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!
The yurt and all furniture was hand crafted 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 meters 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! A small pop-up yurt can be put near this for another 2 people on single futon beds for an additional fee.
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 camp fire 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!
Another, smaller yurt is located further upstream, sleeping just 2 and hired seperately but could be booked with this Yurt for a larger family. About 100 meters away is the Shepherds hut with your own private hot shower room and a shared wash basin (with the other yurt camp), next door is a small barn with washing up sink and charger points, shared with the other yurt.
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.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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