West Wood Yurts is a luxury camping experience situated in a beautiful, secluded woodland glade in a quiet corner of Cut Thorn Farm at National Trust Gibside. It was set up in 2010 as a farm diversification project at Gibside’s Cut Thorn Farm and has since continued to support the main farm business of breeding Beef Shorthorn Cattle, which are a native breed, originally found in the Teeswater & Durham regions.
West Wood Yurts comprises of six generously spaced yurts: 2 large yurts for sleeping up to six people and 4 small yurts for sleeping up to four people.
Camping at West Wood Yurts is a truly unique experience. Our yurts are real Mongolian Gers, which have been traditionally hand painted in colourful patterns to give them an authentic feel.
Insulated by sheep wool, the yurts are exceptional at holding heat produced by the log burners, making them a cosy and comfortable space from which you can look up through the skylights and enjoy a night under the stars!
We cater for large group bookings , family and friends holidays and couples getaways.
There are plenty of things to do throughout the duration of your stay at West Wood Yurts…for a start entry to the National Trust Gibside estate is included in the booking price and our yurt camping guests can access National Trust Gibside throughout the duration of their stay, even after the doors close to the public!