Middle Stone Farm Holiday Cottages
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About Middle Stone Farm Holiday Cottages
Simple and unpretentious holiday accommodation with a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings perfect for family living.
Middle Stone Farm is an eco-friendly working farm and a great place for families to unwind and connect with nature. Surrounded by rolling hills and farmland bordering Exmoor, it is a blissful rural retreat. The farm has two holiday cottages with hot tubs designed with children in mind (plus three safari tents and three new lodges - see Middle Stone Glamping)) nestled within its 32 acres of grounds. Young children can help with animal feeding and enjoy trailer rides around the field during the holiday season. There is a small on-site shop, open in high season, selling farm produce, local beers, artisan bread, fine wines and foods. Come and meet the animals, laze around reading a book in a hammock, chase around the field or simply use the farm as a base to explore beautiful Exmoor,the Quantocks and the North Devon coast.
Middle Stone Farm is home to a veritable menagerie of animals; with a flock of free range chickens, geese, alpaca, sheep, goats, usually some pigs, and a dog there is always something going on the farm! There is a little children's playground on the farm for youngsters to swing, climb and be the master of the lookout tower.
Stable Cottage - 2 bed holiday home
Stable Cottage was originally a stable, adjacent to the farmhouse, that has been lovingly converted into a two bedroom holiday home for a family of four plus a baby. It is a ground level holiday home with a feature high beamed ceiling and flagstone floors. The decor is kept simple and unpretentious with a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings perfect for family living. Comfy sofas, colourful rugs and ceramics are set against the white walls, slate floor and beams of the open-plan living space. The cottage has a TV/DVD and Wifi. There’s a wood-burning stove for chillier days while the kitchen area is fitted with all the mod cons. The bedrooms are light and uncluttered, with brass bedsteads and homely, colourful quilts; the shower room is spacious and brightly-tiled. Outside the cottage there’s a raised patio with a table and barbeque to enjoy those views around the farm which can be enjoyed in the hot tub available for hire. Four legged friends are now welcome in the holiday cottage outside of July and August, but must be kept on a lead due to the other animals at Middle Stone.
The Deckhouse - 2 bed holiday home
The Deckhouse available all year round, is a quaint two bedroom holiday home with whitewashed panelled walls and a full width outdoor porch. With views overlooking the farmland, you'll be forgiven if you think it's not too dissimilar from the 'Little House on the Prairie'. It has a relaxed ambiance, with stripped wooden floors, soft and cosy furnishings with a pop of colour to inject warmth and personality. There is a mixture of old and new, with lots of bits and bobs adding to the homely charm. High, beamed ceilings make the open plan living area feel spacious and airy while a large wood burning stove keeps the whole place toasty and warm whatever the season. In one corner of the living area is a two-seater sofa, flatscreen TV, while the other half of the room comprises a central dining table and fitted kitchen. The Deckhouse is all one level and has a bedroom at either end, plus a shower room/wc. One bedroom has a king-size bed and space for a travel cot, which can be provided. The second has bespoke bunk beds which are have been designed specifically for children.
The Deckhouse is located on the far side of the farm, away from the field with the glamping tents, so you are assured of your own privacy. All the better to enjoy the fabulous and decadent Swedish hot tub; heated by a wood burner it does require a good 3-4 hours to get the water to a suitable temperature.
Child friendly equipment
You can borrow a selection of baby equipment including travel cots, high-chairs, potties (but please pre-book these), a box of toys, and plastic cutlery and plates are already located in the accommodation. There is a number of pre-school ride on tractors and cars around the farm to borrow. Non slip mats and baby baths are available if you stipulate in advance. Should parents like a night off to experience the local cuisine then the owners know of an experienced babysitter that can be organised with prior notice. If there's anything else child related you need please state on booking before your stay.
The Farm Shop
The Farm shop is open from Easter to October where you can buy everything to make a delious cooked breakfast - farm sausages and bacon from the farms own free range pigs and blue eggs from the hens. West Country milk and butter, homemade jams, ice creams, Somerset apple juice, delicious home-made bread, Devon pies and pasties and local goat's cheese. They also sell freshly baked warm croissants and pain au chocolate to order along with the weekend papers in the morning. There is a selection of excellent value quality wines, local beers and cider.
Location and things to do
Middle Stone Farm is at the end of a private lane, approximately one mile from the little village of Brompton Ralph in West Somerset. The farm is set in 32 acres of farmland and surrounded by rolling countryside, just 3 miles from Exmoor National Park and lots of National Trust places to visit nearby. Pack your wellies and get ready to embrace the simple things in life, with beautiful West Somerset, Exmoor and the North Devon coast just beckoning to be explored. Venture out on the West Somerset Railway, a nostalgic steam railway calling at Dunster Castle, ancient fishing villages and beaches. The Quantock Hills is an area of outsatnding beauty where you can horse-ride, cycle, meander and enjoy a picnic. Visit the local beach, which is just 25 minutes away.
If you are interested in the luxurious Safari Tents at Middle Stone Farm Glamping please see here for further information.