STEAM & STARS

A Luxury Shepherd's Hut and a beautiful Vintage Caravan.

Holiday accommodation at the foot of the Quantock Hills in beautiful West Somerset.

THE SHEPHERD'S HUT

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Two guests
Wood-burning stove
Fire pit/barbecue
Wood-fired hot tub

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THE CARAVAN

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Two guests
Vintage style
Stunning views
Fire pit/barbecue

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THE CABIN

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All Guests
Shower Room
Kitchen Facilities
Washroom
Social Area

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We opened for our first guests in June 2021.

Set in a field in the heart of West Somerset, overlooking the West Somerset Heritage Railway and rolling Quantock Hills sit a luxury self-contained shepherd's hut and a beautifully restored vintage caravan.

Each has its own character, barbecue and fire pit. The shepherd's hut has a private wood-fired hot tub. There is a separate timber cabin with additional toilets, a generous shower and a beautiful kitchen. There is on-site parking with an electric vehicle charging point. Free WiFi is provided throughout Steam and Stars for our guests to use.

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If you are looking for a break with that extra magic we have listed various local activities that you may wish to add onto your holiday.

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What To Expect

You can expect a high-quality welcome pack including breakfast ingredients for your first morning and all the information you will need for your stay. You will be able to enjoy fresh flowers and home-grown vegetables in season, grown by your hosts in the field.

Steam & Stars sits within beautiful countryside and is close to the Exmoor dark sky area. On a clear night the sky is magnificent!

After a day of walking, exploring or cycling slow the pace and relax. Whether you are submerged in the hot tub or sitting around a firepit listening to the owls, let the magic of nature under starry skies rejuvenate you.

our story

We, Bee and Trevor, moved to West Somerset a few years ago after falling in love with the area. We decided we wanted to spend more time outside growing produce and enjoying our beautiful surroundings.

Being so close to the West Somerset railway and being near the Exmoor Dark Sky area, we were inspired to create Steam & Stars!  We drew up our ideas for a low-impact, sustainable and glamorous holiday accommodation.

We gained planning permission in early 2019 and chose local contractors for almost all elements of the groundworks and build.

ENVIRONMENTAL

We are really excited to offer an Electric Vehicle charging point, as we recognise the benefits of using electric vehicles and want to show our support for any guests choosing to use them.

For visitors who arrive by public transport it could not be easier. Taunton railway station is a short bus ride from Steam & Stars. The Taunton to Minehead bus stop is a short stroll from Steam and Stars.

Williton shops are a short walk across the fields and Williton heritage railway station is a further ten-minute walk.

Locally Sourced

We locally source all the goodies and treats for our lovely guests' welcome packs. This further reduces our footprint on the planet. Some of these goodies (when in season) will be grown in our kitchen garden. We plant with nature in mind and do not use any chemical fertilisers or insecticides.

We want our footprint to be as light as possible. Consequently we accessed a natural water supply via a borehole. The water has been filtered by rocks, possibly for many thousands of years but has been further filtered and UV treated to ensure it is safe for us and our guests.

PLATFORM ANNOUNCEMENT

The West Somerset Railway runs nearly 23 miles through 11 stations from Minehead to Bishops Lydeard. The closest station is in the nearby village of Williton which, as mentioned, is within walking distance.

The railway line passes about 200 metres from Steam & Stars itself and when trains are running you can see steam trains from your very own deck. As the track inclines slightly at this point, full steam is needed to pull the carriages.

When atmospheric conditions are right great plumes of steam create the perfect photo opportunity for the enthusiast and the sound of the engine is mesmerising. Within our landscaping we have built in a raised viewing platform for your delight!

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