White House Glamping
Family-run for four generations, you can expect a welcome that's full of smiles as you arrive at White House Farm, featured by the Sunday Times as one of the UK's top glamping sites.
Everything is wonderfully larger than life here, from the huge sky and the wide-open Wye Valley scenery (the sparkling River Wye flows for over a mile through the friendly, cow-dotted farm), to the accommodation itself. You'll find six family-sized tipis nestled in the farm's cider apple orchard, with plenty of space inside for everybody to stretch out.
Each tipi sleeps up to four or five people comfortably... and if you thought you'd all be roughing it under the stars, think again! This is glamping, after all, so think plug sockets, soft lighting, downy bedding, and toasty heating.
Not to mention spectacular evening entertainment, in the form of your very own movie projector! Watch a new favourite film inside your tipi as you snuggle up together, or set it up outside instead, gathering around your firepit and toasting marshmallows for al fresco movie snacks. With hand-made pallet furniture to relax on, it could be a while before you decide to head back inside!
To help keep your luggage nice and light, there's a well-stocked kitchen shed with everything you need for holiday feasts (you'll also have your own barbecue for sizzling sunset suppers). There are plentiful toilet facilities and piping hot showers close by, too.
With the farm perfectly positioned in the village of How Caple - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - you could decide to do nothing but sit back and enjoy that amazing scenery, or while away some time fishing on the lake. There's also a ‘secret' pebble beach by the river that's an ideal launching spot for a rented canoe!
Yet the village also doubles as a beautiful gateway to all that Herefordshire has to offer, with the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye just a short drive away.
(Even closer is the Crown in Woolhope, a friendly local pub and restaurant that uses the apples from the farm orchard for their cider... so why not pop along and give it a try?)
Also in temptingly close proximity are the Forest of Dean, the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Black Mountains, and the bustling city of Bristol - so there will be something to satisfy the most discerning of holiday tastes.
Head back to White House Glamping just in time to catch that magnificent sunset, as you prepare your barbecue and chat the rest of the day away with your favourite people. This is the place where fresh family memories are made, and you'll return home with plenty of them.
Things to note
Check in from 3pm, check out by 11am. Pets are permitted, but must be kept on a lead around the farm's livestock.
Tried and tested
Region: How Caple, Herefordshire
Cost (from): £119 per night
Sleeps: Up to 4/5 per tipi
Bedrooms: 6 Open-plan tipis
Minimum stay: 2 nights (bank holidays only)
Property ref: 1424
Facilities6 family tipis: 5 tipis each sleep 5 guests, 1 tipi sleeps 4 guests. Linen/bedding, electricity, lighting, heating, movie projector, outdoor space with handmade pallet furniture, barbecue, firepit. On-site facilities: well-equipped kitchen shed, toilets and showers, pebble beach for fishing/canoeing.
Hiking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, wildlife, market towns, pubs, restaurants, historic sites, castles, shopping, mountains, Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons National Park.
At a glance
- Award-winning glamping: six luxurious, family-sized tipis, positioned in a cider apple orchard on a friendly working dairy farm in the Wye Valley.
- Each tipi sleeps 4-5 guests, and comes equipped with electricity, heating, lighting, and downy bedding.
- Entertainment-wise, each tipi comes with its own movie projector for indoor or outdoor film nights.
- You'll have your own firepit, barbecue and outdoor area to enjoy, with shared kitchen, shower, and toilet facilities close by - so just bring food and wellies!
- The market town of Ross-on-Wye is a short drive away, with many famed Herefordshire attractions on the doorstep. You can while away time on site fishing or canoeing from the ‘secret' River Wye pebble beach.