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BACK-TO-NATURE

YURT HOLIDAYS

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Not your ordinary glamping experience

Sleep under the stars. All the comforts of home, under canvas

Our delightful, bespoke yurts - 'Cai' and 'Ash' - are perfect for a romantic, nature get-away for 2, or a cosy family yurt holiday - sleeping up to 4 people. Beautifully made by Canvas Craft, they have a spacious 18ft diameter.  Both are equipped with a comfy double bed, pull-out sofa bed, outside decking with patio seating and a kitchenette. There is a fire bowl with a grill available for al fresco cooking and sitting out and being warm under the stars at night.

The spectacular 5ft crown – the transparent centre of the roof – is perfect for stargazing on clear nights or cloud watching on blue sky days. The efficient Clearview wood stove which will ‘keep in’ all night, combined with the felt insulation, ensures that the space retains its warmth on cool nights. At the same time, the canvas ‘breathes’ so it’s never stuffy; a yurt is a living, breathing home.

Nestled under the welcoming branches of our favourite oak tree, Cai affords you a warm welcome and a vibrant interior.

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Coming soon! Our second yurt - 'Ash' - is currently in loving creation and will be ready to stay in from August 2021...

Late night fire pit outside Cai Yurt at Dragon Orchard under starry skies
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Cai Yurt interior with Clearview wood burner stove with Le Creuset kettle and basket of logs
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Beautiful view of Cai Yurt in Dorothy's Orchard with blue cloudy skies
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Bespoke Yurt Bed
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BOTH YURTS FEATURE THE FOLLOWING AMENITIES:

Sleep up to 4 people (bed linen provided)

Private fully-equipped kitchenette 

Wood burner stove

Private outdoor shower

Private compost eco-toilet

Fire bowl with BBQ grill

Private outdoor deck / seating area

Dog friendly

All the things you need to know

Arrivals & Departures

Check-in from 3pm

Check-out by 11am

Pets

You are very welcome to bring your well-behaved dogs to the yurts for an additional £25 (per stay). Please be aware that we are a working fruit farm - whilst we don't ask you to keep your dogs continuously tethered, we do request that you keep them safe from trundling tractors. We also have 4 wonderful Kune Kune pigs and prolific wildlife (pheasants, muntjac deer, foxes, etc.) that we wish to remain undisturbed by inquisitive canines.

Parking

You will be designated a private parking location. Please be aware there may be a short walk to your living space. Wheelbarrows/trolleys will be provided to transport the things you need for your stay. Wheelchair access is along the gravel paths.

Eco-Living

We are committed to low-impact living and sustainability. When we built Dragon House over 25 years ago, it won the award for Low Energy House of the Year. These principles underpin how we manage our orchard and every aspect of our lives and business. We have solar panels on the roof, use natural insulation material and have a pond and wetlands sewage treatment system. The yurts have eco compost toilets and highly efficient Clearview wood burning stoves.

We kindly request that you use eco-friendly products and be aware of your energy and water usage.

WiFi

The Yurts do not have WiFi, offering you the opportunity to disconnect from online and reconnect with nature.

What to Bring

We provide all you need for day-to-day living including bed linen, but ask that you bring your own towels. You are staying in an orchard where the grass is often wet, so wellies or boots are useful and warm clothing is necessary for chilly evenings. Slippers or house shoes inside the yurts are encouraged.

Rates

Prices start from £110 per night (seasonal rates apply).

Please contact us for prices and availability.

The blissful evenings spent under the starry skies or cwtched up next to the log fire; bathing in the full moonlight shining in through the crown; waking up to the dawn chorus; morning practice on the deck; apples straight from the tree for breakfast.

Just a few of the many memories I shall forever treasure.

Siân Bearcroft

 

CAI

YURT

Interior of Cai Yurt with vibrant red walls, sheepskin rocker chair and Clearview wood burner stove

Home from home. Rooted in the orchard

Cai Yurt is named after the Saluki dog owned by our former Artist in Residence, Jess, who previously lived in this yurt in Dragon Orchard. 

Designed by Jess, Cai has a beautiful red and yellow interior with a mural of a sun on the floor and hand-painted furniture. The main sleeping area has a raised bed with a quirky access ladder, and a comfy sofa bed to pull out if you would rather sleep closer to the ground. There is a power supply and a small electric cooker. A few steps into the orchard is a private shower, composting eco-toilet and an outside tap by the deck.

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CAI YURT

 

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Off-grid living in the heart of the orchard

Tucked away on the edge of the cider orchard, Ash Yurt is surrounded by trees and is perfect for those wanting a more secluded, 'off-grid' experience. It is sited on a raised deck at the top of a slope which allows you a wonderful feeling of spaciousness with fantastic views towards the Marcle Ridge and May Hill.

There is a double bed and comfy sofa bed. Cooking is on a two-burner camp stove. There is no electricity to Ash Yurt, but solar lighting is provided. Running water is available from a tap outside near the deck. A few steps away is a private composting eco-toilet and shower unit.

Ash Yurt is currently still under construction - we are open for bookings and ready to receive you from August 2021.

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ASH YURT

Oliver, Madelon & Nora, Sian & Hugh at Dragon Orchard
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TESTIMONIAL

"We had the pleasure of staying in one of the Yurts at Dragon Orchard in September 2020. It was an absolutely magical experience. Looking up at night to see the giant oak tree through the roof of the yurt, hearing the rustle of the wind through the trees, warming ourselves by the cosy fire, and enjoying open-air showers were just a few of the experiences that created the atmosphere of a family holiday in touch with nature. Eating and drinking the delightful produce from the orchard, amongst the trees that the fruit grew upon, was a priceless experience for our young daughter."

Oliver Pell & Madelon de Rooij

DRAGON NEST

In addition to our two bespoke yurts, we also offer self-catered holidays in our newly renovated studio apartment - Dragon Nest.