The Sleepout at Sunny Lea

A lovingly hand-crafted wooden cabin offering an invigorating blend of relaxation and adventure in the heart of the Welsh countryside.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

If you’re looking for a relaxing break in a peaceful setting that’s also vibrantly imbued with a fresh sense of outdoor adventure, look no further than The Sleepout at Sunny Lea!

Perfectly secluded in seven lush acres of Welsh countryside, you’ll discover everything you need for a self-catering holiday to remember.  First up are the exceptional views of the Vrynwy valley which can be absorbed even as you relax in bed as you listen to the soothing sounds of your friendly neighbourhood birds and sheep.

The Sleepout itself has been designed with comfort and beauty built right in, handcrafted from unusual, individually sourced wood by its owner Mike, resident ‘Man of the Woods’ – a professional tree surgeon and qualified mountain leader.

Sleeping two people, the cabin features a warming wood-burning stove with plenty of all-important firewood available to keep you cosy all the way through your stay…why not snuggle up with a mug of something steaming after a hard day of adventure, surrounded by the soft, tranquil glow from the candle lanterns?

There’s a comfy giant double bed right at the back of the Sleepout, accessed by a small ladder. For an extra touch of holiday luxury, you can also treat yourself to a well-stocked breakfast basket full of fresh local produce, for your first morning.

Next to the cabin you’ll find a well-equipped camp kitchen with a hand-made pizza oven, gas burner and exquisite, bespoke-crafted wooden sink.  The fire bowl is perfect for toasting some marshmallows to go alongside a mug of creamy hot chocolate! 

A compost Treebog toilet can be found 30 paces away from the Sleepout, and there’s also a separate shower pod with plenty of gas-powered, piping hot water and fluffy towels to revive and rejuvenate your senses.

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At a glance

  • Bespoke crafted wooden cabin, The Sleepout, set in 7 acres of Welsh countryside perfect for couples.
  • Easily accessible by car, from Welshpool on the A495 into Meifod.
  • Self-catering, the site includes a wood-fired pizza oven, gas burner and a cool box. Shower and a composting toilet are also available.
  • Dogs are welcome by arrangement, but must be kept on a lead whilst on the site.
  • Towels, bedding, candles and firewood are all provided. Bring wellies, waterproofs and warm clothes!
  • Breakfast basket and a selection of local produce including eggs, honey and fresh-grown vegetables can be ordered and purchased. The local village of Meifod includes a shop for holiday essentials.
  • Plenty of outdoor adventure and sightseeing in beautiful countryside.
  • The site also features The Dragon Cruck,a romantic hand-crafted Cruck cabin for two


  • Dog Friendly
  • Off-Grid


Sleeps 2, double bed, bedding, linen, towels & blankets provided, compost toilet (30 paces away), shower pod with gas-powered hot water, candles in lanterns, solar lights, separate camp kitchen next to cabin, pizza oven, gas burner, wooden sink, fire bowl, cool box, ice packs, condiments, crockery, cutlery, cooking equipment, welcome pack, board games, books, cards.

Local activities

Guided walks, swimming, picnics, canoeing, hiking, horse riding, kayaking, whitewater rafting, quad biking, paint balling, clay pigeon shooting, waterfalls, zip lining, castles, gardens, sculpture park, comedy & music festivals, nature reserves.

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Meanwhile, all around you is the bounty of natural wildlife, with plenty of birds to spot including ravens, buzzards, woodpeckers and jays to name but a few.  Why not make friends with the local foxes, badgers, rabbits, squirrels, and even the occasional riverside otter?

Further afield, just a mile away is the picturesque village of Meifod where there is a local shop for holiday essentials.  And you’re in for a thrilling treat if outdoor adventure is your thing, starting with plenty of accessible wondrous woodland walks and mountain biking tracks (the site is close to Offa’s Dyke and directly on Glyndwr’s Way) through wildlife-steeped forestry and hills.  The river in the valley also provides a handy abundance of perfect picnicking spots, as well as the ideal setting for canoeing and swimming.

You’ll find you have the perfect base at Sunny Lea for all kinds of thrilling pursuits, including the Revolution Bike Park, a downhill mountain bike park where Red Bull’s Quartermaster events were filmed, and the world-famous Zip World in Snowdonia.  Personally tailored, guided walks can also be booked in advance of your stay with Sunnylea’s resident Mountain leader Mike if so desired.

For those looking for a more tranquil way to spend the days, Montgomery is a picturesque little local town featuring a castle, art gallery and café to recharge those batteries.  How about a trip on the Llanfair Light Railway, where you can take a romantic steam train all through the countryside?

With so very much to see and do, you won’t regret booking a stay at the Sleepout at Sunny Lea.  In fact, your natural sense of adventure may just depend on it!

Things to note

Minimum stay 3 nights, check-in from 3pm, check out 11am, well-behaved dogs are permitted from £20 per stay, must be kept on a lead at all times, strictly non-smoking, 

Where you'll be staying

Meifod, Powys

What the guests of The Sleepout at Sunny Lea say

“Thank you
Rachel and Mike for having us spend our honeymoon here, it was absolutely
perfect – we don’t want to leave!  We
have had the most relaxing time, waking up to the birds singing and the
spectacular view. The pizza oven has been used every day- we might build one at
home we love it that much! The Sleepout totally exceeded our expectations,
there are so many thoughtful things, we absolutely loved it. It will be a break
we will never forget and hope to come back again  – maybe our first anniversary, who knows? Thank you so much!”
and Hannah

“By far one
of our best weekend getaways yet! Drove up from Portsmouth and it was worth it!
You truly have thought of everything. Love the guitar, books honesty pot, pizza
oven fire pit and much more! We took a trip out to [Powys Castle and took the
short walk to view the valley. See you again!”  
Cat and Mike

“Thank you
for creating such a beautiful space for us to enjoy. The woodwork on this place
is outstanding!! Highlights have been Lake Vyrnwy, the unbelievable view to
wake up to each morning, cider, bonfires and sunsets and daily visits from a
baby bunny and a friendly pheasant. The weather was a bit miserable one day so
we cancelled our plans and stayed at the Sleepout for the day drinking lots of
tea, loading up the log burner and playing games. We still really enjoyed our
day! Thank you once again.”  
Leane and Andy         

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