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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.

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Rooms: Yurt sleeps 5 double bed, bunk beds, futon. Extra tent space

From £150

Meals: Free homegrown fruit and vegetables, homecooked meals also available, restaurants in nearby village.
Open: Year round
Address: Holyford, Holyford Lane, Colyton, Devon, EX24 6HW
Tel: +44 (0) 1297 553464

Why we've chosen Holyford Yurt

Grab your backpack and jump on a train to Axminster where you can transfer to one of the regular buses from Axminster to Colyford ( AVMT's 885 route). The bus stop is about a 10 minute walk from Holyford Yurt.  All on its own, it stands on a family smallholding with views over the beautiful Axe valley, next to ancient woodland and close to Jurassic coast beaches. 

Hot water for the showers comes from a DIY hot water system – ingenuity has resulted in solar electricity powered by PV panels. There are solar fairy lights in the yurt and guests are provided with solar torches for use during their stay. Fuel for the wood burners and earth oven is sustainably harvested from the land. All food waste is composted and recycling bins are provided for glass, plastic, paper and cans. All water comes from a spring on site, and compost toilets are used to reduce water consumption. Biodegradable eco washing and cleaning products are used throughout. During the construction and furnishing of the yurt and facilities, reclaimed materials were used as far as possible.

The owners grow (organically) as much as possible and operate a small local vegetable box scheme – all produce is available for free for guests during their stay. They offer home-cooked meals using their own produce and other local produce (for an additional charge), and sell homemade preserves, pickles and apple juice. They fish locally and can provide fish when they have a good catch! Holyford is the perfect base for days spent walking, cycling, fishing, kayaking and swimming. The owners can provide OS maps and information on local walking and bike routes.

Top eco features at Holyford Yurt

  • Oak-framed yurt accommodation has little impact on the environment

  • Free home-grown fruit and vegetables and homecooked meals for guests

  • 2 indoor showers available at base camp using solar heated water

  • Wooden hut is heated using a wood burner

  • Range of seasonal family activities, including harvesting, baking and preserving

  • All waste is recycled and composted

  • On site spring water

  • Solar fairy lights in the yurt and solar torches provided



Holyford Yurt, Devon, England
Nearest train station: Axminster

Directions from station:
We can happily collect from our train station in Axminster or there are regular buses from Axminster to Colyford ( AVMT's 885 route). The bus stop is about a 10 minute walk from our house.

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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