To all our wonderful yurt guests this year. It's been fantastic to see so many familiar faces returning and to meet lots of lovely new people. We've had the most enjoyable year and are already looking forward to 2016. This week the yurts start coming down to be fully proofed and packed away till we start again next March. Until then....
Mists and mellow fruitfulness
It's a great autumn for berries and all things autumnal, from fungus to haw and blackberries. We love seeing the change of season and how our yurt guests enjoy different aspects of the environment. One of our lovely yurt guests meandered round the meadow a week ago and took these shots of yurt-life in the autumn, which we thought we'd share with you... Thanks Adele.
September's Super Full Moon Walk
We're planning for the September Full Moon Walk on Sunday 27th and already looking forward to it! This will be the 4th year we've run the walk though this time we'll be leading it ourselves, without Dixe Wills who is currently out of the country. As usual, we'll post details of the walk on our FaceBook page (worth "liking" us if you haven't already, to keep up-to-date with any late availability, special offers and general news and photos) with timings and you can sign up there.
We've been delighted to receive reports of snuffling hedgehogs from our yurt guests over the past month or so; you will probably know that hedgehogs are sadly becoming an endangered species and as we have them around and about the garden and meadow we are doing what we can to help them survive and prosper. So we've been building Hog Hotels as well as Beetle Banks (on the basis that the more we can help buglife, the more likely we are to have lots of hedgehogs, birds etc).
Full Moon Walks
We enjoyed a fantastic full moon walk on 1st July - it was an amazingly warm evening, one of those days when you were pleased to be cooler inside during the day and happy to come out at night. We had a group of 22 - a record so far - and everything went according to plan! The moon rose over the sea at Walberswick while we were having a half-way break, snack and socialise; barn owls had been hunting over the reed-beds and we'd seen small starling murmurations as well as birds of prey and all sorts.
July Special Offer Yurts
Take advantage of our July madness and the glorious heatwave! A late cancellation which has freed up a week in Swallow - one of our favourite yurts - from Friday 10th July. Book a week's stay for a mad £450! Swallow is our newest yurt and is deeply romantic with its red-lined interior and exotic furniture; great for a couple or with a child - yours for just £450 for a whole week.
Late Availability Offer in June!
We still have mid-week gaps in June and we hate to see empty yurts! Book 3 nights or more and add an extra night for free any time during the month of June (this includes the few weekend gaps we have left!). Book now for a great deal and your choice of dates.
Here it is, hot off the press, Nick and Kim receiving the Suffolk Greenest County award for Sustainable Tourism for Springwatch's very own Chris Packham (who had some lovely lovely things to say about Suffolk, and he wasn't even born here!).
April Special Offer
Spring has truly sprung in sunny Suffolk and to celebrate the glorious weather we're offering special prices for the rest of the month - 20% off all yurt bookings. We've got weekend and mid-week availability and would love to see the yurts busy and the pizza oven glowing! It's easy to take adventage of our offer - just book online where the special offer prices are all set up! Look forward to seeing you here soon! And if you've already booked for our special offer period, get in touch and we'll make the same offer (runs from Friday 17th-Thursday 30th inclusive).
Welcome to Spring!
We've had a busy time getting ready for the spring, making dead-hedges from pollarded willows to encourage wildlife and using the off-cuts to create a "stepping stone" trail in Mike's Copse and to create some more poles for the den-building wood pile in the lower copse! Nick has added to our collection of home made bird boxes too, so we're hoping for tree sparrows, great tits and blue tits this year!