Bryn Helyg details
Bryn Helyg (Willow Hill in Welsh) is the biggest of our bentwood Middle Eastern-inspired yurts.
You have electric in this yurt for lighting and charging phones. Please don’t use any hair dryers or any other high-wattage appliances as we have a minimal amount of power for our glamping spaces.
When unloading and packing you are welcome to drive up to the Yurt. Please then drive back down the hill- through the Yard- turn right onto the lane and take the first right to park in the car park. You can then walk across the Tipi platform (where the triangular Tipi skeleton is) back to the Yurt.
The path outside your Yurt must be kept clear for access around the farm.
Our water is from our farm borehole. It’s non-chlorinated and great to drink. It is tested and approved by Carmarthenshire County Council yearly.
You can drink the water that comes out of the tap (in fact, all water from taps onsite is drinkable!).
Your outdoor, under-shelter kitchen has a gas burner, fridge, sink and all the gubbins needed to cook with and eat off.
When using the hob, Check the gas bottle is on (righty tighty- lefty loosey!) Turn the knobs on the gas burner to the left and light using a match. Please remember to turn it off after use.
You have a BBQ outside for your use. If you need charcoal for this.. the garage at the top of the road is the closest place to purchase it (turn right onto the lane- drive up to the top/main road. At the T junction turn left and the garage is on your left a little way down).
There is a wood burner for warmth with a basket of wood. The logs and kindling for this are cut to the appropriate size for the small yet powerful burners we have.
If you require firelighters/ kindling of logs- just let us know.
Below are 8 helpful pointers on how to light a fire…
1/ Place a log or two in the bottom of the Fire
2/ On top of this build a stack of 6-8 softwood kindling sticks
3/ Then place a natural fire lighter under the kindling
4/ Fully open the air control as this will maximise the supply of oxygen in the wood burner needed to get the fire going.
5/ Light the fire lighter and close the door but leave it slightly a jar. This helps to heat the chimney flue and burn hot and clean. Smoke may come out of the fire until the chimney has warmed up.
6/ Once the fire is burning well close the door and reduce the air intake
7/ Re-fuel little and often
8/ Every time a log is added open the air control again until the fire is burning well and then return the control to normal
Toilets and shower
You have a compost loo across the little bridge. Please remember to pour a scoop of the sawdust after you’ve done your business! If you run out of this- come and find us and we’ll refill for you.
Your outdoor bath/shower is at the end of the kitchen decking. It can take a little time for the bath to fill up but it is lovely to sit in.
There are more showers/toilets at the top of the field in the curved roofed shepherd’s hut, through the gap in the hedge.
Bins and Recycling
There is a bin for landfill waste (with a black bag) and a bin (with a blue bag) for recycling. You’ll find a bin for compostable waste and green bags for this (no meat in here please). Pop meat in a small green bag, and then in the black sack provided.
Recycling in Carmarthenshire is all the usual suspects but not glass. Leave the glass in a crate please or take it to the glass recycling bank, in our car park.
If you have any questions throughout your time here- just come down to the yard/ office and have a chat to us.
We hope you have a relaxing stay!