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Country Bumpkin Yurts

Great Oxendon, Leicestershire, England

Glamping in Mongolian Yurts with hot tub in the idyllic countryside south of Leicester. Good for a family, couple or group of up to 14.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

During this period bookings can change dates free of charge.

A Coronavirus Booking Guarantee is currently being provided, allowing you to book with a 20% deposit, pay the balance 10 days before the holiday and move the booking date for up to 18 months in the event of continued or renewed restrictions.

Your safety, the owners and that of the wider communities, is really important to the owners so they will be introducing extra cleaning measures and a contactless self check-in. 

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Located on the grounds of the Waterloo Cottage Farm, a family-run farm in Great Oxendon, 3 beautiful Yurts are available for the perfect glamping experience, in the wild but without having to give up on any modern comforts... There is even a carbon neutral wood-burning hot tub!

Nutkin - sleeps up to 6 people

Ginger & Pickles - sleeps up to 6 people

The yurts are kept in a traditional design, but with all amenities. They are spacious and have picturesque views across the farm. Each of them is based on a wooden platform and has a log burner, cosy beds, a roof window to watch the stars and shabby chic furnishings. The yurts sleep up to 6 people in a double bed and up to 4 single beds. Each yurt also has its own solar-powered hub to light the yurt (though candles provided are far more romantic). 

There private bathrooms with hot water and eco-friendly toilets and showers. The shared kitchen is well-equipped, including a kettle, toaster, hob, pans, crockery and cutlery, fridge and microwave but each yurt also has its own BBQ and tools with basic kitchenette facilities. Everything is prepared for self-catering, and there are also special extras such as local food and drink hampers, breakfast hampers and afternoon tea delivered to your yurt.

Most importantly, to make the stay perfect, guests have access to a wood-fired hot tub from where they can watch the stars at night. Logs for daily use are included in the stay.

The site is easily accessible, being just off the A508, a few miles away from the town of Market Harborough. The yurts are based on a working farm and guests have the opportunity to get to know the farm and to visit the vegetable garden and the orchard when open day activities are planned. Regular events like food making courses and wine tastings are also held on site.  

When leaving the farm, the area also offers great opportunities for walking, cycling (Brampton Valley Way can be accessed from here) and other leisure activities. There is an award-winning farm shop and also plenty of eating out opportunities, like a welcoming local pub. Further, visits to Foxton Locks, Kilworth House, Deene Park, Rockingham Castle and surrounding fishing lakes are easy from here. The lovely town of Market Harborough is only 2 miles away and larger cities like Northampton and Leicester, with shops, museums and theatres are also within easy reach (15 and 20 miles).

Perfect for families, there is also plenty to do for children on site, like meeting the highland cows and the two friendly farm dogs. An indoor trampoline park and Harborough Leisure Centre are not far away.

Nutkin and Ginger & Pickles cost between £135 and £155 per night. There is a minimum stay of 2 nights on Fridays and a £50 refundable security deposit.

Dogs are allowed for an additional £5 per night.

A group of 14 can be accepted for hire of all 3 yurts. Great for Hen dos!

Room Types

Double
Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Birmingham