Jordans Estate Glamping

UK England South West England Somerset Ilminster

Jordans Glamping, Shrubbery Farmhouse, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9LA

Two charming, self-contained shepherds huts set on a West Somerset estate close to the Somerset Levels and in sight of the Blackdown Hills

Situated on the edge of the Somerset Levels, the historic Jordans Estate is the tranquil setting for Rich and Em Speke’s private luxury glamping experience. Comprising two self-contained shepherd's hut, this adults-only retreat is the perfect destination for couples seeking solace from the frenetic modern world.

There’s a calm and leisurely pace to life on the Estate. Most of the time, your nearest neighbours are the deer that emerge from the 100 acre woodland to the dew-drenched fields at dawn. A former dairy farm, the cows have given way to a scattering of sheep and agrarian fields of seasonal crops. So for any city slickers yearning for an authentic slice of rural life, this is the real deal.

While suitably rustic in setting, the shepherds huts themselves are a masterclass in comfort having been handcrafted on site by the esteemed Blackdown Shepherds Hut Company. A double bed, fully-equipped kitchen, en suite bathroom (with toilet and shower), and wood-burning stove sees to it that guests want for nothing, and plans are also afoot for private wood-burning hot tubs. The extra little touches like a vase full of wildflowers from the Estate grounds, plus board games and maps of local walks show an admirable attention to detail. And with the Blackdown Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) tantalisingly visible from thecomfort of the cabins, the latter will be put to good use. 

Though the grand Georgian mansion may be long gone, there are vestiges of its stately past everywhere, such as the ornamental walled garden, stable block, lakeside grotto, and the quaintly named Gingerbread Cottage, house of the former head gardener. Your helpful hosts can fill you in on the Estate’s fascinating history and are more than happy to offer guided walks around the grounds. And what grounds they are, with innumerable trails to explore and wildlife to spot. As gorgeous as this place is in the full bloom of spring with bluebells enlivening the forest floor, the fiery autumn colours and January snowdrops make a winter’s woodland walk just as appealing, safe in the knowledge, of course, that the wood-fire warmed cosy confines of the hut awaits.

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The Owner Says

We offer a luxury country getaway for adults in our handcrafted oak shepherd huts nestled in the picturesque parkland of our historic family estate in Somerset. Sumptuously fitted out you can sit back in luxury and relax.

Fully self-catering with kitchen, bathroom and double bed our Shepherd huts ‘Stanley’ and 'Livingstone' are available all year around. You can see the changing seasons through the window whilst relaxing next to a wood-burning stove in winter or watch the sunset while sitting out cooking over the fire pit in Summer. Both have exclusive use, wood fired hot tubs and pizza ovens.

Situated at the foot of the Blackdown Hills, near Ilminster, we are within easy reach of the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury, Dorset’s Jurassic Coast and Lyme Regis, Exmoor, Dartmoor and the North Devon Coast.


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Hot tub under the stars

This was our first glamping experience and it was fantastic! We were in Stanley Hut and it has such a great atmosphere to it. Inside you have everything you need and it has been crafted to such a high degree. The hot tub is amazing (give yourself a good amount of time to heat it up - about 2 hours or so) and the pizza oven was also a lot of fun (we brought some margarita bases and added some of our own toppings). Check the weather before coming in case it is raining and you can't use the pizza oven. We travelled to the National Trust's Dunster Castle & Water Mill which is about 50 mins drive North West of the hut. Great day out. The hut is very special, the hosts are very friendly and helpful and there was even a delicious lemon drizzle cake on arrival. Couldn't recommend it more!
Feb 19, 2019 by Bob & Elise

Beautiful Break Away

As we arrived, I have to say I was at first surprised how close to the road we were - However - this immediately paled into insignificance the minute we were greeted and shown our hut! It was simply beautiful. The hut is spotlessly clean and furnished to a high (and very comfortable) standard, including a nice welcome pack of Tea/Coffee/Milk and Cake! We loved the Fire Pit, cooking outside 2 out of our 3 nights, but most of all loved the wood fired hot tub, gazing at the stars with a drink in hand! The owners were so friendly with nothing any bother, even keeping us stocked up with logs throughout our stay. I have already recommended this place to my family and friends and will most definitely return!
Oct 22, 2018 by Paul Jarmey

Absolutely amazing stay!

What an absolutely stunning shepherds hut, beautifully crafted and full of character. Couldn't have asked for more welcoming or friendly hosts. Relaxing in the hot tub underneath the stars was phenomenal, we even saw shooting stars! Our stay was made even more special by all the personal touches.
Oct 9, 2018 by Lucy Green

Such a relaxing time

From the moment we arrived we could see what an amazing site this is that the owners care passionately about. Everything was catered for and for someone wanting to switch off this place ticks all the boxes. Will definitely be back.
Jun 11, 2018 by Damian Quinn

nice peaceful stay

My boyfriend and I had an amazing time staying here. The huts are really well designed and new - We were very comfortable and enjoyed using the wooden hot tub at night. We met the host, Rich, on the first day and he was really welcoming and helpful. A tip: Bring your ingredients to make your own pizzas like we did :) Thank you again to Em and Rich
May 26, 2018 by Alicia

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