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Rockfield Glamping

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· Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales
1 acre hosted by Sarah J.
4 glamping pitches
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Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Bell tents with private bathrooms on a Welsh sheep farm near Monmouth

Rockfield is a tiny Welsh village with a handful of farms, a church, a post box and a population of less than 200 people. So why does it sound so familiar? Perhaps because some of the most famous British musicians have recorded some of their best-known hits at a legendary music studio here. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Wonderwall by Oasis and Yellow by Coldplay are just some of the top tunes that owe their existence, in part, to this place. The studio came into existence thanks to a pair of enterprising brothers who diversified their farm back in 1965. Now, decades later, another family farm in the village has diversified too. But at this one, it’s glamping that’s on offer and, thankfully, it’s not just reserved for people with their names in lights.

All are welcome at Rockfield Glamping: music legends, average Joes, families, couples and dogs. The site, like the recording studio on the other side of the village, offers a rustic place to stay surrounded by inspirational scenery that’s far from any crowds. Here, there are just four bell tents and, while rustic, they have just a touch of rockstar luxury – by camping standards at least. The beds are made for you and, outside, each has its own horsebox bathroom with a door that opens to the countryside so you can bathe with a view. Better still, a generous welcome pack includes a bottle of bubbly to celebrate the start of your stay.

Whether you are sipping bubbles or sinking into them as you enjoy the view, you’re likely to feel pretty chuffed. The campsite is in a five-acre wildflower meadow and rolling Welsh countryside falls away in front of you from this hillside location, a few miles outside of Monmouth. That’s the closest town and a very pleasant place to visit where independent shops and eateries cluster the high street and the River Monnow meets the meandering Wye.

Apart from exploring the town and wandering the footpaths around Rockfield, this glamping site is ideally situated for exploring the outdoors on both sides of the English-Welsh border. You can canoe through the Lower Wye Valley and climb or sightsee at Symonds Yat, just eight miles away. The Forest of Dean and its cycle tracks are not much further and to the west is the Brecon Beacons National Park. It’s a good job that glampers are encouraged to stay for a while: three, four or seven-day stays are standard. But, be warned, 90s legends, The Stone Roses ended up staying at Rockfield for 14 months recording their second album. When you get here you might understand why.

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4 Ratings · 3 reviews
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Ross K.recommends
May 8, 2023
Rabbits warren
Luxury Glamping at its finest. Very well equipped and comfortable accommodation with great views on a lovely quiet site.
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Sumayyah M.recommends
August 29, 2022
Squirrels Nest
An amazing site with beautiful views and lots to do for families nearby. Sarah was brilliant host, and cleanliness was to a very high standard. Will be recommending to everyone I know.
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Suzanne G.recommends
June 13, 2022
Squirrels Nest
Amazing location, beautiful view, so welcoming and they’ve thought of everything to make your stay really comfortable. We had a fantastic time.
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Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Sarah J.Joined in December 2021
From the host
Stay in one of our beautifully furnished bell tents, complete with Log burner for those cooler nights and suitable for 2 – 4 people. Each of our 5-meter luxury bell tents comes with its own unique ensuite Horsebox Bathroom including Bath, Shower, Sink and full flush Toilet. The back of the horse trailer can be closed up for privacy or dropped down so that you can have a bath looking out at the stunning countryside views or stars at night. Located in the heart of Monmouthshire, Rockfield Glamping provides the perfect country getaway. This little village is famous for its incredible recording studios which was the primary studios used by Queen for recording ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and has played host to greats including Oasis, Coldplay, and the legendary Tom Jones. We cant wait to welcome you to our home and share our stunning views, luxury soft beds and unique horse box baths with you. 
Nearby attractions

The area is great for walking and there are lots of footpaths locally and some more challenging ones in the nearby Brecon Beacons National Park. A popular peak to tackle is The Sugar Loaf, the foot of which is about half and hour's drive (17 miles) away. Closer still is The Skirrid mountain which forms the easternmost part of the national park. The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club is a mile from site and Ancre Hill Vineyard (01600 714152), which offers informal tours at weekends, is under two miles away. The town of Monmouth, it's leisure centre (01633 644800) and the Monmouth Canoe Centre (01600 716083), which offers canoeing on the River Wye, is only three miles away. It's eight miles to the village and cliff tops at Symonds Yat, a popular place for climbing and home to the connected tourist attractions of The Hedge Puzzle (maze), Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo and Wye Valley Miniature Golf. Oldfield Forge, a family-run blacksmith, with experience days and Raglan Farm Park (01291 690 319) are both around 10 miles from site and The Forest of Dean is just a little further. For seaside fun, head to Barry Island, home of Gavin and Stacey, an hour's drive away but recommended by your hosts.

Food and drink

Your hosts can't recommend The Stonemill Restaurant (01600 716273), just a mile from site, highly enough – they got married there! The 18th-century Garway Moon Inn (01600 750 270) and La Piccola Italia (01600 712527) in Monmouth are also recommended favourites. For burgers, you can't beat The Pig & Apple - a gourmet burger restaurant and takeaway on TV presenter Kate Humble's farm, six miles away. Tasty Trays (07391 529409) are a local business who make graze trays (ploughman's lunches, afternoon teas etc) that can be delivered straight to your tent (pre-booking is essential).

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