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you have the whole orchard to yourselves
the bed almost fills the wagon!
Queenie stoves are a traditional Wagon stove
solar energy powers the lighting
camp field kitchen
cosy up by the Queenie stove
a little luxury - comfy sofa
simple but perfectly formed! the field kitchen
mini kichen - camping hob and solar powered fridge
kitchen essentials provided
views of the Black Mountains
the outhouse - belfast sink, shower and flushing loo
open to the skies shower!
even washing up can be enjoyable here
possibly the quirkiest glamping loo!
your private riverside picnic spot
the riverside is a great spot for a little campfire
follow the path down to the riverbank
a short walk to the nearby pub

River Orchard, Hereford.

7064

1 Double 2 Single 4 persons FRIDAY changeover

Summer glamping couldn't get much more idyllic than this. Surrounded by old apple trees, with private riverside access and just enough modern conveniences, this is a great place to unwind as two couples or for a countryside family holiday. The newly restored Vardo wagon and its counterpart, a large tipi, are nestled into a mature cider apple orchard, and is a great place to head for if you're in need of a break from the stresses of work life, and quality time spent with your family.

Forget about everything for a while - gaze into flickering flames in the brazier, watch shadows on the Black Mountains from the sofa, be dazzled by starry skies, lie back in the grass and look for pictures in the clouds. For the kids, there's a toy box full of outdoor games, as well as plenty of hide and seek spots, and wildlife galore for the spotting. Sleep well, because the mattresses were specially made to fit the interior dimensions, and the stoves warm up the double Wagon and the twin Tipi in no time. A short stroll across the orchard and down a quirky set of steps is your private riverside picnic spot, with a secondary relaxation Tipi, a campfire and log seating. If you don't want the smaller children near the waters edge, there's a padlocked gate above the river, keeping the children safe and the adults happy.  We can't think of many places that would be more idyllic on a British summer afternoon - share a glass of something bubbly or a gooey, flame-licked marshmallow, and share stories over the fire with the people closest to you.  This is a halcyon holiday spot that your children will fondly remember for years to come.

There's a great pub nearby for those feeling fit, but everything you need to cook some great food is right here in the fantastic field shelter kitchen - gas hob, fridge, dining table and chairs - enjoy views of mountains from the sofa! This is a really lovely covered area for cooking, eating and relaxing with your family after a day of adventure on the banks of the Wye. If quirky is your thing, you will love the rustic bathroom hut with its shower that's open to the skies, and one of the most unique glamping loos we've seen! Even washing up here is a joy in the huge, old belfast sink, as butterflies and bees hover by.

Herefordshire

The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a protected area, rich in heritage and worth exploring if you haven't already done so. Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, Clearwell Caves, Brecon Mountain Railway., Rowlestone Court

Historic properties and Gardens: Hampton Court Castle and gardens, Brobury Gardens, Burton Court,  The Judges Lodgings,  Goodrich Castle, Westonbury Water Mill and Gardens, Eastnore Castle, Amazing Hedge Puzzle Wye Valley Visitor Centre, Hereford Cathedral.

Festivals: Ledbury Poetry Festival at the beginning of July, Three Choirs Festival at the end of July, Hay on Wye Literary Festival.

Local Food and drink: Monkland Cheese Dairy, Given that you're in a cider apple orchard it would be churlish to miss the Cider Museum in Hereford, as well as the Herefordshire & Wye Valley Cider Route. If wine is your tipple check out the Paunton Court or From Valley Vineyards, or for beer the Wye Valley Brewery (yes Hereford has all your refreshment options covered!).

Theatre & Galleries: Wobage Makers Gallery Upton Bishop, Apple Store Gallery, Old Chapel Gallery Pembridge, Lion gallery Leominister, and the Courtyard Centre for the Arts. Hay on Wye is 15 minutes away, and even without the Festival is a fascinating town to visit.




Location


Sleeping Arrangements

Up to 2 people on large double bed in Wagon, and up to 2 people on two single beds in the Tipi

Cooking facilities

20 meters away In field shelter kitchen: camping gas hob, fridge, all utensils.

Bathroom facilities

In hut 20 meters from the structures: hot (open air!) shower, washing up sink, flushing loo

Heating & Lighting

solar lighting in Wagon, Tipi and kitchen field shelter. Queenie coal stove in the Wagon as well as the Tipi

Parking/Access

30 meters, possibly closer in dry weather.

Outside

Fire brazier, apple orchard, path to steps down to riverbank picnic spot and relaxation tipi. Seasonal fishing possible, own permit required

Pet Policy

1 well behaved pet accepted

Public Transport

Own transport recommended

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