Each yurt sleeps two people in a huge double bed on a timber floor with a cosy log burning stove, bright rugs, double futon, colourful hand painted poles and furniture. The timber floors extend outside to create a grand area for snoozing in the sun, making daisy chains, sipping sun downers, al fresco dining and star gazing.
Quaff refreshing Somerset cider as you make holiday plans. The nearby historic town of Taunton Deane is the West country’s ‘jewel in the crown’. A lovely place to spend a day, or two, shopping, eating out and visiting historic sites.
Taunton Live Festival takes place 24-30 July, a celebratory week of creative and performing arts. Follow the Summer Fun Trail and you may be in with the chance of winning a family hamper. The Vivary Adventure Centre with challenging high ropes, low ropes, climbing wall, totems, mini golf and an 18 hole golf course has something for everyone. Rock to the finest fake bands at Taunton Fake Festival on 29 July. The fake line up includes The Killers, Stereophonics, Stone Roses and more. A fun packed musical extravaganza for all. The annual Taunton Flower Show takes place in Vivary Park 4 & 5 August. It is the oldest and longest running flower show in Britain and includes music, entertainment and food.
An Area of Outstanding Natural beauty, the peaceful Quantock Hills cover a vast wilderness of Jurassic coast, colourful heath, wildlife and wooded combes dotted with pretty villages and busy farms.
Do explore the flower filled meadows and wildlife rich moors of the Somerset Levels. Discover quaint villages, coastal plains, willow beds, artists and craft worker’s galleries and peat based Avalon marshes where the largest haul of Roman coins ever found was discovered. A walkers and cyclists dream location.
The unspoilt Blackdown Hills with verdant hedges, flourishing fields and ancient woodland is An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a nationally important English landscape. A lovely place dotted with historic remains, interesting architecture, convivial country inns, opportunities for learning creative skills, fishing, foraging, walking, cycling and horse riding.
Animal lovers will be enthralled by a visit to Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Chard on the border between Somerset and Devon. Unwanted and neglected animals of all kinds are given a wonderful new home where they are cared for, fed and loved in 51 acres of beautiful countryside with woodlands, ponds, and meadows. There are walking trails, gorgeous scenery, a cafe and a variety of activities and events throughout the summer.
Cherrygrove is a wonderful choice for special celebrations or sociable gatherings of friends and family. Excellent communal facilities include piping hot showers, flushing toilets, a large kitchen and dining area and a separate barn for relaxed fun and making merry. Please note yurts can be booked individually as well as part of a large group booking.
I’d love to be a Fairy’s Child
( a play on the poem by Robert Graves)
Children born of fairy stock
Never need for shirt or frock,
Never want for food or fire,
Always get their hearts desire:
Jingle pockets full of gold,
Marry when they’re seven years old.
Every fairy child may keep
Two ponies and ten sheep;
All have yurts, each his own,
Built of canvas, wood and stone;
They live on cherries they run wild–
I’d love to be a Fairy’s child.