We have four beautiful yurts here at Blackdown Yurts. Each sits on its own decking base covered in coir matting to keep the interiors warm and dry. Buzzard and Willow are traditional Mongolian yurts, whereas Badger and Woodpecker have been upgraded in 2020 with wooden clad sides. The interiors still use the authentic Monglian hand-painted poles and roof struts so you wouldn't know from inside at all.
A yurt is a traditional round shelter used by nomads in Mongolia and Central Asia. They are also ideal for camping in Devon! In actual fact Mongolian yurts are called 'gers' but the Russian word 'yurt' is better known.
Traditional yurts consist of a wooden lattice covered in felt produced from their own flock of sheep. They are designed to be quickly dismantled and the parts carried on camels or yaks to be rebuilt on another site. Yaks are pretty hard to come by in Devon, so once ours are put back up each Spring, they stay in the same place until the Autumn.
Willow is our little yurt, sleeping up to 4, the other three are larger and sleep up to 6. One bed in each of the six sleepers can be put away to create space for a travel cot or just more floor space if required.
We welcome well-behaved dogs at Blackdown Yurts. Please see our FAQs for more information on bringing your dog to Blackdown Yurts.