Curlew

UK Wales Mid Wales Powys Builth Wells Kite Hill Yurts

  • Sleeps 5 (max 4 adults, 4 children)
  • Editor's Pick
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided

  • Bed Linen Not Included
Authentic Mongolian yurt with spectacular views towards the Black Mountains and Gwenddwr Hills.
  • The gorgeous felt-lined interior features intricate hand-carved details and a crown for stargazing
  • Almost completely self-contained with exclusive use of a camper kitchen and compost loo
  • Situated in its own private meadow, this makes for the perfect romantic retreat 

The Owner Says

Curlew is an authentic felt lined 19' Mongolian yurt sleeping up to 5 people. It has a solid oak double bed, a day bed with pull-out trundle and a folding guest bed which we can set up as required depending on the number of people in your party, as well as comfy armchairs for relaxing in front of the wood burning stove. When the sun goes down, light the tea lights for a soothing ambience and listen for calling owls. Outside, Curlew has its own deck with a picnic table and barbecue from which you can enjoy stunning views towards the Black Mountains. It also has it's own compost loo close by and it's own camp kitchen. Both of the yurts are about 50 metres from the washing up and shower facilities and are situated about 50 metres apart from one another. The yurts are situated about 200 metres uphill from the parking area. We can transport your luggage to and from your yurt for you.

Features & Facilities

WITH THE CURRENT UNCERTAINTY AROUND WHEN WE MAY BE ABLE TO OPEN WE ARE NOT TAKING BOOKINGS/PAYMENTS AT THE MOMENT. BUT IF YOU’D LIKE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR DATES WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO PENCIL YOU IN AND GIVE YOU FIRST REFUSAL ON THEM WHEN BOOKINGS OPEN. CONTACT US ON info@kitehillyurts.co.uk.

The yurts, lit by tea lights and lanterns, have wood-burning stoves, armchairs, beds and bedside tables, outdoor decks with seating and picnic table, a fire pit and a Weber BBQ. The Cabin, shared by both yurts, has a kitchen including a sink with hot water for washing up, a fridge for each yurt, a combi oven/ microwave/ grill, a kettle and toaster. Each yurt also has its own fully equipped kitchen hut with gas hob, table and chairs. Private composting toilet for each yurt. Excellent shower room and shower (big enough to share), also with a basin and hairdryer. Biodegradable shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and handwash all provided. There is a selection of games for inside and out, plenty of tourist information and OS maps to plan your day, and a small honesty shop.

Activities

Take a picnic up to the farm's top meadow and enjoy the stunning views out over the Black Mountains and Wye Valley. Or explore the 5000 acres of moorland that adjoin the farm, listen for the curlews, look out for wild ponies or sit and ponder on the shores of the beautiful hilltop lake. Visit the beautiful Elan Valley and hire bikes to ride round the numerous lakes, then watch the red kites being fed at Gigrin Farm. Two charming market towns, Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, are around 25 minutes drive away. Brecon hosts the Jazz Festival in August and Hay the Hay Festival in May/June. Builth Wells, a 15 minute drive away, or a 4 mile walk from the site along the Wye Valley Way, is a lovely quirky town with plenty of independent shops and it’s own little cinema and arts centre. For the energetic, horse riding is available from the Ellesmere Riding Centre (01874 658252) at Llangorse, or you can canoe down the Wye from Glasbury with Wye Valley Canoe Centre (01497 847213), plus, of course, there's cycling, mountain biking and hiking to be enjoyed in Brecon Beacons National Park. If you are feeling lazy just sit back and enjoy the views and keep watch for the hares and owls who are regular visitors to the yurt field.

Food & Drink

Lots of great options nearby including the Griffin at Felinfach, a several time winner of Best Dining Pub in Wales, and the Three Horseshoes In Groesfford. There is also a great variety of excellent independent cafés, pubs and restaurants in Brecon and Hay. If you’re cooking for yourself, Builth Wells is handy for restocking with a couple of supermarkets and a prize winning local butchers. Maybe try a 'low ‘n slow’ roast on the Weber BBQ.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews

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Deeply relaxing.

Wonderful owners, very helpful. This is deep countryside but at the same time easy to reach. Yurt is clean and comfortable and beautiful to look at. Well stocked place, no need to pack the kitchen sink. Just turn up and unwind. Incredible scenery. Don't forget to walk just above the yurt and sit on the bench and gaze at the 270 degree view. Flawless. We will be back!
Aug 30, 2019 by Samuel Bevan Verified Review

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Getting There

Driving from the direction of Brecon/Hay towards Builth Wells on the A470, pass through the village of Erwood. Continue for about a mile and take a left turn sign-posted Dol-llyn-wydd. Head up the steep single track country lane for about 2 miles. Look for a sign to Kite Hill Yurts to your left. When you cross the second cattle grid turn immediately right at the dormer bungalow, signed to Kite Hill Yurts. Park by the farmhouse and they will transport your luggage to your yurt for you. N.B. most SatNavs and Google Maps will take you to the neighbouring farm.

Railway station at Builth Road (0845 748 4950; 4½ miles). Buses to Builth Wells from Cardiff or Brecon.