My husband and I stayed in Lake Yurt towards the end of last summer and it was an absolutely amazing few days. We live in Bristol and when we got to the yurt all the stresses of everyday life just fell away; which was exactly what we needed! It's truly beautiful there - you are literally surrounded by nature - and just so relaxing and peaceful. We cooked dinners outside, went for lovely walks on the moors, had pub lunches and visited Ashburton where we had a wander round the little antiques shops (you can get a good bargain if you look hard enough!)
The yurt itself was comfortable and cosy, especially when we got the log burner going in the evening and a nice double bed! We love camping but this made such a lovely change as we had everything we needed while still being free from electricity etc and able to properly chill out. Wendy and Larry were fantastic hosts, very helpful, and made us feel really welcome and they have a gorgeous dog, Paddy! We have a baby on the way now and will definitely return with our child in the near future to create more lovely memories with them!
There are few more romantic places to spend a few days than in one of Wendy and Larry's beautiful yurts. Our favourite is Sunshine, as it sits alone in a lovely meadow with a stream running along the side. Wendy and Larry are helpful, friendly and wonderful but once you get to your yurt you don't have to see another human being unless you want to, and you can entirely abandon your car in favour of wandering across the moors, down to the River Dart (where wild swimming is a truly special experience) or to one of many picture perfect villages in the area.
The yurts themselves are extremely comfortable. The gorgeous luxury of the woodburner on a chilly night will make you long for bad weather and everything is designed to add to a relaxing, peaceful escape.
Pretty much the highest compliment we can bestow on this magical place is that we're heading back there for our honeymoon this year! We can't think of anywhere more idyllic to spend our first few days of married life.