...combine simplicity with luxury, fresh air with comfy beds, warm and cosy evenings with cool summer shade
What is a Yurt?
A Yurt is a traditional portable house made out of a lattice of bent wood, and they are used by nomads in central Asia and Mongolia. They are also fantastic for glamping holidays in Dorset!
We have six of them, all named after wild flowers, hand-crafted in Mongolia and brightly painted in the traditional style. The Yurt is considered to be the herder’s most important possession. From the outside they may look small, but do not be deceived – they can easily accommodate up to six people!
What happens in a Yurt?
Relaxing! This is a big part of yurt-life and our yurts are exceptionally good for this, being warm and comfortable, furnished with a double bed and two day beds, cushions and a cheerful wood-burning stove. So you can lounge about and chat, read, play games and warm your toes. (In Asia the stoves are fuelled with animal dung but luckily we have plenty of wood!)
Night life! Listen to the fox bark and the owls hoot while you look up at the night sky through the clear perspex roof dome. (The sky here is fantastic for star-gazing; we have no large cities nearby so the sky is very dark and the stars are very bright and very beautiful).
We know some of you can’t bear to leave your gadgets at home, so we have thoughtfully provided electric sockets! Which means you also get electric lighting, and a single ring hob so you can brew up a cuppa or boil an egg or two.
We also provide:
- Crisp white linen sheets and fluffy towels.
- Free wood for your wood burning stove and the fire pit for the duration of your stay.
- There is a seating area outside each yurt and barbecues are available at no extra charge.
- The key to your own private shower room in the Old Haybarn, exclusively yours for the whole of your stay. Beautifully tiled, spacious and complete with underfloor heating, it has a spacious shower area, toilet, vanity units with cupboards and hand dryers.
- Your own individual fridge in The Old Haybarn.
- Use of a spacious modern kitchen with ovens, hobs and microwaves, fully equipped with pots, pans and utensils – perfect for preparing anything from tea & toast to a hearty breakfast.
- Communal lounge and dining area in the The Old Haybarn with toys, games and TV.
- Travel cots and highchairs can be provided on request for a small additional charge, but you will need to bring all your own cot linen.
What’s not provided:
- Tea towels, washing up liquid, dish cloths, cot linen, toilet rolls and anything else you would normally have to bring on a UK camping holiday.
We are delighted to say that we can now offer glamping for people with disabilities.
Our site is level, with well-lit smooth paths, and we have ramps available so that wheelchair users can access the yurts. The traditional doorways are 132cm high by 57cm wide.
The interior of the yurts are all similar with a carpeted floor, a double bed and two single day beds. The beds have all got space under to accommodate a hoist. There is room to use a profiling bed, which may be hired in. There is ample wheelchair turning space throughout the yurt and plenty of access to either side of the double bed.
We have level access to all the communal areas and we can supply commode chairs for our private wet rooms, which all have adapted shower heads and extra long hoses.
All yurts have their own separate fridges in the communal kitchen, so that we can accommodate people with special dietary needs or allergies without fear of cross-contamination.
However, before you make a booking, please get in touch with us, as we would like to make absolutely sure that your individual needs are met during your stay!
My name is Pauline Elsworth and I have the pleasure of working at Caalm Camp offering you relaxing holistic treatments during your stay. Each treatment is individually tailored to your requirements following a consultation where I will take a brief medical history. The treatments will take place in your Yurt and your booking and payment will need to be made direct to me prior to your stay. Please see the list below for available treatments and contact me either by email Pauline@firestartherapies.co.uk or by phone on 01963 23705. Please let me know your name, address, dates booked and treatments required. If you have a preference for a date or time for your treatment please let me know as places get filled quickly. I can also offer holistic workshops if you are staying in a group. Please contact me for further details.
Reiki is a safe and gentle technique where I harness the life force energy that exists all around us and I channel this to you through my hands. Every treatment is personal and individual to you allowing you to receive what is appropriate for you at that moment of time empowering the body to heal. A very relaxing treatment either given seated in a chair or lying on the couch.
Treatment time 1 hour Cost £30.00
Crystal therapy is a wonderful treatment using beautiful crystals that have been given to us by Mother Earth; each stone has a different property that resonates with us in a different way. The aim of the treatment is to bring harmony and balance into your life at all levels mental, physical, emotional and spiritual allowing you to see what is required in your life. The treatment is given lying down on a couch. You are fully clothed and crystals are placed on and around you. Tibetan singing bowls are also used if I feel sound is required. The treatment is very powerful and relaxing.
Treatment time 1 hour Cost £40.00
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head massage is a truly holistic therapy that aims to bring balance to the mind, body and spirit to install a sense of wellbeing and calm. The treatment is carried out seated on a chair and the treatment is carried out through a thin layer of clothing. I massage the top of the back, neck, arms, shoulders, head and face and oils can be used on the hair and face if required. It is not suitable if you have or ever had a back or neck injury, whiplash, high blood pressure, stroke, epilepsy, heart condition or any ailment affecting the brain or head.
Treatment time 45minutes Cost £30.00
Treatment including oils Cost £35.00 (these will need to be washed out of your hair)
Reflexology is a relaxing and effective therapy based on a concept that congestion or tension in the feet mirrors tension or congestion in the corresponding part of the body. It is an ancient therapy that mapped the whole body onto the feet allowing every area to be worked. My fingers and thumbs are used to apply gentle pressure to the feet as they work on reflex areas. Tiny deposits or imbalances are detected and by stimulating these areas the blockages can be released allowing energy to flow freely around the body encouraging the body to heal. The treatment is very relaxing.
Treatment time 1 hour Cost £30.00
Aromatherapy is a relaxing and gentle treatment that combines a deeply relaxing gentle massage with the absorption of pure essential oils through the skin and into the body. The essential oils are blended together into a combination to suit you this is either based on your skin type, to assist with an ailment or an emotional state or to help you fully relax and unwind.
Back, neck and shoulders treatment time 45 minutes £30.00
Full Body treatment time approx. 1hr 30 minutes £50.00
I am near the end of my Shamanic practitioner training and can offer these treatments as a trainee practitioner at the reduced prices quoted.
Shamanism takes its roots from many cultures in all areas of the world and Shamans’ believe that all disease whether emotional or physical begins as an imbalance in the spiritual realm. As a Shamanic practitioner I walk with one foot in this world and one foot in the world of spirit and act as a hollow bone and bring back guidence, wisdom and healing from the spirit realms for you. I will use drums, rattles, sage or my hands to channel energy to you and allow you to become more rooted and grounded to Mother Earth and more connected to nature. Treatments may include soul retrieval, sword cleansing, energy balance, illumination, power animal retrievel and apache sage ceremony.
Shamanic Treatment time approx 1 hour -1 hour 30 minutes £40.00
The following treatments are done while you are standing:
Apache sage ceremony & drum healing to clear the aura 1 hour £30.00
Sword cleansing and energy removal to clear the aura 1 hour £30.00
Walking back through 7 generations of your ancestors approx 1 hour £30.00
(This can be done on either your male or female lineage)