Last weekend, the last weekend of my thirties, we headed off to Wales to risk a weekend of glamping with little sound insulation, power or WiFi. We hadn’t told the kids about the latter. Thankfully the rope swing at Penhein Glamping provided enough amusement during the three warm, sunny days of our stay.
The “glamp”-site is nestled amongst the 450 acres of the Penhein estate, a working farm nestled between Chepstow and Newport in Wales that’s been in the same family for over 150 years.
There are half a dozen large alachigh tents each with an en-suite toilet, kitchen, wood burning stove and large cool box (fridge sized to be exact).
On site there’s a cheats’ kitchen to use, supplies to buy (through an honesty system of card payment) and microwaves to use. It’s attached to the shower block. I feel the term ‘shower block’ does this a disservice. It’s finished to a very high standard with steaming hot showers (with each tent having an assigned shower due to Covid).
There’s an adventure playground on site for the kids and a map with walks around the estate. We tackled one that made its way down to a steam and pool and despite our best efforts actually found it.
Recent work by Bristol photographer Adam Gasson.