The Farm

 

Set in the southernmost foothills of this Area of Special Scientific Interest, Secret Valley offers the very best Glamping Holidays in Somerset within rich and sensitive geography.

Farming remains the family’s main income, and the load placed on the farm’s delicate ecosystem by holidaymakers and visitors to Secret Valley is kept to a minimum by keeping numbers low and by ensuring that development is gradual and gentle.

The leisure facilities and activities are intentionally as un-invasive as possible.

In 2000, the mixed farm became totally organic and Farmer John now rears free range chickens as well as a beef suckler herd. You’ll see both enjoying their freedom and the lush grass. Visitors can also see a mix of exotic animals including Miniature Donkeys, Mini Goats and Alpacas as well as other fun animals.

The farm’s main crop is  set aside for Christmas tree plantations and our two vineyards. Secret Valley Wine is produced locally in Somerset with red, white, sparkling and rosé wines all available for tasting and taking home.

Geology of the Farm (for those that are interested!)

Cobbs Cross farm has been farmed by the Hardwick family since 1973.This fertile farm sits high in the Quantock Hills; an impressive ridge of sandstone and limestone deservedly protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The hills cut through West Somerset, rising from the Vale of Taunton and the Somerset Levels to end crashing into the Bristol Channel just east of Watchet Harbour. The Quantocks face Exmoor to the west, with the River Parrett to the east, famous for its 30 foot tidal range and twice daily bore.

The Somerset coastline that the Quantocks reach is a spectacular section of coast, with the beaches (some sandy, some rocky) of Burnham, Weston-super-Mare and Minehead and Lynmouthand Kilve all within easy reach.

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