By The Wye: Riverside Glamping in the Wye Valley

 🛌 Sleeps 2 – 5  | 🌳 5 eco safari tents by the River Wye | ⚡️From £185pn | 🥐 Food hampers and on-site activities available | 🥂Ideal for romantic weekends and girls’ weekends | 📍Nearest town” Hay-on-Wye

Why we love By The Wye Glamping for a Weekend

One glance at the name of this fabulous eco-friendly glamping experience in the Wye Valley and you’ll know why it’s worthy of your weekend. By The Wye, as you’d might expect, sits on the banks of the mighty River Wye as it meanders through Herefordshire. The enviable riverside location gives you can sublime views over the river, plus a natural soundtrack to lull you to sleep each night and stir you gently awake each day.   

By The Wye glamping is a collection of 5 off-grid safari tents that roost in the treetops, above the forest floor, and look towards the nearest town of Hay on Wye. Just metres from each tent, one of the UK’s most beautiful natural rivers, The Wye, flows by. Of course, that’s just one irresistible part of this Wye Valley glamping package.

The whole By The Wye glamping site is a nature lover’s dream come true: there are four acres of rural bliss to enjoy made up of mixed ancient native woodland, a large section of which is a designated site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). So don’t be surprised if you spot owls, bats, badgers and even otter during your stay here.

This peaceful, rural spot is ideal for couples, groups of friends or families who want to close the door on the urban world and bliss out with Mother Nature. But camping this definitely not. There is no pitching to be done here. No sleeping bags to unfurl. Your home for the weekend is ready for you when you arrive; each tent is cantilevered up on the banks of the river, elevated on stilts so you can sit on your own private deck, eye-to-eye with the birds and the watery view.

The Tents

Each of the 5 safari tents at By The Wye Glamping has been carefully positioned to give you maximum privacy during your weekend stay; so, if you want to rock out in your underwear feel free. The rustic feel of adventure is sewn into the canvas of every single tent and each one has slightly different features and personality.

Best of all, each tent comes with boutique hotel comforts that make a stay here so wonderful, including beautiful beds, plump sofas, roaring log burners, fresh running water, flushing toilets, eco-friendly toiletries, covered decks, and fully-equipped kitchens. Ain’t no slumming it here darlin’.

The Cwtch (sleeps 2) – ideal for 2 adults with room for one infant in a cot. You sleep in a stunning handmade four-poster bed that’s set back from the open-plan living space. There’s also an en-suite bathroom and kitchen, and a large deck extending out above the River Wye. Better still, there’s a panoramic cedar barrel wood-fired sauna installed on the lower decking along with a fabulous outdoor shower.

The sauna floats out above the woodland floor, offering breath-taking views of the river Wye below through the floor-to-ceiling glass end. So you can just lie there basking in the warmth, listening to the gentle crackle of the fire and watching kingfishers, herons and the occasional otter go by. For wellness lovers, it’s a fabulous sauna experience

Holly (sleeps 5) – up to 5 of you will be right at home in Holly. Like the other tents, she features an open-plan living space with kingsized four-poster bed, plus one bedroom with a double and single bunk above. There’s an en suite bathroom and kitchen, as well as a large deck with outside space to eat.

Holly also has an additional private deck at the back which is a haven of tranquillity. There’s a rainfall shower right beneath the trees, a hammock to lose hours reading, and a dreamy outdoor bath where you can spend your evening soaking in the woods. For pure indulgence, private massages and reflexology treatments can be arranged, surrounded by birdsong and the rustle of the trees

Ash (sleeps 5) – perfect 2 to 5 people, with space for one infant in a cot. Ash has two bedrooms – one double and one double with a bunk single above – and an en-suite bathroom and a kitchen. Outside you’ll find a firepit for cooking over and decking to chillax on.

Holly (sleeps 5) – up to 5 of you will be right at home in Holly. Like the other tents, she features an open-plan living space with kingsized four-poster bed, plus one bedroom with a double and single bunk above. There’s an en suite bathroom and kitchen, as well as a large deck with outside space to eat.

Meadow (sleeps 5) – a gorgeous safari tent for up to 5 adults with space for one infant in a cot. Meadow is open plan, with a living space featuring a fairytale four-poster kingsized bed, as well as one bedroom with a double and bunk single above. There’s an en suite bathroom, kitchen, and a large deck with outside eating space.

The Ivy (sleeps 5) – just the thing for up to 5 of you, with space for a cot. There are two bedrooms (one double and one double with bunk single above) and there’s an en-suite bathroom and a kitchen. Outside, there’s a spacious deck for relaxing on or feasting al fresco. Plus, there’s a BBQ if you want to cook outdoors.

Outside the tents, there’s a fire pit and separate picnic table near the water, as well as the dark skies of the Brecon Beacons spread overhead – so you can cook under the stars if you wish. Or, if you prefer, you could head into one of our favourite towns – Hay on Wye, which is a mere 20 minute walk away – for some local warmth and hospitality.

The Essentials

  • Cosy, comfy safari tents sleeping up to 5 near Hay-on-Wye
  • From £185pn (min stay 3 nights)
  • 2 night stays in the low season, check in Mon, Wed or Fri
  • If you’re looking for group accommodation (for up to 10 people), there’s a tree-top walkway connecting The Ivy and Meadow. Two tents, one big happy family. Nice.
  • Set amongst four acres of unspoilt, wildlife-rich woodland on the banks of the River Wye
  • Each tent has an en suite bathroom with hot running water, a flushing toilet, a power shower, and a basin
  • Environmentally-sustainable, off-grid glamping site with everything running from solar energy and generators
  • Luxury bathroom products and washing up liquid are provided and are all eco-friendly and chemical free
  • By The Wye is a short walk away from the car parking area along a wooden path
  • There’s a luggage cart on hand to help you with your bags
  • Peaceful and rural site for couples, families and friends
  • Plenty of bolt-on experiences for kids and adults
  • Fishing available onsite
  • Meal boxes available
  • Complimentary starter pack of firewood
  • Free car parking
  • USB charging points
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