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Updated on Jul 15, 2020

Cedar Yurt - A luxury Mongolian-inspired Yurt in eco-friendly glamping hideout near Newquay

Located in: Newquay
Discover the spirit of nomadic living with a stay at Cedar Yurt; one of ten luxurious, spacious Mongolian-inspired Yurts nestled in 62 acres of historic Estate at the Fir Hill Real Glamping hideout.

Overlooking the stunning Porth Reservoir and Cornish countryside, the glamping site is less than 5km from the beautiful sand and surfer friendly beaches of Newquay on the north coast of Cornwall.

This eco-friendly estate is unique in that it is self-sustaining and totally off-grid. Perfect for lovers of the great outdoors it provides an unforgettable Yurtist experience away from the pressures of 21st century living. All the lights, WiFi, showers are run from sunlight and logs!

Communal facilities are centred around a couple of brand new barns, built on the site of the estate’s old cow shed, with a warm social space (and views of the Porth Reservoir), as well as modern toilets and shower rooms. An outdoor terrace, meanwhile, offers a south-facing space for soaking up the sun with a covered barbecue area alongside.

The prime location combined with the luxuriousness of the Yurts themselves gives Fir Hill an obvious appeal. But much of the place’s charm is also owed to the ethos. Part glamping site and part restoration of an estate that was long overdue its time in the spotlight, the site has been painstakingly restored and renewed with the environment in mind. Water comes from a bore hole, huge solar panels cover part of the cowshed roof and a Froling turbo log boiler allows the site to run off thermal energy when the sun isn’t out. The owners have also planted over 200 fruit trees to restore the abandoned orchards.

Cedar Yurt is tastefully decorated and includes spacious accommodation for up to six guests. Comprising a king size bed and two double beds, all bedding and bed linen is included. The Yurt has its own kitchen shelter, outdoor seating terrace and firepit.

IN A NUTSHELL
Sleeps six
One king size bed, two double beds
Suitable for children 5 years and over
Sorry, no pets
Private outdoor kitchen shelter
Private outdoor wooden terrace with seating and barbecue facilities
Eight showers and eight toilets in nearby converted barn
Communal areas include multiple sun terraces and a quiet indoor area
Outdoor kitchen area for catered barbecues on request
Food can be ordered online and delivered from a local supermarket.
There are various takeaway and delivery services operating locally
All bedding and bed linen is included
Parking for one car
Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)

THE LAYOUT
The Yurt is made up of 5 material layers including a 12mm thick layer of 100% sheep wool felt, sourced from Mongolia, which keeps guests warm in winter and cool in summer.
As well as comfort, the Yurt has a diameter of 6.6m with floor space of 34.4m2. The side walls are 1.6m in height and the roof is up to 2.9m at it’s highest point.
Most other glampsites in the UK use smaller Yurts, but the extra diameter provided creates as much as an extra 8m2 of internal space!
Cedar Yurt sleeps up to 6 people comfortably in one kingsize bed and two double beds.
Private personal cooking area with gas stove, cool box, running water for drinking and washing up, tea and coffee making facilities, food storage facilities as well as pots and pans.
Private terrace with a picnic bench seating six and barbecue/fire pit.

COMMUNAL FACILITIES
The Barn:
The Barn is a quiet area overlooking the Porth Reservoir. This can be used for reading, meditating, yoga, or simply enjoying some quiet time.
The Cowshed:
Built from scratch on the site of the old cattle shed, the Cowshed houses eight showers and eight toilets as well as a large indoor leisure area to relax (and there's even a large TV to keep the kids happy!)
The Terrace:
Outside the Cowshed, there is a large terraced area which benefits from the afternoon sun. There is an outdoor kitchen available for catered barbecues for 10 guests or more (on request).
Upper Terrace:
On the other side of the Cowshed there is another terrace, where guests can relax on the seating and enjoy the morning sun.

EQUIPMENT
Power generated using only biomass and solar energy
Kitchen area includes a gas stove, running water, cool box, pots, pans, tea and coffee making facilities, crockery, cutlery, glasses and all the utensils you need
A squirrel proof, air tight box for non-refrigerated food is provided
Private outdoor seating and barbecue/fire pit, together with a wood supply and fire lighting equipment
Two larger seating areas on site with communal use fire pits
Rinsing water tank for cleaning wetsuits
A large television is available for use by children in the Cowshed
WiFi internet access*
Natural spring water supply
Outdoor kitchen on communal terrace for group catered barbecues

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES
This eco-friendly estate is self-sustaining and totally off-grid.
Ten solar thermal panels and a Froling turbo log boiler set up to provide all the underfloor heating and hot water to the site's amenities.
There are two thermal stores which store all the hot water generated from the panels.
40 ground mounted solar PV panels ready to generate 10kw of power.
A battery storage room stores any energy that's been generated during the day ready to keep the site cosy and well lit in the evening.
Borehole and natural spring water supply.

VISITORS' NOTES
Smoking is not allowed inside any of the buildings or Yurts
Sorry, no pets are allowed at this Yurt
Sorry, no hen or stag parties
All vehicles must be parked in the designated parking area
Please bring your own towels and toiletries, wellies, slippers and a torch! A full list of suggested items to bring will be provided with your booking details.
Bike racks are provided, but not locks and chains.
Whilst there is a plentiful supply of wood provided, this can be a slow cooking process. Therefore you may want to bring your own supply of charcoal, or buy it locally.
The site is popular for exclusive hire, with all ten Yurts being made available for group celebrations and weddings for 50+ guests. Please enquire for details. Corporate events and team building trips are also welcomed.
Real Glamping staff will be in attendance to look after alternative energy systems (biomass burner, log burners, battery management etc...).
Please drive slowly when entering the estate, especially if your car has low clearance.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away. Please note that your deposit is paid to The Fir Hill Estate and is non-refundable.
* Covid-19 measures for this Yurt:
In full compliance with the hospitality industry cleaning protocols and safety guidance.
Intensively cleaned and sanitised.
40 metres between units.
Extra facilities, courtyard greeting and one-way system.
Date changes for all existing and new bookings if the lockdown measures are extended or re-imposed.
Naturally isolated.
*Wifi is available in the area around the Barn and Cowshed, and some Yurts, by their proximity to these buildings, also get a decent signal. Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.
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