Pantechnicon Powys Dark Skies Glamping

Dark skies glamping, Rural retreat uk, Countryside breaks for couples, wild swimming wales

Stylish glamping in Wales amidst stunning scenery

A warm welcome awaits you on our farm

Pantechnicon Powys, or J Rutter Removals as it was called originally, showed up on the farm in the nineties when the late Morgan Price, a shepherd, used it as a storage shed.

A few years ago two of the FARMERS’ team, Ed and Cat, came up with the idea of turning the truck into a little house. A clever team of craftspeople assembled to do just that. Ed and Cat thought a double bed might fit in the Luton end of the truck up above where the driver would have sat. Turns out it’s big enough for a king size mattress.

You can now stay in style at FARMERS’ in this stylishly renovated pantechnicon and enjoy the lavender farm year round on our wild Welsh hillside, just 10 miles north of the Brecon Beacons and 20 miles west of Hay on Wye. Fitted with its own self catering kitchen and bathroom and positioned alongside the FARMERS’ essential oil distillery and shop, Pantechnicon Powys has everything you need for a great escape indoors and out, making us one of the most wonderful rural retreats in the UK.

Quality Assured by Visit Wales
Quality Assured by Visit Wales

Sunny skies, swallows & solitude. Bliss on a stick. Thank you. Lucy, May 2023

Thank you for a wonderful stay – we had a fabulous time and not sure we want to ever leave. We loved watching the lambs trot around and what a view – we could watch it for ages. Not quite brave enough to swim in the pool this time – but maybe next time (we will definitely be back!). Emma & Steve, April 2023

Gale-force winds, hailstorms, rain, sunshine, swimming, walking – just perfect! Alex, Chris & Scrumpy, April 2023

Just the most perfect place to stay for another birthday. Third stay and already talking about next time! The Pantechnicon has absolutely everything you need, as well as lovely extra treats – thank you. It is the most peaceful place to watch the weather change – from sun to rain, hail and snow. We have enjoyed playing board games, creating, and most of all swimming in that fantastic pond. One of our absolute favourite places. Thank you. Mair & Charlotte, April 2023

Couldn’t be happier with our stay! It was just what we needed! It’s the most idyllic setting and Nancy couldn’t have been more accommodating. Thank you so much for making our break so special. M, M & L 27th December 2022

A lovely and peaceful break, even in the rain. A very warm welcome. Gabby, Andrew & Lily 4th November 2022

I am blown away by the view from here, especially as the weather keeps changing so the colours change with it. It’s glorious. Melanie, 20th October 2022

The views are breathtaking and we had everything we could possibly need. We loved it and will be spreading the word about what a special place this is. Vicky & Paul, 14th September 2022

Swimming  under a rainbow and a pair of red kites. What could be more magical.  The Pantechnicon is so cool. I love the aesthetic. Claire, 8 September 2022

Everything  was just perfect. The view, the pond, the smell of lavender. Two nights are just not enough to enjoy everything this beautiful part of the world has to offer.  Ed and Holly, 29 August 2022 

We loved the ethos of the hut and your fabulous products. The birds, star gazing, swimming and of course the jaw dropping view. We loved every second!  Danielle, Nick and baby Charlie, 19 August 2022 

A wonderful space. An absolutely glorious stay. We may well have to make it an anniversary tradition!  Kitty and George, 3 August 2022  

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Unique countryside breaks for couples

Enjoy long lie-ins in the big bed with far-reaching views down the valley and benefit from dark skies glamping, so you can star gaze when the sun sets on your romantic countryside break for couples.

On arrival guests will find fresh bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and a bottle of wine. See Bill for additional bottles as required.

Dreaming of wild swimming in Wales?

There’s much to do here. Experience wild swimming in Wales, thanks to the farm’s hillside pond at 1100 feet, walk in the fields and around the farm and venture further out onto the expansive wilderness of Mynydd Epynt.

Learn how lavender is grown and essential oil is distilled on a self-guided tour.

Try and buy FARMERS’ creams and balms along with a range of carefully selected local makers’ wares in the farm shop open daily from 10-5.

Find us in the welsh hills

We enjoyed our cold water swimming fix in the pond at 12-13°C and soaked in the views and numerous rainbows! Very impressed with the interior of the cabin – a perfect balance of quality and design. Sad to leave today but we plan to come back again! Donne & Rosemary

What an incredible place to stay at, after coming across this stay online, we never imagined our stay to be as breathtaking as it has been.  Thank you to Nancy for making us feel so welcome and at home, an amazing host.  Our favourite moments have been, starting a fire under the stars, having a fresh swim in the lake and the incredible morning views. Ellie & Jordan

Diolch yn fawr Nancy! What a lovely welcome to this cute get-away.  Had a lovely morning dip in the pond.  Special thanks for the small extra touches of some local goods to enjoy on our little break! All the best and we wish you success with your farm and business, we will be recommending this to family and friends. 
Bleddyn & Elin

What a fantastic experience!! The cabin was extremely comfortable and nicely decorated.  The welcome from the friendly staff and the little touches such as the delicious lavender plum jam just made the experience all the better.  Would definitely come back and recommend friends and family.
Rich, Ilkay & Joshua

Such a beautiful little find, in the middle of such a beautiful place, with amazing views! Thank you for providing us with the much needed escape that we needed and for all the perfect little finishing touches, the lavender jam was amazing! We attempted the pond, but didn’t quite make it all the way in, we will definitely be back when it has warmed up slightly!
Sophie & Simon

Amazing place, fantastic location,  super hosts.  We will be back! Thank you. 
Alena, Nick and Anabel

What people are saying about us....

We came here to celebrate our 3 year anniversary and the photo’s did not do it justice… I never want to leave and we will definitely be returning next year.  Idyllic, chic, cosy and an evident labour of love.  You should be all very proud… and the farm and the product… wow! I will be a regular online customer and will continue to rave about this awesome place. Till next time…. 
Becca & Owen

Nancy, Bill & everyone at FARMERS’
Thank you so much for creating this space, for having the imagination and courage to go forward with an idea, we’ve loved every minute, every “instant, moment and duration” celebrating Rubens 3rd birthday.  Ruben now thinks we have a second home, so I am positive we will be back very soon! All our admiration.
Harriet, Tom & Ruben

Perfect location. Welcoming, from the little touches to the warm welcome from Nancy and Bill, thank you for creating such a wonderful space. What a place to wake up in! The stunning view, pictures do not convey just how beautiful it is!  Pristine, clean, toasty and cosy, peace and quiet. Kitchen has everything you need and a few extra’s, fab shower.  Claire & Matt

Thank you for making our stay here special, we’ve had such a great time.  There isn’t anything we’d change other than staying longer.  It’s been a great base for some fantastic walks – really cosy with a superb view!!  Thanks for everything, we hope to be back, all the best. 
Jo & Joel
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FARM OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday 10-4  

Farm open this Sunday (26 May) 10-4 

HAY-ON-WYE STORE:  Thursday – Sunday 10-5

HAY FESTIVAL OPENING: Everyday  (23 May – 2 June) 10-5

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