Middle Stone Farm

UK England South West England Somerset Taunton

  • 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
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, 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 with a private hot tub. 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, The cute Deckhouse Cabin and colourful Stable Cottage are more secluded, more solid and open all year when the area is quieter still. The Deckhouse is a white-washed pavilion-style cabin in its own corner of the farm, popular with couples and open for stays all year round.  It sleeps up to four in a king-sized bed and separate small bunk room, while the retro feel of the open-plan living space makes a nice contrast to the modern shower room and the wood-burning stove. There is a private wood-burning hot tub near the fire pit and barbecue area outside, and glorious views of open farmland.

Stable Cottage sleeps sleeps 2 adults and 2 young children and is furnished with a mix of traditional and contemporary furniture – comfy sofas, colourful rugs and pictures, along with a slate floor and beams in the open-plan living room. It too has a wood-burning stove, along with a modern kitchen, and uncluttered bedrooms with brass bedsteads and colourful quilts. Outside there’s a small raised patio with private hot tub, seating area and barbecue and views around the farm. The cottage has WiFi throughout and heating is provided by the farm’s biomass boiler.

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.  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.

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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Accommodation

Six large fully furnished safari lodges comfortably sleep up to 6 guests. The Deckhouse Cabin is designed for a couple, or family with two young children and the holiday cottage is also suitable for a couple or family with two young children.   Three of the safari lodges are dog friendly.

The Deckhouse Cabin

Cabin Sleeps 4
White washed quirky cabin designed for couples, or a family of 4 with private garden, firepit, views around the farm and a private hot tub for additional hire.

The Stable Cottage

Cottage Sleeps 4
The Stable Cottage at Middle Stone is a comfortable self catering accommodation with private hot tub. Suitable for a couple, or family of four, the cottage is open all year round and a great base for exploring Exmoor and West Somerset.

Buzzard Safari Lodge

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Buzzard sleeps up to 6 people. There's a king bed, two singles and quirky double cabin bed. The bathroom is ensuite with flushing loo, spacious shower and basin with water heated by a wood stove. There's an optional hot tub outside along with hammock and BBQ area. Dogs are only allowed at certain times of year.

Hawk Safari Lodge

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Hawk lodge sleeps 6 people and is the tent in the middle of the Bird Field. All the three lodges are identical inside. All our lodges have a private bathroom, well equipped kitchen, sofas, dining areas and proper beds. Outside the lodge is a hot tub, bbq area, picnic table and hammock. Dogs are only allowed at certain times of year.

Kestrel Safari Lodge

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Kestrel Lodge sleeps 6 people, it's in the corner of the field so not overlooked. It has a slightly larger hot tub than Buzzard & Hawk. The interior of the 3 lodges is identical. Kestrel has good views although being closest to Exmoor receives the most weather! Dogs are only allowed at certain times of year.

Porlock Safari Lodge

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Porlocksleeps up to 6 people in three bedroom spaces. It has a private ensuite bathroom, well equipped kitchen with wood burning stove, dining area and comfy leather sofas. Outside is an optional private hot tub, bbq area and there are great views from this lodge. We do not allow dogs in this lodge.

Bossington Safari Lodge

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Bossington Lodge sleeps 6 people in three separate sleeping spaces, perfect for extended family. A private wood fired hot tub is available to hire and there are fantastic views from this lodge.

Kilve Safari Lodge

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Kilve Lodge sleeps 6 people and is in the corner of the field, it is not overlooked and fairly private. There are 3 sleeping spaces, a spacious ensuite bathroom, well equipped kitchen with wood burner, dining room and comfy leather sofas. There's a private wood fired hot tub for hire outside this lodge.

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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.

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!

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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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