Penhein Glamping offers outdoor holidays with comfort and style
After living and working in London for 20 years, James and Helen Hearn chose to return to Monmouthshire to take over Helen’s family farm, which has been in her family since 1867.
In 2014, having decided to diversify, they established Penhein Glamping on a three acre natural woodland site in a secluded part of the farm. The glampsite is home to six alachigh tents, surrounded by idyllic views, rolling hills and meandering streams.
James grew up in an Anglo-Iranian home, which provided the inspiration for the alachighs, which bring an exotic flavour to the glampsite. Similar to a yurt, alachighs come from Persia and are still used today by the nomadic Shahsavan tribe in Northern Iran.
Monmouthshire Business & Enterprise and Visit Wales worked with Helen and James to help them realise their ambitions for the project.
Penhein Glamping offers a welcome twist on the traditional camping holiday – no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll – each alachigh tent includes a wood burning stove providing heating and cooking facilities, running water, a kitchen unit, bedding and ensuite toilet.
Surrounded by farmland and wonderful flora and fauna, Pehhein feels many miles from the daily grind and offers opportunities to wander along nature trails, play in an 8 acre wild flower meadow or explore local attractions and the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside.
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