All the yurts are furnished with a comfy double bed, proper mattresses as well as fold-out singles; there are also easy chairs, table, chest of drawers etc. The yurts all have a rechargeable lantern and solar powered fairy lights (a great hit with the kids), as well as tea lights. There are electrical sockets in the barn for re-charging phones, laptops etc. On the raised decking there are chairs and a table for eating al fresco, and next to each yurt there’s a barbecue and with a calor gas cooker and cooking area. Our 'safari style' kitchen is up and running if you want to cook under cover; there are views out across the field, so you can still keep an eye on what's happening. You will be able to make anything from an early morning cup of tea to an elegant evening meal, taking advantage of the excellent local produce and speciality food shops and suppliers. And of course, we have fruit and vegetable beds in the field so that you can pick or dig your own if you want to - there is no charge for this and we very much hope you'll enjoy the delights home grown produce. The strawberries, raspberries and blueberries have been fantastic and the joy of unearthing new potatoes and putting them straight in the saucepan is unbeatable (well, for us at least). And why not pick some fresh mint from the herb trough to throw in the pot? In the barn there's an electric kettle, toaster and toasted sandwich-maker just in case you're feeling lazy!
Have a look in our facilities album for more photos and in the yurt albums to see how the yurts are fitted out inside.
Each yurt has its own space for an open fire too, and we’ve provided a cook pot for those who fancy having a go at campfire cooking!
In the barn there are armchairs, table football, table tennis, books, maps, kettle, fridge-freezer, charging points for phones or laptops as well as WiFi.
"The Old Cowshed" adjacent to the barn houses the brand new toilets, showers, basins, mirrors and washing up facilities, with plenty of hot water from the solar panels on the stable roof (backed up by an immersion heater for those occasional overcast days). And tucked away beneath the rowan tree you’ll find the double outdoor shower heated by solar thermal in a wooded area well screened by willow fencing. Take a warm moonlit shower, or a morning refresher whilst the bullfinches whistle away in the ash tree overhead.
What should you bring?
The yurts and kitchens are fully equipped with duvets and pillows, tables, chairs, rechargeable lantern and cooking equipment. Definitely bring a torch or two as well as crocs/flip-flops or wellies for walking through the dewy grass in the morning (useful too for the occasional wet day) and slippers or thick socks for wearing inside the yurt. Remember to bring sheets, pillow cases and towels if you haven't booked them from us. Something warm for sitting out in the evening (it can get quite cool once the sun has gone down) that you won’t mind smelling of wood smoke if you indulge in a campfire. Other than that, pretty much what you’d take for a stay in the country. Swimming things if you fancy a trip to Southwold or Walberswick, or any of the nearby wild swimming spots (ask us for advice!) or if you want to retain your modesty in the woodland showers.