Ever stayed in a Yurt?
Welcome to the delights of yurt and glamping life at Ivy Grange Farm, situated in idyllic Suffolk countryside, close to great beaches, good pubs, food and shopping! Whether you are looking for a romantic break or a place to relax with the kids; whether you like camping or glamping, we hope we can offer just what you need. However you want to travel, we're easy to get to - close to public transport (trains and buses), the A12 and on the Sustrans National Cycle Route 1. We have 4 yurts and a Bell Tent and hope to welcome you here soon.
"The Yurts themselves are beautiful, the bed was so comfortable and the woodburner made for cosy romantic evenings! We picked our own salad and beans, and the owners couldn't do enough for us, but also left us be.."
"We cooked outside on the barbeque and camp kitchen every night and loved picking fresh courgettes..."
"The kids loved the freedom of the field and we all loved sitting round the firepit. And the outdoor showers are simply inspired!..."
"We spent a truly idyllic long August weekend at Ivy Grange Farm Yurts - our loveliest and most memorable weekend of the year!..."
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We're excited about our new yurt Yellowhammer which is now up and furnished and looking fabulous! It comes from lovely Tim Hutton at Yurtworks who made Barn Owl yurt. If you've stayed in Barn Owl you'll know what to expect - steam bent ash roof poles, cherry-wood hanging shelves all lovingly made; if you haven't yet had that pleasure then you can check out the Barn Owl photos here or see more photos in the gallery.
Yellowhammer is bigger than Barn Owl and will happily accommodate a family of four. It's decorated in similar style with a range of furnishings from local antiques fairs and junk shops, hand-painted and finished with beeswax polish. Besides the double bed there is a single zed-bed and fold out futon mattress for kids, table and chairs and everything needed to make for a wonderful experience whatever the time of year.
Woodpecker is our 19’ traditional Mongolian yurt with painted wooden roof poles, doors and “wheel”, covered with felt and canvas and using ropes made from natural yak hair. The yurt has a double bed, a Mongolian day-bed (single) and two fold-out singles for children.
The yurt sits half way down the Meadow near one of our two small copses, with bluebells in spring and where the hares hang out later in the summer. There’s plenty of opportunity to forage wood for the open fire or relax in a deckchair and if you're lucky you'll see the barn owl in the evenings.
This Mongolian yurt came from Hidden Valley Yurts who import yurts from Mongolia and have a beautiful yurt site set in the south of Wales.
Our English yurt from Woodland Yurts in Somerset is fully lined with sheep's wool felt for the cooler ends of the season and elegantly finished with pale cotton lining. The yurt sleeps 2 adults and two children, comes fully furnished with lovely double bed, duvet, pillows etc and pull-out singles for children as well as a wood-burning stove. There's a campfire and bar-b-q and the yurt sits on its own decking with chairs and table for alfresco dining or just sitting with a glass of something watching the setting sun.
Bell Tent is new this year from SoulPad - we tried it out in our garden last summer and couldn't resist putting one in the meadow! It's ideal for those who want to be close to the camping experience but still enjoy the comfort of a proper bed and warm duvet! Bell Tent is spacious (5m diameter) with a wood-burner, double-bed, its own campfire pit with Bon-fire cooking tripod and we are enjoying kitting it out with stylish and fun furnishings. Bell Tent is available from 3rd May to late September.
Our 16’ Cornish yurt from Yurtworks is made to the traditional design with oak trellis and steam-bent ash roof poles; the heavyweight canvas exterior is lined with a beautiful soft jade cotton around the walls and roof. The yurt has a double bed and a fold-out child single. The Barn Owl yurt sits in the Goose Paddock, on a raised wooden platform with chairs and a table (made from our own willow trees) for alfresco dining. The yurt has a barbecue and gas rings for cooking, as well as an open fire and use of a tripod with cook-pot should you be overcome by a Ray Mears moment. Inside the yurt, a fun wood-burning stove (using re-cast car wheels, amongst other things) ensures cosy nights, perhaps whilst star gazing through the yurt’s magical “wheel".
Tim Hutton at YurtWorks makes yurts and offers Cornish yurt holidays at his smallholding.