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Middle Stone Farm

UK England South West England Somerset Taunton

01984 248 443   Middle Stone Farm, Brompton Ralph, Somerset TA4 2RT

  • 6 Safari Tents
  • Perfect for Families
A beautiful Somerset glamping site with safari tents, a deckhouse and holiday cottage - and your own personal hot tub!

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!

Details

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.  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, please note we are not hosting adult groups at the moment.


One well behaved dog may stay in Buzzard, Hawk and Kestrel 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 noodles 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.

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 Organic 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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Location

Contact Website  01984 248 443  Middle Stone Farm, Middle Stone Farm, Brompton Ralph, Somerset TA4 2RT

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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. 

Facilities

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Individual toilets for glamping accommodation
  • Children’s playground
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Hot Tubs
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking

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Reviews

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Rated ★★★★☆ over 1 reviews

★★★★★

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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