Rockfield Glamping

UK Wales South Wales Monmouthshire Monmouth

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires Allowed
Bell tents with private bathrooms on a Welsh sheep farm near Monmouth

Rockfield is a tiny Welsh village with a handful of farms, a church, a post box and a population of less than 200 people. So why does it sound so familiar? Perhaps because some of the most famous British musicians have recorded some of their best-known hits at a legendary music studio here. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Wonderwall by Oasis and Yellow by Coldplay are just some of the top tunes that owe their existence, in part, to this place. The studio came into existence thanks to a pair of enterprising brothers who diversified their farm back in 1965. Now, decades later, another family farm in the village has diversified too. But at this one, it’s glamping that’s on offer and, thankfully, it’s not just reserved for people with their names in lights.

All are welcome at Rockfield Glamping: music legends, average Joes, families, couples and dogs. The site, like the recording studio on the other side of the village, offers a rustic place to stay surrounded by inspirational scenery that’s far from any crowds. Here, there are just four bell tents and, while rustic, they have just a touch of rockstar luxury – by camping standards at least. The beds are made for you and, outside, each has its own horsebox bathroom with a door that opens to the countryside so you can bathe with a view. Better still, a generous welcome pack includes a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the start of your stay.

Whether you are sipping bubbles or sinking into them as you enjoy the view, you’re likely to feel pretty chuffed. The campsite is in a five-acre wildflower meadow and rolling Welsh countryside falls away in front of you from this hillside location, a few miles outside of Monmouth. That’s the closest town and a very pleasant place to visit where independent shops and eateries cluster the high street and the River Monnow meets the meandering Wye.

Apart from exploring the town and wandering the footpaths around Rockfield, this glamping site is ideally situated for exploring the outdoors on both sides of the English-Welsh border. You can canoe through the Lower Wye Valley and climb or sightsee at Symonds Yat, just eight miles away. The Forest of Dean and its cycle tracks are not much further and to the west is the Brecon Beacons National Park. It’s a good job that glampers are encouraged to stay for a while: three, four or seven-day stays are standard. But, be warned, 90s legends, The Stone Roses ended up staying at Rockfield for 14 months recording their second album. When you get here you might understand why.

Details

Facilities

Each bell tent is set up with a double and two single made-up beds and a log burner with a private horsebox bathroom outside each one (campers need to take their own towels). The tents have an electricity supply and plug sockets, tea and coffee-making facilities and a picnic basket with plates, cups, bowls, cutlery and cooking utensils. Outside, there are solar lights, a fire pit with a BBQ rack and a picnic table. There is an on-site shared kitchen that has a sink for washing up, a cooker, microwave, toaster and individual fridges for each tent. There is a football pitch with goals, volleyball set and tree swing all set within five acres of wildflower meadow.

Suitable For

Glampers only, couples, families, groups, dogs – yes. Single-sex groups, groups aged under 25 – no.

Nearby

The area is great for walking and there are lots of footpaths locally and some more challenging ones in the nearby Brecon Beacons National Park. A popular peak to tackle is The Sugar Loaf, the foot of which is about half and hour's drive (17 miles) away. Closer still is The Skirrid mountain which forms the easternmost part of the national park. The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club is a mile from site and Ancre Hill Vineyard (01600 714152), which offers informal tours at weekends, is under two miles away. The town of Monmouth, it's leisure centre (01633 644800) and the Monmouth Canoe Centre (01600 716083), which offers canoeing on the River Wye, is only three miles away. It's eight miles to the village and cliff tops at Symonds Yat, a popular place for climbing and home to the connected tourist attractions of The Hedge Puzzle (maze), Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo and Wye Valley Miniature Golf. Oldfield Forge, a family-run blacksmith, with experience days and Raglan Farm Park (01291 690 319) are both around 10 miles from site and The Forest of Dean is just a little further. For seaside fun, head to Barry Island, home of Gavin and Stacey, an hour's drive away but recommended by your hosts.

Food & Drink

Your hosts can't recommend The Stonemill Restaurant (01600 716273), just a mile from site, highly enough – they got married there! The 18th-century Garway Moon Inn (01600 750 270) and La Piccola Italia (01600 712527) in Monmouth are also recommended favourites. For burgers, you can't beat The Pig & Apple - a gourmet burger restaurant and takeaway on TV presenter Kate Humble's farm, six miles away. Tasty Trays (07391 529409) are a local business who make graze trays (ploughman's lunches, afternoon teas etc) that can be delivered straight to your tent (pre-booking is essential).

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The Owner Says

Stay in one of our beautifully furnished bell tents, complete with Log burner for those cooler nights and suitable for 2 – 4 people. Each of our 5-meter luxury bell tents comes with its own unique ensuite Horsebox Bathroom including Bath, Shower, Sink and full flush Toilet. The back of the horse trailer can be closed up for privacy or dropped down so that you can have a bath looking out at the stunning countryside views or stars at night. Located in the heart of Monmouthshire, Rockfield Glamping provides the perfect country getaway. This little village is famous for its incredible recording studios which was the primary studios used by Queen for recording ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and has played host to greats including Oasis, Coldplay, and the legendary Tom Jones. We cant wait to welcome you to our home and share our stunning views, luxury soft beds and unique horse box baths with you. 

Accommodation

Four bell tents – each with a private horsebox bathroom.

Foxes Den

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Sleeps 4, 1 x double bed and 2 x single beds, Electric socket, Private horse trailer bathroom with bath, overhead shower and full flush toilet. Wood burning stove with starter pack, picnic table with umbrella and firepit with grill rack. Picnic basket with cooking utensils and crockery in each tent. Shared kitchen on site with individual fridges.

Squirrels Nest

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Sleeps 4, 1 x double bed and 2 x single beds, Electric socket, Private horse trailer bathroom with bath, overhead shower and full flush toilet. Wood burning stove with starter pack, picnic table with umbrella and firepit with grill rack. Picnic basket with cooking utensils and crockery in each tent. Shared kitchen on site with individual fridges.

Badgers Sett

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Sleeps 4, 1 x double bed and 2 x single beds, Electric socket, Private horse trailer bathroom with bath, overhead shower and full flush toilet. Wood burning stove with starter pack, picnic table with umbrella and firepit with grill rack. Picnic basket with cooking utensils and crockery in each tent. Shared kitchen on site with individual fridges.

Rabbits warren

Bell tent Sleeps 4
Sleeps 4, 1 x double bed and 2 x single beds, Electric socket, Private horse trailer bathroom with bath, overhead shower and full flush toilet. Wood burning stove with starter pack, picnic table with umbrella and firepit with grill rack. Picnic basket with cooking utensils and crockery in each tent. Shared kitchen on site with individual fridges.

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Location

Contact Rockfield Glamping, Pendragon, Rockfield, Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 5QE

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Getting There

From the town of Monmouth follow the B4233 to Rockfield Village. When entering the village take a right where the road forks and head down the hill to the church. You will then climb back up the hill to find Rockfield Glamping signposted half way up on the right hand side.

The nearest train stations are Abergavenny (15 miles away) and Newport (26 miles away). The number 60 bus from Newport and the number 83 from Abrgavenny run a few times a day to Monmouth town (taking 45 minutes to an hour). Monmouth is about three miles from site and from there you would need to take a taxi to site.

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Why book with Cool Camping?

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  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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