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What is Glamping?

Glamping is a combination of the words glamorous and camping – go glamping and you can enjoy all of the benefits of camping, but with a nice comfy bed in your luxurious yurt all ready for you at the end of the day!

Glamping is all about being close to nature and enjoying the great outdoors just like camping, but with a few more home comforts. It’s about making the camping experience easier, without removing the great reasons people go camping in the first place.


Who ten years ago outside of Mongolia had even heard of them?! The yurt, or ger as it is known in Mongolia itself, has been in use for thousands of years. A round tent covered with animal skins or felt (we use felt here!), it has a very unique design. The structure comprises an angled latticework made of wood for walls, a door frame, roof poles, and a crown in the centre. Traditionally the yurt would be portable, used by nomads, and designed to be dismantled and the parts carried compactly on camels or yaks.

Here at Hidden Valley Yurts all of our yurts are authentic Mongolian yurts. They are waterproof and thickly lined for cosy warmth on cooler days. Because of this insulation it takes less than half an hour for the wood burning stove to heat them up. The large crown in the centre lets in natural light when needed and the rain cap can be removed for star gazing on fine evenings.

Mongolian yurts have been growing in popularity in the UK over the last few years due to them being an ecologically friendly, attractive and cosy way of enjoying sleeping outdoors without the hassles of pitching a tent.


If you’re looking for a cosy glamping retreat, you’ll love Hidden Valley Yurts. We’ve got everything you need for a relaxing, peaceful holiday.

Nestled in a hidden valley surrounded by acres of woodland, meadows and streams, you truly do have nature on your doorstep here! We’re located close to some of the most beautiful parts of the Wye Valley in South Wales, but once you’re at our glamping site, you’re totally hidden away from all roads and noise.

Glamping at Hidden Valley Yurts means luxurious comfy beds in a cosy Mongolian yurt, stunning views of the Welsh hills from your own private deck with plenty of seating, your own wood burner and twinkly lights, a trickling stream outside, a peaceful repose and a starry night sky. Our yurt site is idyllic but also luxurious and homely with well-kitted out kitchens and bathrooms – everything you could need to put your mind at rest.

Whether you’re an experienced camper looking for a bit more comfort or someone who normally stays under a solid roof, glamping is a wonderful experience. You only have to read some of our testimonials to see the effect that glamping has on our guests!

So if you’re looking to find a peaceful holiday hideaway and a relaxing escape with added comforts… then you’ve found the right place here. Our luxurious yurts give you a comfortable home away from home but with all the benefits of camping!

If you don’t believe us, just come and try for yourself. Switch off your phones, ‘unplug your family’ (as one guest phrased it!), stoke the fires and get ready for stars brighter than you’ve ever seen and peace like you’ve never heard. As the lovely Cool Camping describes us: ‘One of the originals and still one of the best luxury glamping sites in the loveliest of locations.’