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IT’S MAGIC

A 2-bedroom cabin with an outside roll top bath, set on the edge of the Somerset Levels and Moors in the heart of ciderland in its own patch of meadow with big skies and uninterrupted views.

Celebrating creativity and craftsmanship, Craftsman’s Cabin has been built by hand to sit quietly in its surroundings to capture some of the essence of Somerset and immerse guests in the landscape, skills & traditions that are woven into the fabric of this corner of the world.

Sleeps 2 + 2 + 1 infant
1x King Bed • 1x Double Bed 

Shower room and outdoor bath

From £170 per night

2 nights minimum stay weekdays

3 nights minimum stay weekends

Check in 4.00pm
Check out 10.30am

THE CABIN

A simple but beautifully hand crafted cabin that has everything you need for a relaxing and restful stay. A rare chance to live the simpler life you’ve imagined.

More than just a place to stay, Craftsman’s Cabin is full of practical and beautiful things crafted by makers, artists and friends from all around the local area. Craftsman’s Cabin celebrates all that is authentic and made with heart and it is deeply rooted to its surroundings.

INSIDE

Perfect for a couples retreat or a family adventure, the cabin has been designed to be a flexible space. Craftsman’s Cabin is perfectly appointed to make your stay feel just right. The cabin is fully kitted out with everything you might need with timeless interiors and is full of handmade wares and vintage finds.

There’s one king bedroom, and one cosy double bedroom. A small-ish child can sleep on the bench sofa (max. height 1.3m). A travel cot can also fit in the larger room.

 

OUTSIDE

2 pairs of doors open directly out onto the wrap around the veranda where you can sit and breath in the views that stretch across the moors and catch the incredible sunsets. Soak in the outside roll top tub with a drink whilst watching the swallows or the stars.

Read a book in the rocking chairs or light the fire pit and cook supper under the moon.

Craftsman’s Cabin is on the very edge of the village of Kingsbury Episcopi. A footpath runs alongside the hedge of the meadow that takes you directly out onto the Somerset Levels known as West Moor or straight to the local pub and into the village in the other direction.

There is huge network of footpaths including the Parrett Trail and the village is on Route 339 of the National Cycle Network. So, bring your boots or your bikes.

This is a peaceful, restful spot but not completely secluded as it’s close to the village. You may see a few dog walkers and even the odd fox, badger, deer and some wetland birds.

NEARBY

There is a lot to see and do on your doors step. You may not get back in your car if you want to just decompress in the Somerset countryside but if you wanted to explore, we can connect you with the unique local characters and the hidden treasures in this patch of Somerset. Book onto one of the many courses or experiences to learn a new skill and immerse yourself into crafting something wonderful. If you want to learn about the rich local history of cider making, withy growing and glove making have a look at the Kingsbury Time Travellers website.

Maybe go on a tour of Burrow Hill cider farm and distillery under the iconic Burrow Hill (20 minutes walk) or book dinner at Holm (10mins) for the very best seasonal, local food in Somerset. Pop into the pretty town of Langport and paddle board down the Parratt (10mins) or even take a trip to the Dorset coast (45mins). Or you could sign up to one of the many courses that run nearby from stone carving with Tom Clark or a pottery taster day at Barrington Pottery. All within easy reach.

Makers

THINGS TO DO

The Barrington Boar

A traditional Somerset pub in the pretty village of Barrington with exceptional food. The Barrington Boar is an award-winning restaurant & pub, offering a warm welcome, refined Modern British dining & a deep connection with Somerset’s rich culinary heritage.

Starling Murmurations

Truly a wonder of the natural wild, thousands upon thousands of starlings migrate from Northern Europe and spend the winter months on Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall RSPB nature reserves. At dusk every evening they settle to roost in the reed beds on the levels and put on the most amazing display. You can also go at sunrise to see them take off. Make sure to call the starling hotline to ensure you go the right spot. Seasonal between December - March. Check info. here

Basket Making Workshop

Learn how to use Somerset withies (willow) to make a basket. The Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre is the home of P. H. Coate & Son, founded by willow grower and merchant Robert Coate in 1819, and still run by the Coate family today. Book a workshop here

The Wyndham Arms

Traditional Somerset pub

The Bridge Bakery and Café

Our absolute favourite bakery. Hands down the best sourdough around (and the same as the loaf provided in the cabin.) Perched on the edge of the River Parrett in Langport, it's the perfect spot to start you exploration of Langport. Bakery, canteen and coffee shop.

HOLM Somerset

Holm is the best place to eat in Somerset. Inspired by nature and the surroundings in the beautiful South West of England. Their focus is on provenance, sustainability and warm hospitality. Outstanding modern, local food and drinks in a casual yet refined environment. In the pretty village of South Petherton only 4 miles away.

Brown and Forrest Smokery & Shop

Just over the moor in Hambridge is Brown and Forrest smokery. For over 30 years the master smokers have been smoking the finest hot & cold smoked foods, including smoked salmon, trout, duck, chicken & delicious cheese. Buy smoked goodies online or visit the Hambridge shop. There is also a café.

Temperley, Somerset

Alice Temperley grew up at the Burrow Hill cider farm few fields away from Craftsman's Cabin and over three decades has created the eponymous and illustrious Temperley London. With a unique blend of British eccentricity, a strong signature aesthetic, ethos and bohemian spirit, and an iconic tribe of muses, the independent brand has reached almost heritage status. Visit the Temperley HQ at Phoenix Studios, in the main square of the picturesque town of Ilminster. The brand’s design atelier, training workshop and flagship store, offers both current collections and archive pieces, as well as bridal and is an exclusive brand outlet, where you can sift through past season treasures. Check opening times and get directions.      

Cider Bus Saturdays (April-September)

Wander up to Burrow Hill cider farm and enjoy a slice of Glastonbury Festival. The iconic cider bus serves refreshing ciders and cocktails that you can enjoy wandering their orchards. Live music appearances from local bands and there is usually (not always, check on Instagram @somersetciderbrandy) a foody offering, everything from stone-fired pizzas to mouth-watering Mexican from Basement 17 Tacos.

Horrell and Horrell

Enjoy a dining experience like no other with our friends Jules and Steve in their beautiful old cow barn. You will be looked after by the absolute best in the business Jules, and Steve will cook up a feast using the very best local and seasonal produce. Booking essential.