We are big fans of the outdoors and have had a taste for glamping before and loved it. We were so excited to go and review a stay at Wye Glamping in Hay on Wye. We were allocated the Yurt but they also have four bell tents.
We arrived at the campsite and we were greeted by the owner Diane she was lovely and answered all our questions and told us about the site and surrounding areas , she really did make us feel so welcome. She also gave us a run down on how everything worked and what to do if we needed anything. There were little trailers available at the start of camp to carry all of our stuff to the Yurt this was very handy.
This was out of this world amazing it sleeps up to six people and has a kingsize bed which is fully made up and 4 single futons that pull out in to beds. You can also request more if you have a bigger party and there is also a travel cot available on request. We requested this for Frankie as even though she sleeps in a bed at home its easier to keep one of the ankle biters contained at bed time or they will run wild. You have to bring your own bedding for the futons and travel cots and also your own towels.
There was a log burner with wood and fire lighters supplied which was fab if it got a bit chilly at night , it was actually lovely and warm so we didn’t get to use it. There is an honesty box in a hut at the start of camp where you can buy more logs and also charcoal for the BBQ which was so handy. There was a carbon monoxide detector in the yurt too which gives piece of mind when using the burner.
There is no electricity at Wye Glamping but the Yurt had fairy lights all the way around which gave more than enough lights in the night and made it so cosy. Tea light lanterns are also provided. There are loads of extra blankets and pillows in the chest at the end of the bed too. There are some reference books and novels provided and if you don’t finish the novel you can even take it home , I thought this was a lovely touch. The Yurt has a wooden door which locks with a key which provides that extra safety with the little ones. It was honestly so cosy at night and both tots slept amazingly with no wake ups.
There are some board games and outdoor games provided too which makes for a fab rainy afternoon , the little ones really enjoyed snakes and ladders and playing with the bats and ball outside.
The kitchen hut
This was just the cutest and so convenient being right next to the Yurt. There was everything you need included to make meals etc. Loads of plates , cups , glasses , bowls and cutlery also pots and pans with utensils too. There was a two burner gas stove with a grill and a kettle which was fantastic for breakfast.
As there is no electric there was a large cool box which was more like a mini fridge it stays cool for 5 days and gets topped up with ice packs if you are staying longer. There is tea , coffee and sugar provided and a pint of milk and bottle of mineral water. You also get a bag of charcoal for the BBQ if you wish to use it. There is a bowl and washing up materials with water available to do the dishes , you can also boil the kettle for some hot water.
Curry on the camp stove
The decking area
This is such a lovely touch and has a huge parasol to keep the sun out if you want some shade. There is a picnic bench and deck chairs provided and of course the BBQ. This over looks some spectacular views of the countryside and really is so peaceful.
The eco toilet
This is situated right next to the yurt too. There is no flush and after you have been to toilet you sprinkle sawdust over the top and the owners use this for compost. There is a flushable toilet available too. It’s amazing as means you don’t have to go on a trek in the middle of the night to go to toilet and there are solar lights so you can see where you are going.
The shower / bath block
At the start of the camp in the car park is the shower block. There is a bath with a shower over it which is fantastic if you have little ones. Archie and Frankie enjoyed a lovely bubbly bath on the 1st night and the water was piping hot. The shower in the shower room was one of the best I’ve ever had in all the hotels etc I’ve stayed in. It was so powerful and again piping hot. There is a changing station for babies in the bathroom, which is fab for getting the little ones dressed. The flushable toilet is also located here too.
Stream and swing
Just behind the yurt a stream runs through and you can get access to it just a bit of a stroll down from the Yurt. It was fab as was so shallow that the littles could play in it and had fun just throwing pebbles in and splashing around , we didn’t have to worry as it was so shallow. We spent a little while here one afternoon which they really enjoyed. In the entrance to the first bell tent there is a swing attached to the trees , Frankie really loved this as you can see.
The surrounding area
Just after the turn off for Wye Glamping there is a play park for the little ones to play in and if you g further on it to the little village there is another park which is fab for wearing them out. There is a village around 2.5 miles away with a CO OP if you need any essentials. Hay on Wye is the nearest town which I fell in love with , its full of quirky and vintage shops.
Of course all of the books shops are another big highlight , there was an amazing children’s book shop which Archie loved called Rose’s books, We bought the most amazing vintage ladybird books in here and the collections were huge. We will be back here just to visit that shop! The market was on the day we went (Thursday) this was lovely full again of quirky little stalls. We were due to go to the weekly flea market on the Friday but due to the weather it was cancelled.
One of the gorgeous vintage books we got from Rose’s book shop
There is also a larger CO OP here and loads of cafes etc to enjoy lunch or dinner. I would really recommend a visit here , we are only 50 minutes away from where we live and are so glad we have discovered such a fab little town.
If you are looking for a mini break and want camping with the extra luxuries I would really recommend Wye Glamping it has all you need for such a fun family break. Waking up to the noises of the sheep and cows really was amazing and you can’t beat the fresh air and freedom for the little ones. The electricity free aspect really does allow you to zone out with no distractions. Wye glamping is also dog friendly if you want to take your dog with you.