Priory Mill Farm, Brecon – accommodation in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park
An historic destination that offers simple Camping for those who want to be close to nature, or one bijou, self catering Holiday Cottage for two … if you want a bit more luxury!
Priory Mill Farm, located in the Brecon Beacons National Park (Bannau Brycheiniog), is situated just ten minutes’ walk from the Georgian town of Brecon. It dates back beyond the sixteenth century and still strongly evokes a true sense of past times, with its cobbled courtyard between the miller’s house and the Grade II* corn mill, behind which runs the River Honddu, a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest.’
Noel and Susie Gaskell moved to Priory Mill in 2001 intent on preserving and restoring the collection of traditional stone buildings in their riverside setting.
To enable this costly and time-consuming process to continue, a small, low-impact Campsite has been established, plus the space above the stables, formerly accommodating mill workers, now provides a cosy and comfortable retreat for two Holiday Cottage.
Whether camping or staying at the self-catering holiday cottage, Priory Mill is perfectly located for all sorts of things. Local festivals, such as the Brecon Jazz Festival, the Green Man Festival at Glanusk, or the world-famous Hay Literary Festival. There is plenty to do straight from the campsite, from star gazing within the International Dark Sky Reserve to pottering about the local independent shops and cafes in Brecon, Hay-on-Wye, Presteigne, Ludlow, Llandeilo and beyond! Not to mention all the walks and waterfalls nearby that makes the area so special.