Somerset Garden Yurt and Gypsy Caravan

UK England South West England Somerset Taunton

  • Dogs welcome
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
A magical secret garden for your own exclusive use

From the moment you arrive at Iain and Sarah’s house – the delightfully named Cobweb Cottage – it’s quite clear that this place is something a bit special. As you walk up through a wooded glade flanked by red and white painted stone toadstools, a ridiculously pretty wildflower meadow, enclosed on two sides by hedgerows and on the other by the Taunton and Bridgewater canal, edges into view. 

Pride of place is a gorgeous bowtop caravan, featuring a sumptuous interior with deep red silks, tassles and bows, while the equally attractive bentwood framed yurt is fashioned in similar style, though fully carpeted and with scatter cushions, rugs and throws dotted around for good measure. 

Your hosts have pretty much thought of everything, from the modern log cabin containing a shower, loo and well-equipped kitchen, to a superb open-fronted barn with lots of kick-back and soak-up-the-atmosphere style seating. Meanwhile, the large concrete fire-pit encircled by dinky wooden stools is just the job for a communal huddle. But the best bit? You’ll have the whole shebang to yourself, as the policy here is that you book the site lock, stock and barrel, which makes it the perfect hideaway for families (big or small) or group of friends.

Details

Facilities

Campfires allowed. Yurt sleeping six, caravan sleeping two. Tents can be pitched upon request. Log cabin housing shower, loo and kitchen, and open barn with tables and seating. Welcome basket of goodies upon arrival, including marshmallows and toasting sticks. Pyramid swing. BBQ and fuel supplied.

Suitable For

Tents, children, groups, dogs – yes.

Nearby

The Maunsel Lock Canal Centre (01278 663160) is one way of seeing the local countryside, though train buffs should make a beeline for the West Somerset Railway (01643 704996) at Bishop’s Lydeard, from where steam trains chug back and forth to Minehead on the coast.

Food & Drink

For culinary treats, try the Spice Gallery (01278 662982), a contemporary Indian restaurant in North Petherton 5 miles away, or the more upmarket Bird in Hand (01823 490248), just 2 miles down the road in North Curry.

Opening Times

April–October.

Accommodation

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Location

Contact Somerset Garden Yurt and Gypsy Caravan, Cobweb Cottage, Outwood, West Lyng, Somerset, TA3 5AL

Getting There

See website for detailed instructions – note, though, that there’s no sign as such, instead look out for the row of pink cottages and the adjoining red gate.

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