Family-friendly safari tent
- Natural wooden hot tub heated by a wood burning stove
- Stunning panoramic views
- Toasty wood burner and plenty of logs to get it roaring
The Owner Says
Our five-star safari tents takes glamping in South Wales to a whole new level of luxury. Living areas offer a comfy and spacious place to unwind, with sofa, dining area and books and games to keep everyone amused. There are plenty of candles and lanterns but we also have led lighting where you need it. There is electric so you can charge your phone, if you want to stay in contact with the outside world.
The kitchen area has all you need to rustle up a feast, if you’re not cooking al fresco on the fire pit! A two-ring gas hob, fridge and a sink with hot water on tap. You will also find it stocked with plenty of basics such as oil, salt, pepper and herbs, plus a little extra treat on arrival. Why not book one of our fabulous food hampers too?
The tents comfortably sleep four. The gorgeous Welsh box bed, with its twinkly lights is perfect for couples and the sofa bed easily converts into a double, perfect for friends or a couple of kids. Parents visiting with younger children please be aware that the safari tents are very close to the pond, which is not fenced. All bedding is provided.
The bathrooms don't scrimp on luxury either. You have a flushing toilet, basin and hot shower. We also provide fluffy towels for your stay.
Outside, the tent has a huge and well sheltered veranda, facing away from the prevailing winds so that you can take in the fabulous view in all weathers. There’s a table and chairs for outdoor dining.
For the more adventurous glampers, pull up a log around the fire pit which has a griddle and hot plate for barbecuing.
And finally, not forgetting the natural wooden hot tub. It's is heated by a wood burning stove and once up to temperature will stay hot for around an hour, by which time you will be very wrinkly. There are no nasty chemicals, just natural spring water which is of course changed for every guest.
Features & Facilities
The safari tents have everything you need. Each has a kitchen – gas hobs, fridge, sink with hot water on tap, plus plenty of basics (oil, salt, pepper and herbs) – and a living area with a table and chairs, sofa, candles, lanterns, books and games. There is electricity throughout each tent and a wood-burner with plenty of logs – if you do need more, head down to the log store and pile your wheelbarrow high, just pop £5 in the honesty box. Each tent sleeps four with a Welsh box bed, ideal for couples, and a double sofa bed, great for friends or a couple of kids (all bedding is provided). Safari tents are en suite –flushing toilet, basin, hot shower and fluffy towels. Well-sheltered veranda, table and chairs for outdoor dining. Fire pits provided, with a griddle and hot plate for barbecuing. Cynefin, the restored railway carriage, sleeps two and features all the same luxuries in a more compact setting and, of course, one less bed. Every glamping unit at the site has it's own wooden hot tub, heated by a wood-burning stove and, once up to temperature, will stay hot for around an hour.
Wales is known for its castles, and there are some right on your doorstep. If you only visit one make it Caerphilly Castle (029 2088 3143) – one of the greatest surviving medieval castles, covering 30 acres of islands, moats and ramparts. Cardiff Castle (029 2087 8100), the fairy tale folly Castle Coch (029 2081 0101) and Raglan Castle (01291 690228), with its angular towers and Tudor-styling are also top spots for history lovers. Once you’ve had enough of castles, try the great monastic ruins of Tintern Abbey (01291 689251), whose beauty has been captured over the centuries by William Wordsworth and JMW Turner. There are countless other places nearby to visit, like St Fagans – with 100 acres of parkland and 40 original buildings from various historical periods, Big Pit (0300 111 2333) where, guided by former pit workers, you can explore Wales' industrial past. Also, Blaenavon Ironworks (01495 792615) and the huffing and puffing Brecon Mountain Railway (01685 722988) are popular with visitors.
Food & Drink
Food hampers for breakfast or BBQ's are available to book in advance, and there's a small honesty shop next to the wood store where you can pick up essentials (free range farm eggs, local preserves, honey, pickles and chutneys). Guests can buy provisions from the local village, which is only a mile down the lane. Nearby places to eat include stylish gastropub The Old Cottage (029 2076 5961), no-nonsense British pub The Maenllwyd (029 2088 2372) and Italian bistro Volare (029 2132 2077). Not forgetting the countless restaurants in buzzing Cardiff.
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From the M4, leave at junction 28 or 32 and follow signs for Caerphilly. The site is outside the small village of Bedwas – a SatNav will bring you very close, then just carry on up the lane and look out for the 'Under the Oak' signs.
Trains run to Cardiff central station where you can change for Caerphilly (the nearest town), which is three miles away.