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As seen in Pebble Magazine (21st May 2018)
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*** Change over days Mon & Fridays / Min stay 3 nights weekend - 4 nights midweek***
This is one of those family holidays where one day you'll look back through the photographs and find yourself smiling!
The tent sits within 2000 acres of the family-owned Garnons Estate, surrounded by fields and large apple orchards rather than other tents. You have the whole space to yourselves, adults can enjoy the seclusion, children can run around freely, build dens and play pooh sticks in the brook. Situated in the middle of the Historic Garnons Estate with private walks that connect with the Wye Valley Path Network, walkers will also relish this idyllic spot for a short break.
Enjoy activities? Archery, canoeing and mountain bikes can be arranged on site with local companies, or if you prefer do bring your own bikes and canoes. If you've always wanted to ride, ponies from the Estate farm can be brought down by the groom for riding lessons (fees apply for provided activities).
Or simply chill out and enjoy the seclusion and privacy of the Safari tent's peaceful location... in fact, it's rather like being on a little island as the camp is in a bow of the brook and accessed via a small bridge! The neighbouring orchards provide fruits for a couple of well-known cider companies, and one red variety 'Katy', is used exclusively in a cider of the same name. A walk through the orchard takes you to your own picnic and campfire spot on the Wye riverbank, with easy access for canoes.
Check-in - 3pm winter months / summer months 4pm - Check -out - 10am
1 double bed in a separate room, bunk beds in curtained-off den. An additional small child on request to the owner under 7 on a 'ready-bed' - £25 supplement. Travel cot hire available £10 per stay. .
10 mt away In separate (heated by portable gas heater) cabin, hot shower, flushing WC and hand-basin with H&C. Shampoo and towels are provided.
Kitchenette in tent, small gas oven and hob, solar fridge, sink (H&C), store cupboard, all utensils, BBQ.
There is no internet access in this property.
Heating and Lighting
Off-grid: heating in safari via log burner, (starter pack of logs provided) extra log can be purchased on site. Gas heater in the shower cabin. Lighting via solar, paraffin lamps, candles.
Children welcome, sleeps 2 in bunk beds and 1 extra (max 7 years old) on 'ready-bed' £25 supplement. Travel cot hire available £10 per stay.
1 well behaved dog welcome ( £15 charge per stay) accepted, Sheep nearby, dogs must be kept under control.
Grounds and Nearby
Decked area, Fire pit, tree swing, hammock, stream, private river Wye access, access to farmland and orchards.
The tent is in the middle of farmland so it depends on the weather, 30 meters if dry, otherwise 500 meters and transfer on farm 4X4.. what an adventure!
Check in from 16: and check out by 10:
Nearest train station Hereford, nearest bus service is Byford village.
There is heaps of room in here for four where you can enjoy family meals at the dinner table or relax on the sofa/ A private double bedroom with chunky hand-made bed and a separate curtained-off bunk-bed den. A log burner is all set and ready to fire up, and the quirky kitchen facilities are functional and fun, just about everything you might need is here. Outside is a super large shower hut with hot shower and flushing loo - shampoo and the obligatory fluffy towels are provided!
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, Amzing 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,
Local Food and drink: Monkland Cheese Dairy, Given the County's association with apples and cider you might not be surprised to hear there is a 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.
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