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West Wood Yurts


West Wood Yurts is ‘the small campsite on a large estate’. Our yurts are nestled into a beautiful, secluded woodland glade of Cut Thorn Farm in a quiet corner of National Trust Gibside. We have just six yurts in our yurt village: 2 large yurts for sleeping up to six people and 4 small yurts for sleeping up to four people. Camping at West Wood Yurts is a truly unique experience. We offer short weekday or weekend breaks or week long breaks...or more! We cater for large group bookings (you can book the whole site for yourselves!), family and friends holidays and couples getaways. There are plenty of things to do throughout the duration of your stay at West Wood Yurts...for a start entry to the Gibside estate is included in the booking price and our yurt camping guests can access National Trust Gibside throughout the duration of their stay, even after the doors close to the public! Our yurts are very well equipped so you will find you don't need to bring as much with you as when you go traditional camping: this is the 'luxury' of the yurt camping experience!

A log burner can be found at the centre of each yurt to keep you warm throughout your stay and a complimentary basket of logs are provided inside your yurt at the onset of your stay. Further logs are charged at £3 per bag (we ask that you place money in an honesty box, so please remember to bring change) and these can be found at our log store outside the utility block at the centre of our site for your convenience. Each yurt has been supplied with a fire guard to surround the log burners, as a safety precaution where children are present, as they can get very hot to touch when in use. We take safety very seriously; therefore each yurt is fitted with a smoke detector, a carbon monoxide detector and a fire extinguisher. Please remember that you will be required to bring your own firelighters and matches for lighting the log burner.

Sufficient lighting during the day comes from the skylight at the crown of the yurt. Additional light for use at night is supplied by a solar panel on the wooden deck of the yurts to strip lights inside. There are also tea lights in lanterns for you to light. You might want to bring some spares! It would be a good idea for you to bring a torch with you for if you need to go outside at night, as no external lighting is provided to ensure the yurt village fits into the surrounding landscape. For your convenience we have installed an invertor into each yurt. This is for use charging mobile phones; it is not designed for heavier use such as hairdryers and entertainment systems. We do provide a wind-up radio for you to use throughout your stay with us.

We ask that you take any muddy wellies/shoes off before entering the yurts to help keep them clean. For this reason we have provided a large tub next to the door of each yurt for you to put these in. It would be a good idea to bring some indoor shoes or slippers for you to change into and wear inside your yurt.

Inside, each yurt is fully furnished for your comfort. A large yurt contains two double futons and two single futons, while a small yurt contains one double futon and two single futons. These are colourfully decorated with blankets and cushions, courtesy of Ikea. You will be required to bring your own bedding (sleeping bags/duvets/pillows) with you to put on these when you sleep. We have also put colourful rugs in the yurts to make them feel warm and welcoming. Shelves and coffee tables are provided in each yurt for storage purposes.

Each yurt is fully equipped with pots, pans, crockery, cups, glasses, kettle, cutlery etc. so there is no need to bring your own. We do not have fridges for you to store your food and drinks in, however, each yurt has a cool box and fresh ice packs are provided on a daily basis for your use. Drinking water can be obtained from a tap at the utility block at the centre of our site and can be transported to and from your yurt by the water carriers supplied. We ask that you do your washing up in the kitchen in the utility block located at the centre of our site and return kitchen items to the yurts they belong to. All washing up supplies are provided.

Opening Times

West Wood Yurts (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)



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Yurts from£60.00 per unit per night

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

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  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Cot

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