The Yurt Farm
Crynfryn, Penuwch, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6RE
Yurts. Just a few short years ago they were a rare breed in the Welsh countryside, an exotic novelty. Now, suddenly, they’re everywhere.
But it should be noted that not all yurts are equal. While many outfits are reputable and well-run, there are also those yurts propped up in fields/back-gardens/allotments operated by charlatans who don’t really know what they’re doing and just want to make a quick buck. You have been warned. Thankfully, at the Yurt Farm, Thea and Laurie know what they’re doing. And they do it very well. This place hasn’t been thrown together, it’s been thought through, planned out, then nurtured and loved into existence. Breathing new life into a forgotten corner of a large organic farm in Ceredigion, this collection of five yurts is less about the accommodation itself and more about the fully immersing experience of this off-beat, off-grid, off-the-beaten-track hideaway.
A spacious hay meadow gives each yurt as much room as some other campsites might give 30 tents. The yurts are warm and cosy, not to mention impeccably well-maintained, as is the railway carriage which sits on a separate natural bench with lovely views of the Cambrian Mountains. The location of this glampsite is perfect; ridiculously remote and enveloped in the sort of rich, green countryside for which Wales is famous. And the love is evident everywhere; a welcome basket of tasty veg for guests; unique four-poster beds fashioned out of trees; wheelbarrows on hand for transporting your gear (vehicles are not allowed on site).
There’s a cosy communal wood cabin with cooking facilities, tables, chairs and board games for rainy days, as well as the wherewithal to make a cup of tea. However, most of the glamping time will no doubt be spent outdoors, with so much space to fill on the farm. In all, there are 150 acres to be discovered, criss-crossed by a network of farm trails and children are free to explore, make dens, hide in the long grass, play in the sand, hang off rope swings, collect eggs, be licked by cows and gorge themselves silly on the blackcurrants and gooseberries that grow in the yurt meadow.
With the striking Cambrian mountains as a backdrop to this enchanting place, there’s no doubt this beautiful, remote location enhances the blissed-out go-slow vibe. But if it’s those quirky little yurts that bring you here in the first place, it’ll be the welcome, the hospitality and low-impact philosophy that’ll keep you coming back.
The Owner SaysThe Yurt Farm, in 2009 Thea and Laurie set up a small glamping site on their organic family farm twenty minutes from Cardigan Bay. Four muddy children later we are even more passionate about what we do; we live for wood, good food and fresh air. The yurt meadow is secluded with four yurts and a cosy train carriage in a hay meadow surrounded by woodland under a very starry sky. Collect eggs from the hens that cluck around the yurts and fry them up for breakfast on your campfire while you listen to the birds singing. Taste delicious organic vegetables and meat from the farm shop. Fire up the pizza oven. Meet the cows and sheep and harvest some tasty vegetables for tea. Play games in the communal cabin. Relax while your children build dens and catch grasshoppers in the long grass... you'll love it xx
The Yurt Farm
We arrived on a very rainy dark night in a steamed up vw camper (hired hence never driven before) and once the wood burner was lit the most perfect long weekend began. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived with handmade hearts( honeymoon) to a message on the blackboard all discovered at different times just to enhance the feeling. We awoke to discover the most wonderful site that we will return to time and time again, it truly is perfect. The children couldn’t wait to use the solar showers and the compost toilet was another attraction. We cooked both in the cabin and on the open fire and everything we needed was there. Ceridigion and north pembrokeshire are some of the nicest places to stay in wales and there is plenty to do what ever your interests. We always looked forward to getting back to the yurt and never tired of the site. On the day we left, the morning sun was glorious, the site was deserted and the world seemed perfect. I really can not wait to go back to this little piece of paradise.
The Yurt Farm
Fantastic holiday. Definately an experience to try. Lovely traditional Yurt, lots of room and homey. The family that run it are lovely, so down to earth, friendly and welcoming. Lovely walks, lots to see and do. Brilliant facilities, everything you need is at hand. Great experience to get back to basics. We loved it so much we booked for 2012 as soon as we could. We highly recommend to anyone ! 5 stars !!
The Yurt Farm
We discovered The Yurt Farm by lucky chance and fell in love with it from our first visit. We have visited twice now and are already planning our next holiday! The farm setting is idyllic. So peaceful and beautiful, you feel relaxed as soon as you arrive. The yurts are wonderfully ’kitted out’, cosy and practical with a luxurious feel you certainly don’t get from a tent! Everything from the communal cabin, the great showers and toilets, the outside pizza oven and the farm land to explore just add to the uniqueness of the experience. Thea, Laurie and their lovely family are great hosts, and we were made to feel really comfortable and were welcomed back like friends on our second visit. The area around has lots to offer, with our particular favourite being the Centre for Alternative Technology which is a great day out. We can’t recommend this holiday highly enough!
The Yurt Farm
Wow what an amazing experience, we went there to relax and get away from everyday life. Well it worked a treat. Sooooo relaxing and great facilities. The Yurts had everything you need for our weeks stay. Being able to cook over a fire brought back memories from my younger days. Laurie & Thea are great host so friendly and welcoming. Love the surrounding area too, especially enjoyed Machynlleth. Definitely worth a visit, shall be going back soon.
The Yurt Farm
An awesome site. So quiet and peaceful its like being in a different world. The kids roamed free and happy, whilst we as parents had a completely relaxing time. The yurts themselves are really well equipped with pretty much everything you need for your stay and the cabin is a lovely place to relax and drink some tea. Laurie and Thea are really friendly and the perfect hosts. They make you feel like you are part of the family in thie rural idyll. Beautiful Aberaeron is a short drive away for Ice Cream, fish and chips and some lovely independent shops as well as the walk along the seafront. All in all the perfect family get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We will return as soon as we can to recharge our batteries!