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By the Wye

Hay On Wye - Powys

Comfy, luxurious eco-friendly safari tents in the woods on the bank of the river Wye in Herefordshire.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
£145-295 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

How to book...

By the Wye is owned and managed by Edith Farnworth.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Edith Farnworth.

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Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in Wales, this property cannot accept bookings for stays arriving after 6pm on 23rd October and before 9th November.

Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Charming, comfy, eco-friendly safari tents in the popular town of Hay on Wye
  • Add a Tree Tent and stay perched high up in the canopy above the forest floor.
  • Enjoy amazing views of the River Wye and the Brecon Beacons beyond.
  • Peaceful campsite that offers couples, friends and family an ideal spot for their next rural retreat.
  • Each tent has an en suite bathroom with hot running water, a flushing loo, a power shower, and a basin.
  • Plenty of fab walking routes available right from your door.

  You should know...

  • Guests are provided with luxury bathroom products and washing up liquid all eco-friendly and chemical free. So please dont bring your own unless they are bug friendly.
  • One Safari Tent (Holly) is dog friendly tent accommodating up to 2 dogs and has a secure woodland space around it
  • The lodges are hidden on a beautiful woodland path and are a short walk away from the car parking area.
  • A luggage cart is on hand to help your with your bags and can be pushed to your tent along the scenic woodland path

  The Detail...

Tucked away in the heart of Hay on Wye, these safari tents offer you the perfect place to relax and unwind in style perched up above the forest floor. Guests can sit on their private deck as the River Wye runs past, taking in the marvellous views of the Brecon Beacons.

The safari tents have been carefully positioned to ensure you are guaranteed plenty of privacy during your stay. Each tent combines the rustic, eco-friendly practicalities of a campsite, with super-comfy, stylish furnishings to guarantee you an enjoyable break. These tents offer friends, couples, and families the chance to enjoy the luxury of a boutique hotel with the comforts of home, all under canvas.

Beautiful beds offer a great night's sleep, whilst roaring campfires ensure that you can stay toasty long into the evening. The tents even come with their own en suite bathrooms, that are complete with hot running water, a flushing loo, a power shower, and a basin. So you really are spoiled when it comes to amenities.

By the Wye has five different safari tents for you to choose from. First up is The Cwtch. This tent sleeps two adults with room for one infant in a cot. It has a delightful open plan living space with handmade four poster bed that's straight out of a fairytale. The space also has an en-suite bathroom and kitchen, and a large deck extending out above the River Wye.

Next up is Holly. This dog Friendly tent (two dogs maximum) sleeps two to five guests and has space for one infant in a cot. Again, this property has an open plan living space with kingsized four poster bed, plus one bedroom with a double and single above. It has an en suite bathroom and kitchen and another large deck with outside eating spaces and a firepit with secure woodland area.

Ash sleeps two to five people and also has space for one infant in a cot. Ash has two bedrooms - one double and one double with a single above, as well as an en suite bathroom and a kitchen with lots of outside eating spaces, a firepit and decking.

The Ivy can sleep two to five guests and also has space for one infant in a cot. This tent also has two bedrooms, consisting of one double and one double with single above. Again there's an en-suite bathroom and a kitchen, and the tent also has plenty of outside eating space and decking. It also has a BBQ instead of a firepit for outside cooking.

Finally, Meadow sleeps two to five people with space for one infant in a cot. This tent is open plan, with a living space that has a kingsized four poster bed, as well as one bedroom with a double and single above. It has an en suite bathroom, kitchen, and a large deck with outside eating spaces. Meadow also has a firepit with a secure woodland area for spending time outside.

If you wish, you may want to book one of By The Wye's luxury tree tents as additional accommodation to allow for slightly larger groups. These sit perched above the forest floor up in the canopy and offer yet more amazing river views. The tree tents sleep two guests, making them the ideal location for your next romantic break.

The campsite itself is cosy, comfortable and environmentally friendly. Entirely off-grid, the site makes use of Solar Energy and generators and is designed to minimise its impact on the environment in the surrounding woodland, with some areas having been left untouched. This means you may be lucky enough to see some lovely wildlife during your stay, as an array of critters come passing by.

The campsite is a short hop from the amazing town of Hay on Wye. Located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Hay on Wye well known as The Town of Books, and hosts the annual Hay Literary Festival. However, you also have a number of lovely, charming cafes, pubs, and shops on offer, so be sure to go for a wander around the town. Lovers of the great outdoors are also spoiled for choice when it comes to walking routes, with two national trails, the Offas Dyke path and the Wye Valley trail, passing right through the town. You have the protected countryside of the Brecon Beacons National Park on your doorstep too, so make sure you pack your hiking boots. There is also a place to hire canoes a five minute walk away.


  Features...

Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Highchair
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Stereo music system
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub


  Nearby...

  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Tennis
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife

Canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboards, Natural Playground and Children Activities onsite


  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Cardiff Airport - 1hr 30min / Bristol Airport - 1hr 50min

  Detailed Pricing Information...

We have a variable pricing plan with rates starting at 145 per night in the low season, up to 295 in the high season.

We offer a three night weekend stay, four night mid-week stay and seven night week stays.

Check in days are Monday and Friday. Check in is after 3pm, check out is 10am.

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£145-295 per night
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions in Wales, this property cannot accept bookings for stays arriving after 6pm on 23rd October and before 9th November.

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How to book...

By the Wye is owned and managed by Edith Farnworth.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Edith Farnworth.

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