Tilbury View

Taunton, Somerset
+44 (0)1823 299222

Peace and quiet in the Quantocks: a converted hay barn for two with Exmoor views – bring bikes, boots and binoculars


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

In its 300-year-old history this long, level barn was used for storing hay until a conversion 20 years ago. Beams remain, furnishings are farm-friendly and cosy, there’s a good stash of DVDs and board games and a comfy sofa.

Tilbury Farm has a real community feel. You’ll share the outside space with a second cottage nearby and three shepherds’ huts across the way, though you can hide away if you want. Matt and Jenny are always on hand, tending to Tallulah the pig, Roger the cat and their four ponies which you can ride.

Pack a picnic from your generous hamper – sausages, farm-fresh bread, biscuits – and head for the hills with maps from the farm. Walks lead from the door, through bluebells and the dreamily-named Paradise Valley or Strawberry Wood. National Trust properties are close, the edge of Exmoor 20 minutes’ drive.

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We think you'll love

  • The views of rolling hills as far as Exmoor
  • Walks all around – up hills, to pubs, along quiet lanes
  • Staying slap bang in the middle of the Quantock Hills
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You should know

  • The drive to get here is winding
  • It’s not ideal for those who can’t manage hills
  • You’ll need a car to get to shops and towns


  • 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
Pub 10-minute walk. Free breakfast hamper available.


Nightly price
from £70
Weekly price
from £490
1 Cottage for 2
From £701 bed1 bedroom


You have plenty of space in this homely open plan barn conversion on a friendly farm (lovely to meet Roger the cat, Tallulah the pig and the 4 ponies) right in the middle of the Quantock Hills- the views are incredible here. The perfect place to unwind, go for long walks or mountain biking and then walk to the pub for some delicious food after. Matt is the perfect welcoming host and his welcome hamper is certainly a treat!

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, our views are unbeatable.
  • 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 and Tilbury Park through Cothelstone.
  • 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.