Easter has been a busy time at the yurt camp with several families staying over the Easter break and long weekend. The weather has been very kind to our guests and over the past 3 weeks we have had very little rain whatsoever and our fields are looking very dry and parched. The temperatures at night have been cooler and our guests have had fun lighting the wood burning stoves and toasting marshmallows around the camp fires. On Sunday we spent a lovely afternoon putting up our smallest yurt - pictured above is the Plym yurt. This is only 3 metre in diameter and has a double bed and sleeps two people. The Plym is lovely and cosy but is only available in the warmer months as it does not have room for a wood burning stove inside. Its a very popular yurt and is already getting booked up for the summer season. With two bank holiday weekends in May we decided it was time to put up this cute little yurt so its now ready and available for guests to stay in this season.
Easter is nearly here and we are expecting plenty of guests over the holiday period. The weather has remained settled for the past few days with lovely clear skies and beautiful sunsets. A little chilly overnight but lovely and warm inside our yurts with the wood burning stoves lit. We have spent the past week getting our yurts ready - installing all the furniture, getting everything out of storage and generally tidying up the camp. Everything grows so much in the spring sunshine and we are woken now every morning with a wonderful dawn chorus - all the wild birds are getting ready for their new arrivals and we currently have a pair of Canada Geese settled on our lake, along with a sighting of Snipe, Manadarin ducks and many moorhen. We are really pleased that 4G mobile signal has finally arrived at Hemsford and our camp. I have been sitting on our lovely unicorn seat at the lake enjoying the countryside whilst uploading some pictures to our website - its amazing to find that the speed is so much quicker than our own home connection which is something like dial up. We have always marketed our holidays as a digital detox but I know that some of the younger guests will be happy to see that the internet is now available whilst staying here. The 2017 season will be our 6th year of glamping and we are looking forward to welcoming back some of our returning guests and of course our new guests.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp