The Yabin field itself is next to (although not affiliated with) a working dairy farm in the heart of the Blackdown Hills Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty. Half a mile away is a historic WWII airfield, RAF Upottery, which is now used as a showground for vintage car shows and stock car racing 14 days of the year. Yurt Glamping in Devon doesn’t get much more rural than this, all around us is an abundance of countryside wildlife and when night falls you will be treated to one of the best places to stargaze in the south west.
What are our Yabin's (yurts) like?
Our Yurts (Yabins) are unique to Grey Willow Yurts. They are octagonal solid wooden structures and feel like a cross between a traditional Mongolian yurt and a Scandinavian Kota/cabin.
Inside, they have a beautiful ceiling structure and a wide aspect window. The bespoke furniture is made from local spruce and ash. Our handcrafted, covered ‘Tiki’ decks with hammocks allow you to stargaze into the evenings or shelter your bbq from the inevitable British weather!
We have three yabins and each sleep up to 5 people with one double bed, one double futon and a single futon. They all have a wood burning stove and an area outside where you can sit around an open fire toasting marshmallows. On the wood stove, you can also cook in a pot or heat a kettle for a nice cup of tea in the morning.
What facilities do you have?
We have a small amenities block onsite which has two complete bathrooms, each with a shower, flushing toilet and basin. There is also a washing up point. The hot water comes from the wood stove in the kitchen area, the fire wood provided is hard wood which comes from local sustainable sources.
Our large flat field is a perfect place to un-wind or play games, especially cricket, football, rounders and frisbee!
Parking and Driving Onsite
We have a designated parking area to the left as you enter the site, although for the vast majoirty of the time we allow guests to park next to the yabins for the duration of their stay with us, if it is extremly wet we will ask guests to park in the car park. When driving around the site, please keep your speed dead slow as there may be free-range children.
Pandora is on it’s own on the right of the field (as you enter), and the furthest from the amenities block.
Atlas is the first on the left as you enter the field, closest to the entrance.
Callisto is the second on the left and is closest to the amenities block.
While Callisto and Atlas are next to one another, they each have their own privacy and are 25m apart.
The photo above is taken from the far end of the field, from the amenities block