Buzzard Safari Lodge

UK England South West England Somerset Taunton Middle Stone Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 2 adults, 4 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pet Friendly
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

Buzzard Safari Lodge comfortably sleeps up to 6 people making it a great glamping option to gather with friends and family. It is in an enclosed field with three other lodges (Hawk and Kestrel). Buzzard is nearest the shop, play area and wood store.  The tents are about 20 metres apart giving them an element of privacy but they're still close enough if you want to socialise or book the site as a group with other families.  (However please note during the Rule of 6 we cannot host groups).

There is a king bed in one room, two singles in the twin room, and a double cabin bed inside a quirky cupboard which children love.

The beds are made up for your arrival with duvets and blankets.  There is a spacious en-suite shower and wash room with flushing loo at the back of the lodge, hot water is provided by a wood fuelled water heater which also warms the bathroom space.  Towels and bathmats are provided.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to make delicious meals on the wood stove or prepare a barbecue.  There's an electric mini fridge/freezer, LED lighting, large wood stove to cook on – a bit like an Aga, an electrical hob plus an electrical socket for charging a phone or laptop.  There are also comfy sofas and a dining table for 6 inside the lodge. Outside is a spacious deck with rattan furniture and gorgeous views of the surrounding hills.  The deck is fenced and gated.  Below the lodge is a wood fired hot tub (optional extra), a firepit/barbecue, hammock and picnic table.

  • 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 T&C.
  • 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.
  • A single well behaved dog may stay in this lodge for a small extra fee, please make sure you have included your dog on the booking form, we will ask you the breed in our booking confirmation email, please make sure you have included your dog on the booking form.  Please read our dog rules in our T&C

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About Middle Stone Farm

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.

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.

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!