From the moment we arrived, with its peaceful, idyllic setting, Midland Farm yurt was a big hit - with us and the boys (age 13 & 8). The yurt is very deceptive and like a tardis inside with plenty of room for any bags, coats, toys and the fantastic comfy beds. It rained during both of the nights but was so cosy inside with a heater or the more adventurous wood burner which was amazing! The twinkly lights and rugs add to the cosiness feeling comfier and more homely than any hotel or guest room we've ever stayed in. The adjoining hut with all it's amenities is more equipped than any other holiday park we've ever been to, with lovely little extras from the wonderful hosts eg, fresh scones and eggs from the hens on arrival, soft bath towels, milk in the fridge, tea and coffee etc. It was lovely to explore the surrounding area and hired out some canoes down the Wye for our sons birthday on the Saturday with a great family friendly pub for the birthday boys dinner (Ye Olde Salutation in Woebley). The yurt was lovely and cosy in the rainy evenings and we were always welcomed by the hens, horse and pony and cats in the mornings which made our stay :) Looking forward to visiting again very soon. Thank you Sarah and Charlie for making us feel so welcome.
This is a VERY delayed review (by about a year). I have always felt compelled to review our stay, but being the British way didin't like to complain! However, never feeling we had had value for money, I'm going to add my constructive criticism.
We stayed at a relatively cool time of the year so don't have any complaints about the British weather. It was as to be expected. We were a little shocked though, that in order to heat the stove we needed to purchase or have brought along very small kindling-size wood. This was £7-8 per bag to buy on-site, but comprised only of what appeared to be twigs collected by the owner. Having a stove at home, we could have brought our own had we known. Being March, extra blankets would have been welcomed in the yurt in order to sit cosily at night, but were not provided and there was only the one comfy chair to use. The bed and linen etc was middle of the road/ok, but not what we would call luxurious.
The kitchen was our main gripe. Some of the cutlery and crockery used by the previous guests was dirty and greasy, leading us to check everything before we used it. Odd plates and mugs etc provide quirkiness, but I'm afraid there is no excuse for poor quality pots & pans etc, old broken utensils and an old cooker which took an age to cook our morning bacon! Luckily we ate out most nights, as cooking a decent meal could have been very tedious.
Lastly, on arrival at Midland Farm we were so disappointed with the location of the yurt. The website pictures are a little misleading and we had thought that the yurt was 'away from it all' possibly at the bottom of a field. It is unfortunately adjacent to the gravelled parking area and not secluded or private at all. We were woken by the bin lorry one morning, right outside.
We're sorry to say that although we had a taster of staying in a yurt, we couldn't say that for £100 per night room only, we had experienced a stay in quiet, comfortable, well-equipped surroundings.
We did however love the company of the handsome ginger cat, who let himself in and made himself at home on our bed each night!
We have just returned from our summer break and can honestly say we didn't want to leave. Every need is catered for but if you needed anything it would be so easy to ask Sarah. We received a warm welcome which included delicious home baking and eggs from the chickens, enough wood for our first evening, beautiful surroundings and sheer, total peace.The starlit decking and candlelit yurt were the most perfect way to end each day.We spent lovely evenings trying different local ciders and of course just had to cook some local Hereford steaks. We slept incredibly well and woke to the sound of birds each morning, sheer heaven.
There is plenty to amuse you locally, don't travel far but do try the local produce. Try the walk around Weobly - the cottages and church are stunning and there is a lovely little coffee shop and butcher. Hay on Wye is a must if you like to rummage antique stores - end your visit with afternoon tea at The Old Stables Tea Room. We indulged at The Stagg following Sarah and Charlie's recommendation - fabulous meal! The yurt at Midland Farm is a very special place to stay - I am certain we will return.