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Blackdown Yurts

Child friendly glamping, Devon – Halsbeer Farm, Blackborough, Cullompton, Devon

Holiday summary

Number of units 4
Units sleep 1 – 6
Bedrooms 1
Maximum group size 22
Prices £500 - £565 per week
Short breaks
Pet friendly
WiFi
Mobility friendly

About Blackdown Yurts

4 traditional nomadic Mongolian yurts in a tranquil hidden valley in Devon’s beautiful Blackdown Hills provide a child-friendly retreat for those of you looking for a peaceful, safe haven away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Set within 30 acres of a small-holding, each yurt is tucked away in its own secluded spot, with loads of space to explore, adventure or unwind. 

The Yurts


Three of the yurts sleep up to 6 people and one up to 4. The thoughtfully equipped yurts have reclaimed wooden beds, organic bedding, wool-stuffed bedrolls and pillows along with thick Kilim rugs, fluffy sheepskins and plump pouffes around a central log burner (with fireguard) making sure that you are cosy come what may. Colourfully decorated with embroidered hangings from India and printed throws on the beds.

Badger, Woodpecker and Willow Yurts are set in a flat field (ideal for ball games) at the bottom of a gently sloping ten-acre field with open views to surrounding woodland. Badger and Woodpecker are next to one another but each has its own private space, enclosed by a high Devon bank scattered with wild flowers. Willow is set slightly apart and is surrounded by a screen of willow trees to give a little privacy. Buzzard is set above the others on a small plateau on a hillside flanked by oak trees. It has stunning, panoramic views across the valley and thus provides a wonderful vantage point to enjoy your surroundings and watch the moon and stars. (Please do note that this yurt can only be reached on foot up a short but fairly steep grassy slope.)


To help preserve the simplicity of yurt life, the owners have tried to keep everything as eco-friendly and back to basics as possible. Each yurt has spring water on tap and a composting toilet outside. There is no electricity at the yurts themselves (but if you need to charge devices there are plug points in the communal barn). At night the yurts are lit by fairy lights, candles or lanterns. 


All cutlery, pots and pans etc are supplied so you just need to bring food. The tin roof field kitchen next to each yurt is equipped with a camping gas stove and a barbeque. Eco-friendly washing up liquid and soap are supplied and there's also a range of bins to help you recycle as much as possible.


Creature comforts have been provided; the communal barn has comfy sofas, a log-burning stove, large dining table and a few modern extras, such as a kettle, toaster, gas rings for cooking, and two fridge/freezers. Ice blocks and cool boxes are provided for you to keep essentials such as milk cold at your yurt. 

New for 2018 are four brand new shower rooms created from rustic and reclaimed materials but with modern washing facilities. Each shower room has a basin, toilet and shower complete with bench and hanging hooks to make showering solo or with little people a lot easier. 

Travel cot, highchair, baby bath and toddler toilet seat available on request. 

Get Back To Nature

We encourage you to get back to nature and enjoy the wildlife and wildflowers of our idyllic green valley. It is the perfect antidote to the plastic toy brigade: fresh air, lots of space, no noise pollution - just nature and whatever you might encounter to make your stay unique. Browse Katie’s collection of natural history guides, join her on a bat walk or borrow a bat detector to try to hear our nocturnal visitors for yourselves. 

Out And About

The Blackdown Hills has hundreds of footpaths, riverbanks, ancient woodland and villages waiting to be explored. Maps are available should you decide to go off and explore. There are plenty of excellent places to eat and drink locally, again just ask for favourite pubs and restaurants.
If you'd like to venture further afield, you are in an ideal position for exploring the beautiful Jurassic World Heritage coastline, Dartmoor, Exmoor and the cathedral city of Exeter. Rent an old-fashioned deckchair and tuck into a cream tea at the seaside villages of Beer or Branscombe. There are many outstanding National Trust properties nearby whilst the acclaimed Eden Project is just an hour and a half away by car. 

Getting There

Blackdown Yurts is conveniently located close to junctions 27 and 28 of the M5 and the A30 at Honiton, making it easy to access for a short break from the south-east, Bristol and the Midlands and from elsewhere in the south-west.

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Owner's Recommendations
The owner of this property has provided some personal recommendations for things to do, days out and places to eat near this property.
  • Diggerland

    One of our nearest visitor attractions, perfect for little digger enthusiasts.
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  • The Bear Trail

    If your cubs like getting muddy, this obstacle course is for you.
    Find out more

  • Wildwood Escot

    Visit to see native and former British wildlife including wolves, lynx and red squirrels.
    Find out more

  • Knightshayes NT

    Lovely National Trust property with house, gardens, parkland and a playground formed from fallen trees.
    Find out more

  • Seaton Jurassic

    Take the Seaton tram to this visitor centre about the fossils you can find on the Jurassic Coast.
    Find out more

  • Tiverton Canal Co

    Enjoy a tranquil voyage on a horse-drawn barge along the Tiverton Canal.
    Find out more

  • Devon Railway Centre

    Ride the railways and see the model railways. Plenty of indoor play too.
    Find out more

  • The Wyndham Arms

    Family friendly pub in our local village of Kentisbeare. Playground at the end of the garden.
    Find out more

  • The Ashill Inn

    Our next nearest pub - fantastic takeaway fish and chips on Friday evenings.
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  • The Culm Valley Inn

    Fantastic food in this quirky pub located beside a beautiful river in Culmstock with a stunning spot that is perfect for picnics and paddling.
    Find out more

  • World of Country Life

    Plenty of animals to see and pet and lots of play areas at this park on the coast at Sandy Bay, Exmouth.
    Find out more

  • Diggerland

    One of our nearest visitor attractions, perfect for little digger enthusiasts.
    Find out more

  • The Bear Trail

    If your cubs like getting muddy, this obstacle course is for you.
    Find out more

  • Wildwood Escot

    Visit to see native and former British wildlife including wolves, lynx and red squirrels.
    Find out more

  • Knightshayes NT

    Lovely National Trust property with house, gardens, parkland and a playground formed from fallen trees.
    Find out more

  • Seaton Jurassic

    Take the Seaton tram to this visitor centre about the fossils you can find on the Jurassic Coast.
    Find out more

  • Tiverton Canal Co

    Enjoy a tranquil voyage on a horse-drawn barge along the Tiverton Canal.
    Find out more

  • Devon Railway Centre

    Ride the railways and see the model railways. Plenty of indoor play too.
    Find out more

  • The Wyndham Arms

    Family friendly pub in our local village of Kentisbeare. Playground at the end of the garden.
    Find out more

  • The Ashill Inn

    Our next nearest pub - fantastic takeaway fish and chips on Friday evenings.
    Find out more

  • The Culm Valley Inn

    Fantastic food in this quirky pub located beside a beautiful river in Culmstock with a stunning spot that is perfect for picnics and paddling.
    Find out more

  • World of Country Life

    Plenty of animals to see and pet and lots of play areas at this park on the coast at Sandy Bay, Exmouth.
    Find out more

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