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Our Yurts

...combine simplicity with luxury, fresh air with comfy beds, warm and cosy evenings with cool summer shade

What is a Yurt?

A Yurt is a traditional portable house made out of a lattice of bent wood, and they are used by nomads in central Asia and Mongolia. They are also fantastic for glamping holidays in Dorset!

We have six of them, all named after wild flowers, hand-crafted in Mongolia and brightly painted in the traditional style. The Yurt is considered to be the herder’s most important possession. From the outside they may look small, but do not be deceived – they can easily accommodate up to six people!

Luxury double bed in our Yurts at Caalm Camp, Dorset

What happens in a Yurt?

Relaxing! This is a big part of yurt-life and our yurts are exceptionally good for this, being warm and comfortable, furnished with a double bed and two day beds, cushions and a cheerful wood-burning stove. So you can lounge about and chat, read, play games and warm your toes. (In Asia the stoves are fuelled with animal dung but luckily we have plenty of wood!)

Night life! Listen to the fox bark and the owls hoot while you look up at the night sky through the clear perspex roof dome. (The sky here is fantastic for star-gazing; we have no large cities nearby so the sky is very dark and the stars are very bright and very beautiful).

Little luxuries...

We know some of you can’t bear to leave your gadgets at home, so we have thoughtfully provided electric sockets! Which means you also get electric lighting, and a single ring hob so you can brew up a cuppa or boil an egg or two.

The Old Haybarn communal area at Caalm Yurt Camp

We also provide:

  • Crisp white linen sheets and fluffy towels.
  • Free wood for your wood burning stove and the fire pit for the duration of your stay. Wood for the Pizza oven will be charged as an extra if used for private hire.
  • There is a seating area outside each yurt and barbecues are available at no extra charge.
  • The key to your own private shower room in the Old Haybarn, exclusively yours for the whole of your stay. Beautifully tiled, spacious and complete with underfloor heating, it has a spacious shower area, toilet, vanity units with cupboards and hand dryers.
  • Your own individual fridge in The Old Haybarn.
  • Use of a spacious modern kitchen with ovens, hobs and microwaves, fully equipped with pots, pans and utensils – perfect for preparing anything from tea & toast to a hearty breakfast.
  • Communal lounge and dining area in the The Old Haybarn with toys, games and TV.
  • Travel cots and highchairs can be provided on request for a small additional charge, but you will need to bring all your own cot linen.
  • Pizza evenings available to hire. We supply the food and cook, you load the toppings.

What’s not provided:

  • Items you may wish to bring.

    Firelighters, BBQ charcoal, groceries, tea towel, loo rolls, beer and wine glasses, Picnic chairs and your personal effects are all you need. (Not forgetting the wine!)

  • Anything else you would normally have to bring on a self catering UK camping holiday.

Disabled Camping

We are delighted to say that we can now offer glamping for people with disabilities.

Our site is level, with well-lit smooth paths, and we have ramps available so that wheelchair users can access the yurts. The traditional doorways are 132cm high by 67cm wide.

The interior of the yurts are all similar with a carpeted floor, a double bed and two single day beds. The beds have all got space under to accommodate a hoist. There is room to use a profiling bed, which may be hired in. There is ample wheelchair turning space throughout the yurt and plenty of access to either side of the double bed.

We have level access to all the communal areas and we can supply commode chairs for our private wet rooms, which all have adapted shower heads and extra long hoses.

All yurts have their own separate fridges in the communal kitchen, so that we can accommodate people with special dietary needs or allergies without fear of cross-contamination.

However, before you make a booking, please get in touch with us, as we would like to make absolutely sure that your individual needs are met during your stay!

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Caalm Camp
Goods Farm, Stour Row,
Shaftesbury, Dorset
SP7 0QH

Telephone: 01747 838565
or mobiles 07702 835246 (Mark)
or 07769 577514 (Caryl)
Email: info@dorsetyurtcampsite.co.uk