The Yurt Retreat, Somerset
The Yurt Retreat comprises of four, luxury, 20 foot yurts sleeping 2 to 4 people, each sat on its own beautiful, coast redwood platform. With private decking offering unspoilt views and table and chairs for al fresco dining, plus your own luxury bathroom, this truly is glamorous camping!
Each yurt is made in the Mongolian style, with a stunning crown of hand-sculpted wood, forming the centre piece of the ceiling. Each yurt is styled differently with vintage and hand made furniture. There is a comfortable handmade double bed and a sofa bed, so that each yurt can sleep up to 4 people. There is mains electricity powering bedside lights and if you really feel the need it can also recharge your mobile phone.
Your own wood burner provides a warming focal point to the yurt and for those warm and cosy evenings under the canvas. There is a stove-top kettle for tea and coffee, and an out door fire pit for marshmallow toasting and star gazing.
Behind your yurt is a personal bathroom with flushing toilet and sink, housed in a sweet soft cedar clad building topped off with wooden shingles. You will also have a key to your own shower housed in the ‘The Lodge’ so that you can leave your towels and toiletries in there if you wish.
The Yurts are tucked around the edge of woodland with the communal building ‘The Lodge’ at the heart.
The Lodge contains a beautiful country kitchen, with a large table big enough for everyone to fit around. There is a lounge in the roof of the building where you can sit to read or take in the view from a comfortable sofa.
Whether you choose to wander through the rolling countryside, light up the barbeque or sit around the campfire under the stars, The Yurt Retreat is a perfect place to unwind and feel that you really are on a retreat from the rest of the world.
Address : The Yurt Retreat / The Shepherds Hut Retreat Fords Croft Farm, Crewkerne, Somerset TA18 7TU
What’s On Your Doorstep?
Crewkerne, which is a market town situated 2 miles to the east and offers a range of supermarkets including Waitrose, shops, cafes and an indoor pool and gym complex.
Hinton St George, a picturesque village situated 1 mile to the north, offers a village shop and an award winning gastro pub ‘The Lord Poullett Arms’.
Places To Explore During Your Stay
Lyme Regis famous for the French Lieutenant’s Women and paleontologist, Mary Anning, is 30 minutes drive away. It is a very pretty town with independent boutiques, second hand bookshops, cafes, fossil shops, museums and a cinema.
We recommend having lunch at the Town Mill Bakery or the Mill Tea & Dinning Room, followed by a visit to the microbrewery and Art Gallery housed in an old water mill. And if your pocket stretches to it, you can enjoy dinner at Hix oyster and fish house while you watch the sun go down.
West Bay & Bridport, famous for being the gateway to the Jurassic Coast is only 30 minutes drive away. The market town of Bridport has a thriving artist community. There is still a busy market held on Wednesday and Saturday every week. We recommend attending the Saturday market for vintage bargains and local produce, arts and crafts. It was Bridport where Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall of River Cottage tried out his first produce, and his products are still sold at the monthly farmer’s market.
Bridport also has an independent cinema, The Electric Palace, which also doubles as an entertainment venue. You can also catch a show at the Bridport Art Centre, which is famous for the yearly Bridport writing prize and literary festival, and for the From Page to Screen film festival.
If vintage is your passion, Bridport has a fantastic selection of vintage furniture and clothing shops, which you will find near the St Michael Art studios. There is a sweet Red Brick CafÃ© to stop for a cuppa, when you have finished shopping.
West Bay is a 5 minute drive from Bridport. It has a stunning beach with golden cliffs. You can often find fossils on the beach. A great place to stay to watch the sun go down and have a BBQ on the beach. (Bridport has Waitrose, The Co-op and Morrisons if you want to buy BBQ supplies!)
Burton Bradstock home of Billy Bragg and the award winning Hive Beach CafÃ©, only a 35 minute drive away. This is a great beach to start from if you fancy covering part of the coast path on foot. If you are feeling fit you can walk to West Bay from here. The beach is owned by the National Trust and is a great spot to fish for mackerel. We recommend getting up early and having breakfast here.
Weymouth is an hour away. It is a traditional seaside town with a long promenade.
The Olympics are coming to Weymouth, so the marina is in the process of being improved, and a new road into Weymouth is being built. Weymouth is a good place for wind surfing, kite surfing and rock climbing.