Some of you may know that we have a little tradition that we like to go away for a short city break for Valentine’s Day. So far we’ve been to Rome, Budapest and Dublin. This year we knew that going abroad wouldn’t be an option so we’ve decided to go somewhere in the UK. Planning trips when you’re pregnant, you have a toddler and it’s the middle of a worldwide pandemic is slightly tricky. However, after some research, we have decided to go glamping in Somerset. Neither of us has ever done it before and as kids Aleix and I used to love going camping. So what exactly is glamping? Well, I heard it being called camping for brats. You basically stay in a tent but you are just as comfortable as you would be at home. It’s not exactly camping as you know it…
We were really looking forward to this and we weren’t sure it would even happen as due to lockdown our little getaway has been postponed since February. It was a little risky to go now as I am 37 weeks pregnant, but we really felt that we needed to escape to the countryside before the madness begins again. We ended up on a farm in Somerset and we absolutely fell in love with the place.
All four tents were booked for the weekend, but we were the first ones to arrive. We weren’t quite sure what to expect, but on our arrival we found a lovely large safari tent with 3 separate bedrooms with comfy beds with crisp cotton linens, a fully equipped kitchen, a large living area and a huge terrace perfect to watch the sunset from. Every tent had their own private bathroom, however, it had to be accessed from the outside. The owners have also kindly provided a cot for us, but we did have to ask for it in advance.
On the first day we just took in all the beauty surrounding us, ate, enjoyed the sunshine and went for an afternoon walk in the closest town – Glastonbury. At night it got very chilly. Fortunately, it wasn’t something that couldn’t be fixed with a little fire outside and a log burner on the inside. When we finally got into bed after a long day we realised that they were equipped with heated mattress toppers. Soooo cozy!
On our second day we were woken up by singing birds and beautiful sunshine. We brought some food with us, but on the farm there was a little shop for the guests where you can get all your essentials along with free range eggs. After breakfast we got into the car and drove to Dorset. Oh, how we’ve missed the seaside! It was very windy, but we still enjoyed every minute of it.
Aleix has been in London for 4 years and never tried fish and chips so we just had to have them there. Lucas ran around, played, picked up stones and was in his baby heaven. In the evening we sat chatting and playing with Lucas while daddy kept a close eye on our supper on the bbq. When Lucas fell asleep we watched the sunset from our veranda. It felt good being cut off from the rest of the world.
Sadly, our third day meant it was time to go back to London. We packed, got into the car and on our way stopped to explore Wells – the smallest city in England. It was glorious! We were in awe of the beautiful Cathedral and the is the Vicar’s Close. Vicar’s Close is the oldest residential street in Europe, built in the 14th century. It truly felt like we went back in time. After a coffee and ice cream we were on our way. Sad to be leaving beautiful Somerset behind. We will be back though, mark my words! If you’re for a short getaway, definitely go and check out Tall Trees Glamping. I promise you will not be disappointed.