Middle Stone Farm

UK England South West England Somerset Taunton

  • 10m + spacing 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.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Middle Stone Farm with the Glampingly Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 20% to secure your booking
  • Balance due 10 days before your holiday
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings for up to 18 months in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • Due to the flexibility provided we are unable to offer refunds
  • This guarantee supersedes any other policies

Click here to read the full terms

Details

Facilities

Middle Stone Farm has 6 safari lodges - 3 in two separate fields.  There is also a bespoke wooden cabin called The Deckhouse and stable conversion cottage.  Each accommodation has a wood fired hot tub (optional extra).  Five of the safari tents sleep 6 guests in a king room, twin room and cabin bed and Stag Lodge sleeps 8.  All the accommodation has private bathrooms with flushing loos and hot showers.  Bedlinen and towels are provided. The kitchens in the safari lodges are well equipped with fridge/freezer, electricity and large Aga style wood burning stove.  Logs are provided for free for use within the safari tents and the Deckhouse Cabin. There is a single electrical socket for charging phones and 4G reception.  The Stable Cottage has WiFi.  The on-site shop sells local food, farm produce, wine, local beer and cider, as well as basic groceries.  BBQs are provided and firebaskets are available for campfires (wood can be bought on site for this). Laundry and babysitting service available. Farm tours from Spring to October.  Lots of animals to see, two play areas.  

Suitable For

Glamping only. Couples, families, friends, large groups to hire the whole site (up to 50 guests) – yes. Tents, campervans and caravans – no.

Nearby

It's 3 miles to Exmoor National Park (01398 323665), home to some of the finest walking 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 Smugglers Inn (01984 640385), serving excellent fish and chips. Within the national park, Porlock and Lynton are also particularly stunning areas of the coast. The National Trust owned wild garden at Fyne Court is hidden away in the nearby Quantock Hills, just east of the campsite, and 11th-century Dunster Castle (01643 821314), surrounded by a charming medieval village, is also within half an hour.

Food & Drink

You can order homemade meals,  breakfast hampers and meat from the farm.  The farm's honesty shop is open from April to October.  Every Saturday until midday there is a farmers' market at Wiveliscombe (8 minute drive).
Good places to eat are The Royal Oak at Luxborough, The White Post Cafe at Langford Budville, The Swan in Bampton, The Driftwood Cafe at Blue Anchor Beach.  For special occasions we recommend Duende an award winning restaurant in nearby Wilveliscombe.

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.

Why book with Glampingly?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

The Owner Says

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

The safari lodges each sleep up to six people (Stag Lodge sleeps eight), they are spacious and comfy and equipped with everything you need for your stay. With ensuite spacious bathrooms, hot water showers, flushing loos, large wood-burning Aga style stove for cooking and heating the tent, a mini fridge-freezer, charging sockets and high quality furnishings, these exceptional safari tents represent the very best in luxury UK glamping.  Outside each lodge has its own wood fired hot tub, bbq area, picnic table and hammock.

The Deckhouse cabin is on a different area of the farm, perfect for couples or families seeking a bit more privacy. It looks out onto rolling farmland with geese, sheep and alpaca. It also has its own wood fired hot tub, barbecue, hammock and picnic table.

Middle Stone Farm is ideally located for exploring Exmoor National Park and the stunning North Devon coast. Porlock Weir, Dunster Castle and Tarr Steps are within easy reach. You could also go fossil-hunting on Kilve beach or take a trip on the popular West Somerset Railway, the South Devon beaches are only an hour's drive away.

On-site, there is a well-stocked farm shop (open from Easter until the end of October) with local foods, warm croissants in the morning, meat from the farm, local beers, ciders and well priced wine along with all the essentials for your trip. Barbecues are provided of course, so stock up on local produce and have a zero-food-mile cook up!

On the 32 acre organic farm you'll see an assortment of friendly and curious animals, look out for the alpaca, rare breed sheep and pigs, in the Spring there's an opportunity to help feed orphan lambs and goats.

The safari lodges are open from April to November, the Deckhouse Cabin and Stable Cottage are open all year round.   We have a minimum 2 night stay and during the school summer holidays we offer week stays.

Offers & Deals

The best offer will automatically be applied to bookings on Glampingly

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 and perfect for couples or families of four.

The Stable Cottage

Cottage Sleeps 4
The Stable Cottage comfortably sleeps 4 people. It is a ground floor building with a king bedroom one end and twin at the other. The rest is open plan with high ceiling, well equipped kitchen and sitting room with log burner. There is a wood fired hot tub available on the terrace along with a BBQ. Dogs are allowed at certain times of year.

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 8 people in four separate sleeping spaces, perfect for extended family or group of friends. 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.

Check Availability

Location

Show Map

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

Add Your Review

Be the first to leave a review!

Why book with Glampingly?

  • Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
  • Best Price Guarantee, with no fees
  • Instant booking confirmation
  • Trusted for over 10 years
  • A chance to win prizes in our regular competitions

Related Guides

See Glamping in Taunton

See Glamping in the West Country