What to do and where to go?
Situated in such an amazing landscape, you may simply want to take it easy and absorb the views or stroll over to see our little herd of Alpacas. Getting in some fresh air won't be a problem, as you can start walking in beautiful Radnorshire right outside your door with our fields offering incredible views of the valley and leading you into the Radnor Forest or Kinnerton village. Walking routes can also be found in the nearby towns of Kington, Presteigne and Llandrindod Wells. If you want to take a drive, the edge of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons are just a 30 minute car journey away.
If you're up for discovering new places, we've collected some ideas of local places for you, so that you can spend more time exploring and less time researching...
Just step across the field to begin this treat as we have our own herd of Alpacas at the farm who partake in providing you with an hour of close up, hands on Alpaca antics! Available 1st March to 30th September by appointment and weather dependent.
Open since 1993 following a request from the RSPB to welcome visitors, up to 600 (yes, 600!) Red Kites now visit the farm every day to feed. Open January to November (except Thursdays and Fridays).
The first privately owned, publicly accessible International Dark Sky Park in the world spanning 70 square miles. Drive, walk or bike - whichever way, the dams are spectacular. The Visitor Centre is open every day of the year (except Christmas Day).
Just 30 minutes drive from the Pod, with beautifully designed buildings, this Victorian Town offers strolls through Rock Park, a pedalo on the lake or tea and cake at the Lakeside Cafe.
Drive the stunning landscape as featured on Top Gear in 2011 through its twists and turns from Rhayader to Aberystwyth. Pass the top of the Elan Valley Dams and stop off at Devil's Bridge on the way by. A perfect day trip to the seaside.
Just seven miles from the Cabin, tucked in a crook of Warren Woods, this waterfall is a beautiful feature of the Radnor Forest. Look for the Waterfall's claim to fame in Ellie Goulding's 'Your Song' video.
Ellie Goulding's school town, Kington is a little market town which still retains its independent shops as well as a free Museum. If you feel like some you time, pop down to the Cloud 9 spa at the Burton Hotel to take a dip in the pool, jacuzzi or relax in the sauna.
The highest British peak south of Snowdonia, Pen y fan reaches 2,906 ft above sea level at its summit.
A small border town known for its book shops and the annual Hay Festival in May, Hay can be navigated easily on foot. Pop along on a Thursday for Market day and don't forget it's half day on a Tuesday.
Home to large clusters of Roe Deer, the forest boasts the highest point in Radnorshire, Black Mixen, at 650 metres (2,150 feet) above sea level. From the Pod, take a 10 minute walk across our fields to reach the forest.
Reaching an altitude of around 1,968 ft, this 12 mile mountain biking route is just a stones throw from the Pod. Grab your bike and get going through the forest and across the valley top!
Hergest Court is part of the estate and according to local folklore
is haunted by a great black hound, ‘The Black Dog of Hergest’, which is believed to be the inspiration for Conan Doyle's 'Hound of the Baskervilles'. Spanning 70 acres, the gardens are open from 1st April until 28th October.
All of the above except Alpaca Encounters are dog friendly (some may require dogs to be on leads), so furry friends can go with you too. If you haven't got four legged company, you could visit the Judge's Lodgings, the Small Breeds Farm Park & Owl Centre or the Knighton Observatory.
Want to try something new?
To make your trip to Mid Wales truly memorable take a look at the local experiences below...
Whatever you end up doing, we're sure you'll have a wonderful time here in Mid Wales