Round the Woods
- Premier host
- Weston Longville, Norfolk
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- Sleeps: 5 per yurt
- Bedroom: 1 per yurt
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
If you’re looking for a fresh escape from stale everyday life, take a wander Round The Woods – wildlife and wildflower-strewn woods to be exact – with two lovingly handcrafted yurts and a bespoke cabin set in charming Norfolk countryside.
Featured on BBC’s ‘Gone Fishing’, it’s not hard to see why Round The Woods has also featured as one of The Guardian’s best ‘back to nature’ stays. Sparkling ponds and streams make for a soothingly tranquil backdrop, with an orchard containing lush fruit trees and several friendly, free-range chickens and geese. Perhaps make your acquaintance with the local barn owl as it hunts for food, along with the hares and deer grazing in the meadow!
Discover something for absolutely everybody along your way, from families looking for revitalising adventure, to couples seeking a romantic and natural retreat full of lasting memories.
The two enchantingly homely yurts – Oak Tree and Hazelnut, which can also be booked together for larger gatherings – are each a spacious 6m in diameter, sleep up to five adults and an infant, and are perfectly and privately positioned in a large meadow that’s ideal for games of all description! If you don’t feel like joining in, why not gaze out over the meadow from the comfort of your hammock instead?
In addition, a year-round bespoke natural build roundhouse cabin welcomes guests to stay in; a peaceful space to relax and reconnect with nature. Expect equally clean, fresh and comfortable interiors with everything you could possibly need but with added quirks and beautiful handcrafted detailing. This unique structure is made with roundwood timber, strawbale walls, clay plaster, sheeps wool insulation and is topped off with a reciprocal roof with sedum on the top.
Family owned and with a Gold Accreditation from Green Tourism, you can rest assured that as you while away your days in the wondrous woods, exceptional care is taken not only with your stay, but also of the surrounding area and the local environment. The yurts are crafted from British timber and are off-grid with solar-powered energy, each one features its own composting toilet and kindling is used from the woodland, and guests are encouraged to recycle wherever possible.
You’ll find cooking equipment provided, and will arrive to campfire treats to get your stay off to the perfect start. Prepare meals on your gas stove, or the handmade woodburning stove that also houses a handy oven, before enjoying your culinary efforts around a sociable dining table.Enjoy a wood-fired feast cooked up in the pizza oven, or grill your supper on the BBQ.Keep reading
At a glance
- Two luxury, eco-friendly handbuilt yurts, each sleeping up to five adults and an infant, privately situated in 18 acres of Norfolk countryside.
- Each yurt features its own composting toilet and there are private washing facilities on site.
- Pizza oven and campfire cooking kit available for guests to use – includes a dutch oven, tripod, cheese toasty (pie) oven and a grill.
- The site is easily accessible by car, bus and train from London.
- Linen, towels, torches and cooking equipment are all provided.
- The site is just 20 minutes’ drive to Norwich, close to an array of market towns and villages. There are a beautiful selection of beaches and family attractions nearby, with games and books onsite for rainier days!
- Pets are regrettably not permitted.
- Family Friendly
- Large Groups
Yurts sleep up to 5, king-size bed, 3 single futons, all bedding & towels provided, blankets, hot water bottles, wood burning stove, logs provided, gas stove, oven above wood burner, dining table & chairs for 5, barbecue, crockery, cutlery & kitchen utensils, condiments, small bag of BBQ coal, solar fairy lights, solar bedside lights, tea lights, torches, games, books, communal camp fire, shower rooms, shaving socket, hairdryer, picnic table, swing tennis, hammock, tree swing, woodland play area, den building.
Steam train, farms, den building, ,horse sanctuary, Dinosaur Adventure, treehouse adventure, Norfolk Broads, beaches, deer safari, coastal walking. cycling, horse riding, Bewilderwood.
Light a warming log fire and huddle around with your loved ones, equipped with cosy blankets and throws, to swap holiday stories and tales of adventure, surrounded by twinkling solar fairy lights and the soft glow from tea lights…what could possibly be more relaxing?
You’ll also find a communal campfire pit if you feel like venturing out and staging an evening singsong with some new friends, along with that all-important marshmallow toasting, of course.
To enhance the relaxing holiday experience, why not book a session in the onsite sauna, enjoy a massage or have a locally sourced hamper delivered to your door?
When tiredness finally sets in, head for the comfort of your king-sized bed, dressed in Hungarian goose down duvet and pillows with fresh cotton linen. There are also wooden futons inside your yurt that by day masquerade as cleverly comfortable seating – and you’ll find you won’t need to leave your bed to enjoy gazing at the stars, with your yurt’s romantic skylight that by day allows natural light to come flooding inside.
Facilities are plentiful and convenient, with a private shower room that features plenty of hot water, plus a hairdryer and shaving socket. Your yurt includes its own private composting toilet, together with running water for hand washing…and a supply of gorgeously fluffy Egyptian cotton towels.
The shower building is also home to a private fridge and charging lockers for electronics, plus you’ll find a games selection, guidebooks and maps available in the red phone box, so why not see if you can beat your loved ones at a good old-fashioned game of Cluedo?
During the day, why not take a ramble and explore the local area? The site is within easy reach of local pubs serving good food, along with family attractions including Pensthorpe Natural Park and the thrilling Dinosaur Adventure!
Beach lovers won’t be disappointed either, with an array of wonderfully unspoilt beaches nearby. The city of Norwich, ideal for shopaholics and culture-vultures alike, is a mere 20 minutes away, along with a selection of coastal towns and market villages for an authentic taste of local life.
No matter which of your loved ones you decide bring with you, you’re guaranteed a memorable and relaxing stay, full of opportunities for adventure and reconnection in fresh, revitalising woodland. What are you waiting for?
Things to note
No smoking, no pets permitted, travel cot provided on request, additional adults are charged at £15 per night and children at £10 per night. usual midweek stays are 2 or 4 nights and weekends 3 nights (arriving Friday), but shorter stays may be possible so enquire for details, check-in time is 4pm, check-out 10:30am.
Where you'll be staying
Weston Longville, Norfolk
What the guests of Round the Woods say
you so much for the opportunity to stay in such a magical location. The yurt is
brilliant, so well thought out with lots of lovely touches. The bed is the best
ever! We loved walking around the woods and meadow, and the chance to get back
to basics (with some luxuries) is brilliant. We’ll head back to reality
re-charged thanks to our stay here.”
Tom and Sarah
wonderful this place is… Seb and Kate, you have done an outstanding job in
creating this magical place. We feel refreshed, inspired, and totally in love
with the Round the Woods experience. Glamping was a first for us but definitely
not a last. We came with our 3 kiddies, aged 14, 11 and 13 months and every
single one of them learned something new and had a fantastic time! This
experience brought us closer as a family and I thank you for that! We loved
every minute of it and next time we will be staying for longer than 3 nights as
it feels to wasn’t long enough. Sad to have to leave. PS I can’t believe how
this place has converted my city boy husband – we’ll be coming back soon.”
Maria, Ifran and 3 children
you for a lovely break in Hazelnut Yurt. We have all had a fantastic stay. With
time to relax and unwind in the beautiful surroundings and to explore some of
the adventures that Norfolk has to offer. The yurt has been a lovely cosy
retreat. We really appreciate the care that has gone into making it well
equipped and comfortable – especially the log burner and extremely comfortable
bed!! The children have loved having the freedom to run around spotting frogs
and minibeasts and having fun. Our recommendations for days out are Blakeney
Point seal trip and a lovely long boat trip on the Norfolk Broads. We’ve had a
Emma, Duncan, Erin & Arthur