Jordans Estate Glamping

From £100 For 1 night, 2 adults 10 4 reviews
Stanley and Livingstone (added by manager 26 Jul 2023)
Exclusive-use hot tub (added by manager 26 jul 2023)
The huts (added by manager 11 jun 2023)
The huts (added by manager 11 jun 2023)

  • Luxurious, adults-only retreats on an historic estate in Somerset
  • South West Coast Path half an hour’s drive; Stonehenge an hour
  • Handcrafted shepherd’s huts with private hot tubs and pizza ovens
The bijou, adults-only getaways at Jordans Estate Glamping are on an historic family estate five minutes’ drive from Ilminster in Somerset. The land was once owned by Captain John Hanning Speke, a Victorian explorer credited with ‘discovering’ Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile in 1858. He was a compatriot of those other intrepid explorers, Henry Stanley and David Livingstone, who lent their names to the huts. ‘Livingstone’ and ‘Stanley’ are handcrafted in oak, fully insulated and heated by woodburning stoves. The huts are fully self-catering, with kitchens (kitted out with fridge and cooker, and plenty of tea and coffee to keep you going), dining areas, ensuite bathrooms (all towel and bedding included) and pull-down double beds. Outside, each has its own exclusive two-person woodfired hot tub and pizza oven/firepit and two bags of wood – more is available for a charge. In the morning, you may well wake to see deer grazing and pheasants strutting about under 300-year-old plane trees, while at night you can fall asleep to the hoots and barks of owls and foxes. And in fact, site owners Rich and Em want you to enjoy the flowers and wildlife so much that – on request – they organise guided nature walks around the parkland and stargazing tours after dark on clear nights.

Site type

Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 2
Open all year
Please note
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
  • Bookings must not be for more than 4 consecutive nights.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Languages spoken

English

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

We can honestly say we had an amazing time. The owners were…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Katy G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Stanley 1 bedroom shepherd's hut

Liked: We can honestly say we had an amazing time. The owners were lovely and could not do more for us. Lots to see and do in the local area. The hut is very well equipped too. We really hope to come back again one day! Would highly recommend.

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Amazing Experience, Thank you!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Katie H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Stanley 1 bedroom shepherd's hut

Liked: *Loved Everything,the attention to details we had everything and more , we were warmly welcomed when we arrived and a tour of The Stanley Hut, the facilities were amazing and we loved the wood fired hot tub and pizza oven! We loved how close we were to Ilminster but also felt so secluded and in the middle of the countryside! We couldn’t of asked for better , Thank you for making our Easter break so peaceful and chilled! We will be back!

Disliked: There’s nothing not too like!

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You'll love it here!

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Julia K. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Stanley 1 bedroom shepherd's hut

Liked: The atmosphere at Jordan's is fabulously relaxed, and the hosts are very friendly and accommodating. We stayed in the Stanley hut for two nights and were simply amazed at how well appointed it was! Not to mention spotlessly clean. We wanted for absolutely nothing; everything was provided for us, and the little complimentary touches (delicious marshmallows for toasting, for example) made us feel very well looked after indeed. You don't need to bring any cooking utensils or bedding, as is sometimes the case with other glamping sites; literally everything is taken care of for you. The overall presentation of the huts is so sweet and picturesque, my soul might have developed diabetes if I'd stayed much longer. I don't think I've ever seen accommodation so cute and pretty, which is saying something, as I'm spoilt enough to live in a historic seaside town myself, but this really is something else! Fairy lights, flowers, herbs, moonlight and a wood-fired hot tub. You can't ask for much else!

Disliked: Very little, there is nothing to dislike. It is fairly close to an A road, but that can't be helped.

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We have had the most amazing break away. Such a lovely little…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Nicola B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Livingstone 1 bedroom shepherd's hut

Liked: We have had the most amazing break away. Such a lovely little set up in the shepherds hut, private hot tub which was brilliant. Such a warm welcome on our arrival with some lovely touches and the most beautiful view. We both feel completely relaxed and will definitely be returning and recommending to others.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Luxury

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

Jordans Estate Glamping

Shrubbery Farmhouse

Ilminster

Somerset

England

TA19 9LA

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.94248°N
-2.94862°W

Nearest transport

Coach
13.7 km Bus Station
17.3 km Verriers
17.3 km Verriers
Rail
14.1 km Taunton Rail Station
14.2 km Crewkerne Rail Station
18.6 km Axminster Rail Station
Ferry
22.5 km Bridgwater Ferry Terminal
45.5 km Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour
46.6 km Topsham Ferry Landing
Airport
40.5 km Exeter International Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The woodland hikes and challenging bike rides of Exmoor National Park are 45 minutes’ drive away, or you can stay closer to home base and walk the circular Herepath Trail in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (10 minutes’ drive). You’re also within easy reach of walks and cycling along the River Parrett Trail on the Somerset Levels (15 minutes), or you can take the pressure off your feet by hiring kayaks to paddle down the river from Langport Boat Hire (20 minutes). Turn south to Dorset’s Jurassic Coast to clamber up and down coastal hills on the South West Coast Path (half an hour), or go scratting for fossils on the beaches at Lyme Regis (35 minutes) and Charmouth (half an hour). If it’s grand houses you’re after, local National Trust properties include Barrington Court (15 minutes), known for its landscaped parkland and orchards, and there is a vast Elizabethan mansion to explore at Montacute House (20 minutes). Over the county lines in Wiltshire, Stourhead (40 minutes) has famed gardens studded with follies, while prehistoric Stonehenge (an hour) and its interactive visitor centre make a fascinating day trip.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Charmouth West 23.4 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good
Lyme Regis Front Beach 24.5 km Sea N/A Good Good N/A
Seatown 26 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Eypemouth 27.7 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Seaton (Devon) 27.9 km Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Montacute House 16.5 km

Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 19.6 km

Fleet Air Arm Museum 23.1 km

Mapperton House & Gardens 23.7 km

Clarks Village 25.3 km

National Trust

Barrington Court 6.3 km

Priest's House 12.7 km

Montacute House 16.4 km

Stembridge Tower Mill 16.9 km

Tintinhull Garden 16.9 km

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

HATCH (BEAUCHAMP) COURT 5.5 km

BARRINGTON COURT 6.7 km

CRICKET HOUSE 8.8 km

HINTON HOUSE 9.1 km

BURTON PYNSENT 9.4 km

Local events

  • Beautiful Days (Friday 16 August 2024 – Friday 16 August 2024)

    Ottery St Mary, England 31.1 km

  • Glastonbury Festival (Wednesday 26 June 2024 – Wednesday 26 June 2024)

    Glastonbury, England 35 km

  • Sidmouth Folk Festival (Friday 2 August 2024 – Friday 2 August 2024)

    Sidmouth, England 35.5 km

  • Dorset County Show (Saturday 7 September 2024 – Saturday 7 September 2024)

    Dorchester, England 44.1 km

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Want to know more about camping in Somerset?

  • Does Jordans Estate Glamping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Jordans Estate Glamping dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Jordans Estate Glamping? The woodland hikes and challenging bike rides of Exmoor National Park are 45 minutes’ drive away, or you can stay closer to home base and walk the circular Herepath Trail in the … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Jordans Estate Glamping?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Jordans Estate Glamping? From €117.12 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.