Family fun

Quantock Hills

The farm borders the Quantock Hills, a couple of car parks are within a 10-15 min drive to allow your to explore some of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We’d really recommend you try and include a trip there, even if it’s only a quick stop – the views are amazing – we recommend Cothelstone Hill, in easy reach by car:

Hestercombe Gardens

Hestercombe Gardens are a short walk away across the fields from the yurt site, and offer an amazing collection of three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design. Read some more about the gardens here. Read about our recent visit here

Fyne Court

Fyne Court is a nature reserve leased by the Somerset Wildlife Trust and is the headquarters for the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s ideal for walks and discovering a wide variety of habitats, and children love exploring the place! Only a couple of miles from the yurts, with free entry. Visit the website for more information. Read about our recent visit here

West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway is a country branch line of the old Great Western Railway offering a nostalgic ride back in time around the gentle, rolling Quantock hills to the North Somerset Coast. The childrens events timetable is here. Read more about our trip on the West Somerset Railway.


Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. You can download an app for your iphone (often free for a limited number of geocache searches) and there are a number to explore in the vicinity of the Yurts: Geocaching locations near the yurts.


Exmoor National Park is truly one of Britain’s most breathtaking places. Wild landscapes meet soothing tranquillity, and you may even catch a glimpse of wild Red Deer or a native Exmoor Pony.

North Somerset Coast

The North Somerset Coast has something for everyone. From picturesque towns and quaint harbours, to bustling marinas and busy seaside resorts all situated along a stunning stretch of coastline. Dunster is a nice town with a National Trust castle
There's also the Blue Anchor beach:

The Museum of Somerset

The Museum of Somerset tells the county’s story from prehistoric times to the present day using real objects combined with evocative films, sounds and images, and the voices and words of Somerset people past and present. The museum has set a new standard in the county for a modern visitor attraction and is Trip Advisor’s number one attraction in Taunton. Admission is free 10.00am – 5.00pm (last entry 4.30pm) Tuesday to Saturday, and Bank Holiday Mondays. Open on Mondays during the main summer school holidays (ie 24th July – end of August) … please note closed Sundays all year.

Cheddar Gorge

Slightly further away but not too much of a drive:

Channel Adventure – outbound adventure

Another great activity option for group bookings looking for adventure! Choose from activities such as mountain biking, archery, coasteering, raft building, and more. Pre booking is essential.

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
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