“ Liked: Absolutely gorgeous Yurt, really quiet and private. First time we’ve ever been glamping and we are converts. The Yurt is beautifully decorated and the fairy lights quite magical. They’ve though of every item you might need – really well equipped. Just take clothes, games and food (and perhaps some citronella candles for the evening). Tim was super helpful, on hand if you needed anything and took our bags down in the trailer so we just wandered down the steps through the trees. Can’t wait to go back. Thank you Tim.
Disliked: Nothing at all ”
Will be picking up an anti midge candle or two tomorrow ready for the next glamper!
And another, from early spring!
We chose to stay at Gurt Yurt as an alternative to a hotel whilst picking up our son for Easter . We are city folk, but the trip definitely turned out to be a positive adventure.
You begin your adventure by walking down a scenic forest path to the Yurt which has its own veranda, outside washing up sink, compo-stable toilet, shower and fire pit. The Yurt was really beautiful inside with a double bed and two single beds made up for our older teenagers. It was well equipped with tea towels, cutlery, dishes, cups and glasses pots and pans, kettle, toaster and hob. For warmth (as we stayed in early April), we had a wood-burner, a radiator, hot water bottles, electric blankets and extra blankets.
Everything had been thought of for our comfort. It was a nice touch having some champagne in an ice bucket outside and so too, was the tea and coffee already provided. Tim was a lovely host, who took our luggage down to the Yrut on a small trailer and tractor. You can also order food baskets in advance which was very handy.
More importantly, we all had some fresh air, we got up early and had 2 lovely family breakfasts, we played football outside, roasted marshmallows and sat around the fire pit at night and looked at the stars and had some good heated debates! The highlight for me was walking out on the veranda seeing a deer early in the morning which came quite close to the yrut.
Wrap up warm if the forecast is a bit chilly, but we coped with that with the time that we chose to stay. Everything is sustainable and local – from the handmade soaps to the locally produced apple juice. There is a hammock in the grounds and a tyre to swing on and lots of space for younger members. My daughter also got visited by a few of the chickens, on the veranda whilst she was studying in the Yrut, which I think she quite enjoyed.
There are 2 local pubs up the road, which we did not have time to try because we decided to go and see the beautiful city of Wells. On the whole, we had a really enjoyable trip, it was our first camping experience and we were well looked after by Tim and Sara.