- Sleeps 5 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Pet Friendly
- Wood burning stove to keep you toasty throughout the night
- Everything you need for cooking on an open fire, with a private outdoor cooking area and fire pit
- Glamping in a valley with plenty of wildlife and a famous Red Kite area
The Owner Says
Yurts sleep 4 people, all with one double bed and two singles. (all bedding and linen included but please bring your own towels). We can also provide 2 extra futon mattresses for larger families with more than 2 children, please let us know if you would like this. Each has a wood burner which is simple to use and instantly effective, keeping you toasty warm throughout the night.
There is solar lighting in each yurt allowing extended evening use. Each yurt has its own outdoor cooking area with fire pit, tripod, enamel hanging Hungarian Kotlich stew bowl, BBQ plate and frying dish. Everything you need for cooking on an open fire, from a hearty one pot, a quick and easy BBQ to a morning fry-up. We also offer recipes and can provide ingredients for your first evening meal on request.
There is a fully equipped communal kitchen with running water, cooker, hob, tables, fridge, pots and pans, crockery etc. Tea and coffee is provided.
The toilet block is synonymous with glamping, with flushing loos, hot showers, hot water wash basins and a washing up area. There are also phone charging points.
We have a wood fired pizza oven and offer homemade margarita pizzas cooked outdoors using local ingredients and homemade dough (£6 a pizza). Please let us know ahead of your arrival if you think you might like this, to give us notice for numbers with regards to dough and the oven takes 3 hours to heat to temperature.
About Valley Yurts
Suitable ForGlamping only – sorry, no tents or caravans. Dogs are welcome but must be well-behaved as sheep and chicken onsite. Groups are very welcome but sorry no Hen or Stag do's.
Where to start? Valley Yurts is found at the foot of Offa’s Dyke Path, which is a comfortable 1.5 hour walk into the nearest town of Kington. Although a steady slope up to Hergest Ridge, the walk across the ridge is grassy and flat with beautiful 360-degree views. Whether you prefer a 2-hour or 2-day walk, Offa’s Dyke is ideal – and named by Lonely Planet as being among the world’s greatest walks. The famous literary town of Hay-on-Wye is only a short drive, with plenty of antique shops, cafe's pubs and restaurants. The Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts is a must and takes place at the end of May. There are several canoe and kayak companies in Hay where you can hire boats or canoes to navigate The River Wye's easy routes which are suitable for all the family. Discover the Black and White Village Trail, characterised by the large number of timbered and half-timbered houses in the area, some dating from medieval times. Pembridge, the nearest medieval town is only 12-miles away and a short drive out of the village past the market square will bring you to Dunkertons Cider Mill where organic cider and perry is made using traditional methods, with cider apples and perry pears from local orchards. In under an hour you can be in The Brecon Beacon National Park, and choose from lots of outdoor activities including; cycling and mountain biking, gorge walking, horse riding and trekking and watersports. Pack a bag, some snacks and head off to the Four Waterfalls Walk, one of which you can even walk behind – well worth a visit.
Food & Drink
Kington offers a range of cafes, pubs and take-aways, plus there are shops selling local meat and farm produce, with two supermarkets also in the town. The Harp Inn (01544 350655) in Old Radnor is famous for its excellent food using only local suppliers. The Roast Ox (01497 851398) in Painscastle offers excellent home-cooked pub meals in a very traditional and friendly pub. Hay-on-Wye has a large offering of cafes, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes, including: tapas, falafels, bistros or a hearty Sunday lunch in The Blue Boar (01497 820884). There' s no shortage of pubs in the area too offering food, and local ales and cider.
Valley Yurts is located at Valley Yurts Lane House Farm, Gladestry, Kington HR5 3NT
Approaching from Kington: as you enter Gladestry, go past the primary school and just after the Royal Oak pub, turn right before the church at the triangle of grass. Then turn immediately left, keeping the church on your left. Continue down a narrow lane (1.1 miles), when the road forks always take the right – often the Sat Nav will stop at Wood Farm, however keep going – and Lane House Farm and Valley Yurts is the next house on the right of the road. There's a car park on the right immediately after the house.
The nearest train station is Leominster (20 miles) with direct trains from Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff. Hereford Station (27 miles) serves London and the south coast. There's a bus service from Hereford to Kington, the nearest town. If you're travelling by public transport taxis are available, or the owners can also collect you from Kington by arrangement.