Have you ever stayed in a Yurt? You might be pleasantly surprised at just how comfortable the experience is. Their history goes back to the dawn of time; they’ve been used in central Asia for close on three thousand years. Ours look similar from the outside but inside it’s a different story. Not many nomadic Mongolian farmers would recognise the luxury interiors here at Rock Farm.
Our yurts sleep either four or six people in exceptionally comfortable beds with crisp white linen and soft downy duvets. We’ve named them after trees which grow here on the farm: Oak, Hazel, Yew, Holly and Ash. Oak and Hazel are the biggest, they are a generous 20 feet across and each features a super king bed. They sleep six people. Yew, Holly and Ash are 16 feet in size and sleep four. All have their own cosy wood-burning stoves, fairy lights and lanterns creating a magical atmosphere inside and out.
The Yurts are attractively positioned in the undulating, wooded campsite so they work well for groups while still ensuring privacy. Each has its own raised veranda, perfect for an idyllic breakfast enjoying the morning sun and listening to the birdsong. Two Yurts near each other might suit two families of four or six, or a larger group of 28-30 would fill all five yurts and the two Shepherd’s Huts. We welcome lots of family groups and of course we’ve endless space for cousins to play and enjoy special time together. Our friendly staff are always on hand for advice, information and a helping hand.
Our Thursday guided farm tours are a huge hit with visitors of all ages. You’ll get a peek behind the scenes of our 90-acre farm and a fascinating insight into the life of an organic farmer and artisan producer. Walk through the farm and see rare breed animals like Dexter cows and Tamworth pigs as well as the happy flock of chickens who provide free range eggs. You’ll see fields filled with the barley used for the whiskey made at Slane Distillery as well as learning about eco-tourism, glamping and strawbale buildings.
The Yurts are open from St. Patrick's Day to Halloween each year.
Visitors staying in our Yurts have full access to our campsite facilities including the communal fully-equipped kitchen, chill-out space, hot showers, clay pizza oven and outdoor, wood-burning hot tub. There is ample outdoor seating and eating areas, a fire pit and a large green area for fun and games. We also have a natural swimming pool.