October Glamping Holidays & Half Term Availability
Safari Tent Glamping
The seasons changed this week and there is definitely a sniff of Autumn in the air. We have lots of availability at the moment, it's quiet here at this time of year so if you book a stay you may well find you have the place to yourselves! I expect we'll be busy over October Half Term, we usually are, we have lots of availability still if you'd like to stay. All our accommodation has wood stoves, the stoves in the safari tents are large and if you use them correctly they'll heat the tent space so you're cosy. There are firepit style barbecues outside for toasting marshmallows, warming toes or cooking over the fire. As the nights draw in earlier our outside festoon lights come on with enough light for you to be able to find your hot tub! Inside the safari tents we have LED lighting as well as a few tea lights, so it might be pitch black outside but you'll still be able to see.
Somerset & Exmoor National Park
We're very close to Exmoor National Park, it's just 3 miles from the farm and a really beautiful landscape to explore. September brings colour whilst the heather is in flower and the morning mists are ethereal. I took this photograph from the road going up the hill on from Porlock, there are lots of places to pull over, walk, sip coffee from a thermos or take a footpath and explore. We're so close to Wales you'll get a good view of the Welsh coast from up here.
There's a list of local places to visit on our website, we're near some good National Trusts and there are umpteen country pubs to visit too.
Farm Experience Holidays Somerset
This is Fernando, our Mangalitsa pig, he's 2 1/2 now, we don't usually keep pigs here so long. He's a pedigree Swallow Belly, he'd really like a wife if you're reading this and you'd like to give him a new home! He's fathered lots of gorgeous piglets here and he'd love to do that again on another farm. I expect next year we'll go back to our usual pig breed, either Devon Blacks or Berkshires who grow a bit faster than this lovely fellow.
If you're coming to stay and would like a farm tour, we do these once or twice a week, giving guests an opportunity to scratch Fernando whilst he's having his breakfast, feed the alpacas, cuddle a chicken, pat a sheep or two and hiss at a goose!
Glamping in a Safari Tent
The six safari tents at Middle Stone Farm stay open until early November when it's time to shut them up for their winter rest and any renovations. During the winter they are really too cold to stay in - if you want to stay over Christmas or New Year, our cottage and cabin are available and they will be much warmer!