Mid Wales Camping at Woodhouse Farm offers secluded camping and caravanning midway between Rhayader and Llanidloes. The location is
ideal for walking, cycling, mountain biking and outdoor activities of all kinds. Nature and bird watching is also popular and we have
the Gilfach Nature Reserve right on our doorstep.
Peace and quiet and beautiful rolling countryside with a superb view from
your window is what you will find on arrival at Woodhouse Farm, home of 'Mid Wales Camping
and Caravanning', and this is confirmed by our Camping and Caravanning Club
The site is available to all Club members and any non members are welcome to
join on arrival.
The Site is on level, well draining grass, with five individual pitches,
each with full electric hook up facilities.
These are large with plenty of space for modern family tents.
Toilet, shower and washing up facilities are available in the bunkhouse annexe and
there is a chemical toilet disposal point, along with a fresh water supply.
We aim to keep the site open throughout the year, but please check with us
in advance if you are planning to visit outside of the main season.
Adjacent to this is a field which is available for tents, rallies and other
events during the summer months.
Our tipi is sited adjacent
and can make the ideal focal point for your group event,or if you fancy
something a little different it will sleep up to 8 people.
Flowing alongside and easily accessible is the River Marteg,
where you can sit and relax, and enjoy true peace and quiet.
If you are lucky you may even catch a glimpse of an Otter, or Kingfisher. It
is also an important Salmon spawning river and a tributary of the River Wye.
Further details of the birdlife at Woodhouse, and other things to do can be
found by following the
The barbeque is available for groups on request, or if you prefer we can
arrange things for you.
Within 2 miles are the villages of Pant Y Dwr and St. Harmon,
Rhayader about 5 miles and Llanidloes slightly further at about 7 miles.
Woodhouse Farm is Camping and Caravanning Club Certificated Site number
147/093 and our entry can be found in the 'Big Sites Guide'.
The bunkhouse will sleep a maximum of twenty people, and is available for
groups or individuals, either self catering, or we can cater for you if
Upstairs is a dormitory sleeping up to 14 people and downstairs is a
family room sleeping up to 6, with disabled access. The dormitory can
be split into 4 separate areas with curtains. Please see the
bed layout page for more details.
A Tipi is the traditional tent of the native North Americans, as found on the
plains of the 'Wild West' in the 1700’s.
It is constructed with a number of poles crossed and tied at the top, with a
A fire can be lit in the middle for warmth and cooking, the smoke passing
through an opening at the top of the tent. Flaps on the outside of the
tipi direct the smoke depending on the prevailing wind.
This is a peaceful “hideaway” location with beautiful views across the rolling hills and farmland, and is ideal for relaxing for a couple of days or longer. We found the site during a whistle stop tour of Wales in our new motor home and we will certainly be returning soon.
The site is located on a smallholding which the owners, John and Steph Adams, run on a self sufficiency basis rather than as a commercial farm. Consequently there are a few sheep, a few cattle, a pig and some ponies around the farm with chicken and ducks to keep everyone amused. Eggs and some other basic supplies can be obtained from the farmhouse, but don’t expect a shop or any other facility provided on a large commercial campsite. The resident cats who really own the place, are friendly but are not at all intimidated by an approaching four tonne motor home!You may have to get out and move one or more from the driveway.
Within reason, you are invited to walk around the farm and enjoy the surroundings; you can even fish from the River Marteg that forms one boundary or marvel at the wild flowers that thrive in the adjacent meadow. There is a field used for occasional rallies and a bunkhouse net to the farmhouse.
The five pitches are of grass and have shrubs marking the boundaries. We were there early in September after a period of rain and the ground remained firm. Each pitch has electric hook up points (four at sixteen amps, the other twelve amps). You will need to have your own facilities as none are provided, but the chemical disposal and fresh/waste water facilities are easy to access and use.(you’ll need a hose or bucket as there is no drive over waste point, but most of us carry those anyway, don’t we?)
Access to and from the site is via a narrow driveway with a couple of sharp turns, but it’s no problem if you’re careful unless you have an extremely large unit. Our unit is 3.03m high, 2.31m wide (plus mirrors) and 7.6m long; we had no problem at all. The last section of road is a single track with passing places, but traffic is pretty much non existent. Booking is not usually necessary, but I would recommend checking in high season.
Buzzards, red kites and many other birds can be seen in the skies over your pitch. An otter has been seen at the river, too. The Elan Valley with wonderful walking and cycling is only a few miles away where there’s plenty of parking for motor homes at the visitor centre.
This is a wonderful place for a get away from it all holiday. A warm welcome awaits you.