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The Old Pigsty

The Old Pigsty
The terrace outside, ideal for sun bathing
Inside The Old PIgsty
Inside The Old Pigsty
The hens who may lay you some eggs for breakfast!
The stable yard
The River Culm
The signpost near The Old Pigsty
The Blackdown Hills
The Old Pigsty is 4 Star rated
The certificate from our Visit England inspection
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Taunton, Somerset, England
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 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.

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About the Owner, Sarah R
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 15 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 21 reviews and 1 property
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We are available to help our guests with ideas of places to visit, or recommendations of routes to walk if the guests would like it.
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Very much enjoyed our stay at The Old Pigsty, cleverly converted to make good use of the available space. Situated in a pretty quiet country lane, easily within reach of all necessary amenities in nearby Wellington. We enjoyed walking the traffic free lanes and being greeted by the chickens and the cats each morning!

Management response:

Thanks so much Helen, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the tranquillity of the local area and enjoyed meeting our hens!


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Reviewed 17 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Wonderfully relaxing stay. Cottage very well equipped. Sarah was a welcoming,helpful but inobtrusive host.

Management response:

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We aim to make The Old Pigsty as comfortable and relaxing as possible for our guests. I'm so pleased to hear that you had a peaceful time, and hope the rest of your trip went well.


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Katie D
Jarrow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We arrived around 4pm after driving round in circles for 30 minutes. The directions don't take you directly to the holiday let so be prepared to hit the same road afew times before you find the property. We were met by the chickens which love to chatter away to you and follow you to the property, very cute! Sarah introduced...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your review. You are right, the basic directions that Trip Advisor gives you are not terribly helpful, which is why we email all our visitors with clear directions to get to us. I am sorry that you did not use these to get to us. I am very pleased to hear you found the accommodation...


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
I'm sorry but the property isn't suitable for people with young children
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Full
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R 1 382
R 1 382
R 6 909
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 864 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
The Blackdown Hills is a range of hills along the Somerset-Devon border in south-western England, which was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It is 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 which 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 (both approximately 15 minutes drive). 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 indee... more
Getting around
When staying at The Old Pigsty, a car is necessary. We are in a lovely, quiet location which means that there is not easy access to bus routes. Please book any taxis before your visit, we can give you numbers of firms who would be happy to help.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 40.0 km
Railway: Taunton: 12.0 km
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 40.0 km.
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