The setting is stunning. An unequivocal view of country life. The baa’s, the moo’s, the horses neighing and not a sign of a car in sight. The yurt itself has a great interior design, cosy without being tacky, embellished without being OTT. And a night in the yurt takes on a whole new quirky persona, a cosy enchanted abode for a few days with views across the countryside to die for!
There’s a wood-burning stove in the yurt, and even on those chillier nights without the fire, you will be absolutely fine. It was still warm and toasty.
Despite feeling like you’re a world away from anywhere, there was surprisingly good reception on 4g, which was perfect for researching and planning days out and playing some chill-out music in the evenings.
The yurt is provided with plenty of battery-operated twinkly lights and candles, so the evenings are positively magical whether you’re relaxed chatting, playing board games or reading a book.
Lydias a great girl, full-time farming and pregnant, creating and managing this stunning haven. She’s on hand via message or calls but otherwise allows you to do your own thing unless you need any help.
The kids went off exploring the field on the left while I chilled on the decking, getting a picnic ready for the following day and prepping for our BBQ. I was watching them laughing and playing in the distance and taking in the nature surrounding us. It felt so relaxed and calming.
Away from the yurt is a small shed. The kitchen shed is an excellent idea with all the amenities you should need for washing up. You can store all your bits and pieces for days out in here, as well as food and drinks. It’s an ideal addition to make your stay even more pleasant.
If you want to be fully self-contained, bring a Coleman cool box for your food and plenty of ice packs. Everything lasted 5 days chilled; even my Vina Sol was cold on the last day! And it certainly made the trip much cheaper rather than eating out all the time.
Two of my favourite things here were the bed and bedding. Oh my gosh, absolutely divine! I had the best nights sleep here; the bed was more comfortable than my own at home. The other thing we loved was the eco-toilet behind the yurt. If you don’t know what an eco loo is, don’t knock it until you try it. It’s a non-flush toilet with straw, but it’s seriously not as grim as you may think it sounds. It doesn’t smell, and it’s eco-friendly, so win-win.
We thoroughly enjoy a bit of off-grid living. This is one of the best we have been to in terms of the yurt, the facilities, the location and the surroundings. If you are looking to really take a back seat and relax, this is definitely the place for you.