How big are the yurts, dome, and safari lodges?
The yurts are 5.5m diameter, the dome is 6.5m diameter, and the lodges are 5m x 7m.
How many can each yurt and safari lodge sleep?
The yurts and dome each sleep up to four sharing a double bed and a double futon. The safari lodges can sleep up to six and have two bedrooms, one has a double bed, the other has a bunk bed. There is also a double daybed in the living area.

The maximum number that can sleep in the yurts and dome is four adults or two adults and two or three children. There is room for additional blow up/rollout mattresses for children, you are welcome to bring your own along as required as we do not supply these. The safari tents can sleep two adults and up to four children (maximum 4 adults per safari tent). Our site capacity is 32 adults. This is more flexible with a mix of adults and children – please get in touch if your party is larger.

What's in the accommodation?
Each yurt has the following:
  • double bed
  • double futon/sofa bed
  • wood burner & log basket
  • table and two chairs
  • rugs
  • bedside light
  • coolbox – ice packs from freezer in facilities
  • cooking equipment can be found in the communal kitchen
  • electric socket for charging lantern/radio/phones etc.

Outside each Yurt is a picnic bench and BBQ.

The safari lodges each have the following:

  • kitchen:
    • single ceramic hob, under-counter fridge, kettle, sink
    • knives, forks, spoons for 6
    • 4 dinner plates, bowls, mugs, glasses
    • 4 childrens plastic plates, bowls and cups
    • basic cooking equipment including a set of cooks knives, spatula, wooden spoon, corkscrew, colander, chopping board, veg peeler, cheese grater, BBQ utensils
    • small, medium and large cooking pots and frying pan for the ceramic hob
    • bin with bin liner and spare in drawers
    • tea towel, washing up liquid, dish brush, cloth
  • dining table and chairs for 4 (2 further chairs outside on deck)
  • woodburner and log basket
  • double day bed
  • standard lamp in main living area
  • shower room with toilet, shower, sink, 2 loo rolls, handwash, hand towel and bath mat
  • bedroom one – double bed, side table and light
  • bedroom two – bunk beds, side table and light
  • outside – table and chairs for 2, picnic bench, BBQ
Check in Check out times
Check in from 4pm to 8pm. Check out is by 10 am.
What do we do when we get there
Follow the sign to the car park, which is to the left of the yurt field. You will find a welcome letter in your tent.
Can we roam freely around the farm?
You can wander freely around the yurt field, but as Hill Farm is a working farm we're afraid you can't walk anywhere on the farm, and due to tractors and occasional lorries we ask that children are supervised. There are some lovely footpaths passing through and near the farm - here is an example: West monkton circular route
Can we bring our dog?
Yes! Up to 2 dogs per yurt are welcomed, £10 per dog, per stay. We have a few doggy rules:
  • Dogs must be kept on leads at all times around the yurt site (we have cows grazing neighbouring fields)
  • No dogs allowed on beds, please bring own dog crate/bed and blankets
  • Please do not leave dogs unattended during the day or night in the yurts
  • All dog poo to be cleared up around yurt field
  • Maximum of 2 dogs per yurt
We're got an article with information about dog friendly places to visit locally to help plan your stay.
Are the yurts and lodges suitable for children?
Absolutely! We feel the tents and the surrounding countryside make a wonderful experience for children. We aim to be as child friendly as possible, and can provide travel cot, highchair etc.
Children (and adults!) will need to exercise caution when the wood burner is lit. Our article about glamping with children has a lot more information about what to do and bring.
Do I need to bring bedding or towels?
We can provide bedding for a small extra charge of £15 per double bed and £7.50 per single bed. You are more than welcome to bring your own if you prefer to.
Please bring your own bath towels and toiletries.
We provide tea towels in the kitchen and hand towels in the bathroom of the barn.
What are the cooking facilities?
There is a well equipped kitchen in the nearby barn, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge – freezer, kettle and toaster.
We also provide pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, utensils, glasses, mugs, teatowels etc. All you need to bring is food 🙂 The safari lodges each have their own kitchen with fridge, ceramic hob, kettle, utensils, crockery, frying pan and pans.
Each yurt also has a BBQ, and a coolbox, so there are plenty of options!
Ice packs for the coolbox can be exchanged in the facilities freezer to keep your coolbox cold.
Can I cook in the yurt?
For guests’ safety, we prefer guests to cook outside on the BBQ or in the kitchen, rather than in the yurts.
Is there firewood and charcoal for the BBQ?
We provide a basket of firewood and kindling for you on arrival, this should get you going, and there’s more wood to buy using an honesty box at £6.00 / net from us at the Barn for you to top up your log basket if needed.
You can purchase fantastic West Country BBQ Charcoal from us via the honesty box. £6.00 a bag
What are the bathroom facilities?
There are 4 power showers and 4 flushing toilets in the nearby barn.
We provide loo roll, hand wash, and hand towels but you will need to bring your own shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, hairdryers, bath towels etc. Our accommodation article has some pictures of the barn if you'd like to see.
What pubs/shops are nearby?
Please have a read of our eating and drinking information page which covers most of the local pubs and shops in the area.
What can we do in the local area?
See our local attractions page – https://www.somersetyurts.co.uk/local-area/
Visit Somerset – https://www.visitsomerset.co.uk/things-to-do/
Quantock Events – http://www.quantockhills.com/events/
Contact us if you’re after something else and we’ll let you know what’s on in the area!
What do I need to bring?
We recommend you bring torches, wellies, waterproofs, and warm clothes, just in case the weather is wet and cold. (It’s a working farm in the UK, bring wellies!) You will be warm enough in the yurts and lodges with the wood burner, and blankets, but it might be cold out and about.
Wellies are a must have really (have we mentioned wellies enough 🙂 ) as they will keep your feet dry in the morning dew and are also quick and easy to put on and kick off coming in and out of the tents.
Bring your own food, which can be stored in the kitchen, and in your yurt (each yurt has a cool box).
If you are feeling adventurous, bring your bikes as the Quantocks have amazing mountain bike trails. There are also some lovely rides out on the Taunton and Bridgwater canal and River Tone.
Bring your camera – you’ll want to get some snaps of you in the yurts, and the surrounding countryside!
Do you have a policy for groups?
You can either book 1, 2 or all 5 yurts, dome and safari lodges for exclusive use. Basically, we generally ask that adult only groups book the whole site. Out of peak season we may be able to consider the 5 yurts and dome to be booked, and we will make the safari lodges unbookable so that you can still have the yurts exclusively. Please contact us to discuss your requirements. This ensures you can enjoy yourselves without having to worry about disturbing others. The maximum number for the site is 32 adults. If you're a hen group looking for information we're written an article about what hen parties have done here in the past.
Can I bring sky lanterns?
As we’re a working Dairy farm we don’t allow sky/chinese lanterns because of the damage they can cause our and our neighbours livestock – the lanterns land in a field, and the cattle can accidentally eat the wire…with fatal consequences.
Is there disability access?
Please get in touch to discuss your individual requirements.
Where can I park?
On arrival at Somerset Yurts, you will see our Somerset Yurts logo sign on the barn, and sign to the car park. Follow the sign to the car park, which is to the left of the barn. You will find a welcome letter in your tent. There is no parking in the yurt or lodge fields – it would spoil the view 😉

We had no idea what a treat we were in for, this is glamping at its absolute – yet affordable – best

Penny Alexander

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Somerset Yurts
Hill Farm
West Monkton
e: [email protected]
t: 07766 073 461
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