In the heart of the beautiful village of Llanvair Discoed, near the Roman fortress town of…
“Persian experience with sumptuous yurts in a remote woodland setting.” - AA Inspector
LLANVAIR DISCOED, MONMOUTHSHIRE
Our Inspector's view
Tucked away in secluded woodland surrounded by peaceful countryside, Penhein Glamping offers eight beautiful Alachigh (pronounced alla-cheeg) tents, that are cosy, warm and kitted out with everything you need for a holiday to remember. The sumptuous interiors have comfortable beds (a double, two truckle beds and a sofa bed for children), quality dining furniture, lanterns, a fully kitted out kitchen with a cold-water sink, a large cool box and a wood-burning stove (wood provided). Each tent also has an en-suite pod, with fully flushing toilet. Three of the tents have their own shower immediately outside, four of the tents have a dedicated shower in the shower block and the fifth tent is allocated the Victorian roll top bath. Outside each tent there is a fire pit for BBQs and carved tree-trunk seating. There are level bark pathways between the tents, and a ‘Cheat’s Kitchen’ in the centre of the site, with microwave, cooking hobs, an honesty bar plus a freezer, as there’s no electricity in the tents. The shower block has a drying room, underfloor heating, monsoon showers and a Victorian style roll-top bath. In addition, there’s a communal tent with a wood-burning stove and a wildflower meadow for games. An impressive and spacious stretch marquee has been added for large group activities, with its own large fire pit outside for guests to gather around.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Sports field
- Ice pack facility
- Picnic Area
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About the area
In their bid to control the borderlands of Monmouthshire – also known as the Marches – the Normans built a triangle of castles: Grosmont, Skenfrith and White. At first, they were simple wooden structures strengthened by earthworks, but when the lively Welsh refused to stop attacking them, it was decided more permanent fortresses were needed. All three are worth a visit and the views from the battlements at White Castle over the surrounding countryside to the Black Mountains are stunning, as is all the scenery in this area – consisting of a patchwork of low hills, hidden valleys, fields criss-crossed with hedgerows and small belts of woodland.
Monmouth itself makes a great base to explore the beautiful Wye Valley, as well as being known as the home of Rockfield Studios, where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody in 1975. The largest town in the county, Abergavenny is creating a name for itself as the foodie capital of the Usk Valley, and has held a weekly cattle market on the same site since 1863. Its location just six miles from the English border means it’s often described as the ‘gateway to Wales’.
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