Ivy Grange Farm

With campfires, big skies and plenty to do, yurt living at Ivy Grange Farm offers a great blend of outdoor holidays and luxury glamping in Suffolk, UK

Goodbye to Bell Tent + a name for our new Yurt; Plans for 2015

It's finally beginning to feel like autumn - the evenings are drawing in, campfires are much in evidence as are puffs of smoke from the wood-burners inside the yurts, and the owls seem to start hooting even earlier! The yurts stay up till late October but we've taken down our Bell Tent for the last time and are packing it away and looking forward to our new yurt from Tim Hutton at Yurtworks.  The new yurt will be the same size as Barn Owl (for couples/ family of 3) and will sit about half way down the meadow, where Bell Tent was.  We've been having fun choosing the serge lining (an orange-y red for the walls and pale linen colour for the roof) and have already found a gorgeous double bed with quilted headboard, very much French style.  And now we have to think about names - it won't have escaped your attention that all our yurts are named after birds, the names mostly tending to reflect the colours of their plumage; so any suggestions for our new yurt?  Could be Swallow, or Bullfinch, either of which would be OK - but do you have any ideas?  We'd like the name to reflect the native and migrant birds we have around here, so nothing too outlandish.  Any suggestions - or preferences between Swallow and Bullfinch - welcome!

And ideas for next year.  We have the pizza oven up and running and will be doing some landscaping work over the winter to turn this into a space that works well for small groups of people whilst retaining something of a rustic feel.  If you've used the pizza oven over the summer and have any ideas do let us know (info@ivygrangefarm.co.uk).   Other thoughts we've started mulling over include the possibility of reserving a week during the school summer holidays for adults only - we get a lot of teachers and others who are tied to the school holiday periods but don't have children, several of whom have said they might enjoy something like this.  Your thoughts and feedback welcome....  

And we really enjoyed our Full Moon Walk in September and are thinking about running these on a more regular basis, very informally, so that anyone who's around when there's a full moon might join us - and others from the village - on an amble through some local lanes.  Watch this space....

Finally, thanks for all your wonderful support and feedback this year - we've been lucky to have fabulous guests and are very much looking forward to welcoming you back as well as meeting new yurters!  

Goodbye to Bell Tent