Herefordshire Glamping

UK England West Midlands Herefordshire

  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Adults only
  • Good walks nearby
Luxurious bell tent glamping in an idyllic meadow – Herefordshire Glamping is the very essence of rest & relaxation

Sun-drenched, yellow-dappled wildflower meadows; lush undulating fields of green; bejewelled dragon-flies performing feats of aerial mastery – the Herefordshire countryside is just so utterly, absurdly idyllic. No area typifies this more than the little pockets of pastoral perfection to the south-west of Leominster. Just south of the River Arrow, outside the larger village of Ivington, lies the dainty (or should that be 'perfectly proportioned') Aulden, home to the county's best kept secret, Herefordshire Glamping.      

Nestled within this bucolic bolthole, Herefordshire Glamping is three acres of rolling meadows a stone's throw from the tranquil babbling of Honeylake Brook. Wild and buttercup-strewn in the spring, soft and well-kempt in the summer, this truly is a camping field for all seasons.

The twin five-metre bell tents are pristine, airy and spacious. Both come fully equipped with all you can need for both a night of sweet repose (kingsize beds, cosy duvets, feather pillows and a toasty wood-burner) and a leisurely rise (toaster, cafetière and "proper coffee").

The quality of of service at Herefordshire Glamping is conscientious to the last. Chirpy hosts Moira and David are on hand to help with everything from a directions to the Welsh Marches to the correct pronunciation of nearby Shrewsbury (only the non-natives call it "Shrowsbury"), to a lend of a corkscrew for that (second) chilled bottle of Chardonnay on your very own veranda.  

The pace of life is lazy here and that's the way it should be. Surveying the rolling fields, with the scent of Ludlow sausages wafting from the grill, the heady vows to "leave it all behind" are almost palpable in this quintessentially English of scenes.

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Facilities

Two large 5m bell tents. Both are fully furnished with kingsize beds, feather duvets, pillows and have wood-burning stoves. Shared shower, loos and fully-equipped kitchen area with everything you need – cafetieres, a kettle, toaster, fridge and microwave with crockery and cutlery galore. Even though you are spending nights under canvas, there is a heated shower room and proper flushing loos and somewhere to plug in the hair straighteners. No electricity in tents but plenty of power points in converted stable. Raised wooden decking has table and chairs outside. No campfires but we do have firepits.

Suitable For

Glamping families and couples – yes.  We love a celebration stay and we are a popular spot for birthdays, anniversaries and mini-moons. We've even been witness to three engagements. Dogs – no. Sorry. We have two cats who would pack up and leave home as well as assorted chickens, ducks and sheep. Small groups by pre-arrangement. We only have two tents so we're perfect for a site takeover if you want to get away as a family or small group of friends.

We don't host weddings or parties.

Nearby

The historic Wye market town of Ludlow boasts an enchanting mix of medieval and Tudor architecture. Try and visit for the annual Ludlow Arts Festival every June. Vibrant cathedral city Hereford has a wealth of gorgeous Jacobean attractions – be sure to drop by The Old House (01432 260694) and The Hereford Cider Museum (01432 354207). The site is ideally placed to acces the Black and White Trail and numerous other walking and cycling routes. Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Hampton Court Castle are all fabulous NT properties with beautiful grounds. Pretty market town of Ledbury is about thirty minutes away. Hereford Cathedral with it's world famous Mappa Mundi and the Cider Museum are great for overcast days. Malvern and the home of Elgar are about 40 minutes away with the Malvern Hills a popular place to walk.

Food & Drink

Both tents have their own BBQ for grilling some of those famous Herefordshire burgers. There's plenty of decent pubs nearby. The White Swan (01544 388635) in Eardisland is a classic village pub with a friendly, welcoming vibe. The Royal Oak Hotel (01568 612610) in Leominster does a great carvery. This part of the world is famous for it's ales. Be sure to sample a drop of Weston's 'Butty Bach' – Welsh for "little mate". The Wharton Court Food Centre- who do great breakfasts- is a couple of miles away too. The Stagg at Titley was, in 2001,  the first pub to be awarded a Michelin star which it has retained. It is advisable to book well in advance if you would like to eat in the restaurant but the bar is always open! Ludlow has La Becasse – another award winning restaurant – but there are plenty of simpler places to eat in easy reach if you fancy just fish and chips and a pint!

Opening Times

April – end of September.

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The Owner Says

Luxury glamping in the peace and quiet of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, Each tent is set on a raised wooden deck with a proper king-sized bed, proper duvets, pillows and crisp white sheets and a wood burner for chilly nights. You have your own BBQ along with a table and chairs for dining alfresco.

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Accommodation

Two canvas bell tents set on wooden decks- far enough apart to be private but close enough for groups of friends to get together.

David & Moira are your hosts and we actively encourage you to put away the phone - sit, chat, have a glass of wine and just catch your breath. There are just two tents set in three acres of beautiful, peaceful Herefordshire countryside where the only noise you'll probably hear are birds, or cows munching in the field next door.

We make up a proper king sized bed with white cotton bed linen and snuggly feather duvets along with towels, glasses, crockery, cutlery and lots of kitchen utensils.The kitchen has a fridge, toaster, microwave -all you need to bring are your toothbrush and a good book.The tents have wood burners and the bathroom has proper flushing loos and a hot shower. No compost toilets here!  There isn't electricity in the tents but there are sockets in the kitchen for phones & hair straightners - you are Glamping after all! 



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Location

Contact Herefordshire Glamping, Alleymoor, Aulden, Ivington, Herefordshire HR6 0JT

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Getting There

Situated in the peaceful Herefordshire countryside between the teeny villages of Ivington and Aulden. About ten miles from Hereford and the same from Ludlow. Five miles west of Leominster (say 'Lemster' or the locals will look at you oddly!)

If you feel like easing your way off the chairs, there are lots of local walks, stunning National Trust properties nearby, the famous Black and White trail or you could head off for foodie adventures in Hereford or Ludlow – both are around 13 miles away. And don’t forget – you are in the home of proper cider so it would be rude not to visit a couple of local producers while you are here.

The nearest railway station is Leominster. Moira  or David are happy to pick you up.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 9 reviews

★★★★★

Lovely glamping experience

David and Moira's glamping set up is wonderful. The tent was immaculately clean and very stylishly / thoughtfully furnished. It has all of the additions that you could desire (BBQ, firepit, indoor wood burner etc) and it is in the most beautiful and tranquil setting. Thoroughly recommended for a peaceful and relaxing stay!
Jul 28, 2019 by Joe and Sarah
★★★★★

Pure bliss

Had the most wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings and wonderful friendly hosts Moira and David. Our Accomodation was fantastic very comfortable and extremely well looked after, we will certainly be back for a longer stay 5⭐️
Jul 23, 2019 by Ben & Jenny
★★★★★

Beautiful tents and a beautiful setting

This is proper glamping: really nicely designed tents, a lovely setting, and a super comfortable experience. The kitchen, toilet and showers just to the side made everything so easy even though we had a bit of rain when we were there. This was a combination of the best bits of camping (waking up in the elements, hearing the birds and seeing beautiful views from your bed) and the best bits of being at home (the bathroom was actually nicer than the one in my flat!). And Moira was super friendly too. I would definitely recommend staying here. Thanks Moira!
Jul 30, 2018 by Russell
★★★★★

Best short break

We had the most amazing staying at Herefordshire Clamping. Moira and David were the most fabulous hosts, they made sure everything was there that was needed and nothing was too much to ask. Our 2 children loved running around the meadow and feeding the pigs was a highlight for them, along with hearing the birds sing in the morning. It was the most relaxing break and really recharged our batteries. We will 100% be booking again.
May 8, 2018 by Michelle
★★★★★

We've had the best time

What an amazing weekend we've had. Moira and David have been fantastic and made our weekend so relaxing. Nothing was to much and they went out of their way to make our weekend extra special. We want to thank you both so much for all you've done and will definitely see us again LIZ and MATT
May 5, 2018 by Elizabeth
★★★★★

The most relaxing glamping experience with little one

We've had the best stay here. It was only way too short! Everything you need is there (providing the glam) but it's also kept beautifully natural and simple, which is what we love about camping. The yurt has very comfy beds, everything is clean and fresh, there a lovely books and magazines to relax with, a ready-to-go BBQ and just across the green is a small kitchen with sink, kettle, shower, power sockets, etc. The view is wide and beautiful, our little one loved the pigs and chickens, and there is lots to do in the surrounding area. As there are only two yurts, it's a really calm place that feels more personal than larger camp sites. Moira was a wonderful host and we really want to come back asap for a little longer this time. A, M & L
Aug 11, 2017 by AnnaBanana
★★★★★

excellent stay

This was our second time at Herefordshire Glamping and we had an excellent stay. This time we were joined by friends of ours ( first time glamping) and by the time we left they were totally hooked, all the kids loved it- no sign of ipads, phones etc just running around and enjoying the fresh air.

The site is perfect for visiting the surrounding areas, while we were there we went to the Monkland Cheese factory, visited a cider producer and went to the Hay Festival. We had fantastic weather during our stay as were able to BBQ a couple of times, it did get cooler in the evenings, but I recommend you hire a firepit, it was only a small charge for the use and a bag of logs, but we were able to sit outside till late - just perfect and quite, when the kids had gone to bed!!!!

We will be booking again for next year.

Jun 3, 2016 by Mike
★★★★★

Great midweek with the kids

I really enjoyed our stay at Herefordshire Glamping. It was my first time Glamping and as a result I have booked a few subsequent trips. I was between jobs and had a rare opportunity to spend some time with my daughters (6 and 11) while my wife stayed at home. We all had a superb time. My daughters loved the freedom of bowling around the camp site, and loved the lighting up time with the candles and lanterns. Everything was provided, the kitchen and shower rooms were well kitted out, clean and well decorated. I took the kids to see Mappa Mundi and Weobly when the sun shined. We had a rainy morning at the cheese factory down the road. All great trips.

My favourite memory was watching the sun go down on our last evening. We watched the housemartins feeding their young in the nest they had built in one of the outhouses. My girls did cartwheels in the field in their pyjamas. A happy time, out of our normal routine, no phones, no ipads, fresh warm air, just me and my family. It will stay with me for a long time. 

May 23, 2016 by Richard
★★★★★

Great Stay

My girlfriend booked a weekend here as a birthday surprise in August 2015. We had a really nice time- it was quiet with long views over the neighbouring fields. Our tent had just about everything we could think we would need with a huge, comfortable bed and the kitchen and shower were clean, modern and well equipped. Lots of hot water! 

We ventured out to Hay on Wye and walked around some great old bookshops- definitely worth a visit.

Moira was very welcoming and helpful with ideas of where to go and things to do should we want to.

We liked it so much, we have booked to go back this July!

May 13, 2016 by Darren

Why book with Cool Camping?

  • 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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