- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Raised deck overlooking the field beyond to stunning views – a wonderful spot for star gazing
- Furnished with a comfy king-size bed and three single futons
- Alfresco eating area for reading your book or just enjoying the surroundings
The Owner Says
Our beautiful, locally built yurt is tucked away along the hedgerow. It measures 18ft and sits on a slightly raised deck overlooking the field and beyond to stunning views, this is a wonderful spot for star gazing, the lack of light pollution means that on a clear night the sky is crammed with them!
The yurt is furnished with a ‘proper’ king-size bed and 3 single futons. An extra bed or cot is available on request. Full bedding is provided for the double bed, just pillows 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.(One basket of logs will be provided free of charge).
A small selection of games, books and toys can also be found inside, to help occupy the little ones (and yourselves) on those rainy days. Outside the yurt is a ‘sun deck’ with Picnic table, deck chairs and a fire pit which doubles up as a barbeque.
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.