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The Old Pigsty

The Old Pigsty
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18 reviews
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
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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: 29 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 18 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL1174910
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John K
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Firstly the accomodation was superb - a terrific shower, really comfortable bed and a very well setup kitchen. Sarah, the owner, is a lovely person and will make you feel very welcome. This rural area is excellent for country walks and the locals are more than happy to have a chat with you. Wellington is an easy 10 minutes away...

Management response:

Thanks for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you to stay at The Old Pigsty. It always amazes our guests what a rural location we are in, but yet how easy it is to get to Wellington and Taunton. You are right, the countryside around The Old Pigsty is glorious, with lots of lovely walks and friendly...


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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 20, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The Old Pigsty, Taunton is in an area of natural beauty. The self catering unit is fully equipped and spotlessly clean. It has it's own spring water which we just loved. There was always delicious cookies to welcome us and our host Sarah is just lovely. Could not have asked for more. We also enjoyed feeding the chicken that visited...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind words. it was lovely to see you again this summer, the chooks loved to see you!


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Reviewed September 19, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

My wife and I have just returned from a lovely week long break at the Old Pigsty in the Blackdown Hills.It was nice and quiet, just the place to re-charge the batteries.Sara was very helpful and she gave us some nice cakes on arrival and her hens provided some entertainment/ " home grown " eggs. The accomodation is ideal for...

Management response:

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm very pleased you had a great time exploring the wonderful Blackdown Hills and visiting some of the lovely local pubs. I'm also very happy to hear that the chickens entertained you!


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (2)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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About the neighborhood
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.<BR><BR>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... more
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There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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