No matter how many times we visit, we never grow tired of Wales. The air is fresh and crisp, the hills rolling and epic, the scenery dotted with patches of pine trees, and peppered with (delicious) sheep. Follow the trails to incredible peaks with stunning panoramas, or gravel paths down to hidden beaches. You’ll find villages steeped in history, national parks with more than you could explore and best of all, some rather incredible peace and quiet.
You’ll struggle to find a place that looks the same in our collection. We look for some very specific qualities, some you might expect – like character, quality and creativity – but also a connection to nature, and dare we say it, a little magic. When it comes to what’s there to use, we range from the more spartan rustic escapes to the luxury Scandi builds, with everything and more. But no matter which you choose, it will be unforgettable.
If you’re looking to climb a mountain, hike some epic trails, spot an abundance of wildlife, or zip line through forest (and even surf, weirdly enough), then take a peek at our collection of spaces in easy reach of the action.
Who are we? Haven’t you heard? We’re a small independent travel company, specialising in special places to stay in nature. We’re part family and part employee owned, with 24% of the company being owned by a charitable trust, that puts proceeds towards various climate-concerned charities. We work hard to consider our environmental impact, as well as our social impact. If you’re curious to know more, take a look at our impact report.
What about overtourism? We’re thrilled you asked. This year, we made a cap on the number of places we take in certain areas of the UK that have been identified as being at risk of overtourism. But we also benefit from our own model. Most of our spaces are off the beaten track, outside areas where footfall is particularly high, and further, in spaces that aren’t regular domiciles – so they aren’t contributing to pricing locals out of their area.
Why glamping though? That’s the kind of question you only ask when you’ve never been (or at least been with us). There is no travel like glamping. No matter how beautiful the normal hotel, ample the appliances or incredible the décor, it’s far too easy for the locale to become separate from your experience. The countryside becomes more like a scenic backdrop, than a place you felt fully immersed in. Glamping lets us get back to nature, forget our stresses and remind us how alive we really are.
What about the environment? Travel is rarely good for the environment. Generally speaking, it creates a carbon footprint we’d rather not leave behind. But part of learning to consider the environment, is to support businesses making the effort to explore the options, experiment and observe what works and what doesn’t. Our spaces are often low impact, with renewable energy sources, and a passion for the local ecology. If you’d like to know more about what we do, read our impact report.
We're majority employee owned, which means we all get a say in how the business is run.
Our Charitable Trust uses 24% ownership of the company to support environmental causes
We're committing to raise £50,000 by 2027 to help protect nature in our national parks.