A sumptuous yurt retreat in a secluded corner of a friendly farm with magical Peak District views.
  • Sleeps: Up to 4
  • Bedrooms: Open plan
  • Bathrooms: Private external
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Upper Hurst Farm is your natural gateway to the Peak District, showcasing the area’s spectacular beauty from its secluded, gently elevated position.  

With four major market towns close by, and plenty of rural delights to explore in every direction, is it any wonder that guests tend to return again and again?

Friendly hosts Sue, Yvonne and Paul aren’t just instantly welcoming, they’ve also put their effort and energy into creating a glamping experience that reflects all the beauty of its surroundings. They’ve been awarded with an Environmental Quality Mark for their trouble, so you can rest assured that your stay will be gloriously natureful.

Filled with comfort and vibrant colour that’s reminiscent of Arabian Nights, you’ll find Gaia’s Hideaway in a secluded, tree-surrounded corner filled with natural wildlife, and boasting far-reaching views of the Peak District hills.

An authentic Mongolian yurt that sleeps up to four guests, you can expect spacious, lavish interiors and creature comforts that include gorgeously fluffy robes, a beautiful hand-made canopy, and a central log burner surrounded by a luxurious Persian rug.  

There’s a mini-kitchen and dining area, plus a huge circular bed dressed in Egyptian linen and a downy duvet – perfect for lazy lie-ins! There’s also a sofa-bed for extra guests, or if you’ve decided to bring the kids along.

Outside you’ll find a private compost loo, with an underfloor-heated shower block a mere wander away. But the real jewel in the crown here is the large al fresco decking area, equipped with a gas barbecue and a magnificent, red cedar wood-fired hot tub.

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At a glance

  • An authentic Mongolian yurt sleeping up to four guests, stunningly secluded in a wildlife-filled corner of the Peak District’s Upper Hurst Farm.
  • Other accommodation is available on site, including camping pitches and a lodge.
  • The yurt is equipped with luxury bedding, fluffy robes and a mini-kitchen, with private toilet facilities and a heated shower block close by. A breakfast hamper is provided, as well a supply of logs.
  • Stretch out on the generous decking, equipped with a wood-fired hot tub and gas barbecue.
  • Close to a wealth of Peak District market towns, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities and activity nearby.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs


Sleeps up to 4, super king size circular bed, double sofa bed, bedding & towels provided, dressing gowns, open-plan living space, wood burner, dining area, kitchen, 2-ring gas hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, breakfast hamper, fridge, WiFi, external compost toilet, shower room/cubicle, external utility room, coin-operated washing machine, tumble dryer, lawned garden, deck, wood-fired hot tub for 6, BBQ, chiminea, patio table & chairs, bike store, private parking.

Local activities

Hiking, massage treatments, museums, theme parks, cycling, horseriding, historic trails, climbing, fishing, sailing, rafting, canoeing, windsurfing, birdwatching, caving, abseiling, stargazing.

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With the decking area thoughtfully constructed in a south-easterly position, you can soak up the summer sunshine all day long, whether you’re cradling morning coffee, curling up with a book…or indulging with a glass of bubbles in the hot tub!

Awake to joyous birdsong, as you greet the golden sunrise and plan your day over a goodie-packed breakfast hamper. If you’re staying on site, you can let the kids use up all their energy in the safe, adjacent field while you relax.  

In the mood for more of a ramble? The scenic Manifold Trail starts close by – hire some bikes, or simply head out on foot.

With the chocolate-box village of Hartington just two miles away, and the Peak District market towns of Bakewell, Ashbourne, Leek and Buxton all accessible in ten miles, there’s also plenty of opportunity for days out.  

There are plenty of stately homes to visit, including the Pride and Prejudice-featured Chatsworth House, and if you’re of an adventurous nature then the whole family is sure to love Go Ape in nearby Buxton!

Just be sure to head back to Gaia’s Hideaway in time for that blazing sunset, as it sinks gloriously over the trees and hedgerows. Trust us: it’s a scene – and a holiday – you won’t forget in a hurry.

Things to note

No smoking, up to 2 pets are permitted upon prior arrangement.  Cot and highchair are available on request. WiFi is £3 per day for unlimited streaming.

Where you'll be staying

Buxton, Derbyshire

What the guests of Gaia’s Hideaway say

“We had a wonderful stay, so comfy and cosy! The hot tub is fabulous too, thanks for a great holiday”

“What a beautiful place! We’ve had such a relaxing stay here and loved the hot tub. Truly magical! Thank you.”

“Gaia’s hideaway experience has been absolutely magical. We’ve had a 2 night stay and didn’t want to leave, we can’t wait to come back! It’s a place to escape and relax in ultimate comfort surrounded by the beautiful scenes of the Peak District, we were lucky enough to see and hear lots of wildlife on our stay. The hot tub was fantastic for jumping in and out through the day and night, we were sat in during a hail shower with big smiles on our faces. Sue’s welcome was very heartfelt and we feel lucky to have been one of the first couples to have experienced this magical place. Thank you for a wonderful time, see you next time!” 


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