About Devon Yurt
Award-winning Devon Yurt is located at Borough farm which is situated in a stunningly beautiful area between the Tamar valley – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to our South and Dartmoor National Park to our North – in the South West of England. We are on the Devon side of the Tamar valley – but, being just a few minutes from Cornwall makes us easily accessible to beauty spots in both counties. In recognition of our high standards and sustainability we have been awarded Gold from both Visit Devon and Green Tourism as well as being finalists for South West England Tourism Excellence Awards.
Welcome to Devon Yurt. Our families have farmed in Devon for many centuries, we have been farming at Borough Farm for 18 years, during which we have restored the farm house and barns, vegetable gardens, free of pesticides and nitrogen-based fertiliser, and ponds, planted trees and stocked the fields with our much loved rare breed Devon and Cornwall Longwool sheep, Connemara ponies and free range chickens.
How it all began
During the Summer of 2006 the concept of hosting yurting holidays here at Borough was formed, our first yurt, Great Links was hand crafted locally over the winter months by artisan yurt craftsman Tim Hutton, using quality coppiced ash from Dartmoor. We took delivery of the wonderful yurt in the spring of 2007. Our first Summer season was so successful that we ordered another yurt – Little Links, smaller and more romantic in feel, for couples and younger families.
We placed Little Links nearer to the farmstead for guests who were just venturing into outdoor holidays and for those who would find the remoteness of Great Links too great a step to take initially.
Our second season brought us fabulous guests and although tempted to expand numbers further we have decided to restrict our site to two yurts to protect the seclusion and privacy our guests treasured rather than have numerous yurts piled into a field.
For those with little people on board, we added shared use of a shower house which offers a beautiful wet room style shower overlooking the moors, the building uses many reclaimed materials including an exquisite vintage flushing loo, a Belfast sink and old slate flagstones. This recycling complements the green framework which outlines how we run our business. There are laundry and drying facilities, a fridge – freezer and a warm washing up area and changing table as well as power sockets for re charging phones.
We are now in our 12th season of hosting yurt holidays here at Borough Farm, we have gained fabulous reviews from our guests and these have led us to win numerous prestigious awards. We are confident that we have perfected the art of yurt camping, we have listened carefully to our guests and have celebrated what they have liked about our holidays and changed and grown according to their suggestions, we have organically grown into the site we have today through this labour of love and dedication to our business.
We understand the importance of comfort on your holiday so our yurts have full sized beds, heated by a log burner, and a fire ready laid for your first night. For your safety the yurts have fire alarms, fire guards, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide alarms. The yurts are aesthetically pleasing with close attention paid to the smallest of details, not only in the look, but in the green, natural concept which began our venture many seasons ago. Guest are free to pick flowers all season long from daffodils through to sweet peas and dahlias!
Our aim is the share the beauty of our farm with you and make your stay as enjoyable and memorable as humanly possible.