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Swaledale Yurts

Keld, North Yorkshire, England

In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales by River Swale are 5 original + luxury Mongolian Yurts + a private enclosed hot tub cabin.

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Stunning scenery with breath-taking waterfalls as an amazing backdrop are home to this family run site. There are 5 Mongolian Yurts and a small campsite ideal for those looking for peace and tranquility whilst enjoying the beautiful views. Book a private session in the large enclosed hot tub with stunning views.

The site is open from 1 March - 31st October.

The 19ft yurts can sleep between 2 - 5 people on 4 single beds and a sofa bed and they come with lockable front doors, wood burning stoves, sofas and a dining area. Electricity is provided and therefore there is a mini fridge, lamp, kettle, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and electric heater. All bedding, linen and towels are provided. A rechargeable torch is also provided in each yurt. The yurts have the use of the modern and clean campsite bathrooms.

There are BBQ's which can be borrowed from the site owners as cooking is not allowed in the yurts. However guests have access to an onsite campers barn which has a fully fitted kitchen with hob, fridge-freezer, microwave and toaster. Hot breakfast baguettes are also available to purchased and can be delivered to your yurt door. Packed lunches are also available to purchase. The site has a full drinks licence and stock a variety of wines, beers and ales. The site also offer a selection of home cooked meals which can be delivered to your yurt.

After a long walk there is a private enclosed hot tub which is available to hire for £20 for a 90 minute session for 2 people. Other deals are available. It is advisable to prebook as the hot tub is very popular.

As the site is off-grid there is no mobile signal or wi-fi but this helps to enable guests to completely relax and unwind. There are many hiking trails in Keld including the Pennine Way, Herriot Way and the Coast to Coast path. Maps are provided with a selection of local walks. Nearby there are local pubs which wonderful food which can be incorporated with a circular walk.

Prices for the yurts start from £59 in low season/mid-week and rise to £99 in peak season/weekends based on 2 people sharing. Extra adults are £15 each per night and under 16's £10 per night.

Camping prices are £8 per night and under 16's £6 per night.

Well behaved dogs are welcome free of charge. 2 night minimum stay when staying a Saturday night.

Room Types

Family Rooms
Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Leeds / Newcastle