A spacious yurt with lovely views across the hills and farm. Traditional , mongolian. A small organic farm , home to a vibrant small community.
A beautiful spacious (21'diameter) yurt. Traditional, handpainted Mongolian with magnificent sweeping views across a fascinating organic farm and Welsh hills. Just 4 miles from a small market town but with a feeling of remoteness with no noise of traffic, no light polution, your own fire (website hidden) and dining in a wonderfully converted old school bus 50m down the hill and shared with other yurt dwellers. There is a compost loo there too, or you can use flush loos in the farmyard. The solar shower works when the sun is out. Otherwise you can heat it with a wood fired rayburn or share our lovely bathroom in the 17th ccentury house and bathe under the stars!
On our farm we have jersey house cows, soay and jacob sheep, bees, poultry, extensive vegetable gardens, woodlands and alternative energy supplies. We make cheese and wines for our own use. We have a team of volunteers from all over the world.
We run courses in prehistoric arts and archaeological excavations, practice traditional crafts like stone carving and basket making.
We can pick up guests coming by public transport to the nearest station (Caersws) or bus stop (Llanidloes).
This yurt can be rented for short breaks (weekend Fri - Sun nights, midweek Mon-Thurs nights) Prices are higher from July 16 - Sept 3. It's definitely not a glamping site - comfortable enough but not luxorious, A place to bring your wellies and get a taste of life lived close to the land,
Other Things to Note
Changeover days are Mondays and Fridays, min of three night stay. Those booking Mon - Thurs will be given Thurs night free
We can sometimes take a calm dog that is fine with sheep but we need guests to ring and arrange this.
We do not allow smoking indoors.
I had a wonderful stay in the blue yurt with my two friends. The charming interior made it a cosy place to retreat to in the evenings in front of the fireplace. Frances and the other people on the farm were very welcoming and helpful, . Its a nice place to do a quiet retreat and enjoy some days away from modern life, but its also possible to get an insight in the life on an organic farm. We made our own cheese and it was delicious!
We had a wonderful weekend staying in one of Frances yurts. It is such a beautiful setting which is very secluded; there's no phone signal or internet which is brillant for workaholics that need to be cut off from the world. The weather was pretty terrrible but even though we has loads to do at the farm - we milked the cows, made cheese with Fran in her home, fed a new 2 day old little calf - and the yurt was so toasty with our wood burning stove on, the complimentary homemade plum wine and cake. The other families staying there we equally lovely and we all had great dinners, and stimulating conversations sharing the big red bus!
Old Chapel Farm is beautiful, set in rolling hills. The yurt opens onto a dramatic view across the little valley. A lot of effort had been put into decorating it sumptuously and we had a very comfortable stay. We were left to our own devices to enjoy a cosy few days but were made to feel extremely welcome. We especially appreciated Francine's generosity with the farm's herbs, vegetables and milk, which made candlelit dinners on the converted bus even more enjoyable.
I can't recommend it enough!
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I'm an organic farmer, with a passion for wildlife, woods, art, people. I love the outdoor and creative life that growing food and rebuilding a once derelict traditional farm offers. From the farm we run an archaeological company and run courses in prehistoric arts. We practise traditional crafts like stone carving, basket making.