Pencaerhelem

Rhosferig, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3PS

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Fishing
  • Peaceful stays
  • Scenic views
  • Working farm

Facilities on site ...

  • Coarse fishing
  • Dog walk from site
  • TV reception: good
  • Working farm

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6.5 acres

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Postcode:
LD2 3PS
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GPS:
Lat 52.174213 / Lon -3.472152
OS field ref:
SN995539
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Nearest train station: Builth Road

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Wild, peaceful, beautiful, but...

Pencaerhelem
This site is a total contrast to the neat and tidy fields studded with electric hookups. We approached it along a narrow winding lane with few passing places. Luckily the large truck we met was at a passing place, but we had to reverse 50 m with the caravan to let a white van past. The instructions say *Turn into farm road, the site is immediately on the left". But on the left was a steep bank covered in bracken. So we carried on, past a large field full of sheep, to the farmhouse, to find out where to go. Mr Richards said, "Anywhere in this field, or anywhere in the field back there." So we returned to the sheep and found a reasonably level spot close to the road to set up. the tap was not too hard to find, but it took me a while to realise that the upside down refuse bin dug into the ground in the long grass was the sanitary disposal. The sheep took a liking to our solar panel, and I had to put it on our picnic table. The views were great and the only sound was sheep chomping. There is a lovely walk down to the Wye in about 15 minutes. We discovered tha the access route from Newbridge was much easier: follow signs off A470 to Brynwen, then keep turning left.

Jasperselwyn

Reviewed on 23/08/2022 11:40

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What a view.

Pencaerhelem
Fantastic site,beautiful views all around,very quiet and peacefully. A massive field so easy too find a suitable spot too your liking.Our first trip too mid wales and will definitely be back Very helpful owners who could accommodate us at short notice as previous site was not too our liking. Definitely a place too relax and unwind,will be a back. Thankyou so much.Will be back.

jmaymaecroft

Reviewed on 01/08/2022 20:41

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If only all CLs were like this.

Pencaerhelem
With too many sites becoming £20 a night, manicured lawns with EHU this is a joy. Unfortunately they are becoming thin on the ground. Is the club pushing owners to "upgrade" to meet the dependency on electric gadgets? Enjoy the tranquility, space and views while you can, plus the occasional sheep. However, if you crave facilities you will be sadly disappointed. We loved it.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 28/10/2021 16:21

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Stunning Views

Pencaerhelem
We’re here on site struggling to get motivated to pack up and leave as it’s sadly our last day of this week long break. This is the third time we’ve visited this site and it certainly won’t be the last. The views really are to die for in any direction. And the peace! Absolutely no traffic noise, only birds and sheep and the lovely friendly family driving in & out. There are sheep on site but the field is so huge that they aren’t a problem. The rubbish is collected regularly but there is sadly no recycling. The water pressure is excellent from a tap on an oak tree. The CDP is adequate and certainly an improvement from previous visits! There isn’t a separate tap though 😟 All the utilities are under the trees at the bottom of the field. This part of Wales is so beautiful with plenty of walking and cycling routes. We visited the Elan Vally via the mountain road. We drove up to Lyn Clywedog and saw the ospreys nesting and visited Strata Florida via another mountain road and discovered the lovely little Lyn Brianne reservoir. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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Reviewed on 08/06/2021 10:12

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Almost wild camping :-)

Pencaerhelem
Fabulous- wish there were more sites like this! Basically wild camping with the bonus of a tap, bin and the landowner's permission! Especially if you are on a budget, this is perfect- £5 a night doesn't add up so quick, whereas some of the expensive sites soon put you back! The site is just a large field, grazed by sheep. Some parts are sloping and some are flat, you might need to drive around a bit to chose your spot but we didn't need to use levelling blocks. We were the only ones there and had complete peace and beautiful sunsets- the view from the field is lovely. We had a bit of a laugh trying to find the water tap, which is on a tree next to the track, by a small shed. There is a bin by the shed too. I just knocked one off the score as I'm not sure where the chemical disposal point was, I had asked and told there was one but I couldn't find it. There was what looked like a dustbin in the corner with some sludge in it- that might have been it? But I wasn't sure, and there wasn't a tap anyway there to wash out (unless I missed that too?). That wouldn't stop me returning though, definitely hope to be back. Mrs Richards is lovely and we had a nice welcome and chat, and there is a super walk down to and along the River Wye. Just remember your wellies as the grass is long and the sheep leave lots of little poos which are hard to avoid :-D

Inthehills

Reviewed on 09/08/2020 17:24

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