Y Dderwen

Lake Vyrnwy

Fire Pit
Hot Tub
Sleeps 4
Smoke Free
Sofa Bed
No Pets
Breathtaking Views
Free parking on premises
Wireless internet

Overview of Y Dderwen, Glamping Pod ..

Can you imagine yourself relaxing in a bubbling hot tub with a glass of your favourite fizz in hand over looking rolling Welsh hills? Well, then look no further!

Introducing, Y Dderwen, one of two luxury Glamping Pods located near the idyllic Lake Vyrnwy. If you are looking for a relaxing getaway or a base for exploring then this could be the property for you!

This immaculately presented Pod comes complete with open plan area inside the property, this leaves a spacious and airy feel. The modern, grey kitchen area comes complete with two ring hob, microwave, toaster & kettle as well as a space saving breakfast bar for meal times.

To the back of the property you will find the the plush double bed, the perfect place for your breakfast in the morning or to relax in after a day of exploring in the evening.

Chill out on the comfy sofa and get stuck in to your favourite series on the flat screen TV. Are you planning a stay for more than two of you? This handy sofa doubles up as a bed to accommodate up to 4 people!

This property has a walk in shower, wash basin & flushing WC.

If the interior sounds good, wait until you read about the outside! As we have already mentioned this property has its own private hot tub, as well as outdoor seating to make the most of those warm, sunny evenings with some alfresco dining. Included is also a fire pit, perfect to sit around whilst gazing up at the twinkling night sky.

The Roberts family would love to share a part of their lovely location on the edge of the Dyfnant Forest near to Lake Vyrnwy, with beautiful views of the hills and surrounding countryside.
It is the perfect retreat holiday for friends, romantic getaways, family breaks and those looking to get away from busy modern life. Just bring yourselves and start making unforgettable memories. A place to relax, refresh and recharge.

Check out Yr Onnen if you are wishing to book a stay for up to eight people!

Eating & Drinking..

Planning a holiday to Y Dderwen and would like to know some of the best places to eat out? Or eat in at your property?

Have a look at some of our recommendations from fine dining to pub grub to takeaways - we have got it all covered here!

Eating Out

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, Llanwddyn (4.5 miles)

Providing wholesome food, using seasonal fresh local produce for which Wales and its borderlands are renowned.
01691 870692

Cann Office Hotel, Llangadfan (7 miles)
Traditional Country Inn with a warm welcome and excellent food - our top choice!
01938 820202

The Railway Inn, Penybontfawr (8 miles)
A warm welcome awaits you at this traditional 200 year old Welsh Country Pub serving delicious home cooked food and a selection of drinks including locally brewed ale.
01691 460447

Dyffryn Cafe & Restaurant, Foel (8,5 miles)
Offers breakfasts, selection of light and cooked lunches and homemade cakes.
01938 820 214

The Cain Valley Hotel, Llanfyllin (10 miles)
Whether you’re up for a snack or a full meal, featuring traditional pub fare or home cooked recipes, as well as the tried and tested pub favourites, this menu has something for everyone's taste.​
01691 648366

The Station Grill, Llansantffraid (16 miles)
Featuring traditional pub meals, children's menu with great outside balcony and children's play area.
01691 828 478

The Sun, Llansantffraid (16 miles)
Newly refurbished, modern dining, locally sourced ingredients
01691 282 804

Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Llanrhaeadr-Ym-Mochnant (18 miles)
Enjoy fine food & wines in the Restaurant and in the conservatory overlooking the garden.
01691 780210


Artisans Coffee Shop, Llanwddyn (4 miles)
Popular cafe serving daily with excellent service.
01691 870317

Cwpan Pinc, Llangadfan (7 miles)
Excellent home cooked food, will small grocery shop and post office.
01938 820 633

Something Tasty, Llanfyllin (10 miles)
Traditional cafe serving hot and cold meals.
01691 649 121


The Palace India, Llansantffraid (16 miles)

01691 828 152

The Eagles Fish and Chips, Llanfyllin (10 miles)
01691 648 153

Golden Valley Chinese, Llanymynech -(19.5 miles)
01691 830 426

Local Shops

Dafarn Newydd Stores, Llanwddyn (3 miles)
Friendly service to local residents, day trippers and holidaymakers alike, selling a wide range of goods general groceries, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread and cakes, frozen food, off-licence sales, newspapers and magazines, diesel and petrol.
01691 870211

Llwydiarth Post Office and Shop (4 miles)
Selling a wide range of general groceries, off licence sales, news papers, diesel and petrol.
01938 820 208

Things To Do ..

Check out some recommended places to visit in the locality ofY Dderwen ..

You will also find lots of Further Information about the surrounding area at the property!

Lake Vyrnwy, Llanwddyn (4.5 miles)
A must see whilst staying in the area, walk, cycle or drive around the scenic lake. Or if you are looking for something more relaxing check out the spa or more thrill seeking the boating and water sports.

Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall, Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant (15 miles)
Visit the highest waterfall in Wales, located in the Berwyn Mountains. Lots of public footpaths and a tea room.

Powis Castle, Welshpool (22 miles)
A mediaeval castle, fortress and grand country house with beautiful gardens and walks.

Derwen Garden Centre, Guilsfield (20 miles)
visit farm shop or stroll around landscaped gardens, restaurant and gift shop.

Coed y Dinas, Welshpool (22 miles)
Large and unique shopping centre created from old farm buildings - restaurant serving hot and cold food and Sunday lunch.

Park Hall Farm, Oswestry (27 miles)
Countryside experience for all the family.

Bala Lake, Bala (19 miles)
Largest natural lake in Wales.

Llanfair Light Railway, Llanfair Caereinion (14 miles)
Steam train trips through beautiful Mid Wales with experience for everyone.

Glyndwr's Way
One of three national trails in Wales that passes the property, so this pod is an excellent base if you are an avid walker.

Additional Information ..

Do you want to know a little bit more on what Y Dderwen has included before arriving?

Then look no further we have all the information you could possibly need right here!

Check In / Check Out

Check In is from 4pm and Check Out by 10am.

Sleeping Arrangements

One x double bed
One x sofa bed


Dyfnant Pods offers hamper/packages via prior arrangement that can cater for a variety of different occasions (birthdays, anniversaries etc). They can be delivered to your property prior to check- in.
Please contact [email protected] for more information and prices.

Linen & Towels

All bed linen is provided.
One hand towel & 1 bath sheet are provided per guest.
If using the hot tub we recommend also bringing your own towels too!

Cots & Highchairs

Travel cots & a high chairs for your stay can be provided for your stay. These are to be booked through us prior to your stay.
The travel cots do not have bedding included.

Hot Tub & Outside Area

This property has its own private hot tub, what better way to relax during your stay then making full use of this whilst admiring the beautiful view!
They are emptied, cleaned, and re-filled at every change over - please be mindful that they may not be up to temperature when you first arrive.
The outside area come complete with fire pit, and cooking grill, as well as outdoor seating for alfresco dining. A starter pack of logs are provided for the firepit and additional logs can be purchased during your stay.


The kitchen come complete with 2 hobs, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, toaster and kettle. We leave for all guests 2 tea towels, sponge, cloth and washing up liquid. On your arrival you will find complimentary tea, coffee, sugar and milk as well as a welcome pack basket. In the cupboards you will find mugs, water-glasses, wine glasses, bowls, dinner plates, and tea plates, as well as cutlery, utensils, 2 saucepans, frying pan, jug and mixing bowl.

Shower Room

In the shower room you will find a shower, hand sink, flushing toilet & towel rail as well as toilet paper, hand soap & shower gel.


This property has Wi-Fi.


This Pod is heated with an electric radiator.


There is ample parking space at the site.

Meet the Owners ..

Dyfnant Pods are owned and managed by the Roberts family - Edith, Hywel and daughters Sian and Siwan.

They live on a beef and sheep farm which is just down the road from the site so are never far away if you have any questions or queries during your stay.

Beautiful Pod, beautiful setting By Guest Review

Reviewed on 27/10/2023

The pod is in a lovely setting, peaceful and with stunning views. The hot tub can be enjoyed whilst taking in the views and fun was had cooking our meals on the firepit. Teenage grandson was the chef. The pod itself is equipped to a high standard with quality towels, bedding, and kitchen equipment. We had a lovely Halloween welcome with carved pumpkin, chocolates and a superb home made raspberry lemonade. Just little touches that made our stay extra special. Thank you.

Would come again! By Guest Review

Reviewed on 17/10/2023

Had the best time as this Glamping Pod, very clean and tidy. Everything we needed was there upon arrival. Hot tub was delightful! Beautiful views and plenty of sight seeing within 20 mins of the location. Would definitely visit again!

Peace & quiet By Guest Review

Reviewed on 09/10/2023

We both badly needed a weekend away to relax and get away from it all. This couldn’t have been better, absolutely loved it. The gorgeous weather made it even better.
The hot tub was perfect, the bed was super comfy, and the peace and quiet in the night was on another level.
We sat out in the evening in front of the fire pit and the sky was so clear you could just see the stars.
Everything was provided, including small things like kitchen roll, salt, pepper, cleaning spray etc. A mop would have been useful, but we managed with towels. Small tip… take plastic cups if you plan on having drinks in the hot tub as they’re not provided.

Perfect stay, thank you.

Lovely, relaxing break By Guest Review

Reviewed on 06/09/2023

Unfortunately, our Sat Nav stopped working in the Valley by Lake Vyrnwy so finding the pods was a little stressful! Luckily the lovely people at the shop were able to give us excellent directions. Once we were on the right road there were clear signs directing us. The appeal of the Pods is that they are out of the way and they are certainly peaceful. Our initial drive seemed to take some time but, once we knew where we were, it was actually only about 10 minutes from Lake Vyrnwy where we did some lovely walks. The view from the pod was beautiful. It was so quiet, we even joked that the sheep had been trained not to bah! Despite wet weather we were still able to enjoy using the covered hot tub which was amazing after a long walk.

The most amazing break away By Guest Review

Reviewed on 21/07/2023

We had the most amazing mini getaway.
Amazing views and a incredibly clean little lodge.
Our 2 young children loved it with all the farm animals around and the outside space to play.

Beautiful By Guest Review

Reviewed on 12/07/2023

We had a great stay highly recommend and would love to come back again, the surrounding areas were beautiful and it’s the perfect location for a relax.

Little piece of heaven. By Guest Review

Reviewed on 02/07/2023

I visited for my Birthday, what a beautiful location, such peace and tranquility, just what i needed as an escape from day to day life. The pod and hot tub were excellent, i have to mention the bed, wow so comfy i had amazing sleep whilst there. The owners are lovely and really have thought of everything. I will most certainly visit again and highly reccomend. Thankyou.

Brilliant from start to finish By Guest Review

Reviewed on 29/06/2023

Absolutely loved the stay, cannot fault at all. Location is amazing with beautiful scenery, the pods are kept very clean and the hot tub was the best part of it all.
Highly recommend this to everyone that needs a nice relaxing getaway.
The host was also super nice and accommodated us when needed.

Amazing little break in beautiful Wales. Worth every single penny By Guest Review

Reviewed on 20/05/2023

I booked 4 nights here for my boyfriends birthday as a surprise. We arrived and instantly were impressed! The views were amazing, the pod itself was so clean and well equipped, the hot tub had been scrubbed clean and was all ready for us to enjoy. Storage inside the actual pod also impressed me – there was lots of room to put 4 days worth of food, clothes etc. There was even hangers inside the small wardrobe compartment. We were lucky enough to meet the owners when they were cleaning the pod next to us – they were so lovely and polite, asking us if everything was ok, if we needed anything, etc. Watching them clean was mesmerising! The attention to detail was unbelievable. You can tell they take such great pride in their little business. One of the owners actually wore a head torch whilst she was cleaning inside the pod, so make sure she was being thorough enough. Honestly worth every single penny. I put so many pictures on my social media pages, and had lots of people asking me where I was. I could not recommend this place enough – it was absolutely fantastic. I will definitely be returning soon!

Incredible By Guest Review

Reviewed on 09/05/2023

Our holiday was wonderful!

The pod was incredible and just as perfect as the photos. Could not fault it and will be returning.

Thank you!

We will return By Guest Review

Reviewed on 02/05/2023

We had a very peaceful long weekend.

The only sound was the lambs in the valley below. Well equipped with everything, and the hot tub was very relaxing, looking over the rolling hills. Really easy to find and great communication. The owners let us check out late as there was no one else arriving that day, which was nice.

Will definitely look at returning one day.

Perfect By Guest Review

Reviewed on 24/04/2023

 I attended with my wife for a 2 night stay. The pod was immaculate both inside and out.

The added little extras make this excellent value for money in comparison to other places i have stayed, and the view from the hot tub.. wow. What a special location.
I had the pleasure of meeting the owners also who were cleaning the pod next door and what a lovely couple, friendly to speak to and nothing was too much to ask.
Will be staying again! Standout for me due to the overall experience.

Many Thanks.

Wish we had booked for longer By Guest Review

Reviewed on 15/04/2023

I don’t think glamping experience can get any better than Dyfnant Pods. In the heart of the nature, a well thought through pod with all essentials provided, we speculate that the business is entirely customer satisfaction orientated rather than profit. Extremely reasonably priced, we’d return again for a longer break. Our friends have also shown plenty of genuine interests in staying here.

Stunning views By Guest Review

Reviewed on 09/04/2023

We had the best stay for my partners birthday! The views are stunning and the pod and hot tub exceeded expectations! Thank you for having us! 🙂

Peaceful place By Guest Review

Reviewed on 24/01/2023

We had an amazing stay at this place! We found a lovely welcoming lemonade and biscuits on our arrival. Hot tub was already warm enough when we arrived, so we didn’t had to wait any longer, it was lovely. The pod was very clean, had all the amenities (kitchenware, shower gel, bedding, etc…) beautiful surroundings, peaceful place, was worth visiting!

Spotless By Guest Review

Reviewed on 20/01/2023

We had a lovely few days in these pods. The views from the hot tub were incredible and a perfect setting for a calm and relaxing time. The pod was spotless, with cleaning products readily available. We also loved the fire pit – thought that was such a good idea with plenty of wood provided to burn for a few good hours. Really enjoyed ourselves and already looking at coming back soon!!

Highly recommend By Guest Review

Reviewed on 13/12/2022

Loved it! Went for a few nights with my sister to get away from life and have a chilled long weekend, was topped off when it’s snowed while we stayed and that just added to the beauty of the place, highly recommend.

Hot tub was amazing By Guest Review

Reviewed on 07/10/2022

Amazing cosy little pre 30th getaway. Very impressed with how clean and tidy everywhere is location is perfect, we loved that you could see for miles. We really enjoyed alfresco dining thanks to the fire pit. Hot tub was amazing and lovely for the cold evenings. The bed was so comfy we could stay forever. Thanks for everything. We will recommend you to everyone. Hope to be back soon.

Very impressed By Guest Review

Reviewed on 30/09/2022

Very impressed with the pod – went above and beyond our expectations! Perfect for our first break away together. We will definitely be recommending to others. Thank you.

Relaxing time By Guest Review

Reviewed on 23/09/2022

What a fantastic place and lovely owners. We have had the most amazing, relaxing time. Whilst being here we had explored so much of the beautiful countryside. On our first full day we drove round Lake Vyrnwy and up to Bala. The next day we ventured out to the coast (Aberdyfi), which was beautiful and well worth the visit. And on our last full day we went Pistyll Rhaeadr, which had the most breath-taking waterfall. On our way back we went back to Lake Vyrnwy to take some photos of the dam. We also stopped at the Artisans café/gift shop. My highlight though has to be coming back to these spectacular views and hot tub every night. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here and look forward to coming back soon.

Amazing place By Guest Review

Reviewed on 16/09/2022

What an amazing place great set up and views! A perfect get away for my wife’s birthday.

Views are amazing By Guest Review

Reviewed on 02/09/2022

Really enjoyed our stay thank you. The pod and views are amazing! Lovely way to celebrate my 30th birthday!

Wonderful stay By Guest Review

Reviewed on 26/08/2022

We’ve has a wonderful stay as a family of four with two young children. Pod had everything we needed. Lovely views of the countryside. Everything in pod easy to use and well stocked. Thanks for a lovely stay!

Views to die for By Guest Review

Reviewed on 19/08/2022

What a fantastic place! The views are to die for the pod is comfortable and everything we needed for a birthday break! The hot tub! Wow! Amazing is an understatement, we had the best time! Did lots of sightseeing too. Wonderful relaxing break, thank you!

Amazing time By Guest Review

Reviewed on 05/08/2022

We had an amazing time. The views are amazing. The bed was very comfortable and the pod was very clean. We would definitely return.

Great views By Guest Review

Reviewed on 29/07/2022

What an amazing stay! Great views over the valleys from the hot tub. Very cosy pod, everything laid out perfectly. The treats on arrival were a great touch. Would recommend a trip to the lake and to the top of the waterfall. I’m sure we’ll be back again!

Perfect little get away By Guest Review

Reviewed on 18/07/2022

We have really enjoyed our stay, the perfect little get away! We visited the waterfall and the lake which were breathtaking! A very enjoyable meal had at the Cain Valley Hotel – would highly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Lovely time By Guest Review

Reviewed on 04/07/2022

We have had a lovely time (perfect views and facilities). Everything was fab, wish we could of stayed longer we will defo be back! We visited the lake and the waterfall and then had food and drinks at the hotel/spa, would defo recommend. (All the little touches made it).

Gorgeous By Guest Review

Reviewed on 13/06/2022

We have had a lovely time and have loved every minute! The pod is gorgeous and the views top it off as well as the hot tub. We visited the waterfall which is a must see! We also visited the nearby lake. Thank you for having us. We will defo be back!

Views are beautiful By Guest Review

Reviewed on 06/06/2022

Such a lovely weekend had by all the family. Was good to be away from busy Birmingham and in the quite countryside. Pod is amazing and views are beautiful. Lovely friendly owners. Can’t wait to come back again soon. Kids had a lot of fun. Thank you!

Wonderful By Guest Review

Reviewed on 11/05/2022

I have had a wonderful few days in your beautiful pod. You have put so much thought into every detail to ensure that guests have a relaxing and enjoyable stay. I enjoyed walks around Lake Vyrnwy and Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall and an amazing swim in Lake Bala. I cannot wait to come back! Best wishes and thank you!