Redwood Valley

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Presteigne

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
A family-run, eco-friendly glamping site set in 25 acres of woodland on the beautiful Welsh borders

As any good nursery school teacher will tell you, the easiest way to tell the age of a tree is to keep walking until you can put your hands on your knees, peer back, upside down, through your legs and see the very top of the branches in the distance. The number of paces you have to walk is the amount of years that tree has grown. It’s a crude method, but few things will delight you more than seeing a forest full of kiddies, bobbing up and down, pacing around and ducking their heads between their legs like a field of clumsy, oversized chickens. At Redwood Valley, they’d have to walk a long, long way.

Deep in the wilds of the Welsh border, this secluded haven is home to such vast, mature trees that you can’t help but lose time simply enthralled by them. At its heart is the giant redwood that gives this campsite its name, a tall grandfather of the forest, with its distinctive auburn bark. Even the campsite’s rope-swing has to do that bit extra to fit in – the rope from branch to swing is about 20ft long!

Snuggled among it all, Redwood Valley is a site with a clear affinity with its surroundings. With just two yurts and a woodland cabin, effortlessly blended in among the forest backdrop, the place is quiet, unobtrusive and effortlessly charming. The more curvaceously roofed of the two yurts (built in the Turkmen style) has wonderful steam-bent wooden latticework inside and simple yet extremely comfortable furnishings. The second, Mongolian-style structure has a little more flair than its partner; the door and interior woodwork are hand-painted in a decorative, traditional style, and extra furnishings, like fairy lights, add to the magical feel. The separate, stilted cabin is perched high on the slope overlooking the brook, giving it a treehouse-like feel. From its balcony, you feel almost a part of the canopy, alone among the birds, while four floor-to-ceiling windows constantly bring the outside in. Lovingly crafted out of timber from the valley, it seems to melt from view, offering complete privacy.

All three structures benefit from a snug wood-burning stove inside and a firepit-cum-BBQ outside. Campfire cooking, though, is a primitive choice in comparison to the wooden kitchen lodge, which has an almost Scandinavian feel. Set into a bank with trees all around, it features fridges, hobs and everything you’d expect of most holidayhome kitchens, transplanted to this breathtakingly wild setting – a truly special place in which to prepare your supper. The same building houses an excellent gas-powered shower, while a long, hand-crafted table allows for a leisurely feast as the sun disappears beneath the tree tops.

Elsewhere, there is plenty to do nearby. The bustling town of Presteigne, renowned Hay-on-Wye and historic Ludlow Castle, are all a short drive away but the biggest rewards are still far closer to home. It’s the simple pleasures at Redwood Valley that make it such a special place. Dabble in the tiny brook or walk the pair of nature trails that dip in and out of the trees. Or why not explore two countries for the price of one and trek across the border into England… it’s only a few hundred meters away.



Yurts feature a king-sized bed (bedding included), a single and double futon, electric bedside lights, wind up lanterns, and a log-burning stove. The cabin has floor to ceiling windows, a comfortable double bed, daybed and a private composting toilet. Outside, each accommodation has its own spring water tap, BBQ (which doubles as a fire pit), table and stools, while the communal woodland kitchen is fully equipped with two fridges, gas hobs, microwave, toaster, kettle, pots, pans, utensils, cutlery, crockery and complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, cooking oil, condiments, herbs and spices. There is a long trestle table on which to eat or play the games provided. Next to the kitchen is an excellent gas-heated shower (complimentary shower gel, shampoo and conditioner) and the composting toilet is located close to the yurts and kitchen.


Under a mile from Redwood Valley, Presteigne is a thriving town with a wine bar, four pubs and an eclectic array of independent shops and eateries. For something more in keeping with the campsite setting, there's a fantastic farm park and owl sanctuary (01544 231109) also around a mile from Redwood Valley. Ludlow Castle (01584 874465) adds a little history, as well as its spectacular annual food festival, or try the renowned book town of Hay on Wye, full of fantastic independent shops, especially great for antiques and, well, books. The campsite is located in the heart of a dark sky reserve and if you want something more than the simple stargazing onsite, there is an observatory (01547 520247) just up the road in Knighton – so bring a telescope if you are a keen!

Food & Drink

If you are cooking your own meals, Presteigne has an excellent greengrocer and fishmonger, a deli selling freshly baked bread, a local butcher, a wine shop and two small supermarkets. There are also four pubs – The Farmers Inn (01544 267389), The Salty Dog (01544 267720), The Radnorshire Arms (01544 267406) and The Royal Oak (01544 260842) – along with an excellent wine bar, Wine On Line (01544 267675).



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We are a family-run, eco-friendly yurt camping site set in 25 acres of woodland on the beautiful Welsh borders. Redwood Valley is a secret refuge where kids can roam free and you can enjoy absolute peace and tranquillity. Our hidden valley has just two secluded yurts nestled on the edge of the woodland and overlooking the wildflower meadow, brook and our mighty Redwood. Whether you are having a romantic meal under the stars after a cultural day in Hay on Wye or toasting marshmallows on a campfire with your family after a hike to the enchanted local waterfall, you really will feel as though the modern world is a million miles away. We are sure you are going to love it and look forward to welcoming you soon.


Two distinctive 19ft yurts, which can each accommodate up to five people, and a wooden tree cabin that sleeps three.

Seren Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
This 19ft yurt can accommodate up to five people.

Eilian Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
This 19ft yurt can accommodate up to five people.

Treetop Cabin

Tree house Sleeps 3
Nestled amongst the trees, our custom built cabin offers a private and secluded space in which to relax and enjoy the view across the valley to our redwood and the brook.

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Contact Redwood Valley, Boultibrooke House, Norton Road, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2EU

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Getting There

From Presteigne: take the B4355 to Norton/Knighton. After about 0.5 miles the road bends slightly left up a small hill. At the top of that hill, on the right hand side, there is a small stone lodge and 50m further on is the 'Redwood Valley' sign and entrance which is also on the right hand side of the road. Please turn right here, follow the drive down for a couple of hundred metres and you will find the Parking Area (signposted).

From Knighton: take the B4355 to Norton/Presteigne. After about 5 miles, you will arrive at Norton, please carry on straight through the village towards Presteigne. After a further 1 mile you will see a left hand turn, just on the edge of the woodland, with the 'Redwood Valley’ signage by the side of the road. Please turn left here, follow the drive down for a couple of hundred metres and you will find the Parking Area (signposted).

Redwood Valley is situated under a mile north of Presteigne. The closest Railway station is six miles away in Knighton, home of the Offa's Dyke Centre. From Knighton, you can travel direct to Swansea and Shrewsbury.

From Leominster station, you can travel direct to Manchester, Swansea and Cardiff or connect to Hereford for direct services to London and Birmingham. Leominster is a 20-minute taxi journey from Redwood Valley. You can arrange a pick up in advance for around £25 from Radnor and Kington Taxies on 01547 560205.


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