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Ideally located within the Snowdonia National Park and boasting unrivaled views out over Lake Bala, Pant y March Farm offers countless walking opportunities through the Welsh countryside, a Farm Tour for children and lambing in the Spring.

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Rooms: Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

prices from £419

Meals: Self catering; meals and hampers available to pre order
Open: March to October
Address: Pant y March Farm, Bala, Snowdonia National Park, West Wales,

Why we've chosen Feather Down Farm's Pant y March

Our site is set high on the mountainside, with spectacular views over Llyn Tegid (Lake Bala) – Wales’s largest natural lake – Yr Aran, Arenig Fawr and other peaks in Snowdonia. Once here, you’ll want to try the array of watersports, from canoeing and kayaking to white water rafting and windsurfing.

You could also stride across the hills, or along any one of the miles of footpaths leading away from the site. At the very least there’s the stunning 45-minute walk to Llanuwchllyn for a delicious Sunday lunch at the the Eagles Inn. For more sedate charms, try the Bala Lake Railway at the bottom of the hill to view the lakeside, or drive the 30 minutes to the coast. On our famous Farm Tour, Llinos tells of local giants, witches, fairies and kings like Tegid Foel (the Bald).

If you feel like a caged animal from Monday to Friday, then a visit to Pant y March is for you. We don’t believe anything or anyone should be penned in and our sheep, pigs, calves and donkeys all roam free, though if you bring your horse we’ll happily stable it. Truly, this is the place for magic, mystery and a wilder side of Feather Down. Croeso cynnes Cymreig – a warm Welsh welcome!

Geraint and Llinos Jones

Greentraveller's Insight: The Featherdown Farm Tent
The tents are big enough for up to six people – a maximum of five adults and one child up to 12 years old. Cooking & heating is provided by a cosy wood-burning stove (one crate of firewood is provided per day). There is an ample living area (45 square metres), which includes a flushing toilet and spacious, comfortable beds. Each tent includes bed and kitchen linen, the tent’s kitchen has cold running water and there are hot showers on site. 

one crate of firewood per 

NB. There is no electricity in the tent, lighting comes from candles in lanterns and holders - that's all part of the back-to-nature Feather Down experience!

Dogs are welcome at Pant y March.


• Organic mountain farm
• Spring lambing
• Welsh-speaking hosts
• Local legends on the Farm Tour
• Spectacular setting with lake and mountain views
• Good base for water and land sports

Why is this a greener holiday?

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the nearest train station is Ruabon, and from there Bala Lake is just a 50km bus trip (service 94) away. Access to Lake Bala at Llangywer is just a mile away from the farm, featuring a secluded beach, picnic area and The Bala Lake Railway, for spectacular lakeside views. Onsite the accommodation is very low impact, as the tents are effectively off-grid. There is no electricity and lighting is by candle. Heating and cooking is done on a wood-burning stove. The hot tubs are also wood burning. Much of the produce in the honesty shops is local sourced, either from the farm or other nearby suppliers. There is a wide range of low impact activities on-site for families to enjoy, discover nature and avoid use of additional transport for the duration of their holiday.

Top Eco Features at Pant y March Farm

  • The tents are off-grid

  • A wood-burning stove for cooking and heating

  • Locally produced food available at honesty shop

  • A wide range of low impact family activities to enjoy on-site and surrounding areas



Pant y March, Feather Down Farm, West Wales
Nearest train station: Ruabon train station

Directions from station:
From Ruabon, the Bala Lake is around a 50km bus trip (service 94) away

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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