The Nest, Magical Rural Roundhouse with Woodland Sauna near Crewkerne, Somerset, England
- Beach nearby
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
Nestled at the foot of an ancient hill fort in the lush green county of Somerset are two luxurious yurts and two stunning wooden roundhouses, making up a peaceful adults only retreat. The Nest Roundhouse sites at the top of the site and has uninterrupted views straight out across the fields. Watch the sun set from your private deck, enjoy the woodland sauna, toast marshmallows on the fire pit, and immerse yourself in the incredible feeling of peace and tranquillity.
Part of an organic working dairy farm, the Yurt Retreat is home to two yurts and two roundhouses (each of which sleeps 2 people), and is a place where you can really connect with the stunning landscape. All the accommodation is south facing so that you can make the most of the sunlight, and the only things surrounding you are open fields and woodland, buzzards circling overhead, herds of deer grazing and pheasants and badgers wandering out of the woods. This really is a magical place where you can completely unwind and escape the stresses of day to day life. Stylish and cosy, the yurts and roundhouses themselves are the height of glamping luxury, with comfortable beds, handmade furniture, hot showers and beautiful redwood decking. And yet right outside your door there is birdsong, an unspoilt view and a clear sky full of stars. It’s hard to imagine a more enchanting setting.
In the next village of Hinton St George (about a mile away and easily accessible by bike or on foot), you will find the award-winning Lord Poulett Arms. With flagstone floors, low beams and open fires, it ticks every box for a traditional country pub. Two miles east is Crewkerne, a market town offering supermarkets, shops, cafes and an indoor pool and gym complex. The pretty town of Lyme Regis, with its boutiques and second hand book shops, is a 30 minute drive, and West Bay & Bridport, famous for being the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, is the same distance. The beach at West Bay is stunning and Bridport itself has everything from cafes and vintage shops to an independent cinema. The coastline and countryside is waiting to be explored - walk a stretch of the coast path, go wind surfing, fishing and rock climbing in Weymouth, or visit one of the many historic houses and gardens like Montacute House, Forde Abbey, and Abbotsbury Swannery.
The site is located just off the A30 and A303. There are direct trains from London Waterloo, Salisbury and Exeter to Crewkerne station, which is only a 5 minute taxi ride away. It takes an hour and a half by road to Bristol and Bath and less than an hour to get to Exeter, where there is an international airport.
Exeter 1 hour
Nearest Train Station:
Crewkerne 5 minute drive
Lord Poulett Arms in Hinton St George
West Bay, 30 minute drive
Village shop in Hinton St George
Bridport on Wednesdays and Saturdays
The Nest Roundhouse is at the top of the site and has uninterrupted views straight out across the fields. Each accommodation is styled individually with vintage and handmade furniture. The Nest Roundhouse has a double bed (with Egyptian cotton bed linen), a fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom with large rainhead shower and bath. Lights, power and heating all included, and there is a TV and a small selection of books.
The Roundhouse sits on its own private wood platform, with a table and chairs for al fresco dining and sensational views over the surrounding countryside. There is an outdoor firebowl (first basket of logs included) and an outdoor bath.
There are loads of places to eat and drink in the area – try the Lord Poulett Arms in Hinton St George, the River Cottage Canteen in Axminster, the Hive Beach Café in Burton Bradstock, the Hix oyster and fish house in Lyme Regis, The Wild Garlic in Beaminster, the Phoenix Bakery in Weymouth, or the Olive Tree Restaurant in Bridport. Looking for somewhere unique for a special occasion? The Yurt Retreat is available for exclusive hire and is an idyllic setting for weddings and celebrations.
Conditions of Rental
Weeks, weekends and mid-week breaks are available throughout the season. Check in is from 3pm and departure is by 10am. Pets are not permitted, and only children aged 16 or older are allowed to stay on site. No male groups. Please note that although there is a wonderful woodland sauna on site, it is currently unavailable due to covid-19 restrictions.