Herdwick Shepherds Hut

UK England South West England Somerset Bridgwater Tilbury Farm Glamping

  • Sleeps 5 (max 5 adults, 4 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • In room Wifi
  • Breakfast included
  • En-suite bathroom/toilet
Locally made, luxury shepherd's hut in the Quantock Hills, with walking, mountain biking and pony-trekking on the doorstep
  • Lovely wood burning stove, which provides warmth and a cosy environment to relax
  • Incredible southern views across Taunton Vale
  • Wooden deck with chairs and a fire pit for alfresco dining

The Owner Says

Please note: if a booking is made for five adults, guests should be aware that one of the beds is a single sofa bed (1.5 metres long).

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About Tilbury Farm Glamping

Suitable For

Glamping only. Dogs not permitted. No camping.


For walkers and mountain bikers, Tilbury Farm is a boon. The farm has secure bike storage and a hose-down area and can also help arrange bike hire if you haven't brought your own. Some of the best trails in the Quantock Hills are right on your doorstep, taking you east towards Hawkridge Reservoir or north-west towards Wills Neck, the highest summit in the Quantocks and one of the highest points in Somerset. On a clear day it is possible to see Exmoor, the Mendips and Blackdown Hills and even as far as the Brecon Beacons across the Bristol Channel. It's about a 3 mile walk (6 miles there and back) from the farm. If you don't fancy doing the work yourself, pony trekking is available at the neighbouring trekking stables (07595 446252) or hop on a train: The West Somerset Steam Railway (01643-704996) has a station at Bishops Lydeard (10 minute's drive; 3 miles away), where you can take trips out to the coast at Watchet and Minehead. Kilve Beach is the closest (great for fossil hunting and walking), with a good tea room (Chantry Tea Rooms; 01278 741457) on the waterfront.

Food & Drink

A complimentary breakfast hamper is provided on your arrival. This includes a loaf of bread, eggs, bacon, sausages, juice, milk, biscuits and butter (let the owners know of any dietary requirements upon booking). It's a 10-minute walk down the lane to The Rising Sun (01823 432575) a homely, "smart with a heart" country inn, with a slate floor in the bar, hefty wooden beams and a warm but light feel. It has a good local buzz in the bar, while a restaurant, on the other side of a wood panel, has it's own chic character, away from the drinkers. Booking recommended on the weekend (children and dogs welcome, cards accepted).There's a farmshop, a butchers, a small Co-operative and a Post Office in Bishops Lydeard, 3 miles away.

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Tilbury Farm Glamping is located at Tilbury Farm, West Bagborough, Taunton, Somerset TA4 3DY

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Getting There

From Junction 25 of the M5, follow signs to Taunton on the A358. At the first roundabout, take the second exit onto the A358. At the major crossroads by Creech Castle, continue straight on the A358. At the next roundabout, take the third exit onto Obridge Viaduct / A358. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Priorswood Road / A358. Keep right at the fork and continue onto Kingston Road (signed to Kingston st Mary). Continue straight for 5 miles, passing through the village of Kingston St Mary and then up Buncombe Hill. At the top of Buncombe Hill (by Pines Café), turn left. Continue along this road for 1¼ miles. Take the first right at Park End lodge following signs to West Bagborough. Take the first left (after ¾ mile) an head down the hill towards West Bagborough. Tilbury Farm is l½ mile down this hill on the right hand side. The nearest train mainline station is in Taunton, 7 miles away (from there it is a 20 minute drive) and the nearest bus stop is in Bishops Lydeard, 3 miles away. The owners of Tilbury Farm are able to help arrange a taxi if required.