Lovingly-crafted, adults-only havens with luxurious private facilities (including dreamy outdoor bathing!) secluded amongst rolling Herefordshire countryside.
  • Sleeps: 2 per unit
  • Bedroom: 1 per unit
  • Bathroom: 1 per unit
  • Minimum stay: 2-3 nights

Perfectly nestled in-between the Wye Valley and the Brecon Beacons National Park – not to mention a mere stone’s throw from Offa’s Dyke Path – Kaya at Blackhill Farm is the ideal base for revelling in the glorious Great Outdoors.

Owners Emily and Malik have gone to great lengths to create an instantly welcoming space for their guests to breathe out and relax (Kaya means “home” in isiXhosa, an official language of Malik’s native South Africa), in naturally luxurious surroundings that include trees and wildflowers they’ve planted themselves.

They’ve also crafted each haven – two yurts and a cosy Nook – themselves, with a little help from a talented team of experts. Unique furniture has been beautifully made from storm-felled wood and local materials, while the sustainable ethos also extends to the accessories provided… such as gorgeous cruelty-free and vegan toiletries.

So, which haven will you choose? Sky House Yurt is elevated on an enormous deck that overlooks the valley, complete with a romantic roll-top bathtub, a wood-burning stove, and an al fresco shower for energising freshen-ups. Oh, and if you feel your creative spirit start to awaken, don’t worry – you’ll find a selection of art materials and an easel, all ready and waiting to be used.

Looking for an even greater slice of peace and tranquillity? Pumla Yurt is secluded in a serene corner, filled with sensory delights that include a floor-to-ceiling-window-facing bed that’s perfect for watching the incredible late winter sunrises, an outdoor bath for two, a generous dining deck with barbecue, and a private mini walled garden teeming with herbs.

The Nook, meanwhile, is a special and spacious hideaway filled with home-made elements and curated furnishings from around the world. Perfect for all-weather stays, there’s an Aga and wood-burner for the winter – an warming atmosphere for playing the provided guitar on cosy evenings in – and a beautiful garden to enjoy during summer. There’s even a wood-burning hot tub for good measure!

Whichever haven you choose, you’ll find it equipped with plenty of cooking facilities, with Emily and Malik even providing a few of their favourite recipes for you to try! There’s also hot and cold running water, and a flushing indoor toilet that means there’ll be no midnight dashes to a freezing facilities block.

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At a glance

  • Three luxurious, sustainable, and creatively furnished retreats, privately secluded amongst vast Herefordshire countryside.
  • Two yurts and a one-bedroom hideaway each sleep 2 adults, with private self-contained facilities and unique handcrafted elements.
  • The whole site can be hired for group stays of up to 6 people.
  • Relax in the Nook’s wood-fired hot tub, take a dip in Pumla’s outdoor bath, or take advantage of the art materials provided in the elevated Sky Yurt and set your creative spirit free!
  • There is a Michelin-accredited, food-serving pub within walking distance, and plenty of scope to explore the nearby Brecon Beacons, Wye Valley, and Offa’s Dyke Path.

Features

  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs

Facilities

Sky House Yurt: rolltop bath, outdoor shower, wood-burning stove with hob and oven, art supplies, deck net, barbecue.

Pumla Yurt: outdoor bath, wood-burning stove with hob and oven, barbecue and dining deck, shower room.

The Nook: Aga and woodburner (winter only) guitar, 2 bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, garden with wood-fired hot tub.

All units: kingsize bed with luxury bedding, full cooking facilities, flushing WC, supply of tea and coffee, hot and cold running water, deck chairs.

Local Activities

Mountain hiking, walking, cycling, watersports, historic sites, stargazing, nature-watching, pubs.

 

Accommodation Options

Sky House Yurt

  • Adults Only

Pumla Yurt

  • Adults Only

The Nook

  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs

Entire site - sleeps 6

  • Adults Only
  • Hot Tubs

More information

You can even choose to add extra treats to your stay, including pizza oven hire or gooey chocolate fondue with a selection of tasty bites for dipping… a real tonic after a day spent hiking the epic Beacons Circuit.

If you don’t feel like cooking at all, The Bull’s Head at Craswall is within walking distance; a traditional Black Mountains pub featured in the Michelin Guide with flagstone floors, serving delicious meals prepared from fresh local produce.

Dine wherever takes your fancy, then settle in to watch the stars put on a show from your haven’s unique Dark Sky stargazing spot… you may just feel as though you’re in heaven.

Things to note

Pets and children are not permitted. A range of extras can be pre-ordered for your stay, please ask. Please note that there is no Wi-Fi in the yurts.

Where you'll be staying

Craswall, Herefordshire

What the guests of Kaya at Blackhill Farm say

“Wow! this is without a doubt the best place we have ever stayed.”

“The best thing is that our car has not moved since the moment we arrived. The walks from the doorstep are brilliant.”

“Really does deliver the full relaxation package. From bird watching at the picture window to soaking in the luxurious deep bath while star gazing”

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