Traditionally providing warm dwellings for Mongolian tribes on the Steppes of Central Asia, these tented structures have been adapted by the I Love Wight Yurt Company, using contemporary laminates and materials to create an altogether different experience, stylish, spacious and luxurious. Each room is entered through a stable door with French windows which open out onto a small secluded terrace – guests can enjoy lazing amongst dappled trees in their own private glade: inhaling the fresh sea air. Spacious in size, each yurt is 20 feet in diameter and furnished with a king size bed (with luxury cotton linen), sofas, bean bags, soft lighting, accessories and exterior candelit lanterns. The ensuite bathroom comes complete with overhead shower or roll top bath… and flushing loo.
Priory Bay’s owner Andrew Palmer comments “The yurts offer the ultimate in seaside accommodation with a luxurious twist: we don’t view them as just tents, but regard them as some of our best hotel rooms, set in a natural location and closer to nature.
For nature lovers, Priory Bay is a haven for wildlife, flora and fauna. As guests fall asleep listening to the rustle of leaves in the trees and waves gently breaking the beach, they might hear nocturnal creatures exploring their natural habitat – maybe the hoot of an owl, the bark of a fox or badgers foraging... and on waking they might experience a dramatic Island sunrise. Priory Bay’s grasslands are also a visual feast: peppered with rare flora and fauna, they offer the opportunity to spy red squirrels (indigenous to the Island) and spot butterflies, dragonflies and birds of prey, such as buzzards, kestrels and sparrow hawks - circling in the sky. They might even see the dramatic stoop of peregrines (which nest on the fort out to sea).
Prices from £200 per night inclusive of bed and breakfast. Accommodation available from May to September 2017.