Yarlington Yurt - Somerset
Suitable for children of all ages
Not suitable for pets
Sorry, pets are not permitted at Yarlington. Kids of all ages are welcome.
The Yarlington Yurt is an unusual two pod arrangement, with a king-sized double bed in the main yurt, and two single beds in a connected bedroom pod. It's magnificently eccentric and although perhaps unexpected within the grounds of such a
house, somehow seems to fit it perfectly. Count and Countess Charles de Salis have had a lot of fun with the décor and there can't be many yurts whose interior can be best described as 'late 18th Century with French influence'. (Apart from the gramophone which, though decorative, has sadly seen the end of its entertaining days.) Rugs, lamps, paintings and beautiful fabrics that used to adorn the main house now proudly fill the yurt. The fairy lights set into the canopy create an enchanting sense of sleeping under the stars and the wood-burner keeps things cosy all year round.
The kitchen and shower tent, set just next to the yurt, has been cleverly designed to make the best use of space and power; an ingenious accompaniment to the yurt living area, and the 'Thunderbox' compost loo is in a separate hut steps away. Mains electricity, hot running water and gas hobs, mean you can cook and eat in comfort whatever the weather. Seasonal produce is sometimes available from the kitchen garden's honesty box just behind you. The local farm shops stock a wealth of cheese, meat and of course, cider that's synonymous with Somerset. The grounds and gardens are full of wonders, but if the kids aren't interested in the apple pergola or the aisle of golden laburnum so popular with Yarlington's wedding guests, they can always arrange with Charles and Carolyn to have a dip in the family swimming pool. A fantastic local 'foodie' pub is a 15 minute walk and Stourhead and Longleat a short drive away.