I don't know about you but I am so over camping - the packing, the unpacking, the uncomfortable beds. Give me glamping any day. I thought it would be handy to highlight just what we provide in the yurts and their kitchens so you know what you don't have to bring with you and conversely what you do!
Our yurts have proper beds with proper mattresses and all bed linen plus blankets provided. You need to bring towels for showers although we do provide one hand towel per bathroom in the barn for your convenience. The yurts have nightlight candles, lanterns and fairy lights but we recommend you bring your own torch for nighttime excursions.
We provide firewood, kindling, newspaper, firelighters and matches to start a fire in your yurt woodburning stove or in your private fire pit outside. A fire guard is provided around the woodburner. We also provide a Weber BBQ with a starter pack of charcoal that should be suitable for one BBQ. BBQ tools are provided and we even provide marshmallows and sticks! For safety each yurt is equipped with a fire blanket, fire extinguisher and carbon monoxide alarm.
The kitchen sink
Each yurt has a camp kitchen with sufficient crockery, cutlery, pots and pans for its occupancy. There are plenty of spares in the barn too. Each camp kitchen has a washing up station on its outside wall or you can go and wash up in the barn where there is a boiler to provide hot water. We provide washing up liquid, sponge, j-cloth, two tea towels and hand soap. We provide a toilet roll in each compost loo and a toilet roll in each bathroom in the barn.
Eating and seating
Your camp kitchen has a gas oven with two gas rings on top. A cool box is provided with two ice blocks in the freezer compartment of your own private fridge in the barn so you can keep items cool at the yurt. Each yurt has outdoor furniture with a parasol for shade and bench seating around the fire pit.
The little touches
Your yurt should have a map of the local area, a Visit Mid-Devon brochure, a laminated sheet giving you access to our digital guide book and colouring sheets and crayons for the children. If any of these are missing do please let us know and we will find them for you. There are also some books including wildlife identification guides inside the chest in front of the fire in the barn.
Katie is one of the owners of Blackdown Yurts and likes to write about things going on at and around her beautiful glamping site