Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Down and yurty
We've just had a few days of camping luxury style just up the road from our house!
There are two yurts run by Green Circle Hideaways on one of the best known organic farms in the country, Sheepdrove Organic Farm in the North Wessex Downs AONB.
We had one of two identical yurts and although electricity-free, we were thrilled with the luxuries inside.
We were given clear instructions on how to get there - necessary as you really are out in the wild here - I had no wifi or phone signal although I managed to get cold called while trying and trying to get hold of MrM to tell him where we were!
Upon arrival (we were much later than intended) we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff who showed us the way and took our belongings in a handcart. We were shown around the yurt and there was cake waiting!
The yurt was bigger than I'd anticipated and much brighter and lighter too thanks to two doors (mind your head!) and a large, clear opening at the top, covered but see-through, so you can see the stars from the bed.
The yurt is comfortable and has everything you need (except toilet, shower and electricity, but this is on hand just yards away in a beautiful boathouse overlooking the lake).
We were impressed that there were books, leaflets on local areas of interest and toys. Everything had been thought through - there were matches, tealights, even water.
We had a magical time enjoying the peace and quiet of the beautiful surroundings at Sheepdrove and walking in the gorgeous countryside; there are walks to nearby villages, a National Trust property and further afield, the White Horse at Uffington. It's such a tranquil spot for walking and just getting away from it all.
Can't recommend it highly enough and reckon I've been spoilt for normal camping!