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The Bentwood Yurt, a cosy retreat.

SuperhostCarmarthen, United Kingdom
Private room in yurt hosted by Fran
4 guests1 bedroom0 beds1.5 shared baths
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With its tall roof this yurt feels very spacious. Furnished with warm tones a cosy and homely feeling awaits you. The Bentwood yurt has a wood-burning stove which gives out plenty of heat, even in the depths of winter, and is furnished with two single beds and a double. There is a gas hob and all the cooking equipment, utensils and crockery you could need. Soft lighting, sheepskins and rugs create a comfortable and superb place to relax and unwind from the chaos that is the world today!

The space
The Bentwood yurt, or 'oba' as it is called in its native region of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, has a wonderful sense of 'space'. It has been built on a platform, giving it an elevation which allows a fine view, and is located on the fringes of a mixed woodland.
The whole campsite (and our home) is powered by alternative energy - sun, wind and water which we have been developing for the last 25 years! Available for use by all our customers is a log cabin which has a full size calor gas cooker with an oven, a cast iron Victorian cooking range, a low energy power supply for mobile phones (mobile phone reception here is good), battery charging, etc, a sink for washing up, a central table and is also furnished with sheepskins, rugs and cushions. We have a good range of books covering all aspects of nature, from insects to trees and wild flowers, as well as books on tipis and yurt and their construction, nomadic structures and rustic retreats. There are also books on walks in the area - in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire and a very good supply of flyers giving details of tourist attractions in the area. We are passionate about recycling and would ask you to use the facilities provided.

All cooking equipment is supplied, i.e. pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, etc... together with a cold box (as we are 'off grid' and fridges take a constant supply of power). We will supply you with ice packs when you arrive and replace these each morning. Meals are not included in the holiday but you can cook on an open fire (a basket of firewood included per day - any more than that is £3 a basket) outside the yurt or on a barbeque. Alternatively there are several good local restaurants - menus and directions available! All you need to bring are sleeping bags, your own food, a towel for the shower and a torch. Lighting is supplied via LED lights around the crown and we also supply small rechargeable lanterns. Freshly laid eggs and honey are available (subject to availability).

Also on site there are two hot showers, a tiled compost loo (praised by many of our guests!) and a bog standard flush loo! All cleaning products used are environmentally friendly, and we supply eco friendly shampoo, conditioner, soap and clothes washing products.

There is a play area for children located on the edge of woodland which has been much praised by parents and children alike!

Guest access
The log cabin is a central hub for the campsite where all guests can interact. There is a covered area outside the log cabin for communal campfires. Four acres of woodland and mature gardens.

Other things to note
What you need to bring

Towels for the shower
Your own food
A torch
Bedding (although we can supply bedding at an additional charge of £15 per stay. Please add this to your booking on the booking page if you require
With its tall roof this yurt feels very spacious. Furnished with warm tones a cosy and homely feeling awaits you. The Bentwood yurt has a wood-burning stove which gives out plenty of heat, even in the depths of winter, and is furnished with two single beds and a double. There is a gas hob and all the cooking equipment, utensils and crockery you could need. Soft lighting, sheepskins and rugs create a comfortable and…

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Essentials
Private entrance
Carbon monoxide alarm
High chair
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom

With stunning views of the Teifi Valley, and being in a very rural location, we overlook what was once the hub for the woollen industry in Wales - with the National Woollen Museum just 3 miles away. Good access to both the Cardigan Bay coastline (famous for its dolphins) and the Carmarthen Bay with its long sandy beaches. Castles galore (its Wales!) Activities include horse riding, canoeing, coasteering, etc.
With stunning views of the Teifi Valley, and being in a very rural location, we overlook what was once the hub for the woollen industry in Wales - with the National Woollen Museum just 3 miles away. Good access…

Hosted by Fran

Joined in April 2012
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Tony and Fran's eco-friendly family smallholding, with five different nomadic tents, is a wonderful retreat for family and couples.
During your stay
We will give you guidance when you arrive on the use of the stove, cover all health and safety issues and give you a guided tour of the facilities. We're practically always here to give help and advice if required.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
No smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm