanidloes 7 miles
Rhayader or Llanidloes
Mid Wales Inn, Pant y Dwr approx 2 miles away. Meals generally available but guests are advised to check beforehand.

Booking Information

Fantastic value at £260 a night exclusive use. Maximum sleeps 20. 2 night and 3 night weekends and weeks. Stay for one night or as long as you like. Tipi available for £50/night when taken with bunkhouse, or stand alone £90 first night, £60 subsequent nights.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

St Harmon
United Kingdom
Pen-Y-Bont Rail Station 9 miles, Newtown 15 miles.
Rhayader (5m) or Llanidloes (7m). The local service to St Harmon and Pant Y Dwr appears to have been discontinued.
Cardiff International Airport, 65 miles.

Rental Rates

Sole occupancy £240 per night, discounts sometimes available especially if booking mid week and out of main season. Rates for smaller groups negotiable.

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Mid Wales Bunkhouse, Tipi and Camping, St Harmon, Powys

John and Steph Adams

Joined us: 2012
+44 (0)1597 870 081
St Harmon
United Kingdom