This morning the weather is stunning, frosty and very cold, but clear blue skies and sunshine. The yurt camp looks amazing in the winter sunshine, despite the absence of the yurts which are stored away safely in our barns. Despite the fact its been very cold over the past few days I am still getting enquiries from intrepid glampers asking if there is any possibility for a yurt break. Unfortunately we are unable to take bookings for the dates between the 15th of November - 15th March due to planning restrictions, however we are able to take bookings from 15th March 2014, just phone for availability or check out our online calendar.
Well we have reached the end of the 2013 glamping season and we have been delighted that the summer was indeed a barbecue summer and that all our guests have been treated to such wonderful weather all through the season. The yurts are now deconstructed and packed away safely ready to be brought out again in March 2014. Yesterday we dismantled the yurts in glorious sunshine and temperatures of about 13 degrees which is positively balmy compared to the previous weeks stormy weather and high winds. We were delighted to find underneath the large yurt a cute little common frog, probably hibernating, but seemingly quite active. I am often asked how long it takes to put up and take down our yurts and we were fortunate to have plenty of help from some friends and family and it only took a couple of hours from start to finish. Putting up the yurts takes more time but taking them down is a well oiled machine for us now. Of course the Mongolians put them up and taken them down all the time when they move about the steppes.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp