Llanthony Castaway

About Us

Bryony, her family & sheep dog Flash welcomes you to their working farm! We know you will love it here…

A Farming Family

Our Passmore family were farming in Devon in the 1600s, and moved around to different parts of the country in the wake of the great agricultural depression of the 1880s.

Our branch came here to the Black Mountains after my grandfather started buying sheep and cattle in Brecon market – and we ended up with these 270 acres at Llanthony 45 years ago.

Growing up in Llanthony

So I grew up at Llanthony Court with my parents, sisters, and brother; and have now come back home with my own family, to continue in the Passmore farming heritage.

I farm traditionally here in the Brecon Beacons National Park. So you will be surrounded by our 500 Welsh Cross ewes, with their lambs in April and May; and with tractors working the fields at haymaking time.

Inspirational Location

The Valley has been a true site of inspiration for generations of painters, artists and writers. From JMW Turner in the17th century, to David Jones, Eric Gill, Eric Ravillious and John Piper in the 20th century.

You are surrounded by a landscape that comes with streams to wade across, old drovers’ tracks to explore, endless moorland to walk in, and castles, old buildings and churches all around. 

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