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Our Awards


We can hardly believe it. 2024 sees Penhein’s 10th Anniversary! It has prompted us to look back to the very start in 2014 and it is wonderful to see how many guests we’ve welcomed, and the pleasure they have been getting from their stay at Penhein. We have been left many lovely comments for which we are so grateful. We also realise that we have been an award winning glampsite every year since we opened. So forgive us for a little showing off – here is the list of our Awards so far……


Green Parent Family Travel Awards Winner - January 2024

What a way to start our 10th Anniversary Year! We've been awarded The Green Parent Magazine Family Travel Awards Glamping Holiday 2024. We are such fans of the magazine and their ethos and are incredibly proud to have been selected. Congratulations to all the other winners, well done to you all. We will wear our badge with pride!

Visit Wales Walkers Welcome Accreditation - December 2023

So excited to be recognised by Visit Wales again, this time with the Visit Wales Walkers Welcome Award. This is in recognition partly of the fact that we are lucky enough to be surrounded by some beautiful scenery and miles of dedicated walking paths in the nearby Forest of Dean, but also that we do all we can to encourage and help our guests find the walks that best suit their abilities and wishes.

Visit Wales Families Welcome Accreditation. October 2023

We're delighted to say that Penhein Glamping has been awarded the prestigious Families Welcome accolade by Visit Wales. This recognition reflects our dedication to crafting unforgettable experiences for families, with a special focus on those with younger children. When you book to stay at Penhein, you’re not only assured stunning accommodation but also the perfect blend of luxurious amenities and back-to-basics fun!

Proud winners of an AA Five Gold Pennant Award - July 2023

We're incredibly proud to have been an annual recipient of the AA Five Gold (Green when it started!) Star Pennant from when we first opened back in 2014/15.

Gold Award - Best Glamping. City Kids Magazine June 2023

Wow, wow....WOW! We've been awarded Gold in the City Kids Magazine Green Awards 2023! Such lovely comments from the judges “No stone is left unturned by the team at Penhein who have created a luxurious and eco-conscious glampsite where waste is reduced or reused and where the natural environment cared for with great passion.” Thank you to all the judges and congratulations to all the other category winners and special mentions! Find out more »

Innovation and Excellence

Winner - Luxury Glamping Experience of the Year 2023. March 2023

Excited? Us? WE WON! What a way to start our season. So come and try 'The Luxury Glamping Experience of the Year'. It's not just us saying it!

Five Gold Pennant Award from The AA. June 2022

We never know when The AA are coming to do their site visit and so it always comes as a lovely surprise when an email arrives to say that we have been awarded their 5 Gold Pennant level again. Thank you!

Awarded Green Key Accreditation - March 2022

We are very proud to have been awarded the Wales Green Key Accreditation! Run by Keep Wales Tidy, Green Key is all about unlocking sustainability in the tourism industry. Green Key allows Welsh businesses to celebrate the positive environmental changes they are making. It was a long process of having to prove ourselves and so pleased we have done it. We are re-evaluated every year so we can't rest easy...

Regional Finalists in the 2021 Rural Business Awards. June 2021

We are thrilled to hear that we have been shortlisted in both the Best Rural Diversification Project and the Best Rural Tourism Business categories in the Wales & NI region of the 2021/22 Rural Business Awards! So exciting! The Best Rural Tourism Business is our second nomination for this category so we are doubly proud. The final regional round of judging will take place during the week commencing 19th July 2021 so we are keeping everything crossed that we will make it to the National Final!

Finalists in the iNews Staycation Awards! May 2021

So excited! We have just heard that we are finalists in the iNews Staycation Awards for Wilderness Stay/Glampsite of the Year. The winners are being announced in June so we are keeping everything crossed. There were over 1,000 entries across a number of awards so to be nominated for a second time makes us incredibly proud. Thank you to all our wonderful guests for your support and feedback. This is definitely a wonderful bonus to our season!

We've Won Green Tourism Gold! March 2021

We are so excited to say that we have been awarded Gold status by Green Tourism! We were told the news with these very kind words “You’ve shown exceptional commitment to sustainability and to green practices and on behalf of ..all at Green Tourism, I would like to offer a huge congratulations for this achievement!” We would like to say a big thank you to the team at Green Tourism for all their help and advice as we worked towards this fantastic award. We will wear the badge with pride!

So Proud! Another AA Gold Pennant Award - October 2020

We are thrilled to once again receive The AA's highest rating of five gold pennants. In all this gloom it is wonderful to be recognised in this way. We are looking forward to welcoming guests back in 2021!

Winners of South East Wales Tourism Award! Feb 2020

We are so proud to have won Best Glamping Site at the South East Wales tourism awards! We were presented the award by the Deputy Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM at a lovely lunch at St Fagans National Museum of History. A very exciting start to the season!

Proud Winners of the iNews Rural Escape of the Year. November 2019

We are unbelievably proud to be have been selected as the winners of the Rural Escape of the Year in the inaugural iNews Staycation Awards. We started the season as winners of the AA Glampsite of the Year and finish the season with this. Thank you to all our guests for all your wonderful comments over the season. We look forward to welcoming you back to Penhein one day!

iNews Staycation Awards Finalists - Family-friendly Venue of the Year & Rural Escape of the Year - October 2019

What a way to finish the 2019 season! We are very excited to have heard that we are finalists in two categories of the i News Staycation Awards, namely Family-friendly Venue of the Year and Rural Escape of the Year. The winners are being announced at the end of November 2019 in London, so we are keeping everything crossed! Thank you to all our guests for joining us at Penhein, and sharing all your wonderful comments about us. A truly great season.

AA Five Gold Pennants! June 2019

Always so proud to receive the AA Five Gold Pennants. Thank You the AA!

Excited to be a Finalist in the South Wales Business Awards - May 2019

We are so pleased and proud to be a shortlisted finalist in the South Wales Business Awards. We're holding our breath now until the end of June when results are announced!

Winner Innovation and Excellence Award - Glampsite of the Year 2019

We were so excited to hear about the win. It was all kept very hush hush until the announcement was made. During the awards process over 90,000 corporate professionals, the general public were invited to nominate associations, companies & individuals based on their achievements over the previous 12 months. Additionally Corporate Livewire’s extensive research team has put forward a selection of individuals who have excelled within the sector. Information was submitted on each nominee and their independent judging panel decided upon the most deserving teams, companies and individuals to walk away with one of these prestigious accolades. We are blown away.

Proud Winners of the AA Glampsite of the Year Award 2018-2019

We are SO thrilled to have won the AA Glamping Site of the Year 2018-19 Award! As a small, family-run glampsite this really does mean the world to us - we're so honoured and feeling all fired up for next season!

Shortlisted for the Rural Business Awards. June 2018

We are proud to have been shortlisted for the 2018 Rural Business Awards. We are a regional finalist in the Wales and NI region and are waiting excitedly to see if we make it through to the Grand Final when Regional Winners are announced in October this year. Fingers crossed!

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2018

We're thrilled to have received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence award for 2018. These prestigious awards go to the 10% of businesses on TripAdvisor that have consistently achieved great reviews over the past year. There is no application process and the achievement is earned over time. Thank you so much to all our guests who have left glowing reviews - it is so appreciated!

AA Five Gold Pennant Award - June 2018

We are immensely proud to have been awarded the AA's Five Gold Star rating. The inspector has said of us "It was a joy to visit this very special leisure destination again...Penhein Glamping continues to be an excellent example of an AA Glamping site".

AA Five Pennants Award. June 2017

Thrilled to receive the AA Five Pennant Award for the third year in a row!

AA Five Pennants Award - May 2016

The AA like to surprise us with unannounced visits, but we don't mind! We are so proud to receive the highest award of five pennants.

Top Marks from the AA! June 2015

Our first AA inspection and we are so excited to have received the maximum Five Green Pennants. We were give some lovely comments from the inspector, including "The attention to detail in furnishing and equipping all areas is commendable and it is a testament to authenticity that the minimum amount of land was reclaimed from this unspoilt natural woodland, to maximise the visual effect of stunning displays of season wildflowers, fauna and a wide variety of indigenous trees… contributing to a memorable guest experience".

Winner Sawdays Glamping Location of the Year 2014

We were very proud to win the Sawdays “Glamping Location of the Year” in October 2014. "The beautiful Persian inspired alachighs manage to be at once blissfully comfortable and adventurously outdoorsy…”

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