Shade Oak Yurt

Nestled in the sheltered top corner of the meadow, Shade Oak is a spacious 17' Yurt based on a traditional Mongolian design, with felt lining for additional insulation.  It is set on it's own expansive deck along with a fully equipped camp kitchen and specially designed compost loo for guests' sole use. Also on the deck are outdoor chairs and dining table with parasol for hot summer afternoons.  Shade Oak gets sun all day until it slips behind the mountains in early evening.

Built from a mixture of sustainable British hardwoods by truly skilled craftsmen, these yurts offer a beautiful natural wooden interior under a tough weatherproof canvas cover that can withstand whatever the British weather can throw at it.

Shade Oak is decorated in warm, earthy red and orange tones, using Fair Trade ethnic floor coverings and hand painted bespoke shelves and wooden trunk for storage.  There is a really comfy king size bed and pocket sprung mattress, made up with quality hypoallergenic duvet, pillows and pure cotton bed linen. There is also a comfy sofa, interior table and chairs, the all important wood burner and even a handy coat stand for wet weather gear!

Shade Oak has a stunning pastoral view across the Escley valley and is a 100m stroll from the luxuriously appointed washouse.



  • Private camp kitchen on each yurt deck
  • 2 ring gas stove and grill
  • Fire bowl on each deck that doubles as a BBQ
  • Cool Box with plentiful supply of ice packs from freezer in Wash House


  • Luxurious communal Wash House approx. 100m from each yurt.  
  • Two large shower rooms, one with a free standing slipper bath.  Plentiful supply of solar powered hot water with electric backup.
  • Two flushing loos and hand basins in the Wash House and each Yurt has its own compost loo.
  •  Also in the Wash House a Belfast sink and drainer for washing up.


  • Wood burner in Yurt
  • Fire bowl outside on deck
  • Solar fairy lights in Yurt
  • Tea light lanterns
  • 2 wind-up LED lanterns
  • All bed linen provided


  • Plenty of cards, a selection of board games, local guide books and novels, some with a local connection.

A lovely, beautiful and peaceful bit of heaven. So hard to leave. We have stayed in a number of yurts and this one tops the lot. The Bridge Inn is a great little pub just a short walk away. The Badgers are wonderful! 

L&K, Suffolk