Bedouin Tent

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Badger Barn Yurt Retreat

  • Sleeps 5 (max 5 adults, 4 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Hot Tub
  • In room Wifi
Relaxing is easy during a stay in this yurt-style tent with its own hot tub and hammock in the Forest of Dean.
  • A 24ft canvas yurt-style tent with proper beds, furnishings and linen
  • A wood-burning stove keeps the tent cosy
  • Situated in its own meadow with a firepit, hammock and private hot tub

The Owner Says

A fabulous 24 ft canvas tent, lined with dreamy muslin drapes and comfortably furnished. Heated by a wood burning stove, and lit by soft electric lamps, Bedouin Tent is a cosy home from home. Sleeping up to five, there's  a hand crafted double bed, another double sofa bed, and an extra foam mattress, sofas around the fire, a generous kitchen, and separate dining table and chairs, so plenty of creature comforts to make your stay a pleasure. Set in its own little meadow, the outdoor space boasts a hammock and firepit to get you out under the stars, and a hot tub to relax in and soak up the natural beauty of the place.

Since Jules arrived 21 years ago she’s planted over 1,000 trees and created a series of smaller fields, a wildlife meadow, an orchard, a nut wood, a hidden sunken garden and an organic veggie patch. She manages the land for wildlife and it’s not unknown for the odd deer to saunter in from the woods across the lane! You can even book a fireside massage or choose a treatment to have in the comfort of your yurt when you're not swinging in the hammock or soaking in your private hot tub. When you’ve finished exploring the home turf, head out into the Forest of Dean to discover 8 miles of some of the UK’s finest woodlands which lead down to the river Wye.

Features & Facilities

Yurts and tents are furnished with beds, bedside furnishings and lighting, wood-burning stoves, bedding, blankets and storage. Glade Yurt and Bedouin Tent both also have hot tubs. Facilities include a well-equipped kitchen, flushing toilet and electric shower. Another toilet and shower are in the pipeline for 2017. Visit in October to join in the nut picking. There's a whole range of treatments on offer from local folk. Get in touch with Jules in advance to arrange a treatment on site without you even having to leave the yurt: hot stone massage (£45), Thai massage (£60), and Personal Astrological Consultation (£60) among them.

Activities

The Forest of Dean can be accessed at the bottom of the track. There's plenty of outdoor fun to be had, from walking and cycling – mountain bikes are available to hire locally (01600 891107) – to the more adventurous canoeing (01600 890883) and swinging around on the local Go Ape course (0845 094 9368). Badger Barn Yurt Retreat is 2 miles from Yat Rock, a local viewpoint, where you can see peregrine falcons nesting in the spring and summer. It's 6 miles to Monmouth and 10 to Ross-on-Wye, both with good weekend markets.

Food & Drink

There's a small local shop 1 mile away at Berry Hill if you need to stock up on supplies. For more variety, there's a supermarket and a choice of local bakers, butchers and a greengrocer 2 miles away in Coleford. The Crusty Loaf (01594 832360) makes excellent bread. The nearest pub is The Dog and Muffler (01594 832444) – a brisk walk across the fields or short drive – and the The Saracen’s Head (01600 890435) is a tiny bit further but has a great location by the River Wye.

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Location

Getting There

From the north, come down the M5, then the M50 to its end, onto the A40 past Ross on Wye, then take the second turning off for Goodrich, right down to the end of the road. At the T-junction, turn right, then left to Symonds Yat. Go over the iron bridge and up Symonds Yat Rock towards Coleford. At the hamlet of Hillersland, turn left immediately before the phone box on left hand side of the road, *and up a track that goes between houses, then through an iron gate, which then looks like it’s going nowhere. Badger Barn Yurt Retreat is at the top of the lane - please park in the gravel car park on the right, and we’ll meet you there.

From the south, come over the old Severn Bridge on M48, and through Chepstow, then turn left onto A4228 towards Coleford. At the roundabout, take the third exit onto A4228 towards Coleford, and at Coleford go through the traffic lights and straight on. Then take the right hand turn into The Gorse, towards Berry Hill. At the top, go right then immediately left into Grove Rd, signposted towards Ross, then left into Woodland Rd. At the phone box turn sharp right, then follow directions from* above.

The nearest train is Lydney (0845 748 4950), 10 miles away. The nearest bus stop is Berry Hill, 1½ miles away. It is possible to walk from here.