Violet Yurt, Somerset.
Violet Yurt is one of
the many structures hidden amongst the wildflower meadows of North Somerset,
suitable for a family of 4. This solid
structure sits lightly in its surroundings, the deep green of its canvas
blending with the lush grassland of this area.
Nestled comfortably between two of Britain’s most familiar moors –
Exmoor and Bodmin – and filled to the brim with wildlife, wildflowers and wild
adventures. Flanked to the north by the
Quantock Hills, this secluded pocket of Somerset is ideal for walks, bike rides
and, of course, glamping!
Enjoy fresh air, birdwatching and maybe even spot some of the mammals that call this upland wonderland home – spot hedgehogs searching for food, deer tiptoeing between the trees, and a plethora of birds of prey patrolling the star-filled skies. The sheltered site provides front row seats to Mother Nature’s show, all from the comfort of Violet Yurt. Pull up a chair, light the fire pit, get the marshmallows ready and fill your glasses, as this will be better and more wholesome than any TV show you’ll ever see. So, treat the kids to nature’s treasure hunt, find waterfalls and monkeyflowers by the riverside, or just relax in a sunny spot taking in the Somerset air.
Interior & Facilities
This beautiful and
calming yurt comfortably accommodates a double bed and a double futon, sleeping
4 people. The dining table and four
chairs allows for dinner and games with the children once it’s become too dark
to play outside. The small amount of
electricity to the yurts provides USB charge points as well as small lamp
lighting, although we guarantee that you’ll have forgotten all about technology
during this stay. A small wood-burning
stove comes with a basket full of logs and a kettle – be vigilant of little
ones around the fire.
Outside, Violet Yurt has chairs for lounging in the sun, as well as your own barbecue, all on its own private deck – sausages not included!
For more sophisticated dinners, the converted Dutch barn has a kitchen equipped with everything you need to make a delicious meal, as well as a dining room. The kitchen has an electric oven with hob, a fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster, as well as full cooking utensils and appliances.
Adjoining this room is a large bathroom with 4 hot water shower cubicles and 4 flushing toilets, as well as wash basins.
Just outside the Dutch barn you’ll find a chill out area with tables for al fresco dining, and a large fire pit.
Please note that this yurt is on a site containing 4 other yurts and a geodome. Please see listings for Cherrygrove (7096) and Hazel Dome (7117) to book a group listing.
Violet Yurt is situated just west of the beautiful Quantock
Hills, a series of wooded combes from the tops of which it’s said you can see
the Welsh coastline.
A few miles from the yurt is Hestercombe Gardens, home to the stunning Edwardian garden designs of Sir Edward Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. The award-winning facilities here offer British afternoon teas, as well as a popular Garden Shop and lovely children’s play area.
3 miles north of Violet Yurt is Fyne Court, the home of Andrew Cross, pioneer in the field of electricity and occasional poet. It is now a National Trust site which offers tours of the house and gardens as well as a lovely tea room.