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
  • Hot tubs
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Family-friendly glamping with hot tubs on the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park

Middle Stone Farm in Somerset is open all year round offering a choice of quirky and very comfortable accommodation. In its own private corner of the farm, a wooden cabin called The Deckhouse can be booked on its own or, if you're quick, together with the rest of the site to accommodate larger groups. The whitewashed cabin works well for both couples and families, with a king-sized bed and mini bunk room (suitable for two young children), while a large, open plan living space has a slightly retro feel. It makes a beautiful contrast with the modern shower room and smart new wood-burner that gives added warmth to the airy interior. Plus, of course there’s another wood-fired hot tub just outside, complete with a barbecue area, log store and views across the farmland.

The Stable Cottage is a more conventional option, also sleeping up to four people. This 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, modern kitchen, and uncluttered bedrooms with brass bedsteads and colourful quilts. Outside on the private terrace is a raised patio with private hot tub, barbecue and views around the farm. The cottage is dog friendly at certain times of the year.

Their six safari lodges are open from Spring to November. It's fitting that Middle Stone Farm decided to name the three lodges in their first field after birds of prey – Buzzard, Hawk and Kestrel. The second field of lodges opened in 2018 and are named Badger, Fox and Stag. Firmly at the upper end of the luxury scale, the safari tents feature everything you could possibly need beneath the forest green wingspan of their canvas roofs, including some added luxuries, like wood fired hot tubs outside, perfect for star spotting at night. At the heart of each tent is the wood-burning stove – a source of heat but also great for cooking on – and there’s even a small fridge beneath the aptly named ‘cupboard bed’: a two-person cubbyhole in the wall that children particularly adore. Each tent has an en-suite shower room at the far end, while, out front, the large sun deck reveals far-reaching views towards the Somerset hills. Three of the lodges are also dog friendly at certain times of the year. 

Evening campfires remind guests that, despite all the luxuries, this is still very much a camping holiday. The farm shop is open from Spring to November and sells local produce, including artisan beers, interesting breads, fine wines and home-cooked dishes. The emphasis is on low food miles but all the essentials are stocked too. Wood-fired pizzas are available in to groups too. For a proper pint, though, it’s a fair trek along the Somerset footpaths (three-and-a-half miles) to the nearest local watering hole. But then, the real gift of this glampsite is its off-the-beaten track location. Hop in to the car to get to the West Somerset beaches, drive the 20 minutes to the Quantock Hills, explore the nearby market town of Taunton or cycle into the fringes of Exmoor National Park three miles away. Off the track it may be, but you needn’t drive far for heaps of options.

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Facilities

Farm tours!  Meet the goats, have a tractor ride, get close to 17 alpaca, cuddle a chick, feed the pigs, experience an Organic Farm. 
Private hot tubs for everyone - we have 8 on the farm!
Enjoy being in a really stunning part of the West Country but away from the tourist traps.  West Somerset is a bit of a secret, it's never busy here and it's very beautiful and unspoilt.  Although there's lots to do and see nearby, the local beaches aren't crowded and there aren't queues on the local roads.

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 

Opening Times

Deckhouse cabin & cottage: Open all year.

Safari tents: Spring to November.

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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The Owner Says

Middle Stone Farm in rural West Somerset offers six luxuriously furnished safari lodges, a wooden cabin and quirky self catering cottage each complete with their own private hot tubs and views of the surrounding hills. 

We're a working Organic Farm with rare breed pigs, goats, flocks of chickens, ducks and geese, friendly farm dogs and a flock of rare breed sheep.  Farm tours are available for interested guests.

Five of the safari lodges sleep up to six people and the largest lodge Stag sleeps eight so a good choice for extended families.  All the accommodation is spacious and comfy and designed with families and couples in mind.  We  are not a site for adult groups and do not host any more than 4 adults in any of our safari lodges without prior agreement.  The cabin and cottage are suitable for a maximum of 2 adults and have bedrooms for up to 2 young children under 13.

All our glamping has private bathrooms with proper loos, electricity, fridges and private hot tubs.    Each lodge has its own hammock, firepit barbecue, outside furniture and Swedish hot tub, all the glamping has good views too!

Middle Stone Farm is ideally located for exploring nearby Exmoor National Park and the stunning North Devon coast.    We are in a quiet part of the West Country, it's never busy here even in  August!   Highlights are Porlock Weir, Dunkery Beacon, Tarr Steps, Bossington Beach, Dulverton and Dunster Castle, the Lorna Doone Valley and circular walk at stunning Simonsbath. 

There are two children's play areas and a well stocked farm shop in the glamping fields open from Spring to November.

Three of our safari lodges are suitable for a single dog on a lead, we also keep some accommodation dog free for guests with allergies.

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Accommodation

6 luxury safari lodges with hot tubs, a quirky cabin with hot tub and a holiday cottage too. 

The Deckhouse Cabin

Cabin Sleeps 4
The Deckhouse is a white washed timber cabin with private wood fired hot tub. With views over open farmland and close to friendly farm animals and an apple orchard, this cosy cabin is open all year round. Perfect for couples or a family with 2 young children.

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.

Badger Safari Lodge

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Badger sleeps 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.

Stag Safari Lodge

Safari tent Sleeps 8
Stag Lodge sleeps 6 people in four 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.

Fox Safari Lodge

Safari tent Sleeps 6
Fox 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 Middle Stone Farm, 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!

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 5 reviews

★★★★★

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
★★★★★

Amazing

Have just returned from a weeks stay at this lovely site. The accommodation was beautiful and lots of thought has gone into what guests may need during their stay. The log burner stove was lovely although alittle hot in the amazing weather we were fortunate enough to have. The children loved the play equipment and especially the goats , spent hours patting and running up and down with them. The honesty shop was a god send and reasonably priced items- you can order fresh bread, fresh meat and has a good selection of wine :0) The location is easy to find and lots to do around the area We are new to glamping have previously camped I would definitely Glamp again after this experience . I found middlestone farm to be an affordable family holiday/ break the prices are not ridicously high which will enable families to enjoy this lovely site year after year
Jul 26, 2016 by kristy

Response from Middle Stone Farm

Hi Kristy, thank you very much for leaving us a 5* review - we were so pleased to hear you had a good time glamping in our safari lodge and we hope you will visit us again one day.  We have made lots of changes and upgrades since we opened in 2016.  Best wishes Catherine & Patrick

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