Wedding Guest Information To Book Safari Tents

Wedding’s at Drovers are a relaxed affair. For the couple the gathering of their tribe is as important as the nuptials itself. Here is all the information you need to help plan your trip, before you arrive.

Where are we?

The farm is a 16th century working organic farm. Nestled at the foothills of the Black Mountains on the border of Wales & Herefordshire, just outside the famous book-town of Hay on Wye.

  • 3 hours from London
  • 2 hours from Bristol
  • 1.5 Hour from Cardiff
  • 3 miles from Hay on wye
  • 13 miles from Hereford

 

Staying on-site

It’s always better to stay on-site. This way you can really let your hair down and fully enjoy the festivities the couple have planned for you.

The following accommodation has been blocked off for guests to book with your couple’s secret code so you too can enjoy fully the wedding festivities onsite. Input Secret Code (it is not case sensitive). Change to date of wedding so it opens up the dates for you

The Safari Tents sleep 4 people in 2 separate bedrooms. So it’s perfectly fine to share with another couple. These can be booked for duration of the wedding festivities.  Depending on how long the couple have booked their wedding for. Be sure to add the food extras and join the bridal party in the week-end long festivities.

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Once the Safari Tents are booked we will release pop up bell tents which will be bookable for just the night of the wedding or more

Food

Be sure to add the food extras and join the bridal party in the week-end long festivities.The most amazing Food & Drink are provided by the bridal couple on the wedding day.

 

Safari Tents

We have 6 Safari Tents in a beautiful Meadow

They are very substantial. More like a cottage that is canvas. These sleep 4 in 2 separate bedrooms, On a proper double bed and 2 singles. Proper mattresses, Egyptian cotton linen, towels, and duck feather duvets and pillows are provided.  Fabulous showers. With Lounge/Dining room, log burner and electric blankets. Perfectly spacious to share with another couple or take as a family. These are not ordinary camping at all! Super posh

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Overflow Accommodation

If you didn’t manage to get into the onsite accommodation, here is our recommended accommodation list for overflow. Listed closest to the venue to furthest and perfect for a minibus route pick off and drop off

Llangain Farmhouse and Barn Sleeps 10

Bullens Bank Sleeps 8

Walking distance. Call Anne Gladstone 07803 504438

Llanerch Cottage Sleeps 4

Down the road. Email Sally llanerchfarm@gmail.com

Outshot Barn Sleeps 4

Down the road Email Sally sal.budd@googlemail.com

Stable Cottage Sleeps 4

In Dorstone village. Email Selina selina@randallfox.co.uk

Westbrook Court Sleeps 19

On Hardwicke Road email stay@westbrookcourt.co.uk

The Swan

Hotel in Hay on wye

To Search other accommodation on Air BnB or Booking.com look in Dorstone or Hay on wye

Book Your Taxi Early

Make Sure to Book your Taxi to and from your accommodation early. As Uber has not hit rural areas yet and they are in limited supply. We are a green establishment and prefer guests staying off site to leave their car at their accommodation for safety reasons as well. Walk if you are close by or coming by horse or quad bike is fine by us

Hay Taxi Bus 01497 820444 (Louise has cars plus mini bus)

Glasbury Taxis 01432 621002 (Graham has a car)

Talgarth Taxis 01874 618560 / 07894458400 

Paul Herdman 01497851616 herdman100gamil.com

A2B Taxis 01874 65 88 99

Abion Taxis 07725 989602 (Mark has cars plus can get mini bus)

Blue Line Taxis (from Hereford) 01432 343435

What to Bring

Drovers Rest Farm is in a rural location, as such we recommend bringing along the following.

  • The ground outside is graveled and the path to different areas on the farm can be uneven, so high heels can be tricky. Great for inside the posh barns, we recommend bringing some comfortable shoes too for outside
  • I have learnt that in the UK always bring warm clothes, umbrellas and waterproofs. A throw for the evening is great for star gazing beside the fire pits at night.
  • Bring Towels if you are staying in the Pop up bell tents (for the permanent accommodation this is provided)
  • Stuff to snack on, no-one wants hangry guests before the wedding starts
  • Torches if you planning on seeing the night wild life or star gazing. Wellies or outdoor boots to walk around the farm visiting with the animals
  • Only the couples dog (s) are invited. Too many dogs and it’s mayhem.
  • Bring everything you need to glam up. Or we could put you in touch with Hair & Makeup. They will need a minimum number of people.

Directions

Part of the charm is that we are off the beaten track and being located in a spectacular setting means it’s a teeny bit harder to find..  The post code does NOT get you here so do follow directions using google maps  here

Or if you use What three words flown.widely.yield. You will find brown tourist signs closer that are clearly signposted Drovers Rest. Our Lane is a no through road through the woods. Our resident buzzard does like flying low over your car, thats his way of welcoming you!

We are a green venue and limit the number of cars. So please car share as much as possible or leave your cars at your accommodation (if staying off-site) and taxi it in and out. It’s also safer for our neighbours and yourself.

The Bar

The Bar at Drovers is fully stocked with local beer, fizz, cocktails, G&Ts, wine, shots etc.

We take cash, cards and bribes!

No alcohol is to be brought to the event.

stay@droversrest.co.uk +44 (0) 7748 146862

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