A unique and quirky glamping experience staying in a Yurt, Tabernacle or Cabin
Kingfisher Yurt: Hidden in a private wildlife garden, the handmade Kingfisher Yurt plays host not only to local kingfishers but also ducks, moorhens, dragonflies and the odd heron. Well, the area does, the yurt is just for you. With all this wildlife and the bamboo and woodland surrounding you, the yurt feels completely secluded, but if you follow the stream for just a few minutes you’ll reach the village of Wendover, with more than enough coffee shops and pubs to keep you fed and watered throughout your stay. Of course, if you’d rather stay put, your camp comes with a private cabin housing a modern kitchen (and bathroom), so you can cook up a little something and eat out on the deck. When it starts to feel chilly, head inside and watch the flames through the glass door of the wood burner. Vibrant antique rugs and a kingsize bed covered in colourful bed linen will keep you cosy while you’ll still be able to see the sky through the central roof wheel.
Badger's Bower: This wonderful tabernacle on the edge of an ancient forest was christened Badger's Bower after the shady spot in which it sits, surrounded by bluebells and resident badgers. It’s a perfect hideout for couples seeking an unusual space to unwind.
Beyond the huge church doors the space is cosy and thoughtfully designed with an ornate stained glass window, lantern, a fridge to keep your drinks cool and a few supplies to get you going. But it’s the double-ended bath which takes centre-stage, promising indulgent soaks with lush views of the private woodlands.
Hop inside the hammock for a lazy hour or recline in one of the rocking chairs as something delicious cooks slowly over the firepit and then take your supper out back, where you can dine under the sun or stars. By the time the badgers poke their noses out of the burrows, you’ll likely be burrowing back down into your kingsize captain’s bed, where you’ll be lulled to sleep by the sound of the rushing stream.
Hazel Tree Cabin: Soaking in a hot tub and bathing in the woodland sounds just an hour after you left work in London, how great does that sound?
The pocket of ancient Chiltern woodland that's home to Hazel Tree Cabin, is only 35 miles from Central London, but the city feel is completely gone. Replaced by the wind in the trees and the kingfishers, ducks and dragonflies down by the stream which brings chalk-laden water down from the Chiltern Hills. The cabin is set within its own clearing, where the only thing that'll intrude on your hot tub time is the dappled light from the trees. With the king-sized bed, electric heating, en suite bathroom with hot shower and kitchen facilities, you'll be fine whatever the weather. Even the rain drumming on the covered veranda roof, which overlooks the stream, makes natural background music to a relaxing escape from the urban jungle
With the train station only five minutes away, you could head into London for an outing, but the coffee shops and pubs of Wendover are just a few minutes’ walk down the stream and there are many great National Trust properties if you prefer to keep it rural heritage. For full indulgent unwinding, get Karen and David to arrange a massage, aromatherapy or reiki session, then just sit back and let the magic of the forest do its work.
We have 2 night stays on Monday or Wednesday and 3 night weekend stays. Also for 4 night stays with check in on Monday. Prices vary according to season.
We also have a wood fired hot tub for hire!
An amazing place! Beautiful, cosy, wonderful effects , magical....idyllic surroundings to get away from it all and just breathe.
We had a lovely stay at Hazel Tree Cabin - very easy to get to via public transport with beautiful walking routes in the Chilterns right on the doorstop & what a treat to sit in a hot tub in a forest in November!
The cabin is in a lovely setting which feels secluded and calm, but has the benefit of the creature comforts (restaurants, pubs, well-stocked mini-mart) in Wendover. There are plenty of (brand new) kitchen utensils and a small oven/hob, so that you can choose to eat in or go out for meals. The Cabin was spotless and David was extremely helpful and accommodating.
Thanks for a lovely stay.
My boyfriend and I ran away from the city for a night, to the Hazel Tree Cabin. Despite it being short, we had an amazing time. David and Karen were very hospitable and the cabin and surroundings were quite magical. We ended out evening around the fire with a well deserved bath in the hot tub, over a glass of mulled wine and some goulash we cooked over the open fire. We recommend the venue.
We stopped at Hazel Tree Cabin for three nights over the New Years Celebrations.
The cabin, location, surroundings, hosts (David & Karen) could not have been better!
We had a wonderful time and will highly recommend it to others.
The hot tub was a lovely bit of luxury that we were glad of after the long local walks.
The accommodation was very warm and cosy despite being cold outside. Bed was exceptionally comfortable and the bath and hot tub make the place ideal for a romantic weekend.
Very chilled out.
We had a lovely stay at Badger's Bower, it was such a cosy, cute space to spend a couple of days. The huge bathtub was great and the outdoor hot tub good fun to get going (thanks for the help with the fire, David!). David is a great, knowledgable host and made us feel very welcome. We look forward to booking again soon!
What an amazing secluded hideaway. Badgers Bower is the most beautiful, luxurious and peaceful place to stay. We loved it so much we have booked a return visit.
We had the most relaxing stay at Hazel Tree Cabin, so much so we'd like to book Badger's Cabin next year. The hot tub was a treat, great facilities, we bought food in and didn't leave as we had all we needed. Lots of nice places to sit and read, comfy warm accommodation. I couldn't fault it.
We absolutely loved our stay in the Tabernacle at Chiltern Yurt Retreat. It was a welcome break from life in a busy city and despite feeling as though you were in a really remote location, the village is only a short walk with access to plenty of shops and pubs. There is so much to do around the area and we opted for a Thai lunch at the George and Dragon pub (highly recommend) and a long walk around Wendover Woods. We were blessed with sunshine, but Chiltern Yurt Retreat would be perfect in any weather.
The hot tub was wonderful and relaxing and a real highlight of the stay, as was the giant hot tub. We cant wait to return and thank you for an amazing little getaway!
We had a lovely weekend in the cabin. The bed was comfortable, there is a great shower and the kitchen has everything you need to cook simple meals. It was nice and peaceful and we saw some wildlife in the woods around the cabin. Everything was very clean, including the hot tub! The hot tub was a very relaxing experience.