A warm, welcoming haven on a 13-acre family farm in the heart of the Wye Valley, with cosy glamping accommodation, fun activities, and craft workshops galore.
  • Sleeps: 4 per tent
  • Bedroom: Open plan
  • Bathroom: Private external
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Nestled on a friendly family farm that’s beautifully positioned between the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean, Hope Farm Retreats is teeming with all things nice… cosy accommodation, fresh-air activity, craft workshops, and an abundance of animals.

Along with owners Jo, Mark, and Izzy, you can expect to be greeted by miniature ponies, inquisitive chickens, cheeky sheep and playful lambs… not to mention farm cat Hannah, and Tiffin the puppy!

Some parts of the farm date back to the 18th century, and there are plenty of artefacts to help transport you peacefully back in time, such as vintage tools and troughs, and respectfully renovated buildings. Yet when it comes to your accommodation, contemporary comfort is the order of the day.

Choose from two stylish Lotus Belle tents, named Cornflower and Chamomile, aptly secluded in the wildflower meadow (you’ll also have to stroll through the family’s gorgeous flower farm to reach them!)

Perfect for couples, single travellers or a family of four, each tent boasts vintage pieces, a downy double bed, two single futons and blankets to snuggle under.

And since this is glamping rather than camping, there’s a full outdoor kitchen (including dishwasher) for you to whip up home-style feasts – with a campfire cooking space for rustic meals and toasted marshmallows under the stars later on. There’s also a covered dining space should the weather take a turn for the worse, and a games area, table tennis and giant Jenga.

Oh, and not only is there a handy compost loo for each tent, but you’ll also have your own dedicated bathroom in The Wash Houses, so no awkward queues!

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At a glance

  • Two furnished bell tents for couples or families of up to 4, with a seasonal programme of workshops and activities, nestled on a 13-acre family farm in the heart of the Wye Valley.
  • There are several friendly animals to meet and help care for on the farm, including miniature ponies, chickens, sheep and lambs.
  • Accommodation includes private bathroom facilities, and an outdoor kitchen with a campfire cooking space.
  • Indoor facilities include a dining area and a games space with table tennis and giant Jenga.
  • Choose from a wide variety of activities and workshops, including wreath-making, foraging, and crafting. You can also tour the on-site flower farm, which holds regular floral art workshops.
  • There is a village shop, playground, cafe and pub in walking distance, with access to attractions that include Offa’s Dyke Path and the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail.


  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid


2 x Lotus Belle tents, each sleep 4 guests.  Locally sourced furnishings, double bed, 2 single futons, blankets, woodburner, private compost loo and private shower room.

Facilities: full outdoor kitchen, campfire cooking space, luxury roll top bath, dedicated bathroom in on-site Wash House, covered dining space, games area with table tennis, board games, giant Jenga, stargazing maps, telescope, lockable bike storage, seasonal programme of activities and workshops.

Local Activities

Workshops, activities, village shop, pub, café, castles, riverside walks, cycling, wild swimming, canoeing, picnic spots, cafés, restaurants, sculpture trail, historic sites, family activities, Go Ape, crafts, artisan produce

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How to spend your time on site? You can get to know – and help take care of – the animals, or choose from a diverse array of bookable rural skills and craft workshops, with an ever-changing seasonal programme.

Who knows just what you’ll do during your stay… plant trees, make a seasonal wreath, build a den, go on a gin foraging expedition, craft jewellery, build a water wheel or learn photography?

On booking, you will receive a link to the online guestbook sharing recommendations for local eateries, favourite family fun-tested activities and themed itineraries, such as top 10 romantic days out.

And seeing as there’s a flower farm on site, there’s always the option of joining a floral art workshop, or taking a beautiful blooming tour.

Meanwhile, if you’re in the mood to explore, you’re within easy walking distance of delights that include the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, Offa’s Dyke Path, canoeing along the River Wye… and of course, a traditional village pub.

What more could any self-respecting holidaymaker possibly want?

Things to note

Occasion ‘extras’,  including bouquets, BBQ packs and luxury local produce hampers, can be pre-ordered for your stay. No single sex groups or parties. Working farm site, no dogs allowed.

Where you'll be staying

Lydney, Gloucestershire

What the guests of Hope Farm Retreats say

“We have just returned from a long weekend here and I can’t speak highly enough! Jo, Mark and Izzy were wonderful hosts and have set up a fantastic home from home where you can want for nothing. Our 2 children loved exploring the space, playing coconut shy, playing in the play barn (the playmobil was a huge hit!), having rides in the wheelbarrow and eating more toasted marshmallows than you can shake a stick at! The bell tents are done to a high standard and have some lovely finishing touches. The location is perfect for exploring some wonderful local attractions and the playground and cafe/bar just a few minutes walk is a great find. We booked again before we’d even got home and can’t wait to visit again for longer next time!”
“Really lovely and well appointed tents in a gorgeous location. Hope Farm have thought of all the little details that make such a difference! Super comfy bed, and such a lovely family who go the extra mile to make your stay special. We had a fantastic weekend.”

“We had an amazing stay at Hope Farm. Jo and family were brilliant at giving lots of advice and useful information on the area as well as making sure that we were enjoying our stay. They are in an excellent location to explore everything on offer in the area (which is lots) as well as providing excellent facilities making it a really enjoyable and relaxing stay!”

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