- Sleeps 5 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Pet Friendly
- Wood burning stove to keep you toasty throughout the night
- Everything you need for cooking on an open fire, with a private outdoor cooking area and fire pit
- Glamping in a valley with plenty of wildlife and a famous Red Kite area
The Owner Says
Yurts sleep 4 people, all with one double bed and two singles. (all bedding and linen included but please bring your own towels). We can also provide 2 extra futon mattresses for larger families with more than 2 children, please let us know if you would like this. Each has a wood burner which is simple to use and instantly effective, keeping you toasty warm throughout the night.
There is solar lighting in each yurt allowing extended evening use. Each yurt has its own outdoor cooking area with fire pit, tripod, enamel hanging Hungarian Kotlich stew bowl, BBQ plate and frying dish. Everything you need for cooking on an open fire, from a hearty one pot, a quick and easy BBQ to a morning fry-up. We also offer recipes and can provide ingredients for your first evening meal on request.
The toilet block is synonymous with glamping, with flushing loos, hot showers, hot water wash basins and a washing up area. There are also phone charging points.
We have a wood fired pizza oven and offer homemade margarita pizzas cooked outdoors using local ingredients and homemade dough (£6 a pizza). Please let us know ahead of your arrival if you think you might like this, to give us notice for numbers with regards to dough and the oven takes 3 hours to heat to temperature.
Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
Book with complete confidence at Valley Yurts with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:
- A low deposit of 20% to secure your booking
- Balance due 10 days before your holiday
- Complete flexibility to move bookings for up to 18 months 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
Each 18' diameter yurt sleeps four, with one double bed and two singles (bedding and linen included but not towels), plus the option of two extra beds for larger families. Inside, yurts also feature a wood-burner and solar lighting. Each has its own outdoor cooking area with fire pit, tripod, enamel hanging Hungarian Kotlich stew bowl, BBQ plate and frying dish. Valley Yurts also offer recipes and can provide ingredients for your first evening meal on request. The site features a fully-equipped communal kitchen with running water, cooker, hob, tables, fridge, pots and pans, crockery etc – tea and coffee is also provided. The toilet block has flushing loos, hot showers, hot water wash basins and a washing-up area, there are also phone-charging points. There is also a wood-fired pizza oven which you can hire (£20 to cover the cost of the wood). You can either make your own or you can buy homemade pizza dough, margarita toppings and rosemary garlic bread ingredients from the site (margarita ingredients £5 per pizza, including garlic bread; let them know in advance if you would like this).
Where to start? Valley Yurts is found at the foot of Offa’s Dyke Path, which is a comfortable 1.5 hour walk into the nearest town of Kington. Although a steady slope up to Hergest Ridge, the walk across the ridge is grassy and flat with beautiful 360-degree views. Whether you prefer a 2-hour or 2-day walk, Offa’s Dyke is ideal – and named by Lonely Planet as being among the world’s greatest walks. The famous literary town of Hay-on-Wye is only a short drive, with plenty of antique shops, cafe's pubs and restaurants. The Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts is a must and takes place at the end of May. There are several canoe and kayak companies in Hay where you can hire boats or canoes to navigate The River Wye's easy routes which are suitable for all the family. Discover the Black and White Village Trail, characterised by the large number of timbered and half-timbered houses in the area, some dating from medieval times. Pembridge, the nearest medieval town is only 12-miles away and a short drive out of the village past the market square will bring you to Dunkertons Cider Mill where organic cider and perry is made using traditional methods, with cider apples and perry pears from local orchards. In under an hour you can be in The Brecon Beacon National Park, and choose from lots of outdoor activities including; cycling and mountain biking, gorge walking, horse riding and trekking and watersports. Pack a bag, some snacks and head off to the Four Waterfalls Walk, one of which you can even walk behind – well worth a visit.
Food & Drink
Kington offers a range of cafés, pubs and take-aways, plus there are shops selling local meat and farm produce, with two supermarkets also in the town. It's an easy one-mile walk to The Royal Oak (01544 370586), just down the lane – reasonably priced home cooked food, amazing ciders and ales, plus delicious Sunday roasts. The Harp Inn (01544 350655) in Old Radnor is famous for its excellent food using only local suppliers. The Roast Ox (01497 851398) in Painscastle offers excellent home-cooked pub meals in a very traditional and friendly pub. Hay-on-Wye has a large offering of cafes, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes, including: tapas, falafels, bistros or a hearty Sunday lunch in The Blue Boar (01497 820884). There' s no shortage of pubs in the area too offering food, and local ales and cider.
Approaching from Kington: as you enter Gladestry, go past the primary school and just after the Royal Oak pub, turn right before the church at the triangle of grass. Then turn immediately left, keeping the church on your left. Continue down a narrow lane (1.1 miles), when the road forks always take the right – often the Sat Nav will stop at Wood Farm, however keep going – and Lane House Farm and Valley Yurts is the next house on the right of the road. There's a car park on the right immediately after the house.
The nearest train station is Leominster (20 miles) with direct trains from Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff. Hereford Station (27 miles) serves London and the south coast. There's a bus service from Hereford to Kington, the nearest town. If you're travelling by public transport taxis are available, or the owners can also collect you from Kington by arrangement.