Porlock Safari Lodge

UK England South West England Somerset Taunton Middle Stone Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 4 adults, 5 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Private Bathroom
This is glamping at its most luxurious. A self-contained safari lodge with a private hot tub in glorious Somerset countryside.

  • A spacious safari lodge with its own bathroom, separate bedrooms and living area
  • Outside space includes a front deck, hammock, BBQ area and hot tub
  • One of six safari tents on a working farm with farm shop onsite

The Owner Says

In a four acre field with stunning views towards Exmoor National Park stand three luxurious safari lodges each with a wood-fired hot tub (optional extra).  Porlock Lodge is the first safari tent guests reach as they approach them from the car park.

This lodge comfortably sleeps up to 6 people, however we are hosting a maximum of 4 adults at the moment.  There are 3 sleeping spaces  - a king bed in one room, a twin room and a separate quirky king cabin bed popular with couples and children!  The comfortable beds are made up for your arrival with freshly laundered bed linen, duvets and plenty of blankets.  There is a private ensuite shower and wash room at the end of the lodge with spacious shower, flushing loo and upcycled quirky basin unit, towels are provided.  There’s plenty of hot water on demand.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to make delicious meals on the wood stove (a bit like an Aga) or prepare a barbecue.  There's dresser with glasses and crockery, a fridge/freezer plus electrical sockets for charging a phone.  The lighting is via LED lights and there are several candles for evening atmosphere too.  A comfy sofa faces the fire.

There is a wooden deck at the front of the lodge with rattan garden furniture and wonderful views.  There is a private wood fired hot tub close by, (available for an extra fee, the hot tub is not included in the rent), barbecue area and hammock.   There is a store of firewood alongside the lodge to fuel the kitchen stove and the hot tub.

Middle Stone Farm's shop is open from April to October.  There are a couple of play areas on site and the farm offers farm tours during the summer months.

  • The private wood fired hot tub is not included in the rent, it is an optional extra and can be selected on the booking form.
  • A maximum of 4 adults may stay in this lodge.   We are not hosting larger groups at the moment due to Covid 19. 
  • Please note we are a quiet and rural place perfect for couples and families but not suitable for noisy gatherings.  We operate a strict noise curfew at 10pm.  Please make sure you have read our full Terms & Conditions.
  • No smoking or vaping in the lodge or around the hot tub please.
  • There are two playgrounds within the glamping fields.  We run farm tours through the glamping season for interested guests.
  • A generous supply of firewood is included in the lodge hire, more can be purchased from us if you need it.  We don't provide a supply for the fire pit., charcoal is available in our shop.
  • There is parking for two cars in a designated parking space.
  • This lodge is not suitable for guest dogs or any kind of pet. We keep this lodge pet free. 

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About Middle Stone Farm

Suitable For

Watching the flames dance in the fire pits whilst toasting marshmallows and sipping a good red wine from our shop!

Nearby

It's very rural here, we're well off the beaten track. You won't find queues of traffic on the roads when you head out to explore and you'll be overwhelmed by the beauty of the unspoilt hills.

Food & Drink

The Notley Arms in Monksilver is great and Scarlett's Garden is lovely for lunch and artisan pizzas on Sundays. The Pebbles Tavern in Watchet is fun in the evening with sea shanties and acoustic music and loads of ciders. Tracebridge has a great Friday pizza night through the summer and a hip atmosphere.

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.

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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

Location

Middle Stone Farm is located at 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.

A direct train from London Paddington (0845 748 4950) to Taunton (0845 748 4950) takes 1hr 45 minutes if you're on the fast train. The glamping site is still a 30 minute drive from Taunton train station though and there is no public transport to Brompton Ralph.  You need a car to make the most of your visit!