Nearest Yurt in world next to tube!

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Private room in yurt hosted by Katherine

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1.5 shared bathrooms
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The space
Have a country and capital-city break all-in one!!! Romantic and different! Beautiful, spacious Yurt with solid wood floor and Persian rugs overlooking ancient woodland, yet TWO minutes walk to London underground with Piccadilly Circus 25 minutes away!

We think our Yurt is the ultimate city-camping experience in the world!

There is a separate toilet, with a sink (NOTE: cold water only) adjacent to the yurt. In winter showers are taken in the house. You have your own private garden entrance. Inside the Yurt there is a double sofa-bed and another sofa bed ideal for kids, electricity and internet connection. There is a small fridge and kettle. There are NO other cooking facilities. Lots of water available for tea and coffee! Local gnomes spirit away your washing-up each day and return it sparkling.

There is often the sound of owls at night, squirrels scampering on the roof and a few foxes (who we discourage!).

Our two cats, Rocky and Flash, will be happy to come and visit you if invited! (Or even if not invited...!)

Please note: if you are allergic to cats, then I'm afraid it is advisable NOT to book the Yurt, as the kittens leap in and out of the Yurt, and this may be a problem if you have allergies.

Please note that current rules prevent woodturners being used in London. There is a very warm heater that will make you snug and warm - but we are not allowed to pollute the air!

The Yurt has twice taken part in London's Open House and it was voted one of the top ten attractions!! BBC Radio London did a live broadcast from inside the Yurt and we are frequently photographed by the local, influential newspaper the Ham and High, about events we have held. Two pop-up kitchen events hosted by Ms MarmiteLover the founder of the entire underground kitchen movement in London, have been held in the Yurt.

Children are welcome, but must be looked after by parent(s) at all times.

In fact, if parents are keen to give kids a city-cultural experience ....and they are just a little reluctant to be dragged round galleries/museums because they just want to camp and play, staying in the Yurt can work for everyone! It's the ultimate city-camping experience and takes 'glamping' onto a new level!

In case you're worried - it's VERY warm and dry, but DON'T expect super-luxury. It's lots of fun...and you may never want to live on dry land again.... But PLEASE remember, you are NOT staying in a house or flat, so it is as luxurious and comfortable as we think it can possibly be - but in the end it is a form of very comfortable camping. You are outside a lot and English weather is unpredictable. It will take YOU a little more effort than usual to live in this way - we think it's more than worth it - but PLEASE CONSIDER CAREFULLY if this is the kind of break you want! (i.e. when it's hot…there is no air conditioning or a fan as this would cause too much stress to the electrical supply…and we think that camping and air conditioning doesn't go together even if we could provide it! However, when it's cold outside, then the Yurt is nice and warm so we believe in this level of comfort!!)

And lastly - the yurt is ONLY available for two nights minimum - we take time and effort to prepare it for each guest - so please don't ask about coming for one night only. We are part of the slow movement and like guests to have time to stay and enjoy this special place!

The Yurt is in Highgate - a beautiful neighbourhood with woods, atmosphere and history- so nice that Karl Marx is buried nearby in the renowned Highgate cemetery and George Michael/Jude Law/Terry Gilliam live a short stroll away. Great pubs are on our doorstep as well as shops and restaurants: definitely the nearest Yurt in the world to a tube, and the only one available in London to visit and stay in.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed, 1 sofa

What this place offers

Wifi
Garden
Luggage drop-off allowed
Children’s books and toys
Refrigerator
Long-term stays allowed
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Where you’ll be

London, United Kingdom

Twenty minutes to the centre of town, ten minutes to glorious Hampstead Heath, the ancient Highgate Woods as your backdrop....you won’t believe you are in London! Camden Market is ten minutes away, but when you’ve had enough grunge and goth....just slip back to escape. We are also close to the Men and Women’s Ponds of Highgate - google them .....they are possibly the best kept secret in London - swim in the wild in real temperatures! If I’m going and you are up with the birds, I can give you a lift ....it’s a bit hardcore.....but ridiculously good....

Hosted by Katherine

  1. Joined in September 2012
  • 119 Reviews
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I live in the house adjoining the yurt with my 17 year old son, Raphael. I work in design, education and building projects. We welcome visitors both local and global, and particularly welcome those interested in small, unusual spaces. Although we live in London, I like remote, desolate places such as Lapland, mountains, camping and woodland. I definitely can't live without my iPad, very good coffee, newspapers, my spin class and sunshine. Raphael is especially keen on Arsenal supporters visiting.
I live in the house adjoining the yurt with my 17 year old son, Raphael. I work in design, education and building projects. We welcome visitors both local and global, and particula…

During your stay

Always available to answer questions and have a chat. This is not a main income stream for me - just a lovely place to share - and as such, I am careful as to who stays....

Ps ...the cats are always up for a stroke and a warm bed....
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Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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