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Discover Wellness and Sustainability Through The Magic of Yurtshire

Set on the edge of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, Yurtshire accommodation is set across two spectacular sites; Fountains Meadows, featuring hand-crafted Round Yurts, and Eavestone Lake, featuring unique Tree-Yurts – both of which are surrounded by a mix of wild meadow pastures, peaceful woodlands, scenic hills and woodland lakes.

A recent addition to Yurtshire, Eavestone Lake now offers Luxury Tree-Yurt accommodation and a Wellness Spa. Just off the beaten track, a short stroll through the trees will lead guests to their Tree-Yurt; a luxurious yurt, built into elevated treetop decking, boasting a wondrous space filled with nature, comfort and style.

Perched up in the branches, each self-contained Tree-Yurt has its own private decking area and hot tub. Inside, chic and cosy interiors feature a double bed, a double futon and private kitchen facilities – making it the ideal place for couple breaks, family holidays or a unique getaway with friends.

A sanctuary of well-being, Eavestone Lake invites guests to discover the perfect space to recuperate and recharge. Hidden within the woodlands, Yurtshire’s glass-fronted Kirami Outdoor Sauna and Spa Treatment Yurt offers a myriad of relaxing treatments.

Saunas, which are renowned for their health benefits, assist with stress reduction, improve heart health, aid in recovery after exercise, flush toxins and improve brain health. Research has shown that the use of a sauna can induce a deeper sleep, as in addition to the release of endorphins, body temperatures that become elevated in the late evening will fall at bedtime. This slow, relaxing decline in endorphins is key to facilitating sleep – the perfect relaxation tool before heading off for a night of deep dreaming under the canopies.

Spa treatments, which take place in the unique Spa Treatment Yurt, can be pre-booked on selected days. These luxurious treatments are designed to rejuvenate the senses, and vary from a full-body Swedish massage, with your choice of pre-blended oils, to a reflexology treatment, featuring a relaxing lower leg and foot massage.

Yurtshire also offers a variety of yoga classes each week; helping guests to move, breathe and relax. Spend time unwinding in the Cosy Yoga Yurt, with the opportunity to meet other like-minded yogis while escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

This summer, Eavestone Lake has been proud to welcome guests to enjoy the benefits of ice baths. Now growing in popularity, ice bathing promises a whole new level of physical and mental stimulation, giving guests an innovative and exciting opportunity to reconnect with themselves on a deeper level.

Wild swimming can also be enjoyed in the secluded Eavestone Lake, which is tucked away within the natural landscapes. While helping guests reconnect with nature, wild swimming offers a number of positive benefits to the mind and body; including releasing endorphins, soothing muscles and increasing energy levels.

Elsewhere on-site at Yurtshire, the Fountains Luxury Meadow Yurts are situated just one mile from the world-famous Fountains Abbey and Studley Park World Heritage Site.

Each of the fully-furnished Luxury Meadow Yurts can sleep up to four guests. They are all equipped with a private hot tub, solar power lighting, an en-suite bathroom with hot water and a wood-burning stove.

All of the yurts feature beautiful interiors that are intimate and authentic. As guests drift peacefully off to sleep, ceiling windows provide a dreamy star-gazing experience.

Of utmost importance, Yurtshire’s commitment to guest well-being extends to the environment around us. Therefore, their ‘Positive Impact Company Pledge‘ reflects their respect for nature, with sustainability at the heart of their ethos.

The Yurtshire Pledge first commenced when the team began planning the original site at Eavestone Lake. With an assessment of the impacts that the business could have on the environment, Yurtshire’s priority is to ensure that as the business grows, the company’s commitment to sustainability – and to the local community – will continue to grow with it.

Founder, Tom Sterne said, “Yurtshire has always held a profound admiration for nature, so the environment is at the heart of everything we do. As a sustainable holiday destination, we promise to protect, sustain and enhance the land’s incredible biodiversity and beauty, including our meadow, lake and woodland management.

We pledge to always take care of our varied wildlife habitats, ensuring that nature can thrive. In doing so, we will be sure to provide a sanctuary for guests to connect and interact with nature, in the understanding that this is so beneficial to their mental health and wellbeing.”

Along with a pledge to plant 2,000 new trees, Yurtshire will protect, restore and reconnect the site’s own varied natural habitats, while ensuring that wildlife continues to thrive. Regular nature surveys take place, for example, their spring/summer bird survey counted over 27 different bird species around Eavestone Lake alone.

This co-existence with birds is particularly wonderful, given that new research conducted by King’s College London has found that ‘seeing or hearing birds is associated with an improvement in mental wellbeing that can last up to eight hours’.

Believing in ‘people for the future’, they also pledge to provide a natural sanctuary for guests to connect and interact with nature; in the knowledge that this benefits both physical and mental well-being.