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The Yurt Retreat & Treehouse

The Bird House sleeps 2
4 adult only yurts and a treehouse in a stunning natural setting, where everything has been thought of. Near Yeovil
Somerset, England

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The Yurt Retreat can be found nestled at the foot of the medieval castle site, where four luxurious yurts welcome you to a slower pace of life. This accommodation is for adults only. A new addition - The Bird House - a stilled treehouse in the woodland behind the yurts. It is clad in local Cedar and the first impression is that of a giant bird box with its large round window.

Set on an organic working dairy farm, the yurts are tucked away in a stunning natural setting with abundant wildlife yet easily accessible by road and rail (direct train from Waterloo to Crewkerne). All this with an award winning Gastro pub within walking distance in the local village of Hinton St George.

Each yurt is south facing. You can sit and watch the sunset from your personal decking, across open fields and woodland. Look out for a shy herd of deer grazing in the mornings, and pheasants and badgers wandering out of the woods.

The 20 foot yurts sleep from 2-4 people in a luxury space, each with their own luxury bathroom (flushing toilet and sink) plus a key to your own shower housed in The Lodge where you can leave towels and toiletries. They are Mongolian style with a stunning crown of hand-sculpted wood forming the centre piece of the ceiling. Each is styled differently with vintage and handmade furniture. There is a comfortable double bed and a sofa bed. There is mains electricity powering bedside lights and if you need to recharge your mobile phone.

A wood burner provides a warming focal point to the yurt. There are tea and coffee making facilities and a communal fire pit for marshmallow toasting and star gazing.

The Bird House has a wide staircase which winds between the trees leading to a ample decked area. There is patio furniture for alfresco dining, a BBQ and a firepit with a basket of wood. Inside your woodland retreat is a high vaulted ceiling with curved walls and windows with views of the trunks and leaves outside. The handmade bed, the rain head shower, the kitchen with quality appliances and stylish reclaimed wood, the handmade dining table and comfy sofa - the place has been created for your pleasure and comfort. There is WiFi, a DVD player, hairdryer and iron plus bedding and towels. Sleeps 2.

The Lodge is the communal building, set at the heart of the Yurt Retreat with the 4 yurts tucked around it. It contains a beautiful country kitchen with a large table big enough for everyone to fit around. Each yurt has its own food cupboard and crockery and shelf in the fridge (with small freezer compartment to share). You can listen to music on the stereo which accepts mp3 players as well as playing CDs and the radio, whilst cooking up a storm on the full domestic cooker.

There is a lounge in the roof of the building where you can sit to read or watch a film on the comfy seats, and a bathroom.

There are plenty of activities on the doorstep should you wish to take part in anything from fishing to paintballing, visit a spa or take cookery classes. This is a great place to celebrate your wedding party with a marquee in the middle of the site, therefore it is necessary to book the whole site for this.

The Yurt Retreat is open from the end of March until the beginning of October. Prices start from £238 for a weekend, £265 for mid week stays and from £530 for the week. Groups to a maximum of 10 - Sorry no Stag and Hen parties.

The Bird House is open all year. Prices are from £100-£320 a night.

Arrival days Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturdays. Minimum stay 2 nights. NO CHILDREN OR PETS.

Room Types:

  • Double
  • Triple
  • Quad


  • Low < £85
  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: Exeter / Bristol


  • Car parking
bathroom in the Lodge
yurts with communal indoor and outdoor areas
The lodge kitchen dining area
wedding marquee viewed from the yurts
Willow and Larch Yurts
the treehouse bathroom
sleeping area in the Bird House
Cedar yurt with woodburner
views out at the woodland