If you are looking for a small-scale, low-impact place to camp that is secluded but not remote, our riverside meadow may provide it, being only a ten-minute walk from the Georgian market town of Brecon. 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 seventeen 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 4 mins), there are no set pitches or clubhouse and we don’t take groups or larger bookings (see our “FAQ’s” page for more details on groups and larger bookings). Our tracks are not tarmac, 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, but an absolutely essential part of staying at Priory Mill (if you’re not into recycling your rubbish whilst staying with us, we are possibly not the site for you!) On top of all this we ask for quiet after 10.30 p.m, only dogs of the non-barking variety and the parking of cars on our allocated hardstanding 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. Our Camper’s Hut contains fire-trays for our supplied charcoal and firewood, there is a freezer for your ice-packs and a dedicated phone charging area (both free) and if you’ve finished with your paperback you can exchange it at our book swap. For cyclists, backpackers and walkers there’s a stack of log seats available to use and we now have a dedicated, covered, bike lock area. We’re passionate about sustaining this simple, low-impact way of camping and welcome those who feel the same.
Please check Things to note on the FAQ’s page for a bit more info about camping with us. For the most up-to-date info check our Notices page.
What People Say…
Beautiful ! Location is perfect. Everything that a campsite should be. Fire-pits made the trip for us – was great to sit out, enjoy the stars, toast marshmallows and be toasty warm ourselves! Will definitely be back for another visit soon – Foley family
Amazing stay, lovely site and facilities, we especially loved the fire-trays and charcoal. Thank you so much for a super weekend – The Lombards
Great place, like it just as it is please don’t change anything. It is the best place ever, will be back next year – Rowan
We absolutely loved it. Everything we needed. In a word: Idyllic – Rob and Helen
The river, birdsong, chickens and the whole ethos of the campsite is exactly what we wished for. We will return in the not too distant future – Sheepwash family
We last visited when our daughter was 3, she’s nearly 13 now – we have this peace firmly in our memories with friends who visited with us. Hopefully our daughter will keep coming too in years to come. It’s a fantastic place to let children learn for themselves what the most important things in life are. Thank you – Shelley, Mike and Sasha.
We approached from the south so didn’t see the site until we crested the rise in the drive – WOW! Beautiful, simple, really well thought out…. we will be back – John and Lesley
Camping as it should be! Idyllic setting in some beautiful countryside, plenty of walks nearby and everything you need on site with lots of little details to make things more comfortable. Everything feels cared for and well crafted and we leave feeling revitalised by our stay and hoping to return soon. – Becca and Michele
This place is amazing. So peaceful and the eggs are the best I’ve ever had ! – Andy and Angie
The most magically sparkling shooting stars we ever saw! Thanks to Noel and Susie – you are both stars too x We really loved sitting by the fire watching the stars, listening to the owls and the river. It was fantastic to stay at a site where so much care is taken to respect and enjoy the natural environment. We appreciated staying at a place where you take care like we do to recycle responsibly. Thank you! – Jack, Laura (and Bran)
What an amazing little campsite! Probs the best I have stayed at in the last 10 years. Lovely facilities, lovely area and lovely chickens. Thanks for a brilliant stay – Sam
CONGRATULATIONS!!! You are now OFFICIALLY the ONLY campsite ON THIS PLANET that we have been back to more than twice!! Your prize?… well we’ll probably be back next year! – Ben and Martin
Hope to return to this campsite that has everything but so little, just how we like it. Long may you exist and reap the rewards you deserve in life – Alan
What a beautiful place! Please don’t change a thing, it’s perfect! We will definitely return. Thank you so, so, so, so much! – Byron and Greg
… We booked for 2 nights and loved it so much we stayed for 8!!
… A lovely spot, very well run and fearless hens to round it off …. good company!
… We had a magical, peaceful time again – such a special place.
… This has been the best campsite ever!
… Location idyllic, stars at night breathtaking, facilities immaculate.
… Town is close yet you feel in the middle of nowhere.
… The River – Kingfishers, Dippers, Salmon by day – Bats, Owls and Otter at dusk !!
… Gorgeous facilities, amazingly well maintained with thoughtful extras such as the logs seats.