This is the larger of the two rentals available at Stolford Farm. A large traditional farmhouse sitting in its own private garden, Middle Stolford is located in the centre of an idyllic sheltered valley with breathtaking views across farmland. On the high-points of the land there are views across the Vale of Taunton, Blackdown Hills, Quantock Hills and Clatworthy Reservoir and there are walks starting right outside the front door. For parties of ten / eleven people The Cow Shed, our one bed cottage can be booked at the same time.
Entry to the property is through an original Exmoor oak farmhouse door to an external boot room. A place to kick off those muddy boots and hang coats after exploring the local countryside. This leads into the original part of the farmhouse dating to the 16th Century. Although a new modern kitchen was installed in 2012, there are two inglenook fireplaces each end of what is now a single large kitchen and dining room. There is a large rustic table for seating eight to 10 guests and a small breakfast bar.
Ample crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, utensils and a microwave are provided suitable for a comfortable stay for eight / nine guests. There is also a fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. Mind your head on the beams and take time to admire the traditional construction of the kitchen walls and ceiling timbers.
The kitchen dining room leads on via a short passage to a light and spacious lounge with a new wood burning stove for a cosy night in. A basket of logs is provided free of charge and more are available to purchase with an honesty box. There is comfortable seating for the whole party and a table for playing games. A bathroom with shower and a utility room with a washing machine / tumble dryer complete the ground floor.
Middle Stolford has a Smart TV, soundbar and free Wi-Fi and has been redecorated for the 2018/19 season. Outside there is ample parking for three / four cars, and a dog proof garden.
The whole property was recently rewired, and a new heating system installed. Upstairs are five bedrooms, and two further bathrooms, one of which is en-suite to the master bedroom. Two bathrooms are fitted with showers, whilst the family bathroom has a generous sized bath. Guests might have a debate about which is the master bedroom, because the one on the eastern edge of the property is equally large. Two of the bedrooms have king size beds with luxurious linen, the third bedroom has twin beds, whilst bedroom 4 has a single bed and 5 is furnished with two 2’6″ single beds – suitable for children. The property comfortably sleeps up to 7 adults and 2 children, and well-behaved dogs (max. 2) are welcome. We can also arrange for a cot, stair-gates and highchair for those staying with young children.
Our guests at Middle Stolford have use of outdoor bench tables and deck chairs in a private enclosed garden, a barbecue and a fire pit where you can watch the sunset across the valley, whilst toasting marshmallows on the fire. On clear nights enjoy the spectacular display that the Exmoor night sky has to offer in this tranquil location. Children and adults can enjoy a game of tennis, or basketball on our full-size tennis court.
Please note, this property is a 16th-century farmhouse, traditional features have been retained including some low beams and doorways, split level floors and a narrow staircase.
If you would like to bring your own horse we can offer you one of our 7 boxes in our recently constructed stable block. All boxes have poured rubber coverings and we have a lockable tack room and central covered courtyard for washing down. Hay and straw are provided. Find out more about our horse riding holidays.
Stolford Farm also provide ‘Cook’ frozen ready meals from a freezer in the drying room, with an honesty box, ready to heat and serve when you arrive back at Middle Stolford exhausted from all the fresh air and exercise. For a real treat, why not book our local beauty therapist for individual or group treatments. Ask us for more information.
- Guests: 9
- Amenities: "Cook" Ready Meals, 3 Bathrooms, Barbecue, Bath, Bed linen, Blu-ray, Clay Pizza Oven, Coffee Maker, Cot, Dishwasher, Egyptian Cotton Sheets, Electric oven with grill, Fire pit, Fridge, Fridge-Freezer, Garden furniture, Gas hob, Highchair, Hoover, Hot tub, Indoor Fire Pit and BBQ area, Kettle, Microwave, Off road parking, private garden, Rear garden, Soundbar, Toaster, Towels, Tumble Dryer, TV, TVs in three rooms, Washing Machine, Wifi, Wood-Burning Stove
- Size: 185m²
Prices start at: £808.41 for 3 nights