Hillside Nursery, King Combe Lane, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire GL55 6PN
Campden Yurts is a hillside small holding turned glamping site offering simple, comfortable, family friendly holidays. Where once goats, ponies and chickens roamed and rows of vegetables grew, there now sit two spacious, 18ft yurts, each accommodating up to five people. A wood-burning stove, rugs, sheepskin throws and fold out futons dot each interior, while a main double bed boasts views up through the central crown window to the stars above. During the day natural sunlight pools through the circular space, while a discreet solar power battery system allows for some extra lighting at night. In addition, each yurt has its own private bathroom, and they also share a well-equipped kitchen room.
Despite this excellent self-catered set-up, owner Jane particularly likes seeing guests outside their yurts, where tripods and grills are provided for a more authentic cooking experience. Campfires are very much a part of the Campden Yurts experience and if you really fancy taking it up a notch, there’s even a cob oven you can use, lighting a wood-fire inside and cooking your own pizzas.
Stretch your legs with the short walk to Chipping Campden where you can stock up on goodies from the local delicatessen and grocery stores – the market town is brimming with refreshing, independent shops, galleries and a museum celebrating Campden's Arts and Crafts movement – then take a break in one of the tiny tearooms. It takes around 15 minutes to stroll the footpath into town. Popular waterside towns, Upper Slaughter and Bourton-on-the-Water, are also both just a short drive away. Each vies for the title of the prettiest town in the Cotswolds.
Alas, not every town can win that accolade, but Chipping Campden is certainly on the shortlist. What with its honey-coloured houses, 17th-century market hall and cluster of National Trust-owned properties, it really does offer the quintessential Cotswolds experience. And now, with a yurt glamping retreat on the doorstep, it’s on the shortlist of Cool Camping’s favourite places too.
The Owner SaysA new glamping site in the North Cotswolds offering a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation in two 18ft yurts. Taking families of up to 5 or 4 adults per yurt. Double/King size beds, futons, woodburners and drinks making facility in each yurt and hot showers, flushing loos and outdoor covered cooking area. Campfires encouraged and cob pizza oven also available.
A great glamping experience for all the family!
We stayed in the yurts here in July 2017 for 3 nights. The yurts are excellent: high quality design, spacious, comfortable beds, very nicely furnished. They also include a stove and lights that can be activated via portable power boxes supplied. The site is very well equipped - nice kitchen with everything you need, 2 decent bathrooms with toilets, sinks & showers. Plus another wooden area with a gas cooker and utensils, situated next to benches where you can gather to eat. The kids loved roaming around the surrounding fields - very picturesque area with some farm animals, chickens etc. The family who run the site are extremely nice - they really do try to make the stay as enjoyable as possible. Really worth making the pizzas - they provide a proper stone pizza oven, and a lot of effort is made to show everyone how to make the pizzas. A really fun activity for all. Overall, we strongly recommend for a family glamping trip. We will visit again.
Lovely family break
When we arrived Jane was very welcoming and ensured we had everything we needed spending time showing us around the facilities which are at a very high standard. Our 3 children immediately started exploring the site which has a lovely countryside feel where you can relax in a safe environment. We had a lovely few days and our autistic son was very calm and enjoyed being at one with nature in the peaceful and beautiful surroundings. The yurt was much bigger than we had anticipated and was warm, comfy and very well equipped. Jane and her 2 children were a pleasure to spend time with and we look forward to returning to Campden Yurts and would highly recommend the site to everyone.
Warm bed under starry sky
The perfect combination of a bed so warm and comfortable it feels like home in a magical round space that keeps you gazing about in amazement at its beauty and charm. Beautiful views, and a brilliant cob-pizza oven experience. The owner couldn't have been more helpful and kind. When tenting is too much like hard work and hotels too dull, Campden Yurts offered just the right blend of adventure and luxury, can't wait to go back.