Watch out for the Red Kites and Buzzards that wheel over the campsite and listen for Curlews on the road to Hay where you might also spot a Fallow deer or tiny Muntjac deer crossing the road.
Our camping fields
This is our main camping field and has panoramic views of the Black Mountains and down the Golden Valley. Half moon pitches are mown into the long, flowery grass around the outside of the field. Fire pits are free to use. Grass in the main part of the field is left to grow long, except for a play area cut into the centre of the field, and changes visually throughout the year according to what wild flowers and herbs are in bloom.
You can also hire a traditional canvas bell tent in this field, which we will put up for your arrival.
Please drive around the outside of the field to your pitch.
As well as the Flat Field, we have pitches in two other fields:
Below the main camping field is Church Field which has just 4 pitches that are available after lambing on the farm. There are 2 extra large pitches, and 2 regular pitches mown into the tall meadow grass, all with fire pits and views to the Black Mountains. The pitches are accessible by car. Bell tent hire is not available in this field.
Our small Wood Field is the most secluded and is surrounded on two sides by ancient woodland. There are just two circular pitches, with fire pits, mown into the long grass. There is no vehicle access to this field but you can park nearby in the main camping field. This field is the furthest from the loos and showers. Bell tent hire is not available in this field.
Furnished bell tent
Spacious and comfortable, our furnished 6m bell tent sleeps up to four people and is pitched in its own field with an outstanding view up to the summit of Black Hill. More details here.
Wooden Camping Pod
Coming soon - our hand built Oak & Douglas Fir camping pod - hidden amongst the trees above the orchard.
We have a selection of fabulous yurts available to hire, from family sized 16 ft yurts to 24 and 28 ft yurts for weddings and parties. More details and prices here.
Exclusive use for parties, weddings etc...
We are able to offer exclusive use of the whole campsite, subject to availability, for private parties, weddings etc... Please contact us to discuss your requirements. We have yurts suitable for parties and weddings that can accommodate up to 100 standing or 60 sitting.
Why not get married in St Mary's Church and celebrate with a wedding breakfast or a party in our meadows.
Pretty, Norman St Mary's is a profoundly peaceful church, set loftily near the head of the Monnow valley at more than 1,000 feet above sea level. It's the highest church in the Herefordshire diocese and also has one of the most stunning settings, with the dramatic Black Mountains and its green foothills as its backdrop.
The church has a simple, rural charm and looks amazing decorated with wild flowers.
Cross the road from our Church Field and walk through an old kissing gate into the churchyard.
Down by the farmhouse:
A covered area made from up-cycled building materials and tree trunks contains a sink and hot water for washing dishes, a fridge-freezer and fridge and power points for hairdryers and charging phones etc.
Next to this are 2 loos and showers in a beautiful, hand made, oak framed building.
The shop and pizza oven are in a 15th century stone building. We sell local firewood, firelighting kits, maps, and gin, beer, cider, fruit juices and crisps from local producers. More details here.
Our water comes from a spring behind the farmhouse and is heated by a solar thermal system. All the facilities are free to use.
In the camping fields:
Drinking water tap.
Compost loo with a cold water sink.
Mown children's play area.
Two acres of ancient woodland where children are welcome to explore and build dens.
Please be aware there are some steep slopes around the campsite.