Wierd and wonderful
A COMPEDIUM OF SILLY OR UNUSUAL FACTS ABOUT WELL KNOWN PLACES, AND QUIRKY PLACES TO VISIT OR STAY
The proprietor, Francesca Newell spent some years in Kenya and has always dreamed of recreating the safari experience here in the UK. She can’t promise herds of wildebeest or roaming giraffe, but she has on offer, off-grid glamping in luxury, self-catering, tented safari lodges.
Taking bookings for dates from 10th July 2015, Seven Hills Hideaway is located in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons.
The first of seven planned safari lodges, Skirrid Fawr is named after the mountain you can see from its verandah: one of the seven hills surrounding Abergavenny (like Rome!) It provides luxury glamping accommodation for six people in three rooms: a king-size double bedroom, twin bedroom and a ‘quirky’, yet comfortable, double cabin bed. Furnished with careful attention to detail in a contemporary, country-chic style; Skirrid Fawr is off-grid enough to relax, unwind and escape, but with plenty of creature comforts and the on-grid essentials for charging mobile devices or running a drying hair.
The tented lodge offers spacious open-plan living; a fully equipped kitchen with cooking on a traditional log burning stove (there’s a backup stove for a morning cuppa); heated shower room and separate toilet / washroom; plus a rear verandah with extra storage space. There’s plenty to do close by, both indoors and out; plus restaurants, cinemas, theatres and rural inns... or you could simply have a sundowner on the front verandah, watch the sunset over the Skirrid and enjoy the areas ‘Dark Skies’ stars.
Weekly rates start from £750
The Seven Hills Hideaway website, with online booking, is launching soon; until then, Skirrid Fawr lodge can be booked via Glamping UK