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Three beautiful holiday cottages
perfectly located in the centre of rural Somerset:

Hare Cottage
(sleeps 4)

Cockerel Cottage
(sleeps 2)

Gander Cottage
(sleeps 2)


Some of the things our guests have said.

Relaxed and recharged

Thankyou for a lovely week’s stay. The cottage is beautiful, in lovely grounds with wonderful hosts! The children had a lovely time playing and running barefoot and making new ‘dog friends’. Our dog loved mooching in the sunshine and we relaxed and recharged…perfect!

Mike, Cordelia, Mara, Owen & Lucy the dog. June 2019

Perfect for a family get together

Three beautiful cottages  -  perfect for a family get together. Very welcoming hosts who have equipped the cottages very well. Welcome pack included homemade jam, chutneys, cider, apple juice… Thank you for a great week. Also to Mungo and Alfie.

Terry, Tony, Holly, Cordelia, Michael, Mara, Owen, Antonia & Heidi. June 2019

The nicest place we have ever stayed

This has been the nicest place we have ever stayed. We needed some “quiet rest” and this has been perfect. Robin and Alexandra have been extremely helpful and it was a pleasure to meet them both. Home produce was delicious, especially the cider and juice. Loved seeing Alfie each day and chatting with all the wildlife. We will make sure that we share our wonderful find with friends and family, and we will most definitely be staying again

Tina & Richard. May 2019

Scenic View

Beautiful cottage. Excellent scenic view. Lovely hosts who couldn’t do more. Thank you for accommodating Poppy and Puppy Bella.

Kevin & Tracey. May 2019

The lambs and ewes provided us with plenty of entertainment!

My mother and I had a wonderfully relaxing week in Hare Cottage. The views were to die for and the company of Alfie and Mungo was a reminder to us both of Mum’s dear dog Lucy. Also, the lambs and ewes provided us with plenty of entertainment! Nothing was too much trouble and the addition of a high backed chair was a God send. We loved all the home produce of eggs, apple juice, cider, jams and chutney. Thank you for a lovely time. We’ll tell everyone about your place!

Ruby & Mary. May 2019

Dogs enjoyed it as much as we did!

What a wonderful find! Beautiful part of Somerset. Quiet, relaxing and superb hosts. Dogs enjoyed it as much as we did!

The Charman Family. April 2019

Oh what a treat!

Westport Farm Cottages, oh what a treat!
Warm welcome on arrival and Cockerel Cottage is so sweet
Everything you could possibly need for a wonderful stay
Has been thought through carefully in a perfect way
Special little touches, make this stand out from the rest
The owners are so thoughtful, they are just the best.
Nothing too much trouble, I feel they are now my friends
My dogs and I don’t want this holiday to end
So relaxing and the magical surroundings
Make this place quite astounding
Perfect setting for visiting interesting sights
Plenty to explore and hidden delights
To top all this would be difficult, I believe
Savour, relax and enjoy and receive.


Gail. January 2019

A perfect base

A perfect base for our visit to check up on the family; comfortable, cosy and welcoming. Very many thanks. The touch of leaving dog treats for Daisylion was much appreciated!!

Janet & Simon Patterson and Daisylion. January 2019

Highly recommend

We had the most wonderful time staying here. We arrived to the warmest welcome from Andrew and the family. The cottage was well stocked and extremely comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed feasting on our fresh eggs and bacon. We would highly recommend!!! :  ) x  :  )  x  :  )  x

Emily, Mo & Rosie. Xmas 2018

Facilities were fantastic

What a wonderful cottage for a break, the facilities were fantastic. We had the warmest welcome with a lovely welcome pack of eggs, bread, milk etc. Robin, Andrew and the family very warm and attentive. Thank you so much for a lovely time. Hope to be back again in the New Year! Many thanks for a relaxing time. x

Maria, Martella & Becca. October 2018

We very much looking forward to returning

What a wonderful, relaxing mini-break we have had! Hare Cottage is absolutely delightful with all the amenities one could wish for. The 'Welcome Pack', the vase of flowers & the greeting by Robin, Mungo and Alfie made for a wonderful start to our break. The cottages are well situated for exploring the local, and perhaps not so local, area. We very much look forward to returning. Thank you.  : )

Georgina, Robert & Hamish. October 2018

Wheelchair Access

Thank you for your wonderful consideration with regards to wheelchair access. Very much apprecitated. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Kind regards, the Brook family.

Maria, David & Mary. October 2018

Spotlessly Clean With Everything You Could Want

Had a great time. Cottage spotlessly clean, with everything you could want. A pleasure meeting Robin, most helpful. Poppy loved running with Mungo & Alfie. Hope to come again in no to distant future.

Pat, Keith, Becca & Poppy. September 2018

Sparklingly Clean

We have really enjoyed our stay in Hare Cottage. The vase of flowers was a lovely surprise. Our 'home' for the week was sparklingly clean, well stocked and very comfortable. The peaceful setting was just what we needed. Being able to have dear Alfie for an afternoon sat outside making the most of the sunshine was a real joy. Robin, Alexandra and Andrew thank you for your kindness and making us feel so welcome. It was a pleasure to meet you all. We will be back! x

Spud, Stephanie & Candii. September 2018

Hosts Were Wonderful

A wonderful weeks holiday. Our hosts were wonderful and the cottage was everything it said it would be. My wife was able to enjoy it even though she is wheelchair bound. We will be back. Thank you very much.

Derek & Sue. September 2018

Peaceful Place to Relax

A beautiful cottage with everything you neeed. A peaceful place to relax and unwind. We have really enjoyed our time here.

Gill & Bryan. September 2018

Ideal Base to Sight See

Spent a very relaxing week here at this pleasant cottage. Ideal to sight see like Cheddar Gorge, Wells and Bath, plus some really nice walks nearby. Thank you and will be back again next year.

Martin, Jane & Colin. September 2018

A gem in Somerset

Thank you for a lovely welcome to Robin. Enjoyed meeting Alexandra, Andrew and Merlin. Thank you for the apple juice / cider making demo. Very interesting. The cottage is very comfortable, and the welcome pack was lovely, much appreciated. The cottage is in a very good location, ideal for visiting places - some new to us, some old. Would love to stay again.

Mike, Sheila and Rachel. September 2018

Lovely Cottage in great surroundings

A wonderful friendly welcome from our most helpful hosts. Lots of extra ‘goodies’ in our fridge and on worth. A lovely cottage in great surroundings made for a perfect break. It was a pleasure meeting you all. Thank you so much.

Sylvia and Arthur. September 2018

The most comfortable, relaxing week ever

Fantastic! We have had the most comfortable, relaxing week ever. Everything has been perfect. Thanks to everyone.


Mike and Mo. August 2018

Loved every minute

Wonderful! We have had such a lovely week here. Ted and Betty have enjoyed playing with Alfie and Mungo and we have loved every minute - thank you!


Natasha and Kevin. August 2018

Could not have been more perfect

We have had such a lovely time. The cottage and setting could not have been more perfect! The warmest of welcomes from Andrew, Robin and family. We’ve enjoyed exploring the area. Charlie has had a lovely playmate in Mungo - and dear old Alfie. We would love to come back!


Nicky, Shaun, Nick & Tim + Charlie. August 2018

A Lovely Week

Perfect weather and location. We've had a lovely week here.

Janet, Graham & Tilly. July 2018

Very Comfortable & Well Equipped

We have just returned from a very enjoyable holiday in Gander Cottage. Westport Farm is situated in a beautiful and peaceful part of the country with plenty of interesting places to visit. We particularly liked the lovely walks directly from the farm without needing on the road. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and it was a pleasure to watch the chickens roosting from the rear patio.

Jan and Graham. July 2018

Thank you for the apple juice / cider making demo

We have just returned from a very enjoyable holiday in Gander Cottage. Westport Farm is situated in a beautiful and peaceful part of the country with plenty of interesting places to visit. We particularly liked the lovely walks directly from the farm without needing on the road. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and it was a pleasure to watch the chickens roosting from the rear patio.

Jan and Graham. July 2018

Perfect in All Respects

Perfect in all respects. We have loved every moment of this stunning location and the warm greeting we received on arrival. Thank you so very much.Loved watching those lovely chickens in their freedom. Love to Alfie and Mungo for their friendship - Evie and Muffy were delighted to make friends.

Maureen, Douglas, Evie & Muffy. June 2018

We Keep Coming Back

Our third visit. We keep coming back, which means it must be special here. Our thanks once again to everybody for another great holiday. Hope to see you again soon!

Sylvia & John. June 2018

Wonderful Experience

We have all thoroughly enjoyed our time at Hare Cottage. Thank you for this wonderful experience. The cottage is delightful and our children were able to experience so much. We loved the animals, especially Poppy, Alfie, Mungo and all the chickens! We will miss seeing the sheep in this beautiful setting. Andrew, Robin and family have been amazing and so very welcoming! Thank you for the children's lolly holders! We were able to see the sheep being sheared, collect eggs from the chickens and see the baby chicks! We hope to see you again in the future!!

The Dilland Family. June 2018

A Week is Just Not Long Enough

Thank you for a warm welcome. We have spent a lovely eek here. A week is just not long enough, especially for teaching Mungo to bring that ball back!

Gillian & Didier. June 2018

Loved Seeing and Hearing the Chickens and Sheep

We had a warm welcome and a cottage with everything we could ask for and more! We have loved seeing and hearing the chickens and sheep :) Mungo & Alfie were very helpful too and we have loved seeing them and stroking them, Thank you for a wonderful stay. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves :)

The Miles Family. June 2018

A Beautiful Place to Chill Out

Having stayed in these lovely cottages last week I wanted to recommend them to anyone wanting a relaxing place to stay. The cottage was ideal for 2 of us and had all the amenities possible, including lovely garden area and patio. The former overlooking the owners' free range chickens, providing fresh eggs for guests and the front patio with views over their farmland and orchard. Wonderful cider and apple juice produced there too.
The small but perfectly formed cottages are ideal for people with disabilities too. Level access, wide doorways and wet rooms to mention but a few. 
The owners are very welcoming and helpful. Full of local and countywide information, plus no request seemed to be too much trouble. 
The two family dogs, Alfie and Mungo, were extremely welcoming too, so I'm sure other visiting doggie friends would be made to feel at home too.
Lots of nearby places to eat and visit and, for those interested in natural history, various reserves on the Avalon Marshes. 
All in all a fantastic holiday venue. We'll certainly be returning.

Val & Dave. June 2018

Came as strangers, left as friends

There are not enough words to say all the thank you's for a really wonderful holiday with Alexandra, Robin, Andrew, Mungo and my special mate Alfie - he has made our holiday. Everything is just as it says it is on the website. Home from Home. So good we will be back in September. Thank you once again for welcoming us into you family, we came as strangers and left as friends. xx

Margaret & David. May 2018

Beautiful Eggs

Lovely Cottage. Well appointed. Robin was so friendly and helpful, Mungo and Alfie too. Loved the sheep and chickens - beautiful eggs. Thankyou.

Andy & Debbie. May 2018

Superb Accomodation

Superb Accommodation. Lovely cottage, lovely people. Everyone was extremely helpful and accommodating. 
Barrington Court was a lovely day out. Burrow Hill Cider Brandy Distillery not to be missed. hic! hic!

Eric, Libby & Gabby, May 2018

Fabulous Hosts

Came for a short break to visit family nearby. Nothing was too much trouble for the delightful hosts Robin and Alexandra. A cosy and well equipped cottage with quality linens, a lovely welcome pack of goodies and a beautiful and relaxed setting. My dogs Rugby and Smurf had a tremendous time playing in the grounds with their new friends Mungo and Alfie and like me, did not want to come home!

Nicola. May 2018

Wonderful Holiday

We have had a wonderful holiday. The cottage is lovely. There was nothing we needed that we didn't have. Accessibility was very good. Andrew and his family were very helpful. I'm sure we will return. xx

Fran, Gareth & Dani. April 2018

One of the best

We stayed at Westport for 4 days in one of the extremely well organised and equipped cottages. The welcome pack was exceptional. Everything was top notch and we are happy to give our recommendation. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners.

John & Sue, March 2018.

Very Peaceful

Good Feel Very peaceful, enjoyable stay. There is a good feel here. Loved the animals.

Karen. March 2018

Welcoming and Supportive

Lovely cottage, well laid out and tasty welcome gifts including Easter bunnies! Owners are welcoming and were very supportive re delivery and collection of equipment hired from The British Red Cross in Taunton. Great location, and I'm looking forward to visiting again soon. x

Georgia, March 2018


Well what can I say,from the moment we arrived we were taken care of by Andrew and his lovely family,nothing was to much trouble,we stayed in Hare cottage over xmas and new year and it was beautiful one of the best places iv stayed in in a long time.the cottage was very clean,well presented and the beds were the best I’d slept in in a long time I had the best sleep ever,everywhere was spotless not a speck of dust anywhere the kitchen was well stocked and we even had china cups and cut glass crystal glasses to drink from,the shower room was nice and big and there was always hot water all holiday,the towels looked brand new the bedding in both bedrooms rooms were clean and crisp and very comfortable,there wasn’t a mark on any of the bedding or the the beds,the whole cottage was just lovely to be in.The family had two very well behaved dogs and mungo came most mornings to play with our little dog Misty they had so much fun together,I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays we have had in a long time and we will be going back very soon, we would like to say a huge thank you to Andrew and his family for making our xmas holiday so special and for making us feel apart of there family 
Many thanks Mandy Etta Misty meme and zippy

Mandy & Etta, December 2017

A Warm Welcome to Somerset

Whilst house hunting in Somerset in 2017 we stayed in Cockerell Cottage at Westport Farm, firstly in August and again in September. The surroundings were wonderful, the facilities excellent and the welcome from Andrew and the rest of the Reid family, including Alfie and Mungo, were the reasons we stayed again whilst awaiting completion of our new home. We were in Gander Cottage into December and although the weather could have been kinder we were always warm and cosy. Again Alexander, Robin and their family did all they could to make our stay a happy one and made sure we had everything we needed. We would not hesitate to recommend Westport Farm Cottages to friends and family visiting us and Somerset in the future.

Valerie & David. December 2017

Ideal For An Early Winter Break

Ideal for an early winter break. Wonderful hosts - made us so welcome, like being one of the family. Would recommend these cottages to anyone. Many thanks to Robin, Sandra, Andrew and family and special hugs to two special boys Alfie & Mungo.

Peter & Margaret. December 2017

What a Wonderful Find

My wife and I stayed for a few days in November and had a really lovely relaxing break. Although we were not so lucky with the weather, it did not dampen our spirits and we enjoyed the beautiful setting.
The location was ideal for us to get out and about to visit some National Trust properties, enjoy some scenic local country walks and sample the local fayre! The cottage itself was charming, warm and cosy and very comfortable and we found the kitchen was amazingly well equipped. On arrival at the farm we had a warm welcome from the owner Robin, who was really helpful with recommendations for local walks and places to visit during our stay.
We even had a welcome pack of farm produce waiting for us, it included beautiful freshly laid eggs from their hens and some farm cider which was so good we bought a few more bottles to take home with us! We are already planning our next visit for the summer months so we can explore more of the stunning Somerset countryside. We would highly recommend the cottages for a relaxing break in the country.

Duncan, November 2017

Apple Juice Straight From The Press

Disabled people know how difficult it is to find suitable wheelchair accessible accommodation.  We recommend these cottages to anyone, but especially to those with disabilities and their carers. Denise and I thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Westport Farm Cottages and the Reid family gave us a wonderful welcome. They are excellent hosts. A bonus for me, was on the day we arrived.  They showed me how the apple press operated to produce home-made apple juice and cider. I got to taste it straight from the press and it is superb.  We re-booked for next year before we departed.

Robert & Denise. October 2017

Amazing Welcome Pack

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Westport Farm. We were greeted by the wonderful Robin who wouldn't let us carry anything! We stayed in Cockerel the middle cottage. It had everything required for self catering and tastefully appointed by Alexandra. An amazing welcome pack awaits you so you can eat and have a cuppa after a long journey. We loved the home made produce provided. Beautiful view from your front door too! We visited Haynes car museum which is a must for enthusiasts. Wells is a wonderful city to visit we went on a market day which was great. The cathedral is beautiful and well worth a visit. So if Somerset is your holiday destination we couldn't recommend Westport Farm Holiday Cottages more highly.

Shelagh and Bill, October 2016

A Magical Place

Disabled people know how difficult it is to find suitable wheelchair accessible accommodation.  We recommend these cottages to anyone, but especially to those with disabilities and their carers. Denise and I thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Westport Farm Cottages and the Reid family gave us a wonderful welcome. They are excellent hosts. A bonus for me, was on the day we arrived.  They showed me how the apple press operated to produce home-made apple juice and cider. I got to taste it straight from the press and it is superb.  We re-booked for next year before we departed.

Robert & Denise. October 2017

Wonderful Welcome and Stay

Cottage is beyond fantastic. More gadgets than at home! Wonderful welcome and stay. So sad to be going home.  Harry loved the open countryside and playing with Mungo.

Definitely will be coming back. Thanks again for everything.

Barry, Shirley, Lorraine & Harry. October 2017

Idyllic Location

All five of us have had a fabulous holiday here and will definitely be coming back again!! It is an idyllic location with many wonderful things to do nearby, including donkey walking. We are very sorry to be leaving.

Emma, John, Oliver, Gemma & Hector the dog. September 2017

Best Holiday for Years

We were there as a three generation family, plus dogs. The accommodation, all three cottages, suited our needs perfectly. The dogs, very important family members, got on well with the owners lovely pair of dogs, Alfie and Mungo. The welcome and unobtrusive approach of Robin, Alexandra and Andrew was just right. The location is ideal with much to do within the area. We have had holidays in many places but Westport Farm is top of the list for us.

Hilary & Mike. September 2017

Equipped to a high standard

The wife and I had a wonderful relaxing stay at Gander cottage Westport farm. Robin made us truly welcome from the minute we arrived, helping us unload and giving advice on places to see and where to eat. He is also a dab hand at croquet, so if you are the sporting kind he will teach you. The cottage is outfitted with everything required for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is equipped to a high standard and has a lovely view of the Somerset hills. The wet room was a novelty for us. Eating out we found the Boar pub at Barrington had quality and quantity . We thank Robin and Alexandra for being excellent hosts.

John and Rita, September 2016

Perfect Restful Holiday

We had two lovely weeks in Cockerel Cottage,one in June and one in July, The hosts were wonderfully welcoming and did everything they could to make my disabled husband comfortable. The welcome pack on both occasions was outstanding and we bought some items to bring home.The cottage was spotless and well furnished with all needed for a comfortable stay. We must mention Alfie and Mungo the dogs who kept us amused on the days we spent in. We will certainly visit again

Sylvia & John, August 2017

Wonderfully Comfortable

Westport Farm Cottages are a wonderfully comfortable & well equipped base from which to explore the country & its many National Trust treasures. The owners two dogs are absolutely lovely. We would definitely return. Thank you for a lovely stay.

George, Angela & Jo. August 2017

Calm, Wonderful Place

Well, this is delightful.  What a lovely setting for a relaxing break. Gander cottage offers everything you could need and more. We were much in need of a stress free week and have been lucky enough to find this calm wonderful place which has allowed us to unwind, relax and enjoy. Our hosts have been so accommodating.  Allowing us to bring our dearly loved cat here, who has enjoyed watching the sheep grazing and the chickens running around. We can certainly recommend Westport Farm Cottages. Especially if you enjoy the countryside and all it offers.

Jan & Bob, August 2017

Quiet and Peaceful With Wonderful Views

Lovely cottages, so quiet and peaceful with wonderful views. A delightful place to stay for a few days. Ideally situated for visiting gardens and National Trust properties. Thank you for our “chats” Robin. It was lovely to meet you.

Sandra, Dave & Cooper. August 2017

A Perfect Place to Unwind

A beautiful converted clockhouse building that has been renovated to a high standard with all mod cons (fast wifi). The location is perfect, quiet, with well tended gardens,sheep and animals. The welcome supplied by the Reid family was second to none and there was a lovely welcome pack provided including their own apple juice, cider etc. The family were always around if you needed anything but we wanted for nothing in this lovely cottage. We brought our small dog Arthur with us and he had a whale of a time. I cannot recommend this cottage more highly, a great base for exploring the Somerset Levels.

Shaun and Heidi, June 2017

Very Dog Friendly

Had a wonderful relaxing holiday at Gander Cottage with my dog Tilly. Robin, Alexandra and Andrew are fantastic hosts, providing a warm welcome and there to offer advice on the surrounding area, whilst respecting the guests privacy. Only 3 cottages, all are of a great standard, all with amazing views. Gardens to the cottages are well partitioned off from the main house. Brilliant to watch chickens in the run behind the cottages and the slightly grumpy Polly the pig. Very dog friendly place as long as dogs are good with farm animals although the animals are well sectioned off. Everything in the cottage is of a good standard and finished well. Comfortable bed and great welcome pack. Would definitely stay again. Came home rested and relaxed.

Jackson, 18 May 2017

We Loved Sitting Outside Watching The Chickens

Great stay. I have been meaning to write this review for a while! My husband and I plus my daughter, her husband and baby stayed in Hare Cottage in April. The hosts live on the grounds with their selection of animals and made us feel so welcome. We loved sitting outside watching the chickens! The welcome pack is amazing!! A lovely cottage, with all amenities! My granddaughters, who stayed nearby, can still name the two dogs!

Maureen & Mike, April 2017

Wonderful Farm Atmosphere

We loved it at Westport Farm cottages. The accommodation was finished to a high standard, it had all the modern equipment you may need and a real home from home, and a comfy bed. Andrew and Alexandra and Robin made our stay welcoming , and nothing was too much trouble. The property has a wonderful farm atmosphere with hens and sheep, and the supplied welcome pack of eggs bread and jam and apple juice milk butter and more from the farm was delicious, I could go on for ever, but just to add we will be staying there again next time we tour the area. It was a wonderful well-placed base to start from each day, and close to some of the lovely National Trust houses and gardens. We highly recommend these cottages.

Baz, September 2016

Stunning and Peaceful

We loved our recent short break at Westport Farm. The accommodation has been finished to a high standard, has all the mod cons you need and also has a fantastically comfy bed. Andrew and Alexandra are the most polite and charming hosts you could hope for, and made us and our two young children feel completely welcome. The property is stunning and peaceful, with beautiful views plus an array of animals for the kids to meet including Poppy the micro pig. The homegrown apple juice and freshly laid eggs went down a treat for breakfast, and we had dinner in a lovely pub in nearby Barrington. We would definitely recommend visiting; great owners, beautiful property.

Hannah and Jamie, July 2016

A most enjoyable week

Myself, my husband Brian and our Border Terrier Treacle, spent a most enjoyable week in Gander Cottage. Located in a tranquil setting, it is ideally situated near the main road to Ilminster and Langport. We found the cottage very well equipped and the welcome pack was much superior to the norm. The home pressed apple juice was particularly nice, so we purchased some to take home, which made our friends at home very happy. The two resident Labradors (Mungo and Alfie) made a great fuss of Treacle. There is a croquet lawn facing the cottages, and Robin who is a keen lifelong player, kindly gave Brian his first induction into the rules and how to play. Not as easy as it looks.

A lovely place from which to visit the Somerset Levels, such as the RSPB bird reserves. The fishing lakes at Thorney are especially pretty. Entry is free; you don’t need to pay for a rod. For first time visitors, Glastonbury is a must - as is the museum at Taunton. Andrew kindly advised of the recently re-opened pub/restaurant at Curry Rivel – The Fire House. Not quite sure how it acquired such a name. Suggest booking as it is very popular.

Ann and Brian, July 2016

Every mod con one could wish for

Westport Farm Cottages is wonderful for a relaxing break in which to explore the fascinating and surprising Somerset Levels, as well as the Jurassic coast and Exmoor which are within easy reach. We found its location ideal, away from the crowds but close to all amenities and loads of touristy things to do. It’s only a few miles into Ilminster for local supplies, with independent shops, coffee shops, bakeries, bookshop and a Tesco. The county town of Taunton is a bit further with direct train services to London Paddington in under 2 hours.

Gander Cottage is one of 3 cottages converted from an old clock tower to a very high standard. It’s light and airy and just the right size for 2, with every effort made to create a relaxing environment in which to enjoy a break away from it all! There is every mod con one could wish for, with a dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, as well as a second TV in the bedroom. There is also a safe for valuables such as a computer in the bedroom wardrobe! We also had free Wi Fi. For those with limited mobility there is easy access with no steps, wide doors and a wet room. In the morning we sat outside on the patio in front of the cottage to have our breakfast coffee, with views to Barrow Hill on the horizon. Then in the evening we moved round to the privately screened patio leading out from the bedroom and enjoyed the setting sun with more cider and wine! You don’t need to go far if you don’t want to!

In particular, we found Westport Farm to be very dog friendly with walks straight from the door, such as along the canal where we heard and saw a lot of wildlife, including heron, egrets and reed warblers amongst others. The largest Heronry in the SW is at the Swell Hill RSPB reserve, a few miles down the road at Curry Rivel. You can also walk to the local pub at Barrington, which has good food. We recommend binoculars and walking boots. Our dog had a great time!

On our arrival we were made most welcome by the Reid family and plied with a fantastic welcome pack, including home-made jam, chutney, apple juice and cider, as well as wonderful fresh eggs from the Westport Farm hens. We really appreciated the fresh flowers in the living room on our arrival. The Reids are enthusiastic about all things to do with apples and their apple comestibles, such as jams and chutneys are delicious. It was fun getting acquainted with all their animals too!

It was such an unexpected and pleasant surprise to find this place. There is so much to do in the area if you wish to. Locally, we visited a cider distillery, which sells a great cider brandy, a pottery and wonderful Muchelney Abbey, as well as the National Trust Lytes Cary Manor and Montacute House, which are well worth a visit. Locally, Barrington Court was on our list but they were closed as they were filming a period drama. Further afield, we enjoyed visiting Glastonbury and Wells Cathedral. We didn’t have enough time to do everything we planned but found being able to just sit outside in the sun with a glass of cider and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this ancient landscape was sometimes all we needed. We can highly recommend Westport Farm as a place to get away from it all. Many thanks to the Reid family for making our foray into Somerset such a memorable and enjoyable one.

Charlotte and Malcolm, May 2016


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