We have just got back from four nights at the Yurts. It was amazing!!! I think it’s important to stress here that we are not campers. Far from it. I don’t know one end of a tent peg from another, and my partner knows even less.
We hired one of the large yurts as in our party were myself and my girlfriend, and our collective brood of four children aged six to eight. The yurt was plenty big enough for us. It is really well stocked with just about everything you could need although I’m sure, like us, you’ll still pack nearly everything you own into your car……..just in case!
From the moment we arrived the kids were off, straight into the forest, and a den was built. I saw my son once or twice during the next five days, always covered from head to toe in muck and always hungry. For five days the kids had no TV and no IPads and I can honestly say that they didn’t miss them. They just went back to being children and played outside. This allowed my partner and I to just chat and relax.
Take some beer, wine, gin or whatever your tipple is and have a couple every evening outside as the sun begins to set, and don’t feel guilty about it. The location is perfect. You have a field of sheep to one side and a field of cows to the other. At the bottom of the strip is a forest and from there you are right into the National Trust Estate. You could probably spend a week exploring here. But a must, especially if you have children, is the low ropes challenge. I can’t tell you how to find it, just head off into the woods and look for signs. Also, once the estate has closed to the public in the evening, go back in and take your kids to Strawberry Castle play area. They will have the run of the place for as long as you like. They’ll thank you for it.
I really can’t recommend this holiday enough. And I can’t really explain why it’s so good! It just is. You’ll have to go yourself to understand. There is one thing I’d like to improve…… My mobile phone signal was excellent whilst there. Is there anyway it could be blocked so that no one could contact me?!!!!!