We have just spent a week at Cotswold Yurts with our two children, aged 8 months and 3 ½ years – and we loved it. Due to availability, we had to split the week between the Lillyhorn and the Oakridge yurts. The yurts are tastefully decorated, cosy (think of fairy lights and lanterns) and easily heated using the wood burner. The outdoor yurt kitchens are well equipped for cooking a family meal. The compost loos in the woods were fine to use, even with our 3 ½ year old who was fascinated by the process of getting to them and putting in the ashes and saw dust!
The yurts and kitchens are all very clean and have Ecover and Neil’s Yard soaps and fresh flowers – nice touches to go with the tastefully decorated and equipped yurts.
All in all, the yurts and their surroundings are a lovely place to relax and switch off from the rest of the world. For a family, it's a great way to have some quality time together in one big room.
Graham, who runs the place with his partner Blue, built the yurts himself. Both went out of their way to help us out, always at hand to help with any requests whilst leaving you to get on with settling in. Both make you feel like the only sensible thing to do is to chill!
The shared farm kitchen works well for keeping food in the fridge/freezer and cooking if the weather plays up. The showers are clean and the afternoon tea when you arrive is a nice detail that makes you feel at home.
The surrounding area is stunning with picturesque villages, an outdoor pool nearby, farm shops, beautiful towns with nice pubs and the Cotswold Beach and Water park all within a half hour drive away – enough to entertain the whole family. There are several supermarkets within a 15 minute drive away. There are donkeys, cows, chickens and rabbits to entertain the kids on the farm itself, as well as plenty of walks to nearby cafees and pubs.
All in all, a lovely place to spend your holidays. You’re guaranteed to switch off from the world whilst pushing the wheel barrow around and chopping up fire wood for the BBQ. A lovely place for a romantic break for two, or an active holiday for a family!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oakridge & Sapperton yurts available for holidays in your very own garden or special place. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cotswold Yurts Chalford, Cotswolds