Experience living simply.
Romantic yurts & treehouses on the Welsh borders for adventurers.
Boteti Getaways is a rural retreat in Herefordshire, on the edge of the Black Mountains. We have hand built our own creative and unique yurts and treehouses for you to experience the joy of living more simply.
A fireplace, a hot tub under the trees or copper bath in the bedroom, a really comfy bed, a picnic, waking up to birdsong.
Stay in one of our one-of-a-kind and secluded romantic escapes, learn a new skill and connect with others in a workshop or host your own event here.
Bo! Teti means "Wow! Aunty" in a mixture of Ndebele and Setswana and is a cheeky reference to Bryony, AKA "Aunty Coconut", whose playful attitude has borne these projects.
The Boteti is also a river in Northern Botswana flowing from the the Okavango delta into the dry salt pans. It generates wonderful biological abundance and is a gathering place for wild animals (...particularly apt here at Boteti Getaways.)
WHAT IS LUXURY TO YOU?
To us the utmost luxury is time and space to just be.
It is about craftsmanship, quality and provenance. It's an experience with heart ...about the things we need and not the things we think we want.
We hope you think Boteti Getaways is luxury. We build with local chestnut, oak and larch and ash and have sourced sustainable materials that we think are the utmost luxury... pure bamboo bedding and duvets, hand -beaten copper baths and every detail is hand-crafted with heart ...You may have you leave your hairdryer at home though!
Come and connect with the living world. Pitch a workshop, start a festival or just bring friends and family to chat around the fire and dance under the stars
Bryony and Tim Longden raised their three children on the edge of the Okavango Delta in Botswana in Africa.
Having been pilots, ostrich farmers, a librarian, a landscape gardener, a hotelier, and an animal conservationist between them, when they settled in the Herefordshire hills, something new began to take shape.
We built Mimi's Tree yurt together as a family and Boteti Getaways was born. We were soon building with mud, straw, stone and canvas and coming across all sorts of wacky and wonderful people along the way.
Our romantic retreats have gained a dedicated following, with a number of proposals on site and couples then returning for honeymoons and anniversaries.
The BOMA connects the earth, trees and sky, and brings people together for events which shouldn't be walled in. Weddings, festivals, birthdays, anniversaries, conservation and ecological events.... you tell us!