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Swaledale Yurts

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A warm welcome awaits you at Swaledale Yurts, where stunning scenery and breathtaking waterfalls provide the backdrop to our 5 Mongolian Yurts, nestled on the banks of the River Swale, right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Our yurts all have electricity, wood burning stoves, sofas, dining areas and can sleep between 2 and 5 people.
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Fireplace
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Ed K wrote a review 9 Apr
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Amazing stay at swaledale yurts. Me and a friend arrived here hoping for a place to stay as the local campsite was flooded out. We had a great time. Jim and Julie run a great site here. The yurt was huge and with the fire on very very warm. They sell food and alcohol here as well at very reasonable prices. I would come back again!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Jennie wrote a review Oct 2023
Wakefield, United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
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We were lucky enough to have this trip offered to us and didn’t really know what to expect. What a find! We staying in a lovely cosy yurt. There were three of us and we had the best time from the second we arrived. The hosts were amazing and could not do enough to make our stay comfortable. We were disappointed that we had booked food for the first night once it arrived as we knew we should have booked EVERY meal whilst we were there! It was fantastic! Delivered to the door, pipping hot and tasted amazing! The porridge for breakfast is also well worth a try. Hot tub…. Spotless, cosy and simply the best view ever Wild swimming on your doorstep Spotlessly clean toilets and showers Very reasonably priced drinks too Accidentally broke a glass after sampling the afore mentioned reasonably priced red wine, no additional charge or drama. Can’t wait to return Your hospitality was outstanding thank you
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Parking great - no problems pre order your food - the chilli & steak and dumplings were...
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Responded 6 Nov 2023
Gosh, thank you so much for a lovely review. looking forward to welcoming you back.
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MaxT wrote a review Oct 2023
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Better than I anticipated. The hosts were fantastic. We ordered one of their breakfasts for our last day which was delivered to the door. The yurt was qwerky but amazing and really comfortable. But the best thing was their own private waterfall to swim at. Definitely want to go again
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Jade B wrote a review Aug 2023
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What a lovely little corner of Yorkshire!!! We came as a family of 12 which included 4 children ranging 18 months to 12 years old and we had 3 yurts. From when I booked the break in dec the hosts were so helpful and hospitable!! The weather wasn’t that kind to us but we made the most of it and headed out daily to some spectacular places!! The yurts were spacious yet cozy ( each had fire wood free to use daily, hot water bottles and tea and coffee facilities) we also had full use of the kitchen dining area which was very useful especially in the rain!! Each yurt had a bbq which we used most days and the hot tub was a huge hit with the kids!! All in all a very memorable holiday and would definitely recommend swale yurts, excellent hosts! An absolute little gem!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lisa B wrote a review Aug 2023
Stanwood, Washington32 contributions9 helpful votes
The yurts are very comfortable and clean in a beautiful river valley. We stayed one night on Coast to Coast walk. There is a private bathroom with shower for each yurt located just the other side of the driveway Hosts are very accommodating. There is also a separate basic cooking facility with tables for preparing your own food
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Juliet W wrote a review Jul 2023
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This is somewhere to connect with nature and the outdoors, without sacrificing comfort and good food! We - 3 generations including children/young people aged 6 to 18 - had a two night stay. The setting was idyllic - remote and peaceful with the river and waterfall, and the occasional oystercatcher, as our soundtrack . Great base for walking, exploring the river, and generally relaxing amid the wonderful scenery and wildlife of the Upper Swale valley. The yurts are very well equipped, surprisingly spacious, and warm (wood burner if needed). Each one has a fire pit and an efficient barbecue outside, which we made use of for one evening meal. For the other we had Julia and Jim's home cooked meals, which were absolutely delicious, and generous portions too. Breakfasts also supplied! The camping barn provided self catering facilities on a larger scale if needed. Each yurt has its own private shower & toilet. There was plenty of outdoor space round the yurts for the kids to play. Julia and Jim were really welcoming, helpful, and friendly, and responded so kindly to our questions and requests! We had a wonderful stay and will treasure the memories. Don't expect a mobile phone signal (that's part of the peace and remoteness) but there is wifi available in the barn if you must!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 7 Aug 2023
Juliet, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review, Very much appreciated.
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D T wrote a review Jun 2023
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Midges are prolific, yurts are interesting but quite expensive as an alternative to camping. Beautiful location. Keld and its museum just a short walk away. Listen out for amazing bird life, barn owls, curlews etc
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Julia Hawes, Owner at Swaledale Yurts
Responded 25 Jun 2023
Sorry to hear that you considered your stay poor value. We do not compare a Swaledale yurt stay to camping therefore the prices are not comparable. Unfortunately midges are prevalent along the river Swale at the moment therefore we provide midge repellent for all guests. Thank you for you comments we take them all seriously and look to make all guests welcome and valued.
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lyn h wrote a review Jun 2023
Bury, United Kingdom229 contributions170 helpful votes
Our first experience of Yurts, and Jim and Julia have certainly set the bar high. These five Yurts (only 400 m outside Keld) are reasonably spaced. It’s an advantage to have a private bathroom. They are padded so sound proofed as well as insulated. Everything is thought of, including fairy lights, woolly hot water bottles, eye masks, fans, fridge with fresh milk. There is a well equipped barn with fridge freezer, microwave, kettle hot plate if you want to be self catering. We opted for cottage pie with leeks for evening meal. It was delicious and filling. Breakfast was a bacon and egg baguette, with a good value lunch box for £8. There’s a great pool for a wild swim. Swimsuits available, but we weren’t brave enough. Would love to return.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: No signal, and Wi-Fi in the barn only.
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Responded 25 Jun 2023
Thank you Lynda for your kind review. Very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Mandy E wrote a review Jun 2023
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We spent 3 days here and I can’t recommend enough. The owners had thought of everything to make this a great break. The yurts are beautiful and having your own private bathroom is a big plus point. Perfect
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 26 Jun 2023
Thank you for your review. Much appreciated.
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Ellen Wainwright wrote a review Jun 2023
Sheffield, United Kingdom24 contributions11 helpful votes
We have just got back from a fantastic weekend at swaledale yurts! Amazing facilities and spotlessly clean. This was my first yurt experience and I absolutely loved it. Will definitely be back. Wild swimming area on site and another one a short walk away. Thankyou!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: No signal and not great wifi. Make sure to download lots of stuff if your child likes the iPad!...
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Responded 15 Jun 2023
It was great having you to stay, Thank you
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swaledale Yurts
Which popular attractions are close to Swaledale Yurts?
Nearby attractions include Buttertubs Pass (3.4 miles), East Gill Force (0.6 miles), and The Old School Muker (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Swaledale Yurts?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, room service, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Swaledale Yurts?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a fireplace, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Swaledale Yurts?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Swaledale Yurts?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Swaledale Yurts?
Conveniently located restaurants include Muker Village Store & Teashop, The Kings Head, and The Farmers Arms.
Is Swaledale Yurts located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Keld.
Are pets allowed at Swaledale Yurts?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Swaledale Yurts?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Ostwalds Church (7.6 miles), Pendragon Castle (6.6 miles), and Eden Viaducts (8.0 miles).