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Outposts Bush Camp

Broomfield, Somerset, England
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Wonderful rural site offering group accommodation, well located for many activities on the Quantock Hills.

Outposts Bush Camp offers secluded and characterful lodge accommodation and exclusive use of the rustic Bush Camp Shelter, kitchen and large “under the stars” BBQ area. Ideal for active families, or Social Bubbles looking for adventure. Spectacular hiking and biking with other activities available on request. Self-Catering.

 

Outposts Bush Camp at Lydeard Farm is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The three simple, cosy, wooden lodges are tucked away in your own private hidden valley, nestled in the Somerset countryside. A secluded haven, on the edge of the wild Quantock Hills, and not far from the coast, with stunning views across the farmland and hills beyond. With bird song as your alarm clock every morning, we know you will find our lodges a relaxing retreat. A complete getaway from the “madding crowd”. No wifi, little mobile reception, just yourselves in a beautiful spot of pristine countryside.

Due to the Covid 19 situation at present the owners are letting the bush camp with very few “soft furnishings” and only basic kitchen utensils and minimum cutlery and plates. This is for your own peace of mind and safety as it’s easy to thoroughly clean. Suggest you bring your own added essentials for your stay. In the future they can provide everything and make rooms more welcoming and comfortable, but currently, please enjoy it with the basics of comfort, with hooks and coat hangers for hanging clothes but no provision for ‘putting your clothes away’. Thank you for your understanding.

COMMUNAL AREA & COOKING FACILITIES

A short walk from the lodges, is the unique Bush Camp Shelter, surrounded by woodland and pasture. With its soft lighting and wood burner, you really are off grid and can get back to nature in a beautiful oasis of calm. This is where you will find the kitchen facilities and the rustic dining room forms the main communal space of the Bush Camp. Outside, the braai (BBQ) area provides plenty of space to sit and relax in the sunshine, or around the campfire under the canopy of stars at night.

 

THE BEDROOMS

The lodges have three cosy wooden clad bedrooms. Two smaller rooms with bunk beds and a larger room for two with plenty of room for a cot if you want to bring young children. Adscombe lodge is in line of sight of the Bush Camp Shelter so most baby monitors should work. The windows have shutters against light pollution, subdued lighting and plugs for charging.

2 x Twin/double
2 x guests in bunk beds
4 x guest in bunk beds
8 x guests in bunk bed (dorm)

 

 

BATHROOMS

Each lodge has its own bathroom including two separate shower cubicles, two WCs and two wash basins. These are located in between the bedrooms and accessible via the walk way that links all the rooms at the front of the lodges. Please remember to bring your own toiletries and hand soap. Disinfectant will be provided and squeegees for cleaning excess water off the floors.

 

PRICES

The charge per night is £360 for up 12 people. (£30 per person,) Additional guests £30.00 per person up to a maximum 30

Children under 2 yrs go free. Please bring your own travel cot.

Stays as follows:

3 nights - Friday - Monday

4 nights - Monday to Friday 

7 nights - Friday - Friday

CLOSED IN DECEMBER- MARCH

PLEASE NOTE AT  PRESENT DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS THE MAXIMUM GUESTS PERMITTED IS 30 spread over 3 lodges. 

 

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in 15:00 - 19:00 on the day of arrival and check out by 10:00. 

Please let the owners know an estimated arrival time as they would like to welcome you ’Covid appropriately’ at a designated time, at the Bush Camp. The Organiser named in the Booking Confirmation Invoice will be asked to supply proof of identity and nationality for security purposes. There will be an opportunity to answer any questions you may have.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

• Base sheet and mattress.

• Hygienic toilet paper dispensers are provided in each lavatory and will be full at the start of your stay.

• Logs (we provide enough logs for a fire every evening but there will not be any additional wood

available. Please use the fire responsibly – we want you to enjoy it, but need to balance with

environmental impact of fires so ask you to use wood wisely.

• Toaster, kettle, small microwave and large fridge in the Bush Camp Kitchen.

• Kettle to use on gas cooker.

• Cooking facilities in the Bush Camp Kitchen.

• .Basic Crockery, mugs, glasses, pots, pans, K,F,S and cooking utensils.

• Use of the Bush Camp Shelter communal space.

• BBQ.

• A small bag of charcoal and box of firelighters.

• Cleaning sprays.

• Mop and bucket.

• Broom for cleaning.

• Squeegee for bathroom.

• Hand sanitiser.

• Paper towels.

• Disposable gloves.

• Welcome pack.

 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

• Pillows, duvets or sleeping bags.

• Towels.

• Personal wash items.

• Soap.

• Food.

• Drying up cloths.

• J cloths.

• Washing up liquid.

• The compost loos next to the Bush Camp Shelter are not in use.

 

NO PETS

No dogs allowed. There are dogs on the farm belonging to the owners. There are resident dogs on the farm that may come and visit the Bush Camp out of curiosity. This is their home. The owners endeavour to prevent this but the smell of BBQ food can be very tempting. If they have decided to  come and visit, do please let the owners know by calling from the emergency landline (FOC) and they will come and collect them. Please do not feed them. If you have a particular issue with dogs it is important you inform the owners before arrival.

Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more

Nearest Airport/s

Bristol / Exeter