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- Smart Herefordshire glamping on a16th-century organic farm
- A 10-minute drive to Hay-on Wye and the Brecon Beacons
- Peak-season restaurant and bar on site; farm activities available
It’s safe to say that the drovers that once roamed this land with their animals would never have stayed in anything like the tents at Drovers Rest – this Herefordshire glamping site is posh indeed, with guests treated to a stay that mixes a fair bit of luxury in with a good dose of fresh air.
This is a farm site where you’ll be sleeping under canvas for an outdoor-adventure vibe, but you’ll be doing so in proper beds, with all bed linen provided. Towels are supplied too, as are lots of handy things from kitchen facilities to electric sockets for gadget charging. And, because you’ll no doubt want to spend some time outside, each tent also has a firepit where you can keep warm and maybe try cooking over the flames.
Not sure your fire cookery skills are up to it? Head to the farm’s restaurant, which opens in peak season and cooks all its meals over fire, using produce from its own fields or sourced locally. It’s also got a fully licensed bar serving up local drinks and farm-inspired cocktails. (If you’re here at a time when these aren’t open, don’t panic – it’s only about a 10-minute drive to Hay-on-Wye, which has plenty of nice pubs and restaurants, plus shops for self-catering supplies.)
Getting out to explore your surroundings is highly recommended here – the local area is known as the Golden Valley, and it’s so dreamy it inspired the creation of C S Lewis’ fictional land Narnia. That said, you should also dedicate some hours to time spent on the farm – activities like egg collecting and animal feeding are included in the price of your stay.
Open from 10/02/2023 to 01/01/2024
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Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Check-in: one group at a time
Check-in: self check-in (unattended)
Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit
We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Small (11-25 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
— 12.1 miles
12.1 miles Country Bus Station — 15.0 miles
15.0 miles Interchange — 16.6 miles
- Train stations
Hereford Rail Station
— 15.0 miles
15.0 miles Builth Road Rail Station — 16.8 miles
16.8 miles Dolau Rail Station — 17.4 miles
- Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks
— 34.7 miles
— 40.6 miles
First port of call has to be Hay-on-Wye (10 minutes’ drive) – the town is best known for its many bookshops and book festival, but it’s also got a castle, a gin distillery and a lovely market. You can hire canoes in town to paddle down the River Wye, or head out for a walk up to Hay Bluff or along trails including the Wye Valley Walk or Offa’s Dyke Path.
Hay-on-Wye is just up at the top end of the Brecon Beacons National Park, so there are plenty more walks around – both gentle strolls and more challenging clambers. If it’s something else you have in mind for your outdoor days, have a word on site, as the farm has partners that can sort things like horse riding, fishing and clay pigeon shooting.
For other days out, you could meet more animals at the Small Breeds Farm Park (half an hour’s drive) or head to Hereford (40 minutes) to see the Mappa Mundi and half-timbered houses.
- Blaenavon Ironworks (20.8 miles)
- Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (21.1 miles)
- Big Pit: National Coal Museum (21.2 miles)
- Cwmmau Farmhouse (5.3 miles)
- The Weir (10.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3:30 p.m. –||8:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Drovers Rest cancellation policy
No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.
43 days or more before arrival: 50% will be retained.
Modifications are subject to a £10.00 fee.
Bookings cannot be amended within 42 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Drovers Rest will debit the balance from your card 12 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 12 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Drovers Rest have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Drovers Rest dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Drovers Rest? First port of call has to be Hay-on-Wye (10 minutes’ drive) – the town is best known for its many bookshops and book festival, but it’s also got a castle, a gin … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Drovers Rest?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.