Things to do on your stay

1. The pub you can walk to

 

The Carpenter's Arms.

 

Our visitors books are full of comments that The Carpenter's Arms was a highlight of their trip. Especially Vera, who many people say 'wish was my grandmother.' Run by the same family for generations, it's an old and seriously charming pub with good pub food and a beer garden.

Tip: Bring cash as they don't take cards.

2. Locally made ice cream

 

Rowlestone Court

 

This one also scores high in our visitor books. It's quite a walk but worth it - a farm, café and all you can eat ice cream.

3. Wild swimming

 

in Welsh rivers.

 

Everyone has their own swimming spot. There are lots cropping up on the internet now but it's worth asking a local for their go to. The Church at Skenfrith is particularly nice for a picnic and has a pub handy.

4. The long walk 

 

Offa's Dyke to Hay on Wye

You can walk all the way to the charming book town of Hay on Wye, across the top of a single mountain, Hatterall Ridge.

 

"A long day but the skylarks, buzzards and horses and the incredible views were worth it." - Shanti & Nicholas, London

Guest top tips

 

1. Light the hot tub, whatever the weather.

"We used it in torrential rain and high winds and its even more enjoyable (especially when you return to the warm yurt where your fire has been crackling away and sit and enjoy a cider or hot chocolate and play a game" - Jess & Mark, Gabriel's Yurt

2. The yurts can get cold at night. Get a fire going from 6pm or so. And light your hot tubs early, they take up to 4 hours to get steamy.

5. A really, really good massage.

 

Carina Jones massage

 

Book ahead for this one but it's worth it. Holistic massage with the lovely Carina, who has the healing touch.

6. Eat well

at The Walnut Tree and The Hardwick.

One's got a Michelin star, the other is Stephen Terry's restaurant. Both do seriously good food. 

7. Buy everything you need locally

 

Hopes of Longtown

Wonderful local produce and they do good vegan friendly food.

8. The circular walk

 

The Skirrid mountain

 

"Walk to the top and then find the path that allows you to walk all the way round whilst slowly making your way back down the hill to the start. Dogs loved it!" - Faye, James, Tilly & Twotoe

We especially recommend this one in bluebell season. 

More...

Canoe down the Wye

Go pony trekking in the Black Mountains.

Go down the Big Pit

Walk the Four falls trail.

Visit Brecon Mountain Railway

 

Marvel at ancient churches. VIsit Kilpeck, Patrishow and Llanthony Priory (which has a lovely pub in the crypt too).

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