Bashfords Farmhouse | Sawday's

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Bed & Breakfast

Bashfords Farmhouse - Bed & Breakfast in Somerset

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West Bagborough, Taunton, TA4 3EF, Somerset
England, United Kingdom

Charles & Jane Ritchie

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+44 (0)1823 432015 (landline)

Your hosts couldn’t be nicer and love to cook too - local meat and game and tarte tatin. A lovely, homely place with a rambling garden

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A feeling of warmth and happiness pervades this exquisite 17th-century farmhouse in the Quantock Hills. The Ritchies love doing B&B – even after over 20 years! – and interiors have a homely feel with well-framed prints, natural fabrics, comfortable sofas, and a sitting room with inglenook, sofas and books. Bedrooms are pretty, fresh and large and look over the cobbled courtyard or open fields. Charles and Jane couldn't be nicer, know about local walks (the Macmillan Way runs by) and love to cook: local meat and game, tarte tatin, homemade bread and jams. A delightful garden rambles up the hill; the pub is just a minute away.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.

Local points of interest from Charles & Jane Ritchie:

Local points of interest from
Charles & Jane Ritchie:

  • Stunning walks on the Quantock Hills are only a few steps away
  • 10 minutes from the West Somerset Steam Railway - enjoy a trip back in time through fabulous countryside
  • Pony Trekking is available close by. Explore the Quantocks on horseback
  • The wilds of Exmoor are a short drive away
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Charlie & Jane are superb hosts who made us feel very welcome. Breakfast was great , especially Charlie's bread, the best home made bread we have ever tasted! We appreciated tea on arrival and were offered it the following days too, whereas some places just give it to you on arrival. We had a very good meal in the pub a minutes walk up the road. What really makes this but there are also other good eateries a few miles away . Good walking on the Quantocks & interesting houses & beautiful gardens fairly close by. But what makes this place special is the charming hosts. Thank you very much!"

Nicola - Godolphin Cross, United Kingdom

June 2017
"We had the most enjoyable stay on our way to Cornwall so much so that we asked if we might stay again on our return. Everything we could have wished for and more was provided by the wonderful owners. Our room was lovely and the bed extremely comfortable. We ate dinner and breakfast on both our stays and were delighted by the quality of the ingredients and skill with which they were prepared and presented. Charles and Jane were extremely helpful and it was a huge pleasure to meet them. A really great start and end to our west country holiday."

Bob - London, United Kingdom

June 2017
"This is our 12th stay at bashfords. Charlie and Jane are welcoming, friendly and considerate regarding the needs of travellers and tourists. The house is a haven where you can relax and enjoy down time. Jane cooks the best scrambled eggs I have ever tasted. "
May 2014
"The warm welcome you receive at Bashfords is second to none. Jane and Charlie made us feel very welcome, with a pot of tea and shortbread on arrival. The evening meal was delicious and abundant! The attention to detail at this b & b is exceptional and would recommend to anyone who wants a 'get away from it all' experience. The B & B is nestled right in the centre of an area of outstanding natural beauty and the walking is fabulous right from the doorstep. In a nutshell, perfect everything!"
April 2014
"Fantastic B&B! Made to feel welcome from the get go, lovely comfortable & homely rooms full of character, and a fantastic breakfast to complete the stay. Wish I could have stayed longer! "
September 2013
"A most enjoyable 2 night stay here with Charlie and Jane Ritchie excellent hosts with time for their guests. It's conveniently placed beside the Rising Sun bistro pub (also a Sawday recommendation). The house has much character and is a fine testament to the Ritchie's efforts."
May 2012
"This is a fabulous place! My wife and I have stayed here several times (including our wedding before heading off on honeymoon) and we are always bowled over by the hospitality and friendliness of Jane and Charlie. We will keep on returning whenever we are back in the Taunton area."
March 2012

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  • 3 Twin/doubles
Price:(i) £80 per night

Singles £50.

Booking info:


Dinner £27.50. Supper £22.50. Pub 75 yds.




West Bagborough, Taunton, TA4 3EF, Somerset

B&B 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 80 to £ 80 per night
B&B 1 Twin/double room
Separate shower.
Price: (i) £ 80 to £ 80 per night
B&B 1 Twin/double room
Separate bath.
Price: (i) £ 80 to £ 80 per night

Charles & Jane Ritchie

Visit website

+44 (0)1823 432015 (landline)