The Yurt must be respected at all times - there are restrictions on its use (see below).
Wildlife - A mouse may sometimes visit the yurt, and it may take a day or two to get rid of it (using a live trap). If this would be a problem for you, you should not book the yurt.
The Cornish Yurt
The Cornish Yurt is in The Funky Field.
It is available from June till September.
It is 4.8m / 16 foot in diameter.
It was made in Cornwall in 2008 from local hardwoods, at Tim Hutton's Yurtworks.
It has a central skylight and a window on one side.
It has a good groundsheet with carpet and rugs.
It has two double futon mattresses, plus a two-seat sofa and a coffee table.
Bedding can be provided for an extra cost, but we much prefer if you bring your own bedding (including sheets/covers for the mattresses, and pillows).
It comfortably sleeps a family of four.
The door can be locked from inside and outside.
It has a 4m x 4m shelter, a picnic table and a campfire.
It is situated in The Funky Field, which is used mostly by families in the school holiday season, and where there is more space for kids to play.
It is close to the car parking, and 100m from the shower room and Visitors Barn.
Yurt Hire Fees
The minimum charge covers a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids).
If you wish, some of you may sleep in a separate tent for no extra charge.
Availability and existing bookings
See the Camping page for other essential information
Rules of the Yurts
Shoes Off at the entrance(you can leave them just inside)
No Chemical Sprays
No Use of Cooking Stoves inside (but you may cook on the wood-burner in Oli's Yurt)
Do Not Remove the Futon Covers
No Excessive Drinking or Disrespectful Behaviour
No Candles (short candles sometimes permitted - please ask)
Any Damage must be reported as soon as possible
The yurts must be respected at all times.
They are not suitable as a party venue for groups of young people.
Groups wishing to use them must guarantee that they accept these conditions.
Deposit Against Damage
You pay a £100 deposit against damage. This is refundable, but deductions will be made for damage, dirt or mess.
Making Your Reservation
There is a discount for paying the full fee at the time of booking. Otherwise, a Booking Deposit of approximately 50% of the total fee is required (or £100 if you do not have a British bank account). Details for making the payment will be sent after you send your booking details. The balance of the fee, including the deposit against damage, must be paid at least one month before your arrival date.
Terms and Conditions
Payment of your booking deposit is your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions (which also states our refund policy in the event of you cancelling your booking).
No music or radios that can be heard by your neighbours, no loud talking after dark.
Enquiries and Bookings
We only take bookings by email.
Please email Oak: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading 'Yurt' followed by your dates.
I always need to know the following:
Number of Adults:
Number of Children (0-17 years):
Ages of Children:
Date of Arrival:
Date of Departure:
Number of Nights:
We reply to all emails, usually within 24 hours. If you do not get a reply within 3 days, please re-send your email as some go straight to our spam folder.
Mobile: +44(0)7772 155967 (no voice-mail please)#
Bedding: Please bring your own bedding, including a double sheet or cover for each futon, and pillows.
If you travel here by public transport, we may be able to provide bedding for you, for an extra charge.
Cooking Utensils: We may be able to provide pots and pans and other utensils for campfire cooking, (usually only if you are travelling by public transport) for an extra charge.
Accessibility: You must be reasonably able-bodied to use the Orchard Dome (new for 2018, no details yet available), as it is about 200m down a gentle slope from the car-parking and shower room. As the orchard is terraced, there are steeper slopes below each terrace, and up to the compost toilet.
Terms and Conditions
Things To Do
Beaches and Coast Walks
Getting to Keveral
The Mongolian Yurt
The Mongolian Yurt is not available this year.
This is a genuine Mongolian yurt, purchased in June 2008. The yurt is 5m in diameter, with a wooden door painted with traditional designs, as is the crown wheel, roof supports and roof poles. It has a central skylight and small windows at the side of the door. Inside the waterproof canvas is a felt layer for insulation to make it warm and cosy.