Below are unedited comments left by our yurt holiday guests.
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Date of stay: 11 October 2016
Brett, Mel and Bethy (aged 5), Cardiff:
“Beth loved this place so much she never stopped…its utterly perfect.- location, animals, setting, I wouldnt change a thing.
Best few nights sleep I ever had . Everything has been thought through. Its the perfect balance beteeen camping and cottage life.
Sadly we have to leave this place but its farewell not goodbye. We will be back.“
Date of stay: 6th September 2016
Michelle, Louise, Max and Ryan; Basingstoke.
“Sarah, Charlie and Beth,
Thanks so much for this wonderful experience in these amazing surroundings!
The yurt is incredible and we felt relaxed the whole time.
We ventured out to the Cats Back which is an absolute MUST – the scenery was incredible.
We wish we could have stayed longer but we will be back and certainly recommend the yurt to all our friends and family.“
Date of stay: 25th August 2016
Nancy, Riva and Alice; The Netherlands..
“This is one of the best holidays I have ever had. The yurt is so pretty and comfortable with masses of room. I wish I could live in it. Henry the cat slept on my bed – cosy.
Thanks for sharing and caring.”
Date of stay: 11 July 2016
Scott & Shelly, Nottinghamshire:
“Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful yurt. We visited Croft Castle (great gardens), and then off to Hay which was delightful.
We enjoyed a marvellous meal at The Stagg Inn – would seriously recommend it – plus The Tram does excellent pub grub.
We had everything we could possible need a will be telling all our friends about glamping.“
Date of stay: 19 September 2015
Natalie, Tom, & Tilly; Bristol:
“What a fantastic break! The yurt is absolutley stunning – we loved it and will be back. Highlights:
The morning visits from the chickens and ponies.
The yummy eggs and cakes.
Evenings by the chiminea.
The view from the bed with the door open.”
Date of stay: 5 September 2015
Emily & Steven; Buckinghamshire:
“Thank you for a beautiful stay, just the getaway we had hoped for. Lazy nights by the fire, just amazing. Croft Castle was a great day out and The Tram Inn food was brilliant. All in all, marvellous. Steven will certainly remember hos 30th birthday”.
Date of stay: 20 August 2015
John & Clair Nurse:
“Our first stay in a yurt has been a great sucess. A warm and friendly welcome, delicious cakes and a beautiful setting. We slept incredibly well, loved the hazy candlelight and a late night fire on the decking. The Stagg Inn was a great recommendation – faboulous dinner with good service. Thank you Sarah & Charlie. ”
Date of stay: 21 July 2015
“Thank you for a really wonderful stay! The perfect place to spen our 2nd wedding anniversary and our first holiday with our new daughter Rosie. We’re total glamping converts now, so have decided to make this our annual anniversary theme. We loved the peace, feeling of privacy and comforts of your beautiful yurt. ”
Date of stay: 27 -28 September 2014
Lynn, Roy, Sophie Munn, Telford:
“Our first time glamping and this is definitely my kind of “roughing it”. Heater in the shower room, a well equipped kitchen with plenty of wine glasses, a wood burner in the tent & proper beds! We enjoyed a lovely weekend and the weather was great too .
Date of stay: 10th May 2014
Tracey and Sasha:
“Our first experience of glamping – loved the yurt and shepherd’s hut. What a wonderful idyllic way to press the “pause” button on life. I’ve already booked again for October with the family (Tracey)”.
Date of stay: 8th May 2014
Laura and Harriet from Northamptonshire:
“We had a great weekend exploring the surrounding towns and villages, the views were amazing. The yurt is beautiful and cozy, home from home”.
Date of stay: 12 April 2014
“Charlie and Sarah were very firendly and made us feel welcome. A beautiful place for us to relax and enjoy some quality family time. In summary; fresh eggs, fresh air, loved it!”.
Date of stay: 8th April 2014
Abbey Walton (aged 9):
“I really enjoyed my stay, its lovely here, I want to stay for ever. “.
Date of stay: Easter Bank holiday 2014
Nigel & Rachael Payne from Manchester:
“Exactly what the doctor ordered, away from our busy lives. Everything is so well thought out. Hay on Wye was a great day out with a 3 hour walk. Nigel has become obsessed with wood stoves – a man thing ?. Thanks again”.
Date of stay: 22 March 2014
Laura and Helen:
“Just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely weekend -Despite the snow we had a brilliant time. The yurt and shepherd’s hut are amazing, we loved it & will be recommending Midland Farm to our friends – Fabulous”.
Date of stay: 31st December 2013
Sarah and Adam from Derbyshire:
“Such a lovely setting for New Year’s Eve. The shepherds hut was a great space to prepare our dinner and the stove kept us warm and cosy as we welcomed in 2013 !”
Date of stay: 29th to 1st December 2013
Catrina and Mark:
“Thank you for providing such a beautiful yurt and shepherds hut. All that we needed was to hand. Very comfortable and the nicest yurt we have stayed in by some margin. Hay-on Wye was charming, we will return”.
Date of stay: 16th to 19th November 2013
Frank and Candi; Hampshire :
“Sarah & Charlie, many thanks for you kind hospitality. Our stay in the yurt has been amazing and a much needed break. We simply could not have asked for more”
Date of stay: 9th to 11th November 2013
Katie and Colin:
“Thanks for such a lovely stay in beautiful surroundings. The fire did a fantastic job of keeping us warm in the evenings. Chickens and the little black cat provided much entertainment. Will definitely recommend to our friends. ”
Date of stay: 27th to 29th October 2012
Melissa, and Charlotte; York:
“Thank you Charlie and Sarah for being so welcoming. We had a lovely time and enjoyed having the chickens wondering in and out. The yurt was warm and cosy – perfect. ”
Date of stay: 13th to 15th October 2012
Rachel, Andrew and Sally:
“A wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings. That view in the mornings is stunning. Thank you for all your hospitality, you cant beat the log burner and a glass of port! ”
Date of stay: 24th to 28th September 2012
The Aylesbury Girls:
“What a great get-away spot. The cute and kitsch cabin is a slice of vintage heaven and the yurt is cosy, stylish & has all you need. We loved the black kitten who wants to be involved with everything…Thanks for a wonderful glamping experience”
Date of stay: 14th to 16th September 2012
Jo, Sam, and Debbie:
“We enjoyed smoked salmon and scrambeled eggs in the Shepherds hut and the yurt provided everything we needed. What a great find. We will be back for sure.”
Date of stay: 4th to 7th September 2012
John, Annika, Isla, Max, Guilford:
“What a great few days we had, relaxing and playing outside, the bbq, and the views across the fields, the chickens and of course your hospitality. The walk up the cats back was great even with a grumpy 3 year old. Both kids loved their stay and we will heartily recommend you.”
Date of stay: 19th to 21st August 2012
Sara, Jamie and Eiger, Cornwall:
“Thanks so much Sarah, your glamping is top notch with a wonderful style and eye for detail inside and out. Very much appreciated your planting and the setting is beautiful.”
Date of stay: 10th to 12th August 2012
Abi and Chris, Bristol:
“What a beautiful retreat in a fantastic setting. The weather was beautiful most of the time and we loved sitting out by the chiminea listening to the sounds of the countryside around us. On the last morning we awoke to a thunderstorm and torrential downpour, but it wa lovely and cosy inside the yurt. We also loved our daily visits from the hens. A great way to celebrate a birthday – thank you.”
Date of stay: 22nd to 25th July 2012
Adam, Caroly,William, and Holly:
“We had the most wonderful stay, lovely and peaceful, the most beautiful surroundings, everything was perfect. Thanks too to Beth for Holly’s pony ride, the highlight of her trip. We will definitely be back”
Date of stay: 17th to 20th July 2012
Georgina and John:
“Sarah and Charlie; What a wonderful place you have created. A little piece of heaven. We spent three lovely days here and we are leaving very relaxed. Many thanks”
Date of stay: 2nd to 4th July 2012
Frances, Jon, Dylon and Esme:
“Despite the weather Midland Farm has been a perfect haven; birdsong, beautiful surroundings and the Yurt and hut catered for our every need! Jessie would especially like to thank Colin [a lady chicken!] for the blue egg”
Date of stay: 25th June to 27th June 2012
Amy and Fiona:
“A perfect getaway. You have thought of everything anyone could possible need and the little touches made it even more special. We cant wait to return, a fabulous retreat”
Date of stay: 22nd June to 25th June 2012
Rob, Min, Elanor, Arthur Keenan from Guilfor Surrey:
“Sarah and Charlie; many thanks for your wonderful hospitality. We have had a terrific weekend. Hay-on-Wye was beautiful and we had a wonderful fattening lunch at The Stagg Inn. A huge thank you to Bethany for taking Elanor and Arthur out on Sam for a pony ride. They have said they want to stay here for ever. No doubt this lovely glamping idyll will be a success. Many thanks.”
Date of stay: 15th June to 17th June 2012
The Bradley Family (Elizabeth, Lia and Bradley from Greenwich London):
“My favorite thing about the weekend was all the animals and the pony riding. We will be back in August.”
Date of stay: 8th June to 12th June 2012
The Rule Family:
“A beautiful location and stunning views of the mountains. Our first time in a yurt and we found it very nice and comfortable. Dad loved the peace and quiet, mum loved everything. I love glamping!”
Date of stay: 5th June to 7th June 2012
The Buckle Family:
“A lovely stay – everything perfect – location, comfort, style, this is proper glamping. We hope to return. Thank you”
Date of stay: 1st June to 4th June 2012
The King Family:
“Our first ever time in a yurt, and very cosy and comfortable it is . Thank you for the warm welcome. It is also our first ever Hay Festival and we have enjoyed our stay so much. The wild flower meadow surrounding the yurt is beautiful.”
Date of stay: 31st May to 1st June 2012
Sam and Michelle from Lemington Spa:
“We have had such a lovely stay, everything was wonderful, from the home made cake and tea left out for our arrival, to the fresh eggs this morning. I only wish we could stay longer ! Thank you for making this such a welcoming and tranquil experience.”
Date of stay: 28th to 31st May 2012
Heather and Zoe:
“You have created an absolutely wonderful get-away-from-it all holiday home – yurt, shepherd’s hut, deck, garden, are just beautiful. We’ve had a lovely, restful stay blessed with fantastic sunshine – and thank you so much for making Zoe’s birthday special with some delicious cakes. A perfect glamping holiday”
Date of stay: 24th May to 28th May 2012
Jaquie and Elaine:
“A delightful and beautifully presented yurt situated in a ideal venue. Stay in or go out – either are great whatever the weather. It was a glorious relaxing four days. Thank you to our hosts who made us so welcome that we want to return. If they prescribed a weekend yurt break here on the NHS we would all be healthier and happier!”
Date of stay: 21th to 23th May 2012
Sam and Heather Lee, from Preston:
“The sun decided to come out and we had the most idyllic couple of days. Fresh eggs for breakfast, toasty evenings round the wood burner, a proper glamping holiday. And a lovely time ambling around Hay-on-Wye made our countryside getaway just perfect. Lovely to meet you both.”
Date of stay: 18th to 20th May 2012
Natalie and Alex from London:
“Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing stay – from the heart of the city to the tranquillity of Midland Farm. Everything was perfect and we will definitely be recommending the yurt to friends. Thanks again.”
Date of stay: 11th to 13th May 2012
Sarah and Phil with two children, Catherine and Chanice from Portsmouth:
“Just wonderful – the children have had such a lovely time, and were so excited about having a holiday in a yurt. We have booked with Canopy & Stars a few times and we have always enjoyed our stay but also like to visit somewhere new each time. We have all said about our stay here We’ll be back!”
Date of stay: 7th to 8th May 2012
Monica, Cerys and Amber from Wales getting away from the builders:
“What a lovely time we have had – loved the chickens – very entertaining to watch. Have enjoyed doing something different, will highly recommend.
Thank you for a warm welcome.”
Date of stay: 5th to 6th May 2012
Anna and Matt, stressed out IT professionals from Cheshire:
“We really enjoyed our first ever stay in a yurt. It’s the perfect place to relax for a few days and the stove kept us nice and toasty. Look forwards to coming back again soon.”
Date of stay: 7th and 8th April 2012
(four walkers from Latvia, climbed Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons)
“Thank you for providing such a lovely and cosy place to stay – a great base for exploring Brecon Beacons.
Frodo and Sam (sic: our ponies) were amazing company and we enjoyed birds and alarm roosters in the morning! Yurt is so good idea for camping that we hope to come back again. Thank you.
Date of stay: 31st March to 5th April 2012
(Family of four with two young children trying out a glamping holiday for the first time):
“Well, what a wonderful time spent at Midland Farm. A tryly bucolic idyll, memories of which will stay with us and the children for many years. We’ve uncovered our inner glamper, and we thank you for opening our eyes to the joys of this type of glamping holiday. Alice will never forget her ride on Sammy. Thanks again for your warmth of hospitality and congratulations on the dawn of a very successful business !”
Damian, Emma, Alice and Jemima, from Dorking.