The small boy in the foreground is my great-grandfather

Me feeding orphaned lambs in the orchard, just as we still do today

I loved feeding the chickens; now we give rescued battery hens a new life

Our 16th century family farmstead

The meadows here are rich in wild flowers and wildlife

Our ancient cider orchard, full of old heritage varieties

The stream runs through the fields; great for splashing about in!

Skirrid Fawr as seen from the lodge meadow

Sunset over Skirrid Fawr

Welcome to Seven Hills Hideaway…

… a place where you can relax, unwind and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In our tranquil countryside and luxurious tented lodges, you will find the space and time to ‘recharge your batteries’.

My family has farmed in this area for six generations, but as a child I was lucky enough to spend some years in Kenya; and I loved going on safari… staying in the big tents, under a starry sky, surrounded by nature. I’m back now, with my mother, and here on our 16th century family farm we have recreated those safari lodges. They’re a bit more luxurious than the ones I remember (glamping hadn’t been invented back then!), and we can’t promise you wildebeest, lions or acacia trees, but they are surrounded by nature and we do have the most amazing starry skies.

On the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park – one of only five International Dark Sky Reserves in the world – our lodges are nestled in the quiet, rolling Monmouthshire countryside, but far from isolated. You can ‘stay away from it all’, walking the hills, exploring the valleys, discovering hidden gems; or you can take in our towns and cities. We’re just 5 miles from Abergavenny, with its Michelin starred eateries and famous festivals of food and cycling. Monmouth, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford; even Cardiff, Bristol and Bath are all within easy reach. More locally, Offa’s Dyke passes close by, we have ruined Norman castles, a lively 13th century inn, historic churches and cider mills, even a vineyard to visit too.

Here on the farm there’s 110 acres for you to explore, with ancient cider orchards, rolling pastures and a meandering stream, all full of wildlife. It’s a very special place; we’d love to share it with you.

Life at Seven Hills Hideaway