We will be open mornings only from Friday 21st August to Friday 28th August 2015 inclusive but back to normal on Saturday 29th August 2015.
The Hayes family has retained a very traditional welcome to the farm, with 7 bedrooms all offering ensuite facilities, TVs and refreshment trays. One room is located on the ground floor for those requiring wheelchair access. Facilities also include a guest lounge and a pool room. Hair dryers and ironing boards are available on request.
There is wifi access for all rooms.
Guest are welcome to make use of the garden and patio area during their stay, to relax and explore.
Children and pets are welcome – please let them know your requirements when you book. Cots and high chairs are available.
The farm is open throughout the year.
Rooms are available at a cost of £35 per person per night, which includes a traditional Somerset breakfast. A deposit of £35 per room is required when booking.
They will do all they can to make your stay with us an enjoyable one, and will be pleased to help you plan days out and places to visit.
Hall Farm website
A month to go when Stogumber Festival happens in the village. Tickets can be bought via the box office at Central Stores or via the website.
The festival truly brings music from classical to folk come alive in our part of the country celebrating young talent as well as classical music usually only seen in London. Details of this year's programme can be found here and we would heartily recommend planning your visit around this event which brings a truly great way of enjoying music and dance (plus good food) in our village setting. We look forward to seeing you.
One of the pleasurable sounds on living in Stogumber is the gentle 'put put hoop' sound we get from the railway that winds its way gently through the countryside from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and full details can be found here. There are many events throughout the year and we have a station stop in Stogumber so you can alight here. Worth a visit as well as being quirky retro it also has a cafe to have a cream tea.
A delightful hidden location to have lunch or cream tea about 12 miles from Stogumber,Scarlet's garden invites you to delight in excellent food and peaceful surroundings. As its all located on the flat it even provides easy access for disabled customers as well as a safe place to take young children. Its location is offroad so no real passing traffic apart from cars parking in the parking spaces nearby. Check out the website for this months menu here. For your satnav the postcode is TA21 0NW
Wick House is a local bed and breakfast run by Sheila and Philip, and provides a variety of rooms on a bed and breakfast basis. Wick house has a room with disabled access.
Details about Wick House can be found here.
"An old school friend and I stayed here recently for 2 nights. Lovely welcome from Sheila and Philip - they made us feel very welcome - tea/coffee and a home made sponge cake on arrival. The rooms were lovely, spotless, comfortable and homely with all required facilities. Wonderful breakfast. Local, very friendly pub nearby for meals. We'll definitely be making a return"
The focus today is on the Old Wagon Barn self-catering accommodation available in the village.
The accommodation in the listed barn is compact yet spacious for 2 people and hosted by Marilyn and Chris. Full details and booking can be done via air.bnb and individual details of this fantastic converted barn can be found here. The barn is centrally located in the village within walking distance to the shop as well as the pub, and as a little something extra Marilyn in known to provide a basket of goodies with sometimes a home-made cake. Cycling is the favourite pass time of visitors, walking in the surrounding countryside as well as visiting local attractions and sampling the local beers. A place to stay home away from home, separate yet inclusive to village life. Come and sample their hospitality offered with a genuine smile.
Change of opening hours
from Friday 21st August to Friday 28th August your village shop will be open from 8 am to 1 pm only.
Open on sundays from 8 am to 11 am
What possessed you buying the shop is a question that often gets asked so what follows is a reasoning behind that.
Both of us are compromised healthwise and we wanted to work and model to our children that no matter what life deals you as a card you can do something.We are unable to work in a conventional way but this way of life suited us and we bought the shop in 2007. We love living in this community and although our previous occupations were people focussed it has been a good fit so far.
Over the last 4 years health has again been an issue and we have felt very supported by the people around us. Roger very much loves the human interaction in the shop and acts as a 5th emergency service keeping an eye out and working with people to live as independently as they can.
Each day is different and we invest time and effort to support life in the community. Currently we act as box office for the Stogumber Festival http://www.stogumberfestival.com and it is a way we can support the village.
Blogposts will be published weekly to give you a flavour of life in this village or have an article that illustrates life in Stogumber for those who want to visit the village.