Unique escapes, original holidays, beautiful locations.....

Romantic get-aways, quirky cottages, glamping, camping and much much more: these unusual holiday escapes are united by their very special locations, their uniqueness and their elemental connection to the natural world. Visit the collection at Beneath the Stars to find your perfect short break, minimoon or family holiday. Click on the photographs on this page to find more information and then use the calendars (scroll down) to BOOK ACCOMMODATION ONLINE. Click here to email us. The availability calendars are always completely up to date.

Showmans wagon for holiday rental

The Edwardian


In the deep countryside of the Welsh Borders, this exquisitely restored showman’s wagon enjoys a vue splendide. An Edwardian original, it now has all the comforts in place – even wifi – for super-luxurious glamping with all the fun of away-from-it-all camping. Sleeps a couple plus a babe in arms and up to 2 good dogs.
Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows


This brilliant showman’s wagon near the Black Mountains enjoys an amazing secluded location, surrounded by unspoilt countryside and far-reaching views. Alongside are an eco-cabin with all facilities, a fire-pit and a sauna – all tucked into an enclosed garden. Sleeps a couple plus a babe in arms and up to 2 good dogs.
Frontier style cabin

Wrangler's Rest

A cool little cabin for would-be cowboys and cowgirls deep in the Black Mountains on a horse whisperer’s farm. Transport yourselves to a fantasy world of Wild West pioneers, American Indians, and the wonderful simplicity of a rural existence. Sleeps a couple plus two well-behaved dogs.
A yurt with creature comforts

Field Maple Yurt

A superbly located and beautifully constructed yurt in the heavenly hills of the Welsh Marches: a view of the Black Mountains; a comfy warm yurt; a luxurious wash house complete with roll-top bath; a fire-pit to warm your toes or sizzle your sausages; and a front-seat view of starry skies. Sleeps a couple, plus a babe-in-arms.
Yurt in a stunning loaction

Shade Oak Yurt

In an elevated position with lovely views, but nestled into the corner of a field for shelter, this wonderful yurt is sturdy, warm and super-comfortable. From all the essentials to some very luxurious facilities, the owners have thought of everything possible to make this a properly glamping stay. Sleeps a couple, plus a babe-in-arms.
Beautiful twin yurts for glamping holiday in Wales

Romany Gypsy Caravan

Enjoy the unique romantic experience of staying in a traditional bowtop Romany Caravan, set in a private spot between Abergavenny and Monmouth. A cosy cabin provides all the facilities you need including bath, power shower, somewhere to sit and eat, and a lovely wood burner. Suits a couple and up to 2 children (plus infant & dog).
Turkomen yurt and cabin for holidays in the Black Mountains

Mimi's Tree Yurt

This beautiful handmade ‘Turkomen’ yurt is stunningly situated on a hillside in the Black Mountains. Romantically equipped with a big brass bed and a wonderful beaten copper bath, this lovely place is perfect for couples. An ingenious annex crafted from sweet chestnut and apple wood provides a kitchen space, a loo and a shower. Sleeps 2 (plus an infant and up to 2 good dogs).
Romany caravan and cabin, amazing views, Black Mountains

Kingfisher Camp

Kingfisher Camp, a lovely escape in the lee of the beautiful Black Mountains, is perfect for a couple (plus 2 children and up to 2 very well-behaved dogs). A hand-made gypsy caravan and a cosy fishing hut are privately situated in stunning countryside, with a river for fishing or paddling in. Open between March and October.
Treehouse with amazing views

The Phoenix Tree

Wrapped around an ancient tree, The Phoenix Tree is an extraordinary creation. Beautiful thick cob-covered straw bale walls and cob fire-place, a bedroom with a view, and a wood-fired hot tub, all make for a wonderfully quirky Botswanan-style escape. Sleeps a couple, plus a dog.
Yurt and shepherd hut in Brecon Beacons National Park

Starlight Yurt

A beautiful authentic Mongolian yurt in the most amazing private location: both its terrestrial surroundings – meadow, woods, river and mountains – and also its newly-awarded status as ‘International Dark Sky Reserve’. A great place to star-gaze in other words! Sleeps a couple (plus 2 children and 2 dogs), with a shepherds hut and a cedar hot tub for all comforts.
The Humble Hideaway

The Humble Hideaway

This really is a hideaway, tucked into a peaceful and private corner of a field on Kate Humble’s Welsh Borders farm: a spacious and cosy shepherd’s hut, with companion buildings for all the facilities. Sleeps a couple, plus a babe in arms and up to 2 good dogs.
Beautiful twin yurts for glamping holiday in Wales

Gabriel's Yurt

A delightful Turkomen yurt, privately situated on a hillside in the Black Mountains, tucked into a magical little copse. A superb view opens out in the foreground, with wild flowers all around. A smaller yurt next door is a kitchen; and a turquoise Jamaican-style shack houses the shower and loo. Sleeps a couple (plus an infant and 2 good dogs).
Wye Valley Bell Tents near Ross on Wye

Wye Valley Bell Tents

All the joy of camping, but none of the hassle: these delightful bell tents are comfortably equipped with proper mattresses, stylish furnishings and a cabin for all comforts. Situated in their own private orchard (complete with tiny vineyard), they sleep 2 to 8 in one or two tents. 
Welsh Shepherd's Hut

Cwt Hyfryd

This very pretty shepherd's hut, privately positioned in a lovely meadow, has spectacular views across the hills of the Welsh Marches. Every little detail has been thought of to create a perfect stay for a couple (plus 2 children and a good dog).
Vintage glamping caravan with amazing views


Perching at the top of her field, and admiring her spectacular view, little Gracie is situated in the most enviable position. She is an adorable 1950s touring caravan with original features, recently restored by the owners who have had her in their extended family for 60-odd years. Now, all spruced up and made comfortable for visitors, Gracie is ready for her new lease of life. Sleeps a couple plus a good dog.
Stunning wood cabin lodge with amazing views

Bee's Bower

This extraordinarily beautiful, otherworldly little house perches in a private and magical corner of the Black Mountains, owner of its wonderful view. It is built with such imagination and care that everything feels just right, and every detail delights the eye. Sleeps a couple (plus a babe-in-arms and up to 2 good dogs) in glamping luxury.
Beautiful twin yurts for glamping holiday in Wales

Moonlight Yurt

An authentic Mongolian yurt in its own beautifully-situated, private riverside position. In the heart of the Black Mountains, this amazing, secluded yurt has superb walking in the surrounding hills and it is but a short drive through the spectacular Gospel Pass to Hay-on-Wye. Sleeps 4, plus up to 2 well behaved dogs.
Lovely wooden cabin in pivate position

Old Orchards

Cosiness, comfort and quiet – this little cabin has all three, plus a great deal more. A lovely little wooden cabin on Garway Hill in the Welsh Marches, Old Orchards is privately situated in beautiful countryside close to the border with Wales. Sleeps a couple (plus an infant and a well-behaved dog).
Little House in the Big Woods - eco retreat near historic Tintern

Little House in the Big Woods

A cosy, romantic, eco-friendly hideaway in the beautiful Wye Valley, this wonderful little wooden house is just the place for a couple (plus a dog). Footpaths from the door wind through the magical Forest of Dean, and the majestic river Wye is at the bottom of the hill.
River barn holiday cottage next to the Wye

River Barn

A private, detached little bolt-hole with the River Wye in full view, River Barn has been immaculately renovated in a rustic-chic style. The owners, an architect and an interior designer, know how to design space, and have created a truly romantic and beautiful place for a couple (plus a baby and a dog).

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Welsh self catering Cottages
Self catering on or near the River Wye - Wye Valley Holiday Cottages
Self catering on the Welsh coast - Coastal Wales Holiday Cottages
Special holiday cottages near the beautiful 'town of books' Hay-on-Wye and the Golden Valley
Self catering in or with views of the Black Mountains of Wales

Map of our self-catering accommodation