Stock Gaylard House

Yurt Holidays

"A blend of luxury and adventure in a lovely corner of the Dorset countryside" Fergus Collins Editor, Countryfile Magazine - The full article on his stay in September 2012 will follow shortly.

Luxury yurt camping in the heart of Dorset

Stock Gaylard Yurt Holidays fits in with our ethos of conservation and preservation.

Our yurts cause no permanent damage to the land and the dark green canvas covering is in harmony with their surroundings.

The location of our yurts is idyllic. They are set within The Stock Gaylard Estate, 1,700 acres of North Dorset’s most spectacular countryside, which includes 300 acres of mostly oak woodland and an enclosed 80 acre deer park with a large picturesque lake.

Yurt campingStaying in one of our yurts is the perfect way to enjoy this unspoiled and stunning scenery. The hedgerows and woodlands have been preserved for over 200 years, allowing you to catch sight of the abundance of rare species of animal and plant life that have established. Birdwatchers and botanists alike will find plenty to fuel their passion.

This is a perfect place to soak up the sights and sounds of nature right on your doorstep. Unwind and relax as you roam around the estate, taking in its splendour, then fall asleep to the “sound of silence”.

Come and experience the peace, tranquility and beauty that makes Stock Gaylard Yurt Holidays the ultimate camping adventure.

Our Yurts have had great reviews in the press recently:

The Guardian's guide to 100 of the UK's best campsites 24th June 2011

Glamping Getaways in the latest edition of Cool Camping Glamping Getaways to order your copy go to Cool Camping Glamping Getagways 3rd Edition

Swindon Advertiser - And then there were three "get close to nature in 1,700 acres of countryside", "Perfect for sissies who want their canvas to come with (nearly) all mod cons.", "our toes – and marshmallows – toasting on the roaring blaze was magical"

Birmingham Post - Luxury under the canvas of a yurt in Dorset "more comfortable than my bed at home", "site was beautiful", "for people who love waking to the freshness of a dew-damp day"

This is Exeter - Natural Luxuries in the Heart of Dorset "It would appear that the nomadic tribes of Mongolia knew a thing or two about camping in style. But, in my opinion, they would have been hard pushed to find a better site for their yurts than the beautiful Stock Gaylard Estate in North Dorset..."

Luxury yurt holidays interiorOur Luxury Yurts...

Our yurts are modeled on the traditional Mongolian yurt, which was first created over 2,500 years ago and is still home to almost three-quarters of the population of Mongolia.

All the ash wood for the steam bent latticed wall sections, roof poles and crowns of our yurts comes from the estate woodland. Each yurt has been skillfully handcrafted on site by Jamie Ross, a well-known and gifted local furniture maker, who has also designed and made much of our unique ‘yurt furniture’.

Spacious and welcoming,, the yurts stand on wooden platforms, set up in groups of three – two bedroom yurts, each with a double bed and two singles, and a kitchen/living yurt. They are stylishly and individually furnished allowing you to enjoy the simple pleasures of the outdoors without sacrificing any comforts. All your needs are provided for, including bed linen, duvets, pillows, rugs and kitchen equipment.

Yurt campBoth indoor and outdoor lighting, as well as the hot water for showers are solar powered, which fits in with our aim to offer you a holiday with minimum impact on the environment and maximum comfort, luxury and serenity.

Brickles Yurts are situated on the edge of the 60 acre Brickles wood.

The yurts face south east with far reaching views over the Blackmore Vale towards the chalk downs of Bulbarrow.

Brickles wood is a beautiful mixed wood which includes mature oaks, hazel coppice along with stands of pine and beech.

Some yurts in their idyllic settingThis creates a superb diversity of habitats for birds and butterflies to thrive. Barn Owls and foxes can often been seen hunting the woodland edges.

Withybed Yurts are positioned beside a farm track near to the Deer Park.

This set is facing west to maximise the stunning sunsets. Roe deer often come and graze between the wood and field edges. Tawny and Barn owls will be heard most nights.  In May and June listen out for the Nightingale too.

A small seasonal stream runs below the site.

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All The Extras...

Inside a luxury yurtBesides taking advantage of Stock Gaylard’s exceptional natural beauty, there are various additions you can add to your experience including:-

  • Venison from the estate
  • Additional accommodation
  • A diverse range of rural activities are available locally (information on group activities including fishing, quad bikes, paintballing or health and beauty treatments - please e-mail us to find out more).
For prices for any of the above please contact us on number   or e-mail below.


WHAT WE PROVIDE WHAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE
Mains Water. Electricity for charging mobile telephones & other devices.

All bedding for King size & single beds.
Tea towels.

Towels.
Solar lighting & torches. Extra torches & reading lights (only battery or solar, no paraffin or oil lamps please).
Small gas camping fridge (standard fridge at Farm). Extra cold box.
Starter pack tea & coffee. Food & drink.
Starter loo paper, washing up liquid. Toiletries, loo paper, washing up liquid etc.
One load of logs for campfire etc. More available to purchase.
All cooking pans & utensils, cutlery, crockery, glasses etc. Including bbq tools. Bags for storage of food in fridge.
Natural History books & guides. Binoculars.
Jigsaw puzzles & games. Extra games.
Umbrella. Wet weather clothing & wellies (just in case!)
Campfire with log seating. Bedding for extra guests.
Bath under the stars with hot water from wood fired hot water tank. Bubble bath!
Gas hob in living yurt & bbq with start up charcoal Bags of Dorset charcoal available to purchase.

Before your stay we will send you our information pack, which provides you with particulars of local beauty spots, entertainment, dining, local shops etc.

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2014 dates 

 

2014 Yurt Availability

Please note we try very hard to keep the calendar up to date, occasionally booking are taken between updates!

Brickles Yurts

Week

Withybed Yurts

F S S M T W T

11.04.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

18.04.2014 Easter

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

25.04.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

02.05.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

09.05.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

16.05.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

23.05.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

30.05.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

06.06.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

13.06.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

20.06.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

27.06.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

04.07.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

11.07.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

18.07.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

25.07.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

01.08.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

08.08.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

15.08.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

22.08.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

29.08.2013

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

05.09.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

12.09.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

19.09.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

26.09.2014

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

20.09.2013

F S S M T W T
F S S M T W T

27.09.2013

F S S M T W T

IF THE DATE YOU WANTED IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE WHY NOT TRY OUR WOODMAN'S WAGON & SHEPHERD'S HUT SITE(SLEEPING 2/4). PLEASE CLICK BUTTON ON TOOLBAR ON LEFT.

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2014 Yurt Holiday Prices

Week Starting Friday

Change over days Fridays & Mondays

Set of 3

YURTS

Sleeps 8/10

Mini Break ♦   

          (£)

 

WOODMAN'S WAGON + SHEPHERD'S HUT Sleeps 2/4/6

Mini Break

               (£)

        See own page

11.04.2014

  460     

275

18.04.2014 Easter

 460     

275

25.04.2014

 460      

275

02.05.2014

460     

275

09.05.2014

 460      

275

16.05.2014

  460      

275

23.05.2014

590  

325

30.05.2014

590

325

06.06.2014

590

325

13.06.2014

695

365

20.06.2014

 695     

365

27.06.2014

695     

365

04.07.2014

695     

365

11.07.2014

695     

365

18.07.2014

695    

365

25.07.2014

695     

365

01.08.2014

 695     

365

08.08.2014

695    

365

15.08.2014

695    

365

22.08.2014

695    

365

29.08.2013

695   

365

05.09.2014

460  

275

12.09.2014

460   

275

19.09.2014

460   

275

26.09.2014

460  

275

 

15% Discount for 2 or more continuous mini breaks

♦ A mini break is either Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights or Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights.

In addition we can provide the following: Bell tent as extra accommodation £50

Venison from the estate POA

 

For more information about the holidays, prices or availability

Telephone: 01963 23511

Fax: 01963 23064

e-mail:


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