Drovers Rest

Drovers Rest Amenities

Drovers Rest Amenities

The cluster of boutique cottages and glamping tents at Drovers Rest offer something truly special; a chance for modern families to reconnect with nature, each other and the world around them, all without scrimping on comfort and style.

Nestled in the foothills of the black mountains just a stone’s throw from Hay-on Wye and the Brecon Beacons National Park, this idyllic spot is the perfect place to allow children to be truly free range.

Days are spent exploring the farm and helping out in daily activities, from egg collecting to animal feeding, whilst evenings can be enjoyed relaxing on your private deck as the sun sets, or indulging in a delicious communal dinner (available 3 nights a week) in the funky, Hayloft barn.

This could not be more far removed from the camping trips of old with broken sleep, soggy sleeping bags and chilly nights. Here, there are proper beds, luxury linens, cosy log burners, private bathrooms, kitchenettes and even electricity. This is camping gone posh with a capital P! As for those still struggling with the thought of a night under canvas there are also two cottages on offer.

Whichever accommodation is chose, from one of the five luxury safari tents or one of the two pretty cottages, guests all have access to a wealth of communal facilities. The Hayloft is a cool, chill out space complete with lounge, dining area, Wi-Fi, Sky TV, selection of games, honesty bar and farm shop. It enables mini guests to meet play mates and parents to unwind together while little ones have fun. It is also a great space for larger groups should they book altogether.

Good food can make a holiday and at Drovers Rests there’s no need to go hungry. Even the tents have well equipped kitchenettes, BBQs and fire pots. But, for families keen to take a break from the cooking, the owners can also offer delicious daily breakfasts and the option to partake in communal dinner nights offered three times a week.

Activities on the farm are plentiful so parents need not worry about keeping little ones entertained. Every week activities are posted on the Haylofts ‘Activity Board’ inviting guests to join in while they are always welcome to help out with daily tasks from collecting eggs to feeding animals.

Drover’s Rest is really the perfect retreat for families looking to escape it all and get back to a taste of the good life filled with adventure fuelled fun!

Accommodation Overview

All five of the glamping tents sleep 2-4 plus an infant and 2 well behaved dogs. They each offer a main double bed plus a second bedroom (canvas wall separation) with two single beds. The beds are all dressed in proper linens with feather duvets, pillows, Egyptian cotton linens and cosy welsh blankets. There’s bedside tables and best of drawers so guests can unpack and feel at home.

The kitchen unit is well equipped with a variety of kitchen ware, gas stove, kettle, cafetiere, fridge and toaster.

There is a comfy living area with sofa, coffee table, dining table and wood burner (1st basket of wood free, more available in farm shop for nominal free).

Outside the tents have a private deck area with outdoor furniture, BBQ and 3 legged fire pot for outdoor cooking.

The tents each have their own private bathrooms with contemporary monsoon showers and underfloor heating located in a converted stable block a few minutes’ walk from the tents. There’s a washing up room for pots and pans and laundry facilities are available.

Each tent has electric plug points, running water, torches and large umbrellas.

Please note: There is a one car per unit policy. Additional cars may be possible with prior arrangement.

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Kesri Smolas

Member since Mar 2015
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Fast Facts

1 double bed & 2 singles

Airport under 2 hours drive

Cardiff airport is 1hr 20mins drive away. Bristol airport is 2hrs, Heathrow is 3hrs.

Amenities within Walking Distance

There is a small farm shop and bar onsite.

Indoor Play Area

The 'Chill Out' barn is a great social space for families.


Babysitting can be arranged on request at additional charge.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby gear available on request includes; Travel Cots, Mattresses, Bedding, Fire -guards, Booster seats, bath mats, baby bath and toys

Indoor Toys

There's a selection of toys, children's books and dress up clothes available onsite for guests shared use.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Waitrose and Sainsburys deliver, if guests wish to arrange an arrival shop.

Outdoor Toys

There's a shared play area, sand pit and ride on toys.

Visiting Spa Therapist

Mobile spa treatments

Onsite Restaurant

The 'Chill Out' communal Barn usually offers three meal nights a week which tend to include 'Pizza Night' Fridays, 'Curry Night' Saturdays and 'BBQ Night' Wednesdays. Children under 5 eat free. Daily farm breakfasts are also available on request along with coffee, tea and cake.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

The tent has a private terrace with BBQ and is set in an enclosed, shared field.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

There is Wi-Fi onsite.

Pet Friendly

The site is pet friendly.

Friendly Animals

The site offers a range of farmyard activities including egg collecting and animal feeding.


There is a local golf course approx. 5 miles away.

Gym Equipment

The owners can arrange guided walks or runs for active guests.

Fireplace / Wood Burner

Each property has a wood burner (fire guards available on request)