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Fly the horse at Deri pitch

The Cottage of the Charcoal Burners (Ninfa)  was built about 300 years ago on the old parish road over the Blorenge to Blaenavon.

Twenty years ago we converted the old barn into a 6-bedded bunkhouse. More recently we started the campsite with widely separated pitches on terraces scattered across the mountainside.

 Middle Ninfa Farm is located just two miles from the historic market town of Abergavenny.  It is reached by a steep, winding tarmaced road from Llanfoist, crossing the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal which once served the iron works of Clydach Gorge and Pwll Ddu. The 23 acre farm lies in a historic and beautiful landscape, within the Brecon Beacons National Park on the edge of the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape  World Heritage Site.

The small unspoiled campsite is rated number three in the UK by the Tiny Campsite Guide. The site is also featured in the Guardian newspaper’s guide to the best 100 camping sites (2011). 

This is excellent walking country and there are fine views over the Usk Valley of the Skirrid and rural Monmouthshire. The upper third of the land, which abuts the Woodland Trust owned Punchbowl, has been planted to broadleaved woodland.  In May this is a sea of bluebells. There is also an acre of withy beds, orchards, vegetable garden, grazing for horses and sheep, ducks, bees and a tennis/croquet court.

     Corona Virus

Covid-19  Re-opening the bunkhouse and campsite

New Welsh Government Test.Trace.Protect regulations now require us to collect contact details for all guests, including telephone numbers, and keep them for 3 weeks [after which they will be deleted] in case another guest on the farm at the same time subsequently develops infection. Please ensure you give us this information when you arrive.

From 16th October, guests from areas of the UK designated as Tier 2 or 3 for covid-19 regulations are no longer permitted to enter Wales for tourism purposes. It is the responsibility of guests to check their status before travelling. Should you find that your status has changed to Tier 2 or 3 after confirming your booking, please let us know immediately and we will return deposits or rebook without further charge. Equally, if a member of your party falls ill with flu-like symptoms before you come, please do not travel. We will rebook or refund as you wish. For more information see The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020

We ask all guests to strictly observe 2 metre distancing with us, with other campers and anyone else not in your party [or any new distance guideline if it is changed].

It is also vitally important that SHOULD ANY OF YOUR PARTY FALL ILL WITH COVID-19 DURING or AFTER YOUR VISIT, THAT YOU INFORM US and give us home addresses, email and telephone numbers of all members of your group to enable contact tracing. Should a member of another group staying at the same time as you fall ill with Covid-19 after their visit we will need to pass your contact details to contact tracers for the NHS

The wonderful weather we have enjoyed this year so far has encouraged lush growth in the woodland and gardens. We do hope you enjoy your stay. Leaflets and guides will still be available.

Read a recent review of the area and our site by some recent happy campers to find out all we, and the local area, has to offer!

We also run a series of three day workshops during which you will learn how to build a traditional coracle or willow structure. For full details please click:-CORACLE POSTER

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