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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Yurtshire - A Reet Good Place To Stay!

A few weeks ago, I went to Yurtshire (run by the lovely folk behind Yorkshire Yurts).  Yurtshire is a glamping paradise up in North Yorkshire.  I was working with them on a few new shots for their website.  After a quick drive up the A1, I turned off and drove through the Camp Hill Estate, near Bedale.  What a beautiful, serene location.  The low afternoon sunshine was making its way through the trees as I pulled up to the yurts.

The yurt where we did the family shoot, and the one I'd be staying in later, is called Wensley.  Nestled amongst the trees are 2 other yurts, Nidd & Swale.  The lovely chap behind Yurtshire is Tom.  He turned up and started lighting the fires inside and outside the yurt for our shoot.

And then our lovely family turned up for a few shots....

 After the BBQ came the obligatory toasting of marshmallows!

As the light faded, and I'd said my goodbyes to Tom and the family, I sat outside by the fire for a little while.

As the flames died down and the embers started to glow in the fire, I stoked up the log burning stove inside the yurt.  It's such a beautiful glow, with the tea lights in the lanterns too.

I saw a few bats flying around, and the owls in the woods were hooting to each other.  After a great evening shooting, I was feeling very pleasantly tired, and I tucked in for the night.

I have to say, it's probably the best night's sleep I'd had in ages!  I woke up to the sound of the wood pigeons.  After a nice HOT shower, I made a cuppa and sat outside for a little while.

I just had time for a little woodland walk before I set off on my journey back home.

It was with a heavy heart I packed up and drove away from my lovely Wensley yurt.  I can thoroughly recommend it as a place to stay.  These guys do weddings too - how cool is that!

If you love the outdoor life, but with some home comforts thrown in, you will love Yurtshire.

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