Idyllic Family-Friendly Yurt for Luxury Camping near Dorking, England
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There is a comfy queen-size bed, a futon that converts into a full-size bed, and two futon chairs that convert into single beds. Linens and towels are provided.
The plush futons and chairs are perfect for curling up with a good book. There is a hand-crafted wood table with benches for enjoying a meal or tackling a puzzle. The wood burning stove makes the yurt cozy and warm when it gets chilly outside. The top of the stove is perfect for boiling water for tea and coffee. At night, the lanterns envelop guests in a golden glow.
Other amenities include a chest of drawers, a room divider, blanket box with additional warm blankets, a basket of logs or the stove (extra logs available for a charge), a lantern with a candle, biodegradable toiletries, and basic cooking ingredients.
Outside, there are sweeping views of the countryside.
If the guest cancels 7 days or more prior to check in.
- Queen-size bed
- Outdoor furniture
- Dining room
- Dining table
- Linens and pillows
- Tea kettle
- Fire pit
The shared kitchen is fully equipped with crockery, cups, plates, pans, cast iron pots/pans for cooking on fire, cutlery, a few gas hobs for cooking, a sink with hot water, a handmade wooden table for 12 people, board games, and cooking necessities (tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil, etc.). Guests can use the wood-burning stove inside their yurt to boil a kettle and the gas-fired stoves and a fire pit in the communal area to cook on.
The luxurious shared shower is just a short walk from the yurts and, though it looks rustic from the outside, the inside is luxurious with eco-friendly products, towels, and warm running water. The shared toilets are a practical, chemical free, easy to maintain and environmentally friendly solution that is situated in a hut that blends well with the surroundings.
On arrival, the hosts will show guests around the site and how to use the wood-burning stoves, run through a few health and safety bits and bobs and inspiration with some ideas to help make the most of the surrounding Surrey Hills.
Fresh linens and towels are provided for each new guest and they are changed every three or four days for those on an extended visit. Guests that require a more or less frequent change are asked to let the hosts know on arrival.
The site has no electricity. Lanterns and torches are provided, which adds to the ambiance of the experience.
An ecologically-conscientious accommodation, bins are provided for guest use for the recycling of newspapers, magazines, glass bottles, plastic bottles, and cans. The hosts provide coffee, sugar, tea, shampoos, and washing liquid in serving dishes/bottles as opposed to small pre-packed sealed portions. The shampoo, shower gel, and handwash are also purchased in five-liter containers to minimize waste. All plastic bottles/containers that can be recycled are firstly crushed and then taken to an appropriate recycling facility. All suitable kitchen and garden waste is composted. Washing of towels and linens only when necessary/requested thereby keeping detergent, energy, and water usage to a minimum. Water is heated by gas or solar panels. The hosts use micro-fiber cloths when cleaning, which require less detergent, and use sufficient eco-friendly cleaning chemicals to ensure cleanliness and hygiene standards while ensuring nothing is used to excess. The washing up liquid used is purchased in five-liter containers and is vegetable-based, 100% Vegan, biodegradable, and has a minimal environmental impact. When cleaning chemicals are required in yurts and cooking area, they are 100% biodegradable and phosphate free, if possible. All toilet, kitchen rolls, and marketing materials are made from 100% recycled materials. Guests are encouraged to ensure that all taps are fully turned off thereby conserving this valuable resource. Water butts are used to collect rainwater to enable us to water plants, clean exterior surfaces, etc. The hosts also support the local economy by using local suppliers and producers when possible.
The hosts are also happy to curate an itinerary or experience to suit their guests' needs. A few ideas include a local wine and cheese tasting evening, a guided walk followed by a hog roast and live music, a willow weaving workshop, or a local quality beer/cider with a hog roast and live music. There is a lot to do and see in the local Surrey area and the hosts can also help to put on some activities like wild food tasting or fishing trips.
For those who don't want to shop, they can order a breakfast hamper, a fruit or vegetable hamper, or a country indulgence basket. The breakfast Hamper for two people includes free-range sausages, free-range bacon, free-range eggs, tomatoes, local watercress, and granary (bread and butter). The fruit and vegetable hamper for two people includes fresh local fruit or vegetable from our local farm shop, subject to seasonal availability. The hosts endeavor to use local produce; however, depending on the season they may purchase not local produce. The countryside indulgence basket includes local wine/champagne, local cheese, local chutney, crackers, and local chocolates for two people. Guests can also pre-order groceries from local producers. The hosts will email a list of available products to choose from, including meat, cheeses, and chocolate, and then guests will find them upon arrival. Additionally, the hosts have rare breed pork on site or they can arrange for local producer/farmer to deliver some lamb/beef or chicken.
The hosts organize courses and activities throughout the year, from willow sculpting and wood carving to one of our yoga retreats. They also arrange wild food tastings, early morning and evening fishing trips, humane mammal trapping surveys, educational wildlife walks, horseback riding experiences, horse and cart rides, archery classes, and a program for children called "Bugs, Birds, and Beasties."
Extra logs for the wood burner are available at a small extra charge.
The hosts are available to answer questions about these valuable services.
Location + Surroundings
- Feeding animals
- Wine tasting
- Horseback riding
- Wildlife watching
Adventures and sports
- Water sports
- Stand-up paddleboarding
Guests don't have to leave the property to have an English countryside experience; they can meander around the 15-acre working farm and orchard and meet the Sussex Cows, Gloucester Old Spots Pigs, and chickens. They can walk through the fields to Westcott and have a pint at the pub. Cyclists, mountain bikers, hikers, and runners will rejoice being surrounded by an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways. The Westcott to Dorking cycle route is a favorite. Box Hill is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious picnic and a beautiful sunset. The countryside towns of Dorking, Godalming, and Guildford are all within a short drive and offer shops, restaurants, pubs, historic attractions, and gorgeous views. In Goldalming, glampers can follow a walking trail to the River Wey where they can nap away the afternoon or rent a rowboat and row along the river. The possibilities for exploring the experiencing the Surrey Hills are endless from this centrally-located property.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Some spaces are shared
ModerateFree cancellation up to 7 days
You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.View policy details
The hosts suggest that guests bring the following: a torch, a toothbrush, toothpaste, waterproof clothing, and wellies/walking boots to explore the muddy countryside.
This is not a pet-friendly property.
No smoking allowed inside the buildings or yurts.
The hosts ask you not to start fires anywhere else on site. There is a dedicated firepit available for cooking.