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The Old Pigsty

Barn | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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
Nearest beach Seaton Sands 30 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
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
Access Parking


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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Review 1-7 of 7

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

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

Dank u!

5 Jun 2014


"Beautiful location"

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.

2 Apr 2014


"What a find!!"

Tranquil in a beautiful setting, My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the old pigsty, Sarah and Stewart made us feel very welcome and we were given plenty of information of places to visit … More

Thanks very much, we were pleased to be able to accommodate you for another day.

19 Feb 2014


"Excellent, friendly, homely, great value accommodation! Recommended highly."

Me and my husband came to stay at the Pigsty for a few days this month. We were really really impressed. It is like a home away from home with your own bed, wardrobes, drawers, dining table, kitchen w… More

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind comments. It would be lovely to see you both again some time soon.

Review 1-7 of 7

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