We recently returned from a brilliant Devon Yurt Holiday. Despite having less than ideal weather, I wanted to share how amazing this experience was.
This year we are trying as best we can to reduce our families carbon footprint. As a result we have focussed a lot of our adventures local to home.
This a whole new adventure for us – if I’m completely honest, I previously probably wouldn’t have considered ‘holidaying’ in the UK unless it was the height of summer.
However with ‘Green Guilt’ kicking in big time, focusing our travels close to home has meant we have in turn stumbled on a little hidden gem.
Devon Yurt Holiday: A Wonderful Back to Nature Experience
We stayed at the Little Coomb Farm Cedar Yurts near Dartmouth.
Situated in a secluded private estate, these Devon yurts offer an amazing holiday experience.
You are secluded enough to feel entirely at one with nature but also only a short car journey from plenty of adventures in nearby Dartmouth and Dittisham.
Perched on the slope of a wooded valley, four cedar-clad yurts blend beautifully and harmoniously into their natural surroundings. Outside of each yurt is its own private decked area for al fresco dining, complete with a wood fired cedar hot tub.
There’s parking onsite and even a Tesla charging station. One of the lodges is very accessible, about 10 metres from the parking area. The rest of the lodges are a steep downhill/uphill walk so anyone with mobility challenges should consider this.
A Devon Yurt Holiday is fun for EVERYONE!
If you’re unsure about the whole camping/glamping experience then fear not! This place is luxury glamping at its very best.
There are nice comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen, wood burning stove, WiFi and even underfloor heating!
Perhaps most important to highlight for the more apprehensive glamper… theres even proper flushing toilets and luxury en-suite showers. Woooo!
If the weather isn’t on your side, curl up under the blankets listening to the rain patter on the roof. Each lodge enjoys WiFi enabled TV with DVD player and a BOSE sound system – absolutely perfect for movie days/nights!
We used the hot tub every evening of our stay – even on the evening it rained! It was a really magical experience sitting out there stargazing with the owls hooting around us. A memory I’m sure we will treasure forever.
Top Tip: get the hot tub fired up early the first time you use it as it takes around 4 hours to heat the first time!
What is there to do nearby?
From the lodge you can take some beautiful walks in nearby countryside. You really don’t have to venture far to enjoy the great outdoors here!
The lodges are situated just a few minutes drive from Dittisham – one of the most prettiest villages in South Devon.
Dittisham is an ideal spot for crabbing and a short passenger ferry ride across the river will take you to Greenway, the National Trust-owned former house and estate of Dame Agatha Christie. You can also visit one of the local pubs – The Ferry Boat Inn is one of our favourite spots with beautiful views across the water.
A little further (10 minute drive) is the beautiful riverside spot of Dartmouth. Situated on the banks of the River Dart, it’s the perfect spot for a day trip.
Here you can enjoy a wide range of shopping, dining and cultural experiences. There’s also plenty of festivals and events going on throughout the year – check what’s on in Dartmouth here.
Also worth a visit during this Devon Yurt Cedar Lodge holiday…
- Visit National Trust Coleton Fishacre House & Gardens
- Enjoy a day out in nearby Totnes. Market day is great for fresh farm produce.
- Hit the beach – the award winning Blackpool Sands beach is the closest
- Woodlands Family Theme Park – a great family day out
Is a Devon Yurt experience affordable?
Affordability is always a tricky one to gauge as people have quite different views on what makes something affordable. When we look at affordability we assess what value we’re getting for our money as that’s important to us too!
We found this stay reasonable coming in at £600 for 5 nights. The yurts comfortably sleep a family of 4 or 5 and in comparison to something with this level of privacy (and a hot tub!) at Centre Parcs, we would have been looking at spending a lot more.
Would you holiday here again?
Absolutely, no question, 100% yes. I’d love to come back here in summer and really make the most of the alfresco dining area and BBQ!
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