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Yurt Accommodation

Yurt Accommodation

A traditional dwelling of nomadic peoples across the Steppes of Central Asia, Yurts (and Tipi Camps) are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional camping, offering a quirky, unusual experience with all modern comforts and conveniences.

A circular building, made from wood-lattice and covered in felt, they can easily be dismantled and rebuilt on different sites - giving them the advantages of both tents and more solid, permanent structures. The modern day yurts found on sites across Europe and beyond offer the chance to sample something of this way of life but often incorporate modern building materials and waterproofing, as well as luxury features and beautifully designed interiors. A snug place to stay with its low, domed feel, a Yurt is a wonderful holiday choice for those who want something cosy and characterful. We've picked out some of the best eco-friendly yurt accommodations on offer, in stunning locations reachable by public transport, below.

In our blog, Anouk van den Eijnde picks out some of the best Yurt camps in the UK and her five favourite Yurt holidays in Europe, whilst greentraveller's founder Richard Hammond looks at Yurt camps in Spain. You can read about yurts and other wonderful places to stay in his feature on Sustainable travel in the Mediterranean.

Chestnut Tree Yurt

Yurt Holiday Portugal, Lugar Varzeas, Arganil

Nestled in the mountains of central Portugal, these romantic Mongolian style yurts are among organic olive groves, vines and fruit trees with fantastic wild swimming spots nearby. Great to get back to nature with all the creature comforts.
£65 per night for two people including breakfast. £400 per...

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Coracle the yurt at Crafty Camping

Crafty Camping, Dorset, England

Luxury, adult only, private glamping in a magical, woodland setting. Hand crafted yurts, tipi and shepherd's hut with en-suite, proper flushing loos, piping hot 'tree showers' and a toasty sauna yurt and field kitchen with wood fired pizza oven.
7 doubles

Yurts, tipi & shepherds hut £158, bell tents £113 in high season per night, min 2 nights week time, min 3 nights weekends.

The Park

The Park, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

On a sunny, south-facing hillside behind Mawgan Porth beach on the north Cornwall coast, The Park is a collection of eco-friendly self-catering places to stay. This is technically a holiday park but conceptually something else altogether..
Yurt village, eco lodges, airstreams, caravans.

From £335-£2935 per week.

Yarde Orchard

Yarde Bunkhouse, Devon, England

Yarde Bunkhouse is the only accommodation on Devon's magnificent Tarka Trail and Coast to Coast Cycle routes. Simple hostel style rooms, and one family room in annexe. Sensitively built to eco-spec, with organic cafe on site. Summer camping available
Three rooms (Double+2 bunk, 4-bunk room, 6-bunk room); Yurt

Bunk in shared room £12 adult, £8 under 16. Bunk room for 2 £40, for 4 £40, for 6 £60. Entire bunkhouse £140. Summer camping from £5 pp for own tent pitch, to £34 for 3 person yurt incl. bedding.

The view from the other side of the vallée.

Écovallée Yurt Camp, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France

A family-friendly smallholding close to the medieval market town of Lalinde in the heart of the Dordogne, with two beautifully crafted 18-foot Kyrgyz-style chestnut yurts that sleeps up to four. Baby & toddler accessories (eg high chair) available.
Two 18' yurts for families, one 12' yurt for couples

£64-£86. Saturday to Saturday only in July and August. Off-season £30-£50 a night, three-night minimum stay.

Yurtworks

Yurtworks, Cornwall, England

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.
1 x 16ft yurt, 1 x 18ft yurt, 1 x 20ft yurt

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

Wild Northumbrian Tipi and Yurt Camp

Wild Northumbrian Tipis & Yurts, Hexham

A beautiful, special place to stay in Northumberland National Park. Stay in a Tipi or Yurt among wildflower meadows with views of fells and woodland in the peaceful, tranquil Tarset Valley. Learn bushcraft, pottery, falconry, go on walks & much more.
Tipis sleeping 6-8, 2 Yurts sleeping 4-6, Shepherds Hut 3

Yurts Low -High Season: 2 Days £200-240, 3 days £240-300, 4 Days £280-360, 7 days £400-520. Tipis Med-High Season: 2 Days £180-240, 3 Days £240-300, 4 Days £240-280, 7 Days £385-455

Elderflower Yurt, Secret Cloud House Holidays, Peak District

Secret Cloud House Holidays, Peak District

Luxurious, eco-friendly yurts set on a farm in the Staffordshire Moorlands with stunning views, wood fired hot tub, featherdown bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, hamper of local food on arrival & hot solar powered showers in lovely log cabin washroom.
3 yurts sleeping 2/4

Weekend £275, Midweek £295, Week £525 based on 2 sharing. Extra guests £25 per stay

The Yoga Shala floating above the kitchen gardens with views along the valley

Yoga at Moses, Oleiros, Portugal

Spend a week in this stunning valley farm nestled in the foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountain range of Central Portugal. Practice yoga daily, walk in forests, swim in rivers, breath mountain air, eat deliciously and sleep deeply. Open to all.
18: 2 double rooms, 7 singles in 2 cottages, 4 Soulpads

From 700€ per week including 3 vegetarian meals a day, morning and afternoon yoga classes, and a massage or acupuncture treatment.

Sea outlook to South Harbour

Chleire Haven, Co. Cork, Ireland

A luxury yurt and tipi camp on the beautiful island of Cape Clear, County Cork, overlooking the remote south harbour and with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean... keep an eye out for visiting Basking sharks. A peaceful and relaxing place.
4 Yurts, sleep up to 6 each. 3 Tipis, sleeping up to 8 each.

From €50 per Yurt per night in April, May & Oct. From €70 per Yurt per night in the summer. Based on a stay of 7 nights. Tipis are €20 pppn

Eco Retreats, Powys, Wales

Way out west in the wilds of Wales, deep in the forest and miles from anywhere, find some peace and quiet in the sumptuous surroundings of these well-furnished tipis (and one yurt). Good for a romantic getaway or family holiday.
4 Tipees (sleep 4-5), 2 Yurts (sleeps 5-6)

Tipi- weekend from £279 - £349, mid week from £195-325, Yurts - weekend from £299 - £399, midweek from £215 - £355. Extra nights £70.

Wild Luxury Norfolk Coast Safari Farm stay at night

Wild Luxury Safari Farm Stay, Norfolk, England

Combines all the beauty of Wild Camping on the Norfolk coast with all the creature comforts of home in a stunning unspoilt location without a chimney pot in sight. Terrific for beach days, bike rides, nature walks and climbing.
Master bedroom, double canopy bed, bunk beds

From £229 for weekends, 239 Midweek and 299 full week

Deepdale Tipi

Deepdale Backpackers & Camping, Norfolk, UK

Award winning, eco friendly, self-catering, backpackers' paradise of a hostel and campsite on the Norfolk Coast. This beautiful village by the sea is designated an "area of outstanding natural beauty" - the driest, warmest, sunniest region in the UK.
Mixed private & dorm, Campsite, Tipis, Yurts, Shepherds huts

from £18 camping to £90 yurt. All other prices in between.

Furzeclose Yurt Exterior

Somerset Yurts, Somerset, England

A fantastic yurt retreat on a working Dairy Farm in the beautiful Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The traditional Mongolian yurts are spacious while the nearby Dutch Barn is equipped with excellent kitchen and bathroom facilities.
Four yurts, each with 1 double bed and 1 double futon

Weekends costs £150 per night for 2 nights or £116 per night for 3 nights, Mid Week 4 nights cost £87.50 per night, Week £100 per night

Yurt with eco wood burner hot tub

Florence Springs Glamping Village, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Florence Springs, a luxury Eco Glamping village, offers a mixture of quality Yurts, Hobbit Houses and glamping, a lake and hot tubs. In beautiful Pembrokeshire, with excellent access to beaches, perfect for walkers and culture vultures alike.
5 Yurts, 4 Hobbit Houses, 5 Premium Camping Pitches

Yurt Week from £693, Hobbit House week £847, Camping week £280

Yurt camp

The Really Green Holiday Company, Isle of Wight

These fully furnished 16ft canvas yurts are set in a lovely apple orchard just a few minutes from the beach on the Isle of Wight. From solar showers to woodburning stoves, this yurt camp prides itself on being both green and luxurious.
5 yurts,16ft diameter,each sleeps up to 5 people

7 night stays from £345 to £595,2 night weekends from £220 to £295,4 night midweek breaks from £175 to £295.Full prices on Search & Book page of our website.

Trossachs Yurts, Stirling, Scotland

Trossachs Yurts, Stirling, Scotland

A homely glampsite that's a haven of comfort & creativity with views across Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve. Offers an interesting range of art and craft activities, yoga courses and wonderful walks around Loch Lomond and in the Arrochar Alps.
Sleeps up to 4, or book more than one yurt for a family camp

From £98 per night

The Yurt, nestled comfortably under the cork oaks.

Portugal Nature Lodge, Alentejo, Portugal

Get away from it all with a holiday to this fantastic collection of furnished tipis, yurts and safari tents, each complete with private bathrooms, kitchens and terraces, and only a stone's throw from the beautiful Alentejan Southwest coast.
1 safari tent, yurt, double tipi and a stand alone tipi.

Safari tent costs €100 per night for 2, Yurt €85, Tipi €75. Extra people in each tent are €10 for the first night and €5 for the remaining nights per person. The double tipi (2 tents) is €90 a night for 4 persons in high season.

The quirky yurt interior

Portugal Yurt Retreat, Central Portugal

Stay in a traditional Mongolian yurt set in a secluded location on the edge of a picturesque traditional Portuguese village. A great family friendly holiday with vegan/vegetarian food, fully catered or B&B. Yoga weeks and classes are available.
2 yurts, 4 people max

€40 per night, €280 per week, self catering. B&B available for an added €10 per night, per couple.

Camping on the lower tent fields

Graig Wen, Snowdonia, Wales

Stylish four-star B&B, yurt camp, holiday cottages and award-winning campsite in the stunning Snowdonia National Park with breathtaking views of mountains and the Mawddach Estuary. Connect with nature on this wild yet perfectly comfortable escape.
B&B: 3 doubles, 1 double/twin. 4 cottages: sleep 4-6.

Camping £10 - 20/night; B&B £75 -135; Yurt £70 - 110: Cottages £585 - 665/week

Le Refuge du Clos du Moulin, Normandy, France

Feel like playing nomad – but with the comforts of a glamping retreat? This collection of tipis, yurts and even a covered wagon straight out of the wild west offers the chance to sample the life of the Mongolian steppe or North American prairies.
2 tipis and 2 yurts for 2-6, gypsy caravan for 2

From €65 for 2 in a tipi or wagon, €130 for 4

Greenstones Yurts

Greenstones Yurts, West Coast, Sweden

Greenstones Yurts are nestled behind an old farm on the lush island of Flatön, Bohuslän, Sweden. The yurts are surrounded by oaks, birches and Scots pine and are completely private.
4 yurts - double beds plus double sofa bed

€515 per week

Treehouse in a 100 year old walnut tree, impressive!

Walnut Tree Farm, Algarve, Portugal

A treehouse and lovingly restored farmhouse on an enchanted valley where you can get away from it all and indulge in beautiful views, mountain streams, sunshine and a great swimming lake for that afternoon dip. Not too far away from stunning beaches.
2 x double bedrooms, 3rd can sleep 4. Treehouse sleeps 2

From 1000 euros to 1750 per week.

View of outside pool area

Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli, Wales

This Havan holiday park is the perfect place for a family break; with a range of accomodation available (including adapted caravans for the disabled), Hafan y Môr features a water park and has a range of outdoor activities on offer.
Several family caravans, chalets & apartments

Caravans from £133, Apartments from £143, Lodges from £176 per night

Camp in style at this luxury yurt camp in Cumbria

Long Valley Yurts The Lake District, Cumbria

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.
Yurt: Sleeps 5-6, Bell Tent sleeps 4

Yurt mid-week (Mon-Fri) £330, weekend (Fri-Mon) £330, week (Mon-Mon/Fri-Fri) £490, Bell Tents Mid-week £265 weekend £265 week £410

Yurt Gardens and Yurt at Yurts Tarifa

Yurts Tarifa, Andalucia, Spain

An idyllic glamping yurt camp and self-catering cottage, with all the attractions of Tarifa just minutes away. Nearby there's wind- & kite-surfing, bird & whale-watching, horse riding. Spend a day in Tangier, across the glorious Straits of Gibraltar.
4: 4 doubles with 2 extra singles in each yurt & the cottage

60 euros 2 people, 12 euros per extra person up to 4 in each yurt and cottage (16 people in total)

Tipi in a field

Anglesey Tipi & Yurt Holidays, Anglesey, Wales

A cluster of off-grid tipis and yurts in a secluded woodland setting just a mile from the coast. Beautifully furnished with beds or futons, sheepskins and lanterns, and stoves to keep you cosy. Pick-your-own veggies and eggs available on site.
2 tipis: 1 for 2, 1 for 4; 3 yurts: 1 for 4, 2 for 5

From £55 for two

Camping at Wetherdown Lodge

Wetherdown Lodge and Campsite, Hampshire

Simple, comfortable eco-friendly accommodation for individuals and groups. As well as the lodge, there's a peaceful campsite with the backdrop of the South Downs National Park. It's a fantastic spot to get together and enjoy the great outdoors.
13: 2 twins, 11 triples, 3 yurts, 2 tipis

£26 for single room, £46/69 for 2/3 sharing a room, £20 each for groups of 8 or more. Under 10 years old £13. Camping: £8 per person over 14 years, £4 for 5-13 year olds.

Suffolk Yurt Holidays, Suffolk, England

This idyllic site is tucked away in a quiet corner of the Suffolk countryside, surrounded by wildflower meadows, quiet lanes and historic villages. There are five hand crafted yurts available, each sleeping up to four adults or two adults.
5 yurts for 4 adults or families of 2 adults and 4 children

From £95 per night, min. stay 2 nights

Springhill Farm, Northumberland, England

Ten cottages in converted farm buildings, a clutch of wooden wigwams, a bunkhouse sleeping 32 for family reunions or groups of friends, and a beautiful campsite. The coast is within touching distance, as are the area's historic sights. Fabulous.
Camping & caravan site, cottages, bunkhouse, wigwams, hides

Pitches from £14; wigwams & hides £19.50 pppn; bunkhouse £15 pppn; cottages from £185 for 2 nights.

Luxury camping pod bedroom

Durrell Wildlife Camp, Trinity, Jersey

Glamorous camping in pod-style yurts with woodburning stoves, showers and cooking facilities nestled in a wooded copse, overlooking a 32 acre wildlife park, housing many endangered species. A truly unique setting.
12 doubles - 2 adults + 2 children (additional tipis by req)

1 x yurt style pod starts from £325 for 3 nights

The tipi camp at Tipi Algarve

Tipi Algarve, Portugal

A secluded family-run camp with luxurious tipis, a Mongolian yurt and a beautiful one-bedroom annex near the main house in a tranquil countryside spot. Chill out by the pool, feast on homemade organic food and enjoy pizza-making evenings.
2 large Tipis 2 small Tipis 1 Yurt

Prices from €50 per night, kids go free!

Chestnut Tree Yurt

Yurt Holiday Portugal, Lugar Varzeas, Arganil

Nestled in the mountains of central Portugal, these romantic Mongolian style yurts are among organic olive groves, vines and fruit trees with fantastic wild swimming spots nearby. Great to get back to nature with all the creature comforts.
Double yurt, Bell tent and Family yurt with pod for children

£65 per night for two people including breakfast. £400 per week for two people including breakfast. Bell tent hire £50 per week, kids under 3 free kids 3-12 years £10 per night

Cae Wennol yurt in the sunshine

Cae Wennol Yurts, Conwy, North Wales

A fabulous "glamping" experience offering a quiet retreat and gateway to Snowdonia's mountains and coasts. Relax by the beautiful nature gardens and wildlife pools, watch out for feathered friends and share stories around the campfire. Magical!
3 yurts- Seren sleeps 2-4, Heddwch & Celynnin both sleep 6

Seren (smaller yurt)- £80 a night, £210 for 3 nights, £500 for 7 night. Heddwch or Celnnyn (larger yurts)- £90 a night, £270 for 3 nights, £6000 for 7 nights

Big Sky Yurt, Devon, England

Big Sky Retreat, Devon, England

A wooden yurt entirely constructed from recycled and natural materials with stunning 180 degree views across rolling countryside. There's plenty to do- wander the extensive ornamental grass gardens, go swimming or explore the ancient woodland.
1 living space. Sleeps 2

From £135 per night

Our original fforest dome, luxury camping at its best

fforest camp, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

This is more like staying in a hotel than a tent... a hotel with woodland corridors and canvas rooms. No tv, no mini bar, no trouser press just bliss: sleeping, living and eating under canvas with beauty, birdsong and all the best bits about camping.
32 'rooms'; 13 doubles, 3 twins and 16 tents for 2 - 6

All rates are bed and breakfast; (2PAX); Dome £117; Crog loft £148, Threepi £86, Nomad £67. Note all accommodation is booked as weekend, midweek or full week only.

devon yurt

Holyford Yurt, Devon, England

Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the beautiful Axe Valley in Devon, this family-friendly, lone yurt pitched in a smallholding offers homegrown fruit and veg, earth oven, solar showers and is close to beaches and nature reserves.
Yurt sleeps 5 double bed, bunk beds, futon. Extra tent space

From £50 per night, based on a minimum of three nights

The yurt

Ecofinca, Huesca, Spanish Pyrenees

Located in the Spanish Pyrenees, an off-grid finca plays host to a giant sized yurt for four in 45 acres of sustainably managed woodland - private & self contained it is an ideal base for walking holidays, birdwatching or as a family retreat.
The single yurt sleeps up to four

€450 per week for the yurt

The Green Cornwall, Cornwall, England

A cluster of farm buildings has been beautifully renovated into luxury self-catering cottages. Inside are exposed beams, contemporary furniture, bright colours; outside are terraces and wildflower meadows. They're kitted out for kids and pets, too.
5 cottages sleeping between 2-6; house for 12

Cottages: from £384 per week; house from £1246 per week

Gilliflower Yurt, Cotna Eco Retreat

Cotna Eco Retreat, Cornwall, UK

Cotna is a beautiful organic smallholding near the coast in Cornwall. A magical glamping site with 3 yurts, strawbale barn & shepherd’s hut. Delicious organic food available and courses on foraging & cooking, sourdough bread & no-dig gardening.
3 yurts (2-4), Barn (2-4) Shepherds Hut (2)

£200 - £250 for 3 nights weekend / 4 nights midweek; £450 - £550 per week high season. Shepherd's hut £50 per night.

Wild Garlic Yurt, Ceridwen Centre, Penybanc Farm

Ceridwen Centre, Carmarthenshire, Wales

A welcoming family business on a small organic farm in North Carmarthenshire with a strong green ethos, a huge amount of lush, green space, glorious sunsets, clear night skies, offering accommodation to suit all - self-catering, catered and glamping.
4 yurts, 2 dbls-B&B, 2 houses (10 rms), pod, caravan, cabin

From £54/£82 per night (B&B/yurts). From £235/£350 weekend in cottage, sleeps 6/7. From £895/£1598 in house, sleeps 19.

Inside yurt with wooden floors, seating and chest

Anglesey Outdoors Centre, Anglesey, Wales

An outdoor activity centre with a collection of comfortably furnished yurts and cabins, with woodburners, shelves packed with games for rainy days, driftwood mirrors and rugs and lanterns. Try sea kayaking, coasteering or windsurfing at the centre.
3 yurts: 1 for 2, 2 for 4; 2 cabans for 4

From £75 for 2

Luxury yurt camping in The Peak District

Long Valley Yurts - The Peak District, Derbyshire

A truly magical 'glamping' experience in The Peak District offering back-to-nature living without compromising on comfort. There are comfy beds, warm duvets, cosy wood burning stoves and solar lighting.
Four yurts on site which can sleep up to 5

Yurts - Mid-week (Mon-Fri) £330, Weekend (Fri-Mon) £330, Full week (Fri- Fri, or Mon - Mon) £490

Yurt La Bergerie

La Voute Life, Mainzac, Charente, France

Surrounded by some 55 acres of beautiful countryside, La Voute Life is a secluded yurt camp in the Poitou-Charentes region of south-west France. With a superb range of facilities and activities, this is ideal for a real taste of rural French life.
king size bed in each Yurt, childrens beds available

From £495 a week

The residence is surrounded by nature

Quinta Da Flores, Leiria, Portugal

A stunning 4 hectare quinta with 3 self-catering cottages, yurt and bedroom studio just 10 minutes from the centre of Figueiró dos Vinhos. Take part in a yoga class, enjoy a massage or make the most of the plentiful walking and cycling opportunities.
5 twin bedrooms, 2 double bedrooms, yurt 3/4 beds

Cottage (4 p) € 750,-, Farmhouse (4/6) € 1050,-, Appartment (4 p) € 900,-, B&B (2p) € 350,-, Yurt (3/4p) € 400,-, all for one week

Red House and garden

Red and Blue Houses plus yurt, Cornwall, England

A unique holiday combination of two contemporary self catering houses and a lovely yurt. All near the seaside town of Fowey in Cornwall, where you have the option of the best in outdoor activities, whilst minimising your carbon footprint.
3 doubles, 3 twins and yurt sleeps 5

Self catering house £440 to £1,680 and yurt £440 to £780.

Mill Haven Place yurt exterior

Mill Haven Place, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Set just a mile from the Pembrokshire Coast path, Mill Haven Place is the perfect location for a nature-filled, luxurious and eco-friendly holiday. Choose between cosy cottages, fully-furnished yurts, or pitching up in your own tent or motor-home.
3 cottages, 5 yurts and campsite

In high season, cottages and yurts cost £85 per night, campsite costs £20 per night.

Lighthouse with red and purple skies

The West Usk Lighthouse, Wales

A super and relaxed B&B in a real lighthouse, near Newport Gwent, with impressive views across the Severn and the Bristol Channel. Wedge-shaped en-suite rooms, with a waterbed or four poster bed, various therapies, and a chauffeured Rolls Royce.
4 doubles in the Lighthouse and a Mongolian Yurt.

£105-£160 per night for 2 people sharing

Yurt interior

Trellyn Woodland Camping, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Catering both for traditional and luxury camping, this rural campsite is set in the gorgeous Pembrokshire countryside, the perfect place to connect with nature. And with so little light pollution you can even see the Milky Way on a clear night!
3 yurts, 2 geo-domes, each sleep 4-6; campsite

yurts cost £110, domes cost £120, camping costs £36

The Green Mountain Yurt views

The Green Mountain Yurt, Alpujarras, Spain

A charming yurt on a sheltered mountain site within easy walking distance to the village, with comforts galore. Perfect base for hiking. Enjoy a private space, own self-catering outdoor kitchen & eco bathroom; indulge yourself in a beautiful garden.
1 double yurt, plus addtional tent available if required

€60 per night or €385 per week

Ty Park tents

Ty Parke, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Set in the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, this secluded, luxury yurt and camping site is the perfect place to come for privacy and space to roam. Wander over the coastal cliffs, snuggle up by the camp fire, and stargaze to your heart's content.
Campsite; four yurts, each with 1 double and 2 single bed.

£13 per adult to camp per night; yurt hire from £70 per night.

Latest reviewed accommodation

The view from the other side of the vallée.
£64-£86. Saturday to Saturday only in July and August. Off-season £30-£50...

"If you’re thinking of buying a yurt or living off the land, then this is an excellent place to pick up a few tips. But equally, if you’re looking for a quiet bolthole in the Dordogne, particularly if you have young children, this is ideal."

Reviewed by: Richard Hammond