Long Valley Yurts - Great Langdale

Great Langdale, Cumbria

OS Grid Reference: NY 286059

A unique new style of accommodation available in the Great Langdale Valley.



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"A truly magical experience" is how some of our guests have described staying in one of our Yurts. Situated right in the heart of the Lake District on the National Trust Campsite at the head of the Great Langdale Valley, you couldn't ask for a more idyllic location. Surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery the Lake District has to offer, come and experience 'living in the round' for yourselves and enjoy a unique holiday in a unique environment with Long Valley Yurts.

From the moment you open the door of the Yurt you will be greeted with the grandeur of the Langdale Valley, it really is something to behold. With Scafell within striking distance, some of the best walking and climbing you are ever likely experience in the Lakes you couldn’t ask for a more idyllic location. Spacious with comfortable beds, warm duvets, cosy wood burning stoves, solar lighting and fairy lights this really is luxury camping.

Whether it’s adventure, a day out in the mountains, an amble down the valley or sitting back a deck chair soaking up the scenery Langdale is the beating heart of the Lake District and has it all to offer. Ideal for families and friends, come and experience a holiday with a difference, one you never forget.

What is a Yurt?
Yurts are traditional circular dwellings from central Asia that have been in use for thousands of years. The traditional yurt is decorated in colourful materials, handmade rugs and carpets. Cool in the summer and warm in the winter the yurt itself is supported with solid wooden trellis walls and has at its centre, a crown or Tono (ornate 'roof wheel') to further strengthen the structure. Covered with a thick, watertight covering the yurt keeps you dry and warm in any weather.

Our Yurts 
We have three yurts each is 18ft in diameter and sleeps up to six people comfortably. There is a standard double bed and four single beds. We provide freshly laundered cotton sheets, pillow cases and duvets.

Yurt Facilities
Each yurt has it's own uniquely Moroccan feel. You can also expect the following facilities;

  • Wooden floors
  • Thick colourful hand made Moroccan rugs
  • Wood burning stoves with an integrated oven
  • Solar powered interior lighting
  • Solar powered interior fairy lights
  • Comfortable futons and bedding
  • Moroccan lanterns
  • Decorated, colourful Moroccan throws
  • Fully equipped functional kitchen with all the things you are likely to need for 6 people
  • A games chest full of games and books both old and new
  • Outdoor setting and firebowl/BBQ

Drinking water is available from a tap within a short walk. Each yurt comes fully equipped with its own water carrier. Male and female shower blocks and toilet facilities also only a short walk.

Unfortunately we do not accept dogs.


Open 1st March - 1st November.
Shop - all year round during reception hours.

Showers Available Male Washroom Facilities Female Washroom Facilities Laundry Shop Public Telephone

Each yurt sleeps five people, has a double bed, 2 singles and a blow up mattress for a 5th person.
2017 Rates

Peak Season - school holidays /bank holidays

Weekdays - (Mon-Fri) 4 nights - £340
Weekend - (Fri - Mon) 3 nights - £365
Whole Week (Mon - Mon or Fri - Fri) 7 nights - £560

Special Off Peak Rates for selected stays during Mar/Apr/May/Sept & Oct

Weekdays: (Mon – Fri) 4 nights from £199 per Yurt
Weekends: (Fri-Mon) 3 nights from £225 per Yurt (Mar only)

Off Peak Season - All other periods

Weekdays - (Mon-Fri) 4 nights - £285
Weekend - (Fri - Sun) 3 nights - £285
Whole Week (Mon - Mon or Fri to Fri) 7 nights - £385
Booking required?

Yes. Book early to avoid disappointment - only 3 yurts available.

Please call Richard on 07884 315298 or John on 07813 334865 to enquire about availability or to make a booking.

Deposit and Payment
To make a booking a 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure the dates you wish. Outstanding balance is due six weeks prior to arrival.

Please see our online booking system for availability and bookings at www.luxury-yurt-holidays.co.uk.
Users Our yurts are available for the following: 
1. Families 
2. Groups 
3. Small school parties
Max Users 3 x Yurts - 6 people each maximum.
No. of Toilets Blocks 2 - Great Langdale Campsite facilities.
No. of Showers 6 male, 6 female per block.
Car Parking Yes - in designated parking areas away from the yurts.
Gas Refills available? Yes. We provide gas and it is included in the price.
Open fires allowed? The yurts come equipped with a BBQ and a fire bowl.
Disposable barbeques allowed? Yes. But NOT inside the yurts themselves.
Nearest Food & Drink

Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (0.25 miles)
Hikers' Bar. Pub Food & Restaurant. Real Ale, occasional Music Sessions.

Sticklebarn Tavern
 (0.50 miles) - Pub Food, Real Ale, Live Music some weekends, Satellite TV.

New Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (0.5 miles) - Bar, Pub Food & Restaurant.

Wainwright's pub (2.5 miles) - Pub food. Pub Quiz Nights.

The Britannia Inn (3.5 miles) Pub Food, Real Ale & Restaurant.

Chapel Stile (2.5 miles) - Co-Op, Cafe.

Ambleside (8 miles) - several restaurants and pubs.

Windermere (11 miles) - large supermarket.
Nearest Bank Ambleside (8 miles)
Mountain Bike Hire? Yes - Ambleside (8 miles)
Local Walks The Langdales - Pavey Ark, Harrison Stickle & Pike O' Stickle.
Bowfell & Crinkle Crags.
Scafell Pike (Long walk from Langdale, but possible)
Pike O Blisco.

Long Valley Yurts at Great Langdale

Great Langdale, Cumbria
LA22 9JU

T: 07813 334865 or 07884 315298
Contact: John Maddy or Richard Coulter


Don’t forget to mention Lake District Camping when you contact this campsite

Find Us:

By car, follow the A593 from Ambleside. At Skelwith Bridge, turn right onto the B5343. The campsite is 6 miles down this road on the left before the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel.