CORNISH YURT: ALBION FARM

We have introduced our environmentally friendly Yurt for Holiday’s in Cornwall on our smallholding near Mylor as an alternative to the traditional holiday cottage. We selected a Yurt rather than a tepee for the convenience of having a wood burning stove to keep it cosy.

The Yurt (or mongolian gurt) is fully equipped for that ‘back to nature’ experience, with all the home comforts you need. Look up at the night sky through the roof light, peel back the sides to allow the air in or snuggle up around the wood burning stove, or sit by the campfire.

The yurt is 16ft in diameter with a ceiling height of 10′ or so it feels spacious and sleeps 4 and a cot comfortably. It stands on a level wooden deck with a wood-burning stove in the centre, and carpets and rugs on the floor. The Bed is a low king size chestnut wooden platform with a warm comfortable orthopaedic mattress.

We supply a duvet sheets and pillows and slips but you will need to provide bedding. A cot is available if needed.

The Pine wooden doors are more secure against the elements than canvas tent flaps. There is a gas cooker suitable for use in the yurt or use the kettle on the wood-burning stove or cook under the stars on the camp fire. All cooking and eating utensils, to include cafetiere are provided. There is a hot shower, basin and camping WC in a separate cabin immediately adjacent to the Yurt with electric lighting heated towel rail. There is a fridge and freezer in a separate building close by. You are welcome to bring additional tents and guests by negotiation.

This yurt is based on a traditional central Asian design, with a steamed wheel and steam bent roof poles which give the yurt its unique domed interior and steep, rounded profile. The frame of the yurt is covered with thick canvas or felt fastened from outside the yurt with ropes.

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