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Offa's Dyke Retreat

8.8

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General

  • Smart glamping site in Longtown, with views of the Black Mountains
  • A couple of miles from Offa's Dyke Path; half an hour from Hay-on-Wye
  • Local pub and well-stocked village shop a short walk away

A holiday taking in two countries – a tad ambitious? Not in the slightest. Take off to Offa’s Dyke Retreat and such escapades are very easy indeed, as you’re almost on the border of England and Wales, with plenty of gorgeous scenery and outdoorsy antics on both sides of the divide.

You can start gazing at that scenery without even leaving this friendly glamping site in the little village of Longtown, for the outlook here is one of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Ready for a closer look? Get those boots on and set off for a wander: the Offa’s Dyke path passes nearby on its way from Pandy to Hay-on-Wye, and there are lots of little local paths to explore too.

A stroll of a much less strenuous variety (barely a minute, in fact) takes you to the local pub for home-cooked meals. If you can manage a little further (well, a couple of minutes), you can get to a fab village shop stacked with fresh and frozen food, local tipples and homemade cakes. Stock up there and trot back to the site for a picnic or barbecue (barbecues and firepit provided, with firewood available to buy on site), or use the well-equipped communal kitchen to prep your tasty tasty eats.

Other shared facilities on site include a toilet block with a couple of showers; no need to bring your own towels, as you’ll be provided with these when you get here, along with bedding for your cosy sleeping quarters.


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8.8

Overall rating based on 18 reviews

 

89% would recommend this park to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  70% described as Remote location ?

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Absolutely gorgeous place to stay with the black mountains in …08/05/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdommarvelett R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Herdwick shepherd's hut (hot tub, three man)
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    Absolutely gorgeous place to stay with the black mountains in the background stunning will definitely be going back to stay here again

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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This was a lovely place to stay, Joey was always …07/17/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGina L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Suffolk shepherd's hut (hot tub, four man)
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  • Liked: 

    This was a lovely place to stay, Joey was always on hand nothing was to much trouble. Everything we needed in the Suffolk hut! Towel and robes provided. Beds comfortable and very clean. Hand soap and antibacterial spray left for us to. Would definitely recommend for groups, family’s and couples. The view are amazing too.

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Fantastic! Everything thought of and good quality!03/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHayley A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Herdwick shepherd's hut (hot tub, three man)
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    Fantastic! Everything thought of and good quality!

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Great location, excellent hut with hottub - well maintained03/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLesley E.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Herdwick shepherd's hut (hot tub, three man)
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    Location, hot tub, view, well equipped

    Disliked: 

    Just a little more attention to detail would make this 5 star instead of 4 star eg broken blind

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Quiet02/16/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSoodabeh H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Swaledale shepherd's hut (four man)
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    Quiet

    Disliked: 

    Cold in winter,2small heater’s ,far from towns and shopping......

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Lovely pod with great views01/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Monnow camping pod (two man)
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    The area and the fire pit.

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    Fire wood was £10 extra , not included and the door sank in the frame so it was very cold. Kitchen was very basic.

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Lovely get away in serene location12/30/2019

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  • Cheviot shepherd's hut (hot tub, three man)
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    Lovely clean cabin with hot tub. Nice and warm. Would definitely come again

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Very clean peaceful site, I would definitely recommend and return09/04/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Escley camping pod (hot tub)
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  • Liked: 

    Up graded free off charge, beautiful views off the black mountains, in a Great lodge in a fantastic hot tub, on a quiet site.

    Disliked: 

    The only downside was no signal for the tv, but we spent more time in the hot tub

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Excellent site, will definitely be back with the kids next time! :)08/21/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBryony D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Suffolk shepherd's hut (hot tub, four man)
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    Thoroughly enjoyed our break at dykes retreat. Calm, peaceful and absolutely beautiful views. Facilities were excellent and everything was clean and tidy! Definitely recommend.

    Disliked: 

    Only issue we had was when we first arrived. There is no reception area to get keys to check into the shepards hut, we got lucky as there was a young chap clearing up who was able to show us where everything was and how to get in. If he hadn't been there we'd have had no idea.

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The tranquility. I could hear the stream. The bed was …07/29/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKate B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Monnow camping pod (two man)
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  • Liked: 

    The tranquility. I could hear the stream. The bed was comfortable. The facilities were great.

    Disliked: 

    No curtain in the pod so we hung a sarong.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Shepherd's huts

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Luxury

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Location

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  • Longtown, Herefordshire, England, HR2 0NA
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.9531°N 2.9792°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Pontrilas: Telephone Exchange Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
Abergavenny Bus Station — 9.3 miles
Hay on Wye: Castle Bus Stop — 10.4 miles
Train stations
Abergavenny Rail Station — 9.5 miles
Hereford Rail Station — 13.8 miles
Ebbw Vale Parkway Rail Station — 16.4 miles
Ferry ports
Lydney Harbour — 26.3 miles
Sharpness Old Docks — 26.5 miles
Newport (S Wales) Ferry Terminal — 26.9 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 35.3 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Options galore await if you’ve come this way for a walk. The big name nearby is Offa’s Dyke Path, which wends its way along the 177-mile England/Wales border and the course of the eighth-century Offa’s Dyke. Warm up for your longer walks on little local paths, including the 10-minute trot to the ruined Longtown Castle.

Hikes aren’t the only way to get a bit of alfresco activity around here: a 10-minute drive gets you to a downhill mountain bike course, paintballing centre, laser clay pigeon shooting or llama trekking (yes) outfit, and within half an hour there’s pony trekking, golf, and canoe or kayak trips from Hay-on-Wye.

Hay-on-Wye (half an hour’s drive) is worth a trip even if you’re not venturing out on the river, as the town’s stacked with bookshops of all stripes: kids’ books, antique books, poetry books, natural history books, crime fiction books – you’ll find a specialist supplier for all these in the town. If it’s foodie shops that get you going, head south to Abergavenny (20 minutes) instead – the independent shops here are full of tasty things to eat (and drink, of course).

Must see

  • Blaenavon Ironworks (13.1 miles)
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (13.3 miles)
  • Big Pit: National Coal Museum (13.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Skenfrith Castle (9.4 miles)
  • The Weir (10.8 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-park accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Offa's Dyke Retreat cancelation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Offa's Dyke Retreat will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Park booking terms and conditions

  • Does Offa's Dyke Retreat have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Offa's Dyke Retreat dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Offa's Dyke Retreat? Options galore await if you’ve come this way for a walk. The big name nearby is Offa’s Dyke Path, which wends its way along the 177-mile England/Wales border and the course of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Offa's Dyke Retreat?
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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