Rated 5 out of 5
Sitting on a raised deck overlooking the Ceredigion countryside few yurts can boast such a sense of space and freedom. Almost at the end of a 'no through' country lane, the smallholding site is surrounded by open farmland and woodlands with a flourishing wildlife, including red squirrels - the sense of peace and stillness is tangible, if you're looking for a complete break 'away from it all' this could well be it!
For a larger family or group Gorse can also be rented with Rowan Yurt, located further upstream, sleeping two people.
The site is a 5-acre smallholding where Charlotte and the family keep a few small animals and grow their own vegetables. You could quite happily while away a couple of days here, but if you do want to explore, this part of Wales has some stunning coastline, forests and countryside.
The yurt and all furniture were handcrafted by Morgan, who's been making yurts for many years. Everything has a solid, rustic style which follows the woods natural edges and shapes, creating a natural, unique interior. It's a big yurt - 6 metres wide providing a lot more room than most, which means there's enough room for a small cooking area, log burner, dining table and a single bed that doubles up rather nicely as a sofa... not to mention a super comfy double bed as well!
Outside the yurt has a lovely big covered deck with fantastic views over the countryside, a BBQ, more seating and a dining table... what a great spot to laze about and unwind, read or watch the birds of prey to the gentle sound of a stream babbling by. Pop down the steps and in front of the deck you'll find a large campfire pit - a cracking spot for evening chats and on a clear night, star gazing. The night skies here are crystal clear with no light pollution to spoil the view - which is the universe sweeping across the full breadth of the sky!
About 50 metres away is the Shepherds hut with your own private hot shower room and a shared washbasin (with the other yurt camp), next door is a small barn with washing up sink and charger points, shared with the other yurt.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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