A quintessential romantic break for anyone looking to take it down a notch and feel the peace. Goldfinch is a sweet glamping Gypsy wagon quietly resting in the corner of a field in the stunning Wye Valley near Rhayader in Mid Wales.
When owners Alison and Andre first saw the wagon with its detailed paintings of birds and fruit swags they simply could not hold back the temptation to bring her home. She was treated to a complete refurbishment and now provides happy glampers coming to enjoy luxury camping in Wales with a gleeful glamping abode with a honey pot of pleasure from the outside in.
Take a look inside the wagon and you’ll discover the beautiful traditional hand painted storage cupboards and drawers along with a pull out bed which neatly slides back when not in use, although as you have a Shepherd’s hut too you might want to leave as it is, the choice is really yours!
Take a pew on the padded seating, listen to birdsong and be inspired by the spectacular views of mountains beyond, that the glorious Wye Valley provides. What you will soon realise when you’re settled in this personal paradise is that you don’t just have the perfect place for morning tea, but an unrivalled setting for gazing at starry skies, that this relaxing retreat brings.
What’s on offer outside?
Close by is a large Shepherd’s hut that provides visitors with personal kitchenette and shower room facilities. Browse through books, tune into your favourite radio station, or enjoy the peace and watch the woodlands birds, there aren’t many better places than this little space for hitting a tranquil note in your day. If you were worried about being a little cut off from certain luxuries, you’d be mistaken, as the shower room offers a heated towel rail to keep those towels snugly warm, and the underfloor heating maintains a comfortable warmth that’s ideal for making you feel at home. Yes, you’re residing in a field but there’s certainly no compromise on facilities or comfort at Goldfinch!
The surrounding trees and hedgerows give this cute set up a genuine feel for seclusion, all arranged around the chiminea, which rather conveniently doubles up as a handy barbecue, for the drier, warmer days.
Where are we?
Goldfinch Gypsy Wagon is positioned within a 200-acre organic farm with river Wye frontage, a badger watching hide and ancient woodlands for company. A couple of fields away is the owner’s house and Farmyard barn with a shared laundry room, games room and ‘resource room’. You will find information about the local flora and fauna and if you need it, there is free Wi-Fi. One special addition worth mentioning is the CCTV from the badger hide in the woods, which is well worth a visit. If you want to get interactive, there are friendly farm animals, wild places, fantastic walks, excellent bird and badger watching opportunities, not to mention paddling and swimming in the river Wye if you fancy getting wet!
This glamping Gypsy Wagon is a romantic destination for those of us that want to get right into the heart of Wales’s stunning scenery, it’s literally right on your doorstep in the Wye Valley.
If Goldfinch’s delights sound like the kind of glamping abode that would leave a lasting memory with you, then why not get in contact with us and book a stay today?
*If you are coming during the winter the Wagon and Hut are moved to a sheltered garden next to the pretty stone barns. If you are booking during autumn or spring and being down on the field is important to your stay, please check with us before booking.