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Priory Mill Farm Campsite
Ranked #4 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Brecon
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great location! - but don't make any noise!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We went to this campsite August bank holiday and my initial reaction was that it was smaller than I expected.

The good bits.

The location was great it is only 10mins walk into Brecon and it is very pretty with the stream and woods opposite.

If you have a dog there is a good walk across the stream to let them off for a run and a park not far away also.

It is a more traditional site which we like as we have the dog and don't require club houses etc.

This is a site big on recycling which I am into myself but it can be a little annoying camping if you don't have the room to separate your rubbish.

The not so good bits.

The 'Cabin' were the loos are was not very good, very clean etc. but the set up was not convenient. There is only 1 sit down loo for the boys and 1 urinal and 2 ladies loos. There are no wash basins in the loos and you have to go round the side of the building to wash your hands and there are no paper towels etc. to dry them with. Therefore everyone who has been to the loo and not been able to wash their hands have touched the latch on the door. There are 2 showers which although are ok are very small.

The washing up facilities are not great. The basins are ok but the draining area is too small. They only supply cold running water which after a fry up is not good. I ended up taking a boiled kettle with me.

The road by the campsite is quite noisy and drivers do tend to go fast on this road.

We appreciate that no one likes a barky dog and we do keep are 10month old pup as quite as possible. She was very good that weekend not barking at night and only a couple of yips in the day when she wanted to say hello to someone. While we where eating our bar bq on the second night for 5 mins she decided to have a bark as she wanted our food - which is understandable considering she had been smelling it cooking for half an hour!. A man came round the corner and said Does your dog have to bark! No apology for interrupting our meal, introduction to who he was! He continued with we can here it in the house and it must be disturbing other campers. I tried to explain that she was only a pup and we had been trying really hard to stop her and to apologise but he just walked off. We had had no complaint from any other campers and if anything Bella was stroked by many. After assuming he was the owner we could not believe how rude he was to us. We decided that night to leave the next morning as every time she made any type of noise it put us on edge. We never felt welcomed when we arrived at site but after this incident we just felt that we were not wanted even though we had paid £2.50 a night for our dog to be there!

You are not allowed any radios which I know is not a massive issue but I like some background music in the evenings.

The freezer for ice blocks is not big enough to accommodate the site. I tried to put mine in and it was completely full

The ground is very stony and you do need a mallet to put your tent pegs in.

The location is absolutely perfect for us but we will not be returning.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Lovely campsite with plenty of room for our tent and gazebo without being on top of anyone else. The showers and toilets were clean. The location was perfect, a walk into Breacon town centre. Liked the little touches including the charcoal.

Really enjoyed our time here.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Totally charming! Not at all overcrowded despite being 'full' when I arrived. The chickens add character and the stream provides a calming backdrop and relaxing sounds as you sleep. Hosts/owners were great. The subtlety of the notices explaining rules helped maintain the relaxed feel. All very tastefully done. Good recycling facilities and no queuing for wash facilities. Loved it. Will go again! Being so close to the town also helps as a rainy evening can be spent going out for a meal or watching a film at the lovely little independent cinema. I spent 2 nights here with my 14 year old daughter.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We were going to a wedding locally and decided to camp. We couldn't have chosen a better place! The land was great for camping and the distance to Brecon was brilliant, we were able to go beer tasting in the morning and wonder around the farmers market.

The roaming chickens, firepits and wooden log stools all added to the ambience and made it a really friendly campsite.

We will defiantly be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed in the holiday cottage on Priory Mill Farm for three nights in July. As others have said, the location of this campsite is fantastic - feels rural but only a short walk from Brecon. We were warmly welcomed by Susie with a Welsh tea on arrival and wine for later! The cottage is a real home from home, well equipped, all essentials provided. Lovely to sit out at night with a real log fire and take in the lovely starry skies. Highly recommended and would definitely like to return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, Wales
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

I really, really liked this little spot. A stones throw away from Brecon town centre but it felt like a million miles from anywhere. A very well looked-after campsite on the banks of the River Honddu. The love and attention the owners put into the place makes it a very special place.

You can pitch anywhere you like but numbers are limited to ensure it doesn't get too crowded and no cars are allowed on the grass, so there's a very gentle, calm feel to the place. The toilets / showers are the nicest I've come across in a small / rustic campsite like this. Very impressed.

Loads of things to do right on the doorstep too, great for the kids - plenty of green space, playing in the river, woodland walks, chickens running around; plus fires are allowed so it pretty much ticked all the boxes.

Will definitely return and recommend it highly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

This was my first visit to the Brecon Beacons and I am certain any other visits will be centered around staying at The Prior Mill Farm Campsite. We pitched up beside a babbling river and there were plump chickens running around (fresh eggs available for sale!). This campsite is very well kept, the couple who run it were helpful, they knew plenty about the area and were very friendly. The facilities were very clean and the hut for cooking under was a revelation, especially in the unpredictable Welsh weather! It was also very good to see recycling promoted at this campsite - I'd not seen that anywhere else before.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Priory Mill Farm Campsite
Address: Priory Mill Hay Road, Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecon LD3 7SR, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Brecon Beacons National Park > Brecon
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Ranked #4 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Brecon
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you are looking for a small-scale, low-impact, secluded place to camp, our riverside meadow may provide it. It's only a ten-minute walk from the Georgian market town of Brecon, yet the only buildings visible are our farmhouse and watermill, which provide the perfect backdrop to the camping meadow. Alternatively there is also a one bedroom holiday cottage (advance booking essential). The Granary is accessed up a flight of stone steps beyond the farmhouse. Quiet and secluded, overlooking a part of the river and ancient woodland that is separate from the campers meadow, the cottage also has its own garden. ... more   less 
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