Tipi Mavis

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Llanymynech Tipis at Ponty

  • Sleeps 3 (max 3 adults, 0 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Pet Friendly
A tipi that’s made for two with views over the River Cain on the English-Welsh border.

  • A proper bed, furnishings and log-burner for cosy stays
  • Separate, equipped kitchenette and communal kitchen area
  • One of just two tipis on a tiny dog-friendly, riverside site where fishing is allowed

The Owner Says

Tipi Mavis is situated by the river in a secluded position. It has a fire pit with a rustic bench and its own cooking area with a double ring gas hob, pots and pans, cooking utensils. Inside Mavis has a comfy double futon with a small sofa/single futon and stove (for warming purposes only) it is at the bottom of the hill and benefits from the lovely relaxing rippling noise of the water.
As chefs, we have been outside caterers for many years in the Shropshire/ Powys area, catering for both corporate and personal clients. This year we have restructured our existing company and developed a new commercial kitchen at home which offers us the facility to continue catering for your special events. In future our catering style will be more ‘al fresco’ and relaxed, but of the same high standard. Our ethos is, as always, to be flexible and work with our clients to create food that makes your important days memorable food experiences.

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Features & Facilities

Tipis include comfortable bed with cushions and throws, a wood-burning stove and bean bags. Each comes with a bespoke cooking shack with double gas hob. Cutlery, crockery, utensils, head torches and fairy lights provided. Tent campers have use of the communal kitchenette, includes a microwave and fridge. 2 communal wet rooms available. A small on-site honesty shop stocks bare essentials and Ponty's own homemade produce with an honesty box. The communal area ('The Sunset Shack') in the upper copse has stunning views and can be used for informal dining, relaxation or recreation. Each pitch comes with a firepit and rustic seating. Table tennis available onsite and fishing available in the River Cain. 


It's just a short drive to Llanreaydr Waterfall or Pistyll Rhaeadr – among the highest waterfalls in the UK – and the stunning Lake Vyrnwyn is also nearby. There's no shortage of historic sites in the region with Powis Castle (01938 551944), Chirk Castle (01691 777701) and Whittington Castle (01691 662397) all within easy reach. There's also a wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy in the vicinity, including canoeing and both road and mountain biking. Your hosts are keen cyclists so can fill you in on all the best trails. 

Food & Drink

Hosts and former chefs Ian and Jane organise the occasional pizza / BBQ evenings for guests. The on-site honesty shop is also brimming with their homemade produce. Nearby eateries include the renowned Station Grill (01691 828478), which serves traditional dishes done elegantly, such as Welsh Lamb Rump with minted peas and port and red wine sauce. For something a little spicier, The Palace (01691 828152) is a cracking Indian for dining in or takeaways. Your hosts' personal recommendation is Plas-yn-Dinas (01691 829055), a beautiful timber-beamed restaurant in Llanfechain serving a refined menu of inventive dishes like tempura battered sea bass and cider-brined pork chop. There's a chip shop and cafe nearby, plus 2 mini supermarkets in the village ½ mile away.

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Getting There

From Llansantffraid village take B4393 signposted to Llanfyllin and Lake Vrynwy. The lane leading to Pont Y Forwyn is clearly marked , exactly ½ mile on right hand side. The site is marked by a striped post with tipis sign.

Buses run through Llansantffraid, with main buses and coaches running from Oswestry. The nearest train station is Gobowen or Welshpool.