GLAMPING TRAVEL UK

Glamping in a yurt at Brook House Woods

One of the best ways to go off the beaten track when exploring the UK is to go glamping. I spent last weekend in a yurt at Brook House Woods in Herefordshire and we had such a wonderful time deep in the woods!

Brook House Woods offers guests the opportunity to come and relax in one of their amazing accommodation experiences. You can stay in a luxury treehouse, a lovely Yurt, a hidden Hobbit House or even a floating Goji Tree Tent. 

In the woods and surrounding areas, you can also find wildlife like hares, hedgehogs and deer and there are lots of on-site activities to get involved in too. They hold workshops and classes on everything from, green woodworking, yoga, and tasting sessions. As well as in-room massage and a gorgeous wood-fired hot tub.

And you can even get hot home-cooked meals delivered to your door, locally sourced breakfast hampers and pizza packages to cook in the wood-fired oven. This place really is a relaxing break from the chaos of modern life!

You can be sure to return home after a stay here feeling pampered, relaxed and at one with nature. 

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Our Yurt

All accommodation at Brook House Woods is located within the woods, with its own veranda, beside a grassy meadow looking out over the Frome valley and the Malvern Hills. 

For our stay at Brook House Woods, we stayed in their gorgeous yurt! A brand new addition to their collection of accommodation, the yurt is a circular dome, with traditional beams and furnished with a wood-burning stove.

Inside you can also find a double bed and feather duvets, with seating space for playing cards. On the decking across the meadow from the yurt, you can find a sitting area with hand-made greenwood chairs and private fire pit with deck chairs for enjoying the sun whilst looking out over the Malvern Hills.

On the same decking area of the yurt, you can find your personal bathroom complete with hot shower, basin and new breed Swedish compost loo. And located behind this is your own kitchen, with fridge, gas hob, le Creuset pans, kettle, cafeitere, tea, coffee and all the little extras you may need for cooking up a storm.

Having stayed at many glamping and self-catered accommodation providers over the years you can really tell the best from the rest by the way they cater for you with the small things. There have been so many times we have headed to an accommodation provider and there is nothing, not even salt and pepper and oil. These guys had all the basics and it was great!

But if you don’t fancy doing any cooking yourself, you can order hot home-cooked meals delivered to your door and delicious local produce breakfast hampers for you to cook up at your leisure.

The yurt encompasses everything Will and Penny are passionate about, and they’ve made this amazing structure from scratch. From the timber platform, it stands on, Roundwood double bed, greenwood chairs and the sculpted criss-cross walls. Everything at Brook House Woods has been hand-crafted!!!

  

 

The Woodland Cinema

On our second night at Brook House Woods, we booked our slot for The Woodland Cinema. Guests can book a slot at the cinema after booking their stay, it comes with Bluetooth headphones so as not to disturb anyone, and is totally hidden in the woods.

 

The Eco Credentials

The woods at Brook House Woods are important to the guys here, they are the reason people visit and are their utmost concern in the building and running of the business. All of the structures are made using locally grown wood from coppiced woodlands, a great example of this is Say it With Wood who not only make beautiful structures, gates and fencing but look after the health of the wood, helping us combat Ash dieback whilst ensuring the health of the woods for generations to come.
 
In the running of the business, they have taken every ‘good for us, good for the world’ measure, all the spaces are powered by solar systems from Wind and Sun energy, the water is from a borehole on the farm which is particle filtered and UV treated avoiding harsh chemical treatment.
 
All the cleaning products are biodegradable and the shower products are all Faith in Nature as the soakaways for the drainage goes directly into the woods. They use recycled paper products from Who Gives a Crap and any printing they do they endeavour to use recycled paper.
 
The guys at Brook House Woods are always open to new ideas on how they can continue to make the business greener and hope to be an example of how you can be successful and kind whilst working for the highest standards.
 
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Price

Prices for the yurt start at £90 per night, the hobbit house starts from £100 per night, for Goji £120 per night and for a treehouse £160 per night.

 

Address

Brook House Woods, Brook House Farm Avenbury Lane Bromyard ​HR7 4LB

The postcode HR7 4LB takes you to Brook House Cottages, a quarter of a mile south of the farm. If you are coming from the A44, turn down Avenbury lane, go straight over at the tiny crossroads and we are the first turning on the right, signposted Brook House Farm.
 
 

Brook House Woods is the perfect place to head on a UK glamping adventure, whether you want to go hiking across The Malverns or curl up in your yurt with a book. BOOK YOUR STAY NOW!

 

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  • JANET DAVIS
    08/02/2020 at 10:45

    Excellent. As always so useful. Thank you

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