Strawberry Skys Yurts

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Welshpool

  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Campfire-friendly yurt stays in a Mid-Wales meadow with valley views

“They’re calling it glamping,” whispered the woman who sold Eric and Anya their first yurts. It was long before the term was widely bandied about and although this pair had not heard it uttered before, they deserve to be recorded as some of its pioneers; having set up their yurt camping site way back in 2008. For somewhere that’s been going strong for well-over a decade, it’s remarkably little changed which just shows that they got this place spot on from the start. Its winning formula combines campfire-friendly stays in cosy yurts, the green grass of a Mid-Wales meadow and the strawberry-coloured sunsets that give the place it’s name.

While the essence of Strawberry Skys Yurts remains the same, you might say it’s grown up a little over the years. The trees that dot the sloping camping meadow have matured enough to sprout rope swings and there are now four yurts, each big enough for a family. While many come for the campfires there’s also a practical, lovely and well-equipped communal kitchen cabin. Its long table and the promise of wood-fired pizza, straight from the oven, are perfect for gathering free-ranging kids back for tea.

The yurts themselves are staggered on level platforms in the meadow, which offers far-reaching rural views down the valley. They have plenty of space and are just as good for individual families or couples as for a group camping together. Two are traditional Mongolian yurts (one a double yurt combo with even more space) and two are slightly sturdier wooden constructions. Each is set up with beds and a log burner with a fire pit and seats outside. With such a great set-up, you can’t deny this is glamping, but you won’t find the bubbles of hot tubs, the fluff of towels or Egyptian cotton sheets on site. In fact, you won’t find sheets here at all; guests bring their own. They also make their own campfires, cook their own dinners and enjoy their holiday their own way. At Strawberry Skys, glamping means staying in a gorgeous yurt, having your own compost loo and helping yourself to logs from the store (they’re included).

If you’re here for a weekend, hanging out on site enjoying those rural views, strawberry sunsets and star-studded night skies might be enough entertainment. If not, local adventures include the two-mile cross-country walk to Llanfair Caereinion (there’s a great butcher and a choice of three pubs at the end) and train rides on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. If you’re here for longer, there’s all of Mid Wales to explore. It’s around 20 minutes’ drive to castles, waterfalls and lakes and even the southern edges of Snowdonia National Park, the peak of Cadair Idris and the lovely beach at Aberdyfi are less than an hour away.

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Facilities

There are four yurts on site. Oak is a double yurt consisting of a 19ft and a 16ft yurt joined together to provide a separate bedroom and lounge area. Cherry is 19ft and sleeps six, Willow and Ash are each 16ft yurts and can sleep two adults and two children apiece. The yurts have a log burner and beds but guests bring their own bedding. There's a fire pit and seating outside each yurt – and logs are available to collect (free of charge) from a log store. A communal, modern kitchen outbuilding has a cupboard full of kitchen kit and a fridge per yurt as well as a shared pair of ovens, a hob, a pizza oven and undercover seating. There are four composting loos and four showers; allocated one per yurt.

Suitable For

Glampers only: families, groups, dogs – yes.

Nearby

The little steam trains of the Welshpool-Llanfair Light Railway (01938 810441) runs past the end of the lane and you can hop aboard for a ride into Welshpool, nine miles away. A few miles outside of Welshpool is Powis Castle, worth a visit for anyone interested in history or horticulture as it has beautiful gardens. Lake Vyrnwy is about 20 minutes' drive away and offers walking, cycling (with bike hire available) and wildlife watching at RSPB Lake Vyrnwy.  Britain's highest single-drop waterfall, Pystyll Rhaeadr Waterfalls, is about the same distance. The southern end of Snowdonia National Park is just 30 miles away and the coast at Aberdyfi just a further 10 miles, both reached within an hour by car.

Food & Drink

Less than two miles away is the town of Llanfair Caereinion (a couple of minutes in a car, or 30–40 min walk across the fields on public footpath). Easy to reach by car or you can also walk there along the lanes, or across the fields on the public footpath, for which directions are provided. The town is well served with three pubs, a wine bar, a butchers, a bakers, a petrol station, and a couple of convenience stores. The Goat (01938 810428) and Red Lion (01938 810341) serve food every day and the Black Lion (01938 810759) at weekends. Locals are very friendly, especially in the Black Lion where tired guests can frequently get a lift back to the site if they ask very very nicely. The Lion Hotel (01686 640452) in Berriew also does excellent food.

Open

All year (except December and January).

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The Owner Says

Glamping at Strawberry Skys Yurts is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Wales we have a tranquil, peaceful setting that has everything you need for a unique, magical, glamping experience where you can create great memories that will stay with you long after you have returned home. While here you can spend uninterrupted, quality time with family and loved ones, stay on site, or explore everything that Mid and North Wales has to offer then spend an evening under the stars, chatting around the campfire and toasting marshmallows. After the best nights sleep you've had in ages in one of our super cosy yurts, you can wake up the next morning to beautiful, unspoilt natural scenery and a quiet tranquility broken only by birdsong.

We have four yurts on site, three traditional Mongolian yurts one of which is a double yurt formed by joining two yurts together and an all wooden yurt. You will never feel cramped or hurried on our yurt camping site. You simply relax  enjoy your yurt holiday at your own pace. Children can roam free, exploring their natural surroundings, or brush up on their outdoor survival skills, gathering wood, building campfires or rustling up an alfresco feast on the barbecue. If you want to venture out we are ideally positioned for you explore all that mid and north wales has to offer. There's a wealth of family-friendly activities to experience including cycling, kayaking, narrow gauge railways, canal boat trips, sea side and mountains, as well as plenty of excellent pubs, restaurants and shops in the nearby market towns and villages.

Couples seeking a romantic break can enjoy stunning sunsets and starry nights from the comfort of their yurt. There is plenty of space between yurts, so the site always has a peaceful, intimate ambiance.

Our Yurt holidays are ideal for family groups who can rent all three, or four yurts together and have exclusive use of the site.

Many of our guests return again and again to get their fix of quality together-time and "We'll be back" is something we frequently hear from our first time guests. Come to Strawberry Skys Yurts and see why.

Accommodation

Four yurts.

Ash Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
Our Ash yurt has been hand built by a local craftsman to our specification. It has been built from cedar and has a large dome skylight, perfect for star gazing from your bed.

Cherry Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 6
Cherry yurt is a traditional Mongolian yurt comfortably sleeping up to 6 occupants. Inside are two double daybeds and a double futon sofa. Each yurt is lined with sheep-wool felt so they are kept warm in the colder months.

Oak Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 6
This is our amazing double-yurt made of a 19ft and 16ft traditional yurts joined together with a small corridor, this is perfect for families or two couples sharing or a couple who would like a separate bedroom and lounge area.

Willow Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 4
Our willow yurt is a beautiful traditional 16ft yurt which is perfectly suited for couples or two adults with two children. This yurt sleeps a maximum of four people including children, the max number of adults is two.

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Location

Contact Strawberry Skys Yurts, Clyniarth Cottage, Cyfronydd, Powys SY21 9HB

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Getting There

Off the A458 follow the A458 out towards the coast, signposted Dolgellau/ Machynlleth, about 6 miles west of Welshpool, Powys. After 4 miles turn left onto the B4385, signposted Berriew. Take first right, signposted Llanfair Caereirion/Cwm Golau. Follow this road through a series of bends and you will see a cross-roads sign. Turn right onto a single-track lane, signposted ‘Cyfronyyd’. Drive past the house on the left, round the bend and over the rise. You will only see a farm gate with a small sign marked ‘Clyniarth Cottage’ when you arrive. Go through the gate and down the track until you see the yurts.

Regular trains run from Birmingham, via Shrewsbury and then it’s a short taxi ride (about £10) from Welshpool.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews

★★★★★

Pure escapism perfection

I came to stay at Strawberry Sky Yurts with my children during the October half term to run away from the Invictus Games were there Dad was competing. After a messy break up I wanted to be anywhere other than at home, and boy did I make the right choice. From the moment I saw Willow Yurt up in the meadow I fell in love, the colours, the detail, the feeling of home when we opened the door. I loved the wood burning stove indoors to keep the chill off the October nights and the ability to build a campfire, an actual campfire without the need for a fire bowl appealed to my inner hippy. Who doesn't love a bush fire TV and the joy on children's faces at toasting a marshmallow or two and making S'mores! The toilets were amazing, I loved the fact that they were as eco friendly as humanly possible and the shower block was lovely and warm and even included a hairdryer, a luxury I was not expecting. Whilst I chose to BBQ during our stay, the kitchen was really well kitted out with hobs and cookers and a fridge for every Yurt so no having to rely on cool boxes here. The name of the site will give you an indication as to the real highlight though, the most wonderful skies on sunset (and actually sunrise during our stay) and we even had the luxury of a full moon which added an even more magical element to our stay. With the site being small it never feels crowded and it's wonderful to give children the luxury of exploration, into the field, up the climbing tree and as mine did making friends with the other children on site and into their yurts. However that experience didn't feel forced and their was also time and space to be alone if that's what was wanted. In essense, pure escapism perfection for me, for my children. As a single mum I felt safe and secure on site and I've already booked to return and hope to recruit friends to enjoy this little slice of perfection!
Nov 2, 2018 by Laura Dunning
★★★★★

Strawberry Skys

My partner and I have stayed here twice- once in the large yurt at the top of the field with friends and once in one of the smaller yurts, just us.  Both times the sun shone brightly and we had two amazing, completely relaxing holidays. As it is Wales, you can't always guarentee the weather, but you can guarentee a warm welcome, beautiful views, peace and quiet and a wonderful air of serenity surrounding this place.  The kitchen is well equipped, the yurts are comfortable, warm and pretty, the outdoor wooden benches face the valley and take in the most fabulous views, and you really do come away feeling like you're recharged and the world is a lovely place.  We fully intend to return agains oon.

Jun 6, 2013 by shonaincambo
★★★★★

Strawberry Skys

Wow. Such a lovely site. Eric (the owner) is just such a brilliant bloke and made us feel so welcome. The yurts are really comfy and cosy (although we overheated ours with the fire) and there’s plenty of walking to be done around the area. There’s a fire pit for each yurt with free wood, the kitchen facilities are great and the compost toilets are fine. We loved the place and the owners so much we even left them a present and flowers.
Apr 4, 2012 by MrHew

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