The sheep and cattle farming hamlet of Bwlchysarnau is to be found tucked away in the parish of Abbey-Cwm-Hir, in the centre of Wales. The chapel and community centre building on the only cross-roads junction define the location, and if it were not for these, passers through might be forgiven for missing it altogether, with it’s few, largely tucked away farm houses and private properties.

On the Glyndwrs Way midway between the coast and the border with England, BwlchySarnau is a stop-off for the annual epic TransCambrian Mountain Bike Ride.

Situated at over 1300 feet in the Cambrian Moutains Bwlchysarnau offers stunning views in all seasons. People are drawn to the tranquility and beauty of this haven for wildlife, and is notably a popular nesting spot for red kites, buzzards, owls and bats. Hikers through woodland trails may also be enchanted by the sight of beautiful red deer.

The hamlet is in the parish of Abbey-Cwm-Hir in the Old Radnorshire County of Powys.

Located on the Glyndwrs Way, midway between the coast and the border with England, BwlchySarnau is welcome stop for riders of the TransCambrian Mountain Bike Epic.

Bwlch Y Sarnau is 5 miles from the Gilfach nature reserve. A 400 acre traditional hill farm and SSSI (site of special interest) where otters, weasels, stoats, polecats, water voles and bats can be found.

Ten miles from the village is situated the historic landscape of the Elan Valley one of the most important sites for wildlife in Wales.


Our closes village is Rhayader (pop 2,000), eight miles distance, where your can find shops, GP and Dental surgeries. Also cafes, pubs, restaurants, galleries, leisure centre with pool and museum. The market town of Llanidloes is 9 miles away. Tesco and Aldi stores can be found at Llandrindod Wells 12 miles away (about 20 mins drive)

The nearest railway station is Pen y bont 7 miles away. Newtown station is 12 miles or 30 mins drive with fast trains to Birmingham and London.