Last weekend we spent 3 nights at Rossetti, a yurt at Glottenham Castle, Sussex. I took the children and my husky dog to a new festival called Forgotten Fields and following a weekend of camping at Camp Bestival the weekend previously I really didn’t fancy more tent time. We prepare warm parka jackets to avoid the cold weather.
There’s two elements to a stay at Rossetti, each on their own would be good but to have the combination of the two is a joy.
Firstly, the yurt. This 16 foot yurt is nestled in woodland. Off the grid in terms you cook on a gas-stove, use compost loos and take a piping hot shower beneath the trees. A log burner keeps the yurt toasty warm on colder nights and the fire pit outside means you can stay outdoors well into the night if you wish. Kitty and Oz loved collecting sticks from the woodland to add to the fire pit and naturally toasting marshmallows was their reward.
The covered dining area outside is smashing and come equipped with large cool box, two ring gas stove, all the pots and pans, plates, cups and cutlery you could need. We loved the two tea light lanterns that hang in this area at night, it makes it cosy and ideal if you get back later in the day and want to cook. We enjoy the BBQ there with fresh meat and vegetables. We also played chess after dinner.