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Big Red at Holly Farm Holidays

Ilminster, Somerset, England

Glamping in a railway carriage in a lovely rural location near Ilminster in South Somerset. Mongolian yurt also onsite.

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At Holly Farm Holidays you will find this converted Railway Goods Carriage - glamping at its best. Set in a beautiful rural location in South Somerset close to the Blackdown Hills, with the Jurassic Coast just 30 minutes away. Full facilities provided with washroom/shower, toilet and cooking.

"Big Red" the converted Railway Goods Carriage, is tastefully converted and furnished for a comfy stay, retaining its original charm. Fully equipped with a lovely wood burner, dining table and chairs and comfy double sofa bed. It has full electrics, sockets and lighting. You can shut yourself in for complete peace or open up the big doors to bring the countryside in and have a great view out over fields and woods.  Outside there are tables and chairs, a fire pit and a BBQ.

The farm is now run as a smallholding and has a range of animals - chickens, ducks, pigs and occasional turkeys, also a large vegetable area and polytunnel. Jason and Tracy try to maintain a self-sufficient lifestyle and would welcome you to join them for a stay. They also welcome well-behaved dogs.

Price for a 3 night weekend break and a 4 night midweek break is £195 per yurt.  A week break is £325. Easter weekend and May Bank holidays - 3 nights  £225.  July / Aug 3 night weekend or 4 night midweeek £225. August bank holiday 3 night stay £250. Closed in winter. Short breaks from just 2 nights offered. Enquire about special group rates for hiring 2 or 3 properties at Holly Farm.. 

Closed in winter.

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Nearest Airport/s

Bristol / Exeter