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The Old Pigsty

22 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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 Mi...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. 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.More
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About the Owner
Sarah R
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2013
Interaction with guests
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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Reviewed 3 September 2018

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Date of stay: August 2018
Management response:Responded 5 September 2018

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Reviewed 17 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...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank helen382
Management response:Responded 19 October 2017

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

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

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Connector346464
Management response:Responded 18 September 2017

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.

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Katie D
Management response:Responded 9 September 2017

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...More

Reviewed 28 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...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank JohnK8743
Management response:Responded 28 June 2017

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,...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Iron
Stereo System
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
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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 indeed.
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.
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