Field Maple Yurt

Yurt in a meadow

IN BRIEF

  • Beautifully constructed and presented yurt
  • Heavenly position on a farm high up in the foothills of the Black Mountains
  • Comfy and warm with proper king-size bed and efficient wood burner
  • Fire-pit/BBQ
  • Sole use of luxurious private bathroom with roll-top bath, shower and hand basin, plus separate flushing loo
  • Lovely walks around farm and into the mountains
  • Close to an excellent food pub (a walk or a short drive)
  • Sleeps a couple, plus a babe in arms

Tucked into the corner of a meadow high up in the foothills of the Black Mountains, Field Maple Yurt is cleverly positioned to enjoy a beautiful view of Hay Bluff and the last rays of the sun as it sets behind this northernmost tip of the mountain range. The yurt is specifically designed to be well-insulated and cosy, while also letting in plenty of light. On warm evenings, you can throw open the big windows and drift off to a lullaby of country sounds; and on colder evenings, it is fun to snuggle up in the yurt, with the wood burner doing its job and heating the space a treat. Sleeps a couple, plus a babe-in-arms.

Lovely country yurt
Sign Decking area
Outside seating

Sturdily made of British hardwood and covered with tough canvas, the yurt is furnished with top quality items – a big comfy bed with a pocket-sprung mattress, a very effective wood burner, a sofa, table and chairs, and a bookshelf-cum-storage unit. Lovely colour combinations of turquoise and deep pink create zingy, exotic contrasts to the more subdued green-and-cream colour of the yurt itself.

Yurt exterior

Raised up from the meadow on a generous circle of decking, there is everything you will need for cooking in the camp kitchen next to the yurt, plus a table to eat round. Well-equipped, very clean and organised, this makes cooking preparation a joy. There is a barbecue-cum-firepit, which is fun to use and warming to sit round if you don’t want to drag yourself away from your view of the stars.

Light, airy yurt
Comfy bed, lots of space Log burner

The delightfully quirky boat-shaped compost loo is conveniently just behind, which is completely fine to use – but there are some very nice flush loos in the Wash House to Beat All Wash Houses, an easy 120m walk away. This wash house has a luxurious private bathroom for your own use, with roll-top bath, separate shower (plus separate flushing loo for your own use, too) as well as a scullery area and fridge for shared use with the Shade Oak Yurt (positioned a good distance away at the other end of the field).

Wood Candles
Stable door in holiday yurt Lovely holiday yurt for couples
Games! View out of yurt door

THINGS TO DO AROUND Field Maple Yurt

Glebe Farm is a great place to explore, with lots of pretty walks to wooded streams and through fields full of delightful, curious animals – horses, sheep and cows. Anna, one of the owners, will be more than happy to introduce you to the horses on the farm; and the spectacular views of the Haterall Ridge may well tempt you to dust off your walking boots and climb up into the Black Mountains. A trip to Hay-on-Wye is a must for book lovers (the second-hand bookshops are world-famous) and for those who enjoy quirky independent shops, boutiques and galleries. Pick up some good reads for relaxing in and around the comfy, spacious yurt, enjoying the peace and quiet of its beautiful surroundings. You could finish a happy day by walking across the farmland to the wonderful local pub down in the valley by the Escley Brook. Good food, beers and wine, plus a friendly atmosphere will send you back up the hill with a warm feeling inside.

Kitchen facilities Camp with kitchen and loo
Loo with a view!

The nitty gritty

Decked Area has:

  • Fire pit/BBQ with a bucket of charcoal included, and logs available to purchase
  • Table, chairs and parasol
  • A camp kitchen

The Camp Kitchen has:

  • A gas hob
  • All crockery, cutlery, cooking equipment that you will need during your stay
  • Bins
  • Kit for washing-up, including tea towels
  • Matches
  • Battery-powered lanterns

Yurt has:

  • King-size bed with pocket-sprung mattress
  • Bedlinen
  • Wood burner and first supply of logs (more available for purchase at the wash house), kindling, box of fire-lighters and matches
  • Trunk with extra blankets
  • Shelf unit with yurt information, local tourist information, maps, guide books and some novels
  • Solar fairy lights
  • Tea lights
  • Table and chairs

Wash House has:

  • Luxury shower room with large shower, loo and hand basin for your own private use
  • Your own separate private flushing loo
  • Hand towels provided - please bring your own bath towels
  • Shower gel and hand soap
  • Shared scullery with fridge/freezer
  • All the paraphernalia for washing-up (washing-up liquid, scourer, cloths, brush etc)
  • Extra logs for purchase

General:

  • Mobile signal depends on phone and network, but most guests manage to find it in the meadow
  • Compost loo just behind yurt (in addition to the flush loo in the wash house)
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Off-lane parking in a dedicated space
  • Wheelbarrows for carrying luggage
  • Shade Oak Yurt's sister yurt, Field Maple Yurt is situated in a corner of the same field, a good distance away
  • 15-minute walk (or short drive) to excellent food pub
  • Lovely walks on the farm

Meadow path to yurt

Live online booking

Changeovers are normally Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.

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Facilities cabin
Shower room with bath Sinks
Scullery, for washing up Inside loos

Location map



Wheelbarrows for carrying baggage and supplies to yurts
Lambs! Horses and cattle

From the visitors book at Field Maple Yurt

'Our third visit here! Anna, you do a fabulous job, we will continue to sing your praises to our friends and family.' Sue and Rupert, Sussex

'Anna and Hugh have thought about everything. This is our seventh Yurt experience and has been the best one yet.' Daryl and Robert, North Wales

'We enjoyed our last stay in August so much, we had to come back. Every detail of the yurt is absolutely perfect.' Chris and Claire, Leicestershire

'The views are stunning and the yurt and wash house finished to such a high standard. We plan to make it an annual trip!!' The Allan family, Oxfordshire/London/ Sheffield

'The attention to detail has been superb. So many lovely personal touches have set this weekend apart from others.' Sarah and Luke

'Despite the stormy summer weather, the excellent facilities and warm welcome accommodated for all our needs and more thank you!' Donna and Gwydion, North Wales

'This is definitely '5 Star', with all home comforts.' Helen and Bill

'A beautiful yurt, quiet peaceful and perfect in every way. We have found a piece of heaven!' Lucinda and Mark from London