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The Old Pigsty
The terrace outside, ideal for sun bathing
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Inside The Old Pigsty
The hens who may lay you some eggs for breakfast!
The stable yard
The River Culm
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The Blackdown Hills
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Taunton, Somerset, England

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Peegold B
1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed December 28, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

Even though it was the awarkard time of the year to go for holiday we absolutely enjoyed it . Sara was amazing and made us feel at home and the pigsty has a homely ambience which is exactly what we're looking for .

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Liked best: Very beautiful and away from the main house. But lclose enough to ask for help
Liked least: There was no blender
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Jan 1, 2016
Thank you very much for your kind words, we aim to make The Old Pigsty a lovely relaxing place to stay for our guests. We're very pleased to hear that you had a good stay.
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charlotte...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A little haven in the countryside”
Reviewed July 28, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

A fantastic little haven in the middle of the true English countryside! My friend and I stayed here for 2 nights for my friends wedding, it was a little last minute but we were so lucky to get something this perfect so close to the venue and Sarah was very accommodating!
You arrive to home made cakes, which after a long drive down from London could not have been a more perfect start to our trip.

The cottage has everything you need including the basics of tea and sugar (in case you forget to bring some!). The facilities were pristine clean and the bed very very comfortable!

Great stay and would definitely recommend this cottage to a couple looking for a retreat!

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Liked best: The home made cakes on arrival were a great touch!
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
Jul 29, 2015
Thank you very much for such a lovely review. We do aim to make everything as welcoming as possible for our country retreat. I'm very pleased you enjoyed the cakes and thank you for coming to stay with us.
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holyhead
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“not a pigsty”
Reviewed September 8, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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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 to getaway from everything and walk paddocks or pony ride. Black mark was being told we had to clean the property or be charged 40 pound. Bed frame broken and re-taped up!

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Sep 14, 2014
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!
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mangoa
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed September 3, 2014 for a stay in August 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 love to return if working in the area again. Chickens made us laugh every morning - priceless.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Sep 4, 2014
Thanks for your review. Very pleased to hear the chickens entertained you, they are good fun aren't they!
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Rosemary...
1 review
“Perfection”
Reviewed August 31, 2014 for a stay in August 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 hamper of local produce at a small extra cost made it an extra special week. Fantastic!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 5, 2014
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.
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Mary D
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“A little GEM!”
Reviewed August 26, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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 very friendly and knowledgeable about the area.. We were supplied with details of places to visit and where the best places to eat are... A very nice touch were the home made cakes that were ready and waiting for our arrival, very much appreciated with a cuppa after a long drive. Sarah kindly let us have 6 of her fresh eggs too, straight from the chickens that roam the garden. Can highly reccomend a stay here, lots do do and see and with the coast (Sidmouth & Lyme Regis) approx 25 miles away. The Blackdown Hills are pretty amazing too with some great veiws! Its a perfect place and a perfect stay in every way!
Mary & Richard

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2014
Thank you very much for your lovely review. It will be great to welcome you back to The Old Pigsty.
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Amanda A
Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful and secluded!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had an amazing stay, the owners are lovely and take good care of you. The cottage is clean, fully set and very relaxing.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 3, 2014
Thank you very much for the positive feedback.
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