The Cottage of the Charcoal Burners (Ninfa) was built about 300 years ago on the old parish road over the Blorenge to Blaenavon.
Today Middle Ninfa Farm is one of the UK’s leading small camp sites and 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 unspoilt 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).
In August 2011 we commissioned a second timber clad ablution block with solar warm water shower and solar lighting on a level with the main site terrace.
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 ben planted to broadleaf 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.
We also run a series of three day workshops during which you will learn how to build a traditional coracle or willow structure. Our dates for 2014 are April 25, 26 and 27th. Full details – click here.
Middle Ninfa Farm supports local produce suppliers and fair trade outlets, which are plentiful in the county.
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