Welsh Hostels and Bunkhouses: Eco cabin and camp site in the Welsh Marches


River Cabin, Erwood, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3TQ

River Cabin, a traditional stone building with eco credentials, is set in an old cider orchard overlooking the mill stream. It sleeps up to 4 in a cosy bunkroom with bunk beds & a double futon.

There is a kitchen/lounge area, sunny dining porch, patio & private garden with picnic table, fire pit and BBQ. The price includes heating, hot water, showers, WiFi & use of bike store. From Easter – October a small camp-site is operated alongside the cabin.

Located on Wye Valley Walk & National Cycle Route 8 – fantastic exploration base for walkers, cyclists and anyone wishing to relax and explore this beautiful part of Mid Wales. Canoeing, pony trekking and riding, gliding, bike hire, rope and climbing centre all available locally.

This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.
River Cabin | Welsh Hostels and Bunkhouses: Eco cabin and camp site in the Welsh Marches


or call Alistair / Nicky Legge on
01982 560312 Mob: 07720 717124

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Rooms & Beds:

4: 1 x 4 plus camping


All year, 24 hour access.

Price per night:

From £25 pp.


River Cabin (sleeps 4) – minimum booking 2 people for 2 nights.


GR SO 112 414. Set back from the A470 Brecon to Builth Wells road between the villages of Llyswen and Erwood.

Public Transport:

Trains: Builth (10 miles), Hereford (30 miles), Merthyr (30 miles). Daily bus service, ask for Trericket Mill – cabin is through field gate across the brook from the mill. For info see http://www.traveline-cymru.info.

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel' and is on the Small Hostels Map, the Lon Las Cymru and the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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River Cabin

River Cabin

…a most charming little bunkhouse…

Welcome to the sweetest bijou bunkhouse. River Cabin, near Builth Wells in the Welsh Marches, is in a converted old stone building in a cider orchard. They are pretty proud of their eco-credentials, the headlines being: solar panels all over the roof and water is drawn from the aquifer deep underground. The interior is cosy and rustic. They’ve packed all sorts of features into this tiny space including a pretty well-equipped kitchen; a shower room and a toilet.

Of course you will want to spill out into the grounds, through the glazed sun room and onto the private garden where you’ll find more space for dining, a barbecue and fire pit. The garden tumbles down to the river Wye – just a rushing mountain stream up here. 

Knowing that you’ve got this cosy bolthole to return to, you might venture out in search of experiences and adventure. Of course the river is just here so you might choose canoeing, kayaking or white water rafting. Right on the doorstep are The Brecon Beacons with all the hiking you would expect. Less well known though are the extensive cave systems under the Beacons – some of the longest in Britain – so caving is definitely an option. And, if riding is more your thing there are ample chances to be in the saddle atop either a horse or a bike. 


Check out their website and I’m sure you’ll agree this is a most charming little bunkhouse.

Messing about on the river !

Messing about on the river !

Idyllic accommodation for couples and young families.

The River Cabin, in an old cider orchard,  is 4 bed bunkhouse with camping. Idyllic simple accommodation excellent for couples, walkers and young families.  Close to the Brecon Beacons and in a great location for canoeing on the River Wye. The cabin sleeps 2 people comfortably or up to 4 for families. It has one bedroom, a cosy kitchen/lounge, a sunny dining porch, and a shower/toilet.  Simply furnished with rustic, hand made furniture.  The kitchen is stocked with cutlery, crockery and basic cooking equipment.

On the Wye Valley Walk

On the Wye Valley Walk

The River Cabin provides ideal walkers accommodation.

The Wye Valley Walk cover 136 miles from  Chepstow Castle to the source of the Wye at Rhyd-y-benwch car park.  Following the River Wye through ravines,  gorges,  woodland, meadow  and remote rugged uplands.   The River Cabin at Erwood provides ideal accommodation for a second of third night stopover when walking from Chepstow.

Contact River Cabin:

01982 560312 Mob: 07720 717124MessageView website