Yurt | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Somerset Yurts is a fantastic eco-friendly retreat nestled on a working Dairy Farm in the beautiful Quantock Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).
Providing stunning accommodation in traditional Mongolian Yurts, our site allows couples and families to get back to nature while enjoying a tranquil break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The Yurts are luxuriously furnished with Egyptian cotton on your double bed, a power point for charging essential items, a dining area and wood burning stove.
For cooking, each Yurt has its own BBQ and gas stove, or you can use our fully equipped kitchen in the communal Dutch Barn where you will also find flushing loos, and hot showers.
The yurts are situated on a south facing field, with uninterrupted and far reaching views across Taunton Vale and to the Blackdown Hills, and Exmoor beyond.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 1 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The yurts have a BBQ, gas stove, and cool box, but you can use the fridge, freezer, and oven in the Dutch Barn facilities. There is also a well equipped bathroom in the Dutch Barn with flushing loos and hot showers.
|Further details outdoors|
The yurts are located in a peaceful, rural south facing field with a large fire-pit for campfires.
The West Country region
At the heart of the West Country, Somerset is a destination of dramatic coastline, seaside resorts, epic English countryside, and historic places.
Somerset is home to the Somerset Levels & Moors, Exmoor National Park and three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)- the Quantock, Blackdown and Mendip Hills.
Your yurt field and Hill Farm might be all the fun you need, but there are lots of exciting attractions nearby. Here’s a list of our favourites:
The farm borders the Quantock Hills, there's a couple of car parks within a 10-15 min drive to allow your to explore some of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We'd really recommend you try and include a trip there, even if it's only a quick stop - the views are amazing.
Hestercombe Gardens are a short walk away across the fields from the yurt site, and offer an amazing collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design. Read some more about the gardens here.
Fyne Court is a nature reserve leased by the Somerset Wildlife Trust and is the headquarters for the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s ideal for walks and discovering a wide variety of habitats.
West Somerset Railway
West Somerset Railway is a country branch line of the old Great Western Railway offering a nostalgic ride back in time around the gentle, rolling Quantock hills.
Exmoor National Park is truly one of Britain’s most breathtaking places. Wild landscapes meet soothing tranquillity, and you may even catch a glimpse of wild Red Deer or a native Exmoor Pony.
North Somerset Coast
The North Somerset Coast has something for everyone. From picturesque towns and quaint harbours, to bustling marinas and busy seaside resorts all situated along a stunning stretch of coastline.
Somerset Art Weeks The Art Weeks 2011 will take place from 17 September to 2 October 2011. Exhibition & Event is a new format of countywide festival promoting the achievement of Visual Arts creation in Somerset. It features group exhibitions, projects and visual arts activities in different locations and settings.
Gone are the days when every farm made its own special cider, but down in the Vale of Taunton Deane in Somerset’s very own Cider County, you’ll find one of the true Farmer Cider makers: Sheppy's of Bradford-on-Tone.
The Monkton Inn
Found down the hill in the local village, just a stone's throw from the farm, The Monkton is warm and welcoming, offering fresh home cooking using local produce, at sensible prices.
The Maypole Inn
The Maypole is slightly further, about 3 miles from the farm - a drive, or a longer walk. Good food and a more spacious area if you just want a drink or two.
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5 Aug 2013
"Relaxing, hassle free"
I nice quiet place to chill and enjoy others company. barn clean with all items needed. Yurts cosy. Great views. … More
17 May 2013
"Relaxation in a warm and cosy environment"
Wonderful location, wonderful views, fantastic countryside and homely...a warm and cosy weekend, with evenings spent by the BBQ enjoying a glass or 3 of wine..The barn provides a freezer, fridge, oven… More
22 Aug 2012
"Glamping at its finest!"
Myself, my husband and 2 year old daughter decided at the last minute to go for a short break to Somerset Yurts, as it wasn't too far for us to go and we liked the idea of trying something a bit … More
30 Jul 2012
For our first 'Glamping' experience, this has encouraged me never to camp in a traditional tent with a sleeping bag ever again! We LOVED it!!! Emma, Mark and Will were more than welcoming an… More
29 Jul 2012
"Unique holiday in a beautiful countryside setting."
We stayed at Somerset Yurts at the end of July 2011. We were possibly some of their first guests. There were 7 of us in total (2 families) and we occupied 2 of the 4 yurts. The yurts we clean, well f… More
25 Jun 2012
"Fantastic weekend with the kids despite a little rain. Kids loved it."
We had a fantastic weekend in our Yurt despite the rain.The facitilities were very clean, provided everything you need (tea towels, detergent, all crockery, pots, pans, toilet paper etc...) they even … More
14 Jun 2012
We enjoyed our stay in Somerset Yurts despite dismal weather over the jubilee weekend. The yurt itself was well equipped with a comfortable bed, woodburner, chest of drawers, table and chairs and so o… More
Thanks very much for the great feedback and useful suggestions for improvements! Just to let you know:
Wheel Barrows for Luggage - done :)
Paths for a more discreet walk to the further Yurts - done :)
Breakfast pack - being worked on, we're talking to local suppliers about logistics of getting a nice local food package orderable from our website :)
Thanks again for the feedback!
All the best
Emma and Mark
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