A small yurt camp on the edge of Bodmin Moor that provides a relaxing and comfortable retreat in the Cornish countryside. All three yurts have their own secluded spot, beautifully and luxuriously furnished, with double beds and woodburning stove.

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Rooms: 1 x 16ft yurt, 1 x 18ft yurt, 1 x 20ft yurt
Price:

Between £335 and £650 per week epending on yurt and season. Contact directly for short stay prices, only available in low/mid season.

Meals: Good pub food 500m
Open: April to October
Address: Yurtworks, Greyhayes, St Breward, Cornwall, PL30 4LP
 
reviewed by greentraveller

Why we've chosen Yurtworks

The three yurts are beautifully handcrafted using coppice wood grown at Sunnybank farm. The owners have a real passion for the incredible structure of these nomadic homes and have spent time in Mongolia studying the craft. With comfort in mind, each secluded yurt is a real hideaway and luxuriously furnished – all handmade stuff as well, the double beds, the richly coloured linings and textiles, kazakh embroideries, cushions and willow log baskets. An electricity free zone, guests can make themselves cosy by firing the wood burning stove and lighting the lanterns.

All cooking facilities are provided, including a gas stove and a well equipped kitchen area in the yurt, a barbecue, camp fire and logs for the wood burner. Cool boxes with ice packs provided for perishables and bed linen and towels can also be supplied, as are travel cots for babies. The mini bathroom yurt is a joy. Guests can bathe in style in a freestanding double ended bath, the water heated by a wood fired stove, and watch the stars twinkling overhead. For those with a bit more adventure in mind a trip down to the river to swim could be on the menu. 16ft –sleeps 2 18ft –sleeps 4 20ft –sleeps All the yurts have 1 double bed with extra sleeping on futons. The nature of the structures mean a light footprint and their setting makes this the kind of holiday which hopefully gives people a chance to reconnect with each other and their environment.

The 35 acres of pasture, woodland and river edge are managed on the higher level stewardship scheme with maximum biodiversity in mind. The wood for making the yurts is grown in the coppice and the pasture is grazed by cattle. This edge of the moor habitat is frequented by the rare pearl bordered fritillary butterfly and we are working in conjunction with Natural England to conserve this SSSI landscape. Eggs, salad and vegetables from the land are available when in season and local organic burgers, sausages and bacon can also be ordered. There is solar photo voltaic lighting, a solar shower and composting loos. There is full recycling including Bokashi composting of all food waste. The car park is some distance from the yurts (lifts provided) so it’s truly peaceful.

There is also a good food pub and the post office cafe both within easy walking distance and if guests wish there is no need to get in the car at all as the wild expanses of Bodmin Moor offers some great walking on the doorstep. The north coast is only 12 miles away and we are within convenient distance of many other attractions. For those visitors who wish to arrive by train, pick up by taxi can be arranged from Bodmin Parkway station. Bushcraft and other courses are held regularly in the summer.

Reviewed by Anna Shepard:

"It’s hard to know whether this place is best suited to romantic couples who have left their children behind to spend a few nights under flickering lantern light, or families with children who will love all the outdoor adventures. It serves both brilliantly."

Read Anna's full review of Cornish Yurt Holidays

How does Cornish Yurt Holidays minimise its impact on the environment and contribute to a sense of place?
There is a clear commitment to sustainably managing the 35-acre woodland that surrounds the site, both in terms of preserving the local wildlife and in supporting coppicing through the use of local woods in the construction of the tipis. The area is home to the rare pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly, and the owners are working with Nature England to conserve the SSSI landscape.

Cornish Yurt Holidays is completely off grid, thanks to the impressive combination of solar voltaic lighting (there are photovoltaic solar panels at both the Oak Wood and Ash Field yurts), solar thermal hot water and wood burning stoves, plus there are several solar-heated showers that use water heated by the wood burner to offer hot showers even during colder weather. Each yurt also has its own compost toilet located either within a 'yurtlet' or one of the newly designed ig-loos, and the bathroom yurts offer wood-fired bath tubs. There are also comprehensive recycling facilities on site, and 'Bokashi' composting of all food waste. Organic eggs, salads & seasonal vegetables can all be purchased on site, and there is also the option to order in local organic burgers, sausages and bacon.

The closest station, Bodmin Parkway, is around 10 miles away, but the hosts are happy to pick you up from here. In order to reduce carbon emissions, Cornish Yurt Holidays offers a 10% discount to anyone who arrives by bike or on foot.

Top eco features at Yurtworks

 
  • Off the grid, hoorah, by using solar voltaic lighting, solar thermal water & wood burning stoves

  • Provides only compost toilets

  • Composts all food & recycles paper, plastic & glass

  • Organic eggs, salads & seasonal vegetables can be purchased

  • Hosts offer to pick up guests from the bus, train or airport

  • Offers a 10% discount for guests who come by bike or foot

 

Location

Yurtworks, Cornwall, England
Nearest train station: Bodmin Parkway

Directions from station:
For guests arriving by train we can arrange a taxi to pick them up. Sadly public transport is very poor in this area so not advisable. It's possible to cycle from Bodmin Parkway but bear in mind you do have to cross the main A30.

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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