We stayed here for 2 nights as we wanted somewhere to stay for a few nights after or wedding before we got thrust back into the 9 - 5 rat race.
Firstly, we had trouble finding the place as there is absolutely no signage that would suggest that there are yurts anywhere. We eventually found it beyond the wood yard, and drove up the steep descent to our yurt.
Barry in the wood yard sells coal and wood to keep your wood burner going, though there is a scuttle ready for you on arrival. It costs about £6 a bag of coal and lasts for ages, it seems to burn forever so it's well worth it.
Nothing will prepare you for the joy when you open the door for the first time, it's like being transported into Frodo's house. There was a cast iron log burner, quirky table and chairs, a cute double bed, cooking facilities, and a little shelf that stored plates, cups and cooking utensils.
We were afraid that being February and with the terrible weather that the UK has suffered recently that we would be cold. Let me assure you that once that log burner has got going a yurt can hold the heat! We had a comfortable first night and the only thing we heard was the distant hooting of owls. We awoke to the sound of chattering birds the next morning, it was beautiful.
The shower facilities are just brilliant. It's an out door shower, with a lockable door, but you are able to see out the other side into the forest. The shower is lit by a gas boiler and it was easy to use. It was one of the most beautiful showering experiences I have ever had.
On our final night we lit a camp fire out in the fire pit and sat under the stars, over looking the lake view cooking marshmallows and sausages over the fire. We sat there chatting and enjoying the fire for ages. This place certainly provided us with memories we will indeed treasure forever.
I honestly felt like a new woman by the time I had left the yurt, and my husband really enjoyed discovering his inner cave man. It was truly a unique, memorable experience (despite the weather) and we just can't wait to get back, hopefully for our first anniversary.
- Also Known As:
- Lovely Yurt Company Newby Bridge, Lake District