We are really popular with groups at Somerset Yurts – whether it’s a big birthday celebration, a family get together, a hen do, a wedding reception, or a reunion, we have a fantastic place here for you to hold your event. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get regarding group bookings, but please get in touch if we have missed your question!
What is the minimum number of yurts we can book?
- Mixed groups of families with adults and children do not need to book our whole site exclusively – let us know if you need some advice on which yurts/lodges to book so that you can be close together – or not! 😉
- Our group policy for adult only groups is that you can book 1, 2, or all 6 yurts plus our 2 safari tents. If you are booking 1 or 2 yurts there is a maximum of 4 adults per yurt. This is to ensure that a group doesn’t ‘take over’ if there are other couple or families staying, and ensures that you can enjoy yourselves without worrying about other guests when you book the whole site
- We can be flexible about the number of yurts booked when out of season, so please get in touch and we can discuss options 🙂
- Adult only groups must be aged 25 plus
What are the options for cooking and eating?
- Inside the communal barn: We have a fully equipped kitchen and dining area – this includes an electric oven and hob, 2 large fridges, a freezer, toaster, microwave, pots and pans, glasses, mugs, crockery, cutlery etc. for up to around 20/25 people. There are also 2 large dining tables that can be pushed together to seat around 20 people.
- Outside: Each yurt has a BBQ and prakti stove. Groups can pull these together for a large outdoor BBQ, and there is also an undercover area outside which is handy if it rains!
- The communal campfire at the corner of the yurt field is great for campfire cooking
- The safari lodges each have their own small kitchen with ceramic hob, fridge, kettle, pots and pans, crockery etc. for 2-6 adults and children. The lodges also have their own BBQ.
What are the options for eating out?
- Clavelshay Barn – www.clavelshaybarn.co.uk is an excellent local restaurant based on a dairy farm only 2 miles from the yurts.
- The Monkton Inn – our local pub (2 miles away) www.themonktoninn.co.uk You can walk to the Monkton, but there is a steep walk up hill on the way back 😉 Dog friendly
- The Maypole Inn – a short drive from us, family and dog friendly
- Alternatively, there are a number of restaurants in Taunton (10/15 mins by car/taxi):
We would like to do a group activity - can you recommend any local companies?
- Channel Adventure can offer lots of adventure activities such as mountain biking, archery, raft building etc. Click here for their website. Pre booking is essential
- Crafts and Giggles can offer craft workshops at the yurt barn, A lovely activity for Hen Party bookings – you can choose to make a craft that could feature or be worn on the wedding day, such as our bunting or photo props. Pre booking is essential.
Can we play music outside?
Can we play games at the yurts?
The yurts are situated in a 2 acre field, with a large mown area in the middle, which has been popular for games of football, rounders etc. There are also board games and cards in the barn.
Do we need to bring our own bedding?
What's the maximum number of people that can stay?
There are 5 yurts and 1 geodesic dome, each with a double bed and double futon (sleep 4 in each.
The 2 safari lodges have a double bed, double day bed and bunk beds (sleep 6 each).
There is room for additional rollout/blowup mattresses in the yurts and dome (we can provide up to 2 single rollout mattresses, or you can bring your own).
The site maximum is 32 – but do let us know if you are slightly over this as we may be able to accommodate.
Do you have a minimum age policy for groups?
Is there a campfire?
One of the best things about staying at the yurts is the communal campfire which is great for getting together in the evening and toasting marshmallows under the stars! You can also cook on the campfire with dutch ovens which are available to hire.