Cwmberach Uchaf Farm, from which the Black Mountain Company is based, covers 80 acres on the beautifully wild Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Our farm is at the heart of everything we do, it has been in our family for generations but for the last twenty years it had not been farmed and had fallen into disrepair. Although wild and beautiful, it had become unprofitable, as is so common with many of the welsh hill farms, with Cwmberach Uchaf being the last remaining working farm on this stretch of the mountain.
We took over in 2014 and began farming immediately. Our vision is to continue to develop, firstly as a farm but also through diversification such as sustainable tourism and outdoor activities.
We offer various forms of accommodation which allow you to share in our experiences and life on the Cwmberach Uchaf Farm; our Shepherd huts are situated in a sheltered corner of the farm with amazing views over the Amman valley and the mountain whilst The Loft is part of a recently converted Farm building on the farm yard plus we are also a Feather Down site. Please follow the links below or above to see more details.
an inviting escape
The surrounding farmland has all the variety you would expect from a National Park: pasture, moorland, woodland and mountains. A small river – the Berach – runs through it, with mountain springs and marshland dotted throughout. The landscape has prompted visitors to comment on the genuine away-from-it-all feeling of remoteness, quiet and wildness. It has become something of a nature reserve, with badgers, foxes, owls, red kites and other endangered bird species still thriving. Cuckoos, now the 5th most endangered bird in the UK, visit every year as they always have.
Nearby, visit Carreg Cennen castle, reached by a beautiful 5-mile walking route. Alternatively, there is the lovely market town of LLandeilo on the River Towy, and beside it, Dinefwr Castle. The glacial lakes of Llyn y Fan Fach and Lyn y Fan Fawr make for a good day trip, or pony trekking through the beautiful Black Mountain.