Cool Farm Stays and Gatherings in the Sticks

Come Free-range with us at Drovers Rest!

Our beautiful 16th century Organic Farm, tucked away in the Welsh Hills. Known for our ‘Cool Farm Stays and Gatherings in the Sticks’ and our passion for food grown the proper way. Drovers Rest is a relaxed, hands on kinda place. We pride ourselves on being much more than just posh award winning accommodation. Here it’s all about the experience you have! We believe in the magic that happens when people gather. That’s why a big part of what we do here at Drovers, is gather people. Around our farm activities, our dinner table, camp fires, walking the old Drovers paths and our Epic Events. Once you’ve experienced our convivial gatherings, you’ll never want to leave! You’ll also feel a definite African type of vibe going on here. From the Lush Safari Tents and Country Cottages, to the Guinea Fowls roaming the land, from the menus and our food cooked outdoors on open fires to the staff uniforms, table styling and warm African hospitality. Having grown up in South Africa, the beat of the African drum still lives strongly in our hearts and we thought a touch of Africa in the Welsh hills would be kinda nice!

At Drovers Rest

We host the best Farm Stays, Group Gatherings, Workshops and Events! Well-behaved dogs can Free-range too! Although we are self catering we put on food nights, secret supper clubs, breakfasts and fully catered events so you can have a break from cooking and taste the delicious organic produce we grow right here on the farm.  We have 2 lush recently converted, Drovers cottages and 5 Super Posh Safari Glamping Tents, dotted around the Farm. Each unit sleeps 4 in 2 separate bedrooms (ask about a 3rd child!).

Located at the foothills of the Black Mountains, off the beaten track within stones throw to our village, the famous book-town Hay on wye, and the majestic Brecon Beacons National Park. Borderland between Wales and Herefordshire. Be sure to follow us on Instagram or Facebook to be first to hear our news, special offers and events. Or our blog to follow our story. We have won several awards for tourism, interiors and decor, being green, hospitality and food produce. And we are very proud to have received the Trip advisor 2017 excellence award too. Yay!

Award Winning Cottages

Beautifully Restored Stone Cottages on our Idyllic Welsh Farm


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Choose to stay in either one of our beautiful stone holiday cottages.

Dotted around the farm. You may have to shoo the ducks, hens, guinea fowls and our pet sheep Petal away, as you make your way to your door. As featured in Country Home and Interiors Magazine, the cottages have been restored to the highest standards using local materials and craftsmanship. It’s where the Drovers used to stay, to rest and recharge, on their way, as they drove their stock down from the Welsh hills to the London markets.

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Award Winning Super-Posh Glamping

Sssh, it’s not really Camping its so Posh!

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Or choose to stay closer to nature and the great British outdoors.

In one of our Super Posh Safari Tents, African in looks and 100% Welsh in spirit! All have been sited to take advantage of the views and with privacy in mind. You will see how substantial they are when you arrive. Much more like canvas cottages rather than camping. With its posh hotel  like features and private underfloor heated monsoon showers the term Glampotel (Glamping & Hotel) comes to mind!

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Farm Activities

Drovers Rest is a Hands on Kinda Place!

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Get Earthy and a little bit dirty on the Farm helping us as little or as much as you want!

Anything you can imagine of a farm, be it feeding the animals, making cider or jam. Collecting eggs, herding sheep, milking the goats or foraging the hedgerows, is all something you can experience here at Drovers Rest. See where your food comes from and how food looks and tastes that is grown the proper way. Disconnect from it all, find the space to think, to enjoy the simple pleasures and to reconnect with nature, loved ones and yourself.

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Where we are

Guest Reviews

Thank you for an amazing first Farm Stay. The Bar has been set very high. We enjoyed the communal gatherings, farm activities and the food nights. The accommodation is world class and such warm hospitality. We will be back
Your hospitality has gone above and beyond what we have EVER known. Truthfully a wonderful and magical place to create everlasting Memories!
Fantastic Hosts! You have thought of everything. We love everything about Drovers Rest. Comfy Beds, Roaring Fires, Amazing Accommodation, 5 star Food and wonderful Communal Activities.