Middle Stone Farm

South West England Somerset Taunton

  • 6 Safari Tents
  • Safari tents

A beautiful Somerset glamping site with safari tents, a deckhouse and holiday cottage - and your own personal hot tub!

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Positioned in a wonderful middle-of-nowhere location on the edge of Exmoor National Park, there's nothing middling about Middle Stone Farm. It offers top-notch luxury glamping in six safari lodges, three of which are dog friendly, along with a comfortable cabin and a holiday cottage. It has an on-site licensed shop offering home-cooked meals and local produce including Somerset ciders and beers; and the farm is a tourist attraction in itself: a 32-acre patch of west Somerset complete with rare-breed pigs and sheep, goats, chickens and alpacas – a farm tour with a tractor ride will show you the lot. There’s also table tennis, badminton and football as well as two children’s play areas, and overall an unpretentious, backcountry atmosphere that's ideal for couples' breaks and family holidays.

The safari lodges are at the upper end of the luxury scale, fully kitted out with everything you need – and a spaciousness and sense of adventure that is hard to beat. The kitchen has a wood-burning stove to cook on and a small fridge, plus there's an en-suite shower and wash room, and a sun deck and a firepit and private hot tub outside too. Each lodge sleeps up to six people, with a king bed, a pair of singles and a quirky 'cupboard bed' – a two-person cubbyhole that children (and adults) adore. There's no WiFi but a good 4G signal.

But the accommodation isn't confined to glamping, They also offer self-catering accommodation, made up of the cute Deckhouse Cabin and colourful Stable Cottage, which are more secluded, more solid and open all year when the area is quieter still and also has hot tubs and wood-burners. If you’re here for a weekend, the appeal of the on-site attractions might just stop you from exploring the countryside around, but that it be a pity to miss the ponies and moorlands of Exmoor national park, the subtropical gardens of Dunster Castle, the picturesque fishing port of Porlock Weir and the fossil treasure-trove at Klive beach. The answer of course is to forget about a weekend and to book yourself in for a week instead!

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Facilities

We're friendly and welcoming and enjoy sharing our local knowledge with guests.  West Somerset is quite special as it is off the tourist track and really beautiful.  Although remote, we’re easily accessible, only 30 minutes to the M5 and the coast is nearby.  We have two EV chargers on site. There is Wifi in the cabin and cottage and some outdoor parts of the farm. For guests interested in animals we offer a weekly farm tour during the glamping season.

Suitable For

We're very family friendly with two play areas, lots of animals to meet, meadows to run free and it's not overcrowded.  The cabin is secluded and designed with couples in mind.  We have a farm shop on site with lots of local products and we run very popular farm tours through the glamping season.  Perfect for family holidays and couple breaks.

The glamping is in two separate fields of 3 lodges each, perfect for group bookings.


Two well behaved dogs may stay in Buzzard, Hawk,  Kestrel and Porlock Lodges.

Nearby

West Somerset is relatively unknown, our local beaches are never crowded even in August, we're only 3 miles from Exmoor, the least visited National Park in the country, it's incredibly beautiful and unspoilt here.  It's also a very friendly part of the West Country and you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Food & Drink

There are two pubs in nearby Wiveliscombe and many good country pubs on Exmoor and The Quantocks.  Porlock Weir has lots of good independent options including oysters and wood fired pizza on the harbour, Blue Anchor has a family friendly beach cafe.

Open

Open all year.

Family Friendly

You don't need to go on safari to stay in a safari tent these days. But with alpacas, goats and rare breed pigs and sheep, you can make a very British safari of your own at Middle Stone Farm. Binoculars aren't even required.

Pricing

Safari tents cost from £120 a night, the cabin and cottage cost from £95 a night.

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The Owner Says

Middle Stone Farm in West Somerset is nestled in the foothills of Exmoor National Park not far from the Devon border. We have six luxury safari lodges, a bespoke wooden cabin and cosy holiday cottage on our 32 acre working farm.   All our accommodation has private bathrooms, kitchens and wood-fired hot tubs.  With lots of friendly animals to meet and places to visit locally our farm is a wonderful base for a holiday.

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Getting There

From Taunton, take the B3227 to Wiveliscombe, and from there follow the B3188 which will take you through the village of Ford and up the hill to Pitsford Hill and the cricket club. Shortly after Pitsford Hill you will see a lane marked 'Brompton Ralph' on the left; take this and after three field entrances you will see Middle Stone Farm.

You really need a car to stay here, unless you're coming for just a couple of days in the summer when you might feel happy to stay onsite in which case you can get a taxi from Taunton Station (25 minutes drive).  The fast train from Paddington to Taunton takes 1hr 45 minutes, a taxi here costs about £30.  If you are arriving by taxi please let us know beforehand and make sure your taxi drop off and pick up times are within our check in and out times. 

Features

  • Car-Charging Points
  • Catering Available
  • Electricity
  • Games Room
  • Hot Tubs
  • Open Fire
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Kitchen
  • Wifi

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  • Dog-Friendly
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  • Family Friendly
  • Five-Star Luxury
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  • Walking

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Rated ★★★★★ over 3 reviews

★★★★★

What an amazing place!

The tents were immaculate the beds were really comfy it had absolutely everything we needed for a family of 6 from toys under the hidden bed,toilet seat for the little one,hot water bottles, extra blankets... The hot tub was beautiful of an evening, the shower was hot, the shop had everything we needed and Catherine and Patrick were happy to open out of hours if we needed anything. The kids loved the park and the table tennis - they made friends with other children and it was lovely to see them just being kids. We ordered food on the first night and a breakfast hamper which were lovely. We also ordered a carrot cake which was soooo good. There is loads to do within a 20-minute drive. I've been looking around for other places to go glamping with the children as they loved it, but so far cannot find anything that is on par with Middle Stone Farm. The thought that has gone into making it such a brilliant place is second to none. Nothing is too much trouble and we will definitely be back.
Aug 12, 2023 by Corrina, Mike and kids
★★★★★

Unique farm setting

We stayed in one of the cosy cabins with our 3- and 6-year-olds. It was good value - in a unique farm setting, with all the amenities you'd hope for and a friendly family running the place.
Jul 26, 2023 by Edward
★★★★★

Enjoyable and relaxing stay, would return

Friendly owners, lovely rural location and a beautifully furnished and equipped cottage. Our stay coincided with some of the worst storms and flooding of the Winter but this really didn't detract from our break. The cottage was comfortable, cosy and big enough for us to enjoy a day relaxing indoors with 2 young children...yes relaxing!!! Plenty to do and places to explore in the area. The farm produce was delicious, bacon and eggs amazing and we arrived to a wonderful home baked loaf and the most exquisite chocolate brownies. The kids enjoyed wandering after the chickens in the farmyard in between rainstorms. The only downside was that we didn't get to enjoy the hot tub as much as we would have liked due to the storms. Would absolutely recommend a stay here and we plan to come back.
Mar 6, 2020 by Liz and Mike

Response from Middle Stone Farm

Thank you very much Liz and Mike for your kind review,  we're very pleased you had a happy stay despite the winter storm.  Do come and stay again, maybe try a safari lodge in the summer, they all have private hot tubs too.  Best wishes Catherine, Middle Stone Farm

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