Welcome to Hidden Valley Yurts, Wye Valley, Wales
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Imagine a holiday where your children have the freedom to be children... a holiday where the night sky is so dark you can see the Milky Way and the background noise is a babbling brook and birdsong.
Live your dream at Hidden Valley Yurts
Hidden Valley Yurts is a small, family run yurt ‘glamping site’
We are Amanda and Peter Copp and we have lived at Lower Glyn Farm with our two sons, Sam and Harry, since January 2003. We first opened for yurt holidays in 2007 and are now looking forward to our ninth season and to welcoming both new and returning guests, some of whom have been so often we feel they almost count as family!
An eco-friendly alternative to traditional camping - the perfect choice for the eco conscious holiday seeker who wants to ‘camp’ in comfort.
Our 5 real Mongolian yurts are located in a beautiful, South facing wildflower meadow alongside a stream. With a large, communal kitchen, bathroom, dining tent, the site can accommodate up to 31 people in total and provide an ideal venue for both individual families or for friends and family groups to book the whole site. We are unusual in not banning single sex groups, but…only those seeking peace and quiet and during school holidays the site is for families only. For couples (and those with pre-school children) we offer special deals during the midweeks – a chance to unwind and re-connect in this magical valley.
Glamping is a perfect get away holiday break
Tthe natural simplicity of a camping holiday with nature on your (Mongolian) doorstep but without having to pitch your tent. The felt lined yurts have wood burning stoves so are warm and cosy, whatever the weather. A comfortable king size bed and beautifully decorated Mongolian furniture create a relaxing and luxurious (but quirky) holiday home and the communal kitchen and bathrooms are equipped with everything you need (from an espresso maker to a dishwasher). Good powerful showers, a full size bath and both ordinary flushing and compost loos (why do children find these so fascinating?)
Hidden Valley Yurts is all about peace and quiet, playing and laughter – no TV’s, computers or music, no gift shops...just the sound of the stream and the birds.
Located in the stunning countryside of the Wye Valley
Hidden Valley Yurts is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our 80 acre valley is a stunning mix of species rich wild flower meadows, ancient woodland and coppiced hazel which provides a habitat for a wide diversity of wildlife. Dormice, badgers and foxes share the land with our alpacas. Rare butterflies, birds and insects abound and the gently babbling brook which runs through the valley attracts kingfishers, herons and dippers..
We have something for everyone...
As our guests you can experience a simple, eco friendly holiday at a pace that suits you. You don’t need to leave the farm – children relish the opportunity to build dens in the woods, dam the stream and adopt our Springer Spaniel for the weekend while adults can usually be found chilling on the large deck, cooking pizzas in the wood burning oven, or wandering through our woods and meadows. The central campfire, under skies so dark you can see the Milky Way, is the perfect place to meet new friends. For those that like to see the local area, there is a wealth of activities – mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding and climbing are all within easy reach. For keen walkers, footpaths cross the farm leading to all this stunning area offers. For hill climbers the Black Mountains are just a 20 minute drive away.
Green Tourism... the new black!
We are passionate about sustainability... but that doesn’t mean we expect you to suffer for our beliefs...it’s your holiday and we are happy to look after our bit of the planet, while you relax and enjoy it. Comfortable beds, plenty of hot water, even a dishwasher – but behind the scenes we are working hard to be as environmentally sustainable as we can – all the wood that built the decks and buildings was grown and milled on our farm. The off cuts are burnt in the wood burning stove and even the sawdust is used in the compost loos. The water is heated by solar – but there is electric back up on cloudy days. We have our own spring water, green reed bed drainage and we run our farm with nature at its heart. The buzzing of the bees and the singing of the birds confirm we are on the right path.
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