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Visit Somerset really is a county that has it all. Ranked seventh in the UK for size it is far from being the most highly populated meaning there are vast expanses of open unspoilt spaces waiting to be explored. Whats more it boasts plenty of beautiful buildings - in cities villages and bustling market towns with a rich heritage of history and legend. In fact Somerset is a county of incredible contrasts complete with beaches caves moors levels and a National Park Exmoor. Some of Britains most iconic brands and places can be found in Somerset as names such as Cheddar Glastonbury Avalon Alfred the Great and Mulberry can testify. Since the earliest times man has found the county a comfortable and comforting place to live. Britains oldest complete human skeleton was found in the caves at Cheddar Gorge and one of the oldest manmade tracks in Europe the Sweet Track ran across the Somerset Levels. This is the county that inspired the Romantic Poets Coleridge and Wordsworth sustained the tales of King Arthur and his Knights and sheltered the likes of the fictional Lorna Doone. Today it continues to delight with its castles and countryside wildlife and wetlands but it also encourages free thinking and innovation which has led to numerous county firsts including our famous festivals and carnivals. 2 Cover image Montacute House Photo Ian Brodie Visit Somerset courtesy of the National Trust These pages View from above Cheddar Gorge Head north for family friendly holidays. All-inclusive holiday parks on the coast historic caves towns and cities to explore inland. There are stately homes in the south Rolling countryside lovely old country houses pubs churches and villages but with some exciting attractions. Youll enjoy exploring the east The sophistication of Georgian Roman Bath and the fine old wool-rich towns and villages surrounding it. Way out west youll thrill to the majesty of Exmoor and its rugged coastline. Active and adventurous holidays with spectacular scenery. 4-20 The Family Friendly North 21-28 The Wild and Wonderful West 29 Events and Adventures 30 Two Free Holidays to be Won 31 Information Centres 32-33 Pull out Map 34-40 Stately Homes of the South 42-47 Explore the East 49 A Spot of Shopping 50-51 Just Look at the View 52-53 Go for the Good Things 56 Expect the Unexpected There are so many options when it comes to places to stay with luxury hotels or shepherds huts and all kinds of accommodation in between something to suit every budget. Then check out the countys main attractions. Whether you want family fun a Romantic break a literary pilgrimage an immersion in the Arts a wildlife safari an extreme challenge a shopping spree or a gastronomic adventure there are days out for everyone in this surprising county. With one National Park Exmoor and three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty including Englands first the Quantocks Somerset has much to offer those who enjoy the outdoor life whether on foot horseback cycling or dog walking. Up there with the UKs top spots Somerset has a number of impressive nature reserves including coastal and wetland. It also has the second longest stretch of sand in Europe. If it is culture you are after Somerset has its own UNESCO World Heritage site to match its globally important landscapes the City of Bath. Best known for its Georgian architecture and Roman Baths Bath has many more hidden treasures that reward teasing out. Not far from Bath is Englands smallest city Wells. What it might lack in size Wells more than makes up for in places of interest such as its sumptuous Cathedral and Bishops Palace. It is just one of many delightful places waiting to welcome you As youll see from our centrefold map weve divided the county into four quarters each with something very different to offer. Follow us on Facebook httpwww.facebook.comvisitsomersetpage Twitter httpstwitter.comVisitSomerset All photos Ian Brodie Visit Somerset except where otherwise stated 3 Published by Somerset Tourism Association Community Interest Company 6936680 trading as Visit Somerset. Registered office Wookey Hole Caves Wells Somerset BA5 1BB Contact the Somerset Tourism Association co Wookey Hole Caves Wells Somerset BA5 1BB Tel 01749 835416 Email Designed by Ignyte Ltd Unit G5 Second Avenue Westfield Trading Estate Midsomer Norton BA3 4BH Tel 01761 410141 Printed by Precision Colour Printing Limited Photography Ian Brodie Publisher Tina Veater Sales Zoe Jenkins Bridget McCombe Email Tel 01761 409835 Were starting in the north because thats the first part of Somerset which became popular with holidaymakers more than 200 years ago. People werent able to travel far for holidays in those days and you dont need to travel far today. You can get just the holiday you want or a day trip on your doorstep. Its a short drive from Wales or the Midlands down the M5 or take the railway which runs from Birmingham and London through Bristol to Yatton Weston-super-Mare and Highbridge for Burnham down to Taunton. The area we call north is partly in North Somerset District partly in Sedgemoor District. Here youll find a chain of well-established seaside resorts running south-west from Portishead through Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare all the way to Burnham-on-Sea. Well tell you about the rest in other sections. Main image Tynstesfield - National Trust Top inset image Taunton Militia at The Bishops Palace in Wells From top Wells Cathedral A view of West Somerset Glastonbury Town Centre The Helicopter Museum at Weston Super Mare Brean Downs Victorian fortress 4 North 5 These places were created to provide enjoyable holidays with all the facilities you need and theyre still doing the job. Each has its own unique character and offers you your own special holiday experience. Inland of these seaside resort towns is an exciting landscape with wonderful historic towns. Our grandparents liked to establish themselves in the coastal towns and then explore the hinterland. Imagine Somerset as a great round of Cheddar cheese or a clock face with a quarter missing. Or you can liken it to a soup bowl a ring of hills with an enormous flat area in the middle. All that flat area has been under the sea from time to time just as the sea used to be part of the land. The missing quarter of the clock face has a number of islands which you can visit Steep Holm Flat Holm Lundy which used to be hills while the Somerset Levels have a number of hills which used to be islands the most famous of which is Glastonbury Tor. King Arthur is buried at Glastonbury Abbey on the lake isle of Avalon while King Alfred fought the Danes and won on Burrow Mump and Wedmore. He burned the cakes at Athelney they reckon but we wont burn yours today. Where do we start Where do you start Youll want accommodation and most of its on the coast. Portishead and Clevedon are elegant Victorian towns well worth a visit but dont have great accommodation bases. All these seaside towns were originally built as holiday accommodation. Youll still find plenty of seafront hotels and boarding houses in Weston. Apart from that youll want to look at the three Bees Brean Berrow and Burnam a little further down the coast. The bulk of Somersets family holiday accommodation is located in these areas. Here are the great holiday parks which can welcome hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and provide you with all the facilities you want or need. Once settled you need never leave the site but we hope you will Why youll want to leave is to explore all the other places which are within easy driving distance. Cheddar Caves and Cheddar Gorge the biggest Gorge in Britain and one of the earliest prehistoric sites. Wookey Hole Caves where theres a wonderful cave system with many other attractions and entertainments. These two sites are actually so different from each other that its worth devoting a 6 day to each. We expect that your kids like to see wild animals so you mustnt miss out on Noahs Ark Zoo Farm Englands leading elephant sanctuary where all sorts of wild animals are protected under humane conditions. Puxton Park is great for the kids. Then theres the National Trusts wonderful Tyntesfield House. Other country houses are Ashton Court and Clevedon Court. In Weston-super-Mare you wont want to miss the magnificent Grand Pier with all its attractions recently rebuilt and looking ten times better after a disastrous fire nor the Seaquarium close by on the coast. Theres enough in Weston to keep any reasonable family happy. But the real jewels of the area lie inland. Glastonbury the cradle of British Christianity has its magnificent Abbey ruins as well as the Tor the Chalice Well and the Rural Life Museum. Very close by is Wells Englands smallest and most perfect cathedral city. The market place cathedral and Bishops Palace form a group which is unequalled anywhere in the land. Try to spend an early evening strolling around in both Glastonbury and Wells. Youll experience perfect peace. North If youre coming to Somerset for the first time you may find many local scenes look familiar. Thats because there arent many places which havent featured in films and TV programmes. Weston super- Mare and Clevedon show up in many shows most recently The Cafe and Broadchurch while Wells was home to hit film Hot Fuzz. Meanwhile the cutting edge technology of Wookey Hole Caves new 4-D cinema brings a dramatic new dimension to film watching with witches and dinosaurs getting together to entertain you and the kids. Youll already have met the dinosaurs life size in Wookeys Dinosaur Valley. Dont worry theyre vegetarianHere in the North youll find the Somerset leisure coast with so much for families to do between Weston and Burnham that we cant list it all. Theres always the Bridgwater Arts Centre if you fancy something a bit less mainstream. Your family will love a day spent in the magnificent Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or on the world famous nature reserve of the Somerset Levels with many rare species to be seen. Theyre both beautiful and its rare to see two totally different areas cheek by jowl. Noahs Ark Zoo Farm gives you a rare opportunity to get up close to elephants or you can chill out with sea creatures at Westons Seaquarium. The coast has a rich heritage of seaside architecture with Weston Grand Pier and Clevedon Pier each well worth a visit. Tyntesfield is a dramatic country house wonderfully restored by the National Trust. While in those parts why not visit Oakham Treasures at almost the northernmost point of the county. But for all your shopping needs theres no substitute for Clarks Village. 7 Top main image The vault in Wells Cathedral Bottom main image Weston-super-Mare and the Grand Pier Top Jester at the Bishops Palace in Wells Cheddar Mill Ponds Elephants at Noahs Ark Zoo Farm Dinosaurs at Wookey Hole Caves Glastonbury Tor 8 Guest Accommodation and Bed Breakfast Self Catering Cottage Farmhouse WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 VBH H THE SEAWARD HOTEL 44-46 Knightstone Road Weston-super-Mare Somerset BS23 2BD Contact Ms Michael T 44 0 1934 621227 F 44 0 1934 631289 E W The Seaward hotel is a family run hotel and occupies the finest position on the seafront. The hotel is close to all amenities and yards away from the town centre and attractions. Open all year round the hotel is fully licensed with a dance floor and live entertainment nightly. All bedrooms are en suite with flat screen digital colour tvs telephones and hairdryers. Tea making facilities in each bedroom and all dietary requests will be catered for. Balcony and sea view rooms available. A night porter is always on duty. Full a la Carte menu available either in our dining room or heated outside patio. Guide dogs welcome. Wi-fi available. Weston-Super-Mare grand pier is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Worlebury and Weston golf club are within a 5 minute drive. Wonderful Christmas Turkey and Tinsel and new year breaks available on request. Members of the Weston-super-Mare Hotel and Restaurant Association. Silver accreditation. Open all year Out of season rates from 25 p.p.p.n inc breakfast Single 35 - 45 ES 5 Double 70 - 90 ES 19 Twin 70 - 90 ES 22 Family POA ES 6 9 Visit AccommodationintheNorth Camping Caravan and Holiday Parks Hotel Accommodation WELLS C8 VBH H H BEST WESTERN PLUS SWAN HOTEL Sadler St Wells Somerset BA5 2RX Contact Mark Tobin T 44 0 1749 836300 F 44 0 1749 836301 E W Location location location And it doesnt get much better than this. The hotel faces the magnificent West Front of Wells Cathedral and has a seated terrace area that adjoins the Cathedral Green. Steeped in 600 years of history the hotel has been sympathetically restored and extended. Accommodation comprises of 48 bedrooms two suites and five self-contained apartments. Award-winning food and attentive staff ensure a stay to remember. Close to the Bishops Palace Cheddar Gorge Glastonbury Abbey and Wookey Hole Caves. Open all year Single 100 - 112 ES2 Twin 144 - 194 ES16 Double 144 - 194 ES32 Family 234 WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 MIDLAND HOTEL 40-42 Knightstone Road Weston-super-Mare BS23 2BD T 44 0 1934 621217 or 44 0 1934 621910 E W Midland Hotel is situated on the Sea Front opposite the newly developed promenade facing the new Pier and close to all amenities within the Town. Limited parking on the Hotel Forecourt available. Spectacular Sea Views Double and Twin Rooms with Balcony and Sea View available on request. All rooms En-suite Shower. Residents Lounge and Bar with Entertainment most evenings. We cater for most dietary needs and hold Four Star Health Hygiene inspection status. Guide Dogs only welcome. Popular sight-seeing for nearby Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole Caves. Historical Bath Bristol Zoo Airport and Bristol for shopping. Open March - December Prices from 35 BB - 45 HB p.p.p.n No Single Supplement Charge on Single Rooms WELLS D7 AAH H H H GOLD VB Gold Award DOUBLE-GATE FARM Godney Nr Wells BA5 1RZ Contact Debbie Ball T 44 0 1458 832217 F 44 0 1458 835612 M 44 0 7843 924079 E W Peaceful picturesque friendly. Breakfast in the garden dining room with lovely views. Fish bird or otter watch dont blink from the garden. Games room with table-tennisfull size snooker table garden games available. Luxury Riverside Suites fridge ceiling fan mood lighting patio large fully adaptable en-suites. All room types are en-suite. Free WiFi. Traditional Tuck Shop Tea Room. Winner England Excellence SW Award 2010. Enjoy England Breakfast Award Open all year except Christmas and New Year. Multi night discounts available. Single 60 - 85 per person dependent on room type Double From 40 per person 4 Poster 45 per person Triple Suite From 40 per person BURCOTT MILL GUESTHOUSE Wookey Road Wookey Wells Somerset BA5 1NJ T 44 0 1749 673118 W Family run guesthouse in Grade II listed historic watermill just outside Wells in a quiet village setting. Sumptuous award winning breakfasts with local produce homemade bread from the mills flour. Room Rates from 35 to 120 per night WELLS D7 VBH H H H BREAKFAST AWARD VICTORIA LODGE 13 Victoria Park Weston-super-Mare Somerset BS23 2HZ T 01934 424135 M 07831 713438 E W Victoria Lodge luxury Bed and Breakfast in Weston-super- Mare - Splendid Victorian Accommodation nestled in quiet discrete location with sea views. Less than 5 minute walk to the newly developed sea front and Knightstone Harbour local ameneties restaurants Westons newly restored Grand Pier and playhouse theatre. Ample Private parking on site. All rooms equipped with modern ensuite bathshower rooms teacoffee making facilities flat screen colour TVs. Towels provided. Open all year except Christmas and New Year From 35 per person per night based on 2 people sharing. WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 VBH H H H GOLD BURNHAM-ON-SEA C6 VBH H H H SILVER BREAKFAST AWARD WALTON HOUSE 148 Berrow Road Burnham on Sea Somerset TA8 2PN Contact Patricia Harris T 44 0 1278 780034 E W Pat and Phil assure you of a warm and friendly welcome at Walton House along with attentive and efficient service. Two miles from Junction 22 of the M5 Close to the Burnham and Berrow Championship Golf Cousre. We have ample off street parking. Ideal for exploring Somersets many attractions 10 Guest Accommodation and Bed Breakfast Self Catering Cottage Farmhouse WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 MONACO HOTEL 38 Knightstone Rd Weston-super-Mare BS23 2BD T 44 0 1934 621910 E W Come and stay with us and well make your stay memorable filled with fun with spectacular bay views second to none. You will find the Monaco Hotel located on Knightstone Road over- looking Westonsuper- Mare bay and the new Grand Pier that opened in 2010. The Hotel is fantastic value for money and includes Bar with Karaoke on Friday Saturday and Sunday Evenings. Live Entertainment on some Sunday Afternoons. Spectacular sea views andor balcony available on request Open all year Double or Twin from 50 - 70 Per Night. Family Rooms available - Children under 12yrs Half Price. DRAYCOTT C7 AAH H H H OAKLAND HOUSE Wells Road Draycott Nr Cheddar Somerset BS27 3SU TF 44 0 1934 744195 E W Set in rural Somerset with extensive country views and surroundings. Superb local facilities 212 miles from Cheddar and 7 miles from Wells. Open all year Single 42 - 45 Twin 65 - 80 ES1 Double 65 - 80 ES2 Family 80 - 120 WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 AAH H H H JAMESFIELD GUEST HOUSE 1A Ellenborough Park North Weston-super-Mare Somerset BS23 1XH Contact Penny Lynch T 44 0 1934 642898 E W A friendly family-run guest house. Decorated to a high standard set in a quiet location with a garden on the level and off-street parking. Only 100 yards from the seafront and easy walking distance to shops restaurants parks and railway station. All bedrooms are en suite except the single room which has a private bathroom. All rooms have flat screen freeview tvs tea and coffee making facilities and free wifi. Jamesfield is a 4 star AA rated 4 Diamond rated by the W-S-M Hotels and Restaurants Association. Discounts are given for 7 nights or longer. Open all year except Christmas and New Year. Single 40 Double 70 ES4 Twin 70 ES2 Family 90 WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 VBH H H H LEWINSDALE LODGE 5-7 Clevedon Road Weston-super-Mare Somerset BS23 1DA Contact Carol and Des Chalmers T 44 0 1934 632501 F 44 0 1934 614609 E W Wonderful location just 1 minute stroll from beachfront and level walk to shops parks attractions and theatres. Quality guest accommodation 14 bedrooms all ensuite. 5 bedrooms on the ground floor with walk-in showers for the less able. Flat screen TVs with freeview TeaCoffee making facilities central heating and totally non-smoking. Spacious Dining room overlooking patio to enjoy breakfast and evening meals. Breakfast menu with various choices including vegetarian. Relax in our Lounges or sit in our sheltered patio garden. Small on site car park on a first come first served basis. Free on road car parking available with no restrictions. Free WiFi throughout house. Please ring for Prices for Dinner Bed and Breakfast package. Open all year except Christmas and New Year. Single 60.00 includes breakfast Double or Twin 82.00 includes breakfast Ground floor family garden room 105.00 1 Child 10 Discount for 5 days stay or more. 11 Visit AccommodationintheNorth Camping Caravan and Holiday Parks Hotel Accommodation WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 THE BEACHES 36 Beach Road Weston-super-Mare Somerset BS23 1BG Contact Andy Michelle Fernley T 44 0 1934 629529 M 44 0 7711 088026 E W The Beaches Bed and Breakfast Hotel is situated in an attractive sea front position opposite the beach lawns and the long sandy beach. The town centre shops bars restaurants and seaside attractions the Grand Pier and the donkey rides are just a five minute walk away. A full English breakfast is served daily special and vegetarian diets can also be catered for. High chairs for children are also available on request. All the bed and breakfast rooms have their own en-suite. The rooms also have a colour television tea and coffee making facilities alarm clocks and free wi-fi. All bedrooms are non-smoking and travel cots are available on request. Car parking is available at the rear of the hotel spaces for up to 6 vehicles on a first come first served basis. Recommended on trip advisor. Open from March to end of October Double 65 TwinSmall Family 70-75 Single 40 Family 4 90-100 Family 5 100-110 BERROW NR BREAN IN BURNHAM-ON-SEA C6 VBH H H H YEW TREE HOUSE Hurn Lane Berrow near Brean Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2QT Contact Anne Fox T 44 0 1278 751382 E W We are on a quiet country lane within walking distance of the beach and Brean. Ideal location for a holiday or short break. Close to Junction 22 of the M5. Spacious first floor and ground floor rooms all with modern facilities. The rooms have a television tea and coffee making facilities and central heating. Full English Continental or Vegetarian breakfast served daily. Free wi-fi in the house. Car parking is available front and rear of the house. Book online on our website or directly. Recommended on trip advisor. Open all year except Christmas Single 45 - 60 Double 65 - 90 Twin 70 -75 Family 85 - 150 All rooms are en-suite BURNHAM-ON-SEA C6 VBH H H H FATIMA 18 Conway Crescent Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2SL Contact Teresa Podesta T 44 0 1278 793658 M 44 0 7881 990482 E W 2 bedroom luxury bungalow sleeps four with en-suite shower. Wheelchair access. Fully modern equipped kitchendinner. Lounge with TV DVD video and Hi-Fi. Central heating. Private patio with furniture. Linen electricity gas included. Towels for hire. Modern main bathroom. Open all year. Weekly 250.00 - 520.00 Weekend 180.00 - 300.00 Sleeps 4 WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 VBH H H ELLENBOROUGH HALL Holiday Flats 15 Ellenborough Park North Weston-super-Mare Somerset BS23 1XQ T 44 0 1934 629543 E W One bedroom ground floor and two bedroom first floor flats sleeps 2 - 5 fully equipped very clean holiday flats. WIFI available. Off road parking. Large garden. Adjacent to park. Close to seafront and town centre. All on one level. No pets. No smoking. High season June-Sept 315 per week Mid season Oct March-May 250 per week Low season Nov-Feb 195 per week Sleeps 2 - 6 GADARA BUNGALOW Diamond Farm Weston Road Brean Burnham-on-Sea Somerset TA8 2RL Contact Trevor Hicks T 44 0 1278 751263 E trevordiamond- W Spacious 3 bedroom bungalow in own grounds private access to sandy beach. Accommodation includes large lounge kitchen plus 2 WC with shower. Property has double-glazing BREAN C6 VBH H H Open all year. Weekly Rate 360 - 830 Sleeps 7 WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 TIMBERTOP GUEST ACCOMMODATION 8 Victoria Park Weston-super-Mare North Somerset BS23 2HZ Contact Francesca Day T 01934 631178 M 07837 630423 E W Selection of en suite rooms mini suites and apartments with self catering facilities inc mini kitchens. Ideal for business and leisure in a central location close to sea front and with car parking. Single from 25 - 50 Double from 50 - 80 Twin from 50 - 80 12 Guest Accommodation and Bed Breakfast Self Catering Cottage Farmhouse WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 VBH H H H KYRENIA HOLIDAY APARTMENTS 41-42 Beach Road Weston-super-Mare Somerset BS23 1BQ Contact Sean or Deanna Swords T 44 0 1934 751056 E W Perfectly situated facing the beach with stunning seafront views. Close to the town centre and railway station. All apartments are immaculately presented for your arrival. All apartments have en-suite bathrooms and fully equipped kitchens. Perfect for families couples and business guests. On site parking free WI-FI a lovely relaxing garden. We are also cycle friendly. SALISBURY COURT Salisbury Court Victoria Square Weston-super-Mare BS23 1AW Contact Sean or Deanna Swords T 44 0 1934 751056 E W Immaculately presented to the highest standards our self-catering holiday apartments are stylish and contemporary throughout with modern bathrooms and fully fitted kitchens. Perfect for families couples and business guests some of the apartments boast stunning sea views. Salisbury Court is opposite the Grand Pier within 100 meters of the main shopping center. Free Wi-Fi. Open all year Weekly Rate 395 - 595 Long Weekend Rate 275 - 295 Units 4 Sleeps 1 5 CHARLTON HOLIDAY APARTMENTS Charlton Holiday Flats 3 Charlton Road Weston-Super-Mare BS23 4HB Contact Sean or Deanna Swords T 44 0 1934 751056 E W Comfortable modern The Charlton is situated at the quieter end of the seafront and Promenade. All apartments are furnished and decorated to a high standard. Perfect for families couples and business guests On site parking free WI-FI a lovely relaxing garden. We are also cycle friendly. Open all year Weekly Rate 395 - 595 Long Weekend Rate 275- 295 Units 3 Sleeps 1 6 Open all year Units 6 Sleeps 1 5 Weekly Rate 395 - 595 Long Weekend Rate 250 - 350 13 Visit AccommodationintheNorth Camping Caravan and Holiday Parks Hotel Accommodation NR WESTON-SUPER-MARE C6 VBH H H DULHORN FARM HOLIDAY PARK Weston Road Lympsham nr Weston-super-Mare Somerset BS24 0JQ T 44 0 1934 750298 E W A country retreat in the heart of Somerset. Close to Cheddar Gorge Mendip Hills and the beaches at Weston Super Mare Burnham on Sea and Brean. Dulhorn farm offers 4 converted ground floor cottages which sleep 2-6 with gas central heating. Open all year except Christmas and New Year Weekly Rate from 192 - 504 Units 4 Sleeps 2 - 6 EAST BRENT C6 VBH H H VBH H H H 17th CENTURY PROSPECT FARM HOLIDAYS Prospect Farm Strowlands East Brent Somerset TA9 4JH T 44 0 1278 760507 M 44 0 7709 657001 W Picturesque country cottages set amidst flower gardens surrounded by the natural beauty of the Somerset levels only 3 miles from the seaside. Midway between Weston-Super-Mare and Burnham-on-Sea. Four charming cottages. Small farm animals adventure playground undercover games area and play caravan - something for all ages. Open all year - Short breaks available Weekly Rate 125 - 760 Units 4 Sleeps 2 - 8 We dont do online booking we like to talk Call the Wall family any time to check availability NR WESTON-SUPER-MARE C6 VBH H H H HOPE FARM COTTAGES Hope Farm Brean Road Lympsham Nr. Weston-super-Mare BS24 0HA Contact Malcolm and Aline Bennett T 44 0 1934 750506 F 44 0 1934 750102 E W Four high quality multi-award winning ground floor cottages each with 2 ensuite bedrooms set in 5 acres of level grounds. TV DVD VCR. Wi-fi. Games Room. PoolSnooker Table Tennis PS2 Exercise machines Table Football and more. Childrens Playground. Beach 2 miles. Excellent pubs and restaurants nearby. Wheelchair accessible. Dogs welcome. Come for peace and tranquility Open all year Weekly Rate 260 - 725 Units 4 Weekend Rate 180 - 530 Sleeps 2 - 5 RIVERLEA HOLIDAY BUNGALOW Riverside Banwell Somerset BS29 6EL Contact Mrs J Keate T 44 0 1934 820351 Riverlea has a country location between Weston-super-Mare and Cheddar with private parking level access and a garden at rear. One bedroom with twin beds and a large bed settee in the lounge. Bathroomshower. Please phone for a brochure. Open May to September Weekly rate 170 - 250 Sleeps 4 NR WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 BLUE LIAS 61 Stone Hill Street Somerset BA16 0PQ T 44 0 1275 853612 A Victorian stone cottage close to Glastonbury Wells Bath and Clarks Village. Located in the centre of Street with its excellent shopping and eating establishments. Suitable for a couple as for a bigger group. Downstairs living room snug dining room kitchen utility and shower room with toilet. Upstairs double twin and single bedroom with childrens bedroom bunk beds large bathroom. Open all year. Weekly 400-650 Sleeps 6 STREET D7 WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 VBH H SILVER GORDON ROAD HOLIDAY FLATS 2A and 2B Gordon Road Weston-super-Mare. Contact Mrs B Hendy T 44 0 1278 422465 44 0 1278 424033 M 44 0 7801 260412 Self-contained well-equipped central level convenient to beach shops railway buses. Two bedrooms one double and one with two beds plus lounge sofa bed fenced lawn parking on premises. No Smoking. Open all year Weekly Rate 160 - 320 Units 2 Weekend Rate 90 - 150 Sleeps 1 - 5 14 GLASTONBURY D7 MIDDLEWICK HOLIDAY COTTAGES T 44 0 1458 832 351 E W Set on a 16 Acre Farm at the base of Glastonbury Tor. 12 Charming Self-Catering Cottages and 3 Glamping E-Den cabins with 16 acres of orchards animal paddocks and gardens. Indoor Swimming Pool and steam room. Family and pet friendly. Short walk from Glastonbury town centre or short drive to Wells. Perfect base to explore Somerset. Open year round and bookable by the night short break or by the week. Rates start from 65 per night. Guest Accommodation and Bed Breakfast Self Catering Cottage Farmhouse BURNHAM-ON-SEA C6 KINGSWAY Kingsway Road Burnham-on-Sea Somerset TA8 1ES T 0208 699 1000 E Elegant one bedroom ground floor apartment situated within easy reach of the sea front of Burnham-on-Sea. Set in a pleasant row of semi-detached houses a perfect getaway for discerning visitors to explore beautiful Somerset or just relax and enjoy a peaceful break. Weekly Rate Regular 415 Low season 315 Units 1 Sleeps 2 Short stay min 3 night 69 pn regular 55 pn low season CHEDDAR C7 SPRING COTTAGES Venns Gate Cheddar Somerset BS27 3LW Contact Gina and Ken Falcon T 44 0 1934 742493 E W Spring Cottages offer three very comfortable one-bedroomed cottages set in a converted stone barn. The Mendip Hills and Cheddar Gorge are within easy walking distance. 3 day breaks start from 184. Open all year. Weekly Rate 300 - 398 3 day breaks start from 189 Units 3 Sleeps 2 WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 VBH H H SEAFORD LODGE HOLIDAY FLATS 28 Clifton Road Weston-super-Mare BS23 1BL Contact Gwen Wilson T 44 0 1934 429866 F 44 0 1934 629607 E W Situated in a very convient level posi- tion 150 meters away from the sea front. Few minutes walk to local shops and and Clarence Park. 10 Minute walk to Town Centre Railway Station and Bus Station. Fully equipped kitchen. Have been modernised and refurbished to a high standard throughout. Cleanliness is assured at all times. WHRA Gold Award. Open all year Weekly Rate 120.00- 330.00 Units 5 Sleeps 2 - 5 BURNHAM-ON-SEA C6 VBH H H H LITTLE WALTON 148 Berrow Road Burnham on Sea Somerset TA8 2PN Contact Patricia Harris T 44 0 1278 780034 E W 4 Star accommodation with all you need for a self - catering holiday for up to 4 people. Ideally situated for exploring Somerset and its many attractions. Electric gas bed linen towels and a welcome pack of groceries are included in the rental. Strictly no smoking and we regret no pets. MARTYNDALE SUITES 7 Royal Crescent Weston-super-Mare Somerset BS23 2AX Contact Diane Corbett M 03336667490 T 44 0 1458 251399 E W Seven spacious ensuite apartments each with fully fitted kitchens situated in the heart of Westons heritage area. 200 yards to the beach and promenade bars and restaurants and the childrens water park. Eight minutes walk to the pier high street Winter Gardens and the Playhouse. Popular with inter- national guests and business people who see it as a second home. WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 VBH H H Open all year. Weekly Rate 170 - 500 Units 7 Sleeps 1-6 15 Visit AccommodationintheNorth Camping Caravan and Holiday Parks Hotel Accommodation BRIDGWATER D5 AAH H H H WESTON-SUPER-MARE B7 UPLANDS COTTAGES Shipham Lane Winscombe BS25 1PX Contact Richard Andrea Webb T 44 0 1934 842257 M 44 0 7790 077805 E W Individual cottages with views. 36 acres landscaped grounds. Swimming pool tennis court games room bike hire. Local shops. Marvelous for walking cycling riding. Near Weston Cheddar Wells Glastonbury Bath Bristol. Close to the Strawberry Line cycle path. Open all year Weekly Rate from 245 Units 5 Weekend Rate 110 Sleeps 2 - 12 CORBIERE 24 Upper Church Road Weston-super-Mare BS23 2DX Contact Gwen Wilson TF 44 0 1934 629607 E W Family friendly hotel noted for its high standard of comfort cleanliness and good home cooked food. Close to seafront Marine Lake and Shopping Centre. All rooms en-suite with colour TV. Member of Hotel Association Silver commended. Open all year. Single 30 - 35 Twin 60 - 70 Double 50 - 60 Family 75 - 95 WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 AAH H H BURNHAM-ON-SEA C6 VBH H H Contact Ruth Chambers T 44 0 7896 886051 E W Stoddens Farm Cottages are located in a Grade II listed barn conversion on the outskirts of Burnham-on-Sea. The cottages are full of character and each contains spacious and comfortable accommodation for 4 people 1 twin and 1 double bedroom. Each cottage benefits from a large private garden with stunning views over the Somerset Levels. Open all year Weekly Rate 230 - 450 Units 2 Sleeps 1 - 4 STODDENS FARM COTTAGES 191 Stoddens Road Burnham-on-Sea Somerset TA8 2DE APPLE VIEW AND BRAMLEY LODGE Temple Farm Chedzoy Bridgwater Somerset TA7 8QR Contact Mrs J Denning T 44 01278 423201 T 44 07709 253366 E W Apple View is the West Wing of Temple Farm on the edge of the Somerset levels on a mixed working livestock farm. Fabulous breakfasts produced from home grown produce including FR eggs and homemade sausages and bacon. Also self- catering lodge built from full round timbers has underfloor heating and hot tub. Single 1 35 - 40 ES3 Double 1 70 - 80 Family 1 70 - 100 Self-catering 550 - 950 BRIDGWATER F6 VBH H H H WELLS C8 VBH H H H BERYL COUNTRY HOUSE Top of Hawkers Lane Wells Somerset BA5 3JP T 44 0 1749 678738 E W Nestling in the Mendip Hills 1 mile from the centre of the City of Wells Beryl is set in 13 acres of parkland. Family run well appointed bedrooms Aga cooked breakfast elegant reception rooms Honesty Bar family friendly. Pool open May - September. Recommended on Trip Advisor. Open all year Prices 110 - 160 based on 2 people sharing 80 - 95 single. Prices include breakfast. 16 Guest Accommodation and Bed Breakfast Self Catering Cottage Farmhouse CHEDDAR C7 AAH H H H CHEDDAR MENDIP HEIGHTS Cheddar Camping and Caravanning Club Site Mendip Heights Townsend Priddy Wells Somerset BA5 3BP Contact Alan and Kate Sefton T 44 0 1749 870241 E W In the heart of the tranquil and picturesque Mendip Hills Cheddar Camping and Caravanning Club Site has pitches for caravans motorhomes and tents. There are two spacious and stylish static caravans available for hire sleeping up to six people comfortably and fully equipped with home comforts. With outstanding washroom facilities family room laundry room and a well-stocked licensed shop selling local produce its within walking distance of the village of Priddy. Youll find a pub and farm shop everything you need is just a short distance away. Midway between Cheddar Gorge and Wells less than an hours drive away youll also find some beautiful sandy beaches. Make Cheddar Camping and Caravanning Club Site the destination for your next break we look forward to welcoming you. Open 11th March 2016 7th November 2016. Closed Christmas and New Year Prices from 7.70 - 12.95 per night. We use variable pricing please see our website for accurate fees. BREAN SANDS C6 WESTON SUPER MARE B6 VBH H H H AA 17 Visit AccommodationintheNorth BREAN C6 VBH H H DIAMOND CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARK Weston Road Brean Nr Burnham-on-Sea Somerset TA8 2RL Contact T M Hicks T 44 0 1278 751263 E W Diamond Farm is on our family working farm ideally situated for the quiet family holiday and yet only 34 mile from the 7 miles of sandy beach at Brean. All modern facilities including showers electric hook up play area shop cafe and laundry. River fishing on site. Bungalow also for hire. Open April to October Daily Rate campingcaravan pitch 10 to 20 Camping Pitches 50 Caravan Pitches 50 Electrical Hook-ups 100 Camping Caravan and Holiday Parks Hotel Accommodation BREAN C6 CHEDDAR C7 18 Guest Accommodation and Bed Breakfast Self Catering Cottage Farmhouse BURNHAM-ON-SEA B6 19 Visit AccommodationintheNorth Camping Caravan and Holiday Parks Hotel Accommodation NR WESTON-SUPER-MARE C6 VBH H H H DULHORN FARM HOLIDAY PARK Weston Road Lympsham nr Weston-super-Mare Somerset BS24 0JQ T 44 0 1934 750298 E W Dulhorn farm offers level grassed pitches with electric hook-ups. Facilities include toilet blocks showers launderette washing up facilities and childrens play areas. Touring from 14.00 for 2 people with electric hook-up Camping from 8.00 Non electric also available WESTON-SUPER-MARE B6 AAH H H WEST END FARM Caravan and Camping Park Locking Weston-super-Mare BS24 8RH Contact Robin Nation T 44 0 1934 822529 E West End Farm is situated close to the M5 motorway yet in a quiet position. It is set in ten acres and offers a true country setting with 80 touring pitches available of which 30 are fully serviced. All serviced pitches benefit from having hard standings. A separate field caters for 30 tents. The site is open all year round and has tarmac roadways. There are two toiletshower blocks one of which is heated in the winter. Both have laundry dishwashing and hairdryer facilities. Seasonal pitches are available with winter storage available. There is also a games field and dog walking area. With good transport links cycle tracks and footpaths this park provides a base from which to explore this fascinating area. The seafront is just two miles away Hutton Moor Leisure complex just one mile and the Helicopter Museum is just a short stroll away as are the two local pubs. Park open all year Daily Rate campingcaravan pitch 16.00 - 24.00 Caravan pitches 80 Camping pitches 80 BURNHAM ON SEA C6 20 A very special place for that memorable fun-filled break in 2016 BurnhamOnSea Somerset In the beautiful West Country Superb range of caravan holiday homes Great live family entertainment in the licensed Boathouse Eat in or takeaway have a drink watch big screen TV or just relax in the poolside Sail Loft Heated swimming and paddling pools set in south facing walled terrace Childrens adventure playground Indoor Games Zone Launderette Free Wi-Fi Delightful setting yet just minutes walk from the town centre and Burnhams famous sandy beaches tree lined private fishing lake its your holiday your choice all yours to enjoy New Used HOLIDAYHOMESalso FOR SALEPhone for latestavailability Dont forget our SHORTBREAKS MEGASUPERSAVERS For a free brochure call 01278 792222 Visit our website and watch the video at for all the family Great value - Great holidays Lakeside-Somerset-guide-2016.indd 1 07092015 1644 West 21 Main image Cattle on Exmoor Left image Taunton Town Centre Right image Tarr Steps Were moving anti-clockwise as you see. Clocks are all very well but you can leave yours behind when you visit us in Somerset. Somehow the pace of life seems to be slower round here and we think thats just what you need on holiday. Whats the hurry Find a spot you like and stay there possibly with a glass of something cool in hand. There are a lot of things which havent changed round here for a few hundred years. Its not like watching paint dry its like watching the cider slowly go down in your glass knowing you can always order another when it finally evaporates. In the area we call west were borrowing bits of Sedgemoor District Taunton Deane Borough and West Somerset District. What we want you to do is to contemplate two distinct areas which contain some of the finest scenery in Britain the lush farmland and rolling hills of the Vale of Taunton Deane the valley of the River Tone and the majesty of Exmoor Exmoor is the finest National Park in England and its a holiday all on its own. We share it with North Devon and were happy to do so but I hope youll forgive us for thinking that the most perfect parts are on the Somerset side of the line. Its as wild and wonderful as when Jan Ridd rode the land in R D 22 Blackmores Lorna Doone. You dont have to go as far west as Lynton and Lynmouth. Oare Tarr Steps Simonsbath Withypool Dulverton Exford and all the amenities of Wimbleball Lake are well within our county. Coastal resorts are fewer and farther between round here. Minehead is the coastal capital of West Somerset. The gigantic Butlins resort is now being upgraded at a cost of millions and the town offers every facility you could want. Theres also the fine old fishing port of Watchet where Coleridges Ancient Mariner set sail on his ill-fated voyage. He should have stayed in Somerset Warning albatrosses are an endangered species. Lovely Porlock and Porlock Wear with the tiny neighbouring woodland church at Culbone carry our charm offensive right into the North Devon camp. In Minehead you can actually begin the South West Coastal Path an incredible route which leads you for 630 miles right round the south west coast of England ending up I dunno Bournemouth or somewhere. The great thing about a coastal path is that you cant get lost and you are guaranteed wonderful views. The bad thing is that you end up with one leg longer than the other. Main image Porlock Harbour Top image Dunster West Somerset Railway The tranquility of Somerset Churches Rail at Bishops Lydeard Explore the Museum of Somerset in Taunton West 23 Your first priority here has got to be the wonderful Exmoor countryside a mixture of dramatic valleys and open upland vistas with so many ways to access it. Dunkery Beacon is the highest point and its all good walking country. Then theres the magnificent West Somerset coastline which you can follow via the West Somerset Coastal Path and the South West Coastal Path. The National Park Authority offices in Dulverton can give you all sorts of detailed information. This is the countryside of the Romantic Poets Wordsworth Coleridge and Southey who produced some of their best work round here commemorated at Coleridge Cottage at Nether Stowey NT and in the new Coleridge Way footpath. Scenery is there for all to see but youll have to look a little harder to find our hidden gems. Our cover photo shows Cothay Manor a wonderful old 14th century manor house close to Wellington lovingly restored by its owners and with 12 acres of beautiful gardens. Hestercombe House is close to Taunton and here you can see three centuries of work by famous garden designers creating a wonderland out of fifty acres of the Quantock Hills. Cleeve Abbey close to Washford Station is also rather special a Cistercian abbey dating back 800 years set in its own sleepy valley. We bet you didnt know that the railway scenes on The Beatles A Hard Days Night were actually filmed on the West Somerset Railway. Nor that the famous Duke of Wellington took his title from Wellington in the Vale of Taunton Deane. The Wellington Monument NT right on the county border now dominates the vale. Its a good excuse to do some walking in the Blackdown Hills which will lead you gently into South Somerset.. If you salivate for scenery we can also throw in two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Quantock Hills and the Blackdown Hills. Its all hills round here. Look at a map and youll see that there are traffic-free B-roads which transect the area and provide fast access to all the places you wont want to miss. But this is a great area for poking around. Every hilltop brings a new hidden valley into play. Each valley has been concealing a village with an ancient church and manor house and a wonderful pub with great food and drink. We cant go any further without mentioning Taunton. Its an absolutely classic county town with miles of broad prosperous streets down which cattle were driven to market until recent times and all the stores which the county set like to patronise. Its a big shopping centre and just now millions of pounds are being spent to upgrade the facilities for your benefit. The Museum of Somerset in historic Taunton Castle has recently been refurbished and can tell you more about our countys history than we can here. The Taunton Castle Hotel is the place to stay or just have lunch or a drink. You can wander around by the River Tone and adjust to the sleepy pace of life or do some up-market shopping. You can still buy livestock every week if youre in the farming line. One great way to see the west of Somerset is to take the West Somerset Railway. If youre old enough to remember steam trains you cant afford to miss out on this. Its one of the best steam railways in the world. You start from Bishops Lydeard just outside Taunton and puff along gently through the fields on the single track line all the way to Minehead. All the staff are enthusiasts who love it just as much as you do. Its worth breaking your journey at Dunster where the magnificent castle market place and yarn market together form one of the finest sights in England. Youll think its a film set. The Yarn Market Hotel and Luttrell Arms face each other across the market square. Thats the perfect place from which to experience Exmoor. 24 Main Image West Somerset Railway Top Model village at Selworthy West Somerset Railway The Museum of Somerset in Taunton Porlock Weir AccommodationintheWest Main Image dldkgjdgdgldrgldfg dgdijrgdrg sega g Left asefsdrg srg srg aergs rg srg srg sr g ssrth aergs rgw hsrtsh sr sr etsrsrth e sysrtyhsrt sr rtyhr tyrt e4t sers wry5 r5y w4tyw5y 5yw y 25 EXMOOR D3 VBH H H H Exmoor View Green Close Wootton Courtenay Nr. Dunster Exmoor National Park Somerset TA24 8RA Contact Mrs C Turner T 01643 841482 E W Lovely spacious cottage furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Nestling on the edge of this pretty village it has breathtaking panoramic views of beautiful Exmoor. An ideal base for exploring Exmoors spectacular coast and countryside or just relaxing in a haven of peace and tranquillity. A paradise for walkers birdwatchers and wildlife lovers - badgers visit most evenings to be fed Prices include all electricity and heating. No pets. Open all year Units 1 Weekly Rate 310 - 410 Sleep 2 EXMOOR VIEW TAUNTON E5 VBHHHH GARDEN COTTAGE Stoke Hill Barn Stoke St Mary Taunton Somerset TA3 5BT Contact Alan and Lynda Coles T 44 0 1823 443759 E W Architects own spacious and elegantly styled hideaway set in 7 acres of heaven. In the middle of nowhere yet only 4 miles from Taunton and the M5. Fabulous views use of swimming pool 2 large bedrooms ample parking. En-suite bathroom and separate shower room. Large decking area beautiful gardens leading to 6 acres of meadow woods and ponds. Open all year Weekly Rate 475 - 795 Units 1 Weekend Rate 275 - 425 Sleeps 6 - 7 DUNSTER - EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK D3 VBH H H YARN MARKET HOTEL 25-33 High Street Dunster Somerset TA24 6SF T 44 0 1643 821425 E W The Yarn Market Hotel is a friendly family- run 27 bedroom hotel in the picturesque village of Dunster in Exmoor National Park. Ideally located in the centre of this historic medieval village the Yarn Market Hotel provides a true getaway- from-it-all break. We are family friendly dog friendly and walker friendly. The village has a unique atmosphere with cobbled streets the historic Yarn Mar- ket and Dunster Castle which sits looking protectively over it. There is a working Water Mill and a very beautiful Parish Church. Staying here will transport you back in time TAUNTON E5 TAUNTON E5 AAH H H H LOWER MARSH FARM Kingston Road Taunton Somerset TA2 8AB Contact Jill and Richard Gothard T 44 0 1823 451331 E W Charming and well-equipped bedrooms await you in this family-run country farmhouse. 1 mile from Taunton town centre towards Kingston St. Mary village near Hestercombe gardens. Free Wi-fi. Open all year Single from 45.00 Twin from 80.00 Double from 80.00 Family from 85.00 PORLOCK C2 VBH H H H GREEN CHANTRY The Drang Porlock Somerset TA24 8LB Contact Margaret Payton T 44 0 1823 698330 E A charming Victorian cottage sitting under the gaze of St Dubricius Church. Furnished in coordinating pretty fabrics with polished wooden floors and richly coloured rugs it is the perfect place to unwind Open all year - Special offers for ChristmasNew Year Weekly rate 198 - 398 Unit 1 Short break from 90 Sleeps 4 26 EXMOOR D2 Accommodation in Exmoor National Park Bed Breakfast . Self-Catering . Camping Halse Farm Winsford Caravan Camping 01643 851259 West Hollowcombe Farm Hawkridge. Self-Catering 01398 341400 Winsbere House Dulverton Bed Breakfast 01398 323278 Rainsbury House Upton Self Catering 01398 371595 Westerclose House Cottages Withypool Self-Catering 01643 831302 Hillway Farm Withypool Self-Catering 01643 831182 Venford Cottage Dulverton Self-Catering 01398 341308 Westermill Farm Cottages Campsite Camping Self Catering 01643 831238 For late vacancies please visit our website Pembroke Cottage Wheddon Cross Self-Catering 01643 841550 Stockleigh Lodge Exford Bed Breakfast 01643 831500 Riscombe Farm Exford Self-Catering 01643 831480 Visit 27 AccommodationintheWest MINEHEAD C3 VBH H H H WOODCOMBE COTTAGES LODGES Bratton Lane Minehead Somerset TA24 8SQ Contact Nicola Hanson T 44 0 1643 702789 E W Beautiful rural setting overlooking the slopes of Exmoor. On a quiet country lane 5 minutes from the town of Minehead with its shops pubs restaurants and seafront. Just eight self-catering lodges and cottages set in 3 acres of gardens with fabulous views sleeping 2 4 6 and up to 10 in Holly Lodge. Disabled Access Level M2 Open all year Full Week Rate from 265 - 1650 Short Breaks Rate Oct to May from 180 - 640 3 night weekend or 4 mid-week break 5 discount for bookings nine months in advance Units 8 Sleeps 2 - 10 EXMOOR D4 VBH H H H Huntingball Lodge Blue Anchor Minehead TA24 6JP Contact Brian and Kim Hall T 44 0 1984 640076 E W Quiet country house with spectacular views over coastline and Exmoor. Luxurious spacious apartments each with large private patio or roof terrace. Beautiful gardens. Beach and amenieties within easy walk. Open all year Weekly Rate Min 350 Max 615 Units 3 Sleeps 3 - 5 HUNTINGBALL LODGE CHURCHINFORD F5 VBHHHH SOUTH CLEEVE BUNGALOW Taunton Somerset TA3 7PR Contact John Manning T 44 0 1823 601378 E W A superbly presented 3 bedroom bungalow situated in the Blackdown Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has been fully equipped to a high standard to make it the perfect home from home. We also have a games room. Open all year Weekly Rate Low season from 200 Sleeps 6 High season from 650 EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK D2 AAHHHH RISCOMBE FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGES Exford Minehead Somerset TA24 7NH Contact Brian Leone Martin T 44 0 1643 831480 E W Four charming stone cottages with exposed beams log fires and central heating. Gardens games room laundry fields river woodland and animals. Excellent base for touring walking and riding in the valleys moors and nearby spectacular coast. Pets welcome and stabling available. Live vacancies and secure online booking on our website. Open all year. Sleeps 2 - 6 Total 17 Weekly Rate Low season 250 - 410 High season 360 - 755 EXMOOR D2 AAH H H H Exford Exmoor Somerset TA24 7PZ Contact Mike or Myra Ellicott T 44 0 1643 831500 E W A beautiful large country house set in its own wooded gardens within a short walk of Exford in the centre of Exmoor National Park. Nine en-suite rooms teacoffee making facilities and views over garden. Ideally situated for exploring the National Park on foot horseback or car. Stabling available. Ample parking. Open all year Single ES2 Double ES3 Twin ES2 Family doubletwin ES2 Rates from 40.00 per person per night including breakfast STOCKLEIGH LODGE CHEDDON FITZPAINE E5 VBH H H H THE GARDEN RETREAT Green End Rowford Cheddon Fitzpaine Taunton TA2 8JY Contact Mrs Liz Thompson T 44 0 1823 451529 E W Spacious ground-floor apartment in idyllic rural location amid fields and views. Close to Quantocks and Hestercombe Gardens. Plentiful local walks and wildlife. Open all year Nightly Rate 70 - 90 Units 1 Minimum 2 nights Sleeps 4 28 WHEDDON CROSS D3 THE REST AND BE THANKFUL Wheddon Cross Somerset TA24 7DR T 44 0 1643 841 222 E Early 19th Century Coaching Inn at the heart of Exmoor National Park. A great base from which to explore. 1st Class Bed and Breakfast and locally produced home-cooked meals. 8 en-suite Bedrooms. Prices from Single 46 Double 75 MINEHEAD C3 ST AUDRIES BAY West Quantoxhead Minehead TA44DY Contact Reception T 44 0 1984 632515 E W Situated on the stunning Somerset Coastline St Audries has been offering holidays since 1933. Still family owned and operated St Audries is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with amazing views and beach access. We offer a variety of accommodation styles including Bed and Breakfast Half Board Self Catering and Camping. We have an indoor heated swimming pool sauna tennis court boules pitch games room snooker room ballroom bar and restaurant. Open all year from Easter to October. Bed and Breakfast 23 - 35 per person per night Self Catering from 141.00 for a two bedroom caravan Camping from 16 per pitch per night BRIDGWATER D5 MILL FARM CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARK Fiddington Bridgwater Somerset TA5 1JQ T 01278 732286 W Friendly park with Lots for children making it the ideal family park. Located between the Quantock Hills and the Sea. Dunster with its Castle Shops and Tea Rooms Cleave Abbey and Porlock with its Quaint Harbour and also Exmoor National Park. HIRE Trampolines Pony rides Canoes Pool tables FREE Heated Swimming Pool and Large water slide Childrens Boating Lake Swings and Slides Games room Hot showers Internet available on all pitches with club WIFI ALSO Hot take-away and shop during high season. Club with Entertainment Meadow for Rallies Holiday Cottages Caravan Storage Season Pitches. Holiday Centre AA Quality Standard 84 Pitch with electric From 16.00 per night They both co-exist here in Somerset. Theres every possible way of doing nothing coffee and the paper at a pavement cafe in cosmopolitan Bath Taunton or Glastonbury a quiet pint outside a quiet pub dozing in a deckchair as the kids let off steam at the seaside a late lie-in at your caravan or boutique BB. Chances are you dont get many chances for relaxing back home. The whole idea of a holiday is to do all the things you never get to do in real life. When it comes to activities your choice is whether to do them yourself or watch other people do them. Spectatorship and shopping are our national sports and round here you can sit back and watch the experts. Somersets successful county cricket team Bath and Bristols rugby clubs giant-killers Yeovil FC speedway racing at Highbridges Oaktree Arena horse racing at Taunton Bath Wincanton and Exeter and any number of local sporting clubs which are here to provide you with an afternoons enjoyment. Age-old customs like Morris dancing still live on in towns and villages with several thriving teams and our towns host a goodly gallery of street entertainers. Try Bristol or the Abbey Churchyard in Bath but theres plenty going on in even the smallest towns. Feeling a bit more energetic There are thirty golf courses within thirty miles of Bristol which must make us one of the worlds great golfing resorts with just the right mix of seaside links parkland and heathland for players of every ability or lack of ability. Sea fishing lake fishing river fishing all of which can be arranged with permits and permission. Over a dozen waymarked long-distance footpaths run through every kind of Somerset scenery try and a similar number of cycle paths. Horse riding pony trekking swimming yachting sand yachting archery bowls caving climbing ... Were worn out just thinking about it. These activities are available most of the time but you might like to plan your trip around an actual event. As well as the sporting fixtures there are beer cider and food festivals every five minutes. In the run-up to Christmas there are celebrations such as Bath Christmas Market and the Festive Nights at Cheddar and Dunster. Santa is waiting to welcome you at Wookey Hole Caves where we also have a lot of fun every Halloween. Wassailing firing shotguns into apple trees to drive away evil spirits and guarantee a good crop breaks out in the cider orchards every Twelfth Night 06 Jan. There are major events all year round at the Royal Bath West Showground just outside Shepton Mallet culminating in the Royal Bath West Show every May this is the 152nd and its the only four-day agricultural show in England. The real jewel in the crown of Somersets events is our cycle of street carnivals which rival any in the world. There are fourteen organised carnivals in Somerset every year some with over a hundred brilliantly lit and decorated floats carts and exotically dressed performers from the local carnival clubs. The festive spirit first breaks out in Frome late in September and we keep it up during October then with the Guy Fawkes carnivals until late November just when your spirits might need lifting. You cant say you know Somerset until youve entered into the spirit of one of these exciting evenings. Check details on our website or www. If youre here for the food you wont want to miss the Frome Agricultural and Cheese show every September. Taking a lucky dip of eclectic events we can also offer you Baths September Jane Austen Festival Yeovilton Air Day every July The Two Moors Festival a 10-day classicial music marathon at South Molton every October ghost tours at Dunster Castle ... Theres something happening at Weston- super-Mares Beach Lawns most weekends and also at the West Somerset Railway where you get festivals in motion. As we go to press our website lists fourteen pages of events which are coming up soon. By the time you get here there could be many more. Some dates of annual events have not yet been confirmed so do keep an eye on the website or check with the local TIC. Carnival time Somerset CC Wassailing Bill Bradshaw Bath Christmas Market Visit Bath Morris dancing Bill Bradshaw 29 You need to tell us your name and address tell us which of the two prizes you want to enter for and tell us your answer A B or C to the following question Please indicate if you DONT want us to contact you with details of other Somerset holiday offers. Closing date for entries is 19 December 2016. First correct answers drawn out of the cider vat win the prizes The question is Which of these three famous cheeses is particularly associated with Somerset A Double Gloucester B Stilton C Cheddar We look forward to hearing from you. Find full details and conditions of the competition on our website See you soon Take part during 2016 to enjoy the holiday in 2017. Conditions apply as the offers are not valid for some heavily booked periods. The two holidays are A three night break for two people including a full West Country breakfast each morning and dinner on one evening in Tauntons historic 4 Castle Hotel. A three-night weekday or weekend break for two adults half board at the luxurious Warner Leisure Hotel at Cricket St Thomas site of the memorable BBC-TV series To the Manor Born and one of the stately homes of South Somerset nestling in magnificent countryside. To enter the competition all you need to do is email to or write to Bob Smart Visit Somerset Wookey Hole Caves Wells Somerset BA5 1BB. 30 We hope this brochure gives you an idea what to expect when you come to Somerset for your holiday. Its produced by the Somerset Tourism Association a Community Interest Company run by the tourism trade to make it easier for you to come to Somerset and more enjoyable for you while youre here. There are about 3000 businesses and several local authorities involved in tourism in the historic County of Somerset and we all want you to have a good time. You can drive down for the day or just turn up and look around but its best to book accommodation for your stay before you arrive. You can check out attractions restaurants and so on as well. Theres plenty of information on the internet including our own website and a list of TICs below. SomeTICs arent open all year so you may need to try more than one. There are several accreditation schemes which accommodation providers can join if they wish and we list these below. There are symbols on some adverts to show if a provider belongs to a scheme. Many choose not to join these schemes but all accommodation in this brochure is licensed to operate by the appropriate local authority. As publishers we accept adverts in good faith as being accurate at time of going to press and we cant take responsibility for any inaccuracies or changes which may emerge. Do check with the advertiser before you book or buy. When youve done your homework all you have to do is enjoy your holiday Bath Visitor Information Centre Abbey Chambers Abbey Church Yard Bath. BA1 1LY Tel 0844 847 5256 Email Bristol Tourist Information Centre E Shed 1 Canons Road Bristol. BS1 5TX Tel 0906 711 2191 50p min Email Burnham-on-Sea Information Centre BIARS Burnham Information Rescue Support South Esplanade Burnham-on-Sea. TA18 1BU Tel 01278 787852 Email Chard TIC The Guildhall Fore Street Chard Somerset. TA20 1PP Tel 01460 260051 Email Exmoor NPC Dulverton 7-9 Fore Street Dulverton. TA22 9EX Tel 01398 323841 Email Exmoor NPC Dunster Dunster Steep Dunster. TA24 6SE Tel 01643 821835 Email Frome Information Centre The Library Justice Lane Frome. BA11 1BE Tel 01373 465757 Email Glastonbury TIC The Tribunal 9 High Street Glastonbury Somerset. BA6 9DP Tel 01458 832954 Email Minehead Information Centre The Beach Hotel The Avenue Minehead TA24 5AP. Tel 01643 702624 Email Porlock Visitor Centre West End High Street Porlock Somerset TA24 8QD Tel 01643 863150 Email Shepton Mallet TIC 70 High Street Shepton Mallet Somerset BA4 5AS Tel 01749 345258 Email South Somerset TIC Cartgate Picnic Site A303A3088 Stoke-sub-Hamdon Somerset . TA14 6RA Tel 01935 829333 Email Street TIC Clarks Village Street. BA16 0BB Tel 01458 447384 Email Taunton Visitor Centre Market House Fore Street Taunton. TA1 1JD Tel 01823 340470 Email Wellington TIC 30 Fore Street Wellington Somerset TA21 8AQ Tel 01823 663379 Email Wells Visitor Information Service Wells Mendip Museum 8 Cathedral Green Wells Somerset. BA5 2UE. Tel 01749 671770 Email Weston-super-Mare North Somerset For information visit the local authority website Yeovil TIC Petters House Petters Way Yeovil Somerset. BA20 1SH Tel 01935 462781 462782 Email 31 Sponsored by 34 Images dldkgjdgdgllkohw4tyw5y 5yw y KEY TO SYMBOLS USED IN ADVERTISEMENTS Ground floor bedrooms Welcome Host Hospitality Training Children welcome a number following states minimum age Childrens playground Dogs accepted by prior arrangement Stabling available Heated indoor swimming pool Heated outdoor swimming pool Lounge for residents use Parking on site a number following states max number of car spaces Credit cards accepted Evening meal by arrangement Local produce served Working farm Licensed Accessible by public transport Pub within 1 mile Lift Electricitygas coin meter Gaselectric fire Internet connection available wireless or otherwise Tumble dryer Linen provided Ironing facilities Automatic washing machine Dishwasher Off season Short Breaks available Freezer Microwave Flush toilets Fishing Satellite Television Electric hookup Gas cylinder exchange or refill Showers on site Motor caravans welcome Food shop Vegetarian Non-smoking Babies and young children welcome TVs in all rooms Garden Golf Course nearby Manor House nearby Four poster bed available Cafe Telephone on site Safe available Tennis court nearby Gym Wheelchair access Horse riding These are the symbols youll find in adverts and sometimes on the properties you visit. 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Main front cover photo A beautiful shot of the Elizabethan renaissance architecture and design at Montacute House a National Trust property. Inside front cover photo Britains biggest gorge offers dramatic cliffs rising 450ft into the beautiful Somerset sky at Cheddar a sight not to be missed. Many people have helped us put this brochure together. We are grateful to Wendy Best and Victoria Banham for research and additional material. Ian Brodie Photography for all of the photographs. All of the local authorities within the historic County of Somerset and to all of our friends in tourism businesses for help in many ways. Special thank to everyone at Ignyte Ltd. A big thank you also to you our visitors for supporting Somerset and making the whole thing possible. We hope you have a great time with us. Do let us know about your experiences and about what you think we can do to improve your next holiday on Get up to date information about whats on in Somerset from our website Visit South 35 Cricket St Thomas Its only 50 miles from the north to the south of Somerset but were talking chalk and cheese here. Not literally chalk youll have to go over to Dorset for that but an area which oozes aristocratic values. Its here youll find the stately homes and country houses the boutique hotels the perfect parish churches in wonderful Ham Hill stone. Ranges of rolling hills which enabled great landed estates to be created and the stone which enables planned villages rivalling any on the Cotswolds to survive intact. This is mainly South Somerset District with a bit of Taunton Deane thrown in. If you come from London or from the South Coast ports the chances are youll come in along the A303 or possibly on the very good rail connections from London which South Somerset enjoys. The important thing is to know where to stop. South Somerset is the destination. Theres no reason to go any further. Youll have passed some wonderful places like Stonehenge. Here we can show you equal monuments to human ingenuity including the supposed site of ancient Camelot at South Cadbury. As an alternative route try the A30 a much more intimate road which doesnt bypass towns and takes you through some really lovely places where youll like to linger. Weve got a Roman road running right through here its now the A37 and you can follow it from the Midlands rather than the motorway if you like leaving us towns still planned by the Romans like Ilchester. There are breathtaking medieval market towns such as Crewkerne Ilminster Chard Somerton Langport Castle Cary and Wincanton. Villages shaped from Ham Hill stone nestling between the hills which youd sell your soul to own a house in. Have a holiday with us instead. Yeovil is the big town round here the capital of South Somerset and once again youll find everything you might want or need. Theres a wonderful little circle of villages around it beloved of TS Eliot and celebrated in his poems. Thomas Hardy had plenty to say about it as well. Youre right down on the Dorset border here so its a border town with an eclectic mix of local styles. Nottinghamshire has an area known as The Dukeries so called because every second house seems to be a stately home. Here in South Somerset we can probably give them a run for their money. Theres a wonderful crescent of hills gently unfolding across the south of our countyand the combination of rich farming land and mellow building stone seems to have attracted the aristocracy from way back. Our guess is that itll attract you as well. Barrington Court Montacute House both NT Dillington House Lytes Cary ... supported by and supporting wonderful old market towns and recognisable by fans of costume films and TV period dramas including Hilary Mantels Wolf Hall. Cricket St Thomas home to TVsTo the Manor Born and family home of NelsonsCaptain Hardy is now a luxury Warner Leisure Hotel which forms a good base for your South Somerset trip. The big attractions round here are Haynes International Motor Museum which has just had a multi-million pound refit and the always exciting Fleet Air Arm Museum next door to Yeovilton airbase with its dramatic Air Days. This is an easy area to get to with two rail lines and two main through roads. If you arrive in South Somerset you could be forgiven for never venturing further north at all. We promised you contrasts so here are some. Take the comparatively sleepy A30 as it winds through the hills and itll take you in turn through Yeovil Crewkerne and Chard three wonderful towns all completely different from each other but each embodying some of the best of Somerset life. More contrasts Ancient Muchelney Abbey the Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre showcase of the Somerset Levels willow crafts and the new Hauser Wirth art gallery at Bruton. And dont miss the views from Ham Hill near Yeovil close to the supposed site of King Arthurs Camelot at South Cadbury camp and from High Ham rising out of the Levels close to the Battle of Sedgemoor site at Westonzoyland which led to all the troubles of the Bloody Assize. 36 South 37 Main image Montacute House Top image The Willows and Wetlands Centre Original metal work in the South of Somerset Barrington Court Take a stroll through the tree lined walkways of Somerset This is a heartland of the National Trust so have your membership card ready. Not everywhere round here is a National Trust property but youll wonder why they arent. Heres a rollcall of nice old houses and gardens dating from medieval or Tudor times Montacute House Barrington Court Dillington House Muchelney Abbey Priors House at Muchelney Lytes Cary Manor Tintinhull Lower Severalls ... You can stay at Cricket St Thomas now a Warner Leisure Hotel where To the Manor Born was filmed and where Nelsons Captain Hardy was born. However history isnt everything. We have some great attractions as well. The two biggest and most well known both on the A303 are the Fleet Air Arm Museum which is the official British repository of naval aircraft and Haynes International Motor Museum which has recently had a major refit one of the greatest collections of historic cars in the world. No mine isnt in there yet. The Montacute Museum near Montacute House is a fascinating collection of well just about everything. There are any number of nature reserves which offer a home to the varied birds and wildlife which congregate on the Somerset Levels. If you really want to understand the life of the Levels and in particular the importance played by willow trees you have to visit the Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre at Meare Green near Stoke St Gregory. Baby willow trees which are polled cut back produce wands or withies which we then weave into all kinds of basketwork including coffins and also burn for charcoal. Grown-up willow trees get turned into cricket bats round here. Its an industry unique to the Somerset Levels and you can see it going on every day as you drive through. Theres a fierce independence to each town in this area and a determination to do without outside interference. In the past cut off by seawaters theyve had to. Each has its own local market and proud local suppliers. However theyre not too proud to welcome you and its here that youll find some of our countys finest local produce. Top Cricket St Thomas Cothay Manor Fleet Air Arm Museum Haynes Motor Museum 38 39 Visit AccommodationintheSouth STOKE-SUB-HAMDON F7 VBH H H CASTLE FARM Stoke-Sub-Hamdon Somerset TA14 6QS Contact Karen Hebditch T 44 0 1935 822231 E Part of the duchy of Cornwall estate 2 minutes from A303. Family-run farm spacious and comfortable rooms good local pubs.catered for. High chairs for children are also available on request. All the bed and breakfast rooms have their own en-suite. The rooms also have a colour television tea and coffee making facilities alarm clocks and free wi-fi. All bedrooms are non-smoking and travel cots are available on request. Car parking is available at the rear of the hotel spaces for up to 6 vehicles on a first come first served basis. Recommended on trip advisor Open January 8th - December 18th Single 40 Twin 60 ES1 Double 60 ES2 YEOVIL F8 AAH H H H GOLD THE MASONS ARMS 41 Lower Odcombe Odcombe Yeovil Somerset BA22 8TX Contact Paula or Drew TF 44 0 1935 862591 E W A picture postcard pub locally renowned for our freshly prepared meals and micro- brewery. Our rooms are luxurious our campsite secluded and the welcome warm Open all year Single 65 Doubletwin 95 single occ Doubletwin 90 Family 120 3 130 4 SOUTH PETHERTON F7 VBH H H H TANWYN Over Stratton South Petherton Somerset TA13 5LG Contact R Tanswell T 44 0 1656 880524 E W Modernised ham stone cottage in picturesque village lovely countryside. Well known pub and restaurant nearby. Large gardens and orchard comfortable furnishings well equipped kitchen. Open all year except Christmas and New Year Weekly Rate 280 - 430 Units 1 Sleeps 4 CHARD F6 AAH H H LORDLEAZE HOTEL Henderson Drive Forton Road TA20 2HW T 44 0 1460 61066 E W Converted 18th Century farmhouse is now a delightful country Hotel renowned for good food and welcoming family run atmosphere. Ideally located for the Jurassic Coast with rolling countryside and many National Trust Properties nearby. Bar Lounge with log burning stove real ales and fine wines. Excellent Restaurant with local produce from the land and sea. Attractive 25 bedroom en-suite accomo- dation. 1x4 poster bedroom 2x family rooms ground floor rooms also available with disabled access and facilities. All other rooms queen size doubles or twin beds with 3 star hotel facilities. Half Board Breaks Holidays 3 course Dinner Bed breakfast rates from 155.00 per night per couple - single rates also available.Please ring or email us for further details. Open all year Single 79 BB ES8 Double 125 BB ES9 Twin 125 BB ES6 Family 135-150 BB ES2 The stunning grounds at Cricket St.Thomas boast bright owerstranquil woodland glades intriguing sculptures and a gently meandering river - perfect for spotting the local wildlife or simply for a stroll... Please note Cricket St.Thomas is an adult only hotel. FREE ENTRY ALL YEAR ROUND Take time out in our cafe with hot and cold drinks and light bites available between 10am and 4pm. For more information call our friendly team on 01460 30 111 The perfect place to unwind Cricket St. Thomas Lakes and Gardens 74059 059 WAR 103X74 CRI Grounds Advert.indd 1 17092015 1241 40 SOMERTON E7 AAH H H H SOMERTON COURT Somerton Court Country House Somerset TA11 7AH Contact Owen and Pauline Stephens T 44 0 1458 274694 F 44 0 1458 274694 E W Somerton Court is a large historic country house believed to date in part from the 12th Century. It is situated at Lower Somerton on the eastern edge of Somerton the royal town of Ancient Wessex. Set in some 55 acres of stunning parkland and gardens. This picturesque house is a perfect base to explore a wide range of interesting places. Holiday cottage also available. Open all year except ChristmasNew Year. Prices from Single 60 Twin 1 90 ES1 Double 3 90 ES2 Family 2 130 ES2 WEST CHINNOCK F7 YEOMAN COTTAGE West Chinnock Crewkerne Somerset TA18 7QA Contact Mrs M Wheatley Tel 01935 881421 W A charming south facing local stone cottage situated in the one acre mature garden of a 17th Century village house. Exposed beams furnished and equipped to a very high standard and with its own patio. Five National Trust properties nearby and within easy reach of the Somerset and Dorset coast resorts. Linen and electricity included. Many returning visitors welcomed every year. Off street parking Weekly rate 215 - 315 fully inclusive - no extras. Sleeps two LANGPORT E7 VBH H H THE STABLES The Stables at Merricks Organic Farm Park Lane Langport Somerset TA10 0NF Contact Jane Brooke TF 44 0 1458 252901 E W Small cozy cottage situated at the end of a long private lane with far reaching views over open countryside. Home cooked evening meals cooked from home grown ingredients available. Open all year Weekly Rate 250 Units 1 Weekend Rate 120 Sleeps 2 WEST CHINNOCK F7 VBH H H H GOLD WEAVERS COTTAGE West Chinnock Crewkerne Somerset TA18 7QA Contact Mrs Tricia Piper T 44 0 1935 881370 E W A beautifully appointed detached garden cottage. Spacious comfortable rooms with exposed beams. NT classic gardens and Dorset Coast. Peaceful sitting areassummer house. Open all year Weekly Rate 220 - 320 Unit 1 Sleeps 2 Guest Accommodation and Bed Breakfast Self Catering Cottage Farmhouse NORTON-SUB-HAMDON F7 VBH H H H LITTLE NORTON MILL Norton-sub-Hamdon Somerset TA14 6TE T 44 0 1935 881337 E W 4 self catering 2 bedroom cottages overlooking the mill pond and 1 bedroom apartments situated in the grounds of an 18th century watermill with 3 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens. Many NT properties cider mills RSPB reserves nearby. World Heritage Coast within easy reach. Excellent local pubs. 41 Visit AccommodationintheSouth BOWDENS CREST CARAVAN CAMPING PARK Bowdens Langport Somerset TA10 0DD T 44 0 1458 250553 E W Family owned Park Children Pets welcome. Seasonal Touring pitches available. Caravans For Hire For Sale. Facilities incl BarRestaurant Shop. Wifi. Outdoor Playarea Games Room Laundry FREE Showers. Open all year Caravans for hire from 50 per night250 per week Pitches 14 to 24 incl 2 adults none hookup Pitches 17 to 27 per night incl 2 adults with hookup Backpackers pitches from 8 to 12 per person LANGPORT E7 TAUNTON E6 VBH H H H MEARE COURT HOLIDAYS Wrantage Taunton Somerset TA3 6DA T 44 0 1823 480570 E W Beautiful spacious self-catering holiday cottages converted barns VisitBritain 4 star rated. Relax in beautiful Somerset countryside on a working farm. Hot tub WiFi large garden ample parking only 5 miles Taunton in idyllic rural location. Open all year Camping Caravan and Holiday Parks Hotel Accommodation STOKE ST GREGORY E6 AAH H H H HOLLY FARM COTTAGES Holly Farm House Meare Green Stoke St Gregory Nr Taunton Somerset TA3 6HS Contact Rob Liz Hembrow T 44 0 1823 490828 E W Feel at home in one of our three spacious fully equipped cottages each with its own private garden and parking space. Relax in the heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub. Ideal base for walking and cycling. Free WiFi Connection Open all year MUCHELNEY E7 VBH H HAA THORNEY LAKES CC PARK Muchelney Langport Somerset TA10 0DW Contact Sally Richard and Ann England T 44 0 1458 250811 E W 1 mile from historic village of Muchelney on Somerset Moors and Levels. Parking in cider orchard own fishing lakes walks around conservation winning farm Toilet block free hot showers. 36 electric hook-ups Open 1st April - 1st November Campingcaravan pitch 14 - 21 Camping pitches 36 Caravan pitches 36 STOKE-SUB-HAMDON F7 VBH H H H WEST-END- BARN West-End-Barn West-End-Farm West Street Stoke-sub-Hamdon Somerset. TA14 6QG Contact Tanya Morris T 44 0 1935 826540 E W Two spacious comfortable and well equipped apartments with off road parking. Perfect village location for trails walks National Trust properties and gardens. Private garden overlooking countryside and our working arable farm. Excellent local pubs. Open all year Weekly Rate 250 - 350 Units 2 Weekend Rate 180 Sleeps 1-2 HIGHBRIDGE C6 CASTLE CARY D8 GRISTWAY ANNEX Hadspen Castle Cary Somerset BA7 7NQ M 07885879626 A One bed Double self contained Annex in a rural setting available for min two night stay. Close to many west country sites of interest including Wincanton Race course 45 mins from Bath by Car Glastonbury. Welome basket on Arrival. Everything about the east of Somerset is a surprise. Over the centuries out of solid almost stolid farmland has arisen a series of mirages. This is the land of Bath North East Somerset with a bit of Mendip District thrown in. Five hundred years ago you could have summed the whole thing up with one word wool. This was the wool centre of Somerset and of England. British wool once ruled the world. Thats why the woolsack is the ultimate symbol of parliaments power. The prosperity which wool brought to medieval Somerset enabled us to create parish churches and their towers which are the envy of Europe and to erect fine old villages and towns out of nothing. Shepton Mallet sheep-town and Frome were where wool weavers strutted their stuff and left behind planned townscapes of houses with built-in weaving rooms. These are great towns for strolling through discovering hidden gems wonderful local shops quaint old buildings up narrow alleys old pubs with local beers youve never heard of but wish you had. The other magic word is water. Bath means what it says. It was the only place in Roman Britain where you could have a hot bath. At Aquea Sulis our Roman conquerors discovered the only natural hot water springs in Britain. Romes just a little bit warmer than Somerset we have to admit so this was quite important. The Romans built an imposing city here and anyone who was anyone had a villa nearby. You can still see bits of Roman Bath wherever you go in the city. The Middle Ages rediscovered the idea that having a bath once or twice a year might be quite good for your health. They also realised that mixed nude bathing with men and women was actually quite fun. You could probably have worked that out for yourself. In the 18th century Beau Nash was put in charge of promoting Bath as the most fashionable resort for the most fashionable people with Pump Rooms and Assembly Rooms while former postmaster Ralph Allen a friend of Henry Fielding of Tom Jones fame was starting to develop the streetscape of Georgian crescents squares and terraces which Jane Austen brought to life in her novels and which we still love today. Now you can wander the streets of fashionable Bath and trace the footsteps of Janes characters. At the Fashion Museum you can see their original costumes and many more. Were sure that you bathe more than twice a year but you can try all sorts of hot water treatments and have great fun as well at the newly developed Thermae Bath Spa. The still surviving Roman Baths with an exciting new museum hidden within them are the closest youll ever get to experiencing what it was like to be a Roman living in Britain. You can also visit the Pump Room the Assembly Rooms and a dozen more museums. Were all living in the past in Somerset but in Bath the past really comes to life. Just wander the streets and dream .. 42 Top Catherine Hill in Frome The Fashion Museum in Bath The George Inn at Norton St Philip Stanton Drew stone circles Next page The Roman Baths with Bath Abbey in the background. East 43 Were cheating a bit by bringing in Bristol our big brother to the north-east. Strictly speaking it isnt part of Somerset at all but its always had a tremendous influence over those parts of Somerset which are nearest to it. Its one of our most exciting most modern cities but had its unlikely medieval foundation as a bustling seaport hidden miles up an inland river. Read the early chapters of RL Stevensons Treasure Island. Thats Bristols waterfront hes talking about and its survived so that you can walk in the footsteps of Jim Hawkins and Long John Silver. Arrr Jim lad ... It was once the centre of Englands Atlantic and American trade. Its also the city of Brunel dont miss his Suspension Bridge and 44 Temple Meads station building and countless other innovators. The waterfront nightlife is among the most sophisticated in Europe. Bristol and Bath are both wonderful shopping cities famous for their food and drink and crammed with hotels and guest houses. They both have open- top bus tours so you can see the best bits without your feet hurting. There are plenty more fine old towns and villages in the east of Somerset. Try Norton St Philip where the George Inn has ghosts dating from Judge Jeffriess Bloody Assize. And final secret its actually home to the worlds most famous music festival. The Glastonbury Pop Festival Glasto is actually held at Worthy Farm Pilton just outside Shepton Mallet. Main Image dldkgjdg dgldrgldfg dg Left asefsdrg srg srg srg sr g ssrth aerg s rgw hsrtsh sr sr srtyhsrt sr rtyhr tyrt e4t se rs wry5 r5y w4tyw5y 5yw y East 45 The question here is do I spend my holiday discovering the wonders of Bath or do I see a bit of the country Try to fit in both or better still arrange two holidays. Bath is one of the most wonderful cities in Britain or indeed in the world. Over two thousand years of history waiting for you to discover it a bygone age of elegance still living on a months worth of museums including the exquisite Fashion Museum and the awe-inspiring Roman Baths a world class shopping destination and a good range of accommodation. Just sitting outside a pub or cafe and watching half the world go by is a holiday in itself. As you can imagine the film makers got here first with countless productions including most of the Jane Austen classics. Montacute House bagged Sense and Sensibility though. The hills of South Somerset are easing round to the east until they finally head north and persuade themselves that theyre the Cotswolds. The Ham Hill stone of Yeovil has subtly evolved into the wonderful honey coloured Bath Stone from which the city and a hundred towns and villages were created. Frome is a fine old town with ancient alleyways well worth a wander. The county border prevents it being twinned with Warminster in Wiltshire but were allowed to mention Warminsters Longleat House with its world famous Safari Park because part of the Longleat estate is actually in Somerset and part of it includes Cheddar Caves. Two of Somersets better known castles Nunney and Farleigh Hungerford are quite close to each other here while Nunney and Mells are as lovely old villages as youd wish to find anywhere. If you refuse to shop in Bath your best bet round here is Kilver Court with its gardens in the heart of Shepton Mallet. Main image The weir in Bath Top The old streets of Frome The Pump Rooms in Bath The Roman Baths in Bath The Palladian Bridge at Prior Park Bath 46 EAST HARPTREE . MENDIP HILLS C8 NETTWOOD COUNTRY BREAKS Nettwood Farm Smithams Hill East Harptree Somerset BS40 6DA Contact Debbie Griffin T 44 0 1761 221372 M 44 0 7787 576006 E W Small friendly site farm location with walks on doorstep. Places of interest nearby. A peaceful retreat with great views. Campfires welcome. Static caravan in woods also available. Open Easter to October Campingcaravans from 12 per unit per night Extra persons 2 per night Electric hook up 3 per night Static from 250 - 400 per week Visit to stay in our selection of UK Holiday Homes. We are also looking for unique special holiday lets across Somerset. Beautiful cottages in Bath Taunton Glastonbury Langport Porlock and many more areas 01962 813 518 DOULTING C8 KNAPPS FARM Knapps Farm Beacon Doulting Nr Shepton Mallet Somerset. BA4 4LA T 44 01749 880022 M 07974652637 E W A warm welcome awaits you at Knapps Farm Somerset. offering BB within the farm house or Self-Catering in one of our Lodges. Set in 10 Acres of land with outstanding views Fishing Lake and a herd of Alpacas. BB 2 rooms available Wool Down is a double bed with en-suite shower and views over the Alpacas. Lake View is a superking twin with en-suite bathroom and views over the Lake. Prices Single 60 - 65 Double 80 Superking 85 Twin 85 Prices above include a full cooked breakfast. SELF CATERING LODGES Lake View Lodge is a 3 bedroom 1 en-suite sleeps 6 bathroom kitchen dining room and lounge with large veranda Heron View Lodge is a 2 bedroom sleeps 4 bathroom open plan kitchendinninglounge with veranda Prices on request 47 Visit AccommodationintheEast experience village lifeJust 1 mile from Glastonbury all your favourite brands 100272_CV_Visit_Somerset_209x150mm_v2.indd 1 20102015 1047 48 49 Visit AttractionsLeisure SHEPTON MALLET BA4 5NF FOLLOW OUR FASHION DESIGNER SHOPPING RESTAURANT GARDENS KILVER COURT DESIGNER VILLAGE Home of the original Mulberry Factory Shop Jack Wills L.K.Bennett and many others Kilver Court is the ideal destination for a fashion fix with designer labels at up to 60 off. Indulge in some retail therapy enjoy a tasty spelt treat from the two eateries or take a relaxing stroll in the secret gardens. Theres something for everyone Britains most popular leisure pursuit at least the most popular that we can talk about in a family magazine is shopping. If shopping is your religion you can still attend to your devotions here in Somerset. But please dont shop till you drop. You can sneak in the odd bit of shopping among activities which the rest of the family will find acceptable and come away with some wonderful finds. Holidays are all about discoveries be they places or possessions. Bristol and Bath are two wonderful historic cities rich in culture and entertainment and theyre also two of the worlds great shopping destinations. All the big name stores are here as well as countless small top-quality shops where youll find exactly what youve been looking for back home for ages. You may not like to interrupt your country idyll by venturing into the big city. Thats why market towns were invented a thousand years ago. The medieval idea was that there was always a market town within walking distance ready to supply all your needs. These days you can visit any of thirty lovely old Somerset towns and combine a spot of shopping with sightseeing and a leisurely lunch. To take a case study Shepton Mallet a few miles from Wells Bath and Frome is home to both Kilver Court and the Haskins Retail Centre. Kilver Court to the east of Shepton is a unique designer village hosting many top-name brands such as Mulberry and is also home to the Secret Gardens of Kilver Court one of Somersets many hidden delights. A day out in itself. The Haskins Retail Centre has frontages on so many town centre streets that it seems like a town in itself. Its actually a group of stores featuring well known brands which between them offer you just about everything you need. Theres also the world-famous Clarks Village at Street close to Glastonbury. If you want to delve even further our local villages have village stores where you can buy locally produced food but may also have a craft workshop or two. In the old days everything which local people needed had to be produced locally. These days its done for your benefit. As well as butchers and bakers youll find potters painters basket makers and the rest keeping Somersets specialised crafts alive. Theyve come to our villages for the same reason that you have because theyre very nice places. We want you to leave Somerset with more luggage than you came with. Youll take away all sorts of nice things which you bought and youll take away many happy memories as well. Your memories are exchangeable for others whenever you come to see us again. You dont need to keep the receipt. Well trust you. 50 Were giving Somerset back its Great Western Railway. THE RETURN OF GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY Learn how were Building a Greater West at In a County as big and beautiful as Somerset it can be said that the journey is as important a part of the experience as the destination. If that journey is by train or bus you have the added luxury of being able to sit back and enjoy the view. We have one of Britains greatest achievers to thank fortheraillinkbetweenLondonandSomerset.Isambard Kingdom Brunel that giant of the industrial revolution was responsible for the Great Western Railway GWR - also known as the Holiday Line for opening up the West Countrys seaside resorts to visitors. Rail travel is enjoying a Renaissance in the UK and billionsofpoundsarebeingspentbyGWRmarkingthe biggest investment since Brunels time. Improvements are being made to the network the fleet and the stations. Among the stations to have benefitted is Taunton which has a welcome for visitors that befits it status as our County Town. Another station scheduled to be refurbished is Bridgwater which will remain faithful to Brunels original design. 51 AttractionsLeisure A real treat for the traveller is to take the train from Paddington to Taunton and dine in style on a Pullman Carriage - choosing from a menu of West County ingredients and enjoying silver service and all the while keeping an eye on the hills vales villages and waterways that fly by. Although much may have changed in terms of buying tickets online and internet access in carriages what has hardly altered is the variety of vistas available from the comfort of your seat. In Somerset the contrasts are dramatic as you pass by market towns and meadows through wooded valleys and willow trees. As well as travelling across the County by rail you can travel back in time as Somerset boasts several heritage railways including the longest in England the West Somerset Railway. This 20-mile line takes you from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead through charming village stations and offering magical views of the Quantock Hills the coast and even a castle. The East Somerset Railway runs through the Mendip Hills and the Somerset and Dorset Railway is based at Midsomer Norton. Somerset is a popular destination for coaches - they have been coming west since the first services began in the 1920s between London and Bristol. Today there are a number of companies bringing visitors into the County daily as well as offering excursions to our many attractions and events. Coach travel too has come a long way since the days of horse drawn stage coaches even though some of the wonderful coaching Inns remain. Now we can sweep through the countryside in air-conditioned comfort with washrooms and refreshments onboard. A warm Somerset welcome awaits passengers and their drivers and we delighted when one of our seaside resorts Burnham-On-Sea became the first destination in the South West to achieved Coach Friendly Status from the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK. Somerset really is easy to reach whether you fly in to Bristol Airport or travel by coach train or bus. Once here you can access Information Centres and websites for helpful hints on finding your way around. One of Britains largest bus operators First Bus covers the County taking more than 54m passengers on its Bristol Bath and The West Service. It also operates Park Ride services in the County Town Taunton. For more info visit www.firstgroup.commendipxplorer Street Glastonbury Wells Bristol Take service 376 every 30 mins 7 days a week Take a double-decker bus with stunning views of the Mendips and beyond... You may think that you can get good grub and something decent to wash it down with just about everywhere these days but its well worth coming to Somerset for the food and drink alone. Well just say three words cheese strawberries cider. If that doesnt work well throw in apples eels and fudge. Then theres locally reared meat cream teas real ale ... You really can live off the land round here with some of the best restaurants refusing to serve stuff which didnt originate within the county. I think the tea probably comes from overseas ... Cheddar cheese is the worlds favourite cheese and it really was invented in Cheddar perhaps at the Saxon palace a thousand years ago. The unique Cheddaring process produces a very hard full-flavoured cheese which lasts a long time long enough to last out on Elizabethan voyages of discovery for example. Its still made in Cheddar and in many other Somerset towns with cave aged Cheddar available at both Cheddar and Wookey Hole Caves. We also do a nice line in goat cheese and many other local specialities and flavours. Somersets strawberries were once so famous that a special railway line had to be built to rush them up to London. Youll find them growing on a belt of land skirting the south side of the Mendip Hills where the soil and drainage are ideal. Youll find them growing on a belt of land skirting the south side of the Mendip Hills where the soil and drainage are ideal. You can even walk or cycle the old railways track while eating your own special strawberries. And if you ask one of our cows nicely shell give you some top quality cream and butter for a real Somerset cream tea. Whisper the word cider to any true Somerset local and see our eyes light up Its been a way of life round here for thousands of years. There are about thirty active cider producers in the county with everything from world-famous brands like Thatchers to olde-world farmhouses producing their own unique blends of sweet dry medium and vintage. The test of a real cider drinker is if you like it cloudy. If youre not doing the driving a great way to see Somerset is to tour the farms and sample the different offerings some made from single varieties of apple which have died out elsewhere. Full details on our website or go to . Dont forget our cider brandy pure nectar or is it ambrosia The same goes for real ale where once again this is one of the best parts of Britain. Picturesque villages close enough to big cities for discerning drinkers to drive out are just where youll find the independent brewers. There are over twenty microbreweries in Somerset some based in local pubs where you can sample the product in the next room. Butcombe is the best known local brew and they own a lot of very good pubs as well. A few of the breweries do tours and there arent many pubs which dont serve good local beers. Once again our website is your first port of call then try or www. . Local wines from Somerset vinyards are also enjoying a well-deserved vogue at the moment. This was a big wine producing centre back in the 13th century when they reckon the weather was warmer and we could be heading that way again. Please drink responsibly 52 Visit AttractionsLeisure MENDIP HILLS Those are all the usual suspects but I bet youve never think of sampling Somersets smoked eels a real delicacy. Half the population lived on local seafood and river food back in the old days and were now rediscovering the wisdom of the ages. Theres a wonderful selection of locally reared meat locally grown vegetables locally baked bread and a wonderful selection of restaurants pubs and shops to get your hands on and your teeth in the good things in life. There are farmers markets in all the good sized towns and many local organisations such as Levels Best dedicated to putting you in touch with interesting suppliers. Nothing but the best is good enough for our visitors and we want your holiday experiences to include memorable meals and delectable drinks. Enjoy 53 54 Mar- Oct 10.30-5 open every day Beautiful manor house and delightful flower gardens with working orchards. call 01460 241938 or visit Barrington Somerset TA19 0NQ 15 mins from Ilminster. Pictured clockwise from top left Photo national trust photo library The National Trust is a registered charity no. 205846 Mar- Oct 1030-5 open every day Intimate medieval manor house with beautiful Arts and Crafts garden. call 01458 224471 or visit near Somerton Somerset TA11 7HU 15 mins from Yeovil Mar- Oct 10-5 open every day Glittering Elizabethan mansion surrounded by formal gardens. call 01935 823289 or visit Montacute Somerset TA15 6XP 10 mins from Yeovil. Mar- Oct 11-5 all closed Mon and Tues except BH open Tuesdays June July Described as one of the most harmonious small gardens in Britain it compliments a charming manor house. call 01935 823289 or visit Farm Street Tintinhull BA22 8PZ 10 mins from Yeovil 10 mins from Yeovil CHEDDAR C7 Discover the history legends and spirit of one of Englands most important and fascinating abbeys. Renowned as the legendary burial place of King Arthur and the earliest Christian foundation in Britain. Find out more at or call 01458 832267 Registered Charity No. 1129263 Company Reg No. 6873912 36 Acres of Beautiful Parkland Ancient Ruins Gift Shop Museum Exhibitions Costumed Guides Outdoor summer caf Disabled Access We welcome dogs on short leads March to October 55 Visit AttractionsLeisure EXPLORE A DIFFERENT WORLD AT CLIFF-TOP GORGE WALK OPEN-TOP GORGE BUS TOUR CHEDDAR MUSEUM COXS CAVE LOOK-OUT TOWER THE CRYSTAL QUEST GOUGHS CAVE 01934 742343 EXCITING ALL YEAR ATTRACTION Fun for all the Family 56 GLASTONBURY D7 CHALICE WELL GARDENS Chilkwell Street Glastonbury Somerset BA6 8D T 44 0 1458 831154 F44 0 1458 835528 E W This ancient Holy Well set in beautiful landscaped gardens at the foot of Glastonbury Tor is steeped in Glastonburys myths and legends including Joseph of Arimathea and King Arthur. The Chalice Well is a peaceful sanctuary in which to retreat from the busy-ness of everyday life soothe the soul and revive the spirits. This natural setting with its waters that flow in rills and pools is like a garden of many rooms the swing-seat with its views of the Tor the Meadow overlooking the levels for picnics the Healing Pool for refreshing feet the Lions Head for drinking the pure spring water and the Well Head itself. There is an annual programme of events including late night openings with candlelight and music and seasonal celebrations to mark the cycles of Nature. Companionship is available for an annual subscription and includes free access to the gardens and accommodation in one of the Trusts two Companions retreat houses. The Shop offers a selection of quality crafts gifts and books. Open all year including Christmas and Boxing Day Opening Times last admission 30 minutes prior to closing 10am 6pm Apr 1st 30th Oct 10am 4pm Oct 31st 31st March Disabled parking 4. Nearest parking - 100m. Accessible toilets on site. Guide dogs and assistance dogs welcome. Somerset excels in all sorts of ways If youve read this far youll know what to expect but here are some things you might not have expected. Theres always something new round here and you can get more details from our website. Going for golf We reckon there may be more golf facilities in Somerset and around Bristol and Bath than in any equivalent area in the United Kingdom about 60. Therell be several near you and you could play a different course every day for two months without driving much more than 30 miles. Thats got to make Somerset a world-class golfing destination. And no two courses are alike The combination of big city populations farmers who have diversified and a long long stretch of coastline mean theres as much variety as you can expect in a temperate climate. No desert or mountain courses Im afraid but plenty of lush parkland ones around Bristol and Bath traditional links running right down the coast from Portishead to Minehead a meadowland course serving every decent sized town urban layouts close to some town centres hilltops with spectacular views. Pitch and putts for the kids enjoyable knockabout courses for Sunday golfers taxing professional layouts for you single figure folks. For example on the coast youve got justly-famed Burnham Berrow where you can play along the coast Clevedon and Minehead but also the exciting new layout at Brean Leisure Park ideal for dad and mum while the kids are amusing themselves. And theres one of the quirkiest courses in the country at Cedar Falls at Bishops Lydeard where you play through woods and across a lake in the grounds of a country house. Try the websites and www.golftoday. for Somerset and the surrounding counties chuck your clubs in the boot and get your boots into a club. Beer or cider Wem proper proud of our wonderful cider. There are at least 30 active cider producers in Somerset and a lot more inactive ones and many are tourist attractions in their own right. Visit or for detailed lists. But did you know that this is also one of the most important real ale areas in Britain It seems that almost every village has a brewery tucked away somewhere and some local pubs still brew their own just like they did in Victorian times. Demand is driven by discerning drinkers among the middle classes of Bristol and Bath and now theyve spread out to the villages so has the beer. Similarly some of our independent brewers once worked for the brewery giants but are now doing their own thing in attractive surroundings. The Butcombe Brewery is probably our biggest and is known far and wide outside Somerset but all across the county you can catch the sweet smell of the mash and taste delicious and distinctive brews sometimes only yards from where they were produced. Which raises the question beer or cider Theres just so much to sample. We recommend two tasting holidays so you wont need to mix your drinks. If you can track down one of the many local beer and cider festivals the two are usually combined the whole thing is brought to you. Do drink sensibly and dont drink and drive. Autumn excitement Another of the things which makes Somerset so special is our cycle of carnivals referred to on another page. Its worth remembering that they dont all happen in November but are evenly spread to make it easier for you to get to see one. There are twenty officially recognised carnivals in and around Somerset of which twelve actually take place in August September or October. The earliest is at Sturminster Newton at the end of August. Theyre all evening turn-outs because you just dont get the magic and excitement on a sunny Summer afternoon but theyre well worth letting the kids stay up. Full details and 2013 dates on For other events and festivals not mentioned in this guide visit the events section on our own website. 57 Visit AttractionsLeisure For more information please contact 01278751517 GREAT DAYS OUT AT THE PRE-EMINENT FREE ADMISSION THEME PARK IN THE SOUTH WEST Over 40 attractions including Roller Coasters indoor and outdoor Log Flume Dodgems Crazy Boats our famous Magic Mouse Coaster Wipe Out GhostTrain inTerror Castle Laser game in Area 51 and Childrens rides Fantasia LooneyTunes Caterpiller Coaster Cups and Saucers and many more catering for the whole family. Also 18 hole Congo Adventure Golf and Go KartTrack. To Ride attractions customers can purchase wristbands or tokens. Riders are governed by the Parks height restrictions. 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