July 2020 – ****We have decided to remain closed for camping until September and will open on the 1st if the climate (both Covid and weather related) suggests it’s a good idea.
If you are looking for a small-scale, child free, low-impact place to camp that is secluded but not remote, our riverside meadow may provide it, being only a ten-minute walk from the Georgian market town of Brecon. The only buildings visible are the millhouse and watermill, which provide the perfect backdrop to the camping meadow.
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We have enjoyed looking after campers here at our home for over twenty years, where we’ve tried to get the right balance between what to provide for a special stay, and what to omit if we feel it would spoil the natural character of the place.
Our set-up will not appeal to all campers: we no longer take children under 13 years, we don’t yet have hot water for washing dishes, there are only two hot showers (50p for 4 mins), there are no set pitches or clubhouse and we don’t take groups or larger bookings (see our “FAQ’s” page for more details on groups and larger bookings). Our tracks are not tarmac, the grass in the meadow is cut short but not manicured, we don’t have electric hook-ups, and we expect everyone to embrace separating waste items into our recycling bins – a chore not everyone wants to undertake when in holiday mood, but an absolutely essential part of staying at Priory Mill (if you’re not into recycling your rubbish whilst staying with us, we are possibly not the site for you!) On top of all this we ask for quiet after 10.30 p.m, only dogs of the non-barking variety and the parking of cars on our allocated hardstanding to avoid turning the grass muddy. Phew… that’s a lot to take in!
As campers ourselves we feel the essential ingredients for optimum enjoyment of the outdoors should include a campfire, by a river, in unspoilt countryside, where everyone has room to relax and spread out – this is what we aim to offer at Priory Mill.
Our Camper’s Hut contains fire-trays for our supplied charcoal and firewood, there is a freezer for your ice-packs and a dedicated phone charging area (both free) and if you’ve finished with your paperback you can exchange it at our book swap. For cyclists, backpackers and walkers there’s a stack of log seats available to use. The lockable shelter for bicycles is beside the Campers Bothy.
We’re passionate about sustaining this simple, low-impact way of camping and welcome those who feel the same.
Droving in the Brecon Beacons National Park…