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“A nice B&B but not if you have young children” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Frog Street Farmhouse
Ranked #1 of 55 Taunton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
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“A nice B&B but not if you have young children”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

My mother, toddler and I stayed at this B&B in August for 3nights in the the snug and as regular B&B fans we were looking forward to our visit.

The actual B&B was pleasantly furnished to a comfortable standard and spotlesslessly clean. The hosts tried their best to be accommodating where they could (sourcing beef sausages and peanut butter for us) but it was made clear that they are not used to having little ones around. There should have been some warning bells ringing when it was suggested when I went to book that we should stay in the snug (the additional part of the house) so that if the little one cries in the night he doesnt wake up the other guests!

Once in the B&B My 22 month old, who is well behaved, felt unsettled when he saw so many unfamiliar faces around a dinning table at breakfast, so he cried momentarily when he got in the high chair - rather then the reasurrance that every parent craves when their child is not conforming to adult norms, comments were made on following mornings such as 'oh here he comes', and when he was singing in his highchair (when no one else was in the room) 'you have a rather loud voice', which all served to make us feel rather uncomfortable.

The breakfasts were fine but not outstanding - home made bread is made with a bread machine, scrambled eggs a bit overcooked and not seasoned. Overall my mother, son and I had a nice holiday but probably would have felt more comfortable if we had stayed elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Vickymuswell
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frogstreet, Owner at Frog Street Farmhouse, responded to this review, 1 September 2012
We read this review with complete dismay, you went out of your way on the final night of your stay (ringing our bell at 10.30pm) to let us know what an amazing stay you had with us, you continued this praise the next morning before departure, so to receive this review leaves us perplexed.

Guest normally inform us of any dietary requirements prior to their stay, however at short notice, when the sausages you provided for your religious compliance were inedible, we went out of our way to source some specialist beef sausages, we also, at your request, bought peanut butter & apple juice for your son. Scrambled egg is never seasoned, that is always a matter of taste, salt and pepper is present on the table for guest to season themselves, if you had preferred the eggs cooked softer than normal you only had to ask, the “bread machine” is a modern convenience like the dishwasher and washing machine, it saves time and gives us the reliability of guaranteeing delicious homemade bread every day.

We are perfectly happy with the arrangements of our dining room, comments made by us or other guests were at the time jovial banter and we feel they are being blown out of proportion, we therefore feel any uncomfortable feeling you may have felt manifests from a conclusion of your own making.
We have two high chairs to accommodate children at the table and have successfully served 100’s families in the past few years, so, on the contrary, we are “use to having little ones around”.

We did try our best, so when instead of ringing the bell, you poked your head through our kitchen window to ask for some milk and lemon, instead of being upset by the intrusion in to our private space, we once again did our best to help. We would like to point out that during your stay you had at least 25 different requests catered for, which is far beyond the norm.
Finally we feel it is perfectly ok for us to protect the other guest from the possibility of baby’s crying at night, and The Snug and The Orchard suite are ideal for young families, so the fact they are set away from the other guest rooms we see as a positive.

This review site is not a medium to voice petty differences, but more suitable for constructive criticism, you clearly had an expectation that you did not share with us, had this been the case, we are sure your stay with us would have been niggle free.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

We have just returned from a superb 3-night stay at the Frog Street Farmhouse. Hosts David and Louise were incredibly friendly, providing helpful ideas of activities and good pubs to visit as well as printing off maps and directions for us - nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was superb and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting other guests round the large dining room.
We stayed in the beautifully appointed, and very comfortable, Willow Room.

The location of the farmhouse is extremely convenient just 1.5miles away from the main road but with benefit of feeling totally remote. Just make sure you print off the directions from the website!

We went for dinner at the Rose & Crown and the Bird in Hand, both of which are c.15mins away. Meals at both were very good. A visit to Lyme Regis is also to be recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank James_Heather
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essex
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

Beautifully appointed converted farmhouse. Only a few rooms and a great breakfast is taken at one big table with the other guests, a bit like a dinner party. It is in the middle of nowhere which is both an advantage and disadvantage as they only do pre booked food in the evening and the roads are very narrow country lanes. Must go back for a stay as we only used it for a stopover on the way to cornwall.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank holidaylover00
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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

Beautiful & quiet farm, lost in England southeast, with a marvellous bedroom with complete bathroom ( bath & shower ) . Orchad suite. The breakfast was excellent. To have in mind : bring a GPS in your car to find it since the roads are terrible.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mariatina2011
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Lancashire
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights and what a fantastic place! The owners are very welcoming and always on hand to give advice about places to eat, local area, etc we arrived after a very long drive and were greeted with tea and a lovely slice of homemade cake! The snug room that we stayed in was immaculate and very comfortable. The rooms are refreshed daily with clean towels, fresh milk/water, biscuits, tea/coffee etc. The breakfasts at this b&b are second to none from the homemade bread n jams to the fresh fruit salad to the fab full english breakfasts this b&b is definately missing a star and should be 5! We will be back soon!!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fizzytwo
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London
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116 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

You cannot fault this place. David and Louise know what they are doing and we wish we could have stayed longer. You are made to feel welcome and that nothing is too much trouble. Attention to detail is amazing and no other B&B we have stayed in has matched Frog Street Farmhouse.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JCMJ
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

We had to take a one night break in the Taunton area and we needed to arrive late. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and we took our own bottle of wine for the evening as there isn't a license at the farmhouse; they supplied the glasses. The farmhouse has been beautifully restored and our room was very clean and well equipped. We particularly enjoyed the breakfast arrangements where all the guests sit at a single table in the main dining room - very French, hotel dote. This is a gem and a particularly good advert for UK B&Bs. Its not surprising that the owners encourage Trip Advisor reviews.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Schulkx
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Property: Frog Street Farmhouse
Address: Frog Street Farmhouse Broadmead Road | Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton TA3 6AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Taunton
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Taunton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Frog Street Farmhouse 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Frog Street Farmhouse is a 15th century Somerset Longhouse with plenty of charm and character. It is tucked away deep in the Somerset countryside yet only 6 miles from the County Town of Taunton. Here you will find character and comfort in equal measures. Outside, horses in the fields along with cows and sheep, riverside walks across the open farm land. Inside, log fires, original beams and Jacobean panelling and luxurious en-suite bedrooms, each individually designed to a very high standard and include Free internet and Sky TV. A full English breakfast is served using locally sourced ingredients where possible. Rated 5 stars with the AA, listed in both The Good Hotel Guide and Alistair Sawday's. Frog Street Farmhouse is not just a place to stay, its a place to enjoy... ... more   less 
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