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Try a camping trip with a difference! This super-green yurt holiday offers all the rest and relaxation at a fraction of the carbon cost. And it's located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - what more could you want?
For an island that measures just 23 miles by 13 miles, the Isle of Wight boasts an awesome array of habitats and scenery, lending it the nickname ‘England in miniature’! Along with storybook villages and farmlands there are river valleys, creeks, marshes and downland, making the island an area of precious biodiversity. You’ll also find award-winning beaches, the ideal spot for water sports, cliff top walking and cycling and wildlife watching. The Isle of Wight is one of the warmest and sunniest place in Britain – Queen Victoria built her summer home, Osborne House, here – and has a rich cultural heritage; the diamond-shaped landmass has been fought over since Roman times, with each challenger leaving their own mark on the landscape.
Staying in a yurt gives you the chance to get up close and personal with this beautiful island without sacrificing comfort and convenience. The luxurious yurts are situated in the famous Afton Park Apple Orchard, located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a fantastic spot to unwind and perfectly placed for exploring the local landscape; crisscrossed with paths and bridleways, there’s some great cliff top and riverside walking to be had. There are also two very decent pubs within walking distance, should you fancy a post-BBQ nightcap! A yurt holiday is all about connecting with the environment in the least disruptive possible way. Think ‘holiday unplugged’ – literally!
Pretty much anyone can enjoy a stay in a yurt. You don’t need any prior experience or know-how, you can be as private or as sociable as you like and you’re free to come and go as and when you please. There are loads of activities to try in the local area, from leisurely rambling to extreme water sports, or you can just relax with a book amidst the apple trees.
Yurt holidays are great for groups, be they families or friends, young or old, as it’s nice to share this unique experience with others. So long as you don’t mind cooking your own food – a big part of the fun in our opinion – you’re bound to find a lot to love about this trip.
Please note, there is no mains electricity at the site, but you can charge mobiles etc in the shop if needs be.
We'd def recommend to others (and have already been spreading the word to our friends). A real bonus of the Yurt hol is the excellent site manager, LJ. She is extremely helpful and welcoming. She went out of her way to make our trip a really enjoyable one.
Kate Rowson reviewing Stay in a Yurt on the Isle of Wight!
Very happy with everything, very nice yurt site, Anthony who runs it was very helpful, booked the ferry and was always about to help out , he communicated by text and was always available, would def recommend to friends and revisit
JohnB reviewing Stay in a Yurt on the Isle of Wight!
We had a wonderful time, it was simple yet magical; toasting marshmallows on crackling fires at the end of the evening, cooking locally caught fresh fish over hot coals, being a stones through away from the beach, stunning landscapes and beautiful bike rides, waking up to birdsong...we loved it and would recommend it to anyone.
MarieC reviewing Stay in a Yurt on the Isle of Wight!
We love camping and cooking outside but we also like a bit of luxury - this was the perfect combination of both.
We loved being able to hire bikes for the whole family - including a tag along for our four year old - and to be able to cycle on quiet lanes and cycle paths to Yarmouth. Successful crab fishing in Yarmouth also went down very well with our young family.
We loved it and would recommend this to other travellers
Mike reviewing Stay in a Yurt on the Isle of Wight!
I stayed here with my wife, sister and young son in early July and enjoyed it can highly recommend it.
The location is great, close to some stunning coastline, off the beaten track family beaches whilst the site itself is nestled amongst an orchard which keeps any breeze to a minimum.
We stayed in a yurt which was as good if not better than it looked in the pictures. I really liked the fact that it was in an Orchard criss crossed by pathways rather than in an open field like most camping setups.
Love, love, loved cooking by open fire and savoured the smell of the woodsmoke in the evenings. (we we're lucky with weather, could be a little of a bind if it rains).
Each Yurt had decent quality table and chairs to enjoy the al fresco dining which was a nice touch and meant we spent nearly all our time outside. (Very rosy cheeks on return).
Some might find the compost toilet a little much but the cafe next door offered use of their toilet. Owner Anthony was very welcoming and helpful, even when it came to helping us contact a local GP for our son.
The site was perfect for little ones and we felt very comfortable giving out two and a half year old a farly free rein. There were also lots of other little ones to play with when we were there. (but not so many as to annoy;))
The only very slight disappointment was that the adjoining Farm Shop had very limited stock (particularly on the drink front) which forced us to visit the local Co-op more than we would have ideally liked.
Excellent mid week value for us means I wouldn't hesitate in giving this fabulous holiday experience a 5 out of 5 and will hopefully visit again.
almacaw reviewing Stay in a Yurt on the Isle of Wight!
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