Our Story

Our Story

Whilst living in Kenya in 2009, Tom fell in love with luxury camping and felt that there was a huge gap in the market in his home county of Yorkshire for this alternative way to holiday. After various options Tom discovered the huge benefits of the beautiful structures known as yurts. With high ceilings and being deceptively spacious the yurt is the perfect glamping structure for the UK market. It is secure and strong but with the connection, through canvas, to the outdoors, and with a spiritual history the yurt simply amplifies the beauty of the outdoors while keeping its occupant’s cosy and warm inside. Therefore in 2010 Yorkshire Yurts holidays was born.

Due to requests from guests wanting to hire a yurt for parties and weddings, in 2011 Tom purchased his first 33ft yurt suitable for a whole host of events and special occasions. Strong demand and positive feedback has meant the business continued to evolve and over years both the number of yurts and the team has grown. In 2012 the difference between the holiday and the hire business meant a split in divisions and Yorkshire Yurts holidays became Yurtshire, the perfect name for our yurts in our shire.


Glamping (glamourous-camping) is a superb way to get away from it all and become closer to nature and the great outdoors, without having to pitch a tent in a gale!

With the Yurtshire glamping concept, you experience the feeling of camping while enjoying the our beautiful handcrafted yurts. Yurtshire is intended for all those looking for a quality glamping stay as well as a holiday that marries simplicity with style.

All our Yurts are set in stunning meadow in North Yorkshire and provide all the necessary facilities and equipment to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible whilst not compromising on the enjoyment of staying in the great outdoors.

Our Yurts

The interior of each yurt is the same across all locations. This includes a double bed, double and single futon and private kitchen facilities with gas cooking stove, cooking utensils, crockery and cool box.

Our Yurtshire glamping accommodation is all off grid (no electricity or wi-fi) allowing you to escape the stresses and strains of modern life by enjoying a relaxing break. Lighting and warmth is created from the ambiance of lanterns, tea lights, solar powered lamps and a classic wood burning stove.

 Each yurt comes with its own outdoor private full flushing toilet and hot gas powered shower unit. What’s more, at each yurt there is a private wood burning hot tubs so you can sit back, relax and bathe beneath the stars.