Esk Yurt

UK Scotland South Scotland Scottish Borders Peebles

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  • Adults only
  • Adults Only
  • Walking
Adult only yurt glamping in the Scottish Borders with exceptional views, hiking trails, and wild swimming

Visiting Scotland is likely already on (or has been confidently ticked off) your bucket list, but how about staying in a hand-crafted yurt? Here’s your chance to do both. Ellie and Scott, two passionate designers with an eye for interiors, have created a wild, natural little haven, steeped in Arthurian legend. Rumour has it this off-grid retreat is next to the valley of Saint Mungo, and it was Saint Mungo who encouraged Merlin to convert to Christianity. Wizards and legends lead you to Esk and its very own magical qualities. In this place of tranquillity and healing lies a wild, luscious dwelling surrounded by ancient redwood trees bordering the renowned Dawyck Botanic Garden, where you'll want to sit on your very own decking with a coffee in hand and listen to the sweet songs of the Mistle Thrushes.

Esk Yurt is the result of a true labour of love. It is an insulated, 16-foot Mongolian style yurt designed with all-weather conditions in mind. The yurt sleeps two with a comfy double bed. Inside is a gas hob for your cooking, although Ellie requests no meat to be cooked inside the yurt, given that it is a healing Ahimsa space used for holistic therapies in between stays — so make sure you perfect your veggie risotto before arriving! Guests are also provided with a wood burning stove to stay cosy in those winter months. Filtered water is provided from their underground well and accompanying your yurt there's a private bathroom with a hand pump shower and composting toilet. Don your guest robes and stroll over to the wildflower meadow before reading by candlelight in bed.

Esk Yurt is the perfect base camp for all that this area of bonnie Scotland has to offer. Walk just five minutes and you'll come across the perfect wild swimming spot on the River Tweed. Dawyck Botanic Gardens, particularly known for its heritage trees, is a short walk away where there is a cafe to suit your morning croissant needs. The historic market town of Peebles is a 15-minute drive away with a selection of quaint bars and restaurants, or if you're feeling bold, head to Biggar Adventure for an afternoon of rock climbing and archery, before heading back to your yurt to soak in the magic.

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Facilities

A place where you can leave everything behind and rest in the sacred embrace of Esk and the trees, the sound of owls, woodpeckers, cuckoos and song birds such as Song Thrushes and Mistle Thrush. Esk was lovingly hand built by the craft folk at ‘Yurt works’,  she is an authentic 16 foot Mongolian style yurt with felt insulation for cosiness, dressed with a rustic chic interior. Located in the picturesque Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders in a designated scenic area, Esk is snuggly situated in the border of a beautiful woodland garden with wild flower meadow. Esk is completely offgrid lit by moon and candlelight with gas hobs for cooking, wood burning stove for hot water and heat, a hand pump shower and beautiful composting toilet ;)   Filtered water is provided from our underground well.

Suitable For

Esk is suitable for soul travellers and couples.  Esk is a peaceful retreat in nature to protect the local wildlife no pets allowed please.  Please no meat in the yurt, (it is an healing Ahimsa space used for holistic therapies in between stays)

Nearby

Esk is a 5 minute walk from a wild swimming spot on the river Tweed, ideal for kayak trips, many picturesque walks a 10 minute walk to the Dawyck Botanical Gardens which has a lovely café usually selling plant-based soup, a 10 minute cycle from Stobo award winning world class luxury spa, 5 minute bus ride to the start of the John Buchan Way long distance, scenic walk, 12 minute drive from the historic market town of Peebles and world class mountain biking at Glentress, Steines and Innerleithen and a 45 minute drive from Edinburgh.

Food & Drink

The Dawyck botanical gardens are a ten minute walk away with a cafe selling hot food and drinks.  Broughton is the nearest village with a  general store, also the Laurel Bank tea rooms/bistro are located there.  Peebles historic market town has a large range of cafes, restaurants and pubs which is a 15 minute ride on the local bus, number 91 from a hail down stop opposite the Botanical Gardens entrance.

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The Owner Says

‘Esk’ yurt has been created as a sublime retreat in nature to provide a healing soothing balm for your soul. A very special place to stay offgrid with every comfort thought out to make your stay special. Esk is set in the stunning Tweed Valley with wild swimming, kayaking, mountain biking, beautiful walks and an abundance of nature on the doorstep. We have a menu of additional indulgent offerings available upon request to tailor your stay and make your time extra special.

Accommodation

One kitted out yurt.

Esk Yurt

Yurt or Ger Sleeps 2
Esk was lovingly hand built by the craft folk at ‘Yurt works’, she is an authentic 16 foot Mongolian style yurt with felt insulation for cosines, dressed with a rustic chic interior.

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Getting There

The site is in the woodland garden of the Bellspool Coach House which is next to the Dawyck Botanical Gardens.  Enter in through the stone gate post and turn right then left to the back of the building to the parking area.  You then walk up the small oak steps and up the gravel path from the parking and Esk is at the left of the top of the woodland path There is a rural bus service #91 from Peebles stops by request outside the Botanical Gardens

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Why book with Glampingly?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
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  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

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