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The Flying Fish Stables

Wood Road, Windmill Hill Ashill, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9NX, United Kingdom


4.7/5 from 107 Reviews

99% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
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The Flying Fish Stables

(107 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Friendliness 4.9
  • Cleanliness 4.7
  • Facilities 4.6
  • Service 4.8
  • Location 4.6

Review Overall Rating

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The Flying Fish Stables Information


The Flying Fish Stables offers 8 very spacious, self-contained, modern, well-equipped en-suite rooms with private parking and verandas. Located in the beautiful county of Somerset, 3 miles from the charming town of Ilminster and 10 miles from the County Town of Taunton, The Flying Fish Stables enjoys an enviable, elevated and peaceful position with stunning rural views across to The Blackdown Hills. We are easily accessed from the main travel routes of the A303 (5 mins), A358 (2 mins) and M5 J25 (10 mins). It is the perfect base for a Staycation with so many attractions within striking distance - beautiful walks and cycle routes, historic houses such as Barrington Ct and Montacute House, Ham Hill, Willows & Wetlands Centre, Taunton Racecourse and Somerset County Cricket Ground to name a few. The popular town of Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast is just 30 mins away, as is stunning Exmoor. All rooms have complimentary WiFi, Smart TVs, tea making facilities, 2 chairs and a table and super comfy beds. The bathrooms have baths and separate showers (accessible rooms do not have baths), heated towel rails and complimentary shower gel. We are family and pet-friendly and can add 2 extra beds to any room for under 18s at £20 each per night. Freshly prepared meals are served in our on-site restaurant, The Flying Fish (room service only until 17th May 2021). Whether stopping overnight, staying for a few days to explore the many attractions this area has to offer or visiting the area for business, The Flying Fish Stables is the perfect place to stop and pause awhile. Family owned and operated by Husband and Wife, Buddy and Kate, since January 2018, whatever the reason for your visit, you will receive the personal touch from us and our team as we believe in treating our guests like family. We hold Trip Advisor's Hall of Fame and Travellers Choice Awards are rated 9.4/10 on Booking.com and 4.5/5 on Expedia. Why stay anywhere else when you can stay at The Flying Fish!

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • Barriers in main areas
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Common area doors left open
  • Outside air ventilation
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware
  • Takeaway meals


  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Cleaning service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Specially appointed rooms
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Designated smoking area
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Breakfast in the room/unit
  • Well lit path(s) to entrance
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference & events


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options
  • To-go breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Walking
  • Farm life
  • Adventure
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Group parties
  • Pub crawl
  • Wild life


  • Check in
    15:00 23:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Dogs welcome, Pets by arrangement
Booking Terms and Conditions Privacy and cookie policy


We have 2 'accessible' rooms with grab rails and stools in the bathrooms. Those 2 rooms have wet room style shower areas, no baths and plenty of space to manouever wheelchairs. All our rooms are very spacious and all have wet room showers. We also have a ramp if required.


  • Road from M5 Taunton (7.0 miles)
    From the M5 at Taunton take the A358 towards Chard. Follow for 6 miles then turn right to Ashill.  Bear round to the right then sharp left onto Wood Road.  Follow for 1 mile.  The Flying Fish will be on your left.
  • Road from A303, Southfields Roundabout, Ilminster (2.8 miles)
    From the Southfields roundabout (A303, A358) at Ilminster, take the A358 towards Chard.  After 0.5 mile, turn right towards Horton and Puddlebridge.  After 1 mile at Five Dials, turn right onto Pound Road.  Follow for 1 mile.  Turn right onto Wood Road.  After 0.5 mile, The Flying Fish will be on your right.

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