‘BY’ & ‘DY’ on garden map
We have two yurts – both very similar in size and both offering a perfect balance of luxury and rustic holiday accommodation. Our yurts are based on the traditional Mongolian ‘bentwood’ design, and have each been handcrafted by ourselves. We coppice the wood locally, shaping each pole using traditional hand tools then steam bending them using a basic wood-fired steamer. The frames are covered with a thick canvas ‘skin’ and fitted with a woodburning stove, groundsheet, carpets and furniture. To add to the magic, the yurts are lit at night by solar powered fairy lights and tea light lanterns. We hope you will love staying in your yurt as much as we loved making it!
16′ diameter – sleeps 2-4
Barn Owl is a delicate yurt – handcrafted from specially chosen characterful wood. The many twists and bends in the wood give it a very romantic and magical feel.
The yurt is fitted with a beautiful woodburner which has been handmade from almost entirely recycled materials. Solar fairy lights and tea light lanterns sparkle at night for a warm glow and a cosy feel.
Perfect for couples – this yurt has a rustic 4-poster bed (extra single futons can be added for a 3rd or 4th guest if required), washstand with jug & bowl, and lots of rugs for lounging about in front of the woodburning stove. A small kitchen cupboard and a camping gas stove allow you to cook or just make a cup of tea without having to leave the yurt, plus a small table and two stools.
The raised deck which Barn Owl yurt sits upon is extended to form an outdoor seating area with rustic balustrade and two chairs handmade from reclaimed wood – the perfect spot to catch the early morning sun. In front of the yurt is a private grassed area with a BBQ.
16′ diameter – sleeps 2-5
Dragonfly yurt was built with families in mind so has a much more sturdy feel and is more spacious. Built on site (by us!) entirely from locally coppiced ash & hazel it still has the rustic feel of the other yurt but is less delicate. Dragonfly has a double futon bed with an extra deep futon mattress plus two single futons. An extra single futon can be added for a 5th guest if required.
The yurt is fitted with a beautiful woodburner which has been handmade from almost entirely recycled materials. Solar fairy lights and tea light lanterns sparkle at night for a warm glow and a cosy feel. This yurt has a large table with seating for 4.
Under Dragonfly yurt’s crown hangs an ornamental centrepiece fitted with coloured glass – sprinkling the yurt with colour as the sun moves across it. The yurt’s private seating area, with adult & children’s benches and a BBQ, is perfectly placed to catch the afternoon sun.
For more information about the garden, it’s atmosphere and communal spaces as well as FAQs click here.
Many thanks to Toby Fairlove (www.tfairloveyurts.co.uk) – a superb yurt maker who taught us how to make our yurts using traditional handtools.