Based in a conservation area right on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wild Mountains Glamping sits within a zero light pollution zone. This provides guests with an uninterrupted view of the night’s stars, which sometimes shine brighter than the moon despite being only a stone’s throw away from the vibrant village of Cwmdu.
Co-owner Lisa reveals that Carmarthenshire is blessed with many historical and mystical Welsh Castles. From Dinefwr to the famous Carreg Cennen as well as the National Botanic Gardens of Wales and the beautiful grounds of Aberglasney Gardens there is plenty to see and do.
She says, “You are also spoilt for choice with eateries. You have the Cawdors in Llandeilo, The Old Printing Press in Llandovery and Wright’s Food Emporium in Llanarthne. If you are dreaming about escaping and reconnecting with nature, family and friends or just yourself then this is the adventure you need.”
WILD MOUNTAINS GLAMPING
Lisa, her husband Tom and their dog Ambrose, founded Wild Mountains Glamping in 2017. Lisa explains that they are originally from Carmarthenshire and have always been at their happiest in the country, sharing a love for camping and glamping.
“This is a dream of ours and we wanted to share our love of the outdoors, nature and adventure with everyone,” Lisa says.
Situated near the Black Mountains, away from any obscuring city interference and in the middle of the countryside Lisa and Tom wanted to offer the best of both worlds. As such guests can reconnect with nature while enjoying a luxurious night’s sleep.
They have four bell tents, with a maximum capacity of eighteen people on site and each unit is designed to be quite self-sustaining. There are only two members of staff so it’s never going to feel crowded even during their busiest times during the school holidays.
“The bell tents are named Olive, Evelyn, Imogen and Maggie,” Lisa says proudly, “Each of our lovely ladies has a frontier stove fitted, a proper double bed with bedding, table and chairs. And for bigger groups we also provide blow up beds.”
Catering to large families, honeymooners, walkers and responsible travelers, Wild Mountains Glamping attracts its fair share of photographers and city dwellers looking to bask under the star gaze, enjoy the peace, the space and the colour green.
Lisa admits that one of her favourite things to do is to sit outside one of the tents looking up at the hills. Or, enjoy a beer in the Cwmdu beer garden and walking to Talley Abbey and taking in the views.
“CRM is very important,” Lisa says, “I like to talk to all glampers before they arrive to make sure they have everything they need. Things like directions to get here, advice on what to do and eat in the area and advice on what to bring. We are always around if glampers need us but without being too intrusive.”
Guests are also encouraged to leave feedback in the guest book available in the communal area which is a great resource for Lisa and Tom and Ambrose.
“What we hear the most is that people like to come here and just relax,” Lisa says, “Which is exactly what we intended.”
ADDRESS: Wild Mountains, Cwmdu, Llandeilo, SA19 7DY
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 0044 7738284594
PRICE/NIGHT: From £60-£80