Gertie the Yurt

UK England East Anglia Suffolk Stowmarket Buxhall Country Glamping

  • Sleeps 6 (max 5 adults, 5 children)
  • Editor's Pick
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
A traditional Mongolian yurt located in a peaceful area of the Suffolk countryside.
  • Toasty log burner with a complimentary basket of logs on arrival
  • Mini kitchen with running cold water
  • Lovely country walks right on your doorstep

The Owner Says

Gertie is our original Mongolian yurt and sleeps up to 6 people. Free parking, bike racks & disabled facilities if required. 4G signal. Communal firepit/campfire. Large area for children to play safely away from the road.

Located in a peaceful area of the Suffolk countryside, surrounded by trees and overlooking farmland, there's plenty of room for the kids to run around in safety as the site is well away from the road. There are many lovely country walks right on your doorstep or you can explore the lanes by bike as the National cycle route 51 is nearby. You might see some deer on the local fields or spot our neighbours alpacas through the hedge!

This traditional yurt has everything you need for a relaxing few days in the countryside!

It has 1 double bed plus a single bed with a trundle underneath which converts to another kingsize. There's also a fold-out camp bed plus a floor mattress suitable for a young child on (bedding is provided for the beds but please bring sleeping bag/duvets for the camp bed and floor mattress).

The yurt has a mini kitchen, with running cold water (outside sink), kettle, toaster, combi-microwave, full size fridge with icebox. You are provided with crockery, cutlery, 'glasses' and essential equipment. You also have a folding table with 4 chairs for use inside or on the decking outside.

The woodburning stove keeps Gertie cosy on chillier days. You are supplied a charcoal BBQ with firelighters too! NB please bring your own charcoal.

Affectionately known as the "PeePod", the toilet and shower block is built in the same style as our pods but divided into four individual showers/toilets/handbasins including one with disabled facilities, all with underfloor heating for chillier days.  When you book one of our pods or yurts for your glamping holiday you will have your own bathroom just a few steps away at the top of the field – no sharing with strangers!

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About Buxhall Country Glamping

Suitable For

Glamping only. Families, couples, groups of up to 14 people (including children; no stag or hen groups). Up to 2 small dogs allowed in pod 2.


The lovely village of Buxhall may be small but its is a real hidden treasure. The local pub (see Food & Drink) is an old, atmospheric haunt with exposed beams, and the village even has its own windmill (though, sadly, it lost its sails during a storm in 1929). Local walks are easy, straight from the campsite, and National Cycle Route 51 is nearby and popular with families. Granary Crafts (01449 736363), a local history/bygones museum, is also within walking distance and open on weekends. The nearest town is Stowmarket (3 miles), which has a small market on Thursdays and Saturdays and is also home to the open-air Museum of East Anglian Life (01449 612229) hosting various events during summer. Historic Bury St Edmunds is also easily reached by car (20 mins) with the abbey ruins in the lovely Abbey Gardens, stunning cathedral, individual shops and a popular market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It's a 45-minute drive to Southwold and the Suffolk coast.

Food & Drink

The Buxhall Crown (01449 736521) is just a few steps away and there's The Six Bells (01449 736268) in the neighbouring village of Felsham. For everything else, travel to Stowmarket, a reasonable sized town with restaurants, cafés and pubs. Alder Carr Farm (01449 720820; 15-minute drive) in Needham Market is a popular farm shop with a few individual shops and a café, while children love the farm trails at Hollow Trees Farm (01449 741247; 20-minute drive) in Semer, which also has a farm shop and café.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 10 reviews


Lovely experience, nice location

The yurt was lovely and had everything we needed. It was nice to have private wash and toilet facilities, especially during the times we find ourselves in! It's within a short distance of a couple towns we visited during our stay. Only met one owner, but he was very friendly. Would recommend!

Cosy luxury stay

My dog and I stayed in pod 2 during quite awful weather. It was lovely with the heating on in the pod and the "Peepod" wasn't too far away in the wind and rain. The owners seems to have thought of most things to add extra little luxury touches to the stay, shower gel in the shower, plenty of towels and tea towels, biscuits, tea, coffee and milk. Even a bag of marshmallows for the fire pit. We tried the suggested walk Graham (one of the owners) told us about; there is a public footway just next to the property and leads to a field of alpacas!
Sep 27, 2020 by Victoria Verified Review

Fab site would recommend

We were warmly welcomed and had a fabulous time. The facilities were great, a true glamping experience where you can just turn up. Lovely touches inside the yurt. Comfortable beds and snug with the wood burner. Would definitely recommend!
Sep 2, 2020 by Natalie76

Cosy and comfortable pods on a lovely site

We had a lovely 5 nights staying in a pod at the beginning of August with our two sons aged 2 and 6. The pod was spacious with everything we needed, the private bathroom was a great bonus and the site well-sized and well-situated.

Comfortable pods

Comfortable spacious pods, nice to have a private bathroom even if in a separate pod. Pretty walking around the area. Unlike some other glamping comes with various kitchen utensils and a few nice homey touches. Would definitely book again.
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Buxhall Country Glamping is located at Buxhall Country Glamping, Rattlesden Road, Buxhall, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 3DP

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Getting There

From the north or Midlands use the A14 leaving at J47 and head to Woolpit. Drive through Woolpit, staying on this road for 4 miles. Turn right when you see the white sign for the Buxhall Crown (after the Onehouse village sign). Follow for ½ mile (past Granary Crafts) and turn right again. You'll come to the Crown on your left after ½ mile and Buxhall Country Glamping is 100m on your right.

From the South or East leave the A14 at J50, following the signs to Stowmarket (A1120 then A1308). Follow signs to Combs Ford, then to Gt Finborough along Combs Lane (past local shops and surgery). Turn left at the end of Combs Lane, following the B1115 for 1 mile into Gt Finborough. Turn right opposite the primary school, signposted to Buxhall (and Rattlesden Airfield). Take the second left. You'll come to the Crown on your left after ½ mile and Buxhall Country Glamping is 100m on your right.

Stowmarket railway station (0845 748 4950) is around 10 minutes by car. There are regular trains to London Liverpool Street or Norwich and Peterborough if you're heading north. Taxis are available at the station or the campsite can arrange collection if advanced warning is given.