Wye Valley Canoes Bunkhouse, The Boat House, Glasbury-On-Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5NP
In a converted Welsh Chapel, Wye Valley Canoes Bunkhouse is a warm, modern space with huge sofas and a slide to reach the ground floor. There is a small kitchen area, so it is possible to self-cater, and the River Café next door can feed your group or serve food to you at the big bunkhouse dining table. The luxury bunks are in individual pods and there is a kingsize bedroom area. The beds, the sofas and the kitchen are all within one large first floor open plan area and there are three swanky bathrooms and a table tennis table downstairs. The bunkhouse has been graded 5 star by VisitWales and won the Gold Tourism of Wales Award in 2015.
Canoes, kayaks, mountain bikes and Vespa scooters can be hired from downstairs. Try paddling down to Hay on Wye and walking back along the Wye Valley Walk. It is a beautiful area to explore with the market town of Hay on Wye just 4 miles away. An inclusive package with accommodation, food and activities can be arranged or if you prefer just come and do your own thing!This accommodation is featured on our map of South Wales and Pembrokeshire and here is its own website.
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14: 12×1 (pods), 1 x double
All year. All day
From £1370 for a 2 night weekend.
Book via website, phone or email
On A438 from Hereford to Brecon.
Trains at Hereford and Abergavenney direct bus from Hereford, bus via Brecon from Abergavenney.
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Style, as they say, is always in style!
Considering that the Independent Hostels Network gives you the opportunity to sleep in converted railway carriages, river boats and canal barges,I was worried that Wye Valley Canoes might be offering a very basic, probably cramped and potentially damp sleeping experience. Imagine my relief when I discovered that their converted Welsh Chapel Bunkhouse was almost the exact opposite!
Check out the pictures on their website because my description just won’t do it justice. They describe their bunkhouse as, “a warm modern space”. Using ‘space’ the way that hip building and interiors TV shows do. And that is just the sort of vernacular that fits. With its oversized sofas, sharp lines, exposed iron work, simple yet striking colours and ultra modern details, this bunkhouse could easily fit on one of those aspirational programmes. Even the bunks are designed and built with a charming flair. But…wait for it…what’s that? A shiny, chrome coloured slide? Indoors? So adults and children alike can access the lower floors? Oooooh!
I haven’t even begun to talk about the activities available from the door. Obviously, we’re in the Wye Valley here, and you know already that the river is gorgeous and winds through a series of perfect little towns so hire a canoe or kayak and paddle on down. You also know that the walking up on the hills is stunning with views over England and Wales. But, here’s another cute surprise…they will also hire you a trendy Vespa Scooter to explore the lanes and byways. Style, as they say, is always in style!
Mid week breaks from £35 per person
Find a group of 14 water loving friends who fancy a mid week break on the River Wye and you could book Wye Valley Canoes state of the art bunkhouse from just £35 per person per night. There’s not just a slide to play on, you can also hire canoes with expert advice on the river. Wye Valley Canoes also put together inclusive packages for groups… with a three course meal in the The River Café, a days canoeing or biking and breakfasts.
In a beautiful refurbished Welsh Chapel is Wye Valley Canoes
In a beautiful refurbished Welsh Chapel is Wye Valley Canoes Bunkhouse, sleeping up too 14 and boasting a 5 star rating. We are the ideal getaway destination for family and friends, get-togethers, work outings, book club get-aways or hen and stag parties. Click to see our pictures of our wonderful, modern hostel.