There is a saying that the determined ones like to use from time to time: “Keep on Truckin”.
However, you don’t have to travel further than the beautiful views of Chew Valley Lake to find the perfect wheelset that is guaranteed to be the ideal “get away from it all”.
Depending on the size of your party, you can either stay in the “Big Red” or “The Green Room” – both converted trucks, the latter being one of the other.
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Located in the picturesque surroundings of the Herons Green Farm, these trucks have long since withdrawn from the busy highways of life and are now embedded in their very individual surroundings, without any timepieces.
Just in the company of silence, interspersed with some native wildlife, there is no better place to pass the minutes, hours, and days – as long as you don’t disturb the attached compost toilet.
These two properties are just a short drive from the coast, Wells and Glastonbury, as well as close to Bristol for those looking to get back on track with society.
Big Red is a former mountain rescue vehicle that has been converted into a touring home and previously driven through the Sahara and toured festivals.
However, with the recent lockdown restrictions, it has found its way to Herons Green Farm and has been fitted with a king-size bed, a kitchen with a full-size oven, and its own shower. The compost toilet is a few steps outside and there is also a covered terrace with a grill.
If you want to bring family or a couple of friends to relax, the new Green Room may be a better choice for six people.
Described by the travel agency Canopy & Stars, this space is “without a doubt a unique creation”.
The ad says: “It was painstakingly assembled from parts of a 1970s showcase car, a fire service sliding cloakroom, a Mercedes moving van and a 90s 4×4 track wagon.
“In addition to a living area with folding doors that open onto a terrace, a bulky leather sofa and a kitchen with a real oven, three king-size beds with sophisticated technology have been accommodated.”
Unlike Big Red, the Green Room has a full-size bathroom with a flush toilet and shower for those who may be a bit “sensitive” when it comes to shoveling sawdust.
Both facilities are solar powered and guests are advised to bring their own flashlight and suitable footwear. Both are in separate locations so you have complete privacy.
Herons Green Farm is within walking distance of several pubs in case you need some liquid refreshment. So what more could you want to enjoy the Somerset countryside and watch the sun set under the stars?
For more information and to book a stay in this unique place, click here.