What a place! Six beautifully decorated and furnished yurts in a pretty, peaceful hideaway in Monmouthshire.
The owners, Amanda and Peter gave a very warm welcome and have thought about their guests' every needs. You park in the car park on one side of the valley where your belongings are transferred into a trailer attached to a jeep which transports you down the valley , over the stream to the door of your circular home from home. You can walk in and out of the site across a foot bridge too.
Each yurt has a kingsize bed, a single day bed and five single futon chair beds. There are blankets, cushions and pillows too, but you will need to take your own duvet or sleeping bag to stay nice and warm at night. If you forget you can hire duvets from the owners.
The log burner in each yurt is very efficient, heating the whole yurt evenly and is already stacked when you arrive so all you have to do is put a match to it and off you go. The chimney means that there is no smoke at all in the yurt. There’s plenty of wood to keep you going for your stay. It's worth taking a couple of old newspapers to help you get the fires started on subsequent nights.
Yurt 1 is nearest the stream and the entrance / exit to the campsite. It has its own kitchen which is well equipped with a gas cooker / hob, kettle, plug sockets, crockery, cutlery, glassware, pans, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a few herbs and spices, washing up bowl, washing up liquid, scourer, tea towel and a massive American style fridge freezer. Yurt 1 and 2 have compost toilets nearby with plenty of toilet roll plus sawdust so there is no unpleasant smell.
The main shared kitchen has two electric ovens / hobs, two large fridge freezers, two kettles, plenty of crockery, cutlery, glassware, pans, a cafetiere etc...and lots of cupboard space labelled for each yurt. It has all the other bits and pieces mentioned in Yurt 1's kitchen. It is raised up with a large part covered decked area, and has tables and chairs for dining, some sun loungers, a swing for relaxing in the sun plus board games, and a craft area with paints and canvas. There are more blankets dotted around with a hole in the middle so you can throw them over you as a poncho as the evening cools off.
This is where the two flushing toilets are located too, plus a good quality power shower cubicle, and a cubicle with a bath with a shower over it too. The owners supply showergel, liquid soap, and a few other toiletries in case you forget anything. I even saw suncream! The hand towel by the sink is changed everyday, as are the bathmats in the shower and bath cubicles and toilet roll is replenished daily. There are a couple of travel hairdryers by the showers and a place to plug your straighteners in so no excuse not to look glamourous during your glamping experience!
Tesco can deliver all the supplies you need so there is very little you need to bring with you.
There are campfire areas with plenty of wood to burn, a pizza oven and barbeque plus each yurt has it’s own deck, fire pit / chimnea and wood store - what more could you need for a balmy summer evening. But if the weather isn't too good, at least you know the kitchens are under cover and your yurt will be nice and cosy.
Such thought has gone into this lovely place! I can’t recommend it highly enough. Go and see for yourself – you’re sure to feel your blood pressure lower and your everyday stresses melt away the moment you arrive!
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- Also Known As:
- Hidden Valley Yurts Chepstow, Wales