Frequently Asked Questions
How near is the Steam Train to Court Farm?
A field separates the steam trains from Court Farm. This photograph is taken from Doniford Halt and clearly shows Court Farm to the left. The trains are seen from Bungalows 1, 2 and 3, and the sounds of the engines and steam whistles can be clearly heard from each.
I do not drive. How can I get to Court Farm?
Trains and coaches run regular services to Taunton and there are buses that run from Taunton to either Williton or Watchet. You can get a taxi from Williton or Watchet to us in Doniford.
We do have a limited local bus that serves Doniford three times a day from Monday to Friday. Ask us for details of this.
I have two grandchildren and I would like to bring them with me. Do you accommodate children?
Yes. Children are very welcome to stay at Court Farm. At present there are grassy play areas for children, but there are plenty of other child-friendly attractions in the area. Children should not be allowed to play unsupervised in the grounds.
A member of my family has difficulty in walking far. Can you accommodate them?
All the accommodation is on the ground floor, accessed via one step. Also, bungalow 3 has a shallower step giving easy access to people with walking difficulties. A car can be driven into the courtyard for dropping off and picking up. For wheelchair users, entrance door widths are 79 centimetres and internal door widths are 66 centimetres.
I am staying for two weeks. Can the sheets be changed after the first week?
It is possible to have a full set of linen provided for each week of your stay. However, this will need to be agreed in advance and we will have to make a small charge for each additional set of linen provided.
I am not driving. What places of interest are within walking distance?
Doniford beach is 5 minutes walk away. We have walked into Watchet using the road and also across the beach when the tide is out.
Williton is within walking distance by road and there is a designated footpath to Williton Station on the West Somerset Railway. Williton is a pretty town with shops and eating establishments.
The West Somerset railway stops at Doniford Halt, which can be seen from Court Farm. The train can take you to Watchet and Minehead or the other way to Bishops Lydeard where a bus is available to continue onto Taunton. There are various smaller stations on the route to Bishops Lydeard. A timetable for the West Somerset railway is available in Court Farm reception.
For those who enjoy a good walk, the Quantock Hills are on our doorstep and make a good day out with a hearty packed lunch.
Doniford Farmpark is situated opposite us and has a cafe, farm shop, play barn for children (small charge for each child) and a small selection of animals to view and feed. Open 10 am-5 pm each day. Phone number 01984 634535.