The Humble Hideaway
Upper Meend Farm – near Monmouth
Camp for 2 from £80 per night
Suitable for children of all ages
DOGS: Please note the Humble Hideaway is fenced but is not dog-proof. Dogs need to be on a lead whenever going through fields with livestock in. Dogs are not allowed in the huts, but the beautiful and comfortable Dog House provides them with their own private bedroom. Please bring own dog bed, food, bowls etc.
The Humble Hideaway has been specially created to make the most of its quiet setting. Kate Humble and husband Ludo stepped in to save Upper Meend Farm when it was nearly sold off in pieces. They and their team have preserved and tend it carefully and sensitively, keeping sheep and cattle as well as doing their best to help all the local wildlife flourish. The hut is in its own private corner, screened from the curious animals with a chunky log fence that encloses a large wooded area where you'll find your two huts, your firepit and your bench seating under the trees. It's an off-grid, cosy space that suits its woodland haven perfectly.
The first hut, custom made by master craftsmen Plankbridge, is the bedroom, containing the big double bed. The mattress is also custom made and stuffed with wool from the farm's own sheep. The second hut was once the property of Great Western Railways and has been ingeniously converted into your kitchen and shower room. The well worn exterior conceals a sparkling new shower, hobs and seating area. A double compost loo about five metres away from the huts and the outdoor fire pit complete your private hidden camp. Around the farm you'll find plenty to do. You can join one of the crafty courses and learn anything from woodcraft to sheep shearing, walk in the woods and hills or head down to Kingstone Brewery for a tour and a dark ale.
Winter Bookings: Please note, the water at the Humble Hideaway is from a borehole; if the temperature drops below 0c there will be no running water and you'll be notified as soon as possible. If Humble by Nature cancel the booking due to freezing temperatures you will be offered a full refund or the opportunity to reschedule your booking.