The Old Pigsty
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Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Old Pigsty is located in the Blackdown Hills on the Somerset Devon border close to the county town of Taunton. It offers relaxing and tranquil self-catered accommodation in a converted barn. The premises are rated as 4 Stars by Visit England.
The Old Pigsty offers most attractive studio style accommodation, therefore, is ideal for couples. Tastefully furnished, very well equipped and with the benefit of its own terrace; it makes an ideal base for touring and relaxation. There are excellent nearby walks and cycle routes; and riding and golf are available locally. As well as the Blackdowns, the Quantock Hills are 12 miles away. Exmoor, the North and South Coasts, Dartmoor and the Eden Project in Cornwall are all recommended for day trips. The nearby West Somerset Railway with its steam train rides through the beautiful countryside to Minehead is a very popular attraction.
There is stabling on site and it is possible to bring your horses to stay with you so that you can hack for miles along the peaceful country lanes and bridleways.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||8 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
About this location
The Somerset region
The Blackdown Hills are a range of hills along the Somerset-Devon border in south-western England, which were designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in 1991. They cover an area of 145 square miles and the highest point is at Staple Hill, about a mile from the Old Pigsty at 1033ft. The hills in the southern part of the Balckdowns are more gentle.
The Blackdown Hills are a very quiet and rural part of the country. Much of the land is used for farming. There are many different types of habitat in the area, from woodland, grassland, heathland and mire. This means that the area supports a really diverse wildlife population. This includes bats, otters, lizards, dormice, kingfishers, barn owls and nightjars.
Despite the rural setting, The Old Pigsty is in a very good location to access Taunton and Wellington (10 and 15 mins drive respectively). There are also some very good local pubs. The walking, cycling and horse riding in the area is outstanding. There are many footpaths and bridlepaths, but also the lanes are very quiet indeed.
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8 Sep 2014
"not a pigsty"
a challenge to find and a good stay for walkers. Watch out for the chicken poo. Very much in the country so you can't just walk to anywhere. Would I recommend to a friend only if they wanted t… More
Thanks for your feedback, we do pride ourselves on being very much a country holiday location where you can get away from it all. Despite that, we are only 10 mins from the M5 and A303, so a very good base for people wanting good access to other areas. Taunton (the county town of Somerset) and Wellington (a lovely market town) are under 10 mins from us so there is lots to do within easy reach of the accomodation. It is standard in the UK to ask visitors to clean self-catered units at the end of the stay, and this is how we are able to offer an affordable, yet highly rated, destination. We are aware that there is some cosmetic damage to the bed, and are in the process of sourcing a replacement. We totally agree with you that The Old Pigsty is a perfect location for walkers, and let us not forget the fantastic local country pubs!
3 Sep 2014
Had a great stay here for a few weeks whilst working in Taunton. The accommodation is lovely and quaint and the owners couldn't be more helpful. We would recommend this rental to anyone and would… More
Thanks for your review. Very pleased to hear the chickens entertained you, they are good fun aren't they!
31 Aug 2014
This has been one of the best stays we have had! WELL worth the money. The pigsty is lovely and cosy, with everything you need and very central, allowing you to explore all of Somerset. And the hampe… More
Thanks very much for your kind comments. We do try to provide a super getaway location, at an affordable cost. Very pleased to hear that you liked the breakfast hamper as well.
26 Aug 2014
"A little GEM!"
We stayed here last week for 4 nights and fell in love with the 'Old Pigsty', we will be returning... its clean, comfortatable and a home from home. Sarah and Stewart are lovely people and v… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review. It will be great to welcome you back to The Old Pigsty.
12 Aug 2014
"Beautiful and secluded!"
We had an amazing stay, the owners are lovely and take good care of you. The cottage is clean, fully set and very relaxing.… More
Thank you very much for the positive feedback.
10 Aug 2014
"Brilliant place to stay"
We had a warm welcome to a great holiday get away , that is clean and comfortable and catered for all our holiday needs.… More
Thank you very much for the kind review, it is always good to hear we are doing things right!
17 Jul 2014
"A perfect retreat, ideally placed."
Had a lovely 3 weeks, using the Old Pigsty as a base. Great location for exploring Somerset, Devon and Exmoor, Quantocks etc. very comfortable and the home cooked slices a treat as a welcome. Highly r… More
Thanks for your lovely comments. We do pride ourselves on the cakes we provide as a welcome to our guests and it's good to hear that they are appreciated.
27 Jun 2014
Compleet 1-kamer Cottage. Gelegen in de tuin van de eigenaars. Heel compleet ingericht.Met elektrische oven, magnetron, broodrooster en koelkast met kleine vriesruimte. Tv met dvd speler. Heerlijk bed… More
5 Jun 2014
Recently stayed here with my girlfriend, and from the off were made to feel extremely welcome. There were lovely Chocolate Brownies baked for us which was a lovely touch, and we pre ordered a lovely b… More
It was lovely to welcome you to stay and I'm pleased you enjoyed your meal at one of our favourite pubs!
1 Jun 2014
"Amazing, relaxing holiday"
We stayed at The Old Pigsty last week(over half term) it was everything we hoped it would be. The accomodation was clean and a highstandard with all the ameneties required when on holiday. We enjoyed … More
We're pleased you enjoyed the breakfast hampers, we do love to be able to supply locally sourced tasty supplies to our visitors.
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