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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 The Government has just announced further measures to combat the spread of Corona Virus. These include strong advice that people should not visit the countryside, even to self-isolate in their own second homes or campsites. We have therefore taken the decision to close both the bunkhouse and campsite for the foreseeable future. We do this reluctantly as we feel that our remote facilities are just what people need as relief from being confined to a small house or flat. We will reopen as soon as Government policy is relaxed. If you wish to make a provisional booking further on into the year*, in case the measures are relieved before then, you are free to do so. All guests who have sent deposits will be refunded in case of cancellation due to the virus. We wish all our guests well.  

  • At the moment we suggest no sooner than June.

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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