While the original yurts come from the steppes of Mongolia ours were made with love by local yurt builder Steve Place, with the covers carefully sewn by master canvas tailor Mark of Tentworks.
They reflect a high degree of craftsmanship and we find these Welsh yurts to be more suited to our climate (i.e. more rainproof!) than their Mongolian counterparts. The white canvas creates a beautifully light and airy feel to the space.
The view through the yurt roof wheel (described as the ‘Eye of God’ or the ‘Eye of Heaven’ in Mongolian tradition) gives a wonderful outlook to the skies, allowing you hours of peaceful cloud watching or stargazing.
We have two yurts – an 18 foot diameter yurt, nestled down close to the river, and a 20 foot diameter yurt in the Meadow.
Our yurts are furnished in the same way as the tipis, with a comfy double bed, organic bed linen, sheepskins and simple but beautiful furniture. The 20 foot yurt is set up with family groups in mind, and so also has two fold out single beds. We tend to recommend the yurts for families or larger groups since they feel a bit more spacious than the tipis.
The yurts each have their own wood-fired al fresco bath as well as a private shower and toilet unit situated just a few yards outside. The water comes down fresh from a spring higher up the site.