"Enjoy wind-swept views and cozy nights around a camp fire!"
For several millennia, yurts have been the main style of dwelling throughout Central Asia, particularly in Mongolia. These sturdy, circular and felt-covered tent-like structures are typically made of a flexible wood, and are designed to be impermanent. As moveable homes, yurts are by their very nature low-impact, and today are an increasingly popular option for those looking to enjoy an alternative and eco-friendly glamping experience. Situated on a farm in the quaint Cornish fishing village of Polperro, West Kellow Yurts offers exactly that…
With a variety of different sized yurts, all located on a beautiful organic farm, this campsite offers its guests the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and instead unwind, relax, and get ‘back to nature’. The Barn Owl Yurt comfortably sleeps two adults, whilst the Buzzard Yurt is even more spacious, with room for five! Each yurt has its own unique character, with wood-burners and tea-light candle lanterns adding a real cosy and magical ambience. Each yurt also comes with its own private enclosure, containing a seating area, hammock and sun lounger – perfect for getting stuck in to a good book, or for gazing at the stars after an evening spent around the crackling campfire.
A stay at West Kellow Yurts offers guests the chance to 'reconnect' with nature, in a low-impact and eco-friendly way. When developing the campsite, the idea was to have little to no impact on the natural environment, whilst also saving money, proving that eco-friendly doesn't necessarily mean expensive! The site's power comes from solar panels, which take up one quarter of an acre of space in one of the farm's fields. Water comes from a natural spring, whilst wood for the yurts' log-burners comes from trees that have been felled on the farm by nature, rather than by humans! At West Kellow Yurts, nature truly is the great provider.
The yurts themselves are also natural, eco-friendly structures; their circular shape is both attractive and practical, allowing for greater heat circulation and more efficient heat retention. The structures themselves are made out of naturally-occurring and biodegradable materials like wood and felt - the construction of many other structures requires the burning of fossil fuels, whilst for yurts no such processes are required. Finally, yurts are impermanent, and can be easily dismantled if necessary. This means that there is a minimal impact on the surrounding natural environment - once the yurts are gone, they leave no lasting trace.
- The rate shown is based on a minimum stay of two nights
- Click 'Ask a Question' up above to speak to the operator directly about accommodation options, availability and rates
- Refunds will only be offered if the operator is able to re-book the holiday to someone else
- There are no extra charges for dogs (or children!)
- One basket of logs
- Bed linen
- Hot drinks on site
- Extra baskets of logs for camp fires, and for the yurt log burners (these can be purchased for the cost of £4 per basket)
- Anything else not mentioned in inclusions - if in doubt, click 'Ask a Question' up above to speak to the operator directly!