Imagine an idyllic glamping spot in the midst of nature, and you'll naturally picture The Yurt Retreat.
Adults-only and perfectly peaceful, you'll find the Yurt Retreat on an organic farm, situated on the border that crosses Somerset, Devon and Dorset. There is so much to see and do right on the doorstep - from opulent country houses and coastal strolls, to horse riding through the rolling countryside - that you might have trouble fitting everything in!
You'll find two cosy Roundhouses to choose from on site, both lovingly created as an ideal romantic retreat for a stressed-out couple in need of a country remedy.
The Nest is south-facing, and positioned at the very top of the farm site with outstanding views across the green fields. It's hard to imagine a more beautiful setting to wake up with every day. Meanwhile, The Hide is nestled in its own private garden, with a beautiful outdoor bath house.
Described as "the love child of a yurt and a luxury treehouse", you'll find plenty of creature comforts inside your chosen Roundhouse. For starters, there'll be no late-night loo queues, since you'll have your own bathroom with luxurious rainfall shower and bath. (Though if you prefer to get closer to nature, the hot outdoor bath might be just your thing instead!)
Your fixed double bed, indulgently dressed in Egyptian cotton and soft blankets, promises a sound night's sleep, while a well-equipped kitchen means preparing a hearty breakfast is easy. On sunny days, why not take your breakfast out onto the deck and listen to the birds' morning chorus, as you watch grazing deer nearby?
Lighting, power and heating are all provided, and you'll even find a TV and DVD player for cosy evenings in. Meanwhile, sunset-watching is more than taken care of, with a warming firebowl and a barbecue to help you whip up a sizzling supper. You'll even find marshmallows for toasting - they make an ideal dessert!
There are plenty of facilities on site, should you care to venture out. Top up with logs at the Log Store Shop, or maybe schedule a session in the Woodland Sauna.
Further afield...well, where do we begin? You'll find an award-winning gastro pub within walking distance, while the traditional country village of Hinton St. George is easily accessible on foot or by bike.
There's also a whole host of activities on your doorstep, including horse riding, archery and foraging tours. If you're jumping in the car, Lyme Regis and Bridport are fantastic places to visit. The latter hosts a local produce market on Saturdays - perfect for fans of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall!
For stunning beaches, head to West Bay, where fossil-hunters might even find their own souvenir from the Jurassic Coast. And finally, there are direct trains to Exeter and London Waterloo from the local station, which is only an 8 minute drive away.
But for now, as you relax in your luxurious Roundhouse with a well-deserved glass of wine, welcome to life in the slow lane. We hope you enjoy the view.
Things to note
Adults only, no pets permitted to stay. No smoking inside accommodation. Minimum 2 night stay.
Region: Crewkerne, Somerset
Cost (from): £90 - £120 per night
Sleeps: 2 per roundhouse
Bedrooms: 1 per roundhouse
Bathrooms: 1 per roundhouse
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 892
Two roundhouses, each sleeping 2 guests. Per roundhouse: double bed, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, rainhead shower, bath, hairdryer, fully-equipped kitchen, lounge area, table & chairs, TV, DVD Player, outdoor bath, BBQ, outdoor patio set, fire bowl, log basket, parking.
Foraging tours, archery, horseriding, fishing, polo, zorbing, rib riding, golf, paintball, spa, cookery classes.
At a glance
- Two peaceful, adults-only roundhouses for two, both self-contained and nestled on an organic farm situated between the market town of Crewkerne and the picture postcard village of Hinton St George. Outstanding country views are guaranteed!
- Parking is available on site. The farm is under ten minutes from the local station, with links to Exeter and London Waterloo.
- The site is home to additional yurt and treehouse accommodation, and facilities include a woodland sauna and log store.
- There is an award-winning pub in walking distance, with plenty to explore further afield. Hunt for fossils on the Jurassic Coast, or visit Bridport's bustling Saturday market.