Toad Hall Yurts
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Yurt | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The Yurt is nineteen feet across with standing room all round the inside of the yurt and sits on a wooden floor platform with rugs and carpets. It sleeps 5. If you have a bigger party or friends sharing we have a Tipi which sleeps 4 and for very large parties or 2 families sharing we can put them both up for you.
We never let the Yurt and the Tipi out to separate parties so your holiday will always be private and exclusive
The Yurt is a genuine Mongolian Yurt made in Mongolia, but built to specifications adapted to the UK climate. It has painted orange poles reaching up to the overhead wheel with a clear window to the sky and a proper wooden door. It is lined with 3 layers of covering including felt for warmth and noise insulation and finished with Mongolian embroideries around the walls.
There is a double bed, a double futon, a single Mongolian bench bed and a put 'u' up bed for an extra guest, plus a travel cot if needed. We supply all linen and a basic set of towels.
The Yurt also has a small wardrobe, a storage chest, coffee table, a 12 volt table lamp, cushions if you wish to sit on the floor and you can also sit on the futon and Mongolian bench single bed. It is equipped with board games and books for nights in.
It is equipped with a wood burning stove which provides heat.
However there is a separate kitchen cabin for cooking with a full sized a cooker with oven and grill, a sink, food storage gas run fridge. There is a sink and water in the kitchen and hot water on tap.
The kitchen, washroom and toilet have 12 volt lighting run via solar powered batteries. All cooking and eating equipment is supplied as are solar, battery or wind up lanterns for extra light and walking between areas at night time.
If you want to cook and eat alfresco, there are benches and a chimera (which can also be used as a barbecue) plus a fire pit .
**Electricity in the Yurt
**Please note - There is no 240 volt electricity in the Yurt!
Therefore there are no electric kettles, hairdryers, TVs, DVD players, game consoles (except portable if you wish to bring them) irons, microwaves etc ion the Yurt or anywhere in the Yurt area.
All electricity in the Yurt and in the kitchen and bathroom is 12 volt and runs off of 12 volt batteries charged by solar panels or topped up by us if they run down during your stay.
Items that require high power such as an electric kettle, iron, microwave, hairdryers etc cannot be plugged into the 12 volt electricity supply.
In addition to the gas fridge we can supply a cool box for your use that can both be plugged into your car socket to cool food down.
There is a 12 volt to 240 volt inverter we supply that runs off of the battery connected to solar panels and as long as there is enough sunlight you can use the inverter to recharge mobile phones and other batteries.
If the sun is not sufficient to charge the batteries and you do not wish to plug them into your car just ask us to plug either into the house when needed.
We have solar panels for our house that generate 240 volt green electricity so there is a large chest freezer in an outbuilding we can put your frozen items into if required, just ask, and a small fridge in the house conservatory for your exclusive use should you need more fridge space than the gas fridge supplies. You may also use the sockets in the conservatory to use a hairdryer etc.
You can also plug mobile phones portable game, music, TV and DVD systems to recharge into the inverter or if the sun fails us in the conservatory sockets if you so wish.
In a nearby wood cabin, is a shower and small hand basin which has constant hot water plus a luxury eco composting toilet imported from Canada, and run by solar power.
You have sole use of these facilities.
However if your party is too large for one Yurt or you wish for more comfort or to share your week and facilities with another family we now have a 5 metre SoulPad Tipi we can put up as extra sleeping space for up to 4 people -Please contact us for a price as it varies according to the time of year. However as the Tipi is only for extra sleeping space and those using it share the Yurt field and all the Yurt facilities, the price is not equivalent to hiring the first Yurt or even the Tepee on its own.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Falmouth 8 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 38 km, Nearest railway: Redruth 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 1|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
If you require a separate sleeping facility for anyone in your group - a teenager perhaps? It is fine to bring additional tents that you can pitch outside the Yurt.
We can also put up a SoulPad Tipi for your party if your party is more than 5 or you wish only to have 2 or 3 persons in each Yurt
We can also supply body boards for the beach so you do not have to bring your own, but at your own risk.
|Further details outdoors|
Unlike many Yurts available for holidays this Yurt is set on its own in its own 1 acre field that you will have exclusive use of during your stay.
You will not share the area with other holiday visitors and this is something that is priceless and rarely found in the UK in the holiday season.
However if your party is over 5 persons or you wish to holiday in a group or with relatives of another family you know, we can put up a 5 metre Tipi just for your extended party. This will sleep up to 4, with either two double sofa beds or one double and 2 singles.The Tipi also has a wood burning stove. If you had the Tipi also this provides two accomodation/sleeping areas with shared facilities i.e kitchen, bathroom and the field and outdoor tables and fire pit etc.
The Yurt is on a wooden deck in a field on its own but with a car parking area reserved to guests of the Yurt.
The situation is very secluded and surrounded on two sides by Cornish hedgerows and trees with an open view to the south that stretches out across Cornwall to the sea and at least 300 meters from the nearest road up a private lane to the smallholding.
Therefore it is a very safe area for children and dogs away from any traffic.
Dogs are always welcome. We have even had a cat stay once and we would offer a stable, hay and share of my pony's field or grazing in the Yurt field to anyone who wanted to bring their horse to ride around here. This would of course be extra, ask for details.
Internet access ( Ethernet or wireless) is available - although you may have to sit outside the farmhouse to get it!!
However this is slow compared to urban places so do not expect fast speeds. To access our internet you need to be a member of BT Fon or Openzone
If you do not wish to cook every night, there is a local pub that does very good food, within an easy walking distance and many other places to eat nearby.
We supply a gas run fridge sufficient for milk, eggs and to keep vegetables fresh and other essentials; however this is not as cold as an electric fridge. On request we can supply a coolbox that you can plug into your car to cool down but if you have frozen food or require to refrigerate food at a lower temperature we have a fridge for your exclusive use in the conservatory off our the main farmhouse and a freezer in an outbuilding nearby that you can use.
Of course there is no washing machine in the Yurt but we are happy to do a service wash and dry at any time for visitors for less than the cost of a launderette.
Yurt Tee Shirts and gifts available from: http://www.cafepress.com/YurtsUK
The West Country region
Cornwall is a wonderful place for a holiday. Famous for its beaches, countryside, surfing, walking, fishing, mining and ancient heritage, and more recently seafood restaurants and other local produce.
To find out more about Cornwall please try theses websites:
Porkellis a village in West Cornwall about 4 miles from Helston.
While Porkellis is an un-spoilt farming village has much of interest within easy distance. It is situated in the world heritage area of mining, http://www.worldheritagecornwall.com/mines/porkellis-moor.htm. There is a local pub called the Star Inn which is children and people friendly and is a free house so serves good real ale, http://www.thingstodoincornwall.co.uk/far_west/pubs_2.html
Porkellis is not on the coast but is ideally situated for exploring the lovely Peninsular of the Lizard and all the West Cornwall beaches and visiting the many tourist attractions of Cornwall.
Porthleven harbour is our nearest fishing port. It is a very big harbour as it was originally a harbour where local tin was shipped to all parts of the world. Now, it is a lovely fishing harbour with lovely picturesque pubs such as the Ship Inn that also does wonderful family meals, many acclaimed restaurants and lovely views (I can supply pictures of Porthleven via email if requested).
Poldark Mine, http://www.poldark-mine.co.uk/ is just down the road within walking distance if you like walking. Flambards Theme Park http://www.flambards.co.uk/ is only a 10 minute car drive away.
Other attractions nearby include the National Maritime Museum – in Falmouth about 5 miles, National Seal Sanctuary and Goonhilly Earth Station – both on the Lizard see map. Further a field are the Eden Project, Lands End, Newquay Zoo, Tintagel Castle, Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Geevor Tin Mine, Blue Reef Aquarium and St. Michael’s Mount to name but a few.
Cycling - We are on the Lands End to John O'Groats cycle route, so there are many back lanes for cycling and bridal paths for mountain biking - we can supply a range of bicycles plus maps of routes for different age groups. The bikes are not new but are maintained and useful for the occasional family cycle
Water sports - Many water sports are offered at our local reservoir at Stithians Lake http://www.itsadventuresouthwest.co.uk/main/en/provider-12172.html http://www.itsadventuresouthwest.co.uk/main/EN/weblink-12172.cfm
Cycling and surfing
We can offer you use of a variety of cycles, and body boards so you do not have to pack your own.
For bicycle use just let me know your approximate height and I will see if I have one to suit. However while well maintained please understand the bicycles are not new so are for short leisurely local rides and not sport biking and you ride them at your own risk.
We do not supply safety equipment, therefore the provision of helmets etc would be up to you.
There are several local riding stables, list supplied on request. You are also welcome to bring a horse or pony for a DIY riding holiday as there are many wonderful rides in the area. We can provide stabling and grazing but there would be an extra charge for this.
You are welcome to bring a horse or pony for a DIY riding holiday as there are many wonderful rides in the area. We can provide stabling and grazing but there would be an extra charge for this.
Otherwise riding can be found nearby at Wheal Buller, http://www.cornish-riding-holidays.co.uk/ , Newton equestrian, http://www.newtonequestrian-leisurecentre.co.uk/Chiverton riding stables who specialise in Riding for the Disabled, http://www.newrider.com/Riding_Schools/schooldetails.php/746.html
For those who like fishing -
Porkellis is just down the road from the Stithians reservoir, which provides fishing http://www.chycor.co.uk/general/fishing/peninsla/peninsla.htm There is also a coarse fishery just a short walk down the village lanes at Middle Boswin: http://www.ukfisherman.com/venues_cornwall.htm http://www.cornwall-online.co.uk/waterside/fishing.htm
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9 May 2014
"A REAL Cornish experience, surprisingly far better than expected"
If your looking for a quiet location/retreat in the heart of the Cornish countryside this is a must! Its the sort of experience you'll never forget, the Yurt is kitted out sympathetically but su… More
28 Apr 2014
"Wow! Wow! Wow!"
What an amazing place, so tranquil yet not far from anywhere in Cornwall. Our mad springer spaniel thought she had died and gone to heaven! So much space to run around, with gate and high hedges so no… More
13 Aug 2013
This is the most fabulous place, where you have the whole field to yourself with stunning views of the countryside right down to the sea. The yurt itself is spacious, very comfortable and beautifully… More
1 Jun 2013
"stunning spot for truly unique 'glamping' experience"
Sad to be home after a wonderful week in Barry and Verity's yurt. The most idyllic spot with stunning views. the yurt was a fabulous experience....one I had wanted for a long time.....and I wasn&… More
3 Jul 2012
"A great opportunity to relax and unwind"
Had a great time despite the unseasonal weather. Very relaxing and quiet, a beautiful spot with panoramic views. A great opportunity to concentrate on ourselves for a change. Would recommend the experience.
3 Jun 2012
"10th wedding anniversary .....a perfect chill out week !!!"
I have to say we spent one of the most relaxing weeks at Barry and Veritees Yurt this week ! The weather being good just added to the appreciation of what Barry and Veritee have . The The views are next to none as you look across the Cornish countryside as you look out of the Yurt. Our two dogs thoroughly appreciated the vast field to play in , and it is a really dog friendly holiday added to by the owners lovely 3 dogs. Veritee and Barry were always on hand for advice or help but very unobtrusive in their nature, it was clear they wanted you to have a good holiday !. The accomodation was spacious and the bed was fantastically comfortable . It is great that Barry and Veritee are trying to keep their carbon footprint down to a minimum with this eco friendly Yurt . The shower room was spotless and plenty of hot water the solar panels did us proud ! The wood burner once we mastered the art of making a wood fire was beautifully warm . Barry gave us loads of tips on where to take the dogs and we took him up on all the useful local knowledge .Veritee and Barry also knew all the best places to eat and were a wealth of info if required! We found it hard to leave the Yurt as just sittting outside lapping up the Cornish views was enough at times. It was lovely to find flowers in the yurt on arrival and we found the little lights on the tent at night and around the shower hut and Yurt were so pretty.
Thankyou guys for a lovely wedding anniversary week . Mandy and Alf
16 Jun 2011
"Great place. Great location. Loved every moment!"
As camping goes it was top notch. I loved the fire pit and the fact you had the whole field to yourself. You had everything you needed hot shower, gas cooker, fridge, cool box and views to kill for. T… More
Thank you so much for your very positive review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay so much. But I am so very sorry if you found the Yurt itself dusty etc.
This is no excuse for the fact you found it so and I am very sorry.
The Yurt is a very difficult structure to clean being that it is in a field, with no 240 volt electricity, that it has a wood burning stove as its only form of heating that does produce much dust especially when we clean it out and make up the fire for new visitors. Plus I usually have to clean on my own with limited time before the next visitors arrive as we run it and a flat we let out on our own and I clean the flat and the Yurt on my own while my husband sees to maintenance and the lawns, wood supplies etc
However we do always strive for total cleanliness every time and always strive to clean the Yurt thoroughly whatever the conditions. And vacuum when this is possible, mop and beat out all the rugs and change them for fresh clean ones when necessary, change all bedding( of course) wipe all surfaces and provide fresh towels etc and do our very best when the last people leave an before anyone else arrives.
But it does depend on several factors what we are able to achieve in this area.
If it is raining when we do the changeover we cannot take an extension lead and vacuum cleaner down there as the Yurt has no 240 volt electricity so then we have to rely on manual cleaning with brooms and mops only. And if it is windy the wind can blow dust or grass bits back in,and if the last visitors are late leaving we have less time.
But I do assure you we always sweep and mop all areas before anyone arrives and therefore I am at a loss as to why it was dusty when you stayed and I can only apologise.
In terms of dog hairs of course as we both welcome and allow dogs to stay with their owners. In fact this is one of the attractions for many of the Yurt as visitors not only get the Yurt or Yurts and kitchen and shower room/toilet completely to themselves they also get a very large field for their dogs to run on completely to themselves also. But we always try to remove all evidence of previous doggy visitors before the next visitors arrive.
All I can come up with to explain why the Yurt was dusty and had dog hairs (which I assure you is not usual at all and many have remarked on how clean it all was) is if a changeover day is combined with rain, wind and the visitors before leaving late and having more than one dog it can be very difficult to achieve the high standard we would always want in the time we have, which is normally about 2 hours or less.
However we do try to achieve this each and every time and all I can do is apologise, learn by your comments in this area and strive to achieve better each and every time.
If any visitor is not happy with anything in the future, please tell us and we will go back down there as soon as the weather makes this possible while you are out with a vacuum and mop etc and put this right as soon as we can.
Thank you, Veritee
26 May 2011
"An amazing experience in a stunning location with all the amenities and great hospitality - what more do you need!"
Having never camped before we did not know what to expect - but our stay lived up to our expectations and more. This was definitely Glamping at its best! The owners were so welcoming and accommodatin… More
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