March 6, 2018
It’s hard to believe that it’s March already and the new season is nearly upon us. The Beast from the East hasn’t deterred us from getting everything spick and span for our opening weekend on the 23rd March.
We love the anticipation of the new glamping season, airing our beautiful alachigh tents, replenishing the supplies of fresh coffee and generally readying the farm for this year’s guests. Penhein makes the perfect holiday for all. Whether you’re a family, a group of friends or even colleagues, there’s something about glamping in Monmouthshire’s idyllic rural landscape that’s good for the soul.
As ever, we are constantly on the look out for ways to make Penhein even better, and have been working hard to bring lots of exciting new improvements for the coming season:
Bridges, ladders and rope swings – just some of the things you requested for our new Adventure Playground. Well, after some rigorous testing with our guinea pigs, AKA our two sons Archie and Bastie, we’re delighted to declare the new woodland playground officially open!
Just as you’d expect from Penhein, the ‘natural’ playground celebrates the great outdoors, using recycled tractor tyres, tree trunks and ropes from the farm. The whole idea is to get kids to swap iPad screens for some proper, back-to-basics family fun. Test your stability along the balance bars, slide down the giant halfpipe and leap your way up the ‘serpent’ tyre ramp. Plus, we’ve just laid the finishing touch – a springy wood chip to provide a soft cushion for any overly-boisterous adventurers.
How do you like your eggs in the morning?
Sunny side up, scrambled or fried, we really don’t mind how you cook ‘em but we do mind where you buy them! This year we’ve introduced six lovely hens to our farm. Happily free range, you’re likely to see the girls clucking around during your visit. Their favourite pecking spot is the orchard where the snowdrops are in full flower and the daffodils are showing promising shoots. Pick up half a dozen in our rather smart blue egg boxes for just £1.50 (subject to laying…..)
Group Glamping just got better
In addition to our lovely communal tent, Petro, we’re now offering the option to hire a bigger covered canvas space if needed. Specially for groups, the marquee is just the ticket for yoga retreats for instance, fitting up to 20 mats with ample space for stretching. For a corporate away-day with a difference why not combine a morning in the marquee with an afternoon of team-building with a Bushcraft Course or Clay Pidgeon Shooting? With glorious glamping for up to 30 adults (or 36 adults and children) the new space means Penhein is the ideal place to host your next group trip.
So we are all set to go! A few more pillows to plump, fires to fix and beds to beautify and we will be ready to welcome all our 2018 guests and help them make some wonderful memories. If you haven’t booked already why not be the first to come along and join us for our Opening Weekend Persian Banquet as we kick off the season in style. We look forward to welcoming you to Penhein!