Holiday home Island Yurt is a very special holiday home, set in a peaceful location by the owner's fishing lake near the village of Beckford, in the Gloucestershire countryside. This unique property accepts one well-behaved pet and is all open plan, with a king-size double bed with lake views, kitchen area, dining area and a sitting area with gas fire. There is also a shower room with luxury walk-in rain shower, basin and WC. There is a veranda, ideal for relaxing, and guests also have use of a private hot tub, two person sauna, furniture and chinimnea with all fuel included. There is off-road parking for two car, though please note in bad weather, driving along the track across the field to Island Yurt may not be possible. Ideal for recharging the batteries in a unique and characterful setting, Island Yurt is perfectly placed for enjoying Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, including Cheltenham, Broadway and Evesham.
Accomodation Details All ground floor. Open plan yurt accommodation with one king-size double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas woodburner-effect stove. Shower room with luxury walk-in rain shower, basin and WC.
Area Beckford is a small riverside village on the Worcestershire/Gloucestershire border. The village has a quality country inn, an attractive Norman church, and a nature reserve. Close by is Evesham, and elegant Cheltenham is also an easy drive away, with a good selection of shops, restaurants and the Gold Cup horse racing.
Region Visitors to the Cotswolds have long treasured memories of charming towns and villages built from the famous honey-coloured stone, it now boasts a thriving community of contemporary artists working from studios and shops throughout the area.
Amenities Heating from electric log effect fire. Combination microwave/oven, 4-ring induction hob, fridge, dishwasher. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Two-person sauna. Wooden veranda overlooking lake with private hot tub, furniture, firepit and BBQ. Use of rowing boat at own risk. Projector with DVD player and a roll down screen. Off road parking for 2 cars. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub/restaurant 8 mins walk. Note: No TV. Note: Check-in time 4pm, check-out 11am. Note: On-site fishing available such as large Carp, Roach, Rudd and Perch. Ramp for wheelchair access. If you are a returning customer, please call our call centre to make your booking. Please note: This property only accepts weekly bookings, minimum booking is 7 nights and bookable Friday - Friday. Please note: This property does not accept toddlers due to the danger of the water, babes in arms only
The facilities at the yurt were great - hot tub, BBQ, fire pit and all over looking the lake.. Loved the projector and sauna too!
Second visit to different yurt just lovely.. May not suit everyone, pretty basic very in touch with nature(many varieties of spider) my partner fished but sadly didn’t catch the big carp he was after not for want of trying . Lucky with the weather even had to ask to turn the hot tub down
Ms Sherman, August 2020
The solitude of the location, really complements the type of holiday getaway that my wife and I needed to unwind and enjoy our silver anniversary.. The Yurt was warm and well equipped, and the views over the lake were most welcome in the early morning light.
Soaking in the hot tub at the lakeside watching the waterfowl was just sublime.
There were however two minor issues that have to be addressed.
1. The bathroom / toilet window requires a frosted panel installing.
2. The shower tray overflows when in use, the water spilled out into the toilet area as the drainage was not adequate enough to cope with the deluge of water from the shower unit.
Mr Bradford, February 2020
Hot tub anytime
Mr Correia, November 2019
The property was as expected.. It is secluded, the setting is fantastic with a lake. 2 great pubs within walking distance serving fantastic food. Ideal for those who like wildlife, country air, and pergect for romance.
Mr Dagostino, November 2019
It was utterly brilliant! We loved every second, the setting is beautiful and the yurt itself is gorgeous, just what we wanted! Couldn’t fault a thing! And the ducks/geese/swans were super friendly and sociable!
Miss Elmes, November 2019
Literally an english version on the Maldives.. So worth booking.
Hottub and sauna was beautiful especially when its cold outside makes it so cosy.
Looking out to the lake and the electric boat was so nice and feeding the ducks and swans and drinking red wine by the bon fire.
So beautiful, so grateful for the owners who created this xx
Mrs Cork, October 2019
It was all round a really lovely relaxing week in the heart of beautiful English countryside, surrounded by nature.. Everything about the Yurt was perfect.
Mrs Holgate, September 2019
Location is amazing, facilities provided are great.. It was a lovely relaxing stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Only complaints: place is tired and needs a spring clean and some maintenance.
Mr Richards, September 2019
The enjoyment of relaxation and the enjoyment of the wildlife together with a beautiful landscape on the edge of a lake..
Mr Youngs, August 2019
3rd visit lovely, highly recommended
This holiday is ideal if you want to stay somewhere different.. The lakeside position is great. Your only visitors are the ducks. It is so quiet and peaceful and you only see other people if you venture into the village or further afield. The addition of a boat to go out on the lake in is ideal. The area around the Yurt is left unspoilt - overgrown and natural which encourages wild life. Not for you if you are looking for 5 star accommodation and pristine surroundings but we loved every minute and will definitely be going back.
Absolutely stunning views from morning until night.. The entertainment on the lake from the geese, swans, herons and ducks was spectacular so no need to use the cinema screen that was available. Such an amazing private haven to unwind, relax and charge your batteries: just what the DR ordered. We relaxed in the sauna and hot tub most evenings just watching the wildlife on the lake.. we ate of the bbq each night and made great use of the fire pit, keeping us warm until the sun went down.
Ideal location if you want to venture out.
I would recommend a spring clean as there were quite a few cobwebs and spiders and freshen up as it looked a little dated, however that did not put us off as the beauty and tranquility is what we were looking for.
An amazing place! Absolutely perfect!
This place is heaven and you don't know until you get there.. A moment away from the world, in a peaceful place, where you can enjoy the sauna and the hot tub counting the stars at night...
Amazing holiday ! Very private and quiet -relaxing.Having a boat was a bonus. Sauna and hot tube were great! Yurt was surprisingly very warm and had everything you want .Big cinema screen and planty dvd choice -we had good time watching comedys after having sauna sessions ! We will come back ,thank you .
So relaxing and just the perfect getaway that we needed..
One of the best experiences we ever had.. The yurt was warm and comfortable and had everything we needed. The lake and wildlife was spectacular and the fishing was brilliant. Our hosts were very welcoming and helpful and we hated leaving, and hope to return soon.
This was our third stay - the peace and privacy at this property is unique, even though the place is beginning to look a bit jaded.. Stay away if you don't like spiders, cobwebs and have expectations of thorough cleanliness. However, there's nowhere like it (at an affordable price anyway), to detox from technology and the daily grind. Watching and feeding the waterfowl is always therapeutic, as is lounging in the hot tub. The rainfall shower may not look much, but gives you a truly refreshing shower. More coffee/tea mugs are needed - we had to keep washing by hand instead of using the dishwasher. There's a home cinema for DVDs, but the sound was a bit low at this time. Not for those who can't live without internet and/or TV , but phone signal is good. A fabulous place for getting away from it all without breaking the bank.
We arrived at the Yurt for a 7 night visit but unfortunately we had to leave 2 nights short.. Upon arrival we were really happy with the setting absolutely beautiful surroundings however that’s as far as it goes. Upon reading past reviews we had high expectations of a romantic luxury break but we were pretty disappointed to find the yurt very dated, the outside area absolutely covered in cobwebs/dirt. The stargazing skylight was so scratched and dirty you couldn’t see out of it in the daylight. Water in the hot tub very murky as if it had never been cleaned out prior to arrival. I then went to use the bbq however only one side would light. Drinking glasses all chipped pretty much all crockery very dated. Nothing matches!! We were absolutely plagued by flys the entire time we were there. So generally a pretty disappointing time! Wildlife however on another league you could spend hours just watching all different species of birds and the fishing was great! We personally will not be returning in the future.
We have found a 'hidden gem' here! Don't expect five star accommodation, the yurt is very comfortable and very well equipped, it could just do with
little spring clean, although this definitely wouldn't stop us from returning again. But do expect the most beautiful and tranquil setting, with privacy needed when you want to get away from it all. Spending time relaxing in the hot tub everyday looking out onto the lake and nature perfect! Cooking in the evenings on the fire pit was so good! My partner and myself caught lots of perch and roach, plus to top it off we also caught three beautiful carp, 15lb, 21lb and 25lb all returned safely to the water. We didn't venture far from the yurt the whole week that we were there, there was really no need once you had your provisions, it was the most beautiful place to spend time together. We loved every minute and will definitely be returning in the near future.
Everything about the holiday was fantastic, peaceful and quiet, nice relaxing holiday..
We’ve enjoyed every minute of our holiday at Island Yurt, the booking and payment procedure through Sykes was quick and easy so stress free from start to finish, the Yurt was amazing, we didn’t want to come home!
Very disappointed -looking forward to it all year.. Arrived and the setting was idyllic. All the outside area was very dirty things looked as though they hadn't been wiped down for months. the dirt in the furniture was ground in, this also went for the sofa inside the yurt. the BBQ was too dirty to use this put off any idea of using the the hot tub unsure if this would of been cleaned. To top it off we were visited in daylight by Rats running along the decking and just sitting by the door and window. They seemed to be coming from under the hot tub. With that we were out of there only spent one night under duress most expensive night we have spent anywhere had to book in a pub a few miles up the road.
Almost like being on your own little island! Lots of wildlife - daily visits from geese and goslings, ducks and family of eight ducklings and three black swans. Herons in the tree opposite. Loved the hot tub and watching the comings and goings on the lake. We enjoyed BBQs in sun and rain! Every night we had a DVD on the projector. Very comfy bed. We're already saving for a return visit!
This location is just stunning and offered us a wonderful break from city life.. The owners were really respectful of our privacy and we felt we could really relax and enjoy our time away.
A lovely holiday and great accommodation. I would recommend wholeheartedly.
We went for a long weekend away for our 1 Year Wedding Anniversary.. The Yurt's location is beyond anything we could have hoped for, so peaceful and surrounded by nature. The hot-tub overlooking the lake was lovely.
The only thing that let it down is the bathroom, all works perfectly, but could do with a freshen up!
The holiday was extremely relaxing we thoroughly enjoyed the tranquillity.. We certainly will use Sykes holidays in the future.
Completely isolated with nothing but the sound of birds. The yurt was really warm (temperatures outside were below freezing) and had all the amenities we could have hoped for and more. Everything in the yurt worked well and was good quality - loved all the little touches. It was so amazing to get away from the busyness and be in our own little paradise.
Hosts were lovely and have a total respect for privacy - the whole place has clearly be designed for a complete escape. Views only of the private lake and only visitors we encountered were the birds/geese/swans. Hot tub was delightful, at a slight angle so you were looking down into the gorgeous lake and endless views of countryside. Lovely nearby villages and towns although we spent a lot of time at the yurt as it was so cosy.
Projector was fab - links to a DVD player. Shower was lovely and the roaring fire was such a great touch. Recommend ear plugs if you are a light sleeper as the ducks can be loud at night and an eye mask if you are sensitive to light as the sky light in the roof doesn't have a blind. Cooking facilities were much better than we expected - we cooked at the yurt each evening. Lots of heating outside if you want to sit out in the evenings and a lovely platform you can climb for a good view.
Cannot recommend highly enough - we will definitely be back!
3rd visit, but different yurt this time, lovely relaxing week, helpful, friendly owners whom let us look around the other yurts before leaving - helped us with deciding which one to visit next - will definitly be back..
This place is superb for getting away from it all and being totally surrounded by nature.. We did plan on going out for meals etc but the yurt is so nice we stayed in! The hot tub is brilliant as is the sauna - what more does anyone need? Overall, this was one of the best breaks we've had.
Excellent service from Sykes Cottages.. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Island Yurt and look forward to returning in the future hopefully. It was very peaceful, secluded and relaxing, thank you to all who made it possible.
Mrs Coble, October 2017
The location was amazing, the wildlife so friendly and despite the lake being completely frozen some days the yurt was super-cosy with the fire on.. We loved the blu-ray projector and the cooking facilities are all you need.
Start of day 20 mins hot tub, 20 mins sauna, shower, beer fishing reading eating being lazy. End day 20 mins hot tub 20 mins sauna shower dvd on huge screen. Star gazing through glass roof is bliss
Only saw one person when rowed out on Lake, BBQ and firepit. Black swans, Canada geese, white geese kingfishers herons ducks cormorant grebes moorhen coots bats, caught roach perch. Caught 35 fish,what more could you ask for. Visited Evesham, had lunch by River Avon. Also took in Broadway and Warwick, both lovely.
Will be back soon.
Mrs Adcock, November 2016
2nd stay but a different yurt this time loved it totally relaxing holiday definatley will be returning again
It was a relaxing and peaceful holiday. There was some wonderful wild life and you got a great view of the lake from the windows. It was our 25th Wedding anniversary and we had a fantastic time.
We loved everything - the Yurt was lovely, the shower was great, the hot tub was amazing and the lake was wonderful.
Mrs Wagstaff, August 2016
We loved everything - the Yurt was lovely, the shower was great, the hot tub was amazing and the lake was wonderful..
Mrs Evanson, July 2016
It was a relaxing and peaceful holiday.. There was some wonderful wild life and you got a great view of the lake from the windows. It was our 25th Wedding anniversary and we had a fantastic time.
What an amazing place; the pictures do not do it justice. The glass roof and balcony was a very pleasant surprise. We didn't see another person until we took the boat out and even then it's still very secluded. We are already looking to rebook as it was just pure relaxation.
We had a lovely stay, wished we could have stayed longer. The Yurt is very private, and the views over the lake from inside are fantastic. It is a place we would like to return to.
Mr White, July 2016
We had a lovely stay, wished we could have stayed longer.. The Yurt is very private, and the views over the lake from inside are fantastic. It is a place we would like to return to.
Mr Holmes, March 2016
What an amazing place; the pictures do not do it justice.. The glass roof and balcony was a very pleasant surprise. We didn't see another person until we took the boat out and even then it's still very secluded. We are already looking to rebook as it was just pure relaxation.
Cosy and romantic even though our stay was on the coldest weekend of the year so far, seating area/lounge is perfect to snuggle up on next to the fire while looking over the lake at local wild life. Plenty of places to visit outside of Beckford too, we went to Bourton on the water, Broadway tower and Burford which are all superb places. Hoping to definitely return in the future for another visit. Loved it.
Ms Thomas, March 2016
Cosy and romantic even though our stay was on the coldest weekend of the year so far, seating area/lounge is perfect to snuggle up on next to the fire while looking over the lake at local wild life.. Plenty of places to visit outside of Beckford too, we went to Bourton on the water, Broadway tower and Burford which are all superb places. Hoping to definitely return in the future for another visit. Loved it.
Myself and my partner visited this yurt on the basis of wanting to get away from it all and to re-charge our batteries. We were both blown away by the yurt and the surrounding area (the pictures do not do this property justice) and its beauty. The home cinema, sauna, rowing boat and hot tub overlooking the lake made the holiday. I thoroughly recommend visiting the Beckford Inn whilst staying here, the service is exceptional and is located just up the road from the yurt itself (I would advise to book if wanting to eat here on the weekend). During our stay, we visited the likes of Broadway and did a cheeky bit of early Christmas shopping. It is hard not to fall in love with Broadway, it's beauty and it's enchanting selection of little shops and tea rooms. We also visited Sudeley Castle, another must for those wanting to explore and unravel some history. The views here are breathtaking as are the pretty gardens surrounding the castle. We both also really enjoyed feeding the ducks, swans and geese every morning over breakfast (something which us townies aren't quite used to) and spending the chilly evenings in front of the fire. Overall, I would highly recommend the yurt to anybody wanting some time out from reality and who are keen to explore. Thank you for a lovely stay, we had a cracking weekend and one we won't forget.
Mrs Lodge, November 2015
This is a really beautiful and unique property - completely peaceful and relaxing.. Had gorgeous views and lots of wildlife to watch. We loved all the facilities available; the hot tub, sauna, dishwasher, and bathroom were all good. The bed is very large and comfortable. Perfect for a 'getting away from it all' holiday!
This is a really beautiful and unique property - completely peaceful and relaxing. Had gorgeous views and lots of wildlife to watch. We loved all the facilities available; the hot tub, sauna, dishwasher, and bathroom were all good. The bed is very large and comfortable. Perfect for a 'getting away from it all' holiday!
We stayed here on our honeymoon and wow!!!! We didn't want to leave, it was just perfect! All the mod cons mixed with its tranquil privacy was amazing, we will definitely be returning, can not rate this yert highly enough,we loved both the local restaurant the Beckford inn, but also a half hour walk away to ashton was a lovely pub the star, they were both brilliant, this is one perfect holiday home for any romantic break, and will always be our perfect honeymoon retreat :) it was fantastic x
Dr Robinson, June 2015
The Privacy, the views over the lake, the hot tub, the gas fire, these along with the patio heater and fire pit were all very nice and very relaxing..
A beautiful place and a perfect getaway.
The Privacy, the views over the lake, the hot tub, the gas fire, these along with the patio heater and fire pit were all very nice and very relaxing.
The Yurt would have been wonderful when first built. However, first impression was good but when downhill quickly. The Yurt was very grubby, windows dirty, cereal on floor, and the bathroom looked really grubby - the blind was not on the window (clear glass) so although a private setting still unsettling when in the shower or on the toilet. The bedding was thin and tired once again. Cobwebs adorned the dome.
The was little storage (half a dozen hangers, in with the hoover!) no draws or cupboards so we lived out of the suitcase.
On a positive the hot tub, fire pit were lovely. New towels and robes and ad lib logs. Setting lovely - enjoyed the atics of the ducks. Would love to have gone when it was clean and new, rather than tired and unkempt.
We went here for our honeymoon, stayed over Christmas. It was blissful, so unique and cosy. Uses all the facilities daily, even hot tubbed in the rain.
I would say the yurt made our honeymoon the special week that it was. You must visit.
Mrs Ingram, March 2015
A beautiful place and a perfect getaway..
Amazing sitting in the hot tub enjoying the beautiful scenery!
The Island Yurt really is a perfect escape from everything! The Yurt was amazingly well equipped; everything from the bathroom and kitchen to the sauna and hot tub was clean and working perfectly. The views out of the windows onto the lake were stunning and the local wildlife was very friendly. The setting and surroundings are ideal to unwind and take a break from the stress and rush of every day life. Although there are other Yurts on the site, the way they are positioned means that you cannot see or hear them so you really do feel secluded. The glass dome in the roof meant star gazing could be done from the comfort of the bed with the fire flickering in the background - this really sums up the overall experience of the Yurt. Considering that the water, gas etc. was included, this really was great vale for money. All of this meant that after a romantic weekend away, we both returned fully relaxed. I would 100% recommend this to anyone looking for a romantic or relaxing getaway.
I took my partner away for her 21st birthday for 3 nights in late January 2015
The Island Yurt really is a perfect escape from everything!
The Yurt was amazingly well equipped; everything from the bathroom and kitchen to the sauna and hot tub was clean and working perfectly.
The views out of the windows onto the lake were stunning and the local wildlife was very friendly.
The setting and surrounding are ideal to unwind and take a break from the stress and rush of every day life. Although there are other Yurts on the site, the way they are positioned means that you cannot see or hear them so you really do feel secluded.
The glass dome in the roof meant star gazing could be done from the comfort of the bed with the fire flickering in the background really sums up the overall experience of the Yurt.
Considering that the water, gas etc. was included, this really was great vale for money.
All of this meant that after a romantic weekend away, we both returned fully relaxed.
I would 100% recommend this to anyone looking for a romantic or relaxing getaway.
Just perfect; the location, property, uniqueness and friendliness of the owner, the little touches. Will definitely return. Many thanks.
Had an amazing stay! So relaxing and tranquil. Definitely coming back.
Mr Levitt, January 2015
Just perfect; the location, property, uniqueness and friendliness of the owner, the little touches.. Will definitely return. Many thanks.
Miss Jennings, December 2014
Had an amazing stay! So relaxing and tranquil. Definitely coming back.
Island Yurt was fantastic, there isn't anything we could fault about it. It was a week of total relaxation in an amazing setting. Looking forward to booking again for next year.
Miss Pollard, December 2014
Island Yurt was fantastic, there isn't anything we could fault about it.. It was a week of total relaxation in an amazing setting. Looking forward to booking again for next year.
A peaceful, relaxing getaway with a high end finish. We'd live there if we could; it was absolutely perfect.
Beautiful location, amazing yurt with the added luxuries of hot tub and sauna, which we used daily. Home cinema screen was amazing, watching a DVD in bed under the stars! Set on a quiet fishing lake the perfect escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. And if you want to venture out plenty of beautiful Cotswolds villages around to explore.
A peaceful, relaxing getaway with a high end finish.. We'd live there if we could; it was absolutely perfect.
A wonderfully relaxing get-away. This is an incredibly romantic, cosy yurt just right for two people. A perfect setting for total relaxation. We loved the hot tub over looking the lake made good use of the sauna too. The yurt is really well equipped - a real home away from home. Perfect!
Miss Millner, August 2014
A wonderfully relaxing get-away.. This is an incredibly romantic, cosy yurt just right for two people. A perfect setting for total relaxation. We loved the hot tub over looking the lake & made good use of the sauna too. The yurt is really well equipped - a real home away from home. Perfect!
We had such a wonderful time enjoying the hot tub and sauna, and the home cinema was an added bonus! The lake was stunning and we felt so secluded and relaxed the entire time.
It was so good to finally be able to properly chill-out, in own little world as it were! If we weren't watching the new born ducks and geese from the comfort of the hot tub, we were having a BBQ! The sauna was superb, along with the DVD projector in the bedroom to chill out watching films! Would definitely like to come back .
The holiday was amazing, the Island Yurt was very secluded. The yurt was luxurious with the hot tub and sauna and home cinema all getting lots of use. The yurt is ideally located only half and hour drive to the beautiful Broadway and Bourton on the Water.
Ms Scally, May 2014
The holiday was amazing, the Island Yurt was very secluded.. The yurt was luxurious with the hot tub and sauna and home cinema all getting lots of use. The yurt is ideally located only half and hour drive to the beautiful Broadway and Bourton on the Water.
What a perfect romantic hideaway, quirky, luxurious and private. The owner has certainly put some special touches in. It was very well equipped - The hot tub, sauna, whirlpool bath and projector for DVD made the stay very enjoyable. Finished off with a trip round the lake in the rowing boat, bliss. Would love to visit again.
Mr Moylan, April 2014
What a perfect romantic hideaway, quirky, luxurious and private.. The owner has certainly put some special touches in. It was very well equipped - The hot tub, sauna, whirlpool bath and projector for DVD made the stay very enjoyable. Finished off with a trip round the lake in the rowing boat, bliss. Would love to visit again.
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