Want to recreate those childhood holidays that you thought were just distant memories?
Relax and kick-back whilst your children explore the 3-acre meadow, build dens, make lifelong friends, discover butterflies, pick strawberries, toast marshmallows on the campfire and generally get back to nature. And if you can bear to tear yourself away, the fabulous seaside towns and beaches of Southwold and Walberswick are a gentle 10 miles away, great for crabbing, paddling, sandcastles and, of course, fish and chips.
We aim to offer all you could want for an enjoyable and relaxing stay, with our fun cob pizza oven as well as the covered safari kitchen, an ace barn with full-sized table tennis and table football, bikes and maps to borrow, crabbing lines and buckets and spades, armchairs and a library of books plus sensible things like charging points, wi-fi, lovely hot showers and flushing loos.
The 5 yurts are generously spaced in a 3-acre meadow, each sitting on raised decking with its own camping gas stove, campfire and bar-b-q. Inside, each yurt has a full-sized double bed and single futons for children, complete with lovely warm duvets and blankets for cooler nights, though with the wood-burner going you should be toasty warm!
We aim to have everything here that you need for a great break, so all you need to worry about is packing your children's favourite toys; on-site you'll find all your cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery, cafetiere (we know how important a good cup of coffee is), bedding, travel cots, matches, fire-lighters, lanterns, pizza equipment and more.... What better than to sit out as the sun goes down, enjoying an al-fresco meal as you watch the swallows skim the meadow and then see the bats come out as dusk settles, whilst the tawny owls hoot in the trees and then star-gaze the with the Milky Way arcing above. In the morning, take a luxurious Woodland Shower - with piping hot water this is a delight at any time of the day (or night) - and you can hear the bullfinches whistling and occasionally see a rabbit hopping through. Heaven!
There's plenty to do around and about and we have lots of information once you get here as well as on our website. We're always happy to recommend local favourites and our guests are great at sharing their favourite things with us too.
Campfire DetailsEach yurt has its own campfire and we have a supply of well-seasoned wood on sale here (as well as stacks of kindling, matches, firelighters and newspaper all free of charge). We also have a marshmallow jar and sticks just to make the experience complete!
Shower DetailsThere is a well-equipped bathroom area, with two basins and two shower cubicles with plenty of hot water (free of charge). You'll find a hairdryer here, mirrors and a basket for your wash-bags and toothbrushes. And you really shouldn't leave without trying the Woodland showers - heated outdoor showers, screened by hazel fencing and a great experience at any time of day or night. These also tend to be a big hit with children.
Facilities DetailsWiFi is available free of charge in the barn area.
From Easter through to mid-October, with prices from £95 per yurt per night (minimum 2 nights).
On The Map
If you are coming from the direction of Halesworth when you reach the Triple Plea (pub) roundabout on the outskirts of Halesworth ensure you take the first exit on to the A144 sign-posted to Bungay and then take the first right turn (at the Spexhall crossroads). Some SatNav systems tell you to take the second exit (going past the pub itself) which leads to a dead end.
AddressIvy Grange Farm
Ivy Grange Farm, Butts Road, Westhall, Halesworth