October – Yurt Takedown and Maize Harvest

October – Yurt Takedown and Maize Harvest

So October is here, and that means the end of the 2013 season, and time for the yurts to come down and hibernate for the Winter. We’ve had a fantastic sunny season, with lots of lovely guests, new and old. This year we have decided to take all the yurts down, to help them stay…

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Dutch Barn Facilities

Dutch Barn Facilities

Our yurts are all beautifully furnished with a lovely proper double bed, double futon, table and chairs, rugs, blankets and the fabulous woodburners – but did you know our facilities in the Dutch Barn are just as brilliantly equipped? We believe it wouldn’t be a proper glamping experience, without the facilities to back up and…

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West Country Charcoal – Now Available!

West Country Charcoal – Now Available!

Due to popular demand, and in anticipation of a long, hot, BBQ summer – we are now delighted to be stocking locally made charcoal for your BBQ. This charcoal will also be great for getting a good heat going on the campfire for the dutch ovens!

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Win a Weekend at Somerset Yurts!

Win a Weekend at Somerset Yurts!

To celebrate the start of our 3rd season at Somerset Yurts, we are offering a free weekend to one of our lucky Facebook ‘likers’! We currently have 236 ‘liker’s’ on our Facebook Page and we’d love to get this to 400, so we need your help to like and share our page with your friends…

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A Trip to Maunsel Lock

A Trip to Maunsel Lock

Mark, Will, and I took a trip to Maunsel Lock at the weekend, to feed the ducks and look at the boats. We’d not been before, and had heard lovely things about the place, so thought we’d pop along so that we could see if it was worth recommending to our yurters. At just under…

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What a Summer!

Well we are almost at the end of our first summer season, and it’s been fabulous! We’ve met some lovely couples and families, who have loved our yurts as much as we do 🙂 We’ve been delighted with how popular we have been, and really hope we can build on this for next year. Speaking…

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Campfire Cooking

Campfire Cooking

We received our lovely new Dutch Oven this weekend, and couldn’t wait to test it out! Mark made a small campfire and we hooked it all up ready to brown off some sausages for a little stew. I must say it was lovely to be sitting al fresco listening to the oven sizzling away –…

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West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway

Last weekend, Mark and I took baby Will for an afternoon out to the coast 🙂 We thought we ought to start visiting some of the local things you can see and do near the farm. As we have tickets for the West Somerset Railway available to purchase at a discount from the farm, we…

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Out and about the Quantocks

Out and about the Quantocks

Having grown up here I tend to take the surroundings for granted, but want to make sure we do justice in promoting the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which the farm borders. So this morning I thought I’d see how long it took to get to a couple of points on the Quantocks from…

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Planning Permission Granted!

We are delighted to announce that planning permission has now been granted for Somerset Yurts! This means we have a very busy Winter ahead of us, as we convert part of the Dutch Barn into a kitchen, bathroom, and communal area for our yurt guests. We also have some landscaping to do, including the planting…

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