Escape it all at The Yurt Camp, hidden in a chalk stream valley on the edge of the village of Broughton, at a wild working water buffalo farm on the rolling downs of West Hampshire.
  • Sleeps: 6+
  • Bedrooms: Varies
  • Bathrooms: 2 external
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

The idyllic rural location provides the ideal escape from the stresses and strains of modern life, a moment to kick back and relax in a truly peaceful rural setting.

The friendly farm owners have been busily cultivating their land over the past 20 years, using their herd of Indian water buffalo to help generate healthy soil, planting thousands of native trees, digging ponds, painstakingly restoring rivers, and encouraging an abundance of wildlife.

You’ll find the same sustainable ethos running through the private, dog-friendly camp, including structures lovingly crafted from reclaimed materials.

Enclosed by cob and thatch walls in the farm’s 200 year-old kitchen garden, up to 6 guests can rest their weary heads in an exquisite yurt, especially crafted by the resident Yurt-Master Stephen, and Jabba the (shepherd’s) hut, expertly created from salvaged and recycled materials.

Bringing extra guests? There’s plenty of room for them to pitch their own tents, or park their campervans in the meadow.

Along with direct access to the shimmering water meadow and stream, you’ll have two washrooms to choose from, both with hot showers and toilets. There’s also a fully-equipped kitchen, and a large charcoal barbecue for those essential sizzling sunset suppers.

What else could you possibly need? Well, how about acres of stunning, wide-open rural space, and some of the most epic sunrises and sunsets you’ll ever clap eyes upon? With plenty of sustainably coppiced firewood included every evening too, you’re free to toast marshmallows and sing campfire songs until the stars appear.

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At a glance

  • A private yurt campsite, positioned on a working 500-acre water buffalo farm in the village of Broughton, Hampshire.
  • Set within the farm’s 200 year-old kitchen garden, the camp boasts a hand-crafted yurt (4 guests) and a shepherd’s hut created from reclaimed and recycled materials (2 guests). Kitchen/shower facilities are provided.
  • Well-behaved dogs are also welcome to stay.
  • Sustainably coppiced firewood is provided every evening, and charcoal is provided on request.
  • Go fishing and birdwatching locally, take an energising walk or cycle ride, or visit the many local pubs and cafés. You’re also perfectly placed to explore hotspots like the New Forest and Dorset and discover the rich maritime heritage of the south coast.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Large Groups


Yurt Camp (6 guests): hand-crafted yurt with a double bed and 2 singles, shepherd’s hut sleeping 2 guests. Bedding and towels provided. 2 washrooms with hot showers, toilets, toilet roll and soap, camp kitchen with fridge/freezer, gas hobs, crockery, cooking equipment, oils, herbs, spices. Charcoal barbecue, firebowl, outdoor seating, supply of firewood. Direct access to water meadow/stream.

Local Activities

Birdwatching, fishing, picnics, nature walks, cycling, pubs, cafés, restaurants.

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When you wake from a sound night’s sleep, there’s plenty to help you while away your time on the farm, including fishing and birdwatching… and if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the water buffalo themselves.

Meanwhile, there are plenty of convivial cafés and watering-houses to stop in nearby, along with endless country walks and cycling trails to follow. And if you’re keen to explore further afield, Broughton is perfectly placed for visiting the likes of the New Forest, Stonehenge and the historic cities of Winchester and Salisbury.


Where you'll be staying

Broughton, Hampshire

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