Dunster Castle: a fab day out with the kids

Dunster Castle: a fab day out with the kids

Dunster Castle is about a 45 minute drive from the Yurts. We took our family there for a day out during the Easter holidays. It’s a pretty spectacular place. There’s been a castle on the site for over 1000 years, which started as a Saxon stronghold, and developed into a huge Victorian country house. The…

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The Prakti Stove: Glamping Cooking with your family made easy

The Prakti Stove: Glamping Cooking with your family made easy

Let me introduce you to a really amazing bit of glamping kit that you will get to play with during your yurt holiday – the Prakti Stove. We were really fortunate to have the UK distributors of this fab little product come and glamp with us a couple of years ago. They were travelling around…

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Fossil Hunting at Kilve Beach

Fossil Hunting at Kilve Beach

Only around a forty minute drive from the yurts, will get you to the stunningly rugged North Somerset coast. Even on an overcast and windy day, the kids absolutely love getting to the beach and the adventure and excitement of fossil hunting! We managed to find a fair few fossils on large rocks, but will…

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New for 2017 Holidays!

New for 2017 Holidays!

Happy New Year! As the days start stretching out into the Spring, we are looking forward to starting the new Season in March. We are also very excited about our new Yurt – Meadow Yurt. Meadow yurt was locally made, just over the border in Devon, so is different from our Mongolian Yurts, but just…

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Somerset Day

Somerset Day

Happy Somerset Day from all of us at Somerset Yurts! We love living in this beautiful county, and sharing a little slice of it with you when you stay with us. To celebrate, why not have a look at this recently published guide to Secret Somerset? Pictured here is Will exploring one of our favourite…

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Spring Adventures at Hestercombe Gardens

Spring Adventures at Hestercombe Gardens

Spring is well and truly in the air (finally!) and over the Easter Holidays I took the boys to explore Hestercombe Gardens. We haven’t been since last Summer, so it was lovely to see how it looked in the Spring time. There was a lot more colour than I had expected, and plenty of things…

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Yurt Setup

Yurt Setup

Well Spring is here, and that can only mean one thing at Somerset Yurts – yurt set up!! The yurts have to come out of their Winter hibernation and get ready for a brand new season! I thought I would share a few pictures of us setting up Furzeclose yurt, as it’s quite an operation…

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Harvesting Barley Straw

Harvesting Barley Straw

Wow, what an amazingly hot and sunny and perfect Summer we are having so far! We have been making straw this week, and Mark and I took the boys to see all the bales being stacked ready to bring back to the farm! It was lovely to see their faces taking in the scale of…

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Exploring Fyne Court

Exploring Fyne Court

Me and the boys are working very hard this Summer, visiting our local attractions! Today’s ‘work’ outing was a couple of miles up into the Quantocks, to the National Trust’s Fyne Court. This really is a hidden gem, and fantastic place to visit, especially with children as there is so much to explore – and,…

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BBQ and Toasted Marshmallows!

BBQ and Toasted Marshmallows!

There are a few perks to running our lovely glamping business 🙂 We recently took advantage of an empty midweek evening, and let the children run free in the yurt and field, while we supped on some wine, cooked on the BBQ, and took in the views. Once the yurt had been thoroughly explored, it…

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