Green Man Yurt
- Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Not Included
- Most private yurt on site, hard to see against the backdrop of oak and hawthorn trees
- Set up on a wooden deck with tables and benches for eating outside and a campfire nearby
- Comfortable double bed and a big armchair to flop onto
The Owner Says
16ft Green Man yurt, can comfortably sleep two people. The deep green and brown yurt is our most secluded yurt, hard to see against the backdrop of oak and hawthorn trees. It is set up on a wooden deck with tables and benches for eating outside and a campfire nearby. It is lined with wool serge and cotton throughout and the floor is covered in carpets and rugs with a double bed and big armchair to flop onto.
The yurt frame itself is made here in our workshop from coppiced ash with wiggly poles reaching up to the overhead wheel with a clear window to the sky. Lanterns, suspended from the roof poles, cast a warm glow and beautiful shadows in the evenings.
There is a fire pit and barbecue outside and a wood burning stove inside and a hammock swinging in the trees nearby.
Features & Facilities
3 yurts each with real beds, wood-burning stove and its own cooking facilities. Cool boxes and ice packs provided to keep food and drinks cool. Outside each yurt there's a firepit, barbecue and picnic table as well as a compost toilet. Shared solar shower and a bathroom yurt, with hot water supplied by a specially designed wood-burning water-heating stove. Washing machine and dryer for use if needed. Recycling and washing up facilities. Tree swing, hammocks, slack line and den-building materials in the woods. Paddling is available in the river in the woods. There are no cars on site so wheelbarrows are provided to carry bags the short distance to the yurts. Sessions in forest bathing, massage, fire lighting and other bushcraft skills, run by a fully qualified instructor, can be booked separately.
Although Cornish Yurt Holidays feels deep in the countryside, the farm is on the edge of the village and a short walk to the pub, village shop and post office. It's ½mile to the western boundary of Bodmin Moor, so good walks from the glampsite are easily accessible. You can walk out on to the moor from your yurt and climb Brown Willy, Cornwall's highest Tor, 5 miles away, or explore the wooded valleys of the River Camel. From the higher ground you'll have beautiful views of Cornwall that stretch all the way to the sea. Pony trekking on Bodmin Moor is also available, via the Hallagenna Riding Stables (01208 851500), 1 mile from Cornish Yurt Holidays. The renowned, car-free Camel Trail starts just 1½ miles away in Wenford and runs, in a southerly arch via Bodmin, to the coast at Padstow. Following the path of two former rail lines – the North Cornwall Railway and the Bodmin and Wadebridge Railway – it is 17½ miles long and offers excellent easy cycling with a few beautiful old bridges and station-turned-cafés along the way. If you haven't brought your own, bikes are easy to hire in Wenford (01208 851178). If you don't fancy the cycle, it's a 35-minute drive to Padstow or 25 minutes to the nearest beaches in Port Isaac and Port Gaverne.
Food & Drink
The Old Inn (01208 850711) in St Breward is very popular for its daytime and evening meals and only a 10-minute walk from Cornish Yurt Holidays. Hot pasties are available daily from the local shop (a 10-minute walk), which also stocks all the essentials, while The Snails Pace Café (01208 851178) at the head of the Camel Trail is a 5-minute drive and an ideal place for a morning coffee and breakfast before cycling the trail to Padstow. The Blisland Inn (01208 850739), 3 miles away, comes highly recommended. It's renowned for its real ales and proper cider and fruit wines. Dogs are welcome, there's a handful of picnic tables overlooking the village green and the Camel Trail is close by.
On the A30, heading west, take the exit to St. Breward. After 2½ miles take the right turn, signed to St Breward. Continue for 2 miles and carry on over a cattlegrid until you arrive on the edge of the village. Take the left at the crossroads and, after 100m, take the left. Keeping the children's play area on your left, carry on for 200m and follow the left hand bend. Take the second right turn down the unsurfaced lane. From here there will be clear signs to follow to Cornsh Yurt Holidays.It's a 10-mile (25-minute) drive to Bodmin Parkway Railway Station though, from there, you'll have multiple bus connections to Cornish Yurt Holidays with a pretty sparse bus service.