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Adhurst Yurts

Petersfield, Hampshire, England

Stylish yurts & canvas-roofed wood lodge set in private woodland in the South Downs. Great for groups, families, couples & dogs. Closed in winter.


Adhurst Yurts is one hour from London, set within the South Downs National Park and provides four stylish yurts in a truly off-grid (apart from 3G!) ancient wood, with fly fishing, bird watching and three great pubs within walking distance. Use of tennis court for guests.

The yurts are in 100 acres of private woodland on a 450-acre estate. The estate puts on its own bespoke events and educational events, raising awareness about the joys of woodland life. They have specialists on tap for birdwatching, fly fishing, foraging, bushcraft and woodland management. This is a proper carbon free holiday, and there is everything you need while in an idyllic spot. For the little ones, there is a rope swing over the river and zip wire.

The yurts themselves are stocked with chopped wood for the log burner. The room has a double bed made up with duvets, large comfy pillows and wool blankets. Solar fairy lights twinkle at night to guide you after dusk and solar reading lamps are on your bedside tables. There is a gas-heated open-air shower under a canopy of leafy trees. Willow yurt has a bath yurt en-suite, perfect for couples, honeymooners and families with tiny children or babies. There is one safari kitchen by each yurt, with a canvas canopy spread through the trees it is the perfect area to dine in all weather. There is running cold water for drinking and a 2-burner gas hob. The WC is a ‘long-drop’ compost type so no chemicals or noisy flush – just as nature intended.

Badgers Bell Tent,5m bell tent with coir matting, fully made up double futon and with 2 single futons- only available July and August. This private glade is a more rustic version of the yurts. Still with a picnic table, fire bowl and running water but no kitchen.

You can also choose a stay at Coppicer's Lodge It is a canvas-roofed wood cabin set on a deck. Offering privacy and space to yourself. As with the yurts, this accommodation has its own safari kitchen, its own woodland shower and private privy.

Great for families, couples or reunions and honeymoons. Also, ideal for large parties- where it is possible to book the whole site.

Adhurst is dog-friendly but out of respect for other guests, each request to bring a pet is on a case by case basis. So far no guest has been refused.

It is possible to holiday here car-free. Come by train to Petersfield Station and take a short ten-minute taxi ride to Adhurst Yurts.

As recommended by The Telegraph, The Week, Rough Guides...

Prices start at £135 a night for the yurts and £115 a night for the Badger Bell Tent. The yurts sleep 2-4 guests and have a minimum stay of 2 nights, 3 on the weekend. The site is CLOSED FROM NOVEMBER TO EASTER, except for Christmas for adults in Willow Yurt.

Arrivals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 3 nights on a weekend.

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