The Yurt Farm

UK Wales Mid Wales Ceredigion

  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
We collected eggs, cuddled cows, swam in the sea and sat out under the stars. Lovely.

Yurts. Just a few short years ago they were a rare breed in the Welsh countryside, an exotic novelty. Now, suddenly, they’re everywhere.

But it should be noted that not all yurts are equal. While many outfits are reputable and well-run, there are also those yurts propped up in fields/back-gardens/allotments operated by charlatans who don’t really know what they’re doing and just want to make a quick buck. You have been warned. Thankfully, at the Yurt Farm, Thea and Laurie know what they’re doing. And they do it very well. This place hasn’t been thrown together, it’s been thought through, planned out, then nurtured and loved into existence. Breathing new life into a forgotten corner of a large organic farm in Ceredigion, this collection of five yurts is less about the accommodation itself and more about the fully immersing experience of this off-beat, off-grid, off-the-beaten-track hideaway.

A spacious hay meadow gives each yurt as much room as some other campsites might give 30 tents. The yurts are warm and cosy, not to mention impeccably well-maintained, as is the railway carriage which sits on a separate natural bench with lovely views of the Cambrian Mountains. The location of this glampsite is perfect; ridiculously remote and enveloped in the sort of rich, green countryside for which Wales is famous. And the love is evident everywhere; a welcome basket of tasty veg for guests; unique four-poster beds fashioned out of trees; wheelbarrows on hand for transporting your gear (vehicles are not allowed on site).

There’s a cosy communal wood cabin with cooking facilities, tables, chairs and board games for rainy days, as well as the wherewithal to make a cup of tea. However, most of the glamping time will no doubt be spent outdoors, with so much space to fill on the farm. In all, there are 150 acres to be discovered, criss-crossed by a network of farm trails and children are free to explore, make dens, hide in the long grass, play in the sand, hang off rope swings, collect eggs, be licked by cows and gorge themselves silly on the blackcurrants and gooseberries that grow in the yurt meadow.

With the striking Cambrian mountains as a backdrop to this enchanting place, there’s no doubt this beautiful, remote location enhances the blissed-out go-slow vibe. But if it’s those quirky little yurts that bring you here in the first place, it’ll be the welcome, the hospitality and low-impact philosophy that’ll keep you coming back.

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Facilities

The yurts are exceptionally well equipped with organic futons, bedding, all cooking equipment including gas hob, a basket of farm goodies, a wood-burning stove plus logs and kindling. There’s even tea- and coffeemaking facilities and a first-aid kit. Outside each yurt there’s a BBQ or fire pit and a picnic table. The cabin has a 4-ring gas hob, more cooking equipment, board games and lots of extra bits and bobs such as toasty sandwich-makers to use on the fire. Next door is the compost loo and solar shower. There’s also a sand-pit, swing, a woodshed yurt for extra firewood and an ‘honesty’ farm shop with meat, veg and jam for sale.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Tents, campervans and caravans – no.

Nearby

One of the highlights of the area is watching the famous dolphins of Cardigan Bay. You can get a boat from nearby Newquay. Details of a whole raft of days out can be found in the cabin, including Oakwood Theme Park (01834 891376) which is around an hour's drive away. Dolaucothi Gold Mines (01558 825146) where you can try your hand at panning for gold; useful if you’re planning an extravagant meal at the Harbourmaster Hotel.

Food & Drink

Just over 3 miles away is the traditional Rhos Yr Hafod Inn (01974 272644) at Cross Inn with the tiny windows, thick walls, crackling fires and decorated oak beams that all old pubs should have. Foodies will want to head a bit further to Aberaeron harbour and the delightful Harbourmaster Hotel (01545 570 755). For an open fire, great ale and food go to Y Talbot (01974 298208) in Tregaron.

Opening Times

April – September.

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The Owner Says

The Yurt Farm, in 2009 Thea and Laurie set up a small glamping site on their organic family farm twenty minutes from Cardigan Bay. Four muddy children later we are even more passionate about what we do; we live for wood, good food and fresh air. The yurt meadow is secluded with four yurts and a cosy train carriage in a hay meadow surrounded by woodland under a very starry sky. Collect eggs from the hens that cluck around the yurts and fry them up for breakfast on your campfire while you listen to the birds singing. Taste delicious organic vegetables and meat from the farm shop. Fire up the pizza oven. Meet the cows and sheep and harvest some tasty vegetables for tea. Play games in the communal cabin. Relax while your children build dens and catch grasshoppers in the long grass... you'll love it xx

Accommodation

1 large yurt (sleeping 6), 2 regular yurts (sleeping 2–5 each), plus 1 regular yurt with an additional mini yurt (sleeping 2) alongside. And 1 train carriage (sleeping 2 adults and 2 children).
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Location

Contact The Yurt Farm, Crynfryn, Penuwch, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6RE

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Getting There

The site is about 10 miles east of Aberaeron on the A487 and then the B4577 near Penuwch. Full directions are supplied on booking.

Pick-ups can be organised if arriving by train or bus at Aberystwyth, Aberaeron, Lampeter or Tregaron.

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Why book with I Love This Campsite?

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