Front view of Drovers Retreat, with trees behind



Drovers Retreat is a sympathetically converted and eco stone barn. It lies above a medieval Drovers road, hence the name, on the edge of Radnor Forest in Welsh borderlands of Mid Wales. It offers a secluded get-away with beautiful 4-star self-catering accommodation for up to 4 people. The rural location is ideal for couples, families, nature-lovers, walkers, cyclists and dog-lovers.

You can walk or cycle the green lanes, forest tracks and footpaths; listen to the sounds of nature and livestock, or just breathe the clear upland air. Red kites and buzzards circle above on the thermals with their evocative cries, whilst sheep graze in the fields below. The property is certified a Silver Award by Green Tourism. 

The accommodation has two bedrooms (1 double + twin), bathroom with shower and bath and a travel cot and high chair are available.  The living room has a vaulted ceiling, a log burner and a dining area.

Pets Welcome
Well-behaved dogs are welcome up to a maximum of two dogs, for which there is a charge per dog per stay. Please note that the area is predominantly sheep farming country and we advise that you keep your dog on a lead when out and about.

Games Room
The adjacent games barn is a large traditional stone and timber barn which is available for table football, snooker and darts, and leads to an outside seating area amongst the trees.

Walking Trails
From the front door of Drovers Retreat are superb walks - long or short depending on what you are looking for. Several official walking trails are only a short distance away, including Offa's Dyke Path and Visitors Centre which can be found at the nearby market town of Knighton (9 miles). Glyndwr’s Way also passes through Knighton. You can pick up both trails from other access points closer to Drovers Retreat.

The Heart of Wales railway, which runs between Shrewsbury and Swansea, has a station two miles from Drovers Retreat at Dolau, between Llanbister Road and Penybont, and a Heart of Wales Trail has been developed for visitors to the area by train.

Drovers Woodland Walk
Enjoy the Drovers Woodland walk, where you can unpeel its history, whilst children and dogs can explore the regenerating wild area.

Welsh Border Market Towns
Explore the local market towns and picturesque villages of the Welsh Borders- there’s more going on than you may think!

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Drovers Retreatfrom £114.00 to £170.00 per unit per night

*Low season rates September - Dec 20th, and Jan 4th to April.
High season - April to september, + Christmas and New Year.



  • Electric car charging point


  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Coach Parties Not Accepted
  • Elderly and less mobile

Booking & Payment Details

  • Advance booking essential
  • Online Booking Possible
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Barbecue
  • Foodshop/mobile foodshop - Honesty Shop in Games barn for range of frozen Ready Meals and a small range of essential food items


  • Children welcome - This property has not specified a minimum age for children. Please check with them to find out whether they will accept your children.
  • Children's indoor play area
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Cooking Facilities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Hob
  • Freezer
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Microwave cooker
  • Oven

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Real log/coal fires

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washing machine

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI
  • Games room onsite
  • Pony trekking/horse-riding - to be found close by
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Shooting - shooting nearby
  • Snooker/billiards/pool onsite

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided
  • Towels Provided


  • Sleeps up to 4


  • EV Charging - 7kW with type 2 connector. Guests charge based on electricity used
  • Free Parking on Site

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement - up to two well-behaved dogs welcome, at charge of £25/dog/stay.
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Non-smoking property
  • Pet Friendly - up to two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Totally non-smoking - Within buildings no smoking allowed
  • WiFi or internet access
  • Wood Burner

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Bath
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower
  • Television

Target Markets

  • Business Stays
  • Coach Parties Not Accepted
  • Couples
  • Dark Skies / Stargazing
  • Dog Friendly Holidays
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Families
  • Kitchenette
  • Off the Beaten Track

Property Facilities: Drovers Retreat

  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Bath
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Shower
  • Elderly and less mobile

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car: Off A488, 8 miles west of Knighton, and 2 miles west of Bleddfa. 4 miles east of Penybont, past village of Dolau.

Public Transport Directions

By public transport: Dolau station on the Heart on Wales line is 2 miles away.

Drovers Retreat

4 Visit Wales Stars 4 Visit Wales Stars 4 Visit Wales Stars 4 Visit Wales Stars 4 Visit Wales Stars Self-catering
Graig Farm, Dolau, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5TL

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Tel07377 865123

Tel07415 855530

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)


  • 4 Visit Wales Stars Self-catering
4 Visit Wales Stars Self-catering


  • Visit WalesVisit Wales Cyclists Welcome Visit Wales Cyclists Welcome 2020
  • Visit WalesVisit Wales Walkers Welcome Visit Wales Walkers Welcome 2020
  • Green TourismWales Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver Award Wales Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver Award 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2022

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