The Deckhouse Cabin

UK England South West England Somerset Taunton Middle Stone Farm

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Private Bathroom
With views over open farmland and close to friendly farm animals, this white washed timber is perfect for couples or families of 4

  • Not overlooked and separate to the rest of the farm's glamping
  • Well insulated and cosy throughout the year
  • Private wood fired hot tub

The Owner Says

The Deckhouse Cabin at Middle Stone Farm sleeps a couple or family of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 13.  There's an open plan living space with well equipped kitchen and sitting room.  The main bedroom has a king bed and there's a mini bunk room suitable for up to 2 young children. The view from the private veranda looks over open farm land with grazing animals.

There's a modern bathroom with hot shower, basin and loo.  All the bedlinen and towels are provided.  Cooking is on a mini oven with hob, there's a undercounter fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetiere.  The cabin is heated by an efficient wood burner in the sitting room and a generous supply of firewood is provided along with kindling and firelighters. 

The cabin is open all year round, it's well insulated and perfectly warm.  There is no WiFi in the cabin but a 4G phone signal can be picked up outside on the farm.

The Deckhouse is separate to the rest of our accommodation and a good choice for guests seeking privacy as it's not overlooked.  The six safari lodges are in fields a couple of minute's walk away.  There are two children's play areas on the farm open from April to October. 

The private wood fired hot tub is close to the cabin in a fenced garden within our apple orchard.  The hot tub is not included in the cost of your stay, this is an optional extra.  If you are staying in the winter we recommend a pre heat too as it takes a long time to get hot in the winter months.   For heating times and information about how the hot tub works get in touch.    A user video will be emailed to guests who have hired it. 

  • The cabin sleeps a maximum of four.  (Two adults and 2 children under the age of 13).  The top bunk is suitable for children aged between 7 and 12.  If you are a family of more than 4, our safari lodges accommodate larger families. 
  • The wood fired hot tub is an optional extra.  Heating times and options to for a pre heat are on our website.
  • No smoking or vaping in our around the cabin please.
  • We do not allow supermarket deliveries to the cabin.  There is parking for 1 car.
  • The cabin is not suitable for dogs or any guest pets.  It is right next to animals and free ranging chickens wander around the cabin garden. 
  • The farm shop is open from April to October. 
  • Farm tours are sometimes available. 
  • We're not a party venue and suitable for couples or families looking for a chilled weekend relaxing in the quiet countryside.
  • Breakfast hampers, meat from the farm, homecooked dishes, fruit and veg boxes are available to pre order. 

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About Middle Stone Farm

Suitable For

Couples and families  –  yes.  Adult groups - no.  Pitched tents, camper vans and caravans – no.   Guest dogs - sometimes.

Nearby

It's 3 miles to Exmoor National Park (01398 323665), home to some of the finest walking and scenery in the country, with Tarr Steps a particularly good route for families. A little further north and you end up at the seaside, overlooking the Bristol Channel. Kilve beach, an area of Special Scientific Interest, is a top spot to go searching for fossils, while the sandy beach at Blue Anchor Bay is also popular – backed by the Driftwood Cafe serving excellent fish and chips. Within the national park, Porlock Weir, Lynton and the Lorna Doone Valley are also particularly stunning. There are good National Trusts within a 30 minute drive too. 

Food & Drink

You can order homemade meals,  breakfast hampers and meat from the farm.  The farm's shop is open from April to October.  There are lots of good places to eat nearby and on Exmoor.   We recommend Ziangs and wood fired pizzas in Porlock Weir, The White Post Cafe in Langford Budville,  The Tarr Steps Inn, The Foxy Bean Cafe on the Quantocks,  The Farmers Arms at Combe Fleury,  The Notley Inn if you want gastro food, or The Bear Inn in Wiveliscombe is our local 

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 6 reviews

★★★★★

Relaxing Honeymoon

Me and my now husband stayed for 4 nights in the Deckhouse at Middle Stone Farm, right from the get go everything was made very easy with the instructions on how to find the farm and our private parking space. The cabin itself is decorated in such a cute way, I loved all of the artwork on the walls and pops of colour throughout! We spent our 5 days exploring the local areas and every evening we relaxed in the wood fired hot tub and just watched all the animals potter around and just enjoy the peace and quiet! We booked this stay when Covid had eased off slightly, but the week we were actually there was when everything was kicking off again, we felt safe knowing the place had been cleaned and aired out prior to our stay as we had instructions on what we were to do to help out ready for the next guests. Unfortunately we didn’t really see the owners (understandable with social distancing) but Patrick did wave from his quad bike every time he went past going about his day! We had the most relaxing time and didn’t want to leave and head back to “normality”, it was a really lovely little escape from the world as it is right now! Hopefully we can return again one day, maybe next year for our anniversary! Thank you again for a lovely stay! X
Sep 26, 2020 by Briony
★★★★★

Excellent stay- planning on returning!

We have just returned from a Mon-Fri stay at the Kestral lodge. We absolutely loved it! Given that it is September, we were lucky with the weather, only the evenings and early mornings were a bit chilly, but we thoroughly enjoyed building the fires to heat the water and the stove! The lodge was really spacious, very clean, and had everything we needed for our stay! We loved being able to see the piglets every morning before we headed out to explore! The instructions in the lodge were really clear and helpful, meaning that our stay was contactless (it didn’t have to be if we struggled, but for those conscious of these things in the current climate, it can be!). We had no need to use the farm shop, but would if we returned as it offered some really tempting items! I loved the little touches- like the fresh flowers in the vase on the kitchen table and the eggs left for us to use! I also have to mention how well the stove heated the whole lodge, that the fridge freezer was more than adequately sized for our stay, and that the night sky was incredible to see from the decking and the hot tub. We are trying to work out when we will be returning next year! There is so much to see and do close by, that we could have been there a month and not seen it all! Thank you Middle Stone Farm! X
Sep 19, 2020 by Clare F
★★★★★

A blissful recharge for us all

Just returned from a lovely long family (2 adults, 2 children 12 & 10) weekend at Middle Stone Farm. Firstly, it really is a beautiful part of the world. Our safari lodge was charming, well equipped, ingenious, in use of space & fittings and spotless. In fact, it was far more welcoming and cosy than some holiday cottages we’ve stayed in! And once the log burning oven and the hot water fires were lit, the lodge was positively balmy. The honesty shop was a great boon - well stocked with a wide variety of fairly priced local produce and camping go to items. Our daughter isn’t keen on dogs and Patrick was very understanding, giving her tips on how to tell Wilbur and Molly (the farm dogs) to clear out when not wanted. Using the farm as a base, we were spoiled for choice as to activities to enjoy. Highlights included an energetic 4 hour walk along the Coleridge way from Nether Stowey and a delightful visit to Dunster Castle. Thank you Catherine and Patrick! We hope to return soon. The Family French
Apr 16, 2019 by The Family French

Response from Middle Stone Farm

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we are delighted to hear you had a happy time glamping in Kestrel Safari Lodge.  We love Dunster Castle too, we're lucky to have it on our doorstep, it's open all year round and we never tire of it.  Do come and stay again one day.  Best wishes Catherine and Patrick
★★★★★

Perfect short break

We stayed for a long weekend in june.2 adults 2 children 5 & 10. Been camping loads of times but never glamping wasn't sure what to expect this exceeded our expectations. Owners very welcoming standards of accommodation great.best stocked shop ive seen for a small camping site.You will be a expert at lighting stoves by the end of your holiday as there are 3 stoves to light for different things including hot the hot tub. Freshly made bread and croissants made to order if required. Small site great for families and couples. We would go again and highly reccomended.
Jun 6, 2018 by Gemma&Ian

Response from Middle Stone Farm

Thank you very much Gemma and Ian for leaving us a review.  We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay here and hope your children had fun too.  Do come and stay again one day. Best wishes Catherine and Patrick
★★★★★

Perfect Deckhouse

We had a great New Year in the Deckhouse. The wood burner keeps it warm and cosy, and the whole place is super clean and really well designed for comfort in a small space. We appreciated the family friendly touches, and we had excellent communication with the owners throughout, whilst being left to enjoy our holiday. It was so good we have already booked again for next year!
Jan 11, 2017 by Kate

Response from Middle Stone Farm

Hi Kate, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review.  I am so pleased you had a good New Year stay in the Deckhouse Cabin and we look forward to welcoming you back.  Best wishes Catherine & Patrick
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Location

Middle Stone Farm is located at Middle Stone Farm, Brompton Ralph, Somerset TA4 2RT

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Getting There

A rare campsite where putting the postcode in your Sat Nav actually works! It will bring you all the way and take the quickest route. If you don't have one, then, from Taunton, take the B3227 to Wiveliscombe. In Wiveliscombe take the B3188 which will take you through the village of Ford and up the hill to Pitsford Hill and past the cricket club. ¼ mile from Pitsford Hill take the lane marked Brompton Ralph on the left, Middle Stone Farm is the first driveway on the left. 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!