The Yurt Farm

UK Wales Mid Wales Ceredigion Aberaeron

01974 821 594  The Yurt Farm, Crynfryn, Penuwch, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6RE

  • One Railway Carriage
  • Perfect for Families
A yurt farm without yurts but with plenty of space, wilderness and peace and quiet

Deep in the heart of Ceredigion, West Wales, the Yurt Farm is a farm but interestingly it doesn't have any yurts. Don't hold that against it. It's a terrific place to stay in every way, with a very comfortable train carriage overlooking a spacious hay meadow with gorgeous views of the Cambrian Mountains. It did have yurts once, but now offers the carriage instead, along with off-grid glamping cabins that will be available soon.

The carriage comfortably sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 children. Built entirely by the owners from local timber (western red cedar, since you ask!), it has a small kitchen with table and chairs (complete with a welcome basket of tasty veg for guests), a king-sized bed with a luxurious organic mattress and a wood-burning stove.  Children sleep under the raised bed in an extra pair of bunks. The carriage is insulated with sheep’s wool insulation to keep you warm and cosy at all times, while outside you can sit around the campfire in the evening, or enjoy watching the bees and butterflies as they flit around the sedum roof.

The location is perfect – ridiculously remote and enveloped in the sort of rich, green countryside for which Wales is famous. Most of your time here will probably be spent outdoors, and the good news is there are 150 acres to be discovered, criss-crossed by a network of trails. Children are free to explore, make dens, hide in the long grass, play in the sand, hang off rope swings, collect eggs, be licked by cows and gorge themselves silly on the blackcurrants and gooseberries that grow in the meadow.

With the striking Cambrian mountains as a backdrop to this enchanting place, there’s no doubt this beautiful, remote location enhances the blissed-out go-slow vibe. If it’s the yurts your after on this wild and beautiful farm, then you will be disappointed, but the fact is that their stunning railway carriage and soon-to-be cabins are more than enough for a comfortable holiday!

Details

Facilities

The cedar-lined train carriage features an organic king-sized bed, basic cooking equipment, including a gas hob, a basket of farm goodies, a wood-burning stove plus logs and kindling. Outside, there’s a BBQ or fire pit and a picnic table. Next door is the compost loo and solar shower. You also have exclusive use of the cabin which has a pizza oven, a well-equipped kitchen, a wood-burning stove and a comfy sofa. Here you’ll find games, books, maps, outdoor cooking gear and a charging point. There’s also a sand-pit, swing, a well-stocked woodshed.

Suitable For

Glamping only. Tents, campervans and caravans – no.

Nearby

One of the highlights of the area is watching the famous dolphins of Cardigan Bay. You can get a boat from nearby Newquay. Details of a whole raft of days out can be found in the cabin, including the Centre For Alternative Technology which is around an hour's drive away. Explore the National Trust farm Llanerchaeron 20 minutes away or visit their Dolaucothi Gold Mines where you can try your hand at panning for gold; useful if you’re planning an extravagant meal at the Harbourmaster Hotel!

Food & Drink

Our nearest pub The Hungry Ram, is only a 30 minute up the lane in the old village school.   They serve great food and drink to eat in or take away.  Just over 3 miles away is the traditional Rhos Yr Hafod Inn (01974 272644) at Cross Inn with the tiny windows, thick walls, crackling fires and decorated oak beams that all old pubs should have. Foodies will want to head a bit further to Aberaeron harbour and the delightful Harbourmaster Hotel (01545 570 755). For an open fire, great ale and food go to Y Talbot (01974 298208) in Tregaron.

Open

April–September.

Pricing

Weekly rates from £420 (April–Sept) to £690 (Summer holidays); 3 night breaks available from £220

The Owner Says

The Yurt Farm was set-up in 2009 by Thea and Laurie on their organic family farm, twenty minutes from the sea. Four muddy children and a few changes later, we now run as an exclusive use site with just the Train Carriage for hire.  The Train Carriage sits in a hay meadow (formerly inhabited by 4 yurts, hence the name!) and is surrounded by woodland and very big starry sky at night.

Collect eggs from the hens that cluck around the field and fry them up for breakfast on your campfire while you listen to the birds singing.  From your doorstep, wander along the many country paths and quiet lanes.  There's a pub within walking distance for a drink and food.  They even serve takeaways too.

The sea is only 20 minutes away.  Explore the sandy beaches, pretty harbours and quiet coves or Cardigan Bay.  Dolphin watching is a must too, it's one of the best places in the UK to spot them.

Play games in the cabin.  Take a hot solar-powered shower and relax while your children build dens and catch grasshoppers in the long grass... you'll love it xx

Fire up the pizza oven in the evening for a woodsmoke infused feast.  Snuggle down in the super cosy Train Carriage as you watch the stars come out.  You might even see the owls too... you'll love it xx

Social Distancing Measures

Exclusive use of site!

You will have the whole site to yourselves during your stay.  Just you, no one else.
The Train Carriage and 4 acre wildflower meadow will be all yours to run free in.
The cabin, showers, outdoor cooking areas, play area and toilets will be all yours.
All spaces and contact points will be deep cleaned between guests.
There is hand sanitiser and wipes in the cabin and all toilets.
Please call on arrival and we'll guide you in.
We'll be on call for the duration of your stay if you need anything.

Accommodation

One Railway Carriage

The Train Carriage

Quirky Sleeps 6
Our lovingly built carriage sleep up to 2 adults and 2 children on a raised king sized bed. There's a wood burning stove and a comfy sofa to enjoy the amazing views. Cook in the carriage or in the cabin. Hire organic bedding or bring your own.

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Location

Contact Website  01974 821 594  The Yurt Farm, Crynfryn, Penuwch, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6RE

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Getting There

The site is about 10 miles east of Aberaeron on the A487 and then the B4577 near Penuwch. Full directions are supplied on booking.

Pick-ups can be organised if arriving by train or bus at Aberystwyth, Aberaeron, Lampeter or Tregaron.

Facilities

  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby

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