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Honeymoon Yurt at Cledan Valley GlampingThe honeymoon yurt down by the river at Cledan Valley

Where did we go?

Cledan Valley Glamping
Powys, Mid Wales
Our stay 19th – 21st May 2017
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The Lowdown

Cledan Valley is a glamping site in mid-Wales which retains a wild feel but provides a range of comfortable accommodation and facilities. From bell tents down by the river to tipi’s and cosy but spacious yurts and a shepherds hut, there are plenty of glamping options to choose from. Everything is nicely spread out too providing just enough privacy which enhances the feeling of natural seclusion.

The Red Kite Yurt at Cledan Valley GlampingThe Red Kite Yurt at Cledan Valley that we stayed in

Inside the Red Kite Yurt at Cledan Valley GlampingInterior of the Red Kite yurt

What did we think?

This was our first time staying in a yurt and we loved every second of it! We definitely felt much more snug than when we sleep in a bell tent, with the yurt retaining heat much better, thanks to the addition of the wood burning stove which made for relaxed and cosy evenings.

Inside the Red Kite Yurt at Cledan Valley Glamping

The bed inside our yurt at Cledan Valley, Wales

The valley that the glamping site is located within is stunning and very peaceful. The only sounds are of nature; from the cacophony of evening bird song to honking geese and neighing horses; it’s one of those rare places where the moment you arrive you instantly feel a sense of calm.

Cledan Valley woodland

Facilities inside the Red Kite Yurt that we stayed in were superb. Despite it being just the 2 of us, It’s actually big enough to sleep a family of 5, containing a comfy double bed and a double bunkbed (capable of sleeping a further 3). As well as the wood burner inside, there are comfy chairs and a fabulous handy little kitchen area, making self-catering easy. With a double gas burning stove we found plenty of pots, pans, plates, cutlery etc. and cooking in the yurt was a convenient alternative to having to use the car in order to eat out.

Inside the Red Kite Yurt at Cledan Valley Glamping

Inside the yurt at Cledan Valley

Outside of the yurt there is plenty of seating, a firepit and even a barbecue. Sitting outside and watching the sun go down was a pleasure, and the sky is exceptionally dark here too, making star gazing a real treat.

Outside looking into the Red Kite yurtInside the Red Kite yurt

The showers were hot, the facilities clean and for a small fee, there was a ready supply of firewood, which meant the yurt never felt cold.

We always like to get out and about when we stay somewhere to get a better feel for the area, so we did a bit of research before we arrived and identified Hafren Forest and it’s various waterfalls as somewhere we definitely wanted to visit, and we weren’t disappointed. You can read all about our walk in Hafren Forest here.

Toilet and shower block at Cledan Valley

Cledan Valley glamping facilitiesToilet and shower block with washing up area outside and the wood shed and recycling point close by

If you are looking for a relaxing break amidst beautiful scenery but don’t want to compromise on comfort, then Cledan Valley is the perfect choice. It’s rare to find a small glamping site like this that can effectively cater for a range of different needs, yet Cledan Valley with it’s romantic Honeymoon yurt is just as perfect for couples as it is for families wanting to spend quality time together (we recommend a stay in a towering tipi!).

Cledan Valley Glamping Mid WalesThe communal lodge

Cledan Valley Glamping Mid Wales Communal YurtInside the communal lodge

Special touches

  • We loved the treasure hunts provided for both adults and kids.
  • All of the accommodation types provide cosy bedding, and we liked that there are additional blankets provided too.
  • Hampers, treats and special occasions can all be catered for, just arrange any extras you’ll want in advance.
  • The communal yurt is a great idea, providing a large space that quests are welcome to use, and we made good use of the bird and wildlife identification books we found there.
  • Ice boxes and ice blocks are provided for guests to use.

Tipi at Cledan Valley Glamping WalesTawny Owl Tipi

Inside the tipiInside the tipi

Otter Bell Tent at Cledan ValleyThe Otter bell tent at Cledan Valley

Need to know

  • We loved the warm welcome we got at the Red Lion pub a few miles away, a traditional pub with great value food.
  • Visiting the Waterfalls in Hafren Forest is a must for a walk if you stay at Cledan Valley, you’ll find easy walking routes for all abilities and keep your eyes peeled for Ospreys!
  • Take binoculars to watch the Red Kites circling directly above the glamping site.
  • Elan Valley was on our list to visit, but we simply ran out of time – you’ll find heaps of things to do there from gentle waterside walks to mountain biking.

Severn break its neck falls, Hafren ForestSevern Break It’s Neck Falls in Hefran Forest

Hafren Forest walk in WalesHead to Hafren Forest for gentle walks and some beautiful scenery

A big thank you to Russ and Karen at Cledan Valley Glamping for inviting us to stay.

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