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The best glamping yurts

Our top-rated picks for a luxury outdoor getaway that doesn’t scrimp on comfort

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Glamping getaways have seen a surge in popularity in recent years, and for good reason.

If you’re looking for a holiday that delivers all the benefits of being in nature without being at the mercy of unpredictable British weather, then these AA and VE-recommended luxury yurts could be just what you’re looking for.

Blackdown Yurts, Devon

Tucked away in a tranquil valley, Blackdown Yurts is home to four beautiful yurts. Buzzard and Willow are traditional Mongolian yurts, while Badger and Woodpecker have wooden-clad sides. All four boast wonderfully vibrant interiors, furnished with colourful wall hangings, throws and rugs.

Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat, Dorset

This Dorset woodland retreat offers a unique holiday adventure in tranquil surroundings. Choose from two luxury yurts – Poppet and Coracle. Both yurts occupy an elevated position in a clearing overlooking the pond, and come equipped with a king size bed, log burner and a wood-fired pizza oven.

The Secret Garden Glamping, Lancashire

Set within 2.5 acres of private woodland, all accommodation at The Secret Garden Glamping has been created with no trees felled. Its modern-style yurt – The Retreat – sleeps four and has a cedar wood-burning hot tub, a four-person sauna, an outdoor dining area and ensuite facilities in the form of a quirky converted horsebox.

Penhein Glamping, Monmouthshire

Family-run Penhein Glamping is home to six Alachigh tents, all surrounded by beautiful countryside. Inside each cosy Persian-inspired tent you’ll find a double bed, two truckle beds and a sofa bed, along with a skylight so you can stargaze from your pillow. There are also ensuite facilities and dedicated bathing arrangements.

Runach Arainn, North Ayrshire

Gaelic for ‘secret Arran’, Runach Arainn more than lives up to its name. This intimate glamping site consists of three Scottish-made yurts, set within a small orchard on the south of the island. Two of the yurts sleep up to six, while the third sleeps four – all three are insulated for year-round comfort and come with a private bathroom.

Swinton Bivouac, North Yorkshire

Take in the panoramic views over the Yorkshire Dales from Swinton Bivouac’s stylish Meadow Yurts. Each yurt sleeps four (one double bed and two singles), and comes with a wood-burning stove for added cosiness. Relax around the fire pit or in the hot tub, should you prefer.

Buxhall Country Glamping, Suffolk

Bertie and Gertie – Buxhall Country Glamping’s yurts – were built in Mongolia using traditional methods and materials. Both are vibrantly furnished with rugs, cushions and throws, and the roof supports, central crown and front door have all been beautifully hand-painted with colourful designs.

Uppergate Farm, West Yorkshire

Uppergate Farm’s Maythorn and Rowan yurts offer a natural retreat in peaceful West Yorkshire woodland. Along with a wood-burning stove, the yurts also have underfloor heating and a private hot tub on the decking. Follow the gravel path back through the woods to find the main farm building, where you can pick up fresh produce for your breakfast.

Camp Kátur, North Yorkshire

Camp Kátur is a unique glamping destination within The Camp Estate, offering guests a dose of ‘eco-therapy’. Now with three separate sites, choose between yurts, safari tents, pods and clear eco-domes, all set in beautiful meadowland or nestled amongst the trees.

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