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A fabulous collection of yurts and bell tents nestled in the heart of the Lake District National Park on the quiet western shores of England's largest lake, Windermere.

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Rooms: Yurt: Sleeps 5-6, Bell Tent sleeps 4
Price:

from £199 per Yurt

Meals: Self Catering
Open: March - November
Address: Long Valley Yurts, Low Wray National Trust Campsite , Nr Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 OJA
Tel: 0044 (0) 7884 315298
 

Why we've chosen Long Valley Yurts - The Peak District, Derbyshire

Long Valley Yurts were 'Place to Stay' award winners at the Westmoorland Gazette's Business & Tourism Awards 2011Long Valley Yurts were 'Place to Stay' award winners at the Westmoorland Gazette's Business & Tourism Awards 2011Low Wray is a large campsite on a beautiful site, on the quiet western shore of Windermere, with stunning 360 degree views from your door of your Yurt or Bell Tent.

It provides a quiet retreat for families, friends and couples alike. Long Valley Yurts, Low Wray is situated within the National Trust Campsite at Low Wray on Windermere. Close to Ambleside and Hawkshead on what is often referred to as the quiet side of the England's largest lake.

Offering two 16ft Yurts and three 16ft Bell Tents available from March through to November, it offers the perfect base for an array of activities and excursions.

Whether it’s mountain biking at Grizedale, canoeing on the lake, gentle lakeside walks or just sitting back at the site relaxing there is something for everyone.

Facilities on site:

  • A Shop (selling all essentials) 
  • Clean toilets 
  • Hot showers
  • Laundry, washing and drying.
  • Drying room.
  • Children’s adventure playground.
  • Washing up area with hot water on tap
  • Lakeside access and beach launching.

How does Long Valley Yurts minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?

The Yurts and Bell Tents are completely 'off grid'. They have attached a solar lighting system to each of the Yurts which provide all the lighting requirements and gas is provided in the form of propane cylinders for cooking. Heat is provided by wood burning stoves. All wood is sourced locally and from a sustainable source. The Yurts have no other energy requirements. Each of the Yurts and Bell Tents are situated upon existing campsites.  Part of the property selection process for Long Valley Yurts was the availability of recycling facilities. They promote and encourage guests to use these through the guest welcome pack booklet supplied inside each Yurt. Guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport to minimise their impact on the Lake District’s natural environment and biodiversity.

Top Eco Features at Long Valley

 
  • A solar lighting system is attached to each of the yurts which provide all the lighting requirements

  • Gas is provided in the form of propane cylinders to cook on

  • Heat is provided by wood burning stoves. All wood is sourced locally & from a sustainable source

  • Part of the selection process for being a Long Valley Yurts site is that they have recycling facilities available.

  • Provide links to bus maps & info on travelling to, in & around all of our locations by bus on the website

  • Yurts and bell tents are completely 'off grid'

 

Location

Long Valley Yurts The Lake District, Cumbria
Nearest train station: Windermere

Directions from station:
If travelling by train book your ticket straight through to Windermere (this mean changing at Oxenholme). From Windermere station it is about 6 miles to Low Wray. Either take a taxi or bus from here. The bus goes via Ambleside (change here) and then to Hawkshead which will drop you within a mile of the site. See http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/public-transport-road-safety/transport/publictransport/busserv/busservmap.asp for a full bus map. Also look out for Stagecoach Explorer Ticket.

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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