British Summer Time has started, the evenings are getting so much lighter and cheery daffs are in full bloom. So far so normal but as we all know this year is anything but normal. Usually we’d be sprucing up the vans, putting twinkly solar fairy lights in the trees and laying fresh paths in readiness […]
Glamping is big business. Every man and his shed is joining in with the craze these days, so in order to really stand out, you need to add more than soft furnishings and a log-burner to your glamping experience. You need to sprinkle a little magic on proceedings… which is precisely what Mad Dogs and […]
2018 was a bumper year for glamping with endless weeks of unbroken sunshine and heat. For the first time ever we had to request no fires outside the caravans – just for a few weeks mind but it felt every inch the Mediterranean. Scorchio! The vans are now wrapped up in their winter coats to […]
The Summer Holidays (capital S, capital H) are fast approaching as every parent will be only too well aware. Endless days stretching out for weeks on end which needs filling. What to do? Where to go (without remortgaging your house)? How to avoid the centuries-old cry ‘I’m Bored’ and how long before you’re screaming at […]
May is our favourite month here at Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans. Bluebells carpet the copse and the glamping meadow is covered in frothy, lacy cow parsley. Spring is at its zingy green best and the evenings are light and long. To top it all this year we have been blessed with halcyon days of […]
Soon the Beast of the East will be a distant frozen memory and it will be time to whip the covers off Monty, Gertie, Sybil and Elsie in readiness for this, our 6th season of glamping adventures… Bring it on. One of the things we love most about life here on the Mad Dogs glampsite […]
Over the years we’ve hosted many amazing glamping hen parties – from hens wanting a festival vibe to lovers of all things vintage sporting glam 50s outfits to groups wanting an action-packed adventure weekend. We are ideally located in the Wye Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning sunset views west to […]
Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans is the perfect place for a party. This year we’ve loved watching guests take over the whole site to celebrate landmark birthdays – we’ve had Helen’s 30th last month, Keavy’s 40th summer bash, Richard’s 40th ‘lost weekend’ (anyone seen Pid?) and twins Wendy & Lindsey’s family celebrations for their joint 50ths. We’ve had a […]
Autumn turned out to be a cracker: sunny, mild, dry conditions made for a spectacular display of colour here in the Wye Valley. Perfect conditions too for a bumper crop of chestnuts from our ancient Sweet Chestnut in the copse (affectionately known as the Faraway Tree). This year there were so many even the squirrels […]
Autumn is upon us and what better way to experience it than to breathe, feel and taste it. We are open till the end of October and with the mild temperatures, it is still a very comfortable time of year to stay in one of our vintage vans. Each van has a wood burner to […]
The sweet smell of eucalyptus is the first sensory delight to greet you as you cross over into the otherworldly glory of Mad Dogs and Vintage Vans.
Roasting chestnuts on an open fire, soft dewy mornings with the mist hugging the River Wye, the hedgerows and Herefordshire orchards heaving with ripe berries and fruit... autumn is our favourite season and glamping at this time of year can be so rewarding. Gone are the hordes of summer tourists and the inherent beauty of the Wye Valley is all yours.