Chiltern Yurts

UK England South East England Hertfordshire Tring

  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Tranquil yurt glamping in a lush meadow at the foot of the Chiltern Hills

It is hard to believe that such places exist, 35 miles and an hour's drive from London, but all you have to do is look around and listen. That quiet purr you can hear is you, settling into bucolic bliss in a lush meadow by a babbling brook at the foot of the Chiltern Hills. It could scarcely be any more quintessentially English – the hamlet is the charmingly named Gubblecote and you're surrounded by chocolate-box villages and country pubs straight out of central casting. The countryside is so gorgeous they even gave it a name with capital letters — the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Your accommodation is on the rather lovely side too. Two authentic Mongolian yurts — from your actual Mongolia, no less — are a definite cut above in terms of interior furnishings and decor, with hand-decorated woodwork, brass bedsteads, a solid door, felt walls, and a central crown for a skylight. There are rugs and throws, and painted wooden furniture, and — because the yurts are six metres rather than the usual five — there's enough space for a couple to feel rather special and for a family to spread out in. Honourable mention, too, to the private bathroom facilities; a super-smart wooden hut for each yurt that's freshly painted inside, with gleaming shower, sink, and a flushing loo. Cooking is on the mini-hob or the barbecue and even that's made easier if you order up one of their breakfast baskets or grill packs in advance, with everything sourced from local farms and independent butchers. If it sounds like a quiet, super-relaxed place, it is. They don't expect any noise after 10 pm, there's no amplified music allowed, and your only neighbours are just as likely as you to be looking for a tranquil country break.

The meadow is just lovely, surrounded by trees and with walks in all directions, including miles of waterside trails along the Grand Union Canal and Tring Reservoirs. Local pubs are uniformly attractive and welcoming — you can walk to at least three in under fifteen minutes — and if you want to work up a thirst beforehand you're set for great days out hiking and biking in the Chiltern Hills. Other nearby local attractions include the Roald Dahl Museum at Great Missenden, Whipsnade Zoo and even the Harry Potter tour at Warner Bros. Studios — all under half an hour by car — but to be honest, they sound like exactly the sort of thing you've come here to try and escape. Lie back with a glass of wine and watch the stars come out instead, and plot tomorrow's ramble through the rolling British countryside.

Details

Facilities

Creature Comforts: Luxurious double bed and additional sofa bed sleeping up to four guests. A fifth bed available on request. Bed linen, towels and complimentary toiletries are all provided. Cosy throws and rugs complete the rustic chic. You even have electricity!

Cooking Facilities:  In your home for the duration of your stay you will also have your own kettle, mini hob, mini fridge, cooking equipment, utensils and crockery.

Private Toilet and Shower: Our yurts are equipped with their own "ensuite" hut with a hot water shower and a flushing loo - and a heated towel rail!

Wine and Dine: The opportunity to enjoy alfresco dining with your outdoor seating area coupled with a firepit and barbeque - warming marshmallows is a must!

Wood Burning Stove: A classic wood-burning stove fitted within each yurt to keep out the evening chill and providing warmth to snuggle down and gaze at the moonlight sky through the unique yurt crown.

Suitable For

To protect your yurt we have decided on a no pets policy. Sorry pooches!

Nearby

Situated on the edge of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is so much to explore and so many places to visit.
Eating and Drinking
Within easy walking distance  you are spoilt for choice for old English village pubs serving local ales and excellent food.
The more contemporary Waters Edge cafe, on the Tring reservoirs, offers all day brunch and is a wine bar in the evenings.
Fine dining is available in the renowned Kings Head in Ivinghoe and there is a fabulous variety of bars and restaurants in the local market towns of Tring and Berkhamsted.
Across the field lies the village of Wilstone, which along with The Half Moon pub, has the extensive Meads Farm Shop with on site tearoom and Puddingstone Distillery producing its Campfire Gin. Or pop-in for a guided tour of the award-winning Tring Brewery selling its legendary Hertfordshire beer.
Boots, Bikes and Boats
Countless countryside and canal walks through the classic Chiltern landscapes include the Ridgeway National Trail across Ivinghoe Beacon. For those keen cyclists, the Chiltern Cycleway is an ideal opportunity to take in the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take a trip on the canal for a day - why not hire your own canal boat at Narrowboatdayhire.com?
Local Attractions
Whipsnade Zoo for a fun day out and more spectacular views over the Chilterns.
The magical world of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studios.
Wendover Woods - home to adventurous trails, Go Ape, picnic / barbecue areas, and stunning views across the forest and the Chiltern Hills.
Grade 1 listed Waddesdon Manor, one of the National Trust’s most visited properties.
The National Trust Ashridge Estate neighbours the quintessentially English village of Aldbury, location of many films such as 'Bridget Jones'.
Tring hosts  Champneys Health Spa and a Natural History Museum, known for its incredible zoological collections of Walter Rothschild.
Explore the life of the World's No.1 storyteller at the Roald Dahl Museum.

Food & Drink

The Half Moon, Queens Head and Red Lion are all local pubs worth a visit. Mead's Farm shop is on your doorstep with an extensive range of local produce.

Open

All year round.

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The Owner Says

Nestled at the foot of the Chiltern Hills in a tree lined amphitheatre lies the small boutique glamping meadow of Chiltern Yurts.

Our luxurious and enchantingly authentic Mongolian yurts are ideal for a country retreat to relax and unwind in an idyllic setting. Go to sleep beneath the stars peeping over the ‘crown’ skylight and wake up to a tranquil oasis of nature and birdsong.

Surrounded by beautiful rural countryside, including miles of tucked away footpaths alongside the Grand Union Canal and Tring Reservoirs, ideal for walking and cycling, and abounding with wildlife.

Only 35 miles from London, escape from the city for a long weekend, or stay a while longer to fully savour the delights of the countryside.

Our unique and spacious yurts are entirely handmade and imported directly from Mongolia. Authentically designed and crafted, with colourful hand decorated woodwork, the cosy interiors are rustic and comfortable. The felt linings offer a truly luxurious experience. What really distinguishes an authentic yurt from other canvas structures is the stunning crown wheel at the centre of the roof and the solid wooden door instead of a zip!

Each yurt is self-contained, offering a private loo and shower hut, and its own cooking facilities including a BBQ and fire pit. Our guests are assured plenty of privacy and space to enjoy.

Accommodation

Two six-metre yurts, sleeping up to five people in each.

Red Kite

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
Stunning, authentic Mongolian yurt with the traditional ornate door and fabulous "crown". Beautifully furnished with a rustic chic feel and a lovely wood burner. Own cooking facilities with fridge indoors and a barbecue and fire pit outside with outdoor furniture for alfresco dining. Luxurious private shower / loo facilities in adjacent shower hut.

Golden Pheasant

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 5
Stunning, authentic Mongolian yurt with the traditional ornate door and fabulous "crown". Beautifully furnished with a rustic chic feel and a lovely wood burner. Own cooking facilities with fridge indoors and a barbecue and fire pit outside with outdoor furniture for alfresco dining. Luxurious private shower / loo facilities in adjacent shower hut

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Getting There

Easily accessible by the M1, M40 and M25 use the Tring junction on the A41 and follow signs for the village of Long Marston  Tring is only 40mins by train from London Euston and Chiltern Yurts is a 10min taxi from there

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