We always make a stop between Cornwall and London when we’re away. The five hour drive is a bit too much in one go, and we like to find a good half-way point. This year our stop was two nights at Woodspring Farm Hut.
Woodspring Farm Hut is north of Weston Super Mare, and was our stopping off place on the way back home from Cornwall.
Do you fancy a bit of peace and quiet, with long walks by the coast and views all around?
The gentle noise of goats in your field, and occasional grunts from the friendly pigs wandering by the hut? (and occasional goats trying to get into your hut!)
Or how about being able to run with the goats (if they choose to), or just chatting to the animals because they’re so friendly?
Woodspring Farm Hut is the place. Oh my. I thought it would be good and was excited about going, but I didn’t know it would be THIS good.
You’re on a vegetarian farm, so the animals exist to be happy. Add to that Victoria (who owns Woodspring Farm) brings your breakfast to you in the hut at an agreed time every morning – and it looks like this:
The thing I was asked the most was how we all managed to fit into the shepherds hut. We managed! Shaun slept on the floor on a blow-up mattress while I shared with H on the double bed. It was really warm and cosy, with a comfortable futon mattress.
Everything you need is in the hut – it’s really well laid out. There are your everyday facilities in the main farmhouse, and you have a composting loo next door so you don’t have to venture too far in the night. A loo with a view too… sometimes accidentally and other times on purpose!
Between the loo and the hut is the fire where we cooked pizza on the second night. Eating pizza and drinking cider while out in the middle of a field was an excellent way to spend an evening – especially with my two most favourite people in the world. And a few goats…
Woodspring Farm is next to some National Trust land. You can walk for around 2 miles (45 minutes or so) to Sand Bay. Once there, there’s an older person’s Pontins and a reasonably priced cash-only tea room. With views over the River Severn to South Wales and views across both sides of the bay there’s much to see and do. On Sand Bay there are three Second World War Pillboxes which you can see right inside.
The whole area is lovely. Even just pottering around on the farm was a great thing to do. All the animals are friendly. H was free to go and pet the animals and feed them if she wanted which she did.
We loved Jack and Vera the two pigs the most. When at Coombe Mill, Farmer Nick told H that the hair from a pig is used for paintbrushes, so guess what H’s fascination was while we were here?
You can watch the animals from the hut, all H wanted was to run around the fields with the goats!
Woodspring Farm Hut is wonderful, and I’d highly recommend. We want to go back which is a rare occurrence. We hardly ever want to go back even when we’ve had a brilliant holiday in case it isn’t as brilliant the second time around. You can shut yourself away from the world, it’s somewhere to regroup your thoughts. Fabulous.