Hidden Valley Yurts was first opened in 2008 and successfully run for seven years by Amanda and Peter Copp. We took over from them in 2015. Since then we have started to put our own stamp on the campsite and made several changes. We took down all of the yurts at the end of the 2015 season (a big task in itself!). We then had new covers designed – in olive green instead of white to blend into their natural surroundings even better and carried out repair work to the decking, furniture and yurts. We have repaired many of the paths and water courses including rechanneling part of the stream where a waterfall had washed away part of the path. A newly installed chicken run on the campsite provides fresh eggs for all our guests (within reason). We have Burford Browns (large dark brown eggs), White Leghorns (large paper white eggs), Legbarrs (small pail blue eggs) and Copper Morans (large light brown eggs).
We hope you enjoy what you find at Hidden Valley Yurts, whether you are a regular visitor or a first-timer. The ethos is the same, as is the beauty and peacefulness. We are here on hand if you need us, and we hope you have a wonderful yurt holiday.
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. There are comfortable beds, plenty of hot water, microwaves and even a dishwasher! But behind the scenes we are working hard to be as environmentally sustainable as we can:
- All of the wood that built the decks and buildings was grown and milled on our farm or locally sourced.
- The off cuts are burnt in the wood burning stoves and even the sawdust is used in the compost loos.
- All of the water is heated by solar power, but there is electric back up on cloudy days.
- Our drinking and bathing water is from a spring so you will be drinking, washing and even flushing the toilets with 100% pure Welsh spring water. Why not find a bottle and take some home?
- Yurts 1 and 2 have composting toilets.
- We brought Highland cattle and and Soay sheep onto the farm who naturally clear unwanted brambles and shrub (and they’ve done a wonderful job so far!).
- 37 acres of woodland meadows which attract an abundance of wildlife.
- Solar powered fairy lights inside the yurts, solar lighting outside plus solar lanterns on each yurt deck and on the main kitchen deck.
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.