Badger Safari Lodge

UK England South West England Somerset Taunton Middle Stone Farm

  • Sleeps 6 (max 4 adults, 5 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Private Bathroom
This is glamping at its most luxurious. A self-contained safari lodge with a private hot tub in glorious Somerset countryside.

  • A spacious safari lodge with its own bathroom, separate bedrooms and living area
  • Outside space includes a front deck, hammock, BBQ area and hot tub
  • One of six safari tents on a working farm with farm shop onsite

The Owner Says

In a four acre field with stunning views towards Exmoor National Park stand three luxurious safari lodges each with a wood-fired hot tub (optional extra).  Badger Lodge is the first safari tent guests reach as they approach them from the car park.

This lodge comfortably sleeps up to 6 people, however we are hosting a maximum of 4 adults at the moment.  There are 3 sleeping spaces  - a king bed in one room, a twin room and a separate quirky king cabin bed popular with couples and children!  The comfortable beds are made up for your arrival with freshly laundered bed linen, duvets and plenty of blankets.  There is a private ensuite shower and wash room at the end of the lodge with spacious shower, flushing loo and upcycled quirky basin unit, towels are provided.  There’s plenty of hot water on demand.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to make delicious meals on the wood stove (a bit like an Aga) or prepare a barbecue.  There's dresser with glasses and crockery, a fridge/freezer plus electrical sockets for charging a phone.  The lighting is via LED lights and there are several candles for evening atmosphere too.  A comfy sofa faces the fire.

There is a wooden deck at the front of the lodge with rattan garden furniture and wonderful views.  There is a private wood fired hot tub close by, (available for an extra fee, the hot tub is not included in the rent), barbecue area and hammock.   There is a store of firewood alongside the lodge to fuel the kitchen stove and the hot tub.

Middle Stone Farm's shop is open from April to October.  There are a couple of play areas on site and the farm offers farm tours during the summer months.

  • The private wood fired hot tub is not included in the rent, it is an optional extra and can be selected on the booking form.
  • A maximum of 4 adults may stay in this lodge.   We are not hosting larger groups at the moment due to Covid 19. 
  • Please note we are a quiet and rural place perfect for couples and families but not suitable for noisy gatherings.  We operate a strict noise curfew at 10pm.  Please make sure you have read our full Terms & Conditions.
  • No smoking or vaping in the lodge or around the hot tub please.
  • There are two playgrounds within the glamping fields.  We run farm tours through the glamping season for interested guests.
  • A generous supply of firewood is included in the lodge hire, more can be purchased from us if you need it.  We don't provide a supply for the fire pit., charcoal is available in our shop.
  • There is parking for two cars in a designated parking space.
  • This lodge is not suitable for guest dogs or any kind of pet. We keep this lodge pet free. 

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Features & 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.

Activities

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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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!