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Big Red at Holly Farm Holidays

Ilminster, Somerset, England
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Glamping in a railway carriage in a lovely rural location near Ilminster in South Somerset. Mongolian yurts and tipis also onsite.

At Holly Farm Holidays you will find a converted Railway Goods Carriage and a genuine Mongolian Yurt - glamping at its best. All set in a beautiful rural location in South Somerset close to the Blackdown Hills. Full facilities provided with washroom/shower, toilet and cooking.

"Big Red" is the converted Railway Goods Carriage, tastefully converted and furnished for a comfy stay, it's 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.

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.

From £325 for a full week, 3 night weekend and 4 night mid week breaks available from £195. Shorter stays available with prices starting at £55 per night during the week (Monday to Thursday) and £75 per night over the weekend. 2-night minimum stay. Closed in winter.

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Nearest Airport/s

Bristol / Exeter