Plans have been submitted for a new glamping site at the Star Inn in Dylife, England, a remote location nestled in the Cambrian Mountains between Llanbrynmair and Llanidloes.
According to an article by Cambrian News, the proposal, put forth by Richard and Nadine Hillary, includes five glamping domes, a general camping area, a caravan, three toilet/shower huts, and improvements to the access road and parking area. The proposed site is located in a field to the north of the Star Inn.
The planning agent, Matthew Hamer of Hamco Developments Limited, explained the proposal in a planning, design, and access statement. He stated that the proposed development would bring significant economic benefits to the area.
The location is already popular during the summer months, with visitors drawn to its viewing points, waterfalls, and stunning vistas across North Wales, including Cadair Idris, the Rhiniog mountain range, and Snowdonia National Park.
The glamping domes, designed to accommodate two adults and a child, will have minimal facilities, with visitors expected to share the toilet and showering huts.
The mirrored facade of the pods will allow them to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape, reflecting the fields and trees without having a detrimental impact on the area. The seasonal nature of the pods and their small size will minimize light, noise, and other forms of pollution.
The Star Inn is situated in a rural area with stunning views of Mid Wales and offers access to footpaths and bridleways.
It is also conveniently located near Glyndwr’s Way and is a feature of the annual cross Wales Walk. To reach the Star Inn, visitors need to take the B4518 road and turn off onto the “mountain road” which eventually leads to Machynlleth.
The area surrounding the Star Inn is rich in tourist attractions. There are numerous walking and hiking opportunities, village shops, pubs, and other attractions such as the Ffrwd Fawr Waterfall.
The proposed glamping site will add another dimension to the area’s tourist offerings, providing a unique and immersive nature experience.
The application for the glamping site is currently under review, with a decision expected by Powys planners by September 12.
If approved, this development could provide a significant boost to the local economy and tourism industry, attracting visitors seeking a unique and eco-friendly accommodation option in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains.
The proposed glamping site at the Star Inn in Dylife represents an exciting development for the area. If approved, it promises to bring economic benefits and boost tourism, while offering visitors a unique and immersive nature experience in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains.