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Made Unboxed has featured the Birdhouse!

Made Unboxed has featured the BirdHouse Treehouse at The Yurt Retreat! It was a fun day with a photographer sent by Made to capture all of the design features and products that we had used to decorate the Treehouse with. We are pleased with the results and can’t wait for you to see them when you come to stay. And if you love what you see, you can buy some of the furnishings on Made.com.

Made Unboxed features the Birdhouse.

Made Unboxed features the Birdhouse.

You can see more images on the site and leave a comments by putting in this postcode when you come to the site TA18 7TU. Or you can reach the site by clicking here.

Treehouse featuring the Made companies products.

Treehouse featuring the Made companies products.

Evening meditation

An evening meditation in the last of the Bluebells at the Yurt Retreat. Let the stress of your working week melt away as you listen to the bird song and enjoy the beauty of the bluebells.

If you can’t be with us at The Yurt Retreat this weekend, we thought we would bring the last of the bluebells to you. If this has inspired you to come and stay with us another time, you can look at the live availibility booking page here.

And if you have enjoyed the bird song do check out the Bird House treehouse that is new for this year.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Blooming Lovely Glamping!

The best blossoms this year at The Yurt Retreat.

The best blossoms this year at The Yurt Retreat.

We are blown away by how beautiful the blossoms have been this year. The trees are all weighed down with scented petals, making the bees happy as they go about collecting pollen.

Why not head down to The Yurt Retreat to see for yourself before they all fade away. Sitting out under the stars with your camp fire friends toasting marshmallows; what better way to start the holiday season?

As The Yurt Retreat’s home is in the middle of cider country.  You can pick up a jug of scrumpy on your way or enjoy some cider Brandy. Foraging for local produce was never so much fun!

Do go and check out our live availability calendar to see what dates are left for you to come and enjoy nature in luxury. We look forward to having you come and stay.

 

 

 

 

Have your own escape Far From The Madding Crowd

Escape to the Yurt Retreat to be Far From The Madding Crowds

Escape to the Yurt Retreat to be Far From The Madding Crowds

On Friday the 1st of May the wonderful new film version of Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd, staring Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge and Michael Sheen, hit the cinemas. A certain actress ‘may have’ learnt how to milk at cow at Ford’s Croft Farm- the home of The Yurt Retreat.

Thomas Hardy grew up only 30 minutes from the Yurt Retreat. The countryside that you  experience when you come Glamping at the Yurt Retreat, are the same landscapes that inspired his works, such as Far From The Madding Crowd, Tess of the d’Urbervilles and The Mayor of Casterbridge.

The original 1967 version of Far From The Madding crowd staring Julie Christie, Terence Stamp and Alan Bates was also filmed in the area, with several locations  that you can take a day trip to. Here are some of the 1967 locations you might like to explore when you come to the Yurt Retreat to get away from your own madding crowd!

Bathsheba’s cottage: Bench, Hell Bottom between Hardy’s Monument and Friar Waddon.

Sheep over cliff sequences: Swyre Head, Lulworth.

The Dragoon Guards: Gold Hill, Shaftesbury and Eggardon Hill, Powerstock.

Bathsheba’s Farm: The Tith Barn, Abbotsbury.

Weatherbury church and Fanny’s grave: Sydling St Nicholas near Dorchester.

The seafront: Weymouth.

The Fair: Coombe Valley Road, Preston, Weymouth.