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To Rest A While: The beautiful shepherd’s hut of “To rest a while”

General

  • Scenic adults-only site overlooking the Somerset Levels
  • A five-minute drive from Wells and 10 from Glastonbury
  • Secluded lanes, spectacular views, and welcoming cream tea on arrival

When all you need is a break from the chaos of daily life, trundle along to Somerset and snuggle up nice and cosy at To Rest A While, an adults-only site on a working dairy farm five minutes’ drive from the city of Wells.

This is a top spot for curing stress and overwork, with quiet and secluded lanes to wander along, soothing views over the fields of Somerset Levels towards the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a real West Country cream tea waiting for you on arrival – not to mention a complete lack of kids scurrying around making noise…

If spending days unwinding in the silence of the site isn’t enough for a proper hol, maintain a sense of calm with explores and wanders nearby: join the Monarch’s Way walking route in Wells for lengthy rambles to Glastonbury (then saunter up to Glastonbury Tor on arrival), or take to the saddle for peaceful pedals along the West Country Way, which links Cornwall and the river Avon (and passes through Wells on the way).

On chilly evenings, cuddle up by the woodfired stove to warm aching bones and muscles after long days of adventuring, cook up a feast in the kitchen and then settle in for the night, with nothing at all to disturb your rest…

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Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.


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9.3

Overall rating based on 11 reviews

 

100% would recommend this park to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

 

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Fantastic Hut, Fabulous Host, Great Location.08/10/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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    To Rest A While is such a fantastic Sheperd's Hut and Anne the host is fabulous! She met me on road a couple of miles out to guide the way; such an angel. Her cream tea, was lovely and I was also privileged to taste her amazing Victoria sponge cake! (Anne you should do a list for orders???)
    I was on my bicycle and perfectly situated for Wells, Glastonbury, Wookey Hole, Ebbor Gorge and Cheddar Gorge. Be aware there are some BIG hills!!! Cycling down through Cheddar Gorge road was unbelievable and worth the climb on the approach. With a car you could go even further a field and with ample parking on site; but do check where too, as it is a working farm. Saying that, it was totally peaceful and almost tranquil with occasional distant tractor sounds; as expected.
    The hut was perfect for me, my bike and I; as it would be for a couple. Lovely comfy bed (and I'm 6ft 2"), lots of hot water and great toilet/shower room. Cracking little cooker/grill/double hob, mini fridge with ice box, more than enough crockery, cutlery and utensils, towels, shower robes and lots more!
    Overall the hut surpassed my initial thoughts on booking. Superbly furnished and with everything I needed and more!
    I wouldn't hesitate to book; you won't be disappointed!!!

    Disliked: 

    Due to no fault of Anne, the recent hot and dry weather made it a little dusty at times. Saying that, it did not in anyway ruin my experience; just the gleam of my shiny bike!

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Lovely cosy and clean delicious cream tea!07/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCatherine J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Cosy and comfortable excellent shower

    Disliked: 

    No wifi to speak of even though described as having it. . If lucky you could just pick up emails etc outside but totally hit and miss. I suggested that shouldn't advertise it until they'd sorted out the connection!

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Anne was a friendly and helpful but a few things lacking06/11/2022

Reviewer's country: Isle of ManAnonymousConfirmed

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    All the places you can visit, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Longleat, Wells Cathedral and Wookey Hole. Also while I was there the Bath and West Show.
    A different place to stay as a Shepherd Hut was something I had always wanted to stay.
    Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Disliked: 

    Noisy as building works were going on.

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Really wonderful, thank you very much Anne for making us …05/13/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKate H.Confirmed

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    Really wonderful, thank you very much Anne for making us feel so welcome, hope to see you again soon 😀

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Would definitely recommend, my stay was very relaxed08/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAngela C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Loved this cute and cosy shepards hut. Anne was very welcoming and the kettle was on ready for me. Every thing I needed to cook was thought of. Really peaceful, didn't see a soul for 3 days. In a great location to explore Wells, Cheddar Gorge and Glastonbury which I did before spending late afternoons in the little garden with my book. For a few days I wasn't a mum or a manager... Perfect place to forget the real world and recharge 😍

    Disliked: 

    Forgot to take firelighters so had no way to light the wood burner.

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I would recommend it as a cosy and fun experience.08/24/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjulia b.Confirmed

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    Shepherds hut with on suite, comfy double bed, beautiful decor, tiny but well thought out cooking and eating area. Bonus is a delightful secluded patio garden at the side with table and chairs. It's on farm but was very quiet.
    We went for a 45th wedding anniversary weekend to see Wells, our fist trip out since before lockdown. Also had a great night at the Wookey Hole Comedy Cavern - great to see a live event.
    Anne the host was very welcoming and helpful - and of course the often mentioned cream tea was delicious.

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The owner was friendly and extremely professional and punctual.07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRoberto L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Everything, the attention paid to the details was great. There was nothing missing and the comfort and coziness provided was perfect. The owner also prepared cream tea for us at the arrival!

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wonderful stay, definitely recommend06/28/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRicky C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Anne is a wonderful host, she met me at the hut and explained everything. A very nice touch was the cream tea. Very clean and Cosy. Very peaceful, exactly what I needed. Walked into wells which took about 30 mins. Would definitely recommend.

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Great weekend stay, lovely welcome and cream tea. Peaceful and restful06/22/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Cosy shepherds hut.
    All facilities you could need.

    Disliked: 

    Cobwebs and flies internally. (However being in the country, on a working farm, it is to be expected)
    Leaky shower control unit. ( Didn't prevent shower from working and being used)
    Poor phone signal and non existent WiFi.

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A great place to stay for a 'getting away from it all' weekend06/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWilliam F.Confirmed

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    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Very cosy and convenient, and in beautiful surroundings.

    And a cream tea to welcome you too !

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Groups welcome

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Rules

Adults only

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Bar nearby

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Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

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Location

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  • Manor Farm, Woodford Lane, Wells, Somerset, England, BA5 1QS
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.1912°N 2.6671°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Wells Bus Station — 1.3 miles
Town Hall — 3.8 miles
Glastonbury Town Hall — 3.8 miles
Train stations
Castle Cary Rail Station — 8.9 miles
Bruton Rail Station — 11.0 miles
Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea Rail Station — 13.4 miles
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 14.5 miles
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 17.8 miles
The Cottage Ferry Landing — 17.8 miles
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 13.6 miles

Directions


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

Start hols with a jaunt into the city of Wells, five minutes’ drive away: the spectacularly stunning Wells Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, and the highly photographable Vicar’s Close are all worthy of explores, and there are shops and markets to pass more retaily days.

If credit cards are still begging to be swiped, there are more than 90 high street and designer shops at Clarks Village outlet centre 25 minutes away; otherwise stay in the car for a trip to Glastonbury where shopping can be complemented by a stop at the shoe museum, and non-shopaholics can opt for the Somerset Rural Life Museum or Glastonbury Abbey.

Those with their noses in the past have plenty to investigate round here: the stately piles of Montacute House, Lytes Carey Manor and King John’s Hunting Lodge give a taste of grandeur within 40 minutes, the Fleet Air Arm Museum and Haynes International Motoring Museum are both around 35 minutes away for the mechanically minded, and the site is 50 minutes from Bath, where Austen-themed strolls, Roman baths and architectural masterpieces entice.

For time in the great wide open, guests can flap along to RSPB Ham Wall to see some of the UK’s best starling murmurations, travel 40 minutes west to sandy beaches and the Brean Theme Park at Burnham-on-Sea, or travel 40 minutes east to Longleat Safari Park.

Must see

  • Wells Cathedral (1.6 miles)
  • Ebbor Gorge National Nature Reserve (2.4 miles)
  • Wookey Hole Caves & Papermill (2.5 miles)

National Trust

  • West Pennard Court Barn (4.2 miles)
  • King John's Hunting Lodge (9.3 miles)

Cycle routes

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

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

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-park accommodation
Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

To Rest A While cancelation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. To Rest A While will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 ($69.70) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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  • Does To Rest A While have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is To Rest A While dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near To Rest A While? Start hols with a jaunt into the city of Wells, five minutes’ drive away: the spectacularly stunning Wells Cathedral, Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, and the highly photographable Vicar’s Close are all worthy … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of To Rest A While?
    On-park accommodation
    Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at To Rest A While? From $223.68 (for 2 nights, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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