The Deckhouse Cabin
- Not overlooked and separate to the rest of the farm's glamping
- Well insulated and cosy throughout the year
- Private wood fired hot tub
The Owner Says
The Deckhouse Cabin at Middle Stone Farm is perfect for a couple, or family of four. There's an open plan living space with well equipped kitchen and sitting room. The main bedroom has a king bed and there's a separate mini bunk room suitable for two children under the age of 13. The cabin has its own little garden with a Swedish wood fired hot tub, hammock, firepit area and friendly animals close by. The view from the private veranda looks over open farm land.
The modern bathroom with has a shower, basin and loo. The kitchen is well equipped with a mini oven with hob, small fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and cafetiere. The cabin is heated by an efficient wood burner in the sitting room and a generous supply of firewood is provided along with kindling and firelighters. The building is well insulated and perfectly warm all year round. A 4G phone signal can be picked up outside on the farm.
The Deckhouse is separate to the rest of our glamping and a good choice for guests seeking privacy as it's not overlooked. The six safari lodges are in fields a couple of minute's walk away. There are two children's play areas on the farm open from April to October.
The hot tub is not included in the cost of your stay, this is an optional extra. If you are staying in the winter we recommend a pre heat too as it takes a long time to get hot in the winter months. For heating times and information about how the hot tub works get in touch. A user video will be emailed to guests who have hired it.
- The cabin sleeps a maximum of four. (Two adults and 2 children under the age of 13). The top bunk is suitable for children aged between 7 and 12.
- The wood fired hot tub is an optional extra. Heating times and options to for a pre heat are on our website.
- No smoking or vaping in our around the cabin please.
- We do not allow supermarket deliveries to the cabin. There is parking for 1 car.
- The cabin is not suitable for dogs or any guest pets. Free ranging chickens may come into the cabin garden.
- The farm shop is open from April to October.
- There are regular farm tours from April to October.
- We're a quiet rural place, not suitable for loud music.
- Breakfast hampers, homecooked dishes and veg boxes can be pre ordered for you arrival.
Features & Facilities
All tents, the cabin and the cottage provides self-contained accommodation with a private shower room and flushing toilet, a log burning stove, made-up beds, fully-equipped kitchen and more. Outside each is a barbecue, fire pit and a hot tub (available at an extra charge). There’s a licensed on-site shop which sells produce from the farm, home-cooked meals and other local items. There are two children’s play areas as well as table tennis, badminton and football nets and there are farm tours where you can meet the animals of Middle Stone Farm with a tractor ride at the end.
It's three 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. Wimbleball Lake is another popular destination with walking and cycling routes around the water and watersports available on it (01398 371460). 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 Trust properties within a 30-minute drive too including Dunster Castle and Watermill, Coleridge Cottage and the vast Holnicote Estate.
Food & Drink
You can pre-order homemade meals, breakfast hampers and meat from the farm (all year) or visit the licensed on-site farm shop for local goodies including produce from the farm, homemade meals and local beers, cider and wine. Catherine and Patrick will likely suggest the best places to eat out but some consistently good local-ish recommendations include The White Post Cafe (01823 400322) seven miles away in Langford Budville and The Lost Kitchen (01884 242427), 20 miles away. There are also lots of lovely independent eateries in Porlock Weir. The closest shops to site are in Wivelscombe, four miles away and the nearest pub is The Bear Inn, a three-and-a-half-mile drive away; it’s not suitable to walk.
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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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!