Starry Meadow

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Hay-on-Wye

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
A well located pop-up glamping site with a family festival feel next to Hay on Wye and the Brecon Beacons

They say ‘make hay when the sun shines’ and many people are doing just that. With festivals abandoned and live events cancelled, many bell tent businesses are opening glamping sites. Starry Meadow is one of them and has taken the phrase quite literally. A five-minute walk from the famous book town of Hay-on-Wye it really is making Hay accessible to holidaymakers. And, though sunshine may not be guaranteed, since Starry Meadow is only open for the month of August there’s certainly a very good chance of it. What's more, if you're missing the festival atmosphere you'll find it here thanks to food stalls, flags and loads of cool activities for kids.

This pop-up glamping site is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park (great for hiking), within walking distance of the River Wye (probably the best river in the UK for canoeing) and a stroll away from bookish Hay town, which, though best known for its literary festival in May (which, this year, went virtual for the first time), is also a good spot for antique shops and quirky, foodie hang outs like The Old Electric Shop and The Granary Café. For a glamping site created in such impromptu style it really is remarkably well located.

The site itself is a spacious, family-friendly affair and it’s obvious the bell tents were once destined for the festival scene: Expect flags, bunting, strings of festoon lighting and a few festival-esque touches on site, such as a bar and food outlets and even some acoustic music on weekends. But the big bonus here is the range of activities on offer. Horse riding, archery and film nights, to name just a few, will keep the kids entertained so you don't have to. And then there's the ease of the accommodation. The site's 30 bell tents are kitted out with fitted floors, bedside tables, mirrors, fairy lights and proper futon-style beds, sleeping up to four people (with extra room to accommodate young children). There’s even an open-sided marquee where you can chill out in shelter if the sunshine doesn’t appear and a load of oversized garden games for when it does. When it really heats up, stroll down to the riverside and take a swim. There is a lovely riverside walk leading to pebble beaches along the Wye just a five-minute walk away.

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Five-metre canvas bell tents sleep up to four (a fifth and sixth child can be accommodated) on futon-style beds with memory foam toppers. There are bedside tables, mirrors, battery lanterns, fairy lights and bunting inside. High quality portable shower and toilet units. Washing up facilities. Microwave, kettles and fridge for guest use. Phone charging facilities. An open-sided marquee hosts a bar, tables and chairs and there are food outlets on site. Communal fire pit. Deckchairs, hay bale seating and dining tables and chairs for communal use (cleaned regularly). Screen showing family-friendly films.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Dogs are not permitted.


The Brecon Beacons, Hay on Wye town and the River Wye are all quite literally on your tent step, which offers a fantastic array of opportunities and also a good deal of diversity. If you fancy an active day, climb Hay Bluff for rewarding views, swim in the River Wye – 'The Warren' (a 10-minute walk) is a lovely meadow, edged with pebble beaches, which is the perfect place to picnic, skim stones and relax – or rent canoes locally for a paddle down the river and an easy return from a pick-up shuttle. We wouldn't suggest doing all in one day (that would be a very busy day) but we would suggest doing all. Canoes can be hired locally from Want to Canoe? (01497 820604), Wye Valley Canoes (01497 847213) and Celtic Canoes (07515 905419). For something more chilled, just mooch around Hay on Wye. Home to the famous Literature Festival, Hay is a pretty market town with vintage shops and bookstores in abundance (and a great map shop!). Also, while there, be sure to grab an ice-cream from Shepherds (01497 821898).

Food & Drink

Food is available on the glamping site, and there's a licensed bar. If you want to eat out, though, Hay on Wye has a wide variety of options and is a fashionable enough town that it offers the full range from olde local pubs to more hipster hang outs. We particularly like poking around in The Old Electric Shop (01497 821194) – they just happen to stock copies of the Cool Camping guidebook on their shelves! – where there's a great café menu if you manage to bag a seat. Across the road, The Granary (01497 820790) offers more hearty meals as well as lighter bites and has a lot more space. Try Tomatitos (01497 820772) for tapas (and atmosphere), Red Indigo (01497 821999) for excellent curry and a friendly welcome and The Swan Hotel (01497 821188) and Kilverts (01497 821333) for beautiful beer gardens.


August only.

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The Owner Says

Looking for a camping getaway, where the tent is erected for you, the cooking sorted, lots of things to do within the local area (most of it walking distance), a family-friendly atmosphere and stunning local scenery? 'Starry Meadow' may just be the answer.

My background is in events and entertainment, and our family love camping. I designed Starry Meadow as an experience, rather than just holiday accommodation. The aim is for the holiday to be absolutely stress-free, and fun-filled, in the most stunning spot. Think Flags and bunting, strings of lights and evenings sat around the fire pit, all surrounded by beautiful countryside. Our spacious, canvas tents sleep up to 4 (a 5th & 6th child can be accommodated) on comfy beds to ensure a good night’s sleep and are well spaced to allow for social distancing. A reasonably priced bar and food outlets are available on site.

It is within the Brecon Beacons National Park with it’s stunning mountain scenery and dark skies status. The river Wye with its pebble beaches, wild swimming and canoeing is just a short walk away as is the beautiful town of Hay-on-Wye with its array of bookstores, vintage shops and quality food outlets.

We supply spacious 5m canvas bell tents with fitted flooring. These come furnished with a double futon (with memory foam topper), two single futons (due to covid we are unable to supply bedding sorry, so please bring your own). Indian bedside tables, mirror, lamp and of course fairy lights and bunting to make it all lovely and pretty! There are even power sockets in each tent!

Pitches are well spaced and to make social distancing easy, and we have large open-sided marquees with plenty of seating where you can sit for your alfresco dining. Reasonably priced breakfast is available on site, as are evening meals provided by specially selected festival food stalls.Looking for a camping getaway, where the tent is erected for you, the cooking sorted, lots of things to do within the local area (most of it walking distance), a family-friendly atmosphere and stunning local scenery? 'Starry Meadow' may just be the answer.

Starry Meadow Glamping is open July 30th - August 30th.  Bookings start on Mondays and Fridays.


30 furnished bell tents in a spacious meadow within walking distance of Hay on Wye.

Family Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4 30 Available
Sleeps 4 (plus two little ones)

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Bookings should be made in advance and, to avoid impromptu arrivals, exact directions to the glamping meadow are only provided once you've made your reservation.


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