Homestead Glamping and Camping

UK England West Midlands Herefordshire

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Good walks nearby
Quiet farm camping in Herefordshire's cider country

Homestead Glamping and Camping, situated in the hamlet of Norton Wood in rural Herefordshire, a half-hour drive from the book town of Hay-on-Wye, boasts a setting so serene that even the butterflies are falling over themselves to get here. The meadow opposite the campsite is a true wildflower spectacle, owned by a local nature trust and used to collect wild seed mixes to send around the country. Natural pollination, however, means the Newhouse camping meadow is a riot of lush grasses too and the perfect setting for back-to-nature camping.

With the peaceful setting put first, there’s really very little to the place. The camping meadow, just off of quirky named ‘Pig Street’, has portable-style toilets, hand sanitiser stations and mains water but there are no showers or clumsy concrete facilities. Instead, the farm is all about space and simple pleasures. Spotting red admirals and purple emperors, exploring the surrounding hills or setting out on a walk from the farm to return to nights beneath the clear, unpolluted skies.

There are several footpaths running from the campsite, which is located along the Black and White Property Trail, a local walking route that takes in a series of picturesque villages known for their black-and-white half-timbered style and buildings dating back to medieval times. There are plenty of good pub stops along the way, with the route running through a rich landscape of orchards and hopyards that supply the local eateries. The cathedral city of Hereford is a half-hour drive and has endless foodie options and there are plenty of good boltholes in Kington and Hay-on-Wye too. At the latter you can hire canoes for river adventures or pick them up by the old toll bridge across the Wye in Whitney.

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Book with complete confidence at Homestead Glamping and Camping with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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Details

Facilities

Facilities are basic. There is mains running water, hand-sanitizer stations and hand-washing facilities and portable-style toilets but there are no showers. Campfires are not permitted.

Glamping facilities include your own en-suite shower, vanity unit and compost toilet. Outside we provide your own fire pit barbecue and seating area. You have your own individual kitchen unit with gas rings and utilities. Please note - our bell tents are not pet-friendly.

Suitable For

Tents, adults, children and well behaved dogs on leads – yes.

Caravans, campervans and mobile homes, dogs in the bell tents – no.

Nearby

The surrounding area is rich with scenic walks, not least the ridge at The Cat's Back and the famous Offa's Dyke path. For the more intrepid, the Wye Valley has some great kayaking and canoeing trails. The historic cathedral city of Hereford is around 12 miles from Newhouse Farm while the Welsh border town of Brecon and the bibliophiles' haven of Hay-on-Wye are a mere 30 mins drive away. For pony treks try Brwyngwyn Riding Centre in the beautiful hills just above Hay-on-Wye. (01497 851 669; one hour hacks kids/adults £17/20). Cycle mapped routes in the stunning Black Mountains and Brecon beacons with Black Mountain Activities (01497 847897; half a day/full day hire £20/30).

Food & Drink

The Stagg Inn (01544 230221) 15 minutes’ drive from Newhouse Farm offers very fine dining. The other side of Hay, The Griffin at Felin Fach (01874 620111) is lauded by top newspaper critics and is best visited for lunch for its set menu. Hereford, Hay-on-Wye and the surrounding area have a mass of eating options to suit all budgets.

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  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
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The Owner Says

Situated in the depths of rural Herefordshire countryside, in the hamlet of Norton Wood, Homestead Glamping and Camping has lovely views of the far reaching Welsh hills. This is an excellent walking and cycling area with many marked out paths and is located on the Black and White Trail which leads through pretty villages and beautiful landscape. The local area has nature reserves and conservation fields, and this cider-growing region is home to many stunning orchards. Nearby villages have many pubs and restaurants and the unique book town of Hay-on-Wye which also hosts the famous Hay festival in May is only 30 minutes away. The beautiful River Wye is notorious for Barbel, Chubb,Trout and Salmon. Carp and course fishing lakes are close by and offer day ticket fishing facilities. The Cathedral city of Hereford, on the border between England and Wales is a treasure trove of historic buildings and artefacts. The Cathedral holds the Mappa Mundi and also has one of the four surviving copies of the 1217 version of the Magna Carta and if that isn't enough the Cathedral houses the largest Chained Library in the world and only 12 miles approx from the campsite. There is mains running water on the site, and portaloo toilets. Very spacious surroundings, people can book knowing they have plenty of privacy and social distancing with hand sanitizers and hand-washing facilities available. Dogs are welcome on site but must be kept on a lead at all times due to the surrounding sheep and livestock. Families are welcome and our pitches can accomodate 4 people. Fire pits and BBQ's are permitted, but must be kept off the ground to protect  the grasses and wildflowers. We can supply logs and kindling on request.

Accommodation

15 grass pitches for tents.

Camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 4 15 Available
Grass pitch (no electricity)

Bluebell

Bell tent Sleeps 2
5m fully furnished bell tent with a bespoke hot shower, vanity unit with hot water and a compost toilet located in a beautiful quiet meadow.

Lilliebell

Bell tent Sleeps 2
5m fully furnished bell tent with a bespoke hot shower, vanity unit with hot water and a compost toilet located in a beautiful quiet meadow.

Rosiebell

Bell tent Sleeps 2
5m fully furnished bell tent with a bespoke hot shower, vanity unit with hot water and a compost toilet located in a beautiful quiet meadow.

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Location

Contact Homestead Glamping and Camping, Norton Wood, Herefordshire HR4 7BP

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Getting There

Take the A480 west out of Hereford. After six miles pass through Yazor. Two miles past Yazor, take the turning on the left to Norton Canon. Carry on for a mile and a half until you see a white house on the left called New House Farm. Go to the house to be directed to your pitch.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 4 reviews

★★★★★

Amazing experience

An amazing glamping experience. Homestead is a great countryside hideaway that's run so well by Heather and Nick. They provide everything you need for a great outdoor experience - firepit, wood/charcoal, super comfy bed, hot showers, compost toilet emptied regularly, fitted kitchen and even a picnic hamper that you could take to the many riverside locations locally. We stayed in ‘Bluebell’ which was beautifully decorated and tucked away in the corner of the field. The animals onsite, butterflies in the meadow, bats and swifts flying overhead make this a nature lovers happy place. We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 nights spend there and wish Heather and Nick all the very best for many seasons to come.
Jul 26, 2021 by Peter Verified Review

Response from Homestead Glamping and Camping

Thank you Peter for your very warming review of our Glamping site and how much you enjoyed your stay with us
   You both certainly embraced our theme for this experience as a nature lovers paradise, we both thank you for being perfect, clean , tidy and respectful guests
  Hope to see you again
     Nick and Heather
★★★★★

Beautiful getaway

This was our first ever Glamping experience, we both throughly enjoyed our stay and the views that we were surrounded by were stunning. Loved all the animals that were around on the property too. Nick & Heather on arrival provided a warm and friendly welcoming to Homestead Glamping, also little touches that you may need during your stay! We arrived a little late on our check in however Nick and Heather were happy to accommodate us on our arrival showing us around the site. We stayed in ‘Bluebell’ tent which was beautifully decorated and homely. The added bonus of having your own shower, toilet and own kitchen area adds to the feel of luxurious glamping experience. Facilities were very clean and well organised. Would highly recommend.
Jul 26, 2021 by Emma Ladkin Verified Review

Response from Homestead Glamping and Camping

Thank you Emma for your very warming review of our Glamping site , it is so appreciated
   We were more than happy to help you with your later arrival , we just feel sorry you and Daniel had such a full day it meant you had to rush around , but also glad we got you sorted and our local village , very good Indian got you seated for a meal and your relaxation began .
    We both enjoyed you as guests and pleased you were so interested in our livestock collection, it makes the package complete
    Good luck to you both and hope to see you again
   Kind regards Nick and Heather
★★★★★

Wonderful!

This was my first ever Glamping experience and I am so glad I got to spend it in the tranquil surroundings at Homestead! Not only do the owners, Nick & Heather provide all the little touches that you may need during your stay, they also offer such a warm and friendly face welcoming you to Homestead Glamping which definitely makes you wish you were staying for longer! We arrived a little late on our check in however Nick and Heather were happy to accommodate us on our arrival showing us around the site. We stayed in bell tent ‘Bluebell’ which was beautifully decorated and homely. The added bonus of having your own shower, toilet and own kitchen area adds to the feel of luxurious glamping experience. The roosters early wake up call and sounds of galloping horses is what really makes the experience at Homestead unique. We thoroughly enjoyed our couple of nights spent at Homestead and can only hope many other guests get to discover this gem!
Jul 20, 2021 by Emma Othen Verified Review

Response from Homestead Glamping and Camping

Hello Emma
It is very warming to receive such a kind review after your stay with us.
   We were more than happy to show you round later than expected, we were just sorry that the dreaded Friday travelling had robbed you of relaxation time
    Anyway we are pleased that your first time was enjoyable for you and gave you and Tom the down time you desired
  We would like to add how appreciative we were how tidy and clean you left Bluebell and it’s kitchen , despite Tom now obviously being a pair of socks short !
  We do hope we see you both again . Try and do a Sunday to mid week stay and avoid that London traffic next time , if you can . A welcome awaits
   Kind regards Nick and Heather
★★★★★

Blissful break in a beautiful setting

This is such a tranquil location, with stunning views. I was almost tempted not to write a review to keep it a secret! The meadow is perfectly flat and Nick has thought of everything to make this wild camping experience go smoothly. Very clean facilities and extremely well organised. Highly recommended.

Response from Homestead Glamping and Camping

Thank you Pippa for your great review. It was a pleasure meeting you and your friends and we hope to see you again. All the best Nick & Heather 

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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