- Sports & activity
- DVD player
- Sauna or Steam Room
- Beach within 30km
- Golf within 30km
- Horse Riding
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Short breaks available
- Suitable for events
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 Larch Yurt sits on an outdoor platform with wonderful countryside views all around. 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 Larch Yurt is styled with warm copper, mango wood and oak. It has a double bed (with Egyptian cotton bed linen), a sofa, and a log burner (first basked of logs included). There's tea, coffee and a kettle in the yurt, but the main kitchen facilities are in The Lodge which is a short walk away and shared with the occupants of Willow Yurt. Lights and power included. The Lodge has a country kitchen, with a large table big enough for everyone to fit around. Each Yurt has it’s own food cupboard and crockery as well as space in the fridge ( there is a small freezer compartment to share). There is a lounge in the roof of the building where you can sit to read or watch a film on our comfy giant bean bags and there's also a bathroom upstairs.
The yurt 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 a woodland sauna on site where you can sit and gaze into unspoilt woodland. The sauna is bookable by the hour for a small additional charge.
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.