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Our Story

The Hearn Family


Helen upped sticks in 2011 after 20 years in London and moved to the countryside to live in Penhein House and take on management of the farm from Helen’s parents.

When she was a girl, Helen’s father would create a makeshift campsite in the woods for her and her brother. It was this same sense of adventure, authenticity and rural abandon that inspired Helen to set up Penhein Glamping in the summer of 2014.

The glampsite owes its Persian influence to the boys’ Iranian grandmother: the alachigh tents are inspired by those of the nomadic Shahsavan tribe in Northern Iran and decorated beautifully, combine exotic colours and patterns of the middle east with a rustic country charm.

Today, Helen and her family welcome happy glampers and intrepid explorers to Penhein from March through to November every year – many of whom return the following season with friends and family members in tow. Helen’s sons Archie and Sebastian and two black labradors,  Zande and Freddie, can often be seen around the farm with Helen and the dogs can be spotted playing outside the farmhouse or lolloping across the fields.

 

Upcoming events


Devauden Music Festival

Date: 20th May - 21st May 2022

The Devauden Festival has been running since 2010 and is a family friendly event...

Back to the Cave Sculpture Exhibition

Date: 21st May to 17th July 2022

Clearwell Caves will be hosting a major exhibition of modern and contemporary...

Murder Mystery on a Steam Train - Murder on the River Lyd

Date: 21st May 2022

A murder mystery presented by Ceridwen Theatre Company. Your evening starts...