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Our Valley Yurts adventure began when we moved here from Brighton in 2016. It has been an exciting journey born out of a life-long love of camping with our two boys and extended family. We have been to many campsites over the years and have put up tents in all weather, packed soggy, heavy canvas bundles into a car not meant to transport an entire house… Then we discovered glamping.
After a lengthy search for the perfect location, we struck gold and have found a beautiful corner of Mid-Wales. The research, planning and build took eighteen months and we opened our doors in June 2018. We are based on the ‘Offa Dyke Path’ well known to walkers and tourists alike. The entrance to Offa’s Dyke is at the end of the lane with a spectacular walk across the hills into the town of Kington, the centre for walking in Mid-Wales and home of the walking festival in spring and late September as well as The Kington Show.
As the name suggests, we are set in a quiet valley in the village of Gladestry. The fields are surrounded by trees, a haven for wildlife. Birdwatchers can enjoy the wide range of birds of prey, kites, sparrow hawks, nuthatches, long tailed tits, great tits and woodpeckers, to name a few.
The famous literary town of Hay-on-Wye is a short drive away with cafes, restaurants and many bookshops. The Hay-on-Wye literary festival in May/June attracts thousands of tourists and visiting authors and playwrights from all over the world.
We are also only 40min away from Builth Wells, host town of the largest Agricultural Show in the UK, the Royal Welsh Show. The pinnacle event in the British agricultural calendar, the Royal Welsh Show is held over an exciting four-days of livestock competitions, with entries travelling from far and wide to compete, the show has something to interest everyone.
2024 will be our seventh season and with every year we learn more about what our guests like and want in a holiday and hope that we continue to adapt and improve year on year. We have added a third luxury shower and loo facility, a Shepherds Hut accommodation and a large games room including a table tennis table and wood butnig stove for 2024.
Also in 2023 we hosted our first yoga retreat which was a huge success and is already almost fully booked for 2024. More dates will be added. We also offer non-residential training workshops, please get in touch if you would like more information about these.