- Sleeps 5 (max 4 adults, 4 children)
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Full bedding is provided for the double bed
- Wood burning stove to keep you toasty, and a basket of free logs
- Alfresco eating area for reading your book or just enjoying the surroundings
The Owner Says
Bell tents 2 and 3 are near the bottom of the field, and enjoy stunning views of the mountains. They are set far enough apart so as not to disturb each other, but close enough for groups who wish to holiday together.
Although not as much headroom as the yurt, these tents are by no means small! They measure 3 Meters in height and 5 Meters diameter. The manufacturers claim you could easily fit 4 double beds in, however, as this is Glamorous camping, we have stuck to just the one (a double), along with a couple of single futons, and simple furnishings, to maximize space. An extra bed or cot is available.
Full bedding is provided for the double bed, just pillows are provided for the others, all you need to do is pop in sleeping bags for the kids!
For your comfort, you’ll also find an abundance of rugs, cushions, blankets and a range of lighting, and of course the wood burning stove to cozy up to (a basket of logs will be provided free, more can be purchased on site for a small charge).
A small selection of games, books and toys can also be found in each of the units, to help occupy the little ones on those rainy days.
Both the yurt and the bell tent have their own kitchen hut adjacent. These comprise a double burner gas stove and grill, and all the pots, pans, cutlery and crockery you could need. Lots of extra bits, such as colander, cheese grater and of course the bottle opener will be found here! Anything we’ve missed, please ask and we’ll be sure to find it for you. On booking you will be provided with an inventory of what’s here already and what you may wish to bring. We also use and supply eco friendly cleaning products for your stay.
As there is no electricity on site, refrigeration is via cool box. Ice packs will be replaced regularly to ensure your goods are kept chilled.
Each unit has an alfresco eating area and a range of deck/comfortable chairs for reading your book or just enjoying the surroundings.
A fire pit is also provided, which can be used as a campfire or barbeque, just perfect for toasting marshmallows. The first bag of Charcoal and logs will be free with extra available on site for an extra charge.
Features & Facilities
1 yurt, 4 bell tents (each on raised wooden decks) with gravel paths leading to each pitch. All accommodation comes fully furnished with a double bed, linen, reed matting on the floor, single futons (2 in bell tents, 3 in yurt) sleeping bags or own duvet required for these. Rugs, cushions, blankets and pillows provided. Shared luxury shower room (including 1 shower, basin and flushing loo), each pitch also has it’s own compost loo. Fully-equipped private kitchen with double burner grill, large cool box, cool packs, utensils, crockery and pots. Basics such as tea, toffee, sugar, milk, oil, salt, pepper, cling film and foil provided. Picnic bench, deck chairs, fire pit/BBQ at each pitch (1 bag of charcoal provided, more available on site for a small charge.) Wood burning stove in each abode (bag of logs, kindling, firelighters and matches provided, again more available on site), solar lighting, candle lanterns and a small selection of toys and games. There's a small river running alongside the pitches; waking up to the sound of river-bird song, or leaping fish is truly wonderful.
The small market town of Hay-on-Wye (or Y Gelli Gandryll in Welsh) is often described as "the town of books”, and with good cause - there are tonnes of them! Books really are everywhere; the cinema's a book shop, the fire station's a book shop, the castle's a book shop, even the alleyways are book shops. And, if you plan your visit in May you'll catch the annual Hay Festival of Literature. Hay-on-Wye’s perfect position on the Wales/England border make the town ideal for visitors to explore the beautiful border country. The Welsh Crannog Centre (01874 658226) at Llangorse Lake is a recreation of a crannog: a house built on an artificial island on a lake, as used from pre-historic times all the way up to the Middle Ages. Crickhowell, a pleasingly old-fashioned small town in the Usk Valley with its (very) ruined castle, tea shops and spectacular bridge over the River Usk makes for a pleasant day out. Brecon is a lovely town to explore when the weather’s being unfriendly. Follow the Artbeat Trail around the cultural hotspots, crafty shops and galleries. Anyone fancying sports over shops and culture can head to Brecon Leisure Centre (01874 623677). The National Showcaves at Dan-yr-Ogof (01639 730284) are well worth a trip, too.
Food & Drink
Each accommodation has its very own kitchen facilities and there’s several independent deli’s, greengrocers, butchers and bakers in Hay-on-Wye to pick up some fresh local produce. The closest supermarket is 2 miles away. The charming Three Horseshoes (01497 847304) is a lovely country pub and conveniently located at the site's entrance. If the sun is out, sit outside and enjoy a pint with some hearty pub grub. There are several eateries in Hay-on-Wye. The best of these are The Blue Boar (01497 820884), Richard Booth’s Bookshop Café (01497 820322) and The Granary (01497 820790.) 12 miles down the road you'll find the recently opened Gurkha Corner Nepalese restaurant (01874610871), run by an ex-Gurkha soldier and his family. Alternatively, head to the Felin Fach Griffin (01874 620111), it’s pretty pricey but the food is sumptuous and they offer an à la carte menu – 3 courses for £27.50. There's also n Indian & Chinese takeaway/restaurants in Hay-on-Wye.
Train to Hereford – bus to Hay-on-Wye – Taxi.