Gertie the Yurt
- Toasty log burner with a complimentary basket of logs on arrival
- Mini kitchen with running cold water
- Lovely country walks right on your doorstep
The Owner Says
Gertie is our original Mongolian yurt and sleeps up to 6 people. Free parking, bike racks & disabled facilities if required. 4G signal. Communal firepit/campfire. Large area for children to play safely away from the road.
Located in a peaceful area of the Suffolk countryside, surrounded by trees and overlooking farmland, there's plenty of room for the kids to run around in safety as the site is well away from the road. There are many lovely country walks right on your doorstep or you can explore the lanes by bike as the National cycle route 51 is nearby. You might see some deer on the local fields or spot our neighbours alpacas through the hedge!
This traditional yurt has everything you need for a relaxing few days in the countryside!
It has 1 double bed plus a single bed with a trundle underneath which converts to another kingsize. There's also a fold-out camp bed plus a floor mattress suitable for a young child on (bedding is provided for the beds but please bring sleeping bag/duvets for the camp bed and floor mattress).
The yurt has a mini kitchen, with running cold water (outside sink), kettle, toaster, combi-microwave, full size fridge with icebox. You are provided with crockery, cutlery, 'glasses' and essential equipment. You also have a folding table with 4 chairs for use inside or on the decking outside.
The woodburning stove keeps Gertie cosy on chillier days. You are supplied a charcoal BBQ with firelighters too! NB please bring your own charcoal.
Affectionately known as the "PeePod", the toilet and shower block is built in the same style as our pods but divided into four individual showers/toilets/handbasins including one with disabled facilities, all with heating for chillier days. When you book one of our pods or yurts for your glamping holiday you will have your own bathroom just a few steps away at the top of the field – no sharing with strangers!
Features & FacilitiesPods sleep 4 in a kingsize bed (slides away for more room during the day), a small single bed and a floor mattress suitable for children only. They feature a mini kitchen with sink, running water, kettle, toaster, combi-microwave, full size fridge with icebox, crockery, plates, glasses and essential equipment. There's a folding table and chairs and an overhead heater/aircon. The yurt has all of the same facilities, but is heated by a wood-burning stove. It sleeps 6 in a double bed, 2 trundle singles that can be pushed together to create a king-sized bed if preferred, a third trundle bed and a floor mattress suitable for children. Bedding provided in all accommodation but only bedding for 4 people in the yurt. Charcoal BBQ and firelighters provided. Private, underfloor-heated bathroom with shower, loo and basin allocated to each unit just a few steps away at the top of the field. Disabled facilities if required. Free parking, bike racks, 4G signal.
ActivitiesThe lovely village of Buxhall may be small but its is a real hidden treasure. The local pub (see Food & Drink) is an old, atmospheric haunt with exposed beams, and the village even has its own windmill (though, sadly, it lost its sails during a storm in 1929). Local walks are easy, straight from the campsite, and National Cycle Route 51 is nearby and popular with families. Granary Crafts (01449 736363), a local history/bygones museum, is also within walking distance and open on weekends. The nearest town is Stowmarket (3 miles), which has a small market on Thursdays and Saturdays and is also home to the open-air Museum of East Anglian Life (01449 612229) hosting various events during summer. Historic Bury St Edmunds is also easily reached by car (20 mins) with the abbey ruins in the lovely Abbey Gardens, stunning cathedral, individual shops and a popular market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It's a 45-minute drive to Southwold and the Suffolk coast.
Food & DrinkThe Buxhall Crown (01449 736521) is just a few steps away and there's The Six Bells (01449 736268) in the neighbouring village of Felsham. For everything else, travel to Stowmarket, a reasonable sized town with restaurants, cafés and pubs. Alder Carr Farm (01449 720820; 15-minute drive) in Needham Market is a popular farm shop with a few individual shops and a café, while children love the farm trails at Hollow Trees Farm (01449 741247; 20-minute drive) in Semer, which also has a farm shop and café.
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From the north or Midlands use the A14 leaving at J47 and head to Woolpit. Drive through Woolpit, staying on this road for 4 miles. Turn right when you see the white sign for the Buxhall Crown (after the Onehouse village sign). Follow for ½ mile (past Granary Crafts) and turn right again. You'll come to the Crown on your left after ½ mile and Buxhall Country Glamping is 100m on your right.
From the South or East leave the A14 at J50, following the signs to Stowmarket (A1120 then A1308). Follow signs to Combs Ford, then to Gt Finborough along Combs Lane (past local shops and surgery). Turn left at the end of Combs Lane, following the B1115 for 1 mile into Gt Finborough. Turn right opposite the primary school, signposted to Buxhall (and Rattlesden Airfield). Take the second left. You'll come to the Crown on your left after ½ mile and Buxhall Country Glamping is 100m on your right.Stowmarket railway station (0845 748 4950) is around 10 minutes by car. There are regular trains to London Liverpool Street or Norwich and Peterborough if you're heading north. Taxis are available at the station or the campsite can arrange collection if advanced warning is given.