Happy families at Somerset Yurts – Video Review


Once upon a time we went to stay at Somerset Yurts, on a real dairy farm. We had no idea what a treat we were in for, this is glamping at its absolute – yet affordable – best. I am a firm believer in having a few luxuries when camping and home comforts, like this teapot and the mugs which were provided. You can get a full run down on the Yurt set up and family friendly facilities in the video below.



Mister G discovered leaping through hay bales in the barn, testing his physical limits. Mr A discovered relaxing in the cosy Yurt with the fire he built in the wood burning stove (and having 3G internet).

The kids enjoyed meeting new friends, Annie’s children, children from the other 2 yurts and farm animals.

Miss L enjoyed getting her glamping gear on, (thanks to Next who gave her the hat), and all of us loved our farm tour. You can meet the cows too in the video.


Men make fire, women make Instagram was the order of the weekend. Our yurting neighbours were the Mammasaurus clan, Somerset Yurts was an amazing place to hang out with friends with kids


The kids ran wild and free as the smoke rose from the BBQ  and later the camp fire.

Pictures help to tell the story, but video can take you there! Full tour of all the facilities and the days out included. Something happened to me too, I felt like a 16 year old at Glastonbury again, albeit with lots more home comforts, it was so utterly rejuvenating to be outdoors. I really couldn’t have pictured beforehand just how magical our experience would be – the whole family felt transformed. Can’t recommend this enough!



Emma, Mark and family are lovely and made us feel so at home, so do check out the Yurts and tell them we sent you!

To book Somerset Yurts

You can hire a yurt, or a pair,  or even all four and have the field to yourselves – perfect for a special occasion.

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e: emma@somersetyurts.co.uk
t: 07811 350 176

Days out

Fyne Court – Gorgeous National Trust gardens and tea shop with a real focus on play for children.

Cheddar Gorge – we decided the caves were incredible but indoors and it was far too nice to be in a dark cave, so we just paid a few pounds to walk along the gorge instead, worth it for the amazing views. Its a long but incredible circular walk so pack a picnic and supplies. We failed on that so just walked most the way up and down again.

Burnham On Sea beach – the tide was a long way out when we went but the kids enjoyed playing in the sand, chips and ice creams. Lyme Regis is under an hour away on the Dorset coast which I would definitely recommend from childhood memory.

There are lots more ideas here 

I’m really honoured to be a finalist for the third year running in the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Video Award, thanks so much for all the votes! I’m loving making video more than ever, and the kids seem to be getting as much out of it as I do.

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  1. 29/05/2014 / 7:41 pm

    Oh seeing that video has just reminded me how much fun we all had – and how happy the kids were – BRILL! x

    • The Alexander Residence
      31/05/2014 / 10:01 am

      Amazing wasn’t it!

  2. 02/06/2014 / 12:20 pm

    Looks like you had an amazing time, if I was ever going to be tempted by glamping ….this maybe it!

  3. 03/06/2014 / 8:45 am

    Looks absolutely perfect! I haven’t been to Cheddar or Burnham in years in spite of it being our ‘local’ beach! The idea of a yurt is growing on me. 🙂

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:57 am

      Ah I forgot you were local, if we return we shall have to meet for a drink!

  4. 03/06/2014 / 8:55 am

    Hawaii night, fab idea! Love the look of that place, and the idea of getting ‘back to nature’. Thanks for the tour!! 🙂

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:56 am

      Oh yes, def back to nature, but with luxuries thrown in 😉

  5. 03/06/2014 / 10:10 am

    Looks wonderful, and was impressed by how reasonable the prices are too! Am now trying to figure out when we can go!

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:56 am

      Very reasonable for the luxury and the sheer feeling of relaxation the setting gives you 🙂

  6. 03/06/2014 / 10:45 am

    Oh goodness I hadn’t realised Burnham on Sea was so close – lots of good memories of childhood holidays there. And I’m so looking forward to revisiting Cheddar – last time I was there was 20 years ago! The yurts look fabulous inside, and how handy to have a proper kitchen when you’re camping.

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:55 am

      We went to Cheddar before kids – was fun going back with them! look forward to reading about your memories – hope you get to the sea while you are there 🙂

  7. 03/06/2014 / 11:27 am

    This looks like such a magical holiday!

    I recommended them to someone the other day on the basis of what you and Annie had been saying about them. x

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:54 am

      Thanks Liz, they will love it I am sure!

  8. 03/06/2014 / 12:13 pm

    Looks like a fun time ! I love the idea of staying in a yurt, and we’re going to try and get down there over the summer!

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:54 am

      Oh let me know if you do!

  9. 03/06/2014 / 1:10 pm

    ooooh i am jealous i would love to stay in a yurt and one on a dairy farm just sounds idylic x

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:53 am

      Yes, the farm really made it!

  10. 03/06/2014 / 4:24 pm

    I so want to go there. It looks positively magical. As somebody who doesnt want to slum it when camping this ticks all the boxes for me. Totally

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:53 am

      We shall return!

  11. 03/06/2014 / 6:24 pm

    Oh my goodness, that looks like my sort of holiday. How wonderful. I would love to go there, I shall have to go and sweet talk my husband!

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:53 am

      Do it!

  12. 03/06/2014 / 7:06 pm

    Seeing your post now, Annie’s and Katy’s I am convinced! I have to visit! Have to!

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:52 am

      Do it!

  13. 03/06/2014 / 7:46 pm

    I love the idea of going wild for a week in a yurt, with a little bit of luxury thrown in. Your video gives you a real sense of the space and freedom – great for the kids. LOVED seeing Annie emerge in a dinosaur onsie from her yurt :-0

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:52 am

      Oh yes, the space and freedom was magical! Dino moment is cracking too!

  14. 03/06/2014 / 8:06 pm

    I feel like shouting Penny. I WANT TO GO NOW!!!!!! It just looks so fab. I loved the video, you are so blinkin good at making them. Isn’t Lily growing up, asking so many questions, and getting involved.
    P.S.you look really pretty and happy xxx

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:51 am

      Best comment ever, thanks Amanda YOU”RE THE BEST 😉

  15. 04/06/2014 / 12:38 am

    Looks like such a wonderful happy time Penny, and you’re right, video does let you see things in a way that photo doesn’t. Best of luck in the BiBs! xx

    PS Men make fire, women make Instagram should totally be turned into a poster!

    • The Alexander Residence
      04/06/2014 / 7:52 am

      It really should – I have the perfect photo to go with it!

  16. 04/06/2014 / 8:33 am

    Awwww Penny, it looks just AMAZING!!!

  17. Fab video Penny, I felt like I was on holiday with you and Annie – but didn’t have the exhaustion of walking up Cheddar Gorge!! I’ll pop this vlog post into the July BritMums Video Roundup!

    • The Alexander Residence
      03/07/2014 / 1:14 pm

      Thanks lovely!

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