Tucked away in the upper corner of the field, Seren Bach (meaning Little Star in Welsh) is the new addition to the glamping pods at Argoed Barns.  This 7m diameter luxury camping pod still has a huge 5m wide window to capitalise on the stunning views and light yet has the added benefit of a viewing window in the apex through which to admire the night sky for which the Brecon Beacons has justly earned its Dark Sky Reserve status.  As tastefully and thoughtfully designed as Seren Mawr, this is another perfect dog friendly hideaway for a special romantic break or for those needing a digital detox. Like its sister, it is furnished with a brass bed for a sumptuous night’s sleep in crisp cotton bedding on a goose down topper.  A wood burning stove complements the cosy atmosphere with a sofa to cwtch up on and a dining area to enjoy the meals created in the well-equipped kitchen.  In Seren Bach you don’t even have to pop outside to do the washing up as the sink has been incorporated within the kitchen area.  The insulated floor is scattered with rugs and animal skins to enhance that decadent feel. Lighting is provided by solar powered lanterns (feel free to bring your own candles too), creating a romantic mood. Whilst supper is cooking, you may wish to peruse a book, play a board or card game; perhaps pore over a map and guide books to plan your itinerary for the next day.  There’s even a wind-up radio so that you can listen to the weather forecast or your favourite program. 

Cooking utensils, pans, crockery, cutlery and glassware are all provided along with a large cool box complete with (replenishable) ice packs and a wine cooler.  The kitchen area comprises a double ring gas hob and kitchen sink from which you can refill your bottles with water from our own bore hole (it’s on a par with the best branded water and tastes delicious).  We recommend that you rein in your culinary ambitions to fare that can be cooked on two gas rings.  If you're foodies, you'll be in for a treat as, just a mile away along country lanes is the Felinfach Griffin, a multi-award winning gastro pub with fabulous food and an atmosphere to match.  

Simple washroom facilities (Ty Bach) are provided a few feet away, including a very smart self-composting loo, wash basin and gas powered shower using water from our own bore hole; there is simply nothing taken from The Grid at Seren Bach.   In addition to towels and luxury Myddfai toiletries, bathrobes and clogs are provided to make the 5m trip back to the Dome after a nice hot shower.  An Ordnance Survey map centralised on the local area is mounted on the wall beside the loo so you can plan your next adventure.

When you’ve been out all day, whether it be walking in the hills, cycling along the many cycle routes, visiting local attractions or perusing the book shops in Hay, it’s lovely to come back and unwind in the wooden luv-tub whilst sharing a drink.  After supper you can stroll outside to relax in the swing seat and toast marshmallows on the open firebowl whilst watching the sun set behind the hills as it gives way to the magical night sky unfolding in front of you. With no light or noise pollution this is a heavenly way to end the day.

Forgets and Don't Forgets:

Forget:  work, plastic water bottles (please bring refillable bottles for your day trips).

Don't Forget: tea lights/candles, matches, torches (head torches are ideal), phone chargers (if you must!) and food.

Additional Firewood is available @ £5/sack; Kindling and firelighter @£1; Pail of Peat@ £4.

We also provide a free, replenishable supply of icepacks for the cool box.

Upcoming Local Events

  • Crickhowell Walking Festival, Crickhowell: March
  • Velothon Wales: Cardiff: May 
  • Hay Festival of Literature, Hay on Wye: May 
  • Abergavenny Festival of Cycling, Abergavenny: June 
  • Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells: July 
  • Brecon Jazz Festival, Brecon: August 
  • Green Man Festival, Crickhowell: August 
  • Abergavenny Food Festival, Abergavenny: September 
  • Brecon Beast, Brecon:  September 
  • Brecon Beacons Food Festival, Brecon:  October 

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"Stunning views, comfy beds, amazing baths, well equipped and beautifully furnished. What a place to stay!!! We've had such a lovely time here (even the teenagers!!!) and will return!!!"


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