Hidden Valley Yurts

Review of Hidden Valley Yurts

May 15, 2012, by peteinbristol

My wife and I, along with our 2 children a 17 year boy and 13 year girl have just returned from the most fabulous, relaxing and unique weekend break we have ever experienced. We didn’t really know what to expect when we left Bristol and being only 30 miles away were surprised to find, hidden in a beautiful valley only accessible by tractor, this tranquil setting. As we arrived both Amanda and Peter (the owners) were there to greet us and take our luggage to our yurt. The attention to detail throughout the camp was fabulous and everything you could possibly need to make your stay stress less was immediately assessable. All the yurts are beautifully decorated, and extremely clean and comfortable. We found the Yurt very spacious and we all had a comfortable bed without anyone having to draw the short straw. There was a wonderful wood burning fire to keep us warm and on the decking outside there was a chimnea and a built in BBQ. The communal Kitchen area was spacious and very well equipped. Peter and Amanda have really made sure that everything you need is there, from communal crockery and sauces right though to a bread maker, 2 ovens( one gas and one electric) a dish washer and even an espresso coffee machine .In the kitchen each Yurt has its own designated fridge and cupboard space. The large communal eating area around the kitchen allows you to spend time enjoying your food at a leisurely and unrushed pace. The showers/bath and loos were spotless and the solar heated water (backed up by an immersion heater) were hot and plentiful. The whole area was clean and well maintained .Again if you had forgotten any basics, on hand were some communal toiletries you could use. The stream is a constant source of enjoyment for the younger children and there is plenty of room for children to run around without imposing on other families’ peace and quiet. We went canoeing at Symonds Yat which is only a half an hour journey by car, and there are plenty more things to do within a half an hour drive. In the communal area there is a whole book of ideas on what to do and where to go. We did wonder whether our kids because of their ages would find it too quiet, in fact they enjoyed it immensely and it gave us all some quality family time. For a relaxed break and an easy going atmosphere the Hidden Valley is an absolute must and we would like to pass on our thanks and congratulations to both Peter and Amanda.