Gold Acre

Gold Acre, Yarpole, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0BA
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Campfires, space and taking it easy in the slumbering Herefordshire countryside.

Don’t be fooled by the name; this place is more than an acre in size. In fact, Gold 12-Acre, as it should be known, has so much space you could fill the meadow with tents and have your own miniature festival – a fitting idea given the famous Hay Festival, Ludlow Food Festival and Green Man Festival are all held within half an hours drive. But that’s not the way Gold 12-Acre roll. Oh no.

Why tarnish such space with festivities? Why knock back the glimmering golden grass that gave the site its name? Instead they’ve decided to keep thinks simple and blissfully low-key, with just a single yurt in quiet corner of the field. The outcome, of course, is a glamping experience that’s wonderfully private, yet also extraordinarily open, with room to run wild and explore the local area in your own ‘holiday bubble’. You’re not always alone. On occasion a couple of ponies or a herd of sheep will graze in a paddock at the far end of the field. But they’re happy to respect your privacy.

The yurt is a genuine Mongolian structure, made in Mongolia and hand-painted in the traditional style. Inside it features traditional furnishings too: rugs, cushions, and handcrafted wooden stools – along with a few extra glamping flourishes like the huge double bed – not exactly one you’d see perched on the back of a nomadic cart-horse. In the centre, a wood-burning stove throws out heat on chilly nights, while the Mongolian felt lining ensures the whole place is well-insulated all year round.

Outside, a well-stocked camp kitchen has everything you need for cooking up a storm, plus a large campfire pit allows you to try that true form of outdoor cooking. For the best produce it’s only a five minute walk to Yarpole, a gorgeous little village with a community run shop inside the church (see food and drink).

Beyond, National Trust-owned Croft Castle is also within walking distance. The grand stately home, treading the line between a castle and an a decadently designed country house, is wonderful for families who want to explore. The house and gardens have a rich history and a range of insightful events and exhibitions, but when the little ones bore of the subtle education you can head out into the vast 1,500-acre grounds and tire them out building dens in the woods.

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Gold Acre is a relaxed, peaceful glamping site tucked away in North Herefordshire close to the Welsh Borders; a 10 minute drive form the historic town of Ludlow famed for its award winning cuisine & 1 mile from Croft Castle with its extensive gardens, grounds & parkland.

Staying in a traditional Mongolian yurt is a unique & magical experience, perfect for those seeking a break that really is something different. With a low environmental footprint it's the perfect way to get close to nature in comfort with everything provided. In the yurt you have a toasty log burner & handmade rugs & cushions to keep you warm in the evening & outside is a well equipped camp kitchen with gas stove & oven. With huge dark skies your nights around the camp fire will be ones to remember, try cooking a big pan of chillie on the open fire - we have some great recipes & traditional campfire cooking pans at the yurt or simply toast crumpets for a midnight feast!

This is a very low impact environment, we like to keep everything as simple as possible whilst still being comfortable; exclusive to your yurt is a compost toilet & outdoor hot camp shower. The 19 ft yurt sleeps 2-5 persons, 2 people in the king sized comfortable bed & 3 extra fold out floor mattresses are provided for families & children.

Come & enjoy the freedom & space of the great outdoors,fabulous walks in the local woods & hills, good cycling, wildlife watching, or simply relax & unwind around the campfire

We look forward to having you to stay!

Exciting new guest accommodation being added for 2017

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★★★★★

Magical...

The sun was shining and the sky was blue. The rain was pouring and the wind blew. When it's cold and wet outside, you light up the wood burner and cozy up inside. When the sun shines the 12 acre meadow is a great place for the kids to run about and play. Cooked dinner outside on the fire and ate under the stars. The shower, loo and kitchen are great with plenty of pots, pans, plates etc. Plenty of room for all five of us to sleep, surrounded by fairy lights and candles. Victoria has created a magical space and has thought of everything. Have a load of exciting memories to carry home with us. I am sure you will love it too :)

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★★★★★

Amazing October weekend!

We simply had the best time here! Five of us in mid-October fitted comfortably in the yurt, had a whale of a time cooking things on the fire, going for walks (great 10 mile route into Ludlow from the campsite, along Mortimer Way), runs (south out of the gate, lovely 10k route along the country lanes, past woods etc) & generally chilling in lovely countryside. Can't recommend this place highly enough. STAY HERE!

★★★★★

Amazing

We stayed in the yurt at Gold Acre for possibly the wettest, coldest weekend in April, and we enjoyed every minute of it!

The double bed is comfy, the yurt warm and cosy thanks to the log burner, which we managed to keep going for most of the night to keep us warm, even when it snowed. Even after a day out, the yurt was still warm when we came back. 

The kitchen is an excellent addition, and has everything you could need. The shower was warm and the compost loo not at all scary or smelly. 

We didn't use the firepit due to the weather, but it would make an excellent place to site and keep warm and look at the stars if it wasn't chucking it down!

All in all we loved it here, especially the fact that you have the whole place to yourselves. Can't wait to come back later in the year.

★★★★★

Perfect.......

Two Dad's, two lad's ( Alex aged 4 and Max 5) along with Uncle Mark stayed at Gold Acre over the May Day bank holiday. So good that we have already booked again for next year. Beautiful spot with the Yurt (and no-one else) in a big field that our boys loved having adventures in.

Very comfortable with a double bed which I managed to bag (thanks Jon) with mattresses for Jon and the boys whilst Mark pitched his tent at the side. Hot shower, compost loo, good camp kitchen - but best of all the fire pit so you are welcome to have a proper fire which we cooked all our meals on. Other thoughtful details include a solar powered charger for iphone etc.

Victoria who runs the show is a charming hostess and as it was a cold day we arrived lit the log burner in the Yurt to warm it up, and also provides tea / coffee milk etc so you are all set on arrival.

Thoroughly recommend for a trip like ours with the boys, but also would happily have a romantic night there with Emily too (which we may well do though Max will no doubt tag along too, to limit the romance....)

Give it a try. Paul

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Gold Acre: Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

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Gold Acre: Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Gold Acre: Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Gold Acre: Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Gold Acre: Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Gold Acre: Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Gold Acre: Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Gold Acre: Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

Gold Acre: Secluded yurt glamping in the patchwork fields of rural Herefordshire.

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