Seren Yurt

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Redwood Valley

  • Sleeps 5 (max 5 adults, 4 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
A simply furnished and beautifully handcrafted yurt on the edge of an ancient woodland on the Welsh borders.

  • A spacious bentwood yurt furnished with handmade and vintage furniture, bedding provided
  • Log burner inside and BBQ/fire pit outside
  • One of only three glamping pitches on site sharing the eco-friendly woodland kitchen and facilities

The Owner Says

Nestled in amongst the trees, each yurt offers a private and secluded space in which to relax and enjoy the view across the valley to our redwood and the brook. Seren Yurt is a Turkmen bentwood yurt made from locally-sourced ash by Henry Dowell. The bentwood yurt gets it name from the distinctive steam-bent ends to the roof poles. The structure is lighter than our ger but equally beautiful and romantic, and its elegant structure is reflected in simple wooden furnishings.

Both yurts are comfortably furnished with a mixture of handmade and vintage furniture, as well as a single and double futon each. The king size beds were made by us here at Redwood Valley and chairs were handmade by our greenwood working teacher Ben Willis. The yurts are also equipped with down duvets and pillows, electric bedside lights, wind up lanterns, and a log burning stove to ensure that you remain cosy, even on those chiller nights.

Each yurt is set on raised platform with a spiralling, seashell-like lower platform where you can sit and gaze out over the meadow or up at the star-filled sky with no light pollution to interfere. Outside, you will find your own spring water tap, BBQ (which doubles as a fire pit), table and stools.

N.B: Single and two night bookings are available. Please contact us directly at enquiries@redwood-valley.co.uk to enquire about shorter stays.

Please note, we charge a fully-refundable holiday deposit of £100, which we will arrange payment of separately once your booking has been completed. This will be returned within 7 days of the end of your holiday provided there is no damage or excess cleaning required. We understand that the majority of our guests are careful, and also that accidents sometimes happen. If you do break or damage anything please let us know straight away so that we can replace or repair it for the next guests. We will only charge for replacement in exceptional cases as we accept that a degree of wear and tear is to be expected.

Features & Facilities

Yurts feature a king-sized bed (bedding included), a single and double futon, electric bedside lights, wind up lanterns, and a log-burning stove. The cabin has floor to ceiling windows, a comfortable double bed, daybeds and a private composting toilet. Outside, each accommodation has its own spring water tap, BBQ (which doubles as a fire pit), table and stools, while the communal woodland kitchen is fully equipped with two fridges, gas hobs, microwave, toaster, kettle, pots, pans, utensils, cutlery, crockery and complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, cooking oil, condiments, herbs and spices. There is a long trestle table on which to eat or play the games provided. Next to the kitchen is an excellent gas-heated shower (complimentary shower gel, shampoo and conditioner) and the composting toilet is located close to the yurts and kitchen.

Activities

Under a mile from Redwood Valley, Presteigne is a thriving town with a wine bar, four pubs and an eclectic array of independent shops and eateries. For something more in keeping with the campsite setting, there's a fantastic farm park and owl sanctuary (01544 231109) also around a mile from Redwood Valley. Ludlow Castle (01584 874465) adds a little history, as well as its spectacular annual food festival, or try the renowned book town of Hay on Wye, full of fantastic independent shops, especially great for antiques and, well, books. The campsite is located in the heart of a dark sky reserve and if you want something more than the simple stargazing onsite, there is an observatory (01547 520247) just up the road in Knighton – so bring a telescope if you are a keen!

Food & Drink

If you are cooking your own meals, Presteigne has an excellent greengrocer and fishmonger, a deli selling freshly baked bread, a local butcher, a wine shop and two small supermarkets. There are also four pubs – The Farmers Inn (01544 267389), The Salty Dog (01544 267720), The Radnorshire Arms (01544 267406) and The Royal Oak (01544 260842) – along with an excellent wine bar, Wine On Line (01544 267675).
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Getting There

From Presteigne: take the B4355 to Norton/Knighton. After about 0.5 miles the road bends slightly left up a small hill. At the top of that hill, on the right hand side, there is a small stone lodge and 50m further on is the 'Redwood Valley' sign and entrance which is also on the right hand side of the road. Please turn right here, follow the drive down for a couple of hundred metres and you will find the Parking Area (signposted).

From Knighton: take the B4355 to Norton/Presteigne. After about 5 miles, you will arrive at Norton, please carry on straight through the village towards Presteigne. After a further 1 mile you will see a left hand turn, just on the edge of the woodland, with the 'Redwood Valley’ signage by the side of the road. Please turn left here, follow the drive down for a couple of hundred metres and you will find the Parking Area (signposted).

Redwood Valley is situated under a mile north of Presteigne. The closest Railway station is six miles away in Knighton, home of the Offa's Dyke Centre. From Knighton, you can travel direct to Swansea and Shrewsbury.

From Leominster station, you can travel direct to Manchester, Swansea and Cardiff or connect to Hereford for direct services to London and Birmingham. Leominster is a 20-minute taxi journey from Redwood Valley. You can arrange a pick up in advance for around £25 from Radnor and Kington Taxies on 01547 560205.