HEMSFORD YURT CAMP
This is our authentic Mongolian Yurt - the "Dart yurt" (sleeps 4)
Want to try “glamping”? Otherwise known as glamorous camping. Just three miles from Totnes and less than a mile from Littlehempston lies the small hamlet of Hemsford. Hemsford Yurt Camp is perfectly located within the picturesque rolling Devon countryside.
Liz and Alan Jeffery introduced the traditional authentic Mongolian Yurts to Hemsford Farm in the summer of 2012 and subsequently the holiday seasons (between March and November) have been a great success with many people enjoying a wonderful glamping holiday in our comfortable yurts and Shepherds hut.
Our 4 yurts and our lovely cosy shepherd's hut have everything you might need for a self catering short break or longer holiday in the picturesque South Hams area of Devon. Many people often ask about the facilities - we can offer fully flushing toilets, hot showers and washrooms. The camp has its own solar power supply and we are also able to offer more conventional electricity with fridges, electric kettle and microwave for those not ready to be completely off grid!. The walkways are lit by solar lights and each yurt and the hut has its own solar lighting. We are able to offer superfast free Wifi too!
The camp has a well equipped internal kitchen with gas stoves and a dining area located in a converted stable block and an outside covered field kitchen with sink, mains water, camping stoves and solar lighting. There are hot showers, flushing toilets and washrooms. Our camp site is licensed by South Hams District Council and we are fully insured for public liability.
Our Yurt camp is located in the tranquil Hems Valley, near Littlehempston. Enjoy a unique and memorable glamping holiday with a difference in an authentic Yurt. Our Yurts and hut are sited in a small 3 acre meadow overlooking the river Hems which is a small tributary to the River Dart. The river and our lake are a haven for British native species of fish, frogs, newts, and many insects.
The authentic Mongolian yurts and the shepherd's hut are comfortably furnished with full sized beds with bedding provided, and wood burning stoves in the larger yurts. Staying in a traditional Yurt or hut is ideally suited for both families and groups or as a private retreat and for those who would like to camp in a serene and peaceful location with an unusual twist. The camp can also cater for those people looking for a unique honeymoon location, or the camp can also be used for exclusive quiet private parties and events. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this beautiful private rural location. We allow small and manageable camp fires within our fire pits and can provide you with a small supply of kiln dried logs for your stay if required.
The large lake in the yurt field is home to a huge number of flora and fauna, including wild ducks and geese and occasional swans, dragonflies, newts and pond skaters amongst the massive number of British indigenous species to be observed. There are also bats and owls at dusk and often deer can be seen wandering the fields at dawn and dusk. Our fields are also home to our own horses and hens.
We can promise you dark skies in a glorious rural location, weather permitting!!. Our yurt camp is suited for those seeking quiet reflection in a peaceful yet easy accessible location.
Totnes, the nearest town, has weekly markets and a large selection of highly individual small shops along with the regular supermarkets and pharmacies, bars and bistros. Totnes is known for the rich diversity of people and independent shops within its narrow streets. Totnes has its own castle and lies on the banks of the River Dart.
The nearby local villages at Broadhempston, Littlehempston and Staverton have a selection of highly popular pubs and inns with excellent food and local produce featured on their menu.
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Aerial Photograph taken by Alan Letcher - April 2021
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