We booked to stay in a Tipi at Cledan Valley for our first wedding anniversary at the end of March 2008. We originally booked the honeymoon tipi which was the most secluded of the 8 tipis there, by a river, in a sheltered dip, however, with possibly the worst weekend for weather in March, we changed our minds when Beth- the helpful owner of the site showed us a bigger tipi with an extra barrier against the rain- an 'ozan'. The farm is high on a hill quite near a wind farm and boy was it windy! It rained and blew a 'hoolie' all weekend and we were really glad of the ozan which prevents the rain from the chimney flaps and the hole in the very top where all the poles meet, dripping onto your bedding. The tipis are well stocked with futons, sheepskins, rugs, stove, kettle, all cooking and eating equipment including a wind up lantern. Ours was the only one so far that has the ozan and was therefore fairly dry the whole weekend. The firebowl in the middle of the tipi is great for warmth and atmosphere (and everything stinks of wood smoke now that we have returned home!) I have to say that I really enjoyed my stay, but would have enjoyed it so much more if I hadn't been cold and wet all weekend due to the horrendous weather! We also didn't sleep both nights due to the wind which was incredibly noisy in the tipi. I think that this would be an amazing experience in the height of summer. If you do venture in March, take plenty of warm clothes and bedding! The Centre for lternative technology nearby is well worth a visit and a lovely little cosy restaurant called the Talkhouse.
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