About this listing
A spacious yurt with lovely views across the hills and uninhabited valleys. Situated on a small organic farm, home to a vibrant small community. A fascinating place where you can be reclusive or sociable. Min 3 night stay, starting on Mon or Fri
A beautiful spacious (21' diameter) yurt. Traditional, handpainted Mongolian with magnificent sweeping views across a fascinating organic farm and Welsh hills. No traffic noise, no light pollution. There is a double and a single bed (made up) and three mattresses you can pull out from under the beds (for which you need to bring a sleeping bags or duvets. The yurt has a woodburner, A basket of wood is provided, more can be purchased at £8/ basket. Tea lights are provided and solar when the squirrels haven't chewed through them! You will have your own fire pit and there is a pile of timber we have collected which you can saw up for this.
Cooking and dining in a wonderfully converted old school bus 50m down the hill and shared with other yurt dwellers. It has electricity/ charging points and a fridge. There is a compost loo there too, or you can use flush loos in the farmyard. The solar shower works when the sun is out. Otherwise you can heat it with a woodburner or share our lovely bathroom in the 17th ccentury house and bathe under the stars!
On our farm we have jersey house cows, mouflon, soay and jacob sheep, bees, poultry, extensive vegetable gardens, woodlands and alternative energy supplies. We make cheese and wines for our own use. There is a resident team of volunteers from all over the world.
We run courses in prehistoric arts and run archaeological excavations, practice traditional crafts like stone carving and basket making.
We can pick up guests coming by public transport to the nearest station (Caersws) or bus stop (Llanidloes).
This yurt can be rented for short breaks (min 3 nights ) starting on either Mondays or Fridays. Prices are higher during summer holidays. It's definitely not a glamping site - comfortable enough but not luxurious. A place to bring your wellies and get a taste of life lived close to the land.
Guests have the run of the farm and gardens. They have their own cooking space in Merlin's bus. The old chapel can be used as an extra dry space whenever there is no event on.
Interaction with Guests
Guests are welcome to come and share a cup of tea with us in the house.
You feel remote here, There are just scattered farms, no hum of traffic, no lights. Yet there is a small friendly market town of Llanidloes just 4 miles down the road - or an hours walk - where you can visit the market or one of the many pubs and talk to locals.
It's best to have a car here if you want to see the surrounding area. There is very little public transport. If you want a relaxing, walking in the vicinity only sort of holiday we can pick you up from a station. It's very steep for bikes.
Other Things to Note
Changeover days are Mondays and Fridays, and there is a minimum stay of three nights. So please start your bookings on one of these days. Mon - Fri or Fri - Monday or one week bookings are possible. Thursdays are added very cheap.
We can sometimes take a calm dog that is fine with sheep but we need guests to ring and arrange this beforehand.
We do not allow smoking indoors.
I'm an organic farmer, with a passion for wildlife, woods, art, people. I love the outdoor and creative life that growing food and rebuilding a once derelict traditional farm offers. From the farm we run an archaeological company and run courses in prehistoric arts. We practise traditional crafts like stone carving, basket making.