This is the perfect place to hire for a group of friends or family wanting to share a holiday or celebrate a special occasion (if you want to take all of the spaces). Each space is also available to rent individually. 

Located on the edge of the popular village of Mells near Frome, and up a long private driveway, The Twig at Branch Farm provides unique and stylish accommodation in the heart of Somerset's most stunning countryside. We have a cottage, a treehouse, and two cabins.

The spaces

The Twig consists of several properties which can either be rented separately or as a whole and can accommodate three families or a group of friends. 

Twig Cottage is divided in Lower Twig and Upper Twig. 

Lower Twig

Lower Twig comprises a sitting room with dining area, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom. The main bedroom has a large king-sized bed. The sitting room has a sofa bed which can sleep one adult or two children comfortably. The kitchen is fully fitted with a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, oven, stove and microwave cooker. There is a separate bathroom with shower.

Upper Twig

Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, a large double room and a second smaller bedroom, with a bed that can be configured as a double or a single. The upstairs space also has a sitting room with a sofa bed which can accommodate a further two people, a dining area, and kitchen. There is an upstairs bathroom with a bath. The kitchen is fully fitted with a fridge, dishwasher, oven, stove and microwave cooker.


Also available for guests is a romantic treehouse which can accommodate a further two people. Guests using this space can sleep under the stars, surrounded by nature. Downstairs is their own private bathroom with a shower and a loo. It comes with a shepherds hut kitchen and its own seating area. 

Twig Wagon & Twigbox

We have two cabins as well, which we have converted from two horse boxes. Each come with their own kitchen and bathroom. The  can accommodate a further 3 adults in each, or a family of four.

There is a huge amount of outside space to be enjoyed. Just in front of the property is a sunny walled garden where you can sit out on the table and chairs provided and eat al fresco. We have a large summer house available which can seat up to 14 guests. On the other side of the garden is a tree lined pond with a pretty water feature where the tree house and shepherds hut are situated. From there, you can take a stroll through the orchard and walk across the field to the village. There is also a lovely play area for children.

You can view drone footage of the whole site here: The Twig at Branch Farm

Things to do

The Twig at Branch Farm is situated in the village of Mells, which dates back to the 11th century and is thought to be one of the prettiest in Somerset. It has an award winning pub, the Talbot Inn, a village shop and cafe, a church and many historic buildings. The Twig is located five minutes from Babington House, 15 minutes from Longleat safari park, 20 minutes from Glastonbury Tor, 20 mintues from Stourhead and 30 minutes from the Roman city of Bath. Bristol, Cheddar Gorge and Stonehenge are all within an hour's drive away.

Guest access

The Twig is situated adjacent to Branch Farm with its own private entrance. Guests are welcome to make use of the entire garden.

Interaction with guests

Guests will be able to enjoy the space and come and go as they please. We live next door and will be able to offer advice and help whenever needed.