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An absolute gem

Dark Orchard CL is a 2.5 acre off grid CL site located on the England/Wales border. Divided by the Dulas Brook, Dark Orchard CL sits on the English side of the border in Herefordshire whilst the town of Hay-on-Wye sits in Powys, Wales. Dark Orchard CL is situated just meters from the River Wye and a few minutes stroll from the iconic town of Hay-on-Wye (Hay). Often referred to as the town of books and famous for its literary festival, Hay is home to over 20 bookshops and is surrounded by natural beauty for hikes, biking or paddling on the river. You'll also find a vibrant market containing local fresh produce, arts, crafts, and antiques every Thursday in Memorial Square. Dark Orchard was immaculately kept during our visit and we had the opportunity to meet the lovely Pete 'The greet' who had a wicked sense of humour and lots of useful information about the area. We also managed to meet the owners Lynda and Chris on our last morning who were extremely personable and helpful. Lynda and Chris had a last minute family event on the weekend we visited but told us they are often on and around the site to meet guests and answer any queries on the area. Our full review and photos can be found here - https://www.theroadtwospoons.co.uk/blog/dark-orchard-cl-review
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Dark Orchard replied on 09/06/2021 10:33

Posted on 09/06/2021 10:33

Thank you Marcus and Jess for such a fabulous review we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and delighted you are already booked to come back again with friends, so we look forward to seeing you in July. Until then happy travelling All best wishes Lynda & Chris