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Mongolian yurt glamping in one of the most beautiful parts of Powys, with only sheep for company.

A recent British Household Panel Survey studied a random selection of British citizens to locate the happiest place in the land. The result? Powys, Wales. All that good, clean country living scored highly over cities, whose overcrowded streets and pack-em-in residential blocks were no contest for a county full of sheep and fields. When you meet the proprietor of Strawberry Skys (sic), Eric, the survey rings true; he comes across as someone who jumps into his wellies each morning eager to add the flourishing touches to his glamping paradise.

The site is a steep, narrow field facing hills in all directions. Sloping down to a valley floor, the only visible building is a hilltop farmhouse on the horizon. You’ve just the sheep for company and their job is to graze. Eric’s only bone of contention since moving to happy Powys is how fast the grass grows; the sheep help keep the blades short. Situated at the top, middle and bottom of the slope are three Mongolian yurts (two 16-foot two-person, one 19-foot four-person). Also at the foot of the hill is a fabulous all-mod-cons kitchen outbuilding with a veranda, compost loo hut and hot-shower unit. All of them pretty and clean!

Each yurt has been brightly painted in greens and oranges, while solar-powered fairy lights and natural coconut matting join rugs and cushion from India. Woodburners keep guests toasty during winter months; Eric brings wood around each evening. Fire pits are flanked by gorgeous chunky wooden tables and benches, and each yurt has its own BBQ. Sitting out all night chewing the fat and chomping on hot dogs under paraffin lamps doesn’t get much more stylish than this.

Geographically the location is a winner. Despite being just miles inland from the English border, the site is burrowed deep enough into Wales’ bosom to hear the country’s provincial, traditional heartbeat. Yet because it’s within reach of motorways, escaping from most major cities is a breeze. In high season, Eric runs bookings Friday to Monday and Monday to Friday (or both) so no excuse to avoid grabbing a long weekend after a harrowing week in the office.

Convenient, cool and waterproof, Strawberry Skys’ yurts will be a big hit and bookings are sure to come flooding in. Take it from us; guests could not fail to leave this camp feeling rested, revived and, yes, perfectly happy with life, too.

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The campsite owner says

Glamping at Strawberry Skys Yurts is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Wales we have a tranquil, peaceful setting that has everything you need for a unique, magical, glamping experience where you can create great memories that will stay with you long after you have returned home. While here you can spend uninterrupted, quality time with family and loved ones, stay on site, or explore everything that Mid and North Wales has to offer then spend an evening under the stars, chatting around the campfire and toasting marshmallows. After the best nights sleep you've had in ages in one of our super cosy yurts, you can wake up the next morning to beautiful, unspoilt natural scenery and a quiet tranquility broken only by birdsong.

We have four yurts on site, three traditional Mongolian yurts one of which is a double yurt formed by joining two yurts together and an all wooden yurt. You will never feel cramped or hurried on our yurt camping site. You simply relax  enjoy your yurt holiday at your own pace. Children can roam free, exploring their natural surroundings, or brush up on their outdoor survival skills, gathering wood, building campfires or rustling up an alfresco feast on the barbecue. If you want to venture out we are ideally positioned for you explore all that mid and north wales has to offer. There's a wealth of family-friendly activities to experience including cycling, kayaking, narrow gauge railways, canal boat trips, sea side and mountains, as well as plenty of excellent pubs, restaurants and shops in the nearby market towns and villages.

Couples seeking a romantic break can enjoy stunning sunsets and starry nights from the comfort of their yurt. There is plenty of space between yurts, so the site always has a peaceful, intimate ambiance.

Our Yurt holidays are ideal for family groups who can rent all three, or four yurts together and have exclusive use of the site.

Many of our guests return again and again to get their fix of quality together-time and "We'll be back" is something we frequently hear from our first time guests. Come to Strawberry Skys Yurts and see why.


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