Gaia’s Hideaway Yurt
- Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Towels Provided
- Private Hot Tub
- Private Bathroom
- Authentic Mongolian yurt sleeping four guests with Persian rugs, a wood-burning stove and a giant master bed
- South-facing decking with a sheltered gas BBQ and a wood-fired hot tub beneath the stars
- Set in a secluded corner of Upper Hurst Farm in the Peak District, with major walking routes nearby
The Owner Says
Gaia’s Hideaway is approached from a path at the South-East corner of Upper Hurst Farm Caravan and Camping site leading down to a secluded corner surrounded by trees, natural hedgerows and with open views to the Peak District hills.
This truly is a magical little hideaway. When you open the door of your Yurt in the morning you will see the sun rise and you can’t help but hear the prolific birdsong. Peace and tranquillity is guaranteed.
The South-East aspect means that you will have shade in some places and sunshine all day long on the decking area so sun-bathing is definitely on the menu.
Inside the yurt
The yurt is lavishly furnished with an enormous circular bed with a hand-made bamboo headboard and softly draped canopy. Goose-feather & down pillows and duvet, Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels, fluffy dressing gowns and a breakfast hamper on arrival means you can get cosy and tuck in.
A bed-settee provides extra sleeping accommodation for an extra two adults or children.
The yurt has a self-contained mini-kitchen with refrigerator, washing up and cooking facilities as well as dining and lounge areas that are arranged around a Persian rug and central log burner. Logs are provided free of charge.
Outside the yurt
On the generous decking area there is a covered area housing a large gas barbecue for alfresco dining.
For the ultimate experience there is 1600 litre, red-cedar, wood-fired hot-tub for you to enjoy a truly luxurious and peaceful stay amidst the trees, natural hedges and wildlife. Logs are provided free of charge.
To add to the outdoors adventure, there is an adjacent, private compost toilet. Underfloor-heated showers are about 150 yards away - back up your little path to the main caravan site.
About Gaia's Hideaway
Everyone! Glampers, campers, tents, campervans, caravans, dogs...
It's difficult to overstate what an excellent location Upper Hurst Farm has for exploring the Peak District. In the heart of the Dove Valley, it's a 20-minute walk in one direction to the River Dove itself, while, to the west, a tributary, the River Manifold, runs. It's a 15-minute walk to the Manifold, where the tiny hamlet of Hulme End has an excellent pub (see Food & Drink). The 8-mile-long Manifold Way is a popular walking and car-free cycling route, running from here to the village of Waterhouses in the south. It follows the route of the former Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway (which closed in 1934) and is the flattest of the local options, with other routes like the Tissington Trail and the High Peak Trail also nearby and crossing more elevated areas of the Peak District. All are very easily accessible from Upper Hurst Farm. Elsewhere, its 11 miles to Buxton and Buxton Opera House (01298 72190), 13 miles to Haddon Hall (01629 812855), 16 miles to Chatsworth House (01246 565300), 18 miles to the Crich Tramway Museum (01773 854 321) and 18 miles to Eyam Hall (01433 350055).
Food & Drink
It's a 15-minute walk to The Manifold Inn (01298 84537; book ahead for meals at busy times), a 200-year-old coaching inn and restaurant on the banks of the Manifold River. The pub is opposite The Old Toll House, which used to serve the turnpike and river ford. A tad further down the lane, Hulme End Tea Junction (01298 687368) is housed in the old engine shed of the former Manifold light railway and has been tastefully converted into a local tea room. Their cakes are exceptional. Both spots are frequented by walkers on the Manifold Way, which meanders through the river valley, and cyclists are also out in force on summer days. In the opposite direction, pretty Hartington is home to 2 good pubs – The Charles Cotton (01298 84229) and The Devonshire Arms (01298 84232) – both with outdoor seating and, while there is a farm shop and café (01298 84496) on your way into the village, in summer there are picnic tables outside the village stores (01298 84222) too and even the post office is actually a tea rooms (01298 84418).
Gaia's Hideaway is located at Upper Hurst Farm, Hulme End, Near Hartington, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 0HH
There is a through route from the North, East and South. From the A515 midway between Ashbourne and Buxton, don't let your sat-nav direct you through Alstonefield and its narrow roads. Instead take a right turn (from the North) for Hartington and from the South take a left turn for Hartington after Newhaven Garage. From the East it depends on where you come out on the A515. If you come through Monyash then turn left onto the A515, then take the right turn for Hartington.
If you come through Youlgrave or Cromford, then it will be a left for Hartington after the Newhaven Garage. Drive through Hartington towards Hulme End on the B5054. After about a mile, ignore the first left turn which is a private road to Lower Hurst Farm but take the next left turn over the brow of a hill, which is signposted Beresford Dale (easy to miss). Upper Hurst Farm is the first farm and the first driveway on the left.
From the West and Leek, take the A523 towards Ashbourne. After 4 miles, turn left onto the B2053 through Onecote. After 4 miles more, when Warslow is signposted on the left, take the second right turn off the B5053 onto the B5054 towards Hartington. As you drive through Hulme End, pass over the bridge with the Manifold Inn on the right. Continue up the hill and, after ¼ mile, turn right onto the minor road that is signposted to Beresford Dale. Upper Hurst Farm is the first farm and the first driveway on the left.