Furnished Bell tent
- A spacious six-metre bell tent with proper beds and bedding provided
- The only bell tent on a rural site that allows campfires
- Great location for walkers and those wanting to visit Hay-on-Wye
The Owner Says
This spacious six-metre bell tent in its own flower-filled meadow, sleeps up to four people and offers panoramic views of the Black Mountains.
There is a fire pit with a hanging grill for cooking outside, plus a picnic bench. We also provide you with plates, mugs, bowls and cutlery. The tent is simply arranged with four comfortable, deep-filled single sleeping mattresses, rugs and an old steamer trunk.
Campers will enjoy peace and tranquility at this hideaway in the little village of Craswall close to the book town of Hay-on-Wye.
Children can make dens, run in the woods and play games in the long grass. Grownups can choose a local beer or cider from our tiny shop, light a fire in one of our fire pits (firewood and kindling available from the shop) and watch the stars. On Saturdays we light our restored farmhouse bread oven and cook sourdough pizzas made using our own farm produce and farm flour, milled from heritage wheat.
The pastures are a spectacle throughout the spring and summer with a show of bluebells and a host of other wild herbs and flowers. You can see our rare breed farm animals in the fields; Large Black pigs and White Park cattle.
A hand-made, oak-framed, building houses 2 sets of showers and loos and there's also a compost loo in the adjacent camping field. There’s a covered area with a sink and hot water for washing dishes, a fridge-freezer and fridge and power points for hairdryers and charging phones etc.
Please be aware there are some steep slopes around the campsite.
Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
Book with complete confidence at Chapel House Farm with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:
- A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
- Balance due 30 days before your holiday
- Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
- Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
- This guarantee supersedes any other policies
Features & Facilities
A hand-made, oak-framed, building houses 2 sets of showers and loos, and in one of the camping fields is a compost loo. There’s a covered area with a sink and hot water for washing dishes, a fridge-freezer and fridge and power points for hairdryers and charging phones etc. Covered stable space with bread oven for pizza nights and other meals, plus tea and coffee making facilities. Follow the mown winding paths to a games pitch and beyond to woodland where dens can be made. Complimentary firepits provided. Logs, kindling and firelighting packs are available. The small on-site shop sells local beers, ciders and soft drinks.
Herefordshire's world-famous literature capital Hay-on-Wye is a scenic six-mile drive away. Coincide your stay at Chapel House Farm with the annual Hay Festival which hits the town every May. There's no end to the walking trails round here with the The Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Shropshire Hills and Offa's Dyke Pathall eminently accessible from the site (the latter can be accessed from pretty much the campsite doorstep). The Golden Valley, Llanthony, Llanveynoe and the secluded Olchon Valley come highly recommended. Your hosts can put you in touch with local bike and canoe hire companies and there's outdoor activities available in Craswall.
Food & Drink
Apart from our own regular pizza night and bottle shop, the nearest local pub is The Bridge Inn (01981510646) in Michaelchurch Escley, a charming 16th century riverside inn that serves an array of local ales and a sophisticated meat-rich menu, as locally sourced as possible. In the village, the award-winning White Haywood Restaurant (01981 510 324) offers a takeaway on Thursday evenings from their converted 400-year old stone barn. Hay-on Wye and the surrounding villages boast an array of great pubs, restaurants, delis and independent food shops – just ask Simon and Anita for their personal recommendations. Be sure to stock up on provisions for cooking on the firepit back at camp.
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From Hay-on-Wye (approx 6½ miles): Follow Forest Road, signposted to Capel-y-ffin. After two miles bear left at the fork in the road signposted to Craswall. After 4½ miles turn right into the campsite field. You will be driving steadily uphill from Hay. The road eventually levels out to run parallel with the mountain then descends – the campsite field is on the right on the descent, about half a mile downhill from Pentwyn farm.
From Longtown (approx 6½ miles): Follow the road uphill to Craswall. After 6 miles you will get to the Bulls Head pub (temporarily shut), a large white building on the right, the mountain is on your left, bear right and downhill at the pub (in the direction on Hay-on-Wye). The road crosses a stream at the bottom. Chapel House farmhouse is the first on the left as you drive uphill. Carry on driving up the hill, past the church on your right, and on up for another quarter of a mile, the entrance to the field is on the left.The nearest train stations are at Hereford (18 miles) and Abergavenny (17 miles). There are also buses from Hereford to Hay-on-Wye (no 39) and infrequent buses from Hereford to Craswall.