Tilbury Cottage

Taunton, Somerset
+44 (0)1823 299222

A heartfelt welcome and Exmoor views from a cosy barn deep in Quantocks country – walkers, bikers, riders will be content here


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

You can see for miles – across old English country and shapely hills to the wilds of Exmoor. Walks from the door pass through valleys and bluebell woods via great pubs dishing up good food. Return to an upside-down cottage muddy and ruddy after bike rides; bring your own or hire from the shop down the road – Matt and Jenny can point you in the right direction.

There’s space for two in the sociable kitchen where you can cook and chat together, eating outside on the balcony which is perfectly angled for the sun and the view. All the basics are waiting for you and there’s a generous hamper of milk, best bacon and bread for easy breakfasts. Spend evenings gazing up at a million-tog duvet of stars.

You’ll share the outside space with other cottages and shepherds’ huts at the farm, but it’s a short trip down the winding lanes to National Trust properties, villages and the moors.

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We think you'll love

  • The wide, open views across to Exmoor
  • Being able to walk to pubs and a village
  • The heart-of-the-Quantocks setting
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You should know

  • You’ll need to navigate winding lanes to get to the farm
  • Stairs and hills aren’t great for those with limited mobility
  • You’ll need a car for shops and sightseeing


  • Swimming pool
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 3 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Pig's ears, blankets and towels.

Dogs £10 per night. Max. 1.

Small nursery field that dogs can run around in off the lead. Dogs on lead around animals on farm and ponies. All breeds welcome except Bulldogs.

Pub 10-minute walk. Free breakfast hamper available.


Nightly price
from £70
Weekly price
from £490
Dogs £10 per night.
1 Cottage for 2
From £701 bed1 bedroom


Matt is the perfect welcoming host and Tilbury Cottage is in an amazing location- I could imagine spending many more days here exploring all the walking paths and taking in the spectacular views before returning to soak in the rolltop bath. The silence and star-gazing was also wonderful.

Zoe, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The farm is remote, down a long, winding lane. You can walk to a good pub – The Rising Sun, West Bagborough – in under 10 minutes, or The Notley Arms at Monksilver in an hour. Drive or walk through the Quantocks to the much decorated Clavelshay Barn for local produce; pigeon and bacon, venison haunch, West Country cheese. The nearest station is 20 minutes’ drive in Taunton, with direct trains to London in under two hours. Time your visit for the Thursday farmers’ market and stock up with bread, Somerset brie, homemade jams.

Local points of interest from Matt & Jenny Ambler

  • Tilbury Farm offers big skies and stunning views. Watch the weather roll in. Reconnect with nature.Our fabulous location is our biggest asset. With far-reaching panoramic views and a southern aspect.
  • The Quantock Hills are a walker’s paradise.Walk on top of the world, follow the Quantock ridgeway to Will’s Neck – the highest point on the Quantock Hills with views in every direction. Explore the bluebell woods.
  • Cycling HeavenThe Quantock Hills are famous for their mountain-biking trails. Tilbury Farm is in the most perfect location for cycle rides from your doorstep. Forestry trails or open moorland paths are both on offer to explore.
  • Horse-riding paradiseEnjoy the beauty of the Quantock Hills through the ears of a horse.Our neighbouring property offers Horse Trekking rides of varying length across the surrounding countryside. Tailored for all abilities, contact us for further details.


Matt & Jenny Ambler

Matt and Jenny met travelling – she’s a local and they both lived in Sydney until 2010 before moving back to England to give their three children a dose of fresh air and countryside. They live at the farm (cottages, shepherds’ huts) with a motley crew of animals - Matt will be there to welcome you and provide recommendations, if you’d like that.