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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Priory Mill Farm Campsite Brecon, Wales