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Larkhill Tipis

Larkhill Tipis
SA33 6AT

Tel: 01559 371581
Website: www.larkhilltipis.co.uk
There's no better way of getting in touch with nature than being surrounded by her night and day. Spend your evenings sitting next to a glowing log fire, looking at an endless sky of stars and waking to the sound of bird song with spectacular views of the Welsh countryside. Larkhill is a family home and an eco-friendly smallholding of 20 acres in Carmarthenshire, west Wales. At Larkhill Tipis, established in 2003, we offer five different nomadic camping experiences, each of which has its own 'space', separated by shrubs and trees, and all connected by stepping stones. The most luxurious is the Alachigh, a beautiful structure used by the Shahsavan from Northern Iran which has its own elevated location with stunning views. Set on the edge of a four acre woodland are two different types of yurts a Mongolian ger and a Bentwood (which originates from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan). In their own landscaped terraced areas and surrounded by a wild flower meadow is an 18' tipi and, to be constructed this winter, a luvvu which is used by the Sami people in northern Scandinavia.

Central to all five structures is a log cabin which has an old Victorian cooking range, a fine array of cooking equipment, interesting books and local information. The grounds are well established and include a laburnum avenue, which is spectacular when it flowers in June, which leads into a seven ringed labyrinth with a totem pole at the centre, pathways meandering through the woodland, numerous wood carvings, a quartz stone circle, benches to while away the hours and a woodland park with swings and a slide for children to play in. Other facilities include two hot showers, toilet and a tiled, very clean, compost toilet. We are not on a 'mains' power supply and rely on two wind generators and solar panels for electricity which is available in the log cabin. There is a small car park close to the campsite.

The land ranges from peat bog and pastureland to woodland and has a large variety of wildlife. Over 60 bird species have been seen here making it ideal for bird watching. We have rare breed Boreray sheep (just 300 breeding ewes in the UK), a variety of ducks, chickens, turkeys and a solitary guinea fowl, all of whom roam freely around the land. Beekeeping has also become a passion with bee keeping and falconry courses available in the area. Anybody who fancies a break from the norm, young or old, and are looking for a completely different experience, are very welcome. We're always available to help in anyway whatsoever. This is a quiet location (we do not accept large groups and ask for no noise after 10.00 p.m.) well away from busy roads, so if you're looking for a child-friendly, relaxed and sustainable alternative holiday, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then you need look no further a tipi, yurt or alachigh holiday in a beautiful location.