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Hollow Oak Glamping

· Abergele, Conwy, Wales
1 acre hosted by Lucy C.
2 glamping pitches
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100% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Best in North Wales: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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Handcrafted huts on a working farm, 10 minutes from the coast and 30 minutes from Snowdonia National Park

From little acorns, mighty oaks grow. This is particularly so at Rheon and Lucy’s mystical site. A beautiful, century-old oak, with its gnarled, hollow base, is at the heart of the Roberts family farm and, beneath its watchful eye, Rheon has been hard at work, handcrafting two unique, artisan 'Cwts' (huts) using local larch and red cedar. You can spend a long time marvelling at his craftsmanship while sitting on your hut's private deck, G&T in hand. Add a few herbs growing nearby to your drink – Lucy encourages guests to pick them – then sit back and enjoy listening to the thrushes' song, the woodpecker's familiar drum or watching the lovely goats as you take in views of distant Snowdonia.

Lucy and Rheon don’t do things by halves. The huts are bright and airy and have everything you could possible need, with homely interiors that feature fitted beds, plenty of storage and a modern kitchen area where a welcome hamper containing items like the farm's own eggs. Cwt Iâr has a double bed and a sofa bed, while larger Cwt Chwaden has a king-sized bed as well as a separate room with a set of bunks for children. At their core, these huts are seriously comfortable places to stay, with en-suite bathrooms, smart TVs and WiFi, but it's the little details that really make them stand out. Spot considered features like the tall tabletop made from one single tree-trunk cutting or the beautiful, individually styled coat hooks on the wall.

With a herd of prize-winning Charolais cattle, hens, ducks and sheep as your neighbours, you may be awoken in the morning by a soothing symphony of farmyard sounds. Venture out and it's a truly pastoral setting. Sheep graze on the slope immediately behind the huts and there's a babbling brook just a hop, skip and jump from your door. Follow the stream along the edge of the farm and dip your toes into the water’s edge to cool off – the perfect end to a long day if you've been hiking in The Snowdonia National Park (14 miles away) or stomping around on the Great Orme above Llandudno (10 miles).

The good thing about the farm setting is that it really provides something for everyone. You can muck in and try feeding the lambs  with Lucy (at certain times of the year) or start chatting cycling with Rheon, who knows all the scenic trails in the area and can offer tips for good local climbs and hill walks too. Yet, equally, if you want to sit back and enjoy a campfire beside the stream or some quiet time with a book in the cosy confines of your Cwt, there's room for that too. And, when you leave, you can always try and slip a fallen acorn into your pocket to take home. A complimentary momento that might grow into a tree you can build your own cabin under in years to come.

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40 Ratings · 36 reviews
Nicola F.recommends
August 13, 2023
Cwt Iâr
We have just returned from a wonderful 2 night break at Hollow Oak. Cwt lâr had everything we could need, plus some lovely added treats (fresh eggs, milk, and cake)! It's in a perfect location to visit lots of different attractions, we headed to the beaches as we had some much needed sunshine! My little girl enjoyed a tour around the farm meeting the animals, collecting eggs and helping to count the cows. We will most definitely be returning next year. Thanks for a fabulous stay. The Findlers x
Chris L.recommends
June 4, 2023
Cwt Chwaden
The Duck Hut
We loved our time at the "duck hut". It was beautifully crafted and was a very relaxing place for a holiday with our kids and the treats Lucy left for us in the cabin were a nice surprise. The valley it sat in was very picturesque and are kids enjoyed being shown around the farm by Rheon. Excellent location for trips out to explore North Wales and Snowdonia. Happily come and stay with Lucy and Rheon again.
The Alley Cats ?.recommends
April 15, 2023
Cwt Chwaden
This was our 2nd stay in the Duck Hut, love the hut and its surroundings, its a beautiful place to stay. Lucy and Rheon are really nice and welcoming and the kids loved feeding the lambs and calf on the farm
Moira F.recommends
April 13, 2023
Cwt Chwaden
Feeding the lambs!
We love Hollow Oak Glamping! Second visit and we have already booked our third for next Easter. Feeding the lambs was brilliant. Rheon was the perfect guide around the farm, it’s like visiting friends they are so welcoming. Thank you for a great relaxing stay at your cabins x
Josh L.recommends
February 18, 2023
Cwt Chwaden
Recommend to anyone - brilliant!
We had the most wonderful time at Lucy and Rheon’s farm staying in their little warm and snuggly Duck Cabin. Lovely shower, hot water, oven, hob, kettle, coffee. All you could need for a great little stay. A basket of local goodies and freshly laid eggs/freshly baked cake was an excellent and sets this apart from other trips. Not to mention the firepit with plenty of wood and marshmallows provided too!! We also had a thorough tour of the farm which my little boys loved - feeding their calf, picking eggs from the hens/ducks and checking on the sheep. Plenty to do in the area for our young boys (2 and 4). We had a thoroughly fantastic time.
Philip P.recommends
November 20, 2022
Cwt Iâr
Away from rat race
We both loved our relaxing weekend away. Knee deep in nature, head space and peace and quiet. We ate, read and absorbed the clean air. Would recommend this to any couple or family that just want to disconnect from the fast pace world we live in. We will be booking again. Thank you Lucy ❤️
Abergele, Conwy, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Lucy C.Joined in March 2021
From the host
Hollow Oak Glamping is within a working family farm which includes a herd of pedigree Charolais cattle and an assortment of sheep, goats, hens and ducks. Rheon grew up on the farm and now lives here with his family (Lucy and three children). The Grade II listed 16th century Welsh farmhouse, 'Brynffanigl Uchaf', stands out in the local landscape because of its tall, white chimneys. Our two Cwts (huts) are nestled below the farm under the gaze of a centuries old Oak tree. The Tree has a large hollow bottom which has been the focus of many childhood games including how many people can fit in the hole, which is rather a lot! Hence the name Hollow Oak Glamping to reflect the history of the farm and its connection to nature. We believe the Oak tree could tell some fascinating tales! The farm has links to a medieval Welsh Lord, Ednefyd Fychan, known as the ‘Lord of Brynffanigl’ whose descendants began the Tudor royal dynasty. Our two 'Cwts' were hand-crafted by Rheon using local larch and red cedar. Each one has been built individually focusing on luxury, comfort and to create a sense of well-being and awareness of surroundings. Each have under-floor heating, double-glazing with glass fronted doors, fully-equipped kitchens with induction hobs, snug beds, cosy seating areas, ensuite bathrooms with showers and private decking with seating and electric BBQs. We are located in a perfect rural setting with beautiful, life-affirming countryside on our doorstep with the beach a few miles away. As a family of keen cyclists, runners and outdoor enthusiasts we are spoilt for choice!
Nearby attractions

The local village, Betws yn Rhos, is a 25-minute walk away and includes a small shop for essentials and a local pub. A 10–15-minute drive away is Gwyrch Castle, (home to ITV’s I’m A Celebrity 2020) there are guided tours available and nightly ghost hunts on selected dates (requires booking in advance). The nearest sandy beach is Porth Eirias a 15-minute drive away. A short walk along the promenade in Rhos on Sea are independent shops, cafés and ice cream parlours. The walled town of Conwy is a world heritage site with a castle, harbour, independent shops, cafés and home to the smallest house in Britain. Walking in the walls is a great free activity and a good way of seeing a lot of the town from a unique perspective (including peeping in to peoples back gardens). Snowdonia National Park is a 30-minute drive away. There are a number of places to begin your ascent to the peak of Snowdon depending on your level. Villages to visit include Betws y Coed and Beddgelert. North Wales is well-known for its mountain biking, most notable are: Gwydir Forest, Penmachno, Llandegla and Coed y Brenin. Zip World is worth visiting with your family (known for the fastest zip line in the world).

Food and drink

The nearest pub, The Wheatsheaf (01492 680218), is a 25-minute walk away. A few miles from Hollow Oak, in the village of Llanfair Talhaiarn, The Black Lion (01745 720205) offers traditional pub grub, a pretty riverside setting and is popular with locals. A 15-minute drive away, you have The White Lion Inn, Llanelian (01492 515 807), an award winning gastro-pub, while, for a more gourmet experience, visit The Kinmel Arms (01745 832207; 12 minutes' drive), featured in the Good Food Guide's Top 50 Pubs in the UK. If visiting the beach in Porth Eirias, stop by Bryn Williams' seaside bistro (01492 577525), which serves local food with seaside views.

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