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Cotswold Yurts
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We've recently spent 4 nights (Mon-Fri) at Mole End Yurt and had a really great hols. The yurts are beautifully built and located. The owners, Graham and Blue, have lived in a yurt and know what's necessary for comfort and so they have really thought of everything. The Yurt was well laid out with a comfy bed and extra blankets for colder nights. The floor had lovely rugs and floor cushions and a very effective and straightforward to use log burner. The outside kitchen is extremely well equipped - they even provide a toasting rack! We had a resident, very well fed and sloth-like squirrel whose rotund belly stopped him from moving anywhere very quickly having fed himself up on visitors scraps. There is a centrally located wood store and none of the annoying and exploititive additional charges - you can just help yourself when you need some.

The Crown Pub is within walking distance (about 15-20 mins) and does great food, local cider and has boardgames.

There's plenty of local towns and villages to check out but to be honest we didn't go very far, favouring lounging around the yurt reading and afternoon strolls to the pub for cider-fuelled games of scrabble.

The yurts are well located, from what I could see ours was the furthest across and about a 5/10 min walk to the central barn where the showers and wood shed are located. The yurts are located fairly close to each other in the sense that they are a few minutes walking distance between them but far enough that you can't see each other through the trees and that the noise doesn't travel so the perfect compromise. The only slight (and it is slight) downside is that you can occasionally hear the noise of traffic from a nearby road. This is by no means constant and probably only when large vehicles are travelling through and in fairness it's probably highlighted by how quiet it is most of the time. It's nothing to really worry about, by day 2 you don't even notice!

A few practical things: The yurt doors have locks with keys so there's no worries about personal belongings (and it's hardly the crime capital of the world!) The pathway down to the yurt we stayed in is down a short but slightly steep dirt track. Nothing major but if you are unsteady on your feet or have mobility problems it's probably worth having a discussion with Graham or Blue before booking. There's no electricity in the yurts (we saw this as a bonus!) but if phone contact is necessary then we had good reception there and phones etc can be charged in the Barn.

This was a great place, well set up and fairly priced. Graham and Blue deserve every success with their business.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Me and my partner stayed at Westley Farm in Sapperton Yurt for 3 nights over the bank holiday weekend to celebrate our 2 year anniversary.
Despite the typical English weather we had an amazing time in this special space.
The highlight was definitely the outdoor bath inside an old horse box, which came complete with fairy lights, bubble bath and candles and overs the woods. I believe that Sapperton Yurt is the only one with a bath so it’s worth paying the extra to stay there.
We visited the farmers market in Stroud on the Saturday morning to pick up fresh produce to cook in our outdoor kitchen and for breakfast on the Sunday.
Within walking distance is a lovely pub (The Crown at Frampton Mansell) where we found the beer, food and staff to be excellent. We also walked a bit further on the Friday night (3 miles) to the Bell at Sapperton which was also brilliant.
We felt a million miles away from London and left feeling incredibly relaxed.
If you’re a light sleeper do take some ear plugs as the owls and dawn chorus are quite loud!

Room Tip: Choose Sapperton Yurt for the amazing bath!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

Despite the damp british summer, our stay at westley farm couldn't have been more relaxing. A break in the weather enabled us to cook on the open fire on our first evening and the hot embers were then taken inside as we sat in front of the wood burner. Saturday was filled visiting the market where we bought all local organic produce for the evening. A bath in the converted horsebox, looking out into the woods was magic and my chosen location to propose to my now fiancee. A lazing Sunday morning was followed by an afternoon of horseriding then our second and final open fire supper before retiring back in front of the indoor wood burner. The worst part of the weekend was having to leave. A huge thankyou to Graham and Blue for being the most welcoming hosts.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed in Oakridge Yurt from Friday afternoon until Monday morning. There were three of us, which is what the Oakridge is designed for and there was plenty of room. The site is stunning and the yurts are spread about so are totally isolated and private. It was lovely to sit on the decking outside in the evening sunshine and feel completely relaxed. The beds are very comfortable and there are plenty of extra blankets if it gets chilly. We finally managed to get the log burning stove going which made things very cosy indeed as we had mixed weather. We all agreed that we would definitly go back again but would take a fully sized cafetiere, teapot and kettle as the ones supplied only make one cup at a time. The compost toilet for Oakridge is a bit of a challenge to get to, being down a slope, but using it is fine and the view through the window if wonderful.
Important to know that you can only pay the balance by cash. They do not have the facilities to pay by card. The nearest ATM is Stroud or thereabouts so make sure you have the cash ready prior to leaving the site.
We would definitely go again and would recommend this site.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

We've just got back from a positively fantastic long weekend at Westley Farm.

If you want peace and quiet, time to think and oodles of time to kick back and relax then this is the place for you ! Greeted with a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake we knew the experience was going to be top class.

The Yurts are privately positioned in a small wood & have beautiful interiors, with a big comfy bed and plenty of bedding incase there's a nip in the air. Theres a wood burner too to crank up on a particularly cold evening or just to give that little romantic touch...Fairy lights adorn the kitchen area and inside of the Yurt too for that extra special touch.

You have your own small kitchen outside on a decked area too, so you can easily make a cuppa, or cook breakfast. Tea towels, wash pads, washing up liquid and handwash were all provided.

Next to the Yurt is an outside fire area that can also be used for cooking on - and just up some steps was our very own compost loo - not in the least bit smelly by the way - with a lovely bowl, handwash & jug of water for your hands.

A short walk away is the communal kitchen where you can enjoy a hot shower and borrow ice packs to chill that Champagne you're yearning to pop !
I've been to many Yurts and teepee sites over the years and I have to say this is one of the best so far.

If you want to leave the rat race behind for a few days then this really is for you - it'll be an experience that will live with you forever,
Thanks to Blue and her lovely fella for their vision in creating this haven for all to share. We'll be back !!!

Room Tip: All the yurts are very private and secluded so choose any for a peaceful break.
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

We stayed at Westley last year, and it was our first time in a yurt. We were amazed at how big they are inside, and how cosy they get with the wood stove on. These yurts have decking outside with a decently equipped kitchen, and there are hot showers and a large kitchen which you can use back at the farmhouse. You also have an area for a campfire, and stuff that you need to cook on this.
The bed as comfy and there was lots of bedding and warm blankets available. There are 4 or 5 yurts, but each one is in its own glade, and so they are really private! We stayed in Lillyhorn, which was lovely, and really good value.
Blue was really helpful taking our things to the yurt and also in finding us biking routes.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

We stayed at Westley last year, and it was our first time in a yurt. We were amazed at how big they are inside, and how cosy they get with the wood stove on. These yurts have decking outside with a decently equipped kitchen, and there are hot showers and a large kitchen which you can use back at the farmhouse. You also have an area for a campfire, and stuff that you need to cook on this.
The bed as comfy and there was lots of bedding and warm blankets available. There are 4 or 5 yurts, but each one is in its own glade, and so they are really private! We stayed in Lillyhorn, which was lovely, and really good value.

Room Tip: Sapperton Yurt has a bath-tub.
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cotswold Yurts

Address: Cowcombe Hill | Chalford, Chalford, Stroud GL53OA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Stroud > Chalford
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Chalford
Price Range: $81 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oakridge & Sapperton yurts available for holidays in your very own garden or special place. ... more   less 

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