Things to do


On the Estate, why not explore with one of our guided walks by arrangement including campfire coffee or tea, ranging from 1km to 10km. Walk in woodland enjoying the bluebells in April/May or discover our Apple blossom/Cider trail around the orchards on the Estate in the Spring/Autumn. With plenty of hedgerows why not pick some blackberries to take home? Find the Walled garden on the site of the old Mansion House. Pick your way through the woods to find the old Chard Branch Line railway, pill box and tank traps leading up to the aerodrome.

Try your hand at cooking over the Firepit / Pizza oven or sit out in the evening relaxing watching the sunset, toasting marshmallows. There is also a charcoal BBQ provided and homemade charcoal to get you started.

Relax in your exclusive wood fired hot tub

Off the Estate there is plenty to do locally. The Somerset levels are easily accessible and great for cycling.

The Blackdown Hills are visible from the window and offer more opportunity for exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty via the 30km long Here Path Trail through Forestry Commission woodland.

The Market Town of Ilminster is 2 miles away, with Market day each Thursday it also offers many independent shops including the award-winning butchers; Bonners.

West country cheeses can be found at Silver Street Dairy and seasonal fruit and vegetables at Mike’s Greengrocers.

Nearby in the village of Dowlish Wake is Perry’s Cider Mill.

And near the village of Hambridge is the Somerset Cider Brandy Company and the Forrest and Brown Smokery.

National Trust properties locally include Barrington Court, Montacute House and Lytes Cary House and further away Stourhead.

English Heritage – (Historic England) Muchelney Abbey and further afield Stonehenge (1 hour)

We are an hour from Dorset’s Jurassic Coast (World Heritage Site) and Lyme Regis and only 1 ½ hours from the North Devon coast for surfing and coasteering.

Exmoor and all its beauty is just 50 minutes away

Dartmoor and its rugged charm is 1 hour away

Ease of access to the A303, A358 and M5 means that Bristol and Exeter within easy reach by road or by rail from Taunton.