If you are new to camping we have a few tips as this type of holidaying is very different to staying in a hotel. Even though we have furnished our yurts to a high standard there’s things that simply cant be avoided such as if it rains the water will seep into the yurt and your belongings will get damp if left on the floor as do the rugs.
Warts and all and what the other yurt sites don’t tell you !!
Camping in a yurt in the can be a relaxing and battery charging experience and most people leave our campsite with fond memories of a totally unique experience.
Both Darren and i want to advise potential customers to remember that even thought the yurts look and are comfortable and warm they are in an open field and there a high possibility that you will see spiders, bugs and mice.
The yurts can be noisy if we experience high winds and rain and that you have to walk to the toilet and share all facilities. You may find that you have to wait to use the shower and bath at busy times.
Three of the yurts dont have electricity and this is part of the experience. Phones and laptops can be charged in the cabin or our house.
The cooking facilities consist of a woodburning stove, camping burner and BBQs, so is you wish to bring or cook stews or pizzas then we are happy to heat in our oven at home and bring down to you.
We strongly advise that if you haven’t been camping before then December and January is not the best time to start. Please remember that even though the yurts reach high temperatures when the wood burner is going it will be cold in the morning when you wake up. The woodburners take around 30 to 45 minutes to heat the yurt up.
Inside the yurt is quite dark as they are a tent consisting of five layers of insulation, waterproofing and supports, however for spring 2014 we are investing in perspex crowns and this will allow far more light in. If we experience high rainfall then the yurts may leak in places sometimes the rain seeps in from under the tent and creeps along the floor so its advisable to keep belongings off the floor. Very occasionally the rain will drive through the sides of the yurt, however we have never had drips leaking in from above so rest assured that you won’t get rained on when in bed !!
We have 2 toilets, a shower and a jacuzzi on site but it is about a minutes walk away so do as i do and set off a little before needing to go.
We have a Jacuzzi room that is free for all customers to use, however we do ask that you use the booking form outside the bathroom to book your time slot. The jacuzzi should be left in the state you found it in.This avoids unnecessary walking up and down to the cabin.
We are based on a working farm and share it with lots of horses four of which are not well behaved and are very inquisitive …. they are the little pot bellied ones and do tend to roam into the yurt fields. They are exceptionally friendly and on occasion will even roll over on their backs to have their bellies tickled. Horses are vegetarians and feeding them anything other than the odd carrot will make them ill so please be aware not to leave sausages on the BBQ as due to their lack of brain cells they will eat anything placed in front of them.
The fence surrounding the horses has a low electric current passing through it. Its not dangerous to either humans or the horses it just keeps us from them. If you do accidentally touch the fence it feels like being pinched. If you are holidaying with children please make them aware that this will happen.
At the entrance to the farm you will see machinery and the odd hay bail laid around. Please can you keep small children away from this area.
If arriving by car we have a car park at the top of the site. On arrival Darren or Katherine will help you down with your luggage, please don’t struggle as it is about a two minute walk to your yurt and we are here to help.
On the day of your arrival Darren will contact you to ask your time of arrival as so he can light and warm the yurt for you, we ask that you could contact or text him an hour before you arrive so that this is done for you.
Whats inside each yurt
Bedding and pillows.
Single gas stove and a canister of gas.
Kettle (not electric).
2 bags of wood per day and firelighters.
Cups, saucers, small plates and bowls.
Cutlery, flasks, pans,wine glasses and tumblers can be found in the cabin.
Tomato ketchup, brown sauce, oil, salt, teas, coffees and sugar.
Campbeds and sleeping bags on request. (we have a limited number available so please request and have confirmation before your stay).
Candles and lighter.
BBQ and firepit outside the yurt on hardstanding.
Hot water bottles on request.
What to bring
Wellies or good waterproof boots
Torch and batteries.
Warm Waterproof coat.
Lighter or Matches.
Coals for the BBQ.
Beer and Wine.