Night time star gazing South Lytchett Manor

Star-gazing Yurt Review by Ben and Alice

Posted on: 28th March 2024

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Hello, we are Ben and Alice, Husband and Wife, avid adventurers that had the pleasure of a lovely one-night stay in the new Star Gazing Yurts at South Lytchett Manor. After driving through the spectacular iron gates on arrival, we were welcomed by the friendly staff in reception and noticed the café with yummy-looking cakes in the café which we made a note to come back to after we checked in.

We were guided just around the corner and noticed the new Yurts straight away, fairly unassuming from the outside but as we parked up and opened the doors we were soon blown away by the interior.

The first thing that strikes you on entering is the warmth and light provided by the skylight as the sun shines through and guides your eyes down to the natural wood and materials that make up the construction of the Yurt. You can tell instantly that the Yurt is hand-crafted to a very high standard and although windy on our arrival there was no movement apart from a few small ripples on the fabric. Our eyes were then drawn to the fire, already warm and ready for our arrival, which when combined with the soft furnishings and peaceful atmosphere made you feel very cosy and warm. Time soon passed by restfully until dinner time.

We were pleasantly surprised to find that the Yurt had a kettle, toaster, fridge and even a hob. But we were on holiday, so it was only right to go to the local pub, the St Peters Finger, for a great dinner (the pie was really, really good). It was a clear and dry night, so we enjoyed a wander back, put on the fire which warmed up the Yurt quickly and lay down on the bed to watch the stars above through the skylight.

Before bed, we made for the toilets and were pleased that it was only a few steps to get to. These were nice and clean and with Ben being a wheelchair user it was great to have a well laid out and accessible bathroom. We then headed back to bed for a lovely night’s sleep.

The next day we woke with the sun as it slowly lit up the yurt. We were in no rush so lay under the blankets and dozed for as long as we could whilst watching the clouds! We eventually remembered the cakes from the café and slowly made our way over for a slice and a morning barista-made coffee!

We only had one night, but we wish it was longer and will return to enjoy this magical experience once (or twice) again!

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