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“Fantastic 30th Celebrations!”
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Farmhouse -
9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 18
West Bagborough, Taunton, Somerset, England

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Jenna S
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic 30th Celebrations!”
Reviewed 9 July 2018 for a stay in June 2018

We had a great stay at this venue, couldn't have asked for more. It was secluded, but within walking distance of pubs and driving distance of shops, beach and other activities.
The facilities at the house were great and was stocked with toiletries, cooking oil, spices and such like; most importantly it was stocked with coffee!
It's also pet friendly which was handy, really can't fault the place.

Hope to stay again soon, or try one of their other locations!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Jul 2018
Thank you for such a lovely review. We so are glad that you had such a great stay and found some activities to do in the surrounding area. Kind regards, Tiger and the Woodlands Retreats team.
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SamBreen
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 24 January 2018 for a stay in January 2018

I hired this beautiful house for my mother’s 70th birthday, it was a truly perfect place for all adults and children to come together to celebrate.
The kitchen is amazingly equipped (and I have stayed in dozens of houses like this), everything that we needed.
The oven is big enough to cook a dinner for 18, the dining table was big enough for us all to sit at.
It was lovely and warm thanks to the heated floors.
The bedrooms were spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated.
The hot tub was huge, everyone enjoyed it even in the freezing wind.
The grounds were beautiful and the children even had the pleasure of watching a baby sheep be born.
The younger couples enjoyed the annex and the pool table tournaments.
Everyone enjoyed the comfy lounge and log burner.
The house helped us create wonderful memories that will be treasured forever.
I will definitely be back!!! Hopefully next time I the summer so that we can appreciate the grounds more.

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Management Response
31 Jan 2018
Thank you very much for your kind words about Smokeham Farm. It sounds like you had a fantastic celebration and it's great that you got to see some of the local lambs being born. You would be very welcome in the Summer to enjoy the surrounding countryside and hopefully a warmer dash to the hot tub.
Best regards Ed and The Woodlands Retreats Team
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luketouls...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Idyllic, spacious, well-equipped farmhouse, nestled within stunning countryside.”
Reviewed 4 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

19 of us, aged from 20 months to 75 years, plus two dogs, descended on Smokeham Farm for a week-long family holiday. A robust challenge for any establishment. This beautifully renovated, well-equipped farmhouse passed with flying colours. Set amongst the lush, rolling, Somerset countryside, with stunning views in virtually every direction, you have the feel of being in an authentic farmhouse, while not having to get your feet muddy. Red Devon (I think) cows with their calves, roam the surrounding fields. The large, modern kitchen could seat us all, while each of the comfortable bedrooms are en suite. The spacious living area, with giant flat-screen tv, DVDs, video and board games, was ideal for evenings in. An adjoining building housed our teenagers, who took full advantage of the pool table. The external hot tub was enjoyed by all ages. The location is perfect for walks, trips to Dunster Castle, Dunkery Hill, the coast or any of the numerous charming towns and villages in the area. If this is the sort of thing you're after, then look no further.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Nov 2017
Thank you for such a fantastic review of Smokeham Farm. It sounds like everyone had such a great time at the house and on day trips.....and you're correct, Red Devons are roaming around the fields. Kind regards, Kerry & The Woodlands Retreats Team
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EllaNewin...
Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Absolutely brilliant accommodation!”
Reviewed 26 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We stayed here for my sisters hen do and everything was perfect!
Beautiful en-suite rooms, great communal space, the hot tub in full working order and (of course) pretty local pubs!
Highly recommend staying here for large group gatherings *****
We'll be back!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Oct 2017
Thank you for the great review of Smokeham Farm. It's a great property for large groups to get together and the location is superb. We are are really glad you had a great time and hopefully some memories were made. Kind regards, Kerry & The Woodlands Retreats Team.
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Meander25...
1 review
“The perfect setting for a celebration with friends.”
Reviewed 13 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

From the wow factor upon arrival, to the relaxed atmosphere throughout our stay, Smokeham Farm offered everything needed to help our 50th birthday celebration with friends very memorable. Everything has been thought of, ensuring maximum relaxation for everyone.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Oct 2017
Thank you for the great review of Smokeham Farm. We are really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and birthday celebrations. Kind regards, Kerry & The Woodlands Retreats Team.
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Murdoch_4...
Woking
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent for a large party”
Reviewed 30 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Currently at Smokeham, with 16 other members of the family. Excellent accomdation n superb surroundings .... Whether you want to walk, sight see or just enjoy the British countryside .... Something for everybody.

Tips for those arriving , the directions are poor , especially at night! From the junction in west bag borough, it's about 0.7 mile ....

Minor gripes, no shaver points and the lighting in the upper lounge is too much, or not enough....

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Oct 2017
Thank you for your kind words about Smokeham Farm, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. With reference to the directions, i can only assume that you were using Sat Nav which didn't take you to the door. I've checked the directions we sent you in advance and these are the correct ones that take you 'up the long driveway to the Smokeham Farm'. Albeit i'm afraid there aren't any street lights in the area.We will have a look at the lighting in the main lounge and the addition of a floor lamp could be a splendid idea! Thanks again, Paul & The Woodlands Team.
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Emily F
Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Hen Weekend at Smokeham Farm!”
Reviewed 9 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Absolutely amazing accomodation, cannot recommend this property enough. 5 +++ stars. Absolute luxury.
Came for a hen weekend with 15 other women, the house sleeps up to 20 people with 9 ensuite bedrooms, all furnished and decorated to an extremely high standard. The detail around the house was impeccable.
The owner of the house was extremely helpful with any issues that we had, and was only a phone call away if needed.
The location of the house is amazing, with stunning views. 20 minute car journey from Taunton town where we enjoyed a lovely meal at The Cosy Club and then went on for drinks at Mambo (highly recommended - amazing bar for all ages!!)
Recommended taxi service for larger groups - A1 Ace Taxis. Couldn't recommend these guys enough, there were extremely accommodating and friendly.
Hot tub at the property was amazing and seated up to 14 (maybe more!), definitely the best part of the house.
The views again were absolutely amazing, we were surrounded by sheep, cows and horses along with the breathtaking views of the countryside.
If you are looking for a dancing activity as part of a hen weekend - highly recommend Studio 22 which was a 30 minute car journey from the house. Absolutely amazing dancing activity including nibbles and bubbly. The instructors were fab and made it lots of fun for the whole group!!

Couldn't recommend this house enough and we will definitely be returning!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Jul 2017
What a fantastic review, thank you for taking the time to write this. We are so glad you enjoyed the house and the local area, it sounds like you had a fantastic weekend. We would love to have you stay with us again. Kind regards, Kerry & The Woodlands Retreats Team.
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