Stunning, authentic Mongolian yurt with the traditional ornate door and fabulous "crown". Beautifully furnished with a rustic chic feel and a lovely wood burner. Own cooking facilities with fridge indoors and a barbecue and fire pit outside with outdoor furniture for alfresco dining. Luxurious private shower / loo facilities in adjacent shower hut
About Chiltern Yurts
Couples and families – yes. Dogs, large groups, noise after 10pm – no.
If all you want to do is potter along country lanes and across fields to old English pubs, then guess what? You'll be grand, there are several within walking distance. Otherwise, Chiltern Yurts is on the edge of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (01844 355500), which means a big local choice of countryside and canal walks and cycle trails in glorious surroundings. You can pick up the Ridgeway National Trail from nearby Ivinghoe Beacon, a high route across the chalk downs used since ancient times – it's 87 miles from end to end, but there are plenty of day and circular walks featured on the official website. The Chilterns Cycleway does a similar thing for bikes, with all sorts of signposted, linked routes that you can pick up locally. After something a bit more leisurely? Get out on the water for the day on the Grand Union Canal, with Narrowboat Day Hire (01296 668139) at the marina in Tring.
The market town of Tring itself is a three-mile drive away, and there's a remarkable outpost of London's Natural History Museum here, once the private zoological collection of Walter Rothschild. Eight miles east is the 5,000-acre, National Trust Ashridge Estate (01442 851 227), perfect for walks amid rolling fields, lush meadows and ancient trees. There's a cafe there too. Five miles south you've got woodland walks, a Go Ape treetop adventure course, play trails and picnic spots at Wendover Woods (01296 696184), with plenty more great views from here across the Chiltern Hills.
Food & Drink
Under a mile away across the fields is Wilstone village and the Half Moon pub (01442 826410), a fireplace-and-oak-beams sort of place with bar meals and real ales. You can get supplies from the rather nice Meads Farm Shop (01442 828478), also in the village, by the reservoir. There's a tea room here for meals, drinks, and cakes, while the Puddingstone Distillery (01442 502033) also has its base at the farm shop site; the top product is, no surprises here, their Campfire Gin.
Other shortish pub walks from the yurt site are to the Queen's Head (01296 668368) at Long Marston, just half a mile away, or the mile to the Red Lion (01296 668366) at Marsworth — proper old country pubs, both. The more contemporary Waters Edge (01442 891708), in a lovely location on the Tring reservoirs, offers an all-day brunch and is a wine bar in the evenings. You could walk here, too, in about half an hour, and it's a really nice route out to the reservoirs. For fine dining, people swear by the rather grand King's Head (01296 668388) in Ivinghoe, a ten-minute drive away, though you'll need to book. And if you really don't know what you fancy, then a short drive to either Tring or Berkhamsted — the local market towns — gives you the choice of plenty more bars and restaurants. Tring even has its own brewery, Tring Brewery (01442 890721), where you can pop in to buy or take a tour.
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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews
Beautiful Yurt in beautiful surroundings
The yurts were beautifully decorated, with everything you could need for your stay, really good quality bedding which kept us warm and snug for our October stay. The wood burner also kept the yurt lovely and warm! The toilet and shower hut was better than I could have imagined it was just like a home bathroom. Emma, the host was really welcoming and helpful, gave us some tips on the local amenities within walking distance. The canal walks were lovely with all the locks and narrow boats passing. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back in the summer!
Perfect For A ‘Get Away From It All’ Break
From start to finish we loved our stay at Chiltern Yurts. Booking online was a breeze and when I needed to amend something later it was easily done on the phone without any hassles. Both Jim and Emma are really friendly and the heart and soul they have put into this business is reflected in every detail. On arrival, the fridge had fresh milk and a ‘welcome’ brownie. The log burner inside the yurt was primed and ready to go, as were both the BBQ and the firepit. There were even late-night firepit marshmallows on sticks provided. A lovely touch. Washing facilities could not be faulted and were absolutely spotless throughout. The camp area itself is lovely and peaceful with the yurts well spaced apart so that you don’t feel in any way overlooked. There’s really good pubs within walking distance as well as hikes along the canals and around the reservoir. Tring town centre is only a 5-10 minute drive and has a big Tesco, so anything you may need is never far away. We came for a relaxing ‘switch-off’ break from our hectic lives and that’s exactly what we got, and more. All-in-all, for the price we paid we think you’d be hard pushed to find anywhere better than this. Not only is everything high quality and thoroughly thought through, but we also really enjoyed the unique experience it provided. Thank you Emma and Jim.
I stayed at the Chiltern Yurts for 2 night with my 10 year old son and 7 year old daughter in august. What a fantastic place to stay, the yurts are spacious and luxurious with everything you will need for your stay included. Inside the beds and bedding are very comfortable, we did not use the wood burner as the weather was warm but i can imagine this on at night will make it even more cosy. On arrival after meeting the owners Jim and Emma we were welcomed with fresh chocolate brownies and marshmellows and sticks for the fire pit. Outside the huge field that the yurts are situated in gives the children plenty of space to play and explore. At night nothing was too much trouble for Jim and Emma, on 2 occasions Jim bringing me more firewood out to the yurt. The yurt and separate bathroom were spotlessly clean. Jim and Emma were also very helpful and knowledgeable about things to do in the local area, suggesting some lovely village pubs to eat and drink in and place to take the children to entertain them. During our stay we spent time both days at Wendover woods doing the gruffalo trails, playing on the play trails and completing the Go Ape course. We ate in the half moon pub which was nice pub grub and also the red lion in a nearby village again which was nice pub grub. Unfortunately due to work commitments my wife could not join us on our trip but we will definitely be returning again with her for another fantastic break. 5 star rating from me and my children.
Chiltern Yurts is located at Highover, Lukes Lane, Gubblecote, Hertfordshire HP23 4QQ
Chiltern Yurts is easily accessible from the M1, M40, and M25. Take the A41, and come off at the Tring junction and follow signs for the village of Long Marston. Approaching, there's a sign for Gubblecote, where you turn on to Lukes Lane and look for the Chiltern Yurts sign.
Tring is 40 minutes by train from London Euston. A taxi from the station to Chiltern Yurts takes 10 minutes.