Glamp it up... a mini guide to yurt holidays on the Isle of Wight

Tall and Mongolian in feel, with a touch of class, a yurt holiday is one of the hottest types of camping you can experience this summer. There’s no more roughing it, as yurts offer high spec design and comfort for everyone. We’ve pulled together our mini guide to yurts on the Isle of Wight.

1. Luxuriate in it…

The Priory Bay Hotel - The hotel’s magical setting above the picturesque Priory Bay beach offers all those staying a close up and personal experience of nature as the site makes the very best of the surrounding natural environment.  Each luxury designer yurt in the hotel grounds is 20 feet in diameter and each one has been specially designed in it’s own plot. Furnished individually by a different designer the common theme here is high-end accessories and total comfort. Stylish stable door with French windows open out onto a secluded terrace with spectacular views – where you can enjoy lazing amongst dappled trees in their own private glade. An en-suite bathroom with overhead shower or roll top bath caps it all. You can also enjoy the hotel’s other facilities and a full English breakfast in the dining room. What more could you want…

2. Relax into it…

Bank End Farm- Follow the coastal footpath past secluded coves and you may chance upon two magical yurts, Moonlight and Stardust, standing proud within a 2-acre meadow tucked away in St Lawrence. Both yurts each sleep 4, with fantastic panoramic view over the farm at the front, and a wonderful woodland dell behind. Lovely cushions and colourful rugs furnish the interior and everything else is thrown in, so you can travel light. You can even look up through the roof to star gaze. Yurters can also unwind using the games room and play area with table tennis, badminton, swing ball, boules and an impressive selection of games.

3. Go Green...

The Really Green Holiday Company is located in on an organic farm in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) in Freshwater, West Wight. There are 7 yurts ranging from 12ft to 18ft in diameter that can sleep from 2 up to 6 people, perfect for yurting it with a group of friends, or families. The atmosphere is lovely and  laid back as there is no mains electricity so lighting is solar, candles or lanterns. Interiors luxuriate with everything you can think of including wooden floors and a wood-burning stove. 

Top Tip: From 18th May, Wightwood Pizza van will be on site every Wednesday serving delicious handmade pizza’s and there will also be live music and a fire pit for a great evening of delicious food & fun.

4. Rock it…

Bestival - If you really want to experience the Island’s Bestival in total style, then you can rent a yurt at Hooe’s Yurts. The team sell beautiful 14ft to 32ft yurts at Bestival, which offer the perfect luxury stay for groups from 4 up to 22 people. The yurts are individually decorated with exotic textiles and equipped with beds, linen and all the extras to make your weekend incredibly comfortable. So you can travel light, relax and unwind while enjoying the music. The yurts are located in the beautiful Boutique Camping Field, so you get access to all those essential camping mod cons such as toilets and hot showers.

5. Buy it…

 I love Isle of Wight Yurts - The ethos behind Island Yurts is, “If its outdoors we cover it!” A small but dedicated team of Yurtsmen have been creating yurts out of locally sourced reclaimed material for a variety of uses – weddings, holidays, private parties, woodland retreats and any other outdoor events you can think of. They design and build everything in-house and can arrange a yurt specifically for whatever occasion you require.  You can rent them or buy them, and they are made in a variety of sizes from The Daddy, a whopping 12.5 meters diameter standing 5 meters tall. Finishes include flooring, lighting, sound system and heating.

 

Sarah Sims

1 May 2016

By Sarah Sims in Articles

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