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 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 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 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.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.