We stayed at Cosy Under Canvas glampsite for two nights last week for my friend's hen do. It is in a private, secluded location, and idyllic is the perfect way to describe the beautiful surroundings and views of the rolling green hills. It is the perfect escapade from the hustle bustle of everyday city living.
The tipi tents and the geometric dome tents are so funky. The domes are really spacious and the beds are so comfy. The tipis are really cosy. All bedding provided was very clean and sufficient. However it is advisable that you take extra bedding and duvets as it can get really chilly at night, even in the summer. Theres lots of spare blankets and bean bags to chill out with. The compost toilets took some getting used to, but they are fine! The wood burning showers also do the job. There is also a wet room and proper toilet near the main house which is nice and convenient.
The kitchen and dining facilities were more than sufficient. However, the oven is a wood burning oven, which takes a while to cook food! The site is owned by a lovely family, and they were so helpful and welcoming. We made the mistake of bringing pizzas which would have taken us a while to cook in the ovens. So Emma kindly allowed us to use their own kitchen oven to cook the pizzas, which we thought was so sweet of them. They also surprised us one morning with home made cup cakes, which were lovely.
They stoked our own private hot tub which stayed hot for hours and was fab! The best part was that Emma organized two ladies to come to the site and arrange treatments for us all - manicures, pedicures, massages, facials - and they were amazing! We felt extra special as so much care and attention was paid to us all. If you want Emma to arrange the treatments, you must ask for this in advance. We also arranged horseriding which is really nearby and alot of fun. I would recommend going for one hour and not two like we did, it was quite tiring!
Although this is a glamping site, there is no electricity, so expect no lights or sockets. There are some candles and lanterns around but you should definitely bring torches. There are plug sockets available at the house which is about a 5 minute walk away. Although some wood, kindle and firestarters are provided to make your own fire, you will probably find you will need to buy some more during your stay. There is no network in the area at all, so you won't be able to use your mobile phones at all.
The coolboxes provided in the kitchen were fab, they kept all our drinks and food nice and cold. There are also storage boxes to store your food. All of these are conveniently labelled so that no one steals your food and they are well secure so no creepy crawlies get in. Speaking of which, there were not as many creepy crawlies as we thought there would be!
Will definitely be coming back again for the perfect surroundings, great facilities and fantastic service and hospitality offered by Emma and her family!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rustic and luxurious, award winning Glamping in a Welsh woodland Whether you're after sanctuary or adventure our Dome holidays are great for loved-up couples, family down-time or group gatherings. Satisfy your craving for the outdoors with no compromise on comfort. Think comfy beds, snug duvets, fluffy sheepskins and cosy rugs. We’re off-grid and eco-friendly with compost loos, wood-fired showers and solar lights - But stylish geodesic domes, personal toiletries, real coffee, private fire pits and steamy hot tubs mean you don't have to rough it. Just enjoy relaxing surroundings, beautiful scenery, and interesting things to do. ... more less