Jordan's Estate Glamping

UK England West Country Somerset

Jordans Glamping, Shrubbery Farmhouse, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9LA
A charming, self-contained shepherds hut set on a West Somerset estate amidst the the Somerset Levels and in sight of the Blackdown Hills.

Situated on the edge of the Somerset Levels, the historic Jordan’s Estate is the tranquil setting for Rich and Em Speke’s private luxury glamping experience. Comprising just a single 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 hut itself is 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. 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 the hut itself, 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 2 adults in our handcrafted oak shepherd hut nestled in the picturesque parkland of our historic family estate in Somerset.

Fully self-catering with kitchen, bathroom and double bed our Shepherd hut ‘Stanley’ is 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.

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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