How do you light the wood burning hot tub?

  1. Chop a couple of logs into kindling using the chopping block and axe provided.
  2. Open the metal door of the burner and place two logs inside the center of the burner. Chop larger logs in half if needed
  3. Add a couple of fire lighter cubes on top of the logs and light the firelighters.
  4. Using the fire glove, place some kindling on top of the logs.
  5. Close the burner door and open the air vent using the black lever.
  6. After 15-20 minutes check the fire and add a couple of extra logs. Close the burner door after use.
  7. Keep checking on the fire periodically and add extra logs when needed.
  8. The hot tub should be ready to use in approximately 3 hours.

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How many guests does each yurt sleep?

At Yurtshire Fountains the yurt can accommodate five guests.

At Eavestone Lake the yurts can sleep four guests. There is a child’s camp bed available on request for Eavestone Lake if it’s a family of five.

Do we need to bring bedding?

No, all your bedding is provided. Each yurt comes with freshly laundered sheets, pillows and duvets.

The double bed will be made up for your arrival but the futons will be folded away to allow for a pleasant seating area when you arrive. If you have booked for three or more guests the bedding will be folded on top of the futons or bed.

If guests do not wish to share the double bed or double futon you can add additional laundry to your booking for an extra £10.

Are towels provided?

Yes. Each guest is given a complimentary bath towel and hand towel. 
If you wish to use the hot tub, why not add an extra towel to your booking?

Are there hot tubs on site?

Yes. Each yurt has its own private wood-burning hot tub.


How long does it take to heat the hot tub?

Typically 3 hours, but it depends on the temperature of the water used to fill the tub and the outside weather conditions.

How do you heat the hot tub?

The burner can be fired up only when there is sufficient water in the tub to cover the burner chamber, which is below the flue outlet. There is a sign on the burner highlighting the water level. You can control the temperature by regulating the amount of wood added and air supplied (via the lid opening). Instructions are provided on the hot tubs.

Is the hot tub pre-heated?

No. However we do offer a pre-light service for £17.50.  We can’t guarantee the hot tub will be ready to jump straight into on arrival as it takes 3 hours to fully heat up and we need to empty, deep clean and re-fill the hot tub with water before we can light the fire, but if it’s not fully heated it will be well on it’s way. To book this service, please email info@yurtshire.co.uk

Are logs provided?

Yes. Each yurt is given a complimentary bag of logs. The logs are used to fuel the wood burning stove (inside the yurt) and the hot tub. Extra logs can be purchased on site for £5 per bag.

Is a Yurt holiday suitable for children?

Yes, a yurt holiday is ideal for children.  It’s fun, different and above all exciting. To check out what there is to do in the surrounding area, click here.

Why is it showing as available, but when selecting my check in date it doesn't allow me to book?

Check in days at Yurtshire Fountains are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Check in days at Eavestone Lake are all days accept Saturdays.

Can I stay for one night?

One night stays are available on Sundays at Yurtshire Fountains and Mondays at Eavestone Lake, subject to availability.

What time is check in and check out?

Check in is from 3.30pm-6pm.

Check out at Eavestone Lake is by 9.30am and 10am at Yutrshire Fountains to allow our housekeeping team to change the yurts around ready for a 3.30pm arrival.

Can I check in late?

Yes. A self service check in arrangement can be made for guests wanting to check in after 6pm. Please contact us prior to your arrival if you are wanting to check in after 6pm.

Will we be warm enough?

Yes, the yurts are fully equipped with a wood burning stove which will keep you all cosy and warm. We provide one basket of logs and firelighters upon arrival. Further baskets of logs are for sale on site.

Naturally the temperature does drop off in the middle of the night on cooler days so if you wish to bring an extra blanket or hot water bottle please feel free to do so.

Are the yurts secure?

Yes, the yurts have lockable doors. However, please be aware that they are located on a site which is accessible to all. Yurtshire takes no responsibility for any loss or damage incurred during your stay.

What do we need to bring with us?

We have tried to provide everything you might need to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible, however there are a few things we recommend you bring to help enjoy your stay. These include:

  • Torch
  • Swimwear for the hot tub
  • Extra towel for the hot tub (one towel per person is provided with the booking but you can add extras to your booking).
  • Eye masks if you don’t want to be woken early by the natural sunlight.

In addition, we advise you bring suitable clothes, footwear, blanket, toiletries and food and drink.

Are dogs welcome?

Four legged friends are welcome in the yurts named Litton and Wharfe at Yurtshire Fountains. They are also welcome in Hazel, Oak and Willow. All dogs must be kept under close control at all times and on a lead when in communal areas/car park area so to not disturb other guests on site.

Dogs can be added to your booking for an extra £10 per night.