Introducing Allercott Farm – four lovely holiday properties found on a 240 acre working farm which settles on the outskirts of Dunster and Exmoor National Park. If you’re in search of an idyllic base from which to explore all that this beautiful corner of Somerset has to offer, these lovely self-catering homes are most definitely the spot.



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Dive In…The Allercott Farm Lifestyle

Things to know

The Farm

The farm spans 240 acres of farmland and wooded valleys, and the owners welcome you to explore the surroundings.

A public footpath winds through the woodland, passing what locals call ‘The Lost Village of Clicket’ which is a lovely walk for all the family.

Apart from the wooded valley, the farm offers various attractions including a resident flock of 400 Ewes who welcome newborn lambs each April. There’s also a herd of Aberdeen Angus cows who calve in late summer or early autumn as well as horses, ponies, chickens.

The owners have dogs who are very friendly and and accustomed to both guests and other dogs.

Wood, charcoal and firelighters

Wood is supplied for Allercabin’s wood-fired hot tub throughout the duration of you stay however logs and firelighters for the wood-burner are for your first fire only. Guests are asked to please bring extra along.

Charcoal for the firepit and BBQ’s is provided for the first fire only.


Both Bees Knees and Honeycott cottages are south-facing and have their own private sunny gardens with garden furniture. The cottages are at the heart of the farm with enclosed gardens so that children or dogs can be free to play and you have peace and quiet.

Allercabin is also south-facing and has its own deck and private hot tub (for cabin guests only)


Your holiday cottage

Allercott Farm is within easy reach of both Exmoor National Park and the coast, which means guests can enjoy a thoroughly away-from-it all experience yet still be within easy reach of the area’s best-known attractions.

There are four beautifully furnished self-catering properties on site as well as oodles of outdoor space to explore, and each home has been thoughtfully equipped to offer relaxation and practicality. Look forward to comfortable beds, contemporary kitchens, modern bathrooms, and Smart TVs. The tranquility of the location and having everything you need for a wonderful stay means you can enjoy the peace and quiet of country life without having to forego on luxury.

Being away from busy roads, the setting is rather special too with only the occasional sound of a farm vehicle interrupting nature’s chorus. Those who have had the pleasure of being past guests have commented on how well they sleep here too, as it’s so quiet and very dark at night with a multitude of stars scattered across the sky!


Things to do in the area

The location of your holiday cottage is simply sublime with Dunster, its castle, yarn market and tearooms being just 12 minutes’ drive, and Blue Anchor Beach 20 minutes. There is plenty to see and do in the area so if you fancy venturing out to explore, you’ll have your pick of fabulous spots to choose from.

Dunster Castle

Enjoy a family day out at Dunster Castle, a historic castle, watermill, and country home owned by the National Trust. Explore subtropical gardens, terraced gardens with exotic plants, and a peaceful wooded area by the river. Don’t miss St. George’s Church nearby, known for its beautiful features.

Yarn Market

Visit the Yarn Market, a unique octagonal building in the heart of Dunster, built in 1609 for traders. It’s a must-see for history enthusiasts interested in the town’s heritage.

Dunster Railway Station

Take a scenic train journey on the West Somerset Steam Railway, running through Somerset’s stunning landscapes. Explore restored stations and enjoy unsurpassed views of the Quantock Hills.

Park Street Cottages

Discover the charming Park Street Cottages near Gallox Bridge, a picturesque and much-photographed setting of quintessentially English thatched cottages and their beautiful blooms.

Blue Anchor Beach

If sandcastles and sunbathing are on your holiday’s agenda, nearby Blue Anchor Beach offers miles of sand and shingle for you to enjoy. The beach is flat and easily accessible with a vast sandy stretch exposing at low tide. Dog owners can walk with their pooches off-lead all year round which is a huge plus. Enjoy lunch or a snack at the Driftwood Cafe or the Smugglers Inn, both offering delicious bites to eat.

Exmoor National Park

Discover the natural beauty of Exmoor National Park, just a short drive from Dunster. Enjoy walks, spot wildlife like Exmoor ponies and red deer, and stargaze in the designated Dark Sky Reserve. Don’t forget to visit the picturesque Tarr Steps, an ancient clapper bridge spanning the River Barle.

Tarr Steps (22 minutes’ drive)

Quite possibly one of Exmoor’s best-known and most-visited landmarks. This ancient clapper bridge near Withypool is believed to date back to the Bronze Age, making it one of Britain’s oldest bridges. Despite its simplicity, this structure has endured for thousands of years, attracting visitors for scenic walks, picnics, and photo opportunities along the River Barle. Surrounded by wooded valleys and rolling hills, the area offers breathtaking views of the Exmoor landscape.

Exmoor Zoo (43 minutes’ drive)

Visit Exmoor Zoo for a fun day out with animals like lemurs, meerkats, and big cats, just a short drive from Kentisbury Grange.The Tall Trees Trail offers nature lovers a 600 metre route along a peaceful stream past towering Douglas Firs (some of which reaching 60m). This is a lovely way to spend an afternoon outdoors with all the family.

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