June 21, 2011 7.01 am This story is over 126 months old

Yurting site camps in Lincoln

Camping in style: Five yurts are being built outside Lincoln, meant for an upmarket rural escape.

The yurts are being put together after materials arrived from Mongolia

A new camp site is set to open on July 1 on an 11-acre equestrian field near Lincoln on Eastfield Farm, Welton.

Lincoln Yurts is a site designed to make camping easier and more upmarket.

A yurt is a roofed wood dwelling traditionally used by Mongolian and Turkic Nomads in Central Asia. In modern Turkish the word yurt signifies homeland.

Planning for the site started in November 2010 and construction began when the wood to build the yurts arrived on June 15.

All the materials for building the yurts are shipped from Mongolia and built on site. Each yurt costs around £5,500 to build.

The site consists of five yurts, each containing stoves, bedding, candles and a themed design. The site also has access to Wi-Fi and phone network coverage.

Katherine Taylor, Co-Owner of Lincoln Yurts, said: “This is our first project and we started it because we have a passion for camping. I think that yurts are superb and the site will be the first of its kind in Lincoln.

“The furnishings are beautifully designed and follow a designated theme. One of them will even house a 100-year-old bed that is being sent from Brighton, which cost us £1,500.

“We had some problems in the beginning in getting a site to use, but when we found Roy Gundi, the owner of the land, he was very excited by what we had in mind and we were on our way.

“The site can cater for weddings, parties and camping holidays. So far we have had 20 – 30 enquiries and several bookings. If we manage to get a hot summer, hopefully we will receive a lot more interest in the Yurt experience.”

The Yurts are available for booking all year round and each can house five people. Prices start from £65 per night in low to mid-season, and £80 per night in high season and holidays.

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