Triscombe and the Quantocks
Triscombe is a small hamlet nestled at the foot of the Quantock Hills with a few cottages, plant nursery and a pub right opposite our farm. The Quantock Hills consits of deep wooded valleys, open heathland and rich flora and fauna are ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. Find more about the Quantocks here.
Several paths start from our farm; from the barns themselves and the top of the hills you can enjoy amazing views of the Bristol Channel, Wales, the Mendip Hills and Exmoor. You can recharge at the cosy Foxy Bean cafe - nestled in the Quantocks and just over an hour walk from the barns. Your welcome pack will include a long list of things to do, inlcuding: steam train, beach, fossil hunt, kids farm, castle visit, pubs, brewery and gardens.
Our Victorian barns are Grade II listed, based on their architecture and specifically their symmetry. Cattle used to be housed in what is now the Cows Barn and you can guess what the Hay Barn was used for. Above the tackroom, the stable groom kept himself warm by the fireplace which is still present in the Grooms Studio. Brick and stone detailing around windows and doors show the age of the stable block. The tack room has its original saddle mounts and oak stables are in keeping with the traditional style. Hay is now stored in what used to be the coach house.
Triscombe Barns is perfect for big families with plenty of land and activites to keep both children and adults entertained. Children love our farm, they can: scooter and cycle down the slope, pet horses, play table tennis, play in streams, build dams, walk on Lydeard hill and much more! All areas are fenced off and safe for peace of mind.
The barns have their own entrance and separate parking from the farmhouse. The Grooms Studio is acccessed through the Tack Room. You are welcome to walk over our 30 acre farm; through fields with sheep and horses, follow the tracks in our wood and cross the stream.
We are: Malcolm - a retired environmental consultant, now gardener, birdwatcher and fisher; and Shanti - a business consultant turned endurance horse rider. We live at Triscombe Farm close to the barns with our young son Joshua. Your host Shanti speaks English, Dutch, French and German. We are here to help!
Triscombe is a 3 hour drive from London, 1 hour south of Bristol and 1 hour north of Exeter. A fast train takes you from Paddington to Taunton in under 2 hours. A taxi ride from Taunton to Triscombe is just over 15 minutes. Once you've made it to the barns, you wont need much transport if you do an online shop beforehand.