What's staying in a yurt like at Grey Willow Yurts?
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Staying in a yurt (Yabin) is camping, but very comfortable camping!
Upon arrival, all you have to do is unload the car, light the wood burner and cosy up with a good book by candlelight. You don’t have to put up and take down your tent in the rain, you don’t have to sleep on the ground and you don’t have to get cold.
Our yurts are in a field and with our Devonshire weather it can get wet and muddy (especially in the winter) please remember your wellies!
You should bring a torch, some sensible shoes or boots, warms clothes, towels and bedding for the futons.
The Yabins are furnished with rugs, a fully made-up double bed, a double futon and a single futon with cotton blankets, a coffee table, a shelving unit, cushions, a wood burner, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. Additionally we provide blankets, botlled spring water and firewood (first basket free, £5 a basket there-after).
We have a small amenities block onsite which has two complete bathrooms, each with a hot water shower, flushing toilet and basin.
Our yurts have a 18ft diameter. They will sleep a maximum of 5 people on one double bed, one double futon and one single futon. There is also room for a travel cot if you wish to bring one along.
Yes there is. If you have an infant and would like to bring your own travel cot you are most welcome.
Yes, we are a dog friendly campsite! Well behaved dogs are more than welcome, but we do ask that you keep them on a lead at all times while on site to avoid disturbance to other guests and livestock in the area. Also please do not leave your dog in the yabin when you are out. Unless otherwise agreed, we allow a maximum of two dogs per Yabin. Take a look at our blog to see where to go and what you can do with your dog alongside!
Yes! We’re more than happy for you to have a campfire outside your yurt, please use the area provided and keep the fire small. Please remember if you are using our firewood, there is a charge of £5 for each additional basket.
There is reasonable reception for most mobile networks, but it can be a little patchy for data signal, please note we do not have any electricity to charge mobile phones.
Yes, our water from the amenities block is potable, we only provide a few bottles of spring water for convenience. However, our water isn’t suitable for baby formula under 6 months as it is naturally high in metals.
We have no electricity so no mains fed electric lights, no computers, no Sky TV and no internet. Having said that, you won’t miss any of them!
You can boil a kettle or cook in a pan on the top of the wood burner, perfect for a chilli or a stew!. It can take a long time to cook on a wood burner so we would recommend you bring a gas stove or barbeque if you have them to make things a little quicker.
We welcome well behaved groups, including Hen and Stag parties, although for these we require you to book the whole site.
We also ask that you respect the other guests and keep the noise down to a minimum. Just quiet stories around the campfire after 9pm please.
We may ask for a refundable deposit of £100, which will be refunded at the end of the stay providing no damages or additional costs have been incurred.
We have a cruck shelter, which keeps out most of the wind and rain for group activies, it is 5m X 5m. It is free for any of our guests to use.
We do not allow music to be played from cars or portable stereos anywhere onsite.