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Redwood Valley - Cabins & Yurts

· Presteigne, Powys, Wales
25 acres hosted by David T.
3 glamping pitches
A family-run, eco-friendly glamping site set in 25 acres of woodland on the beautiful Welsh borders

As any good nursery school teacher will tell you, the easiest way to tell the age of a tree is to keep walking until you can put your hands on your knees, peer back, upside down, through your legs and see the very top of the branches in the distance. The number of paces you have to walk is the amount of years that tree has grown. It’s a crude method, but few things will delight you more than seeing a forest full of kiddies, bobbing up and down, pacing around and ducking their heads between their legs like a field of clumsy, oversized chickens. At Redwood Valley, they’d have to walk a long, long way.

Deep in the wilds of the Welsh border, this secluded haven is home to such vast, mature trees that you can’t help but lose time simply enthralled by them. At its heart is the giant redwood that gives this campsite its name, a tall grandfather of the forest, with its distinctive auburn bark. Even the campsite’s rope-swing has to do that bit extra to fit in – the rope from branch to swing is about 20ft long!

Snuggled among it all, Redwood Valley is a site with a clear affinity with its surroundings. With just two yurts and a woodland cabin, effortlessly blended in among the forest backdrop, the place is quiet, unobtrusive and effortlessly charming. The more curvaceously roofed of the two yurts (built in the Turkmen style) has wonderful steam-bent wooden latticework inside and simple yet extremely comfortable furnishings. The second, Mongolian-style structure has a little more flair than its partner; the door and interior woodwork are hand-painted in a decorative, traditional style, and extra furnishings, like fairy lights, add to the magical feel. The separate, stilted cabin is perched high on the slope overlooking the brook, giving it a treehouse-like feel. From its balcony, you feel almost a part of the canopy, alone among the birds, while four floor-to-ceiling windows constantly bring the outside in. Lovingly crafted out of timber from the valley, it seems to melt from view, offering complete privacy.

All three structures benefit from a snug wood-burning stove inside and a firepit-cum-BBQ outside. Campfire cooking, though, is a primitive choice in comparison to the wooden kitchen lodge, which has an almost Scandinavian feel. Set into a bank with trees all around, it features fridges, hobs and everything you’d expect of most holidayhome kitchens, transplanted to this breathtakingly wild setting – a truly special place in which to prepare your supper. The same building houses an excellent gas-powered shower, while a long, hand-crafted table allows for a leisurely feast as the sun disappears beneath the tree tops.

Elsewhere, there is plenty to do nearby. The bustling town of Presteigne, renowned Hay-on-Wye and historic Ludlow Castle, are all a short drive away but the biggest rewards are still far closer to home. It’s the simple pleasures at Redwood Valley that make it such a special place. Dabble in the tiny brook or walk the pair of nature trails that dip in and out of the trees. Or why not explore two countries for the price of one and trek across the border into England… it’s only a few hundred meters away.

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6 Ratings · 10 reviews
Emily Y.recommends
October 29, 2023
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The site is absolutely beautiful and the facilities are really well thought out and maintained. A truly incredible place to visit.
Lisa H.recommends
August 5, 2021
Treetop Cabin
We stayed in the Treehouse cabin for 2 nights, its was a great experience and lots of fun. We walked to the local village for a great Sunday lunch and really enjoyed our family time.
Sheila S.recommends
June 28, 2021
1 - Seren Yurt
We stayed for 2 nights in the Seren yurt. Wonderful and clean Accomodation. A little cooking area with 2 gas heating rings, all crockery, pans and utensils you need and a BBQ/Log burner. Tea and coffee all provided. Very chilled place to stay. Owners are on hand should you require their assistance with anything. A get away from it all type place and we certainly relaxed here. The town has butchers, grocers and deli and the idea was to eat out, but we bought all the food we needed there and had a bbq both nights with a beer and wine or two! We have recommended to all our friends and we will certainly be going back. Fantastic break!
De Ann M.recommends
October 11, 2020
2 - Eilian Yurt
Spent 6 nights here and loved it! This is the first time we have stayed in a yurt (Eilian) and were delighted with the comfort, warmth and well equipped accommodation provided. Felt safe with our own camp kitchen and compost loo, Covid measures taken seriously. Only drawback was steps between yurt and car so travel light and take a reading light. Would recommend and love to return next year.
Marcas L.recommends
September 28, 2020
2 - Eilian Yurt
Wonderful setting, fantastic hosts and extremely well thought out facilities. Highly recommended.
Marcin M.
September 12, 2020
Great location, beautiful landscapes and well thought out spaces. The most friendly hosts we have ever come across. Very highly recommended.
Presteigne, Powys, Wales, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by David T.

Joined in August 2015
From the host
We are a family-run, eco-friendly yurt camping site set in 25 acres of woodland on the beautiful Welsh borders. Redwood Valley is a secret refuge where kids can roam free and you can enjoy absolute peace and tranquillity. Our hidden valley has just two secluded yurts nestled on the edge of the woodland and overlooking the wildflower meadow, brook and our mighty Redwood. Whether you are having a romantic meal under the stars after a cultural day in Hay on Wye or toasting marshmallows on a campfire with your family after a hike to the enchanted local waterfall, you really will feel as though the modern world is a million miles away. We are sure you are going to love it and look forward to welcoming you soon.
Nearby attractions

Under a mile from Redwood Valley, Presteigne is a thriving town with a wine bar, four pubs and an eclectic array of independent shops and eateries. For something more in keeping with the campsite setting, there's a fantastic farm park and owl sanctuary (01544 231109) also around a mile from Redwood Valley. Ludlow Castle (01584 874465) adds a little history, as well as its spectacular annual food festival, or try the renowned book town of Hay on Wye, full of fantastic independent shops, especially great for antiques and, well, books. The campsite is located in the heart of a dark sky reserve and if you want something more than the simple stargazing onsite, there is an observatory (01547 520247) just up the road in Knighton – so bring a telescope if you are a keen!

Food and drink

If you are cooking your own meals, Presteigne has an excellent greengrocer and fishmonger, a deli selling freshly baked bread, a local butcher, a wine shop and two small supermarkets. There are also four pubs – The Farmers Inn (01544 267389), The Salty Dog (01544 267720), The Radnorshire Arms (01544 267406) and The Royal Oak (01544 260842) – along with an excellent wine bar, Wine On Line (01544 267675).

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