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Luxurious Yurt in exclusive woodland in South Hams

Yurt hosted by Marcus
5 guests3 beds1 bathroom

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The beach is only four miles away and you are only 15mins walk from the pub, set in the middle of mature woodland. Live life as it should be, enjoy your bath gazing over the tree tops... switch off your mobile, stare at the heavens by the open fire.

The space
Unique is an often used word and by definition all things are... or mostly, this is a chance to stay in the middle of the woods... mostly on your own, (there is another yurt space in the woods) a chance to dip below life's radar. The Yurt is a cosy space with one king size double bed, a double day bed and a single fold up. A basket of firewood is provided which should last you a couple days and more can be purchased as and when you need it, doing it this way makes you be aware of what you consume and its impact on the space you are staying in. There is a simple outdoor kitchen with a two ring gas burner and all the utensils you will need to prepare food and simple washing up facilities. Water is collected from a stand pipe close to the yurt, this again helps you be aware of your consumption. There is a flushing composting loo as well... just like home but eco and in the woods!
If you have young ish kids, a great book to read whilst you stay is
'My side of the mountain'

Guest access
There is a carpark at the front of the woods and from then on your on foot for a ten minute walk to the yurt site. Be warned this is the rolling Devon countryside and there are hills to walk up (and of course down) in the woods. Around the Yurt site is 'Devon flat'. I will run your bags up and back to the Yurt for you if you need it, otherwise you can borrow a wheel barrow and benefit from the spirit of adventure.

Other things to note
You will be staying in a woodland, if it rains It can be muddy, so some solid waterproof footwear (WELLIES) is ESSENTIAL and some Croc type things for mooching round the Yurt site are useful as there is a 'No dirty footware' inside policy. Bring a reasonable range of cloths, it can be chilly at night away from the camp fire. A torch or even better a HEAD TORCH (it gets very dark) is essential, there are no naked flames allowed in the Yurt other that in the lanterns provided...
The beach is only four miles away and you are only 15mins walk from the pub, set in the middle of mature woodland. Live life as it should be, enjoy your bath gazing over the tree tops... switch off your mobile, stare at the heavens by the open fire.

The space
Unique is an often used word and by definition all things are... or mostly, this is a chance to stay in the middle of the woods... mostly…
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Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed, 2 sofa beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Essentials
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom

Blackawton is a thriving community of about 750 residents, people will talk to you, which is great, some locals drive to the shop because otherwise it can take an hour to 'cross town'. The pub, The George Inn is a good counrty pub and you will be given a warm welcome, they keep great real ale, and serve good pub food. If you have more expensive tastes Dartmouth is a short drive away and offers many excellent gastro experiences...booking at all places is advised.
Blackawton is a thriving community of about 750 residents, people will talk to you, which is great, some locals drive to the shop because otherwise it can take an hour to 'cross town'. The pub, The George Inn…

Hosted by Marcus

Joined in January 2016
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I am a woodsman working Collaford woods, a small mature woodland in Blackawton in the South Hams, Devon, UK. In an ideal world I would make my own everything, grow my own food and not leave the village to much. In reality, I make my own furniture, harvest my own firewood, buy as much as I can from the local farmers and community shop, live in the woods when feasible, up cycle when I can, help the community and others where I can. At the moment I am restoring a 1900 Burton showmans wagon to live in in the woods and as I type am waiting to hear about its new wheels which have been made by the Royally appointed wheelwrights in East Devon. Over winter I have done up my mid life crisis 1969/70 sports car ready for a summer road trip. So, the five things I can't live without.... My daughter, my truck, my Qi Qong, the sea, human beings... favorite place to be is in the woods, on the beach, all with friends. Carpe Diem as some people still say.
I am a woodsman working Collaford woods, a small mature woodland in Blackawton in the South Hams, Devon, UK. In an ideal world I would make my own everything, grow my own food and…
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  • Jane
During your stay
When I am working the woods, I will be living a short walk away, when I am off site I can mostly be with you in 20 mins (unless Ive gone to the beach!). If you need any help with Favorite beaches, places to eat, things to see let me know. If you want a bit more of a woodland experience, we can offer a day long family green woodwork stool making course, mail me for more details.
When I am working the woods, I will be living a short walk away, when I am off site I can mostly be with you in 20 mins (unless Ive gone to the beach!). If you need any help with F…
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Check-in: 16:00 - 18:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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