Escape into the country at this lovely Tudor farmhouse on a working organic farm offering delightful, individual accommodation decorated to a high standard, all with en-suite facilities. Dine on delicious home-cooked, locally produced food.

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Rooms: 4 family, 6 doubles, 1 twin
Price:

B&B from £60

Meals:
Open: From 01 February to December 31
Address: Huntstile Organic Farm, Goathurst, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2DQ
 
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Why we've chosen Huntstile Organic Farm::

Huntstile has its our own Stone Circle, spring-fed lake & woods to explore. They grow a variety of organic veg, soft fruit, herbs, flowers and combinable crops like wheat, barley, oats, and peas on over 650 acres of organic land, along with a small amount of organic medicinal herbs for Neals Yard and Rutand Bio-Dynamic....they also have a flock of organic chickens that lay the most delicious free-range eggs in the world – you can try them for breakfast!

John’s father Frank began farming at Huntstile in 1951 when the Halswell Estate was dispersed. There was no electricity here at the time, so it was back to gaslights and generators for Frank. He kept chickens in the hay loft above the cafe and a mixed farm of dairy cows, sheep, pigs and arable crops. John was born in this very farmhouse (the Cream Room was the nursery then) along with 3 of his 4 sisters, and he soon became involved with every aspect of the farm.

Huntstile is now the home of John and Lizzie and all their boys - Nathaniel has followed his mother's footsteps in becoming an excellent cook.

Parts of the farmhouse date back to 1430, the reign of Henry VI the ‘child king’. There are some terrific original features around Huntstile including the massive Tudor doorways, stone mullioned windows, the original carvings across the main door (now the back door), the huge stone fireplace that once housed a ‘dog-wheel‘ for turning the spit and roasting a pig, and the beautiful wide exposed elms beams and floor boards

Eating together is important to the Huntsitle crew. They are both passionate about locally grown, well-produced, quality food – their lives revolve around it. Preparing, cooking and sharing good food with friends and family is one of their favourite past-times. Lizzie enjoys sourcing good food and serving it to guests, friends, family, she says "We don’t go looking for special awards but we do spend time making sure that what we eat is delicious, good for us and good for the environment it was grown in!"

Reviewed by Lynn Morris:

'A fabulous place to come for both a romantic weekend and a family holiday on a relaxed, welcoming farm. Definitely a good choice for organic foodies!'

Read Lynn's full review of Huntstile Organic Farm

 

Why is this a greener holiday?

To truly minimise the environmental impact, guests are encouraged to arrive by public transport: the Berrys Coach straight through from Hammersmith Bus Station in London to North Petherton (approx 1.5miles) or Bridgwater Bus Station has excellent services both into and out of it, including a good local bus service: the 15A will come to North Petherton (1.5miles from here). Onsite the owners have taken a number of green measures to reduce the environmental impact of their tourism business. The farm is organic, so vegetables and fruit are served locally grown and of high quality. There is also a small flock of organic laying chickens and a small herd of British white cattle.

Top Eco Features at Huntstile Organic Farm:

 
  • Locally grown, well-produced, quality food

  • Organic farming

  • Workshops on beekeeping

  • Small flock of organic laying chickens

  • Small herd of British White cattle

 

Location

Huntstile Organic Farm, Somerset, England
Nearest train station: Bridgwater (5.5miles) Taunton (10miles)

Directions from station:
Berrys Coach straight through from Hammersmith Bus Station in London to North Petherton (approx 1.5miles) Bridgwater Bus Station has excellent services both into and out of it, including a good local bus service: the 15A will come to North Petherton (1.5miles from here) …very occasionally (once a week) there is a bus that comes into Goathurst village Tizzy’s Taxis of Bridgwater 01278 45 55 65

Plan your journey by train

Buy rail tickets online and then collect them at any main station.
Bookings usually open 10-12 weeks before your date of travel.

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