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Strawberry Skys Yurts

Child friendly glamping, Powys

Holiday summary

Number of units 4
Units sleep 2 – 6
Bedrooms 1
Maximum group size 20
Prices £150 - £190 per weekend
Short breaks
Pet friendly
WiFi
Mobility friendly

About Strawberry Skys Yurts

Nestled in the rolling hills of mid Wales with the beautiful Berwyn and Cambrian mountains, Strawberry Skys is a secluded hideaway, perfect for getting away from it all and spending quality time as a family.

With natures biggest playground for the kids to roam free in and make new friends, Strawberry Skys is unhurried and far removed from the pressures of day to day living. You can spend an evening under the stars, chatting around the campfire and toasting marshmallows. The next morning, you can wake to beautiful, unspoilt natural scenery and a quiet tranquility broken only by birdsong.

Strawberry Skys is a secluded, idyllic hideaway making it perfect for fun, family getaways, with a large open space for children to explore. Eric and Anya provide an exciting and unique experience that will stay with you long after you pack up and go home. Many customers return again and again - the best review you could ask for. It really is the perfect getaway!

Accommodation

There are four yurts on site, three traditional Mongolian yurts one of which is a double yurt formed by joining two yurts together and an all wooden yurt. You will never feel cramped or hurried on your yurt camping site.

Each yurt is heated with a wood-burning stove and decorated with scatter cushions, coloured wall art and sumptious rugs, lit by beautiful fairy lights, adding to the magic of being at Strawberry Skys. Outside each yurt is a cast iron BBQ and fire-pit (wood, kindling and firelighters can be collected from the woodshed, all of which is free of charge), picnic table and benches.

Both Ash and Willow yurts have a double bed and two single fouton chairs, each sleeping four; Cherry yurt has two double day beds and a double futon sofa, sleeping six; whilst Oak yurt is two yurts of 19 foot and 16 foot joined together with a corridor joining the two. Ideal for that extra space - use one as a living area and the other as a bedroom if you wish. It has one double bed; a day bed and two single futon chairs, in total sleeping up to six people.

Ash yurt has a USB charging point and electricity.

The yurt shower rooms are heated with heated towel rails.

You simply relax and enjoy your yurt holiday at your own pace. Children can roam free, exploring their natural surroundings, or brush up on their outdoor survival skills, gathering wood, building campfires or rustling up an alfresco feast on the barbecue.

Out and About

If you want to venture into the surrounding area there's a wealth of family-friendly activities to experience including cycling, kayaking, narrow gauge railways, canal boat trips, sea side and mountains, as well as plenty of excellent pubs, restaurants and shops in the nearby market towns and villages.

 

Pystyll Rhaeadr Waterfalls

A truly magical and spectacular setting high in the Berwyn Mountains. The falls are one of the severn wonders of Wales. Children love the scramble up to the top which at 240ft is higher than Niagra! You can walk for miles from the top or bottom of the falls and the leisurely walk down gives you time to reflect on the excitement of the top.

 

Lake Vyrnwy

You won't believe you're in Wales! Simply enjoy the stunning scenery, or take a picnic down to one of the secluded lake-side coves. It's great place to go and tire the children out and you can also hire bicycles to really enjoy the 11 mile lake circuit which is perfectly flat and very easy for all abilities. For the more adventurous we suggest hiring some Canadian Kayaks and getting out onto the lake itself for a brilliant afternoon. Or park at the farthest car park and follow the trail (easy, about 40 mins) to another set of waterfalls.

 

Aberdyfi (Aberdovey)

Crab fishing from the pier, Aberdyfi is a beautiful sandy beach with miles of dunes and sandy coastline; award-winning ice creams; great places to eat and drink, we love the Penhelig Arms and the best ice cream for The Sweet Shop (pink building on the front). What more could you want from a seaside town!

 

Dyfi Osprey Project
Dolgach Falls

A beautiful set of waterfalls and cascades. An hours drive away, but it's a spectacular drive and these are well worth a visit. Either in their own right or as a stopping off point on the way too or from the coast, or as a picnic place when taking the Tallyllyn Railway (see below) these make a great day out.

 

Walking/Hiking

Whatever you call it and whatever your ability we have a massive choice. What do you fancy? Hills? Mountains? Forests? Rivers? Coastline? We have it all. Starting with the very easy and short (30mins) stroll to the village, though this can be extended to a two hour loop, we are perfectly situated to easily access well known walks such as Offa's Dyke Path, Glyndwr's Way, Anne Griffith's Walk.

Rodney's Pillar on the Breidden Hills just the other side of Welshpool offers spectacular 360 degree views of the Severn Plain and north to Snowdon.

The Stiperstones Ridge near Shrewsbury on the England/Wales border is a five mile ridge crowned by several jagged quartzite tors. A great walk and you can reward yourselves with a visit to the Stiperstones Inn.

The bigger stuff on Dinas Mawddwy, Snowdon & Cader Idris (see below) is all there if you want it and we have a number of O/S maps and guide books for you to borrow/peruse. We are happy to answer questions we can and advise on suggested itineraries when you are here.

 

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Machynlleth the old Welsh capital is 30 miles away (about 40mins) and home to the ClimachX trails which will take you out as far into the wilderness as you want to go on natural trails that go on forever.

Coed-y-Brenin: This is mountain bike heaven with stunning mountain views and trails of all lengths for all abilities.

Bwlch nant yr Arian Forest Centre (Nr Aberystwyth)

For a more leisurely ride you can cycle the tow path of the Montgomery Canal from either Welshpool, or Berriew. Or the perfectly flat and but stunningly picturesque 11 mile lap of Lake Vyrnwy.

 

Powis Castle & Gardens

A few minutes by car, or you could take the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway and walk through the deer park from the centre of Welshpool. Whether you visit the castle, just the gardens, or walk the grounds this is a lovely day out. Though be advised the castle itself opens at 1:00pm. The gardens which are spectacular and worth a visit alone open at 11:00am.

 

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

Opened originally as a small community putting sustainable living to the test the centre now welcomes 50,000 visitors a year. Based just outside Machynlleth and about an hour away. Go, explore and learn all about sustainable living for yourself.

 

Light Railways

There are many to choose from. Here are the nearest:

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway runs passed the bottom of our lane and you will more than likely cross the tracks on the way here. Some families have even purchased and annual pass and used the train as a taxi service into Welshpool. See here for more information, time-tables and fares.

Talyllyn Railway - the world's first preserved Railway and original inspiration for the Thomas the Tank Engine stories. A great day out and you can picnic at the Dolgach Falls. See www.talyllyn.co.uk for timetables and fares.

Llangollen Railway -  heritage line running seven miles upstream from Llangollen to Carrog followoing the river Dee.

 

Port Meirion

A must for all fans of The Prisoner. The most picturesque village with pastel coloured houses and strong Italian influences. Take a drive through Snowdonia to visit the Clough Williams-Ellis masterpiece of an Italian village on the Welsh coast.

 

Mount Snowdon & Cader Idris

Some feel compelled to visit Snowdon whether to walk, or take the train up and the potential rewards for your efforts are great, though be advised it is a long drive (2hrs plus) and always busy. At peak times the surrounding roads and mountain itself can get very crowded.

Perhaps a better idea is to beat the crowds with a visit to Cader Idris. (via Pony Path) (via Minffordd Path). The summit at 2,927 feet offers panoramic views of the Snowdon Massif, Lleyn Peninsula, Long Mynd and Shropshire hills. On a clear day you can even see Ireland!

There's plenty of scope for less arduous days out with many small villages/towns to visit in the surrounding areas and great a selection of food & drink to enjoy in a variety of locations.

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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.
  • Pystyll Rhaeadr waterfalls

    One of the seven wonders of Wales.
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  • Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

    Narrow gauge steam railway.
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  • Lake Vyrnwy

    Beautifully picturesque reservoir. Perfect for picnics, walking, cycling, bird watching & Kayaking.
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  • Powys Castle & gardens

    National Trust owned medieval castle rising dramatically above the famous gardens.
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  • Chirk Castle

    Ancient fortress with acres of garden and grounds to wander and explore.
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  • Cader Idris

    Avoid the crowds of Snowdon and climb the Cader instead followed by a visit to the town of Dolgellau for a rewarding meal.
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  • Aberdovey Beach

    Our kids favourite. Stunning estuary with endless sands, the perfect crabbing pier an excellent ice creams. Great views and food available from The Penhelig Arms and Seabreeze restaurant.
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  • Park Hall Farm

    Farm fun, petting zoo and outdoor activities for the kids.
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  • Coed y Brenin forest park

    Mountain biking, walking, trail running, bird watching. River walk and animal puzzle trail. Feel the outdoors!
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  • Climach X Trails

    A must for mountain bikers.
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  • One Planet Adventure

    Mountain biking for all abilities.
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Terms & conditions

Check in & out

Your yurt will be ready from 2:00pm on arrival day, unless we otherwise agreed in advance.
We strongly advise you arrive before dark - which may be before 4:00pm in the winter months. As we are a working smallholding and do not have a reception we request that you let us know your approximate time of arrive at least one day before you travel and advise us on the day if you are going to be later than planned.
Please vacate your yurt by 11:00am on the day of departure, unless otherwise agreed.

Cancellation policy

In the event of you needing to cancel your holiday we will do our best to resell it and if successful we will refund you the amount the holiday resold for less your deposit payment and a £20 administration charge. However, you will not be reimbursed if the holiday is not resold and if the cancellation is made within 6 weeks of arrival date. Neither can be dates be changed within 6 weeks of arrival. We therefore recommend you take holiday cancellation insurance to cover any losses should we not be able to re-let the dates.
In the unlikely event of the yurts not being available due to fire, flood other unforeseen circumstances, we cannot accept liability or responsibility for any loss, including consequential loss, but the full cost of the holiday will be refunded.

Other

Campsite Karma & Other Stuff

As the shower, loo, kitchen areas are shared we ask you to please clean up after yourself and try to accommodate the usage of others.

 We are a relaxed quiet site. We do not allow amplified music and request that all noise be kept to a minimum after 11:00pm.
 Firewood is provided with no additional charge and represents a significant cost to ourselves, we therefore ask our guests to be respectful of this by only burning what is required and keeping campfires small. Children must be supervised around all fires and never leave the campfire or wood burner unattended.
We are happy for you to re-arrange any of the benches and furniture as you wish, but request that you leave your yurt exactly as you found it at the end of your holiday; this includes putting up any of the futons that have been put down for extra guests and putting any furniture/BBQs that have been moved back in their original places.

All rubbish should be sorted and placed in the correct recycling bins.
Outdoor shoes must not be worn inside the yurt, for this reason we advise you to bring slippers or other easy to kick off footwear.

We do not ask for a damages deposit as the majority of our guests are careful, however we do understand that sometimes accidents happen. If you do break or damage anything we would ask that you report it to us immediately, so that we can make arrangements to replace or repair it for the next guests. We will only charge for replacement in exceptional cases as we accept that a degree of wear and tear is to be expected.
General Safety

Each yurt has a smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector and a fire extinguisher. We also provide heat resistant gloves for loading the stove and fire guard are provided in all yurts for the stove. Fairy lights and floor lamps are provided for lighting inside the yurt, although you may wish to bring battery lanterns for extra outside light, especially when the days are shorter.  Paraffin lanterns or similar, or any naked flames must not be taken into the yurts. 
Chinese lanterns and fireworks are nor permitted at any time.
Campfires are to be attended at all times and must be kept small and manageable. 
Parents and/or guardians are expected to supervise their children at all times. We take every care to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable holiday, but cannot be held liable for any accidents or consequential loss.

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NOTE: Low season: Nightly rate for a two night minimum stay and fixed two night price for arrivals on Friday and Saturday. High Season: (Easter & summer holidays) 3 night weekend stays arriving Fridays, or 4 night mid-week break arriving Mondays.

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NOTE: Low season: Nightly rate for a two night minimum stay and fixed two night price for arrivals on Friday and Saturday. High Season: (Easter & summer holidays) 3 night weekend stays arriving Fridays, or 4 night mid-week break arriving Mondays.

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