Tyncornel Hostel, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6PH
Rural Hostel in Cambrian Mountain countrysideTyncornel Hostel is a remote former farmhouse in the hills, with a cosy wood-burning stove.
Favoured by walkers, cyclists, bird watchers and lovers of solitude it is in the beautiful Doethie valley on the Cambrian Way long distance footpath.
There are comfortable wooden bunk beds and good self-catering facilities. You can enjoy the wild open moorlands of the Elenydd uplands and you can walk the old drovers' road to Dolgoch Hostel.
Other attractions include the Cors Caron National Nature Reserve, the Red Kite Centre and museum in Tregaron, Teifi Pools, Llyn Brianne reservoir, Dolaucothi Roman gold mines, Strata Florida Abbey and the National Trust's Llanerchaeron country house.
A new spacious new Shepherd’s Hut was opened in spring 2023. Its position in the garden provides stunning views across the beautiful Doethie valley to the surrounding hills. The hut offers self-contained accommodation for small groups (3 adults, or a family of four with two children). It has its own living space, kitchenette and shower/toilet room.
Beds & Rooms:20: Hostel 2x8. Shepherds Hut 1x4 (family)
Open:All year. Reception 5pm -11pm, 7am -10am.
Price per night:£15, £7 (under 18s). Private rooms available. Whole hostel £210. Campers £10. Shepherd’s Hut £85.
Booking:Booking essential. Book online or by email or phone.
Directions:Road from Llanddewi-Brefi, near Tregaron, follow hostel signs SE 7m (last mile track). Or bridle path up Doethie valley on the Cambrian Way (Llandovery 15 m), or byway 2m NW from Soar y Mynydd chapel.
- Trains: Aberystwyth 28m, Llanwrtyd Wells 16m, Cynghordy 12m. Coach: X40 (Cardiff - Aberystwyth) Lampeter 15m. Bus: 585 (Lampeter- Tregaron) Llanddewi-Brefi 7m.
- Long Distance Walks Cambrian Way
Eco Hostels Mountains Individuals welcome Youth Hostels Hostels with log burners and open fires Hostels with Camping Pods or Glamping Accommodation for Cyclists Dark Sky Areas Discount for Sustainable Travel Mid Wales & Welsh Borders
This accommodation is available at the following peak timesAvailable for Christmas 2023 Available New Year 2023 / 2024 Available February Half Term 2024 Available Easter 2024 Available May Day Bank Holiday 2024 Available Spring Bank Holiday or Half Term 2024
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Autumn at Tyncornel
September 27th 2023
Now that the nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder, Tyncornel is a welcoming place to visit.
Arriving at Tyncornel after dark, you will see the only lights for miles around. The hostel is waiting to welcome you for an autumn visit. Inside the wood burning stove makes the common room very cosy. Outside, the leaves and bracken are changing colour, looking very attractive when you go walking. If the sky is clear, the hostel is a great place for looking at the stars.
New Shepherd’s Hut at Tyncornel hostel in mid Wales
February 13th 2023
A new shepherd’s hut has been built at Tyncornel hostel in the Cambrian mountains of mid Wales. The hut offers self-contained accommodation for small groups (3 adults, or a family of four with two children). It has its own living space, kitchenette and shower/toilet room, and it enjoys stunning views of the surrounding scenery. It’s open from 1 April 2023. Tyncornel also still offers dormitory accommodation, private rooms, and camping spaces as before.
The shepherd’s hut is spacious (6 x 3.5 metres) and it provides self-contained accommodation for families and small groups. Its position in the garden provides stunning views across the beautiful Doethie valley to the surrounding hills. It’s an ideal base from which to explore this part of the the Cambrian Mountains. The Cambrian Way long-distance path goes right past the hut, and there are other excellent paths and tracks too.
Furniture includes a double bed, a bed settee, a dining table, and four chairs. The kitchenette has a fridge, a microwave/grill, a cooking hob, toaster and kettle. The en-suite shower room has an electric power shower, washbasin, and toilet. There’s underfloor electric heating. The water supply comes from a mountain spring, and it’s filtered and UV-purified.
When we had the hut built, we also took the opportunity to make other improvements at Tyncornel. The garden has been widened and flattened to maintain plenty of space for camping now that we’ve got the hut. The electricity supply has been upgraded to provide plenty of capacity for both the hostel and the hut, with reserve capacity for an electric vehicle charging point which we plan to add in the near future.
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