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Penhein Glamping – Rural Retreat in South Wales

Sleep in Luxury

Alachigh Tents


An alachigh (“alla-cheeg”) is similar to a yurt and originates from Iran, where it is still used by the nomadic Shahsavan tribe. Our alachighs have been custom-made for glamping; cosy yet spacious, simple yet elegant, with a view to the stars from your pillow.

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Inside your tent you’ll find a double bed (or two singles if you’d prefer), two truckle beds and a sofa bed. There’s plenty of room to eat, sleep and relax beneath the high domed ceiling – our alachighs can accommodate a family of two adults and up to four children or a group of five adults.

We named our tents after the woods and fields on the farm; all are the same size and layout and have been decorated in a rustic, country style with a few exotic touches inspired by Persia. Fresh flowers sit on bedside tables made from wooden pallets stacked with vintage Penguin books; comfy beds (proper ones) are dressed in crisp white linen; colourful quilted bedspreads compliment hand block-printed motifs adorning timber-clad headboards. At the top of the tent, above a tealight candelabra, is a skylight for stargazing from the comfort of your bed.

A table and chairs occupy the kitchen area, and the cupboards are well-stocked with cooking essentials, including pots, pans, crockery, and a cool box. The natural springs on our farm supply water to the sink, and there’s a wood-burning stove for brewing your morning cup of tea or coffee.

Last but not least, there’s an en-suite flushing loo attached to every one of our tents.

Upcoming events


Monmouth Regatta & Sprint

Date: 25th - 26th May 2019

Go and enjoy this two day regatta on the beautiful River Wye. Offering racing...

Steam, Veteran & Vintage Rally at Abergavenny

Date: 26th - 27th May 2019

For the two days of the year Bailey Park in Abergavenny is redolent with the...

Live on the Wye

Date: 31st May - 1st June 2019

‘Live on the Wye’ is a music festival with big ambitions, set against the...