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.
We have enjoyed looking after campers here at our home for over fourteen years, where we’ve tried to get the right balance between what to provide for a special stay, and what to omit if we feel it would disfigure the natural, unspoilt character of the place. Our set-up will not appeal to all campers: we don’t yet have hot water for washing dishes, there are only two hot showers (50p for 5 mins), there are no set pitches or clubhouse, the grass in the meadow is cut short but not manicured, we don’t have electric hook-ups, and we expect everyone to embrace separating waste items into our recycling bins – a chore not everyone wants to undertake when in holiday mood. On top of all this we ask for quiet after 10.30pm and the parking of cars on allocated standing to avoid turning the grass muddy. Phew… that’s a lot to take in!
As campers ourselves we feel the essential ingredients for optimum enjoyment of the outdoors have to include a campfire, by a river, in untouched countryside, where everyone has room to spread out. This is what we have at Priory Mill. We lend fire-trays for our supplied charcoal and firewood, there is a freezer for your ice-packs, for cyclists and backpackers there’s a stack of log seats, if you’ve finished with your paperback you can exchange it at our book swap, and we’ll charge your iPod or phone etc. in the kitchen.
We’re passionate about sustaining this simple, low-impact way of camping and welcome all who feel the same.