Pant Y Castell
Unique Farm Stays & Retreats
Rest - Regenerate - Rewild
We are devoted to helping you rest, regenerate and rediscover yourself amongst our wild hills and woodland.
Transformed for 2021, Pant Y Castell is a small working farm set in 15 secluded acres just to the West of the Brecon Beacons, in the South of Wales, UK. Our purpose is to help you create the perfect conditions to rest and build your energy for the road ahead. By staying with us, you help us to preserve, regenerate and nurture this small corner of Wales for generations to come.
A 5-star Super Host on Airbnb, our guests value our hospitality, privacy and relaxed pace
"Wow! This cottage is a delight. Secluded and quiet, the cottage's garden is the home of lots of friendly sheep- perfect for little ones who love animals (Lois even came over to let Seb feed them). The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing /romantic break; the outdoor fire pit and the indoor log burner made the stay even more cosy. We had a perfect few days away as a family. Definitely will return."
We offer two converted barns - the Cowshed (1-3 double bedrooms) & the Hayloft (2-3 double bedrooms), with a third barn, the Ale & Pale under regeneration for 2022.
Both the barns are full of local Welsh history, beautifully restored, distinctly furnished and private.
We offer 5 different packages, Simply Stay, Pause, Discover, Incubate & Commune.
You can Simply Stay as a guest and enjoy an independent and uninterrupted time at your own pace. You can also choose to work with one of our experienced guides who will tailor a package to help you Pause, Discover, Incubate or Commune.
We Offer Farm Stays as well as Personal and Group Retreats
Stay with us
Choose Simply Stay if you are in need of a rest, a break and need to take time for self-care and to rebuild your wellbeing and you want to do this in your own way.
As an independent guest you can sit in front of log-burning stoves, lose hours gazing at grazing sheep, wander through the country park on our border, explore the mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park, gain inspiration from window shelves crammed with books, sleep, eat at some fantastic local spots, and spend time alone or with the people you love.
Each simply stay guest will have the benefit of (and more):
A warm welcome (and then being left to yourself unless you need us)
A cozy bed
Fully equipped kitchen
Log burning stove
Outdoor patio with fire pit
Choose Simply Stay if you are in need of a rest, a break or need to take time for self-care and to rebuild your wellbeing.
2 very special & private places for you to unwind and regenerate
The Hayloft has some serious local history. It was built in the 1800's and, aside from storing hay, was used for clandestine meetings of Welsh farmers and workers rebelling against harsh and unjust taxation imposed by the English and poor economic conditions. Farmers and tradesman from surrounding came to Pant Y Castell at night to plot their resistance as part of the Rebecca Riots between 1839 and 1843. You may just find yourself connecting with your rebellious side if you stay in the Hayloft - maybe perfect for one of our incubator retreats
The Hayloft has been fully renovated for 2021 and features a fully equipped kitchen, a very spacious lounge and dining area, a disabled shower and toilet, a large patio area with a fire pit, along with two cozy bedrooms. Many of the original features have been retained and it has a cozy and distinctive atmosphere. It is is the perfect space for a couple to spend time together or, for a family of 3-4.
The Cow Shed was originally built and used as a milking parlour for cows on the land. You can still see the openings where the animals would have wandered in and out every morning and evening in the stonework in the courtyard.
There are no beds of hay here now though, the Cow Shed has been fully renovated for 2021 and features a fully equipped kitchen, a very spacious lounge and dining area, a disabled shower and toilet, a large patio area with a fire pit, along with two cozy bedrooms.
Many of the original features have been retained and it has a cozy and distinctive atmosphere. With one large double bedroom and a very spacious lounge, the Cowshed is the perfect space for a couple to spend time together or to get time alone.
We have put lots of thought to provide what you need to make your stay cozy & special
What our accommodation offers every guest
Fully equipped kitchen
We have tried to think of everything you might need in the kitchen from fan ovens, microwaves, hobs and fridges, plus all manner of pots and pans so that you can cook, bake or just heat up, to your heart's desire.
Free Wifi. No TV
We are rural and WiFi speeds vary a bit according to weather and usage, but you can stay connected when you need to, although we advise not getting the passcode and just switching off. We do not provide televisions. We do provide a haven of peace.
Private Patio Space
Both the Hayloft and the Cow Shed are complete with their own private patio spaces that you can use to relax, barbecue and enjoy the view over Pant Y Castell's fields.
High Quality Linen
We know how important sleep is. If you scroll through our reviews, you will read how much our guests appreciate the quality of our bed linen and how comfy the beds are...
Each barn comes with a log burner and a supply of sustainably sourced wood from our land. We have planted over 500 fast-growing willow trees that we harvest from. You may also be able to book to use our wood-fired pizza oven to create your own stone-baked pizza's.
We know some great food places who will put together and deliver a menu of locally-sourced high quality ready made meals you can heat up yourself, along with natural, organic wine from Wright's down in the valley. You need to let us know at the time of your booking and we can add this in.
Get a feel for Pant Y Castell through the seasons
Things to explore around Pant Y Castell
We are perfectly located for ease of access to the wildness and beauty across South Wales
Carmarthenshire has some great local places to eat. Book a table at one of our three favourites before you arrive (if you do, please mention us!):
There is so much around us to discover in West Wales where do we start? Here are three or our favourites:
“Great location easy access to gower and pembroke. Really peaceful and tranquil location. Directions to cottage and recommendations were spot on and really loved our stay. Would stay again in the future. Lois was a great host and very laid back. The cottage was clean with everything needed for a very comfy stay, worth every penny.”