Secret Valley Glamping, Bridgwater, Somerset
Planted in 2008 in the lush hilly landscape of Somerset, the Secret Valley vineyard is in a truly beautiful spot. Come for a glamping weekend among the vines or for a farm and vineyard tour.
Grape Harvest. Photo: © Secret Valley Vineyard Somerset
It’s not such a secret that Secret Valley is a wonderful place to go glamping. It’s great for families because children love it here and the adults get to try the wine. It’s also a popular spot for stag and hen parties wanting a more rural experience.The Foodie Travel Guide
- Vineyard tours
- Wine tasting
- Farm tours
- Lots of glamping options
Go Glamping in a Vineyard
Secret Valley Vineyard is situated on the peaceful scenic Quantock hills in Somerset. Stay here and you can choose from every form of accommodation. Tipis, shepherd’s huts and lotus belle tents are located on the edge of the vineyard and there are also wigwams, lodges and yurts available too.
Take a Specialist Vineyard Tour
Sign up for the Specialist Vineyard Tour designed for wine-lovers if you want an in depth wine tasting and discussion on the vines. They’re grown on well-drained red sandstone soil where, come harvest time, the grapes are all hand-picked. Varieties grown include pinot noir, rondo, orion, solaris and reichensteiner.
Vineyard. Photo: © Secret Valley Vineyard Somerset
Take a Trailer Ride Around The Farm
From April until October, you can hop on the farm trailer and meet Farmer John who will describe the various points of interest along the way. The tour visits the highest point of the farm with stunning views towards Wales, Glastonbury and the Mendip Hills. The return journey passes the vineyard where the history and day-to-day working of an English vineyard is explained. You’ll also see the organic free range chickens, Christmas trees and potatoes growing in the fields and learn about the beef herd too. The tour finishes at the Owl Barn for a tasting of four wines with the opportunity to buy some bottles.
- You’ll find barbecues, fire pits and picnic tables (just remember to bring your own cutlery)
- Guests can fish for free in the fishing lake
WHERE TO STAY IN SOMERSET
The Swan at Wedmore
The Swan offers fresh and modern rooms in the tranquil Somerset village of Wedmore.
Rooms from £68 a night.
The Bath Arms
Offering a restaurant and a bar, The Bath Arms Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Cheddar.
Rooms from £95 a night.
I’m allowed in the wigwam paddock (not the other accommodation options). I must be tethered in the paddock and kept on a lead around the site. There are great walks around the farm where you can let me off the lead.