Peppermint Tent

UK England South West England Gloucestershire Coleford Badger Barn Yurt Retreat

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 1 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Hot Tub
  • In room Wifi
A private garden surrounds this small, furnished yurt-style tent in the Forest of Dean.
  • A yurt-style tent with a proper double bed (linen included) and furnishings
  • Cooking facilities including a BBQ/firepit provided
  • Located within mature gardens in a wildlife-rich area

The Owner Says

The Peppermint tent is a bijou little tent, with simple but ample facilities, in a lovely hidden spot in amongst the sunshine and birdsong. With a cosy double bed, mountains of pillows and sheepskins, a low ethnic table and chairs and cooking facilities, you've all the facilities you need for a restful stay. Outside there's a very private garden with double hedgerows, a barbeque firepit, and table and chairs to relax with that morning cuppa.

Since Jules arrived 21 years ago she’s planted over 1000 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 own space, and 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.


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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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.