Blackmore Farm

Bridgwater, Somerset
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1278 653442
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£120 - £140
per night

Medieval manor house and busy farm. A welcoming atmosphere, big bedrooms, breakfast in the baronial great hall by the cosy log fire


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£120 - £140 per night

The Experience

Come for atmosphere and architecture: the Grade I-listed manor-farmhouse is remarkable. Medieval stone, soaring beams, four-posters, ecclesiastical windows, giant logs blazing in the Great Hall. Ann and Ian look after guests and busy dairy farm with equal enthusiasm. Furnishings are rich, bedrooms are large and the oak-panelled suite (with secret stairway) takes up an entire floor.

The stable rooms are simpler and of course less majestic but may suit those who prefer privacy. Aga breakfasts with local sausages, bread from the local baker and homemade jams are eaten at the long polished table in the Hall. Don’t miss the excellent farm shop – there’s a café too with cakes, drinks and produce from the area. You’re on the doorstep of the Quantocks for many walks, the Coleridge Way is also near which takes you onto Exmoor. Cyclists can store bikes safely in the old Chapel.

Cannington village is one mile by car and has shops and pubs.

Blackmore Farm - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Eating breakfast in the Great Hall surrounded by suits of armour
  • Ann and Ian are lovely hosts, delighted to share the history of the family and the house
  • Being on the edge of the Quantock Hills, an AONB with great views of the Bristol Channel from the peaks
Blackmore Farm - Gallery

You should know

  • The main house has uneven floors, lots of stairs and low doorways
  • No dogs in the main house - only in the Cider Press and the Shepherd's Hut. £10 a dog


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from £120
Singles £75-£85.
2 Four-posters
From £120
1 Double
From £120
1 Twin
From £120
1 Suite for 2
From £120


Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Occasional dinner from £27 for parties (large parties only). Pubs/restaurants 5-minute walk.


A wonderful place to stay, Blackmore has such a fascinating history, so well brought to life by owner Ian Dyer. You really feel you are back in time in this restored farmhouse, yet the incredible bedrooms also have all modern facilities. An ideal base lovely walks in the Quantocks and Exmoor just nearby; for lovers of Romantic poetry - Coleridge and Wordsworth spent a lot of time in this area.

Veronique, Sawday's Inspector

It was truly amazing, they are so welcoming and friendly, the house and the history is like nowhere we’ve stayed before and it’s a brilliant B and B as well with all the qualities you’d hope. I can’t recommend it highly enough!


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The neighbourhood

You're on a working farm which is rural, but not remote. Walking and cycle paths criss-cross the area so you can join at any point for a gentle stroll or a full day hiking - it's a great base for walkers. Stock up at the farm shop which sells gifts as well as local produce. The Hood Arms at Kilve is a 10-minute drive and has good food. Combe House Hotel is nearby for special occasions.

Local points of interest from Ann & Ian Dyer

  • Lovely walks in the nearby Quantock Hills and West Somerset Coast.
  • Bird Watching at Steart Marches and the Somerset Levels.
  • Explore the medieval village of Dunster including the enchanting Castle and Gardens.


Ann & Ian Dyer

Ian has lived on this family farm all his life and he and Ann have been doing B&B since 1989. From the outset they wanted the B&B to fit well with the age and spirit of the old house and they continue to work at it, improving its medieval structure - 'a balance of integrity and authenticity' says Ian. In 2021 they won (for the second time) the award for Britain in Bloom for Businesses.