Old Larch Yurt

Pricing

Old Larch Yurt is priced for 2 people from £95 per night, (discounts: 6% for 4 nights + & 10% for 7 nights +, in low season), all bed linen and towels supplied. We're asking guests to please bring your own pillows and strip the bed before you leave until the Covid-19 pandemic is over.

There is room for up to two children or one adult sleeping on single mattresses, and a camp bed provided in the yurt: The cost for extra people is £15 per person per night. All extra people will need to bring their own bedding (sleeping bags), pillows and towels. There is enough space for a baby under 2 years in their own travel cot at no extra charge, but we do ask politely that you make provision to remove all nappies at the end of your stay.

Come and lose yourself in the heady world of the outdoors and experience the peace and tranquillity of natural woodland, with it’s diverse and abundant wildlife.

Decorated with a swirl of glittering saris, Old Larch is a seriously cool Yurt, once Flavia’s home in the Alps back in the 1980’s, it is now raised above ground on a platform at the edge of delightful woodland, with a great view. With it’s fully equipped kitchen on the sheltered deck and the fire-pit close by, you can cook or barbecue right here or choose to walk a mile down the lane to eat a first class meal in the pub.

Only a few steps away is your very own hut contains an odourless composting loo and a hot shower.

As dusk settles in light up the storm lanterns and roast marsh mallows over the open fire-pit, then when it gets dark, gaze at the starlit skies then snuggle into bed next to the wood-burning stove with oodles of fire-wood, to keep you warm and cosy for your stay.

Check out our “things to do and see” section for loads of ideas how to fill your time here, otherwise you can just while away the days basking in the hammock, reading, drawing or enjoy doing absolutely nothing at all!

We encourage our guests to conserve water, use less plastic where possible and recycle as much as they can during their stay. Our water is delicious and filtered so please resist the urge to bring plastic water bottles 🙂

Useful information

SEASON DATES

Old Larch Yurt is available from April 1st - October 31st, then we take it down for cleaning re-proofing and general maintenance.

CHECK IN

Between 4pm-5pm (please send text message with ETA on the day to Richard's mobile - number supplied with booking confirmation)

CHECK OUT

Before 10am please

CORONAVIRUS

IN THE INTERESTS OF TRYING TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE WE ARE ASKING GUESTS TO BRING THEIR OWN PILLOWS, AND TO STRIP THE BED AFTER THEIR STAY. HAND SANITIZER IS SUPPLIED TO BE USED REGULARLY THROUGHOUT YOUR STAY - THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE :-)

SAFETY

Very small children should be supervised at all times around the pond, the chiminea, wood-burning stoves and the Scary swing.

CONNECTIVITY

There is good EE mobile signal. If you need to check emails, you can park just outside the main house to access the Wi-Fi

WHAT DO WE SUPPLY?

Bed linen and towelsfor the double, matches, firelighters, soap, washing up liquid, lanterns, enough charcoal for one meal

WHAT TO BRING?

Please read the information sent from the owner on receipt of booking and remember to bring your own pillows, and supplies such as food, drink, fire-lighters, tea lights, charcoal (if you want to barbecue more than once), wellies or walking boots, slippers for inside and binoculars. There is a cool box, the owners supply ice blocks and you can re-freeze your own, nearby.

COOKING

Gas-fired camping stove with all utensils and grill for Barbecues on the fire-pit with charcoal supplied, enough for one session. There is usually some tea and coffee, and basic cooking items, plates and cutlery in the cupboard.

DIRECTIONS

You can use your satnav to get you to the village of Llanfechain, thereafter please follow the directions on the booking information sheets.

What our guests say

We have stayed in quite a few places in the UK, but the Old Larch Yurt is probably our favourite place, ever! If coziness has a definition it's this place: Laying in the comfy bed and listening to the fire at night and then waking up in the morning in the forest, having a coffee on the veranda. This place is utter wonder! And Flavia and Richard are the perfect hosts: They're as warm and welcoming as the place and you really feel that their hearts are in this. We've been here already two times and it won't be our last!
Felix & Emily Aug 2021
We had a lovely 5 days in a private wooded area of the estate. On arrival Richard greeted us and showed us around. Both himself and Flavia were around if we needed them for anything. We spent every evening around the fire pit, and the days out exploring the area. It was a shame it had to end.
Alan – April 2021
Truly magical. The setting is out of a fairy tale.
Leigh – April 2021
Richard and Flavia were absolutely lovely hosts and have thought of everything. The yurt itself is fabulously decorated and in acres of woodland and greenery. It was the perfect escape.

Viki – May 2021
We had a magical weekend in the Old Larch Yurt, in nature, cozy by the fire or walking around the estate. The yurt, which is very cute and cozy, and the location are absolutely amazing! The yurt is in a lovely woods and I can say I never heard so many birds singing in one place like this. The suroundings are very pretty, you don't need to walk far for amazing views or to go to the village for a pint, if you fancy. Richard and Flavia were very welcoming and nice and Tuppence the duck is a character - look him up!

Florina – May 2021
I can't get over how magical our stay was. Richard and Flavia have built an amazing home away from home. Old Larch Yurt is perfect for a stripped back to basics vacation away from the city. The whole area is covered in woodlands to get lost in with beautiful views and wildlife. I didn't want to leave! The yurt itself is beautiful inside and out and there are villages nearby if you need anything (we even managed to get out for a Sunday pub lunch to watch the euros!) We thought we would struggle finding places that are vegan friendly as the villages are small but there are 2 vegan restaurants nearby and all omni places had really good began and veggie options! Everyone we ran into or spoke to was so lovely and friendly. It really is the perfect getaway. Thank you so much Richard and Flavia for sharing such a magical place with us, we will be back! Ps shout out to Tuppence the duck that is super friendly and loves to run around your feet to welcome you.
Rae – June 2021
Had the most wonderful time. The yurt and location are truly magical. It was so peaceful to sit amongst the trees, birds and wildlife - it felt like a treehouse! We saw lots of different birds and heard owls hooting at night. The yurt itself was clean, cosy and the bed was really comfortable. The kitchen was also well stocked with everything you needed - simple but perfect. Lots of wonderful, equally magical walks directly from the yurt. Flavia and Richard have done a fantastic job making the whole experience friendly, pleasant and easy. I loved the feel of the place and how embedded in nature it was. Will definitely return!!
Natasha – June 2021
Never stayed in a yurt before, so particularly keen to share this experience with our granddaughter. A dramatic arrival and first night in the full ferocity of storm Francis only enhanced the warmth and comfort of the Yurt. The following day was a beautiful August day,exploring the grounds,treasure hunt and rowing boat.Evenings cooking by the campfire were magical. Flavia and Richard where attentive and accessible when needed,perfect hosts.The experience will live long in our collective memories.Ditch the technology and live a little! Chris 25/08/2020
This was our first experience in a yurt and the Old Larch has certainly set an incredibly high standard for what we will definitely be looking for in the future. The décor, the location and the amenities were perfect. Laura 31/08/2020
An amazing few days away to unplug from the world and relax and reset. This location is perfect for it. Steve 28/09/2020
Steve
Amazing place, owners were lovely. Very secluded and out the way which is perfect for a couples retreat, recommend this place highly
Marie 09/10/2020
Marie
If you are thinking of booking but not sure please do, you won't regret it. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the old larch yurt and we cannot wait to come back again, it was exactly what we needed, a perfect getaway for our little family. Mornings on the balcony with a cup of tea listening to the birds, long walks, paddles in the river and the crazy swing for the adventurous, evenings by the fire roasting Marshmellows and then settling into bed with the fairy lights and log fire absolute bliss. The accommodation and grounds are so cosy, clean and welcoming. You really won't be disappointed. We felt like we were away from everything that's going on right now and we could just enjoy ourselves it really was perfect.
Shaun, Kelly and Heidi – 19/08/2020
We loved every minute of it so did the children we really didn't want to leave amazing beautiful place and lovely people too
Tallie 04/10/2019
We had a great time: lovely setting, cute activities and good facilities.

Henrietta 05/09/2019
Wow this stay was just magical! My 6 year old said the inside was like being in a princess ball! Everything was amazing, the yurt, the location and the hosts! Richard and flavia had covered everything you'd need and were so welcoming and helpful. We would love to return here in the future and stay longer, 2 nights was not long enough!

Amy 008/08/2019
Great. It is a beautiful place - the yurt, the decoration, the woodland - beautiful!
Elizabeth 30/06/2019
Wow this stay was just magical! My 6 year old said the inside was like being in a princess ball! Everything was amazing, the yurt, the location and the hosts! Richard and flavia had covered everything you'd need and were so welcoming and helpful. We would love to return here in the future and stay longer, 2 nights was not long enough! Amy 08/08/2019
Amy
Great. It is a beautiful place - the yurt, the decoration, the woodland - beautiful
Elizabeth 30/06/2019

Elizabeth
A long weekend break (Friday - Sunday) was just not long enough. It was the most perfect weekend! I couldn’t recommend this place enough. The hosts are lovely, the grounds are stunning and the yurts are magical. It almost felt like the outside world didn’t exist, blissful.
Samantha 07/06/2019
What an amazingly beautiful & stunning place!! We didn't want to leave!! A gorgeous yurt inside and out where they have thought of everything!! The stunnung inside of the yurt with log burner and window to the stars, with everything you need, the outside undercover kitchen area and decking for idillic breakfasts with visits from the friendly chickens, the bench swing, amazing views , surrounded by woodlands and the all day birdsong is incredible! A camp fire area complete with hammock, the compost loo and warm shower, drinking your water from their very own spring, marshmallows and toasting fork, maps for the most beautifully stunning walks with breathraking views, a little boat to take out on the boating lake! You feel like you're in your own little paradise!! I felt at home and could have never left! An incredibly stunning place to stay where the hosts are so welcoming!! They really did think of everything!!! Would highly recommend!!! We will be going back as soon as we can!
Amy 27/05/2019
Wonderful, loved the yurt, enjoyed our walks, the wishing tree & loved the peace & serenity. Lovely sounds of wildlife & birds singing. Also enjoyed sitting around the fire roasting marshmallows. Very cosy in the yurt. Excellent hosts.
Mandy 20/05/2019
Brilliant yurt accommodation in a great location. Lots of interesting things to do with our 3 year old, particularly loved the boat, swings and friendly chickens.
Sandra 26/04/2019
Very peaceful, relaxing, another world. Flavia and Richard lovely and helpful.
Clare 08/04/2019
We stayed in the old larch yurt in the grounds of Bodynfoel Hall. The setting of the yurt was just lovely, we arrived just after sunset and all the solar fairy lights were lit up all around which looked so inviting we couldn’t wait to get started! The log burner was already set up to light which was a lovely touch so within 20 minutes we had a fire roaring away and could start some dinner in the brilliant little outdoor kitchen area. The grounds were plenty to take in, we ventured a little further and took a long walk in the hills and valleys surrounding and it was just perfect. The combination of fields and woodland was also good for us as we love walking in both. We were left alone to our little bubble but anything we needed the hosts were right there and more than happy to help. We took in some star gazing and even saw a few comets one night! I would recommend this stay to anyone who needs to forget their normal life and relax for a little while.
Katie 19/10/2018
We had a fabulous stay, Richard & Flavia have created a beautiful space with everything you need to have a relaxing break away from the pressures of modern life. The yurt was snug, comfortable and welcoming and we will certainly be going again!
Zoe 01/08/2018

We stayed at the Old Larch Yurt for Anna's 21st birthday - she wanted to do something different to the usual and we thought this was the perfect option. The estate was so secluded, and everywhere you looked was beautiful. Quiet, peaceful and quaint, with everything you could possibly need - we had an axe to chop wood, a wood burner to burn the wood, a campfire, a bench swing, a hammock, a toilet and shower, a little camping kitchen and endless miles of wonderful scenery. There was even a bag full of little pieces of fabric which we used to tie wishes to a nearby 300-year-old wishing oak tree. Everything was an absolute dream and two nights wasn't nearly enough. Richard and Flavia (the owners) did an incredible job, they were lovely people and the entire experience had a wonderful attention to detail. They truly care about the experience and it shows in every facet of the yurt and surrounding areas. We couldn't have asked for anything more! :)

Anna 07/08/2018
My two friends and I stayed in Old Larch Yurt for two nights. This is our 8th year glamping and our favourite so far. Beautiful yurt.. Richard and Flavia have decorated it beautifully to make it feel so cosy and comfortable whilst relaxing by the log burner inside. Excellent facilities with everything provided such as pans, plates, glasses and cutlery. The yurt is set in the most beautiful tranquil environment with acres of surrounding land to explore.
Michelle 13/08/2018
Two nights stay in a wonderful yurt with our two boys, aged 6 and 10. Lots of walking, rowing the boat on the Lake and swinging as high as we dare on the tree swing! BBQ's and toasting of marsh mallows in the evening, with reading and board games on the veranda by lamp light. Amazing place and time had by all! Richard and Flavia were both welcoming hosts.
Louise 21/08/2018
It was dreamy; the yurt was beautifully put together and private with our own sheltered kitchen area, fire pit, swing, hammock and solar powered bathroom. The grounds were beautiful and extensive and we spent our time exploring the woods and hills and following maps and children’s treasure hunts.
Madeline 27/08/2018