Newhouse Farm

UK England West Midlands Herefordshire

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

Newhouse Farm, 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 child-free, 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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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 on the campsite. Campfires are not permitted.

Suitable For

Tents – yes. Couples only and no dogs. Caravans, campervans and mobile homes – 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

There's nothing within easy walking distance. 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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The Owner Says

Situated in the depths of rural Herefordshire countryside, in the hamlet of Norton Wood, Newhouse Farm 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.

Pitches

20 grass pitches for tents.

Camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 2 20 Available
Grass pitch (no electricity)

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Location

Contact Newhouse Farm, 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.

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Why book with Cool Camping?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
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