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Escape to Nature

Retreats at Penhein

Book the glampsite exclusively and transform Penhein into a venue for private retreats. We can cater for all types of courses and classes, including fitness, walking, wellness, yoga, art and writing. If you’re a professional teacher or trainer, just gather a group and leave the rest to us!

Whatever your field of expertise you’ll find the perfect spot for a few days of focus at Penhein. Build fitness at boot camp, teach creative techniques in writing and art, or nourish body and mind with classes in yoga, pilates, meditation and mindfulness. Our glampsite has everything you need for your stay, from luxurious home comforts to fantastic facilities, whilst the Monmouthshire hills provide the picturesque backdrop for your daily practice.

Group facilities

On the edge of the woods, our communal tent Petro offers a cosy den for regrouping between sessions. Enjoy coffee breaks, breakfast, lunch or dinner all together, and for quiet evenings cosied in under canvas you can relax in comfy chairs beside a wood-burning stove.

In addition to Petro, and new for 2022, will be Chehel Souton, a stunning woodland grove within the glampsite itself in which to host group activities. The name is inspired by the grand pavilion where the King of Persia would host lavish receptions in the 17th century, and our woodland ‘pavilion’ won’t disappoint.  Although an outside space, it will have a glorious stretch canvas cover to keep out all but the most ferocious weather, open sides for that outdoorsy feel, space for mats or easels, electricity for the all important sound and lighting and tables and seating enough for all our guests. From sit-down dinners to wonderful workshops, this is the perfect woodland space for that almost-outdoor experience.


There are eight luxurious alachigh tents on site, sleeping four adults comfortably, with room for a fifth on a large and comfy sofabed if required. Similar to a yurt and custom-made for glamping, they’ve been decorated in a cosy, rustic style and feature proper beds, a kitchen unit, table and chairs and an en suite flushing loo. Four of our tents have a dedicated shower unit just outside the door, and for the others a short stroll across the glampsite takes you to our boutique bathing block with monsoon showers and a roll-top bath.


The catering options for large groups are as flexible as any experienced yogi. There’s a stove and a firepit for every tent, so those seeking culinary adventure can set to work and take it in turns to cook for the group (you’ll need to bring your own food). Our Cheat’s Kitchen has a hob, a microwave, and plenty of space for everyone to do their bit helping prep the menu.

For fuss-free food to satisfy all dietary requirements, you can opt for fully catered meals from our reliable local suppliers. There are plenty of options for plant-based, vegan or vegetarian food, and we’re happy to help source specialist catering that fits the bill. Find out more

Things to do

There’s a world of alternative activities to discover in between classes. Penhein is located in the heart of the Welsh countryside, with wildlife all around us and acres of unspoilt greenery to get lost in. We’ll happily recommend walking routes, sights and attractions in the local area, and we can also arrange things especially for your group – from bushcraft and foraging, to printmaking and paddleboarding.

Make your rural retreat complete with an indulgent relaxation treatment (or two!). Our therapists offer a range of treatments on site, including massage, reflexology, facials and pedicures. Invite your guests to enjoy a pampering moment of ‘me time’ to complement their classes.

To discuss your requirements, please get in touch. We are happy to help!

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

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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...