October Half Term Glamping with Hot Tubs
If you're thinking about a UK holiday this Half Term we may be able to help, we have a little bit of availability left in our glamping and our holiday cottage.
It's been such a beautiful October this year, we're hoping the good weather will continue. October Half Term is a lovely month for glamping, the morning mists and pink sunsets are stunning as the sun sets over the Somerset hills and the smell of the wood smoke from the wood stoves and firepits is lovely in the evening.
We still have lots going on around the farm for families, we'll be doing several farm tours over half term, the children's play areas are open and so is our shop. Wellies are pretty essential this time of year, so are torches if you want to be outside after dark.
You don't need to worry about the cold - our safari tents have large wood burning stoves which heat the lodge and are lovely to cook on. Some of our lodges also have a second fire in the bathroom. The beds all have thick duvets (we provide all the bed linen), blankets and there will be lots of hot water bottles for you to use too. Bed socks and cosy pyjamas definitely need to be packed and we'll provide some heat logs too so you can use them on the fire overnight to burn slowly whilst you sleep. All our glamping and safari tents have private, mostly ensuite bathrooms - the bathrooms are accessed via the king and twin rooms. We have flushing loos (not compost), LED lighting and fridge freezers, this is not at all like traditional camping!
Our shop sells all the ingredients for a hearty breakfast which you can either cook on your stove or on the firepit outside. We offer breakfast hampers with meat and eggs from the farm, and have vegetarian versions too. You can send your children to the shop in the morning to pick up croissants, pain au chocolates, farmhouse bread or the morning papers.
Safari Tents with Wood Burning Stoves
If glamping isn't your thing, our cabin and holiday cottage are available at the end of Half Term too. The Stable Cottage has central heating as well as a wood burner, it's a standard self catering holiday cottage, and The Deckhouse is a bit more quirky if you're looking for more alternative accommodation. The cabin is well insulated and the stove heats the building easily so don't worry, if you feel the cold, you'll find it perfectly cosy in there!
Holiday in Somerset, North Devon and Exmoor National Park, Family Days Out
Exmoor is beautiful in the Autumn, and October Half Term is a great time to visit, the National Park is just a few miles from our farm. We're 25 minutes from Dunster Castle, a brilliant National Trust open all year round, children's holiday events are usually put on outside the term time too. This photo above is on Dunkery Beacon, the highest point in Somerset. There are wild ponies up there and the views across the sea to Wales are stunning. There are lots of easy footpaths up there and you'll find pubs, tea rooms and lots of places to eat in nearby Dunster.
There are lots of ideas on our website of places to visit on Exmoor. We love Porlock Weir, a gorgeous harbour with lots of good places to eat. Tarr Steps is lovely - an easy circular walk along the river and traditional pub too. Bossington Beach is another favourite, right next to Porlock, you could do both in a day.
We're a couple of miles from the Devon border, Knightshayes Court over in Devon is another good National Trust - the parkland and gardens are gorgeous and The Lost Kitchen is a great place to eat. Knightshayes will run Half Term activities and have fun for children all year round. The Bear Trail in mid Devon is also a lot of run - a muddy assault course for all ages, they servc wood fired pizzas and have hot showers too!
Dunster Castle, National Trust
We'll be running farm tours over October Half Term, our farm shop is open and so are the children's play areas. We also offer a variety of home cooked dishes if you've had a busy day out exploring and want to come back to a homecooked lasagne or curry. Cakes and breakfast hampers are available too, along with fresh eggs and meat from our farm.
Holiday on a working farm with animals, Somerset Farmstay
We're a working farm so if you like animals our glamping and holiday cottages will be perfect for your glamping holiday. We have a herd of about 20 alpaca, 100 sheep, 15 or so pigs (including woolly Mangalitzas), chickens, geese and a couple of farm dogs. Three of our safari tents are dog friendly too. If you're thinking ahead to the Easter holidays we start lambing at the end of March and usually have a few orphans for bottle feeding for any keen children who'd like to help!