Red Kite Yurt
Red Kite Yurt is a traditional Mongolian-style yurt made by Avalon Yurts at Glastonbury and furnished and decorated in the colours of this iconic bird of prey. Sited on its own in Home Meadow, it has a magnificent king-size sleigh bed and log-burner inside and a field kitchen with seating outside. Sleeping two adults and up to two children (age range 5-12), it is available from April to October for short breaks or longer holidays. Sadly, because we have free-roaming hens (Katy, Jackie and Sara), very free-roaming cats (Bobby, Rosalyn and Sandy) and Highland cattle (Esme and Theo), we unfortunately cannot take dogs.
What is included?
Magnificent king-size sleigh bed with full bedding and linen
Optional two extra camping mats and pillows for up to two children (bring own sleeping bags) or additional tent with two camping mats and pillows
Soft and comfy sofa with extra seating if you are bringing children
Wood-burner inside yurt
Complimentary box of logs, kindling and fire-lighters (more available at extra cost)
Full protection inside your yurt from smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Lanterns, candles and matches
Covered outdoor cooking area with a two-ring gas cooker, seating, pans, crockery, glasses, cutlery and implements
Additional Kadai firepit for barbecuing or toasting marshmallows
Access to wood-fired pizza ovens
Drinking water dispenser
Use of shared kitchen sink and small fridge in Wren Hut
Additional coolbox for your own use with fresh ice blocks available
Optional celebration welcome treats and cakes, cookies and quiches baked specially for you. Click here for details
Your own mains shower and flush toilet facilities nearby in Wren Hut. Please note these are compact in dimension!
Complimentary fresh vegetables, herbs, salad and fruit grown at Orchid Meadows (according to season and availability), plus fresh eggs laid by Katy, Jackie and the four Saras
Wi-Fi, USB phone charge point, good Vodaphone mobile coverage. Please note that otherwise, your stay is completely off-grid
25 acres of countryside set aside for people and nature to explore. Click here for a map of Orchid Meadows
Optional free guided wildlife walk around Orchid Meadows
Frequently asked questions
Q. How do I pay for my stay?
Fifty per cent of the cost of your basic stay - excepting any extras you might purchase during your time with is - is payable at the time of booking. The final 50 per cent is due two weeks before the start of your stay. Any extras can be paid for at the end of your stay.
Q. I am travelling alone. Do you offer a discount for single occupancy?
Yes, we do. If you are holidaying on your own, you will receive a 25 per cent discount.
Q. What if I need to change or cancel my booking?
If you have booked with us direct, you are free to cancel or change the timing of your stay up to two weeks before arrival. Changes and cancellations after that are subject to an administration charge of £50. Changes made on the day of arrival cannot be accepted. In the exceptional case where we need to cancel your booking, for example due to problems on-site, we will offer you an equivalent stay at another time or return any money you have paid us. If you have made your booking through an agency, you will, of course, be subject to that agency's own cancellation policy.
Q. I see you are part of Go Explore Camping Club. Do I need to join the club to stay with you?
Booking to stay at Orchid Meadows provides automatic free membership of Go Explore Camping Club. No data is shared with Go Explore Camping Club as part of this enrolment and no responsibilities or obligations are conferred on you as a member of the club. Your membership will last for the duration of your stay at Orchid Meadows. Our association with the Go Explore Camping Club gives us the legal basis for operating.
Q. What are the check-in and check-out times?
Check-in is anytime from 4pm to 7pm (later arrival by arrangement). Check-out is by 10.30am on the day of departure.
Q. Can I book the whole site for a group?
Yes, you can, and if the whole site is yours, you can also bring extra guests in campervans or tents. Please contact us direct to discuss your needs.
Q. Can I arrive without a car?
Yes you can, very easily. Take the train to Aberystwyth and then bus No. 588 outside the station to Tynreithyn, where you will be dropped around a quarter of a mile from here. And while you are with us, you can catch the same bus to visit the coast or head in the other direction to Tregaron or Lampeter. Click here to see the bus timetable.
Q. How far away are the nearest shops and pubs?
Tregaron is just a couple of miles away, although it is not easy to get to on-foot. There you will find a Spar shop with post office, three butcher's, a baker's, a chemist, a hotel/pub, cafes, a Chinese takeaway, a fish and chip shop and gift shops.
Q. Is there anything else I should know?
For a full list of site rules, click here. Don't worry, it is not as bad as it sounds!
What people have said
"We loved our stay in Red Kite Yurt. The meadow is peaceful, secluded and teeming in wildlife. We fell asleep to the sounds of owls and woke to the sounds of goldfinches, kites and buzzards." Helen and Brian
"Had a great stay in the yurt. Lovely location, lots of peace and quiet. Had everything we wanted. Wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you! Highly recommended!" Daiva and Kevin
"Red Kite Yurt is a lovely relaxing place to stay with everything you could need to make your visit as comfortable as possible. In the evening there were lovely views of the Cambrian Mountains." Doug and Jo
"We stayed in the Red Kite Yurt during September. The hosts were very kind and helpful and the set-up of the yurt and toilet/shower facilities were good. The paths over the extensive grounds were well laid out and easy to follow. We are planning another visit next year." Paul and Janette
“A delightful stay at Orchid Meadows in the Red Kite Yurt. A brilliant view and setting to wake up to in the morning. Lynn's cakes are worth the visit alone. Great location for walks in the mountains or along the coast.” Jacque and Chris
“The yurt is beautiful and was super toasty with the wood burner. The kitchen was well stocked with plates and cooking apparatus. The shower and toilet were clean and had good shower pressure. Great place, would definitely recommend.” Kirsty and Tom
“We have just returned from Orchid Meadows. I can honestly say it was such a fantastic experience – it was everything we hoped for and more. Lynn and Steve were so lovely, we were made to feel very welcome on our arrival and for the duration of our stay, nothing was too much trouble. The yurt was so comfortable, cosy and spotlessly clean. We will definitely be returning.” Carla
"When we were shown our yurt in its own private field, we were simply blown away. The views are breathtaking as well as the rest of the property which they have opened up for us all to experience. I lost count of how many times I walked around their amazing paradise looking at nature, lily ponds, highland cattle, cheeky chickens and stunning views.
As for the yurt and its facilities, it is extremely homely with everything you could ever need. Lovely big bed, woodburner and comfy sofa." Gareth and Charlotte
“Red Kite Yurt was spotless upon our arrival and a pleasure to stay in. Toilet and shower facilities were immaculate and only a short stroll from the yurt. Sleeping arrangements were very comfortable and as for the surrounding scenery, wow!” Nick
“Brilliant site and brilliant facilities. Lots of wildlife to see and a very comfortable stay. We both really enjoyed it and would definitely come again.” Polly and Keeley
"Thank you so much for such an amazing stay. We will definitely be coming back." Aled, Lisa and Elyse
“Once again, thank you both for such a magical stay. Absolutely flawless again (in fact even better as you have added little extras like the bean bag chair, honesty shop, small packets of sauce in the kitchen, etc). Truly amazing place.” Gareth and Charlotte
"Thank you so much for having us. We are taking away happy memories from this trip." Carlos and family
"I'm so glad we found this gem to escape to! It was an ideal location for accessing so much of Wales, yet it felt isolated and absolutely private. Having our own meadow and 25 acres to explore was an absolute delight, the children were thrilled!" Elsie, Jordan and family
"Great facilities and very rural, so the site is lovely and quiet. Family friendly with some nice little touches, including home-baked goods and milk on arrival. Would recommend for anyone looking to escape to the countryside." Claire and family
"We want to say thank you so much for our stay in your beautiful yurt. We would 100 per cent stay again in the future and would recommend it to anyone visiting Wales." Andy and Jazz
"The yurt was beautiful and had everything we needed. The area was so peaceful and the owners were lovely. Bathroom was clean and the yurt was spotless when we arrived. Lovely addition was the fresh produce list that we could request items from, and the mini tuck shop full of goodies. We’d 100 per cent recommend anyone to stay here and we will definitely be returning. It was exactly the peaceful weekend getaway we were looking for. Thanks so much!" Steph and Morgan
"Comprehensive facilities, great natural location, always willing to oblige... Thank you!" James
"Loved staying here, beautiful yurt and surroundings. They were very friendly and accommodating and we enjoyed the complimentary produce offered. Overall, a lovely experience, would recommend." Jonathan
"We had a lovely stay with Steve and Lynn, a wonderful couple! All details were right and it is located at a beautiful place. Wellies are highly recommended in October :) but for us that was the true glamping feeling. We would definitely return!" Bianca and Herman
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