Glamping with Hot Tubs in Somerset
I think we're all glad to wave goodbye to 2021, and we're excited about the new year ahead of us! At this time of year we are working around the farm fixing things and planning new additions and improvements, if you'd like to see what we are up to, just follow us on Instagram or Facebook as we regularly post photos on our stories.
If you're thinking of staying here as a group, now is the time to get in touch when we still have whole fields of lodges available which you can book with other families so you have a field to yourselves. We open the safari tents for the start of the glamping season on 1st April and still have some availability for the Easter holidays.
Animals around the farm
We're expecting around 60 lambs in late March, the ewes have their lambs naturally out in the fields, they've had lots of practice so we try not to intervene unless they need help. We usually have a few orphans (when one of the mothers has triplets as she won't have enough milk for 3) so I'm sure there will be bottle feeding for any children who'd like to help. Our farm tours start running from 1st April when our safari tents open, our farm shop opens for the glamping season on this date too.
We aim to plant 150 new trees around the farm every winter, last year's new trees have done so well, they're a good metre high now and the glamping fields will look very different in a few years time when they are all established. The apple trees between Buzzard, Hawk and Kestrel Lodges gave good crops this year and we have an apple orchard next to the Deckhouse Cabin too with more established trees.
Our polytunnel will be finished this month and we'll start growing vegetables in there as soon as the temperatures are right. We very much hope to have homegrown tomatoes in the shop this year! The polytunnel will feature in the farm tour in the summer for anyone who is interested and fingers crossed we'll have a bumper crop of tomatoes!
Dog friendly beaches, Somerset and Devon
We love the beaches all year round, this one is Blue Anchor Bay, our nearest - it's 25 minutes drive from the farm and dog friendly all year round. It's a couple of miles long so there's plenty of space for dogs to run free. The beach is a combination of sand and stones, it has free parking and a simple cafe called The Driftwood. Dunster Beach is next door, sandier and also dog friendly.