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We have introduced our environmentally friendly yurt (Mongolian for ‘vaulted tent') for holidays in Cornwall on our smallholding near Mylor as an alternative to the traditional holiday cottage. We selected a yurt rather than a tepee for the convenience of having a wood burning stove to keep it cosy.
This lone yurt is situated in a secluded corner at the top of a southwest-facing field, surrounded by trees and mown to give a large grassy area next to the yurt. The field, where we used to graze our pigs and cows, is fallow and set aside and full of wildlife and birdsong - enjoying great afternoon sun. There is a cottage surrounded by trees at the bottom end of the field but it is not overlooked by other houses. Our home and cottage is across Bells Hill, the road to Mylor, at the bottom end of the field.
The yurt is fully equipped for that 'back to nature' experience, with all the home comforts. Look up at the night sky through the roof light, peel back the sides to allow the air in, or snuggle up around the wood burning stove or campfire.
Although one yurt can look very much like another there are significant differences in design. This yurt is based on a traditional central Asian design, with a steamed wheel and steam bent roof poles which give the yurt its unique domed interior and steep, rounded profile. The yurt is hand made in Cornwall on Bodmin moor by a craftsman from locally sourced ash coppice and oak in same way as the traditional Mongolian yurt. The wooden poles are fastened with leather thongs and studs to form a fence-like structure (which are called 'Hana' in Mongolian). The frame of the yurt is covered with thick canvas or felt fastened from outside the yurt.
Nearby attractions and activities
Mylor village is 10 minutes walk away and has almost everything from the 'Lemon Arms' Pub, butcher, village stores, post office, fish shop and newsagent. The yacht harbour and waterside pub and café are close at hand, with its passenger ferry links for Falmouth and St Mawes. The waterside pub, the Pandora Inn, is 15 minutes' walk away but won’t be open again until 2012 due to a thatch fire. The North Coast surf beaches are about 20 minutes drive.
Mylor lies within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is perfectly situated for exploring Cornwall, sailing, garden trips, creek walks and beaches.
Sailing, Maritime and Beaches
Mylor Yacht Harbour and Restronguet Sailing Club have been extensively upgraded and offer cafes, shops and all boating facilities, including boat hire and sailing school. We are close to the National Maritime Museum and Royal Cornwall Yacht Club at Falmouth. We are well placed to explore the surf beaches of the north coast and the quiet south coast beaches and creeks.
Gardens and Walking Holidays
The stunning Eden Project and many wonderful private and National Trust gardens, including Glendurgan, Trebah, Trelissick, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Lamorran are close at hand.
Footpaths from the cottage are plentiful and the 13th Century Pandora Inn can be reached via a 30-minute walk on a scenic creekside path from Little Albion. Add the beauty of the Cornwall Coastal Path, the wilderness of the moors and picturesque villages; it is a wonderful place for a holiday.
Arts, Museums and Culture
Cornwall has a rich cultural heritage. We are 40 minutes from the Tate Gallery at St Ives and close to other art galleries and museums. There are year-round theatre, music and arts events, at venues as diverse as the stunning waterside Minack Theatre, churches and Hall for Cornwall.
Attractions near Albion Farm Yurt
- National Maritime Museum Cornwall (2.9 miles)
- Pendennis Castle (3.4 miles)
- Truro Cathedral (5.1 miles)
- Trelissick Garden (2.6 miles)
- St Anthony Head (4.6 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Activities near Albion Farm Yurt
Trelissick Garden - Lamouth Creek - the Fal (2.6 miles) Walking
Gyllyngvase (3.4 miles) Beach - Excellent Water Quality Beaches
Swanpool (3.5 miles) Beach - Excellent Water Quality Beaches
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Penryn (Cornwall), Penryn Bridge Coach Stop — 1.9mi
Falmouth: Berkeley Vale Argos Coach Stop — 2.6mi
Treliske: Hospital Lay by Coach Stop — 5.0mi
- Train stations
Penryn Rail Station — 2.1mi
Perranwell Rail Station — 2.2mi
Penmere Rail Station — 2.9mi
- Ferry ports
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 1.9mi
Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing — 2.0mi
Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing — 2.5mi
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 17.9mi
Penzance Airport — 20.0mi
Land's End St Just Airport — 26.9mi
From London we find the M4 and M5 to be the fastest route. Come off the M5 at J31 at Exeter and take the A30 via Okehampton, Bodmin, and then take the road to Truro. Bypass Truro and from Truro follow the A39 towards Falmouth.
At Perran-ar-worthal, turn left (signed to Carclew). The turning is almost opposite the Norway Inn seen on your right. Take a left turn at the first T junction, and turn left again at the next crossroads approx 200m further on.
After approximately one mile continue straight ahead past a fork off to the left, towards Mylor Bridge for approximately 200m (now Bells Hill). We are the first visible property on the right hand side. You will see the pink cottage 'Little Albion' and then Albion House, a slate hung house with narrow vehicle entrance and round lawn.
Permitted arrival time
No refunds - please notify us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your holiday.
Please note that your deposit paid to Pitchup.com is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
Your full balance is payable on arrival by cash, cheque or bank transfer (please contact the campsite using the details in your confirmation if you wish to pay by bank transfer).
Cards accepted on the parkNone
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
Check availability at Albion Farm Yurt…
For a 7 night stay, between Wed 29 May - Wed 5 Jun, for 2 adults
The yurt is 16ft in diameter with a ceiling height of 10ft or so. It feels spacious and sleeps four and a cot comfortably. It stands on a level wooden deck with a wood-burning stove in the centre, and carpets and rugs on the floor. The bed is a low ...
Max. persons: 4x
The yurt is 16ft in diameter with a ceiling height of 10ft or so. It feels spacious and sleeps four and a cot comfortably. It stands on a level wooden deck with a wood-burning stove in the centre, and carpets and rugs on the floor.
The bed is a low king-size chestnut wooden platform with a warm comfortable orthopaedic mattress. We supply a duvet, sheets, pillows and slips for the double, but we ask that additional guests bring sleeping bags or bedding (normally kids). A cot is available if needed.
The pine wooden doors are more secure against the elements than canvas tent flaps. There is a gas cooker suitable for use in the yurt - alternatively, use the kettle on the wood-burning stove or cook under the stars on the camp fire. All cooking and eating utensils, including a cafetiere, are provided.
There is a hot shower, basin and camping WC in a separate cabin immediately adjacent to the yurt with electric lighting heated towel rail. There is a fridge and freezer in a separate building close by. Rates include wood, linen, gas, and electric.
|Max. persons: 4x|
|1 car included|