Eastwood Farm gardens and terrace in late spring sunshine. Herb Courtyard in high summer - a nectar factory for the  honey bees that live on the farm.
The Swallow's Nest - Double Bedroom & twin room
The Swallow's Nest - Double Bedroom & twin room

Private room

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

The Swallow's Nest - a comfortable hidden gem in an idyllic setting on a wildlife nature reserve in the heart of the beautiful Somerset Levels, near Curry Rivel. A bird lovers paradise & the perfect pit stop for journeys to the south west. Easy quick 15min drive to A303 & M5. Fantastic pub in village. Wonderful for walking & cycling. Close to many beautiful NT houses & gardens, both the north and south coastal paths & Somerset County Ground for cricket enthusiasts.

The space

The Swallow's Nest is a ground floor bedroom with a super-king sized bed. There is a mini fridge in the room, should you wish to keep anything cold. The room has private and exclusive use of the adjacent bathroom which has a large heated towel rail, large sink and an extra large shower with two powerful shower heads, one over-head and another wall mounted, useful for those who don't want wet hair everyday! There is an adjacent twin bedroom suitable for older children to stay, or if you are travelling with a friend and would prefer separate rooms. Swallow's Nest is part of our home at Eastwood Farm, Fivehead, Nr Taunton. Postcode TA3 6QU. Please see detailed directions in the location section.

Guest access

Guest access is via the front door and a key will be provided if necessary. Parking is available outside the front door and help can be offered with any luggage. There is a large comfortable hall with three sofas, a wall of books and a log fire in the winter - this is where you can relax after your journey. The kitchen is where you will eat your breakfast, usually a pot of homemade Bircher Muesli and our own eggs, poached and served on toast or a muffin and a fresh pot of real coffee and a selection of teas.

Interaction with guests

Please ask if you would like advice or help in deciding where to visit, walk, cycle or eat! We have excellent local knowledge and are more than happy to help make your stay as comfortable, interesting and relaxing as possible.

Other things to note

Curry Rivel has a new pub, The Firehouse, which is a foodie heaven. In Fivehead there is the opportunity to experience a wonderful fine dinning restaurant at Langford Fivehead. Further afield there is the Farmers Arms in West Hatch, The Bird in the Hand in beautiful North Curry, The Halfway House in Pitney or The White Hart in historic Somerton. All are within an easy drive of 8-12 mins away.
For bird lovers there is the famous Swell Wood Heronry at the top of the drive and the nature reserve is home to the Great Crane, a wetland icon. The Swallow's Nest is one of the few places in the UK where you can not only hear these incredibly rare birds trumpeting as they soar high in the sky but you can see them foraging for food on the Moor and during the year you will see snipe, red shanks, Cettis warblers, lapwings, yellow wagtails, skykarks, golden plover, widgeon, marsh harriers, hobbies, buzzards, kestrels, barn owls, stonechat and kingfisher and famously the starling murmurations.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 9PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: £25 / night after the first guest
Weekend Price: £50 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 9PM

The Swallows Nest is part of our home and we hope that all guests the appropriate respect for our belongs. Please always ask if there is anything that you need or would like help with. Please watch your speed as your arrive, drive slowly and carefully down the farm track to our house, as there are various ducks, hens, guinea fowl, dogs and cats around and about that live at the neighbouring farm.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

50 Reviews

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Trish User Profile
June 2017
Really lovely accommodation in such a great location. Would recommend to anyone coming to the Somerset Levels to enjoy and explore the local countryside.

Jack User Profile
June 2017
We stayed with Sophie & Paddy for two nights with our 3 month old baby. The location and accommodation is absolutely stunning and we both left feeling very relaxed. We used the firehouse (recommended by Sophie) for takeaway pizzas which were great. If you want a relaxing break with brilliant food this is the place to go. Thanks again guys.

Marie User Profile
May 2017
This is more like a boutique hotel because it is in a beautiful large home. The garden is extensive and we loved the chickens, rabbits, dogs and cats that are part of this very nice family. Sophie is a chef and is very knowledgeable about nature's healing herbs, which was a real plus. Having the heated towel rack in the bathroom was a nice surprise too. It was a great place to stay and the accommodation was first-class.

Emily User Profile
May 2017
Sophie and her husband, Paddy, made us feel very welcome in their beautiful home and were extremely helpful in providing information about places to eat and visit in the area which helped us make the most of our brief time in this lovely part of the country. Their house is situated on the side of a bird nature reserve and surrounded by fields so is very quiet with a footpath going out from the garden. It is only a short distance to the nearest town and has some delicious restaurants nearby. The guest room and bathroom are spotless and in a separate part of the house, so you don't feel like an imposition and enables you to come and go easily. Breakfast was superb. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Patrick User Profile
May 2017
Superb accommodation, fantastic hosts and those breakfasts ....
Sophie User ProfileSophie is a superhost.
Response from Sophie:
You were a pleasure to host on every occasion
May 2017

Cath User Profile
May 2017
A truly beautiful home with an extremely high quality accommodation. Warm and friendly hosts who couldn't have been more helpful. I just cannot fault it.

Vanessa User Profile
May 2017
What a find! We absolutely loved Sophie's place and could not have been made more welcome. Paddy even helped us secure a table at the fantastic Firehouse. The location was beautiful, accommodation superb, the breakfast healthy and scrummy, and the welcome was warm - we'll be visiting again for sure - Thank you so much guys, we really enjoyed our stay : )

Fivehead, United Kingdom · Joined in March 2015
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