Westleigh Farm is a lovely 18th century farmhouse set in the heart of west Somerset in rolling hills between the Quantocks and Exmoor.  The house itself has been extensively renovated bringing it up to 21st century standards of comfort.  Traditional barns form the backdrop to a pretty garden, leading onto green meadows and unspoilt woodland.


It is a perfect base for walkers and cyclists to explore Exmoor, the Quantocks and the Somerset Levels. Charming country pubs, notable gardens, churches, art galleries and a wealth of music concerts are on offer locally. Westleigh is an ideal overnight stop en-route to the south west. 


With fields to explore, animals to meet, a table tennis room, and a large flat grassed lawn for playing, Westleigh Farm is an idyllic spot for children.  


All meals are served in the old cider room, now the dining room in which the ceiling has hooks from the days when the hams, salamis and game were hung.

  • Two comfortable ensuite rooms available.

  • All prices include a full English or continental breakfast.

  • A farmhouse evening meal can be booked in advance.

  • Families are very welcome - please bring your own travel cot.

  • Guests have their own key to access the house.

  • 8 miles north west of Taunton.

  • Ample parking in our farmyard.

  • A boiler room for drying wet coats/walking boots. 

  • Picnickers can re-freeze iceblocks overnight and we can provide picnic lunches as an extra.

  • There are secure barns in which cyclists can lock their bikes.

  • Please ask about dogs. 

  • It may be possible to arrange baby-sitting, please enquire.

  • Garden tours, cycle and walking route suggestions. 

  • Westleigh Farm is strictly non-smoking.





01984 667673


07957 335 886

Contact Kate & James Murdoch


Westleigh Farm                


Lydeard St Lawrence






When we found Westleigh Farm we were determined to bring it up to date without losing any of its charm that first attracted us.  The swallows still swoop into the barns, the orchids flower more abundantly each year and the garden hums with bees. It has been a great place to bring up our family alongside our various animals and wildlife. Rolling hills offer lovely views across to the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, the Blackdown Hills and the Quantocks. High-banked lanes and footpaths leading straight from the farm gate are lovely to explore especially in spring and early summer when the primroses, campions and foxgloves are in full swing. Our traditional hay meadow has not been ploughed for decades and is grass and flower rich which attracts a great variety of insects and birds. A feeling of timelessness enables you to relax and rest during your stay. 


With our children away at university we have time and space to welcome visitors into our family home. We are open all year except Christmas and New Year.