The house is situated on the edge of the village in a peaceful location. There is a village pub. with restaurant and other facilities close by. There are four National Trust properties within twenty minutes and local well-maintained footpaths for walkers.
Nearby is the picturesque small town of Castle Cary, which is of historical interest. Haynes' Motor Museum is a couple of miles away and Sherborne, Bath and Wells are within easy reach. The Jurassic coast is an hour's drive.
Somerset is a county of varied landscapes each with its own characteristics and attractions. On the Somerset Levels you can visit the Willow Centre and see hand woven baskets being made, as they have been traditionally for centuries. The Mendip Hills, and Exmoor offer opportunities for walks with stunning views.
The beaches along the north Somerset coast are renowned with picturesque villages such as Porlock. Inland there are the haunts of Wordsworth and Tennyson at Nether Stowey. The medieval city of Wells and its beautiful Cathedral is a must to visit! The modern day has not passed Somerset by.
The Fleet Air Arm Museum at Ilchester and Haynes Motor Museum at Sparkford, chart the progress of the machines of the twentieth century. At Glastonbury, the Rural Life Museum reminds us of the times before automation, when farming was the main industry and all work was carried out manually.
This is a 'hands on' experience for all the family. Take the steam railway from Bishops Lydeard near Taunton or the steam railway from East Cranmore (more fun for all ages) and enjoy a reminder of a bygone age. Visit the Roman city of Bath and even enjoy the spa experience! This Georgian city is a delight for fans of Jane Austen.
To stay in Somerset whether on route to the west country or for a short break is a refreshing and interesting experience.
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This page was last updated: 22 July 2013