*** 2-Night Min Stay, Any Day Arrival ***
This gorgeous site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons has been transformed into a tranquil oasis of meadows, trees and streams - perfect for families, friends or a romantic escape. In partnership with the Woodland Trust, the owners have planted over 2000 trees on the 11-acre site, restoring the habitat and grasslands to create a natural conservation area for animals and guests alike. The tranquil location is filled with flourishing native wildlife, while the owners have carefully integrated 3 luxury safari tents, intermingled amongst the wilderness.
The on-site accommodation is luxury glamping at its finest, with all the indulgences of a high-class hotel, blended with glorious natural splendour. The sturdy and well-insulated tents include solid interior walls, fully functional kitchens and bathrooms, plus marshmallow soft beds to make your stay complete. Outside, relax and unwind on the sun loungers with gorgeous views over the surrounding countryside, or snuggle around the Chimnea as the day fades away and enjoy the majestic starscapes of this light-free location.
Spot a variety of busy birds and bitsy beasts from the resident kingfisher and heron, who can often be seen fishing in the pools and streams to the many rabbits and badgers scuffling through the undergrowth. Amble leisurely through the beautiful meadows with a picnic (each tent has its own basket provided) and bask in the blissful serenity of this charming glamping retreat.
if you wish to venture out for a lunch or evening meal, the site is within easy reach of Abergavenny, a lovely market town with a variety of independent shops and great places to eat. The site is also well-positioned to visit some of the most beautiful natural locations in the whole of the UK. The magnificent Brecon Beacons National Park right on the doorstep while the mystical Wye Valley and Forest of Dean are also close by, offering a multitude of spectacular scenery for hiking and biking, and variety of other outdoor activities.
- Check in 2 pm - 9 pm, Check out 11 am -
As well as offering a glamping retreat the site aims to restore the natural meadow environment. Working with the Woodland and Wildlife Trust the 11 acres of land has been extensively planted with native trees, with the aim of returning the land to its once-thriving natural habitat. There is a variety of wildlife which is already flourishing including many birds, small mammals and butterflies.
There are some great tracks for cycling and walking right next to the site, but we also recommend a visit to the Forest of Dean or the Wye Valley, which include a whole host of other stunning routes. For the more adventurous, take advantage of a variety of outdoor activities nearby including kayaking, climbing, horse riding, caving and fishing.
Visit the Brecon Beacons National Park, established in 1957, which covers over 500 square miles of some of the most impressive mountain ranges in Wales, including Pen y Fan, the highest peak in South Wales.
The lovely market town of Abergavenny is less than 7 miles away. Nestled between seven hills, this vibrant town is often described as the 'Gateway to Wales'. The town is famous for its busy markets and annual festivals, while it is well served by a large range of pubs, inns and restaurants. If you're gastronomically minded, don't miss the internationally famous Abergavenny Food Festival, in September.
Within 15 minutes drive
Within 30 minutes drive
Each tent sleeps up to 6 guests. There are 2 bedrooms - one double and a twin, plus a fold-out sofa bed in the living area.
The en-suite bathrooms have hot showers and flushing toilets, with basic toiletries and towels provided.
In the lounge/living area, there is a sofa bed, dining table and chairs, plus some games and toys for all the family.
The kitchen facilities include a fridge and a small freezer compartment, two-ring gas hob for cooking a simple meal.
Guests are supplied with guide books on the Brecon Beacons, the forest of Dean and Wye valley to help plan your expeditions.
There is a large table for dinners and drinks on the decked patio area, and a Chimnea for keeping warm in the cooler eves.
There is also a chipped lower patio with sun loungers and a fire pit.
Cars are not allowed on site, so there is a short walk from the designated parking area to the tents. The owners are more than happy to help with any luggage if required.
There is a restored train wagon next to the car parking area - which is also the reception area - selling a basic range of local milk, honey, jams and eggs. The owners are here most of the day for advice on things to do and places to see.
The site allows dogs but not on the furniture and any wet paw prints that need to be valeted off will incur an extra charge. Dogs must be kept under control and are not allowed in other tents or the large pond, which is currently restoring the water lilies.
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