Below are some of the questions that we are frequently asked by prospective guests. If there’s anything we’ve missed, and I’m sure there’s loads, please get in contact!
How big are the yurts, dome, and safari lodges?
How many can the each yurt and safari lodge sleep?
The maximum number that can sleep in the yurt is 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 or 3 children. There is room for additional blow up/rollout mattresses for children, which you are welcome to bring your own along as required. The safari tents can sleep 2 adults and up to 4 children. 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?
- double bed
- double futon/sofa bed
- wood burner & log basket
- table and chairs for 4
- rechargeable lantern
- bedside light
- coolbox – ice packs from freezer in facilities
- kettle for boiling on the prakti stove or woodburner
- cooking equipment can be found in the communal kitchen for BBQ and prakti stove
- electric point for charging lantern/radio/phones etc.
- Bedding and blankets for bed and futon (bedding is £20 per bed, or you can bring your own)
Outside each Yurt is a picnic bench, BBQ, and prakti camping stove – it’s like a gas stove, but uses charcoal.
The safari lodges each have the following:
- kitchen with ceramic hob, fridge, kettle, sink, utensils, crockery etc.
- dining table and chairs for 4
- woodburner and log basket
- double day bed
- coffee table and light
- shower room with toilet, shower and sink, 2 loo rolls, handwash and towels
- 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
What do we do when we get there
Can we roam freely around the farm?
Can we bring our dog?
- 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
Are the yurts and lodges suitable for children?
We provide old fashioned games in the lodges and barn to keep you entertained 🙂
Children (and adults!) will need to exercise caution when the wood burner is lit.
Do I need to bring bedding or towels?
Please bring your own towels.
We provide tea towels in the kitchen and hand towels in the bathroom.
What are the cooking facilities?
We also provide pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, utensils, glasses, mugs, teatowels etc. All you need to bring is food 🙂 There’s also a Dutch Oven available for the fire-pit if you’re feeling brave! 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, prakti stove, 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?
Is there firewood and charcoal for the BBQ?
You can purchase fantastic West Country BBQ Charcoal from us via the honesty box. £5.00 for a 5kg bag
What are the bathroom facilities?
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.
What pubs/shops are nearby?
The Maypole is a little further away, and would require a bike ride, or car journey http://www.maypole-inn.co.uk/ it’s got a larger bar area if you’re just after a couple of drinks.
Clavelshay barn is an excellent restaurant, and is about 2 miles away through the country lanes, making a lovely bike ride, or a leisurely walk. Highly recommended for Sunday Lunch! http://www.clavelshaybarn.co.uk/
There are plenty of supermarkets within short driving distance of the farm.
We highly recommend the butcher Pynes of Somerset for your BBQ meat, they also have a fishmonger, delicatessen and selection of fruit and veg, along with local specialities such as apple juices and of course cider! They can be found just off J24 of the M5, so a good idea to stop off there en route to stock up with supplies.
The County Town of Taunton is only a short 10 minute drive from the farm.
What can we do in the local area?
What do I need to bring?
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!