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The Old Pigsty
Strawbridges Farm
Churchstanton, Taunton
Somerset, TA3 7DP
info @ theoldpigsty.co.uk
Tel: 01823 602916

Winner of the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2017 & 2018

The best place for
a tranquil break

Welcome to The Old Pigsty


Set in a tranquil location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) at Churchstanton in the Blackdown Hills, close to the Somerset  Devon border and yet only six miles from Taunton. The Old Pigsty has been used as self-contained holiday accommodation since April 2002 with many satisfied visitors commenting favourably upon their holiday experiences and the quiet, picturesque location.


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.


The barn is located in, and accessed through, the owners' pretty rear garden via seven small steps which lead to the entrance. There is ample space for parking with off-road parking nearby.


The accommodation is on one floor with original beams and a ceramic tiled floor and comprises of a lounge/dining room and well equipped kitchen. There are two radiators in the studio. There is a double bed and French doors opening onto the patio area. Inside the shower room there is a double size shower cubicle, toilet and hand basin.


The property benefits from central heating with constant hot water. All fuel, electricity, bed linen and towels are included. A laundry service is available by arrangement with the owner. Also provided are a TV with radio and microwave (in addition to a modern electric cooker). Water is supplied from the owners' fresh water springs. Eggs from the owners’ free range hens are an ideal option for meals.


The courtyard garden and patio area has its own furniture and is perfect for relaxing in the evening sun.


The property is not suitable for children over the age of 6 months or for more than 2 adults.



- Studio Style Accommodation

- Self Catering

- Located at the heart of the  Blackdowns surrounded by  beautiful countryside

- Stabling available on request

- Outside space

Settle in to a different pace of life!

The Old Pigsty offers a relaxing atmosphere for those wishing to get away, however it is within easy drive of Somerset's County Town, Taunton.

Set in the Heart of the Blackdowns the surrounding countryside is picturesque.

Situated in the garden of Strawbridges Farm, the grounds are surrounded by fields. Plenty of potential for walkers, cyclists and horse riders alike.