Bwthyn Bach Bunkhouse, Trefeglwys, Caersws, Powys. SY17 5QE

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Bunkhouse accommodation near Llanidloes in Mid Wales

Bwthyn Bach Bunkhouse is situated in the village of Trefeglwys just 4 miles from the pretty market town of Llanidloes in rural Mid Wales.
Owned and run on a not for profit basis by a small Trust, this 300 year old Grade II listed building has been nurtured by members of the Trust since it was acquired in 1966.
The house is full of interesting architectural features which contribute to the sense of history guests inevitably feel. The facilities are simple, a little worn, but this is reflected in the price.
There's a small kitchen/diner with hot water, a kettle, an electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and all the basic crockery/cutlery you will need. A wood-burning stove keeps it warm (wood is provided at a small extra cost), while a separate dining room has space for large groups. The highlight of the downstairs is the huge open inglenook fireplace in the central living room, perfect for relaxing and storytelling after a busy day outdoors.
Bwthyn Bach sleeps up to 17 across 5 rooms. BYO bedding and warm clothing in winter. Outside there's a lawn suitable for games and camping. Close by you have the Lon Las Cymru for cyclists and Glwndwr's Way for walkers and mountain bikers. Aberystwyth, the coast, Dyfi National Nature Reserve and the Centre for Alternative Technology are all less than an hour's drive away (links to all local attractions/ activities on the website). The village pub is next door (check directly with the pub for up to date information on meals).
We welcome walking/ climbing/ cycling groups (secure space in the house for bicycles) DofE groups, scouts, family gatherings, reunions, motorbike tourers (there is a small lockable garage), dogs etc

This accommodation is featured on our map of Snowdonia and North Wales and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    17: 1x6/7, 1x3/4, 1x2/3, 1xdbl, 1xsgl + camping
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    From £20pp (+ £40 cleaning fee for sole use groups). Children & Concessions £12/ 15pp. Group rates available on request.
  • Booking:

    Book via email or phone.
  • Directions:

    From the north (Newtown) - follow the A470 south for about 6 miles and turn right onto the A489 into Caersws. After about a quarter of a mile, turn left onto the B4569, over a level crossing and then follow the road for a further 4 miles into Trefeglwys. When you reach the Red Lion pub, Bwthyn Bach Bunkhouse is the next house and is opposite the churchyard. From the south (Llangurig) - follow the A470 north towards Newtown and come off on the B4518 through Llanidloes. Come through the town centre (passing the historic market hall) and then turn left at the roundabout onto the B4569. Follow the road up a wooded hill and over into the next valley (about 4 miles in total) until it brings you into Trefeglwys.
  • Public Transport :

    There is a train from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth that stops at Caersws, which is about 4 miles from Trefeglwys. (Taxis can be booked in Caersws or Trefeglyws.)
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Lon Las Cymru Glyndwr's Way
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aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
vWithin 5 miles of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
5Very basic accommodation


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Your perfect base for walking Glyndwr’s Way

April 4th 2023

If you are thinking about embarking on Glyndwr’s Way, the traditional timber-framed bunk house of Bwthyn Bach is perfectly located as a base from which to do so.  Nestled in the small and friendly village of Trefeglwys, it is less than four miles from Llanidloes, where the path passes through on its way North West towards Machynlleth. 

Bwthyn Bach is a great place to stop and rest up after walking and enjoying the glorious Cambrian Mountains.  It sleeps 15 and has a good sized kitchen if you’re cooking for yourselves, or there’s the Red Lion pub right next door, which serves good pub grub and is a really relaxed and friendly place. 

This old house is a beautiful listed building dating back well over 300 years, so be prepared to find plenty of historical interest throughout.  Please note, it isn’t modernised, as we want to keep it as authentic as possible.  If your idea of cosy, is sitting round an inglenook fireplace with a roaring blaze, then we think you’ll love it!

Bwthyn Bach would be a perfect staging post on your route along Glyndwr’s Way, or could even be the base for your whole expedition as it is only 30 miles from Knighton and 25 from Weshpool – at either end of the Glyndwr’s Way loop.  We’d love to hear from you if you would like to find out more.


Exterior of the 300year old tudor building with a graveyard in the foreground
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“I loved being in this wonderful old house”

August 31st 2022

We love Bwthyn Bach and our customers do as well. One recent review read “I stayed in your hostel last weekend. It was a very interesting stay and I loved being in this wonderful old house. Thank you so much for keeping it original and real.” Come see for yourself why so many love it here.

Tudor style building. White walls, black timbers and red doors.
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