Luxurious bell tent glamping in an idyllic meadow – Herefordshire Glamping is the very essence of rest & relaxation
Sun-drenched, yellow-dappled wildflower meadows; lush undulating fields of green; bejewelled dragon-flies performing feats of aerial mastery – the Herefordshire countryside is just so utterly, absurdly idyllic. No area typifies this more than the little pockets of pastoral perfection to the south-west of Leominster. Just south of the River Arrow, outside the larger village of Ivington, lies the dainty (or should that be 'perfectly proportioned') Aulden, home to the county's best kept secret, Herefordshire Glamping.
Nestled within this bucolic bolthole, Herefordshire Glamping is three acres of rolling meadows a stone's throw from the tranquil babbling of Honeylake Brook. Wild and buttercup-strewn in the spring, soft and well-kempt in the summer, this truly is a camping field for all seasons.
The twin five-metre bell tents are pristine, airy and spacious. Both come fully equipped with all you can need for both a night of sweet repose (kingsize beds, cosy duvets, feather pillows and a toasty wood-burner) and a leisurely rise (toaster, cafetière and "proper coffee").
The quality of of service at Herefordshire Glamping is conscientious to the last. Chirpy hosts Moira and David are on hand to help with everything from a directions to the Welsh Marches to the correct pronunciation of nearby Shrewsbury (only the non-natives call it "Shrowsbury"), to a lend of a corkscrew for that (second) chilled bottle of Chardonnay on your very own veranda.
The pace of life is lazy here and that's the way it should be. Surveying the rolling fields, with the scent of Ludlow sausages wafting from the grill, the heady vows to "leave it all behind" are almost palpable in this quintessentially English of scenes.
Leominster, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Moira D.Joined in May 2015
From the host
We're a small corner of glorious Herefordshire with just one cosy bell tent and a self-contained one bedroom cottage. Herefordshire is off the beaten track but has an awful lot to offer alongside the countryside, peace, big skies and cider! We're set in around three acres of our own land and surrounded by farm land on all sides which means we're lucky enough to spot lots of wildlife including badgers, kites, foxes, occasionally deer and plenty of rabbits (who LOVE to drive us mad by feasting in the veg beds!). We'd like to say you're pretty much guaranteed a relaxing escape from the everyday - a much needed chance to recharge your batteries before heading back out into the world.
So many places to visit! Herefordshire is a quiet treasure trove of things to do and places to eat. We are, of course, the home of good cider which means you can spend an entire day visiting orchards and cider companies!
Our place is about 13 miles from Hereford with the Cathedral, the Mappa Mundi, river and shopping. Leominster is about 4 miles away and great for mooching around the second hand and vintage shops for bargains. Then there is Ludlow - home to one of the best food festivals in the country, a castle, great independent shopping and some fab architecture.
Hay on Wye is approx. 40 mins drive with lots of book shops, the Literary Festival every Spring, Hay Bluff and a hop across to the Brecon Beacons.
Further afield is Ledbury, the Clee Hills, the Malverns....we could go on and have lots of ideas depending on what takes your fancy. You might just want to kick back in a chair with a good book for a couple of days and that's encouraged!