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Somerset Reindeer Ranch: Fairy dome outside

General

  • Reindeer ranch and white-horse farm with an enchanted garden
  • A five-minute drive from Yeovil and 10 minutes from Montacute
  • Barbecue hut; plenty of places to walk around the site

If you’re the type of person who starts counting down to next Christmas on December 26th, you might very well be interested in bringing a bit of the yuletide season into your summer break with a stay at Somerset Reindeer Ranch.

This farm is home to a selection of Santa’s fave animals, plus it has a ‘unicorn’ for the kids to meet (you'll need to arrange this in advance though, to make sure it's not, ahem, out spreading magic elsewhere). Other activities that can be booked on arrival include My Little Pony, Peppa Pig and mermaid experiences for the kids and a more grownup luxury rolltop hot bath experience with rose petals and a glass of prosecco.

Stroll through the wide open spaces at the family-run park in search of Dasher, Blitzen and co, then settle in at the seating areas in the enchanted garden for picnics next to the firepit; there’s also a fancy barbecue hut for meals undercover should the weather be more Christmassy than summery. Summer vibes certainly prevail at the site's tiki bar – it's open at the weekend for chilled beers and ciders or smooth spirits (and fruit juices for the tiddlers).

Here to explore the countryside as well as the site’s lush grounds? The park is in prime position for touring Somerset and a couple of other counties as it’s five minutes’ drive from Yeovil and around half an hour from the Dorset and East Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The site limits numbers, so guests will have a little pocket of isolation to themselves when staying here, and there are also ample spots to leave your car.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.

Protective masks must be worn at all times in common areas.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Electric vehicles are welcome but will incur a £20 overnight fee and guests must provide their own charging equipment.


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9.5

Overall rating based on 102 reviews

 

95% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  78% described as Wildlife haven ?

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great pitch with decking11/11/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAbbey V.Confirmed

  • Butterfly Deck electric cement/asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely location, pitch and facilities were great. It did get a bit flooded outside the shower block after a huge rain storm, so take wellies just in case :). Very warm friendly welcome and owner happy to have a chat about all the animals and the animal care. Animals all seemed very happy and healthy and were very well looked after.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Best site, friendly host and fantastic animals09/18/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah S.Confirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Hands down the best site we've ever stayed at. Nothing is too much for the amazing owners and the animals are just gorgeous! I can't wait to stay here again

    Disliked: 

    The only thing that could be improved would be somewhere in the showers to put your things/clothes and maybe move the dish washing undercover as I imagine it wouldn't be much fun if it were raining

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paul_sharp72@yahoo.co.uk09/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The whole camping experience was excellent from arrival through to departure. We only stayed 3 nights but had a wonderful time.

    We arrived at the gate with coded lock, rang the bell and were then greeted by the owners who were very friendly and welcoming. Sarah showed us to the pitches and gave us the choice of where we wanted to pitch the tent, by the horses, emus or reindeers. Not actually with them but by their enclosures. We chose the horses as our son wanted to take pictures to show his friends back home.

    She then showed us around the campsite and facilities. Electric hook up was available with very long cable so no problem there. Toilets were clean and tidy as were the showers, both close to the pitch so no worries getting to them in the night.

    The bar area was a nice touch with a table set up with saddles as seats to hop onto as well as a table and chairs. We had Pizza on the first night, and as it wasn't busy, were able to order and have it delivered to the tent, again great customer service and the pizzas were good too.

    We didn't get chance to feed/pet the animals as we were busy exploring the local area, but guests can get up close if they wish at an extra cost.

    There was also a swing in the garden area and mermaids visit to entertain, sadly we missed them too as it was end of season, but we did find some skunks that appeared at night in their pen towards the back of the garden

    The resident turkey's, Winston and Clementine, were close to the entrance and happy to make an appearance if you get close to their pen.

    Overall the visit was excellent with lots of animals to keep the stay interesting and entertaining. Our son, 11yrs, really enjoyed it, especially the cats he befriended who greeted us each time we woke up and when we returned from our local travels.

    Highly recommend the Reindeer Ranch and will hopefully return at some point in the future.

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Unique, well thought out and really friendly site perfect for families08/30/2022

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

  • Reindeer lodge
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The owners Dave and Sarah are lovely, can see how hard they work and the effort they put in to building and maintaining a beautiful and unique site.

    The reindeer lodge was really unique and spacious. The built in barbecue is a great feature, made for a lovely dinner and cooked breakfast. Complete with its own garden area and fire pit, toasting marshmallows and drinking proper cider from the horse box bar makes a lovely end to the day.

    The fairy garden for the kids is beautiful, looks magical lit up in the evening.
    Our daughter made friends with some of the other kids there and it felt really safe and secure for them to play and go between the different families pitches. I think they spent more time at the bar than the adults. When they weren't cuddling the lovely site cats at least.
    The horse box bar is a really quirky addition and we enjoyed sampling a few different ciders while we were there.
    We didn't have the pizzas available but others did and they looked delicious.

    The bathroom and toilet facilities are great too, nice hot shower, always clean and enough for the size of the site, never had to wait.

    We loved the balance of being left to relax and explore the site at leisure and the fact the owners were available so quickly for anything we needed.

    Disliked: 

    Leaving.

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Lovely unique site08/22/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Butterfly Deck electric cement/asphalt and grass motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Small site, safe for kids to run around and play. So many lovely animals to see and stroke. Lots of space on the site with decking and fire pit provided. They do experiences such as reindeer feeding. Very friendly and kind hosts. Also a little bar in the evening so you can try the local cider. Very unique site!

    Disliked: 

    Only dislike was there was a few dog poos on the site which really need picking up by the owners (there were 4 dogs living there). I accept horse poo etc as it’s a farm, but there really shouldn’t be dog poo.

From the manager...

Thank you so much for staying with us, it was a pleasure to have you. We are really pleased that you enjoyed spending time at our magical ranch surrounded by horses, reindeer, emus, skunks and all the other animals. We pride ourselves on providing a safe friendly environment where children can explore and discover surprises, such as Betty and Wilbur the pigs, or Bandit the farm cat. Our team are here to ensure that your stay is super magical and we work very hard to ensure everything is clean and well kept. We conduct twice daily patrols to ensure the site is up to standard, and staff are briefed to never walk past an issue. As you will remember when we gave you a personal guided tour on your arrival, we said that if there is anything you are unhappy with please let a member of staff know whilst you are on site and they will go out of their way to rectify the issue to your satisfaction. If you had mentioned that you had spotted a couple of poos to one of the staff they would have dropped everything to ensure this was cleaned up immediately. We are really sorry that you decided to wait until you had left the site to mention this issue. But rest assured we have had one of our expert poo pickers out today, as we do everyday! We hope that you enjoyed sampling the local ciders from the horse box bar, and watching the sun set from the butterfly deck which was exclusively for your use. Warmest wishes for the future, from all of us at the Ranch.

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Lovely, quiet, friendly site, great for young children to see …08/15/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah-jane M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely, quiet, friendly site, great for young children to see the animals and enjoy some family time. Hosts were very welcoming and friendly and informative.
    Pitches are a very good size, facilities clean and loved that the site is secured.
    This is a fantastic location for people like myself who like to travel and see different places, lots of nice areas to visit all within an hours drive! 😀

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Amazing stay! I loved every minut of it!08/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKarolina F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Wild forest non-electric grass tent pitch (secluded)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything! The place is absolutely magical and I would recommend it to anybody, especially if you have small kids. The joy it gave me watching my daughter look through the peepholes in the barn to see the dragon and tell me that it can only be woken up by a wizard is priceless. The owners and the friendliest people you could fine and would do anything to help out and make your stay special.

    Disliked: 

    None

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Sarah and her family are great hosts, will return!08/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Fairy Dome camping pod
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful surroundings, great hosts, lots to see and do, magical experience with lots of attention to detail

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wonderful and friendly owners. a small campsite where you can …08/01/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPawel R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Magical Summer Experience Event electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    wonderful and friendly owners. a small campsite where you can meet the animals. toilets clean. my family had a wonderful weekend there.

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Fantastic weekend away, very clean and relaxed.07/04/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass tent pitch
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    Everything about this stay was amazing

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitizing stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

Masks/gloves available

Meal delivery to unit/site/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Staggered showering times

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Geodesic domes

Themes

Peaceful

Remote location

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

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Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • Orchid Stud, Ilchester Road, Chilthorne Domer, Somerset, England, BA22 8RF
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.9743°N 2.6718°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Yeovil Bus Station — 4.8 kilometres
Greenhill — 11.1 kilometres
Coldharbour — 11.2 kilometres
Train stations
Yeovil Pen Mill Rail Station — 5.3 kilometres
Yeovil Junction Rail Station — 6.9 kilometres
Thornford Rail Station — 9.6 kilometres
Ferry ports
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 29.3 kilometres
Weymouth Ferry Terminal — 43.6 kilometres
Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour — 47.4 kilometres
Airports
Bristol International Airport — 45.9 kilometres

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

Dotted with manors galore, the landscape around this farm is typically English in style. Mosey over to Montacute (10 minutes’ drive) to stare at a striking Elizabethan house set among lush grounds you might recognise from films like Sense & Sensibility, and toddle off to the 20th-century Arts and Crafts-era Tintinhull Garden (10 minutes) too.

There are plenty more attractions to amble towards in the local area as well, like the Fleet Air Arm Museum’s displays of military aircraft, aero engines and Royal Navy ships, the National Trust’s Palladian-style Stourhead estate (25 minutes) and the stunning scenery of Forde Abbey and Gardens (30 minutes).

The nature is a little wilder around Sutton Bingham Reservoir, which is a top spot for fishing, sailing or strolls (15 minutes), and in the woodlands, glades, ramparts and hamstone memorials of Ham Hill Country Park (10 minutes). With connections to the age-old stories of King Arthur and the Holy Grail, the hilltop Glastonbury Tor feels steeped in legend (25 minutes).

See more spectacular Somerset scenery at Cheddar Gorge (50 minutes), dropping by the Wookey Hole caves for some kid-friendly subterranean adventures while in the area (40 minutes).

Must see

  • Montacute House (3.9 kilometres)
  • Fleet Air Arm Museum (5.1 kilometres)
  • Haynes International Motor Museum (10.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Tintinhull Garden (2.8 kilometres)
  • Montacute House (4.0 kilometres)

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

Camping and touring
Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Somerset Reindeer Ranch cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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 cancellations 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. Somerset Reindeer Ranch will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/site.

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

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  • When can I check in and check out of Somerset Reindeer Ranch?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  noon –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Somerset Reindeer Ranch? From R614,44 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Animals onsite are not to be fed.

All gates are to be closed when walking around.

Guests are not permitted to enter fields and stables containing livestock.

No climbing on gates, hedges or fences.

No washing clothes in the dish washing area.

Electric vehicles are welcome but will incur a £20 overnight fee and guests must provide their own charging equipment.

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