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Self Catering Family friendly cottage in West Somerset, with WiFi, sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2
Space 688 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Middle Stone Farm holiday cottage in rural Somerset, sleeps 4, ground floor.

The holiday cottage at Middle Stone Farm has high beamed ceilings and a stone floor with rugs, there is central heating, hot water on demand and a log burning stove. The cottage is on ground level, useful for families or anyone with limited mobility. It has an open plan living room and kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven etc. There is a modern spacious shower room in the middle of the property. Outside is an eating area with table and chairs and bbq and views over the farm and grazing animals. There is a washing machine available for stays of one week or more.

Bed linen and towels are included. If you're heading to the beach please bring your own swimming towels. We provide a small basket of logs and kindling for the fire, we sell them if you need more (£5 for a bag of logs and kindling). Heating and electricity is included in your stay.

We are a no smoking farm, smoking is not allowed in the cottage or near any of our buildings. If you wish to smoke we politely ask that you go up the drive to do so please.

Check in is from 4pm and check out by 10.00am on day of departure please.

We are very well placed for Exmoor, it is only a few miles up the road. The coast is 25 minutes away, Kilve is famous for fossil hunting and Blue Anchor is nice with a good cafe (The Driftwood). Dunster is a lovely historic village with a famous National Trust castle.

We also have a glamping site on our farm with three luxury safari tents and a wooden cabin, you can't see the tents from the cottage. There is a little playground on the farm and some mini ride on tractors for toddlers. We also have a farm shop which is open to our guests from March to October.

WiFi is provided but it is not very fast as it's very rural here, fine for checking email, not for streaming things or webenar etc.

Brompton Ralph is our nearest village, 1 mile from our farm. It is a very rural community with a shop which opens for a few hours every morning and there are beautiful walks all around. You will find shops in Wiveliscombe which is a 8 minute drive from here, there are also pubs, a good butcher, a few takeaways etc. We really recommend Exmoor, there is so much to see and do there and it is 3 miles from here.

More Details

Property Manager
Catherine Heard
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
17 November, 2017

About Catherine Heard

We live at Middle Stone Farm and run a holiday business here. We have a glamping site (not visible from the cottage), there is also a cabin on our farm and little shop open during the warm months. We also have a dog Molly who spends most of her time outside, lots of chickens, geese, alpaca, sheep, goats and pigs. If you visit in the summer there are house martins nesting under the cottage roof and in the winter we have a barn owl. Whilst our guests enjoy their holiday we are busy working around the farm. There's usually some project going on here!

Catherine Heard purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Catherine Heard chose Taunton

We are surrounded by wildlife and deep in the West Somerset countryside. Exmoor also has stunning scenery to walk, cycle or drive through. This area of Somerset is relatively undiscovered so it's quieter on our roads than it is in some of the coastal areas of the South West. Taunton is only 25 minutes away if you need to go into a town. We are well placed for visiting Dunster Castle, the West Somerset Railway, the North Devon coast. The nearest beach is Kilve or Blue Anchor about 25 minutes from here.

What makes this cottage unique

If you're looking to escape the city and breath lots of fresh country air, this is hopefully the place for you!

In the summer holidays there are usually quite a lot of children around if you're coming with children who want to socialise! There is a little playground on the farm for small children.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Taunton in Taunton Deane District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There is a modern spacious shower room, I can lend a baby bath and non slip mat for the shower if you need it.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Has access to the terrace
  • The two bedrooms are at opposite ends of the cottage. The main bedroom has a classic king sized metal bed, a chest of drawers and hanging hooks. The second bedroom has twin beds, a chest of drawers and hanging hooks. Access to the little garden is either through the twin room, or via the front of the cottage.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis
Check in from around 4pm please contact me to arrange, it's sometimes possible to arrange a bit earlier. Check out at 10 please. Please note we do not accept smokers I'm afraid and no smoking is allowed either in the cottage or outside on the farm.


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Self Catering Family friendly cottage in West Somerset, with WiFi, sleeps 4
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Homely Comforts

  • 5 of 5

Catherine was warm and welcoming, as was her farm cottage. My wife, sister and I stayed at Brompton Ralph in late September. Having two full sized bedrooms at either end of the cottage was wonderful. Even though there was only one bathroom, it was HUGE and more than adequate for the three of us. Because of its location in the heart of the countryside, we did not venture out for dinner at night, but cooked for ourselves in the extremely well equipped kitchen. We had envisaged eating in and had brought provisions with us; however, Catherine advised us on arrival that there was a farm shop located about 100 yards from the cottage where most foodstuffs and other essentials could be purchased. We only stayed 2 nights, but the place was so comfortable and the peace and quiet so relaxing that we could have stayed longer. I would highly recommend Catherine's place to anyone with young children, as there are various animals to see including alpacas, pigs, ducks, chickens and geese, not to mention Molly the dog - all very entertaining.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a magical time at Middle Stone Farm. Catherine and Patrick were the perfect hosts and the facilities on-site were brilliant. Our toddler had the time of his life feeding the goats, playing in the play field and generally roaming around. The honesty shop was a massive bonus and came in so handy, and the cottage we stayed in was perfectly appointed. The location was remote but well connected for plenty of local and further flung adventures - Tarr Steps and Dunster Castle both highly recommended. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery, friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

The farm is located far from the maddening crowds. The cottage has everything you will ever need and there is even a farm shop if you are running out of something or want fresh croissants in the morning. We and especially our kids liked it.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage!! Catherine the owner is a warm and friendly lady and all facilities were superb down to a very detailed info book on all aspects of the cottage and the area. We immediately felt at home and comfortable. What a very relaxing short break. Thank you!! We will definitely be returning next year - can't wait!! :-)

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cottage in beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with lots of character on a small farm. Children loved the animals and play area. Owners friendly and welcoming; useful extras like small shop on site. There are lots of great days out in the surrounding area, but you do need to be prepared to drive a way to find them! Not much to do in the immediate vicinity. However, would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful weeks stay at this fantastic cottage.

We have stayed in many cottages over the last 20 years and I have to say this is probably the best of the bunch.

A stunning cottage, super comfy beds, stunning bathroom, lovely kitchen and living room and fab views of the farm. We all loved visiting the animals.

A very warm welcome by Catherine and Patrick, very helpful and friendly.

We would highly recommend this cottage and would love to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Oake Manor
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
M5 Taunton
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Blue Anchor or Kilve
Car: necessary

We are surrounded by wonderful green rolling hills and farmland. We are very rural although Wiveliscombe is 3 miles away for small shops. There are lovely walks and pubs with good food nearby. Exmoor National Park is 10 minutes away and the Quantock Hills are 15 minutes. Kilve on the north coast is great for fossil hunting and the North Devon coast is nearby. The West Somerset Historic steam railway is near here and very popular. Lovely Dunster Castle (National Trust) is 20 minutes drive towards Minehead and great for children. You can reach the south Devon beaches in under an hour.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Taunton, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 2017
27 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
new year 2017
31 Dec 2017 - 3 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £8
Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £70

No smoking anywhere on our premises please. If you wish to smoke we politely ask that you walk up the drive away from the buildings.
It's very rural here, the cottage isn't suitable for late night noisy parties as the sound can travel to our neighbours.
Please check out at 10am so we have time to clean and make the property ready for our next guests, thank you.
No pets please.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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