Yarlington Yurt | Somerset | Canopy & Stars

We're sorry, earlier versions of Internet Explorer have become too unsafe to use, and we can not allow them access to the secure part of our website. We highly recommend switching to a much more secure & modern browser such as the latest versions of any of the following, Opera, Safari (Apple users),  FirefoxChrome, Internet Explorer (11 or above).


Yarlington Yurt - Somerset

Last cache: 17:57:19, Friday 23 September 2016

Yarlington House

Suitable for children of all ages

Not suitable for pets

Sorry, pets are not permitted at Yarlington. Kids of all ages are welcome.

A two pod yurt perfect for families or couples. Decorated in French-influenced 18th century style...

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.

Our guests say...

I wanted a unique experience for my wife's birthday and this delivered in spades - yurt was fantastic, comfortable with everything you needed (beds, fire, kitchen, shower). Our hosts, Carolyn and Charles were very welcoming, breakfast in their house was great and the tray of pears when we left was a lovely surprise. Weather was not on our side but we got to visit a lovely part of the world, stay in a glam yurt, meet interesting people and eat some great food - perfect!



We had a fabulous stay at Yarlington Yurt! It is absolutely stunning and so peaceful. We loved being able to let the children run and play. We would recommend it to everyone we know!



There was myself, my daughter and 2 grandchildren staying in the yurt - we had a lovely time - the hosts allowed use of their pool and it was just beautiful- really safe peaceful and quiet - I would definitely visit again !!



Camping, even glamping, requires a bit of a Famous Five pioneering spirit. But to camp with plentiful hot running water, power sockets in the tent, and a fridge/freezer, does balance nicely the experience of the outdoor loo! Personally I found the Thunderbox experience to be very exotic- moonlight over the wildflower meadow viewed from on high (my teenage daughter found it less so). The beds are comfy, the antiques quirky and fun, the wood burner effective and the location private and beautiful. The hosts were warm, generous and down-to-earth, giving us free rein over the luscious but not over-manicured gardens, and we even got to swim in the heated pool when the weather was kind to us. Yarlington is a good location for exploring- some good pubs in the area, especially The Queen's Arms at Corton Denham for food. The village pub is solid and friendly and just a hop away. Lovington's Bakery in Wincanton for cinnamon rolls, excellent pizza at At The Chapel in Bruton, Thai food in Castle Cary.



We had a fabulous time at Yarlington. The yurt was exceptionally cosy and well-appointed, the setting was idyllic and the hosts very congenial and welcoming. We intend to come back soon



4 of us stayed together for a girlie weekend. We loved it... the yurt was quirky and cosy and there was plenty of space for 4 of us. Charles and Carolyn were great hosts and we were very lucky to have beautiful weather..



Absolutely amazing! The yurt was utter luxury and the most comfortable bed either of us have ever slept in! The hot water was unfortunately not working due to a broken boiler, but Charles and Carolyn didn't hesitate to invite us to take a hot shower in their house which was wonderful! So many of our friends are now looking to book as a result of our Facebook ravings!



We are all three retired friends who like to do different things , hence the appeal of the yurt We were impressed at the concept - main living area, kitchen area and bathroom area. Loads of hot water and the log fire was great. Also there were two electric heaters for the cold nights. The thunderbolt toilet was an education! We were able to wander round the beautiful grounds at will. On the full day we walked using lanes and public footpaths to Castle Cary and back. We also took the opportunity to visit Stourhead.



Lovely place, sweet gardener who welcomed us, lovely wide space to ourselves, very private and safe



We had a wonderful time in the romantic yurt, the setting was beautiful and the whole place magical.



relaxing, quiet, enojyable



It far exceeded our expectations the Yurt was unique and so comfortable, Yarlington House and its grounds were spectacular, the kitchen garden was so amazing we ate ripe plums and picked blackcurrants. Our children played in the woods, climbed trees, collected bugs and played outside until late in the evening. We totally switched off from the hustle and bustle of life for four sunny days. It was beautiful, peaceful and very special holiday, one we won't forget and will do again. The staff and hosts were welcoming and helpful..we feel as though we have stumbled onto something truly special here.



This was a birthday treat for me from my two best friends and we wanted to do some sightseeing around Somerset so the location of the Yurt was perfect as it was close to Stonehenge, Glastonbury and Wooky hole. What an amazing place. The views were breathtaking and the lord and lady welcoming and friendly. The invitation to use their pool on the hottest day of the year was the highlight of the stay! We loved it and will definitely be back.



It was fabulous. A little bit of luxuriously getting back to basics.



lovely, just lovely. peaceful with welcoming hosts. made even better by the great bank holiday weather.



It was a lovely weekend getaway.



"It was utterly magical.Hosts, Caroline & Charles, were lovely and welcomed us into their slice of Eden. Yurt was perfectly suited to our two little boys who thought their bedroom was fab. They were fixated on the twinkly stars in the ceiling too.We only live a few miles away but we felt we're really "escaped". We especially loved the decor, everything had had so much care, thought and creativity lavished upon it. We'd love to come back in the summer"



"The stay was lovely and the yurt kitchen/shower and main room were all cleaned to a good standard. There was a little bit of obvious wear and tear around the place but not enough to complain about. The price was probably a little bit steep. I found the best uncomfy but my bf didn't so that was probably just down to personal preference. Would have been great if the owners had a little info pack just so we could be sure we were doing everything right, and also advertising some local things to do! Brilliant communication with the owners leading up to our stay and good directions on how to get to the yurt in the dark"



"We had a fabulous time.  The yurt was great and the location was perfect."



"We had an amazing time. The location was stunning, beautiful grounds & the yurts were very well equipped we had everything we needed for the weekend. Waking up to just the birds singing, a view of the flower meadows & cooking breakfast on the BBQ - what more could you ask for? Plenty of green space for the kids to run around & play. The facilities were great & the owners very friendly & helpful. We will be back!"



"It was very restful and the accommodation was all that we had hoped for. The whole stay was great from the friendliness of the hosts right through to the location and the quality of the facilities. The ladies in our party were not so happy with the compost loo! The stay fully met our expectations - and more...."



"Great fun, especially the log burner warmth on a wet day."



"Yes, it was beautiful, peaceful and we had everything we needed for a lovely family break."



"We were only there three nights, but really enjoyed our stay. My seven year old son loved the outside compost 'Thunder Box' - mainly because he got to have his own torch!  Even in my local area I don't let him roam out of my sight beyond the home, but both he and I felt perfectly happy for him to explore the Victorian 'Secret Garden and fetch some of the free fruit and veg left for us on the gardeners bench around the far side of the walled garden by himself.  He also loved dragging the 'all terrain' luggage trolley around on his foraging trips.    All three of us had fun using the pool up near the main house, with the kind permission of the owners.  My young son made enough noise to be mistaken for a coach load of school children, but the owners were happy that he had so much fun."



"Location and the number of rooms - we have 2 small children but also wanted a bit of privacy. I would change nothing. The best thing were the great facilities at the Yurt."



"Even though it was in a remote location, we didn't feel totally alone - the gentleman that showed us around had fab knowledge and really welcomed us. I think the pool use gave us an added dimension that we couldn't find anywhere else and made it feel like we were "on holiday" as we are so used to travelling overseas instead of the UK."



"Total privacy in beautiful surroundings with use of the owners' outdoor pool.  The separate kitchen/bathroom tent was fantastic and we also used the bbq and chimnea with the outdoor furniture."



"It was absolutely the perfect place to celebrate my best friend Lisa's special birthday.  Carolyn and Charles are fantastic hosts and the yurt has to be experienced to fully appreciate how special it is.  Complete seclusion and everything you could wish for....Heaven."



"Absolutely fantastic stay - even with some rain it was a wonderfully romantic retreat, lots to do in the area. amazing heated pool that the De Salis' let us use. everything you need is there or within arms reach.It was lovely to awake to the mooing cows in the next field!"



"We had a fantastic weekend at Yarlington Yurt. The yurt itself was lovely and more than lived up to our expectations. It was incredibly private and we found it very relaxing. Charles and Carolyn were very hospitable - they invited us to a jubilee celebration in the village which we thoroughly enjoyed. I particularly liked the fairy lights on the ceiling in the main yurt - it gave it a real magical feel. My eldest daughter (18yrs) did not like the compost toilet, but the rest of us were quite fascinated by it  - it is an acquired taste!I would highly recommend this yurt to anyone who likes to get away from it all."



"Our stay was so wonderful. We couldn't recommend it highly enough. Charles and Carolyn were so welcoming and hospitable. We shall definitely be paying them a visit again. It was luxurious, and exactly as the pictures looked. A truly wonderful little haven in Wincanton."



"The Yurt is a work of art and the attention to detail is a delight. We were overwhelmed by the space, peace and tranquility. The Yurt is perfectly situated, only overlooked by a filed of friendly cows. I couldn't recommend a stay in this perfect location highly enough, we could both feel our blood pressure coming down as the stresses of the 'real world' disappeared. Please, Please visit - you will not regret it! The warm welcome from Carolyn and Charles was a huge bonus and we were even invited to watch the Royal Wedding in Yarlington House which made a great occasion great fun!"


Nigel & Judith

"peaceful, secluded and romantic setting with a well equiped kitchen and good washing facilities. This really was luxurious camping with charm. Watching the stars at night and listening to the wildlife, you could stay here and not see another being until you leave."



“The yurt was very beautiful to look at and comfortable. Good facilities, plenty of hot water and wood. Stylish and comfy.”



Not what you're looking for? Search...

Want to know a bit more about glamping? Read about...

Book this place

Step 1: Select check-in date


x Check-in

x Unavailable

Step 2: Select length of stay

You're booking…

  • Yurt for 4

Step 3: Who's coming?

Any age

No charge

Not suitable for pets

Booking summary

No dates selected
No dates selected
Select your dates first!

Please select your arrival date and length of stay before booking

We'll ask you for your details and secure payment on the next step. Terms & Conditions

Any questions?

+44 (0)117 204 7830

Love this place? Tell everyone!

It looks like you're using an old web browser that we no longer support, so some parts of the site may not work as well as they should and you won't be able to make a booking. Please update your browser (view more details) to make sure you get the best experience.