Highcloud Farm

At a glance...

  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 3 Kitchens
  • 3 Sitting Rooms
  • 9 bath and shower rooms/loos
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Covered Hot Tub
  • Dine 24 round one table
  • Total Privacy
  • Large Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Running Track
  • Pets Welcome
  • Mobile reception
  • Eco-friendly heating
  • Linen provided

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Highcloud Farm

The secluded hilltop retreat of explorer, adventurer, and author Christina Dodwell, Highcloud Farm resonates with the spirit of her travels, with maps, books, pictures and artefacts in evidence everywhere. This remote rural cottage on the Wales borders offers total privacy as a large party house or holiday retreat.

What to expect from Highcloud Farm

Stylish and spacious, Highcloud Farm comprises a farmhouse and barn, sleeping up to 24 in 10 bedrooms.  With panoramic rural views amidst rolling Welsh hills and forest, you can see the ruins of Raglan Castle in mid distance and a backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain, it creates a fantastic atmosphere to see the sun set from the terrace and outdoor swimming pool (summer only).

Set in a remote 30 acre site, you experience a natural calm and quiet, but with plenty of things to do on-site. With large fields, woodland, and an orchard joined together by a grassy path suitable for either walking or jogging. There are sun terraces, a veranda, a croquet lawn and grassy area for ball games.

Designed with an airy quality featuring many home comforts, fully equipped and furnished to a high standard, you can stay in either the main farmhouse with a swimming pool and hot tub outside or relax in the Barn with the games room and snug.

You also have 3 kitchens and two lounges which make staying here perfect for single generation get together’s, but equally ideal for mixed age groups.  If you’re looking for a house for a party or celebration there is plenty of room to spread out into.

Things to do

Whilst there are plenty of things to keep you occupied at the farmhouse you can choose to explore the local area with a range of activities open to you. There’s the magnificent Raglan Castle, just a stone’s throw away from Highcloud Farm.  Organise a group fishing holiday, experience the natural beauty of the Wye Valley or hunt down top local restaurants and pubs. Our group activities page has a list to kick off the planning for your holiday!

The cottage has a hot tub to relax in, a track that circles the circumference of the property that you can walk around or go for a run as well as a large field where you can play games. If you’re just planning on using the house for a hen party or celebration, there is no-one around for miles to disturb you.


How do I book?

Before you book you can check the availability of your preferred dates or just contact us directly and we can discuss the requirements of your group booking.  Don’t forget that our midweek breaks are great for a last minute getaway.  You can view our prices below.

History of Highcloud Farm

Restored from a run down farm house when bought by Christina Dodwell many years ago, it served for a time as her home and much of her personality and adventures have gone into the home.  The openness and size of the farm with it’s many features almost encourage you to explore the world around you as much as she did and see what you can discover!

Where is Highcloud Farm?

Highcloud Farm can be reached from either the A40 or A449 near Raglan, Wales.


Large living room

Sky TV

Small study to the side


Open plan lounge with kitchen

24 seat dining table off main kitchen

Games Room


Kitchen/Diner for up to 12 people


Main Kitchen with 24 Seat Dining Table and serving area

Open plan second kitchen off lounge

Utility room

Eco-friendly heating

Mobile reception

Linen provided

Secluded 30 acre estate


2 family bedrooms (1 kingsize and 2 single beds)

2 double bedrooms (second floor room is the smaller)

2 shower rooms with WC

1 bathroom with WC

1 ground floor cloakroom with WC


4 twin bedrooms

2 kingsize doubles

1 shower/bathroom

2 shower rooms with WC

2 cloakrooms with WC

Swimming Pool (summer only)

Hot Tub

Games Room

Croquet Lawn

Grassy Field suitable for Badminton or Football

Moorhen pond


Plum Orchard

Wernddu farm  - Winery and tasting room. Alpaca farm

Lower Pen-Y-Clawdd Farm Fishery - Fishing pools for pleasure or competition

Raglan Castle - Not far away is the historic Raglan Castle, still standing despite its last stand in the Civil War.

Kingfisher Cruises - ride on the River Wye from Symonds Yat East

Summit Mountaineering - Hill walking and rock climbing in the Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons

Included in our costs are:

Bed Linen
Bath and Hand towels (not swimming pool or hot tub towels)
Post check-out cleaning

Change-over days are Friday and Monday.

Check-in time: 4pm
Check-out time: 10am
This may be adjustable by prior arrangement except on days where guests are leaving and arriving.

2017/18 Week Midweek Weekend
January £3150 £1650 £2150
February £3150 £1950 £2350
March £3350 £1950 £2650
April £3350 £1950 £2650
May £3650 £2000 £2650
June £3650 £2000 £2750
July £4150 £2250 £2850
August £4150 £2500 £2850
September £3350 £2250 £2650
October £3350 £2000 £2450
November £3150 £1850 £2450
December £3150 £1850 £2350

School half terms attract a £250 premium

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Prices for Public Holidays at Highcloud Farm

Easter Holidays
March 30th - April 9th
Full week

Christmas Holidays:
5 Nights
Check-out on Thu 27th

Christmas Holidays:
7 Nights
Check-out on Thurs 27th

New Year:
5 Nights
Check-in Fri 28th Dec

New Year:
7 Nights
Check-in Fri 28th Dec

Bank Holiday Weekends:
4 Nights
Check-in Fri, Check-out Tue