Friday, 3 May 2013

Fabulous Yurting weekend

Oh that was such a lot of fun!

Six months ago a group of lovely friends forged a plan to go away together in a Yurt for the weekend in Wales and to visit Wonderwool. It seemed at the time to be a long way in the future, then suddenly it was here.

Two trains and a car journey and we arrived in the beautiful surroundings of Kite Hill Yurts near Builth Wells, Powys. A lovely warm welcome greeted us from Kate and Dominic and their gorgeous little boy. We were soon transferring our bags to the trailer for transport to the yurts and walked up the hill to find our home for the next three days. And here is what greeted us

Our Yurt for the weekend
welcoming entrance to the yurt

I stayed with the wonderful ladies in Skylark, the rainbow yurt while the rest of our party stayed in Curlew across the field. The yurts are fantastic, as you enter the wood burner catches your eye, and then your eyes wander to take in the home from home comforts. We even had rainbows outside

 The wood burner kept us cosy and warm

The glorious roof
Rainbows inside and out

More beautiful pictures of the interiors can be seem on Kite Hill Yurts website and facebook page. Each yurt has it's own lovely well equipped kitchen, barbecue, fire pit and compost toilet. There is also the communal kitchen and solar shower and more compost toilets, just down the hill. A little further down the hill are the lovely Alpaca too, friendly and inquisitive. A lovely site, lovely hosts, would recommend them!

Kite Hill Yurts and surroundings

We talked, we laughed (a lot!) and we knitted (sometimes!). I took a stroll one evening to take in the wonderful views, and was not disappointed when I arrived atop of the hill by a copse of trees.

Gorgeous views across to the Black Mountains

We visited Wonderwool on Saturday and what a feast for the eyes that was, fibre and yarn delights all around. It was lovely to see other familiar faces from Hampshire Guild there too. There were sheep and fleeces, wheels and looms, something for everyone.

This knitted garden display was lovely to see.

A quick trip into the village to buy some funky shoes, oh and some food and wine. Returning to the yurt to explore our purchases, to knit, to crochet and to laugh some more.

After a lazy morning in the yurt, we headed to Hay on Wye for lunch and to wander the numerous bookshops. Some of us came home with new to us books and we had a wonderful lunch in Booths cafe.

Then it was Monday and time to go home ...

I had a wonderful time, with kindred spirits. Thank you to everyone from Kate and Dominic (& baby) for the wonderful place to stay; to Denise for being the inspiration for the weekend; to Jacqui, Teresa, Jill, Lou, Lucy and Kim for the company, conversation and laughter.


  1. oh it sounds such fun. Lovely to hear your tales and adventures xx

  2. Fantastic post, Dawn - such happy memories. We do need to meet up again soon xxx

  3. I can't believe it has been a week already. It was such fun and so lovely to meet everyone. I wish I had been able to stay until Monday! I hope there is another adventure soon :) I'm knitting up a storm with my gorgeous new yarn. Lovely memories beautifully captured in this post - thank you xxx


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