Sociable glamping from an award-winning yurt and tipi group, surrounded by some of Somerset's top attractions
When you think of the faces behind Glastonbury you often think of the famous headliners, but the glampers of Glastonbury will owe their experiences to the owners of Hearthworks and Pilton Yurt Camps, Tara and her family. Supplying the tipis and yurts for Glastonbury for the last fifteen years (as well as other festivals) earned them the award of the UK’s best glamping supplier, so it’s fair to say you’ll be in safe hands throughout your stay at their new, summertime glamping site just five minutes' drive down the road from the festival site.
Combining all the glam and views of Glastonbury with a peaceful country setting, Pilton Yurt Camps is an ideal base for gathering with friends and having your own bit of festival-esque fun. Rather than letting out each of the yurts and tipis individually, Tara has grouped some together in mini glamping 'villages' making the site ideal for groups of friends having a long-awaited get together. Inside each yurt there are proper king-sized beds and soft-furnishings, while the villages also come with a yurt kitchen and dining space, with a fridge, stove and all the other bits and bobs you’ll need to impress your fellow glampers at mealtimes.
For ingredients, it's two miles to Thorner’s Farm Shop or, in the opposite direction, the site is a scenic walk or cycle away from the picturesque village of Pilton, where there's a Co-Op, a good pub and a beautiful Normal church. It's by car that you'll really see how much is on your doorstep however. Glastonbury Tor, Wookey Hole, Nunney Castle, Kilver Court and the cathedral and Bishops Palace in Wells are all within around 15 minutes of your camp. Tour them all over the course of several days or stay put, grab a drink and relax in the sun with all your friends. Your time here is whatever you want to make it and, once you truly de-stress, you may find you never go too far at all.
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Hosted by Tara W.Joined in February 2021
From the host
A variety of Yurt and Tipi camps overlooking miles of peaceful, rolling hills. A countryside retreat and a perfect base to explore central Somerset.
We are offering an authentic glamping experience with all of the modern necessities, you can have the full satisfaction of staying in either a Tipi or a Yurt yet still have access to Wifi. From peaceful nights sat by the fire to beautiful bright mornings, both dawn and dusk offer an amazing selection of wildlife. A perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle that the city seems to bring for a calm, harmonious atmosphere that is always here in the countryside.
Cast your net within a 15–20 minutes’ drive radius of Pilton and there really is a wealth of options. To the west, Glastonbury and a climb up Glasontbury Tor, to the north the diminutive city of Wells, home to the Medieval Bishops Palace (01749 988111) and a grand cathedral (01749 674483), and, just beyond, the Mendip Hills AONB and Wookey Hole. To the east is Kilver Court Gardens and 14th-century Nunney Castle (0370 333 1181), now cared for by English Heritage, and, to the south, is the foodie and artsy town of Bruton. If you’re willing to travel further still there’s also family-favourite Longleat Safari Park, and that’s still comfortably within half an hour.
Food and drink
It's around 10 minutes to the Prestleigh Inn at Shepton (01749830179), a relaxed local pub serving real ales that you can enjoy inside or out front in their outdoor seating space. Wells is just over 15 minutes away and has lots of nice restaurants and pubs to choose from. You might recognise The Crown (01749673457) from the film Hot Fuzz but it's featured in a lot more stories than that, dating back to the 15th century, the relaxed pub, with exposed brick and beams, has a bar and restaurant area with terrace seating. The White Hart (01749672056) is another top option, managed by a Michelin-star chef in a quintessential English pub setting.