Cosy Under Canvas nestles beautifully in established woodlands, surrounded by rolling hills and marsh land. Sheep dot the fields like white clouds against a green sky. The location is both peaceful and beautiful, with plenty of opportunities to walk and explore. With the exception of the family farmhouse a short walk up the hill, this site feels truly remote.
The site itself is well laid out, consisting of two tipees and three domes on various levels, all nicely spaced for privacy. The ground is natural and uneven, laid with wood chips left from tree maintenance. This did not present us with a problem, but may if you are unsteady on your feet. Wellies or walking boots are a must as the ground can get muddy. Each shelter has it's own tree bog toilet, ours even had a view. We stayed in Ash tipee and really enjoyed the whole experience, from cooking breakfast and lunch on the fire pit, to snuggling down under beautiful thick Welsh blankets in front of a toasty fire. The accomodation is comfortable and homely, furnished with locally sourced hand crafted furniture.
This experience really does take you back to nature. A fantastic opportunity to cook on open fires, shower under a tree canopy with water heated by a log fire. There is no electric, or phone signal, and the running water is from a spring. There is a communal kitchen which includes seating area. There is also a little activity area that has games, colouring stuff and nature packs, books and binoculars to watch wildlife. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment and recipe books for ideas and inspiration. The site is surrounded by wildlife and there are some lovely info boards telling you what creatures you might see.
The owners Emma & Dan, we're welcoming and helpful. A lovely touch was when Dan handed out on Easter Saturday hot cross buns made by a friend, and chocolate muffins made by Emma. This really is a family run business and they all work hard. It is easy to see why they won an award for Eco Tourism. Keep up the good work in supporting nature and the environment, while allowing visitors a slice of peace and tranquility.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rustic and luxurious, award winning Glamping in a Welsh woodland Whether you're after sanctuary or adventure our Dome holidays are great for loved-up couples, family down-time or group gatherings. Satisfy your craving for the outdoors with no compromise on comfort. Think comfy beds, snug duvets, fluffy sheepskins and cosy rugs. We’re off-grid and eco-friendly with compost loos, wood-fired showers and solar lights - But stylish geodesic domes, personal toiletries, real coffee, private fire pits and steamy hot tubs mean you don't have to rough it. Just enjoy relaxing surroundings, beautiful scenery, and interesting things to do. ... more less