Things to do

Exploring the Quantocks – Cothelstone Hill

Exploring the Quantocks – Cothelstone Hill

Somerset Yurts is set on our dairy farm at the foot of the Quantock Hills AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The Quantocks were actually the first designated AONB, and are a truly breathtaking part of our countryside in the South West. Cothelstone Hill is just 5 miles / 15 minute drive away, and well…

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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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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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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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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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A Day Trip to Hestercombe Gardens

A Day Trip to Hestercombe Gardens

We are incredibly lucky at Somerset Yurts, to be very close to a number of fabulous places to visit. One of the closest to us is Hestercombe Gardens, as its woodland comes right up next to our farm, and is viewable from the yurts – in fact you’ll watch the sun set over Hestercombe Wood…

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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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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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