Glamping Somerset | 11 Best sites for 2024

by | Last modified on Jan 1, 2024 | Glamping

Somerset is a great place to head for a glamping getaway. I may be a little biased (I’m a local!), but the area has so much to offer, from dynamic Somerset countryside, great walks and pubs, quaint towns and many tourist attractions. This glamping Somerset guide lists the best sites in the area for 2023, as well as some handy tips to help you make the most of your stay.

Whatever your budget – luxury or basic – and whatever your style – bell tent, shepherd’s hut, tree house? – you’ll find something below that ticks your boxes. To make it as easy as possible to plan your escape, each listing states if it’s a family-friendly or dog-friendly glamping site and also the starting cost.

Top things to do in Somerset

There’s a lot to see and do in the area! Here are some of the best attractions, not to be missed during your Somerset glamping stay:

  • Explore the beautiful city of Bath. There’s a number of museums, including the world-famous Roman baths, take a boat ride on the river or join one of the city’s free walking tours.
  • Cheddar Gorge & Caves makes a brilliant day out for all ages – it’s a stunning place! Visit the caves, walk the famous gorge trail, enjoy one of the many tea rooms or try your hand at something a bit more adventurous such as rock climbing.
  • For a fun family-friendly day out, you can’t beat Longleat Safari Park.
  • Frome is often considered one of the best places to live in the UK and makes for a lovely day out. Wander the independent shops in town and stop at Rye Bakery for lunch. Or visit on the first Sunday of the month for the epic Independent Market…it’s huge!
  • Visit the grand Wells Cathedral in England’s smallest city. The Cathedral often hosts special events and exhibitions.
  • Climb to the top of Glastonbury Tor, before exploring the quirky town where you’ll usually find a wizard, wishing wells and plenty of crystals.
  • On a rainy day, Shepton Mallet Prison and its tours and escape rooms, provide a brilliant and entertaining afternoon out.
  • For walks and beautiful nature, you can’t beat Quantock Hills – an area of Outstanding Beauty.
  • The original British seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare makes for a great day out with lots of attractions to see.

What to pack?

Take the stress out of packing. Check out my glamping packing list for a full list of everything you need for your glamping Somerset adventure, as well as food ideas.

You might also want to check out: 28 Fun camping games | Adults & Children

Things to do in Somerset

11 Best Somerset Glamping Sites of 2023

To make it easier to find the right glamping site for you, I’ve separated the best Somerset Glamping sites into the following categories:

  • Best for tents (bell tents and tipis)
  • Best for shepherds huts & pods
  • Best for tree houses & cabins
  • Best glamping sites with hot tubs

Look out for my ***TOP PICK** in each category. These are the sights that really stand out with excellent facilities and everything you need to make your stay extra special.

Best for Tents

1. Deers Leap Yurt ***TOP PICK***

Somerset yurt

Where: Holford, Somerset
Dog-friendly glamping site? no
Family-friendly: yes (but only for an infant if you are 2 adults, or 1 adult and 1 child)
Price: £115 per night

Escape to the heart of the Quantock Hills (an Area of Outstanding Beauty) with the Deers Leap Yurt, It’s location, panoramic views and the fact you get a whooping 4 acre field just for yourself makes this a top pick for glamping tents in Somerset……well, that and the fact you are almost guaranteed a visit from red deer! It really is a very special site!

Inside, the yurt has a homely (it has 2 lush armchairs!) and rustic feel and comes with a wood-burning stove. All linen, towels and robes are provided. You also get hot water bottles, books, games, lanterns, an outdoor kitchen area, all cooking utensils, a dutch oven fire pit, compost toilet (with a great view) and a gorgeous outdoor shower. Enjoy exploring the grounds and finding the hidden hammocks and swings in the trees.

2. Somerset Glamping Bell Tent

Glamping holidays somerset, bell tent

Where: Trull, Somerset
Dog-friendly glamping site? yes
Family-friendly: no
Price: £85

A fantastic budget option on a classic bell tent glamping stay. With uninterrupted views, the budget friendly sight doesn’t compromise on experience – you overlook Blackdown Hill, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status. There are walks and cycle rides on your doorstep and the Quantocks, Lyme Regis and Exmoor are close by so there’s lots to explore. The bell tent has a basic private compost loo and shower, woodburner, kingsize bed, linen, hammock, bench table, firepit and logs and everything you need for basic cooking.

The site is also happy to accommodate a horse if you are hunting for a horse-friendly glamping site!

Best for Shepherd’s Huts & Pods

3. Tor View Shepherds Hut ***TOP PICK***

Shepherds hut somerset

Where: Maesbury, Somerset
Dog-friendly glamping site? no
Family-friendly: yes (only space for 1 infant)
Price: £99 per night (up to 2 adults)

Great hut, great extra touches, great view and all at a bargain price – that’s why this Shepherd’s hut is a top pick! Finding the 2 shepherds huts at Tor View is only possible once you’ve received your welcome email with instructions, adding to the hidden gem feeling you get on arrival. Both huts are lovingly hand-crafted with everything you need for a luxurious stay and both have excellent views of Glastonbury Tor. This is a great location with Glastonbury, Wells and Frome all nearby. Tor View was also awarded VisitEngland Gold Award.

4. Burton Springs Glamping Pods Somerset

Glamping pods somerset

Where: Burton, Somerset
Dog-friendly glamping site? no
Family-friendly: yes
Price: £65 per night (up to 4 people – 1 double bed and 2 fold out single beds)

Glamping pods provide a great option for affordable glamping stays – and Burton Springs Glamping Pods Somerset is one of the best options in the county. There are 3 pods on site, close to the Quantock Hills and wonderful beaches. The pods are located next to a lake which you are allowed to fish in. You will need to bring your own bedding and sheets, towels and cooking equipment/utensils – but kettle, TV, fire pit, grill and seating area are provided. Wood can be bought on site via an honesty box.

5. Dimpsey Dapple Shepherd Hut

Where: Chard, Somerset
Dog-friendly glamping site? no
Family-friendly: no
Price: £225 per night (up to 2 adults)

Nestled on a 30-acre farm on the Blackdown Hills is the rustic Dimpsey Dapple Shepherd’s Hut – if looking for real Somerset luxury glamping, look no further. Enjoy the comfort of a kitchen, en-suite, lounge and a star-ceiling bedroom. Outside you’ll find an irresistible cooper bath, pizza oven and blissfully secluded location. The site also offers 2 other huts, including a double Shepherd’s hut with a wood fired hot tub. This is true luxury meets the outdoors!

Best for Tree Houses & Cabins

6. Five Trees Log Cabin **TOP PICK**

Log cabin in the woods Somerset
Log cabin in the woods Somerset

Where: Chard, Somerset
Dog-friendly glamping site? no
Family-friendly: yes – only space for 1 additional baby under 18months
Price: £130 per night (up to 2 adults – 2 additional adults can sleep on the sofa bed for £40 per night each)

This incredible Nordic wood cabin was built by hand by owners Graham and Alison. Arrival is down a bumpy track. When you reach your wood cabin, you’ll be greeted with local goods. There are so many little touches with this stay…beach towels in case you fancy a visit to the beach, a hideaway treehouse nearby for wildlife viewing, toasty wood burner, books and games, an honesty bar and even 2 mountain bikes at your disposal. This really is one of the best glamping holidays in Somerset!

7. The Garner’s Shed at Mellow View

Cabin in the woods somerset
Cabin in the woods somerset

Where: Chard, Somerset
Dog-friendly glamping site? no
Family-friendly: yes
Price: £115 per night (up to 2 adults and 2 children)

Stay at The Gardner’s in Mellow View for what the family owners have coined ‘a wild weekend’. The rustic, off-grid cabin has a double bed and bunk beds. Guests are encouraged to help themselves to eggs from the resident chickens and vegetables from the garden. Linen and toiletries are provided, as is a fully-equi

8. Cheriton Treehouse

Glamping tree house Somerset

Where: Templecombe, Somerset
Dog-friendly glamping site? no
Family-friendly: yes but only for children age 8+
Price: £200 per night (up to 4 adults)

Stay in the impressive and luxurious Cheriton Treehouse, which comes with 2 king-size beds. Positioned in the heart of Somerset countryside, you are close to the walks, pubs, quaint towns and attractions. This Scandinavian-inspired treehouse was built with nature in mind; cosied in the trees, it provides the perfect balcony for star gazing. Cheriton Treehouse has everything you need for a comfortable stay and has some special touches like binoculars and wellington boots.

9. The Lodge at the Old Mill

luxury glamping somerset

Where: Bath, Somerset
Dog-friendly glamping site? no
Family-friendly: no
Price: £170 per night (up to 2 adults)

The Lodge offers an escape into the woods, with great cycle and hiking trails and pubs nearby and only a short distance from the city of Bath. This is one of the best luxury glamping Somerset properties. A decorated cabin with a unique hanging luxurious king-size bed! In good weather, you can enjoy the outdoor hammock, fire pit, BBQ or can fire up the wood-burning oven. There’s also a screened outdoor shower which really makes you feel close to nature.

Best Glamping with Hot Tubs

10. The Yurt Sanctuary ***TOP PICK**

Yurt glamping somerset

Where: Radstock, Somerset
Dog-friendly glamping site? yes
Family-friendly: yes
Price: £120 per night (up to 2 adults and 3 children – infants are free, children an additional £15, dogs an additional £20)

The Yurt Sanctuary has something for everyone which is why it’s our top pick for Somerset glamping sites with hot tubs. It provides a relaxing stay and is both dog friendly and child friendly. Adults are also very well catered for with the addition of a wood fired glamping hot tub and an option to book a massage. There are only 2 yurts on site, in a 2-acre paddock surrounded by greenery and trees.

Kids will enjoy collecting eggs from the chickens in the morning, watching the resident pigmy goats and playing with the on-site toys and games. And well behaved dogs are free to roam the paddock.

11. Straw Bale Lodge

glamping with hot tub somerset

Where: Bath, Somerset
Dog-friendly glamping site? no
Family-friendly: no
Price: £190 per night (up to 2 adults)

Straw Bale Lodge is a secluded spot on top of Little Solsbury Hill. Although a stone throws from Bath, you wouldn’t feel it as the sight is so scenic and quiet which is why it’s high on our glamping with hot tub somerset list. Decorated to create a calming space, this is the perfect romantic getaway with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. One of the glamping’s best features is its wood fired hot tub nestled in a beautiful outdoor setting.

I hope this Glamping Hampshire guide has made it easier for you to plan your outdoor escape – from glamping with hot tubs, rustic shepherds huts and luxury glamping Somerset sites. I give all my advice out for free on my website so if you want to say thanks, you can buy me a coffee!

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Bex Band

Bex Band

Welcome to my blog! I'm an award-winning adventurer, bestselling author and founder of Love Her Wild. My work and adventures have featured in BBC, The Guardian and Condé Nast. I love nothing more than travelling and getting outdoors on solo and family adventures. Using my years of experience, I provide advice and inspiration on various topics, including wild camping, charity challenges, glamping and travel itineraries.


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