Lake Vyrnwy

Y Dderwen

1 Bedroom

1 Bathroom

4 Guests

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

    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
  • Essentials

    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.

    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.
  • Your Hosts

    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.
  • Things To Do

    Things To Do ..

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

    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.

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A happy place! 5/5

Would definitely recommend to others, was a beautiful location. Such a calm and peaceful place. Everything was clean and presented nicely, looks exactly like the pictures. Hot tub was clean and the perfect temperature. If you’re dependent on wifi/ signal- it was quite difficult to get service. But you’ll soon figure out where the best place is for your phone to be located (mainly on the bed). But saying that, it was nice not to be on the phone and just enjoy every moment/ scenery as we don’t get to do that often 🙂

Shannon Lacey | 13 May 2024

Amazing stay 5/5

Such a lovely place to visit. Nice greeny environment with amazing view. Accommodation was super comfy & everything was there what we needed. Cosy hot tub experience. Had a nice stay & can't wait to visit again. 100% recommended.

Gayani Hettiarachchi | 18 March 2024

Couldn’t fault our stay 5/5

Hosts were lovely and the pods were beautiful. A fabulous time away with the children too. Will definitely recommend.

Rebecca Goodenough | 05 March 2024

A different world 5/5

It was our second visit to y Dderwen and once again we were not disappointed it’s stunning location the views are amazing lush green mountains and fields trees of different colours to sit and take it all in.also the wildlife all the different birds the amazing walks the lacks and waterfalls to visit and other places of interest it’s so relaxing we will be visiting again soon.

Amanda Winney | 29 February 2024

Will be visiting again! 5/5

Such a beautiful accommodation surrounded by a great scenery and nature, so many places to visit and see. So cozy and comforting with great facilities perfect for any occasion for families.

Vanessa Clayton | 19 February 2024

beautiful pod, beautiful setting 5/5

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.

Jennifer Mortimer | 27 October 2023

Would come again! 5/5

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!

Corinne Bourne | 17 October 2023

Peace and quiet 5/5

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.

Sian Rees | 09 October 2023

Lovely relaxing break. 5/5

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.

Laura Jane Millichip | 06 September 2023

Holiday Waled 5/5

Perfect location for the perfect break …………….::………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Nigel Sykes | 13 August 2023

The most amazing break away 5/5

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.

Alice Fullwood | 28 July 2023

Little piece of heaven. 5/5

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.

Simon Winter | 02 July 2023

Brilliant from start to finish 5/5

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.

Vicky Vinodrai | 29 June 2023

Amazing little break in a beautiful area of Wales. Worth every single penny. 5/5

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!

Chelsea Ryder | 20 May 2023

Kelly and Sean 5/5

We absolutely loved our stay it had got everything we needed apart from we could of done with a mop in there as it was raining but apart from that it was excellent we have already booked badger view for September so we will be back

Kelly Jackson | 10 May 2023

Perfect. 5/5

I attended with my wife for a 2 night stay. The pod was immacualte 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.

Sam Jones | 24 April 2023

Wish we had booked for longer 5/5

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.

Sumitra Thapa | 15 April 2023

Stunning Views 5/5

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

Georgia Lang | 10 April 2023

Y Dderwen 4.5/5

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

Jess Collie | 02 March 2023

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