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Smithy's Bunkhouse

  • Visit Wales 3 Star Bunkhouse

Bunkhouse with 2 bedspaces £12 pppn


Smithy's Bunkhouse

Smithy's Bunkhouse

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Lower House Farm,


Katy Smith

Lower House Farm,


Smithys Bunkhouse is situated on a working hill farm in the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Designed with the group market in mind, independent travellers are welcome. The pub at the end of the farm drive does restaurant and bar meals and has a reputation for good beer and an amazing range of whiskies.

Guests are able to walk directly onto the Sugar Loaf or Skirrid Mountains if they don't want to drive further into the Black Mountains.

The Bunkhouse is ideally situated for all types of outdoor activities with climbing, caving, walking, mountain biking, canoeing, hang gliding to name but a few are available within a short distance

The accommodation consists of two dormitory style bunkrooms each sleeping 12 with additional space available above the common room which is used by the group leaders/teachers or the snorers!!
The common room has a log burning stove and piano !

A fully equipped kitchen with a 6 burner commercial gas cooker, microwave etc.

A coin operated washingmachine and commercial sized drier are available for use in the unlikley event that it may rain in Wales!


See location of Smithy's Bunkhouse on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 305178  Lat: 51.85506 Long: -3.00987

By Road:
From the south enter Abergavenny on the A40 heading towards Brecon. On passing Judd Bros. Commercial Vehicle garage(a lot of white vans on the forecourt) turn right into Pen-y-Pound. Follow this road through the traffic lights, past the school and up the hill for approx. 2 miles.You will enter the hamlet of Pantygelli, then, opposite the Crown Inn (slightly set back), turn right down the farm drive.Please drive carefully.

By Public Transport:
Abergavenny has a main line railway station and coach/bus station. A variety of Taxi firms are available at reasonable rates.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Cooking facilitiesCooking facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • FishingFishing
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Working farmWorking farm
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Showers availableShowers available
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in WelshStaff fluent in Welsh
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Hot waterHot water
  • Bedding for hireBedding for hire

Excellent Local Inn - 5 minutes walk Children welcome from any age.

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