Tor Farm offers six luxury log cabins and a cottage for holiday lets and it sounds like a great place for families to stay for a few days. The farm is in South West England in the heart of the Somerset countryside around three miles from Cheddar Gorge. I’ve not been to this area but it’s on my list of places I’d like to visit.
The farm sounds like a very peaceful place. It was originally a working dairy, beef and sheep farm and farmers Brian and Caroline started offered B&B accommodation at the farmhouse in the 1970s. Now the only animals at Tor Farm are some rare breed sheep, the original farmhouse is a holiday cottage and there are six log cabins in what used to be the farmyard. Brian and Caroline still live on site and run the business with the support of their close-knit family.
The log cabins look very cosy and swish. They’re all centrally heated and each has its own private hot tub. This is such a great idea because the weather in England can be very unpredictable but if you stay here you know that you can always warm up in the hot tub while enjoying views across the surrounding countryside. There’s also a heated outdoor pool at the farm for guests to use from May until September. The lodges are well-equipped with fully fitted kitchens and each lodge also has its own private barbecue station.
I’m pleased to see that there’s free wifi for guests at Tor Farm. I know that my children would really appreciate this, as would I. The kids get very grumpy if we stay anywhere without wifi and I get very grumpy if we’re asked to pay for it as I think it should be provided in the same way that electricity is.
You can take your dog to stay with you at Tor Farm, as long as they’re well-behaved and you clear up after them and keep them on a lead when they’re outside. There’s an extra charge of £30 to have your pet with you.
While you’re staying at Tor Farm you can book private treatments with a professional beauty therapist who will come to your accommodation. You could also arrange an art and craft day at the farm or even have local caterers to come in and cook dinner for you.
Nearby Cheddar Gorge is England’s deepest natural gorge and is a very popular place to visit. The gorge was carved out by melting glaciers during the last Ice Age and today its spectacular limestone cliffs tower up to 138 metres high. Underground the gorge is riddled with amazing caves with stalactites and stalagmites and some of these caves are open to the public. In 1903 a 9000 year-old skeleton – now known as Cheddar man – was found here and it’s believed that the caves have been inhabited since the last Ice Age. There’s a Museum of Prehistory where kids can learn about Cheddar Man and take part in activities such as cave painting.
Longleat Safari and Adventure Park is about an hour’s drive away from Tor Farm and is a great place for a family day out. You can drive through the safari park past lions, monkeys, zebras, rhinos and many other animals. You can feed giraffes, there’s an amazing adventure playground, birds of prey displays and many more things to see and do at Longleat.
Somerset Log Cabin: from £275 for two days, sleeps five.
Bath & West Log Cabin: from £275 for two days, sleeps five.
Meadow View Log Cabin: from £275 for two days, sleeps seven.
Clover Croft Log Cabin: from £265 for two days, sleeps seven.
Buttercup Lodge: from £299 for two days, sleeps five.
Primrose Lodge: from £299 for two days, sleeps five.
Holiday Cottage: from £945 for two day, sleeps 12.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tor Farm but researched and written by me.