Hawk 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
  • Pet Friendly
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

Hawk Safari Lodge comfortably sleeps up to 6 people making it a great glamping option to gather with friends and family. It is in an enclosed field with three other lodges (Hawk and Kestrel). Buzzard is nearest the shop, play area and wood store.  The tents are about 20 metres apart giving them an element of privacy but they're still close enough if you want to socialise or book the site as a group with other families.  (However please note during the Rule of 6 we cannot host groups).

There is a king bed in one room, two singles in the twin room, and a double cabin bed inside a quirky cupboard which children love.

The beds are made up for your arrival with duvets and blankets.  There is a spacious en-suite shower and wash room with flushing loo at the back of the lodge, hot water is provided by a wood fuelled water heater which also warms the bathroom space.  Towels and bathmats are provided.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to make delicious meals on the wood stove or prepare a barbecue.  There's an electric mini fridge/freezer, LED lighting, large wood stove to cook on – a bit like an Aga, an electrical hob plus an electrical socket for charging a phone or laptop.  There are also comfy sofas and a dining table for 6 inside the lodge. Outside is a spacious deck with rattan furniture and gorgeous views of the surrounding hills.  The deck is fenced and gated.  Below the lodge is a wood fired hot tub (optional extra), a firepit/barbecue, hammock and picnic table.

  • 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 T&C.
  • 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.
  • A single well behaved dog may stay in this lodge for a small extra fee, please make sure you have included your dog on the booking form, we will ask you the breed in our booking confirmation email, please make sure you have included your dog on the booking form.  Please read our dog rules in our T&C

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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!