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General

  • Comfort in authentic yurts
  • Reconnect with nature and the outdoors
  • Enjoy an eco-friendly getaway

Welcome to Blackdown Yurts – eco-friendly yurt holidays deep in the heart of Devon’s beautiful, rural countryside. Tucked away in a tranquil valley amidst the rolling fields and leafy woodlands of the Blackdown Hills enjoy a haven from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Set within 30 acres on a smallholding between Exeter and Honiton, each authentic Mongolian yurt is tucked away in its own secluded spot, with plenty of space to explore and unwind. Providing a glamorous alternative to roughing it in a tent, the yurts are furnished with an eclectic blend of rustic and ethnic furniture. Thick Kilim rugs, fluffy sheepskins, plump cushions, a log burner and organic bed linen ensure your stay will be a comfortable one.

With spring water on tap, solar electricity and composting toilets, your yurt holidays will also be as eco-friendly as possible. Enjoy the food and drink at one the excellent local pubs or restaurants. Or why not just breathe in the fresh country air and relax into a new rhythm of life, free from televisions, computers and telephones.

As the day draws to an end and the sun gives way to solar lamps and lanterns, light the barbecue or use your own field kitchen to prepare a meal to be enjoyed around a roaring outdoor fire under the stars.

So whether you are looking for the ultimate glamping experience, a romantic getaway or just a fun break away with your family you can find everything you need at Blackdown Yurts.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Halsbeer Farm, Blackborough Cullompton, Devon, England, EX15 2HN
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8790°N 3.3029°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Tiverton Parkway: Rail Station Bus Stop — 3.6 miles
Sampford Peverell: The Globe Bus Stop — 4.4 miles
Wellington (Somerset): High Street Coach Stop — 7.7 miles
Train stations
Tiverton Parkway Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Feniton Rail Station — 6.4 miles
Honiton Rail Station — 7.6 miles
Ferry ports
Topsham Ferry Landing — 15.3 miles
Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 15.4 miles
Topsham Lock Ferry Landing — 15.4 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 11.4 miles

Directions


Blackdown Yurts is situated on the outskirts of Kentisbeare village near Cullompton, Devon. With close links to the M5 and the A30/A303 it’s really easy to get yourself to the Blackdown Hills without too much fuss. There are great public transport links in the area with Tiverton Parkway train station just 15 minutes away and National Express coaches coming into nearby Tiverton and Exeter.

From the M5:
Leave the M5 at Junction 28 and follow the signs to Honiton along the A373 (left, if travelling south on the M5 or right and around the roundabout if travelling north). Go along the A373 for approximately two miles and turn left at ‘Post Cross’ which is signposted left to Kentisbeare and Blackborough. Continue straight and after another half-mile the road will dip downhill into the village of Kentisbeare.

In Kentisbeare turn right as you reach the Post Office and village shop on your right and the pub (The Wyndam Arms) on your left. Continue through the village and out the other side, the road straightens and after a few hundred yards bends to the left at which point there is a right turn. Take the right turn and continue along this road for about half a mile until you reach a crossroads. Turn left at the crossroads, after 150 yards take the next right-hand turn. Follow this up and then down the hill and after 300 yards you will reach a farm on your left and the driveway for Blackdown Yurts on your right.

From the A303:
Leave the A303 at Honiton and drive along the High Street through the town. As you pass the Job Centre on your left the road splits into two lanes. Take the right-hand lane at the lights and turn right signposted for the Magistrates court. You are now on the A373 to Cullompton, follow this road for approximately 6 miles. Just after the village of Dulford you will pass the Keepers Cottage Pub on your left hand side, take the next turning on your right at ‘Post Cross’ which is signposted left to Kentisbeare and Blackborough. Continue straight and after another half-mile the road will dip downhill into the village of Kentisbeare. From there, follow as above.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The site is set in a beautiful valley between the villages of Blackborough and Kentisbeare in The Blackdown Hills. A popular holiday destination, it is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretching from Wellington to Honiton and Membury. The Blackdown Hills are a hidden gem often overlooked by people who escape to Dartmoor, Exmoor or to the Cornish coast. Tucked inbetween the M5, M4 and A303 routes into the west country the area is also easily-accessed from all over the UK.

By day, hundreds of footpaths, river banks, ancient woodland, villages and churches are just waiting to be explored. Ask onsite for maps and plenty of helpful suggestions. The area provides a wonderful opportunity for walking, cycling and horse riding. There are plenty of excellent places to eat and drink locally, the owners are happy to share some of their favourite pubs and restaurants with you.

Must see

  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (4.3 miles)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (9.1 miles)
  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (12.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Knightshayes Court (8.4 miles)
  • Killerton (9.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  10 a.m.

Blackdown Yurts cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Blackdown Yurts will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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