The Wye Valley’s best kept secret, Hidden Valley Yurts and The Lake House are located at Lower Glyn Farm in Monmouthshire, South Wales, right in the heart of the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We have five traditional Mongolian yurts and a lakeside holiday home on our land which is a total of 80 acres of woodland, farmland and wildflower meadows. There is so much to see you don’t even need to leave the valley if you don’t want to! Walk, cycle, climb, swing, paddle or relax, we’re sure that there is something for everyone. We have farm animals including cows and sheep which you can find out more about here. We are also conscious of the environment in everything we do and are passionate about sustainability and making our site as sustainable as possible. You can find out more about how we are getting on here.
Children relish the opportunity to build dens in the woods, dam the stream and play in the meadows. If you’re looking for a quieter holiday you can relax on your large deck, read, sunbathe, bbq or cook a pizza in the wood-burning oven.
For those who enjoy exploring there are miles of beautiful paths around the site and beyond. The map below shows some suggested walks within our boundaries but there are many more besides. Guests are welcome anywhere except for those areas which are marked private which includes areas we are currently developing and our own garden. From the northern boundary of our glamping site Trellech and the ancient Harold’s Stones are just a 2 mile walk along woodland paths. See our On Site Activities page for more information about activities which can be done without leaving the site.
The area has a stunning mix of meadow, ancient woodland and coppiced hazel which provide a habitat for a wide diversity of wildlife. Dormice, badgers and foxes share the land with our highland cows, sheep and a horse. It is also home to many species of butterfly, including the rare ‘Dingy Skipper’ as well as many species of bird (buzzards can be seen circling overhead most days), bees, insects and bats. The gently babbling brook which runs through the valley attracts birds such as kingfishers, herons and dippers, as well as crested newts, water boatmen and other aquatic insects. Otters have even been spotted by guests here, and it’s not rare to hear an owl hooting in the evening as the sun goes down. There is a very varied and diverse ecosystem right on your doorstep at Hidden Valley Yurts. With bank voles, pygmy shrews, Daubenton’s bats, pipistrelle bats and hedgehogs, you never know what you may find so be sure to pack your bug boxes and spotters’ guides for a Spring- or Summer-Watch special.
For those who want to see the local area, we are ideally situated within a short distance of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. There are many lovely towns and villages and a wealth of activities too such as mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding and climbing all within easy reach. For hill climbers the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons are just a 20 minute drive away too. See our Out and About page for more about what to do in the local area.
We hope you choose us for a very special holiday in our fabulous hidden valley!