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Woodland Tipi & Yurt Holidays

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· Hereford, Herefordshire, England
17 acres hosted by Woodland T.
10 glamping pitches
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Luxury yurt and tipi camping in a magical woodland setting

Julia Sanders created this wonderland on an unused part of her parents’ farm, after her application for eco-lodges was turned down by the local council. A small gathering of Sioux Indian tipis and yurts now inhabit the enchanting little 11-acre forest and private grassland valley with views across the Malvern Hills.

The two yurts and three tipis are scattered around an ancient woodland that has been undisturbed for years, bar the mystical creatures and fairies that are said to inhabit the bluebells at the bases of the trees. Ready-made tracks – originally built for the previous owner’s huskies’ sledging practice – loop the forest floor. They’re perfect for racing through the woods and collecting bow-and-arrow sticks and makeshift fishing rods with which to catch dinner, in the pond at the bottom of the valley. Each tent is cosily laid out with sheepskin rugs, raised mattresses and plenty of additional blankets for those extra chilly nights. Most importantly, there’s also a wood-burning stove and a kettle in each one for that first cuppa in the morning.

Outside there’s a campfire, log-style tables and chairs and your own personal hammock. The tipis are all slightly different and each seems to have its own distinct personality. For the best view, go for Valley tipi, the name alluding to the panorama that awaits. The facilities are first-rate and thoughtfully put together. First, and most importantly, the showers are better than home. The fully stocked kitchen has everything you could possibly want and a separate fridge is assigned to each tipi.

There are fresh flowers in an eclectic collection of vases scattered charmingly all over the site; lanterns and candles add to the already tranquil ambience. Swinging ropes and ladders make this a kids’ paradise whilst the grown-ups have their own covered communal area with furniture made from old school desks and benches. On arrival there’s a welcome note chalked onto a board with the name of your tent and a handy wheelbarrow to lug your stuff down to the car-free campsite. Then follows a quick lesson on how to make a fire in the middle of the tipi, without asphyxiating everyone.

Now, who wants to head for the hills? With easy access to the Forest of Dean and the Malvern Hills, walkers are spoilt for choice. But there’s also kayaking on the many meandering Wye Valley waterways or swinging from high wires in tree-top canopies at Go Ape. The quaint market towns of Ross-on-Wye and the more literary Hay-on-Wye are also worth exploring before heading back to begin the task of fire making and pizza burning.

As the kids run around playing cowboys and Indians in the woods, this magical place may well bring out your inner child. It’s a real woodland adventure, scented by the heady aroma of campfires – and scrummy home-made pizzas slowly cooking in the communal oven.

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15 Ratings · 13 reviews
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Susie S.recommends
September 8, 2023
Secluded Bell Tent
I loved the secluded bell tent here at Woodland Tipis and Yurts. It was a little bit more set back from the paths so it was lovely and private, but still close enough to the hot tub and the kitchen! Mark was great - friendly, helpful, and informative. The site was beautifully kept, the facilities were clean and there was even a bath! The atmosphere was incredible, so relaxed and friendly. We were able to chop our own firewood for our fire pit, and had plenty of wood and firelighters for the stove inside. The tent was comfy and warm, even though it rained, and the kitchen had everything you could want. Just remember to bring your own sheets for the duvet! We nearly forgot 😁 I'd also recommend bringing food with you - there's a very small shop inside the pub in the village where you can get basics, but not much. On the other hand, you can get food delivered to the site from Sainsbury's which is what we ended up doing and had no issues! Absolutely recommend it and would go back tomorrow if I could!
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Amber V.recommends
August 18, 2023
Secluded Bell Tent
Woodland glamping
What a special place. We stayed in the secluded bell tent. Beautiful tent set in its own glade, perfect for watching the stars. Facilities were perfect as we had the whole south side of the site to ourselves. Clean well stocked compost toilets, all you could need communal kitchen with our own fridge. Showers and bath in the block next to the kitchen. Plenty of places to share drinks or meals with fellow campers under tarpaulin. Very friendly helpful hosts and we plan on returning soon.
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Stella M.recommends
August 13, 2023
Bluebell Yurt
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The yurt was so spacious and comfortable. Bluebell Yurt was in the perfect location as it was close to the car park, kitchen and communal eating area, but still with the feeling that you are out in the open and away from everything. The kids absolutely loved the hammocks, tire swing and climbing ladder in the trees, and felt safe to explore independently. So much to do within a short drive and Mark (owner) was always on call for any questions and to recommend the best spot for paddleboarding. Kitchen had a good range of utensils and cooking equipment, and all the facilities are clean and well looked after. We would highly recommend this beautiful woodland forest camping adventure.
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Katie N.recommends
July 30, 2023
Bluebell Yurt
Perfect stay!
We had the best time staying in the yurt. Everything was beautifully set up, from the fire pit to the rope swings for the kids they really have thought of everything. The showers, toilets and communal kitchen were all spotlessly clean with a shabby chic feel. We will definitely be visiting again!
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Apryl W.recommends
May 16, 2023
Lilac Bell Tent
Absolutely beautiful setting, comfortable and cozy tent with woodburner and tea lights. Kitchen was well equipped, clean a d well layed out. Mark was friendly and helpful and the sparkling wine Is recommended. What an amazing place.
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Sarah ?.recommends
May 8, 2023
Valley Yurt
Absolutely lovely stay, the Yurt and facilities were incredible, the site was peaceful and Julia was a fantastic host. We’ll definitely be back.
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Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Woodland T.

Joined in June 2010
From the host
Welcome... to our relaxing and magical woodland haven. Established in 2006 we are in an area of outstanding natural beauty a walk away from the beautiful River Wye. We are a small and friendy family owned glamping site in 17 acres of woodland. Perfect for families and groups of families wishing to relax and kick back in the beautiful natural space we have created. Great for couples too, offering a secluded and quiet space. Close to the wood fired hot tubs if required. Great beds and hot showers and gorgeous interiors for that all important comfort. Cooking in our fully equipped kitchen or use your BBQ or fire pit. Star gazing, picnics, wild swimming, beautiful country walks, exploring local castles.. all here for you. We have 6 yurts, 3 tipis and one bell tent set up within glades within the wood. All have access to our wood fired hot tubs, pizza ovens, fully equipped kitchen, woodland tracks, children swings, our south facing valley for watching the sunset.. Each yurt and tipi have there own private shower and toilet. Each tent is well spaced from the next offering everyone their own private space with their picnic table, firepit and hammock. Our most common feedback over the years with all the families that have stayed with us is that we provide real freedom for their children to roam and play whilst being safe. And that they really appreciate all the special touches. We are passionate about wildlife and nature in general and therefore only use natural biodegradable products wherever possible. No chemical sprays used on the land. Recycled toilet paper. Composting toilets. Our electric is 70% solar. Our interiors are incorporate handcrafted items from local crafts people or are ethically sourced wherever possible.
Nearby attractions

You’re only a hop, skip or a jump away from the stunning River Wye. Enjoy paddling on tiny pebbly beaches, wobbling on the swing-bridge or kayaking. Outdoor activities abound, from Pedalbikeaway Cycles (01600 772821) to Severnvale Llama and Donkey Trekking (01594 528482). For a high-wired forest adventure, visit ‘Go Ape!’ at Mallards Pike Lake (0870 4589078).

Food and drink
Pengethley Farm Shop in Peterstow (01989 730430) stocks organic sausages, cheese and olives. You’re spoilt for choice. The epitome of gastropub cuisine (and a choice of 80 beers!) can be found at the New Harp Inn in nearby Hoarwithy (01432 840900). The Lough Pool Inn in Sellack (01989 730236) has a beer garden, and the invitingly named Cottage of Content sits on a 4-mile stretch of the River Wye just below Little Dewchurch (01432 840 242). All sell local ales and tasty, mostly organic food (main courses around £10-12).
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