Secluded Yurt – Idris
If you want to stay in a secluded yurt in complete privacy, Idris will give you an amazing wild glamping adventure in Snowdonia National Park. Idris sleeps up to 4 people and we recommend it for adventurous couples and active families with older children.
From the early May Bank Holiday until late September, Idris pops-up in a secluded corner of our lower tent camping fields. You will truly experience deep peace and tranquility here with birdsong your only soundtrack. In this wild location, you camp on a secret, raised bluff screened by ancient oak trees, bluebells in Spring and a sea of green bracken in summer. The owls and woodpeckers who nest nearby in the ancient woodland will be your neighbours.
The yurt sits on a bespoke wooden platform and contains a double bed with proper mattress and 2 pull out chair beds. There is woodturning stove and solar lighting as the yurt is off grid. You have a private kitchen tent with cooking facilities and a firebowl to sit outside star-gazing.
Loo and Shower
Close to the yurt there is a tap with running water for drinking/washing up, a private compost loo and a private outdoor shower. Be prepared for an adventure shower experience here! There is also access to hot showers shared with other campers. The nearest of these showers is about 400 meters away. There are conventional loos, wash basins and further hot showers, with electric sockets for hair drying, 500 metres up a steep hill.
For this reason, and because you cannot park close by, we recommend glamping in Idris is suitable for adults and older children seeking an active, wild adventure. Dogs on leads are welcome too. For families with very young children or those who prefer to be closer to washing facilities and their car, we recommend Glamping in the Glade might suit you better. You can see our Site Map here.
Parking and check in
Due to the secluded and wild location of Idris you cannot drive to the yurt. There is parking for one car in the camper’s car park which is about 350 metres of up and down meadows away. If you arrive between around 2.30 and 4pm we can help transport your kit in our off road vehicle which makes your life much easier! Outside of these times wheelbarrows are provided to take your stuff across the meadows.
PLEASE NOTE LAST CHECK IN FOR SUMMER GLAMPING IS 6.45PM UNLESS BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT . We will not accept any arrivals for Idris after dusk — you will not find it in the dark for the first time! Please plan accordingly or you will be asked to arrive the next morning.
What’s a Pop-up yurt?
Our pop-up yurts are so called because they move to different locations around the site depending on the season. Unlike our more traditional hand-crafted yurts, the pop-up yurts are made of modern materials which are easy to move but still robust and fully waterproof.
Idris is named after the giant said to be so large that his throne is the summit of one of Wales’ most iconic mountains – Cader Idris (meaning the throne of Idris), which overlooks Dolgellau.
What’s in the yurt?
You can see a gallery of lots of pictures if you click the image at the bottom of this page.Idris is kitted out with a proper double bed with a quality extra thick mattress and two single sofa beds. Stay cosy inside by the wood burning stove or star-gaze outside around a fire-pit. The yurt is on a beautiful wooden base made by local craftsman Dan and there is bespoke furniture, floor rugs, and warm Welsh tapestry blankets and sheep skins on the beds.
A simple covered camp kitchen right outside the yurt provides a 2 ring camping gas stove and all the cooking equipment, plates, cutlery, cool box etc you will need. You can also BBQ on the fire-bowl. Relax over a local craft ale at the picnic bench lit by twinkling fairy lights.
Just bring your own double bedding or sleeping bags, towels and food and enjoy a very special corner of Snowdonia National Park…
Off grid living
From May until October, Idris is off grid, so there is simple solar lighting and we provide you with a lantern – we are in Snowdonia National Park Dark Skies Reserve so you’ll need it to find your way to the loo at night!
For those who don’t want to switch off completely, there is 4G phone reception for most networks (02 not good) and free wifi access near reception. We would normally offer a phone charging service in reception but due to Covid-19 Track and Trace issues, we will only charge up battery packs so make sure you bring fully charged /solar power packs with you
The pop-up yurt is perfect if you fancy travelling light and trying a car-free holiday. It’s easy to get to Graig Wen and get around on public transport. Bike hire is available locally. You can pre-order freshly baked croissants.
What we provide and what you should bring
Prior to your arrival you will be emailed a link to download our new Guest App. This will enable you to self-check in and gives you all the information you need to plan your stay, from what to bring and the wifi code to the best places for coffee and cake, local walks etc.
In the yurt
Proper double bed and two single pull-out chair beds (please bring your own sleeping bags/bedding and pillows)
Wood burning stove – we provide basket of logs, kindling and firelighters – more for sale on site
Hot water bottles
Washstand with basin, jug and Hand sanitiser
Simple lighting but please bring torches
Digital Full Local Information Pack emailed in advance to you
In the outdoor Camp kitchen
2 ring gas cooker
Saucepans, plates, cutlery, mugs, beakers etc for 4 people
Cool box and ice-packs
Waste bin and bin bags
Washing up bowl
You can charge up battery packs (but not phones) in reception. 4G coverage is good (except for 02 users) and there is free wifi near reception for those who can’t switch off completely.
What you should bring
Download your Guest App
Bedding, sleeping bags, pillows etc
Washing up liquid
Warm clothes (it can get cold at night even in summer), suitable footwear for outside and slippers for inside
Insect repellant can be handy in muggy summer weather
Ear plugs and an eye mask if you don’t want to wake up with the dawn chorus!
Idris Pop-Up Yurt Prices 2021
From £65 – £130 / night
Off peak and last minute – 2 night minimum bookings
School holidays and most other times, we book the yurts for 3 nights Friday to Monday and 4 nights Monday to Friday.
You can check availability, prices and book online by using the calendar on this page. Searching for availability to arrive on a Friday to stay for 2 or 3 nights or Monday to stay for 2 or 4 nights. Week long bookings run from Friday to Friday – please call to book. We are sorry we do not offer one night stays.
Tips for searching for availability
Choose dark green squares to check in. To meet minimum stay requirements in peak season/bank holidays, you must search for 3 nights from Friday check in or 4 nights from Monday check in. For the 2020 Early May Bank holiday you can check in for 3 nights on Thursday or Friday. For week long bookings or shorter stays last minute please call