Glamping Wales with Hot Tub
Award winning Cosy Under Canvas in Wales is a woodland glamping site on the Welsh borders, close to the famous book town of Hay on Wye. Perfect to satisfy your craving for the outdoors with no compromise on comfort. Think comfy beds, snug duvets, fluffy sheepskins and cosy rugs. But we’re off-grid and eco-friendly with compost loos, steamy wood-fired showers and solar lights. There are 5 spacious domes (Holly, Beech, Oak, Hazel and Rowan) and 2 cosy domes (Ash and Willow), all on decking with wood burning stoves and a private fire pit. The domes Holly, Oak, Hazel, Rowan and Ash have exclusive use of a wood-fired hot tub, perfect for steamy nights under the stars. There’s a fully kitted, shared camp kitchen with everything you need to make the most of time out, chilling out and hanging out. It’s peaceful, relaxing and comfortable. The sky is dark and the stars are bright. From woodland swings and stream-dipping kits to personal toiletries and real coffee, we’ve thought of everything to get you back to nature in style.
Stay local – there’s activities and games to keep the family happy on site. Dip into the Cosy Activity Book for inspiration, paddle in the shallow stream or just laze in the hammocks and take in the view. Stray away – potter round the market towns of Hay on Wye or Kington, stride along a section of the Offa’s Dyke Path, or take the family up a mountain, behind a waterfall or through a forest in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Information is provided in the ‘Cosy Corner’. For more adventure – try a guided mountain bike ride, a family canoe or kayak trip, a gorge walk or pony trekking, all are available close by, just ask for details and recommendations.
THE SPACIOUS DOMES
Our glamping guests love the 5 stylish domes. Holly, Oak, Beech, Hazel and Rowan. Their unique design creates more space without internal supports than any other structure. The spacious domes are 6m in diameter, 4m high and sit on a wooden platform. They sleep up to 4 adults comfortably and 5 or 6 if you’ve got the kids with you. Two sleep on a comfy double or king size bed, made from locally sourced wood and the extras on raised futon beds. All beds have memory foam toppers for extra warmth and comfort. The beds are all topped with stylish, contemporary Welsh blankets and throws, plus there are fluffy rugs and sheepskins. Snuggle up under the thick feather duvet on the double/king size beds. Inside there’s a wood burning stove for keeping toasty at night. There are huge comfy beanbags to move out onto the deck and a suspended chair for hanging out and chilling out. There’s a recycled gas bottle chiminea on the deck or get back to nature, embrace the glamping experience and build yourself a roaring camp fire in the pit in front of the dome.
The 2 stylish cosy domes, spacious and sophisticated and are easy to keep warm and homely using the specially designed wood burning stove in each one. The cosy domes are 5m in diameter, sit on a wooden platform and comfortably sleep up to 4 adults, 2 sleep on a double bed or king size bed and any extras on raised futon mattress, all with memory foam toppers for extra cosy comfort. Keep warm under the thick feather duvets, contemporary Welsh blankets, throws and sheepskins, plus there are beanbags and fluffy rugs. To complete the glamping experience each has a wood burning stove that heats the dome in no time and can be stoked up to keep you toasty into the night. There’s a recycled gas bottle chiminea on the deck of each dome that’s great for toasting marshmallows, or even your toes, after an adventurous day out and to complete your dome holiday experience make a camp fire in the private pit in front of the deck.
HOT TUBS FOR HIRE WITH DOMES
Imagine soaking in a steaming hot tub after an active day in the countryside. Bliss! The simple eco tubs are easy to use. Oak and Holly domes have 4/5 person hot tubs and there is an additional cost of £69 per stay to use these. Hazel has a 3/4 person tub and the cost for this is £59. Ash and Rowan have smaller , 2/3 person tubs and the additional cost to use these is £49 per stay. This includes enough wood to use the hot tub at least twice.
All 7 domes have a private compost toilet and full access to the wood fired showers. Holly, Oak, Ash, Willow and Beech domes share the kitchen facilities in the woodland with and Hazel and Rowan domes are set slightly apart with their own camp kitchen.
Cook on the open fire or knock yourself something up in the shared camp kitchen. There are two kitchens, one in the woods and a smaller one stream side. Each kitchen is equipped with traditional enamel crockery, pots, pans, cutlery and cooking utensils, a cool box and ice packs and a storage box for dried food. There are 3 gas stoves and a Rayburn for cooking in the main kitchen. As the site is off grid there is no conventional oven and the Rayburn oven isn’t suitable for pizzas or oven baked ready meals. It is fabulous for slow cooking though and a pot of stew can be popped in early morning and be ready for supper that night. The stream side kitchen has gas stoves for cooking. No need to bring tea, coffee, sugar, oil, salt or pepper, it’s all here and a pot of fresh herbs is also planted up next to each kitchen, so help yourselves to parsley, mint, thyme or sage. Fresh spring water is provided from taps in the kitchen, shower and washroom for washing, washing up and cooking. Filtered water is also provided for drinking.
Here at our alternative accommodation campfires are positively encouraged so why not plan to cook over the open fire. We supply a Koitlich (tripod) to stand above the fire plus a large pot or grill to hang from it. The grill can be used much like a BBQ so that meat, veggie skewers etc can be griddled and the one pot is perfect for cooking up a risotto, ratatouille, sausage casserole or similar. Have a look at our ‘Cooking at Cosy’ ideas.
FOOD TO ORDER
One pot dishes can be pre-ordered and be ready and waiting when you arrive. They can be warmed up at your leisure over the open fire or on the gas stoves in the kitchen. Options include; sausage casserole, chicken and chorizo stew, thai chicken curry, hearty lamb stew, spicy chilli, veggie lentil stew, veggie sausage casserole, thai veggie curry, spicy veggie chilli. All come with home made focaccia topped with caramelised onion and goats cheese, caerphilly and leek or olive and feta. The cost is from £9.50pp and the minimum order is for 4 people. Two or four person BBQ packs containing delicious locally sourced meat are also available to buy, please let us know in advance if you would like to order one.
TOILETS AND SHOWERS
We keep our impact on the environment to a minimum. Our composting toilets are private, there’s one for each dome. They are tree bogs have willow planted around the edge of them which feeds on the nutrients from the urine in the waste. A very effective system. As the site is off grid the showers in the woods are wood fuelled with a lovely canopy view of the trees above. They are steaming hot with plenty of room inside for changing. There is also a new shower block a short walk away with the water heated by our biomass boiler.
A DIGITAL DETOX – no electricity, mobile signal or wi-fi – WE PREFER IT THAT WAY!
There is no electricity in the woods. Guests are provided with two bright LED rechargeable lanterns and there are charging points in the washroom. There are also facilities for hair drying and straightening and for charging phones etc. There is no mobile phone signal in or around the site. We prefer it that way and hope you will embrace the sounds of nature and of people having fun. WiFi is available from the house so please ask if you would like to briefly connect.
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SPACE
There’s plenty of undercover space for everyone to sit if you do need to shelter or park yourself on one of the picnic blankets provided for a more rustic, summery feel to your meal.
- Double or King size bed
- Single and double futons
- Memory foam toppers & fitted bottom sheets
- Pillows and pillow cases, one per person, plus one double or king size duvet
- One wool blanket per bed
- Rugs & cushions
- Storage box
- Two rechargeable LED lantern
- Candles and holders
- Fire extinguisher
- Cutlery and crockery, glasses and mugs
- Gas stoves, pots, pans & kettles
- Tripod, large pot and griddle for cooking over the fire
- Large cool box & ice packs, dried food storage box
- Tea towels, washing up liquid, dish cloths, loo roll, shower gel, handwash
- Cold running water in kitchen
- Firewood in wood store on arrival included, extra crates £10 each
WHAT WILL YOU DO
Whittling, splitting firewood and creating woodland crafts.
Explore and forage for woodland greens to share with fellow guests at the evening Hangi cook out. Dig out the Hangi cooking pit and see it in action.
Learn how to build an overnight shelter: sleeping in it is an option for the brave!
Create woodland crafts from grass, reeds and other natural materials to take home as a momento of your bushcraft experience.
After dark, enjoy music and stories round the campfire and learn how to navigate your way using the stars.
Operation Wild Child is a day of fun and adventure for the younger family members. Think woodland games, tracking and stalking, woodcraft, wild food and den building. And an opportunity for parents to leave the kids to it if they’d like to explore further afield.
3 nights accommodation in one of our cosy or spacious domes
2 days of bushcraft for the kids and 1 day for the adults
Lunch cooked over the fire and dinner cooked in the Hangi on day 1
Lunch cooked over the fire on day 2
All equipment, props and tools
Children under 6 must be accompanied at all times. Those with children 6 and over are welcome to join in on day 2 or may prefer to explore Hay on Wye, our local ‘town of books’ and take advantage of an hour or two with a book and great coffee! A detailed itinerary will be provided on booking. Dietary requirements can be catered for.
GLAMPING PRICES from
Weekend £375 – £595
Mid Week £295 – £575
Full Week £595 – £1025
Weekend £330 – £555
Mid Week £255 – £530
Full Week £435 – £815
Prices are based on 4 sharing. Extra Guests are charged at £40 each per stay. Well behaved dogs, with their own beds are welcome by prior arrangement. Guests dogs should be are kept under control at all times
HOT TUB SPECIAL OFFER
And why not book a Hot Tub, with a bottle of Happy Juice Cider to enjoy on us.
Some of our domes have exclusive use of a wood fired hot tub, perfect for steamy nights under the stars with a bottle of complimentary of Happy Juice thrown in.
From just £25 extra.
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