Glamping, the word didn’t even exist when we moved to…
The essentials and the nice to haves
As most people know the word “Glamping” originated from combining the words glamourous and camping. Since the glamping movement took off things have changed dramatically and now glamping can literally mean anything. From staying in a bell tent that contains nothing but a mattress on the floor and some solar fairy lights. To fully furnished two bedroon houses on stilts with everything from a full blown kitchen to flat screen T.V.’s. Yes these do actually exist and yes they still call it glamping! Everybody has different expectations and budgets when they book their holiday.
We like to think of Strawberry Skys Yurts as a traditional glamping site. We want to keep the “camping” alive in “glamourous camping”. After all there are so many benefits from a camping holiday; adventure, sleeping under the stars, relaxing and spend quality time with loved ones. Or simply to have a technology detox.
You won’t need to worry about setting your up tent in the dark, or forgetting to pack the tent pegs. However, there are still some important essentials you will need to bring and some things that are just nice to have.
And please, if there is anythng you couldn’t live without on your glamping holiday that we have missed off the list then we’d love for you to leave a comment.
The beds in our yurts are covered with brightly coloured throws for decorative purposes. However, you will need to bring your own bedding for warmth and comfort. Sleeping bags are ideal, as they pack up smaller when travelling, but duvets and sheets are also fine. The cushions inside the yurts are not designed for sleeping on so please bring your own pillows.
You’ll need these for the shower. The yurt shower room is fully heated and has a heated towel rail for you to use as well as a hair dryer.
At least one good powerful torch is essential as it can be very dark at night and trying to make your way across the yurt field without one can be very difficult
Even during the driest spells the grass will always be wet in the mornings so a pair of wellingtons are a year-round essential. You will be glad of them when walking across the fields to the village as livestock can be very messy.
There are several shops and supermarkets within a ten mile radius, but if you want to relax without the daily drudge of food shopping we would recommend bringing your food with you, if only for the first night. In the shared kitchen you have your own fridge, plus there is also a freezer if you want to bring frozen food.
Each yurt has it’s own charcoal BBQ outside, so please bring your own charcoal if you wish to use these. Of course, this can be bought locally so you don’t actually need to bring it with you.
The nice to haves
For wearing inside the yurts. Outdoor footwear is not permitted inside the yurts, so bringing some slippers, or other easy to get on and off footwear will make everything much more comfortable especially during the colder months.
We are fortunate enough not to be plagued by swarms of nasty biting creatures. However, this is the outdoors and some people are more prone to getting bitten than others. So please do bring some insect repellent if you think you might need it.
As above, but these can make a great difference to an evening round the campfire.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
- Wood for the woodburner and campfire. We currently do not charge for this so please use it wisely.
- Safety lighter
- Toilet paper
- Hand wash
- Washing up liquid
- Tea towels
In the shared kitchen you have your own fridge.
Plus all the pots/pans, crockery, cutlery, glasses & mugs you should need. There are also two gas hobs and one oven, a toaster, kettle and shared freezer.
- Each yurt contains a smoke detector, carbon-monoxide detector & fire extinguisher